Mom Rock

by Julie Arsenault

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1.
Fast asleep Barely seventeen On a former friend's Little sister's floral sheets Unaware Of what was happening Did he even care? No. I came to. Say it isn't true Lost it all in one fell swoop Trouble with men we all know where it stems We all try our best to move past the trouble we've been in I could try to make you understand I will live my life despite the trouble cause I can As the woman that I am Minus five forty minute drive I can't find the floor I just lay frozen there in time So ashamed Replay it in my mind Am I the one to blame? No. The trouble with men we all know where it stems We all try our best to move past the trouble we've been in I could try to make you understand I will live my life despite the trouble cause I can As the woman that I am The woman that I am
2.
Prochoice 03:50
If I had no choice I would make the necessary sacrifices I guess I would try my best If I had no choice I would take the temporary leave of absence I guess lay my dreams to rest if I had no choice but I do and I just want to be alone with you I want to be alone with you I want to be alone with you I want to be alone with you If I had my way I would be your only baby for eternity and we would never change If I had my way we would always feel the same I would do anything to avoid the pain 
If I had my way but for now I, I want to be alone with you I want to be alone with you I want to be alone with you I want to be alone If I had no choice I would scream until my body was my own again
in my own defence and if I lost my voice, 
I would march up to the moon and back to earth again until they understand If I had no choice And if I had a boy 
 I would swaddle him in blankets I would drive to hockey practice I would try not to be selfish I would try not to be selfish, 
but I could never love him more than you I want to be alone with you I want to be alone with you I want to be alone with you I want to be alone
3.
5, 10, 15 04:04
10 years since I fled oppression disguised as a haven of love 5 years since I made the decision that I would be more than enough
 15 years unsure of my value as hard as I tried to believe 10 years searching for the answer 5 years digging deeper for truth 10 years since I’ve seen my own blood rush from wounds caused by my own hands 5 years since I’ve known deprivation perfecting the balancing act 15 years at war with my body 
transfixed by each tiny molecule 10 years of compiled anxious moments 5 years to unlearn all the rules I made with my starving brain designed to take me away from reality Five ten fifteen time tends to erase pathways drawn in our minds Be patient now for there are no straight lines but you’ll make it out of the maze alive
 you will make it out you will make it out if it takes five years… it could take ten… You will make it out
4.
Side x Side 03:46
Your favourite band is playing a big reunion show and I would love to take you but you would never go You’ve been on my mind again I’ve been feeling low and I would love to tell you but you will never know and it’s hard the way they raised us they never loved themselves and it’s hard to bare the weight without getting overwhelmed I know we get down we lose our minds it’s no one’s fault it happens all the time so what we get down we just have to fight we just need to talk for once just try I know we get down I know what it’s like we lived through it all side by side When we were young we made a promise take care of me and I’ll take care of you be careful don't upset the balance And act as though I have nothing to lose I know we get down we lose our minds it’s no one’s fault it happens all the time so what we get down we just have to fight we just need to talk for once just try I know we get down I know what it’s like we lived through it all side by side Side by side Side by side Side by side Side by side you and I know what it’s like you and I know what it’s like.

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About Mom Rock:
'Mom Rock' is a transparently feminist EP, in comparison to my previous EP ‘Softness’, which was more subtle, and softer. Admittedly ‘Mom Rock’ is a silly title for an EP which touches on subjects like consent, reproductive rights and mental illness. I had to make light of things, and be positive, and that is what ‘Mom Rock’ represents.
We recorded it live over the course of ten hours, at The Trailer in Toronto, on February 5th, 2018.

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released November 30, 2018

Engineered and mixed by Aaron Comeau aaroncomeau.bandcamp.com
Mastered by Reuben Ghose
mojitomastering.com

Julie Arsenault - vocals and rhythm guitar
Evan Cartwright - drums
Aaron Comeau - additional guitar (2,3)
Sam Gleason - lead guitar
Graeme Moffatt - cool bass

Photo by Alysia Mcmenomy
All songs written by Julie Arsenault

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