Live @ Elder Hall

by The Skeleton Club

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1.
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.
2.
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.
3.
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.
4.
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.
5.
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.
6.
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.
7.
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.
8.
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.

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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

Right from the start, Adelaide 6-piece The Skeleton Club has been the makeshift home for a coming-together of storytellers. A home for eclectic music outcasts, making real music for music lovers.

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