Beautiful World

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rough recordings part 2

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released March 20, 2014

thank you to Kris Schmolze for recording space, equipment, and percussion

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Bandshes Hartford, Connecticut

Bandshes is an Indie Trio from Hartford, CT.

Zoe:Lead singer and lyricist
Athena:Keys
Emily: Harmonies and violin

For bookings and inquiries email us at bandshes@gmail.com
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Track Name: Beautiful World
Beautiful world,
you shake me.
if only the people,
all us people
could know you

Beautiful Earth,
I’m trying.
finding light
where they say
there is none

oh, you’re dark around us,
they say it won’t change
but it’s those people
that make it that way

some of them pretend to be saints
some of them sway and sing
“I like the dark baby,
it’s comfortable here
just forget about good
and hold on to that fear.”

Beautiful world,
answer me,
do we play dumb
to live on lower expectations?

Beautiful world,
the lives you carry.
to watch people suffer,
succeed, just to watch
those below them suffer

they watch from a clean
modern tower
in arm chairs
with glasses of wine

some of them pretend to be saints
some of them sway and sing
“I like it up here, baby,
it’s comfortable in this chair
just forget about good; and
remember you’re not down there.”

Beautiful earth,
I choose your blossoms
I choose grassy hills
and desert skies
I choose wide oceans
and sunsets to lay down and watch

Beautiful Earth,
I choose to sink beneath your dirt
safe from the feet
of those who walk it
safe from towers and fake homes
and I’ll sing

“I like the dirt baby,
It’s natural here
just forget about greed
and let go of your fears
oh, let go
oh, let go”

beautiful world
let me know you
Track Name: Matchmakers
Matchmakers, matchmakers,
matchmakers, match
the kind that we make
are the kind you won’t touch
Fires, start fires
we burn up the bunch,
and if you’re afraid then,
you’re out of luck

matchmakers, matchmakers,
who said love was easy?
fire in the heart,
and internally bleeding
matchmakers, matchmakers,
ignite the flames
if you’re afraid then
don’t do the same

the cowards live alone
the cowards live alone
the cowards live alone
in their safe, matchbox homes

matchmakers, matchmakers,
have too much fun,
with these dinky little matches
that burn up your thumbs
we don’t make it easy
we don’t make it fair,
you’ll go through some matches
before you get there

it’s easy to light it
that's the better part
but keeping a fire
now that is an art
Track Name: Wild Geese
Seven ducks on the lake alone
Where do you go?
Where do you go?
When the air turns cold
And you’re fleeing from the snow

Seven ducks leave the lake or die
Where do you fly?
Where do you fly?
When the season is open
and you’ve caught the hunter’s eye

Seven geese, wild and free,
fly south for the winter
fly safely for me
I have no wings
no inner compass
I can’t flee from the seasons like you can
I can’t flee from dangers the way that you can

Seven crows on a telephone wire
can you get higher?
can you get higher?
tell me, what’s up there?
heaven or just plain air?

Seven crows perched in tall trees
do you do what you please?
do you do what you please?
tell me, what’s it like to be free?
is it how I imagine it to be?

Seven geese, wild and free,
fly south for the winter
fly safely for me
I have no wings
no inner compass
I can’t flee from the seasons like you can
I can’t flee from dangers the way that you can

Seven birds locked up in a store
do you know what you’re here for?
do you know what you’re here for?
wings are clipped and there’s no exit door
I feel your pain more and more

I have no direction,
no set destination
I look to the skies as if
answers were on wings
but I have neither, so please

Wild geese, go and be free,
fly south for the winter
fly safely for me
I have no wings
no inner compass
I can’t flee from the seasons like you can
I can’t flee from dangers the way that you can
Track Name: Bum Bum
This house reeks
of lack of sleep,
the air we breath
is tired of our scent.
And from all that time we spent,
how much of it was wasted?

I’ve got a bag full of notebooks
full of words I’ve strung together.
They’re my attempts at beauty,
my attempts at understanding.
My attempts,
my attempts,
how many of them failures?

Well if you believe it,
then I guess it’s true to you,
well if you believe it
then I guess it’s true to you.

It’s these people
all around me.
These people,
they destroy me.
These people,
all crumbling too;
destroying our world,
these people.

Well if you believe it,
then I guess it’s true to you,
well if you believe it
then I guess it’s true to you.

Who am I to say otherwise?
Track Name: Rainboots in the Desert
She’s in a drought
she’s waiting for the rain
she wants to hear his voice
but he’s got nothing to say

She’s in a drought
she’s praying for the best
but there’s nothing here
only desert and dust

Is this what love comes down to?
Is this all that’s left?
this is what love comes down to
and she still wears rainboots

She’s in a drought
but hallucinating rain
it’s so much easier
to see the flowers again

He’s dried her out
but he doesn’t see what he’s done
he’s been blinded
by the desert sun

Is this what love comes down to?
Is this all that’s left?
this is what love comes down to
But she still wears rainboots
Track Name: Early Morning Epiphany
We don’t know the meaning of timeliness
day light comes and breaks our wrists
makes us move slow
we don’t want to go

I don’t care, I don’t care
that’s what you gotta say
but I care, but I care
do I turn my back anyway?

We don’t know the meaning of timeliness
I’m gonna fall asleep in the grass
I’ll dream of the roots
wake up under branches

we only have our perspectives
did this plant grow
or did I never notice,
was it always here?

I don’t care, I don’t care
that’s what you gotta say
but I care, but I care
I guess my feelings went astray

we don’t know the meaning of falling in love
cuz we’ve sucked the meaning from it
it’s dry and dead
shrinking with dread

we only have our perspectives
to feel a concept
how could you say I’m wrong?
I guess I’ll stay alone

I give up, I give up
that’s what you gotta feel
I don’t care, I don’t care
that’s what I gotta say
Track Name: Lost Cities
Lost cities, what a pity
all those years spent building
on a love so flimsy,
so unreal

Lost cities, what a pity
all that time spent on nothing
the structures crumble
as they yell

till death, till death, till death do we part
till death, till death, till the death of this love

Lost cities, what a pity
adults with hearts of youth
the walls and windows
echo with the truth

Lost cities, what a pity
the way a home can cry,
hearing angry voices
as their love dies

till death, till death, till death do we part
till death, till death, of a crumbling love

destroy yourselves already,
you’re halfway there,
the buildings are falling,
but you’re still here
don’t you see there’s no home
no home left for love here

Lost cities, what a pity
no one knows when it’s time
to accept a lost love
and say goodbye

Till death, till death, till death do we part
till death, till the death of a failing love