The Juliet Project

by Juliet's Happy Dagger

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released August 6, 2011

brooke tournoux & noah mclaughlin
art provided by www.flickr.com/photos/vonschnauzer/

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Track Name: Ruthless Lately
naomi was a good mother
her name itself was grace
her sons were so good to us
but they will not leave this place
and now she parts for judea
oh "we will follow thee"
but she intones these bitter words
with tears upon her cheeks

turn away my daughters
turn and go your own way
turn away my daughters
why would you stay

oh my name is disloyal
i will heed those words
but ruth is filled with hesed
she will cleave to her
and glean the fields of rich men
at night uncover their feet
oh, how i miss my sister
this loneliness is it greed?

turn again my daughters
turn and go your own way
turn again my daughters
why would you stay

new word comes from my sister
those men have redeemed my girl
but ruth needs no redemption
she's come to love the world
those men so lost to tradition
they are deaf to the name of god
those men with cloaks would cover her
while mother sings aloud

turn away my daughter
turn and go your own way
turn away my daughter
why would you stay

turn again my sister
cleave not to their law
turn again my sister
your friendship without flaw
Track Name: Circle Me
remember those awkward days in geometry & algebra
teenage stumbling malcontents?
calculus, trigonometry
these words were so Greek to me
like your beauty in the back of class
that time was so long ago
do these constants still apply?


circle me, square me,
divide and multiply me
derive and quantify me, too
circle me, square me,
divide and multiply me
i am a function of you

and in this is the awful truth
an awful proof
a stolen sound
it rings from you
rings from me
this tune
these sines and waves
plots and points
graphs of uncertainty
this one sure thing i have from you
that time was so long ago
what do these parameters still do?

circle me, square me,
divide and multiply me
derive and quantify me, too
circle me, square me,
divide and multiply me
i am a function of you

i hold my breath so as not to sing aloud
there is news up on your wall
what is your formula
these sets
these proofs
parabola
in this expression you are my all
that time was so long ago
why does this all seem so new?

circle me, square me,
divide and multiply me
derive and quantify me, too
circle me, square me,
divide and multiply me
i am a function of you
Track Name: You Are the Heartbeat of this Office, For Sure
you are the heartbeat of this office
but you're a cypher, you're a code
no one knows your real name
no one can count what you are owed

but i remember your first day
you were all energy and nerves
you fit in like you're family
you were here to serve

and all those miles of red tape
you cut through them with aplomb
but maybe it wasn't such a good idea
to come in today with that bomb...

no one knew you were unhappy
oh you never said a word
you were on the phones all day
always speaking, never heard

you would flash us that smiley smile
and it would brighten up our day
& you would brew the best cup of joe
& you would send us on our way

oh you handled those suits
like the piper with his song
but maybe it wasn't such a good idea
to come in today with that bomb...

no one ever brought you flowers
no trinkets, cakes or cards
no one ever said a simple thanks
for all these years of working hard

you are the heartbeat of this office
but you're a cypher, you're a code
no one knows your real name
no one can count what you are owed

but now is not the time for blaming
now it's time for calm
maybe we could talk some more about it
right after you diffuse that -
Track Name: Ashes
Your love...

The ashes of my dreams scatter about me now
In the shadows I found you
When I feel lost you surround me now
Yeah you see me through anew
Through unbroken darkness I felt your gentle hand
Leading me to life and warmth again

Your love... I can run but it finds me
Your love... meets me at the door, it seems
Your love... washes over
As we dance among the ashes of my dreams

The ashes of my dreams are far away
Healed and broken by the wind
Bittersweet memories fade to gray
As your moonlight pulls me in
Through uncharted waters to the blessed sight of land
Leading me to light and warmth again

Your love... I can run but it finds me
Your love... meets me at the door, it seems
Your love... washes over
As we dance among the ashes of my dreams
Track Name: his last few days
He knows he should be packing
Cause the time is coming soon
But he just can't bear to put it all away
It seems like he just got here
Now he has to leave again
When he feels like he should be home to stay
Home to stay
Home to stay

He opens up his suitcase
And notes the lack of dust
Wonders if there's something he hasn't tried
But Ohio offers nothing and the army even less
So once again he must prepare to say goodbye
Say goodbye
But he's gonna fly

His last few days at home
Were much like every other day
But he knew that it was just another lie
So he flies into the west
Where we know he'll be the best
When he comes back to us he will be flying
He will fly
No more goodbyes
Fly
Fly
Track Name: The Only French I Know
The only French I know is "café au lait" and "s'il vous plaît,"
"Parlez-vous anglais" and "Je ne sais pas."
All those "useful" things that aren't so much
When a tall glass of Cabernet sits beside you on the plane

Tout mon anglais ne suffirait à décrire
Comment ses yeux agissent sur mon âme
Mais c'est sa voix plutôt qui me rend totalement fou
Elle parlait toute à l'heure et on dirait un ange...

Comment dire?
What to say?
Un simple mot...
I don't know, but I think -
Mais je crois -
I think I might -
Je crois aussi que je -
- Salut
- Hi

The only French I learned will never get this right
But I can't fuck this up; it's a six-hour-long flight
Am I ready for this? I don't even know what this is
Am I ready to kiss him?

Tout mon anglais ne menerait jusqu'à ses pieds
Toutes les bêtises que j'ai commises déjà
Comment tendre la main, ô pourquoi est-ce que
La couleur de ses joues me fait de choses pareilles ?

Comment dire?
What to say?
Un simple mot...
I don't know, but I think -
Mais je crois -
I think I might -
Je crois aussi que je -
- You're from ...
- Lyon. Et toi?
- Cleveland.

The only French I know will never be enough
But all of my English fails me, too
Can he see through my eyes, deep inside
What is this tongue we've found?

Tout mon anglais ne suffirait jamais
Mais mon français m'a également failli
Peut-elle me voir derrière les yeux, ô cieux !
Quelle est cette nouvelle langue ?

- Oui, je te comprends
- I understand you, too
- Est-ce que tu m'aimes ?
- I do