Sword of Damocles

from The Rocky Horror Skivvies Show by The Skivvies

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The Skivvies: Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley featuring Nick Adams

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My mama told me when I was young
We are all born superstars
She rolled my hair and put my lipstick on
In the glass of her boudoir
"There's nothing wrong with loving who you are"
She said, "'Cause he made you perfect, babe"
"So hold your head up girl and you'll go far,
Listen to me when I say”

WHAT DID SHE SAY?

The Sword of Damocles is hanging over my head
And I've got the feeling someone's gonna be cutting the thread
Oh, woe is me
My life is a misery
Oh, can't you see
That I'm at the start of a pretty big downer down down down

I'm beautiful in my way
'Cause God makes no mistakes
I'm on the right track, baby I was born this way
Don't hide yourself in regret
Just love yourself and you're set
I'm on the right track, baby
I was born this way (Born this way)

I woke up this morning with a start when I fell out of bed (That ain't no crime)
And left from my dreaming was a feeling of unnameable dread (That ain't no crime)
My high is low
I'm dressed up with no place to go
And all I know
Is I'm at the start of a pretty big downer

Ooh they’re aint no other way
baby I was born this way
baby I was born this way
Ooh they’re aint no other way
baby I was born this way
Right track baby I was born this way

Sha la la la That ain't no crime (I was born this way)
Sha la la la That ain't no crime (I was born this way)
Sha la la la That ain't no crime, that ain't no crime
Sha la la la That ain't no crime (I was born this way)
Sha la la la That ain't no crime (I was born this way)
Sha la la la That ain't no crime, that ain't no crime
Sha lala

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from The Rocky Horror Skivvies Show, released October 27, 2020
“The Sword of Damocles” by Richard O'Brien, “Born This Way” by Stefani Germanotta / Jeppe Laursen 

All songs arranged and performed by The Skivvies: Lauren Molina (vocals, cello, kazoo) and Nick Cearley (vocals, ukulele, banjolele, kazoo). Band: Rob Morrison (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar, background vox track 2), Eric Shorey (Piano), Debbie Christine Tjong (bass, electric guitar, background vox tracks 2,3,4,8,11,14,15), Joshua Roberts (drums), Andrew Gutauskas (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, flute, melodica, slide whistle, penny whistle), Nate Hopkins (background vox track 2). Engineering by Debbie Christine Tjong and Joshua Roberts. Sound Mixing by Debbie Christine Tjong. Mastering by Tom Rogers at Atomix Media.

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The Skivvies New York, New York

The Skivvies are Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, award-winning NYC actor/musicians doing stripped down versions of eclectic covers and eccentric originals. Not only are the arrangements stripped down - cello, ukulele, glockenspiel, melodica - but the Skivvies literally strip down to their underwear to perform ... more

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