Rend & Render Deluxe

by Kristen Ford

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Deluxe version includes the 8 new songs off Rend & Render, plus 7 bonus tracks remastered for this release: El Camino, Getaway Car, Pretty Little Mind, Radio, Cassette, Love Before and Two Days Sober.

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released July 29, 2016

all songs written & performed by Kristen Ford
engineering by Dan Cardinal & Ariel Bernstein
Dimension Sound Studios, Boston, MA
EP mixed, mastered & percussion
on #3, 6, 7 by Ariel Bernstein
EP arrangements, pre-production &
co-writing on #6 by Bernadette Malavarca
#8 recorded in the Peruvian Amazon
photograph by Ron Manville
photo concept by Sam Rhymes
executive producers Katy & Wes Eaton
special thanks to Deirdre Doran
www.kristenfordmusic.com
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One woman indie rock rampage based in Nashville, TN. Looping. Writing. Playing.

The Nation of Love Records
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Track Name: Flames
Woke up on the other side of history this morning
Our city slashed and fading a giant plume of smoke
Exhale burning lungs, blink singed eyelashes
Demise of the first nation to launch atomic bombs

Flames, flames, flames/ Who’s left to blame blame blame

Before long the grocery aisles were stripped naked
Stronger hands overtaking every hidden place
Never held a gun before my shaky hand pulled the trigger
He cried and cried, no he didn’t die straight away
Chorus
National guard said they’d be right over
Waited on a rescuer but my hero never came
I know he would’ve killed me or worse,
if I hadn’t a pulled that trigger
I killed a man, just wish that I knew his name
Track Name: Hide
Hide your daughters, Hide your sons, Here we come, here we come

It’s so unnatural
I guess I just lost control
I danced cause it felt so right
You carried me away that night

Hide your daughters, Hide your sons, Here we come, here we come

When you kissed me it was like a rush of cocaine
Rainbows coursing thru my veins
Can’t go back cause everything has changed

Hide your daughters, Hide your sons, Here we come, here we come
The homo the homo the homo- ohs!
Track Name: Hi-Tops
Do you believe in vampires
Kept us locked like rats in a cage
I won’t be struck down like my father
Follow the girl who does not age

Outside these gates, a sky full of stars
Life’s mysteries, they’re ours they’re ours
I know you’re fearful, all eyes, all eyes
Lace up your hi tops, survive, survive
Are you prepared for the virals
One bite will seal your fate
I won’t stuck here like a backyard dog
Follow the girl who does not age
Chorus
I did not choose to go astray/I did not choose to go astray
What’s beyond these gates/What’s beyond these gates
Chorus! Lace up your hi tops
Track Name: To The Stars
Don’t look down,
don’t look down no no
To the stars,
this place is not your home
Don’t look down,
don’t look down no no
To the the stars
that is where you must go
Track Name: Mission to Mars
I saw this documentary
Wa wa watchin talkin heads it lasted a century
Then the answer came to me it was elementary
We have got to take ourselves extra planetary

You can try to save this world, it’s impossible

You could embrace your sexuality
I see the nervous way that you smile at me
Between your lips and legs I think you hold all of eternity
Let’s experience each other in one third gravity

You can try to save this world, it’s impossible

I’m on a, I’m on a mission to mars, I’m on a mission to mars
I’m on a, I’m on a mission to mars, I’m on a mission to mars
I’m on my way, you come with me
Track Name: Let me In
Won’t you let me in/Let me back into your heart
This world is changing and it’s tearing us apart
Big House, good looking children
Satisfied, husband
The pool gets cleaned, on wednesday,
The guest rooms are squared away
Won’t you let me in/Let me back into your heart
This world is changing and it’s tearing us apart
I’m banging down your door
I’m rapping on your windows
I’m Climbing up the walls
I’ll Haunt you like a ghost
Won’t you let me in/Let me back into your heart/
This world is changing /and it’s tearing us apart
When the bombs dropped in the fallout-Become a monstrous alien thing
When the bombs dropped in the fallout-Can’t you see you’re the same as me
When the bombs dropped in the fallout-Won’t you let me back into your heart
Won’t you let me in/Let me back into your heart
Times are changing/and it’s tearing us apart
Track Name: Athena
Do you want a little company
Do you need a little time alone
I said I would always be there
My how you have grown

Oh oh athena, what did we leave ya/ Oh oh athena what did we leave

As a child I was optimistic
Rage against the machine
Path of least resistance
Was the tide that carried me

Oh oh athena, what did we leave ya/Oh oh athena what did we leave

There were voices we were not always mute
Stood up for each other and ourselves
Throw your hands in the air officer don’t shoot
And baby, sex always sells

Oh oh athena, what did we leave ya/Oh oh athena what did we leave

Take what’s yours make it better
Track Name: El Camino
You can tell me no no no no no (repeat)
But I got a drive
Like an el camino
You can call me slow slow slow slow slow (repeat)
But I am a Mac truck creeping on uphill

Music’s gonna save my soul
And I still love rock n roll
Music’s gonna save my soul
(repeat)

We know who we are (repeat)
And we won’t forget it
No we won’t forget it

We know what we want (repeat)
We’re gonna go and get it
We’re gonna go and get i-i-it

Music’s gonna save my soul
And I still love rock n roll
Music’s gonna save my soul
(repeat)

You can tell me no no no
You can tell me no no no
But I got a drive like an el camino
Track Name: Getaway Car
I have now turned my back upon myself
Going about things as somebody else
It’s easy to believe when the world beneath my feet shifts daily

Never dreamed of a life of organized crime
Just couldn’t take that day in day out grind
Its not the life for me just one clean robbery
It could finance all my dreams
Put the money in the bag got the gun in my hand

Would you wait for it
With the engine running
Would you wait for it
Would you drive my getaway car X3
Ooh woah ooh ooh

Please don’t think of the law
And please don’t think about prison
Don’t think about your friends
How you’re never gonna see them
Picture mexico with your toes down in the sand
Got a fruity little drink and I’m right there righr there holding your hand

Chorus

Drive with me into the night
Drive this city out of site
Drive until that orange empty light
On the side of the road I’ll pull you close
Say it’s you I love the most---final chorus
Track Name: Pretty Little Mind
There’s a strange strange stranger sleeping in my bed
Now sleep for me is out of the question
Wondering just what the hell happened
Who’s that girl in the mirrors reflection

Don’t you worry your pretty little mind
About the way that I’ve been occupying my time
I could paint whatever kind of picture you like
I’m counting seconds hours minutes days months till you’re by my side

Slow turnout but the drinks are free
Fighting burnout so keep the booze coming
Loading up the car should I really be driving
Blue lights flash need license and registration

Chorus

Chorus

There’s a strange strange stranger sleeping in my bed
Now sleep for me is out of the question
Track Name: Radio
In Chicago I went through 4 fake IDs
To get into the rock shows I was 19
I took home every single Reject CD
From my unpaid internship at Venus Zine

They’re never gonna never gonna dance to this
They’ll be looking at their phones
Never gonna never gonna call it a hit
You won’t hear it on the radio
You won’t hear it on the radio

The party scene is not so fun
When everyone you know is a setting sun
Against the odds I’ll go back to my roots yet
Make my way in Massachusetts
Playing every night in a different club
Teach in the day but it’s not what I love
See them young kids playing that guitar
I don’t know why they try so hard

chorus

What’s it gonna
What’s it gonna be kid
Is it Nashville New York or Los Angeles
There comes a point when you fake it till you break it
Well I’m ready, are you ready?
I’m turning up the radio

chorus
Track Name: Cassette
Cassette
My guitar smells like the collective cigarette
They exhaled in Idaho I drove it down to salt lake
and I wonder what I'm doing here all alone on stage
Oh I wonder how I'm acting am I looking my age

Chorus:

I don't know anymore
How can you tell
rock bottom from the floor
No I don't know not yet
Just keep spinning like your favorite cassette

How I miss Sally O Briens where everyone knew my name
and the regulars on bar stools staring at the tv screens
and my friends were in the hi top chairs drinking those big beers
I've been gone so long wonder if they even care

Chorus

It's a Wednesday night in a tourist mountain town
I'm about to play for tips bout to throw it all down
I hope there's anyone inside
anyone who wants to listen
cause i'm developing
some kind of thin skinned condition

CHORUS

Don't you get upset
Don't you be so impatient
You're gonna make it
Just not yet
Just keep spinning like your favorite first cassette
Track Name: Love, Before
Love, Before Lyrics

Coming of age in the United States
Perpetual war making machine
Really puts you in your place
You could stay in bed for days
Never ever want to give your heart away
But you gave it up to me
And I'm thanking you
The least that I could do

I been I been I been in love before
But this time I'm giving it up to you

I been I been I been in love before
But this time I'm giving it up to you
Track Name: Two Days Sober
Two days sober ginger ale
You walk me to the corner store
I didn’t need your help before
What’s the point in building walls
I’m pretty sure you’d smash them all
With one single phone call

I didn’t need your help
I got this by myself
What’s the point in building walls I think you’d smash them all

I wish that I could walk around inside your shoes
To see which side of the sidewalk you’re gonna choose
You say that you become obsessed with
Everyone that you have sex with
So I will not take the compliment

chorus

Sitting here upon the bed of all our morning love making
I went to work with a smile again
And you were late
You had to call a cab
And I didn’t care
I didn’t care at all

Two days sober ginger ale (repeat)
I think you’d smash them all