Contrite Elegant Rebel (PCD02)

by Porcelaintoy

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1.
Jack 05:41
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 ..
2.
Broken 04:50
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)
3.
What we love 05:25
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
Tangle up 04:34
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
7.
Newborn 04:14
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
8.
Didn't sell 03:01
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
9.
Cupid's wink 03:29
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
10.
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
11.
Monsters 03:43
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!
12.
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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"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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