Memoir of a Happy Drifting Chemical

by BAE TIGRE

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released November 11, 2014

Written, recorded, and produced by Ranelle Johnson
Mixed and mastered by Wesley Opus
Released via Polkadot Mayhem

Cello tracks 5 & 7 by Addison Wasson


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BAE TIGRE Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bae Tigre is a musical project led by Minneapolis musician, Ranelle Johnson. Bae Tigre combines electronic and classical influences to create dynamic soundscapes. Addison Wasson (cello), Alex Galle-From (viola), Nathaniel Bates (kaos pads), Katherine Seggerman/John Acarregui (drums) ... more

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Track Name: Now or Never
This ground
it breaks out from under us.
Our voices unheard
but we're not silent.
We try to make a sound
but we're underground
So I'll sing louder
and build us a ladder
Let's go together
take now or never

(And I'll....take take take take what I wanna)

Cuz I...I'm taking time
And I'm taking pride
It all feels right.

(And I....take take take take what I wanna)

And I...I'll take the night
And I'll take the lies
And say my goodbyes.

And I...no longer hide
Cuz I'm taking pride
For the first time.

And I...I feel alive
I feel tonight
I feel it's right
So come come outside.
Track Name: Chemicals
Ride my last hope
blue bicycle
Arrive to the show
take chemicals
We take chemicals

Drink more red bull
for arousal
My heart's too cold
for these people
You're one more chemical

Why do we pretend that there is no problem
After all we know that we hit rock bottom
You and I have got some things in common
I think it's a lie, we saw this coming

We saw this coming

Why do we pretend that there is no problem
After all we know that we hit rock bottom
You and I have got some things in common
I think it's a lie, we saw this coming

We saw this coming
Track Name: Love Drifter
"What time do you think we're gonna be coming down from this"
"I think we are right now"
"You think this is coming down? I think this is my favorite part"
"It's actually the best part"
"But it's gonna get really sad isn't it?"
"No.."

You lay by my side
you sleep while I cry
You'd notice if you didn't drink

You're making good art
I'm falling apart
I'm holding onto your wings

Danced the night with time
Woke up, realized
I'm no longer a butterfly

Flutter thoughts they fly, flutter till they die
Tell me one more lie, So I can flutter by

Haunted by the mirrors, it's all that I fear
my own reflection, its deception for 27 years
Well I'm not that serious
Jaded but not faded like the words that bring me down
I get delirious but not like you...oh
Ask me how I'm doing and I'll tell you the truth, oh
I thought it through and I'll be fine
but my heart will never age like a bottle of wine

Leave me here in my bad dream
(I'm just one drink away from feeling okay)
Take your wings, fly away
(Now I'm wakin' to the sound of your dreams and it seems that you're happier when you talk in your sleep)
Track Name: Happy
Work hard. More hours.
You deserve. Bed of flowers.
Situate. Don't create.
You are sold. I am bored.

They told me everything I needed
to live a decent life
And like most of them I believed it
to live a decent lie

I can't concentrate on voices, the ones outside
Cuz they all agree it's pointless, the ones inside

Five digit. Student loans.
Pay rent. Never own.
High price. Pharmacy.
Arizona. Ice Tea.
Work late. After hours.
Late night. Tongue sour.
Acid trip. Change my grip.
You are sold. I am bored.

I can't concentrate on voices, the ones outside
Cuz they all agree it's pointless, the ones inside

1-2-3 infinity
The life you live is not for me
An acid trip to change my grip
on how I see reality

1-2-3 infinity
I'm workin' payin' digital schemes
And acid trip to change my grip on
how I see reality

I'm going to go to school
And be happy
I'm going to get a job
And be happy
I'm going to buy nice things
And be happy
They tell me to sing
And be happy

(see reality)
Track Name: And it's True
In a dream last night
I saw a wind up doll and I asked her how she got here
She looked towards the sky
And said a key without a hand never turns and you go nowhere
Gotta find a friend Gotta find a friend
Gotta let go in the end so does it even really matter
She gave me a knife, said I'll get tied up
Just cut em' out

And it's true true true true
What ties me to you you you you
I can't cut through through through through
Be we still move move move move

Going out in disguise
I saw a sad sad clown and I asked him how he got here
He said with his lies
He looked funny with a gun, whiskey smile painted on
Gotta get laughs Gotta get laughs
Gotta make em' think it's fun till they forget they're getting older
He gave me a sigh, he said before you die
Gotta make a sound

And it's true true true true
We're never new new new new
So we laugh it through through through through
Until we're blue blue blue blue

And it's true true true true
I'm feelin' blue blue blue blue
I learn something new new new new
Each day I get through through through through

And it's true true true true
true true true true
I learn something new new new new
Each day I get through through through through
Track Name: Why Pt. 2
reams find their graves stuck in my room
Every time I feel okay it goes away
I'm freakin' out about it
Now I'm calling out for you

Memories escape broken and used
I can't control this brain
It's makin' me insane
I'm always changin' lanes
I'm crashing can you feel it too?

Down on my knees, so many times they're black and blue

Lookin' towards the sky and askin' why they've taken you away
I can't survive this place I'm missing you

Down on my knees, so many times they're black and blue
Waitin' for the rain to fall and drown me too.
Track Name: Interlude: Close Your Eyes
"Now more than before...remember that you have the choice just close your eyes"
"And I know when I open my eyes"
"It's just all shades of grey"

Down on my...
Down on my...
Down on my knees
Down on my knees

"The dream is fainting"

"Chocolate dreams...chocolate dreams go!"
"Chocolate dreams...Take me away chocolate dreams"
"I don't wanna be here any more"
"Chocolate dreams"
Track Name: Why Pt. 1
"Que sera sera...whatever will be will be"

Knockin' at my door at 3 pm
Only one who knew I was still in bed
Said baby you need sunlight
Let's get high.

"That we'll sooner or later...not..not exist anymore"
"For us...because we're not gonna get stuck like this, for sure not us"

Almost made it to a better place
Then you fell, the pavement hit your face
Smiled at me as you rolled your eyes
Towards the sky
And I asked why?

I'm out of bed now
Awake and knockin' at your door
Why don't you answer?
I'm asking why...
we get high?
Track Name: Go Ghost
I'd walk my fingers across your chest
Rising with your living breath
Now cold air seeps in through my window
Buried deep beneath the snow
Is a place where things could grow
If love could ever last through winter.

But the weather, it changes and people they go.
And our hearts are as cold as this place we call home.
We lie here together and still feel alone
Well we know
We're just ghosts.

And someday you'll break me
Well you know, that you'll go.
It sounds so amazing
To leave home, to just go.
For now there's no escaping
This snow, so cold
And time here will change me
So slow, to a ghost.

And they sing la bah da bah da da
Leave home
Just go
Leave me alone

Someday you'll break me
Well you know, that you'll go.
It sounds so amazing
To leave home, to just go.
For now there's no escaping
This snow, so cold
And time here will change me
So slow, to a ghost.
Track Name: After the Snow
Don't you assume
there's no place to go
after the snow.

We're going to
a place we don't know
before we go.

We've just begun
to learn how to run
with our boots on.

We can't see
how next year will be
when winter's done.

Don't you assume
there's no place to go
after the snow.