FRICTION

by The Haves Have It

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A remnant of Portia, Jenn, and Kelly's wild youth. We were very serious.

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released May 1, 2008

THE HAVES HAVE IT are PORTIA RICHARDSON guitar piano vocals tambourine JENN GALLUP bass and KELLY POLLOCK drums.
All songs and lyrics written by Portia Richardson.
Produced by Jacques Wait and The Haves Have It
Engineered by Jacques Wait
Recorded on two-inch analog tape at The Devil's Workshop in Minneapolis, Minnesota winter 2007
Photography by Ellen Darth Fitzgerald
Design by The Haves Have It with Jake and Melrude

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The Haves Have It Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Haves Have It were a local Minneapolis punk band in the mid 2000's. Portia and Jenn met in 2003 doing activist work and quickly became friends. They started the band in 2004, with only guitar and bass, as an outlet to blow off the steam of personal/political drama. Kelly joined in 2005. He had a van, practice space, and played drums. They got rad on the local level between 2004-2008. ... more

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Track Name: where you left it
I’m tonight’s lucky winner
My neck wrapped in your fingers
You a devil I don’t know
Fill me up with innuendo
Subterranean secret sinners
Shake shake shake out my splinters

Toxic touch and my fever’s creepin
Cheap shots are hot with treason
Got a case of the bad nerves
Found Judas up my skirt
Can’t wake the sleeping genius
One day I may give you reason

I ran my finger over your face
Just enough escaped to hear you breathing
I knew I’d soon be leaving
Track Name: security systems experts
Mediator come settle my dispute
Negotiations show no signs of improvement
Two sides collide and collapse on the impasse
My labyrinth of resentment
My burlesque of duress

Grudgingly go along
Bottoms up to a job well done
Cheers to reliance
Chugging beers like the chump beside us
And it’s hard to hate the guy when it aint that far to the end of the line
But if you try and take me hostage
Garnish my plight with elbows and drop kicks

Generate the spectacle
Gesticulating like I surrender
Pockets of resistance are up against security systems experts
Track Name: videos n tanning
Desperate darling come closer I want to buy you a drink
Desperate as the spring to be free and easy

I say, it happened at a young age
The infiltration
Approval ratings
Dress up on occasion for the aimless crusade

Tight lipped and on the top spot
They tilt their heads
Employ a response
Discussions intersect on well-publicized red carpets

I say, it happened at a young age
The infiltration
Approval ratings
Dress up on occasion for the aimless crusade

Elimination ceremony
What?
Paying up the expected dues
And there’s no reflection mandatory
Go boosting about your five star reviews

And I see a stunning skyline
Unlit cigarettes and harsh lighting
The city center’s a pissing contest
And everyone looks better when they can tan a little bit
Track Name: 1st place pants
I see the keys giggling from carabiner jeans
How they squeeze just a little bit
Such a tight fit
And you know who you are after dark
Rock star in the streets roll up your sleeves

Oh and I remember how the rules were tenderly bent
So I could slide behind the fence
Intent on smiting the smile your were styling
While I walked by

Clueless I get juiced caressing my boots when I put them on
When I put them on
Watch me take it off
Ya I take it off
Oh, rock star in the street roll up your sleeves

Oh and I remember how the rules were tenderly bent
So I could slide behind the fence
Intent on smiting the smile your were styling
As I walked by

So I break it down
I relent my down payment
Devotion
Tombstone on credit
Hooked on free giveaways
First aid kits when the kids get gay
I say
Track Name: burnsville
Rugged terrain
It’s a backwoods affair if you dare
We bring imminent domain
So put your initials here
Gotta make sure you aint no queer
Sporadic battles
So don’t be late when we bring that big brigade
So

Real Americans
Start your engine
Subdivisions
I can’t resist em
I want huge savings
Locations world wide
I dig my heels in
Now watch me climb
So

The description reads virtually guaranteed
It's a time tested technique
It’s street legal and eager to please
Fuck ya we sell to minors
Crash helmets
We got live wires
Unfit to undermine
I got my high profile just in time

Narrowly lost I hit the asphalt
But I was airborne for a moment
Or so they told me
But I’m just too heavy
So heavy
Track Name: tow tag
Government man on the television
I see your pathetic plan
I hear you talking in abstract terms
See that guy on the street told me what you did
Now I’m losing steam recouping my expenses
See we all make noble sacrifices
All eyes on one horizon
But under the cover of darkness
The ol bait and switch

Body bags cling to black top like magnets
Through the cracks
Up to the attic with sadness

Everyone must go
But don’t follow too closely
They’re mostly your shadows
My doppelganger
Poor stranger I’ll never know
No
No

Body bags cling to black top like magnets
Through the cracks
Up to the attic with sadness
Track Name: full impact
Get out of bed
Constant danger ahead
It’s a golden time to grab the last of what we had
They’re not gonna bring us in
No
No
Gone before the coffee gets cold
I said gone before the coffee gets cold
I don’t care to uncover
What’s under the rubble
I just let the dust settle
I said I’m knee deep in trouble
Blood parade out for a stroll
Calamity

Catapulted smoldering boulders closing overhead
We dove face first into the earth
Certain we would burn to death
On full impact
My heart of glass cracked in half and shattered in the grass
Free at last reads a weary epitaph

Good superstition
Gave me permission
So started wishing on stars as they fall from above
And hit with a thud, one by one
One by one each star came undone
And to the earth it tumbled
Who am I to hold back the sky?
Beneath my hands I crumble
Track Name: pie
I see you licking your lips
Narrowing your eyes
Baby tie back that bib
So I can serve you a slice
Oh
You want it hot
I got it hot
You want it ripe
I got it ripe
So sweet to the tongue
Take another bite
Eat it gone
Take another bite
Eat it gone

Never get your fill do ya?
Always want more, don’t ya?
So pull that chair over here
Don’t let it get cold, no sir

Tasty pie
So sweet
Tasty pie
So sweet

Man that pie was great
Track Name: dark dark
I stepped outside for a moment
Let the door close on its own
Alone listening to the crickets
Quietly crept out towards the road

Dark clouds hide in the night sky
In the distance I see light
Strike down down the mighty fire
Admired by all around

Dark dark
My heart stops
It starts
Black black
Like sand I collapse
Every inch of my skin
Still and waiting
For the wind

Here I stand surrounded by friends
Who look me in the eye
And forgive
Maybe in time
We’ll all forget
And just give in
Track Name: pictures in books
I take you down
Spin you round on the floor
Now we gather dust
How we barely touch
Hush beautiful boy
There’ll be nothing left once we destroy
So we hold our breath until the morning

We turn the page
Fingers tracing the lines
I am weightless
Listening for the faintest beat
So sweetly in time
With every breeze I’m melting ice
In the rainy streets I reflect the light

I am white water rapids as I crash, carving canyons
Until every last grain of sand is a luminous little lantern
I'm the wind
Rattle your window pane
Blow in and wake you from your dream
Believe what you can’t see
Every time you breath
It’s me

I take you down
Spin you round on the floor
Now we gather dust
How we barely touch
Hush beautiful boy
There’ll be nothing left once we destroy
So we hold our breath until the morning
Track Name: touch I see
A free lecture full with ten cent words
Tell me where it hurts
We each take a turn
Before we melt away
Beautiful decay
As I go falling
Caught by your embrace

My own slow dance
I whirl beneath you
I vinyl spinning
Like words we knew
My own snap shot
You flash before me
And through the dark
In touch I see

Oh truth your risky lips
Out pours a torrent
of anthems left for hearts enchanted
We listen to the low end
Hypnotized
With hands and with skin
We smile through our eyes

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