Wax Woman

by The Cutaways

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Emmy put it best:

It's an album of a journey through life as a trans person: just like everyone, there's highs and there’s lows. My experiences over the last 5 or so years are deeply personal but a journey I wanted to express in these songs. Identity, acceptance, growth, relationship breakdowns and attempts at building new ones. But overall strength and empowerment!! This is the message I hope comes through on this album.

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released May 27, 2019

Engineered and recorded by Mark Perry in Brisbane
Mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Mastering

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Track Name: Wax Woman
I want to know all the things you do
I want to know what’s bothering you
I want to feel like nothing is wrong
I want to feel like I belong

Ooh, ooh. Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh. Ooh, ooh
Come on, don't hide away

And I pull myself apart
To try to be all the woman you are
What will it take? Just wait til I’m covered in wax
And you’ll see where I belong

Ooh, ooh. Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh. Ooh, ooh
Come on, don't shy away

Ooh, ooh. Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh. Ooh, ooh
Wax woman, shine away
Track Name: Dead Name
I’m getting sick of feeling
Like nothing’s getting done
I’m getting sick of feeling overwhelmed
On the defensive
And nothings getting won
I’m tired of feeling like my time is done
Whoa, oh

And I hear someone say my dead name
And I do my best just to let it go
Don’t call me by my dead name
Just let it go

Don’t you trust my demeanor?
Don’t know if you can tell
I’m not the book that you had read before
Is anything this worth it?
I thought that you could’ve been
Someone who wouldn’t reason with what I came from
No, oh oh

And I hear someone say my dead name
And I do my best just to let it go
Don’t ask about my dead name
I don’t want you to know
There’s a reason why I’m standing
That’s something you might never know
Just forget about my dead name
Let it go

Don’t wanna hear you say my dead name
It’s time to let it go
Forget about this dead name
It was long ago
I’ve fought to still be standing
That’s something you might never know
Clawed my way out of the shame
But you’ll remind me
Of it sometimes

Just let it go and say it never (again)
Track Name: In The Street
Out in the street
In the middle of town
You can’t feel your feet
But they’re steady on the ground
Your sweat hits the earth
Stalked by the bird
You’re out in the street
Filling up with hurt

And all you know
Is what you've done, you've done it good
And all you know
Is you built your walls, and you built them good

You could use some rest
Even at your best
And your shoulders they tense
As you turn your head
And you're looking back
On what you have built
And you're looking back, it’s not hurting still

And all you know
Is what you've done, you've done it good
Oh, and all you know
Is you kept your word and you kept it good

Watch them come
Watch them go
See them getting high, then getting low
Watch them come running
Watch them go
And you’re the stranger in the street
Track Name: Can't Get the Boy
Kiss me once I’ll give everything back
Breathe your name into the crease of your neck
Are you craving it like me? Or should I get you out of my head?

I wanna know, I wanna know
If I talked like that would you like me more?
I wanna know, I wanna know
If I walked like that would you like me more?

You run for your life, boy
You run for your life

Naked with a knife in my chest
I wish you’d wait til I showed you the rest
But it’s the same line a million times, I don’t wanna hear it no more

I want to know, I want to know
If I fucked like that would you like me more?
I want to know, I want to know
If I were made like that you’d want to fuck me more?

You run for your life, boy
You run for your life

If I had the chance, boy
It wouldn’t be just a night, boy
I’ll even be your secret
Whoa oh
Track Name: Break Ups
Can you recognize yourself in all the tension?
Do you recognize the signs that we ignored?
Can you call yourself out when it’s time to answer?

And say it’s all my fault
This is all my fault
How could I’ve known?
This is all I know

Keep your eyes open like before
And watch it all become a blur
Fuck it not tonight I’m floored
Its time to let it go
When it becomes impossible
Fuck it not tonight whoa, oh

I don’t recognize myself in all the friction
And in all the texts I never should’ve sent
Say what you want; lets say I never meant it

Lets say it’s all my fault
This is all my fault
I should’ve known
Better than I know

Eyes were open like before
When did it all become a blur?
Fuck it not tonight I’m floored
Its time to let it go
When it becomes impossible
Fuck it not tonight whoa, oh

You can see yourself for the better
Cause we’re both better than this
You’ll see things start getting better
Track Name: The Million Tiny Pieces
Well moving on, that’s never been the problem
Its what’s left behind and the million tiny pieces
That we’re left to try to build something new from
And that could take forever

So let’s go out and we’ll try to live up our weekends
You can have yours; I’ll do my best to go get mine
I might need a little help come Sunday
Just to feel like something I knew hasn’t disappeared

You might find something along the way
And you might find yourself along the way
Yeh you mind find something that can never wash away
You might find something..

While we're asking ourselves is this what it all came down to?
Will I know for sure? Will my day look brighter tomorrow?
And we’re asking ourselves what happens to us
Our bodies too different to stay the same
Track Name: All the Way to the End
Turn the lights out
Then tear the house down
Because you haven’t been here lately
Not at all
What would we talk about, when there’s nothing to say?

If this is all we do, that’s fine with me

Have you listened?
Listened all the way through
Have you listened lately?
Listened all the way to the end

Does your head hurt?
Well, my eyes are dried out
If you don’t remember a single thing, that’s fine
There’s nothing like finding out, what you’re made of
All blood and rust and dirt and failings

But if this what I am, that’s fine with me

Have you listened?
Listened all the way through
Have you listened lately?
Listened all the way to the end

I’m fine now
That you’re fading out
Fading out

Have you listened?
Listened all the way through
Have you listened lately?
Listened all the way to the end

Listen all the way to the end
Listen all the way to the end
Track Name: Aches
There’s a world outside, feels like there’s no one around
I feel the heat but it won’t bring me down
I was stranded, but despite what never was
I tuck it back, do my make-up, cover up the sores
Hitch my skirt up just a little more
Keep walking, to a beat I can’t ignore

I see you watching in the street
That night I crept into your dreams
Well, I’m stranded no more

It’s really coming down outside
Let’s just wait it out inside.
In the aches you felt just years ago
But were there plenty of time before

Force you in when all you want is to step on out
Turn around and turn your hope to doubt
What more can you do to forget about
All the bodies they put in magazines
But there’s not a single one like me
The pages cut like a taste you wanna know

See the world from on your feet
But just to get me on my knees
And you’re aching, for more

It’s coming down outside
You wanna wait it out inside.
In the aches you felt just years ago
But were there plenty of time before

She said I could
Answer all the things I know now
Let pass on by all the fools that could bring me down.
I won't be pulled down.

You know I can feel you watching me
I hope I creep into your dreams
Well I’m aching no more
See the world from on your feet
But just to get me on my knees
And you’re aching, for more

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