Songs To Shed Your Skin To

by Laurie Shaw

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'Songs To Shed Your Skin To' was recorded at the weekends book-ending the 7th to the 15th of November in Laurie's bedroom at his mum and dad's house.
The download comes with the exclusive bonus track "Mother Of My Best Friend"

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released November 20, 2015

All songs written, performed and produced by Laurie Shaw

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Laurie Shaw Kenmare, Ireland

Laurie Shaw is a 22 year old Wirral songwriter and producer. He now dwells in Ireland where he records from his mountain retreat surrounded by several large wild cats. He often gigs in Cork and Dublin once. He has released around 57 albums to date (all of which are available on request). Please support Laurie Shaw (a tender pair of breasts) with your money (a bra) ... more

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Track Name: Lion & Eagle
'Cause it's mating season
And the times are thieving
You chipped a tooth

Now he can't move without you
Songs to shed your skin to ring out
Over the lo-fi speaker system
In the kisses of wisdom
And the blissful decision

Come on Debbie break my heart in
I'm just a man child up against the wall

Your nose was bleeding and your highs were legal to reset the test
I took a compass to the lion and eagle of the school crest
You got excited by the best dressed people
(In bed with the rest)
I took a compass to the lion and eagle and cut right through the chest

I thought you'd be late
I brought a book for the wait
I was pleasantly surprised
Chewed the rim off of your coffee cup
And held my hand
Household brand
Held my hand

Come on Debbie break my heart in
I'm just a man child up against the wall
Come on tell me you've been sussing the baths
But you never could perfect your front crawl out it

It's either gone or slipping away I can't decide
Debbie's mum was sobering up at the time
And if you ever want your wicked way with me
I am an only child and I'm oh so lonely

Your nose was bleeding and your highs were legal to reset the test
I took a compass to the lion and eagle of the school crest
You got excited by the best dressed people
(In bed with the rest)
I took a compass to the lion and eagle and cut right through the chest
Your nose was oft against mine and even
When our chapped lips pressed
I carried you over the quicksand
(And we walked the rest)
I felt the fold of your navy v - neck pulled taught by your breasts
I took a compass to the lion and eagle of the school crest

Oh Debbie
Track Name: Debbie
Saw you walking past on Paul St.
This morning
Your hair looks nice like that
Short hair suits you more
And when the frost comes and cracks December
I wonder if you remember back
To a distant Saturday

Is it you is it you is it you is it you is it you?
I see Debbie if at all once in a blue moon
And it's funny to think what an effect you know that you have
Lately, it's like you took a part of me and I still don't want it back

Is it you is it you is it you is it you is it you?
I see Debbie if at all once in a blue moon
And it's funny to think what an effect you know that you have
Lately, it's like you took a part of me and I still don't want it back

And all of the pretty boys
Do you think that they're still hung up?
From when you hung them out to dry?
I still get the shivers sometimes..
When I see you in my contacts list
(And I know your numbers changed since)
But the time will never be right
I'll never find the invite

Is it you is it you is it you is it you is it you?
I see Debbie if at all once in a blue moon
And it's funny to think what an effect you know that you have
Lately, it's like you took a part of me and I still don't want it back, Debbie

Lalalala

Debbie..
..Debbie
Track Name: Where The Lights Don't Reach
Here in the back bedroom where the lights don't reach
You swirled the elixir in dusky peach
Your kitty heels on the unmade bed
Lips apart as if to teach
Trapped in your charisma and ankle socks
You shift the tide and turn back the clocks
Danielle leaves to smoke in the garden
Whilst you turn the loosest lock

Take me to the feeling I've lost so far
six minutes by foot and five by car
In the lamplight or in the dark it's all the same to me
You fit the night so perfectly
I slip my hands onto your skin
The crumbling feeling will always win so just get it together for now

The frost is settling on the windows and now
The light blue air is mixing with the street lights
Like sparks burning out in the deepest Tango orange
Your sucking a cough lozenge

And your arms are on the pillow aswell
I'll go put the kettle on it's too early to tell
And your blonde hair on the pillow as well
It's too early to tell if I've proper upset Danielle

Here in the house our secrets are numb
Don't tell all your friends to come
I wanna see you for what you are
A fireworks display in a private park
Here in the home of the stolen hearts
Don't you wanna break my arm?
Oh, Danielle was angry but what can I do?
I want her less than I want you
And I want me less than I want her
Nothing new will go nowhere
A-line dress and kitty heels
Spitting like a catherine wheel
There in the dark there's a secret held
By a sore and painful meld
Chewing gum bubbles and creeping doubt
You're not the one I'm worried about...
Track Name: The Gloves Are Off
I'm not saying there's an atmosphere
But I can hear you talking in slo-mo
About the previously promised
Hump in the after-glow

You were saying things about not being alone
But you'll still probably die
In a nursing home
Maybe I'm falling for you?
But I'll just let you get away
It's true and..
That the world is not enough
Your hands are cold
The gloves are off
Track Name: Pylons
The coast is clear...
And we didn't get near at all
Had a couple of beers
And then the fear kicked in you
Sat in stale heat
Both quite defeated I felt daft
With me jeans off sat
On the mattress where your tears subside

We cast our shadows across
The patio like pylons at sunset
Eyes red like scratched out words
Sat with Danielle on the front step
Fuck me, did you get off the floor fast
When he made his approach like you're best mates
Hand on the small of your back and all
You should keep kisses out of your templates

The snow don't stick
We danced in 5/6
Don't feel so sick
Now I'm stood up and zipped up
Stuck between the gears
The party's over, drinks are spilt
Went and got the quilt and we kissed
In the light of the blue dawn

We cast our shadows across
The patio like pylons at sunset
Eyes red like scratched out words
Sat with Danielle on the front step
Fuck me, did you get off the floor fast
When he made his approach like you're best mates
Hand on the small of your back and all
You should keep kisses out of your templates

I assumed you'd stay
Wrapped between my sheets
Not for love and kisses
For pleasure and for play
Pylons on the horizon
Wires collect the rain
Then you broke my heart in treble and gain
Track Name: Here's Me Thinking You Knew
Watching from the wings
And the lights blur you see-through
You can't see me blushing
In a parked car at half eight late in December
Watching bystanders migrate from pillar to post
I love you the most

And we're traipsing through the leaves
Let's get out of hear
Chewing on your sleeves
Nothing comes near
I cannot be trusted
With it alone
Unless it is dark out and the lights have blown

Inviting me round
Stinging but sincere
You put your hair behind your ears
I was watching at the wrong time and our eyes met twice
You said "stop it" which was very good advice

Now you're being sick and I'm on the bath
Watching the walls
Watching the cracks
Tears fall like shards of glass
I think you've fallen for me but it's not the right time to ask
(It's not the right time to ask)

And nothing trips me up
Except you stopping hard
In your white hands
You hold the wild card
Track Name: Inga & Danielle
Something breaks and there's shouting aswell
I gave your mum a bell
I was trapped under the spell
Of Inga and Danielle
Sat in a barbers shaking like a leaf
You were elsewhere picking the wreath
Flicking the pages, gritting my teeth
I kept my instruction brief

Tell me you don't care
Either way, yesterday when
You said I was never going to see Danielle
Beneath her polo shirt
Too early to tell
Was it fun for a while though?
Danielle, was it fun for a while?

Someone's devoid of belief in clairvoyance
I was that someone and brewed your annoyance
Why can't I tell you you're getting a nuisance?
Inga, girl, I'm through with you getting fluent

In going out late where the lights turn to sun sparks
Down in the park and the brakelights and club signs
Down on your knees for a stranger in the dark
Why is it Inga you're breaking my heart?

And desperate to succeed
She brought down my world like a spoilt little girl
I was listening to Lou Reed
When Inga didn't stop as fast as she could...
Track Name: Scratchplates
It's dark by half past eight
Your phone bounces the light like a scratchplate
And the snow that lines the road
Is still in a frozen state

In the 90's Tango light
With his cigarette skins on the dashboard
8 o'clock at night
With the chords ringing out at your ankles, baby

A closely guarded secret
The frothing "meet me by the red bricked semi"
2014 spawned something discreetly
and the "meet me by the red bricked semi"
flashed like scratchplates in the palm of your hand

On the heel of a bitter word
With the downstairs passive aggressive's
The pylon shadows dropped on you
Yeah they said it would get this aggressive
An orbitting system spitting at the kiss under the briefest eclipse
90's tango lights where we floated 'long the bark mulch lips
and the "meet me by the red bricked semi"
flashed like scratchplates in the palm of your hand

It's dark by half past five
These days it's pretty to see
Sweet amber lights on the street
Rising like orange trees
It's dark by half past five
These nights it's cold but wait
Don't hate the cold just say
You'll stay with me til late
Track Name: Wisdom Kiss
Found you in an alcove in the old ex-nunnery
Feet up on the window sill and telling me about your mum's infidelity
And the music that they play in the disco
And the moves that they deploy in the back room
Make you die a little inside
And got you sleeping around with the other guys

(older guys)

And the wisdom kiss could be the
Semi - finalist decider
And if Debbie did
Then I wouldn't have expected it off her
And those timeless lips
That still ring like stars at the skies edge
Was just hit and miss for you
Oh you're such an experienced delight now
Please turn off the light now

The aromas from the canteen mixed with your perfume and cold hands
Grasping your sleeves like a nervous child at the funfair
(I've been there)
And the music that they play in the disco
And the boys that pop their collars in corners
And the sex that you've had you can't undo
And now there's songs to shed your skin to

And the wisdom kiss could be the
Semi - finalist decider
And if Debbie did
Then I wouldn't have expected it off her
And those timeless lips
That still ring like stars at the skies edge
Was just hit and miss for you
Oh you're such an experienced delight now
Please turn off the light now

He's been quiet about the fling
But an owl has the quietest wings
A little closer to the bone
Familiar street lights guide you home
I know it's cynical to say
It's just lust at the end of the day
In the weightless week wherein
You prematurely shed your skin

And the wisdom kiss could be the
Semi - finalist decider
And if Debbie did
Then I wouldn't have expected it off her
And those timeless lips
That still ring like stars at the skies edge
Was just hit and miss for you
Oh you're such an experienced delight now
Please turn off the light now
Track Name: Feathers At The House Of Royden
We were young
We danced in 3/4
You abused your lungs
Then we did tongues
I was in a band
"Can you undo me please?" She said
I was in the sand
And the water was up to her knees

Feathers at the house of Royden
Glowed in the dark
Bitter words from windows
Should have left me at Arrow Park

Held breaths at breakfast
Stagnant bubble baths
We grit our teeth and neck it fast
She was pretty in a shrink wrapped
Double LP way
But when i got her back
I found she wouldn't play

Feathers at the house of Royden
Glowed in the dark
Bitter words from windows
Should have left me at Arrow Park

Never want to let our clenched hands divide
Never going to let our clenched hands divide
Never want to let
Our clothes look like fresh graves on your floor

Feathers at the house of Royden
Glowed in the dark
Bitter words from windows
Should have left me at Arrow Park
Feathers at the house of Royden
Bitten in the dark
Split tongues in windows
Should have left me at Tatton Park