Concrete Flora

by Hersilia

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released July 28, 2018

Dana Clementine on vocals and guitar
Shea Iles on guitar
Matilda Laus Prez on drums
Dallas McInroy on bass and back up vocals
Andy Crosley on trumpet, mandolin, and back up vocals

Recorded and mixed by Phillip Rodda
Mastered by Declan Paxton

Special thanks to Kyra Heneghan-Smith for painting the album art, Nat Parent and Andrea Shipka for helping record, and all the people who believed in us.

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Hersilia Edmonton, Alberta

Ever wanted to hear the “Edmonton (as Fuck”) lovechild of The Smiths, Neutral Milk Hotel, and The Front Bottoms? Hersilia's here, queer, and sampling the sounds of our winter city. The real question: mandolin or trumpet? Our answer: BOTH.

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Track Name: Pansy
Is there something wrong being
A two sided person
Cause my brain is uncertain
And my body is broken
And I, I let myself go

Got me tattooed on your body
To keep on reminding
Got your smoke on my breath so
I keep on forgetting

Call me a pansy cause I’ll keep growing back
But I’ll always be afraid of the hurt
And once you get to know me I bet you’ll understand
I won’t blame you for leaving so early

There’s two sets of thought when
I wake up from dreaming
Will I ever cease self sabotage
Is it hard wired into me
I guess I’ll never be able to stop myself

Got me tattooed on your body
To keep on reminding
Got your smoke on my breath so
I keep on forgetting

Call me a pansy cause I’ll keep growing back
But I’ll always be afraid of the hurt
And I’ll write your name on the side of my cigarette
So I’ll always recognize you’re poison
Track Name: Harvest Mushroom
A self proclaimed, half time pixie
Asks a tree why he cannot move
Except when there's a breeze
Except when there someone else to
Do it for him
Why won't you do it for me

Prime time for hitting someone with your car
About time to be killing myself with your breath
And the worst part about this is that you're not the person I thought you'd be
Gotta stop believing in sirens and fairy rings

His green thumb made flowers spring in her garden dreams of reality
Even though she knew of the consequences
Being so close to something that might do
Nothing
Don't do nothing for me

I know what those hands can do
Memories assure me all the same
Reel me in with one last look
Prick me with all of your thorns
Curse my blood and bones
I'll be cursing yours the same but
I know that those hands are capable
The love's still there just not the people
Track Name: Frogface
Kiss me like a toad
Maybe I'll turn into the prince
You've always wanted me to be
Though my life's a mess
I'll try my hardest to become
A piece of royalty on
Your chess board

All I've ever dreamt of
Is your caress on my scaly cheek
Hold me until my pond
Can dissolve into this wretched dirt
My mind cannot comprehend
The thought of being alone
Forever

Kiss me like you mean it
I know my cracked lips and
Blank stare aren't what
You're used to
I believe you can feel it
Like the breeze that touches the back of your ears
I'm the lily that blooms behind
Your heels

All I've ever dreamt of
Your hand on my slimey skin
Hold me until my knees give out
Let me sink into the earth beneath me
My mind cannot comprehend
The thought of being alone
Forever

All I've ever dreamt of is
Is to be a star in your empty skies
Hold me until my lungs cave in
And I'm gasping for more oxygen
My mind cannot comprehend
The thought of being alone
Forever
I don't want to be alone
Forever
Track Name: If You Crossbred a Praying Mantis and a Black Widow It Would Be Me
Right now I’m
3 beers in and I can’t feel my toes
Creating confidence in absence of my filter
And my emotions tend to get the best of me
And my thoughts will always be the death of me

I can’t stop it now
I can’t change anything now
Can’t decide if self medication is actually helping

I can be an orchid
If you look at me in the right way
But I promise that
I’ll break you in half
(If you let me)
I can bite real hard
Just for a little attention
Cause I needed that
But you looked away
(And you let me)

‘Volatile’ should be
Plastered on forehead forewarning
All of those who dare to take me on
Your mistake was thinking you could
Mine was getting caught up in your lies
Can’t say I’m surprised for being so foolish but

Can’t stop these thoughts
Can’t change my flaws
Its okay
I’m alright

I can be an orchid
If you look at me in the right way
But I promise that
I’ll break you in half
(If you let me)
I can bite real hard
Just for a little attention
Cause I needed that
But you looked away
(And you let me)

But I get it if you hate me
After all everyone forgave me
For a fuck up we all blamed you for
In the end we were two dumb kids
And we both made dumb decisions
Can’t go back
And rewrite the past
I’ll admit that I’m unsure if my anger is justified
But yours is and I’ll take what I deserve

To you I was an orchid
Cause you looked at me in the right way
But I promise that
I broke you in fucking half
(Cause you let me)
I bit you real hard
Just for a little attention
Cause I needed that
But you looked away
(And you let me)
I needed you but
You walked away
(And you let me)
Didn’t want to hurt ya but
What can I say?
You fucking let me

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