Unresolved Heart

by Darling Gunsel

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Unresolved Heart is our first album together and we're really excited to share it with you. The name and title track come from 'Letters to a Young Poet', written by Rainer Maria Rilke - a poet and writer from the 1900's whom Jezabel discovered during a particularly confusing and meloncholy time. The album is largely about those experiences: about the vacillations between clarity and confusion, love and lusting, one nighters and all lifers.

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released October 24, 2012

All tracks written by Darling Gunsel: Dr Scott, Jezabel Gunsel & Ricky Terry. Lyrics Jezabel Gunsel· Track 8: lyrics taken from Rainer Maria Rilkes 'Letters to a young poet' · Track 3: Beatbox by Latoya Thompson.

Mastered by Blackler Mastering · Scott Naylor Publishing.

Thanks to everyone who has supported our journey thus far: our parents, our families, in-laws, friends, and our lovers (both past & present), our Castro Family, everyone who helped on our music video, Blackler Mastering, Aron Kantor, Jill & Char, Brendan McWeeney, ReyRey Cervantes, Emanuel Garcia, Gregory H, Derek M, Mike B, Mike P, Ted S, Mark P, Mark B, Greg W, the New Zealand Massive, Robert & Lynda, Ruth & Jono, Jade for the book recommendation, Jane, Tracy, Ngaire, Big Red, Meg G & her incredible family, Sasha, and sweet little Teddy.

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Darling Gunsel San Francisco, California

Fresh from the success of Ejector - iconic San Francisco band, and winner of the SF Guardians Best Local Band Award in 2010 - Ricky Terry and Dr Scott decided to embark on a fresh music project, this time with a female vocalist.

In January 2012, they found New Zealand songstress Jezabel, renamed themselves Darling Gunsel after the term for a mischievous, gun-toting youth.
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Track Name: Straight Girls
Well it was late night summer time
you said let's go for a ride
It was a mad affair,
But I knew you wouldn’t mind

She said look, don't take offense
but you're quite rough for a girl
And I said, yeah well you may be right
why don't you give it a whirl

It was late night summer time
She dragged a foot in the sand
I knew she wanted to
and I could make it feel grand

I said hey girl do your parents know?
And is that boyfriend just for show
I'll gladly take you there
but lets just get a few things clear
I know, I’m not your type
And I’m not the type that your parents like
And yeah, I sometimes cuss
But girl I think you like it rough


RAP
It was late night sum your boy was chilling with his ‘posse’
You start talking bout De Generes, I’m thinking bout De Rossi
And I’m thinking you are a betty and I am a betty
Everytime you come around I start breathing heavy
Breathing heavy
Now my feet they be unsteady
And the feeling gets a spreading
It’s the one you’ll be dreading
But don’t be the type that will just deny it
Katie Perry kissed a girl and she said she liked it
I know that you’ve been thinking about boyfriend diet
I got my cherry chapstick, let’s go try it
Track Name: Brooklyn
Took my time, I got nothing to loose
Left if all I got something to prove
This city can’t sleep and nor will I
I’m like a rolling stone, won’t be satisfied.

I’m 24 hours from the pain we knew
Still all I wanna do is, all I wanna do is you

You were, you were the only thing
You were, you were the only thing
I knew, about how to loose

So bring my heart back, back in tact I won’t be your artifact
I’m free now I see Brooklyn Lights in front of me.
It was a hard slap from the back knowing you were faking it.
So hard, let it go, take it slow and loose control

And all I wanna do is, all I wanna do is you

You were, you were the only thing
You were, you were the only thing
I knew, about how to loose

And dirty streets all write your name
On chalky walks, in summer rain

And all I wanna do is, all I wanna do is you

You were, you were the only thing
You were, you were the only thing
I knew, about how to loose
Track Name: Dutch Courage
Do you wanna get drunk?
Do you wanna get drunk?
Do you wanna get drunk and fool around?

Do you wanna get high?
Do you wanna get high?
Do you wanna get high? High?

Do you wanna get high?
Do you wanna get high?
Do you wanna get high and watch me blow my own mind?

I’m sorry, I know it’s rude
I’m sorry, I know it’s crude
I’m supposed to just wait for it,
Let it roll, let it unfold
And take its time, and wait for signs and be too proud

Fuck all that, I want it now.
Let’s go get drunk and fool around
Let’s borrow courage from the dutch
And medicate a little touch

Do you wanna get drunk? And fool around? Do you wanna get high and let me take you downtown?

I don’t know, what it is about people like you
You make me drink too fast, and talk shit like it’s true
I’m supposed to just obey all the rules, be too cool, not give it too soon
And take its time, and wait for signs and be too proud

Fuck all that, I want it now.
Let’s go get drunk and fool around
Track Name: Got a Light?
It’s the kind of situation I wish I smoked ciggarettes
And it’s the kind of situation I wish I didn’t feel regret
Caus’ I would bowl right up to you, ask you for a light?
Then I would look you up and down and say “how’s your night?”

Instead I stare.
Messing with my hair
And I won’t dare
Pretending I don’t care

Take up the book, the pen, the sword, the rhyme
Or take up love, but do it on your own time

I’m crap at small talk I’m not a smoker, you glance up I feel mediocre

And why? Do they say that casuals easy?
Stuck in my head, my body seizing.
Why? Do they say that casuals easy?
As far as I can tell, nothing here is gonna free me.

And it’s fine, fine, fine
I can take it in my stride stride stride
And I can try, try try
To feed another line

So I bowl right up to you ask you for the time?
I’d say my cell phone died and all my mates went outside.

Instead I stare.
Messing with my hair
And I don’t dare

My hands just fidget, picking my nails. I breathe in but…there’s no exhale

And why? Do they say that casuals easy?
Stuck in my head, my body seizing.
Why? Do they say that casuals easy?
As far as I can tell, nothing here is gonna free me.
Track Name: Analog Digital
I can see when I’m through the door, we’re not in Kansas anymore
And from the look of this scared floor, this place has seen it’s own war
Glory be, my oh me, I’ve got a fascination
Glory be, my oh me, I’ve never done this type of thing

You’re a slice of heaven and I want it all
You’re like cherry pie and I’m hungry for

If this is a sign, then it’s a sign
Keep it in time, your body and mine
If this is a sign, then it’s a sign

Because I am analog, you are digital
I go slow and steady, you’re fast and physical
You’re analog, I am digital
You’re magnetic and I won’t lose control.

Glory be, my oh me, we got a situation
Glory be, my oh me, I didn’t think you were my type
But I have wanted, I’ve wanted all my life
To be dancing in the neon light.

Because I am analog, you are digital
I go slow and steady, you’re fast and physical
You’re analog, I am digital
You’re magnetic and I won’t lose control.
I know I’m analog, I know you’re digital
But boy I wanna love that is not typical
I know I’m analog, I know you’re digital
But baby on the floor, let’s get physical!

We will be synthesized tonight
Under a bright neon light
Come make it right
Just for tonight
My digital delight.
Track Name: Running Bare
Come on beyond the sea, beyond the sky
Across the green, across the blue and white, the great divide

I’ll take your hand, I’ll take your coat, I’ll take you home, I’ll take you there.
We’ll leave the pace, we’ll leave the dark, we’ll leave the grey and all our cares

I’m walking golden shores tonight
I’ll fly on pale blue moonlight
I’m running bare
I’ll take you there

Out there beyond the noise, beyond the known
Across the deep, across the darkest oceans, wildest moans

I’ll take your hand, I’ll take your coat, I’ll take you home, I’ll take you there.
Between the memory and the moment in the salty air.

I’m walking golden shores tonight
I’ll fly on pale blue moonlight
I’m running bare
I’ll take you there

And if anyone, can hold you like this can
Make you feel, like I do, in this land
I won’t fear
You running bare
Track Name: Lady (The Ballad of St. Ruth)
Silver dollars
Diamond rings
Lots of pretty pretty things
She could have the whole wide world
She don't need it, not our girl

She's got gold insider her heart
She don't need it in her shopping cart

Shes a lady!

Silver dollars don't mean a thing
When you're dancing in the devils ring
Play it mean, you’ll pay the price
St Peter gonna cause you all kinda strife

Lady Lady….lady

Influential, girl got clout
Independent, takes her own route

Lady!

She don't need no one to tell her yes
Shes a venus with a hepburn silouhette

She don’t need no one to tell her yes
She’s Hillary, with Gilda Radners wit

Lady!

She don’t do no
No Skanky hoes job
No Janky Nose job
No back door blow jobs

She don’t need no
No ego spanker
No investment bankers
No wanker tankers

She’s a lady
She’s a lady
She’s a laaaaaady

She won’t let the petty break her soul
She won’t settle for the status quo
She don’t need to fear a life that’s bold

She don’t needa no!
She don’t needa no!
She don’t needa no!
Ohhhh Ohhhhh….
Track Name: Unresolved Heart
Dear Sir,
Be patient with all that is unresolved in your heart, and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms, and books that are written in a very foreign tongue.
Track Name: Heartbeat
Heart beats like a drum
I know you're not the one

Cause i don't believe in Ones
But this night has been fun

I don't yet feel tired
And this night has been wild

You’re here
I'm near
I just wonder if you’ll stay
Tell me you'll stay
Just for the day

check your phone
i check you out
your every move
fills me with doubt
Track Name: Freight Train
Freight Train to the back of my head
One look at you and I’m sinking like lead
Baby Baby

Freight Train to the back of my head
One look at you and I’m sinking like lead
Save me
I’m crazy for you

So take me on
Don’t leave me out
Take me home
Don’t leave without me

I’ve been at your station waiting
Crossing lights, my body shaking
Waiting for the sign

You’re like a freight train running through my life
You’re like a freight train running through my life

You’re a hard cold slap in the face
But when you run
I give chase
Baby Baby

You’re a hard cold slap in the face
But when you run
I give chase
I’m crazy Crazy for you

You make me feel like I don’t have no pride
Make me feel I can’t be satisfied
I look in your direction and I see a light
But you aint no saviour you’re a freight train come to derail my life