What's My Desire? (4​-​track EP)

by Sweet Soubrette

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"Sweet Soubrette have crafted a compelling bitter-sweet pop song of the highest order." -The 405
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"If ever a tune was deserving of the adjective 'lovely', this is surely it."
-either/or
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"...thrilling to hear the lush, big sound she gets with her band on the CD, with strings, horns and keyboards...the connecting center is the girlish but smoldering voice of the Soubrette herself." -Travalanche
travsd.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/sweet-soubrette-tonight/

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released August 14, 2012

Ellia Bisker: lead vocals & ukulele
Heather Cole: violin
Mike Dobson: drums
Stacy Rock: backing vocals & piano/organ
Erin Rogers: saxophone
Cecil Scheib: trombone
Bob Smith: bass
John Waters: trumpet

All songs written & composed by Ellia Bisker.
All horn arrangements created by Erin Rogers.
Cover photography by Emily Raw.
Graphic design by Randall Leddy.

Engineered, produced and mixed by Don Godwin at Phantom Center, Brooklyn, NY.
Mastered by Stefan Heger at Fisheye Studios, Cologne, Germany.

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Sweet Soubrette Brooklyn, New York

Sweet Soubrette features the songwriting, vocals and ukulele of Ellia Bisker, whose dark, edgy love songs have won fans' hearts and critical praise since the release of debut album Siren Song. She is joined by a talented backing band, often featuring as many as 8 musicians onstage. Sweet Soubrette's third album, Burning City, releases November 24, 2013. ... more

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Track Name: What's My Desire?
Is it a sickness or is it a story
How I scribble in my little book
I write every word in the language of nerves
And I dare you to look

Yes I’ll let you read me I’ll keep nothing secret
But all my love letters are forged
Don’t wait any longer let’s find out what’s stronger
My pen or your sword

Chorus:
Who is the demon? Who is the liar?
Who the human being? My heart’s on fire
To whom am I faithful? To what aspire?
Who is the dreamer? What’s my desire?

In our heat of passion I distill the poison
Come taste it it clings to my lips
I burn with desire as destructive as fire
I’m a weapon a witch

Suffer so sweetly your jealousy feeds me
I am your enemy in this war
Husband or lover there’s always another
I’m waiting for

(Chorus)

Oh I’m wild, wild, wild
Eyes all over my skin
I’m going to hell, to hell, to hell
Woman, woman, woman
Yes I’m wild, wild, wild
Eyes all over my skin
I’m going to hell, to hell, to hell
Woman, woman, woman, woman, woman

(Chorus)

Is it a sickness or is it a story
How I hunger for so many more
I lie and deceive but you have to believe me
I’m eternally yours
Track Name: Be My Man
We don’t talk about it
We just let it loom
Could call it the elephant
In the corner of the room

Standing at a crossroads
Need to make a call
Do we stand together
Or divided do we fall?

Look into my eyes love
Take me by the hand
Give it to me honestly
Tell it to me true
What do you want to do
And do you want to be my man?

Chorus:
If you’re not gonna be my man
I don’t know how I’m gonna stand it
Every corner of this land
Will be so desolate and barren
And all the comforts that I know
No they will not help me no
If I’m abandoned
By you baby be my man

We don't talk about it
Unless it's in disguise
Only every look at it
Out of the corners of our eyes

Look into my eyes love
We could make a plan
We could make some promises
Tell each other true
What do you want to do
And do you want to be my man?

(Chorus)

I dreamed that we were walking
Through the city past apartments
That belonged to you
The world around us changed
With every step we took
I wondered how we'd make it through

I told you that I understood
I needed to go with you
When you went away
The still point that you made became
The one place where I knew that I was
Meant to stay

(Chorus)
Track Name: Isabella (Live)
Isabella Rosselini shot me in the heart
With her cupid’s bow and arrow like a froggy poison dart
And her teachers of seduction were the creatures of the sea
Yeah I was no match for nature when she cast her spell on me

And she wrapped ten arms around me in a passionate embrace
And she kissed me with that lipstick and a smile upon her face
Is she gonna be my lover is she gonna be my friend
Will she stay with me forever what I want to know is

When will you love me
Isabella Rosselini
When will you love me
Isabella Rosselini

Catch me with a net
Catch me with a hook
Catch me in the kitchen with your dirty little book
Put me in a dish
Fry me in a pan
Eat me if you’re hungry yeah but tell me honey

When will you love me
Isabella Rosselini
When will you love me
Isabella Rosselini

Isabella Rossellini set my heart astir
With her beautiful complexion and her luminescent lure
Like a limpet or a shrimp I’d change from boy into a girl
I’d slip out of all my armor for a minute more with her

Like a starfish gone to pieces I’m beside myself with joy
At the thought of Isabella she could treat me like her toy
I would climb up any barnacle and climb back down again
I would do her every bidding what I want to know is

When will you love me
Isabella Rossellini
When will you love me
Isabella Rossellini

Love me in the morning
Love me in the night
Love me when you’re ugly underwater with a light
Love me in the deep
Love me when it’s bright
Love me till you start to lose your appetite

When will you love me
Isabella Rossellini