Mean Things I've Said About Other People

by Emily Skahan

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Recorded Dec 2012 - Jan 2013 at Bloody Underrated studios. No animals were harmed in the making of this album, but a handful of hearts were broken.

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released May 31, 2013

All songs written & performed by Emily Skahan.

Additional vocals by Vlad Alexis, Shane Adamczak, Elizabeth Conway, Johnny Griffin, Clara Legault, Elyse Lewis, Maya Malkin, Dane Stewart.

Recorded & Mixed by Al No Pants Lafrance at Bloody Underrated Studios.
Mastered by David Krajic.

Photography: Maya Malkin
Makeup: Mathilda Carney
Graphic Design: Sophie Croteau


It is truly a treat to be able to put forth a piece of work I'm so proud of.

Firstly, I need to thank Al Lafrance, for having the crazy idea to do this. I love you so much Al, this thing is as much yours as it is mine.

To my family, I have no idea how you not only put up with me but seem to love me as much as I love you. There is no home like the House of Skahan.

To all the vocalists on this album, near and far: thank you for your patience, chops and enthusiasm. I am so lucky to have such talented friends.

To Motel Raphaël: I can't wait to put forth something like this with you hooligans, I love you.

To every person who may suspect one or many of these songs is about them: it could be. Thanks for the inspiration, and don't worry, I'm probably over it. Music makes everything better.

This album was created in loving memory of Johnny Giaouris. I hope there are so many shoes in heaven, you classy boy. This too shall pass.


-ES

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Emily Skahan Montreal, Québec

Singer/songwriter, musician(of the streets and other places), sister, daughter, friend, moderate lunatic, perfume enthusiast, go-go dancer.

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Track Name: The Wind
The wind doesn’t trust us
Said the body to the soul
The wind doesn’t trust us
It’s gonna let us lose control
I’m light as a feather
Gonna let me float away
So come find me sitting here writing in a smoky old café
Cause I don’t feel
Like I’m letting anybody down

Your eyes spelled trouble
As the moon illuminates the two
I ask for nothing
As the water softly tears you
Look at the writer
Look at the song
Just cause you don’t wanna listen doesn’t make me wrong

Cause I don’t feel
Like I’m letting anybody down

The wind doesn’t trust us
Said the body to the soul
The wind doesn’t trust us
It’s gonna let us lose control

Lose control, lose control.
Track Name: Eyebrows
I woke up this morning you were fast asleep
I tried to guess your dreams it looked like you might be counting sheep
Because your eyebrows were dancing what looks like a tango
I wanna be behind your eyelids and see where your mind goes goes goes.

But I can’t be inside your head so the next best place is to be in your bed.

I woke up this morning you were fast asleep
I didn’t wanna wake you I didn’t make a peep
But I moved over your blankets ever so slightly
Your eyes fluttered open and you said

Good morning you beautiful stranger
Jesus Christ I am so hungover
Do you have any particular feelings about
Advil liquid gels and pancakes?

I woke up this morning I was all alone
I wonder who she is and when you stay at home
Tell me does she watch you when you sleep
Does she wake you
Or does she let you count sheep?

And I’ll never be in your head and that’s fine
And I’ve been in your bed and it was nice and
I guess I thought there was something more between us and I’m sorry for the fuss.
I hope you’re happy now…and I like your eyebrows.
Track Name: Tie It In
You say you like the way the dandelions look after the rain and the sky thick as soup like the one that we made the day before we made a bunch of bad decisions gosh those were bad decisions.

But it felt so refreshing so nice to meet you howdy doody how do you do and I liked the way your voice sounded on your answering machine so I talked and talked and talked so long I forgot why I was calling.
And the wait is over ignite and drive off taker the open road tie it in a knot tie it in a bow.

And I was just thinking we could turn over those couch cushions we could pretend that those burnt cigarette holes were never really there come to think of it you could buy a new couch as long as you’re still willing to share.

And the wait is over ignite and drive off taker the open road tie it in a knot tie it in a bow.
And the wait is over ignite and drive off taker the open road tie it in a knot tie it in a bow.
Track Name: Baltimore
As we walked along the beach and I let my hair go free
You whispered something in my ear you wouldn’t ever let the seagulls hear
And we were beautiful
And we were beautiful.

And one night when you came home late I didn’t buzz you right away
And as we stared at one another you drew a heart on the door with your finger
And I have left it there
It is still waiting there.

I wanna wallpaper my bedroom with the makings of that beach
I wanna eat my door for supper if it’ll bring you back to me.
What are we waiting for?
Do you want me to eat my door?
Cause I feel like that might hurt. A lot.

Eating my door would hurt even more than not being with you
Being with you
Being with you…
Track Name: Baby Eyes
Can’t get your name out of my mouth
Can’t get your name out of my mouth
Baby I feel so low, no lie.

Can’t get your smell out of my clothes
Can’t get your smell out of my clothes
Baby I feel so low, so low.

And I see you in parked cars
And I taste you on the wind
Losing you is losing everything.

Can’t get your voice out of my throat
Can’t get your voice out of my throat
Baby I feel so low, so low.

Can’t get your songs out of my head
Can’t get your songs out of my head
Baby I’ll just sing them instead.

And I see you in parked cars
And I taste you on the wind
Losing you is losing everything.

Can’t bring myself to let you go
Can’t bring myself to let you go
How I miss you darling you’ll never know
How I miss you darling you’ll never know.
Track Name: Fall On My Ass
I bet you wanna know how I knew you were beautiful before we had even shaken hands.
I bet you wanna know how I knew we would get along before you got me drunk and then we started to dance, to dance, to dance.ere’s snow on the
Well your eyes are like sunshine and your nose is like grass and your lips are like flowers and every time you smile I fall on my ass, my ass, my ass.
I don’t think I have ever met another person who has tried to hitchhike with a cop car.
I don’t think I have ever met another person who’s as comfortable with me as you are.
I don’t think I have ever met another person who appreciates my bad jokes like I do.
The world might see it as romantic but to us it seems so natural but the world wants romance so I guess we’ll try too.
Well your eyes are like sunshine and your nose is like grass and your lips are like flowers and every time you smile I fall on my ass, my ass, my ass.
Track Name: November
I was ready to be somebody, the night I met you I was fine.
You were ready to be somebody, but you weren’t ready to be mine.

How could I hold you when your arms ring through with baby I’m going, baby I’m going, baby I’m gone.
We started to fall, didn’t matter at all cause baby you’re going, baby you’re going, baby you’re gone.

I was ready to be somebody, the night I met you it was warm.
You can’t fault me for having bright eyes in the calm before the storm.

How could I hold you when your arms ring through with baby I’m going, baby I’m going, baby I’m gone.
We started to fall, didn’t matter at all cause baby you’re going, baby you’re going, baby you’re gone.

Told the whole bar it was your birthday the night I met you so they sang.
Blue moon rising, departures arriving, walked me home as we swayed.

How could I hold you when your arms ring through with baby I’m going, baby I’m going, baby I’m gone.
We started to fall, didn’t matter at all cause baby you’re going, baby you’re going, baby you’re gone.
Let myself go, don’t think I know how to get better, how to get better, baby you’re gone.
November burns as my world turns on.
Track Name: Love Like Mine
Calling traffic control, damage control, tell Interpol
I think that I’m coming home.
Please alert the police the firemen and the geese
Tell them I’m coming home.

It won’t be long
Paper thin hands strong
You’re not alone
Let’s go home.

I gave and I gave and you took and I gave
Until I gave up.
Then I left and I wrote and you lied and I choked
But it wasn’t enough, enough.

Used to think that your eyes were the only place I’d call home
And now that I’ve left I don’t know where I’m going but I’m glad I’m gone.

Used to think that your eyes were the only place I’d call home
And now that I’ve left I don’t know where I’m going don’t know where I’m going but I’m glad I’m gone.
I’ve found someone new he’s nothing like you and we’ve built a home.
I hope someday you find love like mine
Love like mine
Love like mine.
Track Name: I Should Go
Sheets on the floor
Wine ready to pour
Don’t know what I’m still here for
What’s keeping me?

Watch your chest rise and fall
We knew we’d end bad after all
Don’t know what I’m still here for
What’s keeping me?

There’s snow on the ground
Our yelling resounds
Even as we sleep
Maybe I should go
Maybe I should I should go
Maybe I should go.

Footprints lead to my stairs
Cold breath hangs in the air
I’m trying not to stare
What’s keeping me?

If we fall who will catch us?
Who will brush the snow from our lashes?
I’m trying not to stare
What’s keeping me?

There’s snow on the ground
Our yelling resounds
Even as we sleep
Maybe I should go
Maybe I should I should go
Maybe I should go.