GHOST WALK ~ New song and video

When we are in deep despair, walking through the world around us can be a dissociative experience, looking at others who seem “normal” as though they exist in some other realm, where doing everyday activities and enjoying life is no challenge. Depression, and states of feeling outside of the conventional society, can make us feel as though we are only floating through the traditional world, unseen.

This new video on Youtube today features Barbara Dragon performing The Repressions original song “Ghost Walk” and hoping very much that it makes someone out there feel understood, and not alone.

New Show Announcement

Friday October 4- 8:30 pm at the beloved Espresso 77 in Jackson Heights. A cool and comfortable spot with excellent coffee, wine, food and vegan desserts! No cover charge- The Repressions will be there in purple and green!

Espresso Purple 1 Words (2)

New Video – Ginger Dizzy!

Ginger Dizzy is an important song for The Repressions, as it tends to make audiences happy and sing along, which is one of the most meaningful things that music can do.  It is also the song that inspired the “vaudeville” part of The Repressions’ style. There are quite a few versions out there, Barbara and Ben, just Barbara, just Nate, the recorded version with Barbara and Nate, but this live performance captured this week actually features all three Repressions… the new definitive version…

Sometimes it is better, or maybe a little necessary,  to be hazy and out of it, rather than sad… of only for a little while… Confusion you can choose is better than the blues…

SLIDING SCALE – New Video

LYRICS:

SLIDING SCALE

This is a sick song
This is a sad song
This is a bad song
Where everything’s wrong

I’m coming apart now
Soul-sick in my heart now
I can’t even start now
So run right along

I’m lying in bed bow
So leave me for dead now
Get out of my head now
I’m not very strong

On my sliding scale of sadness
On my third derail today
You pay for how you play and what you cannot say and what you throw away
Which came first the sick or sad which way… Sliding scale… Sliding scale

This is a sick song
This is a sad song
This is a bad song
Where everything’s wrong

I’m not a machine here
Quit acting so mean dear
I’ll fix it up next year
If that’s not too long

The world’s a bit gray now
it’s just not my day now
Can’t go out and play now
I do not belong

On my sliding scale of sadness
On my third derail today
You pay for how you play and what you cannot say and what you throw away
Which came first the sick or sad which way……………….. Sliding scale…. Sliding Scale…… Sliding scale….Sliding scale

This is a sick song, This is a sad song This is a bad song , Where everything’s wrong
This is a sick song, This is a sad song This is a bad song , Where everything’s wrong

Big Long Playlist

While The Repressions are preparing to finally record their full length album, where can you find a lot of their music? For now… this playlist of mostly live videos… Not quite all of the songs but a good deal.. plus two strange cover songs. Thank you for listening.

 

Trauma Lama Ding Dong ~New Video!

Trauma changes us fundamentally. We live with it, we adjust, adapt, we carry on and often think we have contained it. It is the ultimate trickster, however, and can so surprise-hello you just when you think you have put it away. .. and so we dress it up, we dress it over…

If you or someone you know is dealing with trauma or PTSD, The Repressions understand and dedicate this song to you.

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