Heretic

by Skin Trade

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The Debut album of Skin Trade. This dark L.A. rock band presents "Heretic," a reflection of counterculture and inner desire...Enjoy the catchy hooks and metaphorical lyrics, of this heavy record....

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released August 20, 2010

Brandon Scott Vocals, TJ Obrien Drums, Nick Zingraf Bass, Chad Ellis Guitar, Guest Cello- Jeffery White

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Track Name: Mary, Mary
Mary, mary, quite contrary-
Crimson red apothecary-
Spit with your head, so hard-to-believe-in
Always been such a beautiful demon

CHORUS:
Come on- I want it!
Come on- I need it-
Come on- I want it
so why won’t you give it to me x2

Mary, mary, quite contrary-
Crimson red apothecary-
Isn’t it fun, and isn’t scary-
to know inside you’re just- a fairy-

CHORUS:
Come on- I want it!
Come on- I need it-
Come on- I want it
so why won’t you give it to me.........

(Sunshine- Moonshine- x2)
Track Name: Lost Your Head
Lost Your Head

You can’t teach me something-
If I don’t care-

You gotta pretty little mind-
but you left it over there-

Oh oh oh- x2

Chorus:
Oh where is your head-
you’d be better off dead-
Oh where is your head-
You’ve lost your

You can’t teach me something-
without a good scare-

You gotta pretty little mind-
and it’s leaking everywhere-

Oh oh oh- x2

Chorus:
Oh where is your head-
you’d be better off dead-
Oh where is your head-
You’ve lost your- x3

SOLO

Chorus:
Oh where is your head-
you’d be better off dead-
Oh where is your head-
You’ve lost your head
Track Name: Going, Going, Gone
Going Going Gone-

I need a hole-
I need a hole-
I need a hole to crawl in-

can’t get away-
can’t get away-
can’t get away but I’m tryin’ ...

Who the hell is driving this thing?

Chorus:
Going, going, gone-
The night has just begun-
We’re going going gone-
with all the lights on x2

Who the hell is driving this thing?

I need a hole-
I need a hole-
I need a hole- to fall in

can’t get away-
can’t get away-
can’t get one way or another...

(CHORUS)

Bridge:
Guns cocked and loaded-
while the world spins-
you know they love you-
but they’re counting your sins
(I’m Going- gone- )

(CHORUS) x4
Track Name: If I Should Die, Before I Wake
If I Should Die, Before I Wake

Torrid is the needle-
wash your hands of me-
horrid like a needle-
full of empathy-
(full of empathy x2)

Angry are the voices-
aching for release-
Trigger volume ceases-
disturbance of the peace-
(disturbance of the peace x2)

CHORUS:
And now I lay me down-
I lay me down to sleep
I pray my soul to keep
I pray my soul to keep

Veins that pray for mercy-
Mercy travels deep-
Break and let the sin free-
born into debris-
(born into debris x2)

CHORUS:
And now I lay me down-
I lay me down to sleep
I pray my soul to keep
I pray my soul to keep x2
Track Name: Heretic (The Fall)
Try so hard to hide the demon-
Drained of blood, and drained of semen-
Hangs the heavy head he dreams in-
hallucinations- they deceive him-

CHORUS:
Call me a heretic-
but I’ll teach you a thing or two about living x2

Marching forth into the danger-
Holy savior, such a stranger-
He is victim to the peril-
You know what they say- he’s just over a barrel

CHORUS:
Call me a heretic-
but I’ll teach you a thing or two about living x2
Track Name: Stringin' Along
like the spider crawling-
I’ve got to make my way-
just like the sky is falling-
I’m falling for today-

like a holy thistle
like a holy blade
free us from our nation
oh we are so afraid

(c’mon you got me-)

CHORUS:
just stringing along
just stringing along
just stringing along-
You’ve got me x4


like the creature preying -
Been praying now for days-
just like the land decaying -
they’ll light this town ablaze-

like a holy thistle
like a holy blade
free us from our nation
oh we are so afraid

(c’mon you got me-)

CHORUS:
just stringing along
just stringing along
just stringing along-
You’ve got me x4

like a holy thistle
like a holy blade
free us from our nation
we are so afraid

CHORUS:
You’ve got me
just stringing along
just stringing along
just stringing along- x4

ooh got me stringing along-
ooh got me stringing along-
you just keep me stringing along...
Like the words unwritten from this song

CHORUS:
just stringing along
just stringing along
just stringing along- x4
Track Name: Skin Trade - Ragdoll
Move me as you will-
bouncing from a string...
Waiting for the kill-
winter into spring...

Counting every stitch-
winding like a wheel...
Wait upon the witch-
she’ll carve you down from steel------

day after day-
day after day-

CHORUS:
I fall and I fall,
I am just your ragdoll-
I fall and I fall,
I am just your ragdoll- x2

Drink of me the wine-
hangin’ by my toes...
Clever in design-
Expensive, and exposed...

Cast me to the side-
wield your wicked way...
Dangle and desire-
you’re leading me astray...

day after day-
day after day-

CHORUS:
I fall and I fall,
I am just your ragdoll-
I fall and I fall,
I am just your ragdoll- x2

BRIDGE:
Can’t help myself from myself-
The purpose of life is defeating itself-
I walk to the rhythm of the mighty drum-
It’s hard to believe what we have become-
Dark is the desert where the vultures fly-
picking my bones, until they are dry... x2

CHORUS:
I fall and I fall,
I am just your ragdoll-
I fall and I fall,
I am just your ragdoll- x2
Track Name: Heretic (The Rise)
You know it won’t be long-
till the stars drip- and flip the cause-
Hard to realize-
The tragic flaw in your disguise-

Life keeps spinning on-
Like cheap thrills, we pass on
Hard to sympathize-
Prophets and their battle cries-

They’ll feed the weary to the wolves-
Kids gotta be- whatever they wanna be

Call me a heretic-
but I’ll teach you a thing or two about living x2

You know it won’t be long-
till the sky rips, and we move on-
Hard to - realize-
revelation's in our eyes-

Life keeps - gettin’ gone-
like God, and me, were just the pawns-
Hard to - sympathize-
divinity, deceit, and lies-

They’ll feed the weary to the wolves-
Kids gotta be- whatever they wanna be

CHORUS:
Call me a heretic-
but I’ll teach you a thing or two about living x2

Call me a heretic- (call me)
Call me a heretic- (call me)
Call me a heretic-
Call me a heretic-
Track Name: Skin Trade - Born Again
Red is for his fingers,
running with our blood-
White is for forgiveness, although I never could-
Black is for the night time-
They fill your head on your dime-
Bow your head in envy,
you’re shameful and you’re empty-

CHORUS:
Born! Again! (x4)
I’ll be born again, and I’ll be born-
I’ll be born again- Resurrected-
I’ll be born again, and I’ll be born-
I’ll be born again, and rejected...

Red is for transfusion-
drain you of your mind-
White is for diffusion-
inciting all man-kind-
Black is for collusion-
We’re pure bread and confined-
Bow your head in envy,
you’re shameful and you’re empty

CHORUS:
Born! Again! (x4)
I’ll be born again, and I’ll be born-
I’ll be born again- Resurrected-
I’ll be born again, and I’ll be born-
I’ll be born again, and rejected...

BRIDGE:
Open up your eyes in the mirror-
and speak to your creator-
Man is such a traitor- you’ll see.... x2


PRE CHORUS:
Born! Again! (x4)

CHORUS:
I’ll be born again, and I’ll be born-
I’ll be born again- Resurrected-
I’ll be born again, and I’ll be born-
I’ll be born again, and rejected...
Track Name: Machine
Fundamentally different than we are accustomed to-
Whimsical and intricate, the notes do what we tell them to-
Let your self unfold and fall,
and find yourself forgetting all-
Nothing is to big to swallow,
black is white, walk through the wall...

And it’s so easy to-
put three chords together-
send your muse to a place you’ve never ever-
wanted to- but now it’s driving you,
to follow through-
you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do-

With a heavy eye-
I see the screen-
take all of me,
oh my - oh
With a heavy eye-
I can see the screen-
take all of me
oh my machine-

Carefully and diplomatic-
Feel what you would like to free-
Soul retrieving’s automatic-
watch yourself like a T.V.
Glass illusions, burning sand,
it’s relative you understand
Narrow arches, criss and cross-
our hands are folded, then they’re tossed....

And it’s so easy to-
put three chords together-
send your muse to a place you’ve never ever-
wanted to- but now it’s driving you,
to follow through-
you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do-

With a heavy eye-
I see the screen-
take all of me
oh my - oh
With a heavy eye-
I can see the screen-
take all of me
oh my machine

Subordinate to the machine-
Subordinate to the machine-

And it’s so easy to-
put three chords together-
send your muse to a place you’ve never ever-
wanted to- but now it’s driving you,
to follow through-
you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do-
Track Name: Whiskey + WIne
Circles- I always used to run in circles-
until the day that I remembered that circles are made to be broken
and I found you- x2

On the side of the road-
We were drifters that had drifted too far-
like a picture of a picture disappearing in the stars-
it had never been so clear-
the two of us right here, with all our worries to leave behind-

CHORUS:
You and me- whiskey and wine-
found me- broken and dirty-
You and me- steady on decline-
‘cause were running on empty x2

Circles- I always used to run in circles-
until the day that I remembered that circles are made to be broken
and I found you-

I remember the day-
you said “Baby, these eyes are losing touch”
you said “Baby, heavens heavy sky is just too much”
and I said hush now child-
we only got each other, and our worries to leave behind

CHORUS:
You and me- whiskey and wine-
You found me- broken and dirty-
You and me- steady on decline-
‘cause were running on empty

Stay right there and stare into my-
vagabond eyes-
Gotta go-
Oh- gotta get out of here -on the next train out- x2

CHORUS:
You and me- whiskey and wine-
Found me- broken and dirty-
You and me- steady on decline-
‘cause we were running on empty- x2

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