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YOU SHIELD ME FROM DARKNESS

by Michael Wookey

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
ACID QUEENS 02:04
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
6.
OUECH OUECH 01:27
7.
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
8.
KISS YOU ON THE EYE TO SEE IF YOU'RE ALRIGHT KEEP YOU IN MY SIGHT SEE IF YOU'RE ALRIGHT
9.
SO EASY 03:34
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
10.
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
11.
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
12.
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
13.
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

credits

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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