CRINGE

[Jarboe]
The sound of a voice
Has become too loud
Touch of a hand makes you cringe
The breath on your skin
Hit you again
Lick of a tongue
Pulls you in

ERASE

[Jarboe]
Did you want to tell me… I go to hell
Did you want to tell me… I say my prayers
When did I become your definition
When did I become your definition
Did you want to tell me I’m wrong
It don’t mean a thing at all
Did you want to tell me
Make my peace
Did you want to tell me
I’ll never be
Define me define me define me define me
Defy me defy me defy me defy me
Defile me defile me defile me defile me
Define me define me define me define me
Defy me defy me defy me defy me
Defile me defile me defile me defile me
Where are you I can’t breathe
Where will I go from here
What will I do without you in my life
Someone give me a reason to live
I have a position open
It’s like this
You make me laugh
You make my life easier
You diminish my pain

Erase the traces of scar tissue across my brain
There all all these well-wishers, well, idiots keeping Score
And I would love to disappoint them

HIS LAST WORDS

[Jarboe]
When you’re ‘high’
If you could see what I see
In your unfocussed empty child-like eyes
You’d see my father’s blue stare
And the horror
Of the loss of language of an educated man
He recited poems and Shakespeare,
Knew the name of every tree in Latin memory
The unjust cruel sentencing of bewilderment
And the dying of the brain

When you’re ‘high’
What do you see

His last words to me from surgery
His last words

“burning, burning”
“burning, burning”
“burning, burning”

I’m in the flame

“burning, burning”

IN HARM’S WAY

[Jarboe]
Kara it’s only…
I put myself here
To see your face
I’ll do it again
I put myself here
In harm’s way
In harm’s way

I did it for you

Light heat wool wheat rock sand wind hand
Grace sin rain wind dirt mud milk blood

I did it for you
Kara it’s only…
A small price to pay
I’d give my life (again)
If your life is saved

I did it for you

RECIEVE

[Jarboe]
Mother deliver me
I’m ready to be recieved
Hold me mother to your breast
Hold me mother through my death

Into your arms
Into your arms

“Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art
thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the Hour of our Death.”

SEIZURE

[Jarboe]
I try to remember
Everything that’s lost
Try to remember
Everything that’s lost
Oh here I am
You can take me down
Come take me now
I’m ready yes I’m ready
You can take me down
I try to remember everything that’s lost
Try to remember everything that’s lost
Here I am
Come take me now

I’m naked and I’m empty
But I can’t absorb this void
Even as I sleep
I feel you eat my heart

TAKER

[Jarboe]
I’m the king of avoidance
If you confront me I’ll say I don’t want to talk about it
It’s the law of the jungle
I take and I take and I take
I only care about myself
I take with no obligation to the one I took from
I’ll destroy you
As long as I get done what I need to take care of my needs
I don’t care about yours
I’ll eat you alive
It’s up to you to push me out
I’ll just keep taking
It’s the law of the jungle:

EAT OR BE EATEN

EAT OR BE EATEN

EAT OR BE EATEN

EAT YOU ALIVE

And I take and I take and I take and I take and I take and I
take and I take and I take and I take an I take an I take an I
take an I take an a mal an a mal an I mal an I mal an I mal
an I mal AN I MAL AN I MAL AN I MAL ANIMAL
ANIMAL ANIMAL ANIMAL

WITHIN

[Jarboe]
I tell you, if God wants to take me, he will….
I tell you, if God wants to take me, he will
I tell you, if God wants to take me, he will

He’s coming
Can’t you see he’s coming
With the touch of his cold hand
He’s coming for you

The kidnapper comes from a space within where thoughts
have created the past again

The past again