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Riding the Echo Down

by Jim Shelley & Book of Kills

Raw, hurtful, and angry, this is the Jim Shelley's first full-length album featuring all new, all original material in six years.
Genre: Rock: American Underground
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1. Not so Lost
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2. You Don't Owe Me Anything
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3. Make the Right Things Right
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4. I Guess You F%@#ed Up Another Day of Mine
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5. From Eternity to Here
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6. Smoke in the Wind
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7. Oh Jenny Day!
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8. The Last Dumb Show
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9. Watching Long Distance
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10. Painted Bird
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11. Marking Time
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12. Just a Word
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Riding The Echo Down

SONGS:

Side One:
Not So Lost (1.44)
You Don't Owe Me Anything (2.33)
Make The Right Things Right (3.06)
I Guess You Fucked Up Another Day Of Mine (2.27)
From Eternity To Here (5.46)

Side Two:
Smoke In The Wind (3.27)
Oh Jenny Day (1.44)
The Last Dumb Show (2.20)
Watching Long Distance (2.07)
Painted Bird (3.32)
Marking Time (2.20)

LYRICS:

NOT SO LOST

two three and away we go
Not too fast and not too slow
Upsides and over 'round and 'round
Not too lost and not too found
And I don't mind if you don't love me
Even if you own the best parts of me
Like tops that seem to spin in sleep
We danced in dreams we danced too deep
Touch of gray and a few more lines
Bills to pay and drawn dark blinds
And I don't mind if you don't love me
Even if you own the best parts of me
And I don't mind if you don't love me
Even if you stole the best parts of me

YOU DON'T OWE ME ANYTHING

You know I'm not too good with words
But I can tell you losing hurts
But you don't owe me anything
If I could bend the hands of time
I know somehow I'd make you mine
But you don't owe me anything oh no
I built for you and altar deep
In the very darkest part of me
I built for you and altar deep
In the very darkest part of my soul
The dreams you planted and let grow
Don't pretend you didn't know
But you don't owe me anything
They never win who hesitate
You wait in line you seal your fate
But you don't owe me anything oh no
I built for you an altar deep
In the very darkest part of me
I built for you and altar deep
In the very darkest part of my soul
Lying on my bed and staring at the wall
Wondering if you ever really needed me at all
But you don't owe me anything...

MAKE THE RIGHT THINGS RIGHT

I thought you were the one
The one to lead us higher
Hold them broke and red-faced
With their fingers in the fire
Our throats are raw and angry
And some say you're a liar
Are we just prisoners to their null and void desires?
Time it was you were the chiseled point of every answer
To every single question we thought we had
You were the
Even when the songs we sang had all gone bad
Make the right things right
Get down off your throne
Make the right things right
Throw the dogs a few more bones
Beat your gilded wings and fly in bonafide blue circles
You'll get the treatment fine in prime royal fables
I know you never claimed to be some kind of angel
But can't you spin it just a little less goddamned purple?

Make the right things right
Get down off your throne
Make the right things right
Throw us dogs a bone




I GUESS YOU FUCKED UP ANOTHER DAY OF MINE

I don't need your sympathy
I don't need your charity
I don't need your ghost hand emotions
They don't mean two cents to me
But I guess you fucked up another day of mine
Knowing no one could save you
You didn't care what pain it gave you
I can't imagine what the effort cost
I can't believe how much we lost
You called the music and you called the dance
You thought you hadn't left anything to chance
Did you smile just a little knowing well
As the ruins of our love crumbled and fell?
And I guess you fucked up another day of mine

FROM ETERNITY TO HERE

I don't want to change the world no more
Why does my life have to be a fucking chore?
I don't want to make a difference anymore
I just want to eat and cum and snore
While I can I'll live my life for you
The love I lived and all the dreams I knew
From the first until the day we die
It comes and goes in the blinking of an eye
I don't know why
I just don't know
I don't why
But it seems that I just wasn't made for this world
I'm not going to try to hard today
From what I've seen it don't pay anyway
I don't want to take it to a better place
I might care more if I knew it wasn't such a waste of my time
While I can I'll live my life for you
The love I lived and all the dreams I knew
From the first until the day we die
It comes and goes in the blinking of an eye
I don't know why
I just don't know
I don't why
But it seems that I just wasn't made for this world

SMOKE IN THE WIND

Once I had a mom and dad
They taught me to remember how to love
And then they just weren't there
I couldn't find them anywhere
They were smoke in the wind
And I won't see them again
They were smoke in the wind
Long ago I had a band
They taught me to remember how to live
And then they just weren't there
I couldn't find them anywhere
They were smoke in the wind
And we'll never make music again
They were smoke in the wind
Once I had a one true love
She taught me to remember how to give
And then she wasn't there
I couldn't find her anywhere
She was smoke in the wind
And I'll never know true love again
She was smoke in the wind

OH JENNY DAY!

Oh Jenny Day
You know I'm on my knees
And I'm begging you please
Oh Jenny Day
Could I have a bite
Would it be all right?
Oh Jenny Day
On a night like this
Could I have one kiss?
Oh Jenny Day
Curls on golden skin
Where do I begin?
Oh Jenny Day
You leave me all undone
And we've just begun
Oh Jenny Day
You know the world has fled
And the hours are dead
Oh Jenny Day
On the warm red glide
Pull you deep inside
Oh Jenny Day
You know I'm on my knees
And I'm begging you please




THE LAST DUMB SHOW

Think on this if you want to try
The weight of every corner beyond bright
And suddenly no more blue sky
Will we recall the last leading light?
Will we will keep it near or let it sound?
I don't care
I'll be pearly bound
Unwrap your shoulders and bow down low
Turn a deaf eye to the last dumb show!
All right!

WATCHING LONG DISTANCE

Living my life like I'm doing hard time
It gets pretty lonely but I tow the line
Still I just can't help thinking about the past
And how we couldn't seem to break the dies cast
Watching long distance as he took you away
What could I do?
What could I say?
There were too many questions I had no answer for
There were too many steps and not enough doors
The journey's so hard when the course isn't clear
You keep your eyes open but the picture gets smeared
They it's important to see these things through
But what does it matter if you're just making do?

PAINTED BIRD

See the bird with her painted coat
She sings the very prettiest notes
See the painted bird up in the tree
She used to sing her pretty songs for me
If I call sweet bird now would you fly away?
Or would you come back home with me to stay?
Oh pretty painted bird up in the tree
I wish you'd sing your song again for me
Late at night when no one is around
Sweet bird I wish you would sleep with me
Come softly to me
Don't you make a sound
Sweet painted bird now won't you sleep with me?
See the painted bird up in the tree?
She used to sing her pretty songs for me

MARKING TIME

All that you do
And everything you say
The way that you work
And the way that you play
Is it all just a matter of marking time?
In the end I guess we'll know my friend
The people you hurt
And the love you make
The hearts you heal
And the hearts you break
Is it all just a matter of marking time?
In the end I guess we'll know my friend
Before I die
Before I'm gone
I want to write you just one song
That you can sing your whole life long
Every time you feel your world's gone wrong
The places you go
And the sights you see
The persons you've been
And the persons you'll be
Is it all just a matter of marking time?
In the end I guess we'll know my friend
The thoughts you think
The emotions you feel
Are we walking a line?
Are we on a wheel?
Is it all just a matter of marking time?
In the end I guess we'll know my friend
Before I die
Before I'm gone
I want to write you just one song
That you can sing your whole life long!

All songs written and performed by Jim Shelley. Recorded in Bridgewater, Virginia, December 13, 2013-June 11, 2014, by Jim Shelley using a Tascam 488 MK-II and Apple's Garageband 6.5.

For more information, visit bookofkills.com.

Ain't Records, 206 High Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812

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