Contrite Elegant Rebel (PCD02)

by Porcelaintoy

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"The vision, sweep and sheer pleasure of Contrite Elegant Rebel make it a candidate for Kiwi album of the year." - 5 stars ★★★★★ - Sunday Star Times (22/05/11)

"Independent Kiwi music at its finest." - The Press (06/05/11)

credits

released March 3, 2011

Elizabeth M Judd - vocals, piano, mandolin, guitar
Emile de la Rey - beats, synths, piano, keys

Double / Electric Bass on Tracks 4, 6, 7, 8, 12 - Ross Walker
Drums on Track 7 - Ross Walker
Euphonium on Track 6 - Stephen Roche of Plan9
Piano on Track 7 - Heike de la Rey
Choir on Track 10 - Hazel Davies, Anna Edgington, Hazel Fenemor, Joanne Murphy, Sussannah Potts, Jean Sergent, Imogen Thrilwall

All tracks written and co-produced by Elizabeth M. Judd.
All tracks recorded, arranged, mixed and produced by Emile de la Rey.

Mastered by Randy Merrill at Masterdisk, NYC
All tracks © 2011 Elizabeth Judd & Emile de la Rey.

Cover artwork and design by Little Bandit Design ( aka Used Bandaid)

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Porcelaintoy, an indie electronic musical collaboration between Elizabeth De la Rey and Emile De la Rey.

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Track Name: Jack
We hold our breath
You lean in close
Talk of the game
And how good you’ve been this week
Stupid recline
Stood up off your knees
To tumble down
Wipe your nose on
Dirty streets
You had your fun
In a bottle of rum
Time trickles past
Sores, broken glass
Slushed down the drain
And a book of promises
But soon you’ll forget
In a bottle of wine
A toast to the brave
The broken now fixed
Well at this stage
You should know just
What to say
Foot in the mouth
Our judgement is clear
Some walk away
And decide they’ve had enough
But you’ll get them back
With a bottle of jack
Secrets and thrills
Cures all those ills
Its not that bad
And besides its summertime
Call up a friend
No answer again
I’d make them laugh
It will be just like old times
So whiskey and dry
With a bottle of tears
Fill it up, drink it down
Pour me, pour me another
..
Track Name: Broken
Whats the story?
Giving glory
Making statements,
So many obvious
Make it so simplistic
Tell me to be realistic
But still I'm hanging around, feeling broken
What's the answer
Chase a carrot on a string
Will you show up?
Given hope from the king
Can I be in your arms?
Enfolding light, all this charm
Still I'm hanging around, wanting something
Still I'm hanging around, feeling broken
Tell me what's so profound in all this?
Still you have the same sound, same expressions
So why do I even look?
Still I'm running around, wanting something
Still I'm chasing cars, barking loudly
Still I'm messing around, can't find that pale stream
Draw me in... (draw me in)
Track Name: What we love
There’s no money in my pocket
Because I’m playing the guitar
There’s no money in my pocket
Still we might get far
And there’s no future in the spotlight
Because I’m doing this for free
Got my polished up cheap shoes
Second hand best dress
There’re no faces in the doorway
Maybe one or two
I promise to always see you
Cause I’m a needle in the haystack
And I’m doing this for you
But I have wishes of a good life
Palace on a hill
Memories haunt me still
Of my mama saying none left
The house is built on sand
Money had all dried up
Because they’re doing this for free
Because they’re doing this for them
Waiting for a paycheque
Big break, broke still
Gotta your own way
Get right up again
Cheap rent, all spent
Because I’m playing the guitar
Wide eyes, deep set
Because I’m doing this for free
Mind is saying give up
And this heart is feeling low
But my body’s moving go go
Because I’m not finished yet
Track Name: You're the water
Who’s been out of line?
Stuck see through like glue
Not gonna waste my time
Like a piggy in the middle
And when all of this running just turns to mud
Yeah baby you’re the water
Yeah baby you’re the water
And when all of this running just turns to mud
Yeah baby you’re the water
Yeah baby you’re the water
Yeah baby you’re the water
Not gonna waste my time
Like a piggy in the middle
And when all of this running just turns to mud
Yeah baby you’re the water
Track Name: Motion on the wall
Don’t you worry ‘bout a thing
I’ll wrap your bruises up in fruit
Sprinkle sugar on the wound
You’ll never be afraid again
Don’t you worry ‘bout a thing
I’ll be your guardian
I’ll wrap you up in cotton
Tell you that I love you more and more and more
and more and more and more and more..
And tell you that I love you more and more and more
and more and more..
Don’t you worry ‘bout a thing
I’ll cover you up with diamond rings
Don’t you worry about cold
I’ll light the fire till you’re old
You’ll fall asleep and play dead
There’ll always be a place to rest your weary head
weary head, so weary
I’ll tell you that I love you more and more and more
and more and more and more and more and more
and more and more
Track Name: Tangle up
Chemically inclined, no violation.
All I’ve gotta do is, keep my head screwed on
Is he good for me? The whole person
And can we tangle up? (Will he, won’t he)
Can we tangle up? (Pop the question?)
Can we tangle up? (Will they won’t they?)
Can we tangle up? (Have the big day?)
There is still a lot of Sunday drivers
Turning off the key is, quite unnerving and
Could we settle down with, next to nothing?
All I’ve gotta do is keep my clothes on
Can we tangle up? (Will she, won’t she)
Can we tangle up? (Find him charming?)
Can we tangle up? (Will they, won’t they)
Can we tangle up? (Have the big day?)
All I want is for you to walk in the door
Tell me that you never wanted me more and
All I want is for you to walk in the door
Tell me that you never wanted me more
Track Name: Newborn
There’s a cloud, it follows me around
Starts to rain whenever you’re not there
I’m no victim, I won’t be alone
You won’t see me captured in the storm
I’m a good girl, I’m a good girl
I’m a shadow, I’m a piece of wood
I’m the person that you wish you were
I’m the one who’s crying on the sheets
I’m the one who took all of the meat
I’m the ugly, I’m the beautiful
I’m the place where everyone can go
I’m a good girl, I’m a good girl
I’m the ocean swallowed up in sand
Hourglass that sits right in your hands
I’m the fragile, I’m an open book
I’m the bee sting and the butterfly
They’ll be newborn, they’ll be newborn
They’ll be woken up, they’ll be woken up
You’re my angel, you’re my angel
Track Name: Didn't sell
And I’m angry, I’m tired
And frustrated I’m.. trying to figure you out
So I say goodbye, I don’t mind if you cry
‘Cause really its fair enough
But you can’t go round talking like that
So I made some decisions
Yeah I thought through all of them
Tried to be clear as a bell
Mmm it didn’t sell
Can’t go round talking like that
No you can’t go round talking like that
Tangled up in blankets, look into my eyes
I believe every word, then every single lie
I don’t care whether you’re so justified
In saying that there’s nothing to hide
But you can’t go round talking like that
But I’m never yours
Sorry darling did I hurt your pride?
Would you like document?
Maybe something in writing since
You’re just so forgetful
So irrational
Well I can’t be with someone like that
No I can’t be with someone like that
Shooting arrows with a handicap
No you can’t go round talking like that
Track Name: Cupid's wink
Little girl, little girl in your pocket
In the sink, in the sink with the dishes
On the couch, on the couch with conditions
Tie her up with string and sell her with the flowers
If she makes a sound they put her in the cupboard
Where’s the key, lost the key, help her up
If she makes a sound they blame it on the others
Has the key, here’s the key, get her out
Come on now you say its all been done
Passion is your voice and this 'aint up to her
I’ve been planned out like a tapestry
You push the needle and it pierces right through me
Crooked stick, slap the hand full of wishes
Cupid’s wink, draw the arrow, still it misses
Cash is up, broken wings, plucking feathers
People dance in the fire ‘cause it flickers
If she makes a sound they put her in the cupboard
Where’s the key, lost the key, help her up
If she makes a sound they blame it on the others
Has the key, here’s the key, get her out
Cut the cord, cage her in, pictures up
We need our oxygen
Pretty bird, blue and black stolen kisses
We need our oxygen
She’s been planned out like a tapestry
You push the needle and it pierces right through
Cut the cord cage her in pictures up
Pretty bird blue and black stolen kisses
If she makes a sound they put her in the cupboard
Where’s the key, lost the key, help her up
If she makes a sound they blame it on the others
Has the key, here’s the key, get her out
Crooked stick, slap the hand full of wishes
Cupid’s wink draw the arrow still it misses
Cash is up broken wings plucking feathers
People dance in the fire cause it flickers
Come on now you say its all been done
Passion is your voice and this 'aint up to her
I’ve been planned out like a tapestry
You push the needle and it pierces right through me
Track Name: Feeling so good
Why is it always hard to be good?
Why can’t I ever do what I should?
Why can’t I just see it that way?
I don’t know what I’m supposed to say
When I just don’t mean a thing
And I don’t know how I’m supposed to stay
Pure and stay sane (ooh)
And I don’t know if you were my friend
Or maybe just controlling me
Feeling so good, feeling so good
Feeling so good, feeling so good
I should have told you that I was alone
Slipped in the backroom, maybe I would phone
Hold out your hands and soon you will find
Some kind of mystery lagging behind oooh
Feeling so good, feeling so good
Feeling so good, feeling so good
Hear me out I don’t want to cry now
Take a little pill and make it better
Take a little pill and make it better
Feeling so good, feeling so good
Feeling so good, feeling so good
Feeling so good, feeling so good
Feeling so good, feeling so good
Track Name: Monsters
Hey there scaredy cat, what are you running from?
Hey there scaredy cat, what are you worried about?
Hey there scaredy cat, what are you hiding from?
There’s a roof over your head and food in you belly
I am glad I can be what I wanna be
Even then when its cold, when its ugly
Least I understand, least I understand you
And I know that I love you too
So when things get hard just know it will be over soon
And then you’ll know why there’s no reason to worry
Make it good, make it colourful
Come on now, break the rules it’ll be ok
We can learn, we can stand, we can endure
We’ll get strong, we’ll get strong, we’ll get stronger
So when things get hard, just know it will be over soon
And then you’ll know why there’s no reason to worry
There’ll be no monsters in our house
There’ll be no monsters
There’ll be no monsters in our house
There’ll be no monsters
There’ll be none, no monsters .. no monsters!
Track Name: Piece by piece
Heart sinks into it, paper, black see-through
You place your writing on the wall of my head
We claim no rumours, no remorse or pain
And I cling to spotlights, burnt fingertips and wide eyes
The trigger
Calms my nerves
So just wait,
So just wait
And I love
This calm place
Warm embrace, it’s all mine
And I’ll give
Until I give in
Burnt fingertips and wide eyes
So let’s sit
Immersed
That’s it,
That’s it
The trigger, it calms my nerves
We paint it blue
Not like you
I’ll give you mine
Piece by piece,
Piece by piece
We’ll glue it up,
We’ll glue it up,
We’ll glue it up

Piece by piece
Off the floor,
We’ll glue it up
We’ll glue it up

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