The Secret Plans Of Men

by Allegra Gellar

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released February 14, 2012

Produced and Arranged by Allegra Gellar
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Jeremy Wilkins
Recorded at Underwater Research and Design, Portland, OR

All songs written by Bon/Lewis/Wilkins except
Tracks 3, 5, and 10 written by Bon/Wilkins
Track 11 written by Lewis/Wilkins

All songs published by soulLAXluster.BMI except
Track 4 published by VonFeline.BMI
Track 11 published by soulLAXluster.BMI/VonFeline.BMI

Copyright 2012 Predator Friendly Records/No Movement Records

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Allegra Gellar Los Angeles, California

Jeremy Lee Wilkins, Denver Bon, and George Lewis III were Allegra Gellar. They made indie-rock, indie-folk, and folktronic music from 2003 till 1012.

In 2012 they completed their masterpiece, The Secret Plans Of Men and finally satisfied with what they'd done, promptly disbanded.
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Track Name: A Younger Man's Game
when the ghosts rise from your past
some hold court to judge and laugh at you
but her hands are the codes and the cheats for you
to win at a younger man’s game

she moved through your life in three days
resurrection of a man erased
tried to change your mind about the state
you know you’ll never go, you know you’ll never know

so you can drag your ass all over town
scream your songs to tell her you were wrong
but she can’t hear and those kids don’t care
you’re playing in a younger man’s game

she tore down your life in just three years
a repetition of your every fear
stained your mind and broke the state
you know you’ll never go, you know it’s not your home

you know you’ll never go and you know you’ll never know
and you know she’s not alone and you know it’s not your home
Track Name: D Is The Most Grey Of All Notes
dragonfly pills are real
and we need to get some more
cause no one ever kisses goodbye
it’s just some text viewed on a screen
that breaks your heart
you need to drink to laugh the pain away then fuck the pain away
dragonfly, your words are real
i finally read between the lines
i think i learned my lesson this time
last night
between the sheets between her legs
between the sheets alone again
between the sheets we all believe
that love is real and stays till morning
that love is real and stays for breakfast
that love is real but not for us
not for us
it’s not for us
Track Name: The Secret Plans Of Men
you called me back today, we talked an hour and a half
too bad it took ten years to get your courage back
i believe you when you say we can be friends
cause you don’t understand the secret plans of men

there’s always a voice in my head a conquistador who wants to move on
explore new lands, conquer new beds and live new songs
in every town there’s a woman like you and i give her my hand
i try to abandon the secret plans of men

as your words wash over me
i miss your fucked up teeth

in frozen lofts and parking lots i’ve watched your passions drained
i know that you love me but i need to see you to smile again
you claim i don’t need you cause there’s no ring on your hand
but you don’t understand the secret plans of men

as your words wash over me
i miss your tiny feet

with hearts and heads intact our future together seems shelved
we’re living out a lease like it’s all that’s keeping us bound
i promise before i leave i’ll try everything i can
but now i’m longing for the secret plans of men

as these emotions wash over me
i’m not sure that i can leave
as these emotions wash over me
i’m not sure that i can leave
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Track Name: You Only Like The Beginnings Of Things
i won’t lay where i’m not wanted anymore
like old furniture cast out on the back porch

on the road and begging with no bread in hand
and no better plan
haunted by impulses and eyes
that will always be larger than my heart

you took my hand
i gave my word
the meaning fades
while shadows burn
as you fade out
into to the crowd
the world is still
without a sound

now i'm free of all you built around me
with the old myth of new beginnings calling

on the road and begging with no bread in hand
wooden docks under the moon
wasted on her cheap perfume
giving in to impulses and eyes
that will always be larger than my heart

we went to bed
and moved the earth
now were at
a loss for words
rain beats down
the freeway south
the sky hangs low
i can’t see out
Track Name: 1wk.GF
i heard that you were leaving
and you never took those drugs that you’d been meaning
to try with her, well how about tonight
i’ll move my car to overnight and you can
cum with me, cum with me, cum. with me.

you think that you can take a beating
but those bruises on your arms, well they aren’t fading
you stayed for her just one last night
but you spent it on your own, she couldn’t say “goodbye” or
“stay with me, stay with me, stay. with me.”

one week girlfriend
who’s dumb enough to fall in love that fast?
she’s one weak girlfriend
who’s fool enough to believe that it might last?

you wrapped your legs around mine
mouthed my name a few times then ran for the door
what i miss does not exist
i should have watched you go instead of insist you
follow me, follow me, follow me

one week girlfriend
who’s dumb enough to fall in love that fast?
she’s one weak girlfriend
who’s fool enough to believe that it might last?
one week girlfriend
who’s dumb enough to fall in love that fast?
she’s one weak girlfriend
who’s fool enough to believe that it might last?
Track Name: Jennifer Jason Leigh
if you could do anything
right now what would you
stay here in bed me
making babies in the eyes of the tv

or would you pack your favorite things
into your spaceship to leave
spread across the galaxy
looking for the life you believe in

safe inside that car
on a trip that broke my knees
my new skin was born
formed from your disease

i watched all those mile markers pass and i’ve seen the end
but i’ve still got no idea if you meant for me to believe

if you could be anyone
with a mask or just in makeup
trash all the old scripts
re-cast the lead delete me

or could we save our favorite scenes
that boy on the subway train
and the shoes that made you bleed
packed away another play
because what i said about green
well i don’t believe
Track Name: This Place Is Death
this place is death and i am not pretty anymore
these sheets are warm but they can’t hide these bedsores
my back is broken and you don’t love me like before
this is no happy home. this shit is a war.

now i’m sorry but...
and though i’m sorry i...
we’re both sorry so...
we keep on trying
why?

this is every story we couldn’t put to the page
these are all the drinks we drank to reach this age
my heart is broken and now our lust has turned to rage
this is no happy home. we can’t be saved.

now i’m sorry but...
and though i’m sorry i...
we’re both sorry so...
we keep on trying
why?

if you were afraid to live your life
like i’m afraid to live mine
you would drink as much as i do
do you drink as much as i do?

now i’m sorry but...
and though i’m sorry i...
we’re both sorry so...
we keep on trying
why?
Track Name: Maps Of Florida
white trash florida
the skinny guys love the big girls down there
they say you've never had a blow job
until it had a southern accent
drive across the whole damn state
to watch the sunrise in daytona
play some acid trivia games
with your father's new step daughter

tell me how to get away
I don't know if I will but I'd like to
draw me a map today
where to go if I want to meet you

i took a plane to florida
to meet you on our old playground
show me yours, i’ll show you mine
fifteen years passed overnight
drive across the whole damn state
to wake up sweating in your arms
all our friends are role playing
mothers, fathers, dungeon masters

tell me how to get away
I don't know if I will but I'd like to
draw me a map today
where to go if I want to meet you

i need a map of florida with the exits clearly marked
Track Name: Our Bodies Connect
our bodies connect but you don’t feel a thing
the math divides to nothing, no chemical reaction

time is slowed by wine but you need to drink to undress
i’d be perfect for you if you were someone else
another woman trapped inside your body could not resist

our bodies connect but you don’t feel a thing
the math divides to nothing, no chemical reaction

time is blurred in my mind that needs to think to impress
i’d be perfect for you if i was someone else
a man with a past of connections that last and a place to call them home
but i draw maps of the stars and chart out a course for us alone

throw up your guard
checkmate my charm
once again i’m rushing too fast out the gate
i’m buyin rings
making keys and everything
but you only stayed to not drive home so drunk tonight

you only kept my bed warm cause you’re bored tonight

our bodies connect but you don’t feel a thing
the math divides to nothing, no chemical reaction
Track Name: Take Off Your Dress
i gave up the house to live in the gutter
there’s always company and a place to sleep
but in the morning the faces are so unfamiliar
there’s always a chance someday i’ll give up the girls and the bottle
you’ll need a plan when the sky opens up and i rain down upon you

take off your dress and throw it in the river
let it flow downstream to the children
they will bring it me on my knees
try to remind me

you found your god and i took a lover
so you can cut me out of all those photos
but these chords are the sound of your sins made immortal
there’s always a chance someday i’ll give up my voice and this guitar
i’ll need a plan when i finally wake up to a future without you

take off your dress and throw it in the river
let it flow downstream to the children
they will bring it me on my knees
try to remind me

we’ll meet again
we’ll meet again
Track Name: I Don't Want To Do This Anymore
crystaline, a crime’s a crime
thanks for all your precious time
the coffee and the pretty sharks are mine
now it’s time to say goodbye

we’ve been to omaha
lived through LA and all
sold off our acid and
bought that book again

we’ve been to canada
burned and bored on berlin floors
portland’s in the hospital
room 42 is yours

hollywood erased
no one ever took your place