Outskirts, Out There

by Tale-Teller Heart

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Yay! I finally have some recordings that I'm happy with for the tour with Stick and Poke! I've been so busy that I ended up mixing this in London during Radish Fest and uploaded it in Saskatchewan. I have yet to make physical copies of this album but that day will come in due time.

These songs -like all my others- are pay what you can because charging for music is silly but I am currently on tour and anything helps a huge amount!


released June 22, 2014

Everything was written and recorded in my bedroom

The artwork for this was created by Lauren Boyko and turned out soooo rad!

Track 2 is an excerpt from Brampton the Good which was written by Byron



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Banjo slingin'
folk dweeb
from Toronto

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Track Name: There Is a Jar That Holds The Things I Love
I miss my friends
from only a couple months ago
and you know I try to justify
my reasons for hanging so close

I wish I had the guts
to see the greatness in everyone I meet
but when there's hypocrites and murderers
it's hard to stay upbeat that's for sure

So I guess that's what they say our friends are for

I kept on driving
down that winding road
carried on by folks I'd met
no more than a year ago
and that's not to say I'm leaving
my loved ones behind
I just need to keep on moving sometimes, sometimes
I just need to keep on moving sometimes

And I know
that they'll take care of me
and I'll take care of them

Now things are changing
and I'm more insecure
and reunions feel like work
and I'm not even sure
if I'm the same dumb kid
that I used to be
but no matter what I know that they'll always love me
I know that they will always love me
Track Name: Mossbank
I'm tracing skid marks on the road
just to see where they go
The sidewalk holds so many stories that I can't keep
and in the foggy nights the earthworms come out to sleep
There's something concrete in the way
the streetlights guide me home

How is it every time I know
just exactly what I'm thinking when I'm riding home
A mix between the need for sleep and artificial light
keeps me awake and I've thought more than I have any other night
There's something concrete in the way
I take the same route every night

Took your pill to swallow
We had food to eat
Read your note upon the table
I just wanted to sleep
Track Name: The Longest Branch On The Tallest Tree
The sun rose up up up to the rooftops
my vision it faded away with every passing stop
the hours had finally woke up after me
with my back back back facing days behind
I stumbled out of bed intent on making it mine
I stormed the gates and climbed down the hill to the sea

There's nothing left here for me
So long to wasted company

I've been drained drained drained of my self control
it's time to change my name and grow a sturdy backbone
this rut I'm in is so toxic I'm gonna explode
This constant ride ride ride I've been taking everyday
has got me feeling more and more that I gotta run away
there's nothing anyone can say that makes me want to stay at home

Looks like I'm done with Toronto

I don't want to resent the ones I love
But it's taken me to long to make my mind up
I don't want to leave behind the ones I love
but I'm more sure than I've been any other time
Track Name: To The Waterfall
Where will you be
in five years time?
Looking from your rooftop
out on the landscape that never called me eagerly
I've been thin
and I've been absent
I wish this was once before
but I've got notches on my arm

Some float upstream
and others down, down, down
In search of safe, dry land
or off the side of a great big waterfall
That's where I'll go
That's where I'm heading
I'm so sorry if I've been tense
just know I love you still

But I'll keep moving
and you'll keep moving

I'll keep on moving
down the river to the waterfall
I'll keep on dreaming
about the river by the waterfall
Track Name: Out Of My Mind
Well I've never had such a funny feeling
There's just no simple explanation and there's just no simple reason
But my thoughts might take me to places unheard of
But my head is staying in one place
Cause I've got so many things that keep me staying
and one reason is these friends that I've been making
you told me "never count on others they will only let you down"
But sometimes it's hard, so god damn hard

I've been hung up on this feeling I've been yearning
That comes around this time of year when my skin just won't stop burning
I'll be free from feeling guilty I'll be nurtured and acknowledged
I'll be happy just you wait and see
But the sun can only bring so much good progress
'Till it scurries away at the end of August
And when that day comes I'll be much stronger than last winter
We can sing these words, we'll sing them loud

Get the fuck out of my mind
Take me back to the place when I felt fine
We're all just making it one day at a time
Get the fuck out of my mind
Take me back to the place when I felt fine
I'm sorry if I'm leaving you behind
You wouldn't want this anyway

Oh this flavour on my lips that I've been tasting
Takes me back to drinking 40s in your parents' dingy basement
When the heat would open every door in this whole city
I could wander out the days before the cold
But that basement never felt like it was staying
It takes some time to learn who's worth the pains I'm taking
It seems the only thing that's stagnant is the dryness and the rain
So I gotta move, I'm moving on