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Other Self by Alien Knife Fight

by Monique Ortiz



(Lyrics written by Monique Yevette Ortiz. ©2018)

Other self,
the one that paints the bloody pictures,
circles of hell.
Still trying to find the magic door.
If you want me to come all that way you
better pay me.

Am I supposed to feel so privileged
to be a part of your clown show?
Privileged to be a part of your social fix?

Do, do, do, do, do....
Do,do, do, do, do, do...

The other self
Never seems to be that present.
Searching the shelves
for books that ground and validate,
After at stop at the druggist,
for that thing that keeps me happy,
Thin and awake
So I can feel so confident....

From your gushing and flattery,
Comforted because you want to be like me.
Don't be silly.
Don't be silly....

You'll never know me.
You'll never really know me,
So long as you insist I'm a number on your list.
It must be hard for you to go a day without me.
I'm working it out in the privacy of my home....
Of my home....

No time for them.
They aren't my friends.
So long. Godspeed.
It's time to leave.
...the people these days
Drive me crazy.
the people these days...
the people these days respect no boundaries.....


released March 6, 2018
Monique Ortiz: vocals, fretless bass, synths.
Michael Howard: drums, percussion.
Tednoir: guitar, synths.

Recorded at Big Bottom Farm, Creedmoor, TX. Produced by Monique Ortiz & Michael Howard. Engineered & mixed by Michael Howard. Executive producer: Chris Dillon.
Music written by Monique Ortiz & Michael Howard ©2018, Obskur Vudu Music, BMI & Shopdog Publishing, SESAC. Lyrics by Monique Ortiz ©2018. Cover art concept by Monique Ortiz & Tednoir. Design and layout by Monique Ortiz ©2018.
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Monique Ortiz Austin, Texas

Vocalist / multi-instrumentalist Monique Ortiz is the front woman of Alien Knife Fight, A.K.A.C.O.D., and Bourbon Princess. Currently collaborating with electronic artist 3kStatic..

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