This is Not a Land of Kings

by Gelsey Bell

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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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Track Name: This is Not a Land of Kings
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
Track Name: Rains On Me
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
Track Name: She's Gonna Breathe Now
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

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eee hey hey
eee hey hey

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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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