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Resolved to the Mutual Satisfaction of Both Parties

by Stoneface Honey

Released 2018
Released 2018

Rise

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Stoneface Honey
2018
Angie Kopshy

Lyrics

A brilliant sage suddenly appeared at my feet. She placed her hand upon my heart and whispered, "This is your destiny."

A woman in black with hair as gold as the sun took my hand. She said, "Close your eyes. Open your mind. Feel the power of this land." She said, "Daughter of my daughter's daughter; blood of mine. We've been waiting for all your life. It's finally time."

To rise. It's time to fight.

A band of ancient shamen stopped me in my tracks. They placed their magic on me and said, "You can never go back." They said, "Sister on her hero's journey, take our hand. We've been waiting for all our lives. Here we stand. To rise.

We can't wait any longer. We can't hide the fire that's been burning, burning ever stronger. We can't deny. 

It's time to rise.

Stoneface Honey
2018
Angie Kopshy

Lyrics

White Sheep

White sheep standing in a line following the leader. Never asking why.

Tired white faces glaring back at me. Following the leader. Never asking why.

 

Beliefs so ingrained they’ve forgotten they’re just beliefs.

Brainwashed so long ago, there’s no room for the truth.

 

But don’t let them burn all your dreams to the ground.

And don’t let them lie about you while you stand there without a sound.

Raise your voice. Raise your fist. Raise the question: How?

How did it get to this? How did we get to this? How did they get to this? 

 

Wild eyes darting all around so full of fear and misbelief 

Clutching to the scripture that they’ve bound. They wouldn’t dream of questioning.

 

But don’t let them burn all your dreams to the ground.

And don’t let them lie about you while you stand there without a sound.

Raise your voice. Raise your fist. Raise the question: How?

How did it get to this? How did we get to this? How did they get to this?  

 

Stoneface Honey
08/16/2018
Angie Kopshy

Story

Sold My Soul is from our new album, Resolved to the Mutual Satisfaction of Both Parties

Sold My Soul was recorded, mixed and mastered in Portland, Oregon by Matt Greco, owner of The Rye Room. Guest artists during this recording session were Christopher Friesen on bass and Randy Herbert on drums. Stoneface Honey artists include Dan Johnson on guitar, Kate Austin on vocals and Angie Kopshy on vocals and keyboard. 

Lyrics

Sold My Soul

 

I just sold the truth to a woman who lies.

I just sold my voice in order to survive.

I just sold my soul to be placed upon her shelf.

And she’ll keep stealing from the poor.

 

Oh, all you have to do is sign upon the dotted line and this will disappear.

I can’t seem to swallow my pride long enough to sacrifice the truth.

 

I can’t close my eyes. She’s all I see.

I don’t want to sleep at night. Her lies just haunt my dreams. 

I still can’t believe what money can buy. 

And she’ll keep stealing from the poor.

 

Oh, all you have to do is sign upon the dotted line and this will disappear.

I can’t seem to swallow my pride long enough to sacrifice the truth.

 

And she don't know the power of good. 

She don't think that I could come back from the dead.   

And now she’s dancing on my grave celebrating her victory. 

But oh, I got news for you.

 

Oh, all you have to do is sign upon the dotted line and this will disappear.

I can’t seem to swallow my pride long enough to sacrifice the truth.

 

Watch me roll over. Watch me roll over. 

Turn the other cheek for another blow. 

Watch me roll over. Watch me roll over.

Sign away my rights to speak the truth.

Stoneface Honey
08/16/2018
Angie Kopshy

Story

This album was written while I was in the middle of a lawsuit. When I wrote Nobody's Listening, it was the fantasy ending that made me feel better and helped me sleep at night. I love to unveil the truth. When someone from the news was buzzing at our gate with questions about the lawsuit, it was really hard for me to send them away. I was reminded on a regular basis to be careful with my words and not say too much. I felt so stifled and impotent. By the time it was over, I had a newfound appreciation for the hidden message behind 'Resolved to the Mutual Satisfaction of Both Parties.' I have a lot of respect for all those women who chose to take a payout rather than have their lives (even more) destroyed by people with more power and money than themselves. I suddenly saw the ugly truth hidden in plain sight. Everywhere. Our legal system...oh, our legal system.

Nobody's Listening was recorded, mixed and mastered in Portland, Oregon by Matt Greco, owner of The Rye Room. Guest artists during this recording session were Christopher Friesen on bass and Randy Herbert on drums. Stoneface Honey artists include Dan Johnson on guitar, Kate Austin on vocals and Angie Kopshy on vocals and keyboard. 

This amazing art by Olivia Lynch is connected to an article, A Racketeering Lawsuit Brought by an Oregon Equine Lawyer Is Part of a National Strategy to Upend Legal Weed, in the Willamette Weekly. 

Lyrics

I can only watch you for so long before my heart breaks for you.

I can barely hear your voice before my heart breaks for you.

Standing in your field of lies.

Drowning in your pool of judgment. 

It almost hurts me to break the truth to you.

 

Nobody's Listening. 

To you.

Anymore.

 

You can only cry wolf for so long before the impact wears off.

And you can only weave so many tales before your credibility is lost. 

Standing in your field of lies.

Drowning in your pool of judgment. 

It almost hurts me to break the truth to you.

 

Nobody's Listening. 

To you.

Anymore.

 

Oh, you're gonna lose so many friends when they hear.

Oh, you got a lotta sleepless nights ahead of you my dear.

Cuz it's gonna hurt when you learn.

 

Nobody's Listening. 

To you.

Anymore.

Stoneface Honey
08/16/2018
Angie Kopshy

Story

My Land is the second track on our new album, Resolved to the Mutual Satisfaction of Both Parties. This song was completed on February 2, 2017, that infamous day when Trump allegedly hung up on the prime minister of Australia and kept saying, "Don't worry about it. Don't worry about it..." I took this song to the band with a sense of urgency because I was afraid the content would lose it's relevancy. Unfortunately, I feel like the content is more relevant than ever.

My Land was written by Angie Kopshy and brought to life through experimentation and rehearsals in the amazing musical basement known as Johnson Underground. With Shirley Johnson on drums, Dan Johnson on guitar, Kate Austin on vocals and Kate Harris on bass and vocals, this song became what it is today. 

My Land was recorded, mixed and mastered in Portland, Oregon by Matt Greco, owner of The Rye Room. Guest artists during this recording session were Christopher Friesen on bass and Randy Herbert on drums. Stoneface Honey artists include Dan Johnson on guitar, Kate Austin on vocals and Angie Kopshy on vocals and keyboard. 

Lyrics

Watch where you're walking, you might step on a crack and then we'll have to break your sweet mama's back. Oh and watch how you're talking, you might say something that you'll later regret when we got you out back. And we ask for your papers and your card. Then we revoke them and throw you out to the yard.

 

Welcome to the land of the free and the brave. We can't help you any longer, I'm afraid. We don't give a damn where you go. Just as long as you ain't here no more. This is my land created just for me; the white and the wealthy man. This is my land created just for me, me, me. It's the rise of the white and the wealthy man.

 

Burn all your textbooks we don't need them anymore. I will tell you what you need to know. Oh and spy on your neighbors, we can't trust them anymore. You just never. You never know. If you're pretty enough, I might let you pass. Just as long as you let me tap that sweet ass.

 

Welcome to the land of the free and the brave. We can't help you any longer, I'm afraid. We don't give a damn where you go. Just as long as you ain't here no more. This is my land created just for me; the white and the wealthy man. This is my land created just for me, me, me. It's the rise of the white and the wealthy man.

And I will save my friends, build my legacy. I will rape the land 'cuz it belongs to me. And don't you, don't you ever worry. But don't you ever step out of line. Never mind the man behind the curtains. Move along, move along, move along, move along, move along.

 

Welcome to the land of the free and the brave. We can't help you any longer, I'm afraid. We don't give a damn where you go. Just as long as you ain't here no more. This is my land created just for me; the white and the wealthy man. This is my land created just for me, me, me. It's the rise of the white and the wealthy man.

This land is your land. This land is my land. From California to the New York islands. From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters. This land was made for you and me.

 

 

Stoneface Honey
08/15/2018
Angie Kopshy

Story

Help Me was written by Angie Kopshy and brought to life through experimentation and rehearsals in the amazing musical basement known as Johnson Underground. With Shirley Johnson on drums, Dan Johnson on guitar, Kate Austin on vocals and Kate Harris on bass and vocals, this song became what it is today. 

This song was recorded, mixed and mastered in Portland, Oregon by Matt Greco, owner of The Rye Room. Guest artists during this recording session were Christopher Friesen on bass and Randy Herbert on drums. Stoneface Honey artists include Dan Johnson on guitar, Kate Austin on vocals and Angie Kopshy on vocals and keyboard. 

This song is track 1 of the new album, Resolved to the Mutual Satisfaction of Both Parties.

Angie Kopshy and Kate Austin of Stoneface Honey

Lyrics

I can’t get no satisfaction from this situation that I’m in

Oh and I can’t seem to find the right path that’ll lead me away from this

That don’t make it any easier to say what I gotta say.

 

You gotta help me leave this situation. 

I can’t seem to do it by myself.

Oh and I know this shit is my creation.

Sure as hell can’t blame nobody else.

Oh, you gotta help me.

 

It don't matter what I’m doing. Doesn’t seem to change the state I’m in.

I know that even if I get out I’m gonna end up coming right back again.

 

You gotta help me leave this situation. 

I can’t seem to do it by myself.

Oh and I know this shit is my creation.

Sure as hell can’t blame nobody else.

 

And I've been waiting for the dust to settle on a clear path.

And every day I tell myself this time is the last.

You gotta help me leave this situation. 

I can’t seem to do it by myself.

Oh and I know this shit is my creation.

Sure as hell can’t blame nobody else.

Oh, you gotta help me.

 

Stoneface Honey
2018
Angie Kopshy

Lyrics

Who Says?

Who made the rules?  Who says you’re too young. You’re too small. You’re too.

Who made the rules? Who said you’re too dumb. You’re too dark. You’re too.

 

And don’t you know that they’re the ones who are broken?

And don’t you know that they’re the ones who are frozen in time.

While you fly.

 

Who broke your heart? Who said you’re no good? You’re not worth. You’re not. 

And who crushed your wings. Who said you can’t fly, you can’t soar. You can’t.

 

And don’t you know that they’re the ones who are broken?

And don’t you know that they’re the ones who are frozen in time. 

 

You can’t save them from themselves. And you can’t make them someone else.  

Oh, but you can rise. Oh, you can touch the sky.

 

Who made the rules?

Who made the rules?

Stoneface Honey
2016
Stoneface Honey

Story

Beguiled is from Stoneface Honey's 2016 album, Long Time Waiting.

Homophobia is real and it sucks. Mad love to all of those brave enough to stand up against it.

Thank you to Whitney & Lindsay for helping with this video!

 

Lyrics

I never knew your touch could turn me into a babbling fool, wandering 'round, searching for something.

And I can't find the door and when I finally have it in my sight. 

I can't find the key and now you're standing here in front of me.

 

Keep those hands away from me. I seem to lack the capacity to resist your charm and beguiling eyes.

Those lips will be the death of my heart. 

 

And we both know we can't go sharing what we have and

Keep your hands off me while we're walking down the street.

And I can't find the key and now you're standing here in front of me.

 

Keep those hands away from me. I seem to lack the capacity to resist your charm and beguiling eyes.

Those lips will be the death of my heart. 

 

And oh, baby, oh, baby, oh. If we could freeze this moment in time forever.

If I could stay right here in your arms and never face their eyes, all their lies, scripture they've memorized,

beliefs so strong they'd kill us long before admitting they're wrong. 

Stoneface Honey
2016
Stoneface Honey

Story

Shoes to Fill is from our 2016 album, Long Time Waiting. This song features the fantastic drumming of Doug Smith and the creative bass playing by Ben Rougeou. The world misses you and we were lucky to make music with you, Ben! Dan Johnson is on guitar, Kate Austin on vocals and Angie Kopshy on vocals and keys.

This song was recorded and produced in Portland, Oregon by Andy Nagatori.

Lyrics

Pick your head up. Don't you drag your feet as you're walking down the street don't be afraid to look them in the eyes. 

Don't you worry what they're going to say, oh you've got plenty of time for judgment when you die. 

No, don't let them bother you. You've got better things to do.

 

You've got shoes to fill, girl. Bigger than the moon, girl. All you have is right now. 

You've got shoes to fill, girl. Bigger than the moon, girl. Only you know how.

 

Your daddy says, "Why you gotta set your sights so high?"

Your mama says, "Girl you better learn how to fly."

 

Cuz you've got shoes to fill.  

You've got shoes to fill, girl. Bigger than the moon, girl. All you have is right now. 

You've got shoes to fill, girl. Bigger than the moon, girl. Only you know how.

Stoneface Honey
Angie Kopshy

Story

The Protest Song is on our 2016 album, Long Time Waiting. 

Angie Kopshy on keyboard and vocals, Kate Austin on vocals, Shirley Johnson on drums, Dan Johnson on guitar, Sam Hallam on bass

Recorded and produced by Charles Neal of Hip Stew Studios and mastered by Dana White.

 

Lyrics

The secret to life can’t be found
on an infomercial in the middle of the night.

The secret to love won’t be awarded after jumping through every hoop just right.
If life was that simple, would there really be a point?

If life was that easy,

we’d all be rolling a joint.

You gotta live every day like it could be your last.

You gotta love wholeheartedly regardless of your past.

You gotta laugh with all your might.
You gotta cry and bleed and stand up for what’s right.

If you come upon a fork in the middle of the road, whatcha gonna do?

Skate down the road more traveled upon or put on some hiking shoes?

If at some point today, you don’t break a sweat,
will you close your eyes tonight heavy with regret?

You gotta live every day like it could be your last.

You gotta love wholeheartedly regardless of your past.

You gotta laugh with all your might.
You gotta cry and bleed and stand up for what’s right.

Broke my heart when I learned the truth behind my work with

the non-profit prostitutes.
Now I can’t afford no health insurance.

Pharmaceuticals driving me bankrupt.

Wasting our energy protesting marriage.

Telling me abortion isn’t my choice.
We’re still debating the use of marijuana.

Locking up some hard-working farmers.
Spent my twenties earning myself an $87,000 degree.

You’ve got to live. 

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