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released March 12, 2002

Sonia Tetlow: guitar/ vox
T. Lee Kennedy: bass/ vox
Becky Shaw: drums/ vox

keys on "River" and "Wild Women" by John Cerreta

Produced and Engineered by Rob Gal
Snack 'n Shack Studio (Atlanta, GA)
Mastered by Glenn Schick

©2002 SonicGrrl Music, BMI

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Track Name: River
When the sun go deep
The fever starts to creep
Like a river running down the road
You can feel it in the air
Like the fingers of a stare
Tugging lightly on a snatch of rope

Can you find me
River running down the road
Find me

You’re moving with the street
High upon the heat
Like a prisoner in chains of gold
There’s faces everywhere
Like a circus of despair
Reaching wild without a hand to hold

Can you find me
A prisoner in chains of gold
Find me

I’m wandering over my life hole
Somebody once told me to blow
Shock me clean
Everybody knows
Shock me clean
Everybody knows

So throw me in the world
Rage into a girl
And thrill upon your bag of bones
The night cries to beware
But I don’t even care
Cuz baby there’s nowhere to go

Shock me clean
Everybody knows
Shock me clean
Everybody everybody knows

What I mean
Track Name: Green
Hey oh
Watch your feet don’t run
Watch your feet don’t run
Home
Find you
Fear don’t fear no fate
Fear don’t find no fate
Roam

I saw you
Tiger in the night
Eyes a-blazing bright
Ghost
Tireless truth
Faith to conquer fear
Love to bring you near
Hope

Careful which way you go
Don’t travel too far alone

Into the valley of the green
Where silken leaves caress your cheeks
And sweep away the bitter dreams
That lead you to despair
All around the world is green
Blocked by simple smoking screens
That feed us on the frenzied scene
Of always wanting more
So let us now both you and I
Blow through smoke into the sky
And open up our failing eyes
To recognize the green
Green of laughter
Green of love
Green of wonderment and trust
Let us stand now at the cusp
And jump into the light

Careful which way you go
Don’t travel too far alone
Track Name: Go
Suzie won’t let won’t let me go
Suzie won’t let won’t let me go
She got pain in her pocket and a bottle of blow
Now she won’t let won’t let me go

Suzie got a way of talking too close
She got hands in her eyes and a spoon up her nose
She flies so high that she falls real low
Now she won’t let won’t let me go

It’s how you feel just how you feel

Suzie paints her face as white as snow
Her milk run dry but her baby don’t know
She thinks all the world can be held by rope
But Suzie please Suzie just let me go

It’s how you feel just how you feel
Track Name: Tsunami
Taste of winter turn of spade
Tell me lover how you’re made
Signs of silent tender rage
Face the fancy f*** of fate

Come by morning raze the day
Change the contents of your cage
Trials of wonder bitter sage
Weep your story page by page

Twist of conscience weak with wine
Smoke the fallout by design
Sweetly tragic toast of life
Drink it down and suck the knife

Stop me
Never
Stop me
Never
Never lasts for ever long
Track Name: Crush
Tell me wonder what is working
Is it fear-forgotten pause
I have tried so hard to reach you
Ease this pain that I have caused
Now you tell me that you love me
What the hell am I to say
Tear me from this world of human
Love become so quickly pain

Cuz I hope in worlds we do not know

Take this distance from my footsteps
Lead me not into the ground
All that once so surely held me
Died into a silent sound
Now I gather prayers unspoken
Offer to a wind grown cold
Feed me not upon this suffering
Mercy come and let her go

Cuz I hope in words we do not know

All I have is all I want is all I have is
Track Name: Down
There was a man named Jim
Found his feet found his face
Found his life upon the floor
Cuz in a moment of weakness
That man mistook the sweetness
For the war

So come down come down come down
Baby take your blush and paint a frown

It was on a whim
Just a couple of cats
Cool black on black they wore
And in a moment of violence
A silence so completely claimed the score
So come mirror-fine slate
Come failure to relate
Come walking all alone
Until you feel inside your bones
Your going to break

And come down come down come down
Baby take your brush and scratch the ground

Well Jim say it don’t matter anyway
But Jim, man, that cat could kill a cockeye
With his hands

It’s just a matter of time
It’s just a feeling of fate
With a sleight of his hand
The magician lays his plan
And walks away
So come folk law line
Come polish til it shines
Come tripping through your days
Until you wake up and amaze at suicide

And come down come down come down
Track Name: Wild Women
Wild women won’t you come along with me
Wild women won’t you sing a song for me
Cuz I feel a little closer
Feel a little closer to me
Feel a little closer to woman

Wild women won’t you dance the firelight
Sadness of the green
Birthright don’t teach us how to fight
You gotta fist the promising
And when you feel the lotus coming
And you know your heart has spoken
And you feel the web of time intricate
Come undone
You move a little closer
Move a little closer to you
Move a little closer to woman

Feed me
Fire signs
Water into wine
Hungry
Holy ghost
Healer
Make the most
Of me
Track Name: Garden
Take me into your body
Take me into your soul
Take me into your body
Giver receive there’s room to grow
Take me into your body
Take me into your soul
Take me into your body
Giver rise up it’s time to go

Wake me not into your silence
It took so long to find my voice
All your deeds ring falsely violent
Come by will I come by choice

Take me into your body
Take me into your soul
Take me into your body
Giver receive there’s room to grow
Take me into your body
Take me into your soul
Take me into your body
Giver rise up it’s time to go

Garden pleasures guarded treasures
In the nighttime all as one
Into green strung gated dreams hum
Life becomes behind the sun

Take me into your body
Take me into your soul
Take me into your body
Giver receive there’s room to grow
Take me into your body
Take me into your soul
Take me into your body
Giver rise up it’s time to go

Words of wisdom welcome vision
Coldly slight I see your eyes
Come by will and warm your chill
And you will fill your barren lives

Take me into your body
Take me into your soul
Take me into your body
Giver receive there’s room to grow
Take me into your body
Take me into your soul
Take me into your body
Giver rise up it’s time to go
Track Name: Swerve
She was he
She was he was she
Oh he was

Bind your breasts
Hold your breath
The end will come too soon
Hide your blood
All your love
Will end much too soon

In the night in the heat in the wanting
I believe I am he she needs
Oh lover come and be with me tonight
Through lights of factory fields
I see you naked like all my need
Oh lover come and marry (bury) me tonight