Loose Change 2003​-​2009

by Lance Taylor

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This is Loose Change Vol II and it consists of recordings gathered from the years 2003-2009. It's not a 4-track "lo-fi" endeavor as much as Vol I is but it has the same spirit. These recordings feature original songs for the most part recorded with Kevin Bowes, Robin Whelpley-Menard, Michael Dixon and Jose Granda. However, there are a few songs from an uncompleted album that I began in 2003 but unfortunately did not finish. As with Vol I, this edition of Loose Change features the songs in their raw forms with songs performed and sung live with few overdubs, lots of vibes...

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released April 12, 2016

Lance Taylor
Kevin Bowes
Robin Whelpley-Menard
Jose Granda
Michael Dixon
Kevin McCahill
Todd Kreuzberg

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Track Name: The Wanting Blues
Lay it all down to die oh lord
Lay it all down to die
Lay it all down to die oh lord
It's all gonna die anyway

My happiness is gone oh lord
My happiness is gone
My happiness is gone oh lord
And it's better this way

My dreams have been foolish dreams oh lord,
My dreams have been foolish dreams
My dreams have been foolish dreams oh lord
So do with me what you will

Your wisdom is far beyond mine oh lord
Your wisdom is far beyond mine
Your wisdom is far beyond mine oh lord
Forgive me for my wanting

The landscape is barren and torn oh lord
The landscape is barren and torn
The landscape is barren and torn oh lord
And I just don't care anymore

There ain't a good woman to be found oh lord
Ain't a good woman to be found
Ain't a good woman to be found oh lord
I'll just be the bad man that I am

My eyes have been ripped from my head oh lord
My eyes have been ripped from my head
Send me my true love oh lord
She shot me and left me for dead

I won't be saying sorry no more oh lord
I won't say sorry no more
I won't be saying sorry no more oh lord
'Cause I got nothin' to be sorry for

Her love was just a wicked game oh lord
Her love was just a wicked game
Her love was just a wicked game oh lord
And I don't wanna play no more

I showed every card in my hand oh lord
I showed every card in my hand
I showed every card in my hand oh lord
I want true love i'm not a gambling man

I won't suffer fools no more oh lord
I won't suffer fools no more
I won't go to be bed with no whore oh lord
I won't count and I won't keep score
Track Name: I Met A Girl
Hey hey momma I met a girl
Out of nowhere come a sudden bright light
Hey hey momma, she's a' changin' my world
And I long to go see her on some lost and lonesome night

It's hard to believe what I felt was true
I dug in and now I'm coming through
And I'm ready to burn my world
All because I met a girl

She's smart, pretty and pristine, pure and clean
She's smart, pretty and pristine...but just a dream

It's sure and it's sudden when a heart is unchained
Once slow and downtrodden now walks on a cloud
Once silent and timid suddenly sings out loud
Because beauty still blossoms through
the blows and the beatings sustained

It's hard to believe what I felt was true
I dug in and now I'm coming through
And I'm ready to burn my world
All because I met a girl

She's smart, pretty and pristine, pure and clean
She's smart, pretty and pristine....Christine...
Track Name: 529
Well I'm homeless, but I own this
I feel comfortable on other people's couches
I keep driftin', I keep movin',
ain't no tellin' where i'm goin'
I stay busy, I stay hungry, I stay lonely with my friends
I stay lonely with my friends

I got no bills, but I got debts
I haven't bothered to pay them yet
I don't feel guilty, not one bit, I will give when I get
I will give when I get

I got no stress, of what's to come
can I have your worries 'cause I got none
I smoke reefer, defy the teacher, I'm a late sleeper i'm a law breaker
I'm a late sleeper i'm a law breaker

I groove when I'm happy, I write when I'm feelin' sick
The closer you get to the ground the higher you'll get
I said I groove when i'm happy, write when I'm feelin' sick
The closer you get to the ground the higher you'll get

I got a Volkswagen van, but it don't run
My alarm clock is the morning sun
I got no job, I'm unemployed
But every day I don't slave I jump for joy
Every day I don't slave I jump for joy!

DWI, so I don't drive
With the help of my friends man I'll get by
The MVA, took my license away,
They made me a slave I'll kill 'em all someday
Made me a slave I'll kill 'em all someday

Whatever money I have, I spend it all in a day
Gonna buy me some beer and cigarettes
Well I'm up all night, sleep all day
I love my crazy life with no regrets
Love my crazy life with no regrets

I write all night, by the candlelight
The words are so bright from the dark they spite
I love these stories, 'cause their all true
This is how I live this is what I do
This is how I live this is what I do
Track Name: Hurt No More
Living with these memories there's so much that I can't see
Pre-occupied my mind it seems as far away as I can be
Strange how you can be some place not recognize a single face
Tears leave scars but leave not trace, pain from all the things I've chased
And I'm not running anymore, no I'm not running anymore

And anyone that does not do just as you expect them to
Is somehow doing wrong to you I know it's true you blame me too
Your angry words will hit the floor as I'm walking out the door
My mind in rags a bleeding sore I'm sick 'n tired of keeping score
And I won't let you hurt me anymore, no I won't let you hurt me anymore

If love is wild and love is free it keeps its own good company
We've all got problems all can see don't take your troubles out on me
A drunken man comes stumbling in, prays the night will never end
Curse the light when day begins, what the hell is happening?
And I don't remember a word we said
And I don't know how I'll move ahead...without you

And I've known many lonely days, something no one can take away
From town to town aimless I roamed, hotel rooms I called my home
I know I disappointed you in doing things I had to do
You touched my life so many ways I know I'll never be the same
And I won't hurt you anymore, no I won't hurt you anymore
And we will hurt no more
Track Name: Down By The Lakeside 
In the evening with the sun sinking low down by the lakeside
I held you in my arms in the twilight
We were young and my whole world was reflected in your eyes
My heart became forever yours that long ago night

Every night you and me were just talking walking hand in hand
To the spot where we stopped and carved our names in a tree
But once tipped the hourglass only holds so much sand
And memories and our names in the tree is all that's left of you and me

And I'll be waiting 'til the next lifetime for a love like yours
Until then I'll never know love again
What we had is only for the young
And our love is now a lost and flickering flame

But you were my first one and only love
Tell me is there any other kind?
You quenched my thirst, lost and lonesome dove
Now and forever, always on my mind

Now the sun's gone down I'm all alone by the lakeside
Just thinking of you and me here in that long ago time
Why I still come here I can't say there must be something in the air
Like our names in that tree our love is faded but always there
Track Name: All These Things
We sat on the porch in the pouring rain
Your eyes held fire, your skin it shone like the sun
We talked to pass the hour and I saw just who you were
A soul on a quest for the innocent and pure

But all these things have gone down in the flood
My eyes are full of sadness, my tears are fool's blood
And all these things are washed to the sea
They leave nothing in their wake, just another memory

And this pain is like a rolling train
'Round the bend might you be coming my way again?

We walked to the eye of the storm, you wore nothin' but your coat
Now the wind the rain and the night will never have nothing on you
If we are the ones we seek, where am I and where are you?
Without you my darlin', I'll always be blue

But all these things have gone down in the flood
My eyes are full of sadness, my tears are full of love
And though these things may be washed to the sea
Forever in my heart they'll live in my memory
Track Name: Honey and Clover
I headed on down to the Key West Island
For one last stab at a relationship gone bad
I come into town, my baby's living in a penthouse
Man I got no business bein' there
I would rather, drink muddy water
Truth is I don't really care to be where you are
You say you like hanging out with rich men
But that's not me baby I won't even pretend

And this is where we were born and this is where we died
You used to make me laugh now all you do is make me cry

Well we're drinkin' in the mornin', drinkin' in the evenin'
Drinkin' and talkin', ain't nothin' happenin'
Sometimes the best way to live with beasts
Is to just become like a beast yourself
I was 25, when she put me to sleep
I'm 29 I'm waking up with nowhere to go
I've been walking a fine line, stayin' sober
Keepin' my time lookin' for honey and clover

And this is where we were born and this is where we died
You used to make me laugh now all you do is make me cry

I was at the crossroads when you crossed my path
I followed you now I'm a stranger to myself
Oh blind desire red hot and burning I fled
From the wickedness of worldly ways to the comfort of your bed

Now I'm risin' in the mornin', countin' my blessings
Taking my fears I cast them out to the deep blue sea
My new life is right around the corner
I've been wondering where to go and I'm already there

And this is where we were born and this is where we died
You used to make me laugh now all you do is make me cry
Track Name: Pity
My baby took a fast train, caught herself an airplane
offered me her cheek, before she flew
With no future no promise, as if it all were harmless
but we're standing in different shoes
I don't want your pity, I want your love and you know it's true
Her heart lives in dreamland, but that's so far from where I stand
It's not a place, where I could go
neither go nor know, time is moving slow
I play the waiting game, I play the waiting game
and in spite of this pain, you know I want you
I want you just the same, I want you just the same
Oh but she's a cat and she falls, but she lands on all four paws
Without her my flaws, are starting to show
The promises of hope, are something we hold true
But we ain't that young, anymore
still I give my love and still I give my heart
but love is hot love is cold then blue, love is cold then blue
I dont' want your pity, I want your love
so baby don't bluff me, just give me some of that stuff
I want ya so bad, it's been drivin' me mad
all night and day, what more can I do?
I don't want your pity, I want your love, and you know it's true
I know you know it's true....
Track Name: King Of Nothing
Bright blue sunny sky, new day is on the rise
Planes fly don't bother me, birds sing the breeze
No peace can come from the world of things
King of nothing rules everything

Days pass so fast, time slips my grasp
I've spent so much just running away
My happiness is scarce at best, this emptiness am I all alone?

If I'm a lonely son, one of many million
Like all I must believe my time will come
In the scattered space of our future scenes
No I won't lose my eyes to dream

We've all felt pain and we're cycle chained
All emerge the same the next time around
Ain't it plain to see it's not them but we
In God's company and we're not alone

There's too much control, they've all but killed the soul
Evil lies in weight, poisons our plates
It takes something new to see a different view
Only life that lives comes from what she gives

On ignorance Karma depends
Mother nature I can hear her moan
Raise your consciousness, knowledge is bliss
Cast away all fears and leave her alone
Track Name: Piggy
Woke up this mornin' not a penny in my hand
I was dreamin' of starting me a rock 'n roll band
Workin' on the street just to make a buck or two
Left my van down by the VFW
Low and behold they towed it on down the line
Well a pig is still a pig even on a tropical island

No matter where you go you run into the laws
They will mess with you with or without cause
They will bend you over just any ol' time
Guess what I had was never really mine
Well sorry mister man I didn't mean to get in your way
Well a pig is still a pig even on a bright and sunny day

Took a long walk down Truman avenue
Hoping to get a ride from a friend or two
Liz picked me up down on Roosevelt
I got no choice but to play the cards I've been dealt
And we drove around 'til we saw the tow truck sign
Yeah I'm $250 in the hole to the piggy out on Stock Island

Well my van had outta' state plates
They don't know me, don't know my face
But I guess they can do just about anything they please
They got a piggy piggy piggy piggy piggy piggy piggy disease

I was drinking absinthe with my good friend Matt
The bottle was green it was big and fat
I guess this is life living in Key West
No matter where you go they put you to the test
As I recollect there never was a handicap sign
And a pig is still a pig, even on a tropical island
Track Name: Wintertime
No peace of mind, no leisure time
No easy way to find a way to ease my worried mind

No sun-filled day, only night time blues
No one to love me or leave me or stop me from dreaming of you

No way to see, beyond this room
Wherein lies my future, let it come soon

I'm just wastin' away, all the lonely hours
You know the boredom sours as I lie here under the moon

And all that I can feel is Wintertime
The sky so grey the sun don't ever shine
No shadows on the ground no heavy lines
And all that I can feel is Wintertime

They're building a death machine, for the good of man
You know I just can't help but laugh
When they say they're doin' all they can

Their ain't no leaf on a tree, no love on the ground
It's twenty below outside and my one and only, she can't be found

I hope I never forget, all the wasted days
I'm still young and I don't worry about regret anyway

There's no tapestry, no scent in the air
I know I gotta find a way to find my way right outta' here

And all these thoughts they shake me to my roots
From your view just how does it look?
I will simply do all that I can
But there is no perfection none to seek