Make This Break This

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"A soulful outrage is evident on Bitch's debut solo album, "Make This Break This"--Time Out NY

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Bitch’s transformation into a solo artist began with this record put out by Kill Rock Stars.

It is symphonic, raise-the-roof revolutionary and break-your-heart ballad-y. Produced by June Millington of Fanny, mixed by Roma Baran (Laurie Anderson)

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released October 10, 2006

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Bitch Brooklyn, New York

Bitch (Bitch and Animal, Shortbus) is known for her unique brand of electric violin performance art meets bass, ukulele and keytar rock. Her shows, like her name, are exercises in self-liberation.

She has released 8 albums, including 3 with Bitch and Animal, (2 on Ani Difranco's label, Righteous Babe Records) 1 with Kill Rock Stars, and three on her own label, Short Story Records
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Track Name: Unstick
picture frames
window panes
highway strains
and me

on the inside side
of moving street
a moving me

through states that take
a mile and make
a million from me to you
fade into fast forward
city where you went to find her
disguised for her opening
and i am still hoping
someday you'll come costumed to my show
you'll buy a ticket and i won't even know

but i can't stand to stand up for this all the time
i feel like i always put my love into rhyme
and mail it to your house
for three times a dime

i should just stop my mouth
pull it off then out
unstick it from your dick
take a long road trip

kiss you goodbye
try not to cry
hope you'll come around

sometimes i dream too big
or too loud
that's when i know
people are so scared to be proud

it's taken me years to feel allowed
to speak out my fears
or elevate my peers
and i love you

i love the you in you
i know that love can feel
heavy hot glue
so i'll just go

turn my head
hit the gas
with all the lead
drive out of town
leave you to your down time
me to my can't-stay-around
this time

cuz i can't stand to stand up for this all the time
i feel like i always put my love into rhyme
mail it to your house
for three times a dime

i should just stop my mouth
pull it off then out
unstick it from your dick
take a long road trip

kiss you goodbye
try not to cry
hope you'll come around
but that doesn't seem bound
to happen

picture frames
window panes
highway strains
and me

on the inside side
of moving street
a moving me


Copyright 2006 Capital B Music (BMI)
Track Name: Two Girls Strong
full moon came out in canada
to steer us on our drive
we hung under her wisdom
we were just three hours from saying goodbye

and as we crossed over the border
back to our home states
we made our words like mortar
you told me about your rape

those men looked through all of our stuff
with black leather gloved hands
our telling the truth just wasn't enough
our skin just kissed and tanned

they found our dicks and our greens
they hated us for them both
they hated us just for being two girls strong
and on the road

Copyright 2005 Capital B Music (BMI)
Track Name: Almost to the Water
long before the phone
long before the drone of the long ride home
long before you on my door

what was there
what did i wear
how did it care

were there slips of sadness
slips of sadness under there
did they cover her thighs
cover with hair

these lights are saying someone crashed up there
what was before that
who were they
and where

love just kept breaking us down
i'm on a detour through this town
i'm almost to the water

when i drive i drive to my thoughts
that's my office for the day
i'm always heading far away
heading for the letter wouldn't be
wish you were here

cuz that's long gone our hatemail happiness
we just had to put that one finally to rest
we tied it to a rock
sent it on a walk
with Virginia when she drowned
and it's beautiful there trust me
down the river with her genius
and it doesn't gut me every time i see it

so what's up with you
did the water finally blue
did you leave a scar on everyone you knew

love just kept breaking us down
i'm on a detour through this town
i'm almost to the water

my love is in four seasons now
and trust me there's glowing on my skin
even though the past always comes
with its drunken boots in

i feel better now and fundamentally strong
like everywhere there's possibility
the possibility of song
it's kind of crazy what we did
just made this mountainous magical meal
now i just wanna digest and rest
actually feel what i feel
i wanna turn off the phone
i wanna stop the drone
i wanna find a home
and just sit there

cuz long before all of this
when we were creatures of constellations
we could glow and scream and be this beam
but we couldn't write with light vibrations

so i'm using my short time wisely
cuz someday i'll be a far away gamma ray
and i'd rather write than fight
i'd rather write than fight
i'd rather be home and alone
i wish the highway would move itself
so i could go on with my show
not gassed up and catapulted through
these millions of miles of air

i'm a space traveller
i'm a space maker
i'm an unraveller
i'm a pace maker

so keep up
so keep up
so keep up

Copyright 2005 Capital B Music (BMI)
Track Name: Make This Break This
i don't wanna make this
i don't wanna break this
i don't wanna fake this
but i don't feel like i can take this

where did our love go
just got lost on the road
down the long dark highway of our backs

we just packed up our bags and said go
we loaded our dreams in the show
we found the light
but lost the track

i don't wanna erase this
i don't wanna embrace this
i don't wanna face this
but i know i can't take this

where did our love go
just got lost on the road
down the long dark highway of our backs

we just packed up our bags and said go
we loaded our dreams in the show
we found the light
but lost the track

i just guess that love was so far a way all the time
just this promise of something that would never be mine
by mine i don't know really what i mean
just that you and i weren't always as they seemed
we walked on cracking concrete
and all around us people pounded their feet
and no matter what
between all the change of hands
all the drops of sand
underneath this heavy hard hat we wore
trying to build this thing
out of water-y land
all this time our scalps were forming
all these mountains we've driven past
all these highways we got high on
all the limits to our fast
all the costumes we tried on
all the dreams we drank like the smoothest of smoothies
all the people that would appear just to soothe you and me

and the library of congress
we secured our words to
typed away in some envelope
not to be opened

and the prose we sowed
and the way it paid
and the lows we loaded
and the ways we paid
and the glows we towed
and the tries we tried
and the shows we showed
and the cries we cried

all the crowds we wowed
and the ones that got to us
all the streets we sped down
and the ones that stopped us
all the fields we feel
and felt as we went
the world whipping by us
and the muscles spent
and the plants of poems
we grew to rise
and the dashboards that dashed us
through those nights
and our hearts how they got hardened
and our guts how they got gutted
and the bars that scarred us
and the rust that cut us
and the melodies they made
river of rhyme where i wade
and the fountains of youth
and the mountains of you
and the counting on truth
no matter how hard it screwed
and that's the truth
we were screwed
into each other like wood with a hole
and we ate each other up like worms on a soul
and this spit is all i have left
the rest of us behind me
that slippery street on my breast
and the roads we rode
and the eyes we eyed
and the you's we used
and all the skies where you and i
would close our tired and treated eyes
cut curtains into skirts
open our legs up for the birth
of what was going to be
what was to be
what ws going to be
what was to be
the neon name of us


Copyright 2005 Capital B Music (BMI)
Track Name: Rise
near death
near miss
you got arrested
I almost drowned

he got himself out of the smallest hole
all the way down there on the ground
Baghdad lit up a green gold
beat up by bullies
with bombs generations old
George Bush is as evil as Sadaam
it takes one to know one

and the screen screams on and on
about Iraqi liberation
all these puppets pronouncing protesters
only a thousand in Times Square
thousand what
cops
programmed by you
Big Brother or Big Dad
were Jeb and Bloomberg in there too

try to not let people walk down Broadway
the road our ancestors laid in the first place
trains mysteriously slow
making it impossible
nearly impossible to go
gather with each other
no they'd rather kill mothers
who give birth to brown babies
stage some international foil
while all our blood becomes their oil

don't dare me to rise cuz I'll rise

I'm facing down now
aircraft can't call to ground now
I feel halfway from my death
and it's my surest breath yet
cuz I'm not the only one dead tonight
your bombs they light up the night
you're just on that screen all smug
your hands held tight like a taking hug
like you're just waiting for daddy's handout
the one he made off raping nations of people
if I met you I'd smack you across your face
I'd say wake up
we didn't want you here in the first place

don't dare me to rise cuz I'll rise

I'm halfway down now
wrapping some white light around now
the plane screams through the sky
like innocents before they die
it's not war
it's genocide
just victims of your little boy games
in this breath I write to say
cuz revolution rolls through us
it takes follow through and talk
it takes agreeing to walk what we walk
live to preach listen glean glisten
pave poems from disaster
make all to all a vaster
possibility for our relations
it's hand to hand Juliet said
and I want to add mouth to mouth
and do to do
cuz we could all plant gardens
and season our truth
live like take back this land
each have some soil on hand
to make things grow

dare us to rise cuz we'll rise


Copyright 2004 Capital B Music (BMI)
Track Name: Witches
i'm sitting where the trickle of this water falls
where ocean's fins come lapping up to meet the air
you call me from where you're learning of witches
how nine million women were hunted
they were shaved shamed pulled naked before judges

tortured til the third degree
til anyone would confess to anything
killed one by one to nine million
and that's just in europe

couldn't they have come up for air?

i wanna go where spirit calls me
i'm on a landing and a shore
i'm on standard time zone
i've got three in my bones
i'm many i'm so many more

i could question all that last stuff
or just keep going slide down this bluff
you didn't love me enough
i don't want it now ok
i'm one step down this sifting sandway
i'm heading for so much more
the land is sinking under me
lower much lower than before
as i increase in truth
the footprints of determination
become my door
drawn forward
as history unravels
mass murders
of us
of us
of us


Copyright 2006 Capital B Music (BMI)
Track Name: Aileen Wuornos
You just had that whole system against you didn’t you
From your daddy to the johns
To the judges to the jury
To your jailors
To your jesus-drunk lawyer

They all raped you didn’t they
In their own systematic way
Did it all go down
in that imperialist hollywood kind of way

the deals went down in high high office
about your little hooker life
you were used by them
a little used hole
with such a fiery fierce soul
i saw it giving the finger
to all the fingers that had held you down

of course they killed you
the witch hunt never stops


Copyright 2004 Capital B Music (BMI)
Track Name: 40 Billion Light Years
scratches on my window pane
I'm riding highway like major vein
vaguely leading to some beating love organ
or am I still sore again

are you all chiseled into your city
mister all-work-and-no-foreplay
are you all glued to your routine
the one that makes me seem
so extra ordinary
and are you ordinarily scared
of the extra that could be there

the sun is setting on my life in the front view
it's orange on my left
in the rear view
it's me and you
and everywhere else I've left

did I love you in a minute
mister jump right in then out of it
am I just up there singing to you daddy
just because you're there
and I can still smell you in my hair

I'm approaching
forty billion light years
from your universe

I'm wondering why
I carry you around in my verse
cuz I'm an evercoming coming new
newcomer to you

I'm rolling down this road
want to unlock heavy load
want to hold my heart open
like a newly singing mouth
left some of that part behind this morning
left some of it smoking in the south
did you notice some missing
did some of my heart today
run right off the top
of your breakfast plate
did you wake up late
did you taste what you ate
did you erase our date
because some people do marry
what makes them blue

is there a limit to speed
is yours posted
I want to raise my glass
way up in there and toast it
I want to slide into your drive
just coast in it
I want to breathe in
make the most of it

Copyright 2006 Capital B Music (BMI)
Track Name: Wish the Sunrise Would
i remember loving you
til the last drop was gone
i remember love
like it was the last night before dawn
and now that i've crept out
to this misty mountain lake
i feel like i could take
a tiny dip into
someone who just reminds me of you

i could just push him down on this rock
ride up on his slippery cock
and wish the sunrise would come up
just once in your eyes
just wish the sunrise would


Copyright 2006 Capital B Music (BMI)
Track Name: Stone
i just dropped you off
on your block
you don't want to talk
you don’t want to not talk
you were easy like easy
and hard like hard
i should have never
taken it this far
cuz you're just sort of mean
all caught up in some scene
and i had this translucent dream
that you could drop it
as easy as you dropped your drawers
on the other side of my door
i knew i could unstone you
but what for


Copyright 2006 Capital B Music (BMI)
Track Name: Train Station/Beograd
there was this guy pacing
anxiety all over his face
that would burst into laughter
every thirty seconds or so

his walk was from side to side
i couldn't help but wonder what he had eyed
how the bombs had levelled things
to who had more
money makes war
and everything torn

there's a lot of lies
in the sun today
there's a lot of lies
in the war they make
there's a lot of lies
in the love you and i
try to make

then there was the guy
who's humor was so twisted
he followed you into your bathroom stall
pushed you in
reached for his zipper
as if he meant to rape
you yelled then he laughed
and walked away
an employee at the station
on an ordinary work day

what other jokes
were these women the subject of
when their men had turned
to murderers and the dead

our friend Ante's wife lost her head
when the building next door was bombed
after that their marriage just bottomed out
he felt like the inside of her had gone

and at the tram in the underground
at the bazaar on the outside of town
we skirt ruins
we see faces that war make
sallow with grey
and uranium hay
the bomb they didn't drop
so they say

and the houses that are gutted
and the children that are saved
and over it all the coca cola flag waves

and the lady who's so excited we speak english
she gives us a free pair of gloves
those gloves never warmed your hands how could they
the cold was from the inside out
on our skin and inside of it

there's a lot of lives
in the sun today
there's a lot of lives
in the war they made
there's a lot of lives
in the love you and i

and then up in the sky
the most beautiful swell of black crows
right after sunset before the whole sky goes black
they circled dipped and swarmed
hypnotized me with their flight
and then in a minute
were gone


Copyright 2005 Capital B Music (BMI)
Track Name: Landmass
i was a landmass
i was seeping seething
locks of seaweed grass

i was a landmass
i was beautiful boobed
a mountain pass

i was a landmass
and floating


Copyright 2006 Capital B Music (BMI)