Scatterlings And Refugees (demo)

“Scatterlings And Refugees (demo)” (MP3, LAME encoded 192kbps)

This is just the demo version I recorded to play for Ryan and Tom, to get their input. It’s got some digital popping in it (I accidentally recorded the guitar part at too low a latency rate, so my hard drive couldn’t keep up, and there are tiny glitches in it.) But the album version will be pretty similar, pretty stripped down like this.

I just thought y’all might like to hear this. I love it very much.

SCATTERLINGS AND REFUGEES
by Joshua Ellis

We are scatterlings and refugees, we have never known peace
We have never known a home
Home is wherever we are when we’re together
Peace is the sound that we make when we’re alone

I rang the New Year in
In a field out in the suburbs
Somewhere outside East Berlin
I watched the fireworks
Burn the night
And I wondered where you were and if you were alright

We are scatterlings and refugees, we are bastards, we are orphans
We never make a sound
Traversing the oceans in perpetual motion
Our feet don’t ever touch the ground

We were dancing
Old soul records playing in an alleyway
And we are old souls, you and me
Disappearing at the dawning of the day

We are scatterlings and refugees, we have never known peace
We have never known a home
Home is wherever we are when we’re together
Peace is the sound that we make when we’re alone

And when my telephone rings in the dark
You say ‘Hey, I’m at the White Cross on Las Vegas Boulevard’
No matter where I am, I’ll be on a plane
I’ll go anywhere to see you again

We are scatterlings and refugees, we are angels, we are monsters
We never mattered anyway
Patron saints of rented cars and last goodbyes in airport bars
In the morning, like ghosts, we slip away

We slip away

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