Your Neck Is Bleeding

by The Travis Waltons

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released 09 January 2014
Recorded by Neil James Rogers at Half Ton Studios, Milton
Engineered by Matty Moon
Mastered by Eric James at Philosophers Barn, Norfolk
Artwork by Lee Bretschneider

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Track Name: 143
Tonight at last I lost the fight, sunshine, my only sunshine, light of my life. The mind decays after a while and flesh retires on its own but skin peels back with some help.
Track Name: Millionaire
I couldn't change if I wanted to, what can I say - I'm afraid of you. My biggest fear though you'd never know: One foot wrong and I'm on my own. And it's simple, I'm a phantom. I'm ungrateful, I'm on fire but... I brushed your shoes and I washed your hair and set you loose on the world out there. And though none of them may care, you make me feel like a millionaire. And it's simple, I'm a phantom. I'm ungrateful, I'm on fire but your love made me feel like a millionaire.
Track Name: Canned food and shotguns
It doesn't get any better than this - living like a dickhead, being an embarrassment. Tequila, vodka, pils and red wine - oh, it's so on tonight. Just me and eleven guys in a room. I thought I'd love the pain, but drive those nails in and oh god I wish I was sober again. With teeth in my skin I'd say anything, I just want to be happy again. It doesn't get any better than this - and you sound so convincing. You could talk me into anything you want. I'll leave sick all over your car and a black mark on your heart forever. And in a flash of brilliant light I am running back to you. More and more so each day I'm entirely in debt to you.
Track Name: Call the cops
I'm turning into you slowly: All broken bones and no heart. My rib's cracked, my neck's bleeding - oh my god. I'm turning into you slowly: Feed off horror and hurt. I wanted someone to shove in everyone's faces, I just thought that you'd work. I went home that night, after what we did, to spend entire evenings just heaving in the sink. The state of my heart, I look in your eyes and it goes 'oh'. And I'm never that sure how to feel, but it itches and weeps and it kills. Trust you to complete me.
Track Name: Homewrecker
It went without saying from the start - you got it on like a house on fire. I shiver and shake and sweat but I swear I'm fine. And I know that you'd stop when I'm afraid, but I'm never too scared to look away. You still look so sad on the floor, gagging up your lungs.

The only fear I've ever known, the only pain I'd ever want - and all the time, you're the break and I'm the back. Whenever my heart sinks you can always make it sing. And all the time you're not home I'm a wreck.

It went without saying from the start - that we'd go and take ourselves apart. I shiver and shake and sweat but at least you're alright. And I know that you'd stop when I'm afraid, I just think I left it far too late. You still look so sad on the floor, gagging up your lungs.

You say you can't trust me, but if you want you can touch me.
Track Name: Mrs Claus
Never thought I'd feel this Christmassy, breaking down screaming on the street and I never thought it'd be you. Because you can do cold and glamorous, and I can make a state of myself and why would you think that I would feel any different? ...and then I wake up in the morning. By then I'm sick of the sight of myself and I'm sick of you.

Never thought I'd feel this Christmassy, waking up screaming from my sleep, and I never thought it'd be you. Because we can do cold and glamorous, and we can make states of ourselves and why would you think that I would feel any different? ...and then I wake up in the morning. By then I'm sick of the sight of myself and I'm sick of you. Yeah, I am sick of the state I am in and what you made me do.
Track Name: Vampire bite
You walked in with the biggest smile I'd seen, like this wasn't a bit demeaning. You tied up your hair and without a single word... You took off your shoes and folded your clothes. You thought I'd be careful, I told you I was - but all of your friends, they already know.

You, laid in bed, for hours with machines, while I sucked the blood from your body. I looked right in your eyes and told you some hateful things. And when we were done, you were straight on the phone. Put you in the car, you cried all the way home. If you never say, then he'll never know.

You can dry your eyes, wash the blood from your clothes, but those bites on your neck - they were there long ago. And memories we make are not going to go.
Track Name: The young and the cancerous
Take the most terrible lie, the horrible truth. String it out, strap its hands and ankles and you're not even close.

Some of us burned you and left you out to rot. And I know you won't care anymore, but I'd have left you in the sun.

One of us broke you in, with your head in the dirt. But I'll promise you all the same - "I'll try not to make this hurt."
Track Name: Land of the giants
Who you are is not important tonight. D'you ever feel like your opinions are pushed aside for me to shine? Well, tonight, I am the brightest star in your entire sky.

And, try as I might, I just rot inside all the time.

Who you are is not important tonight. Tonight I'd sacrifice my heart and pride, just to make you sigh. I never lied, until I looked into those big black eyes.

And hope all you like I am dead inside. But tonight, you're mine.

Here we go, so pathetic and I know. But what's to write, with this massive thorn in my side?