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What's My Desire? was inspired by the book Henry and June by Anais Nin.

"Sweet Soubrette have crafted a compelling bitter-sweet pop song of the highest order." -The 405
thefourohfive.com/tv/sweet-soubrette-what-s-my-desire

"If ever a tune was deserving of the adjective 'lovely', this is surely it."
-either/or
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lyrics

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

credits

from What's My Desire? (4​-​track EP), released August 14, 2012
Ellia Bisker: lead vocals & ukulele
Heather Cole: violin
Mike Dobson: drums
Stacy Rock: backing vocals & piano
Erin Rogers: saxophone
Cecil Scheib: trombone
Bob Smith: bass
John Waters: trumpet

All songs written & composed by Ellia Bisker.
Horn arrangements created by Erin Rogers.

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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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