Storyteller

by Elijah Taylor

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1.
Dying Slowly 03:33
I see the fields at sundown, nary a sight forgotten A waving flag flies golden, nary a sight forgotten A lonely soldier standing, imagining fields of cotton A memory of freedom, in his own home forgotten -chorus1- And the wind is fair, it lifts his hair He hears the far cry stream And the games and wares, singing clear The voices of children ring And flood the air without a care In innocence they sing In free borne air, the land is fair With freedom cries they sing… Alone again in twilight, an orchestra of nature I feel the fog surround me, and I’m asleep an hour later A distant dream of adventure, fighting evil’s nature I feel the power growing, but what if I’m the traitor? -chorus2- An awakening stare, throughout the air A lonely place to be In a worthless care, a thoughtless prayer A wordless black marquee With a millionaire, that’s unaware And dodging hot debris In a desperate scare, beyond repair The freedom starts to bleed It's dying slowly [chorus2]
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I see the same thing every single day of my life A rubber band game jumpin’ to the front of the line I keep my thumb out in the rain and hope for a ride When will my taxi drive on up and show me the sign? -chorus- You can’t see me but you You can’t ignore me and you You can’t be me Still standing in line by myself You can’t see me but you You can’t ignore me and you You can’t be me Still standing in line by myself You can’t see me but you You can’t ignore me and you You can’t be me So I’m still alive by myself You can’t see me but you You can’t ignore me and you You can’t be me And I’m still alive by myself Now on occasion somebody will feed me a line An invitation straight on up with them at my side But I get weary thinkin’ ‘bout us cheatin’ the line I'd like to jump now We both know this isn’t my sign, no Ridin’ the ride all inside my only world Is a place to confide what’s inside My tiny noodle, yeah A visitation like an unexpected surprise A reservation for my place just outside the line With hesitation I walk over out of the line A liberation; finally I’m seeing the sign… [chorus]
3.
Forever 02:46
Standing in the hall with his eyes closed again Remembering, remembering The looks he got will never leave him again Disbelief, and a general disrespect He wonders where the other paths would have led Retracing and regretting -chorus- Forever, a lover Forever, no other Forever, a traitor Forever, a hater I feel the underground basin under stress It’s pushing, and I’m pulling I know there’s only one way out of this mess It’s bending and I’m folding Just stay away I don’t know if I want the memory [chorus]
4.
Useless 04:03
Sometimes I feel useless And most times I feel restless in my skin And sometimes I walk at night alone And most times I consider my life -chorus- Perched on a doubt of creation, of nothing Tumbling down in anti-salvation, for nothing Searching for my permanent station, yields nothing Holding onto one last mutation; I have nothing, no This is not a new game, this is every day It seems that every time I try to fly in the sky I fail, and I fall So I’m mostly blue these days Even though I always try to take a new dive Into real, so surreal I am… [chorus] Sometimes I feel useless
5.
He walks to the dock and looks around At the water below The scent of seaweed fills his lungs It feels warm, yet cold, yeah Beneath the moisture on his face His eyes are sore and his ears are crimson There’s constant lapping of water It sounds like giant drums full of gasoline -chorus- But what if he sank to the bottom, And he let his life go? What if he gave up everything, And he let the darkness come? Ripples in the water, Ducks bobbing up and down Twinkling distant lights From a distant town A lonely bird in the endless gray clouds above In the clouds above -var1- The thoughts about today are mostly dim How can he live with fog all around him? His head is leaking out on the sidewalk The brains are shiny and full of pain now People begin to stare at him now and Sometimes they laugh and some of them scowl and Tell him the things that all of us know already, already [chorus] [var1] [chorus]
6.
Frenwik 04:16
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You’ve got me on the chopping block again I don’t know the light from the day You’ve got me in your crosshairs again I don’t even have to be awake -chorus1- Talk in my language, I see that you’re angry, but I’m not there Talk in my language, I see that you’re angry, but I’m not there Speak to me lovely and tell me your troubles, but I’m not there You’ve got me on your wish list again I can see that not much has changed You’ve touched me in your fantasies again You wonder why it feels so strange -chorus2- Talk in my language and soak up my energy I’m not there Capture my essence and drink it for dinner but I’m not there Speak to me lovely and tell me your troubles but I’m not there Drink it up, drink it up Tell me what you’re livin’ for Sink me now, sink me now Show me what you’re breathin’ for Drink it up, drink it up Tell me what you’re livin’ for Sink me now, sink me now Show me why you’re breathin’ I’m island borne, and I cannot seem to swim Throw me off the world in a can You’ve spotted me In your Dreams of Evergreen Try and save your own life for once Drink it up, drink it up Tell me what you’re livin’ for Sink me now, sink me now Show me what you’re breathin’ for [chorus1]
8.
Savior 03:25
The way you talk The way you see The play in the dark It plays with me When you find me, stay beside me Hate me freely, make me dizzy -chorus- Only love is the savior, savior Throw me all of your flavor, flavor Slowly falling; I’ll save her, save her Show me your love as a savior, savior I see you talk I hear you breathe From afar you stalk From here you leave When you find me, stay beside me Hate me freely, make me dizzy [chorus] Where is the sunshine on your face? [chorus]
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Today 03:48
Sharp-tongued words fell from her mouth: “Save me…” A lasting call from underwater: “Take me… down around the town To a time without a frown In a certified, bonafide, chariot of God…” The color red is deep in her evil way to sleep An interval, spectacle, disappointment week The things that she wants, I can’t give to her My promise is all that I have now How do I say to her angel-face: “Now’s not the right time…” I wish you could see how I love you. I wish you could understand that… -chorus- For an age of the earth, I profess, I will keep you Inside of my heart where your smiles can play And light up my eyes until the day is right Someday that day will be today. Frightened in the corner is a world away Melody plays in her face today She’s waiting in a coma for the day A great revolution Take her down around the town In a whirl winded gown To the beautiful, sensual, purpose of your life The candles burning down With the fragrance all around Of a wonderful, meaningful, flicker in the night I wish you could finally believe me. I wish you would trust in my feelings. [chorus]
11.
Storyteller 03:13
Have you ever seen the Storyteller man? A guitar in his lap and a song in his hands He’ll sit with his friends that he never knew he had To some he’ll be a son; to some he’ll be a dad He’ll sing you a song that’ll nearly make you cry With a quiver in his voice and a tear in his eye He’ll let you look through a window in his mind And a light will shine on your face, and -chorus1- You’ll feel warm and you’ll feel cold You’ll feel young and you’ll feel old And you’ll see places you’ve never been Through the eyes of the Storyteller man The night will wear on and you’ll hear about the time He was lucky or stupid or straight up out of line And as you watch all the lines in his face You’ll feel yourself in his time, in his place He starts a verse in a song about a girl Who came in his life and then left with his world He stops for a moment to think about the time He remembers a time that she loved him -chorus2- And you’ll feel happy; you’ll feel sad You’ll see him as a son and you’ll see him as a dad And you’ll see places you’ve never been Through the eyes of the Storyteller man [chorus1] [chorus2]
12.
From Heaven 03:16
I’m watching, I’m watching you And every place I look I see you smiling I’ve been laughing every single time I think of you Free and smiling in the mirror You’re waiting for me to come up to you And hold you tightly while I whisper All the ways in which you’re dear to me Dear to me -chorus- But I’ll fall I’ll fall I’ll fall From Heaven, to you From Heaven, to you From Heaven, to you I’m sobbing ‘cuz everywhere I look I see you still A world of memory without pity On those who may still be around for now Temporary residents here We’re all just living every day the same No promise of it ever working Just the way it was supposed to be Supposed to be [chorus]
13.
LTDC Rmx 04:33
He walks to the dock and looks around At the water below The scent of seaweed fills his lungs It feels warm, yet cold, yeah Beneath the moisture on his face His eyes are sore and his ears are crimson There’s constant lapping of water It sounds like giant drums full of gasoline -chorus- But what if he sank to the bottom, And he let his life go? What if he gave up everything, And he let the darkness come? Ripples in the water, Ducks bobbing up and down Twinkling distant lights From a distant town A lonely bird in the endless gray clouds above In the clouds above The thoughts about today are mostly dim How can he live with fog all around him? His head is leaking out on the sidewalk The brains are shiny and full of pain now People begin to stare at him now and Sometimes they laugh and some of them scowl and Tell him the things that all of us know already, already But what if he sank to the bottom, And he let his life go? What he if gave up everything, And he let the darkness ...come?
14.
Hey man Hey, what’s up? What ya doin, man? Oh nothing, just messin around with this riff I came up with this morning. Oh sweet, let me hear it Cool let me get my bass, man. Sweet Yeah, its much better with the bass though, thanks. ‘Sup guys? Hey man, ‘sup? What ya doin? Just jammin Wanna jump in, man? Sure… don’t mind if I do. Check check check I think I know just the thing, man Blue eyes are my feeling When I see my face in the mirror Although hazel remains in sight clearer So I sing to the freeway No one knows why I can’t see Two miles beyond freedom Wipe off all the water From my hands while I Take you to another place Where there’s always things that matter And our happenings are always all the rage I can see that there’s always a way to be empty I feel free until reality comes up to bite me What’s going on? I like bass, bass is good Whoa, wait a minute, hold on, what were you doing? Uhh, singing? Bass bass bass bass Will you cut that out? Sorry, geez No, here, give me my electric That could have been a cool song What’s your problem? Pssh, fine Bass bass bass You think this is any better? Shut up, this is awesome Whatever Check this out Well I write mad songs Cuz I don’t know what other songs to write Well I write bad songs What? What the hell is that supposed to mean? Whatever man… fine, you write it Watch me Check one two Bass bass bass bass Dude gimme that bass again Bass! Like that? Yeah Don’t show your face here You’ve gone away And I don’t want you back What? Just like you Do you two ever quit? Shut up! Geez, never mind Dude, make yourself useful and get on lead or something Oh Sit there like a bump on a log Is that thy bidding, my master? Well just try to pretend like you care about this project at all Dude, watch where you’re goin’ It will be better than that crap we had on before Don’t even start Yeah, crap Bass bass bass Dude, enough with the bass, just play it ok? Are you ready for the lead, cuz I’m quite ready to play lead over here, thank you I liked him better before he died I heard that, goat cheese Eh, whatever You said goat cheese Shut up! How’s that grab ya? Is that good enough for ya? Dude, what happened to the bass? Right here! Bass bass bass bass Well I know of someone who thinks that I cannot write good Write well! – Shut up! You see what I mean? He taunts me and teases and tells me that I cannot make it You suck! See now I can’t take it! Get out of my head! Get out of my memories! Go on off to bed, You are no friend of me! See, now that was awesome Oh and by the way, you were playing the lead to “impossible” From the… third cd? I don’t care! It was awesome. Bass bass bass

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Welcome to Super-Reality, and welcome to my sixth release.

Seven of these songs have appeared on my previous limited release, '28.' In addition to those, I've added seven more tunes to the collection now known as "Storyteller." Thank you for joining me on my continued journey of self-discovery.

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released December 28, 2005

All songs written, produced, edited, recorded, performed, mixed, and mastered by yours truly at Aceoft Studios in Cadillac, MI.

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