B is for Baroness

by Molly White

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    B is for Baroness is a project I began in LA and continue on both coasts. Using my own experiences of love, loss and affection, I wanted these songs to start where the German-born Dadaist Elsa Von Frietag Loringhiven left off 100 years ago in her voyage to express her own voice.

    I call this music Whimsical Torch Song Pop. The tunes are sweet and simple, others traditionally filled out and conforming to the warmest parts of a French waltz musette, a Mexican ballad, a retrofit samba or a grrrl rock classic. Thanks for your interest!

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released August 15, 2010

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Molly White Los Angeles, California

I write witty songs for the whimsical. I play instruments and I sing. I also teach others how to do these things, especially the little ones whose hearts are ready and fingers wise.

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Track Name: Intro
Welcome everybody, welcome to the show, we've come from such great distances to be here don't you know?
We'll try to entertain you then ask you what you think, and if you're feeling awkward, then I suggest you drink.
Ah but don't be alarmed we are good girls yes that's right,
but we like silly songs to take us through the night.
So sit back and relax, undo all your stress and don't forget tonight that B is for Baroness!
Track Name: Baroness
Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

She wore lights on her dress, alerting all the press, a punk rock fashion avatar, yeah.
She walked New York City, looking very pretty, vermilion in her hair, yeah.

Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

A quintessential outcast, she had no need for the past, a natural futurist, yeah.
She spoke out against the war, stole items from the store, she jumped from the police car.

Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

I like to go up tall buildings, I like to look down
I like to see little people, somewhere below me walking around

Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

Wore tin cans on her chest, a canary in its nest, a non-acquieser, yeah.
Like you and me she turned and tossed, and she thought that she was lost, deserted by her lovers, yeah,

Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
Track Name: Molly White & Sherri Canon - Tumbleweed
I gagged as the tumbleweed rolled off my tongue and
Onto the highway as we drove along
Like our lost love it roamed the mesas
And hit all the cars from different places

It formed in my belly and grew into a tree
With tiny twigs poking out of me
Pieces broke off and fell in the soup
You swallowed them not knowing, ooooooh

I rolled you, you rolled me, tangled in the tumbleweed

We were pulling at our strings trying to knit each other free
From that human spoil, from that senseless debris
Pulling out of driveways and climbing out on peaks
Trying to make it all right but wasting all our weeks

I soaked up all that heat from those mineral springs
I couldn’t help but feel that I was bumping into things
That tumbleweed came towards me and it knocked me down
I slipped and I went tumbling back to town

I rolled you, you rolled me, tangled in the tumbleweed

The glow from the stove gave us a kind of home
With comforting sounds on the radio
We didn’t see it coming that tumbling weed
We were oh so happy and so alone

Disintegrated, obliterated,
Not much left but tiny traces
A million miles and still there are shadows,
Highs and lows of yesterday’s battles

I rolled you, you rolled me, tangled in the tumbleweed
Track Name: My House
Write me a poem and make it long florid and lush
So I may linger on the words and dream I am resting
So Inviting

Say that you’ll stay and be here when I wake up
We’ll go down to the river and forge our way clear
To the other side of this place

Oh my love, I know this
I’m afraid to say it
Oh my love, I know this
Oh my love, oh my love

From your lips come no poems
And I sputter to fill the space
Waking from my reverie, quickly taking clean laundry
From the line you hung outside my house

My house, my open house
My house with room for two
My house with sliding doors
My house my house it could also be yours

Oh my love, I know this
I’m afraid to feel it
Oh my love, I know this
I’m afraid I know this I know this

Write me a poem and make it long florid and lush
So I may linger on the words and dream I am resting
So Inviting
To be open in this place
Track Name: Temporary Lover
The first time we met, at a French banquet, I was lost, I didn’t have a clue
You were wearing a tux, in the hotel deluxe, and I was wearing baby blue
Then you asked me to sway, and I said okay, we danced together from dusk till two
I was caught unaware, I didn’t think I would care about someone so fun, so light, so new

You are no temporary lover don’t you see
Baby please, won’t you come home to me

We sailed every day in a great big bay, tacking to that rock-musette
You played the accordion, and I played the violin, and we sang a sweet duet
And while the sun went down, the gulls flew around, crying loudly it was no secret
When it was time to say goodbye, in that month on July, you called me petit chou, your love, your pet

You are no temporary lover don’t you see
I’m down on my knees, won’t you come home to me

Now you’ve sailed away, And I am left alone
It’s winter and the rains won’t stop, I’m soaking to the bone…and wondering

How would it be, would we be happy, together on that big bateau
Would you sing me a song, would we get along, Would we map our course below
Oh but I haven’t heard, not even a bird, Will tell me what I fear to know
That you’ve found a good girl, a diamond or a pearl, While I’m stuck on you and feeling so low

You are no temporary lover don’t you see
If you come home I will call you mon cherie
You are no temporary lover don’t you see
Won’t you come home to me, permanently
Track Name: In Love Again
I woke up this morning and I held my head, the bills are stacked so high
You called on Monday and I can’t figure out, how all this time flew by

Clearly, we’re not meant to be but please remind me
How your jokes and post-it notes were not enough to see our love through

It’s funny how in retrospect our love seems so tall
But at the time it might have been nothing really at all

Clearly, we’re not meant to be but, please remind me
How your jokes and post-it notes were, not enough to see our love through …but I really want to be

In love again, it’s how I want to be, in love again, it’s how I want to feel
In love again, it’s how I want to be, in love again

We talked about our lives since then, now I can only see your face
I’m starting again and I’m finding friends but no one is worth the chase

Clearly, we’re not meant to be but, please remind me
How your jokes and post-it notes were, not enough to see our love through …but I really want to be

In love again, it’s how I want to be, in love again, it’s how I want to feel
In love again, it’s how I want to be, in love again
Track Name: Too Old For You
Come a little closer I think you’re so fine
If we got together we’d have a real good time
But I’m too old for you, yeah I’m too old for you, oh I’m too old for you

If you were much older we could take a ride
Your parents wouldn’t worry they’d say it’s all right
But I’m too old for you, I’m too old for you, I’m too old for you

And I think you look kinda cute when you sweat oh yeah
I think you look kinda cute in my net oh yeah

If you were my captain we could hang around
You could take me sailing and later back to town
But I’m too old for you, I’m too old for you, I’m too old for you

If you were my boyfriend you could stay all night
But you are just a school boy practicing your lines
But I’m too old for you, I’m too old for you, I’m too old for you

Come a little closer, baby, I think you’re so fine.
If we got together, baby, we’d have a real good time
But I’m too old for you, I’m too old for you, I’m too old for you

Come a little closer baby, I think you’re so fine
If we got together we’d have a real good time
I’m not too old for you, baby, you’re real cute
Track Name: Bad Haircut
If I had a million minutes, I couldn’t finish my homework and
If I had a million bullets, I couldn’t kill the pain inside my head, oh I’m dead

Oh I don’t wanna go to school today, I’d rather stay in bed
Oh I don’t wanna go to school today my hair cut is bad, my hair cut is bad, oh I’m mad, and sad

If I had a million dollars, I’d buy everybody some coffee, and
If they had a lot of homework, they could drink some coffee and stay up late and study

Oh I don’t wanna go to school today, I’d rather stay in bed
Oh I don’t wanna go to school today my hair cut is bad, my hair cut is bad, oh I’m mad, and sad

I don’t wanna have to go to school, I’d rather stay home and cook some food
I don’t wanna have to go to school, I’d rather stay home and eat tofu

One hundred pages of history, I can’t get those dates straight
Argentina, Peru, and Chile, all were liberated by that same San Martin oh you’re my dream

Oh I don’t wanna go to school today, I’d rather stay in bed
Oh I don’t wanna go to school today my hair cut is bad, my hair cut is bad, oh I’m mad, and sad
I'm mad and I'm sad and I'm mad and I'm sad, I'm mad and I'm sad and I'm mad and I'm sad
Track Name: Fiction Addiction
I opened my eyes real early today, I had the feeling that I wanted to stay there
So I looked up at the ceiling, ‘til the feeling went away

I walked outside and the sun was so bright, not too long ago, it had been night
The dogs of time were chasing me down and I wanted to fight it
Should I go left or right or should I stay on target?

Stories that I know so well, I like to tell, but they’re a fiction
The phoenix and the unicorn, like uniforms become an addiction

I met a man on a train outa town, he looked me up and he looked me down
He said “in the end you’ll find all that’s pink turns to brown”

Well that stumped me and I turned my head, I had the idea to go back to bed
I checked my pockets … all I heard was this sound

Sometimes in the summer time I can go along and try to pretend
It’s all as it’s supposed to be, a book’s a book, a tree’s a tree
And that’s the end, … of the story, but not really

I opened my eyes real early today, I had the feeling that I wanted to stay there
So I looked up at the ceiling, ‘til the feeling went away

Stories that I know so well, I like to tell, but they’re a fiction
The phoenix and the unicorn, like uniforms become an addiction
Track Name: A Very Good Time
Once we were so happy our lives were intertwined
We’d dance to reggae, then drink herbal tea to unwind
Once we were so happy, our lives were intertwined
We’d go and see the lights in Griffith Park at Christmas time

You took me to Downey once to get my window fixed
I drew you up a nice hot bath when you were getting sick
And didn’t we have a very good time

Once we were so happy our lives were intertwined
We’d go on walks and help the people who were in a bind
Once we were so happy our lives were intertwined
We’d talk about the news and sing songs to ease our minds

I took you to the beach when you flew in from the bay
You gave me a red butterfly, I wore it every day
And didn't we have a very good time.

These are pictures of you, they are the pictures I choose, it’s not any news, that when your house is dark as night all you can think to do is let in the light…

AY DE MI! AHORA QUE ESTOY SOLA! Y EL, SE FUE CON OTRA MUJER! POBRE DE MI! AY DE MI! PODRE DE MI! AY DE MI, POBRE DE MI!

These are pictures of you, they are the pictures I choose, it’s not any news, that when your house is dark as night all you can think to do is let in the light and open up a window

Once we were so happy, our lives were intertwined
We’d sit through scary movies, scream and cover up our eyes
Once we were so happy, our lives were intertwined
It’s why it was so difficult for us to say goodbye
It’s nice to get your postcards, I trust you’re doing well
Now here’s my postcard back to you with rainbows, and bells
Didn't we have a very time?