May All Your Days Be Gold

by Ian Taylor

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all songs written by ian taylor
thanks to Cation Davis for the photo, Megan Dillard helping on vocals on Lazy, and friends and foes for their place in dreams.

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released May 27, 2015

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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: The Sidewalk Queen
the Sidewalk Queen she stands selling things with a smiling on her painted face. her sometimes fella holds her umbrella as he stands in the pouring rain. and the people in gold pour into the cold, up and down the street. they drift right along to their sad warm homes without a look to the Queen.

and there's nothing I could say to pull her away from the man that stands by her side. and there's nothing I could be to swim through the sea's that hide behind her eyes. so I got too high and I started to cry cause I'm nothing compared to her. so I drove through the rain cursing my name, hoping I wouldn't make it home.

she knows there's no use in speaking aloof of things like love and hate, and I know it's no good to promise I could so I stay resigned to my fate. that I'll die alone like a dog wandering off, never to be found. she won't notice at all that I am gone cause she's happy bound.

and there's nothing I could say to pull her away from the man that stands by her side. and there's nothing I could be to swim through the sea's that hide behind her eyes. so I got too high and I started to cry cause I'm nothing compared to her. so I drove through the rain cursing my name, hoping I wouldn't make it home.
Track Name: Thistles and Poltergeists
I, I follow you
I don't mean to
I just want to.
you, you follow me
you can't help but be beautiful.
and Sister Echo bows to your name
Narcissus he can't help but strain his eyes straight to you.
and your boyfriend thinks that you're insane
I think you're the greatest thing
and you just play it cool.

your love is like ice
like picking thistles and poltergeists.
and I, I like to die in your serpentine eyes.
and color schemes of pink and teal
make me feel like nothing's real
and you haunt them all the time.
so I'm saying I love you in Morse code.
I'm saying how I feel in ways you'll never know
from my heart of turpentine.
Track Name: Amethyst
hear those birds outside my window
I was here such a long time ago.
remember when we were children?
it seems like it was just yesterday
when you said you had to go
but this time I couldn't follow.

cracker jacks, we ate side by side
the prize inside I stuck on your hand with a smile.
you laughed and shook your wonderful head
and you left like grace, quick as you came.
and as you were walking by
you said farewell and I said goodbye.

dandelions you tied in a twist
my lady lion, I'll call you amethyst.
your eyes are cold just like marbles
may all your days be gold like your heart
and I'll stay away and forget each attempt I made.

so now I try to make sense of it all
but I always find my head's against the wall.
cause it hurts and gets lonely too
when all that's left are scars named after you.
and I'm just as damn confused
as a blood red moon on your summer's youth.
Track Name: Lazy
I left my baby cause I'm lazy.
Track Name: Hollow
she is a friend of mine
she gets me high
she steals her mother's pills
she steals her mother's pills.
and I, I chase dogs and they chase me
and we chase cats up trees.
and we chase cats up trees.
Jeannette, she is so pure it hurts my head.
I sleep all day long to keep the evil gone.

and I know I'm hollow but I think you're cute.
and I know I'm hollow but I think you're cute.

I saw your face in twilight's waste
I rot in your scars and sackcloth
I rot in your scars and sackcloth.
she is a friend of mine
she gets me high
she steals her mother's pills.
she steals her mother's pills.
she steals her mother's pills.

and I know I'm hollow but I think you're cute.
and I know I'm hollow but I think you're cute.
Track Name: I Was Once a Lovely Boy
I was once a lovely boy
you saved me from depths of joy
that I would experience
that I would experience.
Miss Irony she speaks in circles
wrapped in drapes and screaming "perfect."
her wide eyes of prophecies dance among the fallen leaves.

the gargoyles of tomorrow have vanished in your smile, love.
leaving gorgons in their place, to turn to stone my twilight's waste.
I died in your lonely eyes, wonder wolf in disguise.
nothing will stay the same, my lover of many names.
nothing will stay the same, my lover of many names.
nothing will stay the same, my lover of many names.
nothing will stay the same, my lover of many names.
nothing will stay the same, my lover of many names.
Track Name: Tomorrow Tonight
sweet lemon drop, I am on fire
and you just watched my aching desire
yea, you just stood there picking flowers.
Palomino my fiend, you are such a dream
your snow white eyes of emerald green
your wooden heart called Tennessee.

and you, you take me as I come
you tame me as I cry and I won't remember tomorrow tonight.
and I won't remember tomorrow tonight.

sweet lily maze, I am afraid
and you just stand there in a daze
while all these lights affect my brain.
I'll get my cure, wait in the car.
yea, this alleyway sure does look dark.
I won't remember who you are.

and you, you take me as I am
you name me as I cry and I won't remember tomorrow tonight.
and I won't remember tomorrow tonight.
Track Name: Little Yellow Pill
give me another little yellow pill
"what if you overdose?" yea maybe I will.
"what if you overdose?" yea maybe I will.
I keep forgetting right where the fuck I'm at
when I put my head in her shoulders and she kisses me like that.
when I put my head in her shoulders and she kisses me like that.
There's lots of bugs that live inside my room
and they crave my lamp just like it is food.
they crave my lamp just like it is food.
I'm afraid of being seen so I keep as low as my self-esteem.
I keep as low as my self-esteem.

and I'll show you everything, my wonderful little detox queen.
and I'll show you everything, my wonderful little detox queen.

give me another little yellow pill
"what if you overdose?" yea maybe I will.
"what if you overdose?" yea maybe I will.
Track Name: Son of my Sorrow/Son of my Strength
Son of my sorrow/Son of my strength
this is my last breath to give you a name
and you will be Nathaniel to me.
Son of my sorrow/Son of my strength
out on the sidewalk counting teeth
with that girl you know whose breath is like snow.

I was like everyone else
all the times I lost myself.
you grew cold and your face is like a rose.
I'm in love with everyone.

Son of my sorrow/Son of my strength
look at yourself you've had too much to think.
with drapes on my eyes, you kissed me in disguise.
Son of my sorrow/Son of my strength
your veins are like disappearing ink.
so here's a rope, go home.

infusion's like gold, confusion's like god.
in the catacombs we shared chemicals.
I'm in love with everyone.
I'm in love with everyone.
I'm in love with everyone.
I'm in love with everyone.
Track Name: Maggie's Dead
Maggie's dead, I buried her here.
beneath these frets and by the mirror.
Maggie's dead, I buried her there.
in the lines in my face and the knots in my hair.
Maggie's dead, she's resolved to ink
on a lonesome page that feels and thinks.
Maggie's dead, I buried her heart
in my chest in the dark.
Maggie's dead.
Maggie's dead.
Track Name: Do You Believe in Ghosts?
do you believe in ghosts?
I was once of stone.
and you speak endlessly of being flower free.
may all your days be gold
sapphire tinted holes
yellow abandoned homes
may all your days be gold.
do you believe in me?
is your heart still on your sleeve?
what happens when your dreams turn into something obscene?
may all your days be love
your soul fits just like a glove
your mind's a rabbit hole
may all your days be love.

may all your days be gold
may all your days be gold
may all your days be gold
may all your days be gold
may all your days be gold
may all your days be gold
may all your days be gold