Hysterics

Hysterics

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Hysterics won a government grant in 2004 for the study of carnivorous insects. Unfortunately, they blew the 12 million dollars on a blow'n'hookers binge in Reno. Now they struggle nightly, playing shows round town to pay off their debt. They have also singlehandedly developed the genre Satanic R&B.

Biography

Hysterics rode a scaly backed serpentine beast from the briny deep of the Mediterranean to the fervid grounds of Brooklyn. Having fused souls in a secret operation performed by the giants, they now seek a balance between opulent harmony laden perfection and driving Motown four piece soul.

Lyrics

Seven

Written By: Oliver Ignatius

the roof was scattered and thin and there i took my pause
the humming clatter and din
the clicking in my jaws
and it's all going past my mind
a wheeler dealer collect me
i left my soul behind
and you, you don't need water
and i, i just won't bother
sheila scattered to me and took my world apart
and everything came together
yet in fits and starts
the rain was slowing
god was on high
facing backward we watched the planes subvert the sky
and you, you don't need water
and i, i just won't bother
and still there's no good defense
steal it back now, steal it back
steal it back now, steal it back
steal it back now, steal it back
the end
eyes refracting what i see
eyes refracting what i see
eyes refracting what i see
and you, you don't need water
and i, i just won't bother
and still there's no good defense
steal it back now, steal it back
steal it back now, steal it back
steal it back now, steal it back
the end

Fill That World

Written By: Oliver Ignatius

since you went away the oldest man in town ran out of things to say
but this time things will be different
at this moment with god as my witness
yeah i could shave my face
and watch the hairs fall down the drain all in disgrace
but i can't get rid of what would linger
and i won't just stand and watch you point the finger
and now that we've been through the wringer
you're a slave or you're a queen
there is no in between
we're a travesty of late
still i'll see you at eight
if i tried to talk like this you would think it amiss
but tell me who is gonna fill that world?
oh.
i'm on the tips of my toes
you're on the end of my nose
if i breathe your feet will go flying
you want to know where i'm at and what's that
well i'm trying
the drugs will do their thing
the green's for long but the white is just a fling
you're too cracked to swing from the heavens
and too old to sit through the sevens
shut your eyes
you know i'll wake you at nevins
you're a slave or you're a queen
there is no in between
we're a travesty of late
still i'll see you at eight
if i tried to talk like this you would think it amiss
but tell me who is gonna fill that world?
up in the alley the thieves wouldn't leave you alone
but you're still out there crying
why can't you just leave it alone?
your crying will bruise me like stone to the bone
you're a slave or you're a queen
there is no in between
we're a travesty of late
still i'll see you at eight
if i tried to talk like this you would think it amiss
but tell me who is gonna fill that world?
nah tell me who is gonna fill that world?

The Siren Song

Written By: Oliver Ignatius

so i was standing by the water
hoping for a shore to stay
i saw building reconnections
she was on a holiday
i had nothing left to say
that was then

look for me where the moonglow hits the tide
i'll be there

then there were these trusting voices
see, the hudson burst for shame
and hell's kitchen ran away
that was then

i wasn't always a villain
and you never needed to put me out
i'll go

bang up
a hand asked through
i don't know why
a chanting roar crashed through
i heard a whisper just like you
the muddy sky

then there were these trusting voices
i was hurling on a gun
as i hurtled down the water
they were born to make me run
but my brain had come undone
they'll return

now and again we dug for hours
and there i aligned all my favorite souls
i'll go

Discography

Hysterics (self-titled) available at www.cdbaby.com
EP of new material pending

Set List

Hysterics usually play for 45 minutes but will gladly entertain you for as long as they know how. We try to take you on a cathartic journey through moods if we can, and to work the joyously living glory out of painful emotion.