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Mad is the Beast

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With “Mad is the Beast,” Moshe tackles trauma more directly than she ever has in song, singing about the hard boundaries necessary to keep herself safe and healthy. “Releasing this as a single… it takes a lot of guts for me. I’m shaking a bit,” she says. “It’s precise; it says exactly what I needed to say.” Musically, it’s a meditation — slow-pulsing percussion, echoing piano and a beautifully cascading melody. But lyrically it’s sharper-edge, with Moshe singing, “You can’t touch me anytime you want; I am not a toy. You can’t suck the air out of my lungs, or drink up my joy.” It’s a song for survivors, but a stirring listen for anyone.

lyrics

You can’t have me any way you want
I am not a child
No more a child
You can’t shoot your poison to my guts
Come on let it out

You can’t touch me anytime you want
I am not a toy
no more a toy
You can’t suck the air out of my lungs
Or drink up my joy

Mad is the beast you can no longer tame
It’s a different game
A different game
Mad is the beast that you cannot restrain
It’s a different game
Different game

You can’t have me any way you want
I am not afraid
No I'm not afraid
You can’t Shoot your poison to my guts
Come on stand instead
Come stand instead

Can’t be left alone
Don't leave me alone

©Alex Moshe

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released November 17, 2021
Music & Lyrics by Alex Moshe
Bass, Guitars, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals and Programming by Alex Moshe
Additional Guitars by Matan Egozi
Drums by Amir Bresler
Violins by Yogev Glusman
Produced and Arranged by Alex Moshe
Additional Arrangements by Alon Lotringer, Matan Egozi
Mixed by Alon Lotringer
Mix Consultation and Mastered by Asaf Shay
Recorded at Folly Tree’s studio, Drums recorded at Tamuz Studios by Alon Lotringer and Raz Burg

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