Tells You To Fight (2019 Re​-​Release)

by Renee-Louise Carafice

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1.
While love should lift and break chains She's spinning in her sorrow gowns She's bending on shattered knees to keep her violence down She's gaining the world and she's losing it all to the burden she bares And playing the lady while you go off drowning in your fears... I'm trying to sing of the girl / saint / sufferer.
2.
The nurse will slip up and I'll be gone Into the starry oblivion.
3.
I know that you know That I've had my share of medical jargon and sorrow So don't go feeling lonely there... I'm your bodhisattva.
4.
Turning about And inside and outside itself Twitters and clicks the pieces of beauty and life... Pushing their mechanical limbs to crack the shell Picking their tiny nails to break the frame Knowing that life will be a treat again Seeing that truth will taste so sweet again Crying that I should have my feet again To run.
5.
Hello savior Swear like a sailor Smoke like a chimney Say it like you mean it Swear like a sailor Smoke like a chimney... House on fire We were like a house on fire.
6.
This is not a song where I get free Or the boys come and dynamite me to liberty So I'm laying low Wishing my brothers around me.
7.
03:25
It's a woe so sweet It's a sad, soft sleep With the hint of a smile on your face And warm wet cheeks There's nothing as horribly beautiful As sedated sleep.
8.
I can sing America! I can sing America! With the words of the beaten I sing America!
9.
The god in these people is stronger than it is in you Where is the god in you, Hitler Woman There is a god in him, it's apparent He's saying prayers to himself and you and I hear them.
10.
05:16
They say don't fall astray from what you know But I can't recall what it was I know This one will make me someone else I feel.
11.
And I realized If I were to be a lady of the sea I could never be wed There are more important battles to be fought Than the battles in my head.

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"Carafice takes you in deep, not because she wants you to wallow in her pain, but because she has to show you where she has been in order to point the way through. The astonishing thing is that, for all its harrowing passages, the album ultimately offers comfort and solace. But it is her melodies as much as her lyrics that can send a shiver. Sung in a voice alternately girlish and ancient, they start out like old folk tunes yet invariably make unexpected twists and turns." --NZ Listener

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released February 27, 2019

All songs written and composed by RL Carafice.
Produced by Ben King.
Engineered by Nick Abbott.
Renee-Louise Carafice: Dobro, guitar, piano, melotron, vocals
Angel Ledezma: drums
Matt Lux: Bass guitar, upright bass
Copyright Bird Army Records.

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Renee-Louise Carafice Las Vegas, Nevada

Experimental pop songstress Renee-Louise Carafice kicks out songs like her life depends on it... and at some points in history her life literally has depended on it.
Radio New Zealand states that she is "terrific in both senses of the word: excellent, and a bit terrifying as well".
Renee-Louise lives in Las Vegas, Nevada where she raises birds and writes music in her bedroom.
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