Guest Motel

In by Moses Guest

  1. Preposterous Box
  2. It’s Our Love
  3. Invictus
  4. 2 Of Everybody
  5. Victim of Hours
  6. Bird In My Hand
  7. Jackson
  8. Double-Double-Double God
  9. Dead Again
  10. Baby, Don’t Take Your Love Out On Me

Photography by Steve Harris.

Bluesy, psychedelic, and refined – these are the qualities of Moses Guest’s 2004 release “Guest Motel”. The unique vocals and lyrics of Graham Guest are accompanied by an ultra-tight, but still expressive group of friends and musicians. There’s just something different about these guys that separates them from the rest of the guitar-jam crowd!

Lyrics

It’s Our Love

The sky is falling but we’re not dead yet
It’s always falling all around your head
Got to take your independence from a bad dream or bad scene
10,000 miles so get back in it

Why oh why must we be so damn hip?
I thought everyone was tripping on the mothership
Wheel keep a spinning; got to crack that whip because
It’s our love

It’s our love
It’s our love
It’s our love

I heard a whisper behind my door
There was something scratching upon my floor
I felt a low, slow thunder rumbling through my life
And I’ve got to take this information to the city

My oh my, we got a whole lot left
We put the notice on the sailing ship
And you will get your invitation if you haven’t yet
Because it’s our love…

It’s our love…

Invictus

From the night that is my cover
Black as pitch from pole to pole
I thank the gods, be they whatever
For my unconquerable soul

In the clutch of circumstance
I have not winced or cried aloud
Under the bludgeoning of chance
My head is bloody but unbowed

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms the horror of the shade
And yet the menace of the years
Shall always find me unafraid
And that’s the way it has to be…

I lIve inside these things I say
Just like I live inside my home
Though in this world of words I play
Ultimately, I am alone

So when the end is standing by
Shadows long from head to toe
My blade will cut both deep and dry
And night will fall upon the floor

It matters not how straight the gate
How charged with punishments the scroll
I am the master of my fate
I am the captain of my soul
And that’s the way it has to be…

Victim of Hours

move on. got to move along now. so long. been so long in this town. like a blackbird breaking the window you’ve got to wheel and fly. fly on. because i can’t live in the shadow of the corporation. hell no.

for of victim of the hours, there’s no power in restraint. so i’m climbing up the tower to register my complaint. it’s my private revolution. it’s just something that i’ve got to try. got to worry. in hurry.

groove on. from that tired old sound. new song. write a better one down. got to draw one out of the the flowers and the burning sun. shine on. because i can’t live in the shadow of anyone. right on.

for of victim of the hours, there’s no power in restraint. so i’m climbing up the tower to register my complaint. it’s my private revolution. it’s just something that i’ve got to try. got to worry. in hurry.

and this capital aggravation, it’s the station of my life.  so i try to make occasion for abrasion and for strife. push into it, looking through it. it’s just something that has got to die. got to worry.

Baby, Don’t Take Your Love Out on Me

Baby, don’t take your love out on me
I don’t understand ‘cause I ain’t done nothing, you see
She said, that’s exactly what I mean
And I said, Baby, just don’t take your love out on me

Some say I’m lazy or crazy for drinking alone
But I wouldn’t do it if I had someone to drink with at home
But she’s always working so hard, it’s breaking my heart
And the older I get, the more things start falling apart

Baby, don’t take your love out on me…

I think I remember forgetting to leave the light on
Or maybe I forgot to remember to stop thinking at all
What can you say when you’re wasting away every night
And why can’t I remember to think of things right

When I was a kid, I was dreaming
A particular song in my head
I sit here today and I see that I’m singing
That very same song to bring home my bread

Baby, don’t take your love out on me…

  1. Preposterous Box
  2. It’s Our Love
  3. Invictus
  4. 2 Of Everybody
  5. Victim of Hours
  6. Bird In My Hand
  7. Jackson
  8. Double-Double-Double God
  9. Dead Again
  10. Baby, Don’t Take Your Love Out On Me

Photography by Steve Harris.

Bluesy, psychedelic, and refined – these are the qualities of Moses Guest’s 2004 release “Guest Motel”. The unique vocals and lyrics of Graham Guest are accompanied by an ultra-tight, but still expressive group of friends and musicians. There’s just something different about these guys that separates them from the rest of the guitar-jam crowd!

Lyrics

It’s Our Love

The sky is falling but we’re not dead yet
It’s always falling all around your head
Got to take your independence from a bad dream or bad scene
10,000 miles so get back in it

Why oh why must we be so damn hip?
I thought everyone was tripping on the mothership
Wheel keep a spinning; got to crack that whip because
It’s our love

It’s our love
It’s our love
It’s our love

I heard a whisper behind my door
There was something scratching upon my floor
I felt a low, slow thunder rumbling through my life
And I’ve got to take this information to the city

My oh my, we got a whole lot left
We put the notice on the sailing ship
And you will get your invitation if you haven’t yet
Because it’s our love…

It’s our love…

Invictus

From the night that is my cover
Black as pitch from pole to pole
I thank the gods, be they whatever
For my unconquerable soul

In the clutch of circumstance
I have not winced or cried aloud
Under the bludgeoning of chance
My head is bloody but unbowed

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms the horror of the shade
And yet the menace of the years
Shall always find me unafraid
And that’s the way it has to be…

I lIve inside these things I say
Just like I live inside my home
Though in this world of words I play
Ultimately, I am alone

So when the end is standing by
Shadows long from head to toe
My blade will cut both deep and dry
And night will fall upon the floor

It matters not how straight the gate
How charged with punishments the scroll
I am the master of my fate
I am the captain of my soul
And that’s the way it has to be…

Victim of Hours

move on. got to move along now. so long. been so long in this town. like a blackbird breaking the window you’ve got to wheel and fly. fly on. because i can’t live in the shadow of the corporation. hell no.

for of victim of the hours, there’s no power in restraint. so i’m climbing up the tower to register my complaint. it’s my private revolution. it’s just something that i’ve got to try. got to worry. in hurry.

groove on. from that tired old sound. new song. write a better one down. got to draw one out of the the flowers and the burning sun. shine on. because i can’t live in the shadow of anyone. right on.

for of victim of the hours, there’s no power in restraint. so i’m climbing up the tower to register my complaint. it’s my private revolution. it’s just something that i’ve got to try. got to worry. in hurry.

and this capital aggravation, it’s the station of my life.  so i try to make occasion for abrasion and for strife. push into it, looking through it. it’s just something that has got to die. got to worry.

Baby, Don’t Take Your Love Out on Me

Baby, don’t take your love out on me
I don’t understand ‘cause I ain’t done nothing, you see
She said, that’s exactly what I mean
And I said, Baby, just don’t take your love out on me

Some say I’m lazy or crazy for drinking alone
But I wouldn’t do it if I had someone to drink with at home
But she’s always working so hard, it’s breaking my heart
And the older I get, the more things start falling apart

Baby, don’t take your love out on me…

I think I remember forgetting to leave the light on
Or maybe I forgot to remember to stop thinking at all
What can you say when you’re wasting away every night
And why can’t I remember to think of things right

When I was a kid, I was dreaming
A particular song in my head
I sit here today and I see that I’m singing
That very same song to bring home my bread

Baby, don’t take your love out on me…