The World is in the Work

by Dina Maccabee

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $8 USD  or more

     

1.
2.
03:39
3.
04:55
4.
5.
03:00
6.
03:19
7.
8.
04:35

credits

released August 25, 2017

All songs by Dina Maccabee
Dina Maccabee: Viola, vocals, processing.

Recorded by Rob Christiansen
at JC Studios, Jersey City, NJ, on April 2, 2017
Produced by Dina Maccabee
Mixed by Rob Christiansen and Danny O'Brien
Mastered by Jon Cohrs at Spleenless Mastering
Artwork by Andrew Maguire

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Dina Maccabee California

Dina Maccabee is best known for her violin and viola playing and singing with Ramon & Jessica, Real Vocal String Quartet, and Julia Holter. The musical for which she wrote the score, Sweet Land, runs April 29 - May 28 in St. Paul, MN.

contact / help

Contact Dina Maccabee

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: The World is in the Work
The world is in the work
You put you work into the world
Track Name: Go Ahead
Well I thought you’d understand
That I come with open hands
Now you hide behind your guns
Did you think that I would run?

Go ahead, use me, work me
Go ahead, you can’t hurt me
Go ahead, beat me, bleed me
Go ahead, you can’t hurt me

You would think I might I have known
You could love just what you own
Think your might can make you right
Not if I refuse to fight

Go ahead, use me, work me
Go ahead, but you can’t hurt me
Go ahead, beat me, bleed me
Go ahead, you can’t hurt me

Ha ha ha...

Here is what you might have had
Does it really seem so bad?
But you’re programmed to defend
Up until the bitter end

Go ahead, use me, work me
Go ahead, but you can’t hurt me
Go ahead, beat me, bleed me
Go ahead, you can’t hurt me
Track Name: Garbage
Late last night
I was thinking all about how we fight
But we never clear it out
All the crap piled up between us now

Don't you think
There's a number we could call
And have someone bring a truck and drive it all
Out of here
All the garbage we let fall

All the garbage we let fall
Envelopes crumpled into balls
Post it notes that said you called
That never made it to the wall
All the garbage we let fall

You would say
You never really raised your voice
Anyway, I was the one who made the noise
But that's a lie
You're always yelling with your eyes

No one means
To be the one who can't admit
They never clean, they'd rather live in their own shit
But look at us
I bet we'll never come to grips

With all the garbage we let fall
Decomposing, unresolved
Out of date, beyond recall
The biggest landfill of them all
Is full of garbage we let fall
Envelopes crumpled into balls
Post it notes that said you called
That never made it to the wall
All the garbage we let fall
Track Name: Even When the Stars Align
even when the stars align
jewels in the clockwork of time
perfect and pure
and happy to shine
even when the stars align

they’re still a million miles from me
still a million miles
too far to feel their gravity
still a million miles

when all the concrete is down
laid under the feet of my town
when wheels on busses
go round and round
when all the concrete is down

and i’m a million miles away
still a million miles
i feel the soil suffocate
still a million miles

even the trees in the snow
remember the leaves they’ve let go
perfect and tall
and ready to grow
even for trees in the snow

the spring still feels like miles away
still a million miles
and you’re still a million miles away
still a million miles
Track Name: Push Me
Push me
I'll push you back
Chase me
I'm the one to catch
And if you beat me at my own game
Then please defeat me, we'll play again
Track Name: Give or Take
Give or take me
You'll forsake me
Make provisions now
You'll survive somehow
If I was too rough
Or pushed you too much
It's only that I see
The possibilities

It might take all night
So bring your flashlight
But in the morning you'll be free

Sunday morning
Was never your thing
But I've been wasting time
Since 1969
So when you're a grown up
Your clothes fit, your hair is cut
Remember how it feels
To go head over heels

It might take all night
So bring your flashlight
But in the morning you'll be free
Track Name: Someone Fearless
A little kitten nose at my fingers
The ringing of the bells on the porch
The rumble of the old air conditioning
The rattle of your keys in the door
When I try to be kind to myself
When I aim to be honest
I still wish I could be someone else
Someone fearless

Afternoon inside the museum
Pictures from inside other minds
Do they know I have walked by their sadness
And I have left them behind
When I try to spend time by myself
When I need not to need you
Paint a picture inside of someone else
Someone fearless
Someone fearless
Track Name: The U U R
The you you are
The me I'll be
The he he was
To her at least

The I I've been
The me I'll be
The you you were
When we were we

The them we fear
The us we know
The you I feel
The me you see

If you like Dina Maccabee, you may also like: