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by Matt Scott

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A collection of demos and rough recordings...2001- early 2008 respectively. Some may see the light again in re-recordings, though it's pretty likely this will serve as a time capsule of old work moving forward. Enjoy!

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released January 7, 2012

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Track Name: The Lion Tamer
And as i rest my head
in the lions mouth again
i remembered what love was
as a component of loss
in my case as i floss
no applause neccesary
its just a job

yes it's only a job
i get paid by the hour
hell his old bones
are frailed and compliant
but hold my feet to the fire
and i'll admit im a liar
and im scared half to death

nothing more, nothing le
Track Name: Escape Plan
The taste of lead
Plays a sour note
on the roof
Of the mouth.

Shift, spit it out.

Careful not to cause a sound,
Stillness pulls the key
Towards an opened palm.

Shift, click, you're out.

Legs doubled over
like wet match sticks,
Chain link tourniquets
Release just the same.

Across shark infested waters,
Empowered by momentum,
Freed limbs impede there will on the
Last latch.

Catch your breath
As smoke irrupts and
Settles.

In the nettles of
A crowds cactus vision,
You emerge
Unscathed.

Bow and Wave.
You're out.

Bow and Wave.
You're out.
Track Name: Right Is Wrong
If grass is always greener on the other side
tell me which side am I on
free my consciousness of what is right
free my consciousness of wrong

and i've been tempted by the apple tree
over taken by its song
a melody for sake of melody
feasting 'pon the flesh and bone

Right is wrong is right is wrong
there's no reason to be cheating either end of some
there's enough to go around to share the wealth of song
right is wrong is right is wrong

now lines were set in place for crossing
bridges built to overturn
and notions set to pledge devotion
leave us little room to learn

oh i've been tempted by the apple tree
overtaken by its song
a melody for sake of melody feasting pon the flesh and bone

right is wrong is right is wrong
there's no reason to be cheating either end of some
there's enough to go around to share in the wealth of song
right is wrong is..
Track Name: Three Views
They tell me how it grows
and of the things it knows
and of the wind which blows
the dust in spiralled cones
its shape is uniform
delicate, tendriled form
and mends a soul that's torn
revamped and thus reborn

and thats one way of looking
into the other end of
the spectrum we can look at
to seek and dissect love

It aims to desecrate you
elivate then deflate you
and leave you in the state to
push what you couldn't pull through
the lies are luminary
you lose the will to carry
the burden you can't bury
reshelved and left to worry

and thats one way of looking
into the other end of
the spectrum we can look at
to seek and dissect love

but worst of all in lacking
the passion or the pain which
should make the life worth living
the balance act that's giving
you reason to seek changes
or rearrange the stages
without the realization
your love is lost and vacant

and thats one way of looking
into the other end of
the spectrum we can look at
to seek and dissect love
Track Name: Liaison
Oh you could hand me a dollar
you could hand me a dime
but i assure you honey
no amount of money
could change my mind

cause it's clear i've got a game plan
cause its clear that i've got goals
now please go home

and i've made contacts with the locals
i've made contacts with police
and if there's word of you in town
i swear you'll see no sign of me
cause i've got a house of polished steel
with no windows, hung from eves
and only I know how to enter
because i've got the only key

and if this seems a little drastic
and you're questioning my state
well i assure you honey, if you had my money
you'd shy away from fate
sure it's easy just to flaunt it
live your life out on display
but i've got wordiness, distinction and a social life at stake

so if you wouldn't mind retiring
I suppose it's just as welll
you can sleep out on the sofa
if you're hungry, help yourself
and by the dawn i'll hail a taxi
hell, i'll even pay the fare
just remember nothing happened
there was no liaison here.
Track Name: Next Life Blues
when i arrive
at pearly gates
and time should near to test my fate
pon what three things
should i be judged
that he should know
if i am one
whose lived his life
with dignity
and soverignty
and piety
and never trod
with devils foot
to break the trust
that he had put
into the depths of every soul
and testing faith and paying tolls

pon what three things should i be judged?

Love, Love, Love

When I arrive at pearly gates
and in the light, I sit and wait
pon what three things should I be Judged?

Love, Love, Love
Track Name: Toward the Red Glow of the Moon
Theres a home,
with a light,
that stays lit every night,
just in case
something needs to be litten.

Through the thick window casing,
the shine of a bulb,
sends a pale yellow ember,
refracted and hollow,
toward the red glow,
of the moon.

..and as cold air it shuffles,
through piles of papers,
to find the receipt for a broken down furnace,
that seemed to go awol sometime mid december,
and won't get replaced until spring receives tenure,
you call it a draft,
close the window,
move on with your day.

Theres a home,
with a light,
that stays lit every night,
just in case something needs to be litten.

Toward the red glow,
of the moon,
theres a magic,
thats spoken of only in motion.

As heavenly bodies,
submit to the whim,
that they only paint skylines,
beneath the great darkness,
and weep from the notion,
as likeminded fools.

Theres a home,
with a light,
that stays lit every night,
just in case something needs to be litten.

Through the thick window casing,
the shine of a bulb,
sends a pale yellow ember,
refracted and hollow,
toward the red glow,
of the moon.
Track Name: Fell
Oh I fell from a Height
Higher than the tallest tree
further than the sun or moon

And oh I fell into the earth
left my imprint in the dirt
an impression of my smirk was all that stayed behind

How I fell for you.
You.

And so I gave up on amends
packed my things and left again
dragged my feet upon the ground

but oh i'd be damned that I should find
that my grin had stayed behind
even grass had learned to grow around, not inside

How I fell for you.
You.

And though time has surely passed
and the fallings faded fast
i'd be foolish not to say

That if
you should take a peek
just inside yourself you'd see
the impression of a time thats since eluded me

How I Fell for you
You.
Track Name: FSH
I'll die once for you
bathe my palms in ore
wear a thorny crown
upon the cross you bore

oh i get so tired of Trying

Walk upon the sea
born a bastard son
body made of bread
wine becomes my blood

oh i get so tired of trying
Track Name: Missing the Point
dropped to my shoulder
like a ball of lead
heavy on the corner of my body
shit can't help but hit the fan
from time to time it's said
but I've got no vested int-rest
in blowing

I guess it could have been
across the head instead

hallelujah, amen


Played out the scenario
in softly spoken flow
a murmur made
to gesture at the will
good men impose

But fuck it if that "will"
should leave me unfulfilled


is there no common ground
between the action and the sound
or am i just missing the point?
missing the point?
missing the point?
missing the point?
Track Name: Hold on to Me
Its hard bein empty
when you're so full of hate
its hard servin love when
theres none on your plate

its hard kissin up to the lord
when you've got no lips

and you're not about good and ready to cash in you chips

you gotta hold on to me

its hard being sober
when theres so much to drink
its hard to get close to your preist when
hes seeing a shrink

to honor thy father and mother
though they both ran off on one another
and you walked away with his eyes
and her perfect smile

you gotta hold on to me.
Track Name: Million Dollar Baby
Washed to shore
by the good graces of your melody
and i could not be more
enveloped by the song

my million dollar baby has me thinking wrong

Waiting for
the next train out of here to come
though i could be mistaken by this charlatans song
and i've stayed too long

my million dollar baby has me leaving home
Track Name: Green, Gold and Azure
Pailer than aprils loathsome grimace
with wrought iron finish
i'll forever retire
to frost heave and desire
which now burns the knuckles of my fists

so its green gold and azure
or dead dulled and grey,
what heartless bastard
ever assumed i would happily live this way?

Life should be spent,
chalk full of frolic and whimsy
and yet, i sleep without rest
tossed aside by the fate of a spiraling
misguided capsizing ship
filled with useless expressions to vent my contempt
at a state that was meant for some other poor sucker
of obvious omnious angst and regret

so give me one evening
alone with the wretch
and i'll do the rest
wring his thin little neck
and i'll sleep in the shade
on the warmth of the day
tickling the backs of the daisy at play

so its green gold and azure
or dead dull and grey
what hearltess bastard
ever assumed this burlesque was an even trade?
Track Name: Corn on the Macabre
Bury me so shallowly
my bones will pile and cave
so little birds with chirping words
might build there homes within

I was once of stone, in love with the world
I'll return to home if it happens
to be the last thing i ever do

So have fun with me while I'm amongst you

Paint my face and fill me up with brightly
colored things, with rope in tow
and length of wood
encourage all to swing

I was once of stone in love with the world
i'll return to home if it happens to be
the last thing i ever do

so have fun with me while i'm amongst you.