Rattle & Smoke EP

by The Skeleton Club

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1.
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? 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 Well 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.
2.
Holy achin' misery straight down like the cheapest whiskey. She moans in the moonlight, for men she can't escape. God only knows It's the hardest thing God only knows When you bend so you can't break. Roll on gimme rattle and smoke and I can't bear to be this broke as you hold my head beneath the waves We've come too far, don't ever change. Do you want me? Like I want you This is all we ever do. Look at what you've done to me, oh baby They just keep on comin' like a train. God only knows She comes, she goes, It's the hardest thing to know that She keeps on rollin' on.
3.
José 04:40
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 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 can 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 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. But there are darker eyes on better men And the whispered secrets make me think that you might let them in But I am humble and I am holding on I still remember what you wore, but they all forgot They've all forgot. And I can feel my heart exploding out my neck And there I lay
4.
Blues II 04:12
Oh I am a hopeless man Barely made of skin and soul I set the world upon myself I dig myself a brilliant hole I live here day by day until the crows take me away My bones are brittle, chalky white Decay lives in my heart I swim against the current As I meekly break apart I live here in the ground And I will not ever be found. Hey this is the way it has to be, I will end up drowning in the sea. And as I beg for you, my heart will flood until it's through Hey this is the way it has to be. Give up my darling, Do you even love me when I'm drinking? And maybe we should just clear our heads Before they know what we are thinking. You may be pretty but we are dead And I know that you heard all the things that I said, well honey Have you ever seen a man so low? I'm almost halfway in the ground you know But maybe you think I'm not worth your time but Your face is fallin' and that's just fine, no You may be pretty but I can see That the weight of your love is swallowing me. Hey this is the way it has to be, I will end up drowning in the sea. And as I beg for you, my heart will flood until it's through Hey this is the way it has to be.
5.
Well you used to know, two or three drinks ago Let those low thoughts in, all too fast again I can feel your bed gettin' colder and colder. Well I hope you know, you meant nothing to him. And then the rain came and nothin' could be done to control The endless pounding on your roof that crept inside of your soul And in the morning that longing had left you weak, and doubting yourself Well I know it won't be long before you go, running back to him. I say Oh I won't, won't be long. Oooh I've now forgotten how to live, and the sun upon my skin feels like the end. Now I'm afraid of almost everything. I cough up dirty blood, my lungs aren't talented They say I'm pitiful, hey I'm a criminal So I lay and wait for you, like it's what I'm born to do And the weight of the water hurts my soul. Oh I won't, won't be long. Don't go runnin' to him, it won't be long before you've had one too many, so Don't go runnin' to him, it won't be long, yeah, no it won't be long Now the water's seeping in, and the walls are falling Will you be my medicine? Only you can fix it.
6.
I'm All Lies 03:54
Girl I'm all lies, I'm all butterflies Been thinkin' that tonight we could set fire. Girl I'm all lies, I'm all butterflies Been thinkin' that tonight we could set fire. And you sink into the edges of my brain when you're away Taking swings at me in the best of ways And your love, it permeates through everything. To where we lay, was miles and miles And I can barely see you Through all the smoke Left in our wake, My love.
7.
The Rotation 03:53
Under the dim lights your faults exposed, and I can't pick one through every piece of skin and bone. On the horizon, her light could guide me home But she don't work it no more, and I can't reach the shore. I have been tearing myself to shreds Every time you kiss me, my heart expands This is the wake for our fleeting love All these years we cling to This is said and done And we go round like daisy chains We fight ourselves, we rack our brains Tonight we can't fall any farther short of where we lay And every single piece of this It forms into one grand abyss Tonight we can't fall any farther short of where we've been.

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EP recorded and mixed at MixMasters studio, Adelaide. Mastered by William Bowden of King Willy Sound. All songs written, arranged and performed by The Skeleton Club + friends - for ourselves, our friends and families and our fans - past current and future :)
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released April 17, 2015

Tom Vasic - Vocals, Lyrics, Harmonica
Nick Vasic - Vocals, Percussion
Toby Brandenburg - Arrangement, Accoustic Guitar, Piano, Rhodes, solo on Track 7
Michael Pejin - Electric Guitar
Tom Hamilton - Electric Guitar
Sammy Berry - Bass
Anthony Sherwood - Percussion on Tracks 1, 2 and 3

Recorded and Mixed by Mick Wordley, MixMasters studios.
Mastered by William Bowden, King Willy sound.

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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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