Scream (2021)

TRACK LIST
1. Scream
2. The Smile Beside You
3. Dime Eyes
4. Maybe (Green Room Version)
5. Phinney Ridge (Green Room Version)
6. Overkill
7. Tipping Texas (Green Room Version)
8. Kairos (Green Room Version)
9. Lift

CREDITS
Mary Beth Kite, vocals, lyrics; Matt Kite, guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals, lyrics; Gibson Kite, drums, percussion. Recorded and produced by TWBA at the Kite House (Tacoma, WA). Mastered by Jonathan Plum at London Bridge Studio (Seattle, WA).  © 2021 Gargantuan Records/ TWUBBA Music (ASCAP).

REVIEWS
"With driving drums and an ethereal voice, this US band with a super cool name is reminiscent of the Gothic Shoegaze act Miranda Sex Garden: The whipping track "Scream" is the impressive harbinger of the album of the same name . . ."
— Tonspion

 

Scream

she sleepwalks 
in my dreams 
she stops to scream 

she rolls her eyes 
stretch that neck 
ecstasy’s wreck 

you stop! 
wanna make me? 
you stop! 
wanna make me? 

go the distance 
wear your funny pants 

she floats free 
she sees stars 
she casts shade 
stab, gash, scar


The Smile Beside You 

Eyes half open 
Crack in the ceiling
Sheets damp and twisted 
Renders no feeling 

Close them back up tight 
No room for appealing 
Shuttered to the threat 
Hell’s here for the stealing 

The smile beside you 
Under its weight, you kneel 
Couldn’t be what it wanted 
And so you made the deal 

Eyes wide open 
Crack for the sealing 
Sheets soft and pretty 
Delivers the healing 

The smile beside you 
Under its weight, you kneel 
Couldn’t be what it wanted 
And so you made the deal 

For fuck’s sake, girl 
Pull yourself from lost 
To feel is to live 
And it comes at a cost 

The smile beside you 
Under its weight, you kneel 
Couldn’t be what it wanted 
And so you made the deal 

Get a hold of yourself, girl 
Pull yourself from lost 
To feel is to love
And it comes with a cost


Dime Eyes 

When he sings to my smile, 
every single mistake escapes. 

When he plays his guitar, 
every instinct I own says home. 

When he sleeps like he does, 
like a lost summer day, 
I keep. 

When he looks after me 
like a man who knows loss, 
I weep. 

When he acts like he does, 
like he he’s trapped in his soul, 
I wait. 

When he sings to my smile, 
every single mistake escapes. 

When he acts like he does, 
like he he’s trapped in his soul, 
I wait. 


Maybe (Green Room Version) 

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

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 


Phinney Ridge (Green Room Version) 

alone in my room 
this is where it started 
coming to me soon 
this is where it started 
you dug me up beneath black water 
I drank from your cup, buried beneath black water 

and you wouldn't let me go down 

I fell asleep 
slipping deep inside 
dreaming too steep 
slipping deep inside 
nothing seemed to fit 
I couldn't live much longer 
there was nothing to get 
this is where it started 

you weren't afraid to go down with me...


Tipping Texas (Green Room Version)  

one step too far 
too fast, your car 
three words I spoke 
four days ago 

I don't wanna be the one to leave 
I don't wanna be the one to stay 
I don't wanna be the one to cry 
I don't wanna be the one to say . . . goodbye 

I dreamt last night 
in black and white 
you swam the deep end 
came back again 

you shut the door 
cut to the core 
I did not care 
I was not there 

I don't wanna be the one to leave 
I don't wanna be the one to stay 
I don't wanna be the one to cry 
I don't wanna be the one to say . . . goodbye 

honestly, if it was up to me we'd build the perfect machine 
reality, on bended knee, we'd tip the whole damn thing 
and forget, forget, there was ever you and me 
just forget, forget, the day we met 

one step too far 
too fast, your car 
three words I spoke 
four days ago 


Kairos (Green Room Version)

woke up this morning 
something different in her heart 
she couldn't fake it anymore 
she came apart 

we all need it 

she drove her car into the pool 
she left a crack 
she called her boss and told him, 
"I ain't coming back!" 

we all need it 

we go to school 
we go as slaves 
we go to work 
go to our graves 

she bought a ticket 
to a place she'd never been 
closed her eyes and whispered, 
"Remember when?"


Lift

so many 
too many to thank 
all around me 
of every rank 

there you go 
you’re my hero 
there you go 
you’re my hero 

every day 
is one last gift 
we find a way 
to give it a lift 

there you go 
you’re my hero 
there you go 
you’re my hero

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