GODS

by Tabor Mountain

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Recorded between 2014-2016 in Oakland, Willits, Moss Beach, and Montara, California.

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released March 11, 2016

All songs written, performed and executive produced by Patrick Tabor
Track 5 engineered and co-produced by David Jaberi
Guitar produced by Hunter Petersen
Additional synth production by Robert L. Buelteman III
Mastered by Brian Pyle
Album cover photographed by Erika Bojnowski
Spiritual Guidance provided by Quade Ross, Douglas DuFresne and Diego Aguilar

Songs 9 and 10 feature heavy sampling from songs by The Human League and OMD, respectively- please direct all legal inquiries to patricktabor@hotmail.com

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Track Name: THE CLIMB 2
How could I forget the longing?
It burns through my bones
With nowhere to go, but out
They tried to take my place of power when they thought I wasn't looking
But that's all behind
On with the Climb, for now
When I look at your face
I can read every line
Through space and the time that still remains
I can see another way that we can climb up
It's not like they've won
It's not like I'm done, just yet
Track Name: CARVE YOUR NAME
I saw you on the shoulder down on highway 1
Yeah you were skipping with a smile and your headphones on
You've never seen someone alone who's having so much fun
I had to pull off the road
If I could meet you, you could show me
What you're into, and I'd know your secrets
If it's not weird, we should hang out
Cuz I'm not afraid

Carve your name on the side of my heart
If it's real I wanna feel it till it all goes dark
In the car I know you'll sing along to every part
Cuz you're not afraid

You're really twice as cool as I thought you'd be
They tell me amber is the color of your energy ;)
You're like a friend's older sister when you're teasing me
Yeah we've got it made

You're a singer, and you're fond of-
Early Winger, and Madonna
Yeah it's so soon, but I wanna
Leave town with you

(Chorus)
(Chorus)
Track Name: GOOD RUN
I think we had a good run
But I gotta bounce when shit ain't fun
You see me heading for the door
I guess I need a little more

Yeah I loved getting lost in your long blonde hair
But you can't pull it over my eyes
I could tie up a noose just to let it hang there
But I'd never ever take my own life

I think we had a good run
But you gotta know when something's done
You couldn't meet me at the edge (no)
Of a life that's filled with death

Cuz I've been where you are and clawed my way out
The hard way, the dark way
I know it's so hard cuz all that we are is all we could be
Track Name: FALLBACK
When the still of the night plunges into your heart
Would you pull it out, or let it tear you apart?
The taste of something bitter is filling your mouth
You swallow it down even though you should spit it out

So why not?
Give us a shot
I've seen you fall
Now get back up
Can we be taught?
To cope with loss
A little faith
Would mean a lot
So return the key to my weary heart
That you took when I first saw you
Can't forget the way that you looked at me
Now I wish I never met you

Fast forward quickly now the end
I know it's hard but I'm getting too old to pretend
I'll hunt this feeling down to the ends of the earth
Because it's agony to be forever seen and not heard

(Chorus)

There was never a vision our world could not accommodate
Raising glasses to Bacchus and just playing out our fates
It was never a struggle if we were forced to go it alone
Fall back upon your throne

(Chorus)
Track Name: RURAL HURT
What it is to be a growing thing, getting tall against the wind-
And bitter rain that shoots your way, though your stalk would never bend
Would the little bugs that gnaw at you ever wanna know their place?
If they clung to you forever would they ever get a taste?
I don't know
I don't think so

Will it hit you on your way out?
Slap your ass like a paddleboat
What are you so afraid of?
Is there anything that I can do?
You can sleep on my floor
If you move to the city
What are you so afraid of?
If I can help I will help you

What it is to be a living thing, needing space to breathe and be
When there's only so much room for a person who is truly free
Swimming here and swimming there
Looking frantic for a bigger pond
I'm here to lend a helping hand, but I don't have a magic wand
Would the little bugs that gnaw at you ever wanna know their place?
If they clung to you forever would they ever get a taste?
I don't know
I don't think so

(Chorus)
Track Name: DISTANT SHIPS
I've seen you walking on a distant shore
Waiting for a friendly ship to land
You'd spot a dot on the horizon, and
Start laying welcome mats out in the sand
I tried to help you, to build a boat to cross the busy bay
It soon overwhelmed you, and then you slapped my hand away
The waves will sing their song and so will I
Until we both crash on a rocky reef
Tell me your secrets and they'll die with me
I've got a few that I could never keep
It's so hard to tell you, that the ships will never really come
Don't live with the promise, of a tune that I could never hum
So come away with me, let's leave this land
And sail to somewhere on the edge of dreams
Pull that anchor up, say "bon voyage" it's not as distant as it used to seem
The shore behind us now is in the past
We've been pulled as far as winds can blow
And though you always ask if we are lost-
That is something I might never know
Track Name: AVERT YOUR EYES
I've seen what life can do
But now you're fucking with the wrong dude
I've got a job to do, chipping pieces off an old truth
I've lost my follow-through, wasting hours in the arms of a bad mood
We're not the only fools, who haven't given up on something new

It hurts me now that it's over
To never see how this story ends
Don't call me begging for closure
You've got a will that breaks but won't bend

I've seen what death can do
Plucking homies when they ain't ripe
I've lost a friend or two
Do me a favor and stay alive another night
We are those chosen few
Cursed and Blessed in the same breath
We've still got work to do, cuz every day we die a tiny death

It hurts me now that it's over
To never see how this story ends
Don't call me begging for closure
You've got a will that breaks but won't bend
Track Name: BEDROOM BULLY
Just give me that 'oo-wee'
When there ain't no lights on
Wanna feel like something
When I'm going down hard

The icicles are dripping
In this cabin that we found unlocked
While we're on this streak of living
Let's shut our mouths and let our bodies talk
I know you want me, cuz I see you bite your lower lip and squeeze my hand
You're a bully, in the bedroom-
But I don't have to lead when we do this dance

(chorus)

We've gone from lincoln logs to sweat lodge
From the comfort of our steamy posts
Just when I think the fever's breaking
You're moaning loud enough to summon ghosts
I know you want me, cuz I see you bite your lower lip and squeeze my hand
You're a bully, in the bedroom-
But I don't have to lead when we do this dance

(chorus)
Track Name: WISHBONE ETHERS
So what do we get now?
The world is winding down
It's time to take our bows
And blend back into the crowd
But- I was promised one glimpse of heaven
Even with borrowed eyes
And- Living only hurts if you let it
So as we say our goodbyes, I recognize

That we are letting go
Of what we used to know as perfection
Because it never gets better than this

I'm coming back for more
Cuz what the hell are we living for?
Don't lay your bullshit on me

When you're too hoarse to shout
Will anything worth saying come out?
Or will your words lose their power?

I feel the spirit rise
I'll chop those fuckers back down to size
You know the truth is out there
But no one cares

(chorus)

Now you're too hoarse to shout
Did anything worth saying come out?
Or did your words lose their power?
Track Name: SUMMERSLAM
I've been in love, I've broke some hearts, I have a few regrets
I've felt the pains of growing up
But when it comes to simple things that fill me up with hope
You know there's always just enough

Stop sulking, cuz I'm working hard on your behalf
No pity, committee- please don't make me laugh

When summer comes the little kids all spill outside to worship
At the temple of the sun
The waves respond by reaching out to pluck them up and pull them out-
Not to be outdone

Quit bitchin, cuz I'm wishin- we'll turn this ship around
Our struggle, we juggle balls bound for the ground

The time will come on some odd night
You find yourself warmed only by the fires of your heart
So stoke them up or put them out, It's up to you I guess
Cuz it's a solitary art

Stop sulking, cuz I'm working hard on your behalf
It's over, no closure- put it on my tab