Sixteen Sketchbooks Ago

by Eric Taxxon

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ct oconnor this album is an absolute sensory experience and it continues to be great and evocative no matter how many times i listen Favorite track: glass.
rowan
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rowan road is a wonderfully beautiful song. badx5 slaps. the cover art is nice :) Favorite track: road.
swissgenny29
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swissgenny29 i want to make art with this album. like the concept/potential interpretation...

both fm death, panic text, and on below all conjured up images of the 1977 movie The Hobbit. dwarves mining in the dark, searching for treasure.... gollum panicking when he realizes he lost the ring. yeah. this album feels visual to me.

comfort is my favorite because it feels vulnerable. it captures how i feel when i'm loved by someone i trust, when i love someone back, when i feel safe. such a pretty track. Favorite track: comfort.
Hayden G
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Hayden G I've loved Eric Taxxon for a long time now and rarely have I seen him take a step wrong. Most of his work is straight up good, with some leaning towards great. I think this album is his first legitimately great album and I can see myself listening to it a whole lot this year and beyond.
I love this direction. Hugely recommended. Favorite track: on below.
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released March 25, 2019

Cover artwork originally created by Brother Rat, used with permission: twitter.com/rattusspiritus (18+)

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Eric Taxxon Santa Cruz, California

Hi, I'm Eric S. Taxxon. I make music for different moods. All of my tunes are free to use for personal projects, with credit.

Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/EricTaxxon

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Track Name: fm death
I’ll drive my way
To the south side of the bay
I’ll rip this cage
Don’t ask if I’m okay
I’m hurting deep
There’s fire under me
If I can’t sleep
I’ll drive into the sea
Track Name: bad bad bad bad bad
Parry limelight
Bright stars like an angel falling
Torn beach, inside
All red, not unlike my dreaming

Don’t sleep, nine eyes
Forget that it’s always watching
Unlearn, inside
See all that the water lets you

You so bad girl you’re burning it up
You so bad girl you’re burning it up
You so bad girl you’re burning it up
You so bad girl you’re burning it up
Track Name: panic text
I like to think I understand what I say
The time is slowing down, the birdie tweets, the clouds roll in, the fluids speak
You’re all I think about, but what did I say?
Beneath the whirling sky, the page won’t read, I stroke my skin, I fold and crease

I like to think you feel the same way as me
Waiting on and off, I’m in too deep, my arms begin to atrophy
I want to know you’re as desperate as me
That when I’m asleep you wait for me, the time goes by so endlessly

But what do I know?
Hello?
Hello?
Hello?
I’m burning up inside so watch me cry and watch me go
Panic through the window
Hello?
Hello?
Hello?
I’m burning up inside so watch me cry and watch me go

I like to think I’m good at speaking my mind
But I’ve gone doubtful now, my legs are weak, the light falls down, I just can’t speak
This keeps me up at night, just what did I say?
The guilt is writhing on, under my skin, the hatred starts to push me in

I must believe that you have the same fear
It’s just one thought I need to kill that dream, convince my mind you hated me
I must believe that I’m not on my own
But I’m lost for words, I can’t be sure, I look straight down, I start to turn

But what do I know?
Hello?
Hello?
Hello?
I’m burning up inside so watch me cry and watch me go
Panic through the window
Hello?
Hello?
Hello?
I’m burning up inside so watch me cry and watch me go
Track Name: road
I can’t stand the silence
When the night falls on me
Everyone’s asleep except me
I can’t stand the pressure
When your username turns green
Everyone’s asleep except me

Do you love me?
Or just my images of pain?
It’s all the same, I could talk with you forever but I don’t even know your name

I can’t deal with faces, but this is enough for me
Everyone’s a text box on the screen
It’s like I’m travelling outwards,
With the stars, with you and me
Everything I wanted is on the screen

Do you love me?
Or just my images of pain?
It’s all the same, I could talk with you forever but I don’t even know your name
Track Name: on below
Above the fairest plieves, the undisturbed air will fly free
Say, are the birds due today? I can’t sleep
A bridge, inside of my heart, the wooden supports are rebuilt
Hark, there’s a noise in the dark, something sleek

May I stop pretending that I’m not obsessed
Can I say I deserve to be happy again
Say what you see, because nothing feels real
Do you feel the same way as me?

He sings, jubilant under the trees, the wind holds his song just for me
Say, will he see me today? I can’t sleep
He waits, patiently primed with a smile, something I cannot explain
Hark, we will meet in the dark, we’ll be free

May I stop pretending that I’m not obsessed
Can I say I deserve to be happy again
Say what you see, because nothing feels real
Do you feel the same way as me?
Track Name: riverbed
When we are alone
Where will we go?
By the waterfall? Perhaps along the riverbed?
One day I’ll be there
My love, just wait

When the sun goes down
Where will we sleep?
By the maplewood fire? Or by the windowsill?
One day I’ll be there
My love, just wait

When we are apart
Where will I go?
By the waterfall? Perhaps along the riverbed?
One day you’ll be here
My love, just wait

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