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My debut, self-titled EP is now available to purchase online via my CD Baby Store!

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Vocals, guitar and cello yours truly, and all music and lyrics original.

This CD was recorded by Daniel Richardson. Art by the talented Sebastian Fransz.

In the purchasing of my CD, on top of supporting my music, you’ll be supporting my work with communities around the world.

 

Some of those lyrical wanderings…

sweet meat and bones

my sweet meat and bones/we’re breaking it down again/we’re having it out again/and standing alone

a skin made of steel and paper/you protect your history/your mind and your mystery/’cause it’s all that you own

my sweet meat and bones/these words we relate to ourselves and debate are ephemeral/all this crawling and climbing up each others’ walls/in the end we just try to make sense of it all

’cause when the day is done/all these arguments are coming right back down to this:/that we know everything, but we know nothing/it’s only real for what we think/and you know this tension that we live with/it’s a space between two things/and i’m coming around

even so, with you i try to make a start/but you keep me in the dark/and we’re worlds apart

you say tread carefully/and don’t meddle with gravity/but please realise that the sweetness of this tragedy, my baby/is i only want you to be close to me

’cause when the day is done/all these arguments are coming right back down to this:/that we know everything, but we know nothing/it’s only real for what we think/and you know this tension that we live with/it’s a space between two things/between opposite things/one continuous string/where we wait to be found

my sweet meat and bones/we’re breaking it down again/we’re having it out again/and standing alone

with skin made of steel and paper/we protect our histories, our minds, our realities/’cause it’s all that we know/it’s all that we know/it’s all that we know/my sweet meat and bones

you are your own light

you move while he sleeps/you’re packing up/putting tiny pieces of you/into a box/and you wonder if once in your life/you’d been fooled to forget/that a man only loves you when he hits you/and takes what you let

be strong you resolve/this time it’s enough/your skin, a patchwork of blue/it’s not paint it won’t wash off/and you think to yourself/you know it’s time he knew i said what i meant/he’d said i control your body/and most of your head

but it’s alright/you’ve been battered and broken/but you’ve seen the light/you’ll be alright if you leave tonight

so you stand/with the box in your hand/and your key in the door/hesitate for a moment/what’s changed since you tried to leave before/then you think of the last time you fought/and he spat in your face/and you know you can fix something broken/but you’ve got to get out of this place

you’ll be alright/you’ve been battered and broken/but you’ve seen the light/you’ll be alright if you leave tonight/you’ll be alright/you’ll be alright/you’ll be alright if you leave tonight

and he’s picked you apart when he speaks/and he’s broken your bones with his feet/but if there’s one thing i know about you/it’s that you are your own light

fishing

the world’s an ocean it seems to me/its one intent to swallow me/to cast me out adrift that cool, vast indigo/oh it speaks, how it speaks to me

i know you think i’m doing alright/i know you think i’m doing fine/and the truth is, honey/i’m content most of the time/it’s just lately, i’ve had a one track mind

and i’ve been fishing around/i’ve figured it out/there’s a little extra something that i’m needing now/and i’m gonna find it/i agonised but it couldn’t wait/now i’m in the boat with my line an bait/hoping for a catch in the open sea/but please please please don’t tell my baby

now you know my baby is good to me/yeah i know my baby is good to me/a thousand times i’ve told myself/you must be crazy/damn that ocean breeze/on my knees/it pulled me down to the water

now i’ve got myself into a fix/the cruelest fate has come to this/’cause i don’t want to be alone/and i sure do love my baby/but this sea, it’s over me/and there’s no doubt that i’ll soon be/picking up the pieces of my broken heart

’cause i’ve been fishing around/i’ve figured it out/there’s no other way this time around/i’m caught in a rip/it’s pulling me down/no saving face if this gets out/and in good time i’ll be coming clean/but i gotta find a way to break this easily/so for now please/just please/i’m begging you please/don’t tell my baby

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