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Blasted! (album)

by Bitch

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1.
Kitchen 03:33
I need to rely on my notebooks now need to get it down when i'm down listen up when i'm up chase my words around chase my joy whether to-words you or away from you boy Nah nah nah nah nah nah I'm sitting in a haze mess of my best friend's kitchen i am comfortable in it (yeah) Ry, her child is spinning from the ceiling we are circuses and recycled art trash picked into beautiful there's a kettle of knowledge on the stove it knows that we go where warmth goes and i'm about to go Nah nah nah nah nah nah But my whistle gets so hot which makes me get all fired up which makes you want to fuck me but oh-so-hard to love me through the bridge of this I'm sitting in a haze mess of my best friend's kitchen i am comfortable in it (yeah) Our love had been the ocean to me now you're swimming off in her sea you crossed it to get away from me changed your name found your fame and took back your ring it's a cloudy day and the sun is making its way back to me it's a beautiful walk it was true and all talk it's all booze and trash as you would say in your language you're a tattoo stashed under my eye bag nah nah nah nah nah nah ooh--i'm settling getting my feathers back together-ing it took a minute or so to remind me who i was i'm not a ring i am more for sing all earth shakes all earth shakes and i was shaken oh i was shaken there's a highway between us i'm about to get on it feel the plate shift tectonic and go copyright 2010 Capital B Music (BMI)
2.
Lost You 04:00
What if I lost you what if the tide came in and washed away all of our footprints What if this is us--left because that's the way we turned and then no going back that's cruel and that's fact there's heavy in back and that's you and that's that What if love doesn't multiply it just subtracts? Scratches its fear on my face and marks me like that leaves trails of seasons but nothing to replace leaves fallen veins collapse leave me something sweet love leave me something sweet love a house that doesn't shake a mouth that doesn't fake a shout that doesn't make a house that doesn't shake a mouth that doesn't fake a shell that doesn't break these are the things i need Now it's raining on my roof and a train goes by like truth loud, then off to distance Am I always chasing down a track trying not to, but always looking back all hands all heavy with attack and what I lack and that's you and that's that There's no going back that's cruel and that's fact there's heavy in back and that's you and that's that copyright 2010 Capital B Music (BMI)
3.
Open Up 03:45
There's lightning across the yard it's brewing like i am it makes me mad when you don't just speak up crickets fight the train sounds and thunder wins it all the whole sky's about to open up and so am I The rain is getting harder and the wind picks up speed you can hold a lot of things but you can't hold me the whole sky's about to open up and so am I Now I see all the house-lights go up you're about to turn it all off it's just like she says, "the spirit is law" so I'll hold fast to the mother she turns me around I'll hold fast to the mother she turns us all around hold fast to the mother she turns us around hold fast to the mother she turns us around the whole sky's about to open up and so am I copyright 2010 Capital B Music (BMI)
4.
Blasted! 05:01
at some point, shit happens that makes a result permanent there was no going back no coming home from Germany the war there was too close, too heavy and had poured its pain into my bones Now I'm Blasted! standing in awe of the fireworks of you it was forecasted to be ash to ash and dust to dust about to get burned in the battle of us You say I tell stories to myself what else could I do? I was sore, sure--the leaves had left no trace of you I won't cry anymore that salt hurts and it's just thirst I'll just add another scar to my belt promise myself to never forget how this felt Now I'm un-Masted! caught in the storm I always knew would come and the headlights and the headlines are all signed and done I lost you to the ocean to that sense of somewhere else you always needed to be I'm over clouds now being catapulted back to pick up the pieces of our home I will go on--a shadow of myself a piece of darkness wherever I roam That was Drastic! the way you left, the way you looked, the way you loved, the way you tasted I knew sorrow would fill my stomach at the end of this dinner with you Now I'm Blasted! copyright 2010 Capital B Music (BMI)
5.
I'm writing just cuz writing's there what if the road stopped who would I be and where? Just me on top of magical mound elves all doing my hair? I could dig that-- even though scared is in my garden I could dig around for the guts that made me soft instead of harden Do you think I could untie and sing? I'm writing cuz you pissed me off over and over for years Now I'm driving through the over-populated town of my fears After I've held on to that hard to that fire for so long how do I just cool out in the water, let my body be the song? I don't want to go home it feels like I have no home except for this globe that's slowly warming I'm gonna write with all my hottest love Cuz I am Punk-chew-ation forming I'm writing cuz I can and I will and I want to I'm writing cuz Valerie Solanas died hungry in some hotel room salt air breaks on window pane I'm writing cuz Ferron's given me a song that if every other one died away it would still be left to say when the rainbow breaks you're still gonna be ok Do you think I could untie and sing? I'm writing cuz you pissed me off over and over for years Now I'm driving through the over-populated town of my fears After I've held on to that hard to that fire for so long how do I just cool out in the water, let my body be the song? I don't want to go home it feels like I have no home except for this globe that's slowly warming I'm gonna write with all my hottest love Cuz I am Punk-chew-ation forming copyright 2010 Capital B Music (BMI)
6.
Afghanistan 03:56
I'm so freaky and fucked up look Afghanistan just blew up I'm so blue I could throw up will you catch me yeah will you catch me? copyright 2010 Capital B Music (BMI)
7.
Bugs 03:12
There are bugs and you have left Outside the sky is heavying to black Are you ever coming back? I wanted to love you down every path I don't know why I didn't Now I'm out here where the lands are flat Flat-lands One car off in the distance I can hear it's every move Without you Are you just gathering to storm, is that your form? There are mushrooms sounding out their lonely Summer's beginning There are one-leaved, and two-leaved And three-leaved, and five-leaved But no you, not now, I am left You leave Are you just gathering to storm, is that your form? copyright 2010 Capital B Music (BMI)
8.
something's done something's lost something won something cost now it rains try to wash now it's grey where color was once again i feel lost bought the dream forgot the cost now your house is torn and tossed all these years you've lived that loss the road is dark it can be long never home to sing your song head into headlights home is sound ride until we're found i guess i'll be moving on forget the hand you counted on breach of trust breath of fear the rain is the only thing that's clear copyright 2010 Capital B Music (BMI)
9.
Cat's Kills 03:44
one thing I love about you is you're not all strip malls trees stand still on the other side of you and some of us can get there to breathe them when all old hope is gone I love that you're holding me now in this time of my needlepoint healing I'm sewing up the know I know and the flow I flow hemming out the blow by blow of you--oh oh those Cat's Kills those fierce hills those Cat's Kills those fierce hills Home I wanna know you home I wanna know you these bones hold under you are tired now from your concrete where my whole life is minus what we are my whole life some unknown star those Cat's Kills those fierce hills those Cat's Kills those fierce hills my whole life is minus what we are my whole life some unknown star copyright 2010 Capital B Music (BMI)
10.
Wisdom 02:12
Oh, Wisdom! Teach me with Time! I woke up, feeling so Fine! Lead me to your Castle of Would! Far away from these Shackles of Should! copyright 2010 Capital B Music (BMI)
11.
You can tell by the way I walk I'm a woman's man and no time to talk Music loud and women warm I've been kicked around since i was born But it's ok I'm staying alive oh, I'm staying alive You can try to understand the New York Times effect on man Whether you're a mother or whether you're a brother You're staying alive Do you feel the city breaking and everybody shaking Oh let's stay alive ah, ah, ah staying alive ah, ah, ah staying alive I get low and I get high if I can't get either I really try I got the wings of heaven on my shoes I'm a dancin' man and I just can't lose Whether you're a mother or whether you're a brother You're staying alive Do you feel the city breaking and everybody shaking Oh let's stay alive ah, ah, ah staying alive ah, ah, ah staying alive

about

Bitch's 4th solo studio album, "Blasted!" features her electric violin and lyrical prowess.

Recorded in Brooklyn, NY, Three Rivers, Michigan and Asheville, NC between the winter of 2008 and the spring of 2009.

Released on Bitch's own label, Short Story Records, with help from her loyal fan base via a Kickstarter project.

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released March 22, 2010

Produced by Bitch

Co-Produced by Gabriel Kubitz, Liz Kelly, Wayne Schrengohst

Executive Produced by Saqi Dosai

Mixed by Steve Fisk

Engineered by Vivian Stoll, Bitch, Gabriel Kubitz and Liz Kelly

Guest musicians include: Liz Kelly, Gabriel Kubitz, Lee Free, Geo Wyeth, Josh Davis and Lindsay Elect.

Includes a cover of the BeeGees "Stayin Alive"

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Bitch Los Angeles, California

The longstanding queer music icon Bitch makes witchy poet pop. She does it with violins and synthesizers, and the songs she writes are spectral, heartbreaking, political, and beautiful. "Bitchcraft" is like Joni Mitchell set to a click track, it’s queer Cyndi Lauper. It’s neon pink, in your face, ready to hex you with its brilliance. ... more

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