Story

Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2008 CD, LEADING HORSES

Lyrics

Leading Horses one by one
Leading Horses across the sand
We are horses, everyone
Galloping toward the Promised Land

See the horse, a messy breed
Leading Horses on to Zion
See the horse alone in need
Through the desert, up the mountain

We’re drowning in dirty water
Splashing evil everywhere
But we just love that dirty water
Hell’s bells ring…
And we don’t care
(We just join the choir)

Leading Horses two by two
Horses in sheep’s clothing all
Leading Horses-what we do
The bigger the stallion
The harder the fall

See the horses swim in mud
See the horses head to slaughter
Leading Horses to The Blood
Horses, horses, sons and daughters

We’re drowning in dirty water
Splashing evil everywhere
But we just love that dirty water
Hell’s bells ring…
And we don’t care
(We just join the choir)

Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2008 CD, LEADING HORSES

Lyrics

I did a concert in Tucson, Arizona
With a band called, Ticket To Ride
I started singing that Beatles’ song
And the kids didn’t get the joke

Where the hell has our culture gone
When we’re naming our bands after Beatles’ songs?
And we don’t even know we’re doing it

I think I'm gonna be sad

I’m hardly a Beatles fan
But I had to take notice when John Lennon died
Who was this superstar
Who suddenly bought his Ticket To Ride?

Am I gonna see Lennon in heaven
`Cause all he wanted was for us to give peace a chance? (x2)
And it makes my heart skip a beat

I think I’m gonna be sad (x2)

Speaking of rock stars spouting of profundities
Eric Clapton said there’s no tears in heaven
But Jesus said there was and He’s gonna be the one
To be wiping them from our eyes

Eric Clapton’s son fell from a multi-story window
And that just makes me mad

I think I’m gonna be sad

I think my first day in heaven
Will be like my first day at school
I can’t wait to get on that bus
But it won’t be a ride without you

Heaven won’t be heaven without you, baby

Now, here’s your ticket to ride.


Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2008 CD, LEADING HORSES
Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2008 CD, LEADING HORSES

Lyrics

Saw you on a corner
You were unaware
I said “Baby, baby, baby
I’m standing there”

Saw you on a corner
It was Friday night
I said, “Baby, baby, baby
It feels alright”

Good girls don’t
Good girls don’t
Good boys don’t either


Saw you on a corner
You were unaware
I said “Baby, baby, baby
I’m standing there”

Saw you on a corner
It was Friday night
I said, “Baby, baby, baby
It feels alright

Saw you on a corner
And I started to say
“I knew a guy
Who went away”

Saw you on a corner
You said you knew him too
I said, “Baby, baby, baby
I’d never ever let it happen to you”

Let’s hold hands
Let’s hold hands
Let’s hold hands all night


Saw you on a corner
And I started to say
“I knew a guy
Who went away”

Saw you on a corner
You said you knew him too
I said, “Baby, baby, baby
I’d never ever let it happen to you”

I love The Sex Song
I know you do too
I love The Sex Song
And the way I feel about you


Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2008 CD, LEADING HORSES

Lyrics

Where do You come from?
What are You doing here?
Were You sent here from Hell
To make things worse?

We have our troubles
We have our oppressors
And we don’t need You
To make things worse

The Spirit Of A Man
Don’t need nothing
From You
The Spirit Of A Man
Is doing fine
Without You

You have ideas
We have our weapons
We have our peace
Don’t make things worse

You have Your life now
We can soon change that
So why don’t You leave
Before things get worse?

The Spirit Of A Man
Don’t need nothing
From You
The Spirit Of A Man
Is doing fine
Without You


Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2008 CD, LEADING HORSES
Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2008 CD, LEADING HORSES

Lyrics

(Lyrics Co-written by Leaha McGillivray)

Standing before the ocean
And I’m thinking of You
Waves crashing into sand
Perfect rhythm

I feel invisible
Standing right next to this mountain
Curves so rigid
And high above me

Majestic Solid Rock
Can you even see me?
I’m so tiny in the scheme of things
Majestic Solid Rock
Can You even see me?

I catch a bird in flight
And think of You
I know I wasn’t there
While You created

I often think of heaven
And Jesus, I can’t wait
Jesus, I can’t wait
To hear You sing

Majestic Solid Rock
Can you even see me?
I’m so tiny in the scheme of things
Majestic Solid Rock
Can You even see me?


Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2008 CD, LEADING HORSES

Lyrics

Some dreams thrive in darkness
Warm and safe under rug
My love won’t hide forever
It’s the love that must be spoken

Spoken out loud
In a crowded room
Shouted from
The highest rooftop
From the highest mountain
From star to star
This Is My Love…

One dream of mine came true
Standing like the mid-day sun
Emptiness and anger passed but
Failed to be in the sacred shell

I looked in the eye
Of a hurricane
Noisy storm
Centuries old
And then I screamed
So that God could hear
“This Is My Love…”

Our time is short
A hundred years
Wouldn’t be long enough
To smell you
To make you laugh
These are the most important kisses
Of my life

Like mercury
Slipping through fingers
With open wounds
The threat of death
Heats up the room
These are the most important kisses
Of my life

Call me, don’t be late
I’ll be praying
For your safety
Goodnight, baby
I love you, hello


Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2008 CD, LEADING HORSES

Lyrics

Outstretched hands and wanton eyes
Caught in a web of carnal lies
Waltzing and mincing as you go
The things you wear flatter you so

Charm bracelets and ornaments
Perfume, incense, heaven-sent
Your smell precedes you as you go
The things you wear flatter you so

So it shall be
For your vanity

Instead of perfume there'll be a stench
Instead of covering there'll be a rent
Instead of hair- baldness there
They flatter you so the things you wear

So it shall be
For your vanity

Gates lament and mourn
Existence tattered
Tattered and torn
We've adorned ourselves
Adorned ourselves in shame
Please call us by Your Name

Outstretched hands and wanton eyes
Caught in a web of carnal lies
Waltzing and mincing as you go
The things you wear flatter you so

So it shall be
For your vanity
                                                                                                                                                                                                            (From Isiah 3:16)

Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2008 CD, LEADING HORSES

Lyrics

(Lyrics co-written by Leaha McGillivray)

Standing on fences
This time I choose right
Last time I chose wrong
Heart saying “yes”
Head saying “no”
Always hating
Having to chose sides
(God vs. Satan)

Jesus let me try your way
Until my flesh steps in today
Should I scream and should I shout
Because my time is almost out
Sides must be taken here
Battle lines are drawn
Near Fences

The moon and sun
Who will shine now?
Darkness surrounds
Faded dreams of days
Remembering the light
Maybe I can
Fool them all
(God vs. Satan)

Jesus let me try your way
Until my flesh steps in today
Should I scream and should I shout
Because my time is almost out
Sides must be taken here
Battle lines are drawn
Near Fences

I’m a poor man
Desiring to be fed
With the crumbs
That fall from Your table

Here I lie
Let your dogs come
And lick my sores

Like a servant
That eagerly desires his rest
Like a hired hand
Who eagerly desires his wages

I’m a poor man
Desiring to be fed
With the crumbs
With the crumbs

Right or left
Who will be the master
Of our eternal destiny?

The fields are white
The fields are white
With harvest



Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2008 CD, LEADING HORSES

Lyrics

We’ve hit rock bottom
We can dig no more now
And the dirt that we taste
Is getting worse

We are bullheaded
We have such big mouths
So why were we surprised
When things got worse?

The Spirit Of A Man
Is wearing thin
Without You
The Spirit Of A Man
Can a kingdom stand
Without You?

Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2008 CD, LEADING HORSES
Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2008 CD, LEADING HORSES

Lyrics


Lord
When they laughed at You
I was laughing too
I hated You

Lord
I took the gifts You gave to me
I took credit for them freely
"Hey, look at me!"

You gave so much yet You couldn't take away
Even though Your sheep had gone astray
You always knew that there would come a day
When I'd say, "Lord, hey, show me the way"

Lord
Death was all around me
The best thing seemed to be
To start killing me

Lord
Lord, I never knew
That what you say is true
I was killing You

Still, You gave so much yet You couldn't take away
Even though Your sheep had gone astray
You always knew that there would come a day
When I'd say, "Lord, hey, show me the way"

Lord
Lord, I slept in slime
Abusing that which was not mine
That was my crime

Lord
Lord, now it's so clear
You were always near
Always here

You gave so much yet you couldn't take away
Even though Your sheep had gone astray
You always knew that there would come a day
When I'd say "Lord, hey, show me the way"

Now I'm saying, "Lord, hey, show me the way"

 

Story

This was to be my last collaboration with Weston Burnside, and a partial one at that. After he playfully created the drum loop that was used on my first recording of "Ticket To Ride" I always then wanted to do an entire record of vocals and drum loops. I love the SOUND of this record; bone-crunching, fierce and aggressive. And I love the course it took my music for the following few years.

Lyrics

Leading Horses ⒸⓅ 2008

Composed, Performed, and Produced By Paisley Yankolovich

Released:  August  15, 2008

Recorded By Don Maloney
Drum editing by Weston Burnside
Web-work by Gordon Macaw
Recording space provided by Karen Bimber
Creepy Choir:  Don Maloney & Karen Bimber

CD Photo by Chelsea Yankolovich

CD Art: By Paisley Yankolovich

Songs:
1. Leading Horses (2:28)
2. Ticket To Ride (4:16)
3. The Whole World (2:33)
4.  The Sex Song* (4:44)
5. The Spirit Of A Man (Part 1) (2:27)
6.  This World Is Not My Home (3:28)
7. Majestic Solid Rock (3:44)
8.  This Is My Love (Kisses) (4:04)
9. The Vanity Song (2:56)
10. Fences (2;57)
11. Spirit Of A Man (Part 2) (4:47)
12. Leading Horses (Reprise) (1:01)
13. Lord (3:15)

A Word About Angels (Heartfelt Thanks)

The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost

The Posse: Lois,Cheryl, Larry & Naomi, Jerry & Eileen, Denise & Janet, Karen & Dene

The Kids: Chelsea, Frisco, Molle, Jonathan & Leo

The Pets: Oprah, Miss Rose, Lou-Lou, Captain Beefheart & Sidney

The Venues: Alternatives, A Shot Of Java, Flights Of Fancy, Soul Invictus, The Secret Place (LOL) & Trinity Lutheran Church

For Spooner:  This is my love…

*For Mark Lee, wherever you are

I miss you, Sadie

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