The Low Lights Make Me Love You

by Liss Victory

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released April 10, 2015

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Liss Victory Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Victory uses her music as a force against the struggle. Playing a grungy guitar rhythm paired with thought-provoking lyrics, she writes "hurricane-voiced songs that can be dark, but not necessarily bleak." Her work reflects a Middle American background, growing up in the shadows of a withering industrial Pennsylvania during the longest war in United States history. ... more

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Track Name: Kodachrome Heart
Distractions from the pain.
Is this really all we have left to gain?
Ya make your money, build up your fantasy-land.
You think you own it,
like you can hold it,
in your own hand.
Well, you cannot.

* Monotone drone, on your stereo, open up your tone, my heart kodachrome.

Protest the infestation of ignorance in our populace.
And we'll survive on hope and the pieces of broken dreams.
I don't know where I'm going, but you're welcome to come along with me.

* Monotone drone, on your stereo, open up your tone, my heart kodachrome.

Woke up tired again. But the TV told me it can cure me anyway. And they gimme prescriptions. And they gimme pills. And creams. And all these... things. To make me a better human being. And I just wonder, Where have you been? Where have you been?

Follow your soul. Our hearts kodachrome.
Whooooooaaaaaaaa.
Whoaoowhoaoowhoaoowhoahoaoo
Whoaoowhoaoowhoaoowhoahoaoo
Whoaoowhoaoowhoaoowhoahoaoo
Whoaoowhoaoowhoaoowhoahoaoo oo oo...."
Track Name: Let's Escape Idealism
Caught a glimpse of you in the rearview
- the rearview
Hitchhiker tryin' to make his way home
- home sweet home
To his loved ones and his wife
- blushing bride
Gotta ask you stranger;
where do you find the time?
- don't got the time

Why do we follow those lines painted on the pavement like they rule our lives?
Baby, they're just guidelines.
If we made our own way maybe we would survive the night
Instead of mourning yesterday.


Saw your picture in the paper
- newspaper
Delivered everyday at 5am sharp
- sharp
Headline read wanted fugitive
- armed and dangerous
Armed and intuitive to what might make my life more exciting
- excite me


They say we can't run away forever
well, I beg to differ, yes I beg to differ.
Run away with me
Run away with me
Run away with me
Needn't be a flight of fancy

Goin' down the county route headed for the state line
- the state line
Come on in, baby,
Maybe I can buy you a little bit of time
- just a minute
We can take dirt roads all the way to Mexico City
- another country
Let them find us there
Sippin' cocktails sittin' pretty
- so so pretty

And when I lay alone in bed
I wonder if I could settle down
take a new name and a ring
live my life out in a small town.
We could name our children
after songs we heard on the radio
and they'd lay in bed and wonder
how they came to call this place home.
Where do we go where is home?
Where do we go? What is home?

When the cops finally caught up with us,
no longer hand-in-hand,
but bound in handcuffs.

So I say goodbye, so I say goodbye,
And promise myself I won't cry
I won't cry, I won't cry, I won't cry,
Hell no! I won't cry!
Escape with me! Run away with me!
Escape with me!
Run away!
Run away run away run away run away!
Run away run away run away run away!
Track Name: Who Do You Think You Are?
I don't know if this makes any sense
or who makes that judgement anyway.
I just couldn't help but wonder
if you even cared.

Caught you on the corner
sayin' goodbye to the passers-by
and I couldn't help but wonder
if you were going home to her.

What does she call you when the night grows dark?
Does she ask you to hold her close because it warms her heart?
Or does she tear you apart?

Wish I could make space for you in my chest.
But as it turns out, I couldn't even pay my own rent.
I'd like to have you around.
Don't know if I could handle the sound.
Handle your sound.

Well, I'd call you lover when the night grows dark.
And in the morning when the sun comes up,
I'd give you my regards.

Did I tell you I love you?
I mean, I don't even know you.
Did I tell you I want you?
I mean, I don't have a fucking clue.

Did I tell you?
Did I tell you?
Did I tell you?
Did I tell you?
Did I tell you?
Did I tell you?
Did I tell you?
Did I tell you?

This newfound familiarity
is quickly losing its novelty.
Track Name: Bitter Waltz
Why's it always so cold inside your soul?
What kind of creature curled up in your heart?

Well, ya tricked me.
Ya tricked me.
Ya tricked me real good.
We were supposed to be friends but you were too misunderstood.
Because you Lie and you Cheat and you Profit Off The Weak.
And I just can't abide by these crimes....

And we'll meet up on beaches dressed in our Sunday finest.
And we'll plot and we'll scheme and we'll talk of all those things we should never, ever do.
But you'll gimme that smile sayin' that it's all worthwhile and I'll bend - fall right down to my knees.
Though the universe rebels and swells, swallows us up, takes us to hell.
But still... I... love... you.

Yeah, you tricked me.
You tricked me.
You tricked me real good.
We were supposed to be friends but you were too misunderstood.
Because you Lie and you Cheat and you Profit Off The Weak.
And I just can't abide by these crimes....
Yeah! You tricked me.
You tricked me.
You tricked me real good.
We were supposed to be friends but you were too misunderstood.
Because you Lie and you Cheat and you Profit Off The Weak.
And I just can't abide by these crimes....

So, I'll sing you this hymn when I'm lonely.
And maybe you'll hear me.
Even though my heart broke.
when you choked,
this tune from my throat.

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