Joseph Charles EP

by Joseph Charles

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With vocals that could fit in the era of post-rcok and emerging indie scene of the late nineties and 2000s, stripped to this lone musical attribute and the work is iconic. No singer’s voice lives in a vaccuum, Joseph Charles has chosen to hone the lo-fi ambience into it’s own driving aspect of the movie. As though a painter had a brush that led to the most amazing smudges.
The driving drone counterbalances the retro vocals and leads the listener quickly through this brief EP.


released November 11, 2014

Written, arranged, and produced by Joseph Charles.
Photo Credit: Anastasia Marie Smith


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Track Name: Past Present Future
Hold me
Like you did
Hold me
Strap me in your arms
Hold me
Don't let go
Hold me
My shadow, my friend

Hold me like you did before

Don't forget
Your own name
I know
It's been so long

كيف أكتب اسمي
Track Name: This Might Hurt a Little
Let me see them sharp fangs
I'll get the pliers for some help
We'll make sure they're all gone
I'll pull them all out one by one
Please don't fidget your head
I'll get rid of the teeth you need
I know it hurts real bad
But sometimes we just have to bleed

Let me see them
Let me see them fangs
Let me see them
Let me see those pretty sharp fangs

I think you look much better
Without those deadly little things
To let them bite on my skin
Ready to make a mark in me
I tried to change you so much
But you just keep growing them back
I'll just wire your jaw shut
So that I can feel safe at last

Let me change you
Let me change you dear
Let me change you
Let me change you my darling dear
Track Name: The Love Birds
You're the cause
I'm going insane
You had to start
To ruin everything
I think all day I think all night
Am I someone who I like

Start to yell
Shake the walls that makes this our
loving house
be sure to not let it fall down

Are we friends
Or are we enemies
I'll draw the line
Right in front of me
I'll push and shove
I'll scream and shout
I'll be sure to let you out

There's the blood
Of my beating heart in your
Numbing hands
Be sure to not tear it apart

You were my love...
Track Name: If only I could
I sleep
With the TV screen on
Your terrible habit
We lie
With our backs side by side
I dream
Of a bed I share alone

Bless Me
With the holy water
All the sin we bathe in
I'm so sorry for her
I know
I'll always be your young boy

I see you cry alone at night
While I do the same thing inside
Track Name: Just Tell Me
Don't hold my hand anymore
I know where you hide the monster inside

Remember when we had good times
They're not there
Can you take back what you said, dear
No you can't
I have the will, I have the right
To let you go
You have your eyes, you have your glow
To draw me back

Don't hold my hand anymore
I know where you hide the monster inside

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