Twelve Easy Pieces

by Anne Schaefer

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Anne's debut album.

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released January 5, 2014

Produced by Joby Baker and Anne Schaefer

Recorded, engineered and mixed by:
Joby Baker at Baker Studios, Victoria, B.C. Canada

Mastered by:
Craig Wadell at Gotham City Studios, Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Cover and back photograph by Amber Kitzler
All other photography, layout and design by flanny.net

All compositions by Anne Schaefer

This recording was made possible through the assistance of the Canada Music Fund and the Music Section of the Canada Council for the ARts.

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Track Name: Drowning Man
Drowning Man…

He had a ten ton monkey on his back and oh, Lord
it was bringing him down.
He had built it up with bricks and stones and broken dreams,
he'd collected.
Choking on his existential angst he spit
black rage at the world.
Then he cauterized his wounds with whiskey and tears
of shame.

Drowning Man…

He had a lonely artist's lair where he could
use and abuse himself.
He had built it up with life in mind but got lost
on the way.
Slinging out sarcasm he would shoot down
anyone.
Then he'd sling into a drunken haze and cry tears of shame

Drowning Man
Broken Soul
Stunted Heart
Frightened Boy

Drowning Man…
Track Name: El Hablador
El Hablador me deja sorda
Ay, Hablador por favor no me hables mas
Podes tomar tus palabras ricas y rellenas
Y comelas…vox

El Hablador me cansa tanto
Ay, Hablador no te cansas de reinventar
Refrito, horneado, hiervido o como sea
Anda morfarlo…vos

Desayuno almuerzo o cena
Yo no quiero mas
Aunque sea bane ado en chocolate
Estoy llena

El Hablador me quito el hambre
Ay, Hablador por favor no me servis mas
Suspendemos servicio a domicilio
Anda comelo…vos
Track Name: Enough is enough
He came to me on his knees again
He tried to pretend that it was yesterday
I had to say "I'm so sorry friend, go look for yourself
stop looking for me"

He came with gifts and pretty words for me
He tried to kiss me and be my man
I'm not the treasure he thinks he's lost and found
He'll find it when he stops looking for me

This love has not been handled with care
It's damaged and deserted us
I'm not his salvation
I haven't got the strength to be a life raft
Track Name: Pearls
Seventeen thousand pearls of wisdom, I have swallowed down
All of them growing here inside me, like children
Mottled and glistening in my gullet, I can feel them change
They've acquired edges and grown stronger, like diamonds

Nobody knows they lie here nesting, no one's seen them yet
They can't be found by one not looking for treasure

Open me up you might find hidden gold
I've been saving for some rainy night
Peel back my skin and I might just unfold
Like a flower in first morning light…on a bed of crystal water

Seventeen thousand seeds and secrets, I have tucked away
Sweet and delicious in their silence, like shadows

Open me up you might find hidden gold
I've been saving for some rainy night
Peel back my skin and I might just unfold
Like a flower in first morning light…on a bed of crystal water
Track Name: Circle
doo doo doo doo...
Track Name: Perception
I look down and I see
The grass growing right beneath my feet
I look down and I see
The brilliance of autumn leaves
I look down to a perfect stone
I look down to the whiteness of snow
I look down to a swollen stream
I look down to the wet black earth

I look up and I see
A moon that illuminates the night
I look up and I see
A sky full of burning starts
I look up to the grace of a bird
I look up to the heat of the sun
I look up the hugeness of thunder
I look up to the freshness of rain
Track Name: Calor
zoo boo bi doo wah...
Track Name: Beauty
The stance of a diva still and alone
Lips of a temptress body of stone
A touch that is velvet a tongue that is wine
Ready and waiting this lady divine

Beauty is my name
False appearances my game
Bring my shiny gilded mirror
Flawless painted beauty's here

Bring me diamonds give me gold
Only treasures will console
I'm illusion, blind sight
Shallow judgement is my right

I will peel you like an orange
And hang your skin in my collection
All I want is surface fare
So bring your goods for my protection

Touch my perfect skin
I am greatness drink me in
I will have you if you're cheap
My domain is pure skin deep

Bring me children give me glass
Only perfect marks will pass
Imperfection has no place where I am goddess
I am grace

I will peel you like an orange
And hang your skin in my collection
All I want is surface fare
So bring your goods for my protection
Track Name: Bare Bones
Can yo utell me what to do with these bare bones
We've been waiting up for you in our bare bones
What will happen when you're through to these bare bones
Don't you think you're running to just more bare bones

Tell me something I don't already know
Give us something to believe before you go
I can take it but it's not only me
Take your time you're blind wait till you can see
The picture

Turn to the child and he'll take your hand
He can lead you to love he can bind you to land
If you look for his strength you just might find your own
He can heal you and cure you and build you a home

Will you tell me where to lay down my bare bones
I've got quite enough to pay from these bare bones
Have we nothing left to say between these bare bones
Don't you think we ought to pray for his bare bones

Tell me something I don't already know
Give us something to believe before you go
I can take it but it's not only me
Take your time you're blind wait till you can see
The picture

you said, you don't want to be strong
and you said, it's been to far for too long
I can't help you
you said, you don't feel like a man
and you said, you don't know if you can

Turn to the child and he'll take your hand
He can lead you to love he can bind you to land
If you look for his strength you just might find your own
He can heal you and cure you and build you a home

Bare Bones
Track Name: Walking Away
You've seen me foaming at the mouth
A rabid dog full of bitterness and pain
So unbecoming and so unlike me
So here we are again

I've seen you puffed with peacock pride
To have snagged another hen to keep your ego soaring
Fair weather father and a fine wether friend
So here we are again

Please know that I'm sorry
For believing all the things you said
And God forgive my weakness
In reproaching you instead of walking away

We sat there locked in our old game
How about another row to keep our illness spreading
Bones of contention are all we can chew
So here we are again

You've seen me foaming at the mouth
I've seen you puffed with peacock pride
We sat there locked in our old game
Now I'm walking away
Walk away

All the best to you
Track Name: No Man's Land
You can't find what you haven't got in No Man's Land
Can't find what you haven't got in No Man's Land
Won't find what you haven't got in No Man's Land
Can't get what you haven't got in No Man's Land

Clothed in a moonless night
And bathed in another's skin that doesn't quite fit
Masked as a gentleman
And cloaked in red wine but wind doesn't last
It breathes and goes stale on the counter top

Where are you going in your top hat and your tails
I'm sure you'll make the party but you forgot to wear
Your soul

Family of lonely hearts
A fortress of leaves, they're pretty but frail
Change colours and fall as the seasons fade

Don't forget your hammer in your tool box by the stairs
You can't borrow other people's nails and you
Can't build on other people's land
You can't borrow other people's trust and you
Can't borrow other people's love