The Cigarette Girl From The Future

by Beauty Pill

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Rideshare 04:19
the sun's a yellow sniper shining raw leaning full on the dazzling architecture of the uninhabitable and across the crowded tundra pegs us right in the face as we sleepdrive to a screenlit hive to exalt the flat plane walk among the dead and dying in crystal city
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it was supposed to be moving sidewalks, jet packs, and hover crafts mostly it's the feeling of moving into a house where the last tenant was a suicide and the landlord looks at you nervously check out the cigarette girl from the future she's just as bored as you are the cigarette girl from the future is even more bored than you are discos don't look pretty from an anthropological perspective watch us rattle in the haze of the listless proxy for a pulse but what i need, need to know is how much strychnine was in that ecstasy you gave me an hour ago? check out the cigarette girl from the future she's just as bored as you are the cigarette girl from the future is even more bored than you are 'cause she knows where all of this is heading
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the devil won't green light your project until he's seen the treatment so try to show some flare for presentation everybody loves a little "there, but for the grace of god..." so don't forget the lurid fascination strike sure, strike sharp, strike cold, aim smart strike deep into the idiot heart pray on every palsied fear that dances just inside their skulls and the secret lusts are twice as tender the bad news is there is no hope the good news is there never was so it's not a question of surrender strike sure, strike sharp, strike cold, aim smart strike deep into the idiot heart the devil won't green light your project
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the cops around here are like sharks! watch out!
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i started with the costume and i worked from there i don't know the tunnels and the tendrils buffet you along and you just go a course of cancelation easy certainties and undertow here lies Rachel Wallace b.66 d.99 overfed and undernourished she supported herself fine an apian way of cash machines scattering rose petals at your feet and singing sotto voce "don't forsake me bitch I got your number I brought you in I'll take you out it's not dignified to speculate about the inner lives of celebrities I do it anyway a drooling hagiographer in a proud nation of drooling hagiographers fill that hole with prurience united in loneliness the line is stretching up the street and just like you they learned to dress their wounds in perfume here lies Rachel wallace b.66 d.99 too soon old too late whole she supported herself fine
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there are no words
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Rubber Ring 04:36
a sad fact widely known the most passionate song to a lonely is so easily outgrown but don't forget the songs that made you smile and the songs that made you cry when you lay in awe on your bedroom floor and said "oh, smother me, mother..." the passing of time and all of its crimes the passing of time and all it sickening crimes but don't forget the songs that made you smile and the songs that saved your life yeah you're older now and you're a clever swine but they were the only ones that ever stood by you the passing of time leaves empty lives waiting to be filled the passing of time leaves empty lives waiting to be filled I'm here with the cause I'm holding the torch in the corner of your room can you hear me? and when you're dancing and laughing and finally living hear my voice in your head and think of me kindly la di da rubber ring do you love me like you used to? you do not want to believe you are sleeping...
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guilt and shame and all that shit you're soaking in it mom's greatest hits the life you've chosen scares her so and 'cause she loves you she wants you to know and there's no exit to be had it's kind of sad she misses your dad but she'll never talk to him again not even in the singles bar in heaven she's really happy you stopped by she's been so lonely can you tell her why you never call her anymore? knives and forks scraping glancing at the door the "love you, but don't touch me" bit you're hanging on it your dad's greatest hit he's a well-meaning guy but pain deferred is pain amplified and yes, he's happy you'd stopped by he'd never say it that's just not his style he holds the world at arm's length something your mom found out the hard way... guilt and shame and all that shit you're soaking in it and so will your kids long after your folks are gone if they're not in the driver's seat they're riding shotgun you watch it happen know it's true and still it feels like nothing you can do her love of fear his fear of love you will inherit all of the above why don't you sit down?
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about

This is the first Beauty Pill record, released in the fall of 2001. It was recorded by the trio of Chad Clark, Joanne Gholl, and Abram Goodrich.

This incarnation of the band never played a single live show.

Originally released as an EP, "Cigarette Girl" was remastered and expanded to an LP in 2015 with the addition of period outtakes, including a cover of The Smiths' "Rubber Ring."

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released October 21, 2001

Beauty Pill is Chad Clark, Joanne Gholl, Abram Goodrich
Produced, recorded and mixed by Chad Clark
Music: Band
Words: Clark
All songs © 2001 Every Fleeting Thought Is A Pearl / Rough Trade Music
except "Rubber Ring" Morrissey/Marr ©1985 Warner-Chappell Music
Ⓟ Beauty Pill
Mastered at Airshow by Charlie Pilzer
Illustration and design by Kelley Bell

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Beauty Pill Washington, D.C.

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Beauty Pill is a band from Washington, DC, born in the mouth of the 21st century. Most songs are about the mouth of the 21st century.

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