Takes From the Dungeon

by Tre Burt

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One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from some drunk stranger in a pub who watched a set of mine in Seattle some years back. In short, she said, "Don't be so precious". It was pretty strange cos it was as if she had instantaneously sobered up telling me that despite being hardly able to stand up straight moments before.

"Takes From the Dungeon" isn't an ep and I hesitate to even call it a mixtape. These are just raw, untouched, unmixed voice memos from my old Samsung that were recorded in single takes in my mouse-infested dungeon I stayed in back in Melbourne. These versions of these songs weren't intended to be heard by anyone but me for reference purposes. They're voice memos I'd record in between gigs and such done in my Dungeon drinking copious amounts of whisky, sleepless and distraught--this is the original version of Only Sorrow Remains written blind drunk and recorded right after, same for the track, Leavin', Grievin' which was written almost as quickly as it was recorded. I ain't particularly proud of that fact, just circumstance I suppose.

I'm releasing this because a couple of good friends of mine said I should and I'd rather people listen to this than the other stuff I got recorded.

Have these naked musings, I don't even care anymore.


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released April 28, 2017

my old shitty samsung that couldn't hardly do nuthin but record voice memos. the dungeon. those mice. Bruno the spider. etc.

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Track Name: Cherry Pie Blues (demo)
To my misfortune, I'm goin' down
Though I said I won't no more, it's here I drown
Cos life is a river of constant flow
They tellin' me to sink or swim, they in their boats

Well if life is but a dream then I been woke

The dogs are barkin', the moon burns red
And I can't help from thinkin' this world wants me dead
They want a surrender, they want a soul
Alll these chains they put on me's a heavy load

If this life ain't meant for me just let me know

Long as I can remember, I been walkin' away
With everybody tellin' me I cannot stay
And when I go out, when I go outside
Too many devils at my heels I cannot hide

If this life just treat me mean why do I try
Why can't this life just offer me my cherry pie
Track Name: Franklin's Tunnel (demo)
In this tunnel there's a light
But it's shinin' on the other side of time
Notwithstanding I'm alright,
Yea I got me one good place I can hide
The shadows around me know what I like
I can be anybody when I'm unseen

Tobacco and whisky next to me
I take a drag of my Zig-Zag and have a drink
Cold air of the country on my teeth
Moonrise on the meadow and over the creek
When twilight flickers I know to sing, singin' until the morning
comes to cover me

My brothers and sister on my mind
How I wish I could be there all the time
But they don't know how hard I try
To be something to look at with easy eyes
Just tell 'em I'll come back home when it's right
I can be so helpless, I can be so blind
Track Name: Only Sorrow Remains (demo)
Close to the end of the century I had a fever dream
About all the death I might find
In it I knew every poem by heart that was ever made
then rightfully died

As of late I have long nights no matter the news of the day
And I shouldn't say
But it just don't feel right to feel right
When nothing but sorrow remains

See all the missiles that's searchin' for land
See all of the men and the women who's doin' the same
So far removed from the issues at hand in the western world
We see it in vain

As of late I have long nights no matter the news of the day
And I shouldn't say
But it just don't feel right to feel right
When nothing but sorrow remains

I live in an age that's repeatin' the past
Almost word for word, I wonder how long it could last
The Garden of Eden has not yet been found
not a single blade that grows in it's grass

As of late I have long nights no matter the news of the day
And I shouldn't say
But it just don't feel right to feel right
When nothing but sorrow remains

Only sorrow remains
Track Name: Ain't No Other Way (I'd Like To Go) (demo)
You always run
And leave me wonderin' with thoughts to kill me
Can't you see what I'm going through got little to do with you

I need someone
Who's like a ladder I can climb to safety
When my world is flooded babe, I'm gonna need some higher ground

I was hangin' under the moonlight
Self-medicating, far from my home
Grasshoppers all stop their singin'
And when my bottle was empty I was all alone
Ain't no other way I'd like to go

I've come undone
And I've been tangled up in all my slackin'
Quit laughin', you do too, I'm not the only one

But I have fun
Hell yes, I'd rather get along with sorrow
than to borrow happiness, returning it on time

I was hangin' under the moonlight
Self-medicating, far from my home
Grasshoppers all stop their singin'
And when my bottle was empty I was all alone
Ain't no other way I'd like to go
Track Name: Leavin', Grievin'
Silent my maker, silent my killer
Didn't take too long till I cashed in my fools gold
for fake silver

This land will make you mad, this land will turn
The good heart bad
Take a heavy swallow of rum before I leave my hotel

Leavin', leavin',
Grievin', grievin'

May my heart break its silence again--
Silent night