Subtle Creature

by SHIRA

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released August 16, 2016

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SHIRA New York, New York

Electro-soul from Brooklyn NY.
Shared stages with TuNe-YaRds, Coco Rosie, and Mirah.
Music has appeared on NPR, multiple independent films, and national TV.

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Track Name: Literally Dead
I'm a house with no windows
I'm a lock with no key
I'm a dance with no dancer
A piano with no keys

I'm a lying girl
One who lies with the world
& I want everything
& everything wants me

I'm a typhoon on speed dial
I'm literally dead
I'm a dream with no dreamer
I'm literally here

& you could promise me
I could be the one
Sail the seven seas
I could take you on every new wave
You could be the one
I could be the two
love could be the three
I could follow you always

You, me, we, oh yeah

I know I know I got it
I know I know I got it all
I know I know I got it
It's like sugar on the marquee

You, me, we, oh yeah

You could promise me
I could promise you
Sail the seven seas
I could take you on
You could be the one
I could be the two
Love could be the three
I could promise you

I know I know I got it
I know I know I got it all
I know I know you want me
I see the sugar on the marquee

"Ladies & Gentleman
Birds & Bumbles
Welcome to yourself
I should say so myself it is a very good day
A very good day
To be breath"
Track Name: Heartbeat is a Prisoner (Feat. Mal Devisa)
Catch me roadside trying to clear the dust out of my lungs
and if I go slow everyone knows it's cus I got something in my eyes
nose running like I'm five, I'm running like I'm fire
and the saltwater is a sign of the long road

Heartbeat is a prisoner
the beat is a prisoner
taking the long road
the beat is a prisoner
taking the hunger strike
the beat is a prisoner
heartbeat is a prisoner
taking the long road
love is a hunger

I don't know how you do it, stranded in the quiet
the pain is a choir, its elegant inelegant design
I don't know how you do it tho, staying alive on the west side
everything is a terrible crime and even the rain don't wanna come down

How does he do it, the cockroach, how does he stay alive?
My heart's too big to survive

MAL DEVISA:
I wanna be reborn with the jazz still playing
in a back alley in my home town
get lit from the heatstroke brought on by the music
oh God, the music
I am the quiet before the ugliest rain, can you feel me in your knees?
I am running with the breeze, dodging eyes and walking free
you can find me howling in a moonlight scene
they'll hunt me down but I'm known for showing teeth

It's really coming down out there
cats and dogs out there
cats dogs rats and pigeons out there
I'm really not going anywhere
and if I may I'm a lot like God, I'm not a crier I just cry a lot
and if I may I'm a lot like God, I'm not dead I just die daily
and I used to be shy till I drank the garden dry
now I can't help but notice at the bodega a bucket full of roses
choked on still water as if that's all they really wanted
and I know you've been there
don't know where you've been but I know you've been
tenuous religion, Russian roulette precision
Russian dolls you open just to find another demon
library visit, running through the stacks
just to find a ghost you can hold that holds you back
and it rolls of the tongue like a cannonball
if you can't catch me you can't catch at all

Heartbeat is a prisoner
the beat is a prisoner
taking the long road
the beat is a prisoner
taking the hunger strike
the beat is a prisoner
taking the long road
the beat is a prisoner
love is a hunger
Track Name: Harsh Your Mellow (Feat. Neon Music)
Cessation of sleep
don't stay up so late
you make a promise you can’t keep
I just wanna knock so hard on the dream it wakes me
is this the abyss?
or a dilapidated kiss?

I don’t wanna harsh your mellow
but are you growing wings
or do they drag?

I wasn’t raised in a barn
I was raised by the sun
there was blood in my milk
my mother taught me to run
and ever since then I’ve been fine
and ever since then I’ve been fine

I don’t wanna harsh your mellow
but are you growing wings
or do they drag?

SAMPLE:
I always find I feel like a mouse confronted with a cobra
there's something hypnotic about you
can you explain it and where did it come from?

I’m the whole mountain the whole enchilada
If loose lips sink ships i’m silence’s mantra
I can’t help but drown in your syllable slaughter
I listen soft, I’m the rains daughter and
partially I got a pocket full of timeless and i’m buried in the light
partially I, firefly in a broken jar but i can’t seem to get out

Love letter to wings: open
love letter to mouth: speak or be spoken for
love letter to sky: kite
love letter to kite: sky

cus I meant it when I said I’m dead
I don’t know if you heard me write silk on a stone page
I meant it when I said I’m dead (serious)
don’t know if you heard me write silk on a stone page

Love letter to doors: open
love letter to eyes: see before sewn shut
love letter to hate: see ya
love letter to fire: one day you’ll put me out

Talk to me, have mercy on me, operator of all I see
I know something even I don’t know
deep in the depths make me an echo
make me an echo
Track Name: Handlebars
I tried to tell you "Come out, come outside"
Is it just it's been so long
You think you're Depressed is your chest pressed to the ground?
I wanna take you outside
And show you a bicycle ride
Get lost and you don't wanna be found
Lost

I know a man and his muscles are clean
He holds me like a gun holds a magazine
Trust I'm not afraid of him
His chest is gold he pulls at my stitches and sings
I wanna take you outside
And show you a bicycle ride
Get lost and you don't wanna be found
Lost

You got what I need
Take me for a ride down your boulevard
You got what I need
Take me for a ride on your handlebars
You got what I need
Take me for a ride down your boulevard
You the moon and the see
Take me for a ride down your handlebars

Ahem, I tried to warn you
If you find a good love you can't just throw it away
Is it just physical?
Or can the wind teach a woman how to pray
I wanna take you outside
And show you a bicycle ride
Get lost and you don't wanna be found
Lost

You got what I need
Take me for a ride down your boulevard
You got what I need
Take me for a ride on your handlebars
You got what I need
Take me for a ride down your boulevard
You the moon and the see
Take me for a ride down your handlebars

Tom tom stick stick
Gotta brain that often glitches
Gotta mouth full of full ellipses
I gotta sink full of mouse shit and dishes
My gutter pulled me under oh shit
Now everybody knows that I'm electric
Drunk on chemicals grab the handlebars
Imma ride until I get lifted
Whoever said you only get three wishes didn't know me
I wish for a dance floor
I wish for kisses infinite
Even if I never make it to three
I want God to say she found me
Flying on wet concrete

You got what I need
Take me for a ride down your boulevard
You got what I need
Take me for a ride on your handlebars
You got what I need
Take me for a ride down your boulevard
You the moon and the see
Take me for a ride down your handlebars
Track Name: Honey in My Pot (Feat. Joseph)
This is heaven
Long as I got honey in my pot
This is heaven

Bees will come from Timbuktu
Long as I got honey in my pot

This is heaven
Long as I got honey in my

Don't lie to me
I know what you want: honey
Don't front on me
I know what you got: honey

Bees will come from Timbuktu
Long as I got honey in my

This is heaven
Long as I got honey in my

(Joseph)
And I don't need a time to be me
I'm always me
I'm me oo la la la

Should we get high?
Honey, honey, honey
Should we get ha la la la la

(Lyrics include poem "About My Poetry" by Hazim Nikmet)