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Dedicated to Lori Sloan

"Away" for Lisa Cooper, Tina Gardner and Bridget Kellogg

All songs written by Becky Kessler
Produced and engineered by Floyd Kellogg at Casa de Warrenton and Tamarack Farm
Murdered Bird tracking and IOU1 producing//Mike Straus
Mixing///Carl Nappa and Floyd Kellogg
Mastering///Mark Donahue at Sound Mirror
Album art//Floyd Kellogg, Becky Kessler and Janette Vohs
Design and layout//Janette Vohs

Becky Kessler///vocals/guitars
Floyd Kellogg///drums/Fender bass 6/casio SK1 "friends"/guitar/upright bass/percussion/vocals

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released November 20, 2015

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V I O L E N T M A E Roxbury, Connecticut

Violent Mae was never intended to be a band. Becky asked Floyd to record and produce her first solo album, and as soon as they hit the studio, chemistry and dynamics between the two sparked the evolution of an artistic partnership. Rising out of Becky’s guitar driven songwriting and multi instrumentalist, Floyd’s production style, Kid (due 11/20/2015) is a document of a band coming into its own. ... more

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Track Name: In the Sun
Maple iridescent leaves
in the sun.
Hemlock shinin' silvers
in the sun.

Lady bird dustin' her feathers
in the sun.
River shimmers, mirrors
in the sun.
how I feel with you
I'm so warm
in the sun.
how I feel with you
I'm so warm
in the sun.
wooooooo...

Maple leaves flicker like flame
in the sun.
Hemlock shinin' silvers
in the sun.
how I feel with you
I'm so warm
in the sun.
how I feel with you
I'm so warm
in the sun.
wooooooo...

Lady bird dustin' her feathers
in the sun.
River shimmers, mirrors
in the sun.
how I feel with you
I'm so warm
in the sun.
how I feel with you
I'm so warm
in the sun.
wooooooo…
Track Name: In My Ring
I know a place
where you can stay
in my bed.
I know a place
where you can ride
in my car.

I know a place
in my dreams
where you can star.
I know a place
in my ring
where you can fight.

Feel it so real
Feel it so real
Feel it so real
Feel it so real
Feel

I know a place
in my dreams
where you can be a star.
I know a place
in my ring
where you can fight.

Feel it so real
Feel it so real
Feel it so real
Feel it so real
Feel…
Track Name: Rob Me Blind
You rob me
You rob me
You rob me blind.

I swear I see
better now that you
rob me blind.

And give it all back and then some.
And give it all back and then some.
And give it all back and then some.

I swear I see
better now that you
rob me blind.

I swear I see
better now that you
rob me blind.
Track Name: Away
Time is so hard to kill when you are away.
Songs are so hard to feel when you are away.
Dreams are so hard to mean when you are away.
Time is so hard to kill when you are away.

I’m not afraid to cry
‘cause you’re gone.
I’m not afraid to die
‘cause you’re gone.

There’s no fight
left in me now.
There’s no light
left in me now.

Time is so hard to kill when you are away.
Songs are so hard to feel when you are away.
Dreams are so hard to mean when you are away.
Time is so hard to kill when you are away.

There’s no fight
left in me now.
There’s no light
left in me now.
Oh no, there’s nothing
left in me now.
Life goin’ on
scares me to death.

‘Cause you’re gone.
‘Cause you’re gone.
‘Cause you’re gone.
Track Name: IOU1
I’m a bad actress
can’t find my role around you.
I’m a bad actress
can’t find my role around you.
You expect more
expect so much more from me.
I want more, I want more,
I want more from you.

And so you want
to hang out
but I can’t afford
the energy
it takes to get
to know you
I guess I’ll wait
until you say
somethin’ mean
to make me go away
somethin’ mean
so I can walk away.

I owe you one
I owe you one
I owe you one
I owe you one

I’m a bad actress
can’t find my role around you.
I’m a bad actress
can’t find my role around you.
You expect more
expect so much more from me.
I want more, I want more,
I want more from you.

I owe you one
I owe you one
I owe you one
I owe you one…
Track Name: Murdered Bird
Stood up again
I count to ten
when you’re down
it’s a knock out
so move on.

Murdered a bird
whose wounds
were not quite
enough
to go on.

Told a thousand lies
you look so good
I only had one
miss you too
I’ll quit.

Devil you’re just another kind of
angel on my shoulder.
Devil you’re just another kind of
angel on my shoulder.

Wooooo…
Track Name: Kid
My place
in the corner of your eye
where I’ll wait and hide
in the middle of your hangin’ pictures,
in the middle of your bouncing thoughts
outside of words.

I’ll wait and hide
in the shadow of the back of my mind.
Like a kid in time out
I want to be released.
But there’s no referee here no
in the ring of a fight with yourself.
Like a kid in time out
I’ll meet you in the middle.
Admit it, you want them to love you
even when you say you hate them.

I… I’ll meet you in middle of your hangin’ pictures,
I’ll meet you in middle of your bouncing thoughts.
Track Name: Flame
I wanna make you mine
I know I can’t
waste anymore time
I already have
like a stick of dynamite
I’m no use without your flame.

You and me we are
extraordinary
better hold onto me tight
I’m ready to go
straight into the stars
we’ll blow them all away.

I don’t wanna wait for it.
I’ll just go hang around
I’m so bored.
You don’t have a choice they say
but they don’t have a right
to say that to me.

Climb a ladder from your window
I’ll be on the lawn.
Doesn’t matter if they hear
we’ll already be gone
but oh I wish we could take your dog.

I don’t wanna wait for it.
I’ll just go hang around
I’m so bored.
You don’t have a choice they say
but they don’t have a right
to say that to me.

I don’t wanna wait for it.
I’ll just go hang around
I’m so bored.
You don’t have a choice they say
but they don’t have a right
to say that to me.

I wanna know what it feels like to
love you by an ocean.
I wanna know what it feels like to
love you on a mountain.
I wanna know what it feels like to
love you by a bonfire.
what it feels like
what it feels wooooo…
Track Name: Neon Halos
Posing meaning
you never understood.
leave me in the dark
keep me in the dark.
Frozen pictures
you don’t recognize.
leave me in the dark
keep me in the dark
leave me in the dark.

oh oh well hell
oh oh well oh hell oh
oh oh well hell
oh oh well oh hell oh
oh oh well hell

Neon haloes
made from china dolls.
leave me in the dark
keep me in the dark.
Ones and zeroes
bangin’ your head on the wall.
leave me in the dark
keep me in the dark
leave me in the dark.

oh oh well hell
oh oh well oh hell oh
oh oh well hell
oh oh well oh hell oh
oh oh well hell

oh oh well hell
oh oh well oh hell oh
oh oh well hell
oh oh well oh hell oh
oh oh well hell
Track Name: Birthday
I wish for your
hand to hold
on my birthday
when I’m told
I’m on my own now.

You’re all grown up
for years now
It hasn’t killed you yet,
but it’s made you weaker.

I wish for your
hand to hold
on my birthday
I’m too old
for such gifts now.

Only a candle
for years now
make the same wish
it shouldn’t be
so easy to blow out.

It shouldn’t be
so easy to blow out.