Minisink Hotel

by She Keeps Bees

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    From Other Music NYC:

    Best album you've never heard! Brooklyn-based She Keeps Bees (Jessica Larrabee on vocals & guitar and Andy LaPlant on drums) sound a bit like early Cat Power or PJ Harvey, or maybe a female Songs:Ohia, but somehow transcends all that.

    Jessica's got a really amazing, bluesy, soulful voice that makes these songs stand out. We predict great, great things for this immensely talented duo.
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recorded at home. newly re-mastered by keith reynaud. no longer available on compact disc.


released June 1, 2006


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She Keeps Bees New York, New York

She Keeps Bees have self-recorded and released music made at home since 2006. Their debut album, Minisink Hotel, was described by NYC’s Other Music as “the best album you’ve never heard." Nests, their second full-length, was admired by the Guardian as “sparse, soulful and defiantly retro.” Their third LP, Dig On, was praised by the BBC as "an album of fire, spirit, and sweat." ... more

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Track Name: Stand Where I Can See You
stay a fool
blindfold your self control
til your numb
am I the girl you're waiting for
am I the one you're running from
is it him
is it me
is it just the jealous or is it because he's not yours anymore
he is a prize that you might take to fire fire and flight
you're more like a wolf with sheep's eyes
can you hear me
take it all back
stand where I can see you
caught you red handed
take it all back
Track Name: CageMatch
i can say i've knocked down a few
never fell as hard as i did for you
now this cage match that i refuse
give me one reason why i should hit you
i cannot fix your jaw anymore
the well's run dry while you're dipping for more
and the denial you choose to adorn
is making our drought longer for sure
can you tell
tell me now
you in or out i'm down for the count
Track Name: Lucille
say his name Lucille
boys you break Lucille
say his name to me Lucille
have you had enough of his love
Lucille i can see you now Lucille
can't you give up on him Lucille
you keep him dangling from his heart strings
set him free Lucille
have you had enough of his love Lucille
set him free
Track Name: Fangs
You can leave your dead end mouth
I can see you got nothing to say
Leave me be here, gonna destruct in my own way
She's a story, a picture that I cannot erase
You tell me she's a ghost that you're tired of seeing
Show me that snarl now
Show me the beast you claim to be
Give me that snarl now
Show me those teeth baby
Wanna see your teeth I wanna see those fangs
Track Name: Arms Length
I left these power lines
to stitch your jagged sides
got your face pressed against the gate
and all the things you thought you could erase
keep an arm's length from all sides
I keep an arm's length at all times
keep an arm's length from all sides
keep an arm's length
he's wild eyed as I am
took your lips back
when you saw who I am
you know I'd sing it to you if I could
head's all clean but your boots are in the mud
keep an arm's length from all sides
I keep an arm's length at all times
keep an arm's length from all sides
Track Name: Fringed Bleeding Heart
Keep your chest close and hollow the beating give new ways to rest to your father who needs his rest
let him sing and dance through your vocals chords let him to his own two step give him what robbed him when a child was born
childhood swing set torn and replaced with cedar chip mats that allow for abusing ways kids can act
scraped up and beaten threads inside the wounds that mean more when victory she comes along feel less when you have won
chains that effect more than what was bargained for she is now scared to death to be alone pushed into this bleak acceptance
these are her child's eyes gathering spirits to wait for his funeral not worthy of the name he calls his wife
so walk on you never let them see your face
no longer will I hold the breath of disgrace
we'll shake off the fear like an afternoon rain
with grey skies we'll stand daddy give me your hand
Track Name: The Flies
like the flies I miss the scent and the chase
the sweet smell of fruit trees so I wait here on the bend
when the doves are released I'm in the weeds and I can't see your green grass so I wait here on the bend
bride mine she saunters through unharmed but very unkept
they whistle in her ears the years she's scored
to charm her way to find a home the love she keeps tonight won't give her peace but that's alright
let's discuss all the needs of the sick sick girls could you name them please
too long to list I'm on the road of picture maps no picket fence and no white dress
it's the only way to keep me day dreaming to tune the part that'll ring them dead I feel I can save my life
you say I'm wrong but that's alright
it's the bend that takes so long to be free
Track Name: Mercury
tossed into my own arms now and dragged off to sleep
and we wonder how long then
will she circle the same tree?
every time my heart comes back picks me up like mercury
I forget to wear shoes with tread
lessons that slip into the sea
nothing left of me to stitch I'm scattered all about the floor
tossed into my own arms now and dragged off to sleep
like mercury
changed the house now a new shade of red
changed the curtains and the bed
sit and count my one two threes
I can't wait till we can be like mercury
Track Name: Two Thousand Lights
I've lost 2000 years
my soul been around longer then your years
I've come back to these eyes, my mind and this hair
and I can't seem to let me be who I am

god give me the strength to see my light
give me the reason why
shouldn't feel guilty all the time
shouldn't feel guilty
no one benefits from my
diminished, meek and somber light
I'll wait here help you hold on
hold on and I'll wait here
help you hold on
Track Name: Revival
carry me it's been so long I've been weighted down
so carry me I can see your face and the angels sing when they call your name your name
lay me down won't you lay me down