As Much Truth as One Can Bear

by Mina Caputo

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released December 17, 2013

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Track Name: Identity
Look at me, all of me
Look at me, all of me

I am not a man
I am not a woman
All I could taste is my burning heart
I'm sure I'm not a man
I'm sure I'm not a woman
All I could wear is a willing smile

Sew me back together again
Back
Sew me back together again
Back
Together again

I am not a man
I am not a woman
All I could do is keep on crying

Sew me back together again
Back
Sew me back together again
Back
Together again

Look at me, all of me
Look at me, all of me
Look at me, all of me
Look at me, all of me
Sew me back together again
Track Name: Jealous
Cut through the nerve
Cut through the bone
Cut through the blood
I'm shedding my identities

Swallow it whole
I shit it out
When they try to label me
I can sing all those love songs now

You're just jealous
You're just jealous

I shed my skin
Year after year
Joker in the wild deck
Save us from disaster

When trouble comes
Trouble always comes
I can read your fear
You won’t survive it

You're just jealous
You're just jealous

I've been hurt
Made to bleed
I lost everything
Except the reality of pain

You're just jealous
You're just jealous
Track Name: Runaway Girl
Soft as an angel
Hope for the sunshine
Nobody loves you
Heart is filled with pain

The future seems brighter
The flowers are blooming
Hope with a gentle whisper
Waiting for that train

I'm tired
You run
I'm so alone
You hide

Runaway Girl
Nobody loves you
Runaway Girl
Nobody loves you
Runaway Girl
Nobody loves you
Runaway

Heart is filled with
pain

Imagine there's no hatred
Violence murder or war
The killing shocked the country
The years slip away

Chiming softly in the morning
Sun sets far away
Shame was brought to the surface
You've got to live

I'm tired
You run
I'm so alone
You hide (x2)

Runaway Girl
Nobody loves you
Runaway Girl
Nobody loves you
Runaway Girl
Nobody loves you
Runaway Girl
Nobody loves you
Runaway Girl
Nobody loves you
Runaway

Heart is filled with
pain

pain
pain
pain…
Track Name: The Unshaken
Who am I now?
Who are you now?
Who are we now?
It's a mystery to me
You want more than you have
You want more than you need
Who are we ever
When your thoughts begin to bleed?

You're the one with the heart of a horse
You're the one with the light in her eyes
You're the one who sees all ways
You're the one who will shake
The Unshaken

A dumb pawn in white
A dumb pawn in black
The faded hearts of America
Who comes and goes?
Who speaks out?
Who don’t wanna look what's going down?

You're the one with the blazing guns
You're the one with no one to lead them
You're the one that runs through the glass
Who knows the name of the game
You're the one with the heart of a horse
You're the one with the light in her eyes
You're the one who sees all ways
You're the one who will shake
The Unshaken

You're the one with the blazing guns
You're the one with no one to lead them
You're the one that runs through the glass
Who knows the name of the game
You're the one with the heart of a horse
You're the one with the light in her eyes
You're the one who sees all ways
You're the one who will shake
The Unshaken

The Unshaken
The Unshaken
The Un!
The Unshaken
The Unshaken
The Un!
The Unshaken
Track Name: Alone
I am love
I am hate
I am gay
I am straight
She got scared
She got dressed

You get so alone

I am brave
I'm a scaredy-cat
I am this
And I am that
I am skinny
And I am fat

You get so alone

You're so alone
You're not alone
Take me home
Don’t take me home
The agony and
The ecstasy

You get so alone
Track Name: Over the Moon
I'm holding on
But I'm not that strong
I'm reaching out
I'm screaming loud
Can you hear me now?
I can't find the words
I'm a mental wreck
That it just makes sense

And the days run away over the hills
Like wild horses
And the days run away over the moon

You sweat it out
Fall over the edge
You're puking your guts out
But it never ceases
The wind still blows
You fire your bones
I look into myself
Sitting alone

And the days run away over the hills
Like wild horses
And the days run away over the moon

Jesus Christ
Hurt like a knife
Brains to the wall
And that's what killed him
Facing the sea
Christ prays for me
The devil's inside of you
and said, "And the devil's inside of her, too"

And the days run away over the hills
Like wild horses
And the days run away over the moon

Run free
Like wild horses

And the days run away over the hills
Like wild horses
And the days run away over the moon
Track Name: My Dear Cats
My water-colored hands are catless now
Seated here alone in the dark
My window-shaped head is bowed with sad draperies
I am catless near death almost

I miss my dear cats

Behind me my last cat hanging on the wall
Dead of my hand drink bloated
And on all my other walls from attic to cellar
My sad life of cats hangs

I miss my dear cats
Track Name: Bastard Angel
[I’ll dry your tears]
You lie about your love
[I’ll dry your tears]
Hero and fool
[I’ll dry your tears]
Mad and sane
[I’ll dry your tears]
Lost and found
Love is nothing without loss
I feel so alone
I have no privacy
Without faith, I am nothing
Willing to do what's hard
If you don’t risk anything
You risk even more
I never said most things
Can I talk to you?
So much I wanted to say
So many are lonely
So many are lonely alone
So many are lonely alone
So many are lonely alone
So many are lonely alone
Track Name: Weep
Look around the streets
Angels & prophets weep
Look around the world
Teeth are on edge

Help the world
For the sake
Of all our children

Made to bleed
I've been dead for years
[But] Life is so beautiful
There's nothing you can do for me

Help the world
For the sake
Of all our children
Help the world
For the sake
Of all our children

The nigger we are
Get through it clean
Turn the tide
For the sake
Of all our children

Help the world
For the sake
Of all our children
Track Name: Give the Devil Back His Shoes
Lucy’s in the sky with diamonds
[Bob] Dylan’s got the David Bowie blues
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Give the devil back his shoes

The times they are a-changin'
God didn’t save the queen
It's only Rock n Roll, my dear
Under the Tahitian moon

Sing this song together
On with the show
I'm pledging my time
Time to go
Just like a woman
I shall be free

Everybody’s got something to hide
God only knows that's not me
Put another brick inside the wall
It’s been one of those days

Sing this song together
On with the show
I'm pledging my time
Time to go
[Watch the show]
Just like a woman
I shall be free

Lucy’s in the sky with diamonds
Bob Dylan’s got the David Bowie blues
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Give the devil back his shoes
Track Name: As Much Truth as One Can Bear
It takes courage to love me
It takes courage to care
It takes courage to confront
Your weaknesses you share

The victim of the flames
I'm speakin' as a potential victim
The burning of the witch
The nigger, the jew,
and the faggot too

The blood-stained self
The violence on our TV
Is far more dangerous than
pornography

How much longer could she take
The beatings and the rape
As much truth as one can bear
The evils in the world
Then a little more
Which has panic at the root

We all live in a world
Where dreams betray and are betrayed
Where love dies, and innocence must die

The awful question of wether or not
all our dreams have failed
How we managed to become
what we have
This inexpressible pain
So desperate so empty
What are we to do about it?

This present chaos
The terror and the bombings
Holding our breath underwater
And this song's an act of love
Track Name: The Secret That She Knew
Up in the mountains, awfully shy and meek
She dresses in the dark, laid up for about a week
A chorus girl with outskirts, gonna run her crazy
Way down in No Man’s Land, she shines not the less

She didn’t know how to tell the secret that she knew
She didn’t know how to tell the secret that she knew

Up in the eastern sky
in upward flight
The rain came pouring down
on her last fleeting breath
And shivered where the cold wind blew,
she watched the rain all day
Found the sweet sunshine at last,
but she left in the rain anyway

She didn’t know how to tell the secret that she knew
The secret that she knew

She didn’t know how to tell the secret that she knew
And she didn’t know how to tell the secret that she knew
And she didn’t know how to tell the secret that she knew
And she didn’t know how to tell the secret that she knew

The secret that she knew
Track Name: Young Girl
Young girl
It's morning
in the March wind

Young girl
Move slowly
Day by day
on these streets

Young girl
In the sun light
in e v e r y breeze

Young girl
Cried out at midnight
Into the silence
out of the thick pine

[solo]

Young girl
I can feel you breathin'
inside these sheets

Young girl
You're so beautiful
In your empty blouse
with your perfect breasts

Young girl
Cried out at midnight
Into the silence
out of the thick pines

Young girl
I see myself
I have survived

Young girl
I'm writing this poem
especially for you
When i dream of you

Young girl
Track Name: Cracks in the Mirror
Christmas Eve on the countryside
The whole family would get together
Pigs were roasting, bottles of wine
The party’s merrymaking

Christmas Eve on the countryside
Tirelessly writing love letters
Into the woods, tired and broken
We are all so fragile

Christmas Eve on the countryside
Fall like soft raindrops
I waited for years, in vain to know
Like the folks on Hitler’s burial

Christmas Eve on the countryside
You could always make love again
The cracks in the mirror, I've loved those rooms
It was the best time of my life

Christmas Eve on the countryside
Christmas Eve on the countryside
Christmas Eve on the countryside
Christmas Eve on the countryside

Do do do do, do do do do do
Do do do do, do do do do do
La la la la, la la la la la
La la la la, la la la la la

Christmas Eve on the countryside
Christmas Eve on the countryside