It Should Be Clear By Now

by Princess Ugly

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1.
Stop Start 05:11
Stop Start Music by Christopher Moncrieffe Words by J. Christopher-Rome (Copyright Confusion of Words Music) Tell me now you're clear Why are you dancing Why are you here I'm so involved To know more All the ways to say goodbye Miracles intact Oh it's good Got to get you somewhere Cut you off sometime Got to get you somewhere Cut you off sometime Got to get you somewhere Cut you off sometime I've got to stop Start believing now I've got to stop Start believing now And go this way Oh it's good The lies we say Mean more to you Than they mean to me The lies we say Mean more to you Than they mean to me But it's good Oh it's good You're not so much Left to me To see what I've done I've been so far gone Just to see what I've done I waited for hours To see what I've done Lift my spirits There's nothing new I'll fall apart completely If you change again I listen for the song In what you say Wait for the dream again But it's good Got to get you somewhere Cut you off sometime Got to get you somewhere Cut you off sometime I've got to stop Start believing now I've got to stop Start believing now And go this way Oh it's good The lies we say Mean more to you Than they mean to me The lies we say Mean more to you Than they mean to me But it's good Oh it's good You're not so much Left to me To see what I've done I've been so far gone Just to see what I've done I waited for hours To see what I've done
2.
It Should Be Clear By Now Music by Christopher Moncrieffe Words by J. Christopher-Rome (Copyright Confusion of Words Music) Every incentive to succeed All the ambition thriving Holding through Move past, over so fast I'm aware of sand And aware of what's high I'm aware of sand And aware of what's high It should be clear by now It should be clear by now Let's talk How this pain never goes away It's taken everything out of place Try to face it but it won't change It's not safe Does it all fade away? Does it all fade away? Does it all fade away? Friends that have been here longer than you Will still be here longer than you Just enough pleasure that we breath Every ambition driving Holding fast Look back, over so fast I'm aware of sand And aware of what's high I'm aware of sand And aware of what's high It should be clear by now It should be clear by now Let's talk How this pain never goes away It's taken everything out of place Try to face it but it won't change It's not safe Does it all fade away? Does it all fade away? Does it all fade away? Friends that have been here longer than you Will still be here longer than you
3.
If You Have a Gun (Show Me Love) Music by Christopher Moncrieffe Words by J. Christopher-Rome (Copyright Confusion of Words Music) If you have a gun Show me love If you have a gun Show me love I'm so easy to chase your eyes again I'm so easy that I'll go through this again I look a disaster This panic quickens me I'll sleep anywhere Close my eyes again If you have a gun Show me love If you have a gun Show me love If you have a gun Show me love If you have a gun Show me love It's so easy to chase your eyes again Show me love I'm so easy that I'll go through this again Show me love If you have a gun Show me love
4.
Rat Souls 03:15
Rat Souls Music by Christopher Moncrieffe Words by J. Christopher-Rome (Copyright Confusion of Words Music) Tired I came to this by looking down There are worse things to trap you There is no guilt, no answer No perfect moment No perfect moment Done up Sad eyes Hung out Tired I won't be coming home. I find these things are not needs All the rat souls floating around All the rat souls floating around I can be so wrong Done up Sad eyes Hung out Tired Done up Tight arms Dried out Storied I know that blood means pain I know enough to scream I won't be coming home
5.
There Is No Pain If You Say There Is No Pain Music by Christopher Moncrieffe Words by J. Christopher-Rome (Copyright Confusion of Words Music) No contact is necessary now No conflict is necessary now There is no pain If you say there is no pain It's not what I need Take it down, down, down Take it down, down, down We turn away from all control Look to the dreams And adore the past For what it is not anymore There is no pain If you say there is no pain There is no pain If you say there is no pain There is no pain If you say there is no pain No control It's not what I know Take it down, down, down Take it down, down, down Take it down, down, down Take it down, down, down There is no pain If you say there is no pain There is no pain If you say there is no pain There is no pain If you say there is no pain No control It's not what I know There is no pain If you say there is no pain There is no pain If you say there is no pain
6.
Less Critical Music by Christopher Moncrieffe Words by J. Christopher-Rome (Copyright Confusion of Words Music) You turn away and face the sun And everything becomes less colorful Find the hill that you fell down And dig a hole to prove your ground You've come a long way You've become less critical It comes from listening to you Pull against your lies Push against your lies Do you know what life you live? Pull tight the tourniquet again Remember when you wore the crown Gave every peasant their sound A kingdom of song? Disinterested now as a benefit The world enough, the world around Is such a long way You've become less critical It comes from listening to you Pull against your lies Push against your lies Do you know what life you live? Pull tight the tourniquet again You turn away, and become less colorful
7.
Say You Do 06:05
Say You Do Music by Christopher Moncrieffe Words by J. Christopher-Rome (Copyright Confusion of Words Music) Say you do To all the fires far away Say you do To all the fires far away I have come home And I have tried to make this work Over the threshold Against the knives held at my throat With trust on my right arm Conscience and clear sky and mind Rust on my left arm Of all the impatience and failed tries And it won't show Another pain is pushing through But it won't grow Out of blood and out of hope No quiet push upon me All tender remains and the buried lie Head to hand in chains I'll take the race, I'll take the time No quiet this upon me Compelled to break the chase When no one tries Burn the promise of change And finally hit the ground At the end of the line And it won't show Another pain is pushing through But it won't grow Out of blood and out of hope I have come home And I have tried to make this work Over the threshold Against the knives held at my throat And it won't show Another pain is pushing through But it won't grow Out of blood and out of hope And it won't show Another pain is pushing through But it won't grow Out of blood and out of hope Say you do To all the fires far away Say you do To all the fires far away Say you do To all the fires far away Say you do Heart to head by chains Burn the promise of change Heart to head by chains Burn the promise of change Say you do Heart to head by chains Say you do Burn the promise to change Say you do (Far... note... fell...)
8.
How Can You Not Love Me Now Music by Christopher Moncrieffe Words by J. Christopher-Rome (Copyright Confusion of Words Music) I see you With your eyes open So damaged and so severe My eyes, my heart, open How can you not love me now? How can you not love me now? Getting used to a lot of things I made a sign where I needed a sign I have to learn to sleep again I have to learn to drive again How can you not love me now? How can you not love me now? I know you So sincere in silence at best I fall apart at every breath How can you not love me now? How can you not love me now? Getting used to a lot of things I made a sign where I needed a sign I have to learn to sleep again I have to learn to drive again How can you not love me now? How can you not love me now? How can you not love me now? How can you not love me now?
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Burned Black 05:56
Burned Black Music by Christopher Moncrieffe Words by J. Christopher-Rome (Copyright Confusion of Words Music) Waiting for tomorrow I'll wait forever To make your point Am I supposed to think before you answer I'll take this out on you some day I'll take this out on you some day You got too close to shake me You do so well just to suffocate me Do what you have to do To leave me The moment never comes again The moment never comes again Beehive and honey In the lion's dead body Even in pain it was just enough What a liar a friend can be To just get on with your life Just get on with your life All in time, all in time (I believed in you, I believed) I believed in you All in time, all in time I believed in you The moment never comes again The moment never comes again In this fall I'm given All the right air to breath Brilliant and contrasting seasons Coming clean But you break my confidence And I'm supposed to think You'd just get on with your life All in time You got too close to shake me You do so well just to suffocate me To kill the dreams that chase me Do what you have to do to leave me The moment never comes again The moment never comes again Waiting for tomorrow I'll be going home All in time This begins to affect my mind But if we cannot reacquaint And the moment never comes Total and complete All in time, all in time You got too close to shake me You do so well just to suffocate me To kill the dreams that chase me Do what you have to do To leave me The moment never comes again
10.
It Should Be Clear By Now Music by Christopher Moncrieffe Words by J. Christopher-Rome (Copyright Confusion of Words Music) Every incentive to succeed All the ambition thriving Holding through Move past, over so fast I'm aware of sand And aware of what's high I'm aware of sand And aware of what's high It should be clear by now It should be clear by now Let's talk How this pain never goes away It's taken everything out of place Try to face it but it won't change It's not safe Does it all fade away? Does it all fade away? Does it all fade away? Friends that have been here longer than you Will still be here longer than you Just enough pleasure that we breath Every ambition driving Holding fast Look back, over so fast I'm aware of sand And aware of what's high I'm aware of sand And aware of what's high It should be clear by now It should be clear by now Let's talk How this pain never goes away It's taken everything out of place Try to face it but it won't change It's not safe Does it all fade away? Does it all fade away? Does it all fade away? Friends that have been here longer than you Will still be here longer than you
11.
Call This House By Name Music by Christopher Moncrieffe Words by J. Christopher-Rome (Copyright Confusion of Words Music) Pretend it's forever But it's not safe A measure of where we stand And what can't change Things to learn from long ago Tiny twists and schemes I'll call this house by name I'll call this house by name Found a way to lose myself Find myself in everything Takes time to disappear Plot the lines, build and rearrange I'll call this house by name Mouths held together I'll call this house by name We're not coming apart I'll call this house by name Mouths held together I'll call this house by name We can bring this together Next time you start Don't lie, but don't tell me Where is your life with me? Where is your life with me? Where is your life with me? Who laughs, who cries Who's crying out now? Who laughs, who cries Who's crying out now? Who laughs, who cries Who's crying out now? Who laughs, who cries Who's crying out now? Where is your life with me? Where is your life with me? I'll call this house by name Mouths held together I'll call this house by name We're not coming apart I'll call this house by name Mouths held together I'll call this house by name
12.
We Live By Dreams Music by Christopher Moncrieffe Words by J. Christopher-Rome (Copyright Confusion of Words Music) Why fight so hard We don't know what to believe in this time Why fight so hard We don't know what to believe in this time Why fight so hard I don't anything to say I'm just a failure that way I'm just a failure that way We live by dreams, yeah We live by soul, yeah And all those things that come back to haunt you And all those things that come back to haunt you We live by wings that come back to haunt you We live those dreams, yeah Why try so hard I don't have anything to learn Why go so far I give it all to you to learn We live by dreams, yeah We live by soul, yeah And all those things that come back to haunt you And all those things that come back to haunt you We live by wings that come back to haunt you We live those dreams, yeah There is no fire There is no secret to keep No reason to speak We live by dreams, yeah We live by soul, yeah And all those things that come back to haunt you And all those things that come back to haunt you We live by wings that come back to haunt you We live those dreams, yeah We live by wings that come back to haunt you We live by soul, yeah And all those things that come back to haunt you And all those things that come back to haunt you We live by wings that come back to haunt you We live those dreams, yeah
13.
If You Have a Gun (Show Me Love) Music by Christopher Moncrieffe Words by J. Christopher-Rome (Copyright Confusion of Words Music) If you have a gun Show me love If you have a gun Show me love I'm so easy to chase your eyes again I'm so easy that I'll go through this again I look a disaster This panic quickens me I'll sleep anywhere Close my eyes again If you have a gun Show me love If you have a gun Show me love If you have a gun Show me love If you have a gun Show me love It's so easy to chase your eyes again Show me love I'm so easy that I'll go through this again Show me love If you have a gun Show me love

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"I remember reviewing this Portland, OR anomaly’s 2005 debut We Knew It Was Perfect in issue 60, when they were a gentle shoegaze trio, comparing them to a “Rema Rema or 1980 Cure fronted by Reg Presley of The Troggs”— adding that singer/leader J. Christopher-Rome bore a large aural resemblance! Six years and two albums on, Christopher-Rome and multi-instrumentalist Christopher Moncrieffe form a duo save for pretty backing vocals from Janelle Henderson (like Liz Fraser of Cocteau Twins), but they’re cartographing analogous terrain. Presley, I mean Christopher-Rome, slurps in a likeably creepy neo-whisper, while the looping guitar and drum patterns cast remarkably restrained ripples on the sonic surface. For LP four I’d turn up those dreampop guitars a lot, but it’s true this makes PU more unusual. Silent but deadly slowcore? Call it what you will." -- Jack Rabid (The Big Takeover Magazine)

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released March 1, 2012

PRINCESS UGLY
It Should Be Clear By Now
(Drop Dead Ugly Records/Confusion of Words Music)

All songs written by Princess Ugly
Copyright 2011/2012
Published by Confusion of Words Music.

Music/Instruments: Christopher Moncrieffe
Words/Vocals: J. Christopher-Rome
Backing Vocals: Janelle Henderson

Recorded, produced, and initial mixing by Christopher Moncrieffe and J. Christopher-Rome at Drop Dead Ugly Recording Studios, Portland, Oregon.

Mixed by Daniel Edgar at Entropy Lab, Hillsboro, Oregon.

Entium Remix by Geoff Tripoli at EntiumWeb.

Mastered by Kevin Nettleingham at Nettleingham Audio, Vancouver, Washington.

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Princess Ugly is influenced by post-punk, early 80's goth, shoegaze, and new wave.

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