Shadowed

by Sacha Sacket

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credits

released May 2, 2004

All songs written by Sacha Sacket
Produced, mixed, and recorded by Mike Baiardi at Soundfile Productions.
Additional recording by Sacha Sacket at Home.
Piano, Organ, Rhodes, Wurlitzer, and “various synths” by Sacha Sacket
Programmed by Sacha Sacket
Additional programming on Track 7 by David Miraglia
Additional programming on Track 7 and 8 by Jason Klein
Guitar by Mike Baiardi
Bass by Steve Earnhart
Additional bass by Mike Baiardi
Drums by Mike Earnhart
Strings composed, arranged, and designed by Marcus Trumpp
Cello by Kevan Torfeh
Violin by Peter Kent
Mastered by Stephan Marsh. Threshold Sound + Vision.

Album photography and design by Spiraleyes
Manufactured by Ball Media
Copyright 2004. Golden Sphinx Records. All rights reserved.

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Email - sacha@sachasacket.com

Thank Yous

Mom and Dad for your mind blowing support and unflagging patience. This wouldn’t be possible without you both. Thank you for believing in me from the beginning. For giving me room to wander.
Mike Baiardi, thank you for picking me up. For being so incredibly open to my songs, weird notions, and production ideas. It was a great experience recording this album with you. I’ve grown so much from it. I only wish we could have fit in more cowbell.
Marcus Trumpp, you brought so much life to these songs. I feel blessed that you came onto the project. Thank you for extending yourself above and beyond to pull everything together. For being so earnest and warm.

Dave Miraglia for the last minute aid, Jason Klein for putting up with me during difficult times, Robyn and Camella for being so patient and generous, Earnhart bros. for “the amazingly productive day,” Nick Curran, Olivia Hemaratanatorn, Charlie and Don, Steve Kaplan

Sorenna and Jason for listening to my music through the entire process, for your steady encouragement; RyRy – you’re an absolute gift, thank you for guiding me through dark hours, I am always here for you; Kim for following your dreams, for being so supportive of mine – thank you for caring so much about “all things;” Shannon for being a brilliant point of light; Leanna, Jess, and Laura –always in my thoughts; MA and Nick for the glorious debates. Love to family, friends, YOU, and all the rest…

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Track Name: The Prodigal
Watch the rain
As it's
Staining everything
It finds my face
And it's
Bombs away

You're my rain
Always
Try to change me
But I faint
From the
Cut and paste

Still stay here
I'll kill this curse
Can you hear me?
I'm almost dead
But I've been worse
Don't you worry

I rise up,
A hazy
Prodigal son
When I want,
Your eyes to
Squint and run

We both know
That your
Parents haunt you
And when you go
I'll find
Your phantom

So stay here
I'll kill this curse
Can you hear me?
I'm almost dead
But I've been worse
Don't you worry
Track Name: Kite High!
Driving on a new-found road
I'm riding down my favorite road
Hand's out surfing on the wind
I'm lost in all the Ülster green

Heading out for Malibu
To slide between the mercury
I'm no longer scared of seaweed
I've got nothing left to be

I'm Kite High!
Nothing's gonna stand in my way ever
I don't need one reason why

Everyone is holy
Everyone is holy
And I'm just waiting here to see
How far faith can throw me

'Cause they were screaming for me
Lost inside an angry sea
So sure those were dark shark fins
But I just saw the dolphins

I'm Kite High!
Nothing's gonna stand in my way ever
And I don't need one reason why

I'm Kite High!
Nothing's gonna stand in my way ever
I don't have one reason why
Track Name: Sweet Suicide
Give it everything you've got
You're your own worst enemy
Drinking spirits, taking shots
Glass still remains half empty
You wish that you won't wake up
But you can't even get to sleep
Six feet under for these six months
Just dying to be buried

And I'm the one to lift you up
'Cause I can't be your Francis Bean
The love I give will never stop
You don't want to wait and see

It's Sweet
Suicide to my life
Saving you every time
I catch you half-alive
Wish I could compete
With your perfect goodbye
The sweat of your thousand tries
The threat of the same blue sky

You know what it's like to touch
The edge with all apologies
Where just this once is one too much
And you have nothing left to be
You know how it feels alone
To catch yourself still thinking
"Sticks and stones may break my bones,
But words will never hurt me"

But I'm the one to lift you up
'Cause I won't be your Francis Bean
The love I give will never stop
You don't want to wait and see

It's Sweet
Suicide to my life
Saving you every time
I catch you half-alive
Wish I could compete
With your perfect good-bye
The sweat of your thousand tries
The threat of the same blue sky

And I would be your answer
Would be your savior
Would be your sign
And I would be your water
Would be your shoulder
Would be your sigh
Track Name: Desire
The stars all hang so low it seems insane
The city burns below in tiny flames
Embers of tobacco rip up my hands
The moon highlights a shadow of a man

I let myself softly slip into piss
I saw the light but only made a wish
I froze on the sands of Los Angeles
Burnt out on perfect plans and endless lists

You can blow off
All your dark desires
You can tell yourself you tried
Fortune cookies
Will always take your side
But you will crumble from the lie
Desire won't die

I keep this favorite pocketbook romance
A girl that swears she never got a chance
Boy, you should see her hold a microphone
Stretch out her voice into some long snake moan

She said, "It's madness to go on with this
Shell out my soul to hear what's wrong with it
Before this eternal self-consciousness
I had a point of view, but now it's shit"

You can blow off
All your dark desires
You can tell yourself you tried
Fortune cookies
Will always take your side
But you will crumble from the lie
Desire won't die
Track Name: At a Time
You came
Came at a time when
When I would hurt myself
With blades and microwaves
I would break my brain
Go for gold but go insane
Went against my grain

You came
Came at a time when
Nobody looked my way
I had too much to prove
And just you to lose
Set you up against my muse
Thought I had to choose

You can wait till I'm better
Just don't stay
Say that it's dharma
I won't pray
Swear it's not over
Just don't stay

You came
Came at a time when
When I was lost, LOST
I did not know tomorrow
Was not enough
Tried to stop your bleeding heart
I did not know love

You can wait till I'm better
Just don't stay
Say that it's dharma
I won't pray
Swear it's not over
Just don't stay

You came
Came at a time when
When I would hurt myself
With blades and microwaves
I would break my brain
Go for gold but go insane
Went against my grain
Track Name: Cruel Attempt
Leave you to your desert in my old dusty pickup
Think of your blond hair and tanned skin and all that good stuff
Remember how you let me goose you under that table
Gave me a few naughty glances but that's about all

Now I am splitting my side, I guess I get the joke
You wax on so serious, wash off an unpolished flirt
Told me how hard your youth was 'cause your father's a cop
But I'm sure that you'd be delighted to get me locked up

And this is
A Cruel Attempt at
My lonely heart and
I'm loving it
But don't think
For a minute
That I'm falling

I am a man that gets lost in a blush and a sigh
You're nothing rare, I get snagged and thrown back all the time
But I'll give you this much, I can't slip your crooked smile
It's always the one's you can't taste that you'll never deny

And this is
A Cruel Attempt at
My lonely heart and
I'm loving it
But don't think
For a minute
That I'm falling
Track Name: Cockatoo
It's just too kind
How you rip through my mind
Cut past my moonlight
With those eagle eyes

I am a baby boy
I am a swan dive
I just can't survive
Unless you're by my side

So I will let you
Beat me
I will play your fool
I will say you
Teach me
Be your cockatoo

Tired of screwing with the phone
The TV's monotone
My books are just on loan
I want some stories of my own

Be my Story of O
Come on smash my thumb toe
Spray my lymph across your wall
Just don't leave me alone

So I will let you
Beat me
I will play your fool
I will say you
Teach me
Be your cockatoo
Track Name: I Just Can't
How dare you call me now
Light me up, smoke me out
Piss and moan of some heartache
Give me guilt for your mistakes

Your parents left you for God
Now I leave to save my Art
Such consequence on terms so vague
You wonder why you have no faith

Tried to pick you up
But you begged me to fall
I gave you my whole heart
You went for my soul
Apologized for lies
That I never told
Now I know it's time
To forgive it all
But I can't, I just can't

Got porn stars on my jock
Don't think I miss you much
Yeah we shared some poetry
But you were never much to see

Eat every dream that isn't you
Swallow your breath till I turn blue
I thought you had my father's eyes
They're just yours, I realize

Tried to pick you up
But you begged me to fall
I gave you my whole heart
You went for my soul
Apologized for lies
That I never told
Now I know it's time
To forgive it all
But I can't, I just can't

Only
When I can stamp your
Very marrow out
With cloven hooves
Can I
Recall your image and
Not die of the
Embarrassment
But I can't, I can't

I just can't. I just can't.
Track Name: Paris and September
Here's a man
Who cannot hear a sound
His poor heart's pumping out
He's cold as stone

Shows enough
So you can just taste love
Then he will turn the knob
To another song

But it's alright
He can't fight you tonight
Paris and September's
Got him tongue-tied
Losing sight
Of this dark lord inside
Making up all your lies
Singing his tired old rhyme
Drawing out all your time
With his lines, with his lines

Here's a boy
That is set to destroy
These simple notes of joy
That spell defeat

Moves too fast
Through Berlin or Belfast
Because those walls don't last
An eternity

But it's alright
He can't fight you tonight
Paris and September's
Got him tongue-tied
Losing sight
Of this dark lord inside
Making up all your lies
Singing his tired old rhyme
Drawing out all your time
With his lines, with his lines

So
Just how far do you go
'Cause I'm alone
In California
And I've got time
If you've got one more flight
Across this divide
To California
I'm waitin' for ya
In California

But it's alright
He can't fight you tonight
Paris and September's
Got him tongue-tied
Losing sight
Of this dark lord inside
Making up all your lies
Singing this tired old rhyme
Drawing out all your time
With these lines, with these lines
Track Name: Stuck in the Sunset
Caught myself crushing through
That stormy old school
Autumn was everywhere
Where were you?

The endless ivy
Wrapped up around me
I thought of your dumb smile
And let the sky pour loose

Maybe I'm just upset
You don't last long at all
I'm always stuck in the sunset
Trying to weather the fall
Maybe I'm just too wet
Time won't wash you away
I'm always stuck in the sunset
Trying to get through the day

You never got to see
The silver lining
The bleeding brick clock tower
Those raining leaves

You always had to be
The flash of lightning
Always with maybes
That never let me leave

Maybe I'm just upset
You don't last long at all
I'm always stuck in the sunset
Trying to weather the fall
Maybe I'm just too wet
Time won't wash you away
I'm always stuck in the sunset
Trying to get through the day
Trying to get through the day

Caught myself crushing through
That stormy old school
I thought of your dumb smile
And let the sky pour loose.
Track Name: Shadowed
Where you going
Looking just like death?
The party's begging
To hear my baby's breath

It's just coke and some rum and
Besides it's only one
It's their golden year boy
We have to drink to love

When one turns three and four
It's 'cause we knew that before
I know you've been through a lot
But I've really been through more

A long day's journey
To get through these nights
You've grown weary
Of my Jekyl and my Hyde

Smash bottles that you find
Listen till your blind
Scratch and scream and cry
I just can't catch that light

Save yourself. Save yourself.

Mescalito
Can you clean this mess
My boy's stuck to me and
I'm a sinking ship
He's the saddest thing I know
Has no friends or foes
Why are both our souls
So Shadowed?

Save yourself. Save yourself.
Save yourself. Save yourself.
Track Name: Palestine
Fell on my face
And laid for a while
Confused my
Persian Gulf with Palestine

I was all crumbs
But now I'm pure wine
I finally
Figured out the sunshine

I don't have
Have to be the white knight
I don't have
Have to give the good advice
I don't have
Anything left to fight
It's true

I had this war
Sown in my genes
So I always
Rooted for the home team

But now it seems
No one wants to win
And my dreams
Were leading to a coffin

You can't just
Expect it all to work out right
'Cause somehow
It always seems to work just fine
You can't run
When you get a good fright
It's true

Fell on my face
And laid for a while
Confused my
Persian Gulf with Palestine