Vampires at Sea

by JoyScout

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We dedicate this album to our mothers. May joy always find you.

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released 14 February 2012
Produced by Will Robertson

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JoyScout Atlanta, Georgia

Based in Atlanta, GA, JoyScout is a collective of musicians focused around Emily Kate Boyd, Nicki Thrailkill & Jesse Tyler. As songwriters and seasoned live performers, JoyScout invent an eclectic identity through their exploration of folk, rock and alternative country.

Currently, JoyScout is no longer performing live as a band. EKB's new project is www.billieinthewoods.com
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Track Name: Vampires at Sea
Morning ring out, church bells in C
Throwin’ sticks at my heart like stones at the sea
On the day Moses comes, don’t you worry ‘bout me
I’ll be drinking the blood of a sailor

I do what I have to for love to survive
I get through the night
Get through the night

My world formed from a void, born bearin’ light
I can still taste your skin when your impulse is kind
Eating fruit from the hand that carried the vine
Maybe now I’m meeting my maker

I do what I have to for love to survive
I get through the night
Get through the night

I would love you to death, be your last sin
Then die at your neck for still taking you in
So close to you now and the rush of your gin
I want love but I settle for Poison

I do what I have to for love to survive
I get through the night
Get through the night

I want Love but I'd settle for Poison
Track Name: SheBang!
I've come to see the alchemist
For a potion and her chocolates

“What do you want?”, she says to me
I want my sisters here with me

I turn it up the dark and dry
And chase her with a sweet goodbye

Delinquent men who pace the world
Feel inside the Warrior

Yes, I do believe in them
I feel a hero deep within

SheBang!
blow ur mind out
SheBang!
bang ur drum


Flying south and taking home
A hand drum and a carry-on

A bag of souvenirs for sale
The Wizards’ mysteries reveal

And the Tin Man he is here with me
Can you hear his shallow beat?


SheBang!
blow ur mind out
SheBang!
bang ur drum


She gives you ideas that will not leave your brain
She's got surprises that will test your sustain
Voo-doo drum, beat, bass - SheBang!


“We are not alone”, she says,

“The waves speak of an Infinite.”

It’s sinkin’ in, it comes to me...
I am just a conduit

And the shaman she is here with me
Oh, can you taste her sweet relief?

SheBang!
She blow yo mind out
SheBang!
She bang yo drum
Track Name: Neighbors Front Porch
Boys are laughing in the night
Neighbor’s front porch, Christmas lights
In the middle of June, maybe July
Singin’ goodtimes won’t let laughter die

My shadow cast me to the draught
Drinkin’ dirty water from the south
Oh, you left my head a cloudy mind
Singin’ goodtimes won’t let laughter die

Oh they might be wrong, might be right
Smokin’ psychedelics, lettin’ love fly by
But the neighbor’s porch was hot and breathin’ fire

Singin’ goodtimes won’t let laughter die aye yu aye yu

My hasty mouth been pushin’ air—
Your swingin’ hips they rub me rare—
Oh, if we got it baby, yeh
Let it shine, shine, shine
Singin’ goodtimes won’t let laughter die aye yu aye yu

<instr. break>

I need your mercy, need your love
I need you to remember words
If I ever seem to forget my lines
Tell me goodtimes, tell me goodti—imes
Tell me goodtimes won’t let laughter die aye yu aye yuaye
Track Name: Wreck Was My Heart
You went back on your word today
Led us both astray
Back to your reckless ways
I know, Love is amusing

There’s no place like the home you make
or the plates you break
its the way you play the game
Dodging the bully

I kiss your barking mouth to shut you up
Turn the car around, kick me out
Feels so, damn, so sane in the dark
You could of caused a wreck
but the wreck was my heart

the wreck was my heart

Bells will ring when the land line burns
or the romance turns
tell your wicked tongue to stay
Say something worth me

Break or fade, you take the longer way
on down the path you raised
you can have your say
I know, Love is amusing

I kiss your barking mouth to shut you up
Turn the car around, kick me out
Feels so, damn, so sane in the dark
You could of caused a wreck
but the wreck was my heart

the wreck was my heart
Track Name: Our Story
The storm behind you (hold on, we’re waiting it out)
You walk outside to (be there chasing the clouds)

I take it your a tough one
I get you can brave it
If I give you just enough love
to have you believe it

Our story still revealing

I drew your profile (between music and maps)
Made you a sundial (to guide your silhouette back)

Remembering the subtle shape of your shadow
discovering the thousand things I do not know

Our story still revealing

The winter’s cold without your face
Spring rushes in and brings familiar rain

I take it your a tough one
I get you can brave it
If I give you just enough love
to have you believe it

Our story still revealing
Track Name: Baby Bird
I know you, so familiar
Pretty fruit on your finger
Are you sewn to that silver,
Are you down with common law?

A heart is bold when you wake it,
but its loud when you break it
Keep your wings in your pockets
or we’re gonna make some noise

Holler out if you want me, baby
Holler out, baby bird
I’ll bite off a melody and then feed you the words!


From the top of the tree line,
hear the sound of the slow grind
Build a nest on a fault line,
it shakes you to the ground

Keep your cool, keep your distance
Disregard my insistence
Mother nature’s persistance
commits us to the sky

Come for tea, come for coffee, baby
Be my guest, be my doll
But you’ll leave before morning
Mama sleeps here alone
Track Name: Dream of Myself
Moving within me like opening wings,
A butterfly landing,
A hummingbird sings.

Inside of this wasteland,
I find a rose,
Follow the wild call,
The sound of my word.

As soon as I said it,
You had me declare it.
And the weight of my promise
Brought sweat to my brow
Been lost in a dream of myself as someone who would let you down

Some speak about a freedom in dazzling frames
In awe of the shimmer and rattle of chains.

But there’s a hook in the worm dear
And no sign of release,
I can choose to be scared now or choose to be free

I'm not looking for trouble
That’s too close for comfort
Or for a new darlin' with an old idea
Been lost in a dream of myself as someone with nothing to give

Separate from the rest like a bird from the nest,
fill the space in my chest with desire.
As I fall through the air,
Every breath is a prayer,
No occasion for fear of the flight,
In a dream of myself as someone who will save a life

No room for regrets here,
My eyes are a new clear.
I have what it takes, dear, to serve my own needs
In a a dream of myself as someone who will take the lead
Track Name: Landscaping
Where the world ends your skin begins
Where the world ends your skin begins

Keep me wide eyed and churning
I’m changing the lines
Drowning or burning
Your landscape divides

Give me time to feel like you're missing me
Give me time to feel you're alive in the heart

Tender body between us, a breath in a bell
split open the mountain that screams to exhale

Give me time to feel like you're missing me
Give me time to feel you're alive in the heart
Track Name: Holy Train
Woke up walking that crooked line
Covering footprints left behind
I gotta keep moving, I'm doing fine
Force of the flood carry me in time
Carry me in time

I'm a man with no worries
I'm sleeping good
Dreaming of the peace I know I should
All the summer trees are bearing fruit
If you got love, you got enough to lose

Like sand through my hands
my youth is ghosting away
So I laugh and I cry til I ride
that holy train
Oh, I ride that train

I've been sinner, mama,
I have sin
Keep a little cool air coming in
Take me back to where it ends
Pushing on the bruise,
Let the pain begin