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Skin and Bones Preview

by Joseph Scala

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Every evening theres a railroad and it cries out for the lonely on the oth-er side Like a churchbell in the morning and the faithful come to see the cars go pas-sing by And I wonder what went wrong I was sure I’d found the Place where I belong I wonder what went wrong On the infinite horizon with a spyglass and compass and an aching heart In the glory of the moonlight and the sadness of the sunrise I will play my part As the castaway in rags I will hold my freezing Tongue with both my hands And wonder what went wrong With a lantern and shovel I am off to find the witness of my noble past And if I return I’ll sing out to the faithful like a churchbell or I won’t come back For the desert has its friends And I’ll be there waiting til my story ends I’ll wonder what went wrong
You can be the rock and I'll be the roll You can be the heart and I'll be the soul Whatever life brings Love is everything You can pick the house and I'll paint the door We won't ask for much and we'll never need more than Whatever life brings Love is everything Hold me in your arms as the sun goes down Take me as I come 'cause I can't say how I'm changing, but I can't say how Come and pick me up when I'm tired of walking I'll do the driving you do the talking The radio sings Love is everything
I put my feet in my socks I put my socks in my shoes I put my shoes on the solid ground I get my head on straight and then I get up and walk around These brittle bones and this filthy skin It's just a haunted house that I'm living in And one of these days I'm gonna leave it all behind Skin and bones, skin and bones Four flimsy limbs on loan I'm a ghost inside this skin, skin and bones Well I pay my dues to the TV man I pay my phone bill and my rent I pay my tolls on the freeway and give the rest to the government This money's like a no-good girl You love her but she lets you down But they don't take cash and they don't take credit None of that's accepted where I'm bound Skin and bones, skin and bones Four flimsy limbs on loan I'm a ghost inside this skin, skin and bones Skin and bones, skin and bones I'm a soul on my way home I'm a ghost inside this skin, skin and bones Maybe there's a lord above And there may be a hell below And there might be someplace in-between but for now I just don't know There's just one thing I would ask my lord when they lay me down in the soil Won't you let me roam this earth awhile Once I shed this mortal coil


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released August 25, 2011

words and music by Joseph Scala
recorded and mixed at Wreck-All Records




Katie Bowers Band Baltimore, Maryland

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