Through the Gash

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)

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)

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)

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 disparrai
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)

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)

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 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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