Caustic Conversation

by Gayle Skidmore

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This version of "Caustic Conversation," a rollicking piano piece about a fight you can't win, was engineered by Grammy winner Jason Mraz and mixed by Ron Fountenberry of The Softlightes. It is a stripped down version of the song with just piano, vocals, cello and violin. ©2007 Gayle Skidmore. Sea Boot Café Publishing. Raincoat Records.

lyrics

Like a slip of the tongue
We have fallen
And we can't get ourselves out of
Of this prison
We have broken our own ladder down

You cannot convince me that we did not dig our own grave
You can't make me believe that this was not our biggest mistake

'Cause we're turning our heads and we're calling our debts
And we scream and we shout
But we can't get out

Of this caustic conversation
I've no patience for the words you can't get out
Fingers, torn and bleeding, keep on beating walls you built to surround

Down in depths of despair
How'd we get here?
Every word digs further down
Doubts creep in like sinners in a church
And if it rains we'll drown

We're holding our breath and we're begging for death
As we're swimming in doubt

We're balling our fists and we're dealing out tricks
As we scream it out loud

That we're trapped in a box and it's shut and it's locked
And we can't break it down

And we can't get out

We're holding our breath and we're begging for death
As we're swimming in doubt

We're balling our fists and we're dealing out tricks
As we scream it out loud

That we're trapped in a box and it's shut and it's locked
And we can't break it down

And we can't get out
No we can't, no we can't get out

credits

released April 17, 2007
Gayle Skidmore: piano/vocals
Jess Arnett: violin
Lia Dearborn: cello
Engineered by Jason Mraz. Mixed by Ron Fountenberry.

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Gayle Skidmore San Diego, California

Seven-time San Diego Music Award nominee Gayle Skidmore has written over 2000 songs since she began songwriting at the age of 8. She just won Best Pop in the 2015 San Diego Music awards, and her latest album and coloring book, “Sleeping Bear,” won Best Pop Album in 2014. She won Best Singer-Songwriter in the 2013 San Diego Music Awards, and her song "Paper Box" was featured on HBO's "Looking." ... more

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    Hilversum, Netherlands

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