It's The Little Things

by Brooke Taylor

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Andrew Fuller Have had the privilege of seeing this pocket dynamo live, and her debut album doesn't disappoint in the least. Listening to the digital download, and was knocked out with that opener, Shot Down.
Look out Imelda May, Brooke Taylor's comin'!! Favorite track: Shot Down.
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billiumofob This is far and away my favourite album of the year! Really catchy hooks, beautiful vocals and an incredible band. The songs get you straight away and then, over time Brooke's beautifully crafted lyrics leech into your mind spawning ear-worm after ear-worm! Love it! Favorite track: I Still Close My Eyes (and See Your Face).
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balatico a classic Country voice, with great backing musicians and finely crafted lyrics, what's there not to love? Favorite track: Everyone's an Expert.
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1.
Shot Down 04:35
There’s a monkey on my back There’s a spider in my drink There’s a cat in a bag and a heart that’s gunna sink There’s a camel smoking camel And a very charming snake And there’s gifts that keep on giving and it’s more than I can take I’m losing my mind, and I’m deaf, dumb and blind I’ve been shot down, stuck in the middle Pushed round tryna pretend you’ve got a good hand But what’s the deal man Stop to think and feel man Oh no, it’s starting to show The night is cold and the wind will blow Turn the corner, hit the road Find somewhere else to go Cause I’m looking for an answer yelling swear words in the dark But the ground beneath me’s shaking from the pounding of my heart And I can feel my fingers bleeding, I can see my skin turn grey Cause I’m hemorrhaging my everything giving it away I’m losing my mind, and I’m deaf, dumb and blind I’ve been shot down, stuck in the middle Pushed round tryna pretend you’ve got a good hand But what’s the deal man Stop to think and feel man Oh no, it’s starting to show The night is cold and the wind will blow Turn the corner, hit the road Find somewhere else to go Cause there’s people dressed in leather, and there’s people dressed in fur And now everyone looks better cause I’m prettier than her Clutching glasses in the darkness swilling whiskey to and fro And nobody’s getting lonely, Sailor Jerry told me so But there’s something in the ashes, yeah there’s something in the dark Cause all you need for wildfire is the tiniest of spark I’m losing my mind… I said I’m losing my mind… And I’m deaf, dumb and blind I’ve been shot down, stuck in the middle Pushed round tryna pretend you’ve got a good hand But what’s the deal man Stop to think and feel man Oh no, it’s starting to show The night is cold and the wind will blow Turn the corner, hit the road Find somewhere else to go
2.
By now I surely should have learned I should’ve known better from the bruises and burns Say the wanna know me, they just want her It’s all so Jekyll and Hyde The same old story, same old game They say they adore me, new moths old flames By the light of the morning, they’re gone again No you can’t say I haven’t tried And everyone’s an expert, and I’m still a fool Cause I just keep getting hurt cause I just keep on wanting you But I’ll keep trying, and I’ll keep crying But I’m gunna finish what I start And I’ll find a lover that loves my broken heart Cause over and over I could never see That come crunch time I’m the punch line and the jokes on me I’m surprised I’m none the wiser, I’m so naïve I’m a jester, I’m a test I’m just a trophy when they hold me Yeah I’m a joker and my poker face is so easy to read And everyone’s an expert, and I’m still a fool Cause I just keep getting hurt cause I just keep on wanting you But I’ll keep trying, and I’ll keep crying But I’m gunna finish what I start And I’ll find a lover that loves my broken heart But I’ll keep trying, and I’ll keep crying But I’m gunna finish what I start And I’ll find a lover that loves my broken heart That loves my broken heart Who loves my broken heart
3.
Crumbling 04:11
No, you can’t blame me for shutting you out Cause it’s just the same thing, over and over and all throughout Words won’t come easy but words will come out And I’m tired of silence so I’m gonna shout, out loud I’m on my knees but I’m standing my ground And I won’t back down Cause I’m doing the right thing for both of us know And I don’t wanna feel, things I’d imagined could never be real And I don’t wanna see that you’re crumbling now Yes you’re crumbling down over me And it’s not a secret, I’ve read it in the stars and it’s written on the wall I’m walking on eggshells, I’m rigid and sick as a porcelain doll But I’m not the answer, the question’s too hard And it’s over my head now the fight in me’s dead So I’m walking away with complete disregard to your heart And I know, karma’s a bitch and I’m out of control And as day turns to night, no I won’t shed a tear but I’m crying inside And I don’t wanna feel, things I’d imagined could never be real And I don’t wanna see that you’re crumbling now Yes you’re crumbling down, over me And I don’t wanna feel, things I’d imagined could never be real And I don’t wanna see that you’re crumbling now Yes you’re crumbling down over me
4.
Don’t know what I’m thinking, but I don’t think it’s right Keep it steady with my steady drinking and my not so steady mind Been driving for an hour or maybe now it’s two Time it just means shit to me now, cause my only company’s this lonely shade of blue Driving with a broken mirror down a long and broken mile Till I came across a lady with a long and broken smile I wound down my window and I heard her through the rain Her eyes they burned electric and they paralyzed my brain She said ‘I can see your soul and I see it’s painted black, and the reason that it’s empty is you’ve given too much back’ These are the words she gave me now I’m giving them to you Cause everything that’s black’s now a lonely shade of blue And I don’t know what I’m thinking but I still don’t think it’s right And I’m crawling down this tunnel cause I swear I saw a light But I’ll take what I’ve got coming, yeah I’ll take it like a man When I hit the ground I’m running faster than I think I can And I’m holding on to nothing cause there’s nothing left to keep And there’s nothing left to dream so what’s the point in trying to sleep What’s the point in sleeping if I can’t wake up with you The sunrise at my window’s turned a lonely shade of blue And I don’t want a reason cause I don’t want you to lie Said I know you think I’m easy, I can see it in your smile But the only time I’m easy babe is when it’s hard with you
5.
It’s so dark outside, the moon is high And I see the morning sunlight as it breaks And I still close my eyes and see your face Well I’ve been running I couldn’t hide In smoky bars or big, wide open space And I still close my eyes and see your face And there’s a lot of different remedies I’ve tried But nothing’s fixing what’s ailing my mind Cause I just want you by my side To hold my hand, and say ‘let’s try again one more time’ And time keeps draggin’ on I’m getting by But I’m aching from these feelings I can’t shake And I still close my eyes and see your face Cause I still feel you in my bones The memory of your love I used to know And I just can’t escape your ghost Relentlessly haunting me cause I can’t let go My head is hanging low it seems a shame For us to let our gypsy hearts both go to waste And I still close my eyes and see your face I still close my eyes and see your face I still close my eyes and see your face
6.
Pack up the car and I’ll drive all my things back to town I’ll throw my arms up and I’ll lay all my weapons down And I won’t kick up a fuss, I won’t even put up a fight And I hope that you’ll meet me on your side of our bed tonight Cause I’ll say ‘I’m wrong’ and ‘I’m sorry’, I’ll mean every word And you’ll tell me stories and lies and the rumours you heard But I’ll give it my all, every tear trying to make this right And I’ll hope that you’ll meet me on your side of our bed tonight And I know that it’s always the same every time I’m asking too much and I’m crossing a line But I’m bound to ramble and can’t settle down And you say you’re nobody’s fool, you’re nobody’s clown Cause I’ll say I’m lonely and you’ll say you feel the same And we’ll both make a promise to not break a promise again And you say you’ll never let go and you cling to me tight And I say I’ll meet you on your side of our bed tonight And I hope that you’ll meet me on your side of our bed tonight And I hope that you’ll meet me on your side of our bed tonight
7.
I’m a joke, I’m a liar I’m smoke, no fire Now I’m complacent, spent way too long chasing my tail Cashed in second chances, went looking for answers Asking wrong questions so I guess I’m destined to fail You’ve got a long, long list it seems A cruel, cruel history And babe it’s a mystery How lightning keeps striking so accurately But this won’t get better There’s no point in trying So let go of your hurting babe, and stop all your cryin’ And you’ll wish on a star when you’re’ falling apart Find Band-Aid solutions for all the confusion so far And sometimes the silence makes me wish I’m deaf And sometimes I’m blind from the black in my head And my heart’s an anchor I’m drowning in words that I never said And I guess you know, some wounds heal slow And you’ve come so far, but you’ve got some scars From picking and scratching the holes in your heart But this won’t get better There’s no point in trying So let go of your hurting babe, and stop all your cryin’ No this won’t get better There’s no point in trying So let go of your hurting babe, and stop all your cryin’ Stop all your cryin’ Stop all your cryin’
8.
I’m a sinner, I’m a saint I’m a beginner, too late I’m the horizon, I’m shades of grey I’m the rainbow in an oil stain And I know I’m low Well I’m a moment of crisis, I’m an emergency I’m carelessly violent, I’m a tragedy I’m a one track mind on a one way street And now my finger’s on the trigger, so I’ll lock and load I’m set and I’m ready and I’m go, go, go I said hey, hey, hey, don’t you waste my time Cause the games you play aren’t cleverer than mine And if you say I’m going to hell Well if I’m going down I’m taking you as well Hey oh, oh no Now I’ve been misbehaving I’m a bad, bad girl A siren on the rocks and now you’re lost in every word But I’m not even trying I’m just so damn good at lying I’m superb Now I can be so cruel but baby you know just how kind I can be You will bring me mountains and I’ll bring ya to ya knees I’m acid I’m vinegar I’m honey I’m the bee Now I’m hot and I’m sweaty so let’s lock and load I said I’m set and I’m ready and I’m go, go, go I said hey, hey, hey, don’t you waste my time Cause the games you play aren’t cleverer than mine And if you say I’m going to hell Well if I’m going down I’m taking you as well Hey oh, oh no I’m a sinner, I’m a saint I’m a beginner, too late  
9.
Restless dreams tonight, I always wake up alone There’s no fire to fight but I’m breathing in the smoke I feel to tired all the time but I’m getting on They say the wicked get no rest I guess I should’ve known Sticks, stones, pins and needles, jet black curtains drawn Step inside and lose your mind, don’t change it anymore Cause day by day and inch by inch and step by step It’s getting closer feel the rope get tighter round my neck And though my feet are numb the floor ain’t gone beneath me yet And I’m still holding my breath I’m looking down at the pavement and all I can see Is my shadow in my pocket, the darker side of me She’s my oldest friend and I know she’ll always come round But I’m alone again when the evening sun goes down And beggars can’t be choosers, I’ll take all I can get My lucks run out so I’m counting down to self-destruct now place your bets Cause day by day and inch by inch and step by step It’s getting closer feel the rope get tighter round my neck And though my feet are numb the floor ain’t gone beneath me yet And I’m still holding my breath Cause day by day and inch by inch and step by step It’s getting closer feel the rope get tighter round my neck And though my feet are numb the floor ain’t gone beneath me yet And I’m still holding my breath
10.
You’ve got a map and a compass The ‘N’ stands for North X marks the spot, now you’re losing the plot And it’s throwing you off course It all looks so easy, seems simple enough But seeming ain’t knowing, do you know where you’re going Now that the going’s got tough No man is an island, no man is the sea No man’s in the stars it’s hard to see what poet’s see So dig a little deeper and get dirty hands Don’t know what you’re doing but you’ll do what you can Find a treasure chest of happiness And keep that treasure as long as you can Yes it’s hard to find but it’s got to be Good things don’t come easily It’s typical baby but typically The richest of treasures are buried underneath You see the past or the future What it’ll be or what it was There’s no silver platters, you say it don’t matter As a matter of fact it does Cause there’s no second chances There might not be a ‘next time round’ So get lost in the moment, just take it and own it It’s yours right here, right now No man is an island, no man is the sea No man’s in the stars it’s hard to see what poet’s see So dig a little deeper and get dirty hands Don’t know what you’re doing but you’ll do what you can Find a treasure chest of happiness And keep that treasure as long as you can Yes it’s hard to find but it’s got to be Good things don’t come easily It’s typical baby but typically The richest of treasures are buried underneath So dig a little deeper and get dirty hands Don’t know what you’re doing but you’ll do what you can Find a treasure chest of happiness And keep that treasure as long as you can Yes it’s hard to find but it’s got to be Good things don’t come easily It’s typical baby but typically The richest of treasures are buried underneath
11.
Now that you’re gone I’ve got time on my hands Things on my mind I can’t understand My head is a whirlpool, a deep, black, dark hole Guess I’m just a girl who, who’s too dumb to know It’s not what you say but more how you say it Well it’s not the beast you tame but the traps that you lay it So now I’m, I’m caged and I’m bound And baby I miss you now you’re not around I’m fighting back tears like the just don’t exist I’m drinking whiskey, gin, wine to forget how we kissed Cause I miss your face, I miss your hands I miss the woman I was babe when you were my man But now that’s all died, but now that’s alright Since I went eye to eye, toe to toe, Dance till I dropped with your poltergeist And now I’m free but still so forlorn And baby I miss you now that you’re gone Unintentionally cruel, inconsistently kind There’s a chip in my heart babe where you changed your mind And I’m a house of cards in a thunderstorm And baby I miss you now that you’re gone I said baby I miss you now that you’re gone Baby I miss you now that you’re gone Baby I miss you now that you’re gone
12.
What If 03:56
What if I go outside and feel the sun upon my face What if I just run and don’t think everything’s a race What if I roll the dice, what if they up the stakes What if I realise chances are there to take What if I’m afraid to say the things I keep inside What if I’m full of regret until the day I die What if I could change a life with three little words What if I was really listening, what if I really heard What if I fly What if I fall What if I was brave enough to even try at all What if I’m scared What if I cry What if I laugh out loud, what if What if I let go, what if things get left behind What if I remember to say ‘no’ from time to time What if I stop making lists, what if I only get the gist What if my conversations weren’t laced with little lies What if I counted stars instead of counting down the time What if I thought about the view and not the mountains I have climbed What if there’s no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ and what if there’s no ‘weak’ or ‘strong’ What if there’s no ‘don’t belong’ What if everything’s going to be alright What if I fly What if I fall What if I was brave enough to even try at all What if I’m scared What if I cry What if I laugh out loud, what if What if I counted stars instead of counting down the time What if I thought about the view and not the mountains I have climbed What if there’s no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ and what if there’s no ‘weak’ or ‘strong’ What if there’s you’ve known all along What if I fly What if I fall What if I was brave enough to even try at all What if I’m scared What if I cry What if I laugh out loud, what if
13.
When we were out tonight, couldn’t understand the things you’d say My head’s a little light, so I guess it doesn’t matter anyway And I’m trying to not try I’ll keep my assumptions at bay Cause we know what happened last time, but this is this time When we were out tonight I couldn’t understand the things you’d do You’d hold my hand so tight as long as we were hidden, out of view And I’m trying to not wonder why or try to guess your next move Cause this is this time, but we know what happened last time with me and you So if we’re only playing pretend Please just keep me at arms length And I’ve had sleepless nights, I’ve been speechless and that says so much I wear my shroud of spite, keeping secrets like I miss your touch And I’ve wanted to say there’s a moment each day when you’re on my mind Cause I didn’t say it last time but this is this time But if we’re only playing pretend Oh please, just keep me at arms’ length If we’re only playing pretend Oh please just keep me at arms’ length And I’ll drive you home tonight just so that I can have a bit more time Although it’s clear to see, you and me is like the blind leading the blind My map burnt to ashes your compass points straight to the sky But what they did to us last time won’t happen this time Yeah we could say for the last time we’ll make it this time But if we’re only playing pretend Please just keep me at arms’ length If we’re only playing pretend Oh please just keep me at arms’ length

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Debut Album from Melbourne Singer/Songwriter, Pocket-Rocket Brooke Taylor

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released July 3, 2020

Music and Lyrics by Brooke Taylor

Guitar and Vocals: Brooke Taylor
Guitar, Mandolin, Trumpet, Harmonica: DELSINKI
Lead Guitar: Coberg Tipping
Bass: Rob Hornbuckle
Drums: David Kleynjans

Produced by Damian Cafarella

Recorded at Hothouse Studios with Jeremy Giddings and Craig Harnath
and EOR Studios with Damian Cafarella

Track 7 Recorded at The Aviary with Fraser Montgomery
Guitar: Matt Dixon
Bass: Luke Richardson

Mastered by Adam Dempsey

Artwork by Bec Flattley
Design by Dan Wallwork

Special Thanks to Pozible and all 194 Supporters/Pledgers who made this Album possible.

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Brooke Taylor Melbourne, Australia

Brooke Taylor is a Melbourne-based singer, songwriter and guitarist. Her music style encompasses folk, rock and country.

Taylor is going from strength to strength, nabbing support slots for Pierce Brothers (AUS), Luka Bloom (IRE), Joe Pug (US), Tex Perkins (AUS) and Tim Rogers (AUS).

Brooke writes about the human condition, drawing listeners in with her strong storytelling and raw emotion.
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