Cressida Lock

by Palmar Grasp

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released October 4, 2014

Recorded and mixed by Mitzi McKenzie-King and Damian Coward at Magnet Studios (Coburg, VIC)
Dedicated to our best mate Ben Corio


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Palmar Grasp Sydney, Australia

Suburban feminist emo noise.

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Track Name: Bottle Episode
I guess that wearing a dress means that I'm out to impress somebody
I leave the house that I built, the life that I made, everyday thinking
"Today might be the day that I meet the man of my dreams"
It's obviously what I need

"I wanna make you pregnant, you cunt!"
Well, how about now as I feed you my cigarette when it's lit?
It must be really entertaining when we retaliate
You mock and jeer as we stick our fingers in the air

If I am confident then I am a bitch
If I am timid then I am a prude
I cannot
and don't want to
impress you

How are we supposed to react?
Fall to our knees and open our mouths?
"You look prettier when you smile" is not gonna get your dick sucked
The reason we're not smiling is not 'cause we need a good fuck

There will be no positivity
given to a movement that belittles me
No part of me dresses or behaves the way I do
to be analysed by scum like you

Evolve already!
Or lay down and die
Track Name: Never Odd Or Even
A complete generation told
they're disadvantaged and hopeless
But with identities scrawled on walls,
displacement breeds the toughest
of lovers and leaders and artists
that no-one ever expected
in a region that everyone neglected
But this is where the sun sets

We found resistance in the heart of destruction
We found persistence in the heart of dysfunction

This revolution is earnest
It's a daily struggle to live here
but this is the uprising
and I cannot leave you
Track Name: Martingale
We will not be sweet about it anymore
It's like scratching at, tearing, dropping knees to a wall
But the salt will eventually eat away the stone
The sea admired for its allure strangles and swallows too

You may not see it
But we will feel it

The toughest parts - my tongue, bones and teeth
Kinetic with fear in the pit of me
I'm told that fury will fade to defeat
and I'll fill up the spaces with what is easy

In place of what we stood for
In place of what we need

It won't end up like this
I won't end up like you
Track Name: Mabel
I want you to get out of my life
Don't wanna hear your idea of cool
You're positively always negative
Your jealousy makes you passive aggressive

I said I would listen,
not do what I was told
I am in charge
and I'm more than comfortable

It's been a struggle to get back on top
But I did it in the end and remembered who I was
I know that it's a front, your macho down-talk
Inside you must be shitting yourself

Not everything I do
I do with you in mind
Brooding over what happened
is a waste of time

It's nice to remember that if I'm looking for support
I can do it on my own, others are a last resort
Threats on your talent, and passion for gaining thought
It's not a fashion statement, I've told you this before

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