Possessed EP

by T.E. Yates

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
Evil Cat 03:41
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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

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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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