Shiver

by Rain Ruin

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about

I made this "album" in 2005 knowing very little about home recording and only somewhat more about playing the guitar. But I'd been writing songs for about six years by that time, so I determined to record something and make people listen to it.

I still think these are some pretty good songs, worth somebody's trouble to listen to.

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released June 1, 2005

D.C. Simpson - Vocals, guitar, saxophone
Jim Clawson - Bass
Benjamin Yackley - Keyboard

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Track Name: If I Can't Get To London
Night bus rescue me
When it becomes a burden to be free
You find me at the right time
I lie about my name
'Cause after this one nothing is the same
It's me against the nighttime

If I can't get to London
There's killers on my trail
If I can't get to London
Darkness will prevail
I have to get to London
I have to be that strong
If I can't get to London
Then everything is gone

Black dog in the night
A shadow of a shadow of the light
But it can't touch me inside
I watch the night roll by
But where I want to go I'll have to fly
It's getting close to midnight
Track Name: Impression of You
I thought of what I should have said
When the cord was finally severed
You fell into the canyon
But you never found the river
You're aging your reflection
You're not some precious ingenue

Dreams are spoiled by coming true
I was just doing my best impression of you
What else could I do
I never got the best impression of you
Nothing you said was true
Nothing you say resembles a thing you do
Watching you come unglued
Sitting here doing my best impression of you

You moved to California
And you took a break from lying
And you never crushed one spirit
But not for lack of trying
Maybe I'm just jealous
Of how the mirror looks to you

The cold crept in like cancer
As I kept a look out for you
And you signaled the invasion
Of the armies who adore you
You stilled the voice inside me
And for that there's no forgiving you
Track Name: From the Rain
Most mistakes I make
Soon come back to haunt me
I felt the morning quake
My number's the same if you want me
I drifted out
I'm guessing I midjudged the distance to the shore

And oh, nothing stays the same
(Except this sad refrain)
Across the water main
(Tattooed with the mark of Cain)
If you can't take the pain
Then please don't feel ashamed
To come in from the rain

You breathed upon my glass
And scribbled with your finger
The memory only lasts
In the places where we linger
You were there
'Cause no one else would say that time was real or fair

No one speaks a word to me as I walk through the door
I'm feeling out of place and out of touch and out of form
And whether you believe me doesn't matter anymore

Most mistakes I make
Soon come back to haunt me
Track Name: I See
Hold me closer, hold me closer
I just can't go home
Break the silence, stir the echo
Pull the sword from the stone
Something's wrong here, something's missing
Is my cover blown
Hold me closer, hold me closer
I just can't be alone

Every time I see your face I'm amazed
You're the moonlight, you're heaven lighting this place
Every time I see your face I'm amazed
You're the moonlight that leads me home

Something's wrong here, something's missing
Someone's at the door
Truth to power, truth's objective
Truth is no one's whore
Streptococcus, start the violence
One guess what's in store
Hold me closer, hold me closer
I can't take any more

Every time I see your face I'm amazed
You're the moonlight, you're heaven lighting this place
Every time I see your face I'm amazed
You're the moonlight that leads me home
Track Name: We All Fall Down
I lost control
I drifted past the center line
I sold my soul
Signed my name above the dotted line
You rode with me
On the freeway to that open door
We parted ways
Deserving so much less but wanting more

I hope that you'll forgive me, I was desperate then
And we all fall down now and again
I hope that you'll believe me, it was out of my hands
And we all fall down now and again

Perpetuated
By inertia but I should've known
Infatuated
With the thought of never coming home
I wanted calm
Now I never get to be alone
But it's close enough
When you soothe me on the telephone

Nobody's home inside my world
I'll hit the road and won't return
Can't rest until I see your eyes

And it's through the cracks I'm creeping at the cold light of dawn
Don't know why it's calm under my skin
A million miles behind me I can't see what's gone wrong
But we all fall down now and again

Said we all fall down now and again
Track Name: Mockingbird Song
It's a question of keeping the ghosts out of view
Though it's all just a game if the legend is true
You're a Cain without Abel, a knight without dawn
But I know you're a child, it's a mask you put on
So I'm writing this letter to say nothing's wrong
I'm forgetting the words to your mockingbird song

Though I know it's a blessing, it still makes me stare
When you make implications dissolve in the air
In the streets of Los Angeles you hide away
Just a breath of revenge on a typical day
Like the song of the siren it strings me along
I'm a deer in the lights of your mockingbird song

It's a question of keeping the ghosts out of view
Though it's all just a game if the legend is true
It's the same situation, just different eyes
You'll end up with the best soul that money can buy
If you're stuck in a rut you could light off a bomb
'Cause you've come to the end of your mockingbird song
Track Name: California
Think of the time that you've been gone
Think of the change that's going on
All the things you hide away
Think of the years before the sword
This is what I've been sliding toward
Somewhere else, somewhere
Deep underground
Deep underground
Deep under

Come on over to my side
When I'm back from California
I can't stay here forever
And I need you
If I thought that it mattered
I'd come back from California
I can't stay here without you

Smash in the glass that glares at you
Pick up the shards and cut right through
Oh the curtain is so thin
Six in the morning, I'm still up
I've had it all, it's not enough
So I'm left, somewhere
Deep underground
Deep underground
Deep under
Track Name: Turn Away
Let the sun break through the clouds
Let me turn you inside out
Let the underside of time pass overhead
Let the whole world crumble down
It doesn't really matter now
I know what I've found
See the dust clouds hear the sound

You take my heart, you take my time
You're all that I hoped I'd never find
I can't turn away from you

Found a way to leave your mark
Sitting lonely in the dark
Never breathing air, that's never been your thing
Let me question all I said I'd be
Let me weigh the things you want from me
I know I've got mine
But we're running out of time

I said I'm fine
Laying the foundations of my heartbreak
I'm looking up
At the stars while lying on my back in the mud
I don't understand
Why you left me, though I wished you would
I said I'm fine
Dreaming slow sweet dreams of you
Dreaming of you
Track Name: Warm
Say what you will, I'm having my day in the sun
Here in the dark, what good do I do anyone
Somebody told me you can't be too young, too rich or too thin
Somebody told me you get out of life what you put in

All I want is to be warm
All I want is to be warm
Here inside, I'll weather the storm
It's all that I needed

Take what you need, I can't see what good it does me
Don't pick at the scars, the stains don't wash out easily
Rest for a moment and think of the things your life has been
Time won't repeat it, you'll end up deserting your own skin

Blood on the pavement, don't even attempt to understand
It's not where I'm headed, not even if you slip through my hands
Track Name: Tin Heart
Looking for a way to get out of here
And you're so afraid that you'll just disappear
And the water's getting higher
Everybody knows what you've been through
'Cause you won't shut up when they stand next to you
But at least you're not a liar

You've rusted over the years
As if your heart were made of tin
And someone's calling you up
From down beneath the floor again

And it's time time time
You've lost your mind mind mind
And you can't find find find
A way to run on empty

If you only could, you'd do it all
And the faster you go, the harder you hit the wall
It's another way of turning
Nobody can say you didn't try
And you learned to walk, so maybe you'll learn to fly
If you keep the fire burning

You're crushed beneath their shoes
As if your heart were made of tin
And you keep playing, but you must know
The house will always win
Track Name: Hey Abandon
Neon flickers as we walk down the road
Sometimes nothing is the heaviest load
Sickness penetrates much more than we knew
I'll burn candles in the darkness for you

Hey abandon
Did you ever get through
Hey abandon
I'm inside here with you

You'll accelerate and crash through my door
I'll fall overboard and wash on your shore
Given gravity, what more can I do
I would soar across the ocean for you

There's something desperate in the way that you stare
You look at me as if I'm not really there
We keep on dreaming up new ways to get through
'Cause I can't help but leave a light on for you

Hey abandon
Is it ever too far
Hey abandon
Now we're oceans apart
Track Name: Still Nina
It's snowing
Let's play outside, let's make angels
I promise we'll come back to play
I promise we'll come back some day
And I wonder
What does it mean to say brother
Seated on cold metal shoulders
"I love you" is all I can say

Nina
Somewhere inside it's still Nina

Drawings
To show me the way that you're feeling
Asleep on the floor in the evening
Alive at the end of the day
Good morning
Remember to blow out the candles
There's a look in his eyes I can't handle
Rose petals all blown away

Nina
Somewhere inside it's still Nina
Somewhere inside it's still Nina
I won't let them take you away
Nina
Somewhere inside it's still Nina
Somewhere inside it's still Nina
Nina I don't want to say
Goodbye