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All songs by Lucy Foley

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released October 1, 2010

LUCY FOLEY, vocals
ROSS BONADONNA, guitars, basses, keyboards,
woodwinds, percussion, studio
ETHAN WINOGRAND, drums (6,7, )
TOM POPE, drums (3,4,5)

Arranged by Ross Bonadonna
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by
Ross Bonadonna at Wombat Recording
Company, Brooklyn.
wombatrecording.com

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Lucy Foley Brooklyn, New York

Irish artist Lucy Foley's songs have been played on BBC radio and WFMU, including a live set on Irene Trudel’s WFMU show in January 2011.

Her new show, Songs For People I Will Never See Again premiered at apexart, New York in May 2012. Live music, stories, incantations, recorded composition, video and photographs weave through a storytelling narrative to celebrate the living and wake the dead.
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Track Name: It's A Tangle
Spread out, I’m looking for you
In the bed I can see your feet and your head
But everything in between’s too close to see
I like you yes though you prickle my cheek
Spread your arms wide and I’ll explore you

Oh, it’s a tangle, Oh, it’s a gamble
Oh, it’s a gamble, Oh, it’s a handful
Oh, it’s a handful, Oh, it’s a tangle
Oh, it’s a tangle, Oh, it’s a gamble

You breathe in my air when I sigh
You might be a tree that can grow in my heat
I am the ladybug here by your side
Leaves of your armhair tickle my hide
It is so nice ‘til I look in your eyes

Chorus

I run from the house before light
It barks right behind me, I run through the night
Follow the eyelashes you shed for me
Trail through the forest to our house of sweet
Has our little fuel stash run out of heat?

Oh...

Chorus

I hear the crickets
A clicka clicka a clicka clicka
There’s a bee in here with us
He’s near
Track Name: Kiss You Free
I knock on your door. You let me in.
You’ve got a fresh bunch of longings on the table.
I will take them all home
I will take them all home
I will take all the longings from your table

So pull close to me
She won’t hear if we whisper
I will kiss you free
I will tickle you better

Your life sprang a leak and out I flew
Along came a song and moved into your home with her
So we went out into the street
So we went into the street
And we all fell apart together

Chorus

This secret crusade crashed at our feet
We looked at the crashed open secret and counted to ten
We looked through the hole it made
We looked into the hole it made
And we waited for something else to happen

Chorus
Track Name: That Pleasant Smile
Think I’ve been telling you too much baby
Can’t seem to melt the pleasant smile in your eyes
What do you look like when you’re not smiling?
And why, oh, why are you so sly?

I don’t want to play with you
I just want to see you cry
Cry that pleasant smile
From my sight

Your smile is made of chain mail baby
It fixes your mood at smug with no swing
Your defenses are strong now don’t you worry
I’m not planning to mount an uprising

I don’t want to play with you
I just want to see you cry
Cry that pleasant smile
From my sight

What do you need?
Human feelings
Why don’t you smile?
‘Cos I can’t fake it
You’re odd as hell
Yes, odd and lonely
Lonely

I know you’re not my man baby
I don’t feel you moving inside
I don’t want to be cruel or lie to you
But I know you’re not my kind

I don’t want to play with you
I just want to see you cry
Cry that pleasant smile
From my sight
Track Name: Making Circles
Like punchdrunk October flies in pointless rapture
Dancing one final dance before the capture
We are awkward and shakey as we move closer
We only want to fling ourselves down

We are making circles, don’t know how to land
Hovering over
We are sore, we are trying not to be sore
It is not working

We meet on this tightrope and we cough politely
You’re thief’s in the forest, mine goes prowling nightly
If we cut down our trees we’ll see them naked
And we could feel our feet upon the ground

Chorus

I woke up with you today though you were not here
My desire preceded me and my heart beats clear
We could roll around here if we just jumped down
But it’s so hard to stop flying through the air

Chorus

I had hopes that were so high
They could not always stay up
I have hopes that are so high
I guess sometimes they have to fall down
Oh

My sadness is hot, it fills up all the corners
Shuts all the doors tight, it keeps me inside
You chase me but you slow down when I stop
and you lock your door when I come back around

Chorus
Track Name: On The Stairs
I call out from my deserted ground
But no one comes to catch the sound
I’m surrounded by company
But I don’t hear them calling back to me
You show up with a bad idea
I can’t help but feel free with ya

I am on the stairs watching you
getting shiny and I don’t know why I watch you
shoompah the night away
with firewater and gulps of air
I am on the stairs and I want to go
but I don’t move from the step watching you
People think I’m a queue
But then they give up and walk by

You keep a fire burning in your quiet war
You burn to keep the wolf from the door
So what happens when dreams come?
Do they get to ya or do ya just burn ‘em?
You keep acting like you’re some wolf’s prey
What if she just wants to play with ya?

Chorus

It’s getting hotter on your burning floor
It’s getting harder to ignore
The wolf threatens everything you fear
But nothing’s driving me away from here
You live with the wolf and you don’t even see her
Well here she is burning right through ya

So burn in the dark for me
Burn in the dark with me
Now burn in the dark for me
Burn in your dark with me

Chorus

You’re a bewildered beast when the night’s head is rearing
Panicking out loud but the sun keeps disappearing
Track Name: Mister Bogeyman
She leaned back out of the light of day
into her private little world of numbers
Following her, desperate to soak her up, to please her
until the lockout comes

Queen of the mountain of rotten apples no one saw, and no one ever tasted
King of the dung heap, he seems so far, he seems so far away
So shrink boys, shrink away

I am full to the brim with Mister Bogeyman
He’s running all around in me today
He’s cutting my life into shredded plans
to cook up for his morning brunch buffet

He wants to get arrested by the sight of her on days when he’s annoyed
This dream ate him alive, nothing left behind of him at all
The glory backed off slow

I see you climbing towers and I see you waving proudly at the view
But I am down here right inside it watching you
Jump down I’ll be your trampoline

I’m cutting free of your leash Mister Bogeyman
And I’m cutting the leash into pieces
And I’ll tear you to pieces Mister Bogeyman
Eat what I need and leave the rest for the crows

Like a canary in a coalmine
Sings until she stops
Sings until she sings no more

Like a canary in a coalmine
Sings until she stops
Sings until she sings no more
Track Name: Garden of Second Guesses
Do you know if Sylvia’s coming back soon
?
Or if she has already been and gone?
The night came so soon today
Too soon when you can’t face the day when it breaks
And then you run out of coffee

She runs around with all these big strong men, oh
Exquisite love and boogie boogie boom
No face to be seen for miles and miles
Tell all the hours I’ve got to go home
Tell all the hours that I’m coming home

I’ve been climbing the trees here in the garden of second guesses
I’ve been here for a while now, fooling around
And unless I can reckon with the toys that I have found here
I’ll keep picking the fruit of the second best guess

Don’t forget to leave the door unlocked for me
It’s so nice to sit here in the dark with you
A pretty thing can’t stand to be seen
But I will sit here with you, 
I will wait up with you
We can feel it it’s here, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here, yeah

You sign your name, I take a breath
You tell a joke and no one laughs
You sweat, I shake
When our smiles don’t know which way to go
Can we watch them melt away?

I’ve been climbing the trees here in the garden of second guesses
I’ve been here for a while now, fooling around
And unless I can reckon with the toys that I have found here
I’ll keep picking the fruit of the second best guess