TDH Basement Demos

by The Detective Handbook

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Tom Franklin I love the potential of this song. Great lyrics, I like the arrangement and feeling of the demo a lot… Favorite track: March Down The Aisle (2014 Demo).
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released January 22, 2014

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Track Name: Rewind (2015 Demo)
We were standing in the corner
Her hands heavy on my shoulders
But my mind was somewhere else
My lips numb when I kissed her

Now you're gone
Away from me
It seems like so long
It always seems
Like time is playing tricks on my mind
Memory depicts everything in rewind

Your kisses never did taste like anything
But they were still oh so sweet
Enough to put a smile on our lips
Were they so lucky to meet

But now you're gone
Away from me
It seems like so long
It always seems
Like time is playing tricks on my mind
Memory depicts everything in rewind

If I find the energy
I'll beg your forgiveness
And I find the lack in me
Is what makes all the indifference

But now you're gone
Away from me
It seems like so long
It always seems
Like time is playing tricks on my mind
Memory depicts everything in rewind

Now you're gone
Away from me
It seems like so long
It always seems
Like time is playing tricks on my mind
Memory depicts everything in rewind

Memory depicts everything in rewind
Memory depicts everything in rewind
Memory depicts everything in rewind
Track Name: Summer Winds (2015 Demo)
The summer wind blows to warm my skin
The fires seek to do us in
At first its breath felt so warm
Now it rolls with ache and hurt

Ash to ash and dust to dust
The bitterness of a life in lust
Left alone in the streets exposed
The cold comes and the summer's gone

I don't want to be alone when the sun
Goes down
When the shadows fall, I lose all my
Control

The needle struck and it held the vein
The hand rose and fell again
A bitter blue then a crimson red
Once for life and twice for death

Hold me tight, hold me in your arms
Push me away, I'll do you harm
I want to love but my love's astray
My heart has gone don't let it fade

I don't want to be alone when the sun
Goes down
When the shadows fall, I lose all my
Control

Reaching out with all these fears
I've fought for so long
I don't believe in anything,
but I'll believe in everything
Fever breaks, the light some how
And I find my breath again

I don't want to be alone when the sun
Goes down
When the shadows fall, I lose all my
Control
But your love reminds me how
I'm found
And I will try with all of my life to make it
Right
Track Name: Chains (2015 Demo)
We're breaking rocks and driving ties
We live and die where our fathers died
Our sweat and blood run on the ground
They mix together with those around
Our shackles cry with every step
The melody of the impenitent
There'll be nothing new in our children's bones
They'll live again lives that we have known

We have no wings with which to fly
It's here we're born and it’s here we die
We have no wings with which to fly
It's here we're born and it’s here we die

A sun that falls must also rise
To burn our lungs and to blind our eyes
This circle of life is all we know
It starts with heave and it ends with ho
The memory of what has brought us here
Was driven out and has disappeared
In locked step we follow on
No one will remember us when we’re gone

We have no wings with which to fly
It's here we're born and it’s here we die
We have no wings with which to fly
It's here we're born and it’s here we die

A sleepless night was all it took
Awake at last, how the chains they shook
As we stole off into the dark
We found that no one had been standing guard
Now in our hands we held the key
One half a turn and we’re nearly free
Will we leave the old and start the new?
How will we know which to choose?

We have no wings with which to fly
It's here we're born and it’s here we die
We have no wings with which to fly
It's here we're born and it’s here we die

We're breaking rocks
We're driving ties
We're breaking rocks
It's here we're born and it’s here we die
Track Name: This Heart Beats (2014 Demo)
It's growing cold in New York City
The streets were crowded when we came
But now the sky is growing grayer
It seems like only we remain
But I could walk these streets forever
The two us just as we are

Here we'll be
Holding on

All I know
So undeniable
How this heart beats
For you alone
And when it stops
Our love will live on and on

We could stay up all night talking
About are plans to get away
Pack up our bags, head for the West Coast
Use the stars to mark the way
Because I have heard the oceans warmer
Where the sun sets on its waves

There we'll be
Holding on

All I know
So undeniable
How this heart beats
For you alone
And when it stops
Our love will live on and on

The kings of California
Are who we long to be
While here on the East Coast
The sun we never see
All our friends have packed up
For a life on the silver screen
But you can buy my love
As easy as it seems

All I know
So undeniable
How this heart beats
For you alone
And when it stops
Our love will live on and on
Track Name: Keep On (2015 Demo)
The sign says two thousand miles
From here to Cove Fort
And half as far to St. Louis
But I don't care where we're going
As long as I feel
These wheels keep on rolling

Cause I don't wanna see
The same things I've seen
Or do the things I always do
No I don't wanna feel
Like It's a little world
When I know that that's not true

So keep on
Keep on
Don't stop yet
Keep on
Keep on
Don't stop yet

We'll smile as the asphalt
Stretches far behind
And never want to turn around
Yeah we can make a new life
It's not like we had
It so good back home

And we'll be singing songs
In truck stops and bars
From here out to Portland
If we don't like the weather
We'll make a left turn
And head for New Orleans

And keep on
Keep on
Don't stop yet
Keep on
Keep on
Don't stop yet

Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

Keep on
Keep on
Don't stop yet
Keep on
Keep on
Don't stop yet
Track Name: Out Of Orbit (2015 Demo)
Falling, hit the ground
Hands are bruised, and bleeding
Wandering in the cold
Can we keep keep on breathing?

All this heaviness
Has me, leaves me choking
Reaching out to You
Out to keep breathing

Is my world spinning ‘round?
Or falling out of orbit with the sun,
It’s rays keep on pouring down
Is warmth found there in your,

Eyes an enigma
A mystery through and through
At the start was simpler;
easy just to breathe

Is my world spinning ‘round?
Or falling out of orbit with the sun,
It’s rays keep on pouring down
Is warmth found there in your,

Eyes
Track Name: March Down The Aisle (2014 Demo)
March down the aisle
Two by two they send you
Feeling nothing
Like there's no hope at all
These fingers are too small

Where will you end up in this loveless union
When all your happiness is predicated on
A love that burned too strong?
That's why they make it quick
Get it over before your sick

You met one day
This past September
The light hit your eyes
And then you start to fall
Your fingers were too small

Then before you could really know it
It's been ten years and
Your heart has gone stone cold
So bitter still not old
But this wasn't your call
Now your back is to the wall

And that's the problem with the shotgun wedding
All are happy except the bride and groom
Was this ever your call?
You're bound and left for dead
No resurrection left
This ring just never fit
Is it time to call it quits?

March down the aisle
Two by two they send you
Track Name: Full Moon (2014 Demo)
Where have you been?
My suspicions are creeping
I heard you come in when
You thought I was sleeping
Go ahead and explain
Create a clever excuse
I see you racking your brain
Under the light of the moon

Full moon
No secrets tonight
Exposed
Nowhere to hide

The things that you've done
You've kept them in secret
A hidden vault where no one
Could ever reach it
But the lies have betrayed you
And ruined the ruse
Your face shows you're afraid
Under the light of the moon

Full moon
No secrets tonight
Exposed
Nowhere to hide

Where have you been?
Just answer the question
I suggest you come clean
State your confession
I smell the truth on your skin
I can see through you
And I know what you did
Under the light of the moon

Full moon
No secrets tonight
Exposed
Nowhere to hide

No secrets tonight
There's a full moon outside
Lies cut by the light
You can no longer hide

Full moon
Track Name: Great Heights (2014 Demo)
So come down from your great height
I saw you on that night
And I've seen you the way you stare
So come down from your great height

As your world starts to fall
Will you scream or make a sound
As all your walls come crumbling down
And your words they cut like glass
So sharp but fragile underneath
You've broken and you lost your peace

So let go of your high hopes
Unlock these chains and untie the rope
That keep you bound now to what's been broke
So let go of your high hopes

As your world starts to fall
Will you scream or make a sound
As all your walls come crumbling down
And your words they cut like glass
So sharp but fragile underneath
You've broken and you lost your peace

You'll look to blame somebody else
But you built these walls you can't escape
And now your looking for a savior
Wondering if this is your fate
So sit alone and wonder
How it all turned out this way
So sit alone and wonder why
Track Name: Still Dreaming (2015 Demo)
Are we still dreaming?
To think we are the ones
All of these fevers
Delusions in our heads
Pushed to the breaking
With war upon our breath
Our skin sweats the victor
But does it only come in death

So wake up everyone
And try to find someone
To try to ease the pain
If all we have is love
To cut through, to ignite
Then try to find someone to burn for

Are we still breathing?
What are we living for?
So selfish our needs are
Self-gratifying cores
What do we believe in?
Could we be anything more?
Then strife and religion
And this life we must endure

So wake up everyone
And try to find someone
To try to ease the pain
If all we have is love
To cut through, to ignite
Then try to find someone to burn for
Track Name: September (2015 Demo)
Suddenly September she fell down
More silently than August but yet she makes a sound
Suddenly September turned around

Leaf is drifting silently
The wind is rushing on
Screaming through a crowded street
Roaring all the wrong
Silently you touch the ground
But where is all the help
August screams accomplishments
September cries for help

Suddenly September she fell down
More silently than August but yet she makes a sound
Suddenly September turned around

Cool is just a confidence
The cold comes with the wind
A fire flickers quietly
A war we hold within
The fire grows with time no help
Cold it just remains
September strives for better things
August just stays the same

Suddenly September she fell down
More silently than August but yet she makes a sound
Suddenly September turned around

Years pass by a clouded sky
The air is quiet now
The wind the storm has come and gone
It's finally silent now
The fire grew and now it glows
It burns strong with all its health
August screamed just to be heard
September found her place
Track Name: Walls (2015 Demo)
I have watched my world fall into pieces
Tell me what it means
And I will try with all that I am
To not let it break me
The love that we once believed in
Has it faded away?
Box up my heart with your memories
Can we ever be free?

So let your walls come tumbling down around you
See what I see now
I know your lost and lonely scared to notice
Everything's still true

Synapse to synapse sparks fly through my head
And light on a key
Is this a war between what we see
And what we believe
Compartmentalize what we can't understand
And call it a fraud
But this love is bigger than you
It's bigger than me

So let your walls come tumbling down around you
See what I see now
I know your lost and lonely failed to notice
Everything's still true
I know you're scared to let go of all you cling to
And let yourself find home
And we'll fight this together
An then we'll See everything brand new
Track Name: Marauders (2015 Demo)
The day is broken
The sun is all you see
You hear them circling
But it’s too late to flee
It’s a desert life
A deserted life
And it’s all you know

Are we the shadows creeping in?
Where are the victims in the stories that we live?
When all the lies we hide are gone
It’s plain to see we were the killers all along

We are Marauders
The triggers and the gun
The vultures that rob you
While you are staring at the sun
Watch out; don’t cry out; the lies out
Bang, there’s the blame
It’s all we know

Are we the shadows creeping in?
Where are the victims in the stories that we live?
When all the lies we hide are gone
It’s plain to see we were the killers all along
Track Name: Medicine (2014 Demo)
We are the hands and feet
Of a throw-away generation
Everybody's fighting for a piece
Of this life oh yeah
An old man once told me
"Good things are coming, just work and wait"
But we're all afraid it'll come too late
And they're gonna burn us when we die

We just want sex, want drugs, want autotune
We rock Top 40, we block out the blues
We want sex, want drugs, want autotune
We rock Top 40, we block out the blues

So stand up and take your medicine
Clap your hands, shout out loud
Woah yeah
Stand up and take your medicine
A little sugar will help it go down
Woah yeah

My imaginary friends and me
We don't talk so much lately
Bu none of us wanna believe
That we could really be alone
So we travel in our wagon trains
Over Beverly Hills and Silicon Valleys
With bloodshot eyes and ringing ears
And a numbness in our bones

We just want sex, want drugs, want autotune
We rock Top 40, we block out the blues
We want sex, want drugs, want autotune
We rock Top 40, we block out the blues

So stand up and take your medicine
Clap your hands, shout out loud
Woah yeah
Stand up and take your medicine
A little sugar will help it go down
Woah yeah

We are the hands and feet
Of a throw-away generation
We are the hands and feet
Of a throw-away generation yeah
We are the hands and feet
Of a throw-away generation
Everybody's fighting for a piece
Of this life

So stand up and take your medicine
Clap your hands, shout out loud
Woah yeah
Stand up and take your medicine
A little sugar will help it go down
Woah yeah
Track Name: Oceans (2014 Demo)
Storm clouds roll in
Oceans churn all around me
The sky is split
And in the rift of all this pain
Is silence

Tell me all your secrets
Unlock this wrong
Don't leave this a mystery
Help me to hold on

I am broken
Lying here I am shattered
So lost
Tossed in this sea
It's my own doing
This battle
I'm losing with myself

Tell me all your secrets
Unlock this wrong
Don't leave this a mystery
Help me to hold on

Seems like the world is
Growing colder these days
And as you are washing
Away from me
I can't look away
Seems like the world is
Growing colder these days
And as you are washing
Away from me
I can't look away

Storm clouds roll in
Track Name: Are We Electric? (2014 Demo)
The fall apart
Don't let me be
My soul and heart electrically

Is there something in our skin, dear?
Is there anything inside?
Are we more than just moving gears?
Are we somehow alive?

Are we electric, are we fading?
Can this hope keep us all alive?
Lined up tin soldiers keep on marching
Someday these joints will rust and die

These petty shells
That house our hearts
We guard our wounds, in cages

Is there something in our skin, dear?
Is there anything inside?
Are we more than just moving gears?
Are we somehow alive?

Are we electric, are we fading?
Can this hope keep us all alive?
Line up tin soldiers keep on marching
Someday these joints will rust, we'll die