I Remember a Girl Named Salem

by Ian Taylor

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released February 14, 2015

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Track Name: Just Like Hell
creeping in like submarines
treat me like you treat your veins.
will you still call my name
when the fire meets the rain

and I thought I knew you well
like the drugs on the bottom shelf
but baby what'd you sell
cause it feels just like Hell.

as I wash my skin with paint
feel that old familiar pain.
standing over the bathroom sink
it's 4 AM and I can't sleep.

and I thought you knew me well
like those other boys who fail.
I guess I'm growing pale
deathly cold and frail.

I'm feeling grey more than blue
watch the sky match my mood.

and I've been wearing black for days
to mourn the sunshine in your face.
all this vacancy displays our hearts heavy weight.
and I thought I knew you well
like the drugs on the bottom shelf
but baby what'd you sell
cause it feels just like Hell.
Track Name: Haunted Face
I'm running on fumes
it's two in the morning.
I'm glad I've got you
but soon you'll be leaving.

and I've got enemies
who look a lot like friends to me.

I'm getting bad again
freezing til I see my breath.
and I haven't eaten
you say I look like death.

and all that rain starts to erase
that poor clown's haunted face.

I've got friends I barely see
soon they'll forget me.
so please stop staring at my bloody knees
and just leave me.

and let the piano player's hands grow
uneasy, tired, and cramped.

and I won't ever leave
they'll have to close to get rid of me.
I haven't been too well
oh, lately can you tell?

by the way I anticipate
every action and move I make.
can you tell by the way
I touch my poor haunted face?
Track Name: Black Cat
there's a cemetery down the street from my house
we can get buried anyway we want.
we'll get some new clothes for our funeral
a pretty little dress or some nice warm coats
cause it's cold down there, underground.
we'll feel the veins of this dying town.

we'll dream like never before
you'll be forever mine as I'm forever yours.

a black cat just crossed my path
you said it's bad luck and I started to laugh
but it's probably true, I guess I'm doomed.
oh well, it was nice knowing you.
Track Name: Devastation to Match Your Hand
I'm running out of alcohol
need a new place to fall
I don't wanna be like you.
finding out where I stand
ain't as fun as it used to be
I don't wanna feel the way I do.
I remember everything
the bus is late it's on its way
now and then you'd cast your eyes on me.
you're my favorite witch you see
I can hardly stand to breathe
I know what it's like to be alone.
Track Name: Red Headed Lady
red headed lady do you still live there?
with your sister's memory haunting the air?
do you still paint your walls the color of your despair?
red headed lady do you still live there?

last time I saw you, you hated my guts
brought me in from the cold and filled my broken cup
but when I turned to take a sip, I saw it filled with mud.
last time I saw you, you hated my guts.

red headed lady do you still live there?
is that angry small dog still at the bottom of your stairs?
do you still make dresses right out of thin air?
red headed lady do you still live there?

red headed lady we used to be friends
but from what I've heard you've grown up since then
do you still hang around the hardcore kids?
read headed lady we used to be friends.

I can still feel your small hands in mine
the closeness we shared and the sleepy bus rides
now when I hear Bon Iver I only think of the winter time
when your small hands were always in mine.

do you remember when we first kissed?
Halloween night, it was electric.
red headed lady am I the one you miss?
no I really doubt it cause I'm not shit.

red headed lady we used to be friends
but from what I've heard you've grown up since then
do you still hang around the hardcore kids?
read headed lady we used to be friends.
Track Name: My Lover
my lover is drowning on the pillow where she lies
the morning is coming to brighten our eyes
my lover is famous on the stage where she dies
midnight is decaying as I hold her tonight.

words can't express the way you make me feel
but I'll try my best to make things real, dear.

my lover is nervous, you can tell by the way she talks
but my lover is perfect, even in her faults
my lover is ancient, she's a high and mighty queen
my lover is patient, the most euphoric dream.

and I haven't a clue of where she resides tonight
but she still swims through my beating heart of time, and that's fine.

my lover is drowning on the pillow where she lies
the mourning is coming to blind our eyes
my lover is famous on the stage where she dies
my lover is decaying as I hold her tonight.
Track Name: Bo Bo
Bo Bo won't you be my dark homed valentine
Bo Bo you're alright, tonight.
won't you darken my doors
I'm so paranoid
Bo Bo do you think I'm spooky?

I don't ever wanna let anyone in
I'm alright by myself I don't need no friends

but Bo Bo ur an exception to the rule
Bo Bo ur looking pretty cool, tonight.

and I don't ever wanna let anyone in
I'm alright by myself I don't need no friends.

but Bo Bo won't you be my dark home valentine
Bo Bo you're alright, tonight.
won't you darken my doors
I'm so paranoid
Bo Bo do you think I'm spooky?
Track Name: I've Had Bad Experiences with a Kit Kat in my Pocket
you left me on your doorstep, roses and chocolate.
that fucking rose is dead, the chocolate's melted now.
the witch is crying, her soul is dying.
everybody knows it, now's the time to show it, dear.
remember in Heaven, the door was broken.
the roof was caving in and you and I were laughing, dear.
that silly record I bought for a dollar to try and make things better
but it didn't even matter at all.
my house is burning, I am learning.
the world keeps on turning while everyone is dying.
you left me on your doorstep, nervous and broken.
now I think I'm almost dead and you won't even hear this.
you won't even hear this.
Track Name: My Sweetheart the Skeleton pt. 2
my sweetheart the skeleton, my how thin you've gotten.
say, when's the last you've eaten?
I see you still wear that crown.
you fool, you're fooled, you've fooled.

my sweetheart the skeleton, will you please show me around?
it's been a while since I've been on your soil.
I see you still think out loud.
how rude, so prude, but it's you.

my sweetheart the skeleton, how long has it been?
I've grown up so much since then.
you're the last thing I think of now.
you bore, you whore, you bore.

my sweetheart the skeleton, you don't mean a thing.
how easy you're forgotten.
I've gotten used to being alone.
alone.
alone.
alone.
alone.
alone.
Track Name: Another Strange Woman
I live in a haunted house
I'm visited by frequent sounds
strangely timed creaks and groans
and I'm thinking I must be the ghost.

each Halloween
I find myself beneath
another strange woman
showing her teeth.

I've got friends who ride the parade
when the city streets feel like a masquerade
but that's fine, I hide my face all the time anyway.

I live in a haunted house
I'm visited by frequent sounds
strangely timed creaks and groans
and I'm thinking I must be the ghost.
Track Name: When Time Transcends
I don't have time to argue about what's real and what's not.
I'm too busy making records about what's real and what's not.

and when time transcends, you'll feel it then.
go to sleep my friend, I'll see you in the morning.
in the mourning.

the birds will be singing about what's real and what's not.
I'll be drinking coffee and thinking about what's real and what's not.

and when time begins, you'll feel the end.
so won't you wake up, friend?
cause I am leaving.
I am leaving.
Track Name: I
I, I am a fever. I, I am a liar.
I stay up all night walking in circles.
I'm surprised I'm still alive, after all the torture.

I, I am a story. I, I feel I've grown boring.
so just turn the page onto the next chapter.
killing time away until I find what I'm after.

and I, I am a light. I'll push the dark out of your mind.
til all that's left is the shine of the things you couldn't find.
so take my hand tonight and turn my circles into lines.

I, I am heresy. you, you're miss misery.
tomorrow may never come, so give me a call.
my mirror's have turned to stone from the alcohol.
Track Name: Become Me
I'll call a cab and you'll call your mother
we'll both go our separate ways and forget eachother.
isn't that right, isn't that right, my dear?

tomorrow I'll hide from all your brothers
who'd like to kick my ass cause they've got nothing better to do.
isn't that true?

cause life is so simple when all you wanna do
is sleep like you're no one and hide up in your room
but sooner or later it catches up with you
things you thought you escaped from
and nightmares become me.

I'll call a cab and you'll call your father
and tell him how bad I treated his daughter
isn't that right, isn't that right, my dear?

and I'll call my friends and tell them to come over
though I know they've got plans but that don't really matter
cause la ta da da da da
Track Name: Lott Road
promises on the trampoline
I felt weak to my knees
and it won't always be this way
searching for a brighter day.
my imagination went too far
thought I was still in your car
stuck out in the parking lot
waiting on the last call.
waiting on the sun to bust
it's already blinded us
we've still got some ways to go
there's a map in my raincoat
I could probably die right here
it wouldn't make a difference, dear.
laughing on the trampolines
hiding dirty magazines
this is what you've made me
my adolescent beauty queen
I could probably die right here
would it make a difference, dear?
I could probably die right here
it wouldn't make a difference, dear.