Austin City Limits

S47 E4710 | FULL EPISODE

St. Vincent / Joy Oladokun

Relish the distinctive sounds of songwriters and musicians St. Vincent and Joy Oladokun. The Grammy-winning St. Vincent plays songs from her much-praised LP Daddy’s Home. Versatile singer/tunesmith Oladokun performs tunes from her album In Defense of My Own Happiness.

AIRED: January 15, 2022 | 0:54:06
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-Austin City Limits presents

the ever-evolving music of St. Vincent.

♪♪♪

-♪ Like a birth in reverse ♪

♪ What I saw through the blinds ♪

♪ You could say that I'm sane ♪

♪ In phenomenal lies ♪

♪ I'm the cause, make a turn ♪

♪ Near the party line ♪

-♪ I feel your pain ♪

-And a break from

singer-songwriter-musician Joy Oladokun.

♪♪♪

-♪ When I see you ♪

♪ I see love ♪

♪ I see America ♪

♪ I feel your pain ♪

♪ I share your blood ♪

♪ I see America ♪

[ Spoon's "Hot Thoughts" plays ]

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[ Cheering and applause ]

-Recorded live from the Moody Theater, it's...

-Now one of the most innovative

and intriguing artists in modern music, St. Vincent.

-♪ You hit me one time ♪

[ Gasps ] ♪ Imagine my surprise ♪

♪ You hit me two times, you got yourself a fight ♪

♪♪♪

♪ I was a patsy ♪

♪ You were a creep from the cheap seats ♪

♪ Thinking that my little scratch ♪

♪ Was like your big victory ♪

♪ See, but I'll take you down ♪

♪ Uh-huh ♪

♪♪♪

♪ Tell me who hurt you ♪

♪ No, wait, I don't care to ♪

♪ Hear an excuse why you think you can be cruel ♪

-♪ Cruel, cruel, cruel ♪

-♪ Mama always told me ♪

-♪ My mama told me ♪

-♪ You got to turn the other cheek ♪

-♪ My mama told me, she said ♪

♪ But even she would agree ♪

♪ You're an exception to that rule ♪

-♪ Rule, rule, rule ♪

♪♪♪

♪ 'Cause I'll take you ♪

♪ Yeah, I'll take you ♪

♪ Yeah, I'll take you ♪

♪ Go on ♪

♪ I'll take you down ♪

-♪ I'll take you ♪

♪ Down, down, down, down ♪

-♪ I'll take you down ♪

-♪ I'll take you ♪

♪ Down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down ♪

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

♪ Go get your own... ♪

♪ Get off of my... ♪

♪ Go face your demons, check into treatment ♪

♪ Go flee the country, go blame your daddy ♪

♪ Just get far away from me ♪

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

♪ 'Cause I'll take you down ♪

-♪ I'll take you ♪

♪ Down, down, down, down ♪

-♪ Ah, 'cause I'll take you down ♪

-♪ I'll take you ♪

♪ Down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down ♪

-♪ Down ♪

♪ Go tell your friends ♪

♪ Go tell your friends you're down ♪

♪ Run to your friends ♪

♪ If you got any, they left you down ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh, go tell your friends ♪

♪ Go tell your friends you're down ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh, run to your friends ♪

♪ If you got any, they left you down ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh, go tell your friends ♪

♪ Go tell your friends you're down ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh, run to your friends ♪

♪ If you got any, they left you down ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh, run to your friends ♪

♪ Go tell your friends you're down ♪

♪ Run to your friends ♪

♪ If you got any, they left you down ♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

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♪ Oh, what an ordinary day ♪

♪ Take out the garbage, masturbate ♪

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♪ I'm still holding ♪

♪ For the laugh ♪

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♪ Th dogs will bark, so let them bark ♪

♪ The birds will cry, I'll let them cry ♪

♪ Here's my report ♪

♪ From the edge ♪

♪ Like a birth in reverse ♪

♪ What I saw through the blinds ♪

♪ You could say that I'm sane ♪

♪ In phenomenal lies ♪

♪ I'm the cause, make a turn ♪

♪ Near the party line ♪

♪ Was a birth in reverse ♪

♪ In America ♪

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♪ This too will haunt me through the war ♪

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♪ Laugh all you want, but I want more ♪

♪ 'Cause what I'm swearing, I never sworn before ♪

♪ Like a birth in reverse ♪

♪ What I saw through the blinds ♪

♪ You could say that I'm sane ♪

♪ In phenomenal lies ♪

♪ I'm the cause, make a turn ♪

♪ Near the party line ♪

♪ Was a birth in reverse ♪

♪ In America ♪

♪♪♪

♪ Like a birth in reverse ♪

♪ What I saw through the blinds ♪

♪ You could say that I'm sane ♪

♪ In phenomenal lies ♪

♪ I'm the cause, make a turn ♪

♪ Near the party line ♪

♪ Was a birth in reverse ♪

♪ In America ♪

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-[ Vocalizing ]

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[ Cheers and applause ]

[ "...At the Holiday Party" plays ]

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Oh!

Thanks.

♪♪♪

Wait a second.

I would like to have a toast.

[ Cheers and applause ]

To Austin City Limits and the third time being here.

[ Cheers and applause ]

And more than anything,

to all of us getting to be back together again.

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

♪ At the holiday party ♪

♪ Red wine-lipped a little early ♪

♪ Reminiscin' got us laughin' ♪

♪ And that's when I saw your face crackin' ♪

♪ Smiles and smoke and screens ♪

♪ Your Gucci purse a pharmacy ♪

♪ Pretend to want these things ♪

♪ So no one sees you not gettin' ♪

♪ Not gettin' what you need ♪

♪ Need ♪

♪ Need ♪

♪ Need ♪

-♪ You can't ♪

♪ Hide from me ♪

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♪♪♪

-♪ Are you still workin' on your screenplay ♪

♪ Or did those lights go out on Broadway? ♪

♪ Think if you can just keep spinnin' ♪

♪ You won't miss what you've been missin' ♪

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♪ Pills and JUULs and speed ♪

♪ Your little purse a pharmacy ♪

♪ And hide behind these things ♪

♪ So no one sees you not gettin' ♪

♪ Not gettin' what you need ♪

♪ Need ♪

♪ Need ♪

♪ Need ♪

-♪ You can't ♪

♪ Hide ♪

♪ You can't ♪

♪ Hide from me ♪

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♪ Ooh ♪

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♪ You can't ♪

[ Vocalizing ]

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-♪ You can't hide ♪

♪ You can't hide from ♪

♪ You can't hide from me ♪

♪ You can't hide ♪

♪ You can't hide, no ♪

♪ You can't hide from me ♪

♪ You can't hide ♪

♪ You can't hide, no ♪

♪ You can't hide from me ♪

♪ You can't hide ♪

♪ You can't hide, no ♪

♪ You can't hide from me ♪

♪ You can't hide ♪

♪ You can't hide, no ♪

♪ You can't hide from me ♪

♪ You can't hide ♪

♪ You can't hide, no ♪

♪ You can't hide from me ♪

♪ You can't hide ♪

♪ You can't hide, no ♪

♪ You can't hide from me ♪

♪ You can't hide ♪

♪ You can't hide, no ♪

♪ You can't hide from me ♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪ You can't hide from me ♪

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♪ You can't hide from me ♪

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♪ You can't hide from me ♪

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[ Cheers and applause ]

You guys know this next place.

[ "Los Ageless" plays ]

Ooh!

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♪ In Los Ageless, the winter never comes ♪

♪ In Los Ageless, the mothers milk their young ♪

♪ But I can keep running ♪

♪ No, I can keep running, ah-ah ♪

♪ Oh, ah-ah ♪

♪ The Los Ageless hang out by the bar ♪

♪ Burn the pages of unwritten memoirs ♪

♪ But I can keep running ♪

♪ No, I can keep running, ah-ah ♪

♪ Oh, ah-ah ♪

♪ How can anybody have you? ♪

♪ How can anybody have you and lose you? ♪

♪ How can anybody have you and lose you ♪

♪ And not lose their minds, too? ♪

♪ How can anybody have you? ♪

♪ How can anybody have you and lose you? ♪

♪ How can anybody have you and lose you ♪

♪ And not lose their minds, too? ♪

♪♪♪

♪ Oh! ♪

♪♪♪

♪ The last days of the sunset superstars ♪

♪ Girls in cages playing their guitars ♪

♪ But how can I leave? ♪

♪ I just follow the hood of my car ♪

♪ Oh, ah-ah ♪

♪ In Los Ageless, the waves, they never break ♪

♪ They build and build until you don't have no escape ♪

♪ But how can I leave? ♪

♪ I just follow my hood to the sea ♪

♪ Go to sleep ♪

-♪ Sleep ♪

-♪ How can anybody have you? ♪

♪ How can anybody have you and lose you? ♪

♪ How can anybody have you and lose you ♪

♪ And not lose their minds, too? ♪

♪ How can anybody have you? ♪

♪ How can anybody have you and lose you? ♪

♪ How can anybody have you and lose you ♪

♪ And not lose their minds, too? ♪

♪ Oh! ♪

♪ Oh, my Lord, oh, we really did it now ♪

♪ I'm a monster and you're my sacred cow ♪

♪ But I can keep running ♪

♪ No, I can keep on running, oh-oh ♪

♪ Oh-ho-ho ♪

-♪ How can anybody have you? ♪

♪ How can anybody have you and lose you? ♪

♪ How can anybody have you and lose you ♪

♪ And not lose their minds, too? ♪

♪ How can anybody have you? ♪

♪ How can anybody have you and lose you? ♪

-♪ How can anybody have you and lose you ♪

♪ And not lose their minds? ♪

♪ Oh! ♪

♪ How can anybody have you? ♪

♪ How can anybody have you and lose you? ♪

♪ How can anybody have you and lose you ♪

♪ And not lose their minds, too? ♪

♪ How can anybody have you? ♪

♪ How can anybody have you and lose you? ♪

♪ How can anybody have you and lose you ♪

♪ And not lose their minds? ♪

♪ Oh! ♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

[ "Pay Your Way in Pain" plays ]

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

-♪ Uh, uh, uh, uh ♪

-♪ You got to ♪

-♪ Pay ♪

-♪ Your way in ♪

-♪ Pain ♪

-♪ You got to ♪

-♪ Pray ♪

-♪ Your way in ♪

-♪ Shame ♪

♪ Uh-huh ♪

♪ I went to the store, I was feelin' kinda hungry ♪

♪ But I didn't have the money and the shelves were all empty ♪

♪ So I went to the bank t-t-to check my checking ♪

♪ The man looked at this face, said, "We don't have a record" ♪

♪ Oh, no, you thought we had forgotten? ♪

♪ The show is only gettin' started ♪

♪ The road is feelin' like a pothole ♪

♪ Sit down, stand up, head down, hands up, and ♪

-♪ Pay ♪

-♪ Your way in ♪

-♪ Pain ♪

-♪ You got to ♪

-♪ Pray ♪

-♪ Your way in ♪

-♪ Shame ♪

-♪ Uh-huh ♪

♪ Do you know what I want? ♪

-♪ What you want? What you want? ♪

-♪ Do you know what I want? ♪

-♪ What you want? What you want? ♪

-♪ You know what I want ♪

-♪ What you want? What you want? ♪

-♪ I, I, I wanna be loved ♪

-♪ Pain ♪

♪ Shame ♪

♪ Pain ♪

♪ Shame ♪

-♪ So, I went to the park just to watch the little children ♪

♪ The mothers saw my heels and they said I wasn't welcome ♪

♪ So I, I went back home, I was feelin' kinda queasy ♪

♪ But all the locks were changed ♪

♪ My baby wouldn't see me ♪

♪ Oh, no, you've put your finger on it ♪

♪ The stove is only gettin' hotter ♪

♪ The sun, it's got to, got to melt it ♪

♪ Stand up, sit down, hands up, break down ♪

♪♪♪

-♪ What do you want? What do you want? ♪

-♪ You know what I want ♪

-♪ What do you want? What do you want? ♪

-♪ I wanna be loved ♪

-♪ What do you want? What do you want? ♪

♪ Pain ♪

-♪ I wanna be ♪

♪ Loved ♪

♪ Loved ♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

So I was, uh, in a restaurant the other day.

And, uh, I went in and placed my order

with the lovely lady behind the counter,

and, uh, she said,

"Oh, my God, St. Vincent, I'm such a big fan."

And I was, "Whoa, that's awesome."

I'm blown always when that happens,

and anyway, I tried to pay for my food,

and she was like, "No, no, no, you don't pay here."

And I was like, "Oh, don't be silly.

That's ridiculous. Of course."

I'm rifling through my purse, pulling out a credit card,

whatever, and she goes, "Oh, no, um, you don't pay here...

You pay over there."

[ Laughter ]

[ Cheers and applause ]

[ "The Melting of the Sun" plays ]

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

♪ So sorry, missed the party ♪

♪ Hello, on the dark side of the moon ♪

♪ Jane lost it, crashed her Corvette ♪

♪ Ran into the tide in Malibu ♪

♪ And we all heard the gun ♪

♪ But I was slow to run ♪

♪♪♪

♪ It's just the melting of the sun ♪

-♪ It's just the sun ♪

-♪ I wanna watch you watch it burn ♪

-♪ So watch it burn ♪

♪♪♪

-♪ Saint Joni ain't no phony ♪

♪ Smoking reds where Furry sang the blues ♪

♪ My Marilyn shot her heroin ♪

♪ "Hell," she said, "It's better than abuse" ♪

♪♪♪

♪ So who am I trying to be? ♪

♪ A benzo beauty queen? ♪

♪ It's just the melting of the sun ♪

-♪ It's just the sun ♪

-♪ I wanna watch you watch it burn ♪

-♪ So watch it burn ♪

-♪ We always knew this day would come ♪

-♪ The day has come ♪

-♪ It's just the melting of the sun ♪

-♪ Sun ♪

-♪ Sun ♪

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

♪ Brave Tori told her story ♪

♪ Police said they couldn't catch the man ♪

♪ Proud Nina got subpoenaed ♪

♪ Singing, "Mississippi good goddamn" ♪

♪ But me, I never cried ♪

♪ To tell the truth, I lied ♪

-♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Girl, the world's spinning 'round ♪

♪ Spinning down ♪

♪ And out of time ♪

♪ Girl, you can't give in now ♪

♪ When you're down ♪

♪ Down and out ♪

♪ Girl, the world's spinning 'round ♪

♪ Spinning down ♪

♪ And out of time ♪

♪ Girl, you can't give in now ♪

♪ When you're down ♪

♪ Down and out ♪

♪ Girl, the world's spinning 'round ♪

♪ Spinning down ♪

♪ And out of time ♪

♪ Girl, you can't give in now ♪

♪ When you're down ♪

♪ Down and out ♪

♪ Girl, the world's spinning 'round ♪

♪ Spinning down ♪

♪ And out of time ♪

♪ Girl, you can't give in now ♪

♪ When you're down ♪

♪ Down and out ♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

-Now, forging her own path musically, here's Joy Oladokun.

-♪ Oh, oh, oh ♪

♪♪♪

♪ Oh, oh ♪

♪ Oh, oh, oh ♪

♪♪♪

♪ I saw God out on the block today ♪

♪ He was darker than the preachers say ♪

♪ With a teardrop tattooed on His face ♪

♪ And dirt in His fingers ♪

♪♪♪

♪ I heard angels when He laughed the way ♪

♪ That people do when they have known true pain ♪

♪ For His sins, I don't know who's to blame ♪

♪ What choice was He givin'? ♪

♪ In this world that we're livin' ♪

♪ When I see you ♪

♪ I see love ♪

♪ I see America ♪

♪♪♪

♪ I feel your pain ♪

♪ I share your blood ♪

♪ I see America ♪

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

♪ Said you mother knows a different time ♪

♪ She lets her tongue slip with a glass of wine ♪

♪ She says some things out loud that don't feel right ♪

♪ But you always forgive her ♪

♪ Don't you see the world is changing now? ♪

♪ The blood of the fallen cries out from the ground ♪

♪ Violence and rumors in a southern town ♪

♪ Both start with a whisper ♪

♪ But so does the difference ♪

♪ When I see you ♪

♪ I see love ♪

♪ I see America ♪

♪♪♪

♪ I feel your pain ♪

♪ I share your blood ♪

♪ I see America ♪

♪♪♪

♪ When I see you ♪

♪ I see love ♪

♪ I see America ♪

-♪ I see love ♪

-♪ I feel your pain ♪

♪ I share your blood ♪

♪ I see America ♪

-♪ I see love ♪

-♪ When I see you ♪

♪ I see love ♪

♪ I see America ♪

-♪ I see love ♪

-♪ I feel your pain ♪

♪ I share your blood ♪

♪ I see America ♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

♪ Hello, hello, hello, how low ♪

♪ Hello, hello, hello, how low ♪

♪ Hello, hello, hello, how low ♪

♪ Hello, hello, hello, how low ♪

♪ Load up on guns, bring your friends ♪

♪ It's fun to lose and to pretend ♪

♪ She's over-bored and self-assured ♪

♪ Oh, no, I know a dirty word ♪

♪ Hello, hello, hello, how low ♪

♪ Hello, hello, hello, how low ♪

♪ Hello, hello, hello, how low ♪

♪ Hello, hello, hello, how low ♪

♪ With the lights out, it's less dangerous ♪

♪ Here we are now, entertain us ♪

♪ I feel stupid and contagious ♪

♪ Here we are now, entertain us ♪

♪ A mulatto, an albino ♪

♪ A mosquito, my libido ♪

♪ Yeah ♪

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

♪ Hello, hello, hello, how low ♪

♪ Hello, hello, hello, how low ♪

♪ Hello, hello, hello, how low ♪

♪ Hello, hello, hello, how low ♪

♪ When I see you ♪

♪ I see love ♪

♪ I see America ♪

♪♪♪

♪ I feel your pain ♪

♪ I share your blood ♪

♪ I see America ♪

-♪ Hello, hello, hello, how low ♪

-♪ When I see you ♪

♪ I see love ♪

♪ I see America ♪

♪ I feel your pain ♪

♪ I share your blood ♪

♪ I see America ♪

-♪ Hello, hello, hello, how low ♪

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

Thanks.

This next song is what happens

when you go to Thai food with an ex.

[ Laughter ]

That's honestly more of an intro than she deserves.

[ Laughter ]

But yeah, over pad see ew, I realized, "You're a monster,

and I don't like you as a person."

[ Laughter ]

[ "Heaven from Here" plays ]

♪♪♪

♪ I hung my hat upon your shoulders ♪

♪ In this haunted house of shiver and stone ♪

♪ We lived here once, now we're strangers ♪

♪ We swept the floor and the door is closed ♪

♪ These wildflowers are overgrown ♪

♪ I hope tomorrow finds me ♪

♪ I hope this river rights me ♪

♪ Hope that I can make you understand ♪

♪ If you could see ♪

♪ From where I'm standing ♪

♪ The cracks in the stained glass almost disappear ♪

♪ Memories so demanding ♪

♪ What made me sure of this don't seem so clear ♪

♪ I swear it looked like heaven from here ♪

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

♪ Just terrified of getting older ♪

♪ 'Cause no one goes with you to the other side ♪

♪ And every day, we're getting closer ♪

♪ 'Cause we don't know what waits in the morning light ♪

♪ We don't know what waits in the morning light ♪

♪ I hope tomorrow finds me ♪

♪ I hope this river rights me ♪

♪ Hope that I can make you understand ♪

♪ If you could see ♪

♪ From where I'm standing ♪

♪ The cracks in the stained glass almost disappear ♪

♪ Memories so demanding ♪

♪ What made me sure of this don't seem so clear ♪

♪ I swear it looked like heaven from here ♪

♪♪♪

-[ Vocalizing ]

♪♪♪

-♪ Just terrified of getting older ♪

♪ 'Cause no one goes with you to the other side ♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

I wrote this next song about Mac Miller.

He is one -- was one of the greats

that I think we saw in a flash time in our lifetime,

and I think a lot about

how often musicians tell us they're unhappy

and then something happens and we're surprised.

We're like, "We didn't know you were unhappy."

[ Chuckles ]

And I think as I started getting into this job, I was like,

"How do I take care of myself?

How do I last for a long time?

How do I become the Black Bruce Springsteen?"

A question I ask myself... once a day.

[ Cheers and applause ]

Anyway, this song is called "Taking the Heat,"

and it is about the pressure that we put on the people

that we see through our screens and stuff.

This is "Taking the Heat."

♪♪♪

♪ Oh ♪

♪♪♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪♪♪

♪ I know what it's like to think about everybody else ♪

♪ And wonder if anybody else is thinking 'bout me ♪

♪ I know what it's like to hold a weight so deep in yourself ♪

♪ You wonder if anybody else could ever carry ♪

♪ The pain of it ♪

♪ The rage of what ♪

♪ It takes to just ♪

♪ Be awake ♪

♪♪♪

♪ Nobody ever wonders how the strong stay strong ♪

♪ They get what they want and then they move along ♪

♪ They never think twice about what could be ♪

♪ Does anybody wonder when the legends die young ♪

♪ If there's anything that we could have done ♪

♪ To stop a strong one from taking the heat ♪

♪♪♪

♪ Know what it's like to keep it all in my head ♪

♪ Until my worries like a knife in my chest ♪

♪ Split me open while I'm lying in bed ♪

♪♪♪

♪ What else am I gonna have to lose? ♪

♪ What other magic tricks will I have to do? ♪

♪ Until there's finally nothing left to prove ♪

♪ The pain of it ♪

♪ The rage of what ♪

♪ It takes to just ♪

♪ Be awake ♪

♪♪♪

♪ Nobody ever wonders how the strong stay strong ♪

♪ They get what they want and then they move along ♪

♪ They never think twice about what could be ♪

♪ Does anybody wonder when the legends die young ♪

♪ If there's anything that we could have done ♪

♪ To stop a strong one from taking the heat ♪

-♪ Whoa, whoa, whoa ♪

♪ Whoa, whoa, whoa ♪

-♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

♪♪♪

-♪ Whoa, whoa, whoa ♪

-♪ Whoo-ooh ♪

♪♪♪

♪ Nobody ever wonders how the strong stay strong ♪

♪ They get what they want and then they move along ♪

♪ They never think twice about what could be ♪

♪ Does anybody wonder when the legends die young ♪

♪ If there's anything that we could have done ♪

♪ To stop a strong one from taking the heat ♪

-♪ Whoa, whoa, whoa ♪

-♪ Whoa ♪

[ Vocalizing ]

-♪ Whoa, whoa, whoa ♪

♪ Whoa, whoa, whoa ♪

-♪ Ooh ♪

♪ To stop a strong one from taking the heat ♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

So, I'm gay, and I grew up in church.

And I don't know if any of you have been to church.

There are some things I like about it --

big fan of some things.

There are other things that presented complications.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Laughter ]

Latent homophobia.

Latent white supremacy.

Blatant ignoring of that whole

"love everybody" command thing, you know?

-Amen!

[ Cheering ]

[ Chuckles ] Thanks.

So the day after I decided to come out, I wrote this song

because I believe that I don't think

God gives a...who you kiss.

I think he cares about how you treat them.

[ Cheers and applause ]

Imagine...[Chuckles]

being a monster to someone your entire life

and thinking you're gonna get into heaven

because they were the opposite sex than you, you know?

Yeah, I think how we treat each other matters, you know?

And I strive to be the best partner I can be

to my partner every day,

and I wrote this song about the hope

that people would let me live and do that

in the way that I wanted to, and it's working so far.

[ Cheers and applause ]

[ "Jordan" plays ]

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♪♪♪

This is "Jordan."

[ Vocalizing ]

♪♪♪

♪♪♪

♪ They drowned me in the Jordan ♪

♪ When they tried to wash me clean ♪

♪♪♪

♪ They got the stains out ♪

♪ But now it's too damn hard to breathe ♪

♪♪♪

♪ They told me He's a good Lord ♪

♪ As they tied the shackles to my feet ♪

♪♪♪

♪ They drowned me in the Jordan ♪

♪ And then they walked away from me ♪

♪♪♪

♪ I washed up on the shores alone ♪

♪ In a tattered wedding gown ♪

♪♪♪

♪ Disillusioned and hardened ♪

♪ Everything I'd known had let me down ♪

♪♪♪

♪ And that is where you found me ♪

♪ Grace and whisky on your breath ♪

♪♪♪

♪ You pulled me back on my feet ♪

♪ And taught me how to dance again ♪

♪ Now we're building our own promised land ♪

-[ Vocalizing ]

-♪ On this new ground we stand ♪

♪ God bless the work of our hands ♪

♪ And make good on our plans ♪

♪ 'Cause now I've found love ♪

♪ There's no turning back ♪

-♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh ♪

♪♪♪

-♪ I don't feel so young now ♪

♪ Gave the best years of my life away ♪

♪ Tried to build an institution ♪

♪ Instead of tryna keep the faith ♪

♪♪♪

♪ But here in the wild ♪

♪ You loved me, though I was not lovely or deserving ♪

♪ You kissed the curse from my lips ♪

♪ And taught them to rejoice again ♪

♪ Now we're building our own promised land ♪

-[ Vocalizing ]

-♪ On this new ground we stand ♪

♪ God bless the work of our hands ♪

♪ And make good on our plans ♪

♪ 'Cause now I've found love ♪

♪ There's no turning back ♪

-♪ Oh ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ Oh ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ Oh ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ Oh ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ Now I've found love ♪

♪ There's no turning back ♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

Thank you.

[ Cheers and applause continue ]

How do we feel about Prince?

[ Cheers and applause ]

I feel similarly.

[ Laughter ]

I love that he was able to make us dance and think.

[ Cheering ]

And I'm working on the dance thing.

You know, I'm a sad, cranky girl from a farming town in Arizona

with a lot of guitars.

But I love writing as a way to challenge myself

and maybe others to be different,

do different, hope for different, you know?

[ Cheers and applause ]

Thanks.

And I feel like that is something that Prince did well.

He is my teacher in that way,

and we're gonna cover one of his songs.

[ Cheers and applause ]

And thank you for listening.

[ Cheers and applause continue ]

Those of you that saw past the conventional packaging

of what we get in the media

and chose to be here tonight to listen to me,

I really appreciate that.

[ Cheers and applause ]

Thank you so much for being here.

[ "The Cross" plays ]

♪♪♪

♪ Oh, oh ♪

♪ Mmm ♪

♪♪♪

♪ Black day, stormy night ♪

♪ No love, no hope in sight ♪

♪ Don't cry, he is coming ♪

♪ Don't die without knowing ♪

♪ The cross ♪

♪♪♪

♪ Ghettos to the left of us ♪

♪ Flowers to the right ♪

♪ There'll be bread for all of us ♪

♪ If we can just bear ♪

♪ The cross ♪

[ Vocalizing ]

♪ The cross ♪

♪♪♪

♪ Sweet song of salvation ♪

♪ A pregnant mother sings ♪

♪ She lives in starvation ♪

♪ Her children need all that she brings ♪

♪♪♪

♪ We all have our problems ♪

♪ Some big, some are small ♪

♪ Someday, all our problems ♪

♪ Will be taken by the cross ♪

♪♪♪

♪ The cross ♪

♪♪♪

-♪ The cross ♪

♪ The cross ♪

♪ The cross ♪

♪ The cross ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

Thank you so much, Austin.

It's been my absolute pleasure.

Thank you for having me. Thank you, guys.

[ Cheers and applause continue ]

-♪ But so does the difference ♪

♪ When I see you ♪

♪ I see love ♪

♪ I see America ♪

♪♪♪

♪ I feel your pain ♪

♪ I share your blood ♪

♪ I see America ♪

♪♪♪

♪ When I see you ♪

♪ I see love ♪

♪ I see America ♪

-♪ I see love ♪

-♪ I feel your pain ♪

♪ I share your blood ♪

♪ I see America ♪

-♪ I see love ♪

-♪ When I see you ♪

♪ I see love ♪

♪ I see America ♪

-♪ I see love ♪

-♪ I feel your pain ♪

♪ I share your blood ♪

♪ I see America ♪

♪♪♪

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