TALAMASCA - The Lonesome Vampires Society

by Eloha

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about

‘The Lonesome Vampires Society’ is one of the most solidly powerful albums to come out of the city last year… The full-length disc of unremitting rock encompassing industrial overtones and a fine ear for harmony is something that most musicians could be proud of. Jamie Omeara –HOUR

TALAMASCA are the town’s premier purveyors of vamp rock (…) Chriss Lee proves himself a superior songwriter. Chris Yurkiw –MIRROR

The leader and singer CHRISS LEE is one of the most enigmatic guys on the Montreal rock scene. (…) Lee loves to provoke or even destabilize his listener.
The guy is almost embarrassingly sensitive, quick and extremely lucid, we strongly recommend you discover his universe. Patrick Marsolais -VOIR

Fronted by the dementedly charismatic Chriss Lee and considering the extremely theatrical content of TALAMASCA’s performance; it’s appropriate to label them as ‘The watched’ as their popularity continues to grow. Amy & Rob Musil -EXCLAIM

credits

released October 30, 1996

Produced by: Chriss Lee (Eloha)
Engineered by: J.G. Montpetit
Recorded at Creason Studio, Montreal, June 1996
All songs written, composed, arranged and performed by: Chriss Lee (Eloha)
Additional vocals: Lori Speed
Cello: Erich Kory
Additional drum programming: Richie Brazz
Cover art & Concept: Chriss Lee (eloha)
Photography: Martin Lepage
Released By: MotherHouse Records
Distribution: Fusion III

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Track Name: END ME
END ME

However much I try
However much I hurt
It's never gonna be good enough for anyone
However much I love
However much I give
It's always gonna be too much for anyone

If my love's an arrow
It don't hit the spot
Just bounces off the stainless steel!

Look at the bearded lady
She's out to end this
Look at the monster with three eyes
She's out to end me, end me, end me

However much I love
However much I give
It's always gonna be too much for anyone

Look at the bearded lady
Look at the monster with three eyes
Look at the freaking heart I own!
She's out to end me
End me, end me, end me, end me

Look at the bearded lady
She's out to end this
Look at the monster with three eyes
She's out to end me, end me, end me
Look at the bearded lady
She's out to end this
Look at the monster with three eyes
She's out to end me, end me, end me

Shoot me! Kill me!
Shoot straight at my heart and don't miss motherfucker!
Kill me! Kill me! Kill me! Kill me!
Track Name: 90 YEAH!
90 YEAH!

Wooo, Wooo
Trapped in a moulded therapy
TV screen morality, wholesale body
Trapped in a coke high, smack low
A smiling salesman’s outfit

Cultural, criminal, social

90, 90, 90, 90 YEAH!
90, 90, 90, 90, 90 YEAH!
90, 90, 90, 90 YEAH!
90, 90, 90, 90, 90 YEAH!

Yeah, I made it through the latex!
Wooo

Trapped in a Hollywood movie
A superficial friendship, pharmaceutical placebo
Trapped in a supermarket price tag
A hour long infomercial

Body in, born in the, heart out

90, 90, 90, 90 YEAH!
90, 90, 90, 90, 90 YEAH!
90, 90, 90, 90 YEAH!
90, 90, 90, 90, 90 YEAH!

(bridge)
Born, raised, bored and dead in the nineties!

90, 90, 90, 90 YEAH!
90, 90, 90, 90, 90 YEAH!
90, 90, 90, 90 YEAH!
90, 90, 90, 90, 90 YEAH!

90, 90, 90, 90 YEAH! Yeah!
90, 90, 90, 90, 90
90, 90, 90, 90, 90
Yeah!

Wooo, wooo yeah!
Track Name: QUEEN OF THE UNDERLIFE
QUEEN OF THE UNDERLIFE
@ Chriss Lee 1996

Kaliana, Kaliana

Salem’s a profane brew
It’s a generation thing to endorse pain
Guys are stupid, breeders, I’m pissed off
And I want to make them suffer

She wants to see the sun today
She wants to see the sun today
She wants to see the sun today
But she can only bear the night

Queen of the underlife, Queen of the underground
Queen of the underlife, Queen of the underground
Queen of the underlife, Queen of the underground
Queen of the underlife, Queen of the underground
Queen of the underground

Kraft dinner with tomato juice and olives
Accidents happen and I don’t even have
Compassion anymore; rumor has it I’m a witch
Satan’s daughter and I cast spells

She wants to see the sun today
She wants to see the sun today
She wants to see the sun today
But she can only bear the night

Queen of the underlife, Queen of the underground
Queen of the underlife, Queen of the underground
Queen of the underlife, Queen of the underground
Queen of the underlife, Queen of the underground
Queen of the underground

Bridge

Queen of the underlife, Queen of the underground
Queen of the underlife, Queen of the underground
Queen of the underlife, Queen of the underground
Queen of the under
Track Name: SHE'S MEAT
SHE'S MEAT

Have they found her yet?
She's meat! She's meat!
We all know she's my child too
A city to cry she's your child too

Care for your sick 'cause they're yours too
You kick them when they're down
That's why you fear them when, when they're up!
They're up! Yeah, yeah, yeah
They're up! Yeah, yeah, yeah

We all know they've got good reasons
To kick you back their way
Shark will tear at your limbs
Snakes will inject you with slow death
Wonder what snakes inject? Coke and Smack!
Pain is a door through love
Love by itself is too potent
One needs pain in order to value love
What a mess!

Have they found her yet?
She's meat! She's meat!
We all know she's my child too
A city to cry she's your child too
Victims, victims, victims of Johnny yeah!
Track Name: RED LOVE
RED LOVE

Girl I'm gonna bleed for you
Girl you're gonna see me through
Take me to the other side
Take me where my heart can hide
Red love, red love

A prayer and a sacrifice
I can see the years gone by
We were one
I forgot how to be complete
Red love, red love

Sense, sense, sense
Love doesn't always make sense
Sense, sense, sense
Life doesn't always make sense

Now I'm only half a man
And you brought me the sorrow of a thousand lovers

Maybe you all think I'm blind
But I can see my hope fade by
Tonight I'm gonna be a star
Girl I'm gonna go too far!
Red love, red love

My veins are filled with poison pain
Love is pouring out of my arms
Red is all over my room
Red lakes with no name

I'm thinking it'll ease the pain
I'm feeling it leaving me and it feels good!

Sense, sense, sense
Love doesn't always make sense
Sense, sense, sense
Life doesn't always make sense

I'm not crazy but my love is red
I'm not crazy but my love is dead
I'm not crazy but my girl is gone
I'm not crazy but my girl is gone!

Red love, Girl I'm gonna bleed for you
Red love, Girl you're gonna see me through
Red love, Take me to the other side
Red love, Take me where my heart can hide
Red love!
Track Name: PAGAN MEDITATIONS
PAGAN MEDITATIONS

Pagan meditations,
ones we're not supposed to talk about, oh no,
in a conversation
Not supposed to bring up
The fact that:
God is a girl
God is a girl
God is... a girl.
Track Name: GOD OF DOGS
GOD OF DOGS

I'm the god of dogs
I'm the god of pain
I'm the god of pleasure
I'm the god of hate
I'm the god you fear
I'm the god you love

Violent motherfuckers should be castrated

I'm the god of dogs
I'm the god of cats

Eradicate all evil

I'm the god of dogs
I'm the god of pain
I'm the god of pleasure
I'm the god you hate

I hate violence!
I hate Violence!

Hitler should have been tortured, his death was too swift!
Every violent book should be burned!
Let's all grab our guns and fight against violence!
Fistfuck every violent man or woman, equal rights!

I hate violence!
I hate Violence!

I'm the god of dogs
I'm the god of cats
I'm the god of pleasure
I'm the god of pain!

I'm the god of dogs
I'm the god of dogs
I'm the god, I'm the god
I'm the god of dogs!
Track Name: PAINT THE TOWN RED
PAINT THE TOWN

Marylin’s legs, graffitis in the subway, pink clouds on a wall
Q 107, kids in the sun, automatic brainwash

Paint the town, paint the town, paint the town
Paint the town, paint the town, paint the town
Paint the town, paint the town, paint the town
Paint the town, paint the town, paint the town

(improvised)

Goin’ downtown now, running down the streets, electric stop sign, stop!
Go on blinded by colors, automatic brainwash

(Bridge)

Paint the town, paint the town, paint the town
Paint the town, paint the town, paint the town
Paint the town, paint the town, paint the town
Paint the town, paint the town, paint the town
Track Name: DISAPPEAR
DISAPPEAR

Main street, red light
fake smile, cheap tease
Old man, big car
Body sold, heart bleed

Some wish they could just

Disappear woo, Disappear woo
Disappear woo, Disappear woo
Disappear woo, Disappear woo

Birds fly, love dies
Time cuts, Brothers cry
Another one,
One more, two more, three more...

Some wish they could just

Disappear woo, Disappear woo
Disappear woo, Disappear woo
Disappear woo, Disappear woo

When they couldn't find love
kids went and looked elsewhere
there they found sugar dads who would love their sex, and we live next door and we just don't care enough

Some wish they would just

Disappear woo, Disappear woo
Disappear woo, Disappear woo
Come on and
Disappear woo, Disappear woo
Disappear woo, disappear woo

And we live next door and we just don't care enough
Sometimes I wish I could just
Disappear
Track Name: ON THE PHONE
ON THE PHONE

Listening to you on the phone
I want you, want you to notice
When I'm not around
I want you to hear me
I want for you to heal me

Funny how I'm stunned everytime
I see someone that looks like you
What if I called you back?
Would you talk to me like a stranger?
Would you want to start it over?
What if we met again?

Listening to you on the phone
I want you, want you to notice
When I'm not around
I want you to hear me
I want for you to heal me

Listening to you on the phone
I want you, want you to notice
When I'm not around
I want you to hear me
I want for you to heal me
Track Name: I'D GIVE UP
I'D GIVE UP

I would give up a new day
for one of the old days with you
I would give up a new life,
to live my life with you by my side
With you by my side

Memories come hitting me back in a soft place
Memories carried by an object from the past
Scenes playing in my head
A theater of the mind

They come like a sof breeze and they penetrate right to the bone

I would give up a new day
for one of the old days with you
I would give up a new life,
to live my life with you by my side
With you by my side

Memories of lover at play, tenderness
Memories carried by a melody from the past
All that's left for me to hold
Memories that are beautiful

They come like a soft breeze

I would give up a new day
for one of the old days with you
I would give up a new life,
to live my life with you by my side
With you by my side

Solo

The longing for a loving touch, the longing for the lost
The longing for a loving touch, the longing for the lost

I would give up a new day
for one of the old days with you
I would give up a new life,
to live my life with you by my side
ooh I would give up a new day
for one of the old days with you
I would give up a new life,
to live my life with you by my side
With you by my side
Track Name: X
X

I have X'ed myself out of this world
I have X'ed myself out of this world
I don't want a capitalist heart
Manson and his fucked-up teenagers were right
Civil war for the U.S.A.
Civil war for the U.S.A.

Drop the bomb on L.A.
Drop the bomb on New York
Beat up King on camera

I have X'ed myself out of this world
I have X'ed myself out of this world
All latinos and blacks should organise
Under a leader they can't shoot
A phantom voice on the internet
The L.A riots really were a blast

Aaah yeah extacy!
Aaah yeah X!
Aaah yeah extacy!
Aaah yeah X!

Drop the bomb on L.A.
Drop the bomb on New York
Beat up King on camera

Aaah yeah extacy!
Aaah yeah X!
Aaah yeah extacy!
Aaah yeah X!

I have X'ed myself out of this world
I have X'ed myself out of this world
Track Name: FIXED
FIXED

Well that guy got his face kicked-in by cops
That guy plugged on machines to keep him alive
He aint gonna get fixed
Can't fix this

Well that kid got his life all screwed up
He got a gram in his fix, he wants to fly
He aint gonna get fixed
Can't fix this
He aint gonna get fixed
Can't fix this

Can't fix this, Can't fix this
Can't fix this, Can't fix this

And that dog, he keeps running off
Across the streets, reckless for breeding
We should get him fixed
Keep him quiet

Well it's just like the macho with a V.D.
Aaww, we should get him fixed!
Fixed for good
We should get him fixed!
Fixed for good

Can't fix this, Can't fix this
Can't fix this, Can't fix this
Can't fix this, Can't fix this
Can't fix this, Can't fix this

"Well it's a sick world, bad planet.
Send it back to the T.V. repairman,
he could get it fixed.
We should save our generation:
...Get it fixed!"