Unlovely EP

by jocelyn mackenzie

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Miri Jocelyn came barreling in at a time when I was mourning the loss of one of my favorite bands, wondering when I would hear from any of the members again. OH MAN. She delivered. I love everything about this, how pop it sounds, the beats (JOCELYN, THOSE BEATS!!), and the lyrics are just what I was hoping to see from her solo projects. Thank you <3 Favorite track: Kids.
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released August 22, 2016

Unlovely EP // 2016

All songs by jocelyn mackenzie
except Centenarian by jocelyn mackenzie and Ani DiFranco

:: Kids // Panic Attack // Want U 2 Want Me ::
Produced by jocelyn mackenzie and Nadim Issa
Let 'Em In Music // BKLYN, NY // 2015
Nadim engineered, played bass, piano, guitar and synth drums
Sam McCormally played that killer guitar solo on Want U
jocelyn sang, played synth drums, and ate a lot of snacks

:: 17 //Centenarian ::
Produced by jocelyn mackenzie and Chris Decato
The Electric Cave // Portsmouth, NH // 2015
Guy Capecelatro III engineered and played guitar
Chris played guitar, keyboards, synths and bass
Greg Glassman played drums and bass
jocelyn sang and cried a lot

:: thank you ::
hp, plp, gms, the aff's, ja, patb, ehp, jl-s, mia, pu1+pu2, all 14 roomies, cks, mha, nadim, chris, guy, sam, greg, ani di, my plants, and lupeep
the big love in my heart sees the big love in your heart

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Track Name: Kids
We met when we were kids, we were almost 30
Never felt that way before.
You took care of my needs, you were kind and flirty,
Now I don't love you anymore.

They say that hindsight's 20/20 but I don't find that funny
Cause it was so clear at the time
We'll crash and burn until the finish but that does not diminish
The love we shared was so divine.

Can't go back to the way that it was when we were kids,
We are just too old for this.
Can't go back to the way that it was
When we first fell in love.

Fast forward seven years, we are in this together,
At least that's how it seems.
Between the blood, the sweat, the tears,
The useless kicking and screaming and crying,
There was nothing to redeem.

They say that puppy love is romantic, but not to be pedantic,
Young dogs are not known for their taste.
We'll fight it out until it's over when all the crimson and clover's long gone
But it's not gone to waste.

Can't go back to the way that it was when we were kids,
We are just too old for this.
Can't go back to the way that it was
When we first fell in love.

We'll build a time machine. Let's go, let's go...
Can't go back, can't go back, can't go back...
Let's go, let's go.

Let's go let's go back...

Can't go back to the way that it was when we were kids,
We are just too old for this.
Can't go back to the way that it was
When we first fell in love.
Track Name: 17
All alone now, but you swear you're coming back.
It's been far too long since i fought off such a sweet advance.
Your reckless chivalry, well i just don't have time for that,
So i'll stay 17 until you straighten this thing out.

If you do it, do it just right.
If you do it, do it just right.
If you do it, do it just right.

You've taken me and nearly tore my head apart.
There's no vacancy in the motel of your bleeding heart.
Now you want sympathy? Ha ha! Honey, good luck with that.
Oh i'll stay 17 until you straighten my head out.

If you do it, do it just right.
If you do it, do it just right.
If you do it, do it just right.

17 til you straighten this out for me,
I'll be stuck at 17 til you straighten this out for me...
I'll be stuck at 17 til you straighten this out.

All alone again, and relishing the peace and quiet.
And I love myself too much to let you treat me like a child.
So au revoir! Farewell! Good luck with all your this and that!
You stay 17, and I'll just do it just right.

I'm gonna do it just right.
Just right!
Track Name: Panic Attack
Baby you're giving me a...

Baby you're giving me a panic attack!
You stole my breath and now i don't want it back.
Your kisses are electric,
You make my body feel so hectic!
Baby you're giving me a panic attack, and that is just exactly what i want.

Now I don't feel right,
My fever's so high!
You make my pulse rise.
I hope that my heartbeat don't stop by the end of the night!

Baby you're giving me a panic attack, and that is just exactly what i want.

Baby you're giving me a panic attack!
I'm coming down and now i'll never go back
You've got my body reeling,
My little feet up on the ceiling!
Baby you're giving me a panic attack!

Now I don't feel right,
My fever's so high!
You make my pulse rise.
I hope that my heartbeat don't stop by the end of the night!

Baby you're giving me a panic attack, and that is just exactly what i want.
Track Name: Want U 2 Want Me
it's the middle of the night
i hear myself call your name
i don't care who is there or not there
i just know that i'm lonely

it's been seven years now
since you went away
but the muse in my ear makes it clear
as though it were the first day

oh, why don't you want me the way
i want you to want me
oh, why don't you want me the way
i want you to want me

is this just an obsession
or is this true love
i guess we'll never know but you ought to know
you're all i dream of

i had drowned these emotions
since the end of july
now they're barreling back like white horses
and my well has run dry

oh, why don't you want me the way
i want you to want me
oh, why don't you want me the way
i want you to want me

oh, why don't you want me the way i want you to...
Track Name: (but if i become a) Centenarian
iIf one day i grow so old i can no longer sing,
put some poison in my tea and let me sleep.
If i lose the countenance of my lips and my lungs,
put a pill upon my tongue and let come what comes.

but if i become a centenarian who can roller skate with ease,
take me to Belize
and let me sing out to the sea.

if i lose the will to coax my poetry from life,
lay me down upon my side and fetch the knife.
if the magic goes from simple vagabondish prose,
put a pistol to my nose and let it blow.

but if i become a centenarian who is light upon her toes,
teach me tai kwon do
and i'll keep kicking til i go.

if my instruments get blown up in a thunderbird
speeding off the rocky cliffs across the bay,
i'll still catch the killer, oh i'll still win the day;
let 'em know i play to win or i don't play.

if the lady Magdalene visits me in a dream,
i will purse my lips and scream a gentle scream.
she'll say i had no right to live a hedonistic life,
so i'll kiss her on the teeth and open up my eyes.

but if i become a centenarian who has mother fucking tried,
it won't be goodbye
it will only be goodnight.
Track Name: meatballs
meatballs.
i love meatballs
meatballs.
mother.
meatballs
meatballs.
i love meatballs
meatballs.
i love meatballs
meatballs
mother fucking meatballs.
meatballs.