Ambition

by Andrew Muse

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AT LAST! The debut album by Pittsburgh’s enfant de la ville, Andrew Muse, is finally here. AMBITION, written, performed, produced, and recorded by the musician himself from January to June of this year, is the statement of a young artist with the desire to enthrall you, whether by his sensual vocals, his playful and dour lyrics, or his keen musicianship.

His AMBITION is clear: to create amusing, refreshing, and often times provocative songs written from a queer, black perspective. Boy, does he succeed.

Muse refuses to call the album "eclectic". He doesn't think in terms of genre. He simply creates.

A true musical spirit, Muse’s buzz is growing louder and louder. When you hear AMBITION, remember the last lines of the album... Love is not the answer/And neither is hate/Look your man right in the eyes/And make him rue everyday he's alive.

You'll hear the buzz, too.

credits

released July 13, 2018

Music, Lyrics, Arrangements, Mixing & Production by Muse
Vocal Production & Recording: Bradley Herr
Mastering: Travis Nordahl
Album Photography: Arielle Teer
Album Artwork: Carl Kampfhammer

Recorded at Muse's home studio and The Impact Crater, Avalon PA

Thank you all for helping me.

And thank you for listening.

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Track Name: I Love Him
When beautiful people cry
I sit and I sigh
And I laugh
I love him

When beautiful people die
I sit and I sigh
And I laugh
I love him

I have no time for the pity of the children of Pan
So I'll sit in lamentation
For the beauty of man

He's got those bedroom eyes
Whenever I see him cry
I laugh
I love him

His smile's a mile wide
Whenever I see it die
I laugh
And I love him

I have no time for the pity of the children of Pan
So I'll sit in lamentation
For the beauty of man

When pretty men sit and cry
I just can't help but laugh inside
And I love him
Track Name: Han River
When they hit the bell
Will we hear the bell ring?
Will we get a technical K.O.?

I fight for my man
I practice by the Han River of dreams
I think I hit the purse right
I think I hit the jackpot
Out of sight

We are so close to the north
Well I guess I'll keep fighting the good fight
We are two minutes to midnight tonight

We are so close to breaking our bones
I guess I'll fight for the man that I love
Loving him so sweetly by the Han River

When they hit the bell
I get such a rush
I fight for a better life for us

I was born with one eye
And he was the sparrow that guided me through
I think I hit the purse right
I think I hit the jackpot
Out of sight

(Repeat Chorus)
Track Name: Queenella
Queen of the barnyard
Lacin' up those boots
Who are you?
You got style
Gingham skirt the size of the devil
Come to roost

Arms like a python
Match that caboose
Let me fatten you up
Your skin's a little loose

All the boys in the barnyard
And all of the girls in the trough
I wanna see you shake that ass
'Til the farmer tells you to stop

Queenella
You're vicious you're cruel and you're kind to me
Ecstacy

Queenella
You're vicious you're cruel and you're kind to me
Ecstacy
Track Name: Aria
I wanted to go where the air was so sweet in my heart
Now you've left me here with the saddest of parts
And now a chorus of peers are watching my aria go
My aria go

I was the fat lady who had the final straw
I was the Callas the most callous bitch
And now a chorus of my peers are watching my aria fall
My aria fall
Track Name: Venus Fly Trap
Hear him scratching at the door
Hear him gunning down the floor
Hear him jumping up for more
My Venus fly trap

Hear him howl at moon
Hear him do the Scooby Doo
Hear him swallow all my truth
My Venus fly trap

Oh my Venus, my Venus fly trap

I never touched a boy like you
I wouldn't know just what to do
I think I'd crawl right to his house
Sit on the couch

I think my afro might shrink
I think I'd do the stinky dink
And then we'd jam until he took me home
Take me home

Oh my Venus, my Venus fly trap

Should I stay or should I go
Should I leave or let it flow
I wanna build a filthy trapping life with you

I wanna move back to the stars
And then we'll dance at whiskey bars
And go to heaven and up there we'll say I-DO

Oh my Venus, my Venus fly trap
Track Name: Manifesto
I've seen the men knocking on my door
Put out a pulse all my life

Oh, I've failed
But you don't have to

I've seen everything to see
I've seen all the sounds to hear in my head
Seen every man of my dreams

Oh, I've failed
But you don't have to
Oh, I've failed
But you don't

What will you do now?
Will you write upon the wall?
Who will you see now?

Oh, I've failed
But you don't have to

What's your ambition?
Are the walls closing in on your time?
What are you feeling?

Oh, I've failed
But you don't have to
Oh, I've failed
But you don't

Love is not the answer
And neither is hate
Look your man right in the eyes
And make him rue every day he's alive

I can see it all in front of me now

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