Be Brave

by Drop Out Venus

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This collection of songs was mostly written and recorded in the small hours of the night when we were at our loneliest and secretest. We didn't intend on showing any of them to anyone, but with humble encouragement from good people we felt more confident in exposing little vulnerable pieces. The most important thing about these songs is that in the process of writing and recording them, we found a family of friends who looked after us and our music in ways that we never thought anyone would. They nurtured and supported us and because of this, these are their songs as much as ours. We called it Be Brave for the simple reason that we had to learn how to be unafraid and apply it in practise despite being shy and freaky people. The Drop Out Venus family would like to thank you for being a drop out.
Strength
Iva

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released November 5, 2012

All songs written by Iva & Chris Moskovich

Mastered by Zaek Nakrivo

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Track Name: Love in Vain
Love in vain
and out of spite too
If it flows through your wrist
then it must be true
My love's in vein
with an incurable cure
Was it brown or white
I didn't know what to do
I didn't look
at what you did
Just stuck to the corner
My eyes locked with my feet
I didn't know
I didn't have a clue
I couldn't think of anything
better to do

I don't know why
he stood on my feet
and said Please please
get on your knees
and find the man
the real man in me
Now please please
please get on your fucking knees
and love me in vain
and out of spite too
If it flows through my blood
then it must be true
Now love the rush
like I love you
There's nothing better to do.
Track Name: The Correct Moment of Desperation
There's a little pleasure in the desperation of your eyes
There's a little hatred in the cat claws
But with a little pressure you could have let me know
What a zone, what a zone
The correct place of pressure
The correct movement of desperation
There's so much pleasure in the desperation of leather
Your passion is destructive, but fuck it it's so seductive
Just to hit you anyway
So mean it like you bleed it
If I'm gonna live by your hand I'm gonna live in style
If you're gonna die by my black eye you're surely gonna ask me why

Press me on the correct moment of desperation

You never hold me like I hold the sickle cells in you
So can you know me for a moment before I go
'cause you never hold me like I hold the sickle cells in you
So can you know me for a moment before I go?
Track Name: Marry Me
It's my desire to do a good thing today
We broke a mirror so let's dig a little grave
Passion and pleasure don't go together
Do you like leisure 'cause I prefer leather

I want to crush your ribs, put my fist inside your mouth
I want to have your hair on my floor black and stretched out
I want your gentle fingers cut off your pretty hand
I want to stab your thigh like I stabbed your name in the sand

I take this man, I take this man in entropy
I take this man, take this man on my knees
I take this man, take this man to marry me
Hardcore hands beckon honey from my ribs
Marry marry me, marry marry my mind
Marry marry me, leave my body out of it
Marry marry me, marry marry my mind
Marry marry me, leave my body out of it

Say my name, say my name please whisper it
How can you say no when I ask you like this
Marry marry me, marry marry my mind
Marry marry me, leave my body out of it
I take this man, take this man in entropy
I take this man, take this man to marry me
I take this man, take this man to hit me
I take this man, because he won't quit me

Marry marry my mind
Leave my body out of it
Marry marry my mind
Leave my body out of it
Track Name: Tapes
Let's get drunk in the most natural way
I'll call you Tapes for your memory's sake
Let's make a sunset in that whisky bottle now
Who remembers secrets anyhow
Sleep is where cowards go to die
And look how gentle you remove the fear from your eye
Little brother Baby Tapes let's stay awake all night
Guarding conclusions from the enemy behind the door
Someone in your head is fake
Deeper than the mercy stake
through the vampire's armour
Let's get drunker
I can kiss and hit, it's all the fucking same
There's no distance between a little death and a little pain
Just my hand in different motions
Don't get killed now by lies in devotion
You look around as if you're scared that the world might hear you
I'd get on my knees just to satisfy the enemy in you
Tapes don't hide
I wouldn't even try
Get drunk with me tonight
Record everything right now
'cause I'll be here to remember who you are
Always crashing in that fucking car
I'm so violent I don't think I'll win the fight

But you didn't understand what I meant
You shrugged me away
Well you shouldn't get upset about it anyway
It's just the loop of a tape
But you didn't understand what I meant
You shrugged me away
Well you shouldn't get upset about it anyway
It's just the loop of a tape
Track Name: Kamen
We lay in this world hungry for food
Planets collide, phantoms turn good
Children stare and explain
upside-down paintings with invisible frames
The werewolf sent a world in the night
Change it already, he's not afraid to die
Help me get up, this ground is so cold
Take my paw, watch the universe unfold
She kissed his bloody mouth
to taste the betrayal of life
She never knew anything
but she was never afraid
to stare down the end of the world
and say
Pravia prusten ot kamuk i kal
Pravia prusten cheren i bial
I'm making a ring of all that hurts
Az sum tvoita edinstvena smurt
Pravia prusten ot kamuk i kal
Pravia prusten cheren i bial
I'm making a ring of all that hurts
Az sum tvoita edinstvena smurt

If this is a man I don't know what I am

Ako tova e chovek ne znam kakvo az sum
Track Name: Vampire
The vampire
The vampire said Please
open up the curtains, let the sunlight take me
I don't mind
I don't mind a little pain
This lonesome thirst has driven me insane
Men they think a vampire just wants to kill
But men don't know what it means to really feel
Bring your wrist to my teeth if you want real pain
If you want to love death
if you want her cold kiss on your brain
I've seen the world of men go by
I've seen destruction in a baby's eye
That's the statue
That's the figure of life
You draw a picture, put it in a frame and die
Don't get thoughtful about being my food
I am a little like you
The vampire
The vampire said Please
Open up the curtains, let the sunlight take me
The vampire
The vampire said please
Write me a song so they'll all remember me
Track Name: Love & Desire
You gotta be one person at a time
Until you can be one person all the time
You gotta be one person at a time
Until you can be one person all the time
I wrote my number on the bathroom wall
If you look close the numbers have burnt individual holes
Put your fingers through
There's a ghost in the next cubicle that wants to kiss you

Thanks for the phone calls
You were timid like a kitten on death row
Thanks for the phone calls
I don't think I would have made it past the New Year
if it wasn't for your phone calls
But nobody needs to know
Nobody needs to find out
Nobody needs to know
anything about
Love and desire
I wish you love and desire that tear your soul
Love and desire
Happy birthday I hope you get the most painful love and desire of all

Dry leaves don't flow through
Dry leaves don't flow through veins of stone
Black leaves don't flow through
Black leaves don't flow through veins of stone
Make a hole make a hole
See which one of your hearts will be the one to grow
Charlie says I'm fire
Charlie says I'm fire without a flame, the first fire
I wish you love and desire
Love and desire
I wish you love and desire that tear your soul
Happy birthday
I wish you the most painful love and desire of all
I know some kids that
I know some kids who look in the mirror lip-syncing to songs about death
They don't know that their hearts
They don't know that their hearts are better off deaf
Track Name: Lady Lazarus
I have done it again
One year in every ten

The leather housewife of the weird
Full of fever a bit queer

I do it so it feels like hell
I do it so it feels real
I guess you could say I have a call
I guess you could say I'm healed
I do it so it feels like hell
I do it so it feels real
I guess you could say I have a call
I guess you could say I'm healed

Knuckle bones spread like smiles
Punch the wind let's see it rile

I won't fail the expedition
Rust red bondage served in dishes

Cross the borders of my fear
I'll do anything to see you

I do it so it feels like hell
I do it so it feels real
I guess you could say I have a call
I guess you could say I'm healed
I do it so it feels like hell
I do it so it feels real
I guess you could say I have a call
I guess you could say I'm healed

I have done it again
One year in every ten
Track Name: Hangman
Stone walls shiver in the black of your cross eye
What's the reason that you cry?
A stick figure hanging
'cause you couldn't guess the word tonight
It's just a flatline next to flatline
The word was Hi
Tall like time
Slippery like suicide
As white as roses
As red as the sky
What you go and do that for
Hanging just 'cause you didn't know
No one knows what you saw
Why did you exist at all?
Disconnect the lines
Walking up the stairs
What's inside a throat?
Just a bit of air

I believe I'll leave you hanging there
Track Name: Mixtape
Who will hold your hand now?

I saw you smoking a red cigarette
Against a violent sun throbbing loose in your way
It's an infection with a measure of awkward grace
Writing on your arm Everything will be Okay
The truth is a lonely spell
but it doesn't know how to spell your name
Wave a good-hi at me till death do us party

You gave up meat to be like me
We cut each other's hair
Sometimes I slapped your face
and you said it was fair
Now your blood she cuts my knife,
We wait for the sun to collide
with the blue hour of the twilight

Oh my god I never ask why
Oh my god I never ask why
Who will hold your hand now?
Who will rewind your tape now?
Oh my god I never ask why
Why should you watch the world and chain the sky?
Track Name: Piano Improvisation Number Two
For your mother's love
For your father's cash
Burn down your house
and sell your ass
Lucky enough
The needle eye
What goes through it
isn't alive
Measure this space
It's five by five
Russian Roulette
under kitchen lights
Counting down
the seconds left
The right way
to shame all death
Then back to sleep
on the kitchen floor
Come in beside me
if you want

For your mother's love
For your best friend's soul
Burn down the world
Explode it all
In my dreams
A naked road
And I kiss you
as rockets fall
I'm in love
with it all
Melancholia
will let you go
For your mother's heart
For a gentle fuck
Rewind and start
an endless loop
of true love