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Guessed Lyrics - Non-album Songs

The list below has been compiled from Archive.org.  I'm not sure if all the songs have been written by Jesca Hoop or if some may be covers.   If you have any info you'd like to pass along

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


Baby Boy
Call Upon Rest
Canned Canary
City Bird
Deep Blue Sea
Hero
Make Me Dance
MeMISERY
Paradise
Phonograph
Storms Make Grey the Sea
There Is A Love
Threshing Floor
While You Were Away
Wishing Well
Worried Mind

Baby Boy

Because my baby boy
he's got my heart in wraps
better believe my baby knows he's met his match
oh yes my lover boy
he always got my back
if ever an adversary attacks and that's a fact.

two days tarot reveals cupid's arrow
aurora i might have to glow, oh
feathers of a dove guide
and ?? of love
because you love her, love her, love her

And your blood turns into punch
and you'll do anything drunk
love is a battleship
and yours is sunk

on a champagne descent
watch your live is ?therein?
because you love her, love her, love her

baby boy
you've got my heart in wraps
better believe my baby knows he's met his match
oh yes my lover boy
he always got my back
if ever an adversary attacks and that's a fact

strong arms
wrapped around
delirium
on the ground

under the sky how deep her blue eyes
make the ocean feel shy
on the desert dry skin
there grows a garden
because you love her, love her, love her
and now in the garden
you sew the seeds ??
pomegranites nuts and figs
and you keep on diggin
throughout the winter fat or thin
because you love her, love her love her

on a storming ship
on a sunny ?canoe out of?
fashion bringing back blue
at the paramount
???
I am always in love with you

sing it with me
baby boy
you've got my heart in wraps
better believe my baby knows he's met his match
oh yes my lover boy
he always got my back
if ever an adversary attacks and that's a fact

strong arms
wrapped around
delirium
on the ground.

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Call Upon Rest

Lyrics taken from jescahoop.com

Lay your head on my breast close your eyes and call upon rest. Your could be my baby child, how tenderly I feel about you. And I can see for miles and miles the foreign land in my mind. And would you come here be near me...lay awake with me till dawn breaks. And take my love no price to pay...I don't wanna make you mine, I just wanna hold you baby so fine. Lay your head on my breast close your eyes and call upon rest. I have let down I have let down I have let down a wall I have let down. We fall and humble down to grace. Boy you take me down since you endeared me to you all of my pain has gave way. And love has healed my wounded dove. Boy you take me down. Lay your head on my breast close your eyes and call upon rest.

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City Bird

City bird
City bird
Fly away
From my window
From my window
Cos you don’t sing
Like the birds from home sing
Your song is dying

I set the table
For the ghosts in my home
My home
And pour the wine
And raise a glass to the guests in my home

They enter in
in their skin and in their bones
still in their bones
the vision scares
but none compares
to the dread of drinking alone

After the tower was turned to a tomb
the underworld
refugees all refused by the banker
they can never go in
so I let them in
ahhhhh

city bird....

I light the candle
For the ghosts
In my home
My home
And say a prayer
To please send care for the guests in my home
But in their sleep
They claw and scream the Devil home
The devils come home
But this nightmare
Does not compare
To the demons of sleeping alone

After the tower...

City bird....

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Deep Blue Sea

Lyrics taken from jescahoop.com

If there is trouble in the deep blue sea
There is trouble in me
Trouble in me now
Trouble in the deep blue sea
There is trouble in me
Well your house in the hill
The fat on your face
Your green rolling bills
And your heavy iron gate
If you live in the big bad world-
No stone steel or name
Could separate your from beyond
That gate in any type of way.

You just might be protected
By the front lines from attack
But on levels of soul dear you
You can't avoid impact

If there is trouble in the deep blue sea
There is trouble in me
Trouble in me now
Trouble in the deep blue sea
There is trouble in me

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Hero

Lyrics taken from jescahoop.com

It wasn't the leprichan-it wasn't the easter bunny-it wasn't santa clause-with his cider paws-and his bag of coal-that stole my child-made me grow old. The man is just a man like any-the man is just a man. The man is just a man like any-the man is just a man. It wasn't the day go down-it wasn't the burning sound-it wasn't years go by and mama died and went under ground-that stole my child made me grow old. The man is just a man like any-the man is just a man. The man is just a man like any-the man is just a man. Now daddy was a man like the heroes on t.v.-until I caught him chasing a cat up a tree. And he made the world go round-he made the sun go down-the day I met my dad was the day I met gravity. The day I met my dad was the day that I touched down. Touched down. Touched down. Touched down. The man is just a man like any-the man is just a man. The man is just a man like any-the man is just a man.

Do as I say to do-not as you see me do-well I saw you do it-saw your soul go down in hell-it's just as well-better than lies. The man is just a man like any-the man is just a man. The man is just a man like any-the man is just a man. Now daddy was a man like the heroes on t.v.-until I caught him chasing the cat up a tree.

And he made the world go round-he made the sun go down-they day I met my dad was the day that I met gravity-the day I met my dad was the day that I touched down. Touched down. Touched down. Touched down.

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Make Me Dance

what i know is it's raining and i'm alone
ooh i like to call you on the phone
if only i had your number
i'd take you for my lover
all my own

do you know
i rehearse the lines
i'll say to you
then you'll say to me
and how i set my eyes
i think about all the things i did say to you
now i've been wasting time
waitin on our coincidental meeting
i'm hanging on your line
ooh you got your strings tied to me
well if you're such
the puppeteer
then while you have me here

make me dance
make me dance
make me dance
oh no no no no
woa lord there's a fool on the floor
from floppin his ?chance/chairs?
oh no no no no
me dance
make me dance
make me dance
oh no no no no
woa lord there's a fool on the floor
come on for the ants crawled up my pants
me dance

i think i'll wear lingerie
to the cafe
my sister's mascara
i want people to stare at me
i'll sting my lips with sugar peas
i wear high heel galoshes
oh the 'oh my goshes' that be

do you know
i rehearse the lines
i'll say to you
then you'll say to me
and how i set my eyes
i think about all the things you did say to me
now i've been wasting time
waitin on our coincidental meeting
i'm hanging on your line
ooh you got your strings tight on me
well if you're such
the puppetteer
then while you have me here

make me dance
make me dance
make me dance
oh no no no no
woa lord there's a fool on the floor
from floppin his chance
oh no no no no
me dance
make me dance
make me dance
oh no no no no
woa lord there's a fool on the floor
come on for the ants crawled up my pants
me dance

what i know is it's raining and i'm alone
ooh i like to call you on the phone
if only i had your number
i'd take you for my lover
all my own

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MeMISERY

Lyrics taken from jescahoop.com

Choo da choo choo
Come the chariot to carry me away
Boohoo da boohoo
Carry me away mz misery
All alone tryin to beat
The cold in my shack
Feel the work and the lack
Of touch on my back
Smart people say
You don't know what you have
Tell it's gone away
Who is gonna miss me
Who is gonna miss me
All the tests
And all that's missed and lost
Honey you can't afford the cost
Bailin rain bailin rain
Bailin rain soaks bones in pain
Well I must have something
Cause I'm overwhelmed with joy
Like a brand new baby toy
Leapin around with my arms
Open wide livin outloud
Singin come inside inside inside
Hello hello hello
Hello hello hello
Wave goodbye
And hear the rail go clack
Engine rolls
Blows coal on down the track
Carry carry me
Carry me mz misery
Who is gonna miss me
Who is gonna mis me
Choo da choochoo
Come the chariot to carry me away
Boohoo da boohoo
Dig my grave dig my grave
Dig my grave dig my grave

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Paradise

everybody needs their own oasis
their own paradise to call their own
but ?while the penny's scratched? for single spaces
move in with some strangers and call it home
oh no

they greet you with some smiles and lemon merengue
but there is something sketchy about the pie
soon enough the crust will start revealing
all the filling failed to catch your eye

the floor is made of eggshells
the roof is made of rain
the walls are opaque paper
the bones are a brittle ?frame?

but nonetheless the life is mostly normal
but there was trouble brewing deep inside
and sure enough one night our star crossed lovers
turned into Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde
and through the night i suffered intimate violence
she would bite and kick and he would cry
and by the time i'm begging God for silence
she let out a scream as if something just died

oh terror on paradise
the price for a rented room
and a pot to piss in while they smoke their lives
into a paramedic doom
'cause that girl is a powder house
with an abbreviated fuse
and he's a sucker for a tramp like a ?mess?
he's a trigger fool

when the tempest past
the worst is over
the underwear was washed and on the line
but as for me the innocent bystander
i fear their underwear has stained my mind
oh no
oh no

happy days again
a dinner party
she served her rack of lamb and sadistics too
for all the wild hair big eyes batting
add an apple other than ?her ???

the food turned into foreplay
the wine turned into truth
desires walking her way
but what she'll leave is you
the floor turned into quicksand
sinking where he stands
he needs me to be his saviour
he needs me to take his hand
inevitably the house caved in
me a desperado and a pile of wood
i listen to him bash but then i gave up
when he said i'll leave her if i only could
and she runs down in the ruin like a lone soldier
riding her little engine that could
she pulled him from the dust and said 'we can rebuild it'
he took her in his arms like a lover junkie would

oh terror on paradise
the price for a rented room
and a pot to piss in while they smoke their lives
into a paramedic doom
'cause that girl is a powder house
with a schizophrenic moon
and he's a sucker for a tramp like ?a master?
he's a trigger fool

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Phonograph

I fell in love
with a brilliant boy
I gave him my heart
when he captured my voice
he carried it cross the sea
how did he
tangibly

Black was my true lover’s hair
his eyes were green and his skin was fair
I bend to kiss the ground where he is
standing there
the sugars rose
when springtime came
the fields were green
when I took his name
our love was ripe as summer’s rain
when they cut down that cane

Then the word came to my door
all the world had gone to war
he dropped his papers on the floor
he was called for the draft
I see him now in silhouette
fading toward an army jet
carrying with him bayonet
and a phonograph

I fell in love
with a brilliant boy
I gave him my heart
when he captured my voice
he carried it cross the sea
how did he
tangibly
tin
a needle
crank the cylindar round
until we meet again
send the men underground
bands of angels clean the blood from your brow

Through the smoke of firing guns
man by man the war is won
one another father son
your children all pass
then at last his letter came
the poem read of love and shame
all I have to keep me sane
is my phonograph

I fell in love
with a brilliant boy
I gave him my heart
when he captured my voice
he carried it cross the sea
how did he
tangibly
tin
a needle
crank the cylinder round
until we meet again
send the men underground

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Storms Make Grey the Sea

You sit out there
Did you know what you were in for?
The change in air
When you walked through the door
You were blue
But now you’re green
For now you belong to Me in the way storms make grey the sea
You belong to me.

Maybe you feel a bit brighter by now
Maybe you here the violet in your crown
Maybe you see your troubles wash out
Showering your colours with sound
And let them wash away

You sit out there
Did you know what you were in for
The change in air
When I stepped to the floor
You were blue but now you’re green for now you belong to Me
In the way storms make grey the sea
You belong to me.

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While You Were Away

While you were away
You were away
I made
Bricks of bread
Bricks to break
From home grown grain
Planted in rows
And gathered when gold
And ground by my hand stone

While you were away
You were away
I slept past the dawn
The sun would set
And the sun would say
This night will be long
So I lit up the stars
On this ceiling of ours
And I wrote song for hours

So your home is warm
Cuz I kept warm and alive while you were gone

While you were away
You were away
I made
A charm of herbs
Herbs that pray
And the charm is brave
It’s guarding the glass
And it guarding the doors and it guarding the floor boards
Through the storm through the storm
The windows fought the wind
And the rival oak’s broken arm
But they never gave in
So I’m tending the fire
That built before you left
It’s not gone out once

So your home is warm cuz I kept warm
And alive while you were gone

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