Possessed EP

by T.E. Yates

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released December 9, 2013

All words and music written by Thomas Edward Yates
Produced, recorded, mixed and engineered by Biff Roxby
Mastered by Dan Watkins
Artwork and Design by T.E. Yates

Recorded in Lancashire - Manchester, Salford and Chorley
Recording began February 2010 and completed July 2013
Mixed at Iron Mountain

Cover painting, ‘The Music Train’, by T.E. Yates.
Oil, acrylic and ink on canvas. 16 x 12“

T.E. Yates logo by Martin T. Higgins

Photographs taken by Ben Robins at Antwerp Mansion, Rusholme, Manchester.

Vocal melody for the chorus in ‘A Friend In Need’ scored by Matthew Cleghorn.

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Track Name: A Friend In Need
I gave you so much money when you said you were in need
You came to me all puppy eyed and desperate
I watched you spend it chasing women, buying them champagne
While I’m fighting the breadline, can’t afford to eat

Where are all my friends when I need them?
Where are all these people I hold dear?
Make me, don’t break me again

I gave you a bed when you had no place to stay
You came to me all puppy eyed and desperate
Now you have a house on the other side of town
I’m outside, it’s cold and you won’t let me in

Where are all my friends when I need them?
Where are all these people I hold dear?
Make me, don’t break me again

I gave you everything I could
When I had nothing, my friend
And now that the table has turned
You give me nothing
You give me
You give me nothing at all
Track Name: Scarecrow Of The Barren Land
These straw arms are very frail, they’re blowin’ in the wind
It’s freezing cold outside tonight but you won’t take a scarecrow inside
Of your house
Your warm farmhouse
Your warm farmhouse

All the farmer’s fields are fallow, there’s nothing ‘round for miles
Except for me, the scarecrow of the barren land

Am I shivering ‘cause it’s cold?
Am I shivering ‘cause it’s cold?
Am I shivering ‘cause it’s cold, or is this something more?

If I told you that I loved you, I’d only scare you away
If I told you how I feel, I’d only drive you away
Like the crows

I can’t move because I’m the scarecrow
Alone in the field with my arms outstretched
Reaching out for someone
But not even birds come near me when I’m like this
When I’m like this
When I’m like this
When I’m like this

If I told you that I love you, I’d only make you afraid
If I told you how I feel, I’d only drive you away
From my field
From my field

Alone within my field
Reaching for you with my arms outstretched
But not even the farmer comes near me
No one here on this earth will return my embrace
Return my embrace
Return my embrace
Return my embrace

Return my embrace
Track Name: Evil Cat
Every time the phoenix tries to rise she can’t because she’s in shackles
Left to burn within the flames that were created during her rebirth
Looking on the evil cat, the bringer of atrocities
Deceptively innocent but capable of anything
Capable of anything
Capable of anything

Beware the evil cat, you don’t know what you’re getting yourself into
Getting yourself into
Getting yourself into
Getting yourself into
Track Name: That You Knew
Lookin’ through my bedroom window I can see so many things that I knew
All the different memories that I have of all these places that I see
I turn around and look into my room and I see things around me
Wondering where the time has gone and why this past decade’s gone so fast

So take me down the open road and show me all the places that you knew
Take me through the empty fields and show me all the places that you knew
Take me on the stony beaches, show me all the places that you knew
Take me to the derelict railway, show me all the places that you knew
That you knew

Staring at my looking glass I see a face that’s unfamiliar
Oh, this can’t be my reflection, this can’t be my face that I see
Well, maybe I feel older than I am, maybe it’s just illusion
I wonder where the time has gone and wonder why I feel so old now

So take me down the open road and show me all the places that you knew
Take me through the empty fields and show me all the places that you knew
Take me on the stony beaches, show me all the places that you knew
Take me to the hanging tree and show me all the places that you knew
That you knew
That you knew
That you knew
That you knew

So take me
Take me
Take me
To the places that you knew
Track Name: False Dawn Prisoner
The sun sets in the morning hours
And rises in the evening
A prisoner within his cell
Well, he can’t understand this

Can’t get no sleep
No one’s talking
Chains and shackles
Bread and water

Alone within a darkened room
No windows and no daylight
The false dawn prisoner awaits
A fate yet undecided

Can’t get no sleep
No one’s talking
Chains and shackles
Bread and water

The false dawn prisoner awaits
A fate yet undecided
A fate yet undecided

The false dawn prisoner awaits
A fate yet undecided
A fate yet undecided
A fate yet undecided
A fate yet undecided
A fate yet undecided
A fate yet undecided
Track Name: What Kind Of World
What kind of world is this where everyone is you?
Everywhere I look and all I see is you
Maybe you can tell me why this is so

There’s chaos on the corner of an empty rush hour road
People are standing ‘round, there’s gathered quite a crowd
I look at their faces and all I see is you
Is you

Slithering down the snake path, the creature approaches
Is it a man, or is it a snake, or is it some demon?

Your many faces are arguing amongst themselves
You have a different one each day
Tell me why you have so many masks

All your lies, they don’t wash with me
All your tales of sorrow, well they’ll have to wait

What kind of world is this where everyone is you?
Everywhere I look and all I see is you
Maybe you can tell me why this is so

What kind of world is this where nobody is you?
Everywhere I look and I cannot see you
Maybe you can tell me why this is so