Love Me Leave Me [Full Length LP]

by Anji Bee

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    Ultra limited edition eco-friendly CD of Anji Bee's debut full-length album, 'Love Me Leave Me,' plus a sexy full color 11x17 poster, a digital-only bonus track, AND a copy of 'The Chillcast with Anji Bee Presents: 5 Years of Chillin' compilation on CD.

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A labor of love 3 years in the making, Anji Bee’s new album, 'Love Me Leave Me,' is her first solo foray into the long play format. Though closely associated with her duo, Lovespirals, Bee has long collaborated via the Internet with artists including Karmacoda, Beth Hirsch, The Grooveblaster, Moosefrog, and Rom di Prisco of Bitstream Dream. Bee has found online collaboration to be a fulfilling experience, yet secretly felt that given the opportunity for a more hands-on approach, she might have improved upon these long-distance productions.

And what better setting than in Chillcuts Studio, which Bee built with long-time producer/partner, Ryan Lum? Utilizing her own vintage 70’s Neumann U87 mic (with a Stephen Paul mod), a new Bricasti M7 reverb, and the producer most intimately familiar with her creative process, Bee has created her best work to date. While not a Lovespirals album, Lum’s presence is certainly felt, but Bee has taken the lead, layering and effecting her vocals to new levels of lush perfection - most notably in her heavenly rendition of the lesser known Bitstream Dream song, “Perfect Boy.”

The title track, “Love Me Leave Me,” is arguably her most popular song to date, and as Dave’s Lounge has pointed out, “this brand new recorded version chills the song out even more than the first time.” Leading up to the launch of the album, Bee released a series of 5 remix singles of this tune, from an international group of producers including Mr. Alfa, Daniel Knoxville, The Morphism, and Urban Punks exclusively on Bandcamp.

In addition to new renditions of some of Bee’s favorite collaborations from the past decade, she also co-wrote several new songs for the album with Lum. The sultry album opener, “Got All I Need,” recalls the sophisticated, laid back sound of Blue Six, as does “Try To Forget,” which Bee first premiered on her ‘5 Years of Chillin’ compilation released in 2011 to celebrate the anniversary of her popular electronica music show, The Chillcast. "Saudade" is an homage to Bee's love of Brazilian music, and with chorus backing vocals by Lum, recalls the work of husband & wife duo, João & Astrud Gilberto.

Over 11 tracks Bee flows from warm and sensual deep house to icy cool trip hop and back again, exploring every aspect of love; desire, satiation, longing, disillusion, contentment -- until finally the album closes with an unexpectedly danceable disco house version of her popular rendition of a Buddhist text by Milarepa, seemingly turning her back on the game of love altogether with its opening lines:

Know ye not that this life is deceit?

Know ye not that enjoyment is illusion?

Know ye not that the world is a passing show?

Know ye not that happiness is a dream?

credits

released 12 November 2013

Anji Bee: lyrics, vocals, arrangements, programming, mixing & production
Ryan Lum: all instruments, programming, musical arrangements, backing vocals (traks 1 + 3), tracking, mixing, & production
Guest Musician: Doron Orenstein saxophone on track 5

Tracks 1, 2, 4, 7 written by Anji Bee/Ryan Lum. Tracks 2, 5 and 9 originally written by Rom diPrisco/Anji Bee, new arrangement by Anji Bee/Ryan Lum. Track 10 originally written by Karmacoda/Beth Hirsch/Anji Bee, new arrangement by Anji Bee/Ryan Lum. Track 6 originally written by Moosefrog/Anji Bee, new arrangement by Anji Bee/Ryan Lum. Track 11 originally written by CC Asia Band/Anji Bee, new arrangement by Anji Bee/Ryan Lum. Track 8 originally written by The Grooveblaster/Anji Bee, new arrangement by Anji Bee/Ryan Lum.

All music copyright 2013 Anji Bee (BMI) / Chillcuts Digital

Mastered by Robert Rich. Photography by Aga Furtak. Design by Anji Bee. Booklet, poster, and tray art by Anji Bee. Video by Anji Bee with footage by Ryan Lum and Anji Bee.

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Anji Bee is the vocalist & lyricist of Lovespirals. She's also collaborated with artists including Bloody Mary, Karmacoda, Falling You, Grooveblaster, 7 Day Visa & Chandeen. Anji also produces the 2-time Best Podsafe Music Podcast nominated, The Chillcast, which was on Sirius & is now airs on Nijmegan1 Radio. Her music has appeared on TV shows including Oprah, Martha, What Perez Sez, Cribs & more. ... more

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Track Name: Got All I Need
Got all I need
Here with me
(x2)

I wake up
Open my eyes
Feel you in bed
I'm reluctant to rise

Coz if the whole world
Should end today
That's alright with me
I've got all I need
Here with me
I've got all I need
Here with me

You wake up
Open your eyes
Smile so warm
Like a thousand Julys

So if the whole world
Should end today
That's alright with me
I've got all I need
Here with me
I've got all I need
You're here with me

Got all I need
Here with me
(x2)

*chorus*
Track Name: Love Me Leave Me
Love me, leave me
Devour me, deceive me
Is that the way that this is going to be
Between you and me

You say you want me, I’m sure that’s true
But how long will it be until you’re through
There’s something I don’t trust in your eyes
You speak to me with sugar coated lies

Love me, leave me
Devour me, deceive me
Is that the way that this is going to be
Between you and me

You say you want me, I’m sure that’s true
But how long will it be until you’re through
There’s something I don’t trust in your eyes
You speak to me with sugar coated lies

Love me, leave me
Devour me, deceive me
I know you’ll leave me alone
Love me, leave me
Devour me, deceive me
I know you’ll leave me alone

(repeat 3X)
Track Name: Saudade
In every crowd I see your face
In every face I see your eyes
In every place I hear your voice
In every voice I hear your sighs

Like a vine clings to a tree
How your memory clings to me
Pulling me back
Like a ship out to sea
Track Name: Foolish
I really can’t explain
What’s come over me
I’m still not sure if it’s
All just a fantasy
But yet I feel like this
Was meant to be
Even if it seems like
Impossibility

Am I foolish?
To believe this is real
Can I trust the way I feel?

Will I wake up one day
Will I wake up one day
Will I wake up one day and say
I was foolish?
(x2)
I was foolish

In my life I have never
Fit the mold
To be different you must
Make your choices bold
Coz in this world it seems
Our future’s bought and sold
When you find something good
You must grab a hold

Am I foolish?
To believe this is real
Can I trust the way I feel?

Chorus

Foolish
Foolish

Chorus

I was foolish
I was foolish
Track Name: Sleight Of Hand
All the world is wonderful
Filled with people beautiful
So many things to see and do
So many dreams to make come true

Still, there’s one thing to understand
Its all illusion through and through
Reality like grains of sand
Slipping quickly through our hands

It’s a sleight of hand; conjuror’s trick
A puff of smoke and it’s gone
Don’t you get caught up this parlor game
When all is said and done
You’ve been fooled
Track Name: Mi Amor
Hay tantos
Motivos
Porqué le amo
Cómo puedo decirles todos

Su risa
Sus ojos
Sus brazos
Que me sostiene apretado

Mi amor, mi amor, mi amor
Te quiero
Mi amor te quiero
Te quiero

(repeat all)

chorus repeat to end
Track Name: Try To Forget
I've been thinking about my life
Wondering why its so filled with strife
Things should be easier than this
That is my wish -- oh yes, it is

Let's get away
Just for today
Try to forget
(x2)

When I lay in my bed at night
Wondering why nothing's going right
Things should be easier than this
That is my wish --oh yes, it is

Let's get away
Just for today
Try to forget
(x2)

Divided by the seasons
Divided by the tides
The days become the reasons
And the meanings of our lives
(x2)

Try to forget…
Track Name: Put Some Music On
Put some music on
Put out the lights
Put your cares behind
We'll have a party tonight
Put some music on
Put out the lights
Put your cares behind
We'll have a party alright

I'll loosen my hair
You'll loosen your tie
Let's loosen up
We'll laugh and drink some wine
I'll loosen my hair
You'll loosen your tie
Let's loosen up
And have a real good time tonight

(x3)
Track Name: Perfect Boy
Angelic in stature
Graceful and thin
Raven black hair
Pale silken skin
Serious brow
Classic strong chin
Twinkling eyes
And a childlike grin

The most perfect boy

See you in cafes
Out on the street
See you in clubs
In the smoky heat
I get so upset
I look at my feet
I know deep inside
One day we’ll meet

The most perfect boy

I found out your name
And your number, too
But now that I know
What am I gonna do
Give you a call saying
“Hi guess who
And oh, by the way
I think that I love you”

The most perfect boy

“There he is now, he’s coming my way.
Oh god, what am I gonna say?“

Angelic in stature
Graceful and thin
Raven black hair
Pale silken skin
Serious brow
Classic strong chin
Twinkling eyes
And a childlike grin

The most perfect boy
Track Name: Anji Bee + Beth Hirsch + Karmacoda - Love Will Turn Your Head Around (Lovespirals Mix)
Love will turn your head around
Turn turn turn… (x6)
Turn the lights down low, light a candle
Turn my stereo on
I’m turning circles, here by myself
Dreaming of turning you on
Dreaming of turning you on
Dreaming of turning you…

Love will turn your head around

You always give your very best away
And it doesn’t matter who can see
You’re the only one that counts for me
Love is holy
When the tension gathers all around
And you feel like something’s coming down
Hold your head up, walk your ground
Love is holy

Love will turn your head around

Love
Stay
Love
Stay

What do we want its the tip of the tongue
I’m here with you now, its the song that we’ve sung
Stay
What do we want its the tip of the tongue
I’m here with you now, its the song that we’ve sung
Ooh stay
Turning in circles
Here
Turn turn turn
What do we want its the tip of the tongue
I’m here with you now, its the song that we’ve sung
Ooh stay
Turning in circles
What do we want its the tip of the tongue
I’m here with you now, its the song that we’ve sung
Love will turn your head around
Turn your head around
Stay here
Turning in circles
Turn turn turn
Take it all
Turn your, turn your head around
Stay here
Turning in circles, here by myself
Turn turn turn
Take it all
Dreaming of turning you on
Love will turn your head around
Turning in circles dreaming of turning you on
Stay here
Turn your head around
Turning in circles, here by myself
And I will lay here
Dreaming of turning you on
Don’t you stay, and I will lay
Love will turn your head around
Head around
Dreaming of turning you
And I will stay here
Love will turn your head around
Head around
Don’t you stay
Dreaming of turning you (x3)
Track Name: Buddhahood
Know ye not that this life is deceit?
Know ye not that enjoyment is illusion?
Know ye not the world is a passing show?
Know ye not that happiness is a dream?
Know ye not that praise and blame are insubstantial?
Know yet not that appearance is the mind itself?

Know yet not that the mind itself is Buddhahood?
Know yet not that the Buddhahood is the body of truth?

When ye reflect, all appearances are compacted out of mind
Contemplate the mind by day and night
From contemplation of the mind comes beatific vision
Abide in that beatitude

Know yet not that the mind itself is Buddhahood
Know yet not that the Buddhahood is the body of truth
Know yet not that the mind itself is Buddhahood
Know ye not that the body of truth is truth itself

When ye meditate upon these things assiduously
Though ye do not succeed in rooting out desire and hatred
Know that whatever appears is your own mind-stuff
And that the mind itself is void
If ye dwell in wisdom inseparably
All the observances of the law, oblations, and the like
Are thus perfectly fulfilled


Know yet not that the mind itself is Buddhahood
When ye reflect, all appearances are compacted out of mind
Know yet not that the Buddhahood is the body of truth
Know yet not that the mind itself is Buddhahood
Contemplate the mind by day and night
Know ye not that the body of truth is truth itself
Know yet not that the mind itself is Buddhahood
From contemplation of the mind comes beatific vision
Know yet not that the Buddhahood is the body of truth
Know yet not that the mind itself is Buddhahood
Abide in the beatitude
Know ye not that the body of truth is truth itself
Know yet not that the mind itself is Buddhahood
Know yet not that the Buddhahood is the body of truth
Know yet not that the mind itself is Buddhahood