YOU SHIELD ME FROM DARKNESS

by Michael Wookey

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released December 4, 2007

ALL INSTRUMENTS AND VOICES BY MICHAEL WOOKEY EXCEPT:

I CAN SHOW YOU THINGS:
BASS: NEIL RUNALIS
VOCALS: MATTHEW PRIOR, GEORGE SAINSBURY
PROGRAMMING: MATTHEW PRIOR
PERCUSSION: MATTHEW PRIOR
MELLOTRON: MATTHEW PRIOR
GUITAR: MATTHEW PRIOR

DREAMS OF YOU:
VOCALS: LISA MCQUILLAN, CAITLIN MCQUILLAN, PAUL TUCKER, ALEX COOP, DEENA JACKMAN, JOANNA DALEY, JOANNA MOOLENAAR
CASIO LOOP: LUAP REKCUT
BICYCLE WHEEL LOOP: STEPHEN DOUGLAS

KEEP A PROMISE:
VOCALS: PETER LYONS, STEPHANIE DADE
CYMBALS: JAKE RAWSON
COUNT IN: STEPHEN DOUGLAS
PERCUSSION: THE MICHAEL WOOKEY BAND 2006

LAST NIGHT AGAIN:
STORY: INSA SIEGLIDE SCHILLER LYONS
TROMBONE: ANDY BILLINGTON
CYMBALS: LAURENCE HALL

YOU'RE ALRIGHT:
CORNET: ZOE COOK
BARITONE HORN: ASHLEY HARRISON
VOCALS: MATTHEW PRIOR

SO EASY:
VOCALS: PETER LYONS, STEPHANIE DADE, MATTHEW PRIOR
CLARINET: TIFFANY HALL
CORNET: ZOE COOK
PIANO: PETER LYONS
PERCUSSION: MATTHEW PRIOR, PETER LYONS
GUITAR: MATTHEW PRIOR
TAP DANCE: GEORGE SAINSBURY

COME ON TO MY PLACE:
BASS: NEIL RUNALIS
VOCALS: STEPHANIE DADE
WHISTLING: PETER LYONS
LITTLE TREE SONG: CHRISTOPHER SHARP

WHEN YOU ARE GONE:
BASS SOLO: NEIL RUNALIS
DRUMS: LAURENCE HALL

ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY MICHAEL WOOKEY.
COPYRIGHT 2007.

RECORDED AND MIXED BY MICHAEL WOOKEY AND MATTHEW PRIOR AT THE SAFE HOUSE, MATTHEW'S HOUSE, PETER'S HOUSE, THE WHOREHOUSE, THE MEAT LOCKER AND THE PINK PALACE.

PRODUCED BY MICHAEL WOOKEY AND MATTHEW PRIOR.

ARTWORK BY MATTHEW PRIOR.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL WOOKEY AND SHARIF SALAH AND VARIOUS UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHERS.

THANK YOU TO MY FAMILY, MONSTERK7, PAUL STUBBS, PETER LYONS, STEPHANIE DADE, ALL THE PEOPLE WHO BROUGHT THE LAST RECORD AND MR. BRADLEY BURGLEWOTZ.

VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO MATTHEW PRIOR FOR BEING SO WILLING TO DECORATE HIS OWN CAKE.

XXXALWAYS CHECKING BEHIND YOUR ENGINEXXX

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Many years ago, a Salvation Army pump organ — dusty from service and silent since the War — settled into the hands of a fifteen-year-old boy named Michael Wookey.

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Track Name: I CAN SHOW YOU THINGS
I FEEL IT COMING AROUND
AND I SEE YOU'RE COMING DOWN
FROM OVER HERE YOU LOOK SO GOOD
BUT UP CLOSE YOU ARE A SHAME

I KNOW I CAN SHOW YOU THINGS
THAT MAKE YOUR EYES BLEED
I KNOW I CAN SHOW YOU THINGS
THAT MAKE YOU SMILE

SIT DOWN ON THE BIG CHAIR
JUST SIT THERE LOOK AND STARE
FROM OVER HERE YOU LOOK UPTIGHT
YOU'RE CRASHING LIKE A KITE

I KNOW I CAN SHOW YOU THINGS
THAT MAKE YOUR EYES BLEED
I KNOW I CAN SHOW YOU THINGS
THAT MAKE YOU SMILE

JUST LOOK AND YOU'LL SEE THE TRUTH
JUST LOOK AT YOURSELF
WE'RE ALL LOOKING AT YOU

I KNOW I CAN SHOW YOU THINGS
THAT MAKE YOUR EYES BLEED
I KNOW I CAN SHOW YOU THINGS
THAT MAKE YOU SMILE

I KNOW I CAN SHOW YOU THINGS
THAT MAKE YOUR EYES BLEED
I KNOW I CAN SHOW YOU THINGS
THAT MAKE YOU SMILE
Track Name: STAND UP FOR YOU
WHERE ARE YOU WHEN I'M COLD ON THE COAST
ARE YOU FEELING SAD I DON'T KNOW I DON'T KNOW
IF YOU ASKED ME TO SMILE FOR YOU
I COULD DROP ALL THIS RIGHT NOW
TELL ME WHAT TO DO

AND I COULD STAND UP FOR YOU
LIKE I KNOW I SHOULD DO
AND I COULD BE THERE FOR YOU
IF YOU'D REMIND ME

FROM WELL OVER TOWN I COULD SEE YOUR HOTEL
STANDING THERE SHOULD I STAY SHOULD I GO?
IN THE DEEP SEA I CAN'T HEAR A SOUND
TEAR THE SCABS FROM MY KNEES
LEAVE ME HERE IN THE GROUND

AND I COULD STAND UP FOR YOU
LIKE I KNOW I SHOULD DO
AND I COULD BE THERE FOR YOU
IF YOU'D REMIND ME

NO MORE TUMMY ACHES
NO MORE STAYING UP LATE
Track Name: DREAMS OF YOU
DON'T LOOK AT ME WITH YOUR SMOKEY EYES
DON'T TALK TO ME WITH A CROOKED SMILE
I KNOW WHERE YOU'RE COMING FROM
AND I KNOW WHER EYOU'RE GOING WITH THIS

AND DREAMS OF YOU
ARE WASTING ON A SHELF SOMEWHERE
THE MEMORIES
FADE LIKE CHRISTMAS AFTERNOONS

DON'T LOOK AT ME WITH YOUR SMOKEY EYES
DON'T TALK TO ME
YOU JUST MAKE ME TIRED
I KNOW WHERE YOU'RE COMING FROM
AND I KNOW WHER EYOU'RE GOING WITH THIS

AND DREAMS OF YOU
ARE WASTING ON A SHELF SOMEWHERE
THE MEMORIES
FADE LIKE CHRISTMAS AFTERNOONS

I KNOW WHERE YOU'RE COMING FROM
AND I KNOW WHER EYOU'RE GOING WITH THIS

AND DREAMS OF YOU
ARE WASTING ON A SHELF SOMEWHERE
THE MEMORIES
FADE LIKE CHRISTMAS AFTERNOONS
Track Name: KEEP A PROMISE
I'M LOOKING FOR THE MAN
TO CRUCIFY THE PLAN
THE CHARMINGNESS OF YOU
YOU'RE CHARMING THROUGH AND THROUGH
SOME KIND OF PREMONITION
JUST EMPLY WORDS ON A BROKEN TELEVISION

I'M HERE TO KEEP A PROMISE
I'M HERE TO MAKE YOU PROUD

I'M LOOKING FOR THE MAN
TO FIX THIS FAKING TAN
RIPPED UP PICTURES IN MY ROOM
I JUST SIT AND THINK OF YOU
SOME KIND OF PREMONITION
JUST EMPLY WORDS ON A BROKEN TELEVISION

I'M HERE TO KEEP A PROMISE
I'M HERE TO MAKE YOU PROUD

SOME KIND OF PREMONITION
JUST EMPLY WORDS ON A BROKEN TELEVISION

I'M HERE TO KEEP A PROMISE
I'M HERE TO MAKE YOU PROUD
Track Name: ACID QUEENS
THE ACID QUEENS DREAM
OF BITTERSWEET THINGS
LYING IN BED
FORGOT THEY ARE DEAD INSIDE
IN YOUR ARMS
EVERYONE IS A STAR
TICK FOLLOWS TOCK
IN OLD FASHION CLOCKS
IN MY HEART

I WAS WRONG
NOW YOU ARE GONE
IN THE PAST
MEMORIES FADE FAST
MY ACID TONGUE
HAS HAD HIS FUN
IN THE PAST
MEMORIES FADE FAST
Track Name: LAST NIGHT AGAIN
ALL THE OLD CLASSICS NOW HAVE GONE AWAY
I'M LOOKING THROUGH YOUR GLASS
IN TO ANOTHER DAY

YOU HURT ME AGAIN LAST NIGHT
YOU DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TO TRY
YOU MAKE ME WANT TO STAY AWAY
WHEN YOU PUT DOWN EVERYTHING I SAY
Track Name: YOU'RE ALRIGHT
KISS YOU ON THE EYE
TO SEE IF YOU'RE ALRIGHT
KEEP YOU IN MY SIGHT
SEE IF YOU'RE ALRIGHT
Track Name: SO EASY
WHEN YOU WALK OUT THE DOOR
I KNOW YOU'LL BE BACK FOR MORE
I KNOW THAT YOU'RE COMING BACK
I KNOW THAT YOU'RE GETTING SLACK
WELL YOU'RE WITH ME ALL THE TIME
THERE ARE THIGNS IN MY MIND
THERE ARE THINGS THAT I NEED TO KNOW
WILL YOU BE THERE AT MY SHOW
I SANG YOU A LITTLE SONG
ON YOUR KNEES YOU SANG ALONG
FROM NOW ON THERE'S NO BAD NEWS
FROM NOW ON THERE'S NO WEIGHT ON YOU

IT'S SO EASY
IT'S SO EASY

WELL I'M WITH YOU ALL THE TIME
YOU FELL FROM MY HEAD AND IN TO MY LIFE
I FOUND YOU ON A SHELF
KEEP TELLING MYSELF

IT'S SO EASY
IT'S SO EASY
Track Name: HEAVEN THEMED PARTIES
TRY TO WALK A DAY IN YOUR SHOES
I CANNOT DO THAT
I LOSE MY WAY BACK
NOT TO PUT TOO FINE A POINT ON
JUST BEING ALONE
I AM ALONE

IN YOUR ARMS
IT'S NOT THE SAME
IN YOUR ARMS
I'M NOT TO BLAME

CANNOT LOOK IN TO YOUR EYES
I'M BLUE AS THE SEA
WHAT'S THIS THING FALLING AWAY
BETWEEN YOU AND ME
WHAT ARE YOU THINKING RIGHT NOW
I'M DYING TO KNOW
FALLING APART AT THE SEAMS
BUT PRETTY LIKE SNOW

IN YOUR ARMS
IT'S NOT THE SAME
IN YOUR ARMS
I'M NOT TO BLAME

UNIMAGINABLY HAPPY TODAY
HEAVEN THEMED PARTIES
THEY BLANKET MY SADNESS AWAY

IN YOUR ARMS
IT'S NOT THE SAME
IN YOUR ARMS
I'M NOT TO BLAME
Track Name: COME ON TO MY PLACE
SOMETIMES IT GETS TOO MUCH FOR YOU
JUST REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE
NO ONE ELSE DOES IT LIKE YOU DO
YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN

SO COME ON TO MY PLACE
COME ON TO MY PLACE

NO ONE ELSE TOLD YOU WHAT TO DO
SO TAKE IT AS YOU LIKE
AND ANYTHING GOES DOWN THIS STREET
MY FUCKING NAME IS MIKE

SO COME ON TO MY PLACE
COME ON TO MY PLACE
Track Name: WHEN YOU ARE GONE
I WILL NOT BE SAD WHEN YOU ARE GONE
BECAUSE I KNOW THAT I'LL SEE YOU AGAIN
SOMEWHERE SOMEHOW
I COUGHED UP MY VOICE
MY HEAD CAVED IN
I LOST MY MIND
SAILED ON A WHIM
I SAW YOUR FACE
ON A BUS
I THINK IT WAS YOU

SEAL THE VOLCANO
LOCK THE CELLAR DOOR
COME BACK TOMORROW
WASH UP ON THE SHORE

YOU YOU ARE NO FUN
THE WAY YOU RUN
YOU ARE NO FUN
GIVE ME THE GUN
SO I CAN RUN
FAR FROM HERE
FAR FROM YOU
IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD
COLLAPSE ON THE BED
PRETEND I'M DEAD

SEAL THE VOLCANO
LOCK THE CELLAR DOOR
COME BACK TOMORROW
WASH UP ON THE SHORE

SEAL THE VOLCANO
LOCK THE CELLAR DOOR
COME BACK TOMORROW
WASH UP ON THE SHORE
Track Name: EDWARD'S LITTLE PARTY
WITH PINS AND NEEDLES IN HIS BANDS
HE PROCEEDED TO LIE ON THE FLOOR
"I DON'T WANT THIS" HE CRIED
"PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LEAVE"

SO WE WENT HOME
WE WENT HOME

"I'LL HAVE TO LOVE YOU THEN LEAVE YOU"
I SAID THEN HEADED FOR THE CAR
"ITS GOING NOWHERE REAL FAST
JUST STANDING AND DRINKING AT THE BAR"

SO WE WENT HOME
WE WENT HOME
WE WENT HOME
SO WE WENT HOME

SO WE WENT HOME
WE WENT HOME
WE WENT HOME
SO WE WENT HOME
SO WE WENT HOME
WE WENT HOME
WE WENT HOME
SO WE WENT HOME