Pleasure Vision

by Bacchae

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released March 6, 2020

Recorded and mixed by J.Robbins at The Magpie Cage Studio in Baltimore, MD. Mastered by Dan Countant at Sun Room Audio.

Production assistance (all songs) & rhythm guitar ("Hammer" & "Turns Me") by Rosendo Flores. Backing vocals by Shawna Potter of War on Women ("Losing War").

All songs written & performed by Bacchae:

Katie McD — Vox + Keys
Rena Hagins — Bass + Vox
Eileen O'Grady — Drums
Andrew Breiner — Guitar

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Bacchae Washington, D.C.

Bacchae, pronounced Bock·Eye, are a punk band from Washington, D.C.

Booking: Brian@WIREDtourbooking.com

Photo by: Kara Donnelly

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Track Name: Leave Town
I look at all the houses here
and wonder what goes on inside
Open up the doors and see what
all these bricks and roses hide
I read about it in the news,
I thought about it late at night,
I want you to come to my house
And feel what pain is really like.

Tell you (tell you)
Get out (get out)
Tell you (tell you)
Leave town

I look at all the buildings here
and wonder what goes on inside
Open up the files and see what
all these marble temples hide
I read about it in the news,
I thought about it late at night,
I want you to come to my house
And feel what pain is really like.

Tell you (tell you)
Get out (get out)
Tell you (tell you)
Leave town

I can rip out all my hair,
cut my nose to spite my face;
I can read entire threads,
I fill my heart with misery
I can look inside the hole
where someone said my heart should be;
I see the pupil of the beast;
always staring back at me!

I look at all the houses here
and wonder what goes on inside
Open up the doors and see what
all these bricks and roses hide
I read about it in the news,
I thought about it late at night,
I want you to come to my house
And feel what pain is really like.

Tell you (tell you)
Get out (get out)
Tell you (tell you)
Leave town
Track Name: Stop Looking
Get a little closer
as I walk across the room
There’s sweat on my neck
When I’m looking at you

Go a little deeper
As I’m sitting to the side
Heartbeat in a headache
And there’s nowhere left to hide

I wish everybody’d stop looking at me!
I wish everybody’d stop looking at me!
I try so hard to be it
But they never let me breathe
I wish everybody’d stop looking at me!

Looking in the mirror
Is the twisted thing to do
Picking at the surface
Until I am red and cruel

Going out in public
Is the worst thing in the world
I wanna be unbothered, see!
I want some fucking privacy!

I wish everybody’d stop looking at me!
I wish everybody’d stop looking at me!
I try so hard to be it,
But they never let me breathe
I wish everybody’d stop looking at me!

But they never let me breathe!
Track Name: Hammer
I took a hammer,
I brought it down;
I took a scalpel to my heart
and turned it inside out
I turned the light off,
I closed the door;
Let go the actor playing my
role in my life before

I returned to somewhere that I hated once
And found how much I’d changed
And in my mind, reviewed my time
And conquered all the hurt that still remained
Oh it’s changing; oh it’s changing now

I wrecked my body once
Destroyed my soul;
I dug around too hard
To excavate an empty hole
No more unfaithful now;
No more unkind,
impatient ignorance
when facing all this fleeting time

I returned to somewhere that I hated once
And found how much I’d changed
And in my mind, reviewed my time
And conquered all the hurt that still remained
Oh it’s changing; oh it’s changing now

With my hand I took a hammer,
Brought it down and made it better
With my hand I took a hammer,
Brought it down and made it better
With my hand I took a hammer,
Brought it down and made it better
With my hand I took a hammer,
Brought it down and made it better
Track Name: Say How You Feel
Say how you feel;
There isn’t any sense in
hiding your heart
Say how you feel;
There isn’t any use in
Trying this hard
Biding our time,
stretch it out now,
I am doubtful everyday
Saying it’s fine,
Using words that hurt
Like pinpricks
We are vicious everytime

I am doubtful
I still love you;
I feel comfortable
around you
I am doubtful
I still love you;
I feel comfortable
without you
without you
without you
without you

Know when to go.
Know when to stay here,
all alone here;
Doesn't it show?
All my pain grows
I am childlike,
You are godlike:
You already know
Lie on our bed,
I’m turning pillows underneath
my sorry head.
I wipe my face,
So disgraceful,
you feel dreadful;
I feel out of place

I am doubtful
I still love you;
I feel comfortable
around you
I am doubtful
I still love you;
I feel comfortable
without you
without you
without you
without you
Track Name: Older I Get
I'm tired of being young,
And being jerked around;
You say I'm inexperienced;
You think you have it figured out!
You tell me who to love
You tell me who to be
You disregard my privacy
And poison all the air we breathe

You're building up a house
You're locking us inside
You light the fire, dusk to dawn,
You burn it as you go along!

The older I get,
The less that I know
And now knowing nothing
Is just getting old
Oh!

Youth is illusion
Guilty as proven
I couldn’t do it;
I never
Blew it right through it
much better
Youth is illusion
Guilty as proven
Empty and useless
I never
thought I could do it
much better

I’m sick of being sick!
I’m done with feeling down!
I'm too young to feel this old;
I'm always hopeless, tired now
You tell me what to wear,
You tell me what to think
You tell me how to talk and act
You tell me what to eat and drink

You're building up a house
You're locking us inside
You light the fire, dusk to dawn,
You burn it as you go along!

The older I get,
The less that I know
And now knowing nothing
Is just getting old, oh!

Youth is illusion
Guilty as proven
I couldn’t do it;
I never
Blew it right through it
much better
Youth is illusion
Guilty as proven
Empty and useless
I never
thought I could do it
much better
Track Name: Life Online
My face is dripping wet;
My fingers fumble now
A midnight fever state
The night has just begun

I bought my
Life online
I bought my
Life online!

I’m zooming in and out
With hot and heavy breath;
My heart is pounding now,
My mind cannot decide

I bought my
Life online
I bought my
Life online!

I always want so much,
And then I never need;
I never feel so good
When giving into greed

I ordered every one
In every shape and size;
A crunchy cardboard sea
Is soaking up my life

I bought my
Life online
I bought my
Life online!

They really want to know:
What sex and age I am;
They really want to get
Me at their trough again
Track Name: Turns Me
I saw you standing there:
Your hangnail on your tongue;
Your stare was beautiful
Your boots were big and rough.
I licked my lips and said
“I'll never have enough”
You said you'd had your fill;
You try to never touch that stuff
I felt a line of blood
Drip from my nose to chin
You tried to lick it up;
You told me you could handle it
I felt a strand of hair
Slide down my neck and back;
My muscles twitching hard:
I clawed your skin
And made a scar!

It turns me on/off

I saw you standing there:
I looked down from above
Your stare was sinister,
Your hands were thick and tough
You licked your lips and said:
“I’m glad this isn’t love,
I’m glad that it’s pretend;
I love that it’s a rush”
I felt a drop of sweat
Drip from my face to neck,
You tried to lick it up,
You told me you could handle it
I felt your clumsy hands
Wrap all around my hips
I felt my nausea peak;
I lost it as you kissed my cheek!

It turns me on/off
Track Name: Open Wound
Do you think my heart
Is an open wound
For you to rub
Your salt into?
Do you think my love
Is a prize at best;
A badge to wear
Upon your chest?

I think about it all the time
When I'm without you I feel fine
I think about it every day
I'm busy planning my escape

Do you think my trust
Is for you to use?
And because I'm young
I'll take your abuse?
Do you think I'm dumb,
I'll never see the truth?
I'd always stick around
I could but what's the use

I think about it all the time
When I'm without you I feel fine
I think about it every day
I'm busy planning my escape

Pleasure’s got me like a fever
But it's cooler when you leave
Teasing, hurting, undercutting
When I'm without you
I can breathe

All these feelings you inspire
You're the reason I am low
Leaving everything in chaos,
Broken everywhere you go

I think about it all the time
When I'm without you I feel fine
I think about it every day
I'm busy planning my escape
Track Name: Everything Ugly
I stay so busy,
I am making myself sick.
I'm so tired of my complaining;
my indecision and bitterness.
I've got this feeling,
And it's spreading like a bruise:
If I'd’ve known being grown
was aching, I'd've said,
“God, what's the use?”

Everything ugly
Comes to the surface;
But I say I'm doing fine
Everything ugly
Says without purpose:
“You're wasting all your time”

I made a long list
of the people I had fucked;
pathetically, I whispered to myself:
“This isn't long enough”

All my exes: having children;
getting married, buying homes.
I can’t even keep a promise;
how do people fall in love?

Everything ugly
Comes to the surface;
But I say I'm doing fine
Everything ugly
Says without purpose:
“You're wasting all your time”

Everything ugly, everything ugly
It's voice is so unkind
Everything ugly thinks that it owns me;
It tells me all the time
Everything ugly, boring and dirty,
But I swear I'm doing fine.
Everything ugly, everything ugly

Everything ugly, everything ugly
But I swear that I’m alright
Everything ugly, boring and dirty,
It’s bitter and unkind
Everything ugly, tries to destroy me,
But I swear I'm doing fine
Everything ugly, everything ugly
Track Name: See It Coming
Optimize your leisure
Don’t forget its purpose
Giving into simple pleasure
Is the pursuit of the worthless

See it coming!
Feel it haunt you!
Get into it!

I can’t find my passion;
Everyday I’m failing
Working every night and weekend:
Always spending, never saving

See it coming!
Feel it haunt you!
Pleasure vision!
Let it hurt you!

Open up now, listen;
Get inside it, slowly
Live up to this vision
Hide your youthful worry
Pleasure vision’s got me;
Wrapped around its finger
Why does it feel so good
To live so bad?

Vanity is praised here;
Synergistic, scale it;
I don’t fit in with this market
I’m not part of this aesthetic

See it coming,
Feel it haunt you
Pleasure vision
Let it hurt you

Open up now, listen;
Get inside it, slowly
Live up to this vision
Hide your youthful worry
Pleasure vision’s got me;
Wrapped around its finger
Why does it feel so good
To live so bad?

Why does it feel so good?
Why does it feel so good?
To live so bad?
Track Name: Losing War
We fought a losing war,
Stuck between some folds of skin
I dreamt I kissed someone,
And you could barely handle it
I'm not someone who walks;
I said I rode a horse, of course.
I say I ride alone
To satisfy your jealous thirst

We
Fought
A
War

No-no-no-no
You always say
No-no-no-no
I look away

Wind whipping back and forth
All around my shirt and shoes;
Lost on your rotting porch
I take a sip and chip a tooth
One breath of ecstasy
Floating in a night of pain;
That is what your love is like,
A wicked night of suffering

We
Fought
A
War

No-no-no-no
You always say
No-no-no-no
I look away

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