World So Sweet

by Rachel Taylor Brown

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1.
sweetness on earth! and all the world rejoices!
2.
05:09
oh sister jean we have our lives, sister jean we're so sad about what went down at home nothing left to do, you know we all regret it, we're upset there's nothing anyone wouldn't have done if only we had known nothing we could do, you know we're all upset, oh we regret it (chorus) rats and cataracts, bits of blood and moan nothing here to see, get out or you will get it crack that pitiful skeleton and give the girl a bone nothing left to do, you know we all regret it, we've upset it oh sister jean
3.
03:59
you got me, you shot me, and will you hang my head on the wall of your kitchen or over your bed? when there's nobody looking will you pull up my lips in a snarl? i'm a ripper, i'm a permanent fix (make me look like i never was) i can help, i can do it, i can do it myself on a not busy monday, the 5th or the 12th take a whack, crack me open, plant a needle right there on the spot where the skin barely touches the hair (make me look like i never was) i'm a snarl, i'm a ripper i'm a permanent fixxxxxxxx
4.
carrion birds are circling outside the car i look up and wonder just where we are those birds are singing "it's time to die" coaxing and wheedling--"come on, come on and try!" and they tell me it's easy to go to lay down the host drop the body keep the ghost it's a blue-green glorious day! i thought i had many things to say (but maybe i don't) (chorus) we know life is rough; look at us and they tell me it's easy to go to lay down the host drop the body keep the ghost (give up the ghost)
5.
03:19
oh anemone, i know you are the one you're the enemy and so i will get stung but you're so pretty in the awful things you've done oh anemone, you're beautiful and cold missing mercy and without a heart of gold but i will love you even when we're very old oh anemone, i know it makes no sense all your suitors are just sitting on the fence i'm the only anywhere near when you whisper--"come here!" i'm the only one i'm the only one oh anemone
6.
03:48
pritty pinny so bright you always turn up right sparkle like an atom bomb and lay waste pritty pinny out of pocket, stick your finger in a socket sparkle like an atom bomb and lay waste what makes you so unkind? you trip like a buried mine pritty pinny always said she'd only paint the town red sparkle like an atom bomb and lay waste pritty pinny please stay and blow the world away away sparkle like an atom bomb and lay waste what helps you to unwind? you trip like a triggered mine what makes you so unkind? you trip like a buried mine pritty pinny please stay and blow the world away
7.
03:06
there's no telling when we'll any of us go and for most of us we'd rather never know every minute makes a minute every hour has decades in it so maybe a day can last forever maybe a month will make it better oh beauty is as beauty does you're beautiful as ever was and loved
8.
you get them when they're young and you bend them first an arm then a leg then the heart then the head
9.
you opened up your big mouth and all the words flew south you said it was all for fun and good for a laugh as good as a gun oh what must it take to feel through all of that tempered steel? you said it was all for fun and good for a laugh (as good as a gun)
10.
mary had a son, oh jesus i'll tell you what i knew mary had a son, oh jesus and some of it is true joe you have a son, oh jesus whatever will you do? joe you have a son, oh jesus (he doesn't look like you) jesus had a friend in judas singing alleluias, judas kiss him to the cross, oh judas right next to those two roll away the stone, oh jesus you look different; you look brand new my lord my god mary had a son, oh jesus some say she had two but i doubt it
11.
kitty's gone missing but no one is ever exactly where they mean to be daddy is waving one hand; with the other he steers him away bring them all to me! bring your burdens to me! leave your worries and come to yourselves! (and comfort yourselves) shitting and shrieking and puking and reeking oh why, lord, did you do this to me? you gave us woman for fucking but goddamn, the price that we pay! (chorus) thank god for mercy in Mother Nebraska they know what it means to be done i know for certain i'll never forgive myself that's why i kept one (chorus) i know it's certain i'll never forgive myself
12.
01:45
moon dry as a bone, dead as a stone do you have what i need? if i shoot you in the stomach will you bleed into my reservoir? that's a good moon! that's what a good moon's for.
13.
joe you're going away to where, i don't know you're taking a trip come on, time to go you're gonna be late oh, no joe your brothers and sisters all will be there it's not like before when they didn't care it's gonna be great, joe so button your shirt put on für elise it's not gonna hurt promise you're gonna be late

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thank you for the world so sweet
thank you for the food we eat
thank you for the birds that sing
thank you for everything

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released September 6, 2011

made by rachel taylor brown and jeff stuart saltzman at mysterious beard and secret society and sherman clay. recorded and mixed by jss. mastered by tony lash. design by katie taylor. all songs by rachel taylor brown.

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Rachel Taylor Brown Portland, Oregon

Rachel was born in Portland and lives nearby with her beloved husband Jay. She makes disturbing yet ultimately sensible songs you can sometimes dance to.

She sees loads of ugly and beauty in the world. Trying to capture that sweet and sour thing in a song is what she’s mostly trying to do.

She records with audio midwife and dear friend Jeff Stuart Saltzman and his cats.

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