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Knowledge Scars

by Unwoman

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    Unwoman's first solo album.
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In Gilead 04:35
(Nolite te bastardes carborundorum) Will I buckle under? Will I become just what they want me to be? (Here in terror indentity crises are so petty) How can we submit to this? Separated in red Our identities Split three ways (Will I submit) You have reduced us to our fertility (Or will I be martyred, uselessly?) What of OUR sacrifice? A womb a cunt a dried-out shell Your ("His") future Your present Your obligation How can we submit? I want to be defiant. I want to tell them off. Nolite te bastardes carborundorum... Will I believe that? Will I believe that hope? (Don't let the bastards grind you down.)
Such a lovely fall from grace Such a pretty tearful face Silence rules falsely empty hearts In this fevered, cold embrace Intuition's wrong, though dreams implore so strongly Upon these wings of fire no other has desired so Could my hope be killed within another sin, oh I'd touch your soul again but pretense wears so thin, within If only I could wait; if only I could have faith In love -- in love -- like yesterday Then along you come, so cool, emotionless And I can only open my arms, close my eyes, and wait Knowledge scars with twisted limbs Always given, given in Torn by vapid lust Deny our broken trust.
Freedom From Religion! (free) 04:50
All we want is freedom from lies Freedom to create our own lives To be human, simply; to live without your fucked up morality You can't legislate reverence Our cultures are our own There is no god for us We can't believe what we know is false Stop prostheletizing We are all laughing at your blind faith We have no fear of hell: life is for the living Freedom from religion This is what democracy sounds lik
Sentiment 03:54
Dispossessed 04:47
Half a world away I waited, silent You'd kept me hanging on while I knew I needed distance You finally threw me down, no promise anymore Our words of love, delusions fell apart, copulating on the floor And summer came and destroyed any other words Now I can never call that lust by any other name And you could tell those lies only while spring's blossoms grew So I left my door open wide for something new Now I fly through summer's air solely dispossessed I feel the wind between my legs where once your hand caressed How could I have been so blind to your fallacies? Now thanks to slowly severed bonds I've risen to my knees and summer -- Summer came, days grew long Everything you told me was wrong For you knew all along What you'd do to me And in the spring you said those words You said them, how you cried them You said those words -- FOREVER -- you said them but you lied them How can I stand at the crossroads without doubt? How can I move forward, trusting now, without desire? How will autumn fall between, inside our jaded hearts? How can I touch without igniting fatal fire? And she said "Stop looking to the heavens for omens, for love: The answer lies within and it's always 'NO' No more lies, no more hope" (Summer burnt our reason) But you were so, so full of promise Or was that just PROMISCUITY? And summer fades.
Sweet unrest grows sour -- striving, excruciating yet wanting so badly to atone... "Go, then and scorn fidelity. Guilt will follow." This tightrope I walk slices through my feet as the are clay As if I were meant to fall into both sides of sorrows (so grave, so deep) To be forced by guile and guilt which so manipulate For I have paid in insincerity for my small mistakes I fear the imminent gravity of aborted wishes I have seen before through eyes like his I know the pain separation gives And he hasn't yet learned Forever never means forever....anymore, anymore, anymore...did it ever? This is for washing the sorrows away From these feet like clay... The rope now gives way, and I know where I stand He's within, without, and so very over Like a sweet, sweet dream into which I'll never step again, anymore... (But there are other dreams, oh yes) Days grow longer and enamored with the spring Longer now I watch your face, blue in the silent dusk But how long will hopes remain inside, entombed, beseeching us And how long till your faraway eyes will reach for me Will they ever reach again? Do I hold no mystery? (anymore...) And how can we romanticize Once those burning eyes Have wrapped around my flesh, so consuming my enigma Is there nothing left? anymore, anymore, anymore... This remorse will never disappear While he refuses to dry his tears Our guilty hands never rinse clear So we remain blind in fear -- and never love
Subsistence 04:45
You 06:33
won that fight The pain was mine I sunk to martyrdom So... you'll never see how you betrayed me Soon there will be no more -- you'll no longer plague me How could you think to take away my home How could I have thought to sacrifice myself for you again? Will we never speak again? Now it's a war of self-concern And I have no more sympathy for you who so deserted me... But you were once someone to hold on to You were all I had to put my faith into And throughout all of my blackest days You were the one I thought I knew would stay (out of compassion) And now the only thing that gives me pleasure is knowing You betrayed him too, and oh what will he do to you, when he finds out You fucked his enemy You fucked his devil-counterpart, and he's such an angel, oh your violent angel will he -- what will he do to you -- will he wish you luck in nonexistence too? I love knowing, all of those nights you deserted me. you betrayed him, too, oh ... And I know I fought for myself for once, and I love it. And hope, oh you finally killed Let him break the vessel I had filled With trust, with perfect trust And I thank you for forcing me to learn To never hope, never more Now, I say, you are nothing to me I say you are nothing to me now Then why, every time I close my eyes you're there And I relive it all The pain of loss, the fear But I, I've already been there once, why every night again, again... And the last dream that I had, we laughed together one last time About our mutual hatred
Don't call me tonight It would make it impossible What I realized today is that in loving you I forgot to love myself Then I was nothing, you lost interest More importantly, I lost interest in myself This is what has happened every time I finally saw the error of obsessive altruism So now I dance to remind myself that I still have a body Even when I am alone And that I don't think about you When I touch myself
Never more will I wish for vacant skies to pull me in All my memories are nightmares I'll sleep alone all of my life For no one wants to touch me When I expected you To SAVE ME FROM MONOTONY To show me some sympathy But no one who has ever hurt can feel for me The child of a happy home and of the sea When any minute I could be destroyed


This is Unwoman's first album. Most material was recorded in Unwoman's home studio, some was recorded at UC Santa Cruz.


released February 20, 2002

Produced and engineered by Erica Mulkey (Unwoman). Performed by Unwoman except synth on In Gilead and Freedom From Religion! by d.compose. Digitally mastered by Da5id Din at Corrosive Audio www.corrosive-audio.com . Cover photo by Kat Mulkey, manipulated by Emma Simcock-Tooth. www.emmatooth.co.uk


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Unwoman is a San Francisco-based cellist-singer-songwriter. Layered with skillful cello, rich vocals, and electronically arranged beats, her solo music is a futuristic homage to her classical training. Unwoman has been featured at steampunk, goth, and sci-fi-related events all over North America and has performed with Abney Park, Rasputina, Voltaire, Amanda Palmer, Stripmall Architecture... ... more

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