The Lock Keeper EP

by Ichabod

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released March 8, 2008

Written and performed by Kieran Smith

With Mark Pereira and Gemma Roe

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Martyn Stonehouse

Artwork by Craig Flanagan

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Track Name: Panther Panchali
Cut myself
It helps me breathe
I don't know
I don't know
I dug myself into a hole
It helps me sleep

And I try to get out
And I scream and I shout
Yeah I tried to get out

Lord knows I try
Every Friday night I fall
Lord knows I try
Every Friday night I fall
You wear your coronet
I W E A R M Y C R O W N O F T H O R N S
You wear your coronet
I W E A R M Y C R O W N O F T H O R N S

And I try to get out
And I scream and I shout
But who's lovin' you now?

I check my sheets before I sleep
I get scared
I check my sheets before I sleep
I get scared
Well my mamma, she sings to me when I'm scared

And I try to get out
And I scream and I shout
Yeah I tried to get out
Track Name: Thieves
Nothing is beautiful
Lets fall asleep in crashing cars
Spill blood on the bathroom sink
We wear corresponding ribbon scars
And lover when you're home again
I'll probably be gone

I wrote a requiem for lovers
But got a harlot in my heart
And all these cocaine days and razorblades
Seemed romantic from the start
You're such a little jackdaw
Stealing all my silver

Chorus:
I don't want your sympathy
I just want your cold, cold body
And if we become monsters before the break of dawn
Then I know
We gotta get out of this town

I tried prescription pills, medicianal thrills
And they've all worked for me
So wrap your legs around my waste [waist]
And we'll pray for naivety
I got this key she gave me
Now I'm looking for the door

We made love to the sunset
Put our innocence at stake
And all these minotaurs and icebergs
Couldn't save us from wretched heartbreak
You're such a little jackdaw
Stealing all my silver

Chorus
Track Name: The Albatross
When I was younger I was locked in a room and promised thirty seconds in heaven
But honey, I landed, dead, in purgatory with you.
I hate - the way that you lie.
I hate - the way you plagarize every word you write.
And yeah you're so much skinnier than me it's unhealthy
And yeah you're so much prettier than me it's unhealthy

Now I know why you
treat
me
so
bad
It's all contradictory now

My baby has been kicking bricks again
My baby has been spitting till she's sick again
And honey your head's made up of squares
And honey you flicker in the static thunderstorms
Yeah you got a boy he's prettier that I, but does he move like an animal?
I don't think so
And yeah you got a girl, she's prettier than mine, but does she fuck like an animal?
I don't think so

Now I know why you
treat
me
so
bad
I promised I'd try every kind of medicine
Promised I'd try one of every kind of medicine you got

Now you severly decrease your chances of getting laid
When you load your girlfriend books by Marquis de Sade.
I don't thik I've ever seen someone quite so idiosyncratic or fantastic when they're there.
And yeah you're so much skinnier than me it's unhealthy
And yeah you're so much prettier than me it's unhealthy

Now I know why you
treat
me
so
bad
I promised I'd try every kind of medicine
Promised I'd try one of every kind of medicine you got
Track Name: The Lock Keeper
My clothes are dirty
But my hands are clean
I made myself a bleach and vodka cocktail
Cause I was feeling so down
And I think we lost a lot of friends
Doing what we did
And maybe you can see the end
But Lover, I'm not finished

You're not totally responsible
This is only half your fault

She feeds on the hearts of the force-fed hungry
And girl you know I'm a starving man

I'm wasted on this mortal coil
The cancers in the cure
And all my loves are temporary
I wasn't made for breaking hearts
I think we killed a lot of time
Doing what we did
And maybe you're through with the pills
But Lover, I'm not finished

You're not totally responsible
This is only half your fault

She feeds on the hearts of the force-fed hungry
And girl you know I'm a starving man

The boys might all be hopeless
Well my ego got too big
And Orpheus may have conquered hell
But he can't win over me
I think we lost a lot of friends
Doing what we did
And maybe you can see the end
But Lover I'm not finished

You're not totally responsible
This is only half your fault

She feeds on the hearts of the force-fed hungry
And girl you know I'm a starving man