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Hunting My Dress Lyrics

All lyrics © Jesca Hoop unless otherwise noted. For official lyrics, visit JescaHoop.com


Whispering Light
The Kingdom
Feast of the Heart
Angel Mom
Four Dreams
Murder of Birds
Bed Across the Sea
Tulip
Hunting My Dress
My Boo (UK iTunes Bonus track)

Whispering Light

And we walk the road as long as the road goes
And we try to dodge the rock the valley throws
Revealer
Caught a fever
We all have a sinking stone

Ba la la la

And when the road presents a twisting case of fate
A meaner irony to contemplate
The season
Comes with a reason
We all have a setting sun

Distance, mark of distance
Your burden is your brilliance
There’s a vessel
A hidden vessel in the stone
Difference not indifference
Your passion marks you different
And you wrestle
And how you’ll wrestle to come to know

The whispering light
The truth is often quite
Like it’s whispering in light
It can tell you how to break the fever

And light is less and light is more in some
But don’t confuse the weather for the sun
Revealer
Majik healer
And when will your vision come

Ba la la la

And lightning rods will guide your journey home
And revelations from a fist of bones
And when the rock weighs heavy in your soul
Just tell it that you have earned the right to know
Revealer
How to break the fever
You’ll carry it in
Like this demons your kin
And you’ll render its secrets then

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The Kingdom

All of the fallen on the ground
Hollarin ground
I lay down a shrine and I
Come with the autumn
To tear it down
Orange and brown
And I lay a soft down

For all are waiting
All in line
Brethren bathin’
Bones in brine
Separate your light from lime
Our mortal bind

Under the spell of full November moon
Light on the broom
Frost in my room
In through the window
Came a ghost I knew

She paid me a visit while I was in my bed
Sleepy she said
Sleep as though dead
For in the morning you are called
Is what she said

To the high desert
War is raging
You must go to the battlefield
And follow the cry of men rampaging
And gather the ones that won’t heal

Down through a cloud of smoke to the promise land
Many are dead
river runs red
“For my god and for my king” is what he said

I came to my knees with my lips to his ear
My hand to his chest
his wounded breast
For my god and for my king I will not rest

But in the high desert
You are dying
For your god and his ghost and the son
Do not hold to the earth on which you are lying
For the kingdom can never be won

All of the fallen under ground
Hollarin ground
I lay down a shrine and i
Come with the autumn to
Tear it down
Orange and brown
And I lay a soft down

For all are waiting
All in line
Brethren bathing bones in brine
Separate your light from lime
Let go of the earth

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Feast Of The Heart

There’s a light switch
Baby you turned it on
Don’t you ever leave me
Here in the dark
And there’s a red room
Deep in my house
You come and meet me
And I’ll lay down
A feast of the heart

Cos your skin’s medicine
wanna bear it all
wanna wear it on me
lose all reverence
‘til we become one with god

Beautiful body
I want more, more
Hold it upon me
cos Im yours

There’s a light switch...

I’m your kiss to kiss
your intimate kitten
pleasure mission
lose it all to bliss
‘til we become one with god

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Angel Mom

Today on my birthday
You were home when I arrived
You were standing in the doorway
When I pulled into the drive
An excitement came over me
And I rushed out of the car
And I jumped up
To be carried in your arms

I haven’t felt that way
Since I was a child
A grown woman jumping up and down
Like I was a child

The dream went dark when I awoke
And I remembered that you are gone
And I struggled there to fall back asleep
When I remembered that you are gone
And my grief was deep and my joy was high
Because you visited me from beyond
On my birthday
You visited me from beyond

My love
My love is missing
My love is far gone and where I will find her
My heart
My heart is rambling
My heart is far gone and where I will find her

Hey
Hey
Hi do you hear me
I feel
Somehow you are here
For when I talk to you
I intensely feel you are listening
My only wish
I wish that I could hear your voice
Angel mom

Later that day
Driving in my car
We turned on the radio
We were watching the graveyard stones pass by
And the songs that come and go And the DJ played a song called Enemy
It was a song you knew I wrote
On my birthday
You were telling that you know

I haven’t felt that way since I was a child....

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Four Dreams

Come and bring your stereo
Come and bring your stereo
And lay down on my pillow
Down into a dream we go
Down into a dream we go
You never know where
We’ll go

Under the shelter of a willow tree
Sam and I awoke where we were once sleeping
The bed that we lay upon is chamomile
And it smells like bubble gum for real
Skunk and owl and doe
Gather round my radio
Oh
Then with a resonance that split the earth
The skunk cried a call like one I’ve never heard
And from the crevice a cuckoo clock emerged
And from it a little wooden bird
It spread apart its beak
And time began to speak

I’ll gift you 123
Songs as old as me

Come and bring your stereo.....

Climbing a statue that stands 50 ft
The cast of a woman that looks just like me
To find that my character was caught completely
Cemented from head down to my feet
A bee flew from my nose
He said come and bring your stereo
Oh
Down through my throat to what seemed my teeth
The bee tuned the stereo to bump a beat
And she began a buzzin’ in the key of B
All to instigate the crumbling of concrete
The mask fell from my skin
Left me younger than I’ve ever been

I’ll gift you 123
Youth eternally

Eta, my sweet Loretta
I love it when you put the warm milk and honey in my bowl
Get up now don’t you go and get up
I wanna show you how I love my Jelly Roll

Oh how I love my Johnny boy
And if you ever leave baby me I’ll be destroyed
Lets make a baby Johnny boy
Right here in this living room and we’ll call her June

Come and bring your stereo....

One summer evening at a block party
The juice from the ghetto blaster was fading
So we highjacked electrical piracy
Because nobody had a battery

And the gods of rock and roll
Hypnotized my stereo

Come and bring your stereo

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Murder of Birds

I’m not a bird
I’m a murder of birds
shifting my shape
when your tongue finds the words

like I hate you when I
love you the most
love you the most
love you the most

This shape of a snake
in a defensive coil
same retracted lips
of the one foolish girl

who says she hates you when she
loves you the most
loves you the most
loves you

and I’ve got demons when I need ‘ems
don’t ask to see them they’re not
supposed to be used against
you oh

Can we build a safe house
far from the bitter bride
and we’ll make a home with a brown recluse
and the cobra locked outside

For the spider we’ll give a web
to the cobra a lullaby
and keeping the demons happy
you make free for me to fly

and the shape of home baked bread
and the girl in a turned down bed
in a wake of twisted thread
from the loving words you said

mmmmm mmmm

and I think I’m alone
in desire for grace
for you unleash your mood
and I’m no longer safe

I say I hate you and I
love you the most
love you the most
love you the most

This shape of my breast
and a shape of my kiss
dement and coil
with a slither and hiss

Said I hate you and I
love you the most
love you the most
love you

and I’ve got demons
when I need ‘ems
don’t ask to see them they’re not
supposed to be used against
you oh

Can we build a safe house
far from the bitter bride
and we’ll make a home with a brown recluse
and the cobra locked outside

To the spider we’ll give a web
to the cobra a lullaby
and keeping the demons happy
you make free for me to fly

and the shape of home baked bread
and the girl in a turned down bed
in a wake of twisted thread
from the loving words you said

the shape of home baked bread
and the girl in a turned down bed
in a wake of twisted thread
from the loving words you said

‘cause I’m not a bird
I’m a murder of birds

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Bed Across The Sea

LA is hot as fuck
And Manchester is about to freeze
You’re on your way to the mail
To get a letter from me

And as of our seperation
at the Ancienne Belgique
I rock you everynight
In a bed across the sea

Words are all we have for touch
They are our fingers
And I love our words so much
Write your lips to kiss me now
And I can taste you as I read your words out loud

You rise and start your day
With toast and black tea
While I’m in the still of night and pushing back sleep
and I ride the hands of the clock
‘til they fall upon three
And drop me in our virtual garden for elevenses

Words are all we have for touch
they are our fingers and I love our words so much
and write your hands between my legs
and I can feel you as the words jump from the page

The sky is bruised
it’s a lusty dusk
with lovers rouge
wet with sap and musk
under you
under dream spell dust under you
and its true
and I know that I must
and with you
I immediately trust
And it’s so
That I fell at first blush

And it’s snowing in Australia

Just now your letter came
and the pages did say
that you’ll fly from your home to mine
on January 8th
and just now I find that I can just barely wait
and from now until that time
im counting down the days

Words are all we have for touch
they are our fingers and I love our words so much
and write yourself inside me now
and I can feel you as the words come pouring out
words are all we have for touch
they are our fingers and I love our words so much
write your dreams out line by line
and I will stitch them in this heart of mine

It’s me
I’m in Australia

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Tulip

Ada, my rarest bulb from the desert valley
Your hair of fire and skin of snow
Have caused me to the heights of the desert mountains
In search of a cure for a rampant fever
Your beauty’s power has plagued me now
I come and scour the land for the desert flower

For beauty and perfume I stake my house and my lands
The gold is sleeping in the river but the flower’s in my hand
With a paler leaf and a broken petal I’ll bait the king and queen
And to the goldsmith with my flower I’ll buy a wedding ring

Tulip, tulip, with one what I did buy
Oxen, sheep and wheat and rye
And land on the north seaside
Tulip, tulip, with one what I did buy
The finest dresses man could buy and a pearl for to bait my bride

Then with my rarest bulb to her father’s garden
And like gold for lamb or wool for clam
I gave that man the bulb for his daughter Ada
Your heart is mine and it’s mine forever
And she replied “My faith that lies on yon horizon’s
tethered me to the sky”

The match arranged and vows exchanged and the dove flew away
The bells spilled out the hollow canyon on our wedding day
To me she gave her hand until death do us part
But the birds will nest with the one that she has promised her heart

Tulip, tulip, with one what I did buy
The bed from which our sons will rise and the window where she cries
Tulip, tulip, with one what I did buy
A net to catch the birds that fly from the window where she cries

He reaches out and I withdraw
Spilling the flowering bribes from his paw
The broken petals climbing the walls
Stealing my oxygen, no air at all
From the bed I hear him call but I answer cooing when the night falls
The cotton sword is storming the hall
Cutting my vision to no sight at all

I tied the tulip round her neck like a red lead sinker
And blindfold her and spin her round and round and round
To the banks of the river
And then walk my true love in to the rushing water
And by her long hair bleeding red hair
Pull my love there under until she drown

For beauty and perfume I’d stake my house and my land
My love is sleeping in the river but the flower’s in my hand
With a paler leaf and a broken petal I’ll keep her all to me
And to the river with my flower I’ll hear my true love sing

No water is still my friend
Ready to drown
Water, water, oh water my kin
Carry me out
This iron river is mercy at last
Die as she laughs
For he is waiting where the doves nest
My true love

Tulip, tulip, with one what is did buy
The veil that parted over my bride
And the blue from her bluest eyes
Tulip, tulip, with one what I did buy
The veil that parted over my bride and her breath as my true love dies

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Hunting My Dress

And the tall trees all fall down
And they scatter seeds on the ground
And one is lost and one is found
Water is moving underground

When I was a young girl
I would sleep in a tall tree
On the down of bending boughs

And from the mount of his shoulders
I would traverse the valleys
Through his dusk
And dawning eyes

“I will let you in,” said the doe to my arrow,
“and you will wear my bones and my skin”

Hunting my dress
Love is ruthless

And in a nest from the forest
I would carry and ember
And with a burning heart we’d walk
And when he asks me to rest with him
I would lay down my fire
And in that heart we’d sing and talk

I am a raccoon and you are an owl
I will run from you in the mid of night
And we will strike a truce in the billowing tower
And we’ll eclipse the moon with our firelight

Hunting my dress
Love is ruthless

You love me in my dreams
It’s easier when I’m fast asleep
But I don’t want you to come to me anymore
The river bed has married me
But I don’t want you to come to me anymore

And out of ashes comes morning
And the ritual if bathing
In the pools at bridal falls
And from the mouth of my lover
I would drink of the river
And kiss his jade and marble walls

You will spill the red
from my heart with your arrow
And you will make my bed under the red grass
And I will give my flesh
And my blood and my marrow
And you will wear my bones and my skin

Hunting my dress
Love is ruthless

And the tall trees all fall down....

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My Boo

in my chest of a cage
wrapped with a gold velvet ribbon
in the cage of the bird
? present ?

for the moment you had turned to me

in the bird there's a heart
keeps a wind under her feathers
in my heart there's a song
makes you feel like we're together

in the moment you had talked to me
my boo my boo
my boo my boo

in the song there is a flame
burning the length of a candle
in the flame there is a wish
soon you will be holding my hand

in the moment you had turned to me

in my hand there is a love
like a long awaited letter
in the love there is a road
one that you and i walk together

in the moment you had turned to me
my boo my boo
my boo my boo
my boo my boo

in this darkened heart of mine
your love has shined a light for me
when you're gone i pine and long
write this song over don't be gone too long

and don't go
and don't go
and don't go

down the road there's a house
under a milky way sky light
in the house there is a room
where i will wait through the long night

for the moment you had turned to me

in the room, there is a bed
under a ? of daisies
in the bed brand new boo
careful to not wake the baby

in the moment you had turned to me
my boo my boo
my boo my boo
my boo my boo
my boo my boo

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