Bedroom Demos- Vol. 19

by Terry Scott Taylor

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1. Sleep Silent Child words: Terry Scott Taylor music: T.S. Taylor, Greg Flesch, Tim Chandler ©1986 Broken Songs (ASCAP) Sleep, silent child, steal away (You sigh) In starry fields you wander there Another bright heart in God's embrace The dazzling breathing dream The silent searching flight Gave you the strength, at last To live in light, I kiss your lips goodnight Sleep, silent child, peace, be still (Be still) Your ears have heard the Holy word Beyond the dark world's fiery end The time has come to leave These distant rims of time Forgotten days and nights Of clocks and chimes, I kiss your soul divine Sleep, silent child "Sleep silent child Depart to the Sovereign of your heart Draw back blue curtains of sky and fly, fly!" Sleep, silent child, steal away (You sigh) In starry fields you wander there Another bright heart in God's embrace The dazzling breathing dream The silent searching flight Gave you the strength, at last To live in light, I kiss your lips goodnight Sleep, silent child guitars and vocals: T.S. Taylor
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2. Angels Tuck You In words and music: Terry Scott Taylor ©1983 Shape of Air Music, BMI You hold an image, it provides a common thread No sense of menace, no feeling of dread You never worry your pretty little head, and Angels tuck you in tonight Angels tuck you in tonight Angels tuck you in and greet you in the morning light This cartoon world you've created, it's like Disneyland Get out your golden ticket The one they give you when you're born again A guardian personage is watching over you Nothing uncomfortable can ever get through There is no suffering for the chosen few, and... Angels tuck you in tonight Angels tuck you in tonight Angels tuck you in and greet you in the morning light You've been a wide-eyed innocent Come to the garden, come to the hill Come to the tree, come to the kill Won't break your bones, but it can break your will You're too afraid of hurting Been playing cover-up Expose yourself to dying And in this real world, it is your calling You hold an image, it provides a common thread No sense of menace, no feeling of dread You never worry your pretty little head, and Angels tuck you in tonight Angels tuck you in tonight Angels tuck you in and greet you in the morning light
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Resplendent riff-raff On our last legs Fuel for the fire Dust for the graves Earth and sky You and I The glorious dregs Aluminum foil A crown for our heads Faithless and loyal To love we allege Diamonds and lees You and me The glorious dregs Worthless and worthy Like profane prophets we speak Of vengeance and mercy Of an eye for an eye And turning the other cheek Selfless and selfish Alive and dead Brothers and bigots Blessings and plagues Forgiven and cursed The last, the first The glorious dregs Earth and sky You and I The glorious dregs Earth and sky You and I The glorious dregs
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I was like Moses in the desert From my friends I had to flee Like Moses in the desert Without a home or a country Like Moses in the desert The Word came down to me Your friends are blinded by a golden calf And you must tell them You must go and help them all to see I said "Who are you to send me?" He said "I Am that I Am" I said "Lord, what will I tell them?" He said "I Am that I Am" "But dear Lord, I just can't do it. I am just a man" He said "I will see you through it, I Am that I Am." I was like Moses in the desert From my sin I had to run Like Moses in the desert Could not face what I'd become Like Moses in the desert I have a stuttering tongue But my friends were blinded by another god The Lord said "Tell them, they will hear you, you're my chosen one" (repeat chorus)
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Who's softly slipping Down the stairs? Is someone sitting In that empty chair? Who's moving the air Brushing my hair With their fingertips? Chorus: Someone's coming (ready or not) I hear them breathing (in the mystery spot) Rattling locks And winding the clocks Leaving fingerprints Someone's whispering In my ears All my hopes and All my fears Counting the years And catching my tears On their fingertips Chorus: Something's different About this place Is something hiding In that empty space? Walking the halls And pounding the walls Leaving fingperprints Someone's coming Ready or not I hear them breathing In the mystery spot Rattling locks And winding the clocks Leaving fingerprints Who's that passing Through that door? Another sign I Can't ignore Across the floor And touching me once more With their fingertips Chorus: Yeah, something's different About this place There's something hiding In that empty space Walking the halls And pounding the walls Leaving fingperprints Someone laughs and Reaches down Cracks the plates and Spins the world around On their fingertips
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Clean 05:07
I once killed a man, My worst enemy I hung him from A Sweetgum tree His rose-red sweat Washed over me I fell asleep and dreamed…. I had been made clean I fell into A muddy river Its heart was cold, Its taste was bitter It felt like death In the dead of winter, Drowning all that’s unredeemed How can I be clean? High on my ladder In Babylon I tried to speak, but The words were wrong Then I tasted fire, (His rose-red sweat….) And sang an Easter song (…..washed over me) Can you tell me Death, Where is your sting? You have made me clean You have made me clean You have made me clean You have made me clean….

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The 19th volume of Bedroom Demos that are exclusive to Patreon supporters for 3 months before they show up here.
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released December 5, 2018

Vocals & instruments- TST
Mastered by Bruce Neher
Cover image by Scott Anderson

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