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All About You (Expanded Version)

by Jim Shelley & Book of Kills

The acclaimed 2002 album (Shelley's first since 1997) of which critic Jim Santo wrote, "...an intensely felt work from one of America's greatest 'unknown' songwriters."
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1. What Never Was
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2. See You Again
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3. Then I Kissed Her
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4. This Sacrifice
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5. Paper Dolls
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6. The Darkest Corner
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7. Never Ending
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8. What You're Gonna Do
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9. Can I Come Over Tonight?
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10. The Antiman Song
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11. Backing Into the Future
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12. All About You
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13. The Antiman Song (Live)
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14. Carry On (Outtake)
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15. Slippery Jack (Outtake)
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16. Then I Kissed Her (Band Version)
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17. Cast a Longer Shadow (Bonus Track)
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18. Backing Into the Future (Bonus Track)
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19. When We Wake (Bonus Track)
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20. Pay If You Wanna Play (Bonus Track)
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Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
LYRICS

WHAT NEVER WAS
Love is such a dangerous word
We use it much too carelessly
But when your world has turned absurd
It seems to come so easily

I want to explode deep inside your world
And I can’t help it if I still need you girl
Do you need me too?
Do you ever need me too?

Do you ever wonder what might have been
In a different time in a different place?
When your table’s feast has grown thin
Will you still hunger for a taste?

I want to explode deep inside your world…

I will live the life you asked me too
But it’s so hard to live it without you
We’ll keep doing the silly things we do
Keep on saying the words we know aren’t true

I want to explode deep inside your world…

SEE YOU AGAIN
The last time that I saw you
It seems like a lifetime passed
A red moon split your smile in two
You laid your head on my chest and laughed
I heard echoes in your belly rumbling
I couldn’t see your eyes
My words were clumsy dancers stumbling
I thought I heard someone cry.

I want to see you again
When will I see you again?

I could not hope to prepare
For the life I lived today
Your flashing eyes were everywhere
I’m lost in fading yesterdays
Holding hand kiss heresies
And failures to attain
Smoke screen day-glow memories
Like stray dogs in the rain
And I don’t care what’s wrong or right
Tell me this is not the end
‘Cause I can’t stand the thought that I might
Never touch you again.

I want to see you again…

THEN I KISSED HER (Barry, Greenwich, Spector)

THIS SACRIFICE
This sacrifice—hearts turn to stone
Pay the price—I can make it on my own.

Some things feel right
Even though they’re wrong
Day and night
I will be strong.

How many days can you regret?
How long do I wait until I can forget?

Some things feel right…

PAPER DOLLS
Susan skips her job again
Spends her day sitting on her bed
Cutting paper dolls up with a knife
Feeling smaller remembering
All the things they never said
And trying to make some sense out of her life.

Cutting paper dolls up with a knife
Trying to make some sense out of your life
Cutting paper dolls up with a knife
Isn’t that the story of your life?

Susan I don’t know you anymore
And nothing’s like the way it was before

She falls asleep and dreams about
A girl sitting on her bed
Cutting paper dolls up with a knife
She wakes up and thinks about
All the things they never said
Trying to make some sense out of her life.

Cutting paper dolls up with a knife…

THE DARKEST CORNER
Sometimes when I’m on my own
With another day full of nothing much to do
I’ll take my guitar and go sit on the lawn
And spend some more time thinking about you.

Sometimes I’ll even get inspired
And try to write a new song
But then I get confused and tired
And all the words come out wrong.

These days it’s hard to recall
What being alive feels like
Sometimes I can almost remember
When I’m lying awake at night

And I ain’t slept since I don’t know when
I think I’m running out of dreams
That ripping sound you hear is my heart old friend
Coming apart at every seam.

She never fails to fail me
She never fails to fail me
And she has finally jailed me
In the darkest corner of her heart.

My mama once told me if I made a wish
And my heart was clean and true
I could have anything I wanted
So I close my eyes and I wish for you.

But when I look around to see
I know you won’t be there
I guess I’ll never see you again
But I can feel you everywhere

She never fails to fail me…

NEVER ENDING
I knew a woman she had fire in her bones
I knew a woman she had fire in her bones
Mind like a hammer and a heart full of stones
I knew a woman she had fire in her bones.

Nothing’s forever that’s what she said
Nothing’s forever that’s what she said
Her words like razors slicing up my head
Nothing’s forever that’s what she said.

I stuck my hand in the flame too long
I shouldn’t put them where they don’t belong
Do you only give as good as you get?
Sometimes I wish that we had never met.

I held you close and pulled you deep inside
How could I know you were just looking for a place to hide?

I know the secrets that you never told me
I know the secrets that you never told me
I saw the things that you never showed me
I know the secrets that you never told me.

I stuck my hand in the flame too long…

WHAT YOU’RE GONNA DO
I wanna be your wreckage tonight
Till the bright falls from the broken moon’s light
Crack my bones in your hacksaw hair
Scarlet my skin on your shadowbox stare.

(It’s getting late now I just can’t wait now)
Do what you wanna do now what you gonna do now?

Summer time enchant my long leg dream
Hot wet melting on your cherry cream
Wrap that smile all across your face
Friction those thighs let’s fill some space.

(It’s getting late now I just can’t wait now…)

CAN I COME OVER TONIGHT?
I know a guy who likes to fight
He’ll hit you in the mouth if you don’t walk right
He’s got big muscles and he’s kind of scary
His girlfriend’s a boy and they call her Mary.

I know a girl who likes to get high
She’s so pretty she hurts my eyes
She’s got a big dog and his name is Sam
He likes to drink beer from a rusty can.

Can I come over tonight?
I’m so tired of being lonely
Can I come over tonight?
You could save me if you’d only…

I got a brain and it’s soft and gray
It don’t work right but that’s okay
I got a brain and I like to abuse it
It gets me in trouble every time I use it.

Can I come over tonight…

THE ANTIMAN SONG
I am an antiman
And I come from an anti land
Your world I don’t understand
‘Cause I am an antiman.

I am an antiman
And I have two left hands
I’m doing the best I can
‘Cause I am an antiman.

Tomorrow comes so suddently
Aw there’s nothin’ for me there
The days go by—they never suit me
I wish that somehow I could care.

I am an antiman
And I come from an anti land
Your world I don’t understand
‘Cause I am an antiman.

I am an antiman
And I have two left hands
I’m doing the best I can
‘Cause I am an antiman.

BACKING INTO THE FUTURE
I never was too good at solving mysteries
I can’t understand the things that I don’t see
I’m still trying to figure out what you’ll mean to me
Should I play the fool or should I just let things be?

The present’s not a place that I want to go
And the past is full of things I don’t want to know
On and on up and down win place or show
Every time that I say yes do I mean no?

I’m backing into the future
I’m backing into the future
Come girl come what may
It’s just another lonely day.

Day after day I’m putting in my time
Why does trying to live my life feel like such a crime?
Day after day I’m putting in my time
Why does being in love with you feel like such a crime?

I never was too good at solving mysteries
I don’t understand the things that I can’t see
I’m still trying to figure out what you’ll mean to me
Should I play the fool or should I just let things be?

I’m backing into the future
I’m backing into the future
Tomorrow girl come what may
It’s just another fucking day.

ALL ABOUT YOU
Softly like a summer rain she sings to me
Into it deep vibration on the first chance free
Take me to you slow as more than friends
Last to admit you but always first to touch no end.

It was always about you.

With everything that pretty is for one alone
Golden gliding like morning mist feelings never shown
I have a heart and it cost me dear nothing more implied
Talk in the things I want to hear the unseen side.

It was always about you
And nothing’s the same without you…

This special download edition also contains the following bonus tracks:

13. Antiman* (Live at the 2003 Cecil Fest in Mt. Solon, Virginia)
14. Carry On (Outtake)
15. Slippery Jack (Outtake)
16. Then I Kissed Her** (Band version)
17. Cast A Longer Shadow (Originally released on the ALL ABOUT YOU limited edition bonus E.P.)
18. Backing Into The Future (Originally released on the ALL ABOUT YOU limited edition bonus E.P.)
19. When We Wake (Originally released on the ALL ABOUT YOU limited edition bonus E.P.)
20. Pay If You Wanna Play (Originally released on the ALL ABOUT YOU limited edition bonus E.P.)

*Bill Bird - bass/vocal, Casey Firkin - drums, Jane Firkin - vocal/guitar, Jim Shelley - vocal/guitar, Randy Simpson - guitar
**Bill Bird - bass, Casey Firkin - drums, Jim Shelley - guitars/vocals

IN OTHER WORDS. . .

I think I had a fever when I made this album. But not a normal fever, you know? I don’t remember recording it. I just know the songs are here so I must’ve been around when they were tracked. Just that maybe I wasn’t all there at any one time.

But I’m not saying that I don’t think the record’s any good. I like it. It sounds exactly the way it was supposed to sound and the words say exactly what they were supposed to say. Sorta like a heart broke robot’s scratchy vinyl dream. And sloppy and a little off. But real. Maybe the realest I’ve ever been. It had to be done and I did it. I hope you like it.

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