Betrayer

by Kate Powell

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Dedicated to my biggest fans

Recorded in my kitchen in Santa Fe mostly very late at night.

Featuring:
Arthur the baritone ukulele
Uther the soprano ukulele
Craig, the long-suffering 1965 Baldwin Acrosonic upright piano
Unnamed garage sale bongos
A three-string cardboard Appalachian dulcimer
...and me!

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released October 31, 2014

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Kate Powell Santa Fe, New Mexico

Public radio reporter/junior producer making jams on the side.

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Track Name: Dégage
je n’ai aucun désir
de te voir aujourd’hui
je m’en fous de toi
arrière de moi, espèce de diable
qui osait tenir mon parapluie
qui m’a regardé
comme si j’en vaux la peine

dégage, tu ne sais pas de quoi tu parles
dégage, laisse-moi mariner dans mon jus

je ne répondrai pas
à ton texto de merde
franchement j’suis sur le point
de supprimer ton numéro
pour qui te prends-tu
qui osait s’extriquer
de mes mauvaises habitudes
qui s’est mis à part

dégage, tu ne me connais pas autant que tout ça
dégage, comme c’est fatiguant d’être vu
dégage, tu ne sais pas de quoi tu parles
dégage, laisse-moi mariner dans mon jus

je n’ai aucun désir
de te voir aujourd’hui
franchement je suis sur le point
de je ne sais quoi
Track Name: A Lover
I had a lover
of whom I worked hard to be worthy
he had two large hands
that covered my body entirely
I sang him ballads
sometimes he cried at their beauty
oh that was redemption
when he sank his big tears into me

and that was the sound that came out of me
a big four made of little threes

dreamt I gave him all my love
I woke up with scarcely none
dreamt I gave him all my love
woke up with scarcely none

and that was the sound that came out of me
a big four made of little threes
Track Name: I'm A Creature
I’m a dabbler, but not a dilettante
I’ve gotten real good at this one thing after all
I never told you, but then you never asked
whatever I thought of you back then is in the past

La la la la la la la

A strange feeling, hand under my chin
sustained eye contact tells me that you’re going in
for a sad lick before you’re making words
about how we both have a lot of things to work through

De ta bouche à mon oreille

I’m a creature of commodity
if you’re withdrawing your claim I’ll make it very easy
it’s my nature to force your retreat
when the dust settles you’ll wonder who did the leaving
want no part of juvenile bereavement
just a frozen single serving that I can believe in
I never told you, but then you never asked
whatever I saw in you back then is in the past

La la la la la la la

I’m a dabbler, but not a dilettante (dilettante)
I’ve gotten real good at this one thing after all
I’m a dabbler, but not a dilettante (dilettante)
I’ve gotten real good at this one thing after all
I’m a dabbler, but not a dilettante (dilettante)
I’ve gotten real good at this one thing after all
I’m a dabbler, but not a dilettante (dilettante)
I’ve gotten real good at this one thing after all
Track Name: Sister Mary
This graphic design is making me sick
but it is my punishment to sit here and stare at it
when my sister Mary went blind from the fever
I promised to help her and never to leave her

Do you want to sympathize with me, a traitor?
Do you want to come to care for me, a consummate betrayer?

This coffee machine is spitting at me
but it is my punishment to sit here and take it
when my sister Mary went to live with the Ursulines
I would not see her past the gate of the convent

Your color of lipstick is making me hungry
but it is my punishment to refuse all nourishment
My sister Mary wrote me in cramped lines,
told me she was thriving in the care of the Ursulines

Do you want to sympathize with me, a traitor?
Do you want to come to care for me, a consummate betrayer?
Do you want to sympathize with me, a traitor?
Do you want to come to care for me, a consummate betrayer?
Track Name: CEDEX
I know it’s hard to believe
after all the shit we’ve been through
I can’t stomach the thought
of waking up one more day next to you
it’s a concession to frailty
that I’ve written you this excuse
if I don’t get on that train
then I will eat myself alive and make you watch

Do I owe you my forwarding address
Do I owe you a lock of hair from my head to remember me by

Well you tried to explain
but it was never the same after that
and I tried to get past it
but now I know you’re capable of treason
you can catch my eyes and say
that no one ever looked so good under you
if I don’t leave you today
I’ll eat myself alive and I will make you watch

Do I owe you my forwarding address
Do I owe you a lock of hair from my head to remember me by

It’s a concession to frailty
that I’ve written you this excuse
if I don’t get on that train

Do I owe you my forwarding address
Do I owe you a lock of hair from my head to remember me by
Do I owe you my forwarding address
Do I owe you a lock of hair from my head to remember me by
Track Name: In The Clear
The part I most regret
about everything to do with you
is how I seem not to have learned anything
the lie I like to tell
about what it is I feel for you
is that it’s the same thing all the time

Hear this story told
by all the girls who ever thought
sex buys interest and affection
no one wants to hear
that they were not deceived so much
as they failed to listen carefully

You think that I still love you, baby
and I’m not sure I ever did
but that is not to say I’m in the clear
wish that I could tell you, baby
how good I’ve got it since we split
but that would mean I still need your attention

The things we will not say
are ever more important than
will you help me lift this box
one might also say
that waiting for apologies
is no better than withholding them

You think that I still love you, baby
and I’m not sure I ever did
but that is not to say I’m in the clear
wish that I could tell you, baby
how good I’ve got it since we split
but that would mean I still need your attention