Transient Resonance

by Melissa Cox

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released December 13, 2012

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Melissa Cox Tauranga, New Zealand

Melissa Cox strives to fuse her diverse musical tastes and influences, from Celtic to rock to trip hop, into a style all her own. Melissa has won several national and regional songwriting awards, shared the stage with the Spin Doctors, Sister Hazel, Smash Mouth, & Three Dog Night, and headlined scores of U.S. festivals. Melissa is also the lead singer of Mythica. www.MelissaCoxMusic.net ... more

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Track Name: Valedico (live)
Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Amicus usque adaras di te incolumen custodiat, custodiat. (A friend even to the altar of sacrifice, may the gods guard your safety.) Amen.
Track Name: Don't Be (live)
Play your violin child. Send your spiral down. Send it down, send it down. Oh let it be wicked child. Send your spirit out. Send it out. Send it out. Hold it down, hold it out, bring me to peace on my knees. // Don’t be a dangerous little monster. It’s only here where you’ll save me here in your dark bright eyes. Don’t be someone to carry over something that can’t be seen. I’m not what I seem to be. // Oh let it be new child. Hold it down until you can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. Oh let it be new child. An unfamiliar glance, forbidden romance to dance with him. Hold it down, hold it out, bring me to peace on my knees.
Track Name: Maluaka Beach (live)
Aloha my love from the isle of Maui, in my teeny weeny polka dot bikini. I’m stealing kisses under a banyan tree. Love’s so much sweeter in Hawaii. Take away this cold and icy snow. Take away the sadness I have known. I need a place where I can go. Give me my boat so I can row away, away, away to Maluaka. The alien wasteland is taking over as my little cup is flowing over. I never felt so young but so much older. Old man time is getting slower. Here’s the place you when after you die, the burning hula hoop up in the sky. I’m mixing up the juice in my mai tai. Now I just have to learn to fly away to Maluaka Beach. Mysterious Goddess of the sea, will you take my hand and carry me to a place where I can live happily, just me and my love sailing free away to Maluaka Beach.
Track Name: Vicarious (live)
Carbon freeze takes away twelve degrees of me. Water down your sea. Mission complete. Now I understand what it takes to become a man: come in from behind, teach how to divide. // What difference can I make when all women mistake their lovelessness with hate? This stained glass ceiling it’s falling down on me so I’ll live vicariously. // Thinking way too hard. May this be my bard. Sexton is my home. I feel so alone. // So when you go I know how to be your shadow and your treasure full of gold. We’ll fly away my love out to that sea beyond. I will live. Vicarious.
Track Name: For Patrick (live)
Forces of light I ask you to be by our side. We need you here now. They stole my faith, they stole my light and I do not see an end in sight. We need you here now. Bring all your fathers so holy and true. Come and bless this little boy. You deny yourself a wife and so cold and dark are your nights, so you turn to this crime. // I said hey, hey it’s time for us to change. Hey, it’s time for us to illuminate our hearts and our minds before it’s too late. Hey, it’s time for us to change. Hey, it’s time for you to re-arrange the way you see my faith. //
Track Name: To Carrie Fisher, with love (live)
Three degrees from PMDD to insanity, diagnoses and psychotherapy. Either too crazy or not crazy enough. It's true: it's the artist's catch-22. Well I love your "was-band" but just for his words. A short little bald man with a sexy tight verse, could he give my man a pointer or two on how to love a woman who's loosened her screws? // Did you get my postcard Carrie from the edge of my heart, the one I mailed to you right before I jumped? It's a million miles from Denver to Newark. Will I ever get there before I fall apart? // I'm an imposter at an Al Anon group. I need something stronger than this chicken soup to heal my addiction to anonymous praise, to halt my quest for elusive fame. // A million miles, a million roads, one princess, a million toads. I do the show, I go home alone. Carrie, is this just how it goes? // Well do you like this song about my mental state? Too bad it won't see any radio play. Guess the only way to get famous these days is to go Gaga half naked at the cabaret.
Track Name: Petty Gun (live)
Take all that you said and rearrange it to what you meant. After all, they’re only words. Complicate the mystery and hold on tight to your beliefs no matter how much they hurt. // It’s only a matter of time before it crashes on our lives. Hey take your promises today. It’s not enough you have already won. Hey take your promises today and trade them in for your own pretty gun. // Twenty seconds to your launch. I hope their souls begin to haunt your thoughts and your dreams. He is died, he is risen, he created your private prison. All is not what you see in me. // Not on my watch. Not on my time. It’s not too late.
Track Name: Escape (live)
There’s a goddess by the river. They called her by name. They called her upon the faerie plane. When she sings in his ear it lulls him to sleep, and I am hypnotized kissing her feet. The tide and the turn, the way that she moved, the bridge that I could have crossed over to you. But why did I burn it? Why did you sink? There I was hypnotized over the brink. There I was hypnotized over the brink. There’s a goddess by the river, they love how she moves, tip-toeing over the tight rope for you. She glances, dances, gathers her flowers, and press them into a pagan bible, handing the boys copies of Mozart, spreading herself like a canvas of art for them to all paint on while I hold back. All of my brushes, colors they lack. All of my brushes, colors they lack. Hey, come on over and play girl. Come and enter my world. See my magic unfurl. Hey, come on over and see. I have so many candies from my main man Charlie. There’s a goddess by the river. They called her by name, but the minute I reached her it was too late, for she had gone fishing. She’d taken the bait. I’m still in her net and I cannot escape. I’m still in her net and I cannot escape.
Track Name: Ireland (live)
I got a quarter tank of gas. Is that enough to get me where I want to be on the green grass of that lovely melody, in that shining symphony in Ireland? Tell me once, tell me twice, but I won't listen to the voices in my head about what I'm missin' back home, back home 'cause I'm bound to roam to Ireland. // Oh, this road is so lonely. Oh, this road is so lonely. Stay... just stay... just stay with me. // Mister, how do I get back to the road where I left my heart intact on his shoulder when I cried, I cried, when I lost all my designs for Ireland? // Got a quarter tank of gas. Is that enough to get me to the promised land of Ireland?
Track Name: Tolkien's Fever (live)
Hey, ho through the forest I’ll go to take this gold left long ago. Water will run and the trees will grow and many miles I’ve still to go. // Smoke and flame from fire bright warm my heart and bones tonight when evil creeps along the road and sit and stare three trolls of stone. Take me back, back to the days when gardens grew and children played upon the hills of red and green where glitter and gold was never seen. // When evil slept and goodness reigned, before this trinket around this chain, there lived a Queen so strong and pure. Across the lands the peace endured. But soon there came a darker day. The Good Queen did the Dark Lord slay. Now all along this road I run. What’s come to be must be undone.
Track Name: Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes (live)
People say she's crazy. She got diamonds on the soles of her shoes. Well that's one way to lose these walking blues, diamonds on the soles of your shoes. She was physically forgotten and then she slipped into my pocket with my car keys. She said you've taken me for granted because I please you wearing these diamonds. And I could say oo oo oo as if everybody knows what I'm talking about, as if everybody here would know exactly what I was talking about, talking about diamonds on the soles of her shoes. She makes the sign of a teaspoon, he makes the sign of a wave. The poor boy changes clothes and he puts on after-shave to compensate for his ordinary shoes. And she said honey take me dancing but they ended up by sleeping in a doorway by the bodegas and the lights on Upper Broadway wearing diamonds on the soles of their shoes.
Track Name: Vicarious (version two, live)
Carbon freeze takes away twelve degrees of me. Water down your sea. Mission complete. Now I understand what it takes to become a man: come in from behind, teach how to divide. // What difference can I make when all women mistake their lovelessness with hate? This stained glass ceiling it’s falling down on me so I’ll live vicariously. // Thinking way too hard. May this be my bard. Sexton is my home. I feel so alone. // So when you go I know how to be your shadow and your treasure full of gold. We’ll fly away my love out to that sea beyond. I will live. Vicarious.