The E​-​String Album

by Anne Feinsod

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Songs conceived on the E string, written between 1995-2004.

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released May 5, 2019

Songs by Anne Feinsod.
Produced by Anne Feinsod, John Geiger & Steven Bolinger,
except where otherwise noted.
Engineered by John Geiger & Steven Bolinger,
except where otherwise noted.

See individual tracks for detailed credits.

Original art by Leslee Feinsod, design by Anne Feinsod.

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Zelda Koznofski San Francisco, California

Zelda Koznofski (Anne Feinsod) has been composing songs since she was a wee lassie. She has worked in rock, pop, prog, jazz and musical theater genres. Zelda is the other half of musical duo Gelb Rot Blau. Zelda loves bacon.

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Track Name: Light
You've got the light
Over your head and then some
Over your head
All that white is coming in

We'll come see you
We'll come visit
After you get started on your own
We'll be seeing you
We'll be watching you
After you get started

You've got the light
Over your head and then some
Over your head
All that white is coming in
Track Name: Victoire
Nobody loves you
Somebody hates you somewhere

Unfold your instrument
Your cold cement victoire
Slip on those tired shoes
Forgotten blues, bon soir

And now the trick is dear
To close your ears and hear
Suture your ballast and
Abandon land again

Nobody loves you
Somebody hates you somewhere

Gather up your chords of wood
Your broadcast good, bella
Muscle a patient face
Your estranged grace, stella

Maintain the furnace please
And burn with ease, amen
Lay out your frozen frame
And break the ice again

Nobody loves you
Somebody hates you somewhere
Track Name: What's <3 Got to do with it?
To nourish the genius you must first torture the child.
After the torture, you must then stand aside and watch the flowering blossom of genius grow.
This has nothing to do with love.

As the growth continues you must remember to stunt the child so that there will be more room for the genius to grow.
This has nothing to do with love.

At an accelerated rate this will allow the genius to take over the job of torture. Any outside interference will not be necessary. The genius is strong enough to continue to grow while feeding on the body independently.
This has nothing to do with love.

The genius is not like a virus or a parasite. It does not need a living child to ensure it’s life. The genius will kill the child, inhabiting the body and live, as it were, as befits a living genius.
Having disposed of the child within it may find a great relief in the devouring of others.
This has nothing to do with love.

The genius cannot go on forever. At the height of its strength and power, it is weakest. When the genius begins it’s ascent there is a limit. When it’s reached its limit there is nowhere to go but down.

In the end, the body will die.
Not enough within itself.
The body takes the genius to death as well.

Thus we see the genius a self-fulfilling prophecy of doom. Nourishing not the child, which ultimately is capable of knowledge that will never die, but itself, which is but a shadow which from the knowledge falls.

Nourish the child, not the genius.
Nurture the child.
Track Name: Won't Wait
One day I will see true love coming after me
One day I will have true love spinning on myself
Won’t wait, here I come
Hoping that you’ll agree with me
Won’t wait, here I come
Hoping that you’ll agree with me to stay

Don’t have a problem you’ll agree
Just want to keep my feelings far along from me
Don’t have a problem you will say
Just got to keep those feelings very far away

Won’t wait, here they come
Hoping that I’ll agree with me
Won’t wait, here they come
Hoping that I’ll agree with me to stay

One day I will know true love come and then go
Won’t wait, here we come
Hoping to explore the great unknown
Won’t wait, here we come
Hoping to explore the fragile world we’ve known
The precious gift we’re shown
The garbage that we’ve thrown
The part of us that’s grown
The emptiness of home
Track Name: Pick up the Pace
Why am I looking when I know nothing’s there
What can I be feeling when I am not aware
I must not be reading the situation right
It’s spinning inside me and buzzing like a hive
I can’t even begin to fall in love until you set a pace

The wilder my dreams are my stomach hits the ground
My hope ever higher, my head’s gone spinning round
I’m not sure I want this, in fact, I think I don’t
These things always happen even when I pray they won’t
I can’t even begin to fall in love until you set a pace

I don’t see a signal, unsure of where to go
This tightrope of tension is leading I don’t know
I must be out of my mind or in it
I can’t decide whether to destroy or begin it

I must be out of my mind
I feel so out of my time
I don’t want to continue this
I’m not sure that it’s such a good idea

I smile in amusement as if I’m in a show
The shorter the fuse is I know it’s going to blow
Please take it slowly, I don’t know how to swim
Steady your footsteps and tell me when to begin

I can’t even begin to fall in love until you set a pace
Track Name: Goddamned Beautiful
From way up here I cannot see things down there so well
I believe that I have reached a pretty point
And I’m squinting my eyes to get a glimpse of my joy

But I’ve been so lonely until now
Biting my lip and writing it down
I made garbage into bread
And I’ve been choking it down to feel fully fed

Way up here I grin and swear
My happiness is killing me I am aware
In a permanents state of bliss
My eyes are in the light and my mouth is on a kiss

But I’ve been so careless until now
Seeking my end, my beginning, my now
Here I’m standing in my love
My heart slamming in the door with a thud

Up here things can’t get much worse but it’s gotten so
Goddamned beautiful my feet ain’t reaching the ground

I weigh my hair and I weigh my hands
My butt is getting bigger but that wasn’t planned
As light as a feather, as dense as an ox
I’m up here floating in my bitch of a box

But I’ve been so driven until now
Rutting myself right into the ground
My feet planted, my shoulders in the clouds
Scared like hell of ever coming down

Up here things can’t get any better but it’s gotten so
Goddamned beautiful my feet ain’t reaching the ground
Track Name: Opened up his Mouth
Seems like the night I was walking in was walking right out of me
You feel yourself go and the lights dim and you’re part of the scenery
A man stepped out of a pool of black, dressed to kill or just attack
I didn’t see him coming, I was miles away when
He opened up his mouth to say

Hey sweet thing honeypie sugarlips nice tits
Come on give a daddy the ride of his life
Babycakes great shakes dollface no mace
You want it bad and that's no lie

This is the man for me

What do you do when you’re tossed out of time and
Someone bumps by to throw you a line
How do you react when you’re thrown out of whack
With a streetside how-do-you-do
He opened up his mouth and he opened his mouth to say

Hey sweet thing honeypie sugarlips nice tits
Come on give a daddy the ride of his life
Babycakes great shakes dollface no mace
You want it bad and that's no lie

This is the man for me

Reeling back my mind to remember a time
When you could walk down the street with no back feet
I threw myself away in a bit of a daze
I had forgotten if this life had worth
In a calm realization, there was never a place
When a woman could stroke the avenue and not fear for herself
From a dangerous stealth
I am alive and I know it’s true

He opened up his mouth and he opened his mouth to say
Track Name: Big Eye
I’ll tell you something
My big head is lolling right off of my shoulders
My gut caterwauling

The big eye is off me now
From my body, a hissing sound
Watch as I crumple
The air is escaping
The shape of me rumples
My roundness deflating

Light from a morning sun
Clamped to a branch out the window of someone
Streaming onto this bed
Filtering through a polylaminate veil

The head isn’t smiling
It’s just been attached
The muscles remember
The lips pull up slightly
Placed on the pillow so
Thrashed by a nighttime serial show

The watts burn down sweetly
The body is rotating
Sockets are open
The clockwork is chunky

An arm makes an appearance
Grasping at the conveyance
The subject in view is alert
The animation is not overt

I’ll tell you something
My big head is lolling right off of my shoulders
My gut caterwauling
Track Name: Take Care
I can be the one who opens me up
I’ve got the sharpest knife in town
So take care
Watch out
Make sure I don’t hurt myself

I have worked so long to make a difference
Just when I gathered momentum I lost everything
So take care
Watch out
Make sure I don’t hurt myself

Take care
Watch out
Make sure
Help me to remember myself
Track Name: Forfeit
It all makes sense to me

“The will to live is overrated, the will to get even is all you really need”
A reverie defensive of my past, scattering my present
Threatening to look into my future and find nothing

Instead of success, I choose failure
Instead of seriousness, I choose whimsy
Instead of something I choose something else
How can I decorate myself when all I really want to do is forfeit

O seriously, I believe I have been pounded
By the way that I perceive life
Misunderstood and celebrated, imprisoning and captivating
Barrel of fun when the monkeys are done impersonating
It all makes sense to me

Forgetting is an evil practice
Though it’s surely comforting not to remember
The muffled hurt, the aching shock, no shelter
Shutting down, setting aside to the periphery
Voila, a forfeit

I want to forfeit
Please let me forfeit
When will I be allowed to forfeit life

It all makes sense to me
Even when I’m weary
Even when I’m bitter
Even when I’m hopeful

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