Pleasure Vision

by Bacchae

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1.
Leave Town 02:43
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
2.
Stop Looking 01:43
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!
3.
Hammer 03:00
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
4.
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
5.
Older I Get 02:17
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
6.
Life Online 02:15
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
7.
Turns Me 03:06
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
8.
Open Wound 02:55
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
9.
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
10.
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?
11.
Losing War 03:16
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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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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