Use Your Hands

by Cave Cricket

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Cave Cricket is:
Kira Sassano - Vox, 6-String Tenor Ukulele, Shruti Box, Percussion
Kevin Yankou - Glockenspiel, Tenor Banjo, Percussion
Steve Yankou - Cello, Piano, Vox, Percussion
Natasha Jacobs - Guitar, Vox, Harmonium, Percussion

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released July 26, 2012

All songs written by Kira Sassano
Recorded by Kevin Yankou @ Teh Olive Garden in the Bronx, NY

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Cave Cricket Portland, Oregon

Cave Cricket is Kira Sassano. Drone folk and percussion.


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Track Name: Foolish Ways
we keep our chemicals
close where we can find them
we keep our chemicals
out in the garden

we make our wars
out across our borders
while we wage a war
on public perception

we keep our enemies
locked up so we can watch them
we keep our enemies
tortured and broken

we make our presence known
all across the world
Track Name: Bambi
where, where where have you gone
gone away from me
gone gone away from me x2

I can't find you I've looked everywhere
in the meadow, by the stream, in the grass, by the trees
you were gone

in the meadow, by the stream, in the grass by the trees
you were gone, gone, gone
in the meadow, by the stream, in the grass, by the trees
in the thicket

you were my everything
you were mine, mine
and I can't bear it, can't bear it, can't bear it, can't bear it alone
I can't bear it, can't bear it, can't bear it, can't bear it alone

father says your spirit has flown
father says your spirit has flown
father says your spirit has flown away
Track Name: Song 4 the Mind
you should never stop
listening to yourself
you should never doubt your internity

you should never stop
listening to your mind
just trust in your decisions and they will be fine

I wish back then
someone had said to me
you are what you are, and that's all you can be
because your youth is your youth
don't let it get away
don't search desperately, destructively

you should never stop
doing what you love
doing what you need to be at peace
Track Name: Stop Staring
please stop your staring
I feel unclean
please stop your staring
you're scaring me

are you happy to see me?
well I'm not happy to see you
I had hoped you'd be dead by now
I'm not sorry, but it's true
I'm not sorry about how I feel for you

there are so many things that you don't understand
and there are so many things you'll never hear me say to you

you took the life of an innocent in your hands
no matter how willing
you took the life on an innocent in your hands
no matter how willing

irreversible things can lead to suppression and depression
well, we all know you're quite familiar with that
we all know you're quite familiar with that
we all know you're quite familiar with that
Track Name: No Fracking Way
it must be something in the water
that makes us so sick
or is it something in the air, in the soil
I can't sleep, I can't eat, I've got pain all over me

can't you see, can't you see
that you're killing me
when you take, when you take away my land and my health
you take away my livelihood

it's not green technology
when you're water ignites
toxic chemical slurry
the list goes on and on
contamination is irreversible and inevitable

contaminate the water and we're FUCKED
they will fill their pockets and move on
while we are left, to deal with the mess
temporary fix for energy
when will we only think sustainably?

what would you do to stop corporate greed?
what would you do to stop corporate greed?
are you with me?
Track Name: Good Government
a good gov't should look out and care for the people
a good gov't should look out and care for the people

but when the gov't does look out and care for the people
it's the people's jobs to change it, change it, change it, change it, change it, change it, change it!
Track Name: Just In Case
In case you haven't figured out
your titles, your titles are meaningless
your ties, your ties are no longer
worth repeating to yourself
worth repeating to anyone

In case you haven't figured out
your titles, your titles are meaningless
your ties, your ties are no longer
worth repeating to yourself
worth repeating to anyone

and there can be no debate if there is no argument
there can be no debate if you both think the same
and there can be no debate if there is no argument
there can be no debate if you both accept corporate funds for your campaign
Track Name: Jaw Surgery
I am trying to be brave
I'm trying not to feel afraid when
faced with a different face

wires, molds, x-rays, no, no
I'm swollen, I'm tender, I'm easy to break

so lie to me, lie to me and say
that my time ain't worth it
like my peace of mind

you can't, no you can't treat me this way
just tell it, tell it to me, tell it to me straight

getting closer to being free
getting closer to being free
Track Name: Lonely
we all get lonely, we all get lonely, sometimes too
we all get lonely, we all get lonely, and feel blue
oh it's so hard when you go away
two becomes one who feels like zero
I'd forgotten how to play
I was never very good anyway
Track Name: FGM
it looks like the palm of a hand
no love just loss, no sex just pain
it looks like the palm of a hand
infection inward, swelled with shame
no traces remain, oh the ancient ways
this can't go on this way
a mans pleasure for a woman's pain
no traces remain, oh the ancient ways
to release to drain is slow
impossible to let it go, a deadly deadly game
bring a knife, bring a knife
bring a knife to your wedding night
cut you open, they'll cut you open
for the birth of your child
it looks like the palm of a hand
for purity you must pay
Track Name: Earth Angel
everything, everything dies
no matter how much you love it
or how much they shine
and everything, everything dies
and the grief takes over your mind
how could this happen
to someone so young?
how could this happen to her?
earth angel, watch over us
earth angel, watch over us
I know, I know you will
Track Name: Consuming
they're stumbling 'round
in circles, in bubbles
casting light, and retracting
in the moonlight
they're dancing 'round
their notions of parables
they're consumed, handheld
and consuming
they're being told to be wanting
always wanting, never full of consuming, of consuming
life may feel full, when you fill yourself up
but are the contents worthwhile?
life may feel full, when you fill yourself up
but are the contents meaningful?
I don't think so x6
my apathy grows x6
Track Name: Use Your Hands
use your hands for inventing
turn off your wanton greed
use your hands start pretending
you're the extension of a machine

use your hands x4

weave a form that trails a history
don't be afraid to weld with flame
dig deep into the cold clay
your hands will guide you on your way

use your hands x4

use your hands for creating
turn off your reasoning
use your hands start pretending
you're the extension of a machine

use your hands x4
Track Name: Earth Anthem
come to terms with yourself
come to terms with strangers
embrace the unknown
transcend race and gender
religion, sexuality
see things clearly for what they are
treat people like your brother and sister
treat the earth like your mother
show love to fellow animals big and small
these are things we must do to overcome
to survive
we must become one