Wax Woman

by The Cutaways

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1.
Wax Woman 03:21
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
2.
Dead Name 03:05
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)
3.
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
4.
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
5.
Break Ups 02:44
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
Aches 03:14
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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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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