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  1. HER PURPLE WATCH

From the recording HER PURPLE WATCH

Lyrics

HER PURPLE WATCH

She took her purple watch back from Michelle
To complete the colors of the rainbow
With a fist full of worries in the one hand
And a green plastic cross in the other

Nothing left, Nothing left
Nothing left to live for
Nothing left, Nothing left
Nothing left to live for

Any dress her money bought
Couldn’t hide the tender spot
Inside of her that wants to die
The only thing she’s never tried

Nothing left, nothing left
Nothing left

Nothing left for her to tell the time with
Moments drawing lines across her forehead
She took a picture of the Queen in stockings
The bottom fell out of the sky

Nothing left, Nothing left
Nothing left to live for
Nothing left, Nothing left
Nothing left to live for

Geezahs was a butch lesbian cross dresser
God was just a thorn in her side
She couldn’t stop staring at a crippled boy
Proving blood is thicker than crocodile tears

Nothing left, Nothing left
Nothing left to live for
Nothing left, Nothing left
Nothing left to live for

Any dress her money bought
Couldn’t hide the tender spot
Inside of her that wants to die
The only thing she’s never tried

Nothing left, Nothing left
Nothing left to live for
Nothing left, Nothing left
Nothing left to live for

Nothing left

Nothing left to live for

c1995 by Wishnefsky

Wishnefsky – vocals, electric guitars, synths, bass
Dave Rodgers – drums

COMMENTS
This song is loosely based on a true story. The names have been changed to protect the innocent, though that exercise is more lip service than anything inasmuch as there is relatively little that could be considered innocent about the main characters here. I think of this song as clash of the titans of frivolous narcissism.

The original version of this song was much simpler, really only two chords. The older version relied on dynamics to get its point across. But it wasn't that much of a point musically and the lyric, which I have always liked a lot, deserved better. So somewhere around 1994, I rewrote the music and was much happier.

We played the old version of the song live a few times, mostly as an experiment to see if adrenaline would push it to new heights. Instead, it only inspired us to ditch the song. We never played the new version live.

I generally used a standard tuning for my guitar parts. This song is an exception. I used an unorthodox open A tuning.

Listening to this song now produces mixed emotions. I really like some of it. Other parts I wish I could do over again, such as the instrumental bridge and a few of the vocal lines. But, all in all, this song has a great energy to it. The glass is neither half full nor half empty. Rather, it is sitting on the table where I left it and I expect you to clean up the mess if you knock it over again.

Wishnefsky