Life​/​Death

by Flower Crown Me A Queen

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about

Like most things, this album is imperfect and unfinished and silly and also kinda cool I guess? I don't know. So we've decided to release it as is. We had to cut a lot of super duper unfinished songs that you will probably hear later or something. It's really up to you. We hope you enjoy listening to this train wreck.

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released April 28, 2016

Guitar recorded with a shitty home recording system (Location N/A)
Drums and Vocals recorded at 7th Circle Music Collective.
recordings mixed by Aaron Saye
Album mixed and mastered by Dahlia McAluney

Special thanks to Aaron Saye, Lori Grace, Breaid Celek, Tyler Ganze, Alex Behler, Matt Pless, Strawberry Riot, Charlie Hris, Matt Morgan, Jules Bullock, and Sierra Martin.. You all are wonderful people <3

Flower Crown Me A Queen is:
Dahlia McAluney - Guitar, Kazoo, and Vocals
Elliot Williams - Drums, Percussion, and Vocals

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Flower Crown Me A Queen Denver, Colorado

A folk punk project about being trans, hating cops, surviving capitalism, and staying cute while doing it.

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Track Name: Guava Jelly (Freestyle by Alex Behler)
n/a
Track Name: Who Cares?
Capo 7th
C, G, Am, F

Who cares how much money I'll have when I die
Who cares if my house reaches into the sky
Who cares, who cares, cuz I surely don't

I don't want a big house if I only need one bed
I don't want a nice car, cuz I know I'll wreck it
I don't want to take more than I truly ever need
Why do you think you do, do you need more than me

I don't think I'll understand why it's important to you
To be better than others, do you think that it's true
Because we both live and die, we both laugh and cry
And your imaginary numbers don't mean a thing tonight

Who cares how much money I'll have when I die
Who cares if my house reaches into the sky
Who cares, who cares, cuz I surely don't
It's not worth it to me if other people are broke

I'm not trying the be the best in the world
No I'm not trying to be the prettiest girl
No I'm not trying to be any better than you
Because I know that I'm not and you're important too

You can't have the rich without the poor to compare
And you can't push them down and then tell them that it's fair
That it's only their fault they were born into this
With no resources in sight to help them out of it

Even free speech isn't as free as it seems
Cuz my boss has more freedom to express himself than me
You can't change someone's life when you question their experience
When we've got policies built upon intolerance

Who's bright idea was it to turn life into a race
Because that means you have a first and last place
Do you need to be the best for you to be content
Does it make you feel good to know that I can't pay my rent

I don't think it's very fair to attempt to place the blame
On the people getting fucked over day after day
Why do you act like you're better than them
Because you have a big house and they don't even have a shed

Who cares how much money I'll have when I die
Who cares if my house reaches into the sky
Who cares, who cares, cuz I surely don't
It's not worth it to me if other people are broke

I'm not trying the be the best in the world
No I'm not trying to be the prettiest girl
No I'm not trying to be any better than you
Because I know that I'm not and you're important too
Track Name: I Fell Asleep
C, Am, F, C

I don't bottle up my feelings
I pour them in a glass
And then I throw them at the wall
And if it makes a hole
Then maybe I'll get out
This box does more damage
Than a bottle ever did

I don't drink as much
As my songs would have you think
I don't try to dwell
On the past or the future
Because living in the moment
Always did the best for me
And I'm just trying to stay alive

I hope I finish this song
Before I fall asleep
And all of my thoughts
Get lost in my dreams
I wish I could tell you
How I truly feel
I wish I already knew
How demons are killed
Track Name: Why Can't I Be A Kid Again? (feat. Matt Pless)
F, Am7, C7, C

The day finally came when I am no longer excited by snow
Am I too down or have I just grown
If getting older means getting somber
Then I don't want to live any longer

I've seen so much that I can't turn away
I've heard so much that there is no escape
These people that cry about all of their pain
The people that die day after day

Why have you chosen to close your eyes
To the pain of the people who you despise
Why have you chosen to kick them down
To hold yourself up as some sort of crown

I don't understand why you think
That all these people fail cuz they're weak
That it's not the system's fault
That they fall asleep and never wake

Why do you think that people deserve to die
That they must have a certain amount of money to survive
Well I don't think that's fucking right
It's getting too expensive to stay alive
Track Name: Yes, This Song is About You
Em, C, G, D
Em, C, Em, G, D
Capo 5th

I'm so fucking pissed

I'm so fucking pissed
How could you treat me like this
After all that we've been through after everything we've done for you
We fucking trusted you
You let us down, you played us for fools
But we won't be fooled again, this is it, you're fucking dead

Lying to our faces, making papers, trading places
Did you ever for one second think that you could really fake it
I'm trying to like you, man I really fucking am
But it's just not okay when you keep treating us this way

Everything you wanted but you never thought about it what the fuck is 20/20 when your hindsight is hungover
I don't wanna hear excuses you're just tightening the nooses around everything you said get this through your fucking head
I'm done cleaning up your messes just fucking learn your lesson
Just stop it with the stresses you've put us in distress
This is all your fucking fault
Talk the talk and walk the walk
Take responsibility for the things you did to me
Track Name: I'm Sick
Am, E

I won't stoop so low and try to sell my soul for just a bit more comfort when I die
When there's people out there who can't afford to wash their hair,
eat or drink or simply live their life at all
And I can't sleep in my bed until they have a place to rest
People over profits is the goal
When no one's dying in the street when they try to fall asleep
That's when I'll finally clear my aching head

I'm sick of the myth that these problems exist
Because people don't try hard enough to live
Why must we struggle to simply exist
I'm sick of surviving, I want to live
Track Name: And Tired
ECD

I don't wanna burn out
I don't want to fit in
I don't want to make things easy for myself
When there's so much left to do

I'm tired
I'm fucking tired
I'm tired of this life that I'm forced to live
Not sad enough to take it
But just mad enough
To refuse to fake it

I'm tired of working to barely scrape by
While owners of companies laugh and strut by
They say that I should be thankful to choose
Which arm or leg I'm able to lose

Its core is corrupt
It's practice is great
Exactly what they want it to be
They hold up the people
That made it by luck
Up high on a pillar, it's easy you shmuck

I look around and all I see
Are people struggling to be alive
You're not living when you're trying to survive

I'm sick of the trickles getting caught in the gutters
High up on rooftops this ceiling's too cluttered
I can't see the sky though I know it's the limit
I've reached the end of opportunities given

I'm sick of being told that it's fair
That it's only our fault that we're stuck in despair
Excuses for racism, sexism's thoughts
If I don't hire you it's your own damn fault

I'm sick of the lies that everyone can make it
Because if they did convenience wouldn't exist
I'm sick and tired of playing the game
We can't all win cuz we're not all the same

Oppression still exists and they still deny it
In the land of the free you're more free than me
And I'm sick of this shit because I know we can change it
I know we can change it I know we can change it
Track Name: The Freedom To Take A Bath Before Or After Dinner
Capo 5th
G, C

I'm having a bit of trouble falling asleep
I'm having a worse time remembering by dreams
But that's just life I guess

I'm having a hard time finding a job
No one wants to hire a girl with a beard cuz it looks wrong
So they say
That's fuckin lame

I'm struggling to try to see
How trying to conform somehow makes me free
But I just don't think that it's right to look me in the eye
And tell me that it's best to be me

Cuz being me can still get me killed
Being me still keeps me unemployed and fucking broke
And I'm trying not to feel like I'm somehow losing a game
That I never signed up for

So I'll give you a chance to prove me wrong
That I'm not losing rights because of the way I go through life
If I have the freedom to choose
Between being like me and being like you
Between being shut out and allowing to continue
Does that seem like freedom to you?
Track Name: Life And Death
C, C, F, C
C, C, F, C
C, C, F, C
Am, G

F, C, Am, E

C, F
Am, G, C

C, F, Am, G


Well I'm trying my best with no experience
There's no manual for happiness
And apologies are stupid
They don't ever do you justice but it's kind of all you'll get

Because I don't want to be that kind of girl anymore
No I don't want to end up sleeping on your bathroom floor
Cuz I'm trying to be a decent person this time around
And I hope that by the end of the night I've got some solid ground

Cuz it's going down tonight
Going down tonight

I don't want my kindness to be taken for granted
Cuz there's nothing worse than people who just take
And I'm tired of being told what should be said just let let me have my say

I'm trying my best to not be stepped on like a welcome mat
Because sometimes people aren't that welcome and they've got to take a step back
This isn't me being an asshole it's just me trying to live
Without the hindrance of bullshit people causing me distress

Cuz they're going down tonight
It's going down tonight

Take me home
Take me home
Take me home
Take me home

Well I gave you a knife to put in my back
But you stabbed yourself because you couldn't do that
So I held you there with a wound in your chest
Because living and dying are all but a breath
Take it in take it in just please let me go
I'm tired of living I want to go home
Take it in take it in please don't leave me alone
Together we'll go because I love you so

Take me home
Take me home
Take me home
Take me home

Well look at us both just a couple of jokes
But the punchline is dead cuz we're both on our own
But we keep moving on cuz that's all we can do
As we sing out our hearts going this one's for you!
All the cash in the world doesn't matter to us
Because living and loving and building up trust
Is the only outline for a happy life
And I'm happy to spend it next to your side

Cuz it's going down tonight