Love & Taxidermy

by The Von Furs

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Love & Taxidermy was recorded mostly by Michael Mazochi alone at home over the course of a few years. The album was released under the name "The Von Furs". See Insert that is included as bonus material for credits.

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released March 8, 2016

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Michael Mazochi Los Angeles, California

Mazochi has been pursuing the evolution of expression for the better part of a decade. His work ranges from folk, to country, to indie rock, to pop, to rock and roll. His more instrumentally dense work with his band "The Von Furs" is an exploration of pop, psychedelic, garage and good old fashioned rock n' roll while his solo work tends towards the more intimate confessions of a solo artist. ... more

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Track Name: Oh Boy
“Oh Boy”

glass breaks and a porcelain smile
all the pretty faces trying to prove they're alive
breathe deep and its back here again
and id whistle while i work but i hear the ground singing

oh boy dont you look away now
its a sad life but we gotta stand up somehow
so here i stand

i work hard to keep the blood from my hands
so tell me little lover can you show me how to be a man
when all these little kids are waiting on a rain-cloud
and the only sound i hear is my fathers voice weeping

oh boy dont you look away now
its a sad life but we gotta look up somehow
and i better sit down for this

lips smack at the face of integrity
a penny for your thoughts and i think i just lost count
pack our bags and wait for me in the car
it wont be long and then i hear your angel voice

oh boy dont you look away now
its a sad life but we gotta shake up somehow
so lets all pray for rain

so here i am back where it started
im staring at a drainpipe and wishing we could all go round
two clouds on a distant horizon
convening like a couple of priests reciting from a book they read...

oh boy dont you look away now
its a sad life but we gotta wake up somehow
and i think i hear bells

repeat chorus ----> end
Track Name: Ribbons For Bows
“Ribbons for Bows”


Oh but I don’t know what I could do
And I never knew where to be

Oh but I don’t know what I could say
And I never knew where to stay
Said I never knew where to stay

If I cant get next to you
Im trading my ribbons for bows

If you said to me that I cant go on
Then I’d surely die in your arms

If you told to me that I cant turn on
Then id surely try for to see
I said id surely try for to see.

If I cant get next to you
Im trading my ribbons for bows

In our time may we part but two the same
In ours only love can remain.
In ours only love can remain

If I cant get next to you
Im trading my ribbons for bows.
Track Name: When You're Not Here
“When You’re Not Here”


Well I was born into your eyes
Into the storm of your best disguise
A leather jacket and ill trade your heart for mine

I feel as if I have been fast asleep
Beneath the light that all the lonely keep
I make my way but honey I need your teeth

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Oh then we break and we fall apart
Apart.

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So here I am I am a man on fire
Out of my head and in the deadmans choir
Im afaid ill fail and im past my prime

So honey ive been waiting for a sign
Something to break the walls of my design
Feel like I could die when you’re not here

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Oh then we break and we fall apart
Apart

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I don’t know why im still here
The same mistakes year after year
But im trying to get over me
Cos im losing myself in all I see

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So honey will you give me one last dance
I promise I will try to be your man
Feel like ive been down for all my life
Track Name: Love, Only Love
“Love, Only Love”


Love, only love can break your heart and you know
That time it doesn’t heal it only hides

My heart tear it out, cos I cant use it anymore
Where will I run to when im tired

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And don’t let me go
No let me go.
Will you love me when Im gone?

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Please don’t forget how on the day that we met
It all seemed so clear that we’d be fine

But now days of old are leavin me a heart-shaped hole
And I fear that all the good in me is gone.

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And don’t let me go
No let me go
Will you love me when im gone?

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Love bury me. Forget 6 and make it 3
So you can dig me up when you change your mind.
Track Name: A Light In The Hall
“A Light In The Hall”

Here I am baby its 3am
I guess I’m thinking about you again
In the cool glow of a neon light
I guess I should have kissed you the other night
Is there something wrong with me?
Would you notice if I didn’t call?

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There’s a light on in the hall
But there’s no one home at all
I’ve been living alone for too long
Cigarettes and taking falls
Do you want me at all?

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So here I am baby its 4 am
I’m back screaming at the walls again.
In the cold still of a sad goodbye
I guess I should have noticed, my tongue was tied
Is there something wrong with you?
I guess I knew you wouldn’t call.

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There’s a light on in the hall
But there’s no one home at all
I’ve been living alone for too long
Cigarettes and taking falls
You don’t want me at all.

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So here I am baby its 5 am
I guess I’m thinking about you again…
Track Name: You'd Better Get Used To It
“You Better Get Used To It”

Taking your time but you keep it uptight
Taking the cure and you’re joining the fight
You never understood the way things sometimes are

Couldn’t relate to the ones your mistrust
Trading your love for dose of bloodlust
I call that a hole and you call it a must

But I do not know why should care or what I could do

You got it all right but you set it all wrong
You’re singing tonight all your traveling songs
You said “it’s a hard life, boy you better get used to it”

But you could pick up your pen or you could wish on your star
You could settle your debts, but you wont get very far
If you think it’s a hard life, girl you better get used to it

You’re fixing a hole with your eyes in your grace
Regret is scrawled all across your face
You’re losing it man, don’t you see you won’t win

Cavalier to all the ones you mistake
Your hands on the wheel but you’re riding the breaks
Too scared to ever let it all go in the end

But I do not know why should care or what I could do

You got it all right but you set it all wrong
You’re singing tonight all your traveling songs
You said “it’s a hard life, boy you better get used to it”

But you could pick up your pen or you could wish on your star
You could settle your debts, but you wont get very far
If you think it’s a hard life, girl you better get used to it

But I do not know why should care or what I could do

You got it all right but you set it all wrong
You’re singing tonight all your traveling songs
You said “it’s a hard life, boy you better get used to it”

But you could pick up your pen or you could wish on your star
You could settle your debts, but you wont get very far
If you think it’s a hard life, girl you better get used to it
Track Name: A High, A Lie
“A High, A Lie”

Well we stayed out all night
And so you made us a lie…a lie

You left a layman hung and high
Upon a whisper holden sigh…sigh

You kept your heart just out of sight,
To hold your hope unto a light.

And so we stayed up all night
And how you made us a lie…
And so we stayed out all night
Oh, how you made us a lie
Track Name: Take Me Away
“Take Me Away”

When I said that you were way out of line
Well it was all up to you
But if I knew that it was you on the line
Well it was all up to me
All up to me.

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But you take me away on my own.
And I won’t be alright on my own.

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The glass changed from blue into grey
And I felt the change in you
You were cold, and with you restraint
And I the child you didn’t know

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But you take me away on my own.
And I won’t be alright on my own.

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A dark night, somewhere far away
Will I forget your name?
Yeah, I’ll forget your name.
Track Name: Free Your Heart Instead
“Free Your Heart Instead”

Well, you say that you lost your faith in god.
Well, baby it’s not my fault.
And why should I?

Could you know of the stars around my eyes?
And how I’m always in disguise?
And why wouldn’t I?

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Now you know you’re on your own.
Free your heart instead my love
My love….

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You’re such a queen when you’re face down on your floor.
Do you still want more?
You child.

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And now you know you’re on your own.
Free your heart instead my love.
My love, love, love.

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Tie me to your chair, and lock your door.
Oh, that’s what friends are for.
And why lie?

My love, love, my love, love, my love, love, my love, and love
Track Name: The High Road
“The High Road”

You had it wrong.
I was so far gone.
I was just a song…
About you leaving me.

Everyone is alone
Without a home
I’ll go scream about it.

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But I’ll be the one holding the gun.
Yet still I don’t know which way to run
Which way to run
When I need you.

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So why should I stay?
Choose your side.
Cos, I’ve chosen mine.

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But I’ll be the one holding the gun
Yet still I don’t know which way to run
Which way to run
When I need you.

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So you take the high road cos I have my own
Say, you take the high road, cos I have my own
Track Name: Ain't Love Tragic
“Ain’t Love Tragic”

They say you’re never coming home again
And oh no no
Baby don’t you leave me here alone
Oh no no
And you know no one can make me cry like this.
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Still I know there’s something going on here
I’m trying to hang a face on all my fears.
Baby, baby you know that I’ve learned…
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That ain’t love tragic?
But ain’t love magic?
Ain’t love tragic?
But its real.
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They tell me that you never were, at all.
Oh no no
Maybe you were just a dream, I know
Oh no no
But I don’t even care what they say around here
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But still I know there’s something going on here.
I’m starting to hang a face on all my fears.
But baby baby you know that I’ve learned…
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That ain’t love tragic?
But ain’t love magic?
Ain’t love tragic?
But its real.
Aint love tragic?
Ain’t love magic?
Aint love tragic?
And I’m never gonna leave you baby.
I’m never never gonna leave you baby.
No I’m never gonna leave you baby.
Track Name: Heaven Come Easy
“Heaven Come Easy”

Sing my mind to sleep. What treacherous time is this?
My thoughts disturb my ease, of forgotten memories.
And if you meet my king, won’t you speak in peace?

And heaven come easy.

The gallows groan tonight, with the hopeless men I’ve known.
What words deceive their tongues? They’ve gutted the iron lung.
And if you meet my friends, won’t you ease their hearts?

And heaven come easy.

So many days I’ve known. What kin could call my own?
But I yearn for days to come, when we walk to from whence we’ve run.
And if you meet my time, won’t you plead for more?

And heaven come easy.

So leech my blood for oil, and drain my marrows feed.
Then lower my body down, my eyes to see no more.
And when you meet my end, don’t you speak its name.

And heaven come easy.
Heaven come easy.