Flop

by Jet Black Pearl

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released February 18, 2017

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Jet Black Pearl Portland, Oregon

The untamed and inimitable Jet Black Pearl from the port of Amsterdam spent many years in the south of France before settling in Portland in 2014. She has performed on more than a thousand stages all over the world. Intelligently zany, her songs sound like a mad hatter's European gypsy tea party with a hip hop attitude. ... more

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Track Name: Lover of My Life
You're irresistible
The way you smell and move make me feel so good
You're responsible
You give me money, you bring me food
You're indestructible
Strong's your body, powerful your voice
It's undeniable
Since you came into my life, there's no choice

You're reliable
You'll never leave the house when I'm on the run
You're original
You got style, you got class, and we're having so much fun
You're adorable
Everywhere you go, people love you madly
It's undeniable
Without you, I would cry, I would suffer badly

You're so flexible
Look your body stretch and bend when we dance through the night
You're inflatable
I love the way you swell when I hold you tight
You're pliable, squeezable, screwable
Oh please take me, let me be your wife
You're deductible, removable, tetrasyllable
Accordion, accordion, accordion...
You're the lover of my life
Track Name: Cumulonimbus Me
It rains, that's all it can do
I wished I could do it too
Cause if I could rain, I'd rain all day all over you
Would you rain with me
We'd rain a big blue sea
Then we'd swim, in the waves of that sea
Rained together by you and me
We'd swim and rain, rain and swim
rim and swain, swain and rim
But never drown or drain

Cumulonimbus me
Eternally

Silver pearls dripping on the shark home's window
Drawing wrinkles in the shade of a weeping water willow
Where the wind will never blow

Cumulonimbus me
P r e c i p i t a t i o n a l l y

If you ever see a cloud
Stuck in a tree, crying out loud, well, it could be me
In endeavor to drizzle down
Dreamers become fog in a nimbus gown

Just stay with me
And hug that tree
Track Name: Coma
I’ve been laying in this bed for a whole year
Well, that’s what I was told when I woke up a week ago
Next to me, a strange man burst in tears
Saying ‘It’s a miracle, darling we all missed you so’
But ever since I pretend not to hear
Their talks, no I’d better try to get back this quiet feeling
I m m o b i l e dans mon coma vigile, écouter les heures défiler
I m m o b i l e dans mon coma vigile, je ne fais rien … ça fait du bien

They bring me loads of presents every day
Makes me feel like a fish in a vase of flowers
How can I make these folks go away
When they don’t cry, they’re chattering for hours
Like a flock of starlings darkening the sky
No I’d better try to get back this quiet feeling
I m m o b i l e dans mon coma vigile, sentir les jours et les nuits s’enfuir
I m m o b i l e dans mon coma vigile, je ne fais rien… ça fait du bien


I’ll be laying in this bed for thousand years
And I’ll travel far away in my imagination
A rose-tree will grow over my souvenirs
An empty mind on permanent vacation
Will the stranger stay there next to me?
He’ll have to learn how to fly to this quiet feeling
I m m o b i l e dans mon coma vigile, entendre les semaines s’étendre
I m m o b i l e dans mon coma vigile, je ne fais rien… ça fait du bien
Track Name: Flop
Je bent druk bezig te vergeten
waar je mee bezig was
Want het is lichter te vergeten
dan alles met je mee te slepen
Maar op een dag vergeet je te vergeten
en daar sta je dan
Helemaal alleen
met 1000 dozen om je heen
Dozen vol met dromen, dromen die destijds
Uit leken te komen als in een paradijs
Maar dan kwam de winter en je droom bevroor
Of één of andere hufter ging er zomaar mee vandoor

Een flop, je komt er nooit meer bovenop
Je neemt 'm mee waar je ook gaat
Een flop blijft hangen in je kop
als een oude langspeelplaat

Middenin de kamer staar je naar de dozen om je heen
De dozen staren terug in strak kartonnen pak
Je kunt nog zo proberen het alarm te negeren
Maar het zal niet lang meer duren of met een harde klap
Knalt de eerste doos al open
een ouwe souvenir
Doet je zilte tranen lopen
je wordt gekust door een vampier
Zijn hete adem vult de kamer
de waterketel fluit
Met hoge schrille tonen
ook deze laatste droom weer uit

Een flop, je komt er nooit meer bovenop
Je neemt 'm mee waar je ook gaat
Een flop blijft hangen in je kop
als een oude langspeelplaat

Die dozen vol met drama's
blunders en verdriet
Breek ze nu maar open
er is niemand die 't ziet
De troep die er dan uitkomt
fiksen we ter plekke
Blinken zal de boel
dat zullen we samen lappen
Gooi dan de handel op de wagen
En rij met mij mee naar de stad
Antiek – daar kunnen we geld voor vragen
Maak van je flop een goudmijn, hoe vind je dat?

Flop te koop – Niet te verkroppen
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Flop te koop – Totaal naar de knoppen
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Track Name: Lips
I've got love lips when I kiss my guy
I've got sweet lips when I eat apple pie
Frozen lips when I scream, hot lips when I come
Tulips when I'm in Holland... that's fly

I've got universalips when dancing on the moon
Lunar eclips making werewolves swoon
Take out your teeth now, shake your tongue
Lick your lips and love this little lip-slip tune

I've got Acropolips when standing on a hill
Necropolips when I want to kill
Cataclyps to destroy, Apocalypse Now
The fire is burning and so are the spare lips on the grill

I've got elipse when I'm out of square
Metropolips when people everywhere
Take out your teeth now, shake your tongue
Lick your lips and love this little lip-slip air

I've got sad lips when I say goodbye
I've got sweet lips when I eat apple pie
Philips to read when it's too dark to see
But I only really wanna use my lips to kiss my guy
Track Name: Waltzheimer
Strange empty faces
Staring at me
I don't hear any music
But my foot counts till three
And then my mind starts swirling a beautiful
Waltzheimer

Who are you darling
Take your shoes off, come here
In my arms you'll be safe
While I hum in my ear
Nice and softly this wonderful
Waltzheimer

Let me swim on your lap
Climb through your eyes
You can eat my past
I'll drink all my lies

I can't hear you darling
Long gone are my ears
They went fishing for stories
In the sea of lost years
And now I'm drowning in the silence of a howling
Waltzheimer

My eyes walked out
Hunting for faces
That are buried in caves
Of forgotten races
Winking to the beat of this powerful
Waltzheimer

Oh my love
I must have been sleeping
Why don't you wear shoes
And why am I weeping

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