Pink Oxford Womynn

by 521 Briar

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Dear Listener,

We are so proud to have created this record. It has taken one and a half years, thousands of miles of commuting and labor like we never anticipated. This collection of songs is the best our brains have to offer as of right now, and we are extremely moved by the work we created and hope that you are too. It's been a long time coming. With all that we have learned from this record, we now have the wonderful opportunity to endeavor again and create even more ambitious works. We are excited for the prospects the future has to offer.

Thanks to all those who have supported us and keep supporting us.
Thanks to John's grandparents for all those practices in the basement.
Thanks to Stanley Balzekas for letting us use The Dealership.

POW,
521 Briar

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released April 20, 2016

521 Briar is:
[Matthew "Balzy" Balzekas]: Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards, Bass on "Rachael Ray"
[John "Fitzy" Fitzgerald]: Percussion, Vocals, Keyboards, Lampshade
[James "Jonesy Bourgeoisie" Brown]: Guitar, Vocals
[Leonardo "El Diablo" Jimenez]: Bass, Vocals

Featuring Steven Fitzgerald: Bass on "Or The Definition Of Beauty"

Produced by 521 Briar
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by John Fitzgerald
Album Cover Model: Amelia Mroczkowski
Album Cover Photography by Matthew Balzekas
Album Artwork by John Fitzgerald and Matthew Balzekas

Recorded @:
Balzekas Motors (The Dealership)
John's Grandparents' Basement
The Box
The Blue Ox

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Track Name: Disney Kids (Oh, Poor Ryan)
Give back to the disney kids,
who flock all your establishments,
they want your blood after all.
That disney movie you're in
destroys life just with it's name.

Oh, poor Ryan,
"You'll make it through the day"
Oh, poor Ryan,
"You'll groove it in every way"

These three days are the best of your life,
and you'll never ever ever see them again.
Unfortunately, there's only desolation for you.

Oh, poor Ryan,
"You'll make it through the day"
Oh, poor Ryan,
"You'll groove it in every way"

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You're a pretty girl,
in a pretty world,
nothing can change.
Track Name: Vile One
I am so ugly that the words just can't come out.

Puss oozes from every pore, I'll never kiss my love.

Pretend to be someone, they'll eat you if you don't.

Maybe in another world you'll be beautiful like them.
Track Name: Cherise
"Cherise! You've gotta be fucking kidding me!"

Back on Sunday,
I used to hear the byrds say,
"Give me life, or give me death.
Anything to remove me from this mess."

What you want, what you need, what you CAN get.
Track Name: Soft Tallow
What you want
A new life
Run crossed out into night
Await for white washed hands begin to work
But you sink into a hazy dream
I am scared for the future, the plastic sheep today
I will (will I) drift into soft tallow
Dark waves surround me in day space
Where you could not tell me your name
Too drunk and pacified
You fall

What you had wanted to change
Your life
Rearrange the pieces of you
I can’t carry through

(What you had wanted carried the evening
I can’t, no I can’t carry through)

Hold onto your spinning world
Still you dread cold hands

Lenses not cracking, but unravelling
So you speak
Vexing

In an age where things begin to converge
It tries to find its place
Track Name: Pink Oxford Mann
I have been to the highest peaks,
bled onto flags made of you and me.
You were an anxious one, my dear.

Blue crosses and satin drape from Kathy's door.
She reverts, an inverted female form,
there is nothing iconic or absurd.

WELL I HAVE NOT FOUND.
PIGS INSIDE GROUND.

WATCH THE WITCH SHE WILL TAKE ALL YOUR MONEY.

WELL I HAVE NOT BEEN
RUMINATING EVER SINCE

YOU TOOK IT ALL AND YOU LEFT ME OUT TO BLEED

WELL I HAVE NOT FOUND
PIGS INSIDE GROUND

WHAT DID YOU SAY TO ME AT THAT PARTY?

Love flows from cerebral lust,
you have no one you could ever trust,
faithless you die all alone.
Restless, weak, gagged and bound,
society has grabbed on by now,
for Kathy there's no escape.

WELL I HAVE NOT FOUND.
PIGS INSIDE GROUND.

WATCH THE WITCH SHE WILL TAKE ALL YOUR MONEY.

WELL I HAVE NOT BEEN
ENDANGERED EVER SINCE

NO LONGER FLOUNDERING ON A BED OF LIES

WELL I HAVE NOT FOUND
PIGS INSIDE GROUND

WHAT DID YOU SAY TO ME AT THAT PARTY?
"Watch the witch, she will take, all your money, all your money. Put her in the Kitch, where she will make, you a sammy, you a sammy."
Track Name: Phantasmagoria
Fire cascades from dawn.
Righteous she is the lord.
She runs, away from home,
beaten by the words her father never said at all.

Everything has changed,
and everything stays the same.
You omit transgressions against your own faith.
Mother used to say to "be a good girl today",
but you affixed shame,
destination nowhere, a siren.

Behold, a land of light.
Enchantment flows like wine.
Prisms from the divine.
Coming to conclusions of the life you’ve left behind.

Reconcile the pain, the struggles, and the fear burning in your soul.

Ancestors will make you feel the pain you knew before.
Track Name: S.A.G.I.T.M.
I pulled myself so far away from you.
Some of you, some part of you wanted me, too.

Why do I still need this much from you?
I need to see what's guiding me,
what's leading me to the obscene.
Track Name: Urjusta*
"You don't know who ya are.
You're just a star."
Sunset