Skin Collection

by Lara Antebi

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released July 20, 2017

All songs written / recorded / produced by Lara Antebi
Vocals, keys, guitar, saxophone, melodium - Lara Antebi
Drums - James Banning
Bass - Joel Sacks
Charango - Fabien Cambi
Mixing - Lara Antebi and Les Hollik
Album art - Lara Antebi

Special thanks to Les Hollik

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Track Name: Jeanie
Jean, she knows what you desire
She wants to light your fire
You’re choking on her curse
But couldn’t it be worse?
She’s clad in evening attire
She’s got a killer for hire
And you sure ain’t the first –ohh

Hold out your hand, Jeanie’s always in demand
She can give, she can take, she will always understand
Your mistake to partake will be leaving you possessed
Cause Jeanie, yes Jeanie she knows best

Jean, she’s got you in her grip
You crackle under her whip
She knows you well indeed
She knows what color you bleed
She don’t need anyone’s tip
Just don’t give her any lip
Cause that’s what you agreed -ohh

Hold out your hand, Jeanie’s always in demand
She can give, she can take, she will always understand
Your mistake to partake will be leaving you possessed
Cause Jeanie, yes Jeanie she knows best

If you ask her she’ll be kind but she’ll ask for a favour returned
If you ask her she won’t mind, cause she’s never the one that gets burned
Just sign on the dotted line, but you might not get what you had in mind

Jean, forever in her debts
The razor never forgets
She’s crawling under your skin
Why did you let her in
Cause you will claim the vice
But she will name the price
Her finger on
your chin – ohh

Hold out your hand, Jeanie’s always in demand
She can give, she can take, she will always understand
Your mistake to partake will be leaving you possessed
Cause Jeanie, yes Jeanie she knows best

Cause Jeanie, yes Jeanie she knows best
Track Name: Tomorrow
Love, when nothing else is in the way
When we were like yesterday
When there was nothing to calculate
Oh none of this give and take
Ooh, You make me feel so cold like steel

I wouldn’t mind to find out that tomorrow will never happen
Cause if it does, we’ll never be the same
I wouldn’t mind to find out that tomorrow will never happen
Cause it means that we still have today

Love, can be simple as a magic trick
It’s as easy as arithmetic
So let’s focus on the here and now
And tomorrow will just come around
Ooh ... You make me feel so cold like steel

I wouldn’t mind to find out that tomorrow will never happen
Cause if it does, we’ll never be the same
I wouldn’t mind to find out that tomorrow will never happen
Cause it means that we still have today

Ooh...Ooh...Ooh...Ooh
Track Name: Fake It
Wake up on the wrong side of the bed
Make some toast with your moldy bread
And I, I want you I want you to
See the outline of the street
Watch for potholes as you drag your feet
And I, I wanted to tell you, you know, you know where to go

Fake it to make it, that’s how it’s gotta be
You break it, you take it, and it won’t be for free
While I am finding my way home
Fake it to make it on your own

Get up, lace up your shoes
You’re too young to be having the blues
And I, I want you I want you to
Hear the language of the street
You never know who you will meet
And I, I wanted to tell you, you know, you know where to go

Fake it to make it, that’s how it’s gotta be
You break it, you take it, and it won’t be for free
While I am finding my way home
Fake it to make it on your own

Oh if it helps to wear a wig, or to whistle or to jig
Do what you have to do
Oh if it helps to wear a hat, it don’t matter where you’re at
Only where you’re going to

Lock up, put on your sweater
Can’t stay dry in this stormy weather
And I, I want you I want you to
Feel the rhythm of the street
Taste the salt of the bittersweet
And I, I wanted to tell you, you know, you know where to go

Fake it to make it, that’s how it’s gotta be
You break it, you take it, and it won’t be for free
While I am finding my way home
Fake it to make it on your own
Track Name: Voodoo Doll
There’s a troubled soul, it’s always on patrol
Through the darkness and through the winter fog
If you ask its name it will tell you “I am shame”
I’m a shadow, and you’re my voodoo doll

So you shut the lights, because you’re terrified
But the shadow still follows like a dog
You can try to hide, but I’ll never leave your side
Cause I’m a shadow, and you’re my voodoo doll

In the end, you’ll turn into a natural disaster
A hurricane, a terror to them all
And when the storm, it dies away, you’ll ask “What have I done?”
Well, I’m a shadow, and you’re my voodoo doll

But you say
Just wait a minute, you’re not the first one I have seen
No shadow’s ever got a hold over me
Make yourself comfortable let me offer you some tea
You can come here anytime, anyway

As the silence fell, the shadow said “oh well”
I guess you won’t be needing me no more
So I thank you for opening the door
To a shadow who needs a voodoo doll
I’ll just find another voodoo doll
Track Name: Summer Days
It wasn’t all so long ago, like in a photograph
We were standing by the tents when you said
Give it a little time to swallow
It’ll make you green, but it gets better

Oh these summer days, they walk away
Among the giants and the trailer camps
Are you really awake, or are you dead
It’s not the first time I forget

A pillowcase with holes for arms for the children of the sun
I thought that there were boundaries, but I found out there were none
Oh, It’ll make you green, but it gets better

Oh these summer days, they walk away
Among the giants and the trailer camps
Are you really awake, or are you dead
It’s not the first time I forget

Give it a little time to swallow,
It’ll make you green, but it gets better, oh it gets better
Track Name: Concrete Boots
On a Saturday it’s cold, and I’m feeling so alone
I’ll come knocking on your window to see if you are home
And you’ll open up the backdoor like every other time
Then you’ll offer me a blanket and a little glass of wine

So won’t you call me up and ask me, hey won’t you come over to stay

Then we’re lying on the sofa, we’re feeling quite alright
We are listening to records, and the crackles we don’t mind
And I wanna touch your fingers, and I wanna stroke your hair
But you and I are broken, we’re not going anywhere

So won’t you call me up and ask me, hey won’t you come over to stay

Concrete boots, oh concrete boots
No we don’t ever want to move
Concrete boots, oh concrete boots
Yea we have got it going good

It’s seven in the morning, and it’s time to go to bed
So I play on your piano to get you out of my head
And your room is so inviting, the darkness is our friend
But we say goodbye for now, hope to see you again

So won’t you call me up and ask me, hey won’t you come over to stay
Track Name: It's Not Easy
Beaucoup de courage, la tête dans les nuages
On se reverra après
Si elle est anglophone, alors au téléphone
On répond en français
Maybe it’s love, but it’s not easy

He’s teaching her the words, the bees and the birds
It’s not all good and mauvais
And if she says “bad”, he never gets mad
He only gets fâché
Maybe it’s love, but it’s not easy

C’est un défi pour m’exprimer
Mais oui ça vaut la peinte
Entre nous, c’est difficile
Mais c’est certain que je t’aime

Même si nos parents ne comprennent pas
Le sens de notre amour
Quand on s’tient les mains, we never pretend
Cause forever is pour toujours
Maybe it’s love, but it’s not easy
Maybe it’s love, but it’s not easy
Maybe it’s love, but it’s not easy
Track Name: Take You There
There is a place with gun control
Just turn around and then it’s gone
Your figure-eight is to forget
And all the rest is a promise, I’m making you

Ah I’ll take you there
When the words come tumbling out
Just think about it

You draw a scene, a family
You tear it up cause it’s too obscene
You burn, you’re fried beneath their looks
Between the lines of their question marks, and their

Ah I’ll take you there
When the words come tumbling out
Just think about it
Now he only plays punk on acoustic guitar
And he only drinks alcohol in his car
He only kneels down to tie his boots
And he only wears black when he’s feeling innocent

Ah I’ll take you there
When the words come tumbling out
Just think about it

Maybe you like it
And maybe it’s not so bad like this
HEY!
Track Name: Emily
Emily would say goodbye if only she knew how
Oh she would never live like this if you were still around
Cause Emily is warm now, she can count her missing bruises
Emily
She sleeps on ladies magazines from 1995
Oh she has lived 100 years and died 1000 times
But Emily is warm now, she can count her lucky stars
And now we are right back where we started

Where can you go when you know you're chained to the mirror
You're stained in the fabric of your clothes
Where can you go when it shows you're frayed at the edges
You’re strained and you didn't even know

Emily collects her orange peels all in a bag
Cause she never learned to throw away what she could never have
But Emily is warm now, she can count her silver spoons
Emily
But Emily she learned how to get up when she falls
She knows just what to say and when to say nothing at all
But Emily is warm now, she can count her lucky stars
And now we are right back where we started

Where can you go when you know you're chained to the mirror
You're stained in the fabric of your clothes
Where can you go when it shows you're frayed at the edges
You’re strained and you didn't even know
Track Name: American Nightmare
It started with a postcard of golden prairie sky
Pierogis in Saskatchewan, did you ever wonder why?
It's the land of opportunity you thought you knew so well
We were polyester amorous since we hit the Bible Belt

Cause America is dreaming, I'm trying to be polite
But it's the nightmare that is keeping us alive

Your auntie tells the story of how she got away
When the border guards found diamonds in her orange marmalade
She says it's not the first time, and you know it's not the last
If the sky is paved with gold here, then the ceiling's made of glass

Cause America is dreaming, I'm trying to be polite
But it's the nightmare that is keeping us alive

Oh you've gotten older
You are younger than you've ever been before
I know that spring will come soon
and I know we won't be leaving anymore

Cause America is dreaming, I'm trying to be polite
But it's the nightmare that is keeping us alive

America...America...America...
Track Name: Nothing
We are well connected, we always read the news
Delivered to our doorstep every Sunday afternoon
But there’s nothing without love when there’s nothing left to lose
So take it all away if you got to, ooh

We’ve got our opinions, the ones that leave their mark
The neighbors hear us shouting at each other after dark
But there’s nothing without love when there’s nothing left to lose
So take it all away if you got to, ooh

We’ve got an apartment and lots of bills to pay
But I bet you in an instant we’d give it all away
Cause there’s nothing without love when there’s nothing left to lose
So take it all away if you got to, ooh

Cause there’s nothing without love when there’s nothing left to lose
So take it all away if you got to, ooh