It’s damned if you don’t and it’s damned if you do

by emilyhighfash

You know when a song just captures you and you want to fall asleep listening to it and you want it to be the first thing you hear when you wake up.. Metal Heart is my current obsession. I love the lyrics, I love the sadness.. In my opinion, it’s one of the best tracks from Catpower’s Jukebox album. I prefer it over the original Moon Pix version… I found the lyrics for the extended version, but I  don’t think I’ve ever heard that version. It’s not the one on Moon Pix, so somebody’s gotta help me out here. I decided to share the extended lyrics because they’re so beautiful…The Jukebox one ends after How selfish of you… with a bunch of Metal Heart, you’re not worth a thing‘s.. But all the stuff after it, I’ve never heard, so I’ve gotta find it!

It’s disappointing that this band has sort of fallen off the radar in the last couple of years…I hope it just means that they are working on another mindblowing album.. We could use another soulful female jazz voice to gravitate to in this spinning fast-forward world right about now.

Losing the stars without a sky
Losing the reasons why
You’re losing the calling that you’ve been faking
And I’m not kidding

It’s damned if you don’t and it’s damned if you do
Be true ’cause they’ll lock you up in a sad sad zoo
Oh hidy hidy hidy what cha tryin to prove
By hidy hidy hiding you’re not worth a thing

Sew your fortunes on a string
And hold them up to light
Blue smoke will take
A very violent flight
And you will be changed
and everything
And you will be in a very sad sad zoo.

I once was lost but now I’m found was blind
But now I see you
How selfish of you to believe in the meaning of all the bad dreaming

Metal heart you’re not hiding
Metal heart you’re not worth a thing
Metal heart you’re not hiding
Metal heart you’re not worth a thing
Back of your head

Big monster
Big monster lover
A bigger pusher over
Stands alone in most walks of life
Walks alone in most walks in life

See you looking through me
Like you’ve unzipped the zipper
You hold the big picture so well
Can’t you see that we’re going to hell

Couldn’t park that fucking car
Couldn’t part from you
Saw the back of your sweet mother’s head
Now I know that she thinks I am dead

Burnt flavor you hold the big picture so well
Can’t you see that we’re going to hell

Big monster lover
A bigger pusher over
Stands alone in most walks of life
Walks alone in most walks in life

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