Domestic Bliss

by robin vote

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all songs written by robin vote
recorded in july 2016 in pittsburgh at beelen st
and february 2016 at University of Pittsburgh
mixed at beelen st.
cover photo by dean cercone

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released September 24, 2016

Robin vox, acoustic guitar, keyboard, bass
Franny vox, electric guitar
Max vox, acoustic guitar
Zach vox, electric guitar, drums, bass
Ian electric bass
Nick drums, bass
Giancarlo drums

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Track Name: That Look
.when i said 'you better leave'
you wouldn't go away
and when i said that i was sick
you said you loved me just the same
and then i died, right by your side,
you said i had it coming my way
and i, i just laid there like some meat on a hook
come on, give me that look


when you were here
nature was near
all of the flowers came to bloom
the breeze in the trees
the birds and the bees
a loose shirt hanging
up above your knees
we ate and we drunk
we talked and we thunk
we rocked the boat until it nearly sunk
there was lightening in the skies
reflecting in your eyes
its enough to write a book
when you give me that look
come on give me that look


the river, it wound
you nearly drowned
someone found you
with a serpent coiled around your neck
you were barely breathing
i had almost lost all feeling
when they managed to pull us back on deck
but nature ran its course
things went from bad to worse
and emptied out your purse
all in the name of fun
and now you're gone away
are you gone away to stay
babe, im not a crook
all i need is that look
just give me that look

and i,
never was
too good at love
and you,
always did
what you needed to do
and we,
took two people hostage
ain't it time
that we
set them free
Track Name: Slow Down Boy
slow down boy, you're moving too fast
please slow down,
slow down
i don't want to go so far
until i know who you are
and all i know thus far
is i need you to slow down,
slow down
slow down

slow down boy, don't try to change my mind
your sense of urgency should not cross this line (it is not mine)
unless i give the word,
and until that's what you've heard,
you better tend t your herd
and tell your horses to
slow down

slow down boy, i think you've got it wrong
slow dow boy, my body's not a field
this isn't any kind of baseball game

slow down boy, i'm not trying to drive you away
but i've got to listen when my heart has something to say
and i like you, i may even like you a lot
but there's something going on inside me
which deserves a thought
before i make a move
and i want you to listen too
and we can get into a groove
when we slow down
slow down, slow down
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slow down boy, i remember you said it to me
slow down boy, it has taken some time to understand clearly
slow down boy, that asking the question means a willingness to pause
slow down, and hear the answer, from the lips of the boss
and not push repeatedly
or try to get me to agree
and manipulate my sympathy (just hear me saying)
slow down
Track Name: Summer Shoes
i believe that i'll cut loose
buy myself some summer shoes
go out and kick these blues
and do whatever the fuck i choose

why would you want to hold me
why would you want to scold me
this isn't what you told me
you said you wouldn't control me
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it's time to run away from home
go and kick it on my own
i ain't afraid to be alone
i'm gonna run away from home

i'm tired of trouble at my door
i'm not gonna take it anymore
i don't have to fight this war
i'm gonna run away for sure
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this box we live in is getting small
to take a walk i got to crawl
there aint no room left to stall
i can't make myself any more small

why would you want to poke me
why would you want to choke me
come on babe, you just woke me
why you wanna provoke me
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your loving heart has kept me warm
i'm through falling for your charms
but ain't no animal on a farm
come on babe, let go my arm

why would you want to hold me
why would you want to scold me
this isn't what you sold me
you said you were gonna parole me
Track Name: Monster
he'll steal into your room
through the keyhole in your door
feeding you affection
until you just can't take no more
then he'll break every vow
you swore you heard him say
and with another sip of wine
he best be on his way

he's a monster
with a savage heart
he's a monster
come to tear your world apart
and he doesn't feel sorry
and he don't repent
and if he'd come back to me
i'd do it all over again

once he has your attention
he will take you deep within
and chain you to your injury
until your heart belongs to him
and though you will beg
and you will plead
he will remain a hair beyond reach
and though his kiss is the sweetest,
it is suffering he does teach

he's a monster
always plays the bad guy's part
he's a monster
a thorn set deep into the heart
in his hands he holds nothing,
but the key to your dreams (is it the key, do you see the key)
and every time you move your hand
my heart comes apart at the seams

but just this morning i overheard,
on the shortest day of the year
the queer birds of spring singing
just outside of here
and though i felt as low
as the dark moon before rise
i knew a wicked grin was cracking
just beneath my eyes

cuz ,
i'm a monster
with a savage heart
i'm a monster
come to tear your world apart
and i don't mind
what scars are left behind
but please come back to the cutting floor
one more time
Track Name: Without You
it's not like i don't love you
it's not that i don't care
it isn't even that i won't feel a hollow, jealous hunger
when i think of you in the arms of another
how do you expect me to stay sane
when there's a bottled shriek inside my brain
telling me that i just can't wait to
start my new life
without you

there's no way to convey
all the ways you have made me
more than i was before
is it a betrayal of trust
for me to discuss
all the things that i must do
to break free from you
have you ever seen emptiness catch on fire
or had the feeling of slipping off of the wire
then you'd have exactly the same desire
to start a new life
without you

even now, with you not around
i'm thinking how i can smell
the desire burning inside you
and i love you babe, i really do
but its coming down to something i can't give to you
not even when i try to
you and me are made of all the same stuff
so right here, right now, i call your bluff
i've listened to everything you've said, and you've said enough
for me to start my new life
without you
Track Name: What is This Thing Called Love
is it a smile when you're crying in the rain
mysterious amnesia that makes you feel lucky to endure pain
the impassioned declaration that you'd do it all again
what is it that separates us from them

your approach is always timid and so bold
emotional intelligence, at once hot and cold
i've never felt so close and at the same time so alone
it's only at the crossroads that i truly feel at home

what is this thing called love?
what is it that causes such abuse?
what makes me take a chance
when i've got so much to lose?
what is this thing i call my heart?
is it from inside or above?
or is it the tension between?
what is this thing called love?

is it a pit that i've thrown you down in
pulling out the carpet and causing all the walls to spin
are you most delicious when your mind's panicking
and the clammy sticky sweetness forms little pearls all over your skin

there's something in my chest that i feel sometimes
at all the moments that you walk into my life
when i say that i love you, forgive me if i
can't recall your name i don't even know mine

what is this thing called love?
what is it that causes such abuse?
what makes me take a chance
when i've got so much to lose?
what is this thing i call my heart?
is it from inside or above?
or is it the tension between?
what is this thing called love?
Track Name: Laniakea
Laniakea
you're the Great Attractor
immeasurable heavens
do you know what she's after?

you wrote me a note
and put it in my box
and then went and hid
down a hole, like a fox

singing,
if you want me, you better tell me quick
cause i ain't gonna hang around too long

has the spell come undone
am i no longer the one
i see your eyes, looks like they're laughing at me
i hear you sigh, whenever you have to talk to me

if it's so, and your attention has moved on
i'll let it go, i won't wait around too long

but if you want me, you better tell me quick
cause i ain't gonna hang around too long

once i thought, that you belonged to me
then i was taught, i had no property
now i've found myself following you
thinking about that hole that you disappeared into

singing,
if you want me, you better tell me quick
cause i ain't gonna hang around too long
Track Name: Waiting Room
i'm gonna get in my car
and drive real far
and wish upon a star
and be wherever you are
i wouldn't have to think hard
or use a credit card
or go against my god
or be without you

i know i've kept you waiting long
but i was looking for a song
fixing some things that were wrong
to have something to give you
now it doesn't matter what happens next
i've freed my heart from its hex
i'm gonna shoot you a txt
as a preview

get me out of this waiting room
i couldn't be leaving here too soon
i've found a new tune
deep in my heart
get me out of this hazy scene
its like i'm waking from a dream
to find something that means
something to me

i remember you said to me
that living is easy
and how i disagreed
and said its not
but by living, you meant living well
and by living, i meant living hell
and for awhile i couldn't tell
what was the plot

but then you took me for a ride
and all my worries up and died
and i couldn't believe i'd lied
in wait so long
so dance upon my corpse
just like you're riding a horse
and make me live once more
come on sing me a song

CHORUS

when we started out on this trip
i confessed, all this waiting's been making me sick
i might need some medicine pretty quick
before i go under
you told me it doesn't matter how i felt
and reached over to undo my seatbelt
the sky and road began to melt
to the sound of thunder

CHORUS
Track Name: That Look
.when i said 'you better leave'
you wouldn't go away
and when i said that i was sick
you said you loved me just the same
and then i died, right by your side,
you said i had it coming my way
and i, i just laid there like some meat on a hook
come on, give me that look


when you were here
nature was near
all of the flowers came to bloom
the breeze in the trees
the birds and the bees
a loose shirt hanging
up above your knees
we ate and we drunk
we talked and we thunk
we rocked the boat until it nearly sunk
there was lightening in the skies
reflecting in your eyes
its enough to write a book
when you give me that look
come on give me that look


the river, it wound
you nearly drowned
someone found you
with a serpent coiled around your neck
you were barely breathing
i had almost lost all feeling
when they managed to pull us back on deck
but nature ran its course
things went from bad to worse
and emptied out your purse
all in the name of fun
and now you're gone away
are you gone away to stay
babe, im not a crook
all i need is that look
just give me that look

and i,
never was
too good at love
and you,
always did
what you needed to do
and we,
took two people hostage
ain't it time
that we
set them free