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Gemini II

by Johanna Warren

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1.
Hopelessness Has Done Nothing For Me You like the warmth of the summer nights, But you can’t escape the call of the winter rain And I try to keep the light burning bright But can’t turn away from the pleasure of my pain How can you be sorry when you don’t even know what you did? You can take your stories to hell, I’ve got nothing left to give No no no it’s happening again You opened up your heart And let somebody in Now you’ve got a stranger in your home You could kick him out But then you would be alone Turn back the clock, see the time we lost Make a different choice and watch the whole picture change Learn that to hear is to have a voice We could have it all if we just get out of the way How can you move forward when you don’t even know where you’ve been? Hopelessness has done nothing for me I want this thing to live Well here we are, it’s happening again You opened up your heart and let somebody in Now you’ve got a stranger in your home Might as well sit down and try to get to know him
2.
Say You Do 02:30
Say You Do Well that happened, what did I tell you? Words don’t always make things right You had the power to turn it around Now you’re tossing and turning all night Don’t you know who you are? I’m amazed you’ve made it this far Why do you think all these things happen to you? When do you think you’ll start doing the things you say you do? Well now that’s over I guess you were right What’s the point of being nice? Some things just don’t work out So go ahead, get the fuck out You don’t have to tell me twice Don’t you know who I am? You’re just a little woman And I’m a big man I’ve never heard you use that tone with me before Show some respect, I’ve given you So much to be grateful for
3.
Here to Tell 03:33
Here to Tell –Wait, come back before you go away –It’s three in the morning, don’t you think it could wait another day? –You and I both know I won’t be here for long I’m here to tell you how to find your way back where you belong My son, you have a body, it is young and strong Use it while you have it; you’re gonna miss it when it’s gone I didn’t know until it was too late I’m here to tell you so you don’t have to make the same mistake We fell down from the clouds like frozen water We crawled out of the sea to build a fire Then came the rains, the plagues, the holy slaughters That’s just the price you pay for human desire –Wait, come back before you go away –It’s three in the afternoon I’ve said everything I have to say Now you know, and it’s not too late You’re here to tell them so they don’t make the same mistake
4.
So you’ve never been in love Maybe that’s the reason you were born with an older brother Who says he hates your guts My head’s so full of clutter Well I can see you’re feeling blue Maybe that’s the reason all your friends are outside smoking And you got nothing else to do Yr phone is broken And my heart is sinking fast Maybe that’s the reason that you have two hands to hold it But I knew it would never last No matter what we called it When I saw you All my own prophecies came true Just like you said Now we’re off the beaten path Maybe that’s the reason that the drugs took all our money And I couldn’t help but laugh When you said you want me And the dogs are on the floor Maybe that’s because they know it’s good to stay grounded I saw you searching for the door Said you felt surrounded By what you’re not Well was that real, or what you thought Cause or effect?
5.
inreverse 04:37
I had something to say Too bad you turned away Was it all my fault? Could you not see? I was terrified of what I knew I could be Heartbreak paid by the hour I made mistakes Gave you my power But it’ll be alright It’ll be alright, I swear I believe nothing is beyond repair Who hurt whom worse? Some stories make more sense read in reverse But which one came first? I was your blessing and I was your curse You sly, two-headed beast What do you need to be released? Could you hear my cry? Could you not see? I was terrified of what I knew I could be
6.
Boundaries 04:22
I never really believed you were mine Even though that’s how we’re told to define love Love does not seek to control or confine Even though that’s more than I can say of mine But maybe we just need a little more time To sit back and watch these knots unwind You know everyone’s scared they’re losing their minds But if you open your eyes, they’re easy enough to find Too bad we’re so fucking stoked to be blind I can’t seem to shake what you said And I don’t feel safe in my head I will be raised from the depths Of my sorrows, at least when I’m dead Mother, forgive me, I’m lost But I’ll find my way home, whatever the cost I’ll lay down my weapons and crawl My way back over all the boundaries I’ve crossed Well I know it’s hard to loosen your grip But try to see you’re hanging on to a sinking ship No matter what, just remember to breathe ‘Cause I believe we got a few cards up our sleeve Everything is a part of the whole So don’t let the black hole in you take control And everything has a reason to be, So don’t believe it when they tell you you’re not free And it’s you pitted against me I can’t seem to shake what you said And I don’t feel safe in my head I will be raised from the depths Of my sorrows, at least when I’m dead Mother, forgive me, I’m lost But I’ll find my way home, whatever the cost I’ll lay down my weapons and crawl My way back over all the boundaries I’ve crossed
7.
We, two as one Reached for the sun Well, we tried But that look in your eyes Made me blind So what if I didn’t mind? Here, safe at last We, too, shall pass Time moves slow I’ve got nowhere to go You still don’t know So what if I told you so? So what if you told me so? Wake from your dream There’s more to see Don’t deny What we saw in the sky Cleansed by fire So what if I am a liar?
8.
Mine to Take 02:43
Don’t try to tie me down I’m in love with everyone I’ve run off, I’ve stuck around I’ll be older when I’m done Make a home in the movement inside you Where you can go when there’s nowhere to hide It’s a long way down to the bottom Of this slippery spiral slide I can recognize it’s a habit That I would like to break But I don’t even know if you have it Or if it’s mine to take Don’t try to answer my prayers I don’t pray to anyone Go shed a few more layers You’ll feel lighter when you’re done Find a friend in the chaos inside you Who’ll understand when there’s nowhere to turn Find the meaning in all of the madness There is a thing or two you might learn I can register the words you’re saying But I might not agree I don’t need to know what chords you’re playing To know what’s out of key
9.
Here is my bed I’ve made it, too I lost sight of me While I was looking at you Where is the love In which we fell? Was it Heaven, Or the bottom of a well? You met my heart With such disdain Your beautiful face Won’t make me forget that pain Your angel mask You wear it well Even you fall prey To its powerful spell With you I was Infinitely lost How do you stand The damp of your prison cell? You’re so dead inside, Bet you can’t even tell Your heavy heart Tipped all my scales I tried hard to lighten you But to no avail With you I was Infinitely lost I bought the dream You came to sell Was it Heaven, Or just our own private hell? Now in the ranks Of mortal men Mend your broken wings I hope you’ll fly again With you I was Infinitely lost With you I was Infinite.

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released February 16, 2018

All songs by Johanna Warren
Recorded and mixed by Bella Blasko
Co-produced by Bella Blasko & Johanna Warren
Mastered by Sarah Register

Johanna Warren - Vocals, guitars, bass, percussion, flute, harmonium, mellotron, vibes, synths
Bella Blasko - Vocals, piano, organ, mellotron, synths
Jim Bertini - Drums & percussion on Track 6 and 9
Eli Walker - Bass on Track 6
Chris St. Hilaire - Percussion on Track 9
Jane Scarpantoni - Cello on Track 9

Additional tracking by Jim Bertini and Eli Walker at Galaxy Smith in NYC

Album photos by Gretchen Heinel

Gratitude to my family, JP, Jerry Marotta, Jason Webley, D. James Goodwin, Bella Blasko, Jim Bertini, Eli Walker, Chris St. Hilaire, Gretchen Heinel, Jeff Johnson, Jordan Tetewsky, and Spirit House

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