Swears!

by Marian Call

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1.
It’s very fucking hard to see the goddamn point today I feel like eating something microwaved ‘n blowing off all of my appointments I don’t have a song for this, or a plan, I got a blanket fort to hide in It doesn’t offer much protection but Baby, if you want, you can join it ‘Cuz I like you and if I don’t always like me Well at least you do do do do do do do do I like you and it smells like something’s burning But at least we two do do do do do do doo whoa whoa oh... Remember all the days when we were scared of sharks and quicksand? Now the smoky summer haze has got us bracin’ for the wasteland There is not a song for this, or a plan Only blanket forts to hide in And they don’t offer much protection, but Baby, hold my hand holdmyhand holdmyhand holdmyhandholdmyhand ‘Cuz I like you... I like you and if you don’t always like you Well I promise to, do do do do do do do I like you and when everything is burning Well at least we two we two we two, whoa whoa oh...
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I don't wanna talk right now I already know and I don't wanna hear What I'm doing wrong out loud I know it's mostly my fault and I can't seem to care about my so-called finances My so-called career My diminishing chances of seeing a dentist this year Knowing how my luck plays out the impending disasters will be of the size They'll screw the world up *just* enough that I still should have saved something up to retire But too much for any chance To improve my circumstance To wake up with blood-free hands To meet a lady in a lake who'll give me just the very thing so I can Fix it fix it Someone fucking fix it Fix it fix it Anybody fix it Fix it fix it Tell me how to fix this fucked up fix it fix it whoa oh oh... The trouble with the world is us And the trouble with us is we're good at our job The paragon of parasites And knowing we suck isn't making us stop This frog's gettin' boiling hot Makin' no move to hop or not 'Cuz it just found the nicest pot And if we hate our own complicit fiction Isn't doing fucking shit to Fix it fix it Someone fucking fix it Fix it fix it Anybody fix it Fix it fix it Tell me how to fix this fucked up fix it fix it whoa oh oh... And it was my birthday, today was my birthday And all that I wanted was somebody to notice It was my birthday, today was my birthday And all that I wanted was nobody to notice Fix it fix it Someone fucking fix it Fix it fix it Anybody fix it Fix it fix it Tell me how to fix this fucked up fix it fix it whoa oh
3.
Consequence 02:21
Well that’s a look, my dude I never heard such screams We got a bottomless pit and a white-knuckle grip You brought a trampoline We play this game for keeps by rules you got to write And you got enough second chances and god mode and gambits -- shut up, you’ll be fine Don’t confuse it with violence or silence or war When we show your gilded ass the door You’re gonna land on your feet, that’s for fuckin’ sure ‘Cuz my glass ceiling is your glass floor And I just wanted you to have a consequence A CONSEQUENCE Just one single goddamn fuckin’ consequence A CONSEQUENCE Your set is over, sir. Prepare to yield your time It’s not punishment or prosecution (we wish) Just a goddamn crime You did everything you said you hated and skated And we all saw And you hold for applause ‘Cuz you know you can’t possibly bomb And I just wanted you to have a consequence A CONSEQUENCE Just one single goddamn fuckin’ consequence A CONSEQUENCE...
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The trail out to the glacier’s getting longer so you brace yourself ‘Cuz you know you know you know what that means Take a picture, take a dozen, get up close and lay your hands on Somethin’ you well know you never should’ve seen Electric blue and dirty white, fractured galaxies inside Beads of air so old it’s clean And in the gaps of her retreat the kids ‘n tourists laugh and tweet All tasting ice from the Pleistocene And we know we know what it means to Growing up they told my class ‘you’re gonna change the world’ And now well a-we know we know we know they were right All our mustard-seeded faith in us, the optimistic strength in us We really can move mountains when we try Nature’s cold, a killer queen, She favors fast and sharp and mean We take after Her; She taught us all she knew And now so very fucking many face what very fucking few Have decided it’s within our rights and lifestyle needs to do I guess we won. We’ve defeated what all used to stalk and eat us Safe and cozy, for a price But all of my recycling cycling bussing bleating/bleeding beg and barter cannot buy back Ice from the Pleistocene It doesn’t matter what we mean to Oh, from up above it all hits home We’re all preoccupied and dizzy in the heights Oh, from up above it all hits home I am not copin’ but my eyes are open wide You’ll find you’ll find me Flyin’ over mountaintops and tryin’ not to cry Flyin’ over mountaintops and tryin’ not to cry Flyin’ over glacier bones and tryin’ not to cry...
5.
Sunnier 02:04
I’m tired of dark and gloomy days I’m hangin’ up my coat and makin’ lemonade No more shiverin’, no slip-slidin’, no more cold Wash it all away baby, out of reach C’mon let’s go and crash a brand new beach We’re gonna find somethin’ new, find somethin’ new We got so good at what we do We’re off the map now baby, off the clock And I don’t think we’re gonna stop us babe It’s gettin’ sunnier Oh, sunnier Only sunny days from now on Oh, it’s gettin’ sunnier Nothin’, nothin’ but blue skies, baby All of the rainclouds are gone Oh they're gone There is no ceremony yet For the steps my dance card seems to set No candlelighters, no crowns ‘n gowns, no ancient songs Baby we’re just doin’ what we’ve always done Same ol’ same old under the sun ‘Til we found somethin’ new, found somethin’ new We got so good at what we do We’re off the map now baby, off the clock And I don’t think they're gonna stop us now It’s gettin sunnier... It’s gettin’ sunnier, whoa, sunnier Only sunny days from now on Oh, it’s gettin’ sunnier Whoa, it’s funny, baby, All of the rainclouds are gone They’re gone They're gone They’re gone...

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Marian Call & the Guttersnipes present a short loud garage rock EP of songs that mostly have swears in them. Pre-order now and pay what you can if you want to -- the album will be free after the release.

Want the radio-safe version of this record without the swearing? You'll find it at mariancall.bandcamp.com/album/cuss

credits

released July 30, 2020

Justin Smith, additional guitars ("Blanket Forts") and guitar solo ("Consequence"), live recording engineering, mixing
Seth Boyer, guitars
Kelly Henriksen, drums
Rocky "Jökulhlaup" Studs, bass
George Kuhar, additional guitars and solos ("Glacier Bones")
Marian Call, vocals
David Glasser, mastering

All songs written, arranged, edited, & produced by Marian Call.
Recorded and mixed by Justin Smith of Rusty Recordings in Gustavus, Alaska, rustyrecordings.com.

Album art by Sophie Lager
Additional merch artwork by Pat Race
Photos by Annie Bartholomew

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Marian Call has things to say. She sounds a little like Ingrid Michaelson meets They Might Be Giants & Regina Spektor for bourbon & laughs, which sounds improbable, but give it a try. She hails from Alaska and tours North America and Europe, and she lives on Twitter. Her songs are quirky, sharp, surprising confections in every genre full of rich dark carmelized sugar, savor, & spice. ... more

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