Private Violence

by Jaggery

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $5 USD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in a soft cardboard digipack with lyric booklet.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Private Violence via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      $7 USD or more 

     

1.
Trouble 03:36
trouble . . . i’ve felt it, too felt like doing something drastic felt it also something dramatic opened your book opened up a wound never had such a look now i have learned about trouble . . . there but for the grace of god go i bottleneck / choked up sticky fingers down the throat stranglehold throwing up and out unloading burdens while unloading bullets my shadow brother there but for the grace of god go i gentlemen gentlemen of the jury have you none of your own private violence? opened that book opened up a wound & maybe we both are just another one of those empty ones with trouble . . . & with struggle there but for the grace of god go i
2.
this is my work of art • yours was a hostage heart & now you’re haunting me • & now i want to see i’ve seen your face • in my mirror read your words • in my journal thought about • what one life could bring & what we share • identifying • in very precious things i have wondered what my hands could do & i have wondered what they are capable of -- i have wondered of what your hands could do & i have wondered what they were capable of acts of murder & works of art & if a hostage heart was capable of love your dark liberty • strange sensitivity & no humility • i hear my note sounding & hunger strike • think it our only recourse we wonder why • holding the world by the horns we are exiled • riding the line • between expressing & destroying i have wondered what these hands could do & i have wondered what they are capable of when push comes to shove i’ve wondered of what those hands could do & i have wondered what they were capable of such violence & works of art want to bring you back • & talk to you want to hold your hands • i think that i understand this is urgent • what you wanted to do if given the chance • but i’ve no excuse i’ll turn you loose the hostage • the hostage have courage • have courage cuz he’s not dead • he’s not dead seventeen minutes left • so show some respect he’s not dead • he’s not dead • he’s not dead ----- yet so here’s a work of art to & from a hostage heart
3.
No Sympathy 05:38
you’re bad news that’s my good news quite an offer how can I refuse ah ~ fascination w/ the dark side you’re a bad one w/ a wild side ohhh ~ you’re so good boy when you’ve done wrong & you have no sympathy for these people mmmm murderous fantasies you mean business you made ‘em reality you’re so bad boy what you get away w/ do you feel nothing have you got no conscience you’re so right boy when you’ve done wrong & you have no sympathy for these people ow ow ow ow ow & there’s blood on your hands on your forehead & there’s blood in your hair on your forehead oh boy what do you feel but the thrill of the killl oh my god you’re not right boy but my god you’re so fine & i’ll watch you do it & i’ll wear the T-shirt better run boy ‘cuz they’re on your tail & they have no sympathetic feeling for your kind of people oh but who’s to say how we are who’s to say how we are who’s to say how we are who’s to say how we are who’s to say how we are who’s to say how we are who’s to say how we are who’s to say how we are who’s to say how we are are you to say how we are are you to say are you to say are you to say are you to say are you to say untamed & hateful unchained unsave-able but whose to say how we are are you to say how we are hey FIRE!!! BLOODY MURDER!!!!!
4.
Oh my god 06:40
he takes thirteen steps he’s got seventeen minutes left it’s called a quick and painless death this breaking of the neck oh my god / what have we done? the hood is placed to hide the face so that we can’t see the look in the eye of the life erased oh my god/ what have we done? i do not take the lord’s name in vain may he have mercy upon your soul upon your pain the conceit / the arrogance and the hate / the contempt and the rage / the revenge on this world / his only defense oh my god / what has he done? so an eye for an eye & a tooth for a tooth within your song / your dark, dark song you were harboring your truth oh my god / what have you done? i do not take the lord’s name in vain the lord he giveth and the lord he taketh away witness welcome to the brouhaha brother men, who after us live on harden not your hearts against us for if you have some pity on us poor men the sooner god will show you mercy
5.
End Song 03:56
i’m broken-hearted & i don’t know how it started no i don’t / no i don’t & you’ll never know just how much you captured my imagination no, you won’t / no, you won’t diving under water / keeping you safe from the impending thunder pulling you under / taking you deeper bringing us closer / to each other to each other & i’m in a dream / you are more real than those around me yes, you are / yes, you are & who is to say / what is it we are / fierce soul shades of grey we’re ineffable / it’s ineffable rage trapped in fat tissue / & all the muscle that has been tattooed that has been branded & that is burning / to decipher the message that i am learning i am learning something here’s so consoling & so quite compelling & it keeps growing seems never-ending / going & going / taking up somewhere without us knowing do we keep growing do we keep going ---

credits

released November 13, 2012

Singer Mali (Mali Sastri) ~ vocals, piano
Daniel Schubmehl~ drums
Tony Leva ~ upright bass
Petaluma Vale ~ harp, backing vocals
Rachel Jayson ~ viola

all songs by Singer Mali/Jaggery; lyrics by Singer Mali.

Track 2 orchestral arrangement by Mary Bichner.
Track 2 orchestra:
Violins ~ Nathan Cohen, Charlotte Gopinath, Betty Widerski, Chris Baum.
Viola ~ Susannah Plaster.
Cellos ~ Jonah Sacks, Valerie Thompson.
Flute ~ Mary Bichner.
Clarinet ~ Kevin Corzett.
Oboe ~ Michelle Zwi.
French Horn ~ Pam Marshall.

Produced by Jaggery.
Additional production by Josh Hager and Scott Dakota.

Recorded and engineered by Singer Mali (Mali Sastri) @ Cloud Club, Boston, MA, except Piano on Tracks 2-5 recorded @ Wellspring Sound, Acton, MA, by Matt Hayes.

All songs mixed by Josh Hager and Scott Dakota, except Track 1 mixed by Josh Hager.

Mastered by Scott Dakota.

Photography and art design by Noah Blumenson-Cook. Additional art design by Julia Matorin and Rachel Jayson.

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Jaggery Boston

dark avant pop

contact / help

Contact Jaggery

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Jaggery, you may also like: