In The Parlour House

from The Barbary Coast EP by dren mcdonald

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The ladies of the brothel do a fairly poor job of convincing themselves that they might be better off in a situation outside of the emporium.

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CARSON
In the parlor house In the parlor house

VICKY
In the parlor house In the parlor house

DEB
In the parlor house
the voices are sweet
and the windows look out on a flowery street
and the men, doff their hats and say "Thank you and please"

VICKY
And there's always hot water to wash!

ALL
And there's always hot water to wash

CARSON
In the parlor house In the parlor house
we can call our own

JANET
In the parlor house In the parlor house
where the seeds are sewn

VICKY
In the parlor house there's music all day
and the talk in the parlor is witty and gay
And the men, kiss your hand and say "Well how do you do?"

JANET
And they always leave a gift by the door

ALL
And they always leave a gift by the door

CARSON
In the parlor house In the parlor house
we can call our own

TRISTA
In the parlor house In the parlor house
where the seeds are sewn

ALICE
In the parlor house you've been there before
Cause the men are the same once a girl shuts the door
There's the hand in the hair and the knees on the floor
There's a fist in a place where it's not been before
And a fist in the face if you get up to pee
and the hair and the scabs when you clean up the sheets

There's the words that can burn through the hardest of hearts
and the tearing that sours the sweetest of parts

ALL
But there must be a world where they're gentle and kind…
But there must be a world where they're gentle and kind...
Where they stroke your hair where they touch your face
where they whisper your name, oh, there must be a place
Where they stroke your hair where they touch your face
where they whisper your name, oh, there must be a place

ALL
In the parlor house

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from The Barbary Coast EP, released August 17, 2014
Vocals: Loretta Lynch (Ari Fellows-Manion, Valerie Esway and Heather Davison)

Everything Else: dren

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dren is currently making music/sounds for videogames & for his soul. Many of his games have been played by (literally) millions of people worldwide. Before games, he contributed to band music, touring/releasing albums with Giant Ant Farm and GrndNtlBrnds (Grand National Brands). He also founded and operated Vaccination Records Co for 10 yrs ... more

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