Taylor Abrahamse (Deluxe Edition)

by Taylor Abrahamse

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Fall 04:39
Fall is coming down like an anvil on my head My hopes are put to pasture and the gate is locked and set I’ve counted all my blessings but they won’t get me out of bed Sayin so long to summer again... You were my antidote but you weren’t ready yet I could see you in your short jeans countin dreams with me instead The quiet in these parts don’t stop the voices in my head from saying: Every trail I find I’ll just regret Now I don’t believe anymore in anything Belief is just a game I play to help me fall asleep I’ve heard the quiet cooing of the lonely mornin’ dove Seasons of sorrow, seasons of sorrow Why’d I ever fall in love? At every Thursday market, I can see you speedin’ along Looking straight ahead with a laugh so dead, you’re a missile firmly locked There’s some prize on the horizon line - close, but never touched Knowing you don’t even want it all that much You told me you were creaking in one night, while he was on the phone You dropped your bag of groceries as the anvil took your home In a golden man to find his rust rattles to the bone Whisperin’ memories to a floozy up in Tupelo Now I don’t believe anymore in anything Belief is just a game we play to help us fall asleep We’ve heard the quiet cooing of the lonely mornin’ dove Seasons of sorrow, seasons of sorrow Why’d I ever fall in love? Da da da da da...
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I've got a brain that's got a switch that makes a thought like: “I should just stay in bed.” But I got a dream that paves the way to melt the pain, For me to forget my old head. Why they gotta sell me like I don’t know what I’m doin? Every day they treat me like the first day of school Movin where - I don’t know - Findin’ while they stomp on my light... That even if I cry... I won't put up with it, I won't put up I've seen the other side, and if its right, I don't wanna be. I won't put up with it, I won’t put up I know I’ll make a new world, oooh I won’t put up with it no! Take a breath, take a breath... We see the game, we’re overworked to feed some jerk And keep em’ fat and entertained Love thy neighbor, shoot thy father, love’s the answer, Now please go on and hate Ohhh, Still they wanna sell me like I don’t know what I’m doin’ Cos every day I’m movin on a permanent high, Like that’s some kinda crime? I won't put up with it, I won't put up I've seen the other side, and if it’s right, I don't wanna be. I won't put up with it, I won’t put up I know I’ll make a new world (Just give me the new world!) Yeah yeah, I won’t put up with it no! I want a new world now... Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Just imagine what this world could be Why don’t u let yourself be free Why you bust a cap on it!? An ordinary world with ordinary thoughts So dangeous, cos you can never see the cost, Less ya won’t put up with it, won't put up with it... I want the new world... now! Oooh won’t you give it to me No, No, I won’t put up with it no! I won't put up with it, I won't put up I've seen the other side, and if it’s right, I don't wanna be. I won't put up with it, I won’t put up with it... I want the new world now I want it now! (Just imagine what this world could be Why don’t you let yourself be free? Why ya bust a cap on it?) Its really what its all about What its really all about. Quit livin’ asleep, you gotta wake up Don’t wait for the feelin’, Gotta find the feelin’ Gotta get up, get up, get up... I’m talking wake up, wake up, lets see... Give it now! Ohh Give it now!
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If I was a woman Soft hair in the sun Feel my figure, feel my smile Watch the boys turn and run If I was a woman Maybe my voice would make sense Maybe I'd be glorified by inner city guys Before they grind me into bits Tell me why I so want to be objectified Better than thoughts that would eat me alive Tell me what can you say to... A twelve year old boy Who'd learned to hate himself Cos he wanted to wear a dress But it wasn't allowed And the more he saw his kind The more he thought they sucked The wars they'd caused The women they'd struck Ahhh, Oooh... And he never ever said it So ashamed he’d regret it And every time he'd finish fappin’ He'd discover, he's not another, he's still a brother... If I was a woman, Push up bra in the summer heat Beads of sweat down my back Selling burgers on TV Torso like a twig, lighting up a cig Terrified walkin’ alone at night. Forever secretary, Or dishes done in solitary Just as equally fucked up... Woman
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Watch em’ move like snakes takin’ every way out ... ​ (Oh I’m sorry I just couldn’t go! Bye!) I hope this cold bar floor will be clean when I curl up in doubt They promise you this, they promise you that But the truth comes out, when your call bounces back... (Leave a message at the beep and I’ll get right back to you!) I can’t take this lonely life No I can’t take this heart o’ mine Yeah I, ain’t got no cure for love. (You’ll never get it, you’re never gonna get it honey) I can’t take this lonely brain No I can’t take what I can’t take Yeah I, ain’t got no cure for love... Every sway, every glance, every kiss, every smile I miss Makes me say ‘Hey, may as well hide in some workplace abyss’ (Overcompensating! Overcompensating!) It’s the same ol’ small talk, the same sultry walk Playin’ dumb, tryin’ to outrun your biological clock... Yeah. I can’t take this lonely life No I can’t take this heart o’ mine Yeah I, ain’t got no cure for love... No no no! (You’ll never get it, you’re never gonna get it honey) I can’t take this lonely brain No I can’t take what I can’t take Yeah I, ain’t got no cure for love... Lord how it feels, when I feel at home With a love to call my own, a love to call my own. But ain’t the way it goes: She’d say I don’t listen, cos I’m too busy kissin’ Then she turns me to stone ​(Ain’t No Cure!) She turns me to stone, stone, stone, stone, stone. (You’ll never get it, you’re never gonna get it honey) (You have a boyfriend do ya? Of course you do.) I can’t take this lonely life No I can’t take this heart o’ mine Yeah I, ain’t got no cure for love. (You’ll never get it, you’re never gonna get it honey) I can’t take this lonely brain No I can’t take what I can’t take Yeah I, ain’t got no cure for love... The sounds shake the city, I’m going deaf from applause ​ (Oh my goodness, thank you!) She rips me outta my clothes and she pushes me up against the wall ​(Oh my god!) I’ve tumbled through my tears, I’ve shimmied through my fears So why am I still so numb to the comfort in my ear? (I’m never gonna get it honey) I can’t take this lonely life No I can’t take this heart o’ mine Yeah I, ain’t got no cure for love. (You’ll never get it, you’re never gonna get it honey) I can’t take this lonely brain No I can’t take what I can’t take Yeah I, ain’t got no cure for... Looo-1,2,3,4! I-I-I- was wondering if you might want to... (You’ll never get it, never get it, never get it) Hello?
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Can you hear me in your endless heaven? I’m the one who loves you still After all the pain and hurt we were given I’m the one who loves you still I have counted every way to heaven I’ve forgotten all that’s real Will I join you with the years I’ve wasted and broken And will I find you love me still You were all I had You were it And now I don’t know what else there is. All we shared, How you cared when times were cruel... Come down my dear, For I’m barely here Do do do do do We are born and then the years roll past us Photo books are all that’s real. I would climb the stars while turning to ashes To let you know I love you still You were all I had You were it And now I don’t know what else there is Time is cruel Come down my dear, Come down from there, Come down my dear I’m barely here, barely here... Do do do do... I’m the one who loves you still.
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I really like you baby, and I want you to know When I see your face, ooh it moves me so, And I go Out like a light Out like a light, in the middle of the night Shut off my mind, when I see you When I get a little crazy, a little confused It all waves bye bye, bye bye, when I see you Out like a light, in the middle of the night Shut off my mind, when I see you Little darlin’ what a feelin I’m feeling... Little darlin’ what a feelin I’m feeling... Little darlin’ what a feelin I’m feeling... Oooh, Out like a light. If you talk to my girl, try and take her away You won’t take her far, with my fist on your face Yeah you’ll be out like a light, yeah, in the middle of the night Shut off your mind, when I see you Little darlin’ what a feelin I’m feeling... Little darlin’ what a feelin I’m feeling... Little darlin’ what a feelin I’m feeling... Oooh, Out like a light. Little darlin’ what a feelin I’m feeling... Out like a light... is how you got me feelin tonight Oooh let me see you baby, Oooh let me see you shine Everything you do, every song you write Knocks me out out... like a light. Oooooh... I’ll treat you right, I’ll treat you right Out like a light Little darlin’ what a feelin I’m feeling... Little darlin’ what a feelin I’m feeling... Little darlin’ what a feelin I’m feeling... Oooh, Out like a light. Babe you got me movin, babe you got me thinkin Bout you for the rest of my life. Ooooh (Little darlin’ what a feelin I’m feelin...) Out like a light!
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Have you ever felt like there's something else far beyond? Just counting the stars... and feelin’ small? Well I... I wouldn't have it any other way When the rain falls down, and it hails so hard, Convinced you’ll never be free Just sit right down with me, oooh I don't mind feeling small with you In fact it's all I wanna do The beauty and weight of it all Feelin’ small with you From a flash of light, a sacred night Came all we are I can almost see eternity... feelin’ small And when I see you... There's a joy I can't explain While they trudge along to the same old song Whether vanity or greed, The night sky shines the key, oooh Tell me how we know when we're right (We just exploded into life) Tell me how we know when we're right (Well, It just came to us one night) I don't mind feeling small with you In fact it's all I want to do The beauty and weight of it all Feeling small with you What does it mean to be alive... To be alive...? We're just a flicker of cosmic time, why worry your beautiful mind? Da da de da de de da... And if you cry in space, the tears stick to your face And there's a planet where the rain falls down sideways (I don’t mind... feelin small with you) In a galaxy, of a hundred billion galaxies, In a universe... I’m so glad it could be - you and me Tonight, burning bright... Feelin’ small. To be alive.
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I wish I had something clever to say So I could look real cool with a scintillating brain But I’m just a simple guy havin’ a simple day Just writin’ a song for you Don’t have a cadilac or a ton of greenbacks But I got a little place with a view Where we could laze around, or have a night on the town Whatever you wanna do Cos I see Heaven in your eyes, heaven in my heart Lift me to the skies above, oooh Heaven in your eyes girl, it must be true I could love you (I could love you) In a couple days we could be so far away In a Kosy Korner booth Then we could water ski out in cottage country And laugh to a firelight tune I wanna love you, oooh There’s heaven in your eyes girl (Heaven, Heaven in your eyes girl) Oooh, that’s all I gotta say, I hope that’s okay, whoa Heaven in your eyes, heaven in my heart Lift me to the skies above (I could love you) Imagine all the things, a love like ours could save I can hardly wait for your answer dear I can hardly wait, come near Do do do do... Lift me to the skies above (Heaven in your eyes girl!) (Heaven in your eyes girl!) (Lift me to the skies, lift me to the skies!)
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Did you know that Pelicans fly... to a car they take to work? Did you know if you touch your baby toes your whole life moves in reverse? Did you know I'd say anything to hide the hurt? Did you know an author explodes when a library book is past due? Did you know we're all cartoons? If you squint we can blurr all the lines we drew Did you know that anything's true when you lose your mind like when I lost you? Yeah all I've got left is a little more delusion to hide everything inside Ooh I blew it I know and I always seem to blow it Ooh when you said that you loved me I felt it but never showed it Did you know, theres an invisible wheelbarrow carrying me through the week? Did you know, everytime it snows it’s just some clouds that fell asleep? Did you know that anything's true when you lose your mind like when I lost you? Yeah all I've got left is a little more delusion to hide everything inside Am I the lie or are we the truth? Does it even matter to you? Ohhh Why'd I try to love again? Am I the lie or are we the truth? Does it even matter to you? Ohhh Why did I try to love again? Sometimes I feel so sure Then I think about what we were Did you know that you were the best thing that ever happened to me? Did you know that carpal tunnel is the only fish that swims through your wrist? Did you know but you were the best thing to ever happen to me? And did you know that anything's true when you lose your mind like when I lost you? Yeah all I've got left is a laugh and cry But maybe that's all I need tonight
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Well, here we are again So... tell me how it feels A phone that never stops A friend who never calls A picture of your family you wish didn’t say it all You’ve found all the answers, you sleep away the days Livin in the moment with a voice in the way But if you wanna fly, there’s always one way up Though you don’t wanna die, it’s the same as givin’ up Just want to feel again, but all my feelings never stay Living in the moment with a, livin in the, livin in the... Don’t let the same damn story come back my friend Don’t let the same damn story keep coming back again Your life’s a book, just rewrite it, put your heart inside it Or let the same damn story come back... again... Remember... when you were six years old Running around, with a future bright as all outdoors... Now I cry for a while just to live for a second Now I beat myself up and tear out all my affection The truths so close, but no one close ever stayed Living in the moment with a voice in the way Stand by yourself if nobody’s there Lord you’re a maple leaf risin’ through the air, and If you wanna fly, there’s always one way up Though you don’t wanna die, it’s the same as giving up Such a lonely climb, but in an instant it changed If I make my own grace then maybe I make my own pain... Do I truly climb to relive these days I can see life so far away Do I share this weight and start to fly my way, or would I (Oooh) Don’t let the same damn story come back my friend Don't let the same damn story keep coming back again Your life’s a book, just rewrite it, put your heart inside it Or let the same damn story come back... Its a million different highschools Its a million different carpools Cos someone said its wrong to be real But if you wanna fly, there’s always one way up Though you don’t wanna die, its the same as givin’ up... If you wanna fly, though you don't wanna die (Do I truly climb to relive these days, I can see life so far away... Do I share this weight and start to fly my way or would I) Ooooh... Don’t let the same damn story come back my friend Don’t let the same damn story keep coming back again Your life’s a book, just rewrite it, put your heart inside it Or let the same damn story come back... Ohhhh...
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Bluebird, flying overhead Calls me out of bed Begs me to pretend Warm sun, shining through the leaves Begs me to breathe, Breathe and start again. At the heart of all the matter I don't care anymore I don't care anymore I don't Though I could slide along my old familiar shore I don't care anymore I don't. Bluebird looks along the edge Finds his daily bread, and soon a family Lonely, lost among the trees She moves across the sea, searching for a friend... At the heart of all the matter I don't care anymore I don't care anymore, I don't Though I could slide along my old familiar shore I don't care anymore I don't. I just want to walk through the snow with you... I just want to walk through the snow with you... I just want to walk through the world with you again. Its ok to be alone... Ok to be alone... At the heart of all the matter I don't care anymore I don't care anymore I don't Though I could slide along my old familiar shore I don't care anymore I don't. I just want to walk through the snow with you... I just want to walk through the world with you Its ok to be alone... Ok... Ok to be alone.
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"Taylor has struck gold somewhere in the funky Neil Young/Randy Newman mountains. While the collection has a foothold in the golden era of songwriting, the subject matter and the way it’s assiduously handled anchor it firmly in the now. A standout debut from a talent that has arrived." - Lenny Stoute, Cashbox Canada

Purchase includes high quality downloads of album songs (1-11), 'Credits Cafe' performances (12-13), bonus tracks (14-22). PDFs Include: Full lyrics PDF, Link to alternate 'punchier' CD mixes and 'Extra Extras', Credits Cafe credits PDF, CD packaging PDF, and an extensive 34-page 'A Look Back' CD booklet PDF with special artwork, reflections, bonus track credits & more.

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released October 1, 2021

All songs written by Taylor Abrahamse
Produced by Eddie Kramer
Additional production by Taylor Abrahamse

'Credits Cafe' tracks performed & written by a plethora of Canadian talent including Mary Margaret O'Hara, Michael Wojewoda, Sarah Thawer & more. Full credits provided in PDFs available with purchase.

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Taylor Abrahamse Toronto, Ontario

Like a maple leaf caught in a gust above the Ontario prairies, Taylor blissfully floats between the borders of songwriting with his hook-laden hammerclaw pop. Debut out now, produced with Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, etc).

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