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OBJECT AS SUBJECT

OBJECT AS SUBJECT is a Los Angeles based rock band led by Paris Hurley (vox, drums, dance // Kultur Shock) featuring Gina Young (bass, vox // SORORITY, Feminist Acting Class), Nick Tamburro (drums // The Dead Science), and Emilia "PonySweat" Richeson (dance, drums). This feminist battle cry is a call to action fueled by raw wailing vocals, a barrage of floor toms, gritty bass riffs, and contemporary dance that converges in the space between Gaga vocabulary, tap traditions + 80’s workout videos.

Dedicated to addressing white supremacist, capitalist, christian, heteronormative patriarchy through music, dance, communal ritual, and direct political action, OBJECT AS SUBJECT, weaves a punk incantation inviting you to turn inward, face yourself, free yourself, save yourself, act on behalf of others, dismantle systems of oppression, revel in your joy, scream your anger, and feel your sorrow, grounded in the belief that every revolution begins within the self.

RITUAL I: PERMISSION by OBJECT AS SUBJECT is available for performances in the Los Angeles area. The show is adaptable to 20-60 minute time slots in a variety of spaces. It is loud.

For bookinG, contact: info@parishurley.org

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All music + lyrics by Paris Hurley.

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LYRICS:

CONSTRUCTION MAN | DESERT DREAMS

Say what you will, yeah. Say what you will. 
Say what you will, yeah.

Say what you will, yeah. Say what you will. 
Say what you will, yeah. 

I see you. I see you. I see you. I see you. Yeah. 
I see you. I see you. I see you. I see you. Yeah. 
I see you. I see you. I see you. I see you. Yeah. 
I see you. I see you. I see you. I see you. Yeah. 

Could be the new wave. 
Could be my mother. 
A break in the weather. 
A horse in full stride. 
A herd. A herd. A herd. A herd. A herd. A herd. A herd... 

I see you. I see you. I see you. I see you. Yeah. 
I see you. I see you. I see you. I see you. Yeah. 
I see you. I see you. I see you. I see you. Yeah. 
I see you. I see you. I see you. I see you. Yeah.

DRONE PRAYER

Stay with your own kind. 
No space for the other. 
Us and them, us and them, us and them, us and them. 
Connection turned to bigotry. 
Connection turned to bigotry. 
We want the same. 
We want the same. 
We want the same sameness. 
Hold tight. Stay away. Isolate. 
Right, right, right. 
Hold tight. 
Stay right. 
Be right. 
Stay right. 
Stay right. 
Stay right.

THROWN TO THE WOLVES

You walked into the room. 
It wasn't clear where to go from there. 
Standing with your balloon, they popped it and it swirled and swirled. 

Seeing things as they are. 
A fault you never knew had to be. 
Thirst for what was lost. 
The hunger will suffice to punish me. 

Stand your ground. 
Stand your ground. 

Give it away 'til it's gone. 
I salvage the remains. 
Take up the scraps for myself. 
I lick my lips, the crumbs they fall. 

Seeing things as they are. 
A fault you never knew had to be. 
Thirst for what was lost. 
The hunger will suffice to punish me. 

Stand your ground. 
Stand your ground. 
Stand your ground. 
Stand your ground. 

Still when you go. 
Still when you go. 
Still when you go. 

Still when you go. 
Still when you go. 
Still when you go.

POM POM MOVES

All the boys want my pom pom moves. 
All the boys want my pom pom moves. 
Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. 
Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. 

All the boys want my pom pom moves. 
All the boys want my pom pom moves. 
Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. 
Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. 

You want my body body. 
You want my body body. 
You want my body body. 
You want my body body. 
You want my body body. 
You want my body body. 

Glory be, chastise me. 
Glory be, chastise me. 

Show us your boobs. 
Show us your boobs. 
Show us your boobs. 
Show us your boobs. 
Show us your boobs. 
Show us your boobs. 
Show us your boobs. 
Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. 
Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. 

All the boys want my pom pom moves. 
All the boys want my pom pom moves. 
Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. 
Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. 

Pussy, pussy, pussy, pussy. 
All you want is pussy, pussy. 
All you talk is pussy, pussy, pussy, pussy, pussy, pussy. 
It's all you want us to be, but you don't want us to be. 
Pussy, pussy, pussy, pussy, pussy, pussy, pussy. 
You say it's weak, you fear its teeth. Bite. Bite. 
Pussy, pussy, pussy, pussy, pussy, pussy, pussy, pussy. 
Glory be, chastise me. 
Name it, claim it, shame it, tame it. 
Pussy, pussy, pussy, pussy, pussy, pussy, pussy, pussy. 

Get it. Take it. Have it. Want it. 
Get it. Take it. Have it. Want it. 
Get it. Take it. Have it. Want it. 
Get it. Take it. Have it. Want it. 
Get it. Take it. Have it. Want it. 
Get it. Take it. Have it. Want it. Yeah. 

All the boys want my pom pom moves. 
All the boys want my pom pom moves. 
Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. 
Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.

YEAH, YOU WANT ME (TO BELIEVE)

Yeah, you want me to believe. 
Yeah, you want me to believe. 
Yeah, you want me to believe. 

Yeah, you want me to believe. 
Yeah, you want me to believe. 
Yeah, you want me to believe. 

Skin and bones, yeah. 
A promise from me. 
So put on your makeup and set yourself free. 

Skin and bones, yeah. 
A promise from me. 
So put on your makeup and set yourself free.