CONTENTIOUS

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Recorded by Mike Duffy that night in 2017 when our van got totaled

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released April 7, 2018

Contentious is - Natalie Grace Krueger (vox), Emma Grey (guitar), Gabrielle Costello (bass), and Danielle Cusack (drums)
Patrick McCabe played drums on this recording
No Gods - No Cops - No Masters - No Bros

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Track Name: A Contentious Woman
A CONTENTIOUS WOMAN
They called us contentious for not taking shit from any man
They paint us with scarlet for not doing what they demand

We're not built delicate
We're not bound to submit
We'll never be silent
Our lips are lined with kerosene
Scream inflammatory
Won't be shamed into passivity
We won't be kept in place
Don't expect a woman's grace
We won't submit
We won't give in
Go provoke a fight
Stir shit up, Antagonize
We arm ourselves with knives and lace
"Get the fuck out of my face"
Have each others back for good
Belligerent bitch sisterhood
No we won't be kept in place
Don't expect a woman's grace
We won't submit
We won't give in
Don't tell me I need to maintain my composure
"Under pressure" is under is under your thumb
I'm done being your fucking victim
We won't submit
We won't give in
We won't back down and take this shit
Track Name: Crush
CRUSH
Hearts wide open, I'll hold my breath
Your eyes were silent, swerve and catch
I couldn't remember, I could forget
I'm letting go of a promise kept
We'll ride this high, hands intertwined
Your silhouette against the sky
In this shitty town, broken and blue
All that matters is me and you
With drunken eyes and nostalgic sighs
We're losing count of the traffic lights
We're finding love in these gutter dives
Better days may never arrive
The open road brings clarity
Reflection through the songs to sing
Crisp and clear, bright and true
Every word was always meant for you
With drunken eyes and nostalgic sighs
We're losing count of the traffic lights
We're finding love in these gutter dives
Better days may never arrive
I'll keep moving despite disenchantment
I won't give in to bitterness
I'll do better with the days I'm given
I won't drown in the past
I won't bet on anything
(It was always you)
And I'll savor every moment passionately
I'll keep loving like there's no eternity
Track Name: Fuck Your Magazine Covers // We Demand Liberation
FUCK YOUR MAGAZINE COVERS / / WE DEMAND LIBERATION
Pacified by the changing tides
Kept in check as the water begins to rise
Held afloat by uncertainty
Deep down we know we're still drowning
We're done swallowing your lies
It's time to stand up and fight

Do you expect us to be grateful
For five minutes of exposure
Pundit mouths and talking heads
Exploit our trauma and leave us for dead

No closet will keep us silent
It's time that we take our vengeance

Organize and resist
Get a bat and grab a brick
Paint your nails and line your eyes
We're starting fires we won't be shy

No closet will keep us silent
It's time that we take our vengeance

Cant make us believe that we made strides
Can't give us cover stories
And hope we will comply
We're taking back our dignity
It's my life, my body, my autonomy
Here's the meaning of respect
Introducing my boot to your neck
Track Name: Blackout
BLACKOUT
Masquerade beneath the city lights
Mislead ourselves to think we're alright
Collect the moments of our hearts converging
We add them up and find less than nothing
It took me too long to notice
That everything is out of focus
How the hell did we end up here
Can't retrace a path forged in fear
There was violence through the motions
Consequences invade devotion
It took mean too long to notice
That everything is out of focus
An echo chamber for dependent hearts
Blinded by passion from the start
I've lost touch completely
If I stay here I'll lose all clarity
Forget before I accept
Hold steady in the wake of regret
Forget before I let go
Hold steady as we lose control
We've lost control
Dependency has taken its toll on us
Track Name: Bitter Terrain
BITTER TERRAIN
I'll take another drink to escape
Is it release I need or amnesia that I crave?
I'm spilling my guts over a bitter terrain
I'm setting fire to numb the pain
There's sweat on my sheets
And blood in the words I speak
It lingers beneath my skin
Letting go is just a wish
There's no beginning again
No rhyme or reason
I'll take another drink to escape
Is is it release I need or amnesia that I crave
I'm spilling my guts over a bitter terrain
There's no escape
Track Name: Make It Through
MAKE IT THROUGH
Thrown into life without a choice
Forging a path through white noise
I've never felt alive in my own skin
Force fed lies of original sin
No feeling
No motion
The pressure is building beyond all reason

I'm taking back my fucking life
Living your lie was like taking a knife
Killing me one cut at a time
Bringing me closer to the end of the line

There is no delusion, this isn't a phase
Who we are isn't up for debate

We're taking back our fucking life's
Living your lie was like taking a knife
Killing us one cut at a time
Bringing us closer to the end of the line

I know their voices still linger
It feels like you can't be reassured
Don't let the trauma take you too
Together I swear we'll make it through
We'll make it through together I promise you
Track Name: Whispers
WHISPERS
I broke my arms holding back the wind
I gave it to all to feel perfection
Now there's nothing left
If there was an art to self-destruction
I'd paint a self-portrait of dysfunction
What was too much is now not enough
There's no relief, no calm, no breath left inside my lungs
What was too much is now not enough
I'm just a shell wearing thin
There's no redemption
Whispers turn to screams
There's no comfort
No security

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