With Arrows

by We Are Star Children

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released 25 March 2014

We Are Star Children:
Gene Osborn ~ Vocals, Guitar, and Flute
Tristan Puckett ~ Drums and Percussion
Aly B. Snider ~ Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Coogan Brennan ~ Keyboards, Accordion, String Arrangements
Zach Snider & Lewis Bauer ~ Bass
Lauren Samay, Mary Butcher, & Jeannette Williams ~ Vocals

Guest Artists:
Trombone ~ Mark Maynard
Cello ~ Claire Thompson*
Viola ~ Zoe Rosner*
Violin ~ Sasha Dickey*
Violin ~ Vivek Srivatsa*
*Charlottesville High School Orchestra


Produced and Mixed by Lance Brenner (Charlottesville, VA)
Recorded by Lance Brenner
Recorded by Lance Koehler (Minimum Wage Recording, Richmond, VA)
All songs written by Gene Osborn
"Back Up" written by Marita Delgato and Gene Osborn
"Horn Intro" written by Aly B. Snider
Latin in "Die Alone" by Guthrie Brown
Artwork by Lauren Samay
Design by Darren Hoyt

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Track Name: Die Alone
Lyrics:
We tried it alone
And alone the days go with another
You smash down your phone
You change, you change, you change your lover.

For the first to die alone
Will die alone
And then you wait there for me.
For the first to die alone
Will die
And then you wait there for me.

These streets are oh so sorry
They never knew the grey in the grey-stone
These trees are all so sorry
The never knew you're gone but you get one.

The feeling's gone
It’s gone away
To each their own and
And their own, and their own
And you switch one
The feeling is gone
It’s gone away
To each their own
And you switch one

advenio ad inferas,
prisco quae parentum more
atque in perpetum mihi
frater ave atque vale

advenio ad inferas,
prisco quae parentum more
atque in perpetum mihi
frater ave atque vale

advenio ad inferas,
prisco quae parentum more
atque in perpetum mihi
frater ave atque vale

You’re not alone
You’re not alone
You’re not alone
You’re not alone

We die alone
you change, you change
We die alone
you change, you change
We die alone
you change, you change
We die alone
you change,
And you wait there for me.
Track Name: Qu'il Fait Bon
Lyrics:
The orchid tells a wicked tale
With every flower that she blooms
The jailhouse eats from a bitter pan
A cup of water and a plastic spoon
While Augustus sits with his favorite son
Going on and on about the fates and lore
While we trip on the fates at sunrise,
Bring good fortune to your door.

Chorus
Aupres de ma blonde, Qu’il fait bon
Fait bon, fait bon, fait bon
Aupres de ma blonde, Qu’il fait bon
Qu’il fait bon dormir, Aupres de ma blonde
Qu’il fait bon, Bon dormi

The men will work in the wood today
While the women will cut the earth
The good girl says with a gleam in her eye,
"You always get what you deserve"
"Push," said the man in his finest chair
With his ale made out of rain,
"If not for my wife I would be all right."
But the Goddess is not to blame.

Chorus

When I’m around my love
Life is good and I sleep good
Gone forever to the weeds that stood
And resist the stone in the understory
Devoured by floods, the grips of gold
Return to the wicked and the walls of stone
And I have often stayed around you and your kind

Chorus

Bon dormir x4
Aupres de ma blonde, Qu’il fait bon x2
Track Name: Success
Lyrics:
We'll make believe in Love.
We don’t believe in
This place, which you speak of
Because it’s not big enough
for us
We’ll wake
and stand up dreaming
Big enough for us, we'll wake up
And make believe in love.

The opera stays open for us
The smells of sweet perfume
Are not sweet enough for us
We’ll set our watches back an hour
Just to lengthen out the day
The fountain’s overflowing
All our wishes they went away
But this is not enough

We make believe in love

Success, you crooked, crazy fool.
Success, you’re cool but you're not enough

Airplanes may fall from the sky
Champagne makes us wonder
If we laugh or if we cry out
But we whisper while we’re falling
Say exactly what we mean.
Cause we all know a whisper
Is just a quiet plea
But this is still not enough.

We make believe in love x 5
We make believe
Track Name: Love to the Wicked
Love to the wicked and the barbers hold
Lost and you’re rotten but your cards are folded
As far as I can see you are alright
But the new sound record is a 45

The new sound record is a 45
You’re no good dead so you stay alive
With your goddamn wreckage and your attitude
Here’s your soul and your preppy shoes
Yes and I prefer the plans we had

Chorus:
It'll tear your eyes
It'll tear your lies
It'll tear your eyes
It'll tear your eyes out.

The grocer speaks with menaced eyes.
The country weeps while I’m alright.
You take another chance on the slot machine.
You break another heart but your hands are clean.

I stepped off this ferris wheel,
Threw a coin to the worker just make the deal.
Yes I took the lead of the freak parade
Without another word I could make you stay.
Yes and I prefer the plans we had

Chorus

Yes and I know life gets lonesome for a go.
Yes and I know life gets wild that’s for sure.
When all you ever want to do is f*@%
But there’s so much more to love.
There’s so much more to love.

Chorus

No good dead you stay alive
you're lost and rotten
cards are folded
I know life gets wild, wild
you're no good dead,
you tear your eyes out.
Track Name: Flowers by My Feet and My Side
In my past life I was a terrible woman
One filled with lust and desire
But behind these eyes I’m a terrible woman
Turn around and set the bank on fire.

Daddy said to me, "girl, you’re a terrible soul"
He said it, looked me straight in the eye.
"If you stay out of trouble in this terrible world,
It’ll be a miracle if you ever die."

In my past life I was a terrible woman
One filled with lust and desire
Yeah but behind these eyes I’m a terrible woman
Turn around and set the bank on fire.

So I called the telephone operator
and I got his number
It was then up to me to sharpen up my knife.
Well he came home after playing his horn
Was up to me to cut him free from his life.

Molotov cocktails I’ll drink those for dessert
But I wash them down with bullets and nails
I’ll spit you out and go home for breakfast
Looks like I found my way out of hell.

In my past life I was a terrible woman
One filled with lust and desire
But behind these eyes I’m a terrible woman
Turn around and set the bank on fire.

Turn around and set the bank on fire.
Track Name: Danger Sea
I heard about California
Heard about the fall
Heard about the objects and the peppermint
Kissed every face I saw
When she walks, she walks on the danger sea
By the pyres and the monuments
And that’s what’s become us on the western breeze
And that’s just what she meant.

Chorus:
I love your girl like she were my very own
I love your girl like she were my very own
When she walks,
She walks on a danger sea
By the pyres and the monuments
I love your girl like she were my very own

You got there first and I agree
The streets were filled with old roads and then so you’d see
While I'll adjust the ballast and a twisted arm
You write the chatter and line up the storm
All these foolish things
And you turn the other way
Loose dreams and as you say
Diversions from the stage

Chorus

And she walks the danger sea
So long and so it seems
And I kill for the best of me
And I kill as I please
And the three lines are our lines
The three lines are our lines
These are our lives
These are our dreams
And it’s so
And it's so.
Track Name: Back Up
Back up
Everybody wants some
Everybody needs some
So come on push back
Girl scouts marching through the valley
Picking up the thin mints
Walking through the alley

Fred Astaire
Flying on the high life
Trippin’ on the really real
He’s got some soul
He’s got my soul
He put it in the hole
No wait that’s my pocket
Turn the key and unlock it
A scrumptious little chocolate

I want to go to China
Learn a little Kung Fu
Work on the claw
Work on my claw
Drive to California
Stay in a motel
Cut a little bonsai
Cut a little tree
Johnny gave a black eye
Fight like Miagi
Love like a Machio
Love like a Machio

Push back, push back

Momma didn’t raise no quitters
Tripping on macadam
A monkey in the city
What’s he doing out there?
You hook up an organ grinder
You think it’s like butter
You put on the leather

Push back, push back
push back, push back
Track Name: The Village of St. George
In the village of St. George
In the curfewed streets
It’s easy to meet one
Meet the girl of your dreams
But there she may shoulder
A burden beyond you
And so she leaves

The gifts from the drug store
The ones you need
The ticket with 134
The idiot seed
Well we’ve got plenty of money
To spend on these robes and rings
With no offering

Seems like age old
Green and great hope
For the jury
For this earthless jury
But in this longing grows
A supple and brilliant dose
Of what we need

In the village of St George
In the curfewed streets
It’s easy to meet one
Meet the girl of your dreams
And there she may shoulder
A burden beyond you
And so she leaves