Lyrics : American Doll

Drop Your Stone
Music & lyrics by Andi Starr

If you dropped your stone
we could have walked together
If you dropped your stone
we could have talked together

How does it feel to pray for my soul
now that I’m done eating your bread
and drinking your wine?

How does it feel to turn your back
and feel the sunlight on your face,
now that I’m gone?

If you dropped your stone
we could have laughed together.
If you dropped your stone
we could have sung together:
alleluia, amen, alleluia, amen.

How does it feel (sunlight on your face)
to pray for my soul, now that I’m gone,
singing alleluia, amen. Singing alleluia, amen.

American Doll
Music by Starr
Lyrics by Starr & Sund

Little girls are running around,
playing God in their surgical gowns.

They’re so beautiful, so fine,
so starving sweet and divine.

And Barbie, the American Doll,
dress her up, dress her down, la la la.

She knows everything about nothing,
absolutely nothing about everything.

Surely something’s wrong.
Yeah, surely something’s wrong.

Botox, detox, small pox,
such a pretty holocaust.

But she’s so beautiful, so fine, and she knows
everything about nothing.

Nononononononono…
My country `tis of thee, sweet land of liberty.

Clouds
Music & lyrics by Andi Starr

I never knew I’d have to fly so low.
I never thought I’d have to crawl to find my soul.

Take my hand, my child.
We’ll touch the flowers as we go.
Let the rain come down,
cuz the clouds, they know.
Let it go, let it go.

I never knew I’d have to fly so low.
I never thought I’d have to crawl to find my soul.

Oh, I know you will rise.
Like the clouds, you will know
what came before must go.
Let it go, let it go.

Take my hand, my child.
We’ll rake the ashes as we go.
Let the wind spin ’round,
cuz the clouds, they know.

Silverfish Swimming
Music & lyrics by Andi Starr

I am a stranger in my father’s house,
divorced from his body.
There is a river nearby;
I follow its pulse inside a dream.

Love too close, words too dear.
I am a stranger in my father’s house.

Call me, call me, call me
your silverfish swimming.
I’ll eat this glue, break this binding
My body will be your unwinding.

Love too close, words too dear.
I am a stranger in my father’s house.

Bloom
Music by Starr
Lyrics by Sund

For a season
we watched the flowers
die and fold over
the vase.
I wanted to be heard;
you said stop whining
and scream
and scream
and scream.

I am okay today.
I am okay,
okay today.
I am.

You can’t make flowers
rise or moons fly
but you taste good to me,
taste good to me.

I am okay today.
I am okay,
okay today.
I am.

Take Me Down
Music & lyrics by Andi Starr

Take me down to your healing waters.
Take me down to your healing waters.
Talk to me like a good friend.
I want to talk to you like a good friend.

But they say I can’t know you.
They say I don’t know you.
I want to know you.
I think I know you.

You came before me and said,

‘You have eyes but do not see,
ears but do not hear.’
I want to see, I want to hear
the beauty in this mess of things,
your beauty in this mess of things.

Take me down to your healing waters.
Take me down to your healing waters.
Talk to me like a good friend.
I want to talk to you like a good friend.

But they say I can’t know you.
They say I don’t know you.
I want to know you.
I think I know you.

Baby, talk to me like a good friend.
I want to talk to you like a good friend.

Persephone’s Cry
Music & lyrics by Andi Starr

When I was young, you were perfect,
you were wise.
I didn’t know, I didn’t know

When I grew old, you had to win,
you had to be right.
I didn’t know, I didn’t know

Demeter, damn it her,
for leaving me
winter

I didn’t know, I didn’t know:
cold walls defined me,
your love couldn’t find me.

Lift the veil from my eyes
and save me from late autumn lies.

Demeter, damn it her,
for leaving me
winter

I didn’t know, I didn’t know:
a man of god could fool,
innocence couldn’t rule.

Lift the veil from my eyes
and save me from late autumn lies.

Dance around me.
Crown me with your fallen leaves
and tears of spring.

Dry your eyes and cry some more,
shed your leaves and die some more.

Real Love, Baby
Music & lyrics by Andi Starr

This ain’t no sappy love, no
this ain’t no rubby dub dub.
This ain’t no Hollywood fling, no
this ain’t no ringy ding thing

It’s real love baby, real love.

It’s you and me asking our dreams at night
till we are the question
bleeding for light, bleeding for light.

This ain’t no sappy love, no
this ain’t no rubby dub dub
This ain’t no Hollywood fling, no
this ain’t no ringy ding thing

It’s real love baby, real love.

It’s you and me sulking down Portland streets
till the trees are no more.
We are no more, no more.

Umbrella
Music & lyrics by Andi Starr

It has been three years now.
It has been three years now.

You beat your rage, your blame
down on us like rain
and we walk ahead, together,
with our umbrella that you call isolation.

One side is all you see,
one side is all you hear.
I fight, I cry, I persevere.
Your god is out there,
mine’s in here.

Turn This Ship
Music & lyrics by Andi Starr

You say you want world peace, well then,
hold a mirror up to your soul,
not to your face, up to your heart.
What do you see? What do you see?

You say you fight for truth, well then,
hold a mirror up to your soul,
not to your face, up to your heart.
What do you see? What do you see?

The sky is burning,
the earth is screaming
and we need to turn this ship around.
We need to turn this ship around.

You must go inside; we must go inside.

Light cannot shine in the light.
It needs the dark just like
a star needs the night, just like
we need the pain, we need the pain.
We need the pain to turn this ship around.

You must go inside; we must go inside.
You say you want world peace, well then…

Burn
Music & lyrics by Andi Starr

Burn, burn, burn this church down,
then maybe you will find,
maybe you will find God.

Burn, burn, burn this house down,
then maybe you will find,
maybe you will find Truth.

Burn, burn, burn yourself down,
then maybe you will find,
maybe you will find Me.