Strange Candy

by Gillian

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released June 30, 2016

All Songs written and performed by Gillian.

Recorded and Mixed by Rocky Gallo at Virtue and Vice Studios in Brooklyn, NY.

Mastered by Rogue Planet Mastering.

Art Work by Paul Demyanovich.

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Track Name: Eau to Be
Oo to be devoured!
offered up while ripe, the flesh unsoured
bind the hands; the queen has come to meet her final hour
Oo to be de- Oo-oo!
to be devoured!

Oo to be defamed!
taken down before I'm put away
I don't want to fizzle; rather go out in a blaze
Oo to be de- Oo-oo!
to be defamed

we play that danger game
we found our danger fame
we're danger, bout to break
it's dangerous to be de-now
how did we get into this,
how did we get into this life?

Oo to be deprived!
steal my stole and batter up my bike
I don't want to keep it, if it keeps
catching your eye
Oo to be de- oh-oo to be deprived

Oo to be denounced!
take me from my post and pour me out
I don't mind, I think sometimes the best way up is down
Oo to be de-oh-oo, to be denounced

we play that danger game
we found our danger fame
we're danger, bout to break
it's dangerous to be de-now
how did we get into this,
how did we get into this life?
how did we get into this,
how did we get into this life?
Track Name: Strange Candy
I called the panel off, I, I cancelled the parade
I couldn't handle it, all this talk, talk, who's the prey?
I've got to hand it to you, propaganda man -- you always
know just how to play
We got so hungry outside, we can't be too hard to train
just show me where to sign, I, I'll hand you my good name
I only wish we were sitting pretty, prettier to pay
we'd go all in today

and I know you feel me hanging on, well I
seen you here when you were younger, you
say it's gone on far too long, well baby
someone's gotta prove you wrong

before I go to bed
at night I pray to my
strangers with candy vans
in hopes that somehow I'll get a ride

I caught the president wallowing lasciviously
in raspberries, he was lapping up the luxury
let! them! have! cake, they can take a taxi
to the capital if they can't pay for gasoline, and I-

-- know you feel me hanging on, well I
seen you here when you were younger, you
say it's gone on far too long, well baby
someone's gotta prove you wrong

before I go to bed
at night I pray to my
strangers with candy vans
in hopes that somehow I'll get a ride

you put your heart into it,
and you get nothing back
you put your heart into it, and you get nothing back
baby, bet you taste like fruit punch, well I got a good hunch
there's much
more where that came from
baby, bet you taste like fruit punch, well I got a good hunch
there's much
more where that came from
Track Name: Sue My Mood
all this time, and words are not my friends
time to channel up my references
12 notes on the scale and none for grabs
do ray sue me now before do hits… again…
do, do, do, do rae, do sue mi no
do, do, do, do rae, do sue mi no

did you, or did you not write this tune?
take me to your speaker, tell the truth
tell me where you'd get that groove?
oh tell me where you got that groove?
tell me where you'd get that groove?

do you hear it? do you like it?
does it smell like money in your pocket?
saw you grooving, saw you boppin',
I’m not tryna rob the grave, I’m trying to rock it
could you see it on the wall of your home, for free?
it’s not for sale, baby
can you buy it, no, you can’t- it’s not about that
baby come and sue my mood,
sue my mood… sue my mood
sue my mood, oooh, sue my mood

all this time, and words are not my friends
don't you see, we're trying to further it
life is short, well I hope someone else
finishes my sentence before it... it ends

do you hear it? do you like it?
does it smell like money in your pocket?
saw you grooving, I saw you boppin,
I’m not trying to rob the grave, I’m trying to rock it
could you see it on the wall of your home, for free?
it’s not for sale, baby
can you buy it, no you can’t, it’s not about that,
baby come and sue my mood,
sue my mood… sue my mood…
sue my mood... ooooh sue my mood

all this time and words are not my friends
Track Name: Radio Clock
ld news up on the table
god damn, you kept it stable
my hand, she wasn't able
shaking left and right
like it was fatal

and now it's on the TV
can't blow the snow from my screen
don't bother with the cable
we could grab a drink
go drinking, it's the weekend --

I can't stop this radio clock
I hit it to the ground but it wont shut off
I hear the constant buzzing of electric rot
but it's all that I know and it's all that I've got
just like all my lovers and all my kind
shooting off to nowhere like there's somewhere to find
a place for their hearts and piece for their mind
and a way to placate, maybe turn back time

If you think that you could (you could) settle down
I'd turn this whole (whole) ship right around
but if I need to get it (get it) on the side
I'll go and get it on the side,

but we're fighting till the break of dawn (yea eh yea)
we've got this whole damn town to get along
but still we can't stop
so we're fighting till the break of dawn (yea eh yea)
our crooked lines get crossed up over under
pull the knot tighter till we're forced to surrender

my name under the table
cheap set; he got the marble
straight from the cemetery
somewhere under gum was my engraving
now richie's looking sober
don't blame it on the owner
my death is eminent, yet
we gathered here today to drink, it's the weekend
Track Name: Windfall
left to my devices I'd have you
nothing I belong to had the glue
all the bats were in the cave, I told the tourists to behave but
now these flashing lights are turning blue

tried to do right, I just seem to lose
started packing lighter for the blues
passed around the bottle cause I'm just the type to share --
but now there's evil spirits in the air!

you say you want a better life
well you're not cheap and neither am I
tie me up, what's the deal
no damage done where there's none to heal
oh, make a fuss like you don't mind
being put up every night
I'm selling me because I'm buying you

chorus:
take me out, babe
(ride that windfall with me, we'll)
do it your way
(pretend life is easy)
I thought that I'd have to pay
But we both got high and we both got laid
so ride that windfall
til that money's done and gone

you're my sugar mama, I know why
(hate to say so; I don't like to lie)
taking all your clients on the side
(not ideal but its an honest life)
only ever wanted love, if'your dirty love's the cost
I guess I've found a new way to have lost

(Baby you can call me what you will)
Tried so hard but i just cant sit still,
(I'll still always be your daffodil)
Pick you up it make me want to spill
Coffeestain circle upon my hotel window sill
well soon enough, you'll see me on the bill!

you say you want a better life
well you're not cheap and neither am I
tie me up, what's the deal
no damage done where there's none to heal
oh, make a fuss like you don't mind
being put up every night
I'm selling me because I'm buying you

take me out, babe
(ride that windfall with me, we'll)
do it your way
(pretend life is easy)
I thought that I'd have to pay
But we both got high and we both got laid
so ride that windfall
til that money's done and gone

bridge:
I side, and side
with everyone that comes into my life
divide
divide until there's nothing left to hide
and I
been running from Chicago, well I tried
to find
a better life; but darling I know where my talents lie
inside
of everyone I come across, divide
divide
divide until there's nothing left to hide
and I
been running from Chicago, well I tried
to find
a better life; but darling I know where my talents lie

til that money's done and gone
Track Name: House Boat
you never you never you never you never you never know
just what you're gonna get
so go take a risk light a match flick a wrist towards the bridge
after you pass
and smother and smolder and should you uncover a flame
well the wind is bound to catch
and wonderful wonders are going to come from
the shapes of your burning past

out with the old, in with new
killing who you've been, you were him once
but you're not him, he's not you;
you're you, now

so sever and sever and sever and sever the neck
til you get a head
oh don't take a risk with the hatchet; a gift isn't given
til it's wrapped

and smother and smolder and should you uncover a flame
well the maiden's bound to catch
and wonderful wonders are going to come from
the shapes of your burning chest

off your old self, could you be so bold?
oh, my brave, brave warrior, raise your sword
swallow all you brought; you're better off
killing who you've been, you were him once
but you're not him, he's not you;
you're you, now