Rattle & Smoke EP

by The Skeleton Club

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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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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: Down By The Water
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.
Track Name: Rattle & Smoke
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.
Track Name: José
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
Track Name: Blues II
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.
Track Name: Won't Be Long
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.
Track Name: I'm All Lies
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.
Track Name: The Rotation
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.