Predator Instinct EP

by Joy Shannon and the Beauty Marks

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This EP was released by Ashes in Orange Peels recordings in conjunction with the AIOP magazine "Together" and an art show called "Predator Instinct" by artist Suzanne Walsh. Joy Shannon wrote all the songs inspired by the meanings behind Suzanne's artwork which was comparing dysfunctions in human relationships to the predator and prey roles in the animal kingdom.

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released April 23, 2011

Songwriters included in EP: Joy Shannon and Will Morrison
Mixed and Mastered by Mark Sheppard

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Joy Shannon and the Beauty Marks Long Beach, California

Joy Shannon & the Beauty Marks are a Celtic pagan dark folk band fronted by vocalist, Celtic harpist and cellist Joy Shannon. The Beauty Marks have recorded 7 albums together: “As in the Wilderness” (2008), “The Opium Wars or Love in Lieu of Laudanum” (2009), “The Black Madonna” (2010), “Out of My Dreams and Into My Arms” (2011), "The Oracle" (2013), "Mo Anam Cara" (2015) and "Aes Sídhe" (2017) ... more

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Track Name: Hutchfire
sticks and stones only break our bones
but your words set us on fire
your cruelty only leaves us alone
but what's left is our desire

we thought our fire could be contained
but all it does is smoke us out
we thought our fire would keep us safe
but all it does is burn the house down

we stay in our basement hole
cause we hear the foxes outside
it's safer to stay around with the moles
cause above we're terrified

we'll keep a fire to keep up safe
but sometimes it smokes us out
we thought our fire could be contained
but all it does is burn the house down

oh father come and save us
come swoop in
oh father come and save us
come swoop in
oh father come and save us
come swoop in
Track Name: Predator Instinct
Predator Instinct

nighttime is your time
when your instincts comes alive
you say that something must die
for you to survive
and i'll grow eyes on the sides of my head
till your predator instinct is dead
yes i love you
in the dark
yes i love you
in the dark
i love you
in the dark
and i love you
because your teeth are sharp

i stay here
because part of me is you
i'm horrified and tantalized
by everything you do
i'll hunt that part in me inside
till every innocent part of me has died
you should grow eyes on the sides of your head
till my predator instinct is dead
and you love me
in the dark
yes you love me
in the dark
yes you love me
in the dark
you love me
because my teeth are sharp

you saw your prey in me
and i saw my prey in you
there's nothing left of me
there's nothing left of you
we've grown eyes on the side of our head
until the predator inside us dead
yes i love you
in the dark
and you love me
in the dark
and I love you
in the dark
and you love me
because my teeth are sharp
Track Name: Fences in Your Mind
Fences in Your Mind

i'm enraptured
by a raptor
he says i'm glorious
but he thinks he's a captor
i have invisible fences made of a million things
and we've shown each other
we both have enormous wings

will you fly
over the fences
in your mind
and will i
let my defenses
down this time

cause you see me
as i am
i see your heart
as sacred
we've lain dormant
under stone
if nobody told us
how we would have known
that we're forces of nature
you're a thunderbird
i'm one of the angels
you help my songs be heard

will you fly
over the fences
in your mind
and will i
let my defenses
down this time