Water Grasses

Shy One 

June Apple

Androgynous Girl

The Four Walls

Lay Me Down Easy

Salty South

Stay Cool

Jasmine Girl

F-U Dad!

 


 

Water Grasses By DK and the Joy Machine/ ASCAP

 

Think  I  heard  the  water  grasses   singin'  to  me  
As  the  waters  ran  high   As the wind   ran  free
Think  I   heard   the  stars  cry  out
Deep   within  my  dreams  last  night
Think  I heard  them  sing   and  shout
And   they  called  me,  they  called  me  home
And   they  called  me,  they  called  me  home
Don't   you  know  the  mountains   climb
They  do not   say  who  can  or  cannot  climb
And  we  are  as  the  wind, going  home  
We   are  as  the  wind,   going   home

 


 

Shy One - words from the poem To an Isle in the Water by WB Yeats

 

Shy one, shy one, shy one of my heart
She stands in the firelight, pensively apart
She carries in the dishes and lays them in a row
To an isle in the water, with her would I go

She carries in the dishes and lights the curtained room
Shy in the doorway, shy in the gloom
Shy like a rabbit, helpful and shy
To an isle in the water, with her would I fly...

 


 

June Apple  (Traditional American Folk Song/Public Domain)

 

Wish  I  was  a  June  apple
hangin'  from  a  tree
and  every  time  my  love   walked  by
she'd  take a   bite  from  me  

(instrumental break)

Peaches   in   the  summer  time  
Apples  in  the   Fall
Sweetest  fruit  of  them  all
Is   my  honey  darling

(Instrumental break)

If  I  had  a  needle  and  thread
Fine  as  I  could  sew  
I'd    sew    that  girl   to  my  coat
And  down  the  street  I'd  go

(Repeat verse one)

 


 

Androgynous Girl  By DK and the Joy Machine/ ASCAP

Don't  make  me,  Don't  make  me
Don't  make  me---into  your  femme!
I  don't  wear  make-up,  neither  do  you
Never  caught  dead  in  tights  or  a  dress
Always  wear  flats,  never  high  heels
Usually  men's  shoes,  size  ten

CHORUS

You're  the  one  with  the  long  flowin'  hair
You  got  those  dangly  earrings
So  what -- you're  flat  chested:
You  wear  girl's  underwear!!

CHORUS

(Bridge):

I'm  just  an  androgynous  girl
In a highly gendered world (2x)
OK,  you're  good  with  a  strap  on
Hand  you  that  much  to  hang  your  hat  on
But  give  me  a  turn  babe  with  that  toy
I  also  like  to  play  the  boy....

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

CHORUS

It's  hot  and  sexy  sometimes  for  a  date
To  play  roles  and  one  to  dominate
But  why  can't  we  just  FUCK  with  gender  babe?
Rather  than  you  dictate?

CHORUS

I  got  nothing  to  hide:
Plenty  of  feminine  pride
But  I  got  my  boy  side  too ---
So  why  make  me  choose?

BRIDGE

OUTRO:

I'm  just  an  androgynous  girl,
I'm  just  an  androgynous  girl,
I'm  just  an  androgynous  girl,
Who  wants  it  all!

 


 

The Four Walls  By DK and the Joy Machine/ ASCAP

Back here in the land neon  and naive I'm just
a train car    passing through    too much changed
geography in a single night. These  American
voices screech on my steel, over planted  lives press past me--
field after field, I need  someone: remind  me:
honkey, this,   is home....
I  just  realized  today
The  full  extent  of  my  loneliness
These  four  walls  have  become  a  cage
And  the  silence  a  chain,  yeah
The  silence,  a  chain
I just  realized  today
Leaving  your  friends  is  a  kind  of  death
After  dying  this  way,
Living  will  never  be  the  same  again
Living,  will  never  be  the  same
I just realized today
The full extent of my loneliness
These four walls have become a cage
And the silence a chain, yeah
Silence, a chain   (a  chain,  a  chain,  a chain )

OUTRO:
All I have are these strings
Life preserver in the sea
All I have are these strings
To keep me, in sanity
To keep me...

 


 

Lay Me Down Easy  By DK and the Joy Machine/ ASCAP

I'm the king of broken hearts
I can't count all the pieces
Bits of stone and broken glass
Nothing much worth keeping

CHORUS:
Lay me down easy, lay me down, by your side
Lay me down easy, babe, lay me down
(Lay me down easy, give me some peace of mind
Lay me down easy, babe, lay me down)
Never knew the harshness in me
Never knew my need for kindness
Never new how alone I was,
Till you laid down beside me

CHORUS

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

Last time I saw you,
didn't mean to be unkind
You asked to lay beside me
and I turned aside

CHORUS

OUTRO- lay me down, lay me down, lay me down 

 


 

Salty South by The Indigo Girls /  GODHAP MUSIC

Mister, pull up a chair, I got time for tears
So tell me all the stories that you never did
Of the salty south, the Seminoles held out
While Geronimo died in a lonely jail

Thousand tides, thousand waves
Takin' it all away
It'll come back in, we'll be gone by then
And it's a miracle we ever learned to live

You drain that land for a better plan
Sugarcane and the civil man
But now the ringin' dead them pines planted in that time
We gonna keep on killin' till they get it right

Thousand tides, thousand waves
Takin' it all away
It'll come back in, we'll be gone by then, oh
And it's a miracle we ever learned to live

I remember the wind as it was settlin'
And every sun goin' down was a picture then
But we look back at 'em framed, they all look the same
There's no sense of time, no sense of pain

Thousand tides, thousand waves
Takin' it all away
It'll come back in, we'll be gone by then, oh
And it's a miracle we ever learned to give

 


 

Stay Cool  By DK and the Joy Machine/ ASCAP

I'm checkin' out all of the young babes,
Walking down the street
Maybe I'm just like an old man, well,
at least I know: I'm still a lesbian
She thinks I'm cute,
I can tell by how
she's lookin' at me
All the FATistas sittin' at the bar,
Lookin' so cool,
Hey babe, flaunt it if you got---
You got nothin' to loose

CHORUS

She sits down next to me on the A train
Hey, babe, are you goin' my way?
Oh, fuck, there's my stop---
Just enough time to break my heart

CHORUS

(BREAK)

I lean my back against the pole
Feel that train rock n roll
Hey, babe, lean against me
Let's see where they rhythm
leads us
Stay cool, stay cool...

 


 

Jasmine Girl  By DK and the Joy Machine/ ASCAP

I’ve  been  WATCH'n
I've  been  WAIT'n for  YOU  a  while
The  way  you  cross  the  room
How you move n smile

CHORUS:

Whoa,  oh,  Jasmine   girl,
Whoa,  oh,   Jasmine  girl
Don’t  let  me  down
Out  there  in  that  big  city
Easy  to  think  you’re  all  alone
All  those  buildings  n  their  shadows
Don’t  be  no  an  ally  cat,  Jasmine,
Come  in,  come  in  from  the  cold

CHORUS

Know  it’s  not  always  easy  to  let  love  in
Especially  when  you’ve  been  alone  and  scared
Not  always  easy  to  let  yourself  be  loved
when  before,  it’s   been  so  bad,  Jasmine  Girl

CHORUS

Everyone  said  you’d  never  come  my  way
Wastin’  time  on  your  feral  ways
But  I  can  help  my  self,  babe,  you’re  so  sweet
The  way  you  walk,  with  those  little  cat  feet

CHORUS

OUTRO:

Won’t  you  come   a  little  closer  now
Won’t  you  trust  me  a  little  more  somehow
Won’t  you  let  me  sing  to  you
Won't  you  let  me  sing  to  you
Won't  you  let  me  sing  to  you
Jasmine,  Jasmine,  Jasmine girl

 


 

F-U Dad!  By DK and the Joy Machine/ ASCAP

You  always  told  me  you  wanted,  you  wanted  
You  always  told  me  you  wanted,  you  wanted
A  little  girl, to  brush  her  long  hair  
A  little  girl, to  brush  her  long  hair!

CHORUS:

Well, fuck you, fuck you, fuck you dad!
Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you Dad! (2x)
'Cause I’m not a doll
In a plastic box
With a plastic smile, or a plastic butt
Or a plastic brain, polyurathane
Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you Dad!!
You always told me I had to, I had to
Shave my legs, and my hairy armpits
Cross my legs, and take a purse with me

CHORUS

BREAK: la, la, la, la, la……FUCK YOU DAD!!

You never liked it, no, no, you didn’t  
You never liked it, no, no, you didn’t  
When the girl next door and I got too close
Behind closed doors, you stopped us from meeting more

CHORUS

OUTRO:

Cause I never was your little girl,
Or a mass produced Barbie doll
And guess what dad, I still kiss girls!!