St. Vincent Slow Disco

I sway in place to a slow disco

And a glass for the saints

And a bar for the road

Am I thinking what everybody’s thinkin’

That I’m so glad I came, but I can’t wait to leave

Slip my hand from your hand

Leave you dancin’ with a ghost

Slip my hand from your hand

Leave you dancin’ with a ghost

But there’s blood in my ears

And a fool in the mirror

And the bay of mistakes couldn’t get any clearer

Am I thinking what everybody’s thinkin’

That I’m so glad I came, but I can’t wait to leave?

Slip my hand from your hand

Leave you dancin’ with a ghost

Slip my hand from your hand

Leave you dancin’ with a ghost

(Don’t leave me to slow dance to death)

(Don’t leave me to slow dance to death)

(Don’t leave me to slow dance to death)

(Don’t leave me to slow dance to death)

(Don’t leave me to slow dance to death)

(Don’t leave me to slow dance to death)

St. Vincent Actor Out Of Work

You’re a supplement, you’re a salve

You’re a bandage, pull it off

I can quit you, cut it out

You’re a patient, iron lung

You’re a cast signed broken arm

You’re an actor out of work

You’re a liar and that’s the truth

You’re an extra lost in the scene

Ooh, ooh

You’re a boxer in the ring

With brass knuckles underneath

You’re the curses through my teeth

You’re the laughter, you’re the obscene

Ooh, ooh

You’re a supplement, you’re a salve

You’re a bandage, pull it off

I think I love you, I think I’m mad

You’re a cast signed broken arm

You’re an actor out of work

I think I love you, I think I’m mad

You’re a boxer in the ring

With brass knuckles underneath

I think I love you, I think I’m mad

St. Vincent Hysterical Strength

Hey it’s your blood

That makes my veins run

It’s true, so I tried to give it back to you

Young one, look at me

It’s not your beast to leash

Oh don’t hold more than you can stand to carry

Must of been the case

Hysterical strength

To stand up while the room moved off its axis

Old man look at me

Through the teeth of your grief

Oh don’t grab more than you can stand to carry

Cause you went off to see no one else could see

and left more than we could stand to bury

St. Vincent Huey Newton

Feelings flash cards

Fake knife, real ketchup

Cardboard cutthroats

Cowboys of information

Pleasure dot loathing dot Huey dot Newton

Oh, it was a lonely, lonely winter

Fuckless porn sharks

Toothless but got a big bark

Live children, blind psychics

Turned online assassins

So Hale-Bopp, Hail Mary, hail Hagia Sophia

Oh it was a lonely, lonely winter

Entombed in the shrine of zeros and ones

You know, you know

With fatherless features, you motherless creatures, you know

In perpetual night, oh it’s terribly frightening

You know, you know

You got the pop and the hiss in the city of misfits, you know

Safe safe and safest, faith for the faithless

Dim dim and dimmer, sucker for sinners

I’m entombed in the shrine of zeros and ones

You know, you know

With fatherless features, you motherless creatures, you know

In perpetual night, oh it’s terribly frightening

You know, you know

You got the pop and the hiss in the city of misfits

Safe safe and safest, faith for the faithless

St. Vincent The Bed

We’re sleeping underneath the bed

To scare the monsters out

With our dear daddy’s Smith and Wesson

We’ve gotta teach them all a lesson

Don’t move

Don’t scream or we will have to shoot

Stop right where you stand

We need a chalk outline if you can

Put your hands where we can see them please

We’re holding up the lids of our eyes

And showing just the whites

“Mary, no one has such small hands

No, not the wind, not even that”

Don’t move

Don’t scream or we will have to shoot

Stop right where you stand

We need a chalk outline if you can

Put your hands where we can see them please

Stop right where you stand

We need a chalk outline if you can

Put your hands where we can see them please

St. Vincent Paris Is Burning

I write to give word the war is over

Send my cinders home to mother

They gave me a medal for my valor

Leaden trumpets spit the soot of power

They say, “I’m on your side

“When nobody is, ’cause nobody is

“Come sit right here and sleep

“While I slip poison in your ear”

We are waiting on a telegram

To give us news of the fall

I am sorry to report

Dear Paris is burning after all

We have taken to the streets

In open rejoice revolting

We are dancing a black waltz

Fair Paris is burning after all

Enclosed in this letter there’s a picture

Black and white for your refrigerator

Sticks and stones have made me smarter

It’s words that cut me under my armor

They say, “I’m on your side

“When nobody is, ’cause nobody is

“Come sit right here and sleep

“While I slip poison in your ear”

We are waiting on a telegram

To give us news of the fall

I am sorry to report

Dear Paris is burning after all

We have taken to the streets

In open rejoice revolting

We are dancing a black waltz

Fair Paris is burning after all

Dance poor people, dance and drown

Dance fair Paris to the ground

Dance poor people, dance and drown

Dance fair Paris, ashes now

Dance poor people, dance and drown

Dance fair Paris to the ground

Dance poor people, dance and drown

Dance fair Paris, ashes now

Dance poor people, dance and drown

Dance fair Paris to the ground

Dance poor people, dance and drown

Dance fair Paris, ashes now

St. Vincent Savior

You dress me up in a nurse’s outfit

It rides and sticks to my thighs and my hips

You put me in a teacher’s little denim skirt

Ruler and desk so I can make it hurt

But I keep you on your best behavior

Honey, I can’t be your savior

Love you to the grave and farther

Honey, I am not your martyr

You dress me in a nun’s black outfit

Hail Mary past, ’cause you know I grab it

Hand me a badge, and a little billy club

Like I’m supposed to book you on a hit-and-run

Adore you to the grave and farther

Honey, I can’t be your martyr

Maybe it’s just human nature

But honey, I can’t be your savior

But then you say, “Please”

Then you say, “Please”

Dress me in leather

Oh, that’s a little better

That’s still not it

None of this shit fits

But I keep you on your best behavior

Honey, I can’t be your savior

Love you to the grave and farther

Honey, I am not your martyr

But then you say, “Please”

Then you say, “Please”

“Please”

“Please”

“Please”

(They call me a strange girl)

(And they speak to me in bruises)

“Please”

(I got ’em tryin’ to save the world)

(They said, “girl, you’re not Jesus”)

(They call me a strange girl)

“Please”

(And they speak to me in bruises)

(I got ’em tryin’ to save the world)

(They said, “girl, you’re not Jesus”)

“Please”

(They call me a strange girl)

(And they speak to me in bruises)

“Please”

(I got ’em tryin’ to save the world)

(They said, “girl, you’re not Jesus”)

“Please”

(I got ’em tryin’ to save the world)

“Please”

(They call me a strange girl)

(And they speak to me in bruises)

“Please”

(I got ’em tryin’ to save the world)

(They said, “girl, you’re not Jesus”)

St. Vincent Northern Lights

If you say it is, then I guess it is

What you say it is, but I don’t feel anything

Cause your pendulum doesn’t swing again

Yeah, your pendulum hasn’t swung back in

It’s a champagne year full of sober months

Through my mulling days, through my dry moments

I saw the morning Northern Lights

Convinced it was the end of times

I saw the morning Northern Lights

Gotta get young fast

Gotta get young quick

Gotta make this last

If it makes me sick

I saw the morning Northern Lights

Convinced it was the end of times

I saw the morning Northern Lights

Convinces it was the end of times

I saw the morning Northern Lights [x4]

St. Vincent Every Tear Disappears

Oh, a smile is more than showing teeth

Oh, it’s not the potion, it’s the magic that I seek

Every tear disappears

Every tear disappears

Oh, the more that I struggle the deeper in the pit

If I can show a hand then I can show a fist

Call the twenty-first century, tell her give us a break

Every tear disappears

Every tear disappears

Oh and what about the pain?

Don’t ask me how, I just know that it fades

Every tear disappeared

Every eye is a seer

Yeah I live on wire

Yeah I been born twice

[x5]

St. Vincent Make Believe

There are times when you feel sad and blue

Something wrong and you don’t know what to do

When you feel that way stop and think awhile

Just make believe and smile

Make believe when you’re glad when you’re sorry

Sunshine will follow your way

When things go wrong

It won’t be long

Soon it be right again

Though your love dreams have gone

Make believe don’t lead on

Smile though your heart maybe broken

Though when bad luck have departs

You’ll find good luck starts

Don’t grieve

Just make believe…

When you think your luck is bad

And you’re feeling mighty sad

With all your cares and trouble far behind

Keep on smiling that’s the way

And remember what I say

Perfect happiness is just a state of mind

Though your love dreams have gone

Make believe don’t lead on

Smile when your heart is still broken

For when bad luck departs

You will find good luck starts

Don’t grieve

Just make believe…

Though your love dreams have gone

Make believe don’t lead on

Smile though your heart maybe broken

For when bad luck departs

You will find good luck starts

Don’t grieve

Just make believe