Live @ Elder Hall

by The Skeleton Club

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Recorded live at Adelaide University's Elder Hall - for Umbrella Music Festival.

With special thanks to Arts SA.

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released April 10, 2017

Tom Vasic - Vocals
Nick Vasic - Vocals
Toby Brandenburg - Guitar
Sammy Berry - Bass
Anthony Sherwood - Drums
Mike Pejin - Electric Guitar

Sophie Wilkinson - Baritone Sax
Luke White - Trumpet
Liv Raston - Piano

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The Skeleton Club Adelaide, Australia

The Skeleton Club's eclectic troubadour-pop could find a comfortable home from Nashville to Cuba and almost anywhere in between. They have already shared the stage with an array of high class acts including Jack Carty, Closure in Moscow, D.D Dumbo, Oliver's Army, Will Pugh(US) and Jonny Craig (US) - and though their history is short their future burns bright. ... more

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Track Name: Giancarlo (Live @ Elder Hall)
If you could be me, you might just choke on my words
Your voice wreaks havoc, and my heart well it might burst.
I know what's coming, and I could try to escape
I'm tired of running, I'm all alone in this place.

And it's the way you take every part and turn into ashes girl.
It's hard to stop but plain to see.

And she sings to me in my sleep.
Like a lightning bolt, the taste of her lips changes everything.
And it's not the same

¿Estas Listo para jugar?
Porque conozco el diablo en rojo

She could plunder, my heart for all that it's worth.
And it's no wonder I've stuck my head in the dirt.
I know what's coming and I could try to escape.
No point in running, I'm all alone in this place.
Track Name: American River (Live @ Elder Hall)
There's this American River, her name I can't remember
She wound her way around me till my heart grew cold.
And in the middle of Winter, I couldn't help but shiver
As she whispered softly 'boy you're beautiful'.

Oh, take me to the river.

There's this Virginian lover, a face just like her mother
and all I ever wanted was to feel her pulse.
With my hand upon her shoulder, I barely even know her
As she whispered softly 'boy this could be all'.

Oh Take me to the river.
Take me down -
Won't you just put me in the ground.

But I broke down, trying to feed her vanity.
And I won't come round again -
Lady Liberty.
Track Name: Down River Downtown (Live @ Elder Hall)
I've got an old friend of mine (friend of mine)
She been around a long long time.
I got her back, and she got mine (she got mine)
I don't wanna go, but it's my time.

And it's happening again.
A thousand times I've been here, and a thousand more.
I don't know how I don't know when
But I'm already dead and gone
Down river downtown, down river downtown.

I'm getting old before my time (before my time)
She been a rollin' by my side.
Let's tell a story, all it's glory, breaking down (breaking down)
Meet me on the main street, or on the edge of town.

When I reach my destination, when I'm running home and free
Got my baby on the doorstep, think she's good enough for me
And I'm enamoured with your dancing, I'm a fool for you
Baby girl when I was gone,
Down river downtown, down river downtown.
Track Name: Renegades (Live @ Elder Hall)
I was born a country boy
I grew up a city man
and I'm still on the verge of tears
and Clutching for my mother's hand

Mine is such an empty soul, on and on content to roll.
All these days my heart should mold
But I don't change, yet I grow old.
I tear down everything I know, I wake with fear so terrible.
I smother everything I hold
to spare myself the pain.

Oh, water in my lungs.
Oh, poison in my blood.
If you only knew just what I'd do - take everything and bury you
beneath the love you left out in your wake.

Let our hearts be renegades.

You were lost to not be saved
You dragged your love across the land
Where everything that hurt you most
Sat deep away from your demand.

Are we old enough to see?
That we're too young to see everything.
All the love I poured into your veins just breaks apart,
Lovestruck till I'm tearing at the seams of my poor heart.
Track Name: Enrique (Live @ Elder Hall)
Well darling this is it - and your lips they tremble.
I wanna touch your skin, like I've never touched before.
Coz it's like I'm whole when I'm with you - when I'm resting in your arms.
And every inch of you is tearing me apart
And it makes me shiver.

You know you're playing on my mind
Your eyes are inescapable, your smile should be a crime
and it's like a wildfire in the depths of your embrace
I'm working overtime to keep this pace

You're stuck on my mind baby
and though I long for safety
I'm full of words and wonder
I feel I'm going under

At night I hunger for the taste of you
And all the things that kept me chasing you
I'm just so caught up in the way you do

I feel I'm going under.
Track Name: José (Live @ Elder Hall)
I've been a cynic for too long
That day you made me all electric
I'm just a graduated fool
Your flesh is deep inside my bones
And I can feel my heart exploding out my neck, and there I lay.

And then you stopped me in your tracks
You've got me oh so close to breaking
Those walls and cars against our backs
And your hands are creeping down -
And I can feel my heart exploding out my neck, and there I lay.

Do you remember how she looked and what she wore that day?
Dressed in a feeling worth believing, oh I'd better change my ways
Before she figures out that I am lost for words.

I've never felt like this before
And every inch of you disarms me
So won't you stay and be my muse
Let's take this deep into the night.
And I can feel my heart exploding out my neck, and there I lay.

And then you stopped me in your tracks
You've got me oh so close to breaking
Those walls and cars against our backs
And your hands are creeping down -
And I can feel my heart exploding out my neck, and there I lay.
Track Name: Devil at the Door (Live @ Elder Hall)
Tethered to the wall, now I'm screaming like I'm stung
Smell of blood and bones has made a living in my lungs
I'm sure - good lord won't take me when I'm gone.
Tethered to the thought of knowin' what I have become
These seven little hells are makin' everything I've done go slow.
Good lord won't take me when I'm gone.

Though I may die - I'll be set free
Is that the devil at the door?

Tethered to the wall, now I'm screaming like I'm stung
Smell of blood and bones has made a living in my lungs
I know - good lord won't take me when I'm gone.
There's no place where we've been and
I forget, now baby
I know we'll be alone

Though I may die - I'll be set free
Is that the devil at the door?
Or just a woman killing me.
Track Name: Down by the Water (Live @ Elder Hall)
Down by the water
Down by the sea
Baby, won't you settle down
And spend your life with me.

Oh girl are you out there? And are you listening?
Did you ever think I'd get this far?
I've squandered too many of our days together
Are we young enough, young enough to go back to the start?

Well I'd love to grow old with her
In a house that creaks and sighs
I'd love to grow old with her
While the ocean makes fun of our lives
But I won't leave you here in the water
I'll make sure at least you can breathe
And although we're a son and a daughter
We grow old in the eyes of the sea.

We grow old in the eyes of the sea.