'96 to '14

by Ramona

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released February 9, 2014

This album is dedicated to Steve.

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Track Name: Nurse?
I talk heartache over
English Breakfast tea
I stand here a statistic
Forcing food down my throat
Track Name: The Corner
The corner
Tired of
heart
Tired of
breathing
Tired of
normal
Get off of
trigger
Get out of
mind
Get out of
body
Defiled
rights
Many
peers
Brand a
slut
This is
mouth
Filled with
disgust
These are
knees
Burned by
rug
These are
eyes
Pleading for
stop
Get out of
mouth
Corner the
girl
Who promised
love
Give
nothing
Be
nothing
Promise
nothing
Girl is
breaking
Abuse is
common
The girl
empty
A metaphoric
demise
Professionals paid
to
Label a
victim
Swallowed by a
hole?
Given
prescriptions
Ingest them
whole?
Dead girls, dead girls don't speak
Dead girls, dead girls don't speak
Nor does the corner
The corner
The corner
The corner
The corner
Track Name: Drive (Does it look like I actually give a fuck?)
Why can’t I just talk to everyone I’ve ever loved in one day
Why can’t I just turn back time and have them all feel the same
I’m a hypocrite a sadist whatever you want to call me
In the end I’ll just be me
I'm the kind of friend you can wreck
I’m the kind of girl you can fuck, over
I’ll tell you this a friend in me is a friend that will stay
I don’t care if you’re fighting for my country
Millions of miles away
I don’t care if you’re expecting a child
Or that you live across the state
I don’t care if I met you at a concert
Or that you live three hours away
Just know that I’ll care for
Know that I love you
And know that we’ll meet again someday
Track Name: Jaws
Can I be gone?
Can you kill me?
I'm in the middle of a shark's jaw again
I'm lost at sea
Can anybody hear me?
Tremble beneath the reef
My mind is tired
My heart is bruised
My life's in shambles
And my body is used
Can I go drown?
Nooses slow me down
Medication doesn't count
Track Name: Baby Blue
I had a kid brother who played with the angels
Ring around the rosy in the womb
Little did I know that the plague fell on him
His ashes were all that I knew
Baby Blue, Baby Blue, Baby Blue-hoo-you
Are my kid brother who wandered away from my family, and I
In late July I found you succumbed to your demise
Baby Blue, Baby Blue, Baby Blue
Baby Blue I’m going to buy you carnations this Summer
I’m sorry, I’m sorry our mother stopped seeing you
It’s not because she doesn’t remember
It’s only because she loves you
Baby Blue
Track Name: Tennessee
Comely winds sequester the hair from her face
Homely travels draw the blood from her veins
The Pennsylvanian forecast called for rain
A cerulean mirage graced her pain
The asphalt bears a burden on her toes
Sweat drenches down her back onto her favorite clothes
The grass smells sweet even when it’s beaten
To a bloody pulp by childish heathens
Bearing black dress shoes that mimicked the tiffs
Made my a woman’s stiletto heel clicks
Silenced by soft earth fresh with decomposition
A son cries out in sanctity lacking provision
Giving his mother to God
As if it was his only mortal decision
Clenching his handkerchief,
White,
Knuckles colorless with distress
Preaching the time he picked the petals from his mother’s roses
As if it was his only attempt to protest
Pleading with the congregation to grant him bliss
Losing control of his bodily functions
As his knees buckled him under
The prolactin that seeped out
As he reeled his emotions in
A girl made with procreational passion
Witnessed her father saunter towards an empty pew
Dressed with a glossy finish in a tasteful fashion
The obsequy waned
As the funeral fleet paraded the casket towards the side door
She began to pine for shelter
With the will to commandeer her father’s
Helter-skelter
Track Name: She Said
You left me on the corner told me to not come home
I gazed as you drove alone
I’m not really sure why my heart feels broke
I guess I’m living the dream on a downward slope, slope,
My piss is as clean as a rotten tree
Giving me myself and I an entire forty
Years to live to do something better than what I’ve been
Better than what I’ve been
Gotta make a difference
Gotta make a difference
Based on what based on luck
Based on love
Based on trust
When I see your name on the telephone
I can’t help but pick it up
I clear my throat
My chords are rust
I smoke when I’m alone
Hello hello
You left me on the corner to eliminate expenses
You never gave me a name
You called me beautiful when I wore that dress
But it doesn’t rid my blame
You’re to blame
You’re to blame
I’m ashamed
I’m ashamed
My piss is as clean as a city street
Giving me myself and I an entire forty
To drink to myself while I wail this lullaby
I gotta do something better than what I’ve been
I made a promise to myself
Gotta try
Gotta see
Gotta live
Gotta be