Hitchcocking

by Princess Jesus

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The first solo release from Princess Jesus, the singer of Sky So Dark (www.skysodark.com). Walks the line between dark psychedelia and apocalyptic pop music.

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released January 24, 2017

Princess Jesus - vocals, guitars, bass, synth, percussion
David England - lead guitar, piano, synth, drums
Heidi Gluck - backing vocals, synth
Freda Love - drums

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Track Name: Northern Flicker
Well Hitchcock’s got nothing on Kentucky in the winter
The sky is full of northern flickers and satellites
My honey tells me everything’s alright
But I know better
Honey tells me everything’s alright
But I know better
I’ve got a field guide to look up birds and a broken flashlight
A box of kitchen matches, but none of them will light
My honey thinks that we will start this fire
But I know better
Honey thinks that we will start this fire
But I know better
I know better
The northern flicker’s come to take us
Let’s just go with it
I’ve had dreams like this before, lost and confounded
Loneliness turned terrifying, increasingly surrounded
And just because she’s with me doesn’t mean that I feel grounded
I know better
I know better
Track Name: Jackpot
I have got some marbles loose
There is no doubt in my mind
Hanging off this train's caboose
She's the wind and I'm her fly
The blue-eyed singing turned to black
Every nightmare might come back
Longer and louder
From bad to really god damn bad

Jackpot, I hit the jackpot
I hit the jackpot when it comes to fuckin' up

All bets are off, I'm in my cups
There's no shutting me up
If I had sense I'd just play dead
Instead I quack like a duck
I'm trying to communicate
But nothing seems to resonate
I'm chewing off my fingers
For your magnificent attention

I've been caught aimlessly grinning from ear to ear
My world is above or below, but it has never been here

Jackpot, I hit the jackpot
I hit the jackpot when it comes to fuckin' up

I have got some marbles loose
There is no doubt in my mind
Track Name: Matrimony
My imagination works better than my memory
I can handle the imagery as long as it is make believe
Let's pretend we're not stalkers
Let's act like we are free
We can sing by the lockers and drink each other's tea

I don't know why you're crying
Who knows, who knows
You might feel like you're dying
But you won't

My daddy asked me about you
The what, the where and when
I said "she's just like a brother
Gonna try not to fuck her, amen"
We'll keep the drugs in our bodies as the ferris wheel spins
Now plug me into the socket
I'm ready to die again

I don't know why you're crying
Who knows, who knows
You might feel like you're dying
But you won't

Bless them, free me
Bless them, free me
Bless them, free me
Bless them, free me

Married people, drowning people
Staring down a gun
Dancing at some party and the party is no fun
Mercy killings at the hospital
Matrimony forever
Let's not forget to lock the door, honey
and maybe bring a sweater

I don't know why you're crying
Who knows, who knows
You might feel like you're dying
But you won't
Track Name: Sucker For The Apocalypse
Things get hazy in the flames of hell
With new medications, I've been sleeping well
I've got more time for nightmares, Kitten
You tiptoe, Tulip, I wreck the ball
I can't dance but I do the crawl
Like a vampire in reverse, I like being bitten

I don't want to be this way but I slip
I wink my eye and slit my wrist
You cock your hip
I've always been a sucker for it
A sucker for the apocalypse

The fortune teller down on Greenwich Beach
She said something that stuck with me
She said "the sun is shining, look around you man."
My ceremony, my reverie,
A movie backwards through the imagery
Of water rising over the mountains
Things get hazy down in the flood
I used to swim but now I just give up
And the sky is beautiful

I don't want to be this way but I slip
I wink my eye and slit my wrist
You cock your hip
I've always been a sucker for it
A sucker for the apocalypse
Track Name: My Filthy Bride
You've got the darkest eyes
You've got the darkest face
I've got the darkest thoughts
I've gone the darkest way
Upon a bed of leaves we laid
Rewind our innocence
Back to the day we're made
Oh, my filthy bride
So delicate and brave
Let's never leave this place

You're all locks and tangles
Your eyes are lost at sea
You're in my dreams strangled
And then it is just me
I dug a long and shallow grave
Return to innocence
Where you will now remain

Oh, my filthy bride
So delicate and brave
Let's never leave this place
Let's never leave this place
Track Name: Emma, The Demons Are Real
Emma, the demons are real
Bobby was right about everything
I never lied to you
I never told you the truth
Remember when we went to the sea?
And I disappeared
No one was watching
It was just me
A triumph of geography
And I hid under the boardwalk
Waited for the tide to come in
I've been known to sleepwalk
Been known to throw the towel in
Into the sea

It left us an ocean apart
That night as I walked back in the dark
You looked right into me
And there was nothing to see
Oh, Emma the demons are real
I should know, they're in me
It sounds like a choir
My head is on fire, honey
And I hid out on the sidewalk
And I stared out at the emptiness
I know all these quiet houses
I know the trouble in them
I cannot feel the spirit
I cannot feel the wind
Emma, you never knew me
You just thought you did
Track Name: Ghost Story
Are you a medium, Darling?
Do spirits make your body ache?
Is there a paranormal pain inside of you?
Well I am not afraid
I've always felt the devil in me rage
It's what I'm used to
I am traveling
I am crossing
Like a ghost, I'm just wandering
I was standing here
Now I'm not, Marie
I am nowhere
I was never
I am free

Are you telepathic, Darling?
Can you see the future's brutal face?
Does it all feel doomed?
Well, it is
But I'm not afraid
I surrender to this fuckin' shadow play
This whole masquerade
I am vanishing
I am lost at sea
And I don't know how the hell it came to be
I was standing here
Now I'm not, Marie
I am nowhere
I was never
I am free

Are you a medium, Darling?
Do spirits make your body ache?
Is there a paranormal pain inside of you?
Track Name: Hitchcocking
I was flying with the swallows
Stung by the bees
And there was no brave daddy there to rescue me
Mama slapped when I hollered
Never taught me to swim
So I sank like a rock into my own sin
I come up with a cousin
He was worse than me
Until he turned a corner and he turned on me

Hitchcock the gun
Aim it at my love
I never want to see your face again

Wrote about a sex dream
On yellow stationary
Birds in my bloodstream
My heart's an apiary
Caved inside a coal mine
With one old canary
And I laughed like it was funny
There's nothing left that scares me

Hitchcock the gun
Aim it at my love
I never want to see your face again

Kiss me in a dream house
Drink my blood up too
I just want to be blacked out
I just want to be new
To wander through this city
Like an ancient mystery
With one earring missing
Along with my own history

Hitchcock the gun
Aim it at my love
I never want to see your face again
Hitchcock the gun
Aim it at my head
And pull the trigger
You win