Corrected Idiot (1997)

by Phil Western

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This "album" was basically the result of a few things - the acquisition of a new recording rig, the breakup of a marriage, and the slide into a nightmarish and protracted addiction cycle. So it is not really the work of a totally stable guy.
20 copies were made and given to family and a couple of friends. Those copies seem to have all disappeared, but I still had the files on an old hard drive, and people had asked me over the years to release this music. It is a little embarrassing for me now to listen to it, but there are also things I can enjoy when listening to it because it almost feels like listening to the music of someone else. If nothing else, it is another little milestone, in terms of the first use of live instruments, and it deserves to be documented as such

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released January 17, 2014

Phil Western - all instruments and vocals.

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Phil Western Vancouver, British Columbia

Member of Download, Plateau and solo artist with several releases to date. Owner of the Record Company. Based in Vancouver, BC.

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Track Name: Mess with you
Watched it with an eager eye
I could see that something wasn't right
They were inside with their screws and lights
In the dark of morning I'd take flight

Told me I'd be safe with you
They said I was crazy, never you
You believed in all that I could do
Turned out all I did was mess with you

Soon I turned to other things
Began to grow my own set of wings
Made you cry and told you we were through
Did just what a crazy man would do

You believed in all that I could do
Turned out all I did was mess with you
Track Name: Wake of an hour
Delayed suffering

Betrayed someday

Deranged
Nowhere

Where does it come from?

Wake of an hour
Who did we shower
But a fool like you
With the moonlight gone
Who would have known
That's the best we could do
Track Name: Hiding
Him: I stayed up real late
Tried to get you on the phone
2000 miles of express hate
You chilled me right down to the bone
I heard the words but don't believe
You strayed so far from me so fast
Your actions tell a deeper story
I should now become your past

Her: Never wanted to be cruel
Never meant to stab your back

Him: Your decision was the knife
There's no more hiding from the fact

Are you with him now?

Her: Never wanted to be cruel
Never meant to stab your back

Him: Your decision was the knife
There's no more hiding from the fact
There's no more hiding from the fact
Track Name: Corrected idiot
All the way
To the grave
Decision follows
Like a mutant shadow
Keep it safe
Don't call again
Don't be weak today
Don't be led astray

Tearing up the marriage
Fell to pieces, call to arms
Corrected idiot
This old clock keeps moving
Creeping closer like his hands
Corrected idiot

All the way
To the grave
Decision follows
Like a mutant shadow
Keep it sane
To coin a phrase
Don't be weak today
Don't be led astray
To the grave
To the grave

All the saints come round here
All the saints come round here now
Corrected idiot
I'm gonna need a push here
I don't believe you'd help me now
Corrected idiiot
Track Name: Out there
It's going to be out there
Track Name: Dark already
Living in a room
With just a tv
A bit of smoke
A bit of a joke
Is it getting dark already?
Is it getting dark already?
There's another day with
Nothing to do
Better go to sleep
I can feel the disease
Is it getting dark already?

Just a piece of shit
Wasting away
I can kiss goodbye
Another day
Is it getting dark already?
I'll never understand what
you see in me
With my manic moods
And anxiety
Is it getting dark already?

We can share
This charade
Heaven sent you
All the way
I never felt so clear
And sane
Track Name: Took a weakness
Silence is a friend
Close the door and wait
I hear you falling out
Making sure I'll listen
I thought that I knew best
Kissed a friend and walked out
Took a weakness then
The likes of which, my friend.....