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Recollection: 2010​-​2020

by Devin Tait

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didn’t wanna move too fast so much pain in my past unsure if it would last acting tough but feeling insecure juggling so many balls bouncing off the walls hanging til last calls holding out but what for i'm sorry that I made you wait i’m not one to believe in fate now we’re in a better state there’s no need to hesitate cause you can change my heartbeat now i know what i want, i know i know what i want now i know what i want i want a life with you now i know what i want, i know i know what i want i’ve never been so sure this time i know it’s true say goodbye to all my fear when I look in the mirror it all becomes so clear you learn to swim so you won’t drown looking back on yesterday hear the music play we’ll always be this way All I searched for now I found i'm sorry that I made you wait i’m not one to believe in fate now we’re in a better state there’s no need to hesitate cause you can change my heartbeat now i know what i want, i know i know what i want now i know what i want i want a life with you now i know what i want, i know i know what i want i’ve never been so sure this time i know it’s true now i know what i want, i know i know what i want now i know what i want now i know what i want, i know i know what i want now i know what i want Get up on your feet, your journey’s not complete Just move to the beat and don’t give up Get up on your feet, your journey’s not complete Just move to the beat and don’t give up on love now i know what i want, i know i know what i want now i know what i want i want a life with you now i know what i want, i know i know what i want i’ve never been so sure this time i know it’s true now i know what i want, i know i know what i want now i know what i want i want a life with you now i know what i want, i know i know what i want i’ve never been so sure i know this much is true now i know what i want, i know i know what i want now i know what i want now i know what i want, i know i know what i want now i know what i want
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what a waste, what a waste what a beautiful waste it’s such a shame, such a shame such a dirty shame if you can’t feel this then you’re doing in it wrong and if you can’t feel this why are you tagging along? pop those pills, light another joint have a laugh at someone else’s expense but when I roll my eyes at your Phi-Phi read i can see you getting on the defense when we all go out and you can’t keep up shades down and slumped in a stall to hear you tell the tales next day you’d think you were the belle of the ball beauty is as beauty does moss grows on a rolling stone even sugar daddies sour after all the green that they’ve loaned this town’s not big enough for all your mistakes it’s a smaller world than you think and if you don’t stop stealing sips of my Stoli I’ma have to raise a stink
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Where is everybody? She’s always asking me I tell her they’re in bed just like she should be Why is it so quiet? And what would happen if I scream? Would someone come to rescue or would they even hear me? And I said not to worry, nothing’s gonna happen here There isn’t much to favor but there’s even less to fear here in Sleepytown No open eyes to meet tonight here in Sleepytown But if you listen you can hear the city far away Doesn’t anybody feel the same as I? There’s nowhere else I’d rather be than way up in the sky I’d fly around the world and find the most beautiful place Then I’d come back you and all our friends and we’d live forever in a state of grace And I said you’re a dreamer and I hope you’ll always be The hardest part is believing when you’re out there running free from Sleepytown No open eyes to meet tonight here in Sleepytown But if you listen close you’ll hear the city far away We walk these silent streets you search for signs of life impatiently I know one day you’ll want to leave Your widened eyes Your wandering feet Your sense of curiosity I hope you’ll never forget me Sleepytown… no open eyes to meet tonight here in Sleepytown but if you listen you can hear the city far away No open eyes to meet tonight if you listen close you can hear the city No open eyes to meet tonight But if you listen close you’ll hear….
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I hunted high and low for you No one else could ever do Sometimes you make me want to scream Sometimes we live inside a dream You stayed through my darkest days When I fell apart you remained I’ll be there when your world shakes I’ll be there through the mistakes and heartaches When the world gets cold I want you by my side When I get old I want you by my side When the world gets cold I want you by my side When I get old I want you by my side A minor earth | a major sky A million reasons not to cry I’d lose my way if not for you You leave the breadcrumbs so I knew You stayed through my darkest days When I fell apart you remained I’ll be there when your world shakes I’ll be there through the mistakes and heartaches When the world gets cold I want you by my side When I get old I want you by my side When the world gets cold I want you by my side When I get old I want you by my side I’ll be there when your whole world shake, shakes Even when your heart heart aches aches You will never, you will never slide, slide Always got to have you by my side, side By… My… Side… When the world gets cold I want you by my side When I get old I want you by my side When the world gets cold I want you by my side When I get old I want you by my side
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She’s an anomaly One in a million, she makes you feel so free Yeah she’s your number one But she’ll become the one who got away People have spoken, now she’s gonna sashay (did she really ever love you at all?) Anyone can break somebody’s heart With whom do you think you’re messing? Has she got you second guessing? Set it up and smash it all apart Are you just projecting passion? Getting caught up in her fashion? You can build your wall, make it higher, higher, higher Anyone can break somebody’s heart He’s a dichotomy The things he tells you, they don’t always agree He’s not your number one But he was one tenacious son of a gun (his love for you was only a lie) Completely unfaithful, now the good times are gone (you’ll get better all it takes is some time) Anyone can break somebody’s heart Girl your man is misbehaving Situation’s not worth saving Set it up and smash it all apart He will never treat you right Staying out late every night You can build a wall, make it higher, higher, higher Anyone can break somebody’s heart Anyone can break somebody’s heart Emperor exposed as naked Too late now he’ll have to fake it Set it up and smash it all apart He has made you look the fool Falling under fascist rule You can build a wall, make it higher, higher, higher Anyone can break somebody’s heart Anyone can break somebody’s heart Anyone can break somebody’s heart
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Meat… hooks… Meathooks I knew that you wanted to scare me I knew cause that’s what they told me I had a laugh instead Can’t believe the things I said I thought you were so below me I liked how you thought you could dare me Thought you could play on my pride Then you got inside me head Left me shaking in my bed You broke me down from the inside I feel the meat hooks ripping through my skin now I’m hanging on a wire and we’re moving in I feel the temperature fallin down and now I’m just another carcass with no face for a frown I feel the meat hooks tearing me apart I’ve got mindless self destruction down to an art I feel the temperature going down and now I’m just another carcass with no face for a frown It’s like how he said don’t mess around with Jim They told me don’t mess with Texas You snared me in your trap Crackle pop until I snap You eat guys like me for breakfast I feel the meat hooks ripping through my skin now I’m hanging on a wire and we’re moving in I feel the temperature going down and now I’m just another carcass with no face for a frown I feel the meat hooks and they’re taking hold Always there reminding me I’m not in control I feel the temperature falling down and now I’m just another carcass with no face for a frown I feel the meathooks tearing me apart I’m feeling masochistic so let the evisceration start I feel the temperature falling down and now I’m just another carcass with no face for a frown Meathooks, meathooks, ma ma ma ma ma meat hooks Ma ma ma ma ma ma meathooks
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We are the revenants We’ve been around For hundreds of years Scared of the light And clinging to fears Holding so tight Wishing for closure Stalking by night And avoiding exposure We can no longer Dream like you You can live in the sun And feel pleasure anew We are invisible ‘Til Samhain arrives The moon comes up and We come alive And we will Dance like people do Laugh like people do Rave like people do Until the break of dawn Sing like people do Wish like people do Crave like people do Until the break of dawn We’re hanging around And we’re haunting your space Creating distractions And fears you can face Bumping and clanging To get your attention And yet you insist that We’re your invention We are the revenants Tonight is our night We’ve only got until the morning light So let’s all dance
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Whenever you leave I feel it’s generally expected that I’ll fall apart I follow the path marked ‘do not enter’ Visions recast with the people who last I’d wanna see at the end of the world no voices, only echoes the damage is done, it went down with the sun You leave me high and dry you leave me wondering why you leave me high you leave me questioning why whenever you leave I forget what I believe the problems multiply you leave me high you leave me whenever you leave it comes so easily invasion of my fortress storming in just like winter I’m incomplete so I’m resigned to compete with myself and the demons within the voices and the echoes the damage is done, it went down with the sun You leave me high and dry you leave me wondering why you leave me high you leave me questioning why whenever you leave I forget what I believe the problems multiply you leave me high you leave me go on, go ahead go on and cut my safety net it’s warm when you’re here and cold when you go sun when we’re together then you leave me alone I gave you everything didn’t I? now the damage is done, it went down with the sun and I’m alone
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Sticky on a one side, slick on another Ripped to f###ing shreds then spliced back together With tape, ooh with tape Rolling out from inside, hiding cracks and dividing lines Adhering to the surface, pasting over imperfections Like tape, ooh like tape And there’s a big, big hole like a hole in the ground And where there’s supposed to be a man, there’s no man to be found There’s a big, big hole like a hole in his head And if that’s how it’s gonna be, we’d be better of dead Sticky on a one side but completely invisible Forging into union that which was divisible Tape, ooh yeah tape Placed by many hands in the name of magic Covering up layer upon layer of the tragic Like tape, ooh like tape Cause there’s a big, big hole like a hole in the ground And where there’s supposed to be a man, there’s no man to be found There’s a big, big hole like a hole in his head And if that’s how it’s gonna be, we’d be better of dead There’s a big, big hole where the sky’s falling down But if no one’s there to hear it, then it doesn’t make a sound There’s a big, big wreck but they make a decree And then they cover it up cause they don’t want us to see Stretch it, cut it, stick it, cover it up (x6)
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I thought that you were out of reach but then you said something about Winnipeg Beach and I thought to myself There is something in the air You turned on the charms with wide open arms we went for a spin and took it all in and when the sun came up that smile was still there the smell of your skin still lingers in my mind I want it to stay until the time we can meet again and if you forget how we felt that night like the world would be alright just because we met I thought my luck had run out dry But then you appeared like a blaze in the night sky I never felt anything so intense I looked at you and he looked at me Sometimes one and one makes three So I went with the plot And I tore down my defense I won’t be the one to change you And I wouldn’t want to I think you’re perfect as you are But I am here and I’m sincere Here today, tomorrow gone Somehow it doesn’t feel that far
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She’s an anomaly One in a million, she makes you feel so free Yeah she’s your number one But she’ll become the one who got away People have spoken, now she’s gonna sashay (did she really ever love you at all?) Anyone can break somebody’s heart With whom do you think you’re messing? Has she got you second guessing? Set it up and smash it all apart Are you just projecting passion? Getting caught up in her fashion? You can build your wall, make it higher, higher, higher Anyone can break somebody’s heart He’s a dichotomy The things he tells you, they don’t always agree He’s not your number one But he was one tenacious son of a gun (his love for you was only a lie) Completely unfaithful, now the good times are gone (you’ll get better all it takes is some time) Anyone can break somebody’s heart Girl your man is misbehaving Situation’s not worth saving Set it up and smash it all apart He will never treat you right Staying out late every night You can build a wall, make it higher, higher, higher Anyone can break somebody’s heart Anyone can break somebody’s heart Emperor exposed as naked Too late now he’ll have to fake it Set it up and smash it all apart He has made you look the fool Falling under fascist rule You can build a wall, make it higher, higher, higher Anyone can break somebody’s heart Anyone can break somebody’s heart Anyone can break somebody’s heart

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During the initial Covid-19 related shutdowns, Devin Tait found himself taking stock of his musical journal over the past decade since leaving his band, Shitting Glitter, in 2010. While proud of the music he had written, he was not completely happy with how some of the songs had ended up due to the nature of being an independent artist while having a separate full-time career. So he went about recreating and remixing some of his favorite songs, aiming to present them in a new, definitive collection.

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released August 28, 2020

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Devin Tait West Hollywood, California

Having transplanted himself from Kansas to California around the turn of the millennium, Devin Tait quickly found himself derailed from his original plan to join a boyband. Meeting a couple of guitar playing lesbians at karaoke led Tait to form the band Shitting Glitter with Amy Crosby and Von Edwards. After nearly a decade with the band, Tait decided it was time to branch out on his own. ... more

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