The Solomon Project

by Ian Marquis

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The Solomon Project is my first true album. For years I had written and produced demos (first keyboard and bass instrumentals, then synth, and finally guitar tracks), but I never used my voice. I didn't consider myself a singer. But eventually, I found myself wanting to produce finished tracks with vocals. I pushed myself. This is the result. It's not perfect, but I'm still quite proud of these songs.

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released April 15, 2009

Created entirely by Ian Marquis

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Ian Marquis Portland, Maine

My songs are tiny ecosystems: self-sustaining, self-contained, intricate, and densely layered. I'm captivated by found sound and immaculate production. I sample my own work. I chop up my guitars and create arrangements I could never have played. I treat my voice like an instrument, pushing and pulling it in otherworldly directions. I polish each track until, sonically, it feels like it sparkles. ... more

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Track Name: Break
You know that he's got me
My brain is all messed up
And all of my dreams are
Falling out at my feet

I said I wished
You could save me
But I'm so incapacitated
He went and told me
You're all a lie
Can you even hear me?

Set me free...

I chase my tail
Go after the easy meat
He tells me there's
Nothing more to you
Than there is to me

Set me free...
Father won't you
Come and save me?

They all hold me close
Talk to me, tell me
Listen not, they say
Wickedness is in the air
And this one to whom you pray
Was never really there

Set me free...
Father won't you
Come and save me?

You know that he's got me
My brain is all messed up
And all of my dreams are
Falling out at my feet
Track Name: Candy
Lies, you're my
Pride and joy, dear
I'm gonna make you cry
Take away everything
Give me some time
I'm gonna make you sing

Come on
You know you want it
So let's go

Don't you listen to him
I've got everything you need

Little boys want candy
Little girls just wanna bleed

He'll tell you lies
Cause he ain't got
The things you need
Just take my hand, my darling
I'm gonna make you fly

That kind of purity
Is not the stuff
Of which you dream
So come with me, dear
I'm gonna make you scream

Don't you listen to him
I've got everything you need

Take the worthless
Take the greedy
Take the children
Take the needy

Take the people
Sight unseen
Pick the bodies
Pick them clean

It's no surprise, my dear
He told you you'd be there

Why do you cry, my dear?
You know how much I care
Track Name: Girls
She's a real tease
Leave you dangling
Out in the breeze
Waiting for the big squeeze

She won't say please
And she never agrees
That a woman's place
Is on her knees

I hate you fucking little girls

Oh, she's got class
Carries herself with poise
And all that other trash

But I don't care
Cause she's got a nice ass
And if you wanna catch her
You'll have to run fast

Why do I need you fucking little girls?
I hate you fucking little girls
Track Name: Give It Up
She says I can't get it up
Long enough, just to please her
But the guy next door does the trick

She'd better give it up
Cause it's my turn to squeeze her
And I don't care
About some other guy's dick

It's a tragedy
Cause I don't wanna do this
But you give me no choice, my dear
I'm gonna give you up
Cause I don't want to need you
In the morning you ain't gonna be here

I left you out
By the curb with your suitcase
Only you were inside it, my dear

They're gonna pick you up
With the trash Monday morning
When he comes, you ain't gonna be here

And if the neighbors ask
Hey, what happened to your girlfriend?
I'll just tell 'em that you're
Out with your friends

That's not really true
Cause I know where you're off to
And you ain't coming back here again

I am harder than a rock
Who the hell are you to talk?
And fuck that guy who lives next door
The bastard went and made my girl a whore

She says I can't get it up
I've gotta give her up

She says I only get it up
Long enough, just to tease her
But the neighbor sees
Her through to the end

She'd better give it up
Cause it's my turn to please her
When she's gone
She ain't gonna come again

I am harder than a rock
Who the hell are you to talk?

She says I can't get it up
I've gotta give her up
Track Name: Stuck in My Head
You tell me lies
And you fuck with my head
You make me wish
I was somewhere else
Instead of this place
I've gotta break free
You make me forget
What it's like to be me

You're out of your mind
Get out of my head
I've been burning my time
I've been living in the red
But I know there's a way
I try to break free
And of all the people
You had to pick me

You push me around
I push you instead
I try to forget you
But you're still
Stuck in my head

Baby, you're still
Stuck in my head

You knock me down
You say it's my place
Woke up from this dream
With your blood on my face
But I'm gonna get you
And you're gonna cry
Cause one time, I loved you
But now it's 'goodbye'

Get out of my mind
Get out of my head
I try to forget you
But you're still
Stuck in my head

Baby you're still
Stuck in my head

Follow me for a second here...

Hector was a good boy
Didn't really want to play
But she tied him
To the bed post
And took all his toys away

His mother fed him vitamins
To make him big and strong
And Hector killed the little bitch
And then, he wrote this song

Get out of my mind
Get out of my head
I try to forget you
But you're still
Stuck in my head

Baby you're still
Stuck in my head

You push me around
I push you instead
I try to forget you
But you're still
Stuck in my head

Baby, you're still
Stuck in my head

You're still stuck in my head
Track Name: Ministry
He's gone and left you
Says that you can't relate
And open up a little
Stuck against my skin

There's something slippery
Spark, a shudder
Deaf and damp and waiting for a breath
Before I'm in again

And all the murmurs in the world
Are just a whisper in my ear
I'd rather stay right here

I swallow sick
And beg forgiveness
Don't you know I've aching penance knees
At night I bow my head

I know he said
That you don't understand
I hear you whisper in my ear
I'd rather keep you here

Don't want to give you to nobody else

There's something slippery
Spark, a shudder
Burning ears and keenly listening
Like the animal I am

I darkly wait
Against the rhythm
Deaf and damp and waiting for a breath
Before I'm in again

And all the murmurs in the world
Are just a whisper in my ear
I'd rather stay right here

I want to keep you all to myself
Don't want to give you to nobody else
Track Name: She Lives for Chastity
She says she don't need it
A man who can think for himself
Is hard to find nowadays

She says she don't want it
But I think that I'm
About to show her my ways

Keep your pants on
Don't you ask me for this
Time and time again

Keep on begging me
You'd think your dick
Was your only friend

It's kind of pitiful
The way you wait up
For me at night

But someday, I'm gonna make it right

She don't want it
She don't need it
She don't need anything
Track Name: (Shhh) Don't Tell
Baby, put your clothes on
It's time to go home
Cause I've done some thinking lately
And I really think I'd rather sleep alone

It's really nothing personal, babe, but it's you
Oh, I'mma make this short and sweet
And girl, when I'm done
You had best retreat

Whoa, baby we are through
Baby, it's all you
Babe, it can't be me
Baby, can't you see?

You and me was fun for a while
But it died
And I'm sick of tagging along with you
When there's other places I'd rather ride

Baby, cut your losses
It's time to move on
And girl, I ain't gonna say this again
Step off, get back, I ain't your friend

Whoa, baby we are through
Baby, it's all you
Babe, it can't be me
Baby, can't you see?
There is nothing I can do
It's all up to you
Baby, don't you know?
I've gotta let you go

You think you've got me all figured out
But I'm gonna cut you down
No, baby, you can't fight it
And those times you strung my pride up and down
Well, I got some news for you
And I don't think you're gonna like it

I said a-one, a-two, baby fuck you
Two, three, baby fuck me

Whoa, baby we are through
Baby, it's all you
Babe, it can't be me
Baby, can't you see?
Track Name: Such a Mess
Your sex is
Dirty poetry
I never had a choice,
That I could see

Really all I
Want to do it sing
But sweetie, I can't
Do a goddamn thing

There's something
Stuck up in the
Corner of my brain

I pick the pieces
When they fall
Out in the rain

But baby
Don't you forget about me
You know I've always
Been the one
That's really free