Husks

by The Urbane Decay

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Like my forefathers, this is me abandoning the punk sound for more of a new wave sound. Which I'd then abandon for the dreaded singer-songwriter "unplugged" sound. The new wave sound would return later from time to time. This wasn't an "official" commercial release, it was a CD-R I gave away to friends at my 30th birthday party.

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released November 30, 2002

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The Urbane Decay Toronto, Ontario

The Urbane Decay is an indie pop recording project mainly active between 2002-2009, mainly by Jakob Rehlinger, mainly maudlin and mopey.

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Track Name: Husk
Some days I watch you go
Down in husks of flame
Burned from the tension of
The mention of a name
And every hidden ember of
Every bruise and scar
Bursts into flame again
Like an old and dying star

Sometimes I wonder if
You'll ever burn away
Like a comet tail
In brilliant array
You with your dying star
The light trickles out of you
Faced with this death I guess
I'd rather go down in flames too

I watch your dying star
The light trickles out of you
Faced with this death I guess
I'll go down in flames with you
Track Name: Sneakers (new wave version)
She makes wear a bell
So when I sneak up behind
She can listen for the knell
And sneak away in time

In her sneakers, for sneaking
Sneakers, for sneaking away

Sneaking around takes its toll
I never wore no steel toes
Felt every step of burning coal
She dances in heels, but everybody knows

She wears sneakers, for sneaking
Sneakers, for sneaking away
Track Name: Lion At The Gates
All the walls in all the world are falling down
Is this love, is this hate
Ignore the lion at the gates
Listen to his roar, as the raindrops pour

All the playbills on this street
Are falling down like sodden leaves
The puddles are all six feet deep
Don't these rain clouds ever sleep?
Listen to his roar, as the raindrops pour

If you built yourself a wooden horse
And left it at my door, of course
I'd let it in, no questions asked
For a chance to see your equine mask
We listen to him roar, as the raindrops pour

All the walls in all the world are falling down
All the stars in all the skies
All the tears in all the eyes
Are falling down

Listen to his roar, as the raindrops pour

In all the hearts in all the world are breaking down
Listening to his roar, as the raindrops pour
Track Name: Artichoke Hearts
You fade by degrees
All I've left are these
Brown pickled parts
Like artichoke hearts
Your smile is wilted down
You wear a gilded frown
The unraveling starts
Like artichoke hearts

I couldn't quite place
The difference in your face
Then I noticed your eyes
Were quiet as stone
Your eyes which shimmered
like a school of silverfish
Are quiet as stone

You fade by degrees
All I've left are these
Brown pickled parts
Like artichoke hearts

You're quiet as stone
And rigid as bone
The unraveling starts
Like artichoke hearts

You fade by degrees...