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A song about a dying mother, requesting the donation of organs from her only son and living heir. When he refuses, she requests that he impregnate females so that she may harvest the organs of their kin. Recorded in Lyttelton, New Zealand, 2013.

lyrics

Penny Thoughts

"A penny for the thoughts
that rot in your head.
A penny for your thoughts,"
Mother said.

"A penny for that rot
you call thoughts within your head.
A penny for that rot,"
Mother said.

"Try and find a pretty girl,
one that's not yet bled.
Or poison for the husband
if she be already wed."

"A penny for the thoughts
that rot in your head.
A penny for your thoughts,"
Mother said.

"A penny for the heart
that rests in your chest.
A penny for your heart,"
Mother said.

"A penny for what rests,
pumping rust through your chest.
A penny for what rests,"
Mother said.

"I only need one kidney
and I know that you have two.
God placed them by your belly
when He blessed my birth to you."

"A penny for the heart
that rests in your chest.
A penny for your heart,"
Mother said.

"A penny for the seed
within the womb that you do breed.
A penny for the seed,"
Mother said.

"Grow your seed like a weed
when you breed within her bed.
Your seed like a weed,"
Mother said.

"My body has grown frail,
do not doubt that yours will too.
So share your blood with me
as your blood shall do for you."

"A penny for the seed
within the womb that you do breed.
A penny for the seed,"
Mother said.

Well it was these words
that I did dread.
But it was these words
Mother said.

But it was these words
that she did fear.
So heed these words,
Mother dear.

A penny of my own
if you'll lend me an ear.
A penny of my own,
Mother dear.

One penny from my pocket,
my decreer you shall hear.
A penny from my pocket,
Mother dear.

I will not find a pretty girl
whose womb I will abuse
and grow a human garden
of spare parts for you to use.

A penny from my pocket,
my proposal is sincere.
So heed these words,
Mother dear.

A penny for your corpse
full of rot, black as pitch.
A penny for your corpse
in a ditch.

A penny for your corpse
dead as dust in a ditch.
A penny for your corpse
black as pitch.

You've ruined your own body,
you'll not do the same to mine,
from years of sipping laudanum
and snifters of brandywine.

A penny for your corpse
full of rot black as pitch.
A penny for your corpse,
old bitch.

credits

from Penny Thoughts b​/​w Lucy's Tea Party, released July 29, 2014
Hannah Aldous Harding: Mother's Vocals
Peter Stephen: Bowed Upright
Vince Schmidt: Piano Accordion
Max: Son's Vocals, 5-string Banjo,
Steel and Nylon 6-strings, Percussion
and Additional Upright Bass

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