Slow to Tune

by Taylor Plas

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released May 21, 2019

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Track Name: Whiskey Twilight
We’re the ones who couldn’t understand now the pain’s between our eyes
It’s late we’re filled from brain to bone with the prime of our lives
The dark conceals your arms and face as you step into the the night
Wherever we set up our camp it’s our Whiskey Twilight

Only the devil’s embrace could hold me the way you’ve been holding me tonight
I look in your face and I see the parts of me I left so close behind
In our Whiskey Twilight

You know the night is getting late ‘cos that fat moon’s on the rise
Whatever lies we tell ourselves tomorrow we’ll have no choice (but) to deny
Like you tell me that you love me as you pull yourself inside
The height of our hysteria is hopeless to hide

Only the devil’s embrace could hold me the way you’ve been holding me all night
I look in your face and I see those parts of me I left so close behind
In our Whiskey Twilight

You know it’s time to pack it in ‘cos that fire’s gonna die
The bed we made we’re lyin’ in, we’ll have to clean this mess up another time
Perhaps if things were different we could have led one divine life
But for now I’ll have to send you home, give my regards to your wife

‘Cos only the devil’s embrace could have held me the way you were holding me that night
I looked in your face, I still see those parts of me I left so close behind
In our Whiskey Twilight
Track Name: Last Years Men
There’s an epic I’ve been writing for all of last year’s men
‘Cos I’m so sick of fighting just to have my heart broken again
I’d like to paint a picture of how it used to be
Extract the fragrant bitter poison that was you and me

Friends and lavish dinners, private talks with men
I hear you say “She’s pretty right?” And someone answers “6 of 10”
Johnny Cash and whiskey, under your employ
All that I am left with: a plastic fast food kids’ meal toy

Given gifts I couldn’t keep, Late at night, Oft I’d weep
Whispered Secrets I confess, Apollo’s fallen prophetess

If I could have had it my way
We’d be shining in the holy light of day
But your desire to destroy me, o love of old,
Is breathing life to the truths that now are to be told

Remember last November, down by Chelsea Piers?
Flicked your smoke right at my face to see if you could rouse my fear
Or when you phoned from San Francisco, said to call your mom and say
You tried, You failed, You love her as you drove your car into the bay

Vandalized like faces of old Egyptian queens
Damaging the image removes her power to be seen
When finally uncovered, how painful it can be
Who’s keeping Nefertiti’s secrets, do we leave her rest in dignity?

If I got drunk and called your bluff
We’d end up detained, both handcuffed
Held captive in Babylon
This queen is kept far from her throne

If you could hear the stories that we speak
It wouldn’t sound to you like Ancient Greek
Like they should have taught back in Helen’s Troy
We weren’t put here to serve the whims of little boys

Now I can still remember when I believed in love
Those days way before my little baby heart it got too tough
Cigarettes and and snowfall, Gatsby’s last request
Recite the words I learned to curse in Latin, Greek, Urdu and French

Spotlight on the cage I’m in, wishing I was small
Anything you wanted, no tending to my needs at all
Tarot cards I’m reading tell visions of the years
All the time I wasted on hollow smiles and bitter tears

When I slipped up, you got rough
Couldn’t tell my mama about that stuff
Lock & key, the unknown
Oracle blessed adyton

If people heard the prophecy I tell
You’d be burning in the holy fires of hell
But ears of Man are so untuned
before they understand, entire lives are ruined
Track Name: O Captain!
How can I get any better this late at night?
I laugh all my cares away, a captain driftin’ toward daylight
You got me feeling giddy, sand between my toes
We’ll just keep wandering looking for what, God only knows

A cadillac’s on fire three blocks away
I’m filled up with desire and I can’t seem to make it go away

Washed up on this desert island, a suitcase in my hand
Digging holes to bury treasure, rumbling through the ruined sand
We’re just two old Ex-Believers looking for a sign
I think we’re bastards and blasphemers, justifying our feeble minds

You know my mind’s on fire so don’t look away
I’m filled up with desire and only you can make me feel okay

I’m sending out an S.O.S. baby, someone save my life
Your lovings got me going crazy, throwin my hands up to the sky
The worst part is I loved you dearly so let me give you some advice
The next stray ship that crosses your path, maybe you ought to think twice

Cos when a lady’s mind’s on fire, you got a choice to make
Or she’ll lose all her desire, is that something you’re willing to forsake
Track Name: Looking For Me
When you find it in your heart, you won’t find me in the dark
You don’t know where I’ll be when you finally come looking for me
When you realize what you’ve lost and you want another shot
Just searching baby, find that key, just know that this time it ain’t me

You know how long I’ve waited for your reckoning to come
When your selfish appetite is sated you’ll be out there on your own

So when you’re turning grey and old
And your new true love has left you cold
You’ll come knocking at my door
But I won’t be waiting there no more

You know how long I’ve waited for your reckoning to come
When your selfish appetite is sated, I’ll be out here on my own

So when you realize what you’ve lost and you want another shot
Just searching baby, find that key, just know that this time it ain’t me

When you find it in your heart, you won’t find me in the dark
You don’t know where I’ll be when you finally come looking for me
Just keep searching you will see
When you come looking for me
Track Name: Half Made Bed
Sitting on your half-made bed
Thinking about the camouflage in your half-made head
We’d just made love, but you know it was broken

You’re not sure about much, I know
But could you be working on it any more slowly
Lying there next to you never felt so lonely

It’s so easy with this disease to do the same things every day
With no regard for how it’s killing you
It’s gonna happen anyway, right?
No, no it’s off with the gloves and I’m not giving up
I’m still young
But not young enough

Sitting on your half-made bed
Thinking about the camouflage in your half-made head
We’d just made love, but you know it was broken

You’re not sure about much, I know
But could you be working on it any more slowly
Lying there next to you never felt so lonely

It’s so easy with this disease to do the same things every day
With no regard for how it’s killing you
It’s gonna happen anyway, right?
No, no it’s off with the gloves and I’m not giving up
I’m still young
But not young enough
Track Name: Try Your Wings
If you've never been in love
And you're longing for the happiness it brings
Try your wings
If you're hungry for the sound
Of a lover saying sentimental things
Try your wings
Even the tiniest bluebird
Has to leave its nest to fly
What a bluebird can do
You can do too, if you try
If you've always had a dream
But you've been afraid that it would not come true, hitherto
Fall in love and you will find
That it's just what you've been dreaming of
A first love never comes twice
So take this tender advice
When it comes, try your wings
And fly to the one you love
Track Name: Bella Ciao
Una mattina mi son alzato
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
Una mattina mi son alzato
Eo ho trovato l'invasor

O partigiano porta mi via
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
O partigiano porta mi via
Che mi sento di morir

E se io muoio da partigiano
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
E se io muoio da partigiano
Tu mi devi seppellir

Mi seppellire lassù in montagna
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
Mi seppellire lassù in montagna
Sotto l'ombra di un bel fiore

E le genti che passeranno
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
E le genti che passeranno
Mi diranno: "Che bel fior"

È questo il fiore del partigiano
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
È questo il fiore del partigiano
Morto per la libertà

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