Storyteller

by Elijah Taylor

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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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Track Name: Dying Slowly
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]
Track Name: Standing in Line
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]
Track Name: Forever
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]
Track Name: Useless
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
Track Name: Let the Darkness Come
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]
Track Name: Dreams of Evergreen
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]
Track Name: Savior
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]
Track Name: Today
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]
Track Name: Storyteller
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]
Track Name: From Heaven
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]
Track Name: LTDC Rmx
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?
Track Name: Me, Myself, and I
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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