I Am a Monster

by Sainthill

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released August 9, 2009

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Sainthill Melbourne, Australia

Sainthill is a Melbourne-based musician who deals in sparse, lonesome Australiana. Dream-like, slow and melancholic, Sainthill's gently pensive songs paint vignettes of death, fear, friendship, family and hope. Sainthill released his album Man Alive back in 2014 before buggering off to the US for a bit. He’s now back down under where his music arguably belongs. ... more

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Track Name: At the End of the Street
I walked round and round
Looking at you in the ground
We lay you in your dress of blue
And the clouds tumbled over

My new wife wears a dress of striking crimson
And shoes that show off her ankles in them
I saw her downtown on on the riverside
She gathered flowers and I stayed in hide

And I had a red cloth belt in my hand
And shoes left for mud don't understand
I smell that perfume and it's different, sweeter
"Are you for me, or the flowers?" I greet her
Track Name: A Sandy Bay
I recall when you wore your hair real long
That grey day on the beach but the air was warm and strong
We threw a line in from the shore
And you pulled in seaweed, but not a whole lot more

I went back there just the other day
And I got asked to build a sand castle but I didn't want to play
Waded out until my shorts were wet
And I imagined you were there behind me, blowing on my neck

Nah baby, don't you start that
Track Name: Ba Na Na
The end of painful exhaustion
Long day ends
To sleep early so I can get up in the morning
Be fit to do it again

Ba na na

We can't break the stone like we used to
Feebly slip on by
I should be living on a patch somewhere
With the green hills high

Ba na na

I have read that you shouldn't expect
Work to make for happy folk
But I'm happy when I'm with my comrades
Drunk, and talking work jokes

And after I like food on the table
I need new shoes
And when we ignore the pilgrims for another day
Postpone choosing again

Ba na na
Track Name: You Can Thank Me for Everything
Well I stole a little loaf of rye
So me and my baby we wouldn't die
We ran like kids out on the street
We scored some stuff and she heated it and smoked it

Went to a party, the same old style
There was Bobby I hadn't seen him in a while
There was blood on he bathroom floor
The carpet stank and those curtains were always drawn

All of this is coming together I know it
We say it's getting better I showed you
So you can thank me for everything

We slept 'til five, out on the grass
And I saw my baby's face as it cut through the dark
The sun rose over her body
The blood was hers but she didn't care to show me

All of this is coming together I know it
We say it's getting better I showed you
So you can thank me for everything
Track Name: Without My Gun
Without my gun, without my gun
I'm gonna clean up this town like it should be done
Without my words, without my words
I'm gonna clean out the gutters and nesting birds

Without shame, without shame
I'm gonna run him out of town, never speak his name
And without my breath, without my breath
I'm gonna lay in this grave, peaceful in death
Track Name: Mind in the Light
I'll still come visit you
I know what you done
I'll come visit you killer
I'll bring our son

Keep your mind in the light, hold on
Keep your mind in the light, hold on
Keep your mind, mind, mind in the light, light light
If you do that for me then I know we'll be alright

All I can see now
Is your fist-shaped mark
On the bullet-proof window
I pray for you in the dark

Keep your mind in the light, hold on
Keep your mind in the light, hold on
Keep your mind, mind, mind in the light, light light
If you do that for me then I know we'll be alright
Track Name: I Don't Want You
He's the one who wants you
And I'm the one who don't
He wants to take you on a riverboat cruise
And I would rather see you float

He wants to wine and dine you
If only he could find you
You're round at my house again
And I'm just trying to pretend you're not here

I'm just trying to pretend

He's the one who'll have you
When I'm old and woeful