Virginia Dare

by Virginia Dare

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released March 5, 2017

Recorded at Lowdown Studio, San Francisco, 1993 and '94.
Mary O'Neil wrote all the songs, sang, and played autoharp.
Brad Johnson played guitar and drew the cover art.
Greg Freeman played bass and engineered the recording.
Paula Frazer played bass and sang on some of the first six songs.
Derrall Ward Garrison III played drums on 14 and 15.
Originally released in 1994 as two EPs and a single on Nuf Sed, then in Europe as a CD by Brinkman Records.

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Songs for runaways, alcoholics, and deep sleepers

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Track Name: Wicked Head
Wicked Head, Bit off both my hands
wicked head, you've got some strange ideas
but you can't hurt me, no you can't hurt me

Wicked Head, went to bed with the preacher's wife
had a little baby
went and named him Caligula
but you can't hurt me, no you can't hurt me

and your eyes hold nothing
and your mouth is full of sand
and your touch is cold
what is it makes you such a wicked man?

Wicked head says
every boy is a soldier
with your chalk white hands
you've got some strange ideas, but you can't hurt me
no no no no no
Track Name: Nothing's Enough
I know what you're thinking
I know what you'll say
right now's not the right time
today's not the day
yet the full moon needs trimming
and I've got a knife
and I know a couple more mad girls
who'll do the job right

wheatpaste and newsprint
don't fill me up
and until I get something to chew on
nothing
nothing's enough

I'll wreck all the houses
that won't let me in
I'll dig for the last act of kindness
that can't be cashed in
Track Name: Scratch
Nother ever happens, nothing I can stand.
I go below, dragged down and low
I get the creeps
I long for more
I'm waiting for you
I wait for weeks

In another moment, my head will come off in my hands
I count to ten again and again and again, again and again

Won't you stay and dig into my skin?
Won't you scratch your initials in in the nicest way?

Velvet gowns and lace,
razor blades and paste
good things go bad
neglected and sad,
yeah, they go to waste
I long for more.
I long for you
please don't make me wait
Track Name: Girl King
Girl King cries and does cry:
"Don't bump your head on my sky and spill your weak confessions"

Girl King is unforgiving
if only I could touch her
I'd feel so much better

Here she comes
here she comes undone
Looks like the Girl King broke her...

We tried to make her happy
we want her to be happy
yeah
Track Name: Too Many Times
How come an angel bruises herself
when you know that she can fly?
she won't get better, her friends won't let her
they give her thin smiles and a dime

She goes out of the room
too many times

You just get three chances
that's simple enough
how come my girl keeps fucking up?

I dreamt she was drowning in a shallow pool
i woke up crying in the deep end

She goes out of the room
too many times

A piece of black ribbon, a spoon and a cup
first she's down and then she's up
She won't take her coat off, she won't sit down
and she hides her pretty arms
Track Name: Bend and Sway
I go out, all tied up, bright red mouth spits a few words out
I bump my head in the usual places
I come to and wonder whose pale face I'm looking through.
Once I had a name but it's hard to remember.

Bend and sway bend and sway
even the moon longs to get away someday

I've been broken, I've been bent, I'm a paper doll in a ripped up dress.
I can't stop eating glue, it's my favorite pastime.
Listen, honey, you've been burned - you're the type that never learns.
Raised on black and blue, it's your favorite movie.

Bend and sway, bend and sway, even the moon longs to get away someday

Break of day and I predict those words last night will never stick.
What is it makes me sad whenever you're near me?

Bend and sway, bend and sway, even the moon longs to get away someday
get away, get away, get away someday
Track Name: How Does it Feel
Okay, I surrender. When will it be your turn?
My city lays in ruin
Everybody's singing your tune
How does it feel?
They gave you the golden gloves
I begged you to take them off
I got mad and left, and you flipped me off behind my back.
How does it feel?
Whip in hand, superman just like them
How does it feel?
Track Name: Aurora Borealis
Aurora borealis, give me a necklace pulled from the heavens broken into seven tiny little pieces, keep the little hurt buts, safe between your two lips.
Aurora borealis, I want more not less, ripped stockings, dirty hair, never ever welcome there. Heaven have an accident, spill me some medicine, satisfy my thirst!

I can never find it! I can never find it! Buried in a whisper, deeper than a pin prick.

Aurora borealis, take off your ripped dress, give me the antidote pulled from your pretty throat. Rough cries dark prayers, dressed up goin' nowhere, heaven save me from myself!
Track Name: Liberation Day
With my mouth painted black, I blew you a kiss through my baby teeth.
I gave everything back and stood still like a deer in the headlights.
I didn't know any names, I didn't know any real skull & crossbones. We drank and drove on the Hollywood Freeway and threw the forty-ouncers out the window.
I didn't know I could fly away away away away I fell down all the time and searched for my name on all fours on the pavement.
With X's for eyes, we burned holes in our arms just to pass the time.
The sun fell from the sky and I wore out the grooves on your 45.
I didn't know I was chained. I never knew I could chew through the bulk of it. Come liberation day we stood drinking beers in somebody's driveway.
I didn't know I could fly away away away away
I fell down all the time and searched for my nam on all fours on the pavement.
I washed away my wounds — the ones I got just to be like you. I cut myself just to feel, and found out I was really real.
Track Name: Alice
These days are made for cutting
Flowers fall from trees
It's heaven here inside your kitchen
god your mouth is sweet
I never ever would have predicted the nature of this dream

I fell into the rabbit hole, you fell after me
And when I hit the bottom, I landed on my feet

Bless the bruised and kiss the broken, I can finally see
Sparks fly whenever you touch me
Let's drink gasoline
your kiss dissolved every harsh word that was ever spoken to me...
Track Name: Anywhere But Here
Anywhere but here, anywhere but here
I'll give you all of my candy anywhere but here
I can love, let me love, anywhere but here
Take me to the sea
fish out of the water
gold coins fall out of her mouth
take me to the sea
I can love; let me love,
anywhere but here
Track Name: I Knew Confusion
She's not a young girl; she was once when
I knew confusion, we lost our heads
It's just a pinprick, that's what she said
it's almost funny that you're not dead

The dream that comes between your precious metal thread
can't keep away the things you dread.

She crawls on all fours. It's come to this.
It's paranoia in a black slip.
I can't devour the things you bring.
I left her there, I left her there!

The dream that comes between your precious metal thread
can't keep away the things you dread.
Track Name: Five & Ten
I eat the last peach and swallow the end of summer.
I cut the pit out, I cut my lip — come and kiss me now!
Kiss me goodbye.

See that bluejay, he won't be so fat come winter.
Blue feather in my hear — come and kiss me now!
Kiss me goodbye.

Our little shack can't take the wind. Build a fire with my old things. I'm gonna cash my green stamps in, gonna buy something pretty at the 5 & 10.

Sunflowers got their heads all hangin' down. I wrote my name on your wooden fence — come and kiss me now,
kiss me goodbye. Kiss me goodbye!
Track Name: Shipwreck
intro = four bars of F

C F
I'm the one who doubts you, I'm the one holdin her head

C G
I'm the one who kisses you with a mouth both bitter and sad

C F
I'm the one who begged you and made you take me in
C G C
Now I'm sorry for this wretched state I'm in


F
I'm the ship that dreams of shipwrecks

C
I'm the drowned girl round your neck

Bb
I'm the ship where the captain sinks

G
the thing that he loves best

C F
The thrill of whiskey, the rip of red, that hole kicked through your wall

C G C
didn't make me feel good after all

C G Bb C
didn't make me feel good after all, after all


Bb F C
After all
Track Name: Division Street
Guess I'll go somewhere it's brighter
Guess I'll go somewhere it's brighter
Guess I'll go somewhere it's brighter
Guess I'll go somewhere it's brighter

It's too dark for you to find me
It's too dark for you to find me
It's too dark for you to find me
It's too dark for you to find me

I let the world divide me
I let the world divide me
I let the world divide me
I'm sorry now
I'm sorry now