Demonstrating Visible Difference of Height

by BABEHOVEN

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1.
04:19
Maybe they like me tired I can do that for them When my eyes cross I feel so lost If I keep it in Now it’s day time And I’m leaving home To try something new Why’d I feel like I’m a liar? Well I said nothing true There’s only so much ti-ime I’m willing to waste There’s only so much destruction that I can take It’s a tuesday I’ve been out late Thinking about home I know that you’re not the talking type But I thought you’d grown The world’s on fire, I’ll leave the light on I want to sleep in the day I’d rather be lost than a loner Wish I had a choice any-way There’s only so much I can take of this destruction Though I have it down, maybe you see how much I’m broken I want you back, I want my family around me I want you back, I want my family around me I want you back, I want my family around me
2.
Standing up on a wall You’re looking 7 feet tall I want to stare up your nose Like I wrote a year ago I’m wearing shorts for the first time in life Feeling confident and cute confident and kind Confident and cute confident and kind Confident and cute and present in my mind Learned I’m allergic to pollen Was stuck in my bed Drained of all energy, pressure in my head Went to the salon to treat myself Searching for a way to restore my health But they charged me 500, I feel like a dud What narcissistic treat, as the world is depleted I paid 500 dollars to silken my hair I feel awful, so much for self care I should in my bedroom, shave it off again Since I’m moving away, maybe you’ll forgive me For getting caught up in the Los Angeles envy Having short hair as a femme 2019 Feels like I don’t know my body Feels like I am just nobody Unless I have some silky soft hair down my back Standing up on a wall You’re looking 7 feet tall I want to stare up your nose Like I wrote a year ago I’m wearing shorts for the very first time in life Feeling confident and cute confident and kind Confident and cute confident and kind Confident and cute and present in my mind
3.
03:41
I don’t really mind it when the looks are deceiving You wanted me to stay Laying on the ground, you’re wrapped up tight, silver sheening Ready to complain It’s been a fucked up day But, if I always dick around in the morning, Will I be an asshole? While I’m laying on the ground in the morning I want to see your asshole I can’t find all the socks I want I think I had packed some They’re hidden all around me Tucked up under the carpet And I want to motivate Some movement And some play You’re looking pretty happy, I can tell in your eyeballs Shining, as you’re glancing over at me And I wish I could sing it all away A sorry every day, Keep them coming, I can’t feel anything anyway But, if I always dick around in the morning, Will I be an asshole? While I’m laying on the ground in the morning I want to be an asshole If I always dick around in the morning, Will I be an ass hole? While you’re sitting on the ground in the morning I want to see your ass hole Can I see your ass hole?
4.
If I were an actor I’d cut off all of my toenails And put them inside a jar Tell them it’s magical To be somebody else To make up someone else’s protein I don’t need anything I, I don’t need anything In the reflection I thought I looked sixteen years old In the distance, You’re lying in a circle on the floor Your toes touching your head, your limbs wrapped around, open spread I thought that I liked it, But, I’m realizing maybe I don’t You might not notice Seems like I’ll always stick around, But, this dog bites me I don’t think he likes me I think that he doesn’t like me I don’t think he likes me I think he doesn’t like me As I’m getting older, Noticing how I start to change, Maybe I’m bitter Maybe I’m meant to be insane I can’t pack my suitcase, I feel like there’s cotton in my brain, Maybe I’m dreaming Maybe I’ll go to sleep again But you said You’re using me For all of my resources I’m useful, so use me And maybe I am, I am, I am, I am But, in Afro Funk class, Jessica says to channel strength, Courage, and Confidence And, hey, that reminds me, I think you don’t like me, I think that she doesn’t support me And I know what love’s like I’ve made friends like family And I deserve better, I’m sick of the toxins in my life So I’m trimming the weeds out, I’m trimming the weeds that take, take, take, And you don’t ever call me, You don’t seem to notice that you’re fake I think I don’t like it I don’t think like it I think I don’t like it I think I don’t like it
5.
05:42
I’ve been banging round, but I want nothing more I would like nothing more than to be waiting, right You keep me right, you keep me close behind I could never lie to you, I could never lie I’m turning sour in the patches, like a sour kid I am feeling crystalized and sugary, but painful They are hanging on the walls, feeling fine, feeling nothing at all They have no sense of anything, You’re sitting there looking mighty fine, wearing leopard and some lime I know that I’ve always loved you and you feel it Somehow I can tell that you can feel it well, you can feel me loving you, I want you to, I want you too Now I know that it seems Like a dream I, think it’s part of the way you misbehave, clearly You could keep me closer so I walk away But I have nothing left I have nothing left I like it when you take it in your stride I’ve got it for a while, I’ve got it for awhile But, you keep me close, you keep me down You keep me down, you keep me down You tell it to the back and I wanted it out I wanted nothing left to do with this mess I keep your basketball on the shelf so I can look in it I see your face in it I see your face in it I see your face in it I see your face in it I keep it down when I’m feeling tired I want you next to me, I want you next to me I’ll keep it down, I’ll keep you close behind I’ll see your face in me, I’ll see your face in me, I see you next to me, I see your face in me

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“Demonstrating Visible Differences in Height” takes you on an passage processing familial pain and the opening of a new romantic relationship. It rawly documents Maya Bon’s own self-growth and her experience with dissociative tendencies, learning to reconcile her sense of self with her surroundings.

Working with sound artist Ryan Albert (of Pornog and The Metabolic Studio) as instrumentalist, engineer, and co-producer, Babehoven opens a new chapter of sonic development and songwriting.

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released February 7, 2020

All instrumentation is done by Maya Bon and Ryan Albert.
Album artwork by Maya Bon with help from Ryan Albert.
Recorded and mixed by Ryan Albert.
Coproduced by Ryan Albert and Maya Bon.
Mastered by Greg Obis (Chicago Mastering Service).

Special thanks to Ryan's family for letting us use their garage as our studio for three months.
Special thanks to Charlotte Mandell for all of her help.
Shout out to Patrick, the cat, for being the best.

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BABEHOVEN Los Angeles, California

Babehoven is fronted by Los Angeles songwriter Maya Bon. She uses her songwriting as a way to process the struggles of daily existence, of familial trauma, of the processes of letting go. Her music is lyrically driven, but held together by intentionally minimalistic chord progressions. ... more

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