i've been here before

by lizband

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released October 10, 1998

Liz Solo - vocals, guitar
Mike Kean - bass
Marcel Levandier - guitar
Mike Clarke - drums

Recorded and mixed by Don Ellis at the Nickel Soundworks Studio March - May 1997
Mixed and Mastered by Don Ellis and Ross Murray at the Sound of One Hand Clapping Studio, Ottawa
Produced by the Lizband
cover photo by Justin Hall
all songs by Lizband
A Sniz Wreckerds/Best Dressed Records release 1998

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Track Name: amazing
oh Alone
don't be afraid
can't stand to see you
so ashamed
when you close your eyes
there's a crooked mouth grinning
lost in the torment
of your own beginning

and i know it's hard
to be pulling apart
what it is to be alive

and it's amazing
how love eludes you
see how easily
they fall around you
just when you think you can't
give another minute
it comes on like a stream
without a limit

and i know it's hard
to be pulling apart
what it is to be alive

oh what i would tell you
if i just knew how
i want to drive it home
push it through
bring it around
i wanna let it all out
outlet it all
spilling my feelings up into the sky
watch the color of my love
surge and fly
oh i'm gonna stand on the edge
gonna throw myself down
bashing on, bruising on rocks
all the way to the bottom
my little black heart in a box
bursting open
Track Name: sally ann song
oh she's smiling from her cloister
calling out she's my sister
she told me my baby girl
wasn't of me or of this world
but was working for jesus

oh you know she leaves a reminder
wherever she walks, wherever she goes
something burning in her down below
you can see it glowing underneath her clothes
and she's so unaware, oh

when you left the carmelites
when you came across the sea
what kind of star aligned your nights
when you vowed all those things
your only jewel the need to please
and your only hope a prayer

sister sally ann, all laid bear
seen a heavy belt, a lock and key
when i heard her laughing on the underground
I was on my way and she was on her way down
and the the word according to me

when you left the carmelites
when you came across the sea
what kind of star aligned your nights
when you vowed all those things
your only jewel the need to please
and your only hope a prayer

bread and
bread and
bread and
bibles
Track Name: belly painting
every man and woman is a Star is a Star
the Universe it reaches down
from out so far

and it's you in me in you in me
on one world revolving
slipping around
and in and out
dissolving, dissolving away

paint my belly baby
paint me through the days
paint my belly baby
a hundred different ways

you in me in you in me
on one World revolving
slipping around, and in and out
dissolving, dissolving away

paint my belly baby
paint me up in lights
and we will hold together
all through all the Night

every man and women is a Star is Star
Track Name: remember
i remember
it was good
it all unfolded
the way it should have
we were driving
on the highway
when i was with you
and you were with me

and i did
i gave it
i meant it
when i said it

you remember
in a different way
down to every
terrible thing i ever did
i was crying
when i was lying next to you
you won't forgive me
when i forgive you

and i did
i gave it
i meant it
when i said it

oh won't you
let it go
and when you do
won't you
let me know
Track Name: you'll get yours
The sky is heavy upon my shoulder
every day it's getting colder
i wish i'd never been a soldier
in the armies of the mind
you know we're all in this together
the war's been going on forever
we could surrender but we'll never
leave it all behind

you'll get yours and i'll get mine
you'll get yours and i'll get mine

It's not my fault, it's not my doing
you call it love, I call it ruin
and it comes down to me and you
and lies that we've been told
some say it's cain, some say it's Abel
some says it's truth some say it's fable
but everybody's just looking for a label
to paste upon your soul

you'll get yours and i'll get mine
you'll get yours and i'll get mine

you know this ain't no laughing matter
this ain't no time for idle chatter
it's been confused and it's been scattered
though all eternity
and so the end has finally found us
it's raining colors all around us
with stroings of guilt you know they've bound us
and still they say we're free

you'll get yours and i'll get mine
you'll get yours and i'll get mine
Track Name: love song to me(n)
i've always been afraid of you
from another Planet, brother Moon
i deny, i don't believe that it's true
while round and around the orbit burns
so cruel and tight

so many there came before
in this world of the poisoned word
they are men of war
and of the billions of souls
that they chose and they choose
mothers and babies still die on their knees
and are you one of those?

evolving, de-evolving around me
you're a constellation, oh your countenance
my darling, my enemy
it's gravity, why it's so intense
why i can't resist you

oh yeah well i've wasted far too long
waiting to be joined with someone
i walk alone along a line through Space and Time
and here is now, where I have arrived
I have become
I am the One

well I wait and I wait and I wait
and i give you form and I make you born
you come through, you come out of me
a baby boy, a boy baby
and you're looking
up to me
Track Name: parallel Universe
you live in a parallel universe
i try to fit in but it winds up being the reverse
oh i'd walk with you though i don't know how to
she don't talk to me the way she talks to you

i live in a parallel Universe
got a few friends try to make a difference
for what it's worth
but i'm disconnected and i'm out of time
i am in the world
but the World it is not mine

when you were born you opened up your eyes
and there's the great big Sky
did you think you'd died and gone to heaven
i was born to no one Land
i am a daughter of the damned
i'm not awake i can't relate i'm faithless

but i believe in you
oh i believe in you
i believe in you
i believe in you
and me in parallel Universe
we walk the walk we talk the talk
tell the story til the Truth converges
we'll make a place where Time is round
and time reverses
where we'll be one World one World one World
one world
Track Name: (she got a) rock n roll heart
ever since i was a girl
i didn't fit into this World
on the outside looking in
i built my castle and i took my stand
and when the walls fell
seen it all caving in
looking back across that empty road behind me
i can't see who follows
but i got a Light that is looking to guide me
through all of my black tomorrow

it's around the corner and around the bend
up the Hill down again
into the distant horizon
where all my blue Skies are waiting

a long highway through the Night
we'll get to where we're going, it's gonna alright
i'm a hot nerve, on the white line
got one headlight and i feel just fine
i'm a rock hard, razor sharp grown up girl
and there's no fucking justice in this fucking World

"they used me against my will
for their genetic manipulations
their psychopathic investigations
nothing but a cosmic lab Rat
in the ever expanding laboratory
of contrived evolution"

ever since i was a girl
i didn't fit into this World
on the outside looking in
gonna build another castle
gonna take another stand

looking back across that empty road behind me
i can't see who follows
but i got a light that is looking to guide me
through all of my black tomorrow

it's around the corner and around the bend
up the Hill down again
into the distant horizon
where all my blue Skies are waiting
all my blue Skies
all my blue Skies
all my blue Skies
Track Name: where i live
i live on the side of the Hill
i look out i see my city
the Sun on the windowsill
my World is so pretty

i'm pushing against a wall
i won't live in no shadow
wouldn't need to fight you at all
if you could see it from my view

this is where i live

i live on the Isle of Human
from here I can see the Ocean
moving in another direction
the Sky is a mirror reflection

this is where i live
Track Name: inside a Flower
i am greedy
i am reaching
upwards
towards the one
the Sun

i am flying
on
gorgeous
wing
upon wing upon wing
alive
in Spring

i have
a sturdy stamen
i am burning
to know
i grow aware
in mid-air

i am
showing
opening
i give you
everything

i ooze love and molecules
into the Universal groove
stuck on me
i am stuck on you
in Bloom

little hard Stone
full of all i know
where i let you fall
that's where you'll grow
and i was made
i was made for
i was made for lovin' you
Track Name: emily
oh Emily, you look like me'
at least like the girl I used to be
oh Emily, no Sea no Sky
were bluer than your eyes
on that Day, that first time
when you were born

the afternoon,
cold december
brand new
i'll always remember

so, Emily, we grew and grew
I turned twenty you turned two
living low down
in the heart of the city
there never was a Kid
as sweet or as pretty as you
and oh I will tell you the Truth

the Child of a Child
the Baby of a Baby
when the World was wide
we were so amazing

the years they tumble on and on
Time disappears and we keep moving
look me in the yes and I know it's true
some day soon I'll be looking up to you

and Emily we may disagree
but Life is sweet and we're still amazing
and you're as strong and brave as me
there's times I wonder who is raising who
who is raising who
who is raising who
Track Name: lone Star
lone Star
tell me how far
can i fall from here

it's been a hard Night
and it's a long flight
and i just don't feel so secure

lone Star
hold me aloft
i wanna get
and there's no way to go but down

i just got me a new name
and i'm not afraid to die
but if it's all the same
not tonight
not tonight

lone Star
oh i am afraid
and i used to be strong and i used to be brave
it doesn't seem a Human Being
should be rising up so high
what do i do
what does it mean
when i'm afraid to fly

lone Star
you'll shine on and on
long after i'm gone
through the centuries
oh i wish
i could become
oh, more like you
so far away
a solitary Light
and you burn so bright