Hannah Fury

Hannah Fury

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Biography

Since the release of her 1998 EP "Soul Poison," Hannah Fury has stealthily crept into the hearts of critics and listeners alike. In 2000, she released her critically acclaimed full-length album "The Thing That Feels." The album featured 13 songs, five of which were inspired by Gregory Maguire's novel "Wicked — The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West." "The Thing That Feels" was followed by two singles — "I Can't Let You In" and the now-sold-out "Meathook."

In 2002, the compilation CD "Coast to Coast" featured the album version of Hannah Fury's "Meathook," as well as songs by 15 other artists from North America, including Ani Difranco, Lynn Miles and Cowboy Junkies. The German edition of "Rolling Stone" gave this album a four-star review.

Hannah contributed lyrics and vocals to a song on the recently released "Tendrils of Pretty" by The Synthetic Dream Foundation, an album which also features contributions by Summer Bowman (The Machine in the Garden), Aaminah Kerdelen, Tamara Kent and Samantha Bouqinand.

At the beginning of 2006 Hannah released a new EP, entitled "Subterfuge." In addition to five original compositions, "Subterfuge" features Hannah's version of "You Showed Me," which was written by Gene Clark and Roger McGuinn of the Byrds and was a top-ten hit for the Turtles in 1969. Accompanying the six-song CD is an all-region DVD of the video for "Carnival Justice (The Gloves Are Off) Part II," directed by Chris Ohlson and featuring marionettes that were custom-made by Scott Radke.

Hannah is currently finishing up work on a new full-length album which will be released in the spring or summer of 2006.

Lyrics

Carnival Justice (The Gloves Are Off) Part II

Written By: Hannah Fury

Step right up and get what you deserve
Oh, what a prize!
Yeah, it's her
And if you think you scored your vision must be blurred
Welcome one and all to the Theater of the Absurd
Mmmmmy heart is like the Moulin Rouge
All lit up in subterfuge
But pain is something I can use
But what about you? What's your excuse?
You won't know I'm coming until it's too late
You won't know that I'm around
The only thing that you will hear is scarlet satin hitting the ground
The gloves are off
Too bad you got soft
The gloves are off
Too bad you're so lost
Je suis en coeur
Je disparais
You are a blur as I walk away
So you love her? That little stain?
I'm out of here, but my words remain
So step right up and take a drag on your cigarette
You're just something that got snagged on the hook of Antoinette
And you can call it Carnival Justice
It's just my own breed of armistice
You can say I'm crazy like Alice
You can call it Carnival Justice
It's just my own breed of armistice
You can say I'm crazy like Alice
But I'll never blow you a real kiss
The gloves are off

© 2005 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

Away

Written By: Hannah Fury

I heard he is missing in the river now
They say he is nowhere to be found
I hope she sang the sweetest lullaby
So that he was calm when he went down
Angels sing Glory Hallelujah
But he will bring his voice to heaven and blow them all away
He will bring his voice to heaven and blow them all away
I guess he is singing in the water now
Breathing in the purity of sound
I know she promised him a lilac crown
So that he was not afraid to drown
Angels sing Glory Hallelujah
But he will bring his voice to heaven and blow them all away
He will bring his voice to heaven and blow them all away
Put them all to shame
Blow them all away
Away...
Away...

 © 1997 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

It Was Her House That Killed Nessarose

Written By: Hannah Fury

She might fool them but she don't fool me
She talks much too earnestly
And when Glinda gave her the shoes
I had nothing else to lose
And I asked her to take my hand
I asked her to please understand
They love her so 'cause she's so sticky sweet
But she just doesn't seem honest to me
And when Glinda asked me to choose
Well, I had nothing much else to lose
And I asked her to take my hand
I asked her who once was my friend, I thought, 'til the end
And I thought I had the secret to life
I don't, do I?
Do I?
And I thought that I had the secret to life
But I don't, do I?
I follow her down the Yellow Brick Road
Chasing her now, for revenge, I suppose
She causes destruction wherever she goes
It was her house that killed Nessarose
It was her house that killed Nessarose
That's just the way life goes

© 1999 Orchid Effect Music (BMI)

Discography

Subterfuge (2006)
I Can't Let You In (2003)
Meathook (2001)
The Thing That Feels (2000)
Soul Poison (1998)