Debussy in Vegas

by Stephanie Meyers

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released December 17, 2015

DEBUSSY IN VEGAS
Written and Arranged by Stephanie Meyers
Produced by Harry Foster & Stephanie Meyers

PLAYERS
Stephanie Meyers - Vocals, Piano
Fung Chern Hwei - Violin
Jeremy Harman - Cello
Chris Geller - Drums
Harry Foster - Additional Instruments

Special guest appearance by Avery Ballotta, whose violin solo is featured on "Idea Man"

TECH
Piano and Drums engineered by Simon Katz
Strings engineered Ian Battenfield-Headey
Vocals and additional instruments engineered by Harry Foster
Mastered by Mike Quinn
Album Art by Jordan Piantedosi

SPECIAL THANKS
Harry Foster...I can’t even…this record wouldn’t be in existence without you. Special thanks are not enough. Thank you for being my better half on this one. You are the best album babydaddy anyone could ask for.

Fung Chern Hwei, Jeremy Harman, and Chris Geller for their musical and personal excellence.

Avery Ballotta for being a violin-solo angel.

John Mallia for his mentorship and office space, Ian BH and Simon Katz for being gems to work with, Mike Quinn for his lightning fast mastering speed and skill, and Jordan Piantedosi for providing imagery as fucked up as my music.

My beloved family and friends who supported me during the 3+ years this album took to create. I love you all and could never have done this without all the warm and fuzzy feelings you bring me.

And Charles Bukowski, Toni Morrison, Claude Debussy, and Dmitri Shostakovich for inspiring way too much of the lyrical and musical imagery on this record.

DEDICATED TO
Call Me Doxy (Avery Ballotta, Raquel Kober, Aysia Rodriguez, and Chris Geller)- four beautiful humans who helped conceive of this albumbaby and fed it all sorts of indispensable prenatal nutrients. I love you all more than words can describe and am forever grateful for the profound influence each of you bestowed upon little Debby.

This album is also dedicated to my mother, Jodi Margolin. Her beloved influence and memory have thoroughly saturated this record (after all, she is the one who first taught me to love humans and flowers wholeheartedly).

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Track Name: Rabbit Hole
Well,
I’m not sure if you’re aware the story’s true
But darling if you do not know then
Let me educate you
I nearly lost it all in favor of your secret poetry-
I’m down the rabbit hole
I can’t get out
Won’t you join me?
Oh, I would never leave you all alone
Don’t trust rabbits, I should know
Last time I trusted one with my life it didn’t end well
No
Now I may blame you for a few things,
Give or take,
But darling there’s no need to rationalize and wait
I’ll forgive you if you make me understand
How I got down the rabbit hole
My God, you’ve got amazing hands
Oh I would never leave you all alone
Don’t trust rabbits, I should know
Last time I trusted one with my life it didn’t end well,
No
They’re bags filled with metastases
Oh wait they’re only human beings
So jacked up on chemo that
They jack off to disease

and

You are not a human being
Because you’ve been much more to me
And yeah, I’ll give you cancer if you ask me with a please
Oh, I would never leave you all alone
Don’t trust rabbits, I should know
Last time I trusted one with my life it didn’t end well, no
Oh, you’re a rabbit on your own
But you’re nothing to me- I am gone
Call me up when you come down the rabbit hole
And bring your gun
Now I’m not sure if you are ready for it all
You still get spooked by phantom footprints in the hall
There’s something comforting about your secret poetry
But beware, I hunt to kill
You want salvation?
Come catch me
Track Name: Casanova
Cat got your mama’s tongue
What the hell are you afraid of?
Pussy doesn’t scratch or bite
Show your mama what you’re made of
You pulled out the shotgun
Stuck the barrel in your mouth
‘Cause you always liked the taste of metal
Silver does a wicked thing to doubt
They say you’re on fire
They say you’re a sight to behold
You ignite and it’s painfully-
Dull as a white wall, overcompensate
Tears in the vault
Your macho will have to wait
You pulled out the shotgun
Stuck the barrel in your mouth
‘Cause nobody wanna taste your metal
You make everybody taste your doubt
They say you’re on fire
They say you’re a sight to behold
You ignite and it’s painfully dull
Under careful observation,
You’ll declare emancipation from this parliament
I barely touched that cigarette
The taste of cancer tempts my tongue
The taste of you and everyone you know is too complex to
Think of anything but sex to
Think of anything
They say you’re on fire
They say you’re a sight to behold
You ignite and it’s painfully
Close to a strangling
You find yourself dangling
Our hearts on a string
Let them bleed ‘til there’s barely a beat
There’s barely a beat
Track Name: Red Heart
When it rains,
I’ll collect the tear drops falling from the roof
In a cup made from both of my palms
Looks the same as a porcelain teacup, the edges blue,
Just like when you were gone

I would like to make you a bouquet- I remember you loved flowers
‘Cause they filled up your red heart
Take the point across- I will hold a candle to the dead of night
I want to know if there are flowers in the dark

When it starts, I can feel their handprints pressing on my chest,
Mark me up with darkest ink
Where they are, they tattoo their tragic poetry into my skin
Read it to me, read it to me

I would like to make you a bouquet- I remember you loved flowers
‘Cause they filled up your red heart
Digging in the yard, searching desperately for flowers
In the dim light of the moon are there flowers in the dark?
In the dim light of the moon
Are there flowers in the dark?

When it stings,
I’ll apply some pressure to your skin- oh, we have both got blue fingertips
We will learn how to do that to our red hearts
So we won’t have to remember other lips
So we won’t have to remember this is it

I would like to make you a bouquet- I remember you loved flowers
‘Cause they filled up your red heart
Take the point across- I will hold a candle to the dead of night
I want to know if there are flowers in the dark
I would like to take you back inside-
Stormy weather is no place to keep the sick
It will ruin your lead heart
Holding onto something as intangible as breath
I’ve been waiting to ask you
Are there flowers in the dark?
I’ve been waiting to ask you
Are there flowers in the dark?
I’ve been waiting to ask you
Are there flowers in the dark?
I’ve been waiting to ask you
Are there flowers where you are?
I’ve been meaning to ask you-
Does it fill up your red heart when I finally ask
If there are flowers in the dark?
Track Name: Narcissus
You pulled the gun on me and I was sure
You never seemed the type to pull the gun on me before
So let’s settle the score
It doesn’t count if the eyes have said yes
It doesn’t count if I’m wearing that dress-
When a man loves a woman the man becomes deaf

I’m a novelty
A frustrating toy
Stop complaining- employ some restraint
Go on chain me to your mattress baby
In your bedroom I found daffodils
In your bedroom I found daffodils

You only let your mirror off the hook since
Imitation’s sincerest form of flattery-
Next to assault and battery
It doesn’t count if the moment’s heat
Makes the lonely butcher lust for meat-
When a man loves his reflection no woman can compete

I’m a novelty
A frustrating toy
Stop complaining- employ some restraint
Go on chain me to your mattress baby
In your bedroom I found daffodils
In your bedroom I found daffodils

You pulled the gun on me and I was sure
You never seemed the type to pull the gun on me before
I want to settle the score
What started with a hollow kiss now somehow means that you exist
Even if your words are piss
They somehow mean that you exist

Careful novelty, you frustrating toy
Stop complaining- employ some restraint
Careful novelty, you frustrating toy
Stop complaining- employ some restraint
Careful novelty, you frustrating toy
Stop mistaking your substance for worth
Go on baby, use your sex to shame me
In your bedroom I found daffodils
In your bedroom I found daffodils

In your bedroom I found daffodils, in your bedroom I found daffodils
Track Name: Idea Man
I always saw you Idea Man
But when nothing comes to you
The page goes blank, the brain goes black
Where is your muse? You want her back
Where is your muse? You want her back

Incessantly searching for symmetry and synastry
In such familiar chemistry lost and found the hard electric
No, you can’t afford the power bill
No, I’m afraid you never will

I always saw you Idea Man
But when nothing comes to you
The page goes blank, the brain goes black
Where is your muse? You want her back
Where is your muse? You want her-

Don’t stop me now: I only came here for the trees
You talk too much, it scares the pants right off me
Stone colored eyes move the sense from my tongue
Start the sweat in my palms
The stars attack, your fickle muse you want her back
Your brittle muse
You want her back

Incessantly searching for symmetry and synastry
In such familiar chemistry lost and found the hard electric
No, you can’t afford the power bill
No, I’m afraid you never will

I always saw you Idea Man
But if I can’t get to you
Do you go blank? Do you go black?
Where is your muse? You want her back
Where is your muse?
You want her
Track Name: Fear Beds
You wanna make things difficult?
Well go ahead then, it’s okay
I’m only warning you- you should have just taken the bait
It will not be easy, but it’s all for your own good
By the time the whole thing’s over with I’ll be there in your blood

You don’t know what you are getting yourself into
You only know the moon and you only know the tides
If I’m crazy I am crazy, if I’m dying I am dead
Just so long as I don’t end up conquered in your bed

You wanna play a game now? Loser pays the bill
So drink up babe, ‘cause you are paying for it all
I hunt to kill
Easy victims run in circles, easy targets play your games
But I warned you kid- you should have just taken the bait

You don’t know what you are getting yourself into
You only know the moon and you only know the tides
If I’m crazy I am crazy, if I’m dying I am dead
Just so long as I don’t end up conquered in your bed

You wanna make things difficult? I’ll make you sweat
For every time that you have made things difficult for others,
I’ll make you regret, beg for mercy
I’m not listening, I’m too thirsty for your blood
Oh, you might call a truce before I damage you for good

You don’t know what you are getting yourself into
You only know the moon and you only know the tides
If I’m crazy I am crazy, if I’m dying I am dead
Just so long as I don’t end up conquered in your bed
If I’m crazy I am crazy, if I’m dying I am dead
I don’t wanna be another girl you take to bed
If I’m crazy, I am crazy
If I’m dying, I am dead
I would rather be the first one who can get inside your head.
Track Name: Porcelain
Porcelain’s broken
It bothers no one
Safe in my bedroom
Never too lonesome to grin into flow
I know you exist

We taste the ocean and we taste the beach
Everything tastes the same when it’s just out reach
We taste the ocean and we taste the moon
Everything tastes the same from inside your cocoon
Where you grin into flow
I know you exist

We’ve been over this before
A stolen kiss is never sure
And yet it cuts you to the core
That you are his moon

We’ve been over quite some time
But damn, your hands are dandelions
You spread your weeds straight down my spine
If you are his moon,
Then you are mine

Porcelain’s broken
It bothers no one
Safe in your coffin
You’re never too lonesome to grin into flow
I know you exist

We taste the ocean and we taste the beach
Everything tastes the same when it’s just out of reach
We taste the ocean and we taste the beach
Everything tastes the same when it’s just out of reach
Track Name: Lights Out
In all honesty, it is obvious what you want from me-
Just the two of us
Lights out, lights out
We sit silently
Only silhouettes
Walking: dangerous
Between heart attacks
Beat now, beat now
Our veins remain this way

Entwined with mine we search for signs
But you,
You are still unnerved by shine

We play hide and seek with our silhouettes
Cast the shadows wrong-
Leave the walls upset
With us, with us
Our veins remain this way

Anatomically speaking- we’re tied at the bones
Don’t try it at home folks,
It burns in the blood
It turns you to mud
It renders the body electric, magnetically charged and

Entwined with mine
We search for signs
Entwined with mine
We search for signs
But you,
You are still unnerved by shine

In all honesty, it is obvious what you want from me-
Just the two of us
Lights out, lights out
You’re mine
You’re mine
You’re mine
Track Name: Addict
Numbing me
Choking me,
Quitting then smoking me
Leave out my coffin in fiberglass leaves
Kill me or catch me to aristocrat me
I know that I’m dying with each word I speak
Who do I kiss when the shadows go frozen?
Or will I be fixed to be static and chic?
Lungs being tortured from every which side
Let the leaves take their laughs and their young take our weak
And I am addicted to
I am addicted to
I am addicted to you

Spitting me
Kissing me
Vaguely addicting me
I was taught food from the nature is best
Pulling me
Begging me
Blackmailing everything
Girls don’t complain when they get a nice dress and
When will you stop using butter to grease me and
Violate every sense in my head?
Will I stop hurting in time to be thirty and have pretty boys let me
Fuck with their heads?
And I am addicted to
I am addicted to
I am addicted to you
You’ve made it predictably clear
You’ve made it predictably clear

Leaning me
Taking me
Draining then breaking me
You always win but I’m tired of this game
Sleeping me
Waking me
Burned out me
Shaking me
What does it matter? It all feels the same
Who do I tell when my veins are all bleeding in diagonals on the back of my scalp?
Who do I see for the rainbows that garnish me, telling me my body wants a way out?
Who do I see for the ache in my chest?
And the black and blue spots underneath all this skin?
Who do I tell about pits in my conscience that threaten to get me each time I am in?
And I am addicted to
I am addicted to
I am addicted to you
You’ve made it predictably clear
You’ve made it predictably clear
Track Name: Afraid
You’re afraid of anything that moves
That breathes too fast or thinks too near
Or listens carefully, or whispers nothing in your ear
It isn’t what you’re used to, and it isn’t what you think
It’s the person who you’re closest to who’ll drown you in the sink
I want to live inside your skin
I want to live inside your bones
But you don’t want no residents
You like to be alone ‘cause
You’re afraid of anything that moves
That breathes too fast or thinks too near
Or listens carefully, or whispers nothing in your ear
It isn’t what you’re used to, and it isn’t what you think
It’s the person who you’re closest to who’ll drown you in the sink
I want to live inside your skull
I want to live inside your head
But you don’t want me living with you
Unless it is in your bed
I want to live inside your skin
I want to live inside your bones
I want to live between your heart and soul
And call it home
The flesh covers the bone: and they put a mind in there
And sometimes a soul
But much more often a void I.O.U. note
It says, “I’m sorry kid: I took your soul, replaced it with
A photograph of nothing
Yeah you’re filled with nothing but your aching bones”

You’re afraid of anything that blinks or speaks or forms opinions
Most of all, afraid of dreams though strangely stoic when you’re in them
It isn’t what you’d like to be or where you want to go
But it’s the thought that counts, I guess.
Yeah, it’s the thought that counts you know.
You’re afraid of anything that moves,
That breathes too fast or thinks too near
Or listens carefully, or whispers nothing in your ear
It isn’t what you’re used to, and it isn’t what you think
At the end of this whole thing
It will be me who tries to drown you in the sink
Track Name: Amethysts
Your novelty wears off
There’s amethyst under your eyes
That semi precious stuff
You should be criminalized
That wouldn’t do any good since you’re scared of prison
I must have misunderstood- I don’t know how to listen
Well
We both know our bones will grow brittle with age
If we try to prohibit our penchant for angst
You see, I’m entertaining this lunatic theory:
You’re far too insecure to see anything clearly

I wish you’d stay here with me
I will take both your hands- fill them with honeybees
Learn to withstand the sting of falling out of love
I don’t trust you to stay with me, call my bluff
I never loved you
We both know our bones will grow brittle with age
If we try to prohibit our penchant for angst
You see, I’m entertaining this lunatic theory:
You’re far too insecure to see anything clearly

Your novelty wears off- there’s amethyst under your eyes
Remind me not to blush
You like me more in disguise
I wish you’d stay here with me
I will take both your hands- fill them with honeybees
Learn to withstand the sting of falling out of love
Learn to withstand the sting of falling out of love
Well we both know our hearts are too young for this shit
Between powder-keg lungs you’re too stubborn to quit
You see, I’m entertaining this lunatic theory
Your novelty wore off, too full of amethysts to want me

Well we both know your heart’s far too young for this shit
Between powder-keg lungs you’re too stubborn to quit
You see
I’m entertaining this lunatic theory
My novelty wore off
But I had the courage to be naive
Track Name: Submarine
You’re a far better man than you are submarine
You’ve a much better chance if you learn how to dream
And see nautically-
You are a walking catastrophe-masterpiece sent to the bottom of the sea

You’ll find far stranger creatures than me in the deep
Where when you lose your footing you’re destined to sink
You’re impossibly certain you’re destined to sink
Middle name is catastrophe: you’re not a submarine

“I’m only human” gets old
You’re forgetting that I’m only human, too (or at least so I am told)
And until proven alien I can’t excuse
We’re the same fucking species
Let’s put it to use

You’re much better in bed than you are in real life
Always stuck in your head while I’m stuck on your neck to survive
Symbiotically, we could be quite the catastrophe
Actually that or a masterpiece

“I’m only human” gets old, you’re forgetting that
“I am only human” gets old, you’re forgetting that
I’m not an alien
I’m not an alien-
You’re forgetting that

Until proven alien I can’t excuse
We’re the same fucking species
Let’s put it to use