Part One, The Fire

by Julianne Mason

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released December 5, 2013

Piano/Vocals: Julianne Mason
Guitar: Tom Hoy
All Songs written by Julianne Mason
Recorded by Phil Petrie
Mixed and Mastered by Phil Petrie
Album Cover Art by Colleen Kong-Savage
Page design by Mark Hallam

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Track Name: CONQUER
CONQUER

Maybe I would have had your children
Maybe that would have been kinda good for me
Maybe I have an empty stomach 
Maybe I can't fill it with anything

Oh, I'm some kind of lonely pilgrim now
And I can't dream
Because if I do, I'll drown in this
Right where I can see

Fall on me now that I am home
Lay me down in this new thing that I have found
Let me be the quintessential girl of this town
And will that bring you my love
And will you revel in its sound

We would have made a fabulous team
You were the house and I was the little running stream
Oh to dream of you is to dream in green
And I never needed replenishing
I have an enduring source
A natural spring

Fall on me now that I am won
Lay me down in your arms and I'll be your sun
Don't let my fixation shake your confidence before we are done
You need a fire and I am the one

Mine is the only fire
It is the oldest fire
It can burn higher and higher and higher
Track Name: BLEED
BLEED

The night is calling
But you've drawn the shades
Just when I thought
I had it made
The night is burning
As it closes in
Lord, my heart melts
Just to solidify again
So I am wax
And I need a flame 
Just to be myself 
Just to change
And tomorrow in what shape will I be?
Not even close to the one I was when you first found me

Oh, everything I'm offering should be let out in the rain
Back on the streets where nothing has changed
And all that can be gone now and gone is my name
Oh, everything I'm offering should be let out in the

The night is tasteless
And unashamed
That's why I'm wrecked 
That's why I cave
The night is on fire
And in front of me
That's why I'm melting
And weak in the knees
So I'll be a book
That no one closed
And before I burn
God, let me be exposed
And tomorrow in what shape will I be?
Not even close to the one I was when you first found me

Oh everything I'm offering has been set out in the rain
Just know that it's there can cool my mind between the flames
And I love the rain and you the the rain and
Everything I'm offering
Oh everything I'm offering has been let out in the rain
Back on the streets where I can see you again
Track Name: HEAL
HEAL

When you're out doing stuff 
Healing hearts making cuts
Take my legs make them break
Feel my heart 
Suck it's strength 
Tell me about the best thing that I ate

And on my lower back recreate 
That magic marking that little ache
Go ahead, Doctor, cut me open
I can't wait

When you can't decide what to take, Doctor
Take it all
When you can't decide slip the scalpel inside
And let the tissue fall
I want it all

Nobody's that crazy
Everybody's crazy
Don't be crazy
Show them you're crazy

There should be a thousand others like me
But fuck he
Fuck she
There is an I
There is a we
That's the only reconciling there needs to be

We
Fuck Me
Track Name: CRY
CRY

Am I a crab? Am I your twin?
I can feel where you begin
And by the time we get to where we can create
Will it be with your face in my face?

Cause it's a jungle and we are lions
Top predators, cryin

Yes, I am crying
And my tears could fill the earth
Make love 
Give birth

Am I a fish with a twin?
Am I my own blind companion?
And because I can't hold onto air
I set myself on fire everywhere

Yes in the sky and on the ground
The earth hurts when I'm around

Yes, I am crying
And my tears could fill the earth
Long, heavy, hard rain
On a burn

Oh, goddamn I don't want my bed to be all made
Well then, be brave be brave be brave
Track Name: BEG
BEG

Rickety black broken boards empty pews and colored robes
I'm in a church alone
And you won't call on me
Oh, how this tested heart is ready
Not drowning but wanting you here with me
Oh, how this tested heart isn't torn
Just worn on my sleeve
Thought I was ready
Just call out to me

Thought I was strong
But I'm defeated all along
Tell me, is there a better soldier
Than one who returns after so long
Then one who can face your face
Even after she is wrong
But I'm not gone
Can't you see? Be wise
Just ask me

Maybe I could cry
Maybe I could fly
Maybe I could let it out and come down

Could I be that black dove?
Can I wipe clean my black heart with love?
Oh, I feel ready
Won't you call out to me?

Running from the middle of the country
Straight to sea
Am I alive when you great me?
Of all the little rivers running wildly
Would you, could you, swim in mine nightly?
Headed toward the mellow easy waves of a black sea
Oh, this old ocean of a womb I carry with me
Where you first found me
Well, in this black bottomless hole of a beginning
Well I believe that much was true

Maybe I could fly
Maybe I could cry
Maybe I could let it out and come down
Track Name: FLOAT
FLOAT

The last time I laid on the floor
There was more
More ocean
Impossible 
Not the direction this is going

Midnight
Anchored in moon glow
Surface, vapor hold
You back home
Hung out on my drying rack

The last time I laid on the floor
There was more
More ocean
Impossible 
Not the direction this is going
Track Name: DESIRE
DESIRE

And she can take the time to watch every hole be made
And she can hold onto you while your heart goes up in flames
And she can take the time
And won't call out your name
While it burns its red letters deep into my brain

And if you want it
It's there for you to have
And if you want it
I'll throw in the other half
For the price of just one, you get two back
Cause she can take the time
To memorize your face
But for me, when I see you, my eyes and mind are all over the place
Wanted to sit down and hold you still in my space
But she can take the time to excommunicate
She's got me covered too
Won't let me escape

But if you want it
It's there for you to take
Woke up with your head in my chest and permanized the ache
Your head stuck between my lungs
How long will you make me wait
Your head in my restless legs
Asleep or awake

If you want it
Come and kiss me even when it's too late
Don't you want it
Cause it's here for you to take
If you want it
Then watch me seperate
Cause when your eyes find me my whole life's one big earthquake 
These tents will will fold in on themselves
But you and I, you and I
If you

If you want it
Track Name: BURN
Burn

Red girl, Red world
Kiss the air just to make it curl
I just want to be next to you
I just want to be near you

When you slice the air in two with your dagger flame
Me down here at the edge of your aim
Me wet with dew
Just sitting, shaking cold near you

This could be love
Let this be love

I could not take you or touch you if I wanted to
Scorpion hue but no water for you
You're hot on the inside
Goddamn you 
Consume his blues
Heat my blackness too

This could be love
Let this be love

All my death, my hole where my soft green carpeting grew
Thin, soft hair that would slither around you
Pull tight
Her light is not yours, I have you
Fire unwound you
Wounded you too

This could be love
Let this be love

Back underground what grew is grey now
Scatter me
Scatter that
Took your fingers of fire
To bring me back to ash

This could be love
Let this be love

And now you'll carry me
I can fly
Oh my god, is this you?
Oh my god, it's all he ever knew
Height, real height
And now I know
She burns for you
She burns when you move

This could be love
Let this be love
Track Name: VIRGIN, for D
VIRGIN

I don't have any water for you
Blood stains make me blue
Like a soldier in the desert 
Concentration outgrew
Your small sweaty shirt

Be a girl
Be a girl
Oh, say it
That cool, clean water is mine
I've got it runnin out my eyes
Comin from the inside

I can't be the water bearer for you
My own heart is blue
And you're like a soldier who is thirsty
And your concentration outgrew
Oh, me
I've got water for you
Just for you
Oh, maybe I've got water for you

Be a girl
Be a girl
Oh, say it
That cool, clean water is mine
I've got it comin out my eyes
I've got it runnin out my eyes
It's comin from the inside

And the next time I drink water
It'll be from your mouth