Something, Something​.​.​. Poetry and Light

by Two Dragons and a Cheetah

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Debut EP by Washington, DC-based duo Two Dragons and a Cheetah

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released December 5, 2014

Maryjo Mattea - vocals and guitar
Joel Wu - drums

"Logic and the Lines" guitar solo by Jason Mendelson

Recorded and mixed by Mark Peteritas (Working Man's Productions) and Jason Mendelson (Park Center Studio)

Mastered by Mark Peteritas (Working Man's Productions)

Cover art and logo by Kodi Seaton (The Un Group Graphic Design)

All songs written by Maryjo Mattea. ℗ Four Minute Symphonies 2014.

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Washington, DC-based grunge-garage duo made up of singer-guitarist, Maryjo Mattea, and drummer, Joel Wu.

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Track Name: Poetry and Light
So today's the day
You'll break the habit's what you say
That today's the day you'll find your sweet release
And tonight's the night
That you'll give up on that fight
Stop pretending this is more than what it seems

So you crash and burn
Double back and hit return
Erase it all and then you start again
When there's so much pain
That you're sure you'll go insane
That's when you swear that this will truly be the end

Now your worst enemy is the memory
Of the choices that you made
The ones that haunt you in the stillness of the night
And you ask desperately, will they remember me
What's the thing I'll leave behind
When all that's left of me is poetry and light

So today's the day
That you'll set out on your way
Pack your bags and never look behind again
And tonight's the night
That you swear you'll get it right
And find the strength to quell the voices in your head

When your worst enemy is the memory
Of the choices that you made
The ones that haunt you in the stillness of the night
And you ask desperately, will they remember me
What's the thing I'll leave behind
When all that's left of me
When all that's left...
Track Name: Lessons
Now it's true my mama told me
That I write too many sad songs
But when you figure it out
When the truth comes out
You do what you need to get along
So when you can step back
Check the facts and relax
For what will be will be
Some lessons we learn the hard way
And on this one we all agree

That sometimes it ain't right
And sometimes it ain't fair
By the time you think you've got it figured out
You realize you ain't gone nowhere
Well you can sit and stew
And wonder what to do
Or you can just kick back and get high
Sometimes a little love
Is all we need to get by

Now there's a pill to keep you happy
And a pill to fall asleep
But where's the pill that kills the pain
From all the secrets that you keep
It's always good until it isn't
And when it isn't good no more
That's when we are reminded
Of the lessons we learned before

That sometimes it ain't right
And sometimes it ain't fair
By the time you think you've got it figured out
You realize you ain't gone nowhere
Well you can sit and stew
And wonder what to do
Or you can just kick back and get high
Sometimes a little love
Is all we need to get by
Track Name: Pieces
It's a beautiful sadness
That moves us through the day
Through twisted mazes filled with tortured compromise
And that which doesn't kill us
Can really make you want to scream
And seek solace in the absence of alibis

But the thing we never say out loud is...

That I'm so afraid
Scared of what they're going to say
Still haunted by yesterday
And tears can't make up for lost time
What's left I plan to keep as mine
Won't let it go without a fight
And it starts today

I give away pieces
Scatter them around
Share a secret with a stranger for a night
But I'm the only one who knows
What's really going down
It's easy when you keep it all inside

Still the thing we never say out loud is...

That I'm so afraid
Scared of what they're going to say
Still haunted by yesterday
And tears can't make up for lost time
What's left I plan to keep as mine
Won't let it go without a fight
And it starts today

And I'm so afraid
Scared of what they're going to say
Still haunted by yesterday
And tears can't make up for lost time
What's left I plan to keep as mine
Won't let it go without a fight
And it starts today
Track Name: Sanctuary
This used to be my sanctuary
Now it is my hell
I once came here for asylum
From a pain I knew too well

And I hate myself for saying this
And for crying over you
But it was not reckless abandon
What transpired entre nous

And now I'm stuck here with these memories
And your scent all over me
Can this still be my place of solace
When I still feel your body's heat

And the only thing I'm sure of
Is this restless, burning need
And this all too keen awareness
Of a desire I can't feed

Can you feel me like I feel you
The heavy heartbeat, the trepid hands
I hear you whisper when you're not speaking
Feel your torture at your loss of command
Silent echoes enter discreetly
Soft surrenders breaking new ground
I taste your teardrops when you're not crying
Feel you with me when you're not around

I want to wake up in the morning
In your cast off collared shirt
I want to be your place of safety
And take away your hurt

I have no other angle
But to give you all of me
And hope that in the end
A sanctuary's what you'll see

Can you feel me like I feel you
The heavy heartbeat, the trepid hands
I hear you whisper when you're not speaking
Feel your torture at your loss of command
Silent echoes enter discreetly
Soft surrenders breaking new ground
I taste your teardrops when you're not crying
Feel you with me when you're not around
Track Name: We Dare Not Say
It eats me up alive
It's all consuming
Long as I'm alive
It's still there looming
While I may try to seem
Unassuming
The cards are down

Adrenaline junkie
Strung out on drama
Foolishly believes
In a thing called karma
Expecting retribution
For past trauma
That won't ever arrive

And it won't be different this time

All the things we dare not say
The distractions that get in the way
Of the pursuit of peace of mind
Because I fall apart each time

Why are there mistakes
We keep on making
Diminished self respect
Ripe for the taking
Aware of all the things
I should be forsaking
But can't let go

Just let me get it out
Straight up neurotic
It's getting to the point
Of borderline psychotic
I just can't help but feel
That stare's hypnotic
And driving me insane

And I wish I could refrain

All the things we dare not say
The distractions that get in the way
Of the pursuit of peace of mind
Because I fall apart each time

Another whisper in my ear
Reignites the fire
Desperate for a way
To dial back desire
Obsession is a drug
I need no supplier
I've plenty on my own

All the things we dare not say
The distractions that get in the way
Of the pursuit of peace of mind
Because I fall apart each time
Track Name: Logic and the Lines
You compel me
With that effervescent stare
Eviscerate me
Rip me apart and strip me bare
And I'll follow you down that road
Wherever it goes

And it doesn't make much sense
Biding time at my pride's expense
I close my eyes and try to find
The logic and the lines
But they no longer satisfy

You abuse me
When you're curiously coy
Intoxicate me
With an air I can't avoid
You keep me dangling from shoestring vines
But I keep coming back for more

And it doesn't make much sense
Biding time at my pride's expense
I close my eyes and try to find
The logic and the lines
But they no longer satisfy

No, it doesn't make much sense
Biding time at my pride's expense
I close my eyes and try to find
The logic and the lines
But they no longer satisfy