Caught Off​-​Guard

by Shadrow

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    * Remixes of Not Always Right and This Zucchini by my good friend Lungs.
    * The original versions of Birdhouse, Little Old Man, Necronomicon (Dusty Love) and This Zucchini.
    * A "Spike and Barley-less" version of Little Old Man.
    * Instrumental versions of every song.
    * A commentary for the album provided by myself.
    * Tabs for every song.
    * A list of BPM rates for each song on the album.
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    * The original .png file of Petirep's artwork.
    * The original photo the cover art is based upon.
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about

After countless hours spent fiddling away in my room, I have finally released my first album! Worked on over the span of about 2 years, this album captures my increasing competency in writing, recording and mixing my own music in my own environment. Heavily inspired by Lemon Demon, Jonathan Coulton and Foo Fighters, so there should be a little something for everyone to enjoy!

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released April 29, 2014

All songs written, performed, and produced by Shadrow.

Cover art provided by Petirep.
- petirep.tumblr.com
- petirep.deviantart.com

Bonus remixes provided by Lungs.
- soundcloud.com/lungsmcgee

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Shadrow ACT, Australia

Hey, I do things and stuff. My main output is music, but I also make the occasional YouTube video.

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Track Name: Birdhouse
Forever lurking down below
A million leagues beneath the flow
Lies something awful, deathly so
A shapeless twisting evil beast
The rotting stench of the deceased
A thousand mouths with which to feast

But as of now it dreams
Under the glimmering
Luminescent glow that twinkles like a spark
It keeps the beast cloaked within the dark

The ripples of the light
Protect us in the night
Moving out, beyond the sea and for the land
Forever hiding beneath the sand

Darkness is kept at bay
Because the light keeps it away

There's something lurking at the bottom of the sea...

The light is still down there today
Keeping the evil beast away
But we know it's not here to stay
We need to find some way to strive
To help our species spread and thrive
To keep our very souls alive

And so we take a stand
Our science tools in hand
Reaching down below, examining the source
To synthesize and to reinforce

We've got a prototype
We use it every night
Turn it on before you flip the other ones
Now we'll be safe when it eats the sun

Darkness is kept at bay
Because the light keeps it away
Protects us every day
Surely the light can be remade

[INSTRUMENTAL]

There's something lurking at the bottom of the sea...

Forever lurking down below
A million leagues beneath the flow
Lies something awful, deathly so

But as of now it dreams
Under the glimmering
Luminescent glow that twinkles like a spark
Now when it fades we can fight the dark

Darkness is kept at bay
Because the light keeps it away
Protects us every day
Surely the light can be remade
Track Name: Clear as Ice
Average in almost every way
But feelings of happiness come to stay
That's why we like you
(That's why we like you)

Not enough time to play silly games
The kindest of hearts sitting under the flames
That's why we like you
(That's why we like you)

Living like a family
Many personalities
No, there isn't a price
It's as clear as ice

Brought into life through magic unknown
Living together, never alone
That's why we like you
(That's why we like you)

Stubborn and selfish, quite the contrast
Consumer of love once it has amassed
That's why we like you
(That's why we like you)

Living like a family
Many personalities
No, there isn't a price
It's as clear as ice

Stitching behind a literal mask
Timid and shy yet up to the task
That's why we like you
(That's why we like you)

Sweet and naive and terribly kind
Easy to lose and harder to find
That's why we like you
(That's why we like you)

Living like a family
Many personalities
No, there isn't a price
It's as clear as ice
Track Name: Little Old Man
Little old man
Squeaking in a wheel chair
Little old man
Your camera lets you know it's there
Little old man
Friend who always shouts and shrieks
Little old man
Cabins don't protect from freaks

Stay in the closet when the girl's around
Sneaking through the ruins where you can't be found
The writing on the wall means the man is near
Oh, laugh it up!

Little old man
It's no harder to see at night
Little old man
Don't ever let it out of sight
Little old man
The dead will face the wrath of kings
Little old man
The darkness hides a lot of things

Stay in the closet when the girl's around
Sneaking through the ruins where you can't be found
The writing on the wall means the man is near
Oh, laugh it up!

[INSTRUMENTAL]

Stay in the closet when the girl's around
Sneaking through the ruins where you can't be found
The writing on the wall means the man is near
Oh, laugh it up! Oh, laugh it up!

Stay in the closet when the girl's around
Sneaking through the ruins where you can't be found
The writing on the wall means the man is near
Oh, laugh it up!
Track Name: Necronomicon (Dusty Love)
Look at you, all the way up there
I reach up and take you down
Good as new, it's really very rare
Guess I'd better not mess around

I think we might have some connection
Something's there, I can't deny
But if I make too close inspection
Chances are we're all gonna die

I hide you from the public eye
You're something that I can't dispose of
There's no need for me to go outside
We fit each other like a glove
I'm in some kind of dusty love

What to do, no one understands
How this bond of ours exists
Can't be true, I followed your commands
Their harmless joking would not desist

Your pages must be old and weary
Your spine must feel so aged and creased
Your cover makes you look so dreary
It's probably cause you're made out of the deceased

I hide you from the public eye
(He hides you from the public eye)
You're something that I can't dispose of
(You're something that he can't dispose of)
There's no need for me to go outside
(No need for him to go outside)
We fit each other like a glove
(They fit each other like a glove)
I'm in some kind of dusty love
(He's in some kind of dusty love)

They say "There's plenty of fish in the sea."
But there's only one of you
(Some kind of dusty love)
It's not as easy as they said it would be
Oh, what am I supposed to do?

Look at you, all the way up there
I reach up and take you down
Lots to do, tidy up the lair
Must avoid the eyes of the town

I think I've found a way to see you
Chanting under candlelight
"What once has changed we cannot undo"
Now we're under your eternal night

I hid you from the public eye
(He hid you from the public eye)
But now they see you up above
(We see you way up high above)
Now we're living underneath your sky
(Now we live underneath your sky)
Glowing shapes that we're unworthy of
(These shapes that we're unworthy of)
I'm in some kind of dusty love
(He's in some kind of dusty love)
Track Name: Not Always Right
Ticking off the list of the things to do
Oh, we've barely started, yet the time's overdue
I try to help you, but you cannot see
You're making my life a freaking misery

You know, you're driving me crazy
And no, it's not cause I'm lazy
You tell me what to do because you think you're right
You tell me what to do because you think you're right

I love the taste, but I hate the game
You're not always right, and so I must be to blame
Oh, you wanted lemon; all I have is lime
You're not always right, so please stop wasting my time

Oh, the insects crawl around the alcohol
The filter is dying; don't know why it's installed
Leaving's so much harder when you don't leave first
The fluids we exchange are all that quench your thirst

You know, I'm losing my patience
And no, I'm not perfect cadence
You tell me what to do because you think you're right
You tell me what to do because you think you're right

I love the taste, but I hate the game
You're not always right, and so I must be to blame
All you ever do is complain and whine
You're not always right, now please get back in the line

[INSTRUMENTAL]

You tell me what to do because you think you're right
You tell me what to do because you think you're right

I love the taste, but I hate the game
You're not always right, and so I must be to blame
Oh, you wanted lemon; all I have is lime
You're not always right, so please stop wasting my time

You're not always right...
You're not always right...
Track Name: Segway
They say that going fast is all they'll ever need
So they invest their cash in vehicles built for speed
But that's not how I roll, I won't be sitting down
No, I don't need a car to get myself around
I only need two wheels now

They can see me rolling through the town
And they know they cannot bring me down
I can feel the cool breeze in the air
And the wind is blowing through my hair
It's the perfect start to a perfect day
When I take a ride on my Segway

Now it may look quite clumsy in its grand design
But I assure you that you're gonna be just fine
You lean yourself around to navigate your way
The movement feels so fluid and it doesn't sway
There's no need to be afraid

They can see me rolling through the town
And they know they cannot bring me down
I can feel the cool breeze in the air
And the wind is blowing through my hair
It's the perfect start to a perfect day
When I take a ride on my Segway

Whenever I'm feeling down and blue
It's always there for me
Take a ride and you will see the truth
You know it's meant to be

[INSTRUMENTAL]

One day we'll gather 'round, deliberate the plan
They'll never see it coming when it hits the fan
We'll hit them where it hurts and they will see defeat
Then we will be the ones to dominate the streets
And then our lives will be complete

They can see me rolling through the town
And they know they cannot bring me down
I can feel the cool breeze in the air
And the wind is blowing through my hair
It's the perfect start to a perfect day
When I take a ride on my Segway
Track Name: Rainbow Shutter Shades
You cannot seem to dig yourself out of this hole you're in
You should have brought a shovel
Your vision's getting worse, and something's crawling on your skin
It's really quite the puzzle

When they let you in the door
You find the thing you're looking for
Lights of crimson, sky and jade
Beneath those rainbow shutter shades
Keep it all inside the box
You cannot hear yet no one talks
Years from now you're gonna fade
Beneath those rainbow shutter shades

You try to make a little sound
You open up your mouth and words come tumbling out
Except they never hit the ground
Since the room eats them up, then chews and spits them out

When they let you in the door
You find the thing you're looking for
Lights of crimson, sky and jade
Beneath those rainbow shutter shades
Keep it all inside the box
You cannot hear yet no one talks
Years from now you're gonna fade
Beneath those rainbow shutter shades

[INSTRUMENTAL]

When they let you in the door
You find the thing you're looking for
Lights of crimson, sky and jade
Beneath those rainbow shutter shades
Keep it all inside the box
You cannot hear yet no one talks
Years from now you're gonna fade
Beneath those rainbow shutter shades

When they let you in the door
You find the thing you're looking for
Lights of crimson, sky and jade
Beneath those rainbow shutter shades
Keep it all inside the box
You cannot hear yet no one talks
Years from now you're gonna fade
Beneath those rainbow shutter shades
Track Name: Sky Blue
Albuquerque, New Mexico
I'm living by the day
'Cause there ain't much left to live
Trying something new before I go
The options have been weighed
It's like standing on a cliff

And then I saw you
Climbing through the window
I knew just what to do
I had to let you in
So I struck you a deal
We split it down the line
It may seem surreal
But in the end we'll be just fine

As long as it's me and you
We're gonna make it through
Cause it's just me and you, it's true
We're gonna make the Sky Blue

Things are getting complicated now
Some people may have died
But I've still got you to trust
Mixed in with the sweat upon my brow
We swear it isn't dyed
And I swear it won't combust

I have a new plan
We'll get a new supplier
Out of the frying pan
And back into the fire
I'll cut to the chase
Someone else signed for the part
They want you replaced
So I left them this remark

I said it's just me and you
So bid your friend adieu
Because it's me and you, it's true
We're gonna make the Sky Blue

Don't lose your temper
Look what you've done

[INSTRUMENTAL]

Somehow we have made it through the pain
And now we know the cost
So let's try it once again
We've made lots of friends along the way
Don't forget what we have lost
But don't reach down the drain

A couple loose ends
Are all we have to work out
You know you are my friend
So clear your head full of doubt
Now we are the gods
I've never felt so strong
We beat all the odds
Now nothing can go wrong

As long as it's me and you
You're gonna make it through
Yes, it's just me and you, it's true
We're gonna make the Sky Blue
Track Name: This Zucchini
Roll the windows, let the sun in
Another morning to get through
If only I could show you
The world from my point of view

Can't get these words out of my head
My whole damn life they've been unsaid
Please talk to me
Please talk to me

'Cause I'm a vegetable, I cannot speak (Please talk to me)
Time flies by week after week (Please talk to me)
I just lay here, staring like a freak (Please talk to me)
The future of this zucchini is looking bleak

See the coastline from the window
Watch them walking by the bay
It must feel really wondrous
To walk by it every day

But sadly life's been less than good
I might as well be made of wood
Please talk to me
Please talk to me

'Cause I'm a vegetable, I cannot speak (Please talk to me)
Time flies by week after week (Please talk to me)
I just lay here, staring like a freak (Please talk to me)
The future of this zucchini is looking bleak

[INSTRUMENTAL]

'Cause I'm a vegetable, I cannot speak (Please talk to me)
Time flies by week after week (Please talk to me)
I just lay here, staring like a freak (Please talk to me)
The future of this zucchini is looking bleak