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Kismet Lyrics

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


Summertime
Seed of Wonder
Enemy
Silverscreen
Money
Dream in the Hollow
Love Is All We Have
Intelligentactile 101
Havoc In Heaven
Out the Back Door
Love and Love Again

Summertime

Corn is gettin high
and the well is getting low
fields are getting dry
i’m gonna catch a lizard’s eye
so i got to lay low
playing in the rye
la la la
summer summertime summer

rattle rattle rattle grass
i hope that you don’t bite
you can save your venom
let me pass
i’m headed to the hive
la la la
summer summertime summer

summer summer baby
find me in the field
follow my trail till the grain is
higher than your ears
bring a soft blanket baby
lay it down for me
and roll me daddy daddy
roll me in the wheat

moon is on the rise
and the sun is sinking low
swim in a lake at night
i’m gonna sing with my cricket cicada choir
owl on a wire
la la la
summer summertime summer

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Seed of Wonder

Once my love stood still like a stagnant well for so long, you could hear
the song of spiders - strumming fibers
calling her to the web
my river sits in ebb
the little ones lean over - laughter echoes
bounce down the dark until it hits the floor
singin come on baby come on child - call your flo
like a seed of wonder - faith of mustard
o yeah, wo yeah

all is dark - all of the light is vanished it is gone
like something large
hovering high has covered up the sun
and something quiets the silken ringing
something breaks the strum...
a wish has finally come

ah oh ah no ah - all i want is to be writing
to be writing

once that wish did land
like a star in my hand - it burned and it burned and it burrowed in
soar through the source searching - hammer and ping
and tapped my virgin spring - and prime the vein with milk of mother
and wet my river bed
pearls strung up on silk thread - the starry one - beams a light
he’s working under - diggin through the dark gatherin particles
findin everything you ever wished for in your soul like a seed of wonder faith of mustard
ah no ah no ahhhno

finally that tapped spring come runnin like a river
my song it came - ahh eeeyeah ohoo noooay
right away i went writin i went writin
right away i was hummin i was hummin
right away i was singin i was singin
right away i was lovin - and goes something like...
light...
i haven’t always been under such a blue - only you
have seen such stormin in my life

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Enemy

Beautiful
alone with my enemy
and share a bitter cup
of poisoning
my countenance
to see his face in mine
and follow every line
back to my enemy

(chorus)
you are mine
pennyroyal wine fly
like an innocent child
that followed every line
back to my enemy

beautiful
falling fast from a state of grace
and trusting there is a light
in darkest place
my dirty knees
hold the ground till it’s done with me
i’ve come to see that beauty is a thing
that is without grace

(chorus)

beautiful
at home with my history
and run the scarlet ink
with the tears of mercy
my battle wounds
lay to rest a treasure box
and thinkin of the scars
as the jewels of my story

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Silverscreen

“The words in this song come from a myth that I was taught as a child.  And the muse goes simply like this: When you die, you don't go to heaven.  Right away that is.  You go to a screening.  A screening of your life, and everyone in heaven is there to watch with you.  Sounds alright so far, right?  Well here is the rub: They only show the bad things you did on planet earth...hence the line...the gates of heaven open and there is me...on the silverscreen.  I hope they did good editing!”

-Jesca Hoop

Stolen crown
pillow down
all tangled in my hair
evening gown
the lights downtown
all dangle in the air

the gates of heaven open
and there is me
on the silverscreen
i hope they did good editing

bell and beau
buck and doe
a love of tender age
jill and joe
dosy do
a tragedy on stage

the gates of heaven open
and there is me
on the silverscreen
i hope they did good editing

bye bye baby bye bye
hello to my beautiful mind
bye bye

crystal ball
padded walls
a bright blue t.v. glare
a moth to light is as lost as i’m found
far down cellar stair

the gates of heaven open
and there is me
on the silverscreen
i hope they did good editing
bye bye baby bye bye

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Money

Money money makes the world go round
money money’ll make you change your sound
if the price is right
if the price is right

if you want paper
if you want gold and silver
learn now not later
people pay for what’s familiar
no need to know yourself too well
you can trade in that saga you tell
for the song you know will sell

if you want cheddar
if you want smoke and roll better
take off your sweater
to earn your varsity letter
it’s a virgin feast for all
see how gracefully they fall
into the mirrors on the wall
cuz if you want to belong you write a sing-a-long

(chorus)

where do we go
the freaks
on the fringe
when the edges are all rounded out
we just dangle out in space
you can call us when you need to find out
what the real stars are all about
time has turned and the scenery has changed
and all the books have
burned
but the lyrics remain
let the motherfucker burn let’s change the refrain
nobody need history
repeatin tin tin tin tin

(chorus)

if you want skrilla
if you’re a cheddar gorilla
stack up your bills as
you sign away your free will
there’s no need to represent
the truth of self has now been spent
moving from mortgage out of rent
cuz if you want to belong you write a sing-a-long:

(chorus)

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Dreams in the Hollow

Why do we
want to be
ballerinas when we grow up
when we grow up
little boys dream the night away
with fighting fires
when we grow up
torlege releve rondejambe
and found and up
found and up
firemen slide on down the pole and sound
the siren
everybody up

all is well in my sorrow
isn’t she a beauty
burning hall
ash and shadow
here comes the hero

little eyes
small but wide
young but wiser
all looking up
all looking up
for your hat
and your axe
and your yellow jacket
daddy get up
ash to ash dust to dust
none could muster
daddy get up
daddy get up
they see what you couldn’t do
when consumed by fire

days glow
sleep in the hollow
dreams in the hollow
pesky old crow
heather and thistle
no prints to follow
hope that they follow
hope’s all they know

all is well in my sorrow
isn’t she a beauty
burning hall
ash and shadow
here comes the hero

oh i tried to put it out
but the big tree was falling
and now i find him reaching out
but the big tree it fell

cross the sea
her dancing broken dream
so i’m lacing up
i’m lacing up
for musing starts
in broken hearts
the most courageous beauty
so i’m lacing up
mother’s milk
ragged silk
chalk’s in the hall tree
tattered toe shoes
broken toes
releve turn and pray
for mother’s broken dancer

days glow..
all is well..

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Love Is All We Have

The night before the night she came
katrina the hurricane
ohhh was calm
calm for a land untame
that spill the boarders of new orleans
ohhh was calm
the plow boys play their old favorite “the city’s on parade”
on parade
but deep in the heart of
the ocean
their beds were made

love me know
now is all we have
love me now love is all we have

the rains that came
with the force of a runaway train
ohhh run away
and the waters rose and the levies the levies
broke
ohhh run away
and the cradle broke my beloved
the cradle broke
i must stay
for deep in the heart of our home
my beloved washed away

love me know now is all we have
love me now love is all we ever really had

the old church bell
is in the graveyard
the old church bell
ohhh lace and stone
the naked feet
pound the pavement
of nameless streets
ohhh faceless homes
but deep in the heart of
the american
a prayer for new orleans
love me know now is all we have
love me now love is all we ever really had

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Intelligentactile 101

Can i borrow your bones and marrow
till i get my own
lovely lovely lovely bones till i get my own
i won’t tell me new friends that they’re on loan
they won’t know
it’s no smart thing to do when you’re far from home

can i borrow your skin blushin to get lucky in
lucky lucky lucky with a special friend
well i hear that on planet earth that it’s a sing big sin
well all the more fun for me to get lucky then

ohhh i’m gonna be a baby girl
a round ticket to a blue planet
flip a uueyy at mars
ohhh i’m gonna swim in the water first
blowin up her belly though she didn’t plan it
i took the invitation when she rocked the hammock
pullin all the wild cards
and now i’m swinging from the stars
from an umbilical chord from an umbilical chord
feels like i’ve been here before

on my tongue on my tongue
i put your fingers on my tongue
i want some intelligent tactile
when foreign play things come
i’m gonna study em with my tongue
i want some intelligantactile 101

can i borrow your hips and your lips
and your wink and curl
is i is or is i ain’t one flossy girl
i’m gonna paint that planet red
cuz i’m in the world
in the world
and leave a trail of kisses when my loves unfurled

will you steady my ground
dizzy ground when i’m turned around
dizzy dizzy dizzy ground
when i’m lost you’ll found
well i’m headed to planet earth to seach the sound
deep sound
so keep my compass wound when i’m on the ground

ohhhh i’m gonna be a baby girl...
from an umbilical chord...
on my tongue... Can i borrow your bones and marrow
till i get my own
lovely lovely lovely bones till i get my own
i won’t tell me new friends that they’re on loan
they won’t know
it’s no smart thing to do when you’re far from home

can i borrow your skin blushin to get lucky in
lucky lucky lucky with a special friend
well i hear that on planet earth that it’s a sing big sin
well all the more fun for me to get lucky then

ohhh i’m gonna be a baby girl
a round ticket to a blue planet
flip a uueyy at mars
ohhh i’m gonna swim in the water first
blowin up her belly though she didn’t plan it
i took the invitation when she rocked the hammock
pullin all the wild cards
and now i’m swinging from the stars
from an umbilical chord from an umbilical chord
feels like i’ve been here before

on my tongue on my tongue
i put your fingers on my tongue
i want some intelligent tactile
when foreign play things come
i’m gonna study em with my tongue
i want some intelligantactile 101

can i borrow your hips and your lips
and your wink and curl
is i is or is i ain’t one flossy girl
i’m gonna paint that planet red
cuz i’m in the world
in the world
and leave a trail of kisses when my loves unfurled

will you steady my ground
dizzy ground when i’m turned around
dizzy dizzy dizzy ground
when i’m lost you’ll found
well i’m headed to planet earth to seach the sound
deep sound
so keep my compass wound when i’m on the ground

ohhhh i’m gonna be a baby girl...
from an umbilical chord...
on my tongue...

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Havoc In Heaven

Red ribbon on which we ride
carry us over horizon as the sun setting
night
puts on a phantom cloak
sing violet light and evoke
the protection that violet emotes

fasten your focus on your sole
cause is your fruit and flowers
on
red ribbon
swift justice comes
delivery white bone demon

ohhh ohhh
begun the havoc in heaven

deep deep deep in the green sea
there is a weapon for me
a pin that is fixing the sea
a pillar gold shiny
and if I can pull it free
the cudgel is coming with me

Fasten heave ho
pillar of gold
runs through the deepest darkest stone
cudgel undone weighing one ton
begun the havoc in heaven

ohhh ohhh begun the havoc in heaven

don’t believe your eyes
when the maiden does arrive
you fool
she is the enemy
do not trust the guise of a woman old and wise
for truly she is the white bone demon

Dance makaku’s (monkeys) round the fire
warrior drums
banshee cryers
call to them visions of her piar
fulled by the demons throne
we shall subdue her to bone
and ashes to ashes her home

fasten your focus on your sole
cause is your fruit and flowers home
and in one blow
I smite down my foe
and ashes to ashes welcome home

ohhh ohhh begun the havoc in heaven

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Out the Back Door

when we rock the house watch the roof go bump
watch the swingers swing on the floor
and all the brick houses
gonna shake da rump
and all the swingers gonna swing it some more
and all you players gonna round em up
and all you lovers get ready to score
the beat gets harder when the love erupts
and all the flames shootin out the back door

out the back door
out the back door
powder boost and gloss it
brush your shoulders floss it
and we’re out the back door
out the back door
left hand on the bible
cuz daddy’s got a rifle
and we’re out the back door
out the back door

and it’s one on one from moon to sun
what we do from sun until moon
we waltzin on water dippin lucy liu
and all the flames flicker red and then blue
and we cut that time in two in two
and baby i’m turnin purple like you
when we move we move with wings on our shoes
sickest angels you ever knew

out the back door
out the back door
rollin up the window
smokin up some indo
and we’re out the back door
out the back door
mellow in the cloudy
knock it back get rowdy
and we’re out the back door
out the back door

spin the vinyl cut the bopshoobop
a get down and bump hip hop
it’s a motto when it come to rock
tick tock and it do not stop
hey now tick tock and it do not stop

spin the bottle where will it stop
get down on the table top
it’s a motto when it come to rock
tick tock and it do not stop
hey now tick tock and it do not stop

out the back door
out the back door
rollin up the window
smokin up some indo
and we’re out the back door
out the back door
left hand on the bible
cuz daddy’s got a rifle
and we’re out the back door
out the back door

when we rock the house watch the roof go bump
watch the swingers swing on the floor
and all the brick houses
gonna shake da rump
and all the swingers gonna swing it some more
and all you players gonna round em up
and all you lovers get ready to score
the beat gets harder when the love erupts
and all the flames shootin out the back door

out the back door
out the back door
rollin up the window
smokin up some indo
and we’re out the back door
out the back door
mellow in the cloudy
knock it back get rowdy
and we’re out the back door
out the back door
powder boost and gloss it
brush your shoulders floss it
and we’re out the back door
out the back door
left hand on the bible
cuz daddy’s got a rifle
and we’re out the back door
out the back door
out the back door
out the back door
out the back door

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Love and Love Again

written by Jesca Hoop and David Baerwald

Comes the sun
heaven’s rays
and the stormers are gone
and the white flag is raised
golden days
and the city is in love again
and we dream
in a daze
and we drink and we dance
and we throw cares away
lovers gaze
and the city is in love

my heart was so dark dear
with you not here
and the cold wind
is all that would meet me at my door
i waved goodbye and wished you well
life’s a carousel
when it brings you round it never never tells
when you’ll find yourself in love again
love and love again
the merry-go-round never ends
i waved goodbye...

bitter rose sour plum
and the birds sing to soothe where the roses are stung
love’s begun
and the city is in love again
there’s a spell on the air
and the sailors all drift
and get lost in her hair
hearts are bare
and the soldiers come home again

my eyes they grew dark dear
with you not here
and the cold wind
is all that would dance me
round my floor

i waved goodbye...

love and love again...

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