The First Apocalypse

by Chad J. Taylor

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released April 25, 2012

All songs written by Chad Taylor

All music created by Chad Taylor

Additional vocals on "Early Tonite" by Kelly Christiansen and Drew Miller

This album was recorded, mixed, and mastered exclusively on Propellerheads software.

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Chad J. Taylor Nashville, Tennessee

Chad Taylor is a composer, performer, songwriter, and producer who currently lives near Nashville, TN.

A member of ASCAP, he has composed for independent film and his music has been featured on PBS's History Detectives, MTV's True Life, A & E's Biography, and satellite radio all over the world.

He plays bass, guitar, keys, cello, and sings.
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Track Name: Burned Into My Brain
I’d almost forgot you.
left you in the dust, never see you again.
I’d almost forgot you.
Left you two years ago
Never come back, no, you’re never
gonna come back

No you’re not burned into my brain.
Now you are burned into my brain.
Never come back again.

I’d almost lost you.
Left you in the past, never see you again.
I’d almost lost you.
Left you ten years ago
Never come back, no, you’re never
gonna come back

No you’re not burned into my brain,
Now you are burned into my brain.
Never come back again.

This is a whistle, this is how I whistle.

No you’re not burned into my brain.
Now you are burned into my brain.
Never come back again.

Never come back again.
Track Name: Do You Wanna?
Hey baby, do you wanna reconcile?
Are you sure that you want to be inside?
Do you think you can live on your little lies/
But you’re never gonna do it no matter how hard you try.

Hey baby, have you thought it thru?
Am I sure that I want to be with you?
There’s a lot of things in life I want to do,
As long as you’re around then I want to do them too.
Hey baby, do you wanna dance?
Do you think you got time for some romance?
We’re the last two people, where do we stand?
Should we give up or should we try to advance?

You’re the last one, the last one on the floor.
You’re the last one, the last one out the door.
You’re the last one, the last one to get it done.
Yeah we tried real but all we can say is on our way down we had ourselves a little fun.

Hey baby, are you testing bounds?
Can you tell where you are just by the sound?
Are you waiting for him to come around so when he shows up you can say you were lost & found?
Hey baby, won’t you come with me?
I’ll show you things you thought you’d never see
If it’s so easy why aren’t you free?
And if not you then who you tryin’ to please?

You’re the last one, the last one on the floor.
You’re the last one, the last one out the door.
You’re the last one, the last one to get it done.
Yeah we tried real but all we can say is on our way down we had ourselves a little fun.
Track Name: Early Tonite
Been coming home for so long it’s uphill both ways.
The nights have drifted, stretching out to an endless string of days.
Don’t like the taste in my mouth, It’s dry and no longer sweet.
In the winter we will go south and get lost at America’s feet.

You put down the bottle and I will turn off the lights.
Go ahead, climb in bed, we’re going to sleep early tonite.

You know, Memphis was a long time ago and she didn’t mean nothing to me.
I’m chasing my tail all around your frame, your light that’s too bright to see.
Hurt ain’t nothing but a memory that we refuse to let go.
The pain peels your skin off down to the bone, time will move so slow.

You put down the bottle and I will turn off the lights.
Go ahead, climb in bed, we’re going to sleep early tonite.

The shadow cast in September stretched all the way to May.
It’s unlike you not to remember when you had so much to say.
About which way my life is going and where it’s going so fast.
This candle I’m burning at both ends and just how long it will last.

You put down the bottle and I will turn off the lights.
Go ahead, climb in bed, we’re going to sleep early tonite.
Track Name: I Need a Drink
Damn, I wish I could have a drink right now.
I’ll drink in the morning.
I’ll drink in the evening.
I’ll drink any time I damn well please.

I want to have a drink right now.

To hell with self-improvement I’ll do anything I please.
I’ll burn down every gym and bring those gym-rats to their knees.

I want to have a drink right now.

If you were here right now we’d fuck instead of drink.
That’d be enough to kill the urge, maybe, I think.

I want to have a drink right now.
Damn I wish I could have a drink right now.

I’ll drink in times of peace and times of war.
I’ll drink til I’m too drunk to stand, then I’ll have one on the floor.

I want to have a drink right now.

If you could hear the words rattle round inside my head,
You wouldn’t believe the things that I have almost said.
Some conversations that you hope never come out.
As I try to keep the words from spilling out my mouth.

I want to have a drink right now.
Damn, I wish I could have a drink right now.
Track Name: Last November
You broke down last november,
I was out of lies with nothing to say.
You thought you knew in September,
Lying to yourself since May.
You left me on a Tuesday.
You packed your things and you ran.
You asked me for a reason, I told you "I'm a backdoor man."

Hello, Goodbye

You let your hair grow down to your shoulders, you changed the way you dressed and you walked.
You got real righteous about your cause, I even hear it when you sleeptalk.
You told your brother and your father, your mother thought it was lies.
I nearly called you late last night, but didn't think it'd be wise.

Hello, Goodbye

Last time that I saw you, I told you how sorry I was.
There's no way to go back now. We couldn't live with no trust.
Long way around the story, I wouldn't change it if I could.
Just because we can now, doesn't mean that we should

Hello, Goodbye.
Track Name: Thorn Bush & Flower
You are the thorn bush, I am the flower.
You are the smoke and I am the flame.
You are a yard sale, I am last weekend.
You are the sunlight, I am the oxygen you breathe.

Every time you're near me.

You are the whistle, I am the sound wave.
You are the compliment to my blues.
You are the hair that's down to your shoulders.
I am the breeze that keeps blowing thru.

Every time you're near me.

I am the stranger in the back of your class.
You are the child that's kicking my seat.
You are suspicion and I am desire.
You are the roses under my feet, I walk on you.

Every time you're near me.

I am the trojan horse in your mail.
You are frustration, cursing the screen.
I am your life burning up in a fire.
You are the hope the sunlight will bring as you arise.

Every time you're near me,
Every time you're near, my dear.
Track Name: What Are You Waiting For?
The bus don’t come til early in the morning,
So what are you waiting for?
The train don’t come til early in the evening,
So what are you crying for?

Your man done left you with a baby in the oven
and you’re crying and you’re dying
cause your folks been loving
that you left the house with a fella
even though they’d never tell ya
They were happy to see ya go.

Plane don’t stop unless the engine’s stalling,
So what are you praying for?
Taxi won’t come unless you wave and call him,
So what are you standing for?

Your man done left you with a baby in the oven
and you’re crying and you’re dying
cause your folks been loving
that you left the house with a fella
even though they’d never tell ya
They were happy to see ya go.

Your man won’t come unless you try and call him,
So what are you quiet for?
The future won’t change unless the past is called in,
So what are you waiting for?

The rent’s late, the power’s off, the water’s gone,
So you walk the streets at night to pay the bills,
And even though the life will kill you one minute at a time,
But isn’t that how we all die?
Your family doesn’t know what you’re doing to survive
but if they did they’d probably rather hear a lie.
Track Name: Hearts and Flowers
You're sex, you're drugs, you're rock'n'roll,
You're hearts and flowers too.
You're staying up late to argue and debate,
Til a quarter, half past two.
You're burning a bridge and taking us all down to build it up again.
You're freedom and love, and death from above,
You're my lover and my friend.

You're sex, you're drugs, you're rock'n'roll,
You're piercings and tattoos.
You listen to me sleep and watch me breathe til the sun comes up again.
You're here in the room and you're warm like the womb, and you're filling up this space.
You're a firebrand breathing, never coming or leaving,
Your hands I can never replace.

You're sex, you're drugs, you're rock'n'roll,
You're hearts and flowers too.
You're the beautiful things that I see in the sun,
You're the rising of the moon.
You're tasting the pain and dancing naked in the rain,
You're a scholar and a fool.
You're the righteous and the wicked,
You're a love-sick heretic,
You are patient and you're cruel.

You're sex, you're drugs, you're rock and roll,
You're my lover and my friend.
You're sex, you're drugs, you're rock and roll,
My beginning and my end.
Track Name: Anyone Can Say I Love You
She drove from Denver to Nashville in one day non-stop,
The mania burning her soul from the bottom to the top.
The passion she feels can’t be compared to anyone, anywhere.
Waiting outside for a year and a day,
Oh, Hilary, now I know that there is no escape.
You hypnotized me with your eyes and your words that were
spoken so true.

And anyone can say I love you.

Well, I know as our life goes on there’ll be pain.
Baton Rouge was nothing compared to what we will face.
As long as you remember to just touch my hand
We’ll never forget how we feel.

Hilary, that is real.

There is no future and there is no past,
This love will carry on, after our death it will last.
Our lives on this earth have always ended so bad.
This is the last time we do it, I’m not coming back.
I’m tired of this cycle, this farce, and this act.
What happens next? I’ll jump off that bridge with you.

Look in my eyes and know that it’s true.
I’m the last one who’ll say “I Love You.”
Track Name: You in Your Curls
You in Your Curls
You in your curls, me in my cap.
Just settled down for a long winter’s nap.

Afraid I can’t feel the rain but I like it.

You’re ready to go, so hot to trot.
But I can’t control myself or my thoughts.
You in your curls, me in my cap.
Just settled down for a long winter’s nap.

Afraid I can’t feel the rain but I like it.
Afraid I can’t taste the rain but I like it.
You can’t hear me coming and I like it.
I like it.
Track Name: Grumpy in the Morning
Grumpy in the Morning
I’m grumpy in the morning,
Tired at night.
I don’t got no answers.
Neither do you.
Where are you?
You’re not here.

I’m grumpy in the morning,
Happy at night.
I’m tired of growing my hair out.
It doesn’t seem to help.
Where are you?
You’re not here.

I’m grumpy in the morning,
Tired at night.
I don’t got no answers.
Neither do you.
Where are you?
You’re not here.

I’m grumpy in the morning
and you’re still not here.