Painted Out

by Samurai Tiger

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released March 10, 2016

All songs written, recorded, performed, and produced by Conrad J. Gagnon
All drums performed by Steve Vickers
Mixed and mastered by Kyle Noonan at Amity Studios

Additional vocals on "Funemployed" by Steve Vickers

A special thanks to the Siler family, the Vickers family, Wiggles, Steve Vickers, Kyle Noonan, Ryan Normille, Em Goheen, anybody who came out to a show at Grateful Acres or anywhere else we've played, and anyone who's believed in us enough to buy a record or book us a show. Thank you, I couldn't have done it without all of you.

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Track Name: Katana/Wakizashi Style
Armored only by my skin
 
Leave the porch light on in case I come home
I'm living in the space between the walls,
I'm putting the pieces back together
 
The sunlight coming through the trees
 
I will become the light
Armored only by my skin
Track Name: Homesick Ghosts
Stretch your skin your skin across the canvas
Make yourself art 
The trees are moaning out your name
While the wind whispers it
You will go to shade 
I will go to shame 
 
Between the waking and the dream
When the world is still new
When you were here with me
Now I feel so strange 
I'm just so stuck in the greys
I will hide away 
 
I'm patching holes in the walls from when I was 15
Homesick ghosts keep you awake, the moon above the trees
I'll float past your window, look inside
Watch you watch the television, back when you were alive
 
In the middle of the night
I had awoke
From a bittersweet dream
And when the lights came on
I remembered where I was
And I remembered where you were
 
I'm patching holes in the walls from when I was 16
Homesick ghosts keep you awake, the moon above the trees
I'll float past your window, look inside
Watch you watch the television, back when you were alive
Track Name: Funemployed
Steal away in secret
I'll travel through the powerlines to meet you
I still have dreams about it
Raindrops like bullets on the windshield
 
You were smoking a cigarette,
We were sitting on a park bench
 
One day I won't need these drugs
To make me feel normal
One day I won't need these lenses
To help me see the world around me
 
The summer's finally ending
The leaves are changes colors
And I'm changing my colors too
 
I keep the letters in a shoebox on a shelf in my closet
I can't bring myself to throw them away

So paint me out of every picture like I never existed
Just let me go
 
One day I won't need these drugs
To make me feel normal
One day I won't need these lenses
To help me see the world around me
 
The summer's finally ending
The leaves are changes colors
And I'm changing my colors too
Track Name: String Or Nothing
I broke down in your car
I’ve been sleeping in for weeks
I’m reconstructing everything
I'm always in recovery

You called me from your hospital bed
I said “don’t ever scare me like that again”
I’m trying hard to fight this thing
But it’s got its roots so deep in me
 
Little holes in all the walls
Where pictures used to be hung
Memories of us and friends
Better times when we weren't so sad

You’ve got your faults and I’ve got mine
I’ve got some thorns so deep in my side
I’ll rip it off like a bandaid
We’ll look forward to better days
Track Name: Saint Sebastian
The scratches on your arm from when you were 15
Burn white
You still cringe when people notice them
You feel too strange
You're a werewolf
 
Getting drunk off communion wine
Like you're some kind of saint
I keep the dead flowers in a drawer
So that I'll always remember
What happened that day
Don't pray for me
 
Shaved my legs in the bath
Watched the red run down the white plastic
And down the drain
 
Maybe I'll grow out my beard to look more like a boy
Or paint my face to look more like a girl
Pack your bags we're leaving here
 
I'll put on a brave face
I'll stand up straight
I'll try my best, just stay with me
 
He said that "God doesn't love you,
Because of who you love"
He said "it's because of the way that you were born"
 
But God, I don't want to go to heaven
None of my friends are there
I'm a burning church, I'm an empty hearse
I'm a secret handshake
I'm a stranger's face in a crowd of people
But I'll be okay
 
So don't pray for me
Track Name: P.S.
I leave the porch light on in case you come home
I'm up late, patching the holes in the wall
That you made when you were just a little kid
I recognize your footsteps
Between the waking and the dream
I'm a ghost living between the walls
The powerlines cut across the landscape
Like the red on your forearm
Spread out your medicine on the counter
& paint me out of every picture
Your hair grows back, you shave it off
I'll learn to love myself, somehow
It'll all be okay, some day