What's My Desire?

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Inspired by the book Henry and June by Anaïs Nin, written in response to an assignment for the Bushwick Book Club (bushwickbookclub.com).

Official music video: youtu.be/gp1Sz39tKW0

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

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

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

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 Burning City, released January 21, 2014
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

Horn arrangement by Erin Rogers.

Engineered, produced & mixed by Don Godwin (dongodwin.net) at Phantom Center, Brooklyn, NY. Mastered by Stefan Heger at Fisheye Studios, Cologne, Germany.

Written and composed by Ellia Bisker.
(c) 2013 Sweet Soubrette Songs (ASCAP)

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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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