Mannequins

by Renée Forrester

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This is a collection of songs from a period around 2010-2012 that I recorded in Los Angeles, CA and then later in Courtenay, BC.
Most of the recordings are very poor quality and were never intended to be used in an album, however, I feel it is time to compile them together.

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released 29 August 2015

all songs written and recorded by renee forrester

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Track Name: Mannequins
Oh the light, the light I see between the junk and men
Sequins on the headbands of the mannequins
A truck, a car, and new thongs in their packaging
Order in
I will soon be back in Canada again
I will soon be back in Canada

Get back to work is what he said
It's only quarter past seven
I'll give to you your daily bread
and Don't you have any with you?
I need my shiny sleeve for the trip

The smell of halloween in June
But there will be no pumpkin carving
I put the bowlers on display
And drink champagne to keep me charming
She needs this one in green
For the wedding scene

On Alameda street,
Magnolia Boulevard,
I should not have to part clouds for the stars.

Oh the light, the light I see between the junk and men
Sequins on the headbands of the mannequins
A truck, a car, and new thongs in their packaging
Order in
I will soon be back in Canada again
(Back in Canada again)
I will soon be back in Canada
Track Name: 15 Seconds
I can turn music up and down
I can set eyes on things and make them move around
But if I stopped for 15 seconds
But if I stopped for 15 seconds
Oh if I stopped for 15 seconds
My heart would probably break

I could do readings for company
Free coffee and lunches
And discount jewelry
“Your girl with the violet eyes,
must bid you her goodbyes,
and join the angels in the sky.”
But will they stop for 15 seconds
But will they stop for 15 seconds
Oh won’t they stop for 15 seconds?
But my heart would probably break

Seeing warrior
Raven captured
Where is the love for our kind?

Hi-ya-sha-la
Hi-ya-sha-la-hi-ya
Hi-ya sha la
Hi-ya sha la hi-ya

Oh, what a successful but boring man
(Oh, he's a boring man!)
It’s nice to have house and home
I think I need him back....
I have nine lives, but it’s my last try
I count them to help me sleep at night
But if I stopped for 15 seconds
But if I stopped for 15 seconds
Oh if I stopped for 15 seconds
My heart would probably break
Would probably break

Hi-ya-sha-la
Hi-ya-sha-la-hi-ya
Hi-ya sha la
Hi-ya sha la hi-ya

But my heart would probably break
Would probably break
Track Name: In the Wood
There in the wood, in your blooming company
I feel at home, with you there beside me
I've watched you grow up tall and strong and sure
you cradle my core, and i beg you for more

The street lamps are going with you
They follow your path
They need to shine on you
Lock it up soon, it all fades fast
I've watched you grow, up tall and strong and sure
oh baby, you cradle my core
and i beg you for more

I hear you have a companion
I hope hes okay
they say that you're healthy
i guess its all just the same
remind me that you love me
i wont ask for that again

There in the wood, in your blooming company
I feel at home, with you there beside me
I've watched you grow up tall and strong and sure
you cradle my core, and i beg you for more
Track Name: Twenty Thousand Stones
The city sent a representative
to hinder hearts' ability to give
and then a fallen angel came alone
to salvage tears when they had turned to stone
when they had turned to stone, i let you laugh
20 000 stones i must turn back

he said, pause for a minute
pause for a minute
he said, pause for a minute
and let it all out
Oh, darlin don't shut it out
don't you understand what it's about?
You gotta know what really counts, and take it.

Out of the night there came the rarest bird
it paused to say hello without a word
a kiss so far, so far, so good, so true
the shadow man, will keep it safe for you
and then the creeping of the morning light
pulls you out and puts you back to fight
Track Name: Columbine
What is your name?
What is your name?
A rush of love rose to where headaches lie
then ran down to tingle in my thighs
a hedonistic girl, dreams of drowning in her pearls

will they say what a young woman she was?
will they say, what a young woman
will they say what a young woman she was
will they say what a young woman!
can we get out of our bodies tonight
I wanna live in a costume
can I be columbine
you be pierrot, I wanna live in a costume
oh I wanna live
she said I wanna live in a costume

I lost my "uh!"
I lost my "uh!"
we can pay a visit to the boys
maybe we will find it
maybe we will find it amid all their noise
this undeveloped film
becomes secret love capsule
Track Name: The Whining
Look! that lady's in love,
it's the lady of shallot
she stopped to pick flowers
but now she charges by the hour
A poem to keep you intact
take away the mythology
and who knows how you'd act

and you were so mean
my father - was so mean to me
my mother - she was mean

I followed you home last night from school
you looked so pretty i just had to take you with me
i think that you deserved it, that body's made for sin
Come, girl, you will like it, just give in

And you were so mean
my father - was so mean to me
my mother - she was mean

Such a simple imprint I meant to leave
but those sands have been spit on and ravaged and heaved
Oh, should i feel ashamed to look upon this mess?
My mission in vain leaves a hole in my love chest.

And you were so mean
my father - was so mean to me
my sister - was so mean
Track Name: Showmanship of A Gun
I was swarming 'round your mother's car
I heard you call from the window
It was all I needed to make it my duty to take you along
I will show you how to make a life for yourself
I'll get you out, out of here
I'll get you out, out of here

I fought with it
I coddled it
The showmanship of a gun
Your swelling's down, your swelling's down
We'll go into another town
And i'll wait for your lightness
And i'll wait for your light kiss
Get me out, out of here
Get me out, out of here

Oh my god
Can’t we go faster than this?
Oh my god
All I want is your safety
Oh my God
Can’t we go faster than this?
Oh my god
All I want is one final kiss

Before the wheels
Behind our wheels
Lay macadam, murder and love
hello mama,
I’m glad you could
make it to bid us goodbye
“you better keep on running,
don’t you dare come near me,
get yourselves out of here,
get yourselves out of here”

Oh my god
Can’t we go faster than this?
Oh my god
All I want is your safety
Oh my God
Can’t we go faster than this?
Oh my god
All I want is one final kiss
Track Name: Sour Apples
Your sexy sour apple smell is wafting at me
like a welcome guest over for tea, like a welcome breeze
through windows with open arms,
leading to a bedroom of genuine facades

I have a coffee taste in my mouth right now
and the fact that it's there makes me think about how i could have felt, if this situation hadn't been taken so far

So i put on my face, and i put on my hair,
cause i don't feel right if it isn't there
he says "you look beautiful anyway"
And i could use a muse like you to get me through

If you were here, we'd have a beer
and we'd pierce our woes with music
and all of your mixed emotions misunderstood,
have my patience.

You'll say "Here I am"
And "Hear my song, it's been too long"