RED ROOM VOL. 2
All lyrics © 2013 Shayfer James 

SEVEN WIDOWS

Noble, nocturnal eyes 

Of isabelle and ink 

Watch as the waters rise 

Don’t worry, but don’t blink 

One day I’ll write a madrigal 

And they’ll sing it at my funeral 

My seven widows in the wood 

They’ll criticise and curse at me 

But recognize eventually 

He was mad, but it was good 

Feeble Unfiltered words 

Of majesty and smoke 

Watch as their purpose blurs 

Don’t worry, but Don’t hope 

One day I’ll write a madrigal 

And they’ll sing it at my funeral 

My seven widows in the wood 

They’ll criticise and curse at me 

But recognize eventually 

He was mad, but it was good 

Take me to the water’s edge 

Take me to the water’s edge 

Take me to the water’s edge 

Take me to the water’s edge 

One day I’ll write a madrigal 

And they’ll sing it at my funeral 

My seven widows in the wood 

They’ll criticise and curse at me 

But recognize eventually 

He was mad, but it was good 


2. WHAT I NEVER TOLD YOU

Do You Remember 

What I never told ya 

What I never told ya 

No you couldn't possibly 

So cover your ears 

And listen carefully dear 

I killed a crook in an alleyway 

down by the boardwalk, i think it was a monday 

Imagine if you can 

I buried some body else's head in the sand 

I could have come clean 

I could have confessed 

But I held my cards 

You should be impressed 

and later that month 

some kids dug him up 

a proper exhuming with 

fingers and cups 

Do You Remember 

What I never told ya 

What I never told ya 

No you couldn't possibly 

So cover your ears 

And listen carefully dear 

I took a match to a mansion 

the owner was handsome 

but he had a hideous passion 

He lured little boys 

with candy and toys 

I must say he burned 

with remarkable poise 

I should have come clean 

I should have confessed 

But I held my tongue 

You should be impressed 

And and later that week 

his watch and his teeth 

were found in a gutter on Sullivan St. 

Do You Remember 

What I never told ya 

What I never told ya 

No you couldn't possibly 

So cover your ears 

And listen carefully dear 

We all have a secret we're keeping 

A gospel we deem worth deleting 

So pull up a chair and solemnly swear 

to never repeat what I'm preaching 

Do You Remember 

What I never told ya 

What I never told ya 

No you couldn't possibly 

So cover your ears 

And listen carefully dear 

Do You Remember 

What I never told ya 

What I never told ya 


3. MOSTLY MAJOR CHORDS

She found me 40 years from now 

A shadow of myself 

Her Youth was black mascara 

and red wine 

We talked for hours 

Of how I thought I’d seen 

Her somewhere else 

And she was there beside me 

When I died 

What’s the point in counting 

When a minute is a year 

Every lover has their time 

Every lover has their time 

What’s the point in waiting 

When you’re gone 

Before you’re here 

Every lover has their time 

Every lover has their time 

She found me 7 years ago 

In some piano bar 

She told me I’d be 

Paramount some day 

She smiled the kind of smile 

That builds a fire in the dark 

She bought my gin 

And then she slipped away 

What’s the point in counting 

When a minute is a year 

Every lover has their time 

Every lover has their time 

What’s the point in waiting 

When you’re gone 

Before you’re here 

Every lover has their time 

Every lover has their time 

She found me 20 years ago 

Outside my father’s church 

A little boy who fell and scraped his knee 

She told me I was beautiful 

And took away my hurth 

And said that she’d forever wait 

For me 

What’s the point in counting 

When a minute is a year 

Every lover has their time 

Every lover has their time 

What’s the point in waiting 

When you’re gone 

Before you’re here 

Every lover has their time 

Every lover has their time 

She found me any minute now 

I’ve waited far too long 

This rocking chair is wearing through the floor 

She’ll cry beside herself 

To know I’ve written her this song 

And be pleased that it’s in mostly major chords 

What’s the point in counting 

When a minute is a year 

Every lover has their time 

Every lover has their time 

What’s the point in waiting 

When you’re gone 

Before you’re here 

Every lover has their time 

Every lover has their time 


4. BIRD OF PREY

She counted every step 

That led away from him 

And thought it might be nice 

to save and trade them in 

For something more than memories 

of what she’d seen 

A broken clock 

A music box 

A time machine 

Now she dreams of love 

Most certainly it’s circling above 

She thought of every lovely song 

She’d never heard 

And hoped the folks who wrote them 

wouldn’t live to learn 

The torture of a fortune told 

And tossed away 

A band of gold 

A man of stone 

A bird of prey 

Now she dreams of love 

Most certainly it’s circling above 

Above, above, above 

Now she dreams of love 

Most certainly it’s circling above 


5. BOOTS WORN THROUGH

I read the story of a boy 

He ran away and he never called home 

Lately I’m told he is happy alone 

And he makes a good living 
Diggin up bones 

I had a dream of me and you 

We lived the life of the fabled and few 

Carving out canyons and painting them blue 

I had a dream of me and you 

We’re gonna walk until our boots wear through 

We’ve miles to go and there’s much to do 

Every good story begins with an end 

So we’re gonna walk until we start again 

I read the story of a girl 

There wasn’t a tree she was frightened to climb 

She climbed her way up to the top of the sky 

And that’s where she lives, and she will till she dies 

You were a goddess in my dream 

We lived the life of a king and a queen 

Writing out rivers and painting them green 

You were a goddess in my dream 

We’re gonna walk until our boots wear through 

We’ve miles to go and there’s much to do 

Every good story begins with an end 

So we’re gonna walk until we start again 

Wherever we go 

They’ll never be able to follow 

We’re gonna walk until our boots wear through 

We’ve miles to go and there’s much to do 

Every good story begins with an end 

So we’re gonna walk until we start again