the letdown

by Rebecca Marcyes

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released April 4, 2015

Recorded mixed and mastered by Ethan Stark at Stark Studio in Berkeley, California

Works Cited:
"Ghosts" by Dorianne Laux
"Carbon Monoxide" by Regina Spektor

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Track Name: Dorianne
there is a poem by Dorianne about two lovers painting a kitchen, and there's a line about a sweater the color of tender lemons, and the whole scene with the color makes Dorianne consider her lovers and the passage of time, which is something I do when I miss you and something reminds, and I miss you, just a little, all of the time.
Track Name: Love & Death
everyone says, I've heard it said
It's very French to say that
sex is like “a little death”
I love you best
I love you best
I love you best
I’m in your bed, and I am dead

“carbon monoxide”
and like the first time
my heart stops but I don’t die
it’s not today,
that dreamy deadly far off day
--- when I catch death and die away

can't think of anything
that's more American
than dying with a man like you
can’t tell me anything
I’m an American
I’d die a lot of times for you

I didn't know, I thought I knew, and now I know
that all the saddest things are also true
I didn't know, I thought I knew, and now I know
that all the saddest things are all so true
Track Name: Honey
you’re just a spoonful of honey:
sugar and power and light
nothing about this seems funny
but I’m cracking you up tonight

you are my hero, my honey
don’t let them take me away
you are my playboy, my bunny
give it to me where I lay

you’re my old man, my old money
save you up for rainy days
lately though it’s just been sunny
why don’t I want you today
Track Name: It's For You, Again
I really like you
I really do
I'd pack up all my things and I'd take 'em to you

it don't have to do with love to be true
you don't say you love me
you say, "I believe in you."

I can't wait to see you and talk to you, too
you're somebody's favorite -
you're my favorite, too

I think I love you
No, I know I do
I got a reputation and I can't keep telling you
Track Name: Just Once, Just Me
you want an army, an army of me
with us behind you you’ll finally get free
wanna surround you, just once, just me
I’ll never be loyal like you need me

play me that Patti Smith song in the car
still can’t believe that we took it so far
wanna surround you, just once, just me
I’ll never be as nice as you need me

it’s been a year and change, I’m running late
time passes slow when I look at your face
wanna surround you, just once, just me
I’ll never be patient like you need me

sing to me now cmon open that mouth
vowels that sound like lies as they come out
wanna surround you, just once, just me
I’ll never be as soft as you need me
Track Name: Drinking To You
None of ya dreamboats like to get drunk
As bad as I do, it’s sad but it’s true
Been drinking and smoking and wishing and hoping
And all of the nights stink of you
Spend all day forgetting the dreams I been having
(I’m dreaming if you love me too)
Oo-ee-oo

Thought we were living together, in sin, and
now I can see you had no clue
Been sweeping and keeping the room all neat for when
you maybe wanna pass through
Time to move on find a plane and get on
With it somewhere where no one knows you
Oo-ee-oo

Everyone knows you’re no good with the roads
Pick up, my love, drop me a line
On the coastline I am better than fine
but I know it’s a matter of time
your face is a secret with someone you just met,
and you know I’ll never ask why
Oo-ee-oo

So all ya young dreamers, and love freak believers
Nobody drinks like we do
I can’t hold your hand and gin counts as a plan
'cause I’ll never get over you
You’re gone, and my bones know it, too
Can you tell that I’ve had a few?
This next one goes out to you
For old time’s sake, I’ll drink to you
I’ll drink to you
Oo-ee-oo