Bells (2011)

TRACK LIST
1. Bells 
2. Love & Gravity 
3. Easy 
4. Return 
5. Maybe 
6. The Best Part of Me 
7. It Rescues Me 
8. Every Color 
9. Hold Me Up


CREDITS
Mary Beth Kite, vocals; Matt Kite, guitar, piano, vocals, Theremin; Greg Strickland, bass, Elmo piano, vocals, Theremin; Chris Gorczyca, drums. Produced by Scott Ross & TWBA. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Scott Ross at Elliott Bay Recording Co. (Seattle, WA). Cover art by Michaela Eaves. Guest musician: Gibson Kite, Theremin. Music by TWBA. Lyrics by Matt Kite. © 2011 Gargantuan Records/TWUBBA Music (ASCAP).

Bells 

you can smash your love onstage 
you can drink yourself to death 
you can stay a boy forever 
you can burn with every breath 

the bells still ring 
the bells ring 

you can cut your hand to pieces 
you can choke on the plastic spoon 
you can bet the future forgives you 
maybe… you can shoot the moon 

the bells still ring 
the bells ring 

sanctus dulce


Love and Gravity 

she found her G-spot in outer space 
disappeared without a trace 
she was the last of the human race 
launched a moon-shot dressed in lace 

she said: 
I'll be right here, baby 
with the sun, the moon, the stars surrounded 
I'm coming home, honey 
where love and gravity keep me grounded 

she left her virtue on the bedroom floor 
like a girl dancing off to war 
as if there'd never be anymore 
as if she'd never been here before 

she said… 

she wore her love like a charm 
like a bracelet on her arm 
she felt a million miles away from here 
she saw color in the galaxy 
a black hole inside of me 
she knew exactly where to look for fear


Easy 

easy 
don't let the voices drown you 
shake it off 
you're not the first to fall through 
temptation 
truth is a naked clear cut 
stripped away 
no way to close the book shut 

get off your knees 
don't need sympathy 
get off your knees 
you don't need me 

beauty 
broken and lost, still standing 
saves me 
I'm not the one pretending 
temptation 
truth is a naked clear cut 
stripped away 
no way to close the book shut 

get off your knees 
don't need sympathy 
get off your knees 
you don't need me 

everything you want is so clear 
but everything you need is right here


Return 

the more I know 
the less stays true 
the future's running 
away from me 
from me 

from me 
the future runs away 
from me 

preacher says 
we're through 
there's nothing new 
under the sun 
if that's true 
I'm doomed 
'cause I live 
to be reborn 

I live 
I breathe 
I need the same things you need 
I bleed 

wisdom grows 
like a circle goes 
return again and again 
never leave 
never arrive 
return again and again


Maybe 

I took a walk at a quarter to three 
the sound of static chasing after me 
a freakin' army couldn't sing me to sleep 
I took a walk at a quarter to three -- yeah 
I hit the sidewalk with the wind in my face 
a pair of earrings and a can of mace 
the city's hungry for another disgrace 
another girl who doesn't know her place 

maybe it starts with me 
maybe we can break free 

I took a walk at a quarter to three 
the sound of static chasing after me 
a freakin' army couldn't sing me to sleep 
I took a walk at a quarter to three 

maybe it starts with me 
maybe we can break free 

maybe it starts with me 
it ends with me 
it blends with me 
maybe it fails with me 
it bleeds with me 
it sleeps with me 

I hit the sidewalk with the wind in my face 
a pair of earrings and a can of mace 
the city's hungry for another disgrace 
another girl who doesn't know her place


The Best Part of Me 

I don't care what they say 
you can hold my hand 
I don't care what the fake girls say 
you can hold my hand 
I'll take you home to my room 
take you between the sheets 
we can be together if we want 
nothing else competes 

you're free to be with me 
the way God meant you to be 
you're free to be with me 
a love that opens secretly 
a love that reached for the best part of me 

I don't care what the preacher says 
he never knew love 
I don't care what's safe anymore 
I'm ready to go above 

you're free to be with me 
the way God meant you to be 
you're to love me sweetly 
a love that opens secretly 
a love that reached for the best part of me 

waking 
breathing 
becoming 
free 
dreaming 
screaming 
unleashing 
me


It Rescues Me 

you stole my electrons 
you stole my heat 
you stole everything I had that made me ...me 
you stole my cigarettes 
you stole my Jesus 
you stole everything that helped me forget us 

don't stop now, it rescues me 

you stole my intention 
you stole my voice 
you stole everything I had to make a choice 
you stole my fever 
you stole my creed 
you stole everything I had to keep me free 

don't stop now, it rescues me 

I see my Father walk away 
Holy Mother fades away 
I see the mask that covers me 
I see the lie that rescues me 

I see myself opening 
like a flower 
all petals and stamens, unbroken power 
I lean with the wind 
blooming and scattered 
waves of grass and thistle shattered 

don't stop now, it rescues me


Every Color 

I'm like my mother 
a broken record 
I guess I'm stuck in one groove 
I'm like my sister 
my tender sister 
still got something to prove 

and I feel all alone 
I see every color 

the world's changing 
horizon's shrinking 
everybody connects 
that's why I'm staying 
that's why I'm paying 
tell me… what's next? 

and I feel all alone 
I see every color 

I'm like my only son 
my foolish flower 
we jump in with both feet


Hold Me Up 

what… what are we shooting for? 
what are we dying for? 
what are we lying for? 

hold me up 
don't push me down 

I… used to believe in us 
I used to dream for us 
I used to pray for us 

hold me up 
don't push me down 

put my foot down 
all my weight on it 
and I walk away from here…

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