Kiss, Tell

by nessa

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To skinned knees.

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released March 5, 2016

Written by Vanessa Grasing

performed by
Vanessa Grasing- guitar, vocals
Miiko Valkonen- bass, drums

Produced & Mixed by Joe Mineo
Mastered by Dan Terlep

Album art by Vanessa Grasing and Sophia Aigotti, based off a photo by Kelsey Sucena

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nessa New York, New York

Nessa is a one-woman rock opera. Inspired by the sounds of PJ Harvey and Death Cab for Cutie.

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Track Name: Dear/Mr.
So I wrote you
Like you asked me
Electronic mail

Didn’t have to
Never asked you
But you wrote it down

Wonder if it meant some
meant some
meant some
some thing

Was a painter
Switching majors
What am I now?

Didn’t mean to
Disappoint you
or let you down, down, down
down

Is it inappropriate for me to miss you?
Is it inappropriate for me to miss you?

Not a friend and
Not a father
What are you now?

You don’t owe me
not a damn thing
But could you respond?

Is it inappropriate for me to miss you?
Is it inappropriate for me to miss you?

How’s the weather
in the city?
I’m coming down
Track Name: Touch & Go
Waking on a summer morning
My room is cold
In the night air I’d frozen
Into stone
And I am heading out
Ready my soul
Armor my bones for another day
And I am missing out
on something that can’t be replaced

Why so cold?
I’m growing old

There’s a well in my body
that just won’t run dry
I am always hungry
For a contact high
And I am reaching out
Cause god how it blows
to go it alone all the time
And I am grateful now
For the deftness of warm, calloused hands
oh

Why so cold?
I’m growing old

Try to remember
How it felt to be with them
How it hurt, how it hurt
Past is always brighter
and the present is slighted
It hurt, it hurt, it hurt, but it’s so much easier
to forget
Track Name: Skeleton Baby
So you felt sentimental
And you gave me a kiss
But no more, it’s the wrong time
And the wrong place

Am I the skeleton in your closet?
I cannot keep away

Safe underneath
The haze of your dreams
Tell me what you need
My bones are for free

So I felt kinda human
When you gave me your reasons
It’s not much to hold onto
When my fingers are so numb

Am I the skeleton in your closet?
Don’t you lose your way

Safe underneath
The haze of your dreams
Tell me what you need
My bones are for free

Push it away and keep me inside
But look at me now and you’ve nowhere to hide
Out of the woodworks, out of your walls
I’m not unfamiliar here at all

Am I the skeleton in your closet?
Don’t you lose your way

Safe underneath
The haze of your dreams
Tell me what you need
My bones are for free
Track Name: Bricks
Dirtied my black jeans again
Under the screaming tree
My eyes all full of branches and starlight
My head thrown back in ecstasy
And you, you dirtied my jacket
And brought me to my knees
In the night we clung to each other
For warmth and for company

We stayed awake till 8 AM
Breathing the night air again
Amazed we didn’t move our hands
I’m feeling almost like a friend

But you only wanted my body
When you need to be heard
If you only wanted my body
Why’d you let me talk for so long?

How many bricks must I lay down
Before a wall will form around
And I will find myself like you
Surrounded by my own hard truths
A fortress built of trauma
Are we now the same?
I don’t know how I got here
Don’t think you’re not to blame

You only wanted my body
When I needed to be heard
If you only wanted my body
Why’d you let me talk?