Heavy flower

The way it let its face hang

Didn’t quite mesmerize them

Such a heavy flower

On a thin stem

“That weed’s got a bend in it’s back

Don’t care enough to wonder when it’ll snap.”

 

The way it learned to matter

Was to turn toward the sun

The thing that raises you up

The thing you’ll then wither from.

“That blossom’s now a feast for the eyes

Worthy of pressing before it falls and dies.”

 

But what about life for life’s sake?

I have heard of seeds that germinate

And never breach the ground – we’ll never see

Others grow to full capacity

Others, still, are weak with petals torn

Tread upon or weathering a storm

Ashamed of the products that they make

What about life just for life’s sake?

 

They say “This life’s for this world

Roots, stem and leaves.

And the spirit of this world

Made you to breathe.”

 

They say “This life’s for this world

Roots, stem and leaves

And the spirit of this world

Made you to breathe.”

 

They say “This life’s for this world.”

They say “This life’s for this world.”

 

Rhythm Guitar & Vocals: Jessica Dennison

Lead Guitar: Joe Jiang

Bass, Tambo, Backing vocals: Jessica Jones


Greek Sculpture

I am not blind, today I’m truly

Gifted with eyes that see only your beauty.

And I watch you take yourself out back and I know there’s something wrong,

But I am in awe -- I’d like to take your picture all day long.

 

Perched on a rock, I find you in a struggle

Still as the stone you’re sitting on, your mind a jungle.  

And I know all about the quiet lashings you administer

When you’re sitting there, frozen and flawless as a greek sculpture.

 

You’ve got the goods.

I see all these lesser men so proud and absolute.

Oh, do you know you’re very good?

 

I have a sense of you up against a hurdle.

A mega church, some kids in a prayer circle.

And an old man with the kind of tone and confidence in speech

That one believes, doling out empty threats that few can beat.

 

And my witchcraft is surely not your answer.

I’m off the edge of what you’re after.

And one could guess was merely placed here for a solitary kiss,

A final spell, please take it with you, and remember this:

 

You’ve got the goods.

I see all these lesser men so proud and absolute.

And it’s you who’s got the goods.

Do you know you’re very good?

Oh, do you know you’re very good?

 

Rhythm Guitar & Vocals: Jessica Dennison

Lead Guitar: Jessica Jones

Piano: Jessica Jones & Jessica Dennison??

Bass & Drums: Randy Bemrose


Peace and quiet

I am not blind, today I’m truly

Gifted with eyes that see only your beauty.

And I watch you take yourself out back and I know there’s something wrong,

But I am in awe -- I’d like to take your picture all day long.

 

Perched on a rock, I find you in a struggle

Still as the stone you’re sitting on, your mind a jungle.  

And I know all about the quiet lashings you administer

When you’re sitting there, frozen and flawless as a greek sculpture.

 

You’ve got the goods.

I see all these lesser men so proud and absolute.

Oh, do you know you’re very good?

 

I have a sense of you up against a hurdle.

A mega church, some kids in a prayer circle.

And an old man with the kind of tone and confidence in speech

That one believes, doling out empty threats that few can beat.

 

And my witchcraft is surely not your answer.

I’m off the edge of what you’re after.

And one could guess was merely placed here for a solitary kiss,

A final spell, please take it with you, and remember this:

 

You’ve got the goods.

I see all these lesser men so proud and absolute.

And it’s you who’s got the goods.

Do you know you’re very good?

Oh, do you know you’re very good?

 

Rhythm Guitar & Vocals: Jessica Dennison

Lead Guitar: Jessica Jones

Piano: Jessica Jones & Jessica Dennison??

Bass & Drums: Randy Bemrose