Look At Me

by Grace and the Carnivore

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recorded april-july 2015

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released July 21, 2015

all songs by john, grace and robert carney
produced/mixed/mastered by THE bradford krieger
engineered by THE chaimes parker
recorded at Hanging Horse Studio in Norwood, MA



bass sounds by john margaris and bradford krieger
guitar sounds by alex fatato
vocals by grace carney
other guitar sounds and keyboards by john carney
drums by robert carney
strings by allyn mccourt, b. kim, and robert cross

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Track Name: Give It All Away
let me start this like a painting
let me see where this can go
i had a dream last night
i followed you through your daily life
and at the end of the day
you turned around and asked me to leave you alone

i always let them burn me
and then give it all away
i never make them earn me
and i can never make them stay

i've been floating for a year now
made sure i'm not aware
but it's all the more real
when you're standing in your mother's gown
that she wore on her wedding day
and you turn around and plead "please, go away"

what can i say,
i don't play these games the way the painters do
i'm a prideful child hiding from the truth
Track Name: Good Advice
i set fire to my house while giving good advice
to an oil lamp that's spilt and sharing all it's light
with my furniture, it's burning, turning the darkness bright
you call that a release?

instantly unshackled from the things i love
but i still feel like the world is a silent judge
with the gavel raised and ready to convict me of
wanting to be free

you didn't stand a chance
i leave before the dance has only barely just begun
but we had fun

you're hoping for a moment of regret
that hasn't happened yet
and boy, i wouldn't hedge my bets
i'm bound to be the one you won't forget

used to look into your eyes and see a fire there
saw a universe emerge inside your worldly stare
but flames burn out and weakness leaves the landscape bare
the deed's already done

there was never any room for me to make a choice
when i heard the passion draining from your tired voice
your words had turned from holiness to blackest oil
they put me on the run

you're hoping for a moment of regret
that hasn't happened yet
and boy, i wouldn't hedge my bets
i'm bound to be the one you won't forget
Track Name: Facing Myself
sometimes i litter in pristine places
that's my idea of being bad
i'm a night street walker
live in streetlamp light
take my mornings off and my coffee dark
sometimes i like to fight

sometimes i push the pusher
though i know i'm being bad
i'm a bedsheet dweller
live in linens white
take my clothing off and my humor dark
sometimes i bite

facing myself was never easy to do
why should i try to face you?

sometimes i beg for attention
that's when i know it's bad
i'm your fake phone caller
live in vacant fright
i take all bets off and my horses dark
sometimes i act polite
Track Name: Tonight
have i met you, maybe, in a book sometime?
or down on the street in another man's line?
cuz i've been holding close this bold young guy
who's taken my mold and makin me try
i'm on the brink of inking a thinking thought
on the small of my back just to show off
and it's crazy, baby, between the lights
a patch of darkness on the streets tonight

tonight is something different
tonight is something new
do you happen to know anyone who looks nothing like you?

you're a vision, baby, with your jaw so cut
and your jet black hair and your cigarette
you could tell me things i wouldn't believe
wiping windows with your dirty sleeve
in a blink i'm drinking your sinking fear
as you whisper softly in my ear
in a moment choking without the light
darkness heavy and my sheets too white

tonight is something different
tonight is something new
do you happen to know anyone who looks nothing like you?
Track Name: Collision
wrote you two a poem on an american flag
stole it on the night we got together
it's hanging in my room sometimes it keeps me up at night
reminds me of a time when i was freer
at times i see your body in the stories that i tell
the words hang in the air just like a vision
i picture you in dresses or in nothing at all
hold on to the pieces of that single night collision

and we were acting special
we were living in a cardboard box we loved when we were kids
we found something special
but we left it in those late-night talks
there's nothing that i miss
Track Name: Spiraling
things start spiraling out of control real quickly
Track Name: Just Cut Me Loose
your body's not the shell that i've been looking for
forget i ever tried to make you keep me warm
i'm not some lonely girl who needs her father's care
so why am i looking for a daddy in that long, shaggy hair?

just cut me loose
what's my excuse
why can't i walk away

you look a little wilder than the wild in me
full of fearful nonchalance, but so much more naive
don't know what i've been needing, lust without a price
i don't know why i thought i'd find it in some fast and full-grown child

just cut me loose
what's my excuse
why can't i walk away

i am not a parasite
i am not your ghost
i am done not being wanted
oh, i want to be haunted
i am a worthy host

just cut me loose
what's my excuse
why can't i walk away
Track Name: Reasons We Can't Sleep
you live in a house that's completely your own
from your door to your couch to your kitchen stove
and the house screams you at a cowering me
you leave so little room for another to be

i walk from place to place under a cloud of your rain
push myself away so i can comfort your pain
in a house that's too small, and a house that's too tight
someday i'll smash the roof growing up with all my might

and i love you, you smother me
i hate you, you cover me,
enough, you, you're all i see
i love you so discover me

you live in a world where you'll always have your way
i may be a shallow girl but i'll take the highway
you're a train charging on, if i was tied to the tracks
you'd plow right on through me without ever looking back

there are reasons we can't sleep, we're alike, you and i
constantly charging to reach the other side
but at least i'm out here, at least i'm on my own
at least i'm not your passenger or stuck inside your home
Track Name: Look At Me
i've been facing demons that i didn't know i had
i've been dragged kicking and screaming, but i finally faced the facts
i'm insanity inducing, i'm an insult, i'm a thorn
i've been eating out my insides since the day that i was born

i'm a daze, i'm a maze, i'm a skeleton song
i've been searching for some flesh and blood my whole life long
i've been painting portraits since before i could speak
and i've been telling everyone to look at me

i used to dream of childhood
i had no longing to be good
it's no burden to be so free
but time is not a landscape
and i've realized there is no escape
i'm only facing me

oh, this is my looking glass
oh, this is what i possess
oh this is how i undress
oh, this is my holiness

i've been facing demons, and they're facing me right back
i've been holding on to dreams in which i fill in all my gaps
i've been painting portraits since before i could speak
and i've been telling everyone to look at me

oh, this is my looking glass
oh, this is what i possess
oh this is how i undress
oh, this is my holiness