Live from a Bedroom

by Ian Taylor

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recorded live in my bedroom over the course of an hour and a half.

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released September 7, 2015

Darryl McClure: drums
Marla Booker: lead guitar on all songs except after ur gone and the frog song
Ian Taylor: vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar on after ur gone and the frog song.
the bass tracks were dubbed in later by ian taylor.

all songs written by ian taylor with the exception of the covers, ur up to no good (ur marilyn monroe) and leave me alone jackson were written on the spot.

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Track Name: After Ur Gone (alex g cover)
after you're gone
how can we tell them
you're gone
how can we show them
you're gone
Track Name: Novella
I’m tasting Novella’s perfume
as she takes my eyes out with a spoon
I’m tasting Novella, my loon.

and I’m all screwed up but I feel fine
take me through your raspberry skies

I’m tasting Novella too soon
as she takes me out to the moon
I’m tasting my Novella, my goon.

and I’m all screwed up but I feel fine
take me through your raspberry skies

I’m tasting Novella’s ripe fruit
as she takes my heart out with a spoon
I’m tasting Novella, my flume.

and I’m all screwed up but I feel fine
take me through your raspberry skies
Track Name: Leave
she sat me at a picnic table out in the rain
made me categorize the things in my brain
and why I feel insane.

my baby she don’t like veins
she’s always trying to send hers down the drains
and I just want to explain.

you say it’s a memory and I say it’s a dream
you come falling into me looking like a scream
and I just want to leave.
and I just want to leave.
Track Name: Bug (alex g cover)
he doesn’t know me
no pain for my gain
callin my cellphone
no time for that shame
a yes man
you know i love you back kid
but i skid
i never knew ya
a yes man
you know i got your back kid
but i fib
im flyin through ya

and when you go there
you stay there
bug in the crosshair
you stay there

a fuck brain
just tryin to get himself paid
but behave
a big pain
but love him all the damn same

bug in the crosshair
Track Name: Billy
she fed me to the ocean with the dead bird's spine.
Billy, she's a woman. she will never die.

beneath her ruby throat I left purple love.
may all your days be gold, my child.

Billy, she don't kill bugs. she sets them free to go.
I told her it's her I love, all she said was "Don't."

then I felt like I could disappear and it wouldn't make a single difference.

may all your days be gold, my child.
may all your days be gold, my child.
may all your days be gold, my child.
Track Name: Head
I wear this head to display a smile
eyes in a dream, is it worth your while?
I had a crush on this girl I knew
she never showed any interest too.
I am a kite and you are the hand
you are the knife and I am the land.

swallow this
I made a big mistake
go away

the piper’s head caught flames
the owl watched wide eyed
I am the dream and you are the tide.
I wear this head, I’m invisible
the window called your name
the carpets are bones.

swallow this
I made a big mistake
go away
Track Name: the Frog Song
come back frogs i'll do you no harm
i just want to see your slimy arms
it doesn't matter if ur three inches in height
all frogs are the bomb they're such a pretty sight
i don't even know how this pond got here
the frogs make it clear they don't like it when i sing

come back frogs i wanna see u hop
and say ribbit ribbit

don't think of me as an enemy or foe
if i was that small i'd be hopping around with u
Track Name: Change (alex g cover)
How are you today
i saw your friends band play
a little show last night
its not my thing they were alright
youre in my dream last week
id like to hear what you think
we passed a house driving fast
the sun was shining on the grass
you made me stop and leave the car
you pulled my sleeve but not too hard
remember when you took too much
i didnt mind being your crutch
we loved you then
its not the same

i dont like how things change
Track Name: Tonight
Iris, she's beside herself by the window where she paints her Hell
and I can see it well, tonight.
The weatherman beneath a kerosene lamp while his bible slips from his bleeding hands, he's returned to the land, tonight.
Rain smiles through green eyes and silhouettes of sunshine and moonlight, tonight.
The present stands naked like a stranger unexpected to show here, tonight.

And any weakness around here will you get you killed dear
so don't you cry at all.
And each time a phone rings I hope it's you calling me but each time I'm wrong.

Three men with a death wish in a field of pages are singing, tonight.
Everything is misery eventually, I just want to sleep but it will not pass, tonight.
You're a pinup girl, a peppermint swirl, a penciled ghost at the end of the world and I can feel it unfurl, tonight.
The serpent priest who's soaked in bleach with a cigarette between his teeth, he will not dream, tonight.

And the Queen of Neptune with her strep throat and cinnamon moon she lies now like leaves.
With the heart of an artist, it's tragic but touching with the soul of Annabel Lee.

She has no age, no restricting pain but a gypsy face and a lemming-like fate, tonight.
Maggie makes my mouth numb still, like a drug that kills like a void that needs to be filled, tonight.
Twisted and tangled on a living room couch, dancing in kitchens with words in my mouth that won't come out, tonight.
And while the streetlights blur I'm a passenger with a twisting mind full of thoughts of her and I will not be cured, tonight.

And that mundane fiend full of dopamine with skin like a magazine and hands like a thief, he aches.
My heart it hangs on a puppet string dependent on each move you make, full of empty space, it breaks.
Full of empty space it breaks.
Track Name: Sydney
blue is the color of Sydney's face when she crawls out of your ears
and sleeps like there's no fear.
blue is the color of Sydney's heart when she can't make a sound
the chemicals spin her around.

glass to glass, ash to ash
Sydney laughs but her eyes are sad
cause she is empty too
doesn't know what to do

black is the color of your ghost that's left with a mouth that's full of sand, we plotted out my death.
black is the color of the scenes in my dreams of a man who won't go away, he's a pattern in my brain.

glass to glass, ash to ash
I can laugh but I won't tonight
cause I've turned into a deck of cards
she took it just a little too far
she took it just a little too far.
Track Name: Leave Me Alone Jackson
leave me alone jackson
Track Name: You're up to no Good (ur marilyn monroe)
ur up to no good
ur marilyn monroe
ur up to no good
ur marilyn monroe
happy birthday mr. president
happy birthday mr. president
Track Name: Fell in love with a girl (white stripes cover)
Fell in love with a girl
fell in love once and almost completely
she's in love with the world
but sometimes these feelings
can be so misleading
she turns and says are you alright?
I said I must be fine cause my heart's still beating
come and kiss me by the riverside,
bobby says it's fine he don't consider it cheating

Red hair with a curl
mellow roll for the flavor
and the eyes were peeping
can't keep away from the girl
these two sides of my brain
need to have a meeting
can't think of anything to do
my left brain knows that
all love is fleeting
she's just looking for something new
and I said it once before
but it bears repeating

Can't think of anything to do
my left brain knows that
all love is fleeting
she's just looking for something new
and I said it once before
but it bears repeating
Track Name: Break (alex g cover)
tagging out
in my head i see bright lights
Running in
I think I'm feeling it now just like you did
Taking hits for you
Cause I wanna feel like I'm supposed to
I could disappear
but this is what makes me feel so real
And I break for you baby
does it make you feel so good
Hold me down
And maybe I'll quit
if you stick around
Keep quiet
Its the only place i know
but its my favorite
And I'm sick for you baby
And it's never gonna go away
Track Name: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (neautral milk hotel cover)
What a beautiful face
I have found in this place
That is circling all round the sun
What a beautiful dream
That could flash on the screen
In a blink of an eye and be gone from me
Soft and sweet
Let me hold it close and keep it here with me

And one day we will die
And our ashes will fly from the aeroplane over the sea
But for now we are young
Let us lay in the sun
And count every beautiful thing we can see
Love to be
In the arms of all I'm keeping here with me

What a curious life
We have found here tonight
There is music that sounds on the street
There are lights in the clouds
Anna's ghost all around
Hear her voice as it's rolling and ringing through me
Soft and sweet
How the notes all bend and reach above the trees

Oh how I remember you
How I would push my fingers through
Your mouth to make those muscles move
That made your voice so smooth and sweet
But now we keep where we don't know
All secrets sleep in winter clothes
The one you loved so long ago
Now he don't even know his name

What a beautiful face
I have found in this place
That is circling all round the sun
And when we meet on a cloud
I'll be laughing out loud
I'll be laughing with everyone I see
Can't believe how strange it is to be anything at all