Lyrics

Elettrodomestico

“If You’re A Boy Or A Girl”

by Jane Wiedlin and Pietro Straccia

  • OCTOBER 18,  SUNSET ROOM, Seattle, WA
  • OCTOBER 19,  WHITE EAGLE, Portland, OR
  • OCTOBER 22, HOLY DIVER, Sacramento, CA
  • OCTOBER 23, INDEPENDENT, San Francisco, CA
  • OCTOBER 24, ATRIUM, Santa Cruz, CA
  • OCTOBER 26, SODA BAR, San Diego, CA
  • OCTOBER 27, SATELLITE, Los Angeles, CA
RABBIT STEW
 I fell into a hole
 Rabbit stew didn't know what to do
 Asleep Awake
 Dreams crowded
 With conversation and dates of expiration
 Floored the ground below my feet
 Melts feelings
 Black and blue again
 Cracked ceiling

 Beyond the glass door
 Guess I'll stick around a little more
 Outside the window the water's cold
 And my heart is growing mold

 ASLEEP AWAKE
 SURROUNDED BY BLUE
 DREAMS AWAKEN
 DECADES OF YOU

 Diamond dogs die
 I drink and I cry
 The neighbors fight
 And it's like this every night

 And outside the window the water's cold
 And my heart keeps growing mold
 Beyond the glass door
 Guess I'll stick around a little more
 Guess I'll stick around

 ASLEEP AWAKE
 SURROUNDED BY BLUE 
 DREAMS AWAKEN DECADES OF YOU

 Oh I fell into a hole
 Oh I Oh I
 Oh I fell into a hole
 Oh I oh I
ALOHA
 Is it something I said? 
 Every day I swallow my feet 
 Now that I'm here 
 Don't know how to be me 
 The haters around 
 Are on the attack 
 If I let em hug me 
 They'll bury knives in my back 

 And I do understand
 They'd rather I not speak 
 I'm supposed to be silent 
 I'm supposed to be meek 

 But I have spent a lifetime 
 Learning not to be Learning not to be 
 I don't want to die alone 
 Three thousand miles from nowhere 
 A million miles from home 

 ALOHA: HELLO ALOHA: GOODBYE 
 ALOHA: I LOVE YOU
 I KISS YOU I KISS YOU YOU KILL ME
 I KISS YOU I KISS YOU YOU KILL ME

 Fire ants and Iceheads 
 Coming to take me down 
 You'll get eaten alive here 
 My big mouth is not allowed 
 Let the gentle breezes 
 And tropical scent 
 Comfort you 
 And cover up the stench 

 Of everything everything A
 That's rotten here 
 And everyone 
 That's twisted and bent 

 Cuz I have spent a lifetime 
 Trying not to be Trying not to be 
 I don't want to die alone 
 Three thousand miles from nowhere 
 A million miles from home 

 ALOHA: HELLO ALOHA: GOODBYE 
 ALOHA: I LOVE YOU 
 I KISS YOU I KISS YOU YOU KILL ME A
 I KISS YOU I KISS YOU YOU KILL ME
 ALOHA: I LOVE YOU 
 I KISS YOU I KISS YOU YOU KILL ME 
 I KISS YOU I KISS YOU YOU KILL ME
 I KISS YOU I KISS YOU YOU KILL ME
 GOODBYE
MAIL ORDER BRIDE
 Do it do it
 I do I do

 My constant companion
 Always beside me my little bunnybun
 My hand you so tightly hold
 Cuz yours is always so cold
 You're so tiny but you talk so loud
 How can it be that no one else hears you
 Always demanding:
 Do it do it
 I do I do

 Never leaving my side
 My lovely bride

 You've delivered your invite to Heaven
 Each day since I was eleven
 Why do you lie to us
 With your fairytales of Jesus
 Promising good times ahead
 When we are the dead

 Never leaving my side
 My Mail Order Bride
 My sweet bride

 Do it do it
 I do I do

 Why dont you show your face I try and try
 To dig you out of your base but you're too deep inside
 Yeah you play seek and hide
 And though I cut with great haste
 I could never get to that place

 You've delivered your invite to Heaven
 Each day since I was eleven
 Why dont you lift your veil
 So coy with your skin so pale
 Promising good times ahead
 When we are the dead
 Never leaving my side
 My Mail Order Bride
 Always by my side
 My sweet bride
 My sweet bride
LOVE ME AT A DISTANCE 
(Written by Pat McDonald)

 Love me at a distance
 Love me from afar
 I'll love you forever
 Wherever you are
 Love me at a distance
 Though I can't be there
 It's nice having someone
 In the world somewhere

 I'm wishing you everything
 Money, luck and fun
 A girlfriend, a boyfriend
 I'll be either one
 Potential disappointment
 Is a bird in the hand
 Who'll say what you want to hear
 Sings on demand

 I'd rather be your long lost secret love
 This mystery fits me like a glove
 Love the idea of me
 Love the idea of me

 I offer no resistance
 No strain upon your strength
 Love me at a distance
 And I'll love you at length
 Love me like an ex
 So cold and so far gone
 Call me from Mexico
 And play me like a song

 Call me your long lost secret love
 This mystery fits me like a glove
 Love the idea of me
 Love the idea of me
 Love the idea of me
 And fuck the reality

 Love me at a distance
 Love me from afar
 And I'll love you forever
 Wherever you are
 Love me at a distance
 Though I can't be there
 It's nice having someone
 In the world, in the world, in the world
 Somewhere
BRITTLE
 Standing on the edge of a cliff
 It's unstable it's unstable
 Trying to find a purpose to purchase
 I'm unable unable

 AND IT FEELS LIKE I'M LOSING
 CONTROL OF ILLUSION
 CONTROL OF ILLUSION

 When I was a girl I could breathe
 Above water, underwater
 When I was a girl I could fly
 Like every daughter, every daughter

 AND IT FEELS LIKE I'M LOSING
 CONTROL OF ILLUSION
 IT FEELS LIKE I'M LOSING
 CONTROL OF ILLUSION 

 THERE WERE BUMPS
 AND I FELT THEM ALL
 NOT JUST A LITTLE
 WITH EVERY JUMP
 WHAT WAS TOUGH
 BECAME BRITTLE

 Everywhere is poisoned beauty
 All the world is set on fire
 And I would be with other people
 Who desire my desires
 Now I'd rather be alone
 But I'm unable I'm a liar

 AND IT FEELS LIKE I'M LOSING
 CONTROL OF ILLUSION
 IT FEELS LIKE I'M LOSING
 CONTROL OF ILLUSION
 NAH NAH NAH NAH NAH
 CONTROL OF ILLUSION
 NAH NAH NAH NAH NAH
 CONTROL OF ILLUSION
 NAH NAH NAH NAH NAH
 NAH NAH NAH NAH NAH
 NAH NAH NAH NAH NAH
STOP, DROP & SWALLOW
 Here's something for the pain
 Time to climb aboard again
 Hide what is yours and follow
 It's okay, stop drop and swallow
 You don't really need to be a man
 I don't feel the need to show my hand

 HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE A BRIGHT YOUNG THING
 I DON'T REMEMBER I DON'T REMEMBER
 HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BELIEVE IN ANYTHING
 I DON'T REMEMBER I WONT REMEMBER

 For a day of solitude
 Would you promise a change in attitude
 For just one dreamless night
 Would you tear your clothes
 And everything in sight

 HIDE WHAT IS YOURS AND FOLLOW
 IT'S OKAY, STOP DROP AND SWALLOW

 You don't really need to be a man
 I don't feel the need to show my hand

 HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE A BRIGHT YOUNG THING
 I DON'T REMEMBER I DON'T REMEMBER
 HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BELIEVE IN ANYTHING
 I DON'T REMEMBER I CANT REMEMBER

 HIDE WHAT IS YOURS AND FOLLOW
 IT'S OKAY, STOP DROP AND SWALLOW
BLISS
That flea of a cat 
Tearing up the mess in my house again 
This house  
twenty feet away from some dangerous friends 
My friends 
Keep changing like a nonstop turnstyle 
Not sold 
on the width, depth or breadth of that smile 

I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS 
I THOUGHT I WAS CHASING MY BLISS 

That cat 
Is a harbinger of doom
My friends
Are camping out in every room
This house 
Take out the trash, no I gotta crash
Not sold
This was supposed to be a deal
Sans cash

I WAS NOT PREPARED FOR THIS 
(They said it would be magnificent)
I THOUGHT I WAS CHASING MY BLISS 
(They said it would be transcendent)
I THOUGHT I WAS CHASING MY BLISS 
(They said it would be magnificent)

But who    
Who made their bed?
Yeah, you 
You made your bed 
And now comes the time  
To lie lie lie in it  
And that's what you get for your folly 
Work on your poker face, dolly 

I WAS NOT PREPARED FOR THIS 
(They said it would be magnificent
I THOUGHT I WAS CHASING MY BLISS 
(They said it would be transcendent)
NO I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS
(They said it would be magnificent)
I THOUGHT I WAS CHASING MY BLISS 
(They said it would be transcendent)
NIGHTBLIND
 I can't see in the dark
 Steering the car in the blind
 Hoping the road stays straight
 Because narrow is the pathway
 Moving gaily forward

 You better go man
 Get your feet off the ground
 Stick your head in the clouds
 Pour your mind in the gutter
 Clear your thoughts
 Clear your thoughts

 Nobody knows you’re night blind
 Till you hit a kid
 Till you drive off a cliff
 Nobody knows you’re night blind
 Till it’s too late maybe
 I'll pray to a god that don't exist
 Pray to a god that don't exist

 You better go man
 Get your feet off the ground
 Stick your head in the clouds
 Pour your mind in the gutter
 Clear your thoughts of clutter
 You better go man
 Get your feet off the ground
 Stick ,your head in the clouds
 Pour your mind in the gutter
 Free your thoughts
 Free your thoughts

 Clear your thoughts
 Clear your thoughts
 Clear your thoughts

 Nobody knows
 Till it's too late too late
 You gotta go man go
 Cuz it's too late too late
 Nobody knows
 Till it's too late too late
 You gotta go man go
 Cuz it's too late too late
LOST AT SEA
I ran away on a boat
Across a big ole moat
Didn't you know?
I kicked you out and swore you off
You bug me like a scratchy cough
Didn't you know?

ANOTHER SKY-FILLED MORNING
YOU COULD SHARE WITH ME 
I'M NOT ALONE
BUT LONELY
I'M LOST AT SEA

The scope was pointed straight ahead
A new wave hit me instead
It was so dumb
I'm down here lost at sea 
You stayed up there in The Peaks
You didn't come

I'M OUT OF SONGS
AND LONGING
FOR BEAUTY
GETTING NOWHERE SLOWLY
I'M LOST AT SEA
ANOTHER SKY-FILLED MORNING
YOU COULD SHARE WITH ME
I'M NOT ALONE
BUT LONELY
I'M LOST AT SEA

And this mistake 
What has it taught? 
A bird in love 
The hand is blind 
Time marches on 
This ain't much fun 
Aphorisms roll off my tongue
Enough cliches to pen a play
Cold comfort to the mind
There is no time
When it is fun
This dilemma makes me feel numb
It all comes from a place of love
It should come from a place of love
Well, it MOSTLY comes from a place of love 
THE NEXT NIGHT
 When everything is hurting
 And every single minute ticks like hours
 When you can't seem to settle
 Even though you've run out of all power

 Worn, your will is gone
 But you still go on
 Just remember

 IT MAKES THE NEXT NIGHT EASIER
 TILL THE NEXT NIGHT

 You’re so tired you're decomposing
 Your janky limbs would kill to be reposing (decomposing)
 The monkey mind is spinning
 It feels like you'll never be not in it (decomposing)

 Soon the light will hit where you lay
 You'll drag your sorry ass out of bed
 Somehow you'll get through the day
 Like the dead

 Worn, your will is gone
 But you still go on
 Just remember

 IT MAKES THE NEXT NIGHT
 EASIER
 TILL THE NEXT NIGHT
 GETS EASIER
 THE NEXT NIGHT
 TILL THE NEXT NIGHT
 THE NEXT NIGHT