Scrapes and Scraps (Demos, Outtakes, Oddities 2003​-​2013)

by Brock Harris

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OVER 1 1/2 HOURS OF SELF-INDULGENT MUSIC!

A lot of times musicians will sketch songs out to get a better feel for how they should sound in a more fully produced sense. Sometimes those sketches are all that comes of those songs. That's the case here. 34 songs written and/or recorded between 2003 and 2013. No real mixing, mastering, leveling, or prettying up has gone into these versions. They are presented to you here "as is", otherwise they may never see the light of day. Enjoy!

Brock
May 15, 2013
West Monroe, LA

credits

released May 14, 2013

All songs written by Brock Harris
except "Everything's Sunny" written by
Brock Harris and Jeremy Tyson
and "White's Ferry" written by
Joey Anders

All songs performed and recorded by Brock Harris
Art design by Brock Harris
Published by Hollowpark Music (BMI)
Unheard Records UHR-007

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license

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Track Name: Unconvinced (Demo)
Unconvinced
(B. Harris)

You're feeling desperate now
You're sparing no expense
You'll do what it takes to take me down
That's all of which I'm convinced

You tell me everything is fine,
But you're dying on the inside
You say that you have lived and you've learned
But you're still choking on your pride

I'm unconvinced
And none of this makes much sense
How we could be in love and still we tear ourselves apart
We swear we're gonna try to make a brand new start

I'm unconvinced
And none of this makes much sense
How we could be in love and still we tear ourselves apart
Knowing we've run dry of the love in our hearts

(I'm unconvinced you're who you convinced me that you are)
Track Name: I Don't Believe You When You Say This Will Last (Demo)
I Don't Believe You When You Say This Will Last
(B. Harris)

I don't believe you when you say this will last
Too good to be true- how could this come to pass?
I look for the cracks in our perfect lives
I watch my back for your hidden knives

I want so bad to believe in the long run
Forever with you, forever with you
I blame you for the things that they've done
How can I make it up to you?

Others before you pledged their undying love
and others before you could never get enough
and others before you made me who I am
and others before you are why I shut down

I want so bad to believe in the long run
Forever with you, forever with you
I blame you for the things that they've done
How can I make it up to you?
Track Name: We Are in a Very Good Place (First Demo)
We Are in a Very Good Place
(B. Harris)

Can't help but get my hopes up
I may just float away
I'm tuning out the negative speak
the naysayers say
I'm up all night with you
to greet the light of day
Knowing we'll see it all through
We're gonna be OK

'cause we are in a very good place
When your smile is reflected on my face
and we've got the whole world to show
a love like ours only so few know

And the sun shines brighter with you
I want to be with you in all you do
My heart skips into outer space
'cause we are in a very good place
Track Name: We Are in a Very Good Place (Demo)
We Are in a Very Good Place
(B. Harris)

Can't help but get my hopes up
I may just float away
I'm tuning out the negative speak
the naysayers say
I'm up all night with you
to greet the light of day
Knowing we'll see it all through
We're gonna be OK

'cause we are in a very good place
When your smile is reflected on my face
and we've got the whole world to show
a love like ours only so few know

And the sun shines brighter with you
I want to be with you in all you do
My heart skips into outer space
'cause we are in a very good place
Track Name: Just a Feeling (Demo)
Just a Feeling
(B. Harris)

How do I smile when I know so much is wrong?
How do I set my feelings to a song?
How do I smile when so much is wrong?
When it seems that we don't have long?

It's just a feeling- but I think we'll be alright
I've got a feeling- that we'll love into the night
It's just a feeling- and Lord, I hope I'm right
I've got a feeling- I'm beginning to see the light
Track Name: Ultra-matum (Demo)
Ultra-matum
(B. Harris)

Your mind is a vault and your secrets it keeps
I ask too much, I get in too deep
I hear things I never wanted to know
You love me more than you will ever show

This life - evolving yet unchanging
and love - uniting and estranging
and death - always lies waiting
and I - I'm here for the taking
So please don't keep me waiting

I'll trade your neglect for my swinging mood
Advances rebuked with an attitude
Asking ourselves why we even care
Why are we here when we want to be there?

This life - evolving yet unchanging
and love - uniting and estranging
and death - always lies waiting
and I - I'm here for the taking
So please don't keep me waiting
Track Name: Whore it Up! (Demo)
Whore it Up!
(B. Harris)

You keep your motor clean, baby
'cuz you've been racking up the miles now, baby
Oh, don't you, don't you say maybe
I want you, want you, want you, want you, baby

I wanna use your body, and you want to use it too

Whore it up
Whore it up
Whore it up
You don't give a fuck

Oh, you want to use your body, and I want to use it too

Whore it up
Whore it up
Whore it up
You don't give a fuck
Track Name: Whore it Up! (Instrumental Demo)
Whore it Up!
(B. Harris)

Instrumental Demo
Track Name: Cooling Waters (Demo)
Cooling Waters
(B. Harris)

Bring me back, I'm distracted
You gotta help me stay in line
My mind is always elsewhere
I know it looks like I'm wasting time
But til I get these thoughts out
I won't get nothing done
The present, the past, and the future
What I'll do and what I've done

Just leave me with these thoughts please
A cigarette and a cool Spring breeze
Standing outside waiting on the rain
To wash away the shame
To wash away the pain
Track Name: To This Day (Demo)
To This Day
(B. Harris)

I remember the girl from so many years ago
I remember the sunlight on her face
I remember the world that I used to know
and no one in it could take her place

I remember a time we could be anything
if we stuck together, me and you
and I go back sometimes in my mind
when everything felt so new

And all these things keep me safe inside my head
Warm memories of you and all the things you said
I can't recall why you had to go away
but I recall your smile to this day
Track Name: She'll Never Love You Like That (Demo)
She'll Never Love You Like That
(B. Harris)

She's a good girl
She's a sweet girl
She's a nice girl
but she will never love you like that

She's a fine girl
She's a smart girl
She's a hip girl
but she will never love you like that

You make yourself think that you're in love
Convince yourself she's sent from above
She is such a good friend to you
But she'll never be that into you

She's a good girl
She's a sweet girl
She's a nice girl
but she will never love you like that

She's a fine girl
She's a smart girl
She's a hip girl
but she will never love you like that

No, she'll never love you like that
Track Name: I'll Protect You (Acoustic Demo)
I'll Protect You
(B. Harris)

February of '84, I never wanted something more
than my newborn baby brother, I would love him like no other
I still can't and never will forget the first time that we met
I had someone to take care of, to fight with, and to share love

And it would grow and keep us close like you could never know
When time and miles kept us apart he was always in my heart

Tiny little baby grown into a man
I guess as time goes by it's all part of the plan
I remember before you could crawl
Swore I'd protect you- protect you from it all

Little did I know how things would go
I was quite young too
So much has changed, but one thing's the same
How much I love you...

Tiny little baby grown into a man
I guess as time goes by it's all part of the plan
I remember before you could crawl
Swore I'd protect you- protect you from it all
Track Name: The Quiet Light (Demo)
The Quiet Light
(B. Harris)

The little boy outside your window wants to know if you
can come out and play- for a while today
The little girl on your front porch wants you to
come outside for a while- it would make her smile

But you can't go 'til you do your chores
Take out the trash, sweep up the floor today

Remember when your biggest worry
was playing with friends? You'd always hurry
'cuz you had a dinner time curfew

Back to the house, wash up for bed
Sunshine dreams are in your head tonight
The man in the moon is watching you sleep
Keeping you peaceful under his quiet light
Track Name: Everything's Sunny (Demo)
Everything's Sunny
(Brock Harris, Jeremy Tyson)

Everything's sunny in my world
Everything's sunny in a girl
Everything's sunny, and you think it's funny
But everything's sunny in my world

This pudding is a burden of proof
Proof to which you are aloof
I think it's scary, enough bloody marys
Will somehow bring out the truth

I don't care, I don't mind, not a lot you're gonna find
Up the skirt of a long lost friend
When we all know where he's been
Why's my friend in a skirt?
Nevermind, it's a sleeping shirt
One I gave to this girl
Everything's sunny in my world
Track Name: Over Me (Acoustic Helium Demo)
Over Me (Acoustic)
(B. Harris)

Have you forgot my name or do you still feel the same?
I sent you on a walk of shame, and I wouldn't play your game
I know it's for the best when you turned out like all the rest
Neurotic and depressed- you were oversexed and unimpressed

Nowhere in your mind will you ever find your peace
Until you finally see there can be no "we"

Are you over me- and what can't be?
Set me free- will you leave me be?
Can't you see- what you've done to me?
Finally- will you leave me be this time?
Track Name: Over Me (Demo)
Over Me (Acoustic)
(B. Harris)

Have you forgot my name or do you still feel the same?
I sent you on a walk of shame, and I wouldn't play your game
I know it's for the best when you turned out like all the rest
Neurotic and depressed- you were oversexed and unimpressed

Nowhere in your mind will you ever find your peace
Until you finally see there can be no "we"

Are you over me- and what can't be?
Set me free- will you leave me be?
Can't you see- what you've done to me?
Finally- will you leave me be this time?
Track Name: White's Ferry (Demo)
White's Ferry
(J. Anders)

Well the things we shared through all the years
The light in my eyes when you were near
And I live with my mistakes
Most everyday

Well the nights I spent while holding you
The look in your eyes inside I knew
Now the tears are falling
I ain't over you

And the tears they fall like rain
The pain in my heart when I hear your name
And the days just keep getting longer
And the nights turn into days

When you say never I cover up my ears
Small town boys dont fly around here
Oh, the things I'd say
And the things I can't

If it's meant to be one day it will be
I'll be waiting patiently
Deep in my heart
I know it ain't true

And the tears they fall like rain
The pain in my heart when I hear your name
And the days just keep getting longer
And the nights turn into days

So I write down things that I never will say
Pass your street and I look away
Keep it all down
Down deep in my heart

Guess the timing is off for a man like me
Things you needed I could never be
Well I guess you could see it
A little sooner than I could

And the tears they fall like rain
The pain in my heart when I hear your name
And the days just keep getting longer
And the nights turn into days

...and the nights turn into days
Track Name: Empty Stable (Demo)
Empty Stable (for Mark Linkous)
(B. Harris)

Everything that's made is made to decay
But why now? And why this way?
Could you see the light we saw inside you?
Did it all become too much for you?

Your broken gifts repaired broken hearts
A soundtrack to life that hit like velveteen darts
And you decide that your work here is done
And you set yourself free beyond the moon and the sun

Now there's an empty stable
We'll hold it for you as long as we're able
So sad that you weren't stronger
Wish that you could have stayed longer

We all want to know why
And we'll think of you when we look to the sky
One last horseback ride
Before you gallup off to the other side

Goodbye...
Track Name: Young, Brilliant, and Dead (Demo)
Young, Brilliant, and Dead
(B. Harris)

I got the word today
I called up a friend with nothing to say
I was making plans to see you play
When he told me you'd passed away

You've got be joking - you were 37 years old!
You warmed my heart for a short time
and now you're lying cold

Was it the heroin or did your heart stop on its own?
I thought you'd stay around a while
Now suddenly you're gone

I wonder what made you tick, what was in your head?
'cuz you were young, you were brilliant,
and now my friend, you're dead
Track Name: By Me (Demo)
By Me
(B. Harris)

Pictures of us running through my mind
I wish that we could have had more time
I wish that I could still get close to you
but I've got so much explaining to do

Now it's out of line, it's not meant to be
You were all you could be, but I just couldn't see
The pain that you feel, the blood that you bleed
was caused- it was caused by me
Track Name: I Hate This Town (Demo)
I Hate This Town
(B. Harris)

There's nothing 'round this town
for someone like me
No one I want to know
Nothing I care to see

I know there's so much more
down that interstate
I gotta get out of here
before it's too late

I've tried to convince myself
that I could be happy here
Every day that passes by
adds to the wasted years

I wonder what it is
that's keeping me tied down
How'd I end up here?
I hate this town
Track Name: You Were Dead When I Met You (Instrumental Demo)
You Were Dead When I Met You
(B. Harris)

Instrumental Demo)
Track Name: R.A.W. (Instrumental Demo)
R.A.W.
(B. Harris)

Instrumental Demo
Track Name: Wish I Did (Acoustic Demo)
Wish I Did
(B. Harris)

I play these songs at night when no one's awake to hear them
Full of words I've never said to you

I play these songs at night when you're not awake to hear them
but sometimes I think somehow you still do
Oh, I swear that you do

And then the sun comes up, we start a brand new day
Pretend that nothing happened and we go our separate ways
...our separate ways

I don't mean to alarm you, but I'm passing by your house
You know I'd never harm you, I'm as quiet as a church mouse

I just want to know you're OK- I will never come inside
Here's the truth for you: I never once lied

I wish I did
I wish I did
You know...
I wish I did
Track Name: Baby With a Silent Scream (Demo)
Baby With a Silent Scream
(B. Harris)

What I call my life's blessing
Sometimes feels so depressing
'cause you've been here
and done this all before

I think my outlook's bleak
Shut down, won't even speak
Can't bomb your way
Through my heart's door

Our love is so dreamy
It makes me wake up screaming
Screaming for you
And you're right by my side

Leave me alone
Get the fuck out of our happy home
It's been so long now
Since that baby died
Track Name: My Favorite Sinner (Demo)
My Favorite Sinner
(B. Harris)

This time of year is about returning
Finding your way back to where you're from
This time of year when the leaves are burning
and you can't believe you almost didn't come
No, you can't believe you almost didn't come

No place I'd rather be than walking down Kelly Street
Reaffirming why you were never mine
Though you let me come inside you,
I never loved you, but I tried to
But I just could not find the time
No, I just couldn't find the time

But hey! Hey!
I still remember
Your body burnin' hot like glowing embers
Hey! Hey!
So tender and limber
You kept my cold heart warm in the dead of Winter

I will always remember, you were my favorite sinner
Track Name: Take a Little Time (Demo)
Take a Little Time
(B. Harris)

Baby, it's fine
I'm not yours and you're not mine
Maybe in time
But right now it's out of line

I saw in your eyes
what black shades can't disguise
This only applies
to what you tried to surmise

Take a little time with your love
Anyone can fit you like a glove
Take a little time to see it through
There's things they know that they don't
share with you

I'm trying to get you back in line
...won't you take a little time?
Track Name: True Love Ends (Demo)
True Love Ends
(B. Harris)

We weren't right together, I should've done you better
Now we can never change the way things ended up

You hurt me 'cuz I let you, and though I wish I never met you
I'd give anything to change the way things ended up

We weren't right as lovers, and now we can't be friends
We've both gone that way before and it all began again
We weren't right as lovers, and now we can't be friends
Now we finally get to see how our true love ends
And I say, "would you do it all over again?"

And there were nights when I held you tight, felt like I owned the world
Nothing mattered but me and you-- you were my only girl

We couldn't see eye to eye, no we could not be friends
You weren't ever really mine and you never will be again

We weren't right as lovers, and now we can't be friends
We've both gone that way before and it all began again
We weren't right as lovers, and now we can't be friends
Now we finally get to see how our true love ends
And I say, "I would do it all over again..."
Track Name: Red Cent Moon (Demo)
Red Cent Moon
(B. Harris)

Clouds apart and open eyes - to see which way the albatross flies
Telescope the universe - to end up in a hatchback hearse

Empty pockets under a red cent moon - bottle rockets lighting up my room
The dockets say I will be served soon - with empty pockets under a red cent moon

She explains her way is the right way to love - I hit the highway and chose none of the above
I'm damned if I do and I'm damned if I don't - Will I never quell my need for want

Empty pockets under a red cent moon - bottle rockets lighting up my room
The dockets say I will be served soon - with empty pockets under a red cent moon

Empty pockets under a red cent moon - bottle rockets lighting up my room
The dockets say I will be served soon - with empty pockets under a red cent moon
Track Name: Campfire Moshpit (Demo)
You will never learn, you'll never learn
Trust must be earned, until you get burned

You will never find someone your kind,
You'll always be blind
and lagging two steps behind

Here's your daily epiphany
Born of a fleeting glint of clarity
You assess the mess of your
self-made tragedy
While I stand by and laugh
at the hilarity
Track Name: A Brighter Morning (Demo)
A Brighter Morning
(B. Harris)

For all our ups and downs
For all our ins and outs
We've got our act together
and we know what it's about

Ambling through life,
Do we really have a clue?
Only thing I know
is you got me and I got you

Middle of the night
I pull your body close
Wrap myself around
the girl I love most

I feel sure that we
will see this life through
and when the sun comes up
I'll be right next to you

And I can't deny all the love I feel for you
Without a doubt, I'm pretty sure
this one might be true

You know I'm only joking
just like I always do
A million day breaks, baby
I picked this one just for you
Track Name: Such a Long Time (Demo)
Such a Long Time
(B. Harris)

Baby, I don't want to wait forever
Forever is such a long time
Baby, I will wait forever
if that will someday make you mine

Forever is such a long time

Honey, you won't be forgotten
I'll carry the good and forget the bad
Inside, you're dead and you are rotten
But I treasure the dirty sex we had

Oh, I treasure the dirty sex we had
Track Name: Temporary Courtship Alliance (Demo)
Temporary Courtship Alliance
(B. Harris)

You and I both understand
That though we walk hand in hand
(this is just a plastic kind of love)

We don't care what others think
We're just here to smoke and drink
(and then home where I will wear you like a glove)

A mutually beneficial understanding
I let you come, you let me go
No strings attached, we're equally detached
This is the only way to go
Track Name: Dusk (Demo)
Dusk
(B. Harris)

Early evening - or maybe just late afternoon
The sun has warmed up - a cup of coffee for the moon
Stars come out - like sleepy children getting out of bed
My day is done - I'm left to ponder all you said

If I come by - would it go like I hope it would?
Would you cry - or laugh and tell me I never could
Be the one - the man that you need me to be
Set me straight - open my eyes and help me...

See the world through your eyes, can you help me realize
What works for me won't work for you? We're 2 hearts beating black & blue
The sun will rise and show the shame and we'll be left with guilt and blame
Torn between our hearts and heads, you swallowed every line I fed (you)

Now it's dusk - down dirt roads where no one sees
I have your trust - do you want to leave with me?
And leave behind - all the things that plague your head
And in time - forgive all we did and...

Said too much to turn back now and gone further than is allowed
These memories are dim lit dreams, that silk love fuss and blood soaked screams
Night is here, too dark to see - what's meant to be will always be
The sun goes down on our last day and we are left to go our separate ways