Awakening

by Lavender Witch

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vinyldyke
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vinyldyke the feminist grunge music i was waiting for—lavender witch have recorded an album with a perfect 90s alternative rock sound and feeling to it.
i love the grungy and sometimes doomy guitars and the great vocal melodies. the lyrics are witty and on point. there is not a single filler song, you can easily listen from beginning to end and you'll feel well entertained and inspired to write your own music.
also, the CD comes with a 24 pages zine as a special gimmick. – vinyldyke records
majorensnor
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majorensnor Meaningful and inspired lyrics and a fresh and original sound. Very unique energy, feels very mystical when listening to this. Great work people! Favorite track: Not My Sister.
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    CD in a witchy digipack with a 24-page A5 zine with lyrics/spells, photos, an interview, and more.

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1.
She’s done being your object To push around or cherish She’s getting off the pedestal you made Is that so malicious? Malicious muse She’s fed up with you She won’t look back At the image you captured Malicious muse Who are you to blame her She won’t be reduced To a 2D picture She doesn’t need your advice She can make her own art Her own approval is all that matters now Not a thing to look at Malicious muse She’s fed up with you She won’t look back At the image you captured Malicious muse Who are you to blame her She won’t be reduced To a 2D picture She’s had enough She won’t take it anymore She’s had enough She won’t take it anymore She will not be silenced Won't be told to shut up She's writing and telling all of our stories Nothing you can do now Malicious muse She’s fed up with you She won’t look back At the image you captured Malicious muse Who are you to blame her She won’t be reduced To a 2D picture
2.
Got a resting bitch face It’s not a disguise A costume to taunt you Why must I be nice to you Got a resting bitch face I had a perfect quiet day Minding my own business Before you came and ruined it I won’t smile for you I won’t smile for you Got a resting bitch face Because I am so bored of you My body, not your property I never asked for a review Got a resting bitch face Biting dogs don’t bark You better tread carefully These teeth leave a lasting mark I won’t smile for you I won’t smile for you I didn’t ask for your opinion I never asked for anything I didn’t ask for your opinion Just leave me alone I won’t smile for you I won’t smile for you I won’t smile for you I won’t smile for you
3.
Move Over 02:06
You spread your legs all over the train All over the bus, all over the metro You think the whole world belongs to you Your legs define your territory Move, move aside mister Make some space for me and my sister Move, move get out of the way Make some space for me and my sister Fuck it, we're so sick of you acting like we don't exist Fuck you, we're so sick of seeing your stuff and seeing your - Inside your close-minded kingdom There’s only space for you, you, you You ignore everyone else’s boundaries To get what you want, you will push through Move, move aside mister Make some space for me and my sister Move, move get out of the way Make some space for me and my sister Fuck it, we're so sick of you acting like we don't exist Fuck you, we're so sick of seeing your stuff and seeing your dick
4.
Science doesn’t care about us The doctors will give you hormones The pills will fuck up your brain And the doctors will blame you for it The Herbal knowledge is ridiculed Remedies threaten the industry They’re trying hard to divide us To protect their toxic fragility They don’t care about us x4 Take control of your health Reclaim your body’s wisdom There must be another way Stop complying right now You will be asked for discretion No stain, no smell, no mood swings The system thrives on our insecurity Patriarchy demands your self-hatred They’ll deplore you’re not a mother Must be the cause of all your problems And when you enter your crone age Heaven forbid you don’t disappear They don’t care about us x4 Take control of your health Reclaim your body’s wisdom There must be another way STOP COMPLYING RIGHT NOW
5.
I must have died a thousand times Confined and mute, a perfect smile I have worked hard Deleted, ashamed, and made irrelevant You weren’t interested in me for me And under your scrutiny Kept all my rage boiling under the surface Do I take up too much space? Does my body offend you? What have you done? Your toy is broken You push the buttons, I don’t respond I am awakening No more! No more! I’m burning the bridges That bring your violence to me No more! No more! Your game is over I’m claiming my territory! I deserve to take up space Hope my body offends you May my words disturb the peace May my words disturb the peace
6.
All those torturous thoughts Distilled in ancient times Intravenous poison Wish I’d just collapse I doubt i still exist Divided into pieces i need a break please cut me slack i need a rest please stand by me Many years spent Preparing, inventing The antidote to all those fears That don't belong to me So much time wasted I should have spent laughing i need a break please cut me slack i need a rest please stand by me
7.
You must have heard the stories You don’t know if they’re true There’s a lack of understanding For everything we do When someone mentions us All eyes turn to the ground The conversation’s cut off There never was a sound We are the strange girls – Welcome to our world We are the strange girls – Our lives remain untold We are the strange girls – The void is all around us We are the strange girls – Companions to each other Our names are being whispered This silence is too much Avoid association With everything we touch So no one dares to approach The strange girls of this town Afraid of more such whispers Our voices are put down We are the strange girls – Welcome to our world We are the strange girls – Our lives remain untold We are the strange girls – The void is all around us We are the strange girls – Companions to each other
8.
You’re not my sister You’re just a joke Call yourself feminist While you exploit us all Feminist in theory Traitor in reality Admired by your peers While backstabbing queers You think you’re so much better than us 2x Rich people charities And dinner parties Look down on us weirdos Stick with the status quo Academic elite Won’t give us the credit (And) show us no respect (We’re) just a research subject You think you’re so much better than us 2x You’re not our sister You’re not on our side If you treat us like this Like we’re disposable Won’t share a banner Even if we march together Time for rebellion Radicalise from within You think you’re so much better than us 4x
9.
Spell 01:00
Together we stand One coven holding hands Bound by sisterhood A Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy From Hell We all have power Against the poison that is patriarchy Lavender is the herb that has fought against the tyranny of man Lavender is the menace that will wipe out the oppressor As above So below As within So without Together we stand And reclaim the streets

about

Recorded by Owen Swerts at Halenoise HQ. Vocals recorded by Sam Callow. Mixed and mastered by Owen Swerts.

credits

released July 3, 2020

All songs written, arranged, and performed by Lavender Witch, 2019.


UPCOMING SHOWS:

Contact us to book a show!

PAST:

18/09/2020: Charleroi, BE (Rockerill) for Concours Circuit
22/07/2020: LIVESTREAM / Ghent, BE (Kinky Star/Gentse Feesten)
22/02/2020: Brussels, BE (VK/Vaartkapoen)
27/11/2019: Brussels, BE (Super Fourchette)
13/09/2019: Brussels, BE (Rock Classic)
05/06/2019: Ghent, BE (Kinky Star)
17/05/2019: Brussels, BE (Garcia Lorca)
30/03/2019: Maastricht, NL (Mandril)
23/02/2019: Brussels, BE (Le Bunker)
22/02/2019: Lille, FR (CCL)
11/01/2019: Brussels, BE (BiestebroekBis)
22/12/2018: Hasselt, BE (FiniX)
23/11/2018: Brussels, BE (Rock Classic)
22/11/2018: Brussels, BE (ULB)
28/09/2018: Liege, BE (Highway to Hell)

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Lavender Witch is a feminist band based in Brussels, Belgium.

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