Romantic Music For Perverts

by Black Hay

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1.
Behind your eyes Cogs are turning Try and Hold still But The grip is burning No point in putting up a fight Hold that breath Deep indeed You can shut your eyes I’m at full-on speed The head lights are blurring all my sight We crash cars Lip-locked sedated Head long at each other until we’re gone Scrape by impervious Try to play survivor on and on We crash cars Were you scared? Whilst closing in In the dead of night Everything holds still I tied tin cans along the back Feet went down We Sped along The road was clear It’s just your move was wrong And now we’re flying off the track We crash cars Lip-locked sedated Head long at each other til we’re gone Scrape by impervious Try to play survivor on and on We crash cars You’d crush me later Keep on though no one is keeping score You’ll find another Heavens make us restless wanting more We crash cars
2.
In the dark my eyes get wide to take in all I see Little black pools that suck the light from around me You’re as sane as I’d ever want you to be I think you’re going to enjoy this just as much as me Moving just like I want you We haven’t said a thing If you scratch like a cat then I’ll dangle like a piece of string I wanna be your lover Without loving a thing You’re as sane as I’d ever want you to be But the damage you let me do won’t set you free You’re insane and that’s how I want you to be Get your cat claws out and dig em both into me. I can see you want to get down You’re only this wild when your ma’s not around I’ll take my hit and run You’re the kind who’d crash the car for fun You’d crash the car for fun You’d crash the car for fun You’d crash the car for fun You’re as sane as I’d ever want you to be Get your lollipop-stained tongue out where I can see
3.
The way you look with your eyes half open peeking out to the side All the things we’ve left unspoken About to materialise It doesn’t matter how you got dressed in all those pretty clothes you wore They all look best scattered in little piles across the floor One kiss and my neck hairs stand up and I I feel something I feel something I feel fingers running through my hair I feel something I feel something I feel something going on down there It was over from the moment your boots came off Your face said it all Your body is going to have a lot to answer for Pressed up to the wall Your bones were made for jumping and I I feel something I feel something I feel blood rushing from my head I feel something I feel something I feel something in between my legs I feel something I’m going to do things to you, you haven’t got names for You can make me earn my grin I want to run my wicked tongue along every inch of your petal skin Right now you couldn’t scrape the filth from my mind I feel something I feel something I feel something when you say my name I feel something I feel something I feel something Take my breath again I feel something I feel something I feel blood rushing from my head I feel something I feel something I feel something in between your legs
4.
My girl is so pretty we get nothing done I called in sick today We only eat and sleep, work, or earn money at all To spend the rest of our time this way Her lips are dry from catching her breath And what the neighbours think - God only knows It’s 3 O’clock in the afternoon and I still haven’t found my clothes Cold fire burning up my spine Our bodies melt in the heat We could be wasting all of our lives It sure doesn’t feel that way to me I looked at the clock – 3 hours had gone by Day blurs into night so easily Though my body feels I’ve run for a thousand miles I can’t help but find the energy Cold fever burning up my spine Our bodies fuse in the heat This could lead no where but down But I don’t know If we did this til our lives were over It wouldn’t seem like such a bad way to go She lays her hand on my chest Lays her head to my heart To see if there’s anything rattling in there As the sky outside grows dark We keep staying in all of the time Destroying the sheets The world could burn down around us We probably wouldn’t see If we did this til our lives were over It wouldn’t seem like that was such a bad thing to me Cold fever burning up my spine Our bodies fuse in the heat They’d say we’re wasting all of our lives But they just don’t see If there is a better way to spend it at all No one has ever said a word about it to me
5.
Skinny Wings 04:17
Is there something wrong with you darling? You’ve got to eat something You’ll never make it with the angels on such a skinny pair of wings I still don’t see the attraction in this place that you adore You give all that you have of yourself and still they’ll take some more You’re so eager to give it away But you’ll never get it back, never get it back, never get it So eager to give it away There’s money in your skin and every second you feel it slipping away There’ a clock hangin on this thing and every second you feel it ticking away Ticking away All this time you kid yourself that you’ve still got control As the hunger racks your body and the cameras steal your soul You say it’s better to sell than to pay but baby what you gonna do? When all the competition is selling much cheaper than you? Still you’re so eager to give it away But you’ll never get it back, never get it back, never get it So quick to shed that skin but you’ll never get it back Why do you keep telling yourself things too good to be true? When will you take a look at the world the way it looks at you? With it's teeth bared out for you You’re so eager, to give it away…. But you choose it, you choose it You’d give anything not to lose it You’d give anything not to lose it but you’ll get nothing but burned So eager to give it away So eager to give it away I still don’t see the attraction in this place that you adore As perfect as you are you feel you need to be so much more Thought you had nothing to lose and everything to win It’s only when you’re bleeding that the sharks come swimming in
6.
I must be crazy, must be out of my mind To hope this high But you get the strangest ideas in the night sometimes That you just have to try I've been falling a long time, into your trap My heart goes sailing, into your lap To lay it all out from the start Is just cruising for a broken heart In some of your sweeter moments For no reason, you feel so sure None so brave as fools They don’t care, what might be in store You never know what she's thinking You never know who she's seeing (when you're not around) and You never can tell (makes you wanna check it out) Who's wearing her smell right now Cos you're just like them in the dark Your hopes held high beneath the stars Still reaching out with arms wide apart Is just cruising for a broken heart And Maybe I'll find it's not so smart The fall back down can leave you scarred But You can’t let fear blow out the spark It’s not worth falling unless you fall hard So go Cruising for a broken heart
7.
Open Up 06:28
It’s got to be perfect says she But life is ticking You’re not tricking me Watching you in resentment and in awe You’re still the same little girl as before Open up your legs and heart to me I’ll show you all you really need to see The stars are looking fine But you can watch them anytime You should be laying down here beside me I won you over didn’t I? Won you fair and square And between God and you and me I’m the only one who cares Open up your legs and heart to me I need you right now Open up your legs and heart to me I need you right now If there’s a door to the heavens I’m sure your body is a key Turn your eyes to the ground Give in to me You can pick up your prayers as soon as you leave Show some beauty in this world and maybe I’ll believe it’s true There’s someone watching over you The way I am now Open up your legs and heart to me I need you right now You’re all that is sacred here to me I need you right now Need you right now
8.
I woke up cold in the dead of the night Lord rest my soul I woke up dead in the cold of the night Oh let my soul be still The bottle doesn’t work for me anymore Lord rest my soul Don’t want to feel it drinking from me anymore Oh let my soul be still Been running like there’s something I need to find Lord rest my soul I wonder if I’ve only been wasting my time Oh let my soul be still When I’m sick and thin, will you let me in? Will you let me in when I come crawling? Reaching for the light, will you make it right? Help me make it right because I’m still falling. I hardly recognise my friends right now Lord rest my soul My friends don’t recognise me anyhow Oh let my soul be still I tried so hard to be good and true Lord rest my soul I found that with love you can hurt folks too Oh let my soul be still My dreams are fading, one at a time All the sand running out that used to be mine I’m lost in the rain, alone in the dark With no place left to go When I’m sick and thin, will you let me in? Will you let me in when I come crawling? Reaching for the light, will you make it right? Help me make it right because I’m still falling. You have to keep on, there’s no way back Lord rest my soul Either you keep the train rolling or you die on the track Oh let my soul be still
9.
Still a little lower than the angels, you can hold a candle But some love is too hot to handle so let it burn A pretty boy in an ugly crowd, chasing pretty girls to hold them down And see how far they really want to go At my most lonesome I wonder where it went The return on any and all of my passion spent Little pieces crumble off one at a time But don’t look back on what you leave behind Sometimes opening my mouth is like screaming in the canyon All the little birds just fly away Met with only glazed eyes when I seek out my companions In the tail-lights of another passing day At my most lonesome Watching you all have your fun Wondering how you’re full of joy when all this leaves me numb You can’t blame me for wanting more than I have found And I can’t blame you for letting me down And you come from such loving kin, I never thought they’d let me in To a house so warm and food that tastes so good I gave all I had to share but words rise up like more hot air And I’ll never know how much was understood At my most lonesome saying someone else’s prayers Picturing my lover taking someone new upstairs Each new trail leads me back to the start Knowing it’s all built to fall apart Knowing it’s all built to fall apart It’s all built to fall
10.
I’ve been staring at this ceiling with hot air upon my neck I didn’t want it to be like this but then what do you expect? We’re strangers after all… I suppose I ask for it sometimes, the things I do and say Thought I could take from everyone, not just give myself away Sometimes its enough to get by But it slips through my fingers no matter how I try A heart is not a hotel, some things always remain Did you have something burning inside you Begging to be released? Will you use up your sin right now Then confess it to a priest? Everything is disposable Don’t look that way at me A Heart is not a hotel there’s no one to clean this away A Heart is not a hotel so I never let them stay But that summers day from years ago Our young bodies in the sun Our sweat cooling in the evening And the safe homes we ran from Some will come and some will go Some get by happy not to know Thinking it’s all over as soon as they go But there’s a whole other side they don’t care to know I’ve been sleeping in the shower trying to wash it off What I save of myself is never enough Sometimes I forget the colour of my eyes Hiding from the mirror A Heart is not a hotel - I get nothing when they leave I’ve got to stop this trading, and I’ll be free to breath A Heart is not a hotel - No one asks you what you need A Heart is not a hotel - It’s not over just because you leave

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“Shamelessly good rock served in the most unpardonable of ways” - Against The Odds

"Over the coming months, we’d wager people will be stumbling across Black Hay, because, well, it is something rather brilliant. It’s dark, Jim. And it’s rude, dirty rude.

Favourites round here are the muck and lust of ‘I Feel Something’, have a listen, it’ll make you blush. And there’s the heartbreaking Lemonheads-y ‘Skinny Wings’ (“you’ll never make it with the angels with such a skinny pair of wings”), but where it really parks tanks is the duo of “Open Up” and “Lord Rest My Soul”.

In these two songs you can hear an artist going places. They sound like songs way beyond a debut from an unsigned artist. If the piano gospel of “Lord Rest My Soul” is in any way some indication of where Black Hay are headed, consider this a warning. We might have just written about a band who we can finally say told you so about.

The album is out on 16 March, don’t muck about eh? Get it. Consider it an investment." - mynewfavouriteband

"Swaggering rock-noir that seeks out the seam of self-harming, death-trip paranoia submerged beneath the entertaining surface of rock ‘n’ roll and drags it struggling and squirming into the light. Not that Romantic Music For Perverts isn’t an entertaining record, and it’s neither as dark or as gothy as that description might seem to imply, but the bullshit typical of rock has been expunged, and replaced as a defence against the awful nature of the truth (whatever that may be) with a sour, sneering sense of humour. The sounds are those of hard rock, moving with a deliberate, ponderous heft, shot through with an acidly accessible feeling for melody. The songs are written with a sophisticated understanding of what makes a rock song work, extended in some direction or other to a logical extreme, performed with a measured insouciance and a gritty melancholy. Black Hay’s debut album is, despite everything I’ve just said, a lot of fun, a darkly humorous and musically powerful take on sex, death and all of that rock ’n’ roll psychodrama malarkey. For me there’s a spin on this material, a critical edge in the way its presented, that lifts it from the entertainingly stylish to the surpassingly excellent." - Oliver Arditi oliverarditi.com

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released March 16, 2014

Produced by David Ezra and Gideon K
All songs by Gideon K

Mixed and Mastered by David 'The Producer' Ezra

Gideon K – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keys, Percussion, Glockenspiel
Guillaume Charreau – Drums Track 2,5,6,7,9,10
Anna Tosh Hall – Additional Vocals tracks 3,5
Andrea Rapisarda – Drums Track 4
Tim Robinson – Violin Track 1,10
I-An Tai – Cello Track 10
Rotem Haguel – Bass, Stomps, Claps, and Choir sounds Track 8
JB Newman – Stomps, Claps, and Choir sounds track 8
David Ezra - Piano Track 8
Drum Recording & Engineering Track 4 – Herman Stephens @ Wavelength Studio
Drum Recording & Engineering Track 2,5 – Stef Gizzi @ Blueape Studio

Artwork by Dan Strange

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Black Hay London, UK

Having been described as "A baby Nick Cave", "A voice you'd roll over in bed for" and "Worse than Leonard Cohen", Black Hay’s music fits comfortably under the description ‘Romantic Music for Perverts’, covering as many of the songs do, a sense of both lust, physicality, as well as outsider perspective. ... more

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