April Mei - Damage​/​Control

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Pretty thing, come here, I’m gonna sweet talk your ear off
when you say it’s on the house, I smile and slink away
sweetheart darling honey baby sugar sweet pea
let me get it out of my system

I catch my flies with honey
but bitterness looks so good on me
the kind of pretty you gotta squint to see
come here, go away
yeah I’ll give you a welcome to overstay

Let’s talk about how small I am subwoofed against a wall
let’s talk about the noise that drums a tongue against a tied up tongue
how I don’t know the strength of my own undertow
how gravity pulls harder when you’re drunk

Can’t tell what I consent to
what you did or what you meant to
can’t tell who belongs under my wing
do I say how dare you
or honey let me hold your hair for you
while you get it out of your system

And I own up to another bed
the playing dumb, the playing dead
how I’ve slipped off the hook since then
and I thought we were having fun here
but who controls the damage done
when you want an inch and I give you an arm’s length

Who gets to be the creep here
little sister you shouldn’t be here
who commands a no man’s land
where you won’t let go of my hand
who’s old enough to buy the booze
whose bruises show whose shame is whose
what poison do I have to purge
to unlearn unlearn unlearn unlearn
who gets to protect who
from all the things we’ve seen men do
when those we can’t believe we trusted
have taught us well in spite of us
when shame upon more shame’s
a sunken continent too deep to name
when we can throw our weight hard as anyone

And us girls, we can sweet talk all we want
we can use our hands and hips all wrong
gotta burn that bridge at both ends
the kind of ugly you gotta stare to see
honey baby sugar sweet pea
gotta get it out


from Protection Fruit (Split w/ April Mei), released September 10, 2015



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solo project of Audrey Zee Whitesides from Little Waist. basically the normal-est gay lesbian you can imagine plus an even more normal acoustic guitar.

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