Kangaroo Court (Demo)

by Edyson

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Three very angry folk-ish songs.

Alexander is about a so-called "lover", Heroin Chic is about a so-called "friend", and Brother, I'm Afraid is about so-called "family".

I probably need a therapist.

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released November 27, 2013

Album art from The Mighty Boosh

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Edyson Toronto, Ontario

hi my name is edyson and i've got the broke musician blues

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Track Name: Alexander
Hell’s a nasty place, made for society’s disgraces
A place where most of us will have to go
But among the lies and slander, there’s a place for Alexander
Though I wouldn’t dare to try and tell him so

Without delay he pulled my focus, and at first I failed to
notice
How he preyed on me and closely watched his words
So soon I wanted to explore him, sooner still I just adored him
And the rest is just a dirty, sweaty blur

And he said...
"This is how I take you down,
This is how I keep you quiet
I, I set you aside
I'll have you at my disposal"

He reeled me in without strain, he had me on a ball and chain
I was vulnerable to him, exposed and bare
Though I was bitter, disenchanted, I believed these thoughts he
planted
He sat with pride upon his liar's chair

His perfect body, sunken eyes, his all-time lows and all-time
highs
I wanted them more than anything on Earth
My love was tried and true, but at the same time part of me knew
He was more trouble than he’ll ever be worth

And he said...
"This is how I take you down,
This is how I keep you quiet
I, I set you aside
I'll have you at my disposal"

I let him in without objection, I devoted my attention
His look-at-me laments tore me apart
And so he went in for the kill, he fucked me over for a thrill
It was a kamikaze mission from the start

I tried to fill with emotion, his rusted heart made out of tin
And that’s when things went up in fire and smoke
We called it off and called it even, but the things I once
believed in
Were reduced to punchlines of his twisted joke

This is how I take you down,
This is how I keep you quiet
I, I set you aside
I'll have you at my disposal

This is how I take you down,
This is how I keep you quiet
I, I set you aside
I'll have you at my disposal

Hell’s a nasty place, made for society’s disgraces
A place where most of us will have to go
But among the lies and slander, there’s a place for Alexander
And even if I tell him, he wouldn’t think it’s so

These thoughts have not quite faded, I’m so wounded and so
jaded,
You’re a wicked, cold, and stony statuette
But despite the lies and slander, I still care, my Alexander
You’re the kind of guy I wish I’d never met.
Track Name: Heroin Chic
The trees are bruised yellow like her thighs
I love that city girl look in her eyes
Newlywed, nearly dead, giving head
Getting ready for the next big surprise

She's not an addict, she's just heroin chic
She's not cynical, her outlook's just bleak
Dilated, she's so faded, she's so hated
Wild eyes and wicked teeth, yeah

She's not a drop-out, she just doesn't go to school
A street-walker with her own set of rules
Chain smoking, she's broken, so outspoken
She's not dumb, she just loves to play the fool

She likes to kiss them almost as much as she
Loves to kiss the bottle, guaranteed
She loves the attention, all that false affection
She likes to take that ecstasy

She's looking for a boy with tree-branch limbs
In the glow of streetlights, she's sure to find him
Rose-tinted glasses, crimes of passion
Now it's time for her to sink or swim

She's not an addict, she's just heroin chic
She's not an addict, she's just heroin chic
She's not an addict, she's just heroin chic
She's not an addict, she's just heroin chic.
Track Name: Brother, I'm Afraid
Do you remember days of playground fields and childish joy?
The neighbours all would say, "Oh, what a happy little
Boy,
Boy”

When we saw your other side, the whole world started to mourn
you
That's just our nature, 'cause oh, how we adored you
We adored you,
So we mourn you

Brother, I'm afraid to go downstairs
Brother, I'm afraid to see what's down there
Brother, I'm a child but you know better
Brother, do you still remember?

You remind me of dandelions in the backyard
Sitting on the swing set, you broke my arm but I forgave
You,
I forgave you

You waste your life on second chances (and third, and fourth,
and fifth)
On keeping your eyes shut ('cause you're too scared to open
them)
Simple and meaningless romances (but nothing ever...)
Lasts, lasts

Brother, I'm afraid to go downstairs
Brother, I'm afraid to see what's down there
Brother, I'm a child but you know better
Brother, do you still remember?

It's all messed up and broken (just like it's always been)
All these feelings that beckon (this situation that we're in)
I feel washed up and used (you bloodsucker...)
You, you

Brother, I'm afraid to go downstairs
Brother, I'm afraid to see what's down there
Brother, I'm a child but you know better
Brother, do you still remember?