Pansy

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released November 11, 2016

All songs written by Caden Gray.

(2,3,7,8,9) produced/mixed by Caden Gray
(1,4,5,6,10) produced/mixed by Caden Gray and Munro Thadius

Lead/backing vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, bass, electric ukulele, flute, autoharp, synth - Caden Gray

Electric guitar, backing vocals - Eunsea Min

Drums - James Kelly

Backing vocals - Munro Thadius

Voice (The Blue Fairy Godmother P. II) - Heather Hamacek

Spoken word on "I DIE" written by Violet Houston

Mastered by Ari Raskin

Recorded Spring 2016 in Boston, Los Angeles, and Norway, Maine.

Cover art by Caden Gray and kswick

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Track Name: Kiss of a Figure Skater
Kiss of a Figure Skater

You’ll tell me you’re sorry
that things are so hard for me
I’m painting my bruises
scars are tattoos that are free

(I’ll let you kiss me if you’re nice to me)
(I’ll let you kiss me if you’re nice to me)

You’ll never get a lover
with that hair
you’ve kissed a figure skater
no one will answer your prayers
(no one will answer your prayers)

My belt is unbuckled
for anyone but you
choosing me’s not a party
it’s just something you’ll live through

(I’ll let you kiss me if you’re nice to me)
(I’ll let you kiss me if you’re nice to me)

You’ll never get a lover
with that hair
you’ve kissed a figure skater
no one will answer your prayers
(no one will answer your prayers)

If I man-up one more time
I think I’ll die
how you tried with all your might
to trick me into light
but I made you cry once again

oh, yes. I’ll make you cry once again

You’ll never get a lover
with that hair
you’ve kissed a figure skater
no one will answer your prayers
(no one will answer your prayers)
Track Name: Natasha
Natasha

Mascara running down her face
she’s got some memories she can’t erase
no need to hide it anymore
pretending she’s having fun is such a bore

Natasha gives the pep talks
Natasha’s never in the way
Natasha gives you what you’ve lost
Natasha smiles the dark away

Watch her get pushed down by a boy
Natasha made heartbreak seem like such a joy
hear her laughing, deep a frown
she’s a big haired high heeled clown

Natasha gives the pep talks
Natasha’s never in the way
Natasha gives you what you’ve lost
Natasha smiles the dark away

The girl in the highest heels
falls the farthest
the girl with the biggest smile
cries the hardest

The girl in the highest heels
falls the farthest
the girl with the biggest smile
cries the hardest
Track Name: I'm Not a River
I'm Not a River

Spotlight on you on the floor,
and you're swinging your hair like a victory,
but by now you'd think you'd have learnt from me
that nobody dances anymore.

It's a false idea to belong
or to go with the flow standing up for men,
when the glitter gets in your way again,
just come on and sing 'em your fight song:

I am not a river!
I am not a river!
I am not a river, river river.
Track Name: No One Wants to Be
No One Wants to Be

Practice the face you'll make
when you're happy
nighttime mistakes in the light

facing away from the mirror
I wish I knew how to pray
wish I could cut you away

No one wants to be a loser
No one wants to face the end alone
Have you called your mother lately?
Have you loved the ones who wait back home

show me the way to dace, get me moving
when there's no words to say
I want to try anyway

No one wants to be a loser
No one wants to face the end alone
Have you called your mother lately?
Have you loved the ones who wait back home

No one wants to be a loser
No one wants to face the end alone
Have you called your mother lately?
Have you loved the ones who wait back home
Track Name: Pansy
Pansy

I pop a hip, they seek me out
they stand and stare
I pose, I pout

they force me to my knees
pray away the sleaze
they say they're gonna show me
just want I need

Pansy, Pansy

they stare agog
they can't believe
I've fallen short
by being me

now I'm down on my knees
he forgets to say please
he says he's gonna show me
just what I need
just what I need

Pansy, Pansy

I forget to be saved
I forget to be nice
I've swallowed a well
I'll kiss you if you look twice
if you look twice

I dig alone trying to bury knives
can't blame the holy minds
how they a good fight
how they love a good fight

Pansy, Pansy
Pansy, Pansy
(sissy ass mother fucker, sissy ass mother fucker)
Track Name: QUARTERBACK
Quarterback

This team isn’t what it once was
we need someone to save us
the crowd’s been getting quieter
till that day he appeared

Collective gasp, a whisper.
An answer to a prayer.
A replay in slow motion,
helmet off, he flicks his hair

Oh thank god for the quarterback
saving us with his damage blue and black
get on your knees he’ll get us back on track
oh, thank god for the quarterback

the other teams go scrambling,
their hands up in the air,
a replay in slow motion,
helmet off, he flicks his hair

from protégé to prophet
we have no cause to fear
we’ve finally found our leader
our team’s vision is finally clear

Oh thank god for the quarterback
saving us with his damage blue and black
get on your knees he’ll get us back on track
oh, thank god for the quarterback

here he comes
running lonely down the line
here he comes
throwing bodies left and right

here he comes
running lonely down the line
here he comes
throwing bodies left and right
Track Name: Oh, Kathy
Oh, Kathy

He comes home at the same time each day
he tells you how you’re feeling
he doesn’t care how you’re dealing
you dream you could just float away

Oh Kathy you don’t know just what you’ve got
the other boys would fight to have a chance
you’re the one who showed me how to love
you’re the one who taught me how to dance
Oh, Kathy

You cry at the same time each day
you paint your nails at the window
ponder where the time goes
you ask yourself, why should you stay?

Oh Kathy you don’t know just what you’ve got
the other boys would fight to have a chance
you’re the one who showed me how to love
you’re the one who taught me how to dance
Oh, Kathy

I can’t be the one to force you to see
you’re losing parts of you
and now you’re losing me

let’s run away oh, Kathy please
he’ll never care what you can do
He’ll never set you free

Oh Kathy you don’t know just what you’ve got
the other boys would fight to have a chance
you’re the one who showed me how to love
you’re the one who taught me how to dance
Oh, Kathy
Track Name: The Blue Fairy Godmother (Part II)
The Blue Fairy Godmother Part 2

(why didn’t you make me beautiful?)
(I don’t believe in you anymore)
(gone…gone…gone)

Why don’t you make me feel like dying anymore?
Why don’t you ever catch me lying anymore?

She’s gone. And she’s never coming back.
She tore her dress now she’s never coming back.

Why haven’t you set me free yet?
(like they said you would)
why haven’t you made me believe yet?
(like I thought I should)

She’s gone. And she’s never coming back.
She tore her dress now she’s never coming back.

She sang me lies
before I’d go to bed
before I’d shut my eyes

and though I needed her
I let the moment die
beneath the midnight sky

keep those wrists strong

(why didn’t you make me beautiful?)

In dreams I’m beautiful
and dangerous
and completely out of line

and when she calls to me
I just turn from her
and cry the color from my eyes
I cry the color from my eyes

keep those wrists strong

(why didn’t you make me beautiful?)

Now I don’t believe
in you anymore

I don’t believe in you anymore

(I don’t believe in you anymore)
Track Name: I DIE
I DIE

Shed my soul on the floor for you lover
cried myself into dark…again

closing in on the end of you lover
praying for tears that never come

doesn't matter how hard I try
when you give me those looks I want to cry
Oh I die
Oh I die

every time that you say goodbye
I can see that sadness in your eyes
Oh I die
Oh I die

don't you see what you've done to me?
dancing to my grave, from the looks you gave

doesn't matter how hard I try
when you give me those looks I want to cry
Oh I die
Oh I die

every time that you say goodbye
I can see that sadness in your eyes
Oh I die
Oh I die

(spoken)
the first time I kissed you I thought we’d be together forever
and it seemed like you did too
but with every passing day
you’re farther away
and I’m scared that forever’s about to end

doesn't matter how hard I try
when you give me those looks I want to cry
Oh I die
Oh I die

every time that you say goodbye
I can see that sadness in your eyes
Oh I die
Oh I die

doesn't matter how hard I try
when you give me those looks I want to cry
Oh I die
Oh I die
Track Name: Party Dress
Party Dress

You spoke my name and I was lonely
got stuck under that star
unloosened love with your spindly fingers
but left the door ajar

now the wind is creeping into me
it floats in as a draft
but anytime I mime a plea
you toss your head and laugh

I remember groping blind for you
at the beginning of our arc
I could hear you hum from across the room
I found your lips in the dark

until that night we went to hear her sing
and I wrenched my hand away
you threw her flowers on the ground
then handed me the blame

I had placed your hands around my neck
with a crown up on your head
but you woke up normal next to me
I’m just a body in your bed

now I sleep with my eyes on the door
while I dream glory in your hair
I was struck awake, fallen to the floor
my arms chockfull of air

you pushed me to the mic
you forced my sorrow on display
why is everything in your goddamn life
a motherfucking parade?

we’re praying for the night
to cover up this mess
but the lamps go on
and I’m left waiting in my party dress