Live at Mr. Beery's

by Joyce Nancy & Western Electric

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Recorded Live at Mr. Beery's in Bethpage, NY on June 23, 2012

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released June 23, 2012

Audio by: Mike Longo

Joyce Nancy & Western Electric is:
Joyce DeFilippo - Vocals & Guitar
Joseph Sanders - Guitar
Pete Mancini - Bass & Vocals
Matthew Record - Drums

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Joyce Nancy

Joyce Nancy has been performing since 2006 but only has a real recording of one song. Her current band is Joyce Nancy & Western Electric. Her musical genre has been described as "sad folk" and "emotional bitchface."

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Track Name: Things You Need
why is it easier to love all the girls that ain't yours?
they make you feel different, you tell them you think they are beautiful
and you turn them to poems, you put them in the words of your songs

and all of these men that keep telling me they love me so much
they put me in boxes and make me into the thing that they need
but if you taught me anything I learned that is no way to be

so what is your truth
what does it mean
is there a consequence
for the things you've seen

and it's gonna be a long long time
before you can feel all right
so what do you have to say for yourself
what kind of excuse can you make this time
this time I'm not listening

so what is your truth
what does it mean
oh there's been a consequence
for all the shit you've seen
and I was a fool
after all of these years
thought you were a good man
thought you were a better man

why is it easier to love all the girls that ain't yours
they make you feel different, you tell them you think they are beautiful
and you keep them like secrets
and make them into the thing that you need
Track Name: The Confessor
tell me everything that you remember
none of the stories seem quite complete
and in my arms you become the confessor
spilling the secrets you once meant to keep

somehow we're still children to all of these demons
all of the wreckage attached to our backs
nobody notices the glaring omissions
they are still blaming us and we still react

so don't tell me to go home
there is no longer anything there for me
now I got nowhere to go
somebody find me, somebody find me out

tell me everything that you remember
none of the stories seem quite complete
and in my arms you've become the confessor
spilling the secrets you once meant to keep

sometimes when you go away
you become a thing I cannot place
trying to phrase stories that were never mine
the autobiographies right behind your eyes

so don't try to get me to talk
there's no right way to reveal myself
you've always wanted the key to the lock
the weight of my shame is starting to bury me
Track Name: Wasteland
do you know me now
can you find me here
stuck out in the wasteland of april
clinging to the rain
Track Name: This is Where it Begins
this is where it begins for me, I
don't get no chance to say where we'll be ending up
don't get no chance to say where you'll be taking me
I forget all of my past lives
time keeps on ticking and I can't keep staying away

cause you speed and speed faster than light
you're not gonna wait for me to decide
is it a choice that I gotta make
or is it just not right

this is where it begins for me, I
don't get no chance to be
myself with you away from me
don't get no chance to be
who I always thought I'd be
did you forget all of my past lives
and she's got you thinking that she is your only way out

oh we're stuck in safe houses with locks on the doors
how was I supposed to know it was not like before
cause you scream and scream inside your head
maybe my silence was what put you into her bed
Track Name: The Song
I've got a song in my teeth
you've got a taste for nostalgia I can't control
feels like I'm losing the beat
seems like you're losing the count counting back to now
all I wanna do is hear your voice screaming, screaming
all I wanna hear forever is your voice screaming

it's not so bad if you cover up the mirrors
if you need some help forgetting
turn off all the sounds of the songs

I've always hated to lie
I think you really enjoy pretending you're not
I'm dealing well enough
I think it's really a game we've been playing
all I wanna know is you're thinking about me
thinking about you, thinking about me
all I wanna say is I'm thinking about you too

some of us are stuck behind a doubt
caught beneath a presence we can't shake
I'm sorry that I didn't get us out
sorry I couldn't help you out
Track Name: Please Hold
what was it that you wanted?
lord knows how much I love to make the same mistakes again
if I tell you that I'm sorry
it just gets stacked on top of all the other sorrys that I've said
please help me dig my way out
we've spent so long inside this dead poet's wasteland
we never even signed up to see
the map of our pain will take shape
if we can only get out far enough to breathe

but there's a clock that keeps ticking
and my heart might explode
and my hands they keep shaking
cause there's nothing to
hold onto

so just stay with me forever
this ain't the way that things have to be
once I figure out the truth I'm gonna scream it
cause sure as shit no one's gonna speak up for me
Track Name: Dreams of Deluge
writing out your mysteries
delirious with fever dreams
oh, the way you look at me
like there's so much underneath
Aureliano
who could never love a woman
even after she was dead and buried
just wishing for a weary rain-soaked love

he said I noticed your eyes are always changing color
I said that's not the only thing that's changing
I'm taking the poems from my vagrant's trunk
to let you read them

all the things you've said to me
they cannot compete with imaginary
lovers that I could meet
cause you read what I mean
in the silence of my sleep
the warmth of your body is a steady thing
in the fear and the beauty of my secret dreams