Haunted Things

by Shayfer James

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released September 22, 2015

Written by Shayfer James
Produced and Engineered by Jeremy Gillespie
Mixed by Mike Ferretti at Architekt Studios
Additional Engineering: Billy Perez at iiwii Studios
Mastered by Andy VanDette


Recorded at The Barber Shop Studios, Architekt Studios, and iiwii Studios
See individual track info for players and more details

Artwork:
Photo by Jen Cyr
Edited by Calle Macarone
Concept by Shayfer James

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Track Name: Filthy Habit
© Shayfer James

Hope is not lost
It is patiently waiting for us
So take off that black dress
And we'll disappear
Love is not kind
It's a dirty little trick of the mind
My beautiful weakness
I'm happy you're here

Be my filthy habit, love
Be my danger and my drug
We may find some sleep tonight
If you'll be my filthy habit love

Do as you please
Baby make an example of me
Go until broken, and hungry for more
Be what I need
Lady, teach a machine how to bleed
Dismantle me, deadly
Make me a storm

Be my filthy habit, love
Be my danger and my drug
We may find some sleep tonight
If you'll be my filthy habit love

I'm howling at the moon for you
It's so lonely, so lonely here

Be my filthy habit, love
Be my danger and my drug
We may find some sleep tonight
If you'll be my filthy habit love

So take off that black dress
And we'll disappear
Track Name: Devil Throw Roses
© 2015 Shayfer James

Oh we died on every corner
In the days before the flood
And we waded in the water
Frozen fingers dipped in mud
I wrote letters on the back
of every napkin I could burn
and you left with no intention of return

Oh, we danced down the stairs into hell
And the Devil, he threw roses
One day I will see you again
And the Devil will throw roses
And the Devil will throw roses

Now a ghost of good intention
Can behave the way it pleases
So I watched you in the mirror
While you prayed on rusted knees
I carved letters in the top
of every table I could burn
And I left with no intention of return

Oh, we danced down the stairs into hell
And the Devil, he threw roses
One day I will see you again
And the Devil will throw roses
And the Devil will throw roses
And the Devil will throw roses

He'll sing a joyful noise
He'll sing a joyful noise
He'll sing a joyful noise
The Devil and the joyful noise

Oh, we danced down the stairs into hell
And the Devil, he threw roses
One day I will see you again
And the Devil will throw roses
And the Devil will throw roses
And the Devil will throw roses
Track Name: Tiny Gods
© 2015 Shayfer James

My crooked back
was built for teeth and claws
The bloody wrath
of Tiny Gods
Tear at me, tear at me
Until I'm tame
This is what I was manufactured for
The dirt, the dark, the art of war
Punish me, punish me, until I'm saved

The night is mine, mine, mine
And I will worship as I please

Guide me from this hell of hope
and bind me with your holy rope
Look at me, look at me
I'm nearly there
Cut me with your vicious tongue
Make me taste what I've become
The violence, the violence
The perfect prayer

The night is mine, mine, mine
And I will worship as I please
I will worship as I please
I will worship as I please
Track Name: Carnival In Harlem
© 2015 Shayfer James

There's a Carnival in Harlem
Where my lady reads her gospel
From a balcony of bones
And I'm on my way to see her
For as long as I'm without here
There will be no such thing as home

Certainly, I agree this feels right
and your invitation tempts me so
Normally, a former me would stay the night
Oh, but there is somewhere I must go

There's a Carnival in Harlem
Where my lady reads her gospel
From a balcony of bones
And I'm on my way to see her
For as long as I'm without here
There will be no such thing as home

Lately I've been half alive and wounded
Ravaged by the wolves and left for dead
Oh, it's true I really hate to do this
But there is somewhere I must go instead

There's a Carnival in Harlem
Where my lady reads her gospel
From a balcony of bones
And I'm on my way to see her
For as long as I'm without here
There will be no such thing as home

She believes in Haunted Things
And tells me I'm a fascinating liar
We believe in Haunted Things
I tell you we're a building on fire

There's a Carnival in Harlem
Where my lady reads her gospel
From a balcony of bones
And I'm on my way to see her
For as long as I'm without here
There will be no such thing as home
There will be no such thing as home
There will be no such thing as home
Track Name: For Wolves
© 2015 Shayfer James

You are the reason
There isn't religion For Wolves
I haven't been sleeping
I still have this scar on my ribs

Oh they cut the trees down
On the corner where we kissed
And every girl I meet
has got a tattoo on her wrist

You are the reason
November will never be fine
I haven't been sober
for more than a day at time
I keep my company seldom and strange
they wake up cold beside me
In the shadow of your name

You are the reason
There isn't religion For Wolves
You are the reason
There isn't religion
For wolves
Track Name: Charlie, My Girl
© Shayfer James

Gonna move to the mountains
And grow my hair long
Goodbye, Charlie my girl
Gonna sleep by the lakeside
And speak with the stars
Goodbye, Charlie my girl

Gonna fill up the bathtub
And write you a song
Goodbye, Charlie my girl
I hope that you're happy
Wherever you are
Goodbye, Charlie my girl

I know there's a lady
That you need to be
Goodbye, Charlie my girl
But come find me, kid
When you're ready for me
Goodbye, Charlie my girl

See the days are too long
And the nights are too rough
Goodbye, Charlie my girl
And I can't keep believing
I'm not good enough

Goodbye, Charlie
Goodbye, Charlie
Gonna move to the mountains
And grow my hair long
Goodbye, Charlie my girl