HOLY BONES © 2015 Mary Bue Music LLC

Printer-friender lyrics + liner notes for Holy Bones – PDF: marybue-holy_bones-linernotes

1. candy

don’t make me cry
don’t tell me why
‘cause i want what i want when i want it
i want what i want when i want it
i want candy
i want money
i want my mommy
i want my daddy
i wanna be lazy
want things to be easy
i want my mommy
i want my daddy
don’t tell me what to do
how can you be so cruel?
‘cause i want what i want when i want it
i want what i want when i want it

2. cheribum
cheribum’s got all my love letters
she rescued the ones i took to the dump
all the little bits of sweet nothings
all the pirahnas nibbling my heart
it’s a start
oceans may part
the big book of love
writ on our hearts
words smear on the page
the passion the rage
the court and the spark

3. holy bones
take your rings off
take your skin off
stand in your holy bones
up to your sacrum in snow
who’ll believe you
who’ll forgive you
when your closet breaks open with ghosts
raucously holding a toast
when your heart breaks loose of its shackles
and all your brothers and sisters
sort through your earthly posessions
luggage tags on all of the chair legs
legacies written in ink
nailing down your life
take your rings off
take your skin off
stand in your holy bones
up to your sacrum in snow

4. heart’s desire
sun shines in through the window
waiting for take off
announcing your schemes
what if there was no wait
gravity’s lifted
we’re drifting into space
and he says
“you should be a doctor
i can see it in your eyes”
oh to be father’s daughter
have i been living a lie
all these years spent trying
winter’s coming
better curl up in a blanket and cry
medicine for your sorrow
i’ve got medicine for your pain
an aching back
a nagging ache
a ragged, jagged vein
and he says
“you should be a lawyer
i can hear it in your style”
oh to be my heart’s desire
have i been living a lie

5. put up
you say you’re crazy
you say you’re sorry
well i don’t blame you
it’s pretty hazy
it was a long night
until the crack of dawn
there were bright lights
there were sirens
all those nights
of simple touch
convene to be a little much
you only hurt the ones you love
‘cause they’re the only ones who put up
put up with your shit
blood is thick
thicker than water
not as nice to sip
not as clean to swim in
and all those nights of simple touch
convene to be a little much
you only hurt the ones you love
‘cause they’re the only ones who put up
put with your shit

6. archaeology 
oh the archeaology
of our recycling
the glass bottles pile for weeks
the glass bottles pile for weeks
do you remember the dead guy ale night?
do you remember the stump jump cabernet night?
yet you say you get only the remaining pile of me
after i’ve spent all my other energy
but the archeology of our recycling
speaks a different truth to me
the glass bottles pile for weeks
the glass bottles pile for weeks
do you remember that bunny riesling
and the guacamole with those dos equis?

7. veal * 
i will never see the sun
i will never see the sky
i’ll stay in my cage forever
i’ll never see the rain
i’ll never see the grass
like a goose nailed to a board
becoming fois gras
fois gras fois gras
what karma
what did i do
to deserve this
look what i’m going through
i’ll never see rain
or the rivers true
i will certainly never jump over the moon
i’ll never see sun
or the oceans blue
and i will certainly never jump over the moon

* See note below about this song, please

8. a million moths
don’t hurt yourself
it’s going bad
all the pain you ever had
wad it up into a paper ball
there’s a barrel with a fire
where you can burn it all
burn it all
burn it off
you can sweat it out
a million moths
gather round your heart
burn it off
you can sweat it out
a million moths gather round your heart

* The song “Veal” is written from the perspective of a calf destined for slaughter in the veal industry. It is cruel and unusual, taking “pleasure” and “deliciousness” in the wrong direction.  Beyond human tastebuds,  in my humble opinion,  factory farming is pretty horrible.

“The factory farming industry puts incredible strain on our natural resources. The extreme amount of waste created by raising so many animals in one place pollutes our land, air, and water. Residents of rural communities surrounding factory farms report high incidents of illness, and their property values are often lowered by their proximity to industrial farms. To counteract the health challenges presented by overcrowded, stressful, unsanitary living conditions, antibiotics are used extensively on factory farms, which can create drug-resistant bacteria and put human health at risk.” – www.farmsanctuary.org

I’ve chosen to become a vegan to reduce the suffering of beings as well as lessen my environmental impact – not to mention the health benefits!  Here are some helpful links if you are interested in a cruelty-free diet:

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine 21 Day Vegan Kickstart: http://pcrm.org/kickstartHome/

Alicia Silverstone’s The Kind Life Blog: http://thekindlife.com/

If you want to learn of the cruelty of veal & fois gras,  please read the following articles:  http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-food/animals-used-food-factsheets/veal-byproduct-cruel-dairy-industry/

http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-food/factory-farming/ducks-geese/foie-gras/