Wintertape 7: Redacted

by Roger Heathers

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'Wintertape 7: Redacted' is the seventh in a run of albums which are released every Boxing Day.

This year's Wintertape is more of a compilation of random stuff recorded throughout the year.

Written and recorded during 2018.

All instrumentation by Roger Heathers except where noted.

Itunu Odetokun: Drums on Sausage Man' and 'Kid Perfect'
LINK: www.fiverr.com/hiteesticks

Joe O'Neill: Lead and backing vocals on 'Choose Your Own Adventure'

Additional lyrics on 'Sausage Man' by Katherine Story
Lyrics on 'Choose Your Own Adventure' by Joe O'Neill

Mixed and mastered by Roger Heathers

Artwork by Mash Studio. @Mashcreativeart on Twitter

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released December 26, 2018

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Track Name: Trust In Phoenix Mail
I feel like a baby all the time now
Babies stay at home and learn their ABCs
And what it is to crawl

Special delivery service
Phoenix burns your packages
But promises to get you something truly good one day

What do you say?

Trust in Phoenix Mail
That's what being human means
That's what being human means

So sad
Why do I feel useless somedays?
Babies are small and weak and helpless creatures

So tell me what went wrong
And I will try to keep in mind the reason for this song
And in a year from
If grace allows then Phoenix will be knocking at my door
Track Name: Choose Your Own Adventure (Feat. Joe O'Neill)
All that you ruined was over the hill
Smoke in the sky from the heart of the sea
Through the gaps between our fingers
We watched those rockets fly away
Our time was out
We'd need to scout for another galaxy
Just like the last one

But for a breath now held quite long enough
We'd paint the shells in emerald
Instead of sinking like a stone
Through all these years
The only difference
Is on the other side of what we chose

What can I say
(What can I say)
To make this fever go away?
My bones erode to clay
Between the trembeling
(Trembeling)
And the quakes that carry me from day to day
(Day to)
Page to page

Choose your own adventure

But for a path not taken quick enough
The chapters lead to promises
Anxious fingers flipping backwards
For a second chance
Another road to run from ruin in our wakes
Just like the last one

What can I say
To make this fever go away?
My bones erode to clay
Between the trembeling
And the quakes that carry me from day to day
Page to page

Choose your own adventure
Track Name: Sausage Man
No one knows where he comes from
And no one knows where he goes
But he's made from Bavarian sausage meat
From him head down to his toes

He might go to a blues club
Or he might go to a strip club
But wherever he goes
You know that he's the Sausage Man

(Oh yeah, he's the Sausage Man
We don't know where he's gone but he won't come back)
(He's the Sausage Man)
(Oh yeah, he's the Sausage Man
We don't know where he's gone but he won't come back)

Nobody got to know him
So nobody understands
Not even Tommy from The Kingskin Bakery
Know the magic of the Sausage Man

He hopped a bus to New York in 1973
He saw a steaming hot dog stand
So he ran across the street
A yellow cab sent Sausage Man
A-flyin' to the curb
And that's the last
(That's the last)
We ever heard of the Sausage Man

(Oh yeah, he's the Sausage Man
We don't know where he's gone but he won't come back)
(Oh he's the Sausage Man)
(Oh yeah, he's the Sausage Man
We don't know where he's gone but he won't come back)

He might go to a movie
He might go to a show
But wherever he goes
You know that he's the Sausage Man
(He's the Sausage Man)
But wherever he goes
You know that he's the Sausage Man
Track Name: Nightmare Toon
We could really use your help right now
To start our business over
Lots of people know us for the games we used to play

I am almost certain I'll fall back in that familiar groove
But maybe you could me on the way

Love swims upstream
Weaker than you would've thought
On any given day
We float downstream
I'll see you at the ocean either way

I could tell a lie and never see a chance of consequence
In fact I see you do it all the time
Sentimental hearts will seldom lead to confidence
How did you get me caught up in your wire?

What the hell does it mean that we're alone?
I really should've seen you coming
Like something out of a nightmare toon

Love swims upstream
Weaker than you would've thought
On any given day
We float downstream
I'll see you at the ocean either way
Track Name: Cheerio
Waiting outside in the cold makes me obnoxious
Inviting me into the warmth of your arms
Makes me feel cold somehow

Heaven has given me hands so I can hold you
Somebody pushed me ahead of the line
So I could dive

Strawberries and wine
Taking my mind out the equation
Love should be a force capable of splitting the seams
Will I fall back again?
Playing the part on my knees

Waking up out of a dream and back where I started
Hold a red Cheerio in my hands
It must've been real

I never could comprehend the ultimate reason
But when you said not to throw it away
I said, "fine"

Strawberries and wine
Taking my mind out the equation
Love should be a force capable of splitting the seams
Will I fall back again?
Playing the part on my knees

Love should be a force capable of splitting the seams