Bedroom Demos Vol. 21

by Terry Scott Taylor

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released February 5, 2019

Mastered by Bruce Neher
Cover art by Eric Townsend

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Track Name: Our Night To Howl- 2018
Our night to howl, time to go dancing
Brush your hair, clean your dentures
It's time for new adventures
My toupee's on and I'm ready for romancing
Come on pretty baby, let's go a little crazy
Our night to howl, time to go dancing
Ain't nothing we can't handle,
Let's create a little scandal
Don't look surprised dear, all I'm 'askin'--
Are you game to take a chance
And put the ants back in our pants?
Maybe... win a ribbon when we cut the rug?
Do the 'nasty nellie' of the 'jitterbug'?
Skinny dip in Springfield
Pull a heist in Edwardsville?
Moon a cop, count the stars,
Put the kids back in the will?
The cows come home
when I see you in your moo-moo
You're the apple in my strudel,
The kit in my kaboodle
It's time to shift some gears,
Get our engines out of neutral--
Give the wheel a spin
Throw all caution to the wind
Our night to howl, time to go dancing
Turn up our hearing aids
And spike the lemonade
Pretend I'm filthy rich, young, and handsome
We'll ignore all convention,
Release some hot conviction
The hour's late and the time is holy
You're still my girl
My one and only
Whistling past the graveyard
I think we're safe for now
And as long as we're not helpless, baby
Let's help ourselves to everything,
Everything that God allows
We'll teach those young punks
Just what class is
Honey, you still
Fog my glasses
Our night to howl, time to go dancing
Our night to howl, time to go dancing...
Track Name: Sudden Heaven- 2018
Familiar scene, no dream, I look
'Cross hills of green and woodland brook
Then, pulse for pulse
The Will speaks soft and low
On waves of joy the sweet and fearful flow
Sudden heaven has blazed on me
Sudden heaven has blazed on me
I am taken up
I am shaken up (sudden heaven)
Where the angels praise
In the brilliant daze (sudden heaven)
Sudden heaven has blazed on me
Black map of woe, dark hungry night
Here in my soul I stop the flight
The ivy taps upon the window pane
I won't resist the One who calls again
Sudden heaven has blazed on me
Sudden heaven has blazed on me
Bliss too great to tell
Bright with miracle (sudden heaven)
As it would ever be
Safe, forever free (sudden heaven)
Sudden heaven has blazed on me
My Lord, how long will heaven keep
The days beyond the midnight sleep?
Then, pulse for pulse The Will speaks soft and low
On waves of joy the sweet and tearful flow
Sudden heaven has blazed on me
Sudden heaven has blazed on me
I am taken up
I am shaken up (sudden heaven)
Where the angels praise
In the brilliant daze (sudden heaven)
Sudden heaven has blazed on me
Track Name: The Healing Tree
Every wound is open,
Every new organ’s been rejected
Every bone is broken,
Every last thing has been infected
We’ll borrow the eyes of God
Behold, the number’s down on new recruits
Confused by the infinite as institute
And gossamer dressed in a tie and suit
The machine of the world grinds on and on
Systematic elysian
The City On a Hill’s an American
Brick and mortar kingdom come
We’ll borrow the eyes of God
Behold, the shop where dirt-cheap grace is sold,
Mysteries solved, and cases easily closed
Behind the tenements and the barrios,
The broken streets paved with drugs and guns,
The blood of the guilty and the innocent ones,
The old drunk’s gibberish, and the widow’s crumbs,
Stand the dreaming domes of New Jerusalem
Come with me,
We’ll borrow the eyes of God,
Come and see
The Healing Tree
Hallelujah, see behind the walls
The Lamb in the center of our shopping malls,
Our fast-food temples, and our city halls
Then observe these desecrated works of art,
Tracked by algorithms, files, grafts, and charts
And cameras poised above their shopping carts
Filled with yesterday's news and replacement parts
We’ll borrow the eyes of God
Angels exhaling a holy breeze,
Rustling the leaves that crown The Healing Tree
Its sacred pages are medicinal sheets
For paralyzed hands and gangrenous feet
The word made flesh, an administration
Of the salve of mercy’s medication
Behold, a healing for the nations!
Come with me,
We’ll borrow the eyes of God
Come with me
To The Healing Tree
Once blind, we will see
We’ve borrowed the eyes of God
We’ll fall down on our knees
Beneath The Healing Tree
The Healing Tree
Track Name: Forward In Reverse- 2018
I found a haystack in a needle
I caught an angel in a lie
I saw a hypocrite in heaven
Remove a log from both his eyes
I saw an anvil float on water
Water running up a hill
An old cheater keep his promise
And his hand’s outside the till
I saw the last get in first
I saw the best in the worst
By moving forward in reverse
And back again to love
Holy, holy love
I saw a shepherd king freefalling
Off a throne of mud and straw
He landed on a bed of nails
Proclaiming “Love’s the only law”
I saw a dead man who’d been buried
Walk around outside his grave
The ones we’re told are not worth saving
Are the ones now being saved
Chorus
I found a haystack in a needle
I caught an angel in a lie
Track Name: Do Big Boys Cry- 2018
Do big boys cry? Do they come down
From their place on high, to the dirty ground?
Well, what do I do, I'm a big boy, too
(Cry) They claim fault now and then (big boys cry)
In speeches on humility (big boys cry)
But do they step down from the stage? (big boys cry)
Go forward, (big boys) confess to the crime
Weep with the victim?
Do big boys cry? Are they a step beyond?
Shouting 'bout right, but living wrong?
Well, what'll I say, I'm just that way
(Cry) There's got to be a break down (big boys cry)
A healing in the tears (big boys cry)
There's got to be a phone call (big boys cry)
Break habits (big boys)
One has to apologize, even to the little guys
What'll I do, I'm a big boy, too
(Cry) They claim fault now and then (big boys cry)
In speeches on humility (big boys cry)
But do they step down from the stage (big boys cry)
Go forward (big boys), confess to the crime
Weep with the victim?
Do big boys cry? Do they come down
from their place on high, to the dirty ground?
Well, what'll I do, I'm a big boy, too
Track Name: The Earth Household- 2018
Sleeping by the hearth of the earth household
Content and relaxed before the fire of life
It's becoming like a castle all woven of mist
Disintegrating when I want to grab a hold
Struggle to go somewhere beyond
The earth household, the earth household
Go to the other unknowable side
Of the earth household, the earth household
We chase with the hounds for the meaning of the world
The unattainable meaning of the world
Now I'm gonna run to the other side
Beyond the borderland of death I ride
Slip through a tear in the fabric of the world
The earth household, the earth household
Speak the foreign language of a place beyond
The earth household, the earth household
I drink you endlessly toward my hollow heart
And wake at night repeating "How strange, how strange!"
All is touch and vision in a passionate kiss
And life's a drab curtain ready to be raised
Struggle to go somewhere beyond
The earth household, the earth household
Go to the other unknowable side
Of the earth household, the earth household
The earth household, the earth household
We chase with the hounds for the meaning of the world...

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