Throwing Knives At Time

by Joseph Beaty

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1.
Buried Away 04:22
Deep below, this case of tissue and bone Reach and you’ll know that even in the dark things still grow Maybe even more so...This claws gotta hold of me Buried Away Covered in dirt and buried away Drag and delay Pick at the lines falling away Buried Away Covered in dirt and buried away Drag and delay Pick at the lines Buried away Just so you know, there’s nowhere left to go Time might move slow but the end will come in one determined blow Deep below this case of tissue and bone I’m… Buried Away Covered in dirt and buried away Drag and delay Pick at the lines falling away Buried Away Covered in dirt and buried away Drag and delay Pick at the lines Buried away
2.
We’ve all been down below Willingly and/or pulled by the unknown Burrow deep inside We forget the shell when the night arrives Oh, I don’t wanna go Oh, I don’t wanna see Oh, I don’t wanna go Oh, I don’t wanna be...anything This is feeling...final Grieve for the season The death of leaves is enough reason... To look again...this time we can’t pretend… Or this feeling will never end Oh, I don’t wanna go Oh, I don’t wanna see Oh, I don’t wanna go Oh, I don’t wanna be...anything This is feeling...final
3.
This path seemingly leading nowhere Can’t change the view no matter how hard you stare Created this image, believed, and made it real inside Time to cut, rewire, and divide Fire moving up the chord for you Smoke working it’s way around the room to… Choke out what’s left. No love, no light. Time to cut, rewire, and divide Time to cut, rewire, and divide Time to cut, rewire, and divide Only you decide
4.
There’s a path set out for you and I We can fill up the cracks we can feed the divide Find a warm willing body to create a light First slow then quick for the flame to arrive We’re throwing knives at time We’re throwing knives at time Placing lives on lines We’re throwing knives at time Knives at time Shield the pain or let it just run inside Either way we need a weapon either way there’s a fight I won’t be lying on the road no not tonight We’re throwing knives at time We’re throwing knives at time Placing lives on lines We’re throwing knives at time We’re throwing knives at time We’re throwing knives at time Placing lives on lines We’re throwing knives at time Knives at time
5.
Set out to see Where the wound might be Peel back the fold Set the guarded heart free Not sure you know what matters to me I chose this place Barren and cold Unwavering sense of the lies you told Bathing in foam Free and unknown I’m bleeding I’m drifting I’ll be home soon I’ve painted on the hole you've drawn Your bluffs been called I know you’re in the deep Waiting for me I’m bleeding I’m drifting I’m bleeding I’m drifting I’ll be home soon
6.
Shadowing 03:21
That sudden light came over me Wild and fierce watch it flickering In the mirror and behind me now Shadowing until it's time to go down
7.
The Witness 03:04
All the rain came for you today Remnants of decay finally washed away But I’m the witness… I’m your preferred shade of gray I’m the witness… Did you think I’d let it all slip away?
8.
Slow Dive 04:19
Found that hole Packed it up with gold To watch it melt That was the goal Push that pin Til’ it stays in Tear hidden deep behind a grin It’s a slow dive to the center of… The dark inside, glitter and pain my love slow dive to the center of… The dark inside, glitter and pain my love All that weight Added up with hate We like to think we know the way...but… When we’re numb to the sharpest points Our hands aren’t holding all the coins It’s a slow dive to the center of… The dark inside, glitter and pain my love slow dive to the center of… The dark inside, glitter and pain my love
9.
Don’t wait up for me Not sure how long it might be Could be forever The same as never if we’re counting If we’re counting… If we’re counting… Translucent film fills the eye One stays clear to welcome the night Thought I was present and pushing through Turned out I didn't have a clue Don’t wait up for me Not sure how long it might be Could be forever The same as never if we’re counting If we’re counting… If we’re counting…
10.
Lost Track 03:36
Left to fade Left unsaid Void of color in this bed Pull us up to let go again Hide the cuts and smile wide my friend I fear we’ve reached the end I fear we’ve reached the end Let it go Let it go Throw everything away

about

I wrote this record in early 2019. It felt very personal at that time. It still feels this way. However, things are different now. I think most of us approach our days now with a bit more gratitude. Priorities have shifted and we're just trying to see the sun rise and set. I thought a lot about time during the writing process. How I've lived, mistakes I've made and how to move forward. The idea that we're all "Throwing Knives at Time" came to my mind. A coping mechanism of sorts. We throw knives when we're trying to move through something. Therapy right?

As for the present...I am truly grateful for every moment with my family and friends. Grateful for every experience. Every touch, emotion, every feeling of cold on my fingertips and warmth upon my face. From old flames of desire to the most powerful love I get to experience everyday with my wife and children. I feel it all. We feel it all. Before our new normal, that was overwhelming to me. The knives were sharp and I fought healing with every fiber of my being. Now it's comforting to feel something. No matter how painful. I am OK with the past and looking forward to tomorrow.

I hope you can find a moment to listen to this record. Put on some headphones and walk through your life to the present. Visit those places you cherish most and bring it to the surface...to the present. Every artist says their latest record is their best, most defining work. Truth is, only you decide...

X-Joseph

credits

released May 29, 2020

All Songs Written, Recorded and Mixed by Joseph Beaty (BMI 2020)
Mastered by Joseph Butera III
Drums and Percussion by Joseph Butera III
Strings for Throwing Knives At Time by Ian Nichols
Additional Vocals and Flute for The Witness by Stephanie Schneider
Piano for If We’re Counting by Crystal Casey
Additional Vocals and Piano for Lost Track by Crystal Casey
Baritone voices for Lost Track by Joseph Butera III
Art direction by Mike Cybulski

Thank you to my family and friends that supported this process. Thank you friends for your huge contributions to these songs.

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Joseph Beaty New York, New York

Joseph Beaty is a Multi-Instrumentalist, producer and songwriter. Learn more at josephbeaty.com

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