BOUND

[Jarboe]
Drug free smoke free booze free love bound
Debt free disease free guilt free love bound
Prisoner of your heart
Worry free fat free sugar free love bound
Recklessly hopelessly eternally love bound
Prisoner of your heart
Cage free cruelty free no enemies love bound
I’m easily crazy senselessly love bound
I’m recklessly hopelessly eternally love bound
I’m easily crazy senselessly love bound

CONSUME ME

[Jarboe]
If you do
It
I’ll be so there
For you
You won’t even know
What hit you
There’s a time and a place
Where everything is real
And all I got to do
Is make you see me
Are you so unfazed
You can’t come to me?
Love
You and me
You inside me
And the river of fire
Consumes all things
It’s the river of fire
A deadly thing
It’s the river of fire
Consuming me
It’s the river of fire
There’s a time and a place
I know we can
And maybe you can’t see what
I see in you
I see time……
All I got to do is see

You with me

DEAR 666

[Jarboe]
How many kisses did I deliver on your scratchy cheek?
Before you kicked me hard in the teeth?
Oh lover I wept and you laughed like always
Just like a beast
In my capacity as a martyr
I perform my duties well
Just like a woman should
I stay with you because I have fallen under your spell
You’re a charmer and besides I can’t run away anymore
Since you cut off my legs
I cross my fingers as you stitch them together
And I give you my shy smile
So I spread my legs as you stitch my lips together
And I give you my shy smile
Dear 666

FORBID

[Jarboe]
When I was high I was high
When I was low I would cry
In search of balance
Not another lie
We go to this place
The place where we can’t hide
It’s a secret place
We trace the scars of our life
So come lock the door now
We can do anything we want
You shut the curtains
I turn down the lights
I want you to love me
It’s a choice we’ve made
We’ll refuse to hear all the stupid things people say:
“it’s a forbidden love”

You were born “too late”
“it’s a forbidden love”
Your skin’s not the “right”shade
Forbid “forbidden love”
I say forbid “forbidden love”
I’ve been waiting so long
All the tears ~ see she drowned in them ~
C’mon ! let’s give her a proper burial
Let’s say a few words
Let’s shut the lid on her coffin
On the hill overlooking her grave is a pond
Encircling is a lone swan
There’s a tear in her eye
Did you know a swan could cry?
Did you know a swan could fly?
Forbid “forbidden love”
Forbid “forbidden love”
I choose you.

FORGIVE

[Jarboe]
My hunger aches
You feed me
These lips are parched
You give me drink
Hold my head
Gaze inside me
Our eyes say what
We couldn’t speak
I kiss the kind hand
Taste the fingers
In my mouth
As I lay here dying
The air is cold
My skin is hot

As glass beads melting
Roll down my face
I won’t cry out
It’s not the way
I can’t forget
To beg
I can’t
Forget
To beg
I can’t
Forget
Your fingers in my mouth

This is the time for forgiveness
So Father forgive
Her heart bleeds in his stomach
So mother can live
This is the time for forgiveness
So Father forgive
Her heart bleeds in his stomach
So mother can heal

KISS OF LIFE

[Jarboe]
We are gathered tonight to say goodbye to a life
Cherish the echo of absence

Here are the jars to save the blood

Let us begin

Absence is an echo down a long hallway
Where demons come out to pray
The walls are red, the floor is a cobweb
And i’m walking barefoot upon my grave
Breathe in my open mouth
Give me your kiss of life
Then beat onto my breast
Lead me out from this death
Here are the jars to save the blood
Absence is an echo down a long hallway
Where angels come out to prey
The walls are blood the floor is all mud
And i’m walking barefoot upon my grave
Breathe in my open mouth
Give me your kiss of life
Breathe on my open heart
Lead me out from the dark

Here are the jars to save the blood

PURE WAR

[Jarboe]
“i want to teach you love.
i want to touch the pure war inside you.”

SCARIFICATION

[Jarboe]
I take myself out of myself fearless
Here’s my heart
I take the scissors to it
And cut it out
I lick the blade
My tongue upon the cold steel
Then slide it in
To your mouth
Your thirst:
My self-portrait
Enhanced through
This dissection
Moist and shimmering
Iridescent
The intricate patterns of scar tissue:
Lines of demarcation

Lay and with me
And thrust into my flesh
And feast upon me
Your hunger:
A mirror reflecting
Our naked embrace on an altar of fire
Your touch like an opium sleep
Seducing dreams from night
And you are my lover
You Are my lover
For the only one who’ll make me bleed
Is my own mutilation

SCORPION

[Jarboe]
Saltwater is dripping from the disintegrating curtain
It stains and seeps through hollow walls
Which collapse to reveal both the stranger and the lover
It’s said you are not your emotions
But the very placement in my brain and belly
Revolves around our interaction
And the hardest thing is resisting definition
Around this reaction to temperament
Meanwhile barely holding on
What was I thinking to come to this
After all who but I gave you the right
For no one else can save or protect me now
I deserve everything I get
This is my reward for my neo-idealism
The naiveté that I wear
Like a dress you peel off and drop on the floor
A prisoner I am my own jailer who locked herself in
I lay open my innocence my dependence
Like a little child who takes her father’s hand
Foolishly I reached out
Like a little child who takes her father’s hand
I reached out and you stung me
The price for intimacy and vulnerability
Is the ability to inflict and receive pain
So you have warned me now to pull back
I rub my eyes with silk threads
While knowing full well that venom is addictive.

THE SEANCE

[Jarboe]
You see I’m not really sure just what it was happened
But that night this sound in the leaves and the rain
And the wind at midnight, well
It seemed to carry a dream and summon a prayer
It called out her name as that séance grew
Carlotta come to me
Carlotta in the sea
Carlotta we’ll marry
Carlotta in this deep
Then she said,”i’m gonna try it.”
Yeah she said, “i’m gonna do it now.”
A wild look, “why don’t you join me?”
That wild look, “then we can show them all!”
Look in her eyes! “Gather the courage!”
Look in her eyes! “Throw caution to the wind!”
Those wild eyes! “Don’t listen to reason!” NO
Carlotta come to me
Carlotta in the sea
Carlotta we’ll marry
Carlotta in this deep
Yeah it called out her name on that stormy night
Well it called out her name! Yeah – you heard me right
Lord it called out her name! Some kind of witch’s brood
Well it called out her name! Some demon howlin’ the moon
We’ll gather the courage
Throw caution to the wind
Don’t listen to reason
Don’t listen to reason
I swear that’s what she said before IT took her away
Before you found her dead body
Carlotta come to me
Carlotta in the sea
Carlotta we’ll marry
Carlotta in this deep
IT called out her name
I been false accused !
Look in her eyes!
Look in her eyes!
Those wild eyes!

UNDER

[Jarboe]
Under the golden idol
Where you gave the bride away
And under the golden idol
Where you found the empty space
Oh unto the heart now drained
And of the heart inflamed
You found a poison sour
And you drank of this corpse devoured
Oh under the golden idol
Where you gave the bride away
Oh under the golden idol
Where you gave your Passion play
So touch me to the bottom of my soul undone
Oh touch me to the bottom… now the plague has come
You’ve been alone for so long, see the wolf at your door
In his eyes the grim reaper wants his taste of blood and more
This is the hunger but if he haves you we cry
This is the hunter but if he takes you we die
And we’re under the golden idol
Where we gave the bride away
Now we’re under the golden idol
Where we gave our Passion play
So touch me to the bottom of my soul undone
Touch me… now the plague has comev Under the golden idol
Is found no empty space
Under the golden idol
Two lovers are in flames
Now of the poison sour
Lie two hearts devoured
Under the golden idol
In flames in flames in flames
Under the golden idol
We gave our passion play
So touch me to the bottom of my soul undone
Touch me to the bottom… now the plague hath come.