The Krakatoa Sessions

by Megan Lynch

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What started as a demo to get work singing on songwriters' demos evolved into some kind of bizarre hybrid with me singing my own songs but in a more produced style.


released September 9, 1998

Vocals - Megan Lynch; Music, arrangements, production by Brendan Lynch


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Megan Lynch South Pasadena, California

Megan Lynch is equally at home singing her original compositions, Tin Pan Alley, rock, pop, country, blues, light opera, and various world musics. She uses a full palette of thrums, yelps, croons, yodels, growls and ululations in order to paint the picture called for by the song. ... more

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Track Name: Nip It In The Bud
I've been making like a pendulum
Just swinging to and fro
Oh, he loves me
He loves me not
You know, it's like to give me vertigo
This time I think, "You'll reap just what you sow.
You've got yourself one bad stud."
Then you go and nip it in the bud

Ever since the first time I saw you
My heart's been hammering in my chest
But every time I make headway with you
My superego says, "Give it a rest"
I wanna serenade you but I come out
Sounding like Elmer Fudd
Who'd blame you if you
Nipped it in the bud?

You think my life is cigareets, whiskey &
I'm a wild, wild woman
But how can I show you
That ain't the way I'm living?
'Cause I drink Dubonnet
I keep cigareets at bay
And I've got a sex life like Doris Day

So if I sidle up to you
I'm just pretending you're a single man
I'm just hoping and praying
For the day that I won't be an also-ran
Maybe someday you'll be free
And my name won't be mud
Then you won't have to nip it in the bud
Track Name: Eris
Do you ever wish that you could dive into the dirt?
It would swallow you whole
Hide you from the hurt
When you confuse your mouth
With another orifice
You've been embraced
In a moron's emetic kiss

Oh, who could have known
That the words that I said
Would burn
Like a molten arrowhead?
I know now
Just how they cut deep
But I didn't let them steep
Before I let them through
What a bitter brew
What a bitter brew

Open your mouth
And insert your foot
I watch the water gurgle
Like a tongueless mute
I could lunge back
For that moment in time
And wish that I were as
Wordless as a mime
Track Name: Kohl-Rimmed Eyes
Kohl-rimmed eyes
Oh, how romantic!
Those kohl-rimmed eyes
They've got me frantic
I croon
I swoon
I moon
Those eyes, that face
Have brought me to ruin

Black slapshoes
Who could've known
That my heart they'd bruise?
I thought it was my own
That hat
Those spats
I know you'll give them
Tit for tat

I fall in love just like falling out of bed
It's a habit
But with each pratfall I thought I'd laugh 'til I was dead

White-washed face
It's got me sighing
All over the place
I'm nearly dying
I yearn
I burn
I'm a furnace
As my stricken heart
Quickens its pace

Slight pursed lips
They're so inviting
Those dancer's hips
And there's no fighting
I saw
They draw
They're law
They're nothing short of worthy of awe

When I saw your bean on that silver screen
It was magic
Though smooth as silk
You're a vanished ilk
I find that tragic

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