JESUS HORSE

by WAR BABY

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released 05 April 2013

Recorded and Mixed by Jordan Koop January/ February at Noise Floor studios, Lady Smith B.C.

Mastered by Stu Mckillop at Rain City Recorders, Vancouver

all songs written/performed/copyright by War Baby

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WAR BABY Vancouver, British Columbia

Booking: warbaby8@gmail.com

Management: terry@thenoisefloor.ca /
mildbeasts.com

Members: Kirby, Brock, Jon

What would happen if AmRep bands in the '90s were obsessed with disentangling pop sensibilities from their knot of noise? Vancouver's War Baby is exactly that: one part grunge ugliness, one part perfect pop pitch, two parts noise rock abandon. It's new wave for a disfigured world.
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Track Name: HORSELESS HEADMAN
HORSELESS HEADMAN

Dollars and cents
Invisible hand
Supply and demand

Legless foot
Faceless eyes
Armless Hands

Horseless Head
Living dead
Sleepless bed

Come apart
Finish the start
Begin the End

Chorus:
She's a black empress for the new world

She's a black empress for the new world

Dead goddess clipped wing cage medusa

She's a black empress for the new world

Change your friends
Change your name
Change your band

Legless foot
Melting nose
Armless Hands

Horseless Head
Raise the dead
Sleepless bed

Come apart
Finish the start
Begin the end

Chorus.

Instrumental.

Chorus.
Track Name: DENTADA
DENTADA

Her name was Dentada with the silent father

She chewed me apart until my parts couldn't bother

and Then lay me down in the fields of fodder

Pulled from the socket by a brain so lawless

Chorus:
I need you to turn the world upside down
so I can buy this fallacy

Dentada was always so unclear from the start
why I could never push too deep.


I will melt your sugar skin coat

If you burn my sinking tug boat

Definition insults reputation

Injury salts my amputation

Chorus:

I need you to turn the world upside down
so I can buy this phallusy

Dentada was always so unclear from the start
why I could never push too deep.

Chorus.

Chorus 2
I thank you for telling me what life ought to mean
so I can never rest in peace
I thank you for telling me what life ought to mean
ya it's just like pulling teeth
Track Name: QUEEN BEE
QUEEN BEE

Deep inside a hive
Stillborn but alive
Her milk is honey
She is my Queen Bee

She will never die.

Bitterest of sweet
Bed ridden, asleep
Black shroud made of me
She is my Queen Bee

She will never die.
Track Name: DANCE SONG
DANCE SONG

Your condition
Is my Religion
Health is sickness
Health is sickness

Duxpeak, newspeak, straw math
Nonsense, chatters like a scene rat
Mean teen, vacant scene queen
Acts like nothing's even happenin'

Loose lips sink ships
Cleft beaks, Clipped lips
Ignorant Bliss
Health is Sickness

We sleep so long,
There's nothing wrong
We wake so soon
in a coma cocoon

My condition
Is your religion
Health is sickness
Health is sickness
Track Name: CAVE
CAVE

In a cave, I will cave
Revel in my mistakes
Miner for the Undermined
the new king of Philistine

Sun I know, Sun I know
In a cave, I can't grow
Sunless now, and alone
This cave has become home

I will die and you will never know
Excavate and exterminate my bones

In my place, I am free
to admit my defeat
Put in place, duty's slave
Troglodyte in a cave

Sun I know, Sun I know
In a cave, I can't grow
Sunless now, and alone
This cave has become home

I will die and you will never know
Excavate and exterminate my bones
Track Name: ETERNAL LIFE INSURANCE
ETERNAL LIFE INSURANCE


I don't need a partner to die alone
I refuse to call a road a home
Wild horse fossils roam the night free
Octopus skeleton begs for sleep.

I see a phantom no one else sees.
Out of sight and out of memory.

Nothing ever lasts forever.
Remembered as members of whatever.

Exception. Except this.
Conception. Accept it.

I see a phantom no one else sees.
Paralytic fear of psyche.

Nothing lasts not even nothing.
Reality can be so crushing.

Exception. Except this.
Conception. Accept it.
Track Name: MELTING WITCH
MELTING WITCH

If the torch is real
Then the light is fake.

If the torture's real
Then the fight is made.

And if 4 is 5
Then I promise to sway.

I will be the blade. I will be the frame. I will be the blame.

Chorus:
Feed a poison rabbit to the bundle of snakes
Snake eater's belly ache.

Keep a rotting plug in the silverfish drain
Won't make them dissipate.

No one's gonna rock my black cradle grave.
No one's gonna kill my itch.

Would you thrive in a desert like you've thirsted in a lake
or would you melt like a melting witch?

When you opened up
to my orchid entrails,

I saw a coven of witches
through a wall of scales.

I drew a bucket
the size of a lake.

Melting witch, real pain
is relatively fake.

Feed a poison rabbit to the bundle of snakes
Snake eater's belly ache.

Keep a rotting plug in the silverfish drain
Won't make them dissipate.

No one's gonna rock my black cradle grave.
No one's gonna kill my itch.

Would you thrive in a desert like you've thirsted in a lake
or would you melt like a melting witch?
Track Name: BLACK SWAN
BLACK SWAN

Ride that black swan
Ride that black swan
Ride that black swan

Over the edge of the world.

This vast Ship of fools
This vast Ship of fools
This vast Ship of fools

Over the edge of the world.


Blind white sunshine,
dead sea albedo.

Thin snail shell home
cracked by mollusk beak.

The unchosen promised land
sky ceiling springs a leak

Ride on
Ride on
Sail on Sail on Sail on

Cracked glass iceberg exposed
through tundra plateau,

Blind white sunshine,
dead Sea albedo.

Thin snail shell home
cracked by mollusk beak.

The unchosen promised land
sky ceiling springs a leak

Ride that black swan
Ride that black swan
Ride that black swan

Over the edge of the world.
Track Name: BAT A LASH
BAT A LASH

Emptiness and nothingness
Light speed bat-eyed loneliness
On a speck of dust to ponder this
Until you bat a lash

Long blue
Nothing new
Same like me.
Same like you.

Emptiness and nothingness
Light speed bat-eyed loneliness
On a speck of dust to ponder this
Until you bat a lash

Blood like tar.
Earn your stars.
Wear the badge.
Buy the farce.

Mind your change
Change your mind

Until you Bat a lash
Until you bat a lash
Track Name: COALMINE CANARY
COALMINE CANARY

Treated me like a coalmine canary
In your mind's mineshaft, a cemetery
I've been appointed for disappointment
I've been anointed for shit employment

"I know you'll keep coming back here.
I know you'll keep coming back here."

Treated me like a coalmine canary.
In your mind's mineshaft, a cemetery.
The going currency is cruelty.
Commodified things running smoothly.

I've got a thirst for blood
I am the hunter and the hunted you've become
Track Name: FRANKENSTEIN
FRANKENSTEIN

I'm a whole and I'm a part
I'm an end and I'm a start
Just an end to an unjust means
Didn't mean to be so mean.

A Shame!
It's such a Shame
to be Shamed
fuckin lame!

(Meth meth crystal meth, you keep on pushing til there's nothing left,
Now it's alright to waste your time coz I'll become a Frankenstein)

so I
Shed Shed Shed Shed My fake skin
Steal and stitch the parts I'm missin'


I'm a hole and I'm a part
Reductionist who fell apart
Gestalt, My fault, My shoulder's raw
Hibernation broke your law

Shame!
It's a shame,
To be shamed
Fuckin lame.

(Meth meth crystal meth, you keep on pushing til there's nothing left,
Now it's alright to waste your time and you become a Frankenstein)

So I shed shed shed shed shed my fake skin
Steal and stitch the parts I'm missing

you keep a knockin but you can't get in
you keep a knockin but you can't get in
you keep a knockin but you can't get in
come again tomorrow night and try it again.

Shed shed shed shed shed my fake skin
Steal and stitch the parts I'm missing
Track Name: ACHILLES HEEL
ACHILLES HEEL

Never letting go

Was my Achilles heel
I'd stub my toe on details
Forget the sun was real

Dirty little secrets
And dirty little games

Flew too close to the sun
and my waxwings came undone

Flew too close to the sun
But I'm not the only one

Flew too close to the sun
Only to plummet into shedding blood

A dead ringer's hired gun
A fool who won't be outdone

Flew too close to the sun
and my wax wings came undone

Flew too close to the sun
But I'm not the only one.

Never getting old was your Achilles Heel
You'd cut your nose to spite your face
Forget the sun was real

Fuck those dirty secrets
I don't want to hear your name.

Flew too close to the sun
and you lost your only son.

Flew too close to the sun
But you're not the only one.


Flew too close to the sun
To plummet into shedding blood
A dead ringer's hired gun
A fool who won't be outdone.
Flew too close to the sun
And you lost your only son
Flew too close to the sun
But you're not the only one

But you're not the only one
But you're not the only one

No we're not the only ones.