This is Not a Land of Kings

by Gelsey Bell

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1.
Preserve Protect Defend This is not a land of kings You don’t know anything of the path through Shadowed & clawed, we are watching you In the morning, after the fall We’ll know what to do This is not a land of kings We don’t owe you anything, have you noticed The forest parting inside our breath You do not possess power absolute This is not a land of kings The only voice that really sings over the static & noise Is the many throated choir The louder it grows, the grander the fire Preserve Protect Defend Don't despair Don’t despair This is not a land of kings We will stand with open wings to protect from Fools & despots & lying thieves We are harbored here & rolling up our sleeves We are harbored here & rolling up our sleeves
2.
Rains On Me 04:25
It rains on me like home It wraps me in its gloam I understand why they invented a concept like sin It rains on me Marking history with my skin How ignorant I have been Of all the rain has washed away It rains on me like sand In an hour glass We weave the crime born among us Into many strands of now They rain on me They rain on me They rain
3.
Now Now She’s gonna breathe Now now She’s gonna breathe Now now She don’t need your permission No she don’t need your permission She’s gonna breathe Now now We’re gonna hang on her every word We’re gonna hang on her every word She don’t need your permission No she don’t need your permission She’s gonna breathe Now now And she’s gonna show you to the door She’s gonna show you to the door We’re gonna hang on her every word She don’t need your permission No she don’t need your permission She’s gonna breathe Now now She’s gonna call you on your lies She’s gonna call you on your lies And she’s gonna show you to the door We’re gonna hang on her every word She don’t need your permission No she don’t need your permission She’s gonna breathe Now now Oh there’s fire in her eyes Oh there’s fire in her eyes She’s gonna call you on your lies And she’s gonna show you to the door We’re gonna hang on her every word She don’t need your permission No she don’t need your permission She’s gonna breathe eee hey hey eee hey hey eee hey hey uh uh... uh uh... Oh there’s fire in her eyes She’s gonna call you on your lies And she’s gonna show you to the door We’re gonna hang on her every word She don’t need your permission No she don’t need your permission She’s gonna breathe Now now Now Now

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released September 13, 2018

Gelsey Bell, Amber Gray, Grace McLean - vocals

All text and music by Gelsey Bell

Recorded at Bunker Studios
Produced and mixed by Brent Arnold
Mastered by Adam Hagger at Mount Olympia Mastering
Album Art by Erik Ruin

Special thanks to Joe White, Dave Ruder, Ellen O'Meara, Lauren Rockman, Aliza Simons, Paul Pinto, and all the fans that reached out and asked for this recording to be made. Also a little thank you to Wyatt who offered a baby's blessing from within Amber's womb while we recorded.

This EP was made with support of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and the EtM Ridgewood Bushwick Composer Residency, administered by Exploring the Metropolis.

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Gold Bolus Recordings // GBR037
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