Pleasant Stay Hotel

by Vanessa Boyd

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1.
Good for January (You know I want to sleep with you, right?) Good for january, I’m good for January. Can I put my moves on you? My, what delicate nostrils you have. My, what a beautiful skull you have. Good for January, I’m good for January. Tell you what, you and me, drink for drink. If I win, I sleep with you. And if you win, you sleep with me.
2.
Woe to the Cynic Woe to the Cynic who has dared to dream again You are sensitive and your pain is raw skin. How’d you cut me down in so little time I misunderstood your intentions towards mine.
3.
Arise 03:38
Arise One after another they all go by, in my mind. I gather my steed, my sword and my shield. Come, come, come, come Come along It’ll be so much fun, so much fun.
4.
Impervious 04:53
Impervious You’re a bastard, you’re a bastard, for breaking my heart. I don’t feel a thing, I’m on top of the world. Fuck Dopamine, I ain’t feeling no pain. I’m impervious. I don’t feel a thing, I’m on top of the world. Fuck giving out love, with nothing to gain. I’m impervious. I don’t feel a thing, I’m on top of the world. Fuck meeting your needs, you can all come to me. I’m impervious.
5.
Straight [Ramblings Mix] I want you straight. I want you straight, from the shower. No look, no style. All body all mind. I want you straight. I want you straight, from the bottle. Don’t gauge my reaction. Don’t prepare the next move. I want you straight. I want you straight, from the bottle. Don’t worry, don’t worry, don’t worry, don’t move.
6.
N Train 01:15
N Train This punk mother-fucker with his face to my ear, his breath all hot with liquor and beer - What kind of music do you play? What kind of music do you play? What kind of music do you play? You must be serious and shit. What, you can’t talk to me cause you’re so legit? Well I say you’re just another cunt bitch. I imagine my palm is a fist, wrist to jaw, now I’m standing tall - now what mother-fucker now what mother-fucker now what? Cause I got secret and it’s hidden in my pocket and if you keep talking shit then I’ gonna hafta pop it Cause I’m sick, of pussy hating dicks, using public transit as another means to target women on their own just trying to get home.
7.
Music of Speech Some people think I smoke weed. I guess it’s that connection between the smoke and the music the muzak the power to bring back the memory of recreational drugs... It’s the sound of your voice in the morning on the phone when you call me at home just to say hello. Fuck weed, fuck pills, fuck that white powder snuff stuff cause I don’t gotta get high to get hot when you grab my thighs don’t gotta drink to think that there’s lust in your eyes but we can get fucked up for fun play pool till the risin of the sun but let me show you how I run when I’m done. I can function on a dime on a penny on the sly don’t need to puff to help me get by. I tried on your shoes, I know they fit but that’s just a fringe benefit I gotta see if you got the whole outfit before we can make a go of it I need to know a bit more about how we gonna compromise the two of our lives we’re comin from opposite sides. Let me tell you how I’m gonna give in, you go out and smoke with your friends but when you get stoned, you need to go on to your own home and brush your teeth and sleep in your sheets cause I got enough to do while you take care of you and yours and maybe we can open doors between the world you’re livin in and the life I’m tryin to spin
8.
Kidney Punch 01:09
Kidney Punch Hold up – why’d I wake up gritting my teeth Feel like somebody hit me while I was asleep They’re coming at me from all sides now I thought I had my back against the wall But that wall was built from my trust in you And it’s crumbled now below my view And wait, was that a kidney punch from behind? Were you a punk ass dick all this time? You got me by the clit And if you keep pushing Cause you wanna find out if I’ll go into submission you better watch out cause my intuition says I’m gonna lash out Put you in a hold Give you all the pain back Make it ten-fold. Now I’ve been trying to better myself Find my inner peace, put my anger on the shelf But I can pull out some old behavior So you better go on and do yourself a favor Cause a man don’t hide and a friend don’t lie And you’ve been doing both like it’s going out of style I said a man don’t hide and a friend don’t lie Let me break it down now one last time A man don’t hide and a friend don’t lie
9.
Scream 00:49
Scream Women scream in fear, men scream in pain Which comes first the chicken or the egg? If I had a nickel for every time I fought If I had a dime for every time I thought used my words and my eyes and my “women’s intuition” to get out of a quickly declining situation I wouldn’t be looking at the gates pulled down me and the lonely men out on the town Women scream in fear, men scream in pain I wonder if the men ever see it coming or choose to react at the very last moment… Which comes first the chicken or the egg?
10.
Woman on the Make If I were a woman on the make, I’d be easier to take As it stands, you run a hundred dollar tab and how is this possible? how is this true? I still - don’t - sleep with you. She’s dangerous… You’ll wake up in the morning, feeling disappointed A woman on the look - out - for love is volatile and scary so you - be - wary of trying to guess the impulse for the - things - she does She’s dangerous… You’ll wake up in the morning, feeling disappointed If I’m a woman on the make then I need a man who’ll take - me - seriously and have the balls to come - on - to me but as it stands you just - buy - more - drinks
11.
Cool 00:40
Cool This is for all the men who want to fuck me, but don’t wanna know me, Not interested in having a conversation, just making a declaration. If you’re looking for a place to drop some cum, if you’re looking for a woman to incubate your sperm Well you can check yourself check next door I don’t give a shit if you check the corner If you think that all you got to do to respect me is switch the word bitch to lady I can tell you that it’s not what you see It’s not my booty It’s not the swing of my hips Or the color on my lips That makes me As cool as I am.
12.
Gonna Line Up If you’re a woman, and you’re strong, well you better watch out, cause they’re gonna line up, to break your back, said they’re gonna line up, to break your back. They’ll pull you in every direction, push you as far as you’ll go. If you’re a woman, and you know what you want, well you better watch out, cause they’re gonna line up, to tear you apart, said they’re gonna line up, to tear you apart. They’ll pull you in every direction, push you as far as you’ll go. If you’re a woman, and you say it out loud, well you better watch out, cause they’re gonna line up, to call you out, said they’re gonna line up, to call you out. They’ll pull you in every direction, push you as far as you’ll go. If you’re a woman, then you better watch out.
13.
Luxury Hotel 00:55
Luxury Hotel So I’m in the employee breakroom of a luxury hotel, Sitting under a sign that reads, “No spitting on floor”, And I fight off the flies to finish my food And make my way to the employee bathroom Where there’s another sign that reminds me “Employees must wash hands”. And I do. Believe me, I wash my hands of all the copies I’ve made for personal use, I wash my hands of all the faxes and phone calls I’ve made on company time… And speaking of time, I noticed they deducted my check for a 30-minute break that I never got to take while watching the blue-bloods talk down to the blue-collars and push around their money and enormous belly and the greaseball lawyers from out of town tell stupid jokes and slap $20s down.
14.
Middle Class 01:02
Middle Class All these fuckers with their leaf blowers, Throwing their noise pollution everywhere While I’m trying to watch the leaves fall through the air And I could write a letter, To the local paper Saying “please would all the middle class Sit outside and just relax, Your obsessive need to clean, Is bothering, those of us, who like what’s happening” And suddenly all these fuckers with their riding mowers Who climb astride for exercise Will fall to their knees, say “mother nature please Forgive me, I have sinned against thee I dressed you up for all to see Then went inside to watch TV” And once again, I sat outside in peace While my lovely neighbors, raked their leaves.
15.
Laws Made for Us Went to Workman Jr High Dallas to the East, Fort Worth to the West There were laws made for us That kid who brought a saw blade to class pulled it out and whipped some ass now no one can bring their bag to class in the whole damn state of Texas There were laws made for us Race riot’s at 3, right after P.E. you got the Asians and the Blacks Hispanics and the Whites Crypts and the Bloods and the Latin Kings There were laws made for us Who remembers Andy Chambers academic title Assistant Principle shot in the back with a .22 revolver back in ’89, we were prime time There were laws made for us
16.
Bible Belt 02:31
Bible Belt Have you been to the Bible Belt? Have you been to the House of the Lord. I pray for your souls at night, in the spirit of the Lord. I’m ashamed of the clothes you wear, I’m ashamed of the words you say, I’m ashamed of the work you do, I’m ashamed of your underwear. Have you been to the Bible Belt? Have you been to the House of the Lord. I pray for your souls at night, in the spirit of the Lord. I’m ashamed of the thoughts you think, I’m ashamed of the friends you make, I’m ashamed of your heresy, I live vicariously… Come now to the Lord, Come now to the Fold, Come now to the Lord, Come now to the Fold. Praise Jesus, Hallelujah, Praise Jesus, Hallelujah. Sons beget sons beget sons beget sons and for years they try to impress their father for years the girls try to win their papa and still this shit be running improper. How do we break the mold of all the shit we’ve been told? just a game of throwing ball are you a top or are you a bottom you play the man you play the woman. How do we break the spell? how do we be equal? tell you what the first time we fuck we’ll stand up there won’t be any down… Did you integrate the experience? Well, what do you mean? Or did you just absorb it? Have you been to the Bible Belt? Have you been to the House of the Lord. Praise Jesus, Hallelujah, Praise Jesus, Hallelujah.

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Pleasant Stay Hotel is a limited 12” vinyl edition of 100, hand painted.

Side A’s World Trance Americana is minimally recorded w/ hajhuj, synth and vocals. “Impervious” is the only track recorded with drums. [Tracks 1-5]
Side B is all Spoken Word, vocals only. [Tracks 6-16]

All of the spoken word material is also viewable on YouTube as live videos from a New York, NY performance.

All 5 of the music tracks (Side A) were re-recorded and are available on the 2011 release, Emerge. The two albums, Pleasant Stay Hotel and Emerge, have very different approaches to the recordings of these songs. Decide which you prefer or get both!

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released March 10, 2009

All material recorded*, mixed and produced by Vanessa Boyd and mastered by Rick Essig REM, NY
(*drums on Impervious recorded at Lucid Productions, NY)
Original photo by Samantha Isom, additional art design by Vanessa Boyd
Pressed by BrooklynPhono, NY
© Vanessa Boyd 2009, BMI

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