8/25/14

Music Downloads: Banks (4 Songs Featured)

"Drowning"
"Beggin for Thread"
"Goddess"
"Change"
by Banks
release date: September 9, 2014*
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(*Part of the album is pre-released now.)




It's been a while...okay a long long while since I posted a Music Download. But today I'm going to make up for it. A few weeks ago I was listening to our local independent radio station 91X. The DJ said "Be ready to have your world changed." Then he played "Drowning" by Banks. And it changed indeed.

Even though I'm a fiction writer, it takes a different type of skill and language to  eloquently describe music in terms that will compliment the songs fully.  Luckily there are others with this talent.  In the interview DONT FUCK WITH THE GODDESS with theripe.tv, they describe Jillian Banks' music.
From the darkness, Banks has produced music so fragile and honest that it can leave the listener, in turn, transfixed, unsettled, uplifted or bereft.
This couldn't be more poetically accurate.  From the lyrics and message of these songs, they are about a broken girl from an abusive relationship.  As heartbreaking as they are to hear, it's good to know that the music has healed her.  The four songs I'm featuring today: "Drowning," "Beggin for Thread," "Goddess," and "Change."


Lyrics for "Drowning" by Banks

You tried to lie, I can see that you don't need me
(That you don't need me, that you don't need me)
All of your words, they have been cursed with dishonesty
(With dishonesty, with dishonesty)

Take it from the girl you claimed to love
You gonna get some bad karma
I'm the one who had to learn to build a heart made of armor
From the girl who made you soup and tied your shoes when you were hurting
You are not deserving, you are not deserving

[Chorus:]
(Why would you stay?)
I can see that you wanted me cold
(Caught in the way)
You're so bold while you're watching me moan

You tried to hide, I can see that you don't see me
(That you don't see me, that you don't see me)
What do you gain by the names that you're calling me?
(That you're calling me, that you're calling me)

Take it from the girl you claimed to love
You gonna get some bad karma
I'm the one who had to learn to build a heart made of armor
From the girl who made you soup and tied your shoes when you were hurting
You are not deserving, you are not deserving

(Why would you stay?)
(Cause I'm drowning for ya)
I can see that you wanted me cold
(Caught in the way)
You're so bold while you're watching me moan

[Bridge:]
Holding out
Like you could pull me down
Cause I'm drowning for ya
(Cause I'm drowning for ya)
Cause I'm drowning for ya

[Outro x4:]
Can you follow me out to the water?
I can show you were sinking deeper
Let me know

Cause I'm drowning for ya


Lyrics for "Beggin' for Thread" by Banks

So I got edges that scratch
And sometimes I don’t got a filter but I’m so tired of eating all of my misspoken words
I know my disposition gets confusing
My disproportionate reactions fuse with my eager state
That’s why you wanna come out and play with me
Yeah

Why?

Stooped down and out you got me begging for thread
To sew this hole up that you ripped in my head
Stu-pid-ly think you had it under control
Strapped down to something that you don’t understand
Don’t know what you were getting yourself into
You should have known, secretly I think you knew

I got some dirt on my shoes
My words can come out as a pistol and I’m no good at aiming but I can aim it at you
I know my actions they may get confusing
But my unstable ways is my solution to even space
That’s why you wanna come out and play with me yeah

Stooped down and out you got me begging for thread
To sew this hole up that you ripped in my head
Stu-pid-ly think you had it under control
Strapped down to something that you don’t understand
Don’t know what you were getting yourself into
You should have known, secretly I think you knew

Hold it out try to hide it out but my tracks are better
Hold it out try to hide it out but my tracks are better

Stooped down and out you got me begging for thread
To sew this hole up that you ripped in my head
Stu-pid-ly think you had it under control
Strapped down to something that you don’t understand
Don’t know what you were getting yourself into
You should have known, secretly I think you knew
Secretly I think you knew




Lyrics for "Goddess" by Banks

She gave it all, you gave her shit
She coulda done, just anything
Or anyone, cause she's a goddess
You never got this
You put her down, you liked her hopeless
To walk around, feeling unnoticed
You shoulda crowned her, cause she's a goddess
You never got this

Now you gotta deal with this glitch on your shoulder
Fucking with a goddess and you get a little colder
Yea it's colder, colder
Fucking with a goddess, and you get a little colder

Finally surfaced above doubts
Feeling above this, she came around
Cause she's a goddess, finally saw this
And now you're back, trying to claim her
Cause she's gone and now without her
You're all alone, cause she's a goddess
You shoulda saw this

Now you gotta deal with this glitch on your shoulder
Fucking with a goddess and you get a little colder
Yea it's colder, colder
Fucking with a goddess, and you get a little colder
[x2]

Now you gotta deal with this glitch on your shoulder
You're fucking with a goddess and you get a little colder
Yea you're colder, colder

You're fucking with a goddess, and you get a little colder



Lyrics to "Change" by Banks

Always cold
While you'd self-incriminate
By avoiding all my questions
And calling me an instigator
Cut me down
Always calling me unstable
You so easily can make me cry
Just cause you are in a mood
And you'd say

Call me out
You would say I need attention
Just because I put on makeup
To ironically look good for you
Cut me to pieces
While you watched me disintegrate
Because you like to tell me how you hate
All the ways I'm not enough for you
Then you'd say

[Chorus]
Baby don't go
I didn't know
I'll change I swear
I'll change I swear
Baby don't go
I'll make you wait
I promise I'll be better
All of these things they will change

Baby don't go
I didn't know
I'll change I swear
I'll change I swear
Baby don't go
I'll make you wait
I promise I'll be better
All of these things they will change

Never guilty
Say it ain't your fault
Because you had an emotionally abusive daddy
And cause of this you don't know how to act

Poor poor baby
Say you can't help the fact that you're so crazy
And you're so good at making me feel guilty
For trying to walk away
Because I'm tired of being mad
Then you'd say


[Chorus]
Baby don't go
I didn't know
I'll change I swear
I'll change I swear
Baby don't go
I'll make you wait
I promise I'll be better
All of these things they will change

Baby don't go
I didn't know
I'll change I swear
I'll change I swear
Baby don't go
I'll make you wait
I promise I'll be better

All of these things they will change

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