Queen for Me EP

by Frances Luke Accord

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Recorded and produced in our home in Chicago during the brutal winter of 2014, Queen for Me is a meditation on the very present, yet intangible forces that escape us, control us, demand of us, and lift us up.


released April 2, 2014


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Frances Luke Accord Chicago, Illinois

"{Frances Luke Accord} are the definition of lean-in music.” - NPR's Mountain Stage


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Track Name: Over Your Roof
I laid the cards for you
It’s just a game you’ll lose
You pick the one that suits
And I’ll be soon to pull love up from under you
That part of love I knew

You lift me up in faith
And I handed down this grace
Whose hand will fold who knows?
A fool will find a way
To overlook mistakes and never follow through
If I ever felt this sake
I’d make your birthday cake
I’d have a reason to
That part of love I knew

Inside your house that day
Over your roof I flew
And on your couch that night
It only stayed that way
My, my impatience has a way of looking blue
I could not love you true
And that’s how love remains

Don’t think I betrayed you

I laid the cards for you
It’s just a game you’ll lose
You pick the one that suits
And I’ll be soon to pull love up from under you
That part of love I knew
Track Name: Urban Woman
Before me, I mean right in front of me ruby bounty
On the vine, on the vine
The one and the only growing cherry
Child of mine, of mine

Friction is my only addiction and my rehabilitation
won’t put me right, so I take flight
To urban woman, fame and money
Queen on high, on high

Tremble, my double in the window dancing on the table
I was in a trance, in a trance
Falling in love with the ring around your future;
the whisper at your shoulder

Fate’s got a hold of you.

Street light
Patience and insight

Sunken down in your cave of wonders like a buried treasure
Queen in vain, queen in vain
Urban woman, what I wanna know here is: can you dance?
Freedom, hammer falling from rolling thunder
I can’t hide, can’t hide
And singing like soldiers to the beat of the bedlam
I’m alive

And in bloom
Fate’s got a hold of you.
A life for a life

Before me, I mean right in front of me the crowning hour
Queen in time, queen in time
The one and the only future hanging
Child of mine
Track Name: All But Gone
Track Name: Queen For Me
Sell yourself to me
Dress up like a queen
On time, be mine
Be the queen for me
Paint yourself a new
Teach me how to use my soul, my soul
In the face of this

Diamond in the rough
Smiling on the bluffs
Your luck in hand
But oh my weatherman,
Can you call it all?
The diamond’s gonna fall
I say
don’t stay in the fog of love

Sun rising
Moon shining

An only child
Queen without a name
Dreamer of the state, your fate, your place
But my life remains in shadows
Now I’m on the lonely road
I’m on the way to the blind parade
I’m taken by a beautiful mind
I mean, I’ve come to say
I’m a child today

Sun if I may
Find my place

Cast away
A bird unto the breeze
The things I want to see from there
Be fair to the ones above watching over you
Gambling since the womb I know I threw,
But I lost it all for you

Heaven, I wish you weren’t so far
But, hell, we’re not so dark
I mean, I’m free
But I’m a man alone
Reaching for the road
Learning with the load I’ve grown
I’m only what I’ve come to know
Track Name: Save Me Your Laughter
I’m an apple that won't fall,
Not for gravity
Not for law
For a woman only

Gray like fog for the lonely,
A dog that calls
A black sheep solely
Sent, withdrawn
Black and holy and god-foregone

Save me your laughter and your religion

My three shadows betray me
They’re all but gone,
Now back to haunt me

Who’s that siren above me?
The moon at dawn,
Or the earth beneath me?
No, orbit on
And don’t you write me,
Not one siren song

But save me your laughter and your religion