Walk Through Paint

by M.D. Edwards

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TO BE RELEASED AND AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD MAY 4, 2012.

Walk Through Paint
released May 4th 2012
Fauxtown Records
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released May 4, 2012

M.D. Edwards: music and lyrics, vocals, 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars, bass guitar, harmonica, foot stomps and tambourine.
Jenn White: vocals on Ancient History
Deanna Wells: vocals on Ancient History
Brennan Galley: keys on Away
Recorded by Brennan Galley
Produced by M.D. Edwards and Brennan Galley
Mastered by Rayburn Blake

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M.D. Edwards

M.D. Edwards is a singer-songwriter originally based out of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, and currently living on the road throughout North America.

His debut LP, 'Walk Through Paint', was released in May 2012 on 12"vinyl and iTunes; and his second LP, 'Empty Head Words', was released on CD in November 2013, and will be available on iTunes soon.
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Track Name: Sign
SIGN

Seven suitors seated in a surreptitious line
And I would be their referee, but I haven't got the time
Eleven leaven breads are congregated in the fire
But holding back the dozen was a friend of mine
I could be the shoulder upon which you could cry
But all the tears collected would just build up to the sky
To heaven
It's the only thing you wanted and it's happening tonight

I was looking for some shelter when I happened upon a sign
And you gave me half an hour of your pre-recorded time
And I took it as a cryptic message from my mind
You can say that I'm ecstatic but the ecstasy is just passing me by
And I stood there, alone, laughing at the sky

Fodder is the canon of the virtues that you preach
I had to look away, no, I just couldn't watch you speak
Hotter come the words now and I am partial to the heat
So fire me right now before our temperatures increase
Now I could be the shoulder upon which you could cry
But all the tears collected would just build up to the sky
Like water (I need water)
It's the only thing around here that's still keeping me alive

I was looking for safety and it brought me boredom
I was just looking for some comfort and it brought me stagnation
And what I needed was some justice for the hand that I'd been dealt
But just is not the way in which the universe conducts itself
It was in poverty that I found wealth

Seven suitors seated in a surreptitious line
And I would be their referee, but I haven't got the time
Eleven leaven breads are congregated in the fire
But holding back the dozen was a friend of mine
I could be the shoulder upon which you could cry
But all the tears collected would just build up to the sky
To heaven...
Track Name: Flesh
FLESH

I, who feed my flesh with flesh, and you, who are too kind
And I, who could drink myself to death, while your lips taste no wine
I asked you for forgiveness, and you said, 'seventy times seven times'
I, who claim you put this barrier between us, and you say the barrier's all mine

I can't ask you how you believe, your faith is so beautiful, its origin I can't conceive of
I am an animal, a beast, demanding explanation of immortal love

This is my lament to you, I am surrounded by water, be my hopeful dove
But many have drowned trying to save one from drowning, I know you've got to keep your head up
From the age of a child, that is to say not very old, you were conditioned to limit your love
To only give so much and only take it from those, those who could help to raise you up

I can't ask you how you believe, your faith is so beautiful, its origin I can't conceive of
I am an animal, a beast, demanding explanation of immortal love

Good for you, whose faith will not save you from death, but will save you from life
My stomach hurts and my heart's much worse, thinking only about dying
Your reward for however overcoming your doubts will be to briefly enjoy a bit of life
And that's nothing to balk at, you know I would, I would take it any day, that flicker of light

I can't ask you how you believe, your faith is so beautiful, its origin I can't conceive of
I am an animal, a beast, demanding explanation of immortal love

I, who feed my flesh with flesh, and you, who are too kind
And I, who could drink myself to death, while your lips taste no wine
I asked you for forgiveness, and you said, 'seventy times seven times'
I, who claim you put this barrier between us, and you say the barrier's all mine

I can't ask you how you believe, your faith is so beautiful, its origin I can't conceive of
I am an animal, a beast, demanding explanation of immortal love

I, who feed my flesh with flesh
I, who feed my flesh with flesh
Track Name: Upside Down
UPSIDE DOWN

We could go out late and throw all caution to the wind
You don't have to move out west to make bad decisions (you can make 'em right here)
And we could live like we're dying, consequences be damned
And I would take your hand if you would take my hand
Cause I don't want you finding some cozy little house with any stranger who is not me
This little town would invert upside down instantly

We could go out late to some tired little bar
There's nothing better to do and we don't have to walk very far, no
We'll see the same old people we see every week
All singin' 'Don't Stop Believing' at karaoke (not again)
But I don't want, six drinks in, to come across some problem, you know I'd like to knock that stupid fucker out
Whom this little town would be a lot better off without

Don't you go changin' on me
Everything's always rearrangin' on me
I don't know what you're tellin' all them little strangers about me
It was fluid motion, that much I know
Somewhere in the ocean floats a bottle of my soul
You came across it broken as it happened upon your shore
It was a cliched change of heart
It was a fire and then a spark
It was backwards from the start

Cause I don't want you finding some cozy little house with any stranger who is not me
This little town would invert upside down instantly
It'd be the last thing you'd ever see
Little towns are where the ghosts are always haunting
Track Name: Ancient History
ANCIENT HISTORY


When we had a house, we kept it up
A roof and four brick walls for all the shit we bought
And we had fast summers and slow winters
And homemade wine and frozen dinners
But I was not the man you really wanted
And living with a ghost, our house was haunted
But we found comfort in lost causes
And we sought treasure just like grave robbers
You were digging up the past like no one's business
And neither of us ever healed from all the sickness

When I had a heart, it pulsed for you
And when I had a pulse, I bled for two
But I guess there was no future, cause now we're ancient history
Like an Aztec ruin, dead, but not without mystery
Wouldn't it be a shame to live without some mystery?
And having everything could make us feel real empty
We got so lucky and we hardly knew it
And the fool I am I went and blew it
Now I don't think I'll ever love again, at least not this way
The higher up we got the more intense the dismay

When I had no foresight there was no horizon
Now I just fall asleep from drinking poison
It comes in silver cans and glass bottles
It numbs pain and hides problems
Pushing them beneath the surface of my aura
I can always go and deal with them tomorrow
Time has just flown by me like jet airplanes
Like speed boats on high octane
Could I have a day to pause and just reflect here?
I could close my eyes and wake up some time next year
I miss holding you forever after
And your bright tattoos and your brighter laughter
I was just a gypsy boy who'd gone a gamblin'
Didn't know the cards I held would win me your hand
Track Name: Your Name
YOUR NAME

I thought I told you I was crazy so there'd be no confusion
And as water falls into my hands I can only hold so long
If I plant a seed it does grow, from the tears I make you cry
If you're the rose that grew out of dirt I'm the weed that choked you dry
And so I'm back with my old best friend shaped from maple wood and fear
And we're cranking out some new tunes destined to fall on deaf ears
I was lonely but I only really wanted a good friend
But it seems like understanding only exists as an illusion

If I'd known my actions counted, I would have acted less
If I'd seen all of this coming in our time under duress
I'd have built a ship and sailed it through the deserts with no rain
And so rise again to greet me, though I thrice denied your name, your name, your name

I thought I told you I was crazy so there'd be no confusion
And as water falls into my hands I can only hold so long
If I plant a seed it does grow, from the tears I make you cry
If you're the rose that grew out of dirt I'm the weed that choked you dry
dry
dry
dry
Track Name: God's Creatures
GOD'S CREATURES

When you wait till it's far too long
And your escape is tantamount to what you've been declaring
I'd hate to write you off
But I'm made like a pocket watch (tick tock)

I can't wait, I don't have all the time in the world
Don't be late, you don't want to miss the lifeboat
Not much at stake, if we failed we could be lonely again
But for a day fill my sails with your wind...

Your lover's breath, you are not alone in getting old
At your death, I could cry out to all the gods in the world, pleading
'No, take me instead' as my voice breaks
And I really wanted was for you to lay in my bed

When it's late and we're dumb in a blinding drunk again
It's our fate but heaven is for all of God's creatures, Amen
I know you for what you are and I'd gladly take you in
I miss my love but you could be my love till the end
Track Name: Away
AWAY

Trim the hedge, keep it neat
Mow the lawn, short and sweet
And colour-coordinate the flowers at your feet
And think of me

And hold that thought, treat it kind
Pause to marvel in our decline
And if beauty is beheld in my eyes, I hope I don't go blind
And I'll see you soon, sometime

Bake the bread, let it rise
Write a song for our demise
And if you ever question all this purpose in disguise
Don't look so surprised

Arm the troops overseas
Let them spread like a disease
And if you get nervous, have a drink for your worries
And pay no mind, please

Your name is in the Book of Life, but there's white-out for mistakes
If we don't make the grade, let's be erased
And if we paint ourselves into a corner, then we'll just have to walk through paint
I wouldn't have it any other way

If you were here, you could stay
And if I pushed you, I just pushed myself…
If you were here, you could stay
And if I pushed you, I just pushed myself…away