Loomings

by Taylor Knox

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A collection of six songs about "Loomings", which is the first chapter of Herman Meleville's Moby Dick.

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released December 4, 2008

Written and recorded by Taylor Allan Joseph Knox in the Grange basement with lots of help.

Stamp designed and made by William Delray

Guitar solos and low voice on "Manhattoes" by Dave Dalrymple

Synth on "Two and Two" and "Perils" by Rob Gordon

Handclaps and Celebration on "Scales" by William Delray, David Morton, Adam Latour, and Dave Dalrymple

Mastered by Ryan Mills

Thanks to everyone who helped

Happy Birthday Dad.

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Track Name: Seneca and the Stoics
Sometimes you're standing at the centre of a circle
Taking the time to check your reasons again
And the thought of thumbing through this novel
Is there

If Seneca and the Stoics leave you stuck
Remembering what it was to really care
Then the thought of thumbing through this book
Is there
Don't be scared

And you know exactly what it is
That is happening
You're floating, you're stuck
Well you're stuck and you like it

Now that I'm not on this journey all alone
Remembering what it's like to feel at home
And the thought of trying to make a sound
Is there
Go underneath the ground
Track Name: The Scales of the New Testament
It can be a short trek to perdition
One wrong step one minor slip up or a borderline breakdown
It can be a long road to what you're missing
One wrong step one minor slip up or a borderline breakdown
When all is said and done
I don't want to be a surprised one

When all that you've accumulated
Turns out to not really be there
Will you be scared?
'Cause I'm not scared

It can be a long road to what you're missing
With potholes you can fill 'til your old
Or you could blast through the roadblocks
It can be a short road to what you're missing
One
When all is said and done
I don't want to be a surprised one

When the scales attempt to wreak their balance
And all that you can do is blow hot air
Will you be scared?
'Cause I'm not scared.
Track Name: Perils of the Whale
There is something looming here
What if the protection we thought was there is gone
Or was just imagination
Well I could stand to learn a lesson in patience
This is the whale

There is something looming here
What if the connection we swore was there is gone
Or was just my imagination
Well I could stand to learn a lesson in patience
This is the whale, and I will have to chase it.
Track Name: Two and Two
If you have a day when you're bad at math
If you have those times that you're out of touch
Maybe you need a change and you can't look back
Maybe you just need some sea air

When the clocks are spinning until you care
When it's hard to breathe in the hottest air
You should pack up a bag you should be prepared
Maybe you should leave
Maybe you just need some sea air

When your thoughts provide you with piles of traps
When it's hard to smile but when looking back
Maybe you need a change and you can't look back
Maybe you should leave
Maybe you just need some sea air
Track Name: The Manhattoes
Sometimes I've little or no money
But that doesn't bring me down
I just sign up for a new journey
Behind the mast or underground

Sometimes when I'm in the country
I can breathe and see the stars
Like there's different types of weapons
The city's where the people are
The money and the bars
Track Name: The Grand Programme of Providence
Everyone here is always running round
It's always under, over, underground

If you go traveling overseas
You will find a different scene
There are no fair complaints about this life
So I can't be only on one side

But this is second hand air
Its not as fresh as it's supposed to be
And as far as I can tell it's blatant thievery
And we're not free

I'm going traveling overseas
Just to find what culture means
It is not what you're holding in your hand
I can smile 'cause now I understand

I will make the most of every oppourtunity
'Cause now I'm free