The Majesty of Beasts

by mary bue

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left a broken dishwasher left a toaster oven too i left bins full of clothes and shelves full of books and bits of my heart are left there too of all the shit i left in duluth the bins full of clothes and the boxes full of books of all the shit i left in duluth the thing i'll miss the most is you left that broken dishwasher took some tables to goodwill i got a coupon at Savers for twenty percent off but it probably expires way too soon of all the shit i left in duluth the bins full of clothes and the boxes full of books of all the shit i left in duluth the thing i'll miss the most is you it doesn't really matter if you stay or you go when you find your home you really find your home it travels with you like a turtle shell to heaven or hell if you make it so
2.
I don't wanna go to the bar cuz that's where all the cool kids are and they know my face and they know my ways and i can't keep up the pace anymore i guess i'll go and move somewhere down the road and have a couple of babes rock 'em to sleep by the waves never think of the days when i was young you all seem to be having more fun than me it's a long reply it's taken awhile a minnesota goodbye
3.
Petty Misdemeanor husband sleeping next to his wife three little mice passed out on the floor which one looks the tastiest tonight his eyes wide open he decides on his prey the first one he knows a little too well they've shared some yucks at his father in law's store second one, well, she's sassy as a whip she also lives in the neighboring town the third one was so nice and friendly to him she tried to get him to open up he bought them all some tropical drinks & strong shots of liquor from the dance club stumbling back to the hotel crying and carrying on passed out on the bare floor he was doing them a favor, inviting them over next thing you know you're faced with a rapist or was it rape? just a petty misdemeanor you got up and ran, tried to lock into the bathroom he followed you in he followed you in you said "that's enough" you said "that's enough" but you whispered it to not wake anyone up you just whispered it to not wake anyone up you thought it was your boyfriend but no, you had broken up you thought it was your lover but it was cold and full of evil you said "that's enough" you said "that's enough" you said "that's enough" you should screamed GET THE FUCK AWAY and one of those mice said to him oh, you're a monster, but i forgive you for your sins all those terrible things that you did to my friend but you're just a mistaken child of god i forgive you i forgive you i forgive you so that i can carry on did you ever think of his children did you ever think of the other women he's probably raped 20 other women he's probably raped 50 other women 10 years later he's still forgiven 10 years later he's still forgiven 10 years later he's still forgiven 10 years later he's still forgiven
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The Majesty of Beasts i recognize the majesty of beasts thundering hooves milky eyes the power of a horses thighs the beating of wings in the sky the flipping of fins under the ice lungs taking in oxygen down in the deeps of the night i recognize the majesty of trees towering pines cover the sky on branches where the monarchs lie your birch bark canoe gonna take us to that island where the palm trees sway it's a fantasy it's lost at sea as the amazon dies for your beef i recognize the majesty of you and me fingers grip the trigger eyes stare down the shaft another life gone too fast it's your only one staring into a gun you won't come back turned like on tv it's a tragedy a comedy humans making fools what else could it be i recognize the majesty of beasts ivory tusks abalone shells the pretty things we want on our walls a peacock's plumes a shark's sharp tooth a rabbit's fur to keep us warm lie with me dear in front of the fire don't tell me now that it's too late i recognize the majesty of beasts thundering hooves milky eyes the power of a horses thighs the beating of wings in the sky the flipping of fins under the ice lungs taking in oxygen down in the deeps of the night
5.
left a broken dishwasher left a toaster oven too i left bins full of clothes and shelves full of books and bits of my heart are left there too of all the things i left in duluth the bins full of clothes and the boxes full of books of all the things i left in duluth the thing i'll miss the most is you left that broken dishwasher took some tables to goodwill i got a coupon at Savers for twenty percent off but it probably expires way too soon of all the things i left in duluth the bins full of clothes and the boxes full of books of all the things i left in duluth the thing i'll miss the most is you it doesn't really matter if you stay or you go when you find your home you really find your home it travels with you like a turtle shell to heaven or hell if you make it so

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released May 2, 2017

Mary Bue - The Majesty of Beasts
copyright 2017 Mary Bue Music LLC

Vocals, Organ, Guitar, Harmonium: Mary Bue
Guitar: Kyle MacLean
Synth: Zac Bentz
Bass + Tambourine: Heather Millis
Drums: Scott Millis

Recorded and mixed by Chris Mara at Welcome To 1979
Assisted by Ryon Westover
Mastered for digital and vinyl by Cameron Henry at Welcome To 1979
Produced by Mary Bue

Artwork by Amy Abts
Design by Adam Guggemos

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mary bue Minneapolis, Minnesota

“If intimacy intrigues you and makes you into a skittish peeping tom, then be sure to catch Bue at her next performance.” – Alan Sparhawk, Low

Full intensity living without a second to waste or take for granted — that is Mary Bue’s M.O. An indie rock singer songwriter based in Minneapolis, her songs touch on the environment, dreams, love, and rising up out of trauma and sorrow.
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