Domesticated Love

by Meaner Pencil

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Indeterminacy For me the music contrasts the hustle and hectic of NYC. It's on a higher, more thoughtful plane. The vocals are clear and dreamlike, in a realm with Opal or Eskimeaux. Most of all this musician is in the lineage of Katrin Achinger of Kastrierte Philosophen (Hamburg) which toured with Nco back in the day. Meaner Pencil is one of the gems I've found in Bandcamp. Favorite track: Bougie Lover.
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wonderdog Well! This is an ear-opener, that's for sure! Cello accompanied by an operatic voice presenting serious to humorous songs in a number of diverse styles.
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1.
Visiting Day 02:32
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".
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Bougie Lover 04:35
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
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Cornfield 04:46
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.
4.
Loony Bin 05:53
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.
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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.
6.
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.
7.
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".
8.
Venus 03:16
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.
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Chthonic 02:51
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.
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Morning Pact 04:11
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
11.
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.

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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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