colleen keough
Valerie Fifteen
2016
A Rubies track that was never released - Valerie Fifteen is a song written about Valerie Solanas, the woman who shot Andy Warhol. I always loved performing this one. it's a rough mix but the spirit of the song is intact. enjoy! sound cloud compression makes it a bit squishy sounding -

words and music: Colleen Keough

performed by Rubies: Colleen Keough, Adam Przybyla, Alex Karan, Martin Stebbing, Melissa Bach

i followed you today
i never felt this way
a pocket full of pain
a gun against my leg

the factory was dimly lit
and the muses have all gone
would it be so hard to read my script
you know i suffered for so long

put the gun down…. put the gun down…. put the gun down….

andy, you've made me

impatient, but i'm your lady


my head is hot in the waiting room
and the crowds are closing in
there's nothing much that i won't do
the walls are thick but i see through

your rotting fruit is headline news
my recognition overdue
and everyone parts ways

i'm not so bad you see
the aliens watch me
my room is bugged for sure
they're tapping at my door

i won't be home today
i've got other minds to shape
another myth to make
a scattering of blame

the flames are dancing through me
and my finger tips are shaking
the window pane aching
can i taste some of your fame
will you love me when i'm framed?

put the gun down…. put the gun down…. put the gun down….

andy, you've made me

impatient, but i'm your lady

it's cold because the heat is on
and i aim to be adored
the smoking pistol rides again
you won't forget when i walked in
was my fifteen a passing trend?
your time is up and the floor is red
but i'm feeling just the same
i'm feeling quite the same

will you love me when i'm framed?
i'm feeling so insane….
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