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Walking Skeletons

So let me ask you
how many times
has it happened to you?
bound to ground
in the town, feelin down
walkin round, wonderin bout
who you are, what you are
where you are
and most importantly
how the hell to get out

In this town, there is nothing
not one place, not one time
where I can make, my own sublime
tripped out little hangout
just me in my pad
livin it up, to the 9's
every nite, every day
takin time, to go play
making fine bloody sure
I'm smellin more than just roses tonight

In my bed lies the only
point in living
from now until eternity
cuz we all act tough
but in the end
we're just walkin skeletons

Now that we all know
we on the same level here
I'm takin my strides as my life brings em near
so you should do the same
and leave me right alone
and take your problems somewhere far
too far for the phone to still reach me
so you can still preach to me
all the things that you think
with no time left to blink
as I wretch in the sink
from the same lifeless stink
you put through
each time you feel like it

Well I'm here and I'm sayin
I'm tired of it
so dont act so big 'n bad
cuz we all just walkin' skeletons in the end

song info

Track: 18
Length: 4:10

album info

Shadow Chaser by Elijah Taylor

Released: Saturday, October 27, 2001
Producers: Elijah Taylor, Jeff Matlak, & Michael McNamara
Tracks: 20
Buy: Out of print

Liner Notes

Special thanks to: (In no particular order) Michael and Jeff for making me believe I really could do this, while lending any help/equipment they could.  Meredith for being my friend through life's ups and downs (See Falling, Tree).  My family (Mom, Don, Rachel, Jim, Elliot (!), Penny, Sherry, Dad, Deb, Kim, Nathan, and Marla) for sitting through countless hours of rough mixes and concepts.  God for showing me the light in the darkest of times.  Jenna for always being her cute self even when life turns on us both.  Melisa for always being a friend and giving it to me straight.  Rusty (Smokey Vision) for being a true friend all the way since good old CHS.  Got paper? Mon (Narumol), my excellent friend from Thailand, for bugging me every day to finish this and send it to her (and for being so cute!).  All the great people down at On Cue for believing this should go forward even when little publicity meant little sales.  Good News Music for selling an unsigned artist for nothing.  All the bands that have inspired me to be such a mutt of a musician:  Red Hot Chili Peppers, Aerosmith, Pearl Jam, Creed, Limp Bizkit, Staind, Live, Soundgarden, Bodega, Foo Fighters, Incubus, Undyin.

Engineered, recorded, mixed, and mastered by me at my flat on Huron Place.  Tree recorded at The Hut.  Winter Rain recorded at Pentimento Sound, Cadillac, MI.  The rain for my tracks was recorded outside my apartment during a storm on April 7th, 2001 at about 4am.  Intro and Interlude recorded in my driveway during another storm on August 18, 2001 at about 11:30pm.

All songs written by me except: One and Only Someone, Written and spoken by Melisa Dettloff.  Acclimative Warmity written by Michael, Jeff, and myself.  Drums on Friday Club most excellently performed by Jeff Matlak.  Cover/Disc art by Elijah.

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