Another Drunk Conquistador

by Ian Taylor

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released February 7, 2015

All songs written by Ian Taylor except for Flume (Justin Vernon), Seaside (Jake Lloyd) and Constellations, Co-written with Maria Elena.
Vocals on Constellations: Maria Elena

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Track Name: Lady Opal
She dreams in color, wears her freedom like handcuffs, too royal to notice me. So I keep my visions of sepia-tone heavens and gardens rotting at my feet. She speaks with an accent, beautiful and crescent, like a foreign moonbeam.

And when morning comes I'll be sober in the sickening sunshine.
each life I've lived will be over by the time I look in her eyes.
Those eyes.

Lady Opal breathes nice in the microphones each night while the crowd goes wild. But I stay at home at night dreaming of a love like hers, maybe in the next life.

I can't wait to be a ghost, conquering the confused.
Floating through halls and haunting each room.
Track Name: New Love, It's Bad Luck
"New love, it's bad luck." you said as I watched.
"I know I'm lost." I said after you had gone.
Our ghosts stood alone on those narrow streets of stone.
And the winter keeps coming back to remind me of all I lack.
And I can't help but feel this bad when all I love fades to black in the end.
We'll meet again in a dream, my friend.
But until then please keep your distance from me.
Cause I can't take much more of this, stranger to lover to stranger again.
I know you're sad girl I know you're tired but welcome to my world at least you could've tried.
"New love, it's bad luck." you said as I watched.
"I know I'm lost." I said after you had gone.
Track Name: Dear Emily
Dear Emily, I should've wrote you sooner
but I fell afraid and lacked the words to say. I hope I'm forgiven.
And I turn white as a ghost when people get too close.
god, I'm nervous. I'm sorry I'm so worthless.

Dear Emily, I wish I had the guts to tell you
how very pretty I always seemed to find you.
But now my chance is gone and you and I have departed.
And the town is deserted. You're off to college.

Dear Emily, I promise truly I'll never forget you.
All those nights near closing time, I stayed just to speak to you.
And I hope you get everything you wish for
Sincerely yours, another drunk conquistador.
Track Name: They Don't Love You Like I Love You
They don't love you like I love you.
I won't take it all from you or stand above you.
Ella, please believe me you're perfect, that's the way it seems to me.
They're jealous cause you're an endless sea.
They don't love you like I love you.
I won't take it all from you, I just wanna hold you.
They don't love you like I love you.
I won't take it all from you or just stand above you.
They don't love you like I love you.
I won't take it all from you, I just wanna hold you.
Track Name: Another Drunk Conquistador
She speaks of the weather in June
bleeding ink on a sunshine's bruise.
And I stare at your painting until I lose my place.
There's no point in us remaining and I hate my face.

She's so full of life, I hate to see her get to know me.
Cause in the hidden cracks I shine and every night they just keep on growing.

On the edge of her toes she spins like the moon.
With eyes like the road, opalescently confused.
The trees are casting shadows on the cement floor.
The people are shouting "Here goes another drunk conquistador"

She's so full of life, I hate to see her get to know me.
Cause in the hidden cracks I shine and every night they just keep on growing.
Track Name: Seaside
Walking along by the seaside, needing you by my side.
Staring at the lonely sea, and it keeps reminding me
that love for me like wind has flown, no one knows just where it's gone.
Still I walk here all alone, heart ache one more time.

True love, true friends can not begin until they learn to trust and then.
I know you could never find a love as true, a love like mine.
So try my heart and you will see the change your love has made in me.
Don't make me like the lonely sea, try my heart again.

Empty seashells by the sea, and they keep reminding me.
The greatest treasure I could find is loving you through endless time.
So try my heart and you will see the change your love has made in me.
Don't make me like the lonely sea, try my heart again.
Try my heart again.
Track Name: Where I Live
She said "breathe in" but I will hold my breath until you hold my hand
I will. I will.
I should probably write you now and tell you all about where I live.
Where I live.
Cause nothing seems real
I've been dreaming just to feel.
I've been talking to myself.
Just hoping it's someone else by the time I open my eyes.
Track Name: Constellations
I don't wanna be here no more
so won't you lead me to your door?
I've traveled alone in this storm
just to meet you strange and forlorn.

And when the night comes falling down
on my head like a heavy crown.
I've learned not to look around
cause alone is all I have found.

We packed our bags and ran away
to different places, different states.
In all my doubt you'd always say
"Just trust in me we're on our way."

When the sun drowns me in fear
the sky's never looked so unclear.
I'll drive ahead, I won't shift gears.
Cause nostalgia is all that's left here.
Nostalgia is all that's left here.
Track Name: Comfort Must Be Nice
I stood on the stairs feeling nervous, feeling scared.
With my head to the wall I told myself not to care.
But that's inevitable, this is high school.
My insides are shaking
My brain is aching
My heart is breaking.
Where will you go tomorrow?
Where will you sleep tonight?
Yellow eyes watch the clocks go past midnight.
Where will you go tomorrow?
Where will you sleep tonight?
Yellow eyes filled with sorrow
I can't seem to get things right.
Track Name: I Hope That's Enough
I'm trembling in a bathroom, battling my brain.
Holding onto the sink so that I won't float away.
I'm staring in the mirror at the details in my face
and it can't get much clearer, no I need to float away.
That's what the voices say.
That's what the voices say.
And there's a rope tied to the tree that is planted in front of me
I think I'll climb it til I can see all of the world's sleeping harmony.
The world's sleeping harmony.
You left with no plan but to be in the now and when now turns to then,
you will be just as pleased cause what is to you is what's to me.
So you see.
So when I slip my feet in my boots I will not be afraid
to rip out all these roots and walk the other way.
Into the snow and the sleet and the wind and the rain.
The dirty beggars streets, with nothing to give and nothing to take away. I've got nothing to give and nothing to take away.
We spoke of frequencies and the cricket symphonies.
The tears cried in the heat of the walls that bury me.
Bury me.
Bury me.
Bury me.
So I stand in the corner with my hands in my coat.
And I listen to that record, to love and to be loved and hope that's enough.
I hope that's enough.
I hope it's enough.
I hope I'm enough.