All Is Not Well

A Latch to Open
You come upon a bird in a pretty cage
You feel all its sadness, all its rage
A latch to open doors with moving parts
You hold the key but you just walk away
And life is much harder than you thought
Love can't be tamed and it can't be caught
And still it sings a song for your heart
You decide you want its wings, so you cut them off
And still it sings a song for your blackened heart
You decide you want its wings, so you cut them off
And life is so much harder than you thought
Life is so much harder than you thought
Oh, love, don't go away
Oh, love, don't go away
Oh, love, stay in your cage
Please stay in your cage
Stay
You come upon a bird in a pretty cage
This time you will help it to escape
A latch to open doors with moving parts
You turn the key and watch it slip away
And then it sings a song for your secret heart
You still want its wings, but you let it fly off
And life is so much sweeter than you thought
Life is so much sweeter than you thought
Written by Hannah Fury
© 2005 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
All Is Not Well
Don't try to lie to me, I know
My love was politically disposed of
And I didn't see them coming
No, I didn't see them coming for you
For you
Don't try to lie to me, I know
Their crime will never be exposed
And if I had seen them coming
If I had seen them coming
What I wouldn't do for you
All is not well
All is not well
All is not well in the land of Oz
Don't try to lie to me, I know
My love was politically disposed of
And I did not see them coming
No, if I had seen them coming
I'd have chosen you
All is not well in the land of Oz
Written by Hannah Fury
© 2000 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
And Your Little Dog Too
Surrender, Dorothy
Bring me the shoes, dear
Bring them to me
Bring them here, dear
Bring them
If you know what's good for you
If you know what's good
If you know what's good for you
And your little dog, too
You'll bring them here
The shoes, dear
The shoes
Bring them to me
If you know what's good for you, dear
If you know what's just good
If you know what's good for you
And your little dog, too
You'll bring them here
Bring them here
Bring them here
Bring them to me
Written by Hannah Fury
© 2000 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
Angels & Absinthe
Hush, hush, don't wake up, it's not morning
Hush, hush, sleep through this, I am warning
Why are you crying? It's not a sad movie
Why are you crying, dear? There is nothing sad here
There is nothing sad, is there?
Angels fall in to save my soul
Sorry, Absinthe, you're much too slow
All that glitters and all that glows
Will find a way in as soon as I go
Hush, hush, I dreamed I was happy
Hush, hush, you were happy with me
Hush, hush, feel the chill and it is real
Hush, hush, but at least you can still feel
Why are you crying? It's not a sad movie
Why are you crying, dear? There is nothing sad here
If you want wings, just tell them so
These are the things that make us grow cold
Break the code and then just go
Love is something you seek and destroy
Then ask, "Why are you crying?"
 Written by Hannah Fury
© 2001 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
The Apple
So blame me
But you didn't see me do it
Poor baby, please
Trouble has always grown on trees
So blame me
But you didn't see me do it
Poor baby, please
Trouble has always grown on trees
And I don't care what you say to me
Ha!
I don't even like blue eyes
They're usually too light
I don't even like things that are so bright
I can't stand the glare
So take this if you dare
Then you can belong to me
And you can be wrong for me
So blame me
But you didn't see me do it
Poor baby, please
Trouble has always grown on trees
I don't care what you say
You're just being fake
I'm telling the truth
Like I do always
You'd do it too, if you were brave
The sweetest things are often laced
And you can be wrong for me
Mirror, mirror on the wall
If I can't have one, I'll take them all
I'll take Gael Garcia Bernal
I'll take a man that I can haunt
And who can be wrong for me
Who will be all wrong for me
Written by Hannah Fury
© 2007 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
Away
I heard he is missing in the river now
They say he is nowhere to be found
I hope she sang the sweetest lullaby
So that he was calm when he went down
Angels sing Glory Hallelujah
But he will bring his voice to heaven and blow them all away
He will bring his voice to heaven and blow them all away
I guess he is singing in the water now
Breathing in the purity of sound
I know she promised him a lilac crown
So that he was not afraid to drown
Angels sing Glory Hallelujah
But he will bring his voice to heaven and blow them all away
He will bring his voice to heaven and blow them all away
Put them all to shame
Blow them all away
Away...
Away...
 Written by Hannah Fury
© 1997 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
Beware the Touch
To have, to hold
is something you
have feared to know but always knew
Maybe it isn't even true
Maybe love cannot
Maybe love cannot shelter you
The furies are a triple threat
The worst to come has not come yet
If love is something you can just reject
Beware the touch they won't forget
Beware the touch of Antoinette
Still through the gash you'll reach to pull
The bones of someone beautiful
His veins stretched tight over his skull
The lullaby will become a lull
The lullaby will become a lull
It begins again
The feeling that I love and know will end
It begins again
The feeling that I love and know will end
I'll sing you fast asleep, my love
And all the dreams that you dream of
Will soothe you like a velvet glove
Wrapped around your heart, guarding your blood
Wrapped around your heart, guarding your blood
And when you wake, you won't recall
How light surrenders to the dark
So the next time that you start to fall
You'll swear he's the greatest love of all
And he will redeem the queen of hearts
Written by Hannah Fury
© 2006 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
Carnival Justice (The Gloves Are Off) Part II
Step right up and get what you deserve
Oh, what a prize!
Yeah, it's her
And if you think you scored your vision must be blurred
Welcome one and all to the Theater of the Absurd
Mmmmmy heart is like the Moulin Rouge
All lit up in subterfuge
But pain is something I can use
But what about you? What's your excuse?
You won't know I'm coming until it's too late
You won't know that I'm around
The only thing that you will hear is scarlet satin hitting the ground
The gloves are off
Too bad you got soft
The gloves are off
Too bad you're so lost
Je suis en coeur
Je disparais
You are a blur as I walk away
So you love her? That little stain?
I'm out of here, but my words remain
So step right up and take a drag on your cigarette
You're just something that got snagged on the hook of Antoinette
And you can call it Carnival Justice
It's just my own breed of armistice
You can say I'm crazy like Alice
You can call it Carnival Justice
It's just my own breed of armistice
You can say I'm crazy like Alice
But I'll never blow you a real kiss
The gloves are off
 Written by Hannah Fury
© 2005 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
Defenestration
You want to walk straight down the line
I just sashay from side to side
Coming at you from behind
Coming at you, all scissors and knives
All shadows and lies
You want to walk straight down the line
I just sway from side to side
Coming at you like some tattered corpse bride
Coming at you, so stand aside
I'm coming through, if you don't mind
I do remember the room underneath the bell
We held hands in the stairwell
Hummingbirds followed me at school
At least that's what you said
That's just like you
It didn't matter if it was true
Things were just better inside of you
And I was never the same
That's when everything changed
So now I see him standing there at the window
Oh, he's so sweet
I want to love him
I want it so
But when I reach for him
Out he goes
I see him standing there at the window
I come up behind him, all hustle and flow
I rustle the dust around him
And out he goes
Out you go
I could say I'm surprised but it wouldn't be true
'Cause it happened last time to the one before you
So step away from the gash
I'm coming through
Written by Hannah Fury
© 2006 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
Carousel
I would have loved to see you grow old, friend
I would have loved to know you 'till the end
I would have loved to see you smile again
I would have loved to watch you turn grey
I would have loved to have just one more day
But all I know is that you've gone away
But I swear that I can hear you say...
Don't worry, don't be sad
Think of the time we had
There is no future or past
And life is not meant to last
Life is crucial surgery
A shard of glass pulled from a heart that bleeds
And sometimes like a barroom fight
So keep throwing punches 'till you get it right
Life is like a carousel
It'll make you dizzy
It will spin like hell
Life is a clear blue stream
It's everything you mean
Yet nothing but a dream
Where things are not quite like they seem
And when you get it, that's when
You'll see me again
When you get it, that's when
You'll see me again
Written by Hannah Fury
© 2006 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
Don't Be Scared
Don't be scared to decode
I know it seems sometimes there is no hope
Don't be scared
You're not alone
Don't be scared
Please just don't be scared
Don't be scared
Don't be sad
It will be all right
This too shall pass
Just get through one more night
Don't be sad
Give us a smile
Don't be sad
Just try a while
Don't be sad
It'll be all right
Don't be sad
Just get through one more night
Don't be sad
Just give us a smile
Don't be sad
Don't be scared to feel afraid
Nightshade and bile, I am erased
The words you say
will keep you safe
And it's all the hurt
that will be erased
So don't be scared
Don't be scared
Don't be scared
And don't be sad
Written by Hannah Fury
© 2002 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
Eat the Dirt
Curl up under the window
and crouch against the wall
I feel the nighttime about to fall 
And I don't know what to do with myself
So I eat the dirt and I pray for...
And I know I am all wrong
I know it is all wrong
But I don't know what to do with myself
So I drink the blood and I pray for...
Run from these hands if you know what's good for you
I can't control the things I do
And I don't know how to cure myself
So I eat the dirt and I pray for help
I eat the dirt and I pray for help
I eat the dirt and I pray for...
 Written by Hannah Fury
© 1997 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
Girls That Glitter Love the Dark
Girls that glitter love the dark
We lace it through our bitter, black little hearts
And then we feign surprise when we see
that those we've loved to love have seeped
into our poisoned blood
Girls that glitter deceive death
We thread ourselves through innocent flesh
And then we feign surprise when we see
that those we've loved to waste they seem to be erased
Knit it through, thread it, sew it to unsuspecting flesh
They won't regret it, or so they say
And those you have loved have snagged on your thorny veins
But they don't regret it, or so you say
Girls that glitter desecrate a kiss
We break the code of happiness
And then we feign surprise when we see
that those we've loved have loved to leave
Girls that glitter defile hope
We think that love is just tightening that sad little rope
And then we open our eyes and we see through the gash
of a fluttering eyelash
We see love trying desperately to flee
But you don't ever have to fear
Just break its wings and it will never disappear
You don't ever have to fear
Just break its wings and it will never disappear
Knit it through, capture it and stitch it to your brittle little heart
At least that way love can't tear it apart
Knit it through, sew it to unsuspecting flesh
They won't regret you
And if they do?
But the thing that girls know best
is that glitter covers all the ugliness
And they know one thing above all the rest:
Sparkle covers evilness
Shimmer covers all the mess
Glitter covers darkness
And then came the moment when the swarm of bees drowned
Written by Hannah Fury
© 2005 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
Girls That Glitter Love the Dark
Girls that glitter love the dark
We lace it through our bitter, black little hearts
And then we feign surprise when we see
that those we've loved to love have seeped
into our poisoned blood
Girls that glitter deceive death
We thread ourselves through innocent flesh
And then we feign surprise when we see
that those we've love to waste
they seem to be erased
Knit it through, thread it
Sew it to unsuspecting flesh
They won't regret it
Or so they say
And those you have loved
have snagged on your thorny veins
But they don't regret it
Or so you say
Girls that glitter desecrate a kiss
We break the code of happiness
And then we feign surprise when we see
That those we've loved have loved to leave
Girls that glitter defile hope
We think that love is just
tightening that sad little rope
And then we open our eyes and we see
through the gash
of a fluttering eyelash
We see love trying desperately to flee
But you don't ever have to fear
Just break its wings and it will never disappear
You don't ever have to fear
Just break its wings and it will never disappear
Knit it through
Capture it and stitch it to
your brittle little heart
At least that way
love can't tear it apart
Knit it through
Sew it to
They won't regret you
And if they do?
But the thing that girls know best
is that glitter covers all the ugliness
And they know one thing above the rest:
Sparkle covers evilness
Shimmer covers all the mess
Glitter covers darkness
And then came the moment
when the swarm of bees drowned
Written by Hannah Fury
© 2002 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
I Can't Let You In
Fiyero, don't tell a soul what you've seen
This is the life that you and I are meant to lead
I can't let you in, 'cause the world is falling to pieces
I can't let you in, 'cause the world is falling to pieces
Fiyero, don't tell a soul a word we speak
I need to know, if I don't make it home, you won't look for me
I can't let you in, 'cause the world will tear us to pieces
I can't let you in, 'cause the world will tear us to pieces
Don't even let them hear you breathe
I'll never see you again, 'cause the world has torn you to pieces
And don't you dare deceive destiny
Her for you, but you for me
And don't you dare deceive destiny
Her for you, but you for me
Her for you, but you for me
For me
Written by Hannah Fury
© 1999 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
Idaho
What if the sky in Idaho is black and dark?
What if the sun in Idaho doesn't set at all?
And what if I loved you with all of my heart?
And what if my love wasn't good enough?
What if the sky in Idaho is filled with clouds?
What if the sun in Idaho has burned out?
There'd be miles and miles behind us
We'd look back at the miles and miles we'd come
Don't tell me all those miles were for nothing
Don't tell me all of those miles were for nothing
What if the sky in Idaho is black and dark?
What if the sun in Idaho doesn't set at all?
And what if I loved you with all of my heart?
And what if my love wasn't good enough?
There'd be miles and miles behind us
We'd look back at the miles and miles we'd come
Don't tell me all those miles were for nothing
Don't tell me all of those miles were for nothing
With your arms around me, I think I can do this
With your help, I think that I can do this
Help me do this
Help me help you do this
Tell me all those miles were for something
Written by Hannah Fury
© 1995 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
It Was Her House That Killed Nessarose
She might fool them but she don't fool me
She talks much too earnestly
And when Glinda gave her the shoes
I had nothing else to lose
And I asked her to take my hand
I asked her to please understand
They love her so 'cause she's so sticky sweet
But she just doesn't seem honest to me
And when Glinda asked me to choose
Well, I had nothing much else to lose
And I asked her to take my hand
I asked her who once was my friend, I thought, 'til the end
And I thought I had the secret to life
I don't, do I?
Do I?
And I thought that I had the secret to life
But I don't, do I?
I follow her down the Yellow Brick Road
Chasing her now, for revenge, I suppose
She causes destruction wherever she goes
It was her house that killed Nessarose
It was her house that killed Nessarose
That's just the way life goes
Written by Hannah Fury
© 1999 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
Je T'aime
So you think you want that little girl, do you?
I'll string her up and I'll bring her to you
You think I don't know what love is
But you've just never known love like this
Je t'aime
I do know love
Je t'aime
I do know you
But you, you think you want that pretty girl, don't you?
I could befriend her and talk to her for you
You think you just want that perfect girl, don't you?
I could be so much better for you
Je t'aime
I do know love
Je t'aime
I do know you
I do know you
Mirror, mirror on the wall
You don't want to mess around with me at all
Mirror, mirror on the wall
Let me in and I'll break you into shards
I'll break you, just you wait, you
Je t'aime
Written by Hannah Fury
© 2005 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
The Last Piece of Cake
She wasn't expecting anyone to hurt her
Least of all her daughter
She had always been a good mother
But her feet slipped in the mud
She took a walk with her daughter
And her feet slipped in the mud
She looked up at her betrayer
running quickly through the trees
Please don't leave me here in the dirt
Please help me up
Reach to me your hand
Please help me up
She wasn't expecting anyone to hurt her
Then her feet slipped in the mud
Please don't leave me here in the dirt
Reach to me your hand
Help me clean these dirty wings
I am so terribly hurt
This makes me want to believe in heaven
and angels
for mothers
and hunchbacks
and wolves
Please let me believe that she's happy
and safe
and warm
and smiling
eating apples and the last piece of cake
Written by Hannah Fury
© 1995 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
Let It Show
She said, "I've got no soul, I am not Nessarose
That is the way that life goes"
I said, "Just let it show, you are not Nessarose
Come on, grab your broom, let's go
Come on, grab your broom, let's blow away"
She said, "I've got no soul, I am not Nessarose
That is the way that life goes"
I said, "Just let it show that you're not Nessarose
Come on, grab your broom, let's go
Come on, grab your broom, let's blow"
I don't know where she ends and where I begin
The girl with green oily skin, she ends where I begin
I don't know where she ends and where I begin
The girl with green oily skin, she ends where I begin
Look at Dorothy in the sickly sweet undertow
Look at Dorothy, believing and leading them all down the Yellow Brick Road
She said, "I've got no soul"
I said, "You do, though"
She said, "I've got no soul, I am not Nessarose
That's just the way that life goes
That's just the way that life blows away"
Written by Hannah Fury
© 1999 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
Love Today
Rest assured
I remember every word
I remember all I heard
And that summer
All the joy went away
All that I had to say
For love of life, don't say goodbye
For love of life, don't say goodbye
So, at the window
Don't heed the call
Don't think we've lost it all
Just try to love today
Try to love today
Rest assured
I do think it's sad
And I do miss what we had
But I just try to love today
I try to love today
Try to love today
I try...
Written by Hannah Fury
© 1999 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
Meathook
Don't put your red dress on for him
Don't put your red dress on
Don't put your red dress on for him
Don't put your red dress on
Don't be afraid of the dark
Don't be afraid of the dark
Don't be afraid of the dark and what you are without him
Don't be afraid of the dark and what you are without him
No meathook is as bad as a hook in the heart
There's no pain that can make the non-feel feel at all
A hole through the skin will not make you whole
What is dominion over a faltering soul
and a heart that has severed from the body?
Is it anything to control someone that has been broken open?
Written by Hannah Fury
© 1999 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
My Next Victim
I was numb, I was frozen
Then I saw you and my blood started flowing
I was tired and heartbroken
Then I saw you and I shattered open
But you don't want none of my sugar
You just want that skanky snatch, no offense to her
You don't want none of my sugar
You just want that little slit, nothing against her
But you are my next victim
My next requiem
My next anti-numb
You will become my next victim
Written by Hannah Fury
© 2005 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
The Necklace of Marie Antoinette
I'll make it look like an accident
I'll make it look like he was trying to hurt me
I'll make it seem like I was innocent
I'll make him wish he had never met me
I'll make it look like a suicide
I'll make it look like it was meant to be
I'll make it seem like I was innocent
I'll make the strychnine taste like raspberry tea
I fear for your soul (as you sow, you shall reap)
I know me, I'm so low (as you sow, you shall reap)
I spread the soul poison quietly
I make him think that he wanted it from me
I make it seem like I'm innocent
This disease will feel like solidarity
I know me
Written by Hannah Fury
© 1997 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
Never Come Down Again
I fly
And I will never come down again
Not on your life
You may call me an automanienne
But I will continue to fight
I will continue my lonely flight
For the rest of my life
For you
Written by Hannah Fury
© 2000 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
Never Look Back
You can have the brightest star
I'm a girl who wishes on scars
You must know that love can fade
Don't look back during the parade
So I love like they do under the sea
And I pull him much too close to me
Yes, I know that love can fade
But I never look back during the parade
You can have the light of the moon
I prefer to exit through wounds
You must know that life will fade
Don't look back during the parade
So I live like they do under the sea
And I pull him even closer to me
Yes, I know that life will fade
So I never look back during the parade
No, I never look back during the parade
Written by Hannah Fury
© 2006 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
No Man Alive
All that matters is love...
There's no man alive that has what I need
So give me a man that I can breathe
There's no man alive that has what I want
So give me a man that I can haunt
Give me a static-free cellular line
So I can call him all of the time
Give me a shimmering astral cord
So I can be there when he's with his whore
I feel it come again
The feeling that I love
And that I know will end
(And when the ride comes to an end, just get up, dust off, and do it again)
I feel it come again
The feeling that I love
And that I know will end
There's no man alive that I can't deceive
So give me a man who's crueler than me
There's no man alive that I can't destroy
So give me a man who'll be first to deploy
Give me a static-free cellular line
So I can connect to him all of the time
Give me a sparkling astral cord
So I can be there when he is no more
Written by Hannah Fury
© 2002 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
Not Like You
Giant-Size Man-Thing #4
You are Eleanor
Don't say a thing
For me or for him
Just pretend you are our friend
Until the end
Don't speak
Don't speak
Don't speak
Don't support
Just quietly abhor me
The thing that feels
And is not like you
Don't speak
Don't speak
Don't support
Just quietly abhor me
The thing that feels
And is not like you
I am not like
So what if you don't like me
And you don't care how I feel
So what if you can't see me
I know I am really here
So what if you don't believe in me
Do you really think I care?
So what if you don't believe in me
I know I am really real
I know I am the real thing
Don't speak
Don't speak
Don't support
Just quietly ignore me
The thing that feels
And is not like you
I am not like you
I am not like you
Written by Hannah Fury
© 1997 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
Scars
Please don't go to Scarborough Fair
Violets, roses, thistles and vines
Remember me, I am still here
He was not a true love of mine
He was not a true love of mine
He was not a true love of mine
Please don't go to Scarborough Fair
Honey, poison, oakwood and wine
Don't forget me, I still care
He was not a true love of mine
Follow me to Scarborough Fair
Clovers, lilacs, jokers and thieves
Remember me, I do not need
He was not a true love of mine
He was not a true love of mine
Please don't go
Please don't go
Follow me
Follow me
Twist it and turn it around
Kick dust upon it 'til it eats the ground
Love is something to break down
Make it scream 'til you get sick of the sound
Make it scream 'til you get sick of the sound
Make it scream 'til you get sick of
I'm so sick of the sound
Written by Hannah Fury
© 1997 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
"Scars" is based on the traditional English-American folk ballad "Scarborough Fair."
Someone Speaks Softly
Bury the switchblade a foot deep in snow
Silence is golden
She loved him, you know
Fold up his good shirts and dust off his robe
The violence is over, they told her so
Is it over? Is it over, I said, is it over? Is it?
Her mind tears asunder the heartstrings below
Years go by, still she cannot break the code
The trauma has severed the flesh from the bone
Guilt weighs so heavily on her soul
Is it over? Is it over, I said, is it over? Is it?
Veins stretched tight over a heart blue and cold
Silence is made of gold
Hurt is to have and to hold
This is what she has been told
Is it over? Is it over, I said, is it over? Is it?
Someone speaks softly through the horror and pain:
"Love has gone, but it could come again."
Spring arrives quietly, warming her skin
Her heart, now red, is beating again
Oh, it's over
Written by Hannah Fury
© 2000 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
Status
Ooh, c'est tout
I curse the day that I laid eyes on you
You thirsty, dirty, stupid root
Status: Over; we are through.
Ooh, c'est tout
The needle, like a thorn removed,
Slipped out from this aching bruise
Status: Weapon is defused.
Ooh, c'est tout
Broken girls, when rag-doll used,
Can't be expected to be true
Status: Villain has been subdued.
You beg for mercy, but I refuse
Step off!
You have been excused
Vous n'avez pas un coeur
Solipsistic saboteur
You are twisted and unsure
You see her lipstick and pearls
And want to devour her
But now she's tearing up your insides
All claws and fur
Get up!
Give us a smile
Get up!
Get out of this
At least for a while
Get up!
Ooh, c'est tout
Tortured dolls will become cruel
Porcelain repaired with glue
Can't hush the shrieking of a wound
So deep it's feral through and through
Status: I am done with you
Written by Hannah Fury
© 2005 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
Sweet Heart
Solitude still holds you
I don't have to fake the blues
And all you want is refuge
Sugar is the heart's food
Sugar is the heart's food
Fathers don't know all the rules
Kicked around, I know you know the cruelty of love
And if you could have just one thing for your birthday, what would it be?
Maybe that one wrong word would not make you bad
And you could say just how you feel
And they would still want you around
And maybe that you could make mistakes
And that it would still be okay
And they would still want you around
Thoughts are often ridiculed
Feelings often misunderstood
And all you do is rescue one little piece of your heart
And feed it sugar
And it will grow
So powerful and strong
You won't know what to do with all the warmth
You won't even remember all the harm
And it will be so much easier to lead
The life you always wanted
The life you always should have had
Written by Hannah Fury
© 1999 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
You Don't leave a Trace
You crawl away and don't leave any trace
I don't like your dirt house that much anyway
Don't you dare waste any more of my time
If you don't even like me, quit coming around
You crawl away and don't leave any trace
Yeah, it is true, you would not be the same
If you can't love me, I guess we are through
I never even showed you what I'd do to you
'Cause you run like hell
Run like hell
Run like hell from me
You crawl away and you don't leave a trace
It could be real or it could be fake
The details don't matter to me anyway
I don't really care if you go or you stay
Just don't run like hell
Run like hell
You would be dumb as hell to run from me
You crawl away and you don't leave a trace
Wipe that damned panicked look off of your face
I never even liked you that much anyway
But if you're not with someone, it's such a shame
I know that you're sort of scared of me
Let me be your wet nightmare, let me
I know that you're sort of scared of me
Let me be your wet nightmare, let me
I know that you're sort of scared
I know that you're sort of scared of me
I know I can never be
I know I can never be your dream
So let me
Let me
Let me be
Written by Hannah Fury
© 2006 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
You Had Me
I am desire but you are weak
And I despise the sound of leaks
in veins to quiet to even speak
Just bleed despair but never scream
I am revenge and disbelief
And I regret the tracks I leave
in snow that isn't even deep
I hold the blade, sharp as can be
You had me going out of my head
With all the things that you said
You had me going out of my head
But now I walk away from you instead
I am on fire but you retreat
With arteries so tense they shriek
anemic secrets that won't keep
A heart that numb must choose deceit
I am mayhem and treachery
And dead-ends never bothered me
Your hollow voice shouts, "Victory!"
But whispers, restless, when you sleep,
"She had me going out of my head"
I did descend but now I'm free
And I confess you still seem sweet
But you no longer disarm me
You had me going out of my head
With all the things that you said
You had me going out of my head
But now I walk away from you instead
Written by Hannah Fury
© 2006 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
The Vampire Waltz
The light in your eyes beckons to me
It beckons so quietly, but I hear it clearly
You start walking towards me
Taking my breath and fearlessly setting me free
Oh, I feel it being drawn out
The blood flowing steadily into your mouth
This dark night, cruel and cold
You whisper softly, "Honey, you'll never grow old"
Looking back at the crowd
Back at the party
I step outside and disappear swiftly
Oh, I feel it being drawn out
The pain of life fading, going down south
Lost in the wake of my wedding
And caught here at these old crossroads
I can never leave
I think I've been fooled
Why am I not dressed in white?
With eyes full of glory and wine
I'll be your eternal bride
I'll be here forever
Here, on this night
Why am I not dressed in white?
I need you near me
I think I've been fooled
I need you near me
I think I've been fooled
You carry me over the crossroads
And I'm lost on this cold, dark night
Why am I not dressed in white?
I carry a mandrake in my bouquet
And I shiver when it screams
I carry a mandrake in my bouquet
And I shiver when it screams
The light in your eyes is still calling to me
Taking my whole world and setting it spinning
Knowing my weakness, the spark lies in the sand
Taking my hand, you lead me into the dance
Oh, I feel it being drawn out
My soul is rushing right into your mouth
How could you take me away from the party?
I think I've been fooled
How could you take me away from the party?
I think I've been fooled
I need you near me
I think I've been fooled
I carry a mandrake in my bouquet
And I shiver when it screams
I need you near me
I think I've been fooled
I carry a mandrake in my bouquet
And I shiver when it screams
With eyes full of lust and light
I'll be your eternal bride
I'll be here forever
Here, on this night
Oh, why am I not dressed in white?
Something is not right
Will the light spark?
Written by Hannah Fury
© 1995 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
Where the Wounds Are
Pick up the stitches
Pick up the stitches
Be strong
Pick up the stitches
It's all right
Just pick up the stitches
It's all right
You're not mine
It's all right
I am fine
Just left with scars
To remind me where the wounds are
To remind me where the wounds are
Thread the light through the flesh
And push the needle past the rest
Through the bone, into the heart
Where madness ends and music starts
Listen
Don't worry
It won't be long
Just weave all your sadness into a song
And I know you will
I know you will
I know you will
Because I know you
I'm all right
You're not mine
I'm all right
I'll be fine
Just left with scars
To remind me where the wounds are
To remind me where the wounds are
Lace the ribbon up your back
And stitch the future to the past
When demons become friends at last
Hold them tight and heal the gash
Listen
Don't worry
It won't be long
Just spin all your nightmares into a song
I know you will
I know you will
Because I know you
Because I know you
I know you will
I know you will
Because I know you
It's all right
You'll survive
It's all right
You'll be fine
Just left with scars
To remind you where the wounds are
To remind you to
sew every glimmer you get to your skin
And let every sound you hear come crashing in
Knit your fragile veins to the wrists of your friends
And know that you will see them again
Sew every shimmer you get to your skin
And let every whisper come rushing back in
And pick up the stitches and start to mend
Love pierces through even death in the end
Love will pierce through even death in the end
Believe that you will see them again
(The spider knows)
You will
Written by Hannah Fury
© 2006 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)All Is Not Well

Don't try to lie to me, I know

My love was politically disposed of

And I didn't see them coming

No, I didn't see them coming for you

For you

Don't try to lie to me, I know

Their crime will never be exposed

And if I had seen them coming

If I had seen them coming

What I wouldn't do for you

All is not well

All is not well

All is not well in the land of Oz

Don't try to lie to me, I know

My love was politically disposed of

And I did not see them coming

No, if I had seen them coming
I'd have chosen you

All is not well in the land of Oz

Written by Hannah Fury
© 2000 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

And Your Little Dog Too

Surrender, Dorothy
Bring me the shoes, dear

Bring them to me

Bring them here, dear

Bring them

If you know what's good for you

If you know what's good

If you know what's good for you

And your little dog, too

You'll bring them here

The shoes, dear

The shoes

Bring them to me

If you know what's good for you, dear

If you know what's just good

If you know what's good for you

And your little dog, too

You'll bring them here

Bring them here

Bring them here

Bring them to me

Written by Hannah Fury
© 2000 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

Angels & Absinthe

Hush, hush, don't wake up, it's not morning
|
Hush, hush, sleep through this, I am warning
Why are you crying? It's not a sad movie

Why are you crying, dear?
There is nothing sad here

There is nothing sad, is there?

Angels fall in to save my soul

Sorry, Absinthe, you're much too slow
All that glitters and all that glows

Will find a way in as soon as I go

Hush, hush, I dreamed I was happy

Hush, hush, you were happy with me

Hush, hush, feel the chill and it is real

Hush, hush, but at least you can still feel

Why are you crying? It's not a sad movie

Why are you crying, dear? There is nothing sad here

If you want wings, just tell them so

These are the things that make us grow cold

Break the code and then just go

Love is something you seek and destroy

Then ask, "Why are you crying?"

Written by Hannah Fury
© 2001 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

The Apple

So blame me
But you didn't see me do it

Poor baby, please

Trouble has always grown on trees

So blame me
But you didn't see me do it

Poor baby, please

Trouble has always grown on trees

And I don't care what you say to me

Ha!
 I don't even like blue eyes

They're usually too light

I don't even like things that are so bright

I can't stand the glare

So take this if you dare

Then you can belong to me

And you can be wrong for me

So blame me
But you didn't see me do it
Poor baby, please

Trouble has always grown on trees
I don't care what you say

You're just being fake
I'm telling the truth

Like I do always

You'd do it too, if you were brave

The sweetest things are often laced

And you can be wrong for me

Mirror, mirror on the wall

If I can't have one, I'll take them all

I'll take Gael Garcia Bernal

I'll take a man that I can haunt
And who can be wrong for me

Who will be all wrong for me

Written by Hannah Fury
© 2007 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

Away

I heard he is missing in the river now

They say he is nowhere to be found

I hope she sang the sweetest lullaby

So that he was calm when he went down

Angels sing Glory Hallelujah
But he will bring his voice to heaven and blow them all away

He will bring his voice to heaven and blow them all away
I guess he is singing in the water now

Breathing in the purity of sound

I know she promised him a lilac crown

So that he was not afraid to drown

Angels sing Glory Hallelujah

But he will bring his voice to heaven and blow them all away
He will bring his voice to heaven and blow them all away
Put them all to shame

Blow them all away

Away...
Away...

Written by Hannah Fury
© 1997 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

Beware the Touch

To have, to hold

is something you

have feared to know but always knew

Maybe it isn't even true
Maybe love cannot

Maybe love cannot shelter you

The furies are a triple threat

The worst to come has not come yet

If love is something you can just reject

Beware the touch they won't forget

Beware the touch of Antoinette

Still through the gash you'll reach to pull

The bones of someone beautiful

His veins stretched tight over his skull

The lullaby will become a lull

The lullaby will become a lull

It begins again

The feeling that I love and know will end

It begins again

The feeling that I love and know will end

I'll sing you fast asleep, my love

And all the dreams that you dream of

Will soothe you like a velvet glove

Wrapped around your heart, guarding your blood
Wrapped around your heart, guarding your blood

And when you wake, you won't recall

How light surrenders to the dark
So the next time that you start to fall

You'll swear he's the greatest love of all
And he will redeem the queen of hearts

Written by Hannah Fury
© 2006 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

Carnival Justice (The Gloves Are Off) Part II

Step right up and get what you deserve

Oh, what a prize!

Yeah, it's her

And if you think you scored your vision must be blurred

Welcome one and all to the Theater of the Absurd

Mmmmmy heart is like the Moulin Rouge

All lit up in subterfuge

But pain is something I can use

But what about you? What's your excuse?

You won't know I'm coming until it's too late

You won't know that I'm around

The only thing that you will hear is scarlet satin hitting the ground

The gloves are off

Too bad you got soft

The gloves are off

Too bad you're so lost

Je suis en coeur
Je disparais

You are a blur as I walk away
So you love her?
That little stain?

I'm out of here, but my words remain

So step right up and take a drag on your cigarette

You're just something that got snagged on the hook of Antoinette

And you can call it Carnival Justice

It's just my own breed of armistice

You can say I'm crazy like Alice

You can call it Carnival Justice

It's just my own breed of armistice

You can say I'm crazy like Alice

But I'll never blow you a real kiss

The gloves are off

Written by Hannah Fury
© 2005 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

Carousel

I would have loved to see you grow old, friend

I would have loved to know you 'till the end

I would have loved to see you smile again

I would have loved to watch you turn grey

I would have loved to have just one more day

But all I know is that you've gone away

But I swear that I can hear you say...

Don't worry, don't be sad
Think of the time we had

There is no future or past

And life is not meant to last

Life is crucial surgery

A shard of glass pulled from a heart that bleeds

And sometimes like a barroom fight

So keep throwing punches 'till you get it right

Life is like a carousel

It'll make you dizzy
It will spin like hell
Life is a clear blue stream

It's everything you mean
Yet nothing but a dream

Where things are not quite like they seem

And when you get it, that's when

You'll see me again

When you get it, that's when
You'll see me again

Written by Hannah Fury
© 2006 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

Defenestration

You want to walk straight down the line

I just sashay from side to side
Coming at you from behind

Coming at you, all scissors and knives

All shadows and lies

You want to walk straight down the line

I just sway from side to side
Coming at you like some tattered corpse bride

Coming at you, so stand aside

I'm coming through, if you don't mind

I do remember the room underneath the bell

We held hands in the stairwell

Hummingbirds followed me at school

At least that's what you said

That's just like you

It didn't matter if it was true

Things were just better inside of you

And I was never the same

That's when everything changed

So now I see him standing there at the window

Oh, he's so sweet
I want to love him

I want it so

But when I reach for him

Out he goes

I see him standing there at the window

I come up behind him, all hustle and flow

I rustle the dust around him

And out he goes

Out you go

I could say I'm surprised but it wouldn't be true

'Cause it happened last time to the one before you

So step away from the gash

I'm coming through

Written by Hannah Fury
© 2006 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

Don't Be Scared

Don't be scared to decode

I know it seems sometimes there is no hope

Don't be scared

You're not alone
Don't be scared

Please just don't be scared

Don't be scared

Don't be sad

It will be all right

This too shall pass

Just get through one more night

Don't be sad

Give us a smile

Don't be sad

Just try a while
Don't be sad

It'll be all right
Don't be sad

Just get through one more night

Don't be sad

Just give us a smile

Don't be sad

Don't be scared to feel afraid

Nightshade and bile, I am erased

The words you say
 will keep you safe

And it's all the hurt 
that will be erased

So don't be scared

Don't be scared

Don't be scared

And don't be sad

Written by Hannah Fury
© 2002 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

Eat the Dirt

Curl up under the window

and crouch against the wall

I feel the nighttime about to fall
And I don't know what to do with myself

So I eat the dirt and I pray for...

And I know I am all wrong

I know it is all wrong
But I don't know what to do with myself

So I drink the blood and I pray for...

Run from these hands if you know what's good for you

I can't control the things I do

And I don't know how to cure myself

So I eat the dirt and I pray for help
I eat the dirt and I pray for help
I eat the dirt and I pray for...

Written by Hannah Fury
© 1997 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

Girls That Glitter Love the Dark

Girls that glitter love the dark

We lace it through our bitter, black little hearts

And then we feign surprise when we see
that those we've loved to love have seeped
into our poisoned blood
Girls that glitter deceive death

We thread ourselves through innocent flesh

And then we feign surprise when we see

that those we've love to waste

they seem to be erased
Knit it through, thread it

Sew it to unsuspecting flesh

They won't regret it
Or so they say

And those you have loved

have snagged on your thorny veins

But they don't regret it

Or so you say

Girls that glitter desecrate a kiss

We break the code of happiness

And then we feign surprise when we see

That those we've loved have loved to leave
Girls that glitter defile hope

We think that love is just
tightening that sad little rope

And then we open our eyes and we see
through the gash
of a fluttering eyelash

We see love trying desperately to flee

But you don't ever have to fear

Just break its wings and it will never disappear

You don't ever have to fear
Just break its wings and it will never disappear

Knit it through

Capture it and stitch it to

your brittle little heart

At least that way
love can't tear it apart
Knit it through

Sew it to

They won't regret you

And if they do?

But the thing that girls know best
is that glitter covers all the ugliness

And they know one thing above the rest:

Sparkle covers evilness

Shimmer covers all the mess

Glitter covers darkness
And then came the moment

when the swarm of bees drowned

Written by Hannah Fury
© 2002 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

I Can't Let You In

Fiyero, don't tell a soul what you've seen

This is the life that you and I are meant to lead

I can't let you in, 'cause the world is falling to pieces

I can't let you in, 'cause the world is falling to pieces
Fiyero, don't tell a soul a word we speak

I need to know, if I don't make it home, you won't look for me

I can't let you in, 'cause the world will tear us to pieces

I can't let you in, 'cause the world will tear us to pieces

Don't even let them hear you breathe

I'll never see you again, 'cause the world has torn you to pieces

And don't you dare deceive destiny
Her for you, but you for me

And don't you dare deceive destiny

Her for you, but you for me
Her for you, but you for me
For me

Written by Hannah Fury
© 1999 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

Idaho

What if the sky in Idaho is black and dark?

What if the sun in Idaho doesn't set at all?

And what if I loved you with all of my heart?

And what if my love wasn't good enough?

What if the sky in Idaho is filled with clouds?

What if the sun in Idaho has burned out?

There'd be miles and miles behind us

We'd look back at the miles and miles we'd come

Don't tell me all those miles were for nothing
Don't tell me all of those miles were for nothing

What if the sky in Idaho is black and dark?

What if the sun in Idaho doesn't set at all?

And what if I loved you with all of my heart?
And what if my love wasn't good enough?
There'd be miles and miles behind us

We'd look back at the miles and miles we'd come

Don't tell me all those miles were for nothing

Don't tell me all of those miles were for nothing

With your arms around me, I think I can do this
With your help, I think that I can do this

Help me do this

Help me help you do this

Tell me all those miles were for something

Written by Hannah Fury
© 1995 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

It Was Her House That Killed Nessarose

She might fool them but she don't fool me

She talks much too earnestly

And when Glinda gave her the shoes

I had nothing else to lose

And I asked her to take my hand
I asked her to please understand

They love her so 'cause she's so sticky sweet

But she just doesn't seem honest to me

And when Glinda asked me to choose
Well, I had nothing much else to lose

And I asked her to take my hand

I asked her who once was my friend, I thought, 'til the end

And I thought I had the secret to life
I don't, do I?
Do I?
And I thought that I had the secret to life

But I don't, do I?

I follow her down the Yellow Brick Road

Chasing her now, for revenge, I suppose

She causes destruction wherever she goes

It was her house that killed Nessarose
It was her house that killed Nessarose
That's just the way life goes

Written by Hannah Fury
© 1999 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

Je T'aime

So you think you want that little girl, do you?
I'll string her up and I'll bring her to you

You think I don't know what love is

But you've just never known love like this

Je t'aime

I do know love

Je t'aime

I do know you

But you, you think you want that pretty girl, don't you?

I could befriend her and talk to her for you

You think you just want that perfect girl, don't you?

I could be so much better for you

Je t'aime
I do know love

Je t'aime

I do know you
I do know you

Mirror, mirror on the wall

You don't want to mess around with me at all

Mirror, mirror on the wall

Let me in and I'll break you into shards

I'll break you, just you wait, you

Je t'aime

Written by Hannah Fury
© 2005 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

The Last Piece of Cake

She wasn't expecting anyone to hurt her
Least of all her daughter

She had always been a good mother

But her feet slipped in the mud

She took a walk with her daughter

And her feet slipped in the mud

She looked up at her betrayer

running quickly through the trees
Please don't leave me here in the dirt

Please help me up

Reach to me your hand

Please help me up

She wasn't expecting anyone to hurt her

Then her feet slipped in the mud
Please don't leave me here in the dirt

Reach to me your hand

Help me clean these dirty wings
I am so terribly hurt

This makes me want to believe in heaven

and angels

for mothers

and hunchbacks

and wolves

Please let me believe that she's happy

and safe
and warm

and smiling
eating apples and the last piece of cake

Written by Hannah Fury
© 1995 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

A Latch to Open

You come upon a bird in a pretty cage

You feel all its sadness, all its rage

A latch to open doors with moving parts

You hold the key but you just walk away

And life is much harder than you thought
Love can't be tamed and it can't be caught

And still it sings a song for your heart

You decide you want its wings, so you cut them off

And still it sings a song for your blackened heart

You decide you want its wings, so you cut them off
And life is so much harder than you thought
Life is so much harder than you thought

Oh, love, don't go away

Oh, love, don't go away

Oh, love, stay in your cage

Please stay in your cage

Stay

You come upon a bird in a pretty cage
This time you will help it to escape

A latch to open doors with moving parts
You turn the key and watch it slip away

And then it sings a song for your secret heart

You still want its wings, but you let it fly off

And life is so much sweeter than you thought
Life is so much sweeter than you thought

Written by Hannah Fury
© 2005 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

Let It Show

She said, "I've got no soul, I am not Nessarose

That is the way that life goes"

I said, "Just let it show, you are not Nessarose

Come on, grab your broom, let's go

Come on, grab your broom, let's blow away"

She said, "I've got no soul, I am not Nessarose
That is the way that life goes"

I said, "Just let it show that you're not Nessarose

Come on, grab your broom, let's go

Come on, grab your broom, let's blow"

I don't know where she ends and where I begin
The girl with green oily skin, she ends where I begin

I don't know where she ends and where I begin

The girl with green oily skin, she ends where I begin

Look at Dorothy in the sickly sweet undertow

Look at Dorothy, believing and leading them all down the Yellow Brick Road
She said, "I've got no soul"

I said, "You do, though"
She said, "I've got no soul, I am not Nessarose

That's just the way that life goes

That's just the way that life blows away"

Written by Hannah Fury
© 1999 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

Love Today

Rest assured

I remember every word

I remember all I heard

And that summer

All the joy went away

All that I had to say
For love of life, don't say goodbye

For love of life, don't say goodbye

So, at the window

Don't heed the call

Don't think we've lost it all

Just try to love today

Try to love today

Rest assured

I do think it's sad

And I do miss what we had

But I just try to love today
I try to love today
Try to love today

I try...

Written by Hannah Fury
© 1999 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

Meathook

Don't put your red dress on for him

Don't put your red dress on

Don't put your red dress on for him

Don't put your red dress on
Don't be afraid of the dark

Don't be afraid of the dark

Don't be afraid of the dark and what you are without him

Don't be afraid of the dark and what you are without him

No meathook is as bad as a hook in the heart

There's no pain that can make the non-feel feel at all

A hole through the skin will not make you whole

What is dominion over a faltering soul

and a heart that has severed from the body?

Is it anything to control someone that has been broken open?

Written by Hannah Fury
© 1999 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

My Next Victim

I was numb, I was frozen

Then I saw you and my blood started flowing

I was tired and heartbroken
Then I saw you and I shattered open

But you don't want none of my sugar
You just want that skanky snatch, no offense to her

You don't want none of my sugar
You just want that little slit, nothing against her

But you are my next victim

My next requiem
My next anti-numb

You will become my next victim

Written by Hannah Fury
© 2005 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

The Necklace of Marie Antoinette

I'll make it look like an accident
I'll make it look like he was trying to hurt me

I'll make it seem like I was innocent

I'll make him wish he had never met me

I'll make it look like a suicide
I'll make it look like it was meant to be

I'll make it seem like I was innocent
I'll make the strychnine taste like raspberry tea

I fear for your soul (as you sow, you shall reap)

I know me, I'm so low (as you sow, you shall reap)
I spread the soul poison quietly

I make him think that he wanted it from meI
make it seem like I'm innocent

This disease will feel like solidarity
I know me

Written by Hannah Fury
© 1997 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

Never Come Down Again

I fly

And I will never come down again

Not on your life
You may call me an automanienne
But I will continue to fight

I will continue my lonely flight

For the rest of my life

For you

Written by Hannah Fury
© 2000 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

Never Look Back

You can have the brightest star

I'm a girl who wishes on scars
You must know that love can fade

Don't look back during the parade

So I love like they do under the sea

And I pull him much too close to me

Yes, I know that love can fade

But I never look back during the parade
You can have the light of the moon

I prefer to exit through wounds

You must know that life will fade

Don't look back during the parade

So I live like they do under the sea
And I pull him even closer to me

Yes, I know that life will fade

So I never look back during the parade

No, I never look back during the parade

Written by Hannah Fury
© 2006 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

No Man Alive

All that matters is love...

There's no man alive that has what I need

So give me a man that I can breathe

There's no man alive that has what I want

So give me a man that I can haunt
Give me a static-free cellular line
So I can call him all of the time

Give me a shimmering astral cord

So I can be there when he's with his whore
I feel it come again

The feeling that I love

And that I know will end

(And when the ride comes to an end, just get up, dust off, and do it again)

I feel it come again

The feeling that I love

And that I know will end

There's no man alive that I can't deceive

So give me a man who's crueler than me

There's no man alive that I can't destroy

So give me a man who'll be first to deploy
Give me a static-free cellular line

So I can connect to him all of the time

Give me a sparkling astral cord
So I can be there when he is no more

Written by Hannah Fury
© 2002 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

Not Like You

Giant-Size Man-Thing #4

You are Eleanor

Don't say a thing

For me or for him
Just pretend you are our friend

Until the end

Don't speak

Don't speak
Don't speak

Don't support
Just quietly abhor me

The thing that feels

And is not like you
Don't speak

Don't speak

Don't support

Just quietly abhor me
The thing that feels

And is not like you

I am not like

So what if you don't like me

And you don't care how I feel

So what if you can't see me
I know I am really here

So what if you don't believe in me

Do you really think I care?

So what if you don't believe in me

I know I am really real
I know I am the real thing

Don't speak

Don't speak

Don't support

Just quietly ignore me

The thing that feels

And is not like you

I am not like you

I am not like you

Written by Hannah Fury
© 1997 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

Scars

Please don't go to Scarborough Fair

Violets, roses, thistles and vines
Remember me, I am still here
He was not a true love of mine

He was not a true love of mine

He was not a true love of mine

Please don't go to Scarborough Fair

Honey, poison, oakwood and wine
Don't forget me, I still care

He was not a true love of mine

Follow me to Scarborough Fair

Clovers, lilacs, jokers and thieves
Remember me, I do not need

He was not a true love of mine
He was not a true love of mine
Please don't go

Please don't go

Follow me
Follow me

Twist it and turn it around

Kick dust upon it 'til it eats the ground

Love is something to break down

Make it scream 'til you get sick of the sound

Make it scream 'til you get sick of the sound

Make it scream 'til you get sick of

I'm so sick of the sound

Written by Hannah Fury
© 1997 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

"Scars" is based on the traditional English-American folk ballad "Scarborough Fair."

 

Someone Speaks Softly

Bury the switchblade a foot deep in snow
Silence is golden

She loved him, you know
Fold up his good shirts and dust off his robe

The violence is over, they told her so

Is it over?
Is it over, I said, is it over?
Is it?

Her mind tears asunder the heartstrings below
Years go by, still she cannot break the code

The trauma has severed the flesh from the bone
Guilt weighs so heavily on her soul

Is it over? Is it over, I said, is it over?
Is it?
Veins stretched tight over a heart blue and cold

Silence is made of gold

Hurt is to have and to hold

This is what she has been told

Is it over? Is it over, I said, is it over?
Is it?

Someone speaks softly through the horror and pain:
"Love has gone, but it could come again."

Spring arrives quietly, warming her skin

Her heart, now red, is beating again
Oh, it's over

Written by Hannah Fury
© 2000 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

Status

Ooh, c'est tout

I curse the day that I laid eyes on you

You thirsty, dirty, stupid root

Status: Over; we are through.

Ooh, c'est tout

The needle, like a thorn removed,

Slipped out from this aching bruise

Status: Weapon is defused.

Ooh, c'est tout

Broken girls, when rag-doll used,

Can't be expected to be true

Status: Villain has been subdued.

You beg for mercy, but I refuse

Step off!

You have been excused

Vous n'avez pas un coeur

Solipsistic saboteur

You are twisted and unsure

You see her lipstick and pearls

And want to devour her

But now she's tearing up your insides

All claws and fur

Get up!

Give us a smile

Get up!

Get out of this

At least for a while

Get up!

Ooh, c'est tout

Tortured dolls will become cruel

Porcelain repaired with glue
Can't hush the shrieking of a wound

So deep it's feral through and through
Status: I am done with you

Written by Hannah Fury
© 2005 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

Sweet Heart

Solitude still holds you

I don't have to fake the blues
And all you want is refuge
Sugar is the heart's food

Sugar is the heart's food

Fathers don't know all the rules
Kicked around, I know you know the cruelty of love

And if you could have just one thing for your birthday, what would it be?

Maybe that one wrong word would not make you bad

And you could say just how you feel

And they would still want you around

And maybe that you could make mistakes

And that it would still be okay

And they would still want you around

Thoughts are often ridiculed

Feelings often misunderstood

And all you do is rescue one little piece of your heart

And feed it sugar
And it will grow

So powerful and strong

You won't know what to do with all the warmth

You won't even remember all the harm

And it will be so much easier to lead

The life you always wanted

The life you always should have had

Written by Hannah Fury
© 1999 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

Trapeze

I felt your hand slip from mine
I thought, "I know we won't survive this time"
And yet I don't regret
(Look up)
As you lay dying on the sawdust floor, the lights so bright around you
(We have come for you)
I won't have you anymore, but I'm so glad that I found you
I knew (we have come for you) there was no safety net
(Hey, look up, we have come for you)
And so I don't regret a minute of the time we spent
And I wept as they carried you from the tent
And laid you down on the velvet ground
The leaves swirling all around
The leaves swirling all around
And with your last breath, you said
"They have come for me
I won't forget a minute of the time we spent
And I don't regret
I knew there was no safety net"

Lyrics and vocal melody by Hannah Fury
© 2006 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)
From the album "Tendrils of Pretty" by The Synthetic Dream Foundation

 

The Vampire Waltz

The light in your eyes beckons to me

It beckons so quietly, but I hear it clearly

You start walking towards me

Taking my breath and fearlessly setting me free

Oh, I feel it being drawn out

The blood flowing steadily into your mouth

This dark night, cruel and cold

You whisper softly, "Honey, you'll never grow old"

Looking back at the crowd

Back at the party
I step outside and disappear swiftly

Oh, I feel it being drawn out

The pain of life fading, going down south

Lost in the wake of my wedding

And caught here at these old crossroads
I can never leave
I think I've been fooled

Why am I not dressed in white?

With eyes full of glory and wine
I'll be your eternal bride
I'll be here forever

Here, on this night

Why am I not dressed in white?

I need you near me
I think I've been fooled
I need you near me
I think I've been fooled
You carry me over the crossroads

And I'm lost on this cold, dark night

Why am I not dressed in white?

I carry a mandrake in my bouquet

And I shiver when it screams

I carry a mandrake in my bouquet

And I shiver when it screams

The light in your eyes is still calling to me

Taking my whole world and setting it spinning
Knowing my weakness, the spark lies in the sand

Taking my hand, you lead me into the dance
Oh, I feel it being drawn out

My soul is rushing right into your mouth
How could you take me away from the party?
I think I've been fooled

How could you take me away from the party?
I think I've been fooled

I need you near me
I think I've been fooled

I carry a mandrake in my bouquet

And I shiver when it screams

I need you near me

I think I've been fooled

I carry a mandrake in my bouquet

And I shiver when it screams

With eyes full of lust and light

I'll be your eternal bride
I'll be here forever

Here, on this night

Oh, why am I not dressed in white?

Something is not right

Will the light spark?

Written by Hannah Fury
© 1995 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

Where the Wounds Are

Pick up the stitches

Pick up the stitches

Be strong

Pick up the stitches

It's all right
Just pick up the stitches
It's all right

You're not mine
It's all right

I am fine

Just left with scars

To remind me where the wounds are

To remind me where the wounds are

Thread the light through the flesh

And push the needle past the rest

Through the bone, into the heart

Where madness ends and music starts

Listen

Don't worry

It won't be long

Just weave all your sadness into a song

And I know you will

I know you will

I know you will

Because I know you
I'm all right

You're not mine
I'm all right
I'll be fine
Just left with scars
To remind me where the wounds are

To remind me where the wounds are

Lace the ribbon up your back

And stitch the future to the past

When demons become friends at last

Hold them tight and heal the gash

Listen

Don't worry

It won't be long

Just spin all your nightmares into a song

I know you will, 
I know you will

Because I know you
Because I know you

I know you will

I know you will

Because I know you

It's all right

You'll survive

It's all right

You'll be fine

Just left with scars

To remind you where the wounds are

To remind you to

sew every glimmer you get to your skin

And let every sound you hear come crashing in
Knit your fragile veins to the wrists of your friends

And know that you will see them again

Sew every shimmer you get to your skin

And let every whisper come rushing back in
And pick up the stitches and start to mend

Love pierces through even death in the end
Love will pierce through even death in the end

Believe that you will see them again
(The spider knows)
You will

Written by Hannah Fury
© 2006 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

You Don't Leave a Trace

You crawl away and don't leave any trace

I don't like your dirt house that much anyway

Don't you dare waste any more of my time

If you don't even like me, quit coming around

You crawl away and don't leave any trace

Yeah, it is true, you would not be the same
If you can't love me, I guess we are through

I never even showed you what I'd do to you
'Cause you run like hell
Run like hell
Run like hell from me

You crawl away and you don't leave a trace

It could be real or it could be fake
The details don't matter to me anyway
I don't really care if you go or you stay

Just don't run like hell

Run like hell

You would be dumb as hell to run from me

You crawl away and you don't leave a trace

Wipe that damned panicked look off of your face

I never even liked you that much anyway
But if you're not with someone, it's such a shame
I know that you're sort of scared of me
Let me be your wet nightmare, let me

I know that you're sort of scared of me
Let me be your wet nightmare, let me

I know that you're sort of scared

I know that you're sort of scared of me

I know I can never be

I know I can never be your dream
So let me

Let me
Let me be

Written by Hannah Fury
© 2006 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

 

You Had Me

I am desire but you are weak

And I despise the sound of leaks
in veins to quiet to even speak

Just bleed despair but never scream

I am revenge and disbelief

And I regret the tracks I leave

in snow that isn't even deep

I hold the blade, sharp as can be
You had me going out of my head

With all the things that you said

You had me going out of my head

But now I walk away from you instead
I am on fire but you retreat

With arteries so tense they shriek
anemic secrets that won't keep

A heart that numb must choose deceit

I am mayhem and treachery

And dead-ends never bothered me

Your hollow voice shouts, "Victory!"

But whispers, restless, when you sleep,

"She had me going out of my head"

I did descend but now I'm free

And I confess you still seem sweet

But you no longer disarm me

You had me going out of my head

With all the things that you said

You had me going out of my head

But now I walk away from you instead

Written by Hannah Fury
© 2006 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)