Bloodletter

by Paleo

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released July 8, 2014

Written and Produced by Paleo
Mastered at Focus Mastering
Recorded at Ruben's Palace, the Blue House, and Futureappletree
Artwork by Bobby
Additional Musicians listed here in specific song credits.

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Track Name: Shapeshifter
I have felt like anyone else
I certainly have my highs and my lows
there are moments I feel my soul inside
There are moments I don't
The kind of lows that you read about, I had em

Shape shifter shape shifter shape shifter
Shape shifter shape shifter shape shifter
Y'all don't know me at all

I have dealt like anyone else
I certainly have my highs and my lows
There are moments I fill the hole inside
There are moments I don't
The kind of highs that you dream about, I had em

Shape shifter shape shifter shape shifter
Shape shifter shape shifter shape shifter
Shape shifter shape shifter shape shifter

Y'all don't know me at all
Y'all don't know me at all
Y'all don't know me at all
Y'all don't know me

Shape shifter shape shifter shape shifter

(instrumental)

Y'all don't know me at all
Y'all don't know me at all
Y'all don't know me at all
Y'all don't know me

Shape shifter shape shifter shape shifter
Track Name: The Way Out Of The Woods
Maybe once or twice in a lifetime
Someone shows you the way out of the woods is just to look up at the sky
Maybe once and for all your resurrections
Another day another step through the wreck in the correct direction

Winter spring summer fall
Mirror big and mirror small
Don't make the Earth your bullet in the gun
Don't make the Earth your bullet heading
for the Sun

Natalie changes
Natalie changes
The void into a voyage
In a chariot made of corsets
Over banquets in the closets
Full of roses in the darkness
Look up out of the woods and sing

Summer fall winter spring
You are part of everything
Don't make the Earth your bullet heading
for the Sun

Maybe once you were blue as the violets
And flying all your life through a storm made you a hell of a pilot
Maybe once you understand the laughter
You can smile and it's fine even if you don't get the joke it won't matter

Natalie changes
Natalie changes
The void into a voyage
In a chariot made of corsets
Over banquets in the closets
Full of roses in the darkness
Look up out of the woods and sing

Summer fall winter spring
You are part of everything
Don't make the Earth your bullet in the gun
Don't make the Earth your bullet heading
for the Sun
Track Name: Better Goodbyes
It looked like love to me like mars looks like a star
That looks close enough to touch
Let me make my case

Give me something for this fever. Baby, you and me were like
Waves within a wave
Let me make my case

We deserve a better goodbye
We deserve a better goodbye
We deserve it

We were close, we were close, we were close, we were close
We were close, we were close, we were close, close
Close enough to touch

I think you're missing your exit
That light back there was definitely red
And we're both getting older
Someday we're gonna be dead

And my bed is still burning baby i'm tossing and turning like
Waves within a wave
Let me make my case

In this pricey carnival where people are the prize
Only the lucky win them once, only the devil wins them twice
But maybe I know a way
Let me make my case

We deserve a better goodbye
We deserve a better goodbye
We deserve it
A better goodbye
A better goodbye
A better goodbye
Track Name: Wild Sweet Red
The red
The red is incredible

Watching the paths of afternoon
Winding through the bitter bloom
A wild, sweet red
The red is incredible

Into the dunes of human hands
And past the lucid shark
Drowning in our minds
And trapped behind two feet of glass
The red, the red, the red

Red getting redder
Red getting redder
Red getting redder
Red getting redder

Sewing the stone into the fire
Where nothing living grows
And the stone becomes a rose
The heart still glowing in a ghost
A wild, sweet red
Track Name: The Horsemen
She has seen it all
She has seen enough
She is not looking back
Ever again

The Horsemen are tired baby, but
Nothing will make them stop til it's over
Are we wrong to be happy while
The world is falling apart
Like a woman falling out of love

She has seen it all
The mistakable glimpse
Of a white picket fence
From an attic full of regrets
For having a past
Though she tried at the time
To make it last

The Horsemen are tired baby, but
Nothing will make them stop til it's over
Are we wrong to be happy while
The world is falling apart
Like a woman falling out of love

She has seen it all
The immythable glimpse
Of the shaft and eclipse
Of the wheat of her youth
In the traffic of clouds
In the turn of the screw
In the whispering grass
Through the holes of the mask

The Horsemen are tired baby, but
nothing will make them stop until it's over
The homeless, the hurt, and the hungry
it's never your mess, it's never your problem
Some part of you is happy that
the world is falling apart, falling apart.
Like a woman who is falling out of love
Like a woman who is falling out of love.
Track Name: Little White Lie
The way is rough and the road is hard, but
Boys and girls the answers are
In the back of the book
At the end of your life

Little white lie
Little white lie
Little white lie
Little white liars

Another toll I refuse to pay
God will love me anyway

Little white lie
Little white lie
Little white lie
Little white liars

At the end of your life, you will be new as the dawn
All of the knots in the halls of your heart are withdrawn
At the end of your life, all you ever did wrong
The ghosts of your past mistakes at last are gone
At the end of your life, you will be new as the dawn
All of the knots in the halls of your heart are withdrawn
At the end of your life, all you ever did wrong
The ghosts of your past mistakes at last are gone

The way is rough and the road is hard, but
Boys and girls the answers are…
Track Name: Swimming In The Mouth Of A Dragon
I am swimming in the mouth of a dragon
I am zigging I am zagging we are working on a truce
I am swimming in the mouth of a dragon
The many are always wagging trigger fingers at the few

Stay calm stay calm
I am swimming in the mouth of a dragon

She's got a good heart, I think she's got a good heart
Stay calm
She's got a good, yes, I think he's got a good heart
Stay calm
Stay calm stay calm

I am swimming in the mouth of a dragon
I am swimming in the mouth of a dragon
I am racing my reflection I am reaching for the fume
Stay calm stay calm

I've never had anyone close to me die
Most of my tragedies are all in my mind
Even if you think that there is nothing to say
Call me anyway, call me call me anyway
You hear a siren in the distance outside
Another soul on the assembly line
So many folks with little reason to pray
They call him anyway, call me call me anyway
When I was a kid I would get lost in the woods
Man the fireflies were everywhere
When I would whistle and they would all disappear
And then they'd reappear, disappear and reappear

Even though I knew that I had nothing to say
I called them anyway, call me call me anyway
Even if you think that you'll have nothing to say
Call me anyway, call me call me anyway
Even if you think that you'll have nothing to say
Call me anyway, call me call me anyway
Track Name: The Song In You
When the beautiful rose of the sun came stunning
To the painted sand
My eyeballs floated like ice in brandy
When you grabbed my hand

And I saw a song in you
I saw a song in you
I saw a song
I saw a song
I see a song in you

Maybe the whole thing was an act but the fact is
You're a hard one to follow
Sycamore seeds thinking the world is what spins
In a dream of the wind

And I saw a song in you
I saw a song in you
I saw a song
I saw a song
I see a song in you

Many a bag at the baggage claim
Is the pain we have carried
Catching our fishes from the frailest bridges
Should we throw them back?

And I saw a song in you
I saw a song in you
I saw a song
I saw a song
I see a song in you

Women and men, what a trial of smiles
When our stems are mended
Open your windows for the rain has ended
May you love again

And I saw a song in you
I saw a song in you
I saw a song
I saw a song
I see a song in you

I know this music doesn't need me
And it will move to someone else
But while it is mine
For however brief a time
I see a song in you

I saw a song
I saw a song
I see a song in you
Track Name: A Beautiful Con
Who rose the dead
Who lit the rain
Who packed your roots
And then it was over
And then it was over

Who flung the sun
Who sank the flood
Who breached your blood
And then it was over
And then it was over

It was a beautiful con
And then it was over
It was a beautiful con
And then it was over
Then it was over

Here kitty kitty kitty
Here kitty kitty kitty

Who signed the night
Who held your coals
Who pulled your petals
Then it was over
Then it was over

Who burned the list
Who frisked the ghost
Who cut through heaven
Then it was over
Then it was over

It's like he fell from the sky
And then it was over
It's like he fell from the sky
Then it was over

Here kitty kitty kitty
Here kitty kitty kitty

Who shined the mine
Who mooned the moon
Who kissed the cactus
Then it was over

It was a beautiful con
And then it was over
It was a beautiful con
And then it was over
Then it was over
Track Name: All's Well That Ends
Salut salut
Someone will come and find you
Serat serat
And then by hand remind you
And with a word align you
Encore encore
All of the way
Always
Love will rewind you

Salut salut
Someone will come untie you
Serat serat
Then with a look unlock you
By hook by crook rewatch you
Encore encore
All of the way
Always
Love will rewind you

Salut salut
Someone will come unveil you
Serat serat
Whose eyes will smile and sail you
Into their ark embrace you
To artful arms retrace you
Through maze of grace rephrase you
Without a sound awake you
Encore encore
All of the way
Always
Love will rewind you

Salut salut
Someone will come invite you
Serat serat
Then will by kiss ignite you
Only with kindness duel you
And in their cool bejewel you
And shore to shore redeem you
And dream by dream reseam you
Encore encore
All of the way
Always
Love will rewind you
Love will rewind you
Love will rewind you
Track Name: Notes Between The Keys
He is no better than me
When he plays the notes between the keys
As if he were walking a tight rope between buildings
He is no better than me

Mouths don't listen, eyes don't explain
However petty in accusal, however shallow in blame
A thousand dollar bills become a thousand paper cranes
He is no better than me

Love is an alien invading force
Ties you up like windchimes to a rocking horse
Like moths battering our bodies against the windows and the doors
He is no better than me

Looking at me like mud she'd just tracked into the house
With eyes that were like a civil war statue's
In glass shoes you stand up for who you are
And you will wind up waiting alone in the car

Reading a book so big you could beat a man to death with it
I look at the sky I know there isn't a word worth a breath of it
Just some more broken glass glittering in the trash
He is no better than me

Never trust someone who crushes your hand when she shakes it
Who weighs your soul like a kilo when she takes it
Pour it out like warm wine and all the scars go away
And you are white as a kite fashioned from an old wedding dress train
We are cut from the same crushed velvet
He is no better than me
He is no better than me
He is no better than me