Burn Me Out (Songs from the World of Strowlers)

by S. J. Tucker

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about

STROWLERS is Zombie Orpheus Entertainment's urban fantasy show concept that tells the stories of “hypercreative malcontent[s]” who have the guts to believe in magic (and to keep practicing it, as well as protecting others with magical abilities, when to do so makes them outlaws).

Sooj is proud to support the project as a songwriter with these three tunes.

Watch clips:
www.zombieorpheus.com/videos/playlist/8/video/0/

Learn more: wiki.zombieorpheus.com/index.php/Strowlers:The_Strowlers

"Burn Me Out" is the series anthem, commissioned by show creator Ben Dobyns in 2014, now released for the first time.

"Mirror Self" and "Show Me" were both inspired by the dialogue and characters of the Strowlers pilot episode, screening this February 2018 in the Seattle area, home of the project's heart.

These three songs are an exclusive S. J. Tucker digital EP release, made possible by the support of Zombie Orpheus, Ben Dobyns, and Strowlers worldwide.

credits

released February 16, 2018

"Burn Me Out"
Guitars, lead vocals, music, lyrics, and mixing by S. J. Tucker
Strowlers choir: Cade Tinney, Betsy Tinney, Phil Brucato, Damiana Swan, Ryan Loyd, Clint McCune, and S. J. Tucker
Bass by Phil Brucato
Djembe by Clint McCune
Cello by Betsy Tinney
Initial tracking & mix-down at Pinecoon Studio, Redmond; 2018 tracking and remix at The PixieHouse, Petit Jean Mtn.

"Mirror Self"
Guitars, vocals, bass, programming, mix, music, and lyrics by S. J. Tucker

"Show Me"
Guitars, vocals, bass, fujara, percussion, programming, mix, music, and lyrics by S. J. Tucker

Cover art design by K' Wiley. Images courtesy of ZOE.

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Track Name: Burn Me Out
Burn me out, draw the lightning down
Stand up, face your equal
Turn this world around

Go on and burn me out,
catch me if you can, I'm gonna
draw the lightning down
Coming bold or meek,
stand and face your equal, and we'll
turn this world around, oh

(Burn me out, draw the lightning down
Stand up, strowler
Turn this world around)

Call me an outcast, call me a thief
Close your eyes to my whole magic show
Turn away from what I have to say
The powerless have powers you will never know
We're all just storytellers
dreaming out loud to pass the time
I know my enemy shares my own fragility
but if you've got the spark, you're
bound to get fire

Go on and burn me out,
catch me if you can, I'm gonna
draw the lightning down
Coming strong or weak,
stand and face your equal, and we'll
turn this world around

Call me a criminal for what I hold inside
Behind your eyes you know we are the same
Problem child or spirit of solution,
revolution doesn't need a lot of flame.
Call on the Storyteller, what's in the cards for you?
I know the choice is clear:
compassion over fear for the
magic we can do

Go on and burn me out,
catch me if you can, I'm gonna
draw the lightning down
Coming strong or weak,
stand and face your equal, and we'll
turn this world around

Call me an outcast, call me a thief
Close your eyes to my whole magic show
Turn away from what I have to say
The powerless have powers you will never know
If you don't have the spark you'll
never see fire, but we've got the match right here
Let the world awake. Make no mistake
we will still be standing when the
smoke has cleared

Go on and burn me out,
catch me if you can, I'm gonna
draw the lightning down
Coming bold or meek,
stand and face your equal, and we'll
turn this world around
Go on and burn me out,
catch me if you can, I'm gonna
draw the lightning down
There's only one ride
if we're gonna survive, we gotta
turn this world around

We may be out of focus, but we're
proud to let it show
We burn without the burning and we
do not care who knows
Try to kill what's beautiful,
stand back and watch it grow
Got a different kind of burning and we
do not care who knows

Renegades and rascals, we are
all the same as you
standing up for magic and the
magic we can do
Try to hide the mystery, it's
gonna shine through
We stand up for magic and the
magic we can do

Burn me out, draw the lightning down
Stand up, face your equal
Turn this world around
Track Name: Mirror Self (Strowlers mix)
Mirror self, reflect my face
Hear my words, take my place
Breath and blood will make you whole
You have my heart, and I my soul

Mirror self, reflect my face
Hear my words, take my place
Breath and blood will make you whole
Take my heart and leave my soul

Wolves know their work, so be ready,
ready to run and hide
"Is this the magic mirror?"
Finish the tale and decide.

Between the worlds, to and fro
Hand in hand, it's time to go
Never fear, my mirror girl
Step by step, between the worlds

Wolves know their work, so be ready
to split yourself in two
Trust in the tale that you carry
Step on through, oh

You have my heart, I have my soul
Breath and my blood will make you whole
Mirror self, reflect my face
Hear my words, take my place

Breath and blood will make you whole
Take my heart, leave my soul
Mirror self, reflect my face
Hear my words
and take my place
Track Name: Show Me
Just because it isn't real
doesn't mean it isn't true
If someone said it wasn't real
They don't see the way you do

If I told you I believed you,
what stories would you tell?
Would you feel a little stronger?
Would you step out of your shell
or would you say it wasn't real
until I left you alone?

Once upon a time, did someone
try to take it away from you?
Did you fight for what was real to you?
I know that you do.
Well, once upon a time is now
and the story's come back for you
so show me what you can do.

If someone said it wasn't true
doesn't mean it isn't real
You know it behind your eyes
and in all that you feel

If I tell you I believe you,
what stories would you share?
Would you feel a little stronger?
Would you say that you don't care,
or tell me, "no, no, no, no no!
Please leave me alone!"

Well, we've all got a different
right and wrong
So we break a little law
or we sing a different song
Who says what's real, what's right,
and what is true?

Once upon a time, you
lived by the rhyme of
the things you knew
So why don't you show me
what you can do.
Come on and show me
what you can do!