Signs

by MIRA COOK

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1.
03:39
My tapes hiss like babes kissing drooling puddles all over the floor It’s a bad sign from the indoors My tapes hiss, my voice cracks and misses And I think what is this mess spilling onto the linoleum floor And looking around, there’s four walls boxing me in I’m trying to find the sound And looking for the work to be full of signs Come on love let’s get some sun Walk off the cold linoleum until what’s beneath our feet breathes. The trees with their leaves in the breeze And the sap from the branch leaves my skin brown and sticky And looking around looking around The air is full of Signs
2.
03:47
Baby you know that I’m just in a rush I don’t have time to talk to anyone I’ll just hurry around and worry ‘bout Things that don’t get done, things that don’t get done. They don’t get done I wanna feel like I’m driving a truck Bumbling along with a lot of power I’ll hang my arm out the window and go slow So I can say hi to people that I know passing by passing by Hello passers by And when my dad was young he crashed his car He was looking out the window at watermelons For sale on the side of the road, juicy watermelons Watermelons are so beautiful, but they have lots of seeds Creativity comes easy, but creativity has lots of needs What are those needs….what are those needs? Needs needs…spit out the seeds Does that make me a bad mom, a bad mom For not knowing those needs
3.
03:56
I want to go Wouldn’t you like to know where? I want to go to India Yes and I know, I know that you want to go Come with me to India I imagine walking down a dirt road in dusty sandals Sitting on the floor cross legged in India Everyone knows all good musicians must go Go one day to India I was there once before But it wasn’t with you and it wasn’t to explore Let’s both go to India Me and my parents were there when I wouldn’t where shoes and I had tangly hair Now that I’m older we can go to India I want to go. Wouldn’t you like to know where I want to go? I stepped on a snake at night It bit me and I saw the light In India
4.
Do as you’re going to and do as I tell you to Go if you’re going to but not ‘til I tell you to I just go away but my mind is coming back again I just go Things that your mother likes I go and I’m going to Your originality projecting from your childhood I just go away but my mind is coming back again I just go Things that your father knows morals from your hometown But all your crazy wild desires say go if you’re going to I just go away but my mind is coming back again I just go.
5.
The return of Simple is boring The feeling of empty that is there when you are still Why couldn’t that feeling be of being fulfilled Not spilled milk I want to feel the silk curtains wrapping me up Cool and soft Not the feeling of being lost Feeling fulfilled And then it all spills out
6.
02:58
How many children have played with you before? And now that I have you I can pound on your pads as we sit together on the floor Your power adapter was lost in somebody’s dusty garage And I’ve been looking for a long time to find the tools to complete my entourage Me and my drum machine Me e and my me and my rhythm box I took you home, plugged you in with the right power source We play together every day I have beauty you have force Me and my drum machine Me e and my rhythm box
7.
Would you like a glass of water baby Cool off the fire Baby do you like ice in your water? Let’s get hot and then let’s cool right down Let’s go swimming down town Let’s play in the sprinkler baby Let’s get a slip and slide put it in the yard Get slippery wet together…cool off the fire Let’s eat watermelon let the juice drip down our legs Lets fry eggs on the concrete baby Let’s lay under the ceiling fan naked Lets get a kiddie pool put it in the yard Sit in it read magazines together, drink beer out of coozies Baby do you like ice in your water?
8.
Happy organs are the ones that move That’s how I prove my love to you Move my love to prove my love to you Happy organs are the ones that get to stand tall You have to leap to fall for me, to me, to prove your love And when I get down, I can sit down and play a tune Check each of your buttons, make sure we’re getting through Scale up and down I make a lovely song for you You’ll be my muse and my music too Show my love to you Happy organs are the ones that are given love to Just give me the look and I’ll take you I take you everywhere I go Always to my shows Happy organs are the ones that get to move You make me happy with you organ grooves I’m as happy as a clam in a shell Contented as the devil in hell Natural like a cherub and a harp The pairing’s a work of art Satiated like a baby on a tit Happy like a cow on a salt lick Weightless like a bird in flight Excited like lovers in the night Happy as the sun in the day When the rain has finally gone away Shiny like a golden ring I’m as happy as the grass is green Happy as I am when I sing, when I sing Scale up and down I make a lovely song for you You’ll be my muse and my music too Happy as I am when I sing…
9.
I need you to come and get me Take control and start our story I’ve been waiting dabbling But now that time has passed and you’ve come back. You’re bound to take me Back you your lovin arms I need you to come and get me Drive the car round please baby Running now because it’s raining Let’s run by the drunk guys the crackies in the alley singin’ Back you your lovin arms I need you to lie on the couch with me take a nap Drive me to performances and back Back to your lovin arms Lady said you’re waiting for me Grabbed my coat ‘cause it was storming Running through the stairwell now we’re Slipping on the sidewalk and tripping over chalk drawing we’re Back in eachother’s arms Back in your lovin arms…
10.
Beauty and the Beast Beauty is nothing but a feast for the eyes And ugliness is something to disguise Looking through the lens of love into your eyes…eyes But I don’t have to pretend that I even need to use that lens Cause you’re so handsome, you’re beautiful And your lips remind me of plump worms And your skin is like the sand, and your hair is slick like seal fur And you’re a tall colt-like man, coltish man An animal on land, and you hit the ground running, pound the sand And somehow the two of us ended up here together And we’re hangin’ out up high just minding the weather Up in the clouds playin too loud Looking down on what it’s worth from a sandcastle Me and my colt-like man You’re the beauty I’m the cutie eee And I like having people over for diner, you like pounding away until you find the center And it’s all broken, and you pick up the smithereens and you glue them back together and they’re better than ever You’ve got copper and rubber and wood and hammers I’ve got organs and flutes and dance and other dancers We’ve got plants, pillows crocheted blankets and bugs Movies and books electronics and love And I don’t have to pretend, that I even need to use that lens Beauty and the beast…..
11.
I’m supposed to look good and follow orders That’s why I was hired Dance for you and push through and never letting on when I am tired I’m not supposed to go into the feelings that I’m wanting to Be the face that you would want to look into Reflect your best self a mirror Mira Bai….standing by My friend’s body is wound so tight He must sleep like little frog all night Body kinked in a double u Oldest kid I ever knew
12.
It feels like going to sleep for a long time It feels like when I’m asleep you are not mine I know that when I wake up is the beginning of time I have a schedule to keep, don’t bother me So nice to go to sleep for a long time It seems like when you are sleeping you’re all mine I know that everything will be just fine

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released August 6, 2010

Recorded in San Francisco, CA
All songs written and played by Mira Cook
Mastered by Roy Silverstein at the Habitat in San Diego

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