skinriddletestament

by bede taylor

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background noise infected, lyric-driven stories unhindered by the pursuit of perfectionist production values or the banality of seeking perfect pitch.... enjoy!

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released June 6, 2013

...special thanks to kevin glamuzina for the Taylor, billy for fairly unconditional support, and to brent "the dude" simpson for hours and hours of unpaid, unheralded work without which this stuff would never see the light of day

...all instruments, lyric, voices by bede taylor
...paintings by bede taylor taken from the series "Imitating Picasso"

...digital release and promotion: Last Libretto Music lastlibretto.tumblr.com

...this is for graham ross taylor 1937-1987, in peace, hopefully...maybe

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bede taylor Auckland, New Zealand

Bede Taylor lives with his partner Billy, their daughter Echo, 5 cats,7 chickens and 1 dog on Waiheke Island, NZ.
He makes music in his basement.

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Track Name: shadow
You make me feel like
I’m a shadow, walking alone
There seems to be a
Lack of marrow nowadays in my bones

So don’t you touch me now

A simple life so battered by a
Queen in need of a throne
And in the end it, it comes so slowly
Like the blink of an eye of a crow

So don’t you touch me now

There’s no reason for the bleeding
From the heart of my soul
'Cos you make me feel like
I’m a shadow walking alone

So don’t you touch me now
Track Name: sunlight
I could have been better
I could have given you more
I could have told you pretty lies
but in my heart I’m still a whore

No I don’t see much sunlight
I guess that I’m more used to rain
No I don’t feel much sunlight
I guess that I’m more used to pain

I could have simply made you up
From all of these figments of smoke in my head
I could put you down just to pick me up
But I don’t want to kill us just yet

No I don’t see much sunlight
I guess that I’m more used to rain
No I don’t feel much sunlight
I guess that I’m more used to pain

So what has my past gone and done to me?
Turned me into an object of my own sympathy
I just get so sick n tired of my self pity
I’m just so god damned sick n tired of me

No I don’t see much sunlight
I guess that I’m more used to rain
No I don’t feel much sunlight
I guess that I’m more used to pain
No no no no no no no
No no no no no no no
No no no no no no
Yes
Track Name: cave wall reading
Take these hands
Take these feet
Take this bloodied crown of thorns
That helps you stay weak (meek)
Take this wine, pretend that it’s blood
Take this mis-for-tune & pretend that it’s love

You’re a good liar x 4

I can see your thoughts
I can read your mind
I can make the waters rise
give sight back to the blind
You say I am holy
more than a man
You walk with your shadows
& the fist that was a hand

You’re a good liar x 4

I am not your father
I am not your son
I am not your needle or your radi-a-tion
I am burning children
marching one by one
To breathe the gas and wash our souls
In your gilted love

We are all just liars
you’ve always been a liar
And I am just a liar
you’re a god damned liar
Track Name: fix
Shadows crawling cross my kitchen floor
Life is stalling as I cry for more
Thought you were the maker of my life
Thought you were the mistress and the wife
Thought you were the darkness in the light
Thought you were the blindness & the sight

Shadows crawling cross my kitchen floor
You end up giving less and taking more
Thought you were…

Days start dripping slowly into night
Candle greets the shadow by my side
Lying on this bed of sweat and cold
Angel choking on the dust and bone

Thought you were the maker of my life
Thought you were the mistress and the wife
Thought you were the darkness in the light
Thought you were the blindness & the sight
Track Name: excuse me for dying
Excuse me for dying
For lying
Right here

Excuse me my darling
My sweet love
My
Tears

Excuse me for dying
For lying
Right here