Heavy Rain EP

by Taylor Skelton

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released February 26, 2013

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Track Name: Heavy Rain
Heavy Rain

Outside the weather’s schizophrenic just like her mind
She points her dirty little finger at me
Inside my white walls are scenic with photographs from my life
And everything that used to be
She pulls my heartstrings just to see what chord she will strike
Around the drain and now I’m in too deep
She wants me to run for the door, just to stand by her side
The trap’s been laid but it tasted so sweet

It’s too late now, the sun’s gone down
The rains have come and we’re about to drown
It washes off her Cheshire grin
And I’m flailing my arms just to tread this water again

Is it masochistic or just a romantic mind
That makes me want what I can’t have
Is it too fantastic that I might walk this line
That many others failed to hold in the past
The serenade of the band playing the streets tonight
She takes me by the hand
Behind the curtains away from the flashing lights
Her lipstick lips tell me that I’m her man

It’s too late now, the sun’s gone down
The rains have come and we’re about to drown
It washes off her Cheshire grin
And I’m flailing my arms just to tread this water again

She gave me her bed to warm my cold bones at night
I fell asleep with her head on my chest
I left in the morning without turning on her light
She mumbled “goodbye” from her bed
I walked these streets, the day was young, we were both satisfied
I popped some gum for my morning breath
I just called to say I love you, I should have lied I couldn’t hide
And the rain it fell on my head

It’s too late now, the sun’s gone down
The rains have come and we’re about to drown
It washes off her Cheshire grin
And I’m flailing my arms just to tread this water again
Track Name: Goodbye
Goodbye

Come here little princess
Your brave heart is beating so fast
This world is not fair to children
I promise this pain it won’t last

I never meant to let you down
And I will still play with you in the park
And when your nightlight burns out
You can always call me when it gets dark

Mommy will help you dial
She knows I’m only a phone call away
But now I’ve got to leave you child
It breaks my heart, but daddy just can’t stay

Baby girl you are all I need and
Mommy and me can’t see eye to eye
I don’t think that you’ll understand
But when it’s dead sometimes you’ve got to let it die

Eat your supper before dessert
And hug your teddy when you feel alone
Mommy loves you please listen to her
And brush your teeth the way that you’ve been shown

I spy with my little eye
The most beautiful thing to grace this world
You are the light of my life
And you’ll always be my girl

You’ve cried your tears of pain
You’ve heard us scream you have heard us shout
We didn’t think you’d grow up this way
Our love for you I hope that you will never doubt

This goodbye is not forever
Even though I’m walking out the door
I’ll never really leave you never
Even as our tears strike the floor
Track Name: Shirt Off My Back
Shirt Off My Back

So this is what we’ve come to these are the moments that we’ve got?
You provoke me with your words and your “I don’t care" talk
But I’ve seen your soul, remember I’ve walked this block
And your pettiness ain’t worth a second of my thoughts

You know I loved you, I know you did in kind
But now you act like you’re ready to leave it all behind
You walk with your chin up, his jewelry on you shines
But your mask of confidence is just a mask, and it’s old and it’s tired

Give yourself to a man who gives nothing back
But the money in his pockets and his verbal attacks
And you’ll receive what you believe you deserve when in fact
When you want only that you don’t deserve the shirt off my back

I’ll spare you the details of my life
You don’t need the ammunition you are doing just fine
When you come callin’ with your violin crying
My door will be barred shut, my life will be mine

You’ll paint my photo’s red but you’ll remember my face
You had jacks up your sleeves but you called it an ace
And no I ain’t leavin’ town cuz doll this ain’t no chase
You were the girl of my dreams, now you’re just a girl and I’m onto other things

Give yourself to a man who gives nothing back
But the money in his pockets and his verbal attacks
And you’ll receive what you believe you deserve when in fact
When you want only that you don’t deserve the shirt off my back

We talked for hours, did we communicate?
Was this just an inevitable twist in our fate?
Believe me when I say I hope you’re doing great
But if your tongue is forked I’ll be the first to call you a snake

Give yourself to a man who gives nothing back
But the money in his pockets and his verbal attacks
And you’ll receive what you believe you deserve when in fact
When you want only that you don’t deserve the shirt off my back
Track Name: Trim The Fat
Trim The Fat

The gods cried down their tears of rage
They struck the ground, fed this earth, their anger rained
In this bed built of sin last night I lay
And my body shook I sobbed and blue skies turned gray

Oh, my intentions were never pure
My heart was wounded it would not be cured
I mourned for my loss, I took what was yours
Stab me ‘neath my ribs my back’s exposed for your dagger’s curse

And when you stab me to the hilt, you won’t feel any guilt
This is what I deserve, my body’s a temple that’s been deserted
Take it out on me if this is what you need
You don’t need to feel any shame coz I’m the one to blame

Plant your seeds of doubt
The rain will be sure to see ‘em sprout
And as I watch our flame go out
With blood on my hands I curse the sky and its merciless clouds

You put your faith in the wrong hands
You tried to catch sunlight, but there were cracks in this man
It fell through my fingers like an infant playing in sand
Our castle was conquered when the tide came in I ran

The anger of the mighty sea, the bittersweet memories
For I was once a child and on these waves we went wild
But it swallowed me up whole, the trident ripped apart my soul
I’m guilty I didn’t want this fate for everyone that was left in my wake

Mother, mother you can’t hold me now
The boy grew up he just didn’t know how
Went down to the shore and the thunder howled
The ocean’s fingers pulled me in as the waves they plowed

And tomorrow the sun will rise again
I’ll take you off that pedestal, come down to earth again
Trim the fat off the image that I carry of you in my head
I’m sorry, I’m sorry my friend
Track Name: The Angel's Ball
The Angel’s Ball

There’s a white sheet that’s been thrown over my eyes
The outline of life has faded from sight
And while everything once seemed so black and white
I know now that the grey is where I live my life

I love the pretty colours, the pinks and blues
The radiance of their beauty, well you know it lights up the room
But in the corner of the whites of my eyes water starts to loom
The power of his beauty burnt out too soon

And I’ve been on a gold rush for another shot of poison
And tonight I will stake my claim
Down my throat flows that cooling pollution
Are we just pawns in the hands of God while he plays some sick chess game?

Behind the sun there’s a dance being held
For all the souls that were robbed from us and turned into angels
And the echoes of their laughter rings through the land cracking the bells
Of the churches built by humans who conspire theories of hell

And the innocence has been raped and left for dead
The rainbow bled all its colours, a cloud is what was left
And outside tonight I tried to dance it was a good attempt
The streets were lonely and it started to rain so I ran for cover to keep from getting wet

And I’ve been on a gold rush for another shot of poison
And tonight I will stake my claim
Down my throat flows that cooling pollution
Are we just pawns in the hands of God while he plays some sick chess game?

Grab my gun, point it at the sky and shoot until the clouds are dead
And if it stops raining I will go out and finish my dance
And when the sun steps aside will the angels accept me as one of them?
Or am I damned to walk this earth with just a memory of him?

I’ve been on a gold rush for another shot of poison
And tonight I will stake my claim
Down my throat flows that cooling pollution
Are we just pawns in the hands of God while he plays some sick chess game?