Domesticated Love

by Meaner Pencil

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released October 27, 2015

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Meaner Pencil New York

Meaner Pencil is a singing cellist whose style is influenced by blues, post-punk, and romantic opera. She uses her songs to glorify everyday experiences and acts of kindness, but is also willing to face the darkness. She is often heard singing in the New York subway system late at night. Her newest album Senza Amanti, was named WFMU's new album of the day on March 23rd 2014 ... more

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Track Name: Visiting Day
Charlie when we went to see you in your prison cell
City hall had not bothered to mark the place to catch the bus
But gentle loving women wearing lipstick and their Sunday best
Took very very very good care of us and
Showed us where to wait.

Everyone was waiting on the bus, facing forward, straight ahead
including a small bird with brown feathers. We laughed
While the driver tried to chase her away.

She said "I'm here to see my heart".
Track Name: Bougie Lover
Bougie Family I love your curtains and table cloth. Can I stay for dinner and for the rest of my childhood? ooooooo

Bougie Lover I love your curtains and covers. Can I stay over for the rest of my life? oooooooo

Bougie Family can I be your mother? I'll sew you clothes and curtains to keep the world outside. To keep the world outside.

ooooooooooooo
Track Name: Cornfield
If you're going over gray winter field of corn, of corn, of course.
Take me with you: love without you in this place
I will not know what to do because
All our friends own furniture and shabby business clothes
and I don't think I can get far down that road.

Forget about the promises we made to native gods and
let's pile up possessions and be gone.

If you're going over gray winter fields of corn, of corn, of course
Take me with you: love without you in this place
I will not know what to do because
All our friends own furniture and fancy business clothes
now I know that I won't get far down that road

Forget about the promises we made to foreign gods and
let's pile up possessions and be gone.
Track Name: Loony Bin
It was a good rainy day in 1998 when I hear Leah say
let's not go to the graveyard today
So we walked through wet grass
across Salt Creek

To the old Loony Bin about which
we'd heard people speak. (Speak!)
On the floor was broken glass
paint was peeling off the walls
there were ghosts floating in the air
our voices echoed through the halls

It was a bad rainy day in 2008 when I heard someone say
they'd finally taken you away.
But I remember fresh faced Miguel
when he'd just got out of hell
and every dark thought in his skull
had burst through into shiny black curls
then I said "Loony bin, Loony bin, thanks for giving me
back my friend. Loony bin, loony bin, always give me back my friends.
Always give me back my friends. Always give me back my friends.
Track Name: Good Husband Good Cleaner
Meet me in the noon time, in our bathroom
We'll clean the blood out of these sheets.
With a scrub brush, your Martha Stewart and sweet kisses for my neck.
What a mess our souls and bodies have made out of our bed.

Contrast this against the thrill of
Sheets fresh from a new bought package.

And then run back toward our bed.

I never had such a good, good cleaner.
I never had, my love, a love like you.
Track Name: Double Rainbow
I'll go on a walk to clear my head of

The panic I feel when you're putting on clothes and you're
hanging down like a sad old rose I say

Sky blow reason on my greedy heart.

Honeymoon met, I had all of your time, now you need it to live
and I want it for mine, saying

Sky blow reason on my greedy heart.

Heart.
Track Name: Prague Honeymoon
The first time I was late with you we were waiting for a chime
In a tragic medieval square we were having a really nice time
And my friend we were staying with
asked me, "have you been together long?"
Then laughed and said he'd like to see what we are like
later on.

oooo honeymoon with you
oooo Prague honeymoon with you

If that clock could turn backward
I am become ten years old
In my mom's foreign city
trying to do what I am told
she turns to me with a crazy smile and says
not to be such a bore
she puts me on the train and sends me out to explore.

oh love hold me close while I remember
oh love hold me tight while I forget.

With my divorced lover I am staring at statues of saints
"Look, the patron saint of unhappily married women.
She looks like Jesus Christ in a dress.
Are you thinking of your wife?
I am thinking of my mother.
Hold me close while I remember, here, safe with you".
Track Name: Venus
Tourists stare at Venice from your cruise ship
unimpressed by her old brown facade

Heavy waves are coming from the cruise ship they
push that city down into the sea.

All those waves are indifference.
All those waves are indifference.
All those waves of indifference, they push that city down.

Call off your war dogs.
Oh their teeth are sharp, don't I know it and then

I won't try to conquer.
I wont try to conquer.
I won't try to conquer your heart anymore.
Track Name: Chthonic
I've got a lovely hole in the ground I can
go there any time.
I've got a lovely hole in the ground
it's mine all mine all mine because

Everybody wants to die and everybody gets to die
it's a wonderful wonderful wonderful wonderful world.
Choose some work first, a gift before you die.

Times when the train was screaming my name but
I did not lay down.
Times when the train is screaming my name I
turn my back around.
Track Name: Morning Pact
Do you wake up scared every morning?
Do you wake up not knowing what to do
and have to tell yourself something good can happen
because the day is new?

The placebo is the most reliable drug
after the kiss, of course, and the hug

I would be a fool, then, not to put my faith in faith
not to hold my own hand
not to touch my own face.

Still, I wake up scared every morning.
I wake up not knowing what to do
and have to tell myself something good can happen
because the day is new.

Lalalalalalalalalalalallalala
Track Name: A Word and a Frown
Telepath the truth to me while we sleep
A lie can last forever but the truth will not keep
Am I one of those girls that you never could know?
Substitute love for a warm afterglow.

Cause I have brought you the deepest truths that I knew how to
and you shot me down with a look and a frown till
all my thunder fell to the ground.

Telepath the truth to me while we sleep
A lie can last forever but the truth will not keep
Am I one of those girls that you never could know?
Substitute love for a warm afterglow.

Cause I have loved you an awful lot, considering the things that you do and
I am an apple bearing tree
but I often get the feeling you'll make lumber out of me.

Telepath the truth to me while we sleep

And I'll wake up feeling light in my step
I'll run off to sea, and I'll learn to forget. I'd
rather have wet feet than have wet eyes and
I'll stick New Years Resolutions
between my thighs

Oh the sea. Oh the sea
calls to me and
I always come.