Stain Inn

by Shimmer Demolition

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about

Like many people, I found myself indoors most of the time during March 2020. I started looking for something productive to do. I wanted to publish something that people could listen to for free. I began to dig through my archives for decent recordings of songs that I had not yet released. These songs were all mixed at different times. I chose the best ones and began mastering them. Then came the artwork. One marathon session of drawing generated the picture that became the album art for this release. The song "Touch It" is from early 2012. It's hugely inspired by the pioneers of punk. Even the lyrics are kind of punk I suppose. Beginning around two years after recording that song, I spent forever writing, recording, re-writing, re-recording, mixing, and eventually mastering my 2017 album, Yes Love Everything. The 2014 song "Jennifer Dear" is actually the original form of what later drastically changed into "Dream Of Everything". In order to create the latter, I literally replaced all aspects of the original recording, except for a few basic elements of the drum loop. The loop in both recordings is rhythmically the same but pretty different otherwise. "Help Somebody" is a song about trying to cope with and resolve the difficulty of mental illness. It was recorded in early 2013. The lyrics and general tone are sarcastic, pessimistic, and self-effacing. Finally, I give you a recording from Summer 2015: "Love On Hold (acoustic demo)". This track was basically a test to see if I could push my music into a slightly more beautiful direction. Slightly. I feel like the demo showcases my voice and my guitar-playing skills in a fairly honest way. Listening to this last track, I feel even more naked than the woman in the artwork I drew. Enjoy!

Thank you for your valuable advice: Mark Z. Thank you for your much-needed suggestions and encouragement: Lear Mason.

This music was recorded in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Thank you for listening to my music! Peace and love forever!

--A

credits

released March 27, 2020

Original drum loops, bass, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and vocals by Shimmer Demolition.

All music and lyrics by Shimmer Demolition. All songs performed by Shimmer Demolition. All songs produced, recorded, and mixed by Shimmer Demolition. All songs mastered by Shimmer Demolition.

Artwork and design by A. Hawkes.

©2020 Shimmer Demolition

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Track Name: Touch It
One lost pearl
I'll touch it!

You melt ice
And touch me!

Now you're done
Now you're done
Now it's the only one!

You gloss mouth
And kiss me!
Take it off
And kiss me!

Now you're done
Now you're done
Now it's the only one!

Use your mind and touch me!
Track Name: Jennifer Dear
Jennifer dear
You brought the queen home
You're above fear
Dream up a clean tome

Jennifer dear
You brought the queen home
You're above fear
Dream up a clean tome

Dream of everything
Wrapped up, lovers' string

Sparks in your eyes
One thing is missing
Smouldering lies
Velvet rope kissing

Sparks in your eyes
One thing is missing
Smouldering lies
Velvet rope kissing

Dream of everything
Wrapped up, lovers' string
Warm, real, timelessness
Ideal, nothing less

Dream of everything
Wrapped up, lovers' string
Warm, real, timelessness
Ideal, nothing less
Nothing less

Ahhh...
Track Name: Help Somebody
Eat those spiders on your bed
Drag those demons from your head
'Cause they don't love you anymore
And they think life is but a chore

You never wanted what you got
You never paid for what you bought

I want to scratch until it burns
I can not speak until she learns

Shake those lesions from your head
Wake those demons in your bed
'Cause I don't love me anymore
And I think life is but a chore

I want to speak until I cry
I want pure silence when I die

You think that I'll get better stat
The problem lies under your hat

Help somebody
Blame me, shame me
Claim me, you can use the key
Help somebody
Drown me, down me
Crown me, there's nothing left to see
Track Name: Love On Hold (acoustic demo)
Love on hold
And love for sale
I tried to find you
Of course I failed
(REPEAT)

I wanted to love you
Like there's no one else
But I was surrounded
By the ringing of bells

Love on hold
I can't complain
My dreams are so good
They're driving me insane
(REPEAT)

I wanted to help you
But his hands were too fast
And I burned dark candles
And dug up the past
(REPEAT)

Love on hold
And love so bright
Everything's messy
And that has to be all right
(REPEAT)

Everything's messy
And that has to be all right
Everything's messy
And that has to be all right
Everything's messy
And that has to be all right
Everything's messy
And that has to be all right
Everything's messy
And that has to be all right
Everything's messy
And that has to be all right.

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