Melissa Laveaux: Scissors + Evil

This mesmerizing singer-songwriter from Canada is just travelling through Europe. Here’s the first song on her wonderful 2009 album, Camphor and Copper. I’ve included the lyrics from the booklet and added the additional third verse she sings here. If you hear different words than I did, please correct them. She’s easier to understand on the album, by the way, where she’s more intense than here in this alley.

I’ve also added her cover of Eartha Kitt’s “Evil”, just because Helmut wanted it. Another song from her album was song of the week here a year ago: Needle in the Hay.

SCISSORS
(MÉLISSA LAVEAUX)
I grab a hold of a pair of scissors
I take a snip at me –
I’m all blue and I am blisters
I… I just might cut enough to
Fit your mold
I just might bleed enough to
Drown your boat
I’m gonna drown your boat
I’m gonna drown mine too
Cause misery loves company
And so I’ll be joining you

I open close like an anemone
I guess it depends on how the tide has blown
This year the water’s been cold again
I shut myself
Wait for the tide to descend
Will you descend?
Make another place your home, your trend
I’ve cut and bruised all I can bend
All I can bend…
Cause I can’t bend you

I want to be drawn and quartered
Wrapped up in your infectious velvet brown black hues
Unmasking until your lush finger plumes
Orchestrating my doom

My doom – the entirety blown
The wind so strong
The world does long to be caressed
and when they are it’s all a mess
They’ve getting blamed
Searching for salvation in the end
Of your shores
I’m on your shores
But I’m not yours

I grab a hold of a pair of scissors
I take a snip at me –
I’m all blue and I am blisters
I… I just might cut enough to..
Fit your mold
I just might bleed enough to
Drown your boat
I’m gonna drown your boat
I’m gonna drown mine too
Cause misery loves company
And so I’ll be joining you

EVIL
(JUDSON/ TYLER)
I wanna be evil, I wanna spit tacks
I wanna be evil, and cheat at jacks
I wanna be wicked, I wanna tell lies
I wanna be mean, so mean, and throw with pies

I want to wake up in the morning
with that dark brown taste
I want to see some dissipation in my face
I wanna be evil

I wanna be evil, I wanna be bad
But more that that I wanna be mad
I wanna be horrid, and trump an ace,
Just to see my partner’s face.
I wanna be nasty, I wanna be cruel
I wanna be daring, I wanna shoot pool

And in the theatre
I want to change my seat
Just so I can step on
Everybody’s feet
I wanna be evil

I wanna be evil, I wanna hurt flies
I wanna sing songs like the guy who cries
I wanna be horrid, I wanna drink booze
And whatever I’ve got I’m eager to lose

I wanna be evil, evil, evil, evil, little evil me
I wanna be evil, evil, evil, evil,
Just as mean and evil as I can be

englisch lernen mit liedern :-) songs of the week

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Anne

Teaching English for business communication skills, writing online for learners, translating, sailing whenever I can, from Washington, D.C.

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