Ideal for a Light Flow with Your Body

by Merce Lemon

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ksunnyside I love everything about this album, and have been playing it on repeat while walking around my leafy Australian suburb, thinking how much it reminds me of my friend - if they made music it would sound like this! I never will call John my pet :)
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In loving memory of Johnny the cat, who passed away.

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released July 26, 2017

All songs written by Merce Lemon
Arrangements by Dylan Hanwright
Produced by Dylan Hanwright & Merce Lemon at Wormhole Recordings
Mixed by Dylan Hanwright
Mastered by Zach Weeks

Merce Lemon: vocals (all tracks) guitar (all tracks except 10)
Dylan Hanwright: guitar (1,2,3,4,8,10) vocals (9) bass (all tracks) percussion (1, 2) drums (2,7,9)
Malia Seavey: drums (1,5) bass clarinet (1,6,7) clarinet (7,6) percussion (5)
Maxwell Reikosky: trumpet (5,7,9)
Cam LaFlam: drums (8,10)
Zesty Sams: vocals (10)
Cristina V de M: violin plucks (7)

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Merce Lemon Seattle, Washington

-- making queer tunes by the water --
mercelemon@gmail.com

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Track Name: Do You See This It Is Rough
do you see this it’s rough
it looks smooth but it is rough
do you see this it’s rough
i look smooth but i am rough

i’m an actor
i’m a good sport
i leave the house
i talk to boys
and i come home
and i take it off
Track Name: Not Afraid of Loving You
reach inside
i’ve got a clue
i'm not afraid
of loving you

i need to feel
the warmth of her
but don’t put all my
worth on yours
(i know)

reach inside
i’ve got a clue
im not afraid
to tell to you

how much i feel
alive and well
like water does
when it starts to melt

tell you secrets in my bed
hope morning light
will come again
Track Name: Corners of Bedrooms
corners of bedrooms
i left you in darkness
i’m sorry
i needed a space

far from this room
it is not that fulfilling
to stay in one place

(tickle my spine)

painted my friends
they are standing together
and yelling
my name

painted my lover
alone in a chair
that i left in the rain

(riddle me good)

crawl into my mouth
i’ll swallow you whole
Track Name: Love Me or Leave Me
you think you love me
well look at me now
i’m a mess in my bed
and you’re not gunna get me out

faces on paper
i draw what i feel
i’m a girl in the summer
a boy in red heels

hands in the dirt
and my nose to the ground
i can smell what i miss
and i miss being held

spin me in circles
my hands on your hips
we will dance to the songs
that i always wanna skip

love me or leave me
just kidding,
don’t need me around anymore
Track Name: Restless Mind
restless mind
it’s about time
to follow me
into the sea
the cold water
will shake our bones
and i will feel
a little bit more
free

restless mind
the changing tides
will pull us far
and pull us wide
i’m not afraid
of sinking deep
my love for land will not
win this heat

restless mind
i know you’ll find
the time to love
when time is right

have i felt like this before?
Track Name: Piece of Flesh
i wish i held you
like you wanted me to
i wish i spoke
in softer words
to you

i am alone
inside of my room
it’s a shame that
the sun has gone
along with you

i live
inside my head
i hold
a lot of regret
i lack
motivation

i’m a piece of flesh
(when i’m alone)
i’m a piece of flesh
learning to feel home
Track Name: Chocolate Pudding
i know the streets
are bustling
and i wish
the trees were hallow
just for me
and my friends
so we’d eat
chocolate pudding
'til we felt
like fucking hell

i wish the trees
were hallow
just for me
and i’d eat
chocolate pudding
'til i felt
like fucking hell!
Track Name: For Sophia
wake up
the morning sun will rise
and i’ll meet you by the water
we’ll dip our toes inside

let your thoughts come free
let them pass though with the tide
let anger be at sea

i left you inside my head
and even though you’re dead
your energy
is keeping me alive

night time comes as a surprise
but the stars they hold the light
of a million other nights

i miss the way that i
i was always by your side
you were always by my side

i left you inside my head
and even though you’re dead
your energy
is keeping me alive

know it’s really hard
being out this late
and in the dark
i still see your face

i left you inside my head
and even though you’re dead
your energy
is keeping me alive
Track Name: Solace
we’ve gotta find solace
in something less cold
and we’ve gotta be kind
to each other and hold
it’s a baby, it's mine
and i’m ahead of time
and the future looks hopeful
but you seem less kind

we’ve gotta find solace
in something less cold
and we’ve gotta believe
in a truth that is closer in space
but i know that you’re drifting away
and i’ll come here to meet you
but i will not stay

we’ve gotta find solace
in something less cold
and we’ve gotta be kind to each other
i know it is harder than it looks
to give more than take
but i’m happier when i am living that way

we’ve gotta find solace
in something less cold
and we’ve gotta be kind
to each other and hold
it’s a baby, it's mine
and i’m ahead of time
and the future looks hopeful
but you seem less kind

and i’ll come here to meet you but i will not stay
cause i’m happier when i am living this way
Track Name: Johnny When He's Sweet and John For All The Rest
sitting on the couch
and johnny comes around
puts his paws on me
my face then
on the ground

hugs me round the neck
i've got this little bet
you won't be coming back
and don't call john
your pet

and don't call john your pet
he'll scratch up all your amps
so don't call john your pet

wrote a silly song
and johnny sand along

and don't call john your pet
he'll scratch up all your amps
so don't call john your pet