The Majesty of Beasts

by mary bue

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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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE’S BEST LOCAL ALBUMS OF 2015 (SO FAR): “Heretofore more of a tender coffeehouse balladeer, the Duluth music scene mainstay plugged in and blew off a harbor’s worth of steam while recording her breakthrough collection...Fans of ’90s alt-rock darlings like Belly & Jen Trynin will immediately take to the rocky hooks of songs like “Candy” and “Heart’s Desire.” - Riemenschneider ... more

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Track Name: The Shit I Left in Duluth
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
Track Name: Minnesota Goodbye
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
Track Name: Petty Misdemeanor
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
Track Name: The Majesty of Beasts
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
Track Name: The Things I Left in Duluth (Radio Edit)
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