Monstrous EP

by Punkwitch

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When the dust settled, what emerged

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released February 4, 2015

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Punkwitch Oakland, California

I'm just a queer trans harpy on the run for stealing hearts

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Track Name: Sad Sad Song
I don’t know just where it is that you’ve gone
The last I saw was your back as you walked out my door
Some things in silence are sharper than
Every knife in the kitchen draw, more brittle than candle wax

Welcome home an empty apartment seemed to say
Everything was exactly in its intended place
Maybe intentions aren’t really what we had in mind
When the words started flowing off the tongue and into our hearts

I’ve been in a lonely mood, isolation therapy
My guitar, the cat, and frantic thoughts keep me company
Some things in silence are sharper than
Experiencing them again and again in person

Stuff like this can’t be gift wrapped like a busted box
Fixed up, paper thin, puncture marks just below the skin
There’s a voice that I don’t recognize when I’m talking to myself
It’s flat and hollow, an approximation of a different side of you

Look at me
Look at me
Look at me
Look at me
As I scream into your soul
Track Name: Doctor Doctor
No one’s coming to rescue me
And I’m carrying this burden but this burden buries me
Doctor, Doctor, I’m begging you,
Please run me through, please run me through
You promised me you’d make me whole
Instead you left one where you tore out my soul
Doctor, Doctor, I’m begging you,
Please finish what you started


Doc’s and skirts and colored hair
You’ve locked them in a closet; now my locks lack any flare
Doctor, Doctor, I’m begging you,
Don’t abandon me, don’t abandon me
You told me to get back in line
You said with your schedule you just can’t make the time
Doctor, Doctor, I’m begging you,
Please finish what you started

Where have all the good doctors gone?
I don’t know where, I don’t know where

Where have all the good doctors gone?
I don’t know where, I don’t know where

I don’t know where

I don’t know where
Track Name: Aquarium
Beneath the waves, Poseidon’s wake, I tremble in my cave
The bones of noble friends abound below in disarray
Sacrifices for safe travel to a distant shore
I never made it, and why would I, I’ve only fins, no boat to board

I’m just a fish in a fish bowl
eating frosted flakes and drinking home

I’m just a fish in a fish bowl
My world is small and familiar

The water is cold and never clean
despite my keepers best efforts
My skin is swelling up unseen
This illness I’ve got is all their fault
My friends are seaweed and a rock
Hanging out with them kinda sucks
Have you ever known a rock?
They sit there and say nothing

Everyday they come to see this curious oddity
Humans cloaked in white lab coats, opinions in their mouths
Observation or disbelief is all they have to offer
Floating inescapably in this tank I this suffer

I’m just a fish in a fish bowl
eating frosted flakes and drinking home

I’m just a fish in a fish bowl
My world is small and familiar

Someday I swear that I’ll be free
I’ll find someone who will take pity
At least that’s what I tell myself
For Poseidon is so unforgiving
I wish I could remember before
This glass, this disease took over everything
I barely recall yesterday
Shortcomings of my fish brain
Track Name: Swollowed Up
I'm stuck here all alone
This bed is gonna swallow me whole
They say T.V. will steal your soul

That'll be the hungriest T.V. I've ever seen
Don't it know my soul's been removed by a surgical team
You'd think my predatory furniture would've been aware

So much of me has wasted away
Every day, a year
Every week I die of old age

I'm still holding out cause somethings gotta change
I just wish I knew if it was the sun rising or setting

Darling dear when you walk through that door
I'm unsure of just what it is that you are planning for

You and I are locked in
to this viscous cycle of kill or be adored

When you're born with a soul deformed, getting on is hard
At least that's what I'd believe if I believed a single word
I'm pretty sure though there's something wrong with me anyway

I was born into a world of light
Air filling up my lungs and brings monstrous cries to me at night
What they failed to mention was that none of it's for me

In three short months I'm going of to the peninsula
I say these shorts months when really I mean far too long

This will be my final chance for normal a life it seems
I'd gladly take it boring but the universe objects to me

The kitchen holds within it a kingdom
I wish was mine and not the realm of fuzzy mold

My calendar is counting down the days
As my cunt consumes the knife I wonder what I've done
Track Name: The Wolf
Have you ever wandered through these woods before?
The trees are strong, but their strength won’t carry you home again
Lost in the drifts, I wish that you could see through me
I’m a wolf, and I’m starving under these skins

My coat is grey, my eyes are dull
barring bone white fangs
I’ve been called ravenous in whispered talk
in a sleepy town of prey

They hope the cold will wear me down
and that winter takes me soon
Howling cuts out like a knife
To their throats and spills their words
In fear or disgust they gurgle loudly
Speak has failed these people proudly

Lantern light into the night
Illuminates the grey
Fairy circles where each stands
Alone in snow and pine
Each one wonders, some of them loudly
Will one of these pines soon surround me?

Have you ever wandered through these woods before?
The paths are long and many, it’s easy to be lost here
Watch the signs, follow true, and you’ll be alright
Stray and the wolves will claim you for their own

My coat is white, my eyes gleam bright
Hands tight around the bow
Papers report on all my trips
Into the wild frey

Skin and bone and ice and snow
Sinew taught as the tension
Hunger breaths within these woods
And an arrow will catch it’s breath
Still I wonder, will I find them?
Will still this night rejoice them?

Let loose and knock, my aim is erring
splinters cut into bark
Lingering in silent space
space glaring silently back
Listening, tracking, not feeling
suddenly hot breath upon me
Track Name: Winter
Your hair is the color of oceans
Your eyes gleam with starlight
You dance with fairies in their circles
Amongst sorrel in mountains high
If you had a tail, it would be wagging with innocence and joy
The animal breathes life into your beautiful human soul

But there’s something wrong
So very wrong
I can feel it in my bones
Netflix binges and microwave meals
Belie the truth at home

My room notably brightens
when you share it’s comforts with me
I’d gladly live my days out in eclipse
You’ve got all the sunshine I need
Magic runs through your veins, your spirit overflows
A cherished secrete within the world, you are my missingno

But there’s something wrong
So very wrong
I can feel it in my bones
You’re very sick and I love you
More than any love ever sung

You are what I’ve been looking for
You are what I’ve been looking for so long