Separate Sex 2017-06-20T17:10:46+00:00

Separate Sex

OK this song is about sex
(Wait… we’re going to talk about sex now? Really?)
Can we talk about sex?
(Well sure, anytime but…)
Well it’s just that I can’t separate it
(Why not? I… I don’t get it)
Well it’s kinda… personal?
(OK so then why are we talking about this sugar?)
Oh well it’s probably because some strange internal dynamic that I tend to get into whenever I start thinking about the difference between love and sex and sex and love and…
(You know that’s too complicated)

Looking back on how it’s been
Sometimes it seems I’m not meant to win
Except for maybe just a little while

Other guys give me quick advice
Say “Go for it man, don’t think twice”
But I just can’t seem to match their casual style

See I can’t separate sex
I won’t subjugate love
I refuse to obfuscate my responsibilities to behave as the adult human being
I know I’m capable of

Don’t get me wrong I’ve had my flings
One night stands and everything
I’m no Puritan, I’m not a prude

Just seems like every time things get hot and heavy
Something breaks my emotional levy
And I’m drowning in love’s sultry mood

Yea, I can’t separate sex
I won’t subjugate love
I refuse to relegate my hopes for something that’s gonna last
No, I won’t give up

So now I’m back in circulation
One part fear, three parts hesitation
And a dash of desperation thrown into the mix

But if you ask me what I’m looking for
I’ll just direct your attention to my heart lying there on the floor
But don’t worry there’s nothing wrong a little loving won’t fix

Just remember I can’t separate sex
I won’t subjugate love
I refuse to behave as if I’m involved in some kind of financial transaction
And I’m about to go bust

I won’t separate sex
I won’t subjugate love
I refuse to relegate my hopes for something that’s going to last
No, I won’t give up

I can’t separate sex
I won’t subjugate love
I refuse to relegate my hopes for something that’s going to last
No, I won’t give up

Song Credits

Brian von Ahsen: male vocals and acoustic guitar
Ginai Hill: female vocals
Headband Dan: electric guitar
Pierre Grill: keyboards
Steven Howells: drums
Ian Chames: bass
Recorded at the Asterisk Cooperative in Honolulu December 23, 2011
Artwork by Will Caron