The Skeleton Closet

by dj addambombb

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DJ Addambombb pulls on all the emotions - from hope to angst - the medium of electronic music expresses all of this amazingly well. The flow of beats from track to track is brilliant and guides your attention through each story. I highly recommend The Skeleton Closet. One of my favorite album releases this year!
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This short album has been a long process. These bits of broken poetry and melody have been evolving in my mind for many years, waiting for me to learn enough to weave them into songs and find the voice to sing them. These stories are glimpses into my own experiences, pieces of conversations and dreams. They are the skeletons in my closet, the dusty bones of hopes and regrets.

I've recruited the robots to help me translate my musical ideas, by which i mean i composed and produced the entire project in Reason (v8.0, on my old 2010 MacBook). I don't think my meager talents really do the songs themselves justice, but i've done what i can so far to bring them to life. I believe they could be performed in many different styles, better than i can perform them now, and i hope they get to live on their own.

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released October 31, 2019

All songs written, arranged, and performed by Addam Rae Wolff (as Dj Addambombb) copyright 2019 except
"Little Black Book" (1965) by Burt Bacharach & Hal David (under license from the Harry Fox agency)
Mixed and mastered by Addam Rae Wolff except
Angelspit remix of "The Fine Line" by Karl "Zoog Von Rock" Learmont

"Thunder Storm" recording by Richard Humphries, Takoma Media (used with permission)
Released and distributed independently as "Skeleton Closet Music" 2019
Cover design by Addam Rae Wolff
Photos by Chad Champoux

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dj addambombb Boston, Massachusetts

DJ Addambombb's work in New England's alternative dance community "has earned him the title "King of Halloween" among his fans in the [gothic] club scene” [from "Halloween Nation" by Lesley Bannatyne]. Dj Addambombb has released official remixes with several artists including Angelspit, Lorelei Dreaming, Mei Ohara, the Spider Lilies, the U Project, Hardcore Pong, Phoenix Noir & Psyche Corporation. ... more

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Track Name: Could It Be?
Are you the one that i've been waiting for?
i ask because i've been fooled before by love...
It's not as easy as they say that it should be,

But then suddenly you appeared,
Saying the things that i've been dying to hear for so long...
What am i trying to convince myself of? of? of?

Could it be that there's such a thing?
And could it be worth believing?

Where did you come from?
Did you fall from the sky?
If you were an angel would i question why?
Then why, why am i questioning my - self...

Suddenly you appeared,
Saying the things i've been afraid to hear for so long...
What am i trying to protect myself - from?

Could it be that there's such a thing?
And could it be worth believing?
And could it be, could it be,
Love at first sight?

Suddenly you appeared,
Saying exactly what i've wanted to hear for so long...
Why am i questioning?

Could it be that there's such a thing?
And could it be worth believing?
Track Name: Never the First Time Twice
So this is it?
Said our goodbyes and,
Done all the crying that we can,
Making a promise to meet again...
For all i know,
I'll see you here then,
For all i know,
No...

If i don't have you by my side,
Well i know i'll never be satisfied,
And i could wait 'til the end of time,
But i know it's never the first time twice...

Never ever ever the first time, it's never the first time twice,
Never ever ever the first time, it's never the first time twice...

So here i stand,
With my face in my hands,
On the corner,
Where you kissed me goodbye...
For all i know,
I only missed you by a moment,
For all i know,
Your footsteps are an echo...

If i don't have you by my side,
Well i know i'll never be satisfied,
And i could wait 'til the end of time,
But i know it's never the first time twice...

Never ever ever the first time, it's never the first time twice,
Never ever ever the first time, it's never the first time twice...
Track Name: If Ever I Would
When i kiss you,
I only get confused,
Cuz it feels like you want me,
And i want you to...
But i know,
You need to take your time,
Although i've been waiting for you now,
For all my life... it seems.

I don't intend to spend the,
Rest of my days waiting,
To see...
The look in your eyes fill with love that you're denying,
To me...
But when i ask myself,
If i would,
I know i would...

If ever you wanted me, i would...
If ever you needed me, i would...
If ever you came for me, i would...
If ever you cared for me, i would...

When you kiss me,
I want to believe,
Everything's going to turn out alright,
For you and me...
But i know,
That only time will tell,
If i'm meant to be with you,
Or by myself.

You see you have no idea of what i'm going through...
How could you?
If i'm here alone, and you're with someone new?

And when i ask myself,
If i should...
I know i would...

If ever you wanted me, i would...
If ever you needed me, i would...
If ever you came for me, i would...
If ever you cared for me, i would...
If ever you ask of me, i would...
If ever you long for me, i would...
If ever a chance that maybe we could...
Whatever it takes, you know i would...
Track Name: A Night Alone
Were those your tears on my face?
You didn't meant to hurt me did you?
You were so angry with me,
You said you needed a night alone,

I held my breath so you could breathe,
And i don't mean to confuse the issue,
But when you said you needed me,
You said you needed a night alone,

I got as close to you as you'd allow,
When you're around,
I'm not there with you,
Now you're as far away as you could get,
With my regrets,
I'm not there with you,

I guess there's nothing i could do,
I couldn't change your mind even if i tried,
Did you expect me to believe,
That you'd be spending a night alone?

And now that i've been replaced,
Where will you place the blame?
Did you expect me to believe,
That you'd be spending a night alone?

I got as close to you as you'd allow,
But still somehow,
I'm not there with you,
Thought i was right and you were wrong,
But now you're gone,
And I'm not there with you.
Track Name: Nothing Else
I wasn't trying to be - a hero,
I wasn't trying to be - anything,
And maybe - i tried just a little too hard,
And maybe - i didn't try hard enough at all,

But there was just one thing i ever really wanted,
There was just one thing i needed to be real,
From the time i told you that i loved you,
There was nothing else i ever wanted to feel,

And i know - you didn't need a saviour,
And i know - i could not save you anyway,
And i never really learned to hate you,
I only wanted you to want to stay,

But there was just one thing i ever really wanted,
There was just one thing i needed to be real,
From the time you told me that you loved me,
There was nothing else i ever wanted to hear...
Track Name: If the Sky Should Fall
I held your hand because it was cold,
And i asked you for your secrets,
Now all your secrets i know,
And with this wisdom i,
Have hope to undo this heart,
And though it seems so cold,
There's no secrets after all...

And if the sky should fall,
I will be thinking of you,
In every drop of rain,
And should the storm continue -
With laughter that we share,
Comes the expense of sorrow,
And the tears we shed today,
Will bring us joy tomorrow,

And if the sky should fall,
I will be there beside you,
And if the rain should turn to snow,
I'll be the warmth inside you,
If every step we gain,
Is worth two we falter,
Then if we both should have our way,
We will walk on water...

You held my hand because i was cold,
And you asked me for my secrets,
And all my secrets i told,
And with this wisdom we,
Have hope to find our hearts,
In a place that's safe and warm,
With no secrets and no harm...

And if the sky should fall,
I'll be so glad i found you,
And if the night should seem too long,
I'll wrap the stars around you,
We may not know the name,
Of every storm we weather,
But if we both should have our way,
We'll watch it fall together...
Track Name: Carousel
I like the pictures in colouring books,
I like the way the crayons make the animals look,
More like friendly little pieces of art,
And less like the predators they actually are...

I like to go and see a circus clown,
Who paints a cheerful smile on to cover his frown,
Quick with his seltzer but slow to condemn,
He's everybody's fool but he hasn't any friend...

Sometimes i find myself wondering,
What the world would look like through innocence,
But i'm the one who left those childhood eyes behind...
And sometimes i find myself stumbling,
Or standing my ground on unsteady feet,
And i ask myself if these eyes of mine are so blind?

I like to go and ride the carousel,
I like the bright colors and the sound and the smell,
The horses go 'round but they never get far,
So turn around and come back to the start,
Turn around and come back to the start,
Turn around and come back to the start,
Turn around and come back...

I like the pictures in colouring books,
I like the way the crayons make the animals look,
More like friendly little pieces of art,
And less like the predators they actually are...

Sometimes i find myself wondering,
What the world would look like through innocence,
But i'm the one who left those childhood eyes behind...
And sometimes i find myself stumbling,
Or standing my ground on unsteady feet,
And i ask myself if these eyes of mine are so blind?

And sometimes i find myself stumbling,
Or standing my ground on unsteady feet,
And i ask myself if these eyes of mine are so blind?
Track Name: The Fine Line
What chemical could account for our impatience,
But a hint of summer's madness?
What promise left unspoken in the heat of emotion?
We know the roles we're playing in this, call it "attraction",
But i don't even know you,
No i don't even know you...

And i wanna tear you apart,
i wanna find out,
What it is that makes you weep,
i wanna know what makes you scream,
i wanna know what makes you cry out...

This conversation is becoming an obsession,
Say "i love you" and it's over,
The words have lost their meanings but i know what you're saying,
I know what you're saying.
With all that's gone between us we should know not to wonder,
How far have we fallen?
How far can we fall?

And i wanna tear you apart,
i wanna find out,
What it is that makes you weep,
i wanna know what makes you scream,
i wanna know what makes you cry out...

[i wanna tear you apart,
i wanna find out,
What it is that makes you weep.]

There's no excuses,
And there's no use in pointing fingers at each other,
We're walking on the fine line,
And i know what you're thinking,
And you know what i'm thinking...

And i wanna tear you apart,
i wanna find out,
What it is that makes you weep,
i wanna know what makes you scream,
i wanna know what makes you cry out...
Track Name: Crushed
I try to stop myself,
Before i say something,
That i might regret in the end,
But my lips are moving,
The sound keeps falling out,
Will i put my foot up in my mouth?
How could i resist when you're so beautiful,
And all i want to do is...
Well all i want to do is kiss you,
And pull the strings that make you breathe my name?
But i am walking on eggshells,
Afraid to speak my mind,
In your presence,
My heart starts beating and my tongue gets tied,
And i am crushed.
Crushed.

And all the king's horses and all the king's men,
Couldn't put this boy back together again,
Like red and yellow,
Chocolate and peanut butter,
We compliment each other,
And all i want to do is...
Well all i want to do is kiss you,
And watch the way the waves flow down your body,
And all i want to do is kiss you,
Your whispered words are music to my ears,
The drops that form my tears...

Now i won't say any more meaningless words,
But i don't mean to say that i don't mean every word,
Sometimes i mean things that i don't say,
And i've said some pretty mean things today,
So stop my breath and take my tongue,
Stop me before i hurt someone,
Because i can't stand to speak another phrase,
I can't stand to hear another word that i say,
And i am crushed.
Crushed.
Crushed.

I swear this time,
I'm not going to lose my mind,
I swear this time,
I'm not going to lose my mind,
I swear this time,
I'm not going to lose my mind but -
I am crushed,
Crushed.


I swear this time,
I'm not going to lose my mind...
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Track Name: Little Black Book
I just got out my little black book,
The minute that you said goodbye,
And i thumbed right through my little black book,
I wasn't gonna sit and cry,

And i went from A to Z,
I took out every pretty girl in town,
They danced with me,
And as i held them...

All i did was talk about ya,
Hear your name and,
I start to cry,
There's just no getting over you,
Oh no...

There ain't no girl in my little black book,
Who could ever replace your charm,
And each girl in my little black book,
Knows you're the one i'm thinking of,

Oh won't you please come back?
Without your precious love i can't go on,
Where can, love be?
I need you so much...

All i did was talk about ya,
Hear your name and,
I start to cry,
There's just no getting over you,
Oh no...

Oh won't you please come back?
Without your precious love i can't go on,
It's haunting me,
I need you so much...

All i did was talk about ya,
Hear your name and,
I start to cry,
There's just no getting over you,
All i did was talk and talk about ya,
Hear your name and,
I start to cry,
There's just no getting over you,
Oh no...
Track Name: The Fine Line (Angelspit remix)
What chemical could account for our impatience,
But a hint of summer's madness?
What promise left unspoken in the heat of emotion?
We know the roles we're playing in this, call it "attraction",
But i don't even know you,
No i don't even know you...

And i wanna tear you apart,
i wanna find out,
What it is that makes you weep,
i wanna know what makes you scream,
i wanna know what makes you cry out...

This conversation is becoming an obsession,
Say "i love you" and it's over,
The words have lost their meanings but i know what you're saying,
I know what you're saying.
With all that's gone between us we should know not to wonder,
How far have we fallen?
How far can we fall?

And i wanna tear you apart,
i wanna find out,
What it is that makes you weep,
i wanna know what makes you scream,
i wanna know what makes you cry out...

[i wanna tear you apart,
i wanna find out,
What it is that makes you weep.]

There's no excuses,
And there's no use in pointing fingers at each other,
We're walking on the fine line,
And i know what you're thinking,
And you know what i'm thinking...

And i wanna tear you apart,
i wanna find out,
What it is that makes you weep,
i wanna know what makes you scream,
i wanna know what makes you cry out...

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