Praise the Empty Seats EP

by Tigress

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released January 4, 2011

Written and recorded by Tigress with the help of Tobin Tanner in his ad hoc home studio fall 2010.

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Track Name: Monsoon Moon
Who said you ever, you ever had to listen?
Who said you ever, you ever had to listen?
I run around the block like I own the place
My heavy boots move my feet from place to place
I burn a bridge, turn around, ask a question or two
Saying who? what? where? who's done it for you?
Ooh, who loves me? oh who loves me, loves me so?
Ooh, who loves me? oh who loves me, loves me so?

Pens, leather, grease on our skin
These are the common knots we tie ourselves in
Ourselves in
Monsoon moon, rigged to blow
Don't go don't go don't go so soon.

Who said you ever, you ever had to listen?
Who said you ever, you ever had to listen?
I crawl around the room like I own the place
My dirty veins pump lead, heavy heart intake
I stoke the fire, spit a joke, get a number or two.
Loose swagger, smooth moves, keeping things from you.
ooh, who loves me? oh who loves me, loves me so?
ooh, who loves me? oh who loves me, loves me so?

Pens, leather, grease on our skin
These are the common knots we tie ourselves in
Ourselves in
Monsoon moon, rigged to blow
Don't go don't go don't go so soon.

Who said you ever, you ever had to listen?
Who said you ever, you ever had to listen?
Track Name: Sold My Devil
I sold my devil to the soul
It might sound slightly confessional but
I signed the papers, I broke the code
I sold my devil to the soul

I sold my devil to the soul
His cage was heavy and made of stone
He told me "Baby, don't let me go" but
I sold my devil to the soul

And now he's there where I am not
And I could try to cry but I don't know how to fucking start

I sold my devil to the soul
He offered turquoise, he offered gold
But all his assets had long been froze
I sold my devil to the soul

And now he's there where I am still not
And I could try to cry but I don't know how to start
And yes I'm scared and aware that this whole deal could be dropped
But for now I'll sit down and let the water in my cup fill up.

I sold my devil to the soul
It might sound slightly confessional but
I signed the papers, I broke the code
I sold my devil to the soul

I sold my devil to the soul
Track Name: Foot the Bills
Dignity dissolved before me
Like a sugar cube applied to hot coffee
But what scares me much more than villainy
Is you don't know how to use the door

So go back, back with the rest of the rats
Go back, back with the rest of the rats
Go back, back with the rest of the rats
Go right back to your hole

Secretly I hope you cut your thumb
All in front of me, so I can watch it bleed
Then my eyes will shine the most beautiful divine light
Because I'll be witnessing roles reversing

Go back, back with the rest of the rats
Go right back to your hole
Cause the high just shouldn't go
Where the low have control
You're just a thief trying to foot the bills
You're slipping through my teeth
Still the high just shouldn't stroll
Where the low have full control

Go back, back with the rest of the rats
Go right back to your hole
Cause the high just shouldn't go
Where the low...
You're just a thief trying to foot the bills
You're standing six feet beneath the hills
You're just a thief, You're just a thief
You're just a fucking thief
Track Name: Praise the Empty Seats
My first sin was beaten into me by outside men
But that sin left latent and brewing may do me in
Oh now I save my sleep for obvious reasons
All my doubts have accrued a fresh new view
But if I stake my claim for all the wrong reasons
I may fade to a phase where I'm left riddled with blame but
Oh, you won't care, you won't care, you won't care...

Cause your mouth doesn't taste good when you
Say what you mean
It's cold sincerity
And your lip gets a new twitch when you
Say what you mean and you
Mean what you say to me

You'd stand around for a long time trying to make
Some people wither away
You'd take a break for a long time just to prove
You have something to say
You'd stand around for a long time trying to make
Some people wither away
You'd take a break for a long time just to prove
You have something to say

Calm and cold, Calm and cold
What took you so long?
When you sharpen your front teeth and you
Praise the empty seats

Just stay calm, Just stay calm and cold

Cause your mouth doesn't taste good when you
Say what you mean
It's cold sincerity
And your lip gets a new twitch when you
Say what you mean and you
Mean what you say to me
Track Name: Circuits
Prove to me that I really belong
Cause our mother's dead, she's been sectioned and sold
And it's new to me much like our former selves
The truth to life is born upon new shelves

And i'm never coming home...

Pray to God I don't stay here too long
Cause you're murdering the thoughts I wished I'd shared
And it feels just like the wires are in my skin
Connected lie to lie, electric sin

Cause I don't want to live in my century
I fear the circuits have drawn new dark clouds ahead
Oh no I don't want to live in my century
I fear the circuits have drawn new dark clouds ahead

Spread the word I'm not coming along
Cause your future calls for crows who can consume
And it's safe to say that now the moral is code
Implanted under skin and then re-sewn

Cause I don't want to live, I don't want to live
I don't want to live,I don't want to live

In my century I fear the circuits have drawn new dark clouds ahead
Oh no I don't want to live. I don't want to live, I don't want to live
Track Name: The Energetic Apathetic
Please, I ask if it's worth it to draw dotted lines
A place in which to cut the surface of opposing entities

Cause we don't know where old ghosts really go
The energetic apathetic, oh no
The energetic apathetic, oh no

Cease, I'm here to assist you
There's something that you need to know
The day the ground can steal the sunlight
We'll turn the dial to g-o go

Cause we don't know where old ghosts really go
The energetic apathetic, oh no
The energetic apathetic, oh no
The energetic apathetic, oh no
The energetic apathetic, oh no

Oh can you give me a reason I should wipe up what has spilled?
My skin's sticking to the pavement and the winter's setting in
Oh can you hear the voices? I have paid for what I've done
Oh those vultures finally won, those vultures finally won

Cause we don't know where old ghosts really go
The energetic apathetic, oh no
The energetic apathetic, oh no
The energetic apathetic, oh no
The energetic apathetic, oh no
We just...
Track Name: Shapeshifting
It's late again and the hour hand can't pretend

There's a side of you shapeshifting
There's a side of you shapeshifting

You treat home like a snare and a knot throat will ask if you care

There's a side of you shapeshifting
There's a side of you shapeshifting

Why turn the wheel to steer out of a cause?
If fifty lie dead, forty nine touch a star
You're beaming me backwards with bourbon burnt skies

Oh the pope and the preacher, the parlor, the poor
They all know that you'll never settle the score

When you leave the bed with a lion instead