Underneath Eyelids

by Frau Eva

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Underneath Eyelids is the debut full length album created by Frau Eva in Butte la Rose, LA and Washington, DC.

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released June 14, 2012

Frau Eva is

David Klinger
Vanessa Degrassi
Billy Noom
Ben Usie

featuring Janel Leppin & Hannah Burris



Recorded by Frau Eva

Special Thanks May Tabol


Mixed by Ivan Basauri in Washington, DC
Mastered by TJ Lipple in Arlington, VA



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Track Name: Blue Beetle
The blue beetle crawled 'cross the serpentine floor
A blur at the window drew lines to my eyes
The floor has returned to it's sleeping wood state
The beetle no more, oh the blue has seeped away

I hear you calling like a guitar under the sea
Dream-like I followed, to your side of the street
Your song has cut through tissue and bone
Is this what I've waited for

You've honeyed my seams
But loneliness runs deep
You've wrought the air with silver
You've led me to believe

Circles are moving their lines through the skies
A stain that is marking this piece of our lives
We're creatures in love with the art and the field
And god knows our ears, tangled in the wild wood

What grain persists in a dark heart that rests
Doubts curl like smoke into shadows better left
To feel their way from this chambered bell
Is this what I'm waiting for

You've honeyed my seams
But loneliness runs deep
You've wrought the air with silver
You've led me to believe

What have you done to me
The air is split with silver,
You've led me to believe
Track Name: Ivy Vines
I’m off to join the ivy vines
Yes I’m off to join the ivy vines
Don’t try to talk me down
If you’ve never heard them singing out
 
‘cuz in the book that you breathe
You just write down what you read
When you could cut up every page
Any way that you please
Or now didn’t nobody ever tell son,
You’re free.
 
You follow the scene and you talk about art
But when you get home you’re just playing a part
While the man in the street with the leaves in his hair
He says he’s the prince of the trees and the air
The water and the sky,
 
Says in the book that you breathe
You just write down what you read
When you could cut up every page
Any way that you please
Or now didn’t nobody ever tell son,
You’re free.
Track Name: Morrissey Smiling
I once lay face down in the river
To hold my breath and count the shivers
I was the only young man crying in the water
And in the morning ma was yelling at my father

But these days it seems the world’s talking about me
Though they’re dancing without me, but they say that I’m doing well
They say I turned some ship around and it’s not that I wish I drowned
It’s just that since I reached the sand I don’t know who I am
Oh no.

It’s like would you recognize Morrissey smiling
With the sun crawling up and hanging from his shoulder?
Yeah would you recognize Morrissey smiling
Like I betrayed a broken heart, for a quiet daze.

Since I left my home all the past feels like I’m dreaming
I dreamt I was a man whose soul was worth redeeming.
And I miss my family’s sad and graceful weeping willow tree
And the mourning dove, my first true love, who cried its lonely tears for me.

But I recalled one decent man who said he’d been just where I am
And so I asked this battered friend just what is wrong with me
He spoke into my ear; he said you have nothing to fear
Except having nothing to fear, and that’s your gypsy curse.
Oh yes.

It’s like would you recognize Morrissey smiling
With the sun crawling up and hanging from his shoulder?
Yeah would you recognize Morrissey smiling
Like I betrayed a broken heart, for a quiet daze.
Track Name: Howling
Count the circles round the rain
In the swimming pool
No one’s ever been cruel to you
But your lover’s gone away
You’re lost in your thoughts all day
Don’t you have anything to say,
Anyone to say it to?
Or are you just howling at the moon?
 
Tell me your name
I have felt the same
I have felt just that way
It feels like Christmas day
When everyone’s away
 
You rode horses when you were ten
Nothing’s ever been able to compare
To the wind in your hair
But now your lover’s gone away.
You’re lost in your books all day
Don’t you have anything to do,
Anyone to stick it to?
Or are you just howling at the moon?
 
Tell me your name
I have felt the same
I have felt just that way
It feels like Christmas day
When everyone’s away
Track Name: Pilot
Pilot's driving underneath his eyelids
Momma's taking him home
Did you push him further than you maybe shoulda
Can't you leave a good thing alone?

Sit back tight
Rest your mind
Mother takes you by surprise
She's being cool

Oh sit back tight
Rest your eyes as
Mother takes you by her side
She's feeling cool

Home can help to save your mind
But soon enough there comes a time
When too much help can kill itself
You gotta find something to find
Something to believe in
I know you gotta find a place to
Go to go to go to go to go

Pilots preach about to keep them smiling
Papa's slowing down fast
If you pushed on could you ever see the finish
Who's afraid of leading last?

Oh sit back tight
Rest your mind
Ellis takes you through the night
She's feeling cool

Oh sit back tight
Rest your eyes
And know you'll never realize
She's being cool

Hope can help to pass the time
But soon the cuts run deep enough
The poor man's leg can't lift itself
You gotta find something to feed
Something to kill the heat
A song can't change his mind
But Pilot comes to
Comes to come to come to come
Track Name: Throwing Rocks
I saw you in a dream
You spoke in tongues to me
And our bodies floated

You told me to be free 
From god's good company
And we burned a flower

We'll shine like birds
In the sun
Shine like birds
In the sunset
We will forget
Everything we can
Track Name: What You Like
I can tell when your nerves excite
‘cuz your foot flutters round like it’s tempting flight
 
Hanging out by the tennis courts,
You love to watch the old folks play
‘cuz you were pretty good in your day
You got a dream in your quick hand and you’re on your way
 
In your grey coat in the cold east coast,
You gave your heart to the art of French toast
Girl, that ain’t no pointless cause,
So go ahead and quit your job for bread eggs and applesauce.
 
Are you just one of those types who lives to be alive?
Oh now, if you want my opinion, you’re right on to like
What you like what you like what you like what you like what you like.
Ladadada oh oh oh ladadada ladadada oh oh oh ladada
 
I can tell when your nerves excite
‘cuz your foot flutters round like it’s tempting flight
 
Are you just one of those types who lives to be alive?
Oh now, if you want my opinion, you’re right on to like
What you like what you like what you like what you like what you like what you like.
 
So tie all your dreams with a string to your heart
It’s okay to forget who we are
And we’ll black out the sun with mile long kite and just follow the stars
Playing cards in the dark but we don’t what the rules are.
Track Name: Judgment Day
 
Mary Ann, with a drawl,
Asked me how did you get so tall
I moved in just a week ago
I’d been doing fine, yea I’d been sleeping well
But I’m just never satisfied.
 
There’s no place I can be myself
No there’s no place I can be myself
She never said a word that meant a thing to me
She’s an alien yea she’s just another alien
 
Feel like the city sky burning through the night.
I can’t sleep in this town when I see him around.
Don’t wanna step on anybody’s toes
But the only thing I love, God knows I stole.
And now I’m gonna have to pay.
Yeah my judgement day, it is upon me.
 
Something sad is in my bones
Telling me I’m better off back home
The meteor across the sky
Has no home; it just wants to die.
 
I went down to the reservoir
He was looking dumb, like a movie star
He wouldn’t want to talk and, man, I ain’t got nothing to say
So just send me off; yeah just throw me away.
 
Feel like the city sky burning through the night.
I can’t sleep in this town when I see him around.
Don’t wanna step on anybody’s toes
But the only thing I love, God knows I stole.
And now I’m gonna have to pay.
Yeah my judgement day, it is upon me.
Track Name: Rowing
I ran through the forest
With you right before me
Our feet tracing threads
weaving through the bright foliage.
 
How did we come to be
Locked inside this mystery
You, after me
Me, after the sea
 
Flying through the trees
‘Til the sky broke
That fiery star
Clinging to the east.
 
I stand where the water greets the sand
Waves laze gentle upon my skin
I see your silhouette at forest's edge
Are you a ghost; are you a violet shadow?
 
Oh but the water’s so cold that these
Hollow bones have started shivering
You’re in the waves and you’re getting smaller
The sand feels warm, but I know it to belie the black water.
 
Flying through the trees
‘Til the sky broke 
That fiery star
Clinging to the east.
 
I meet the sun to burn my skin to leave me standing in
These lonely inhibitions and a head of superstition.
 
I swim away like a creature of  the sea
The salt frees
 
Just like a dream where we were swimming in the bay
Except you’re there and I’m still here and I just watch you drift away.
 
Why have I slipped away
The moon cries
 
These feet won’t move when I want them to
These feet won’t move when I want them to
Track Name: Watercolours
 
In a darkened
Corner where
The record player’s quiet
Our legs are two
Mountains on an island
 
You know I couldn’t try it
But I can see it in my eyelids
 
Head’s still burning with the glow of night
You soak it in, but to your surprise,
Your friends washed out in the sunrise
Now the day all blurs, and thoughts collide
Like watercolours on a pane of glass
 
All these words are
Birds born still
They hang
between our bodies
They stain
The ceilings like smoke.
 
And when the cloud has left me
Bereft,  the room is empty.
 
When the music keeps us up all night
Soak it in, now to your surprise,
Your friends washed out in the sunrise
The day all blurs, and thoughts collide
Like watercolors on a pane of glass
Track Name: Lullabye
Ceiling down
In the middle of the night, you came
In the middle of the night, I lay awake