Novelty

by Kitsch

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Recorded 2015 in Waterloo, IA

Dedicated to Diane Mollman and Timothy Hanten

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released April 15, 2016

Recorded by R. Scott at OM Recording
Mixed/Mastered at JMoney Productions
All songs written by Otis except "Cocktease" written by Otis,
Dexter and Sommer Darland.
All songs written and performed by Emily Otis except where noted.
All bass parts written and performed by Jonny Dexter.
All drum parts conceived and performed by Michael Bowman except where noted.

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Kitsch Cedar Falls, Iowa

Kitsch is Emily Otis, Donny Halbmaier,

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Bass/Drums:
Jonny Dexter
Drums:
Michael Bowman

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Track Name: Inaudible
Everybody's talking way too loud
Like we're all trying to drown something out
Some inaudible tone
More like a siren song
That lifts you up and leads you nowhere
But I swear I can hear what's being said...

To give up
To forget
To regret
To fuck up
To regress
To tear down
To bleed out
To lie, to lie, to lie
To lie, to lie
To lie to everyone
Especially ourselves

I know that I'm doomed
I stopped looking
For my reflection
I stopped paying attention
When I speak my truth.
And I've got some crazy
Ideas for this world
If they'd only let me in
But for now I guess I'll just...

Give up
And I'll forget
I'm full of regret
And I keep on fucking up
Because I've regressed
So I'm going to tear down
Might as well bleed out
Oh to lie, to lie, to lie
To lie, to lie, to lie

Til everything is the same
Til everyone understands
Til the truth resembles sin
Til the whole thing just explodes
And we can all
Finally go home
Track Name: Dolphins Will Inherit the Earth
Wind the clocks back
At least 3 billion years,
You won't believe the sounds
That swim through your ears
Dark hearts moving through an ocean
Bluer than your irises; waters richer than honey

High moon tide, some invisible movement
The Earth is a morsel made for future fishnets
The stars are like sea-foam on a celestial current
Nature molds us in odd shapes
So we just flow with the sequence

People used to stop and wonder:
What does it all mean
Well with everything that I've seen
I say who gives a shit what's out there
Everything is eventual
We're all caught in a sea-change
But we're resilient as plant-life
Amidst a wakeful rage
That knocks you down canyons
As life emerges from deep time
Track Name: Cocktease
You're not so good for me
You're not so good for me
You're not so good for me
I can't talk right

You're not so good for me
You're not so good for me
You're not so good for me
I can't think straight

You're not so good to me
You're not so good to me
You're not so good to me
I cry all night

You're teasing
Cock-teasing
You're teasing

You're not so good for me
You're not so good for me
You're not so good for me
I can't get right

You're not the one for me
You're not the one for me
You're not the one for me
Nothing makes sense

You're teasing
Cock-teasing
You're teasing...
Track Name: A Drinking Game
I was born a complication
Interrupted the doctor's winter break
Since then I've been thinking
Of all the time that I waste
And I've got me a good friend
She says "You don't learn nothing from the truth"
You just keep on pretending that that's
A home you go back to

What a sad, short life-line
But if only my dreams could count
As some kind of proof that
I did all that I could

I've been really good at living in a suitcase
And out of my head
I was such a lonely child
I was such a lonely child
Now I'm cold, selfish and sterile
You learn to turn your back just
Like this world is going to do

And yes it's a real shitty feeling
But if by cheating I could make it too
You're damn right I'd take my chances too

Got one lead foot held-fast in the grave
And the other one's heel is stuck
Spinning in the same damn place
Got one lead food held-fast in the grave
And the other one's turned green
Guess we're going to have to amputate
I've got no energy left for to reminisce
So my memory's all muddled
Can't tell my sorrows from my bliss
I wish sometimes I'd perfectly align
With the daily horoscopes
Which I read from time to time
Really think I should just shut up
And let all of life's simple things
Just smooth my rough edges out
There's not enough alcohol
In the world to manage this
This feverish head-trap
of consciousness
And the sparrow caught in the undercurrent cries:
"There's gotta be something better than this!"

Open my eyes
Got to live just
Long enough to make
One more to-do list
This time I swear
This time I swear
I swear
I swear
I'll get through this
Track Name: Balcony Scene
One way out
If I were bird I could flight it
You're in love with this sound
But you don't really (hear it)
I'm poised at the edge
The ledge of a balcony
Looking down at all
That I see around me
Look at all those little people
Placated with their busy lives
Don't bother me with details it's just
Not enough hellos
Far too many goodbyes

Oh morning star
You're the only one
Who knows me
And oh lover moon
You're always too far away
I'm slipping into
Something uncomfortable
And this is one
Mistake I can't undo
The veil of my insecurities

I'm so tired of fighting
And I swear I'll never win
I am so tired of fighting
And I swear I'll never win
I'll never win
Track Name: R U Taken?
Trust me love
You are the exception
Everything you do is all right
Everything is golden
You are the sound ringing in my ears
Causing me to bleed out
You are everything that is alive
In a world that's forgotten what that means

This world can be so unforgiving
But I try and you try and we try
You gave me something to believe in
And I really need to know now
Are you taken? Are you taken?
Yes I really need to know now
Are you taken? Are you taken?
I really need to know now

Trust my love
Don't shy from my affection
You are all that I see now
You are my only purpose
This time will be different I know
This time I can feel it
Put your little hand into mine
We'll run away...

This world can be so unforgiving
But you try and I try and we try
You gave me something to believe in
And I really need to know now
Are you taken? Are you taken?
And I really need to know now
Are you taken? Are you taken?
And I really need to know now...
Track Name: Reproach
Father, Son and Holy Ghost
I am a most offending host
Laced with irony and spite
I won't lay down
With your cross tonight

Tell me what is it like to always do right
No matter what you say
Tell me what is it like to never do wrong
No matter how many you kill
Or who kill for you
And I do

And you, you tell me I'm a liar
For things I'd never say
And you, you call out sinner
Damn me for what I'd never do

How can I abide
when I'm at your window
At your feet
I'm there in my bed
You were there in my head

How can I abide
When I'm at your mercy
At your beckoning
And you?
You don't care
You don't care
You don't care
Not even listening

Mother Mary, our perfect woman
Did you have to die for that honor?
Life is hard for the lowborn
We're our own kind of martyr

And you, you tell me I should follow
But you never say where to
And you, you lead me to the slaughter
Like a good mother would

And how can I abide
When I'm at your window
At your feet
You tell me stand
But there's nothing underneath
How can I abide
when I'm at your mercy
Hand of fate
I'm clenching your dress
But I'm caught in your necklace

Ha-hallelujah
Ha-hallelujah
Ha-hallelujah
Ha-hallelujah

And how can I abide
When I'm at your mercy
At your beckoning
And you're never there
You were never there

And how can I comply
With divinity
I'm just Emily
I ain't nobody's saint
I ain't nobody
Track Name: Tempest
Looking for another way out
Ain't gotta ticket
Never had money
Just need somewhere
to lay my head down
I'm growing weary
But everybody tells me
Calm down, you've got a lot of life to live
But everybody's fucking crazy
And I'm the only sane one left

So it's one more nail in my coffin
It's me standing here
And I'm waiting for something

Tried to tie myself down to someone
Who wouldn't change with the weather
But I find myself in a hurricane
I'm really good at this game
And oh the wind how it howls
And you are the reason that I'm going

So you're one more nail in my coffin
It's you standing here
And you're waiting for something to come

Maybe I'm just being neurotic
I know it's a feature
Maybe I'm just over-thinking our
Collectively impending future
Because everybody seems so happy
Though we're not allowed to live our own lives
Am I the only one who's worried
That someday we're all going to die

So that's one more nail in my coffin
It's us standing here
And we're all waiting for something
But it never comes
No it never comes
It never comes
No it never comes