head is swiimming (2012 bedroom recordings)

by Lady Lamb

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Andy Scott
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Andy Scott I think I am in love.
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Juju Sophie This album I also discovered through Ben. He often blares music out of his office. This time he called me in and made me listen to this 'demo' release and told me the story about a girl working in a video shop and recording in the basement. Not only a great story but also amazingly inspired. You can hear all the work, the discovering of sounds and visions Ally was going for. I am a big Beth Orton fan and for me, Lady Lamb might well become a Beth Orton figure of our time. She is amazing. Favorite track: shoulders.
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charity Intimate, raw, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. If it was on vinyl I would actually die. Favorite track: bicycle.
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BEDROOM RECORDINGS
***bandcamp exclusive***

debut studio album (out February 19, 2013) available on CD or LP here: www.badabingrecords.com/store/products/category/lady-lamb-the-beekeeper/

credits

released August 20, 2012

all songs written, performed & recorded by Aly Spaltro
*"walrus" recorded in Boston for Ourstage
art by Aly Spaltro

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Track Name: regarding descending the stairs
on the train a stranger's breath creeps into my chest
and it's always startling when you call me by my name
even though I consider you to be a dear friend
Violet Clem, Violet Clementine
Violet Clem, Violet Clementine, Vi

The parentheses are your temples that I read in between the lines of
Then climbed up the steps and left your sky-blues
Oh, Vi I'm not dead set on what I'm meant to do
Love of mine I'm trying to be true to you

Carroll Street I come I leave your station time and time over
But you've given me many a thing to soldier on towards
These words in a row build me a home
Beneath which I bury my bones

Picturing you painting is what puts me at ease
You have a way of getting yourself mixed into the songs that I sing
If I'm peanut butter well then you're still aubergine
And you'd fit real nice right beside me in this painting
Track Name: arms
tender heart
how I miss your arms
I don't feel like the cliff
so much as the drop
and our love hides away
in a cave til it's safe
for the light of day
for the light of day

and I can't recall
anything at all
before or beyond you
into sleep I will fall
in any bed, in any room
the length of me
lying the length of you

and I'll take my bite of the apple
and you'll take yours
til we get to the core
swallow the seeds
til an orchard grows
we'll climb our trees
and there at the peak
we will see
just What We Are
what we are

Trading our soft serve cones
for the rest of time.
Track Name: bicycle
please owner of this bicycle,
see, I would like to make an offer
the person that I love would
really love your bicycle.
Owner of this bicycle,
I would like to make an offer
see, the person that I love
would really love your bicycle
and I would do anything
I would do anything
to make it her bicycle
to make it her bicycle

feel my pulse
her love I can barely dare to know
feel my pulse
her love I can barely bear to know

and for all my hours
for all my days
my blood will run red
my blood will run blue
forall my hours
for all my days
my blood will run apple red
my blood will run navy blue
for all my hours
for all my days
my blood will run apple
my blood will run navy
for you, for you
I said for all my hours
for all my days
my blood will run red
my blood will run blue
for all my hours
for all my days
my blood will run apple
my blood will run navy
for all my hours
for all my days
my blood will run sweet
my blood will run sweetly

so owner of this bicycle
I'd like to make an offer
see, the person that I love
would really love your bicycle..
Track Name: shoulders
I won't believe you truly love me
til you take me by my shoulders
and tear me, tear me down the middle

did you miss me?
then show me how you kiss
with primal intent

the freckles on your shoulders in the light of the sun
I am clean, I am crucified
the freckles on your shoulders in the light of the sun
I am clean, I am crucified
and you lap of my blood cause I let you lap it up
I am nothing and I am everyone
you lap up my blood cause I let you lap it up
I have love and it is killing me
and you lap of my love cause I let you lap it up
see my love as it runs from me
and you lap up my love cause I let you lap it up
feel my blood, feel it run through me

this is a marathon to see
who's less marred by the finish line
we are headed to Coney Island
when I leave you at the station
what an awakening sensation

I'm most alone when I'm alone with you
I'm most alone when I'm alone with you
I'm most alone when I'm alone with you

So you lap up my blood cause I let you lap it up
see it rust as it runs from me
and you lap up my love cause I let you lap it up
I feel it spreading the length of me
and the freckles on your shoulders
and the blue of my blood
spreading the length of us
the freckles on your shoulders
and the red of my love
spreading the length of us.
Track Name: super moon
maybe you resent me because it was partially my fault you drank all that Maker's Mark that January night and smoked one of your roommate's cigarettes a year and a half after you'd quit and it burned a hole in your favorite jacket. We got back to New England from Texas, staying in the house you grew up in: it was the Super Moon. We talked about going up to the roof with a blanket for the view. You asked me if I wanted to make out but you were only about a quarter serious..and you asked it with a kind of a half grin; I believe you were just trying to gauge my reaction. I don't know what to tell you: I love you no matter what you do or don't. I don't know what to tell you: I love you no matter what you do or don't even though you taught me how to hide behind my sunglasses. We skipped the moon that night, instead I drank too much red wine and I was laughing about my life on my stomach in the den on the carpet. You picked me up and tossed me into a bed and I curled up facing the wall when you climbed in to get warm and your skin, it was cold but I liked the way it felt even though you didn't mean anything by it. I don't know what to tell you: I love you no matter what you do or don't. I don't know what to tell you: I love you no matter what you do or you don't.
Track Name: howl close
take your tongue from off that blood
I can't tame you and I don't mean to try
but when you howl close to the ground
I like the sound, I like the sound of you

no cigarette can save me now
nor has a cigarette ever known how
and when you hold me close
when you hold me close
I am far away
I'm far away

But when you howl
Close to the ground
I like the sound
I like the sound.
Track Name: winnie jane
Winnie Jane
Pouring salt on slugs
in the rain
with a whooping cough
Winnie Jane, oh Winnie Jane
& on your coat:
Is it jam or blood?
Jam or blood

silence is the only sound
with which to describe the height of how
my heart does swoon
at the thought of you

Madrigal
in a wedding gown
rowboat red & a paper crown
Madrigal oh Madrigal
& on the lake:
Is it a swan or crane?
swan or crane

silence is the only sound
with which to describe the height of how
my heart does swoon at the thought of you

Adelaide
bee stings and stungs
marmalade on the ladder rung
Adelaide oh Adelaide
and in your bed:
Is it lust or love?
Lust or love

Clementine
in the river drowned
red with wine
in a baptist town
Clementine oh Clementine
for Heaven's Sake:
Were you lost or found?
Lost or found

Silence is the only sound
Silence is the only sound
Track Name: made of the maker
you are the subject and you are the painter
you are blonde (red) haired maid of the maker
New York City loves us, New York City loathes us
New York City wants to beat, bathe, & clothe us
I have known you since the day I met you
there was a light above your head
You with your tangles, you are so lovely
I would hate to hold you too tightly
Life is not something to be mastered
Spill your wine on the canvas, dip your hands in plaster
It's okay, it's alright, one day we're gonna die
It's okay, it's alright, one day we're gonna die
It's okay if you make the most of your time
Maybe I wouldn't know you from the desert
Maybe I wouldn't know you from the sea
Maybe I wouldn't know you from the sea
it's only
it's only
because you are E v e r y t h i n g
because you are everything to me.
It's okay, it's alright, it's okay it's alright it's okay it's a l r i g h t.
Track Name: walrus (live)
I took a walk outside today
I took a walk outside today
I took a walk outside today:
it made me late

You took a walk into the sea
You took a walk into the sea
I watched your cheeks go underneath:
I walked away

The trees look like my grandmother's fingers
The trees look like my grandmother's hands you know
when she takes off her wedding bands

I saw so many pretty people
I saw so many pretty people
I saw so many people staring at their feet
Look up look up look up

The sky looks like my grandfather's eyes
The sky looks like my grandfather's eyes
when he's singing

I took a walk outside today
You took a walk into the sea
I watched your teeth go underneath:
I was too late

But you look like you could be my friend
You look like you could be my greatest friend
You look like you could be my friend
Don't go away
Don't go away

We could play our favorite records
We could walk out on the icy rivers
We could watch 'It's A Wonderful Life' on Christmas Eve.