The [VOY​-​chek] EP

by Hailey Wojcik

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WOJCIK is the project of singer/guitarist Hailey Wojcik, accompanied by other musicians on drums, strings, & field recordings. My Old Kentucky Blog says it “sounds mighty fine at volumes that may disturb others who may be in the room with you.” Wojcik released a debut EP last fall, followed by a cover of LCD Soundsystem’s “I Can Change,” & is currently working on a full-length album, Wise Blood

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released September 27, 2010

Recorded, mixed and mastered over a one week period, Sept 2010

Produced by Hailey Wojcik

Recorded and mixed at Seaside Lounge Recording Studios, Brooklyn
Enginereed by Mitch Rackin
Asst. Engineer: Danielle DePalma

Mastered at Tone Float, NYC by Mitch Rackin

All songs written by Hailey Wojcik (Midwestern Gothic Music, ASCAP)

Hailey Wojcik - guitars, lead vocals, backing vocals
Geoff Lewit - drums, backing vocals
"Russian Doll" floor tom chorus: Geoff Lewit, Hailey Wojcik,
Mitch Rackin, Audrey Culver, Danielle DePalma

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Hailey Wojcik Brooklyn, New York

Hailey Wojcik’s (VOY-chick) darkly witty lyrics and fierce aesthetic have earned her the title of "the Wednesday Addams of her genre" (The Deli Magazine), and NOISEY calls her "Delightfully dark and lovably weird." Her new solo EP "Book of Beasts" is out on cassette from Wiener Records. ... more

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Track Name: Tiny Mussels
There’s a thousand tiny mussels

Clinging to your body

You steely, hollow vessel

Floating through the party

And people are parting like the sea

When they see you

Gushing, just busting at the seams

The way it seems some people do



But have I got plans when it’s my turn

I’ll be warming my hands on the bridges I burn

Warming my hands on the bridges I burn

Warming my hands on the bridges I burn



And they bow like dandelions in your wake

I guess there ain’t no limit to the shit some people take

But it’s not exactly opaque what they see in you

Hoping scraps slide from your plate the minute you’re through

But I hope they’ll wait and wait and wait until they turn blue



But have I got plans when it’s my turn

I’ll be warming my hands on the bridges I burn

Warming my hands on the bridges I burn

Warming my hands on the bridges I burn



And just when I thought it was safe to go back in the water

I bust a vein

And the sharks are circling around me again

Splashing and laughing and pulling out all of the thread

The sky is falling

They’re trying to kill ginger

And I’m seeing red



There’s a thousand tiny mussels

Clinging to your body

You steely, hollow vessel

Floating through the party

And people are parting like the sea

(People are parting like the sea)

People are parting like the sea

(People are parting like the sea)

People are parting like the sea

When they see you

Track Name: Off Your Meds
I believed what you said

When you were off your meds

We both lived in our heads

Nothing was gray

It was all black and white

Either wrong or it’s right

Oh, but now I don’t buy a word you say



And I hate to say

That I liked you that way

You said you were my friend

But now you’re just another one of them



Them! THEM! THEM!
Track Name: Smoke
And I dreamt of you in bed

Saw the smoke swirl ‘round your head

Your back was to me

I could smell, I could smell your cigarette



And the smoke hanging mid-air

Hard to distinguish from your hair

Hard to distinguish and you’re staring at the wall

Oh, staring at the wall

Oh, staring at the wall



Hold my breath

Hold my teeth in your neck

So you won’t run away

Hold you down

Hold you ‘til I surround you

And you won’t go nowhere



You said you liked the photograph of me

Standing in the rain with a shotgun

You said you liked the photograph of me

So then why’d you kiss me and run?

Oh, kiss me and run



Hold my breath

Hold my teeth in your neck

So you won’t run away

Hold you down

Hold you ‘til I surround you

And you won’t go nowhere



And I woke to a birthday balloon

Popping outside my window

Like a shotgun

Like a new day dawning

And you’re somewhere in Midtown in her arms

Track Name: Russian Doll
Russian doll, Russian doll, Russian doll

You don’t care, you don’t care, you don’t care

You’re just full of yourself after all

Well, and air, but for air



Russian doll, Russian doll, Russian doll

You could never fill anyone up

You’re just full of yourself after all

And your body has no room for love



I saw you on the train platform

I knew just what was coming towards me

A dirty wind was coming in

And I can’t say I didn’t warn me


Russian doll, Russian doll, Russian doll

You don’t care, you don’t care, you don’t care

You’re just full of yourself after all

Well, and air, but for air



All your words make me sick

All the pathological irony and tired jokes

But they fall for your tricks

No one sees the mirrors

And no one sees the smoke



Russian doll, Russian doll, Russian doll

You could never fill anyone up

You’re just full of yourself after all

And your body has no room for love



For air, for air, for air

For air, for air, for air

For air, for air, for air



I have played with dolls

When I was very small

And that’s how you make me feel

So I keep telling myself you’re not real

Russian doll
Track Name: Yarrow
How much yarrow will I need to staunch the blood?

Pull your arrow from the bleeding hole

Stop, won’t you stop the love?

And turn me inside out

I’ll hide out, if you hide out

Shut your eyes and shut your mouth



All these rich cunts on their witch hunts

Writing down my name

They’re writing down my name



City is a subdivision

Sneaking, sneaking suspicions

It’ll always be the same



How much yarrow will I need to staunch the blood?

From your arrow when the bleeding won’t stop

Though you’ve stopped the love

And turn me inside out

(Inside out)

I’ll hide out, if you hide out

Shut your eyes and shut your mouth



Saw you at the record shop

Saw you, you pretended not

Saw you, you pretended not to see me

And I just stood perfectly still

Still, because good girls
Don’t kill, kill, KILL, KILL!



If there was so much as a flicker of kindness in you

I’d not turn to the liquor cabinet

With each mere mention of your name

But I’ve all but stopped hoping for that flame

I’ve all but stopped hoping for that flame



How much yarrow will I need to staunch the blood?

Pull your arrow from the bleeding hole

Stop, won’t you stop the love?

And turn me inside out

(Inside out)

I’ll hide out, if you hide out

Shut your eyes and shut your mouth

I’ll hide out, if you hide out

Turn me inside out

I’ll hide out, if you hide out

Shut your eyes

Shut your mouth

Shut your mouth!

Just shut your mouth!