wilbur by the sea (EP)

by wilbur by the sea

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Recorded in bedrooms and living rooms in West Virginia during an especially intense season of introspection, healing and re-direction.

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released 01 November 2011

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Track Name: Covenant of Chemicals
You remember all you say
even when my thoughts are vague
Forgiveness doesn't make a sound
The demons come my way
right up in my face
I push them away for now
Can you make this go away
Bury my mistakes
Remind me you don't write them down anymore
You remember what's been paid
even when my feelings change
It's not a covenant of chemicals
To dwell is all a waste
Does nothing for my state
The place I change is deeper down
Can you make this go away
Bury my mistakes
Remind me you don't write them down anymore
Track Name: A Cemetery Greeting
It's hard to fix your own problems
when you don't know God, and the Devil just laughs
as you try so hard
You got fifty-one albums
on your bedroom floor, and not a single one's singing
what you're longing for
No one made you ready enough to make this climb
but you wouldn't have believed it if it was written in the sky
You've been kissing your demons
in the middle of the night: there's not a megaphone
big enough to ask you why
Give a cemetery greeting
to the bones next door: just a big smile
faking what you felt before
No one made you ready enough to make this climb
but you wouldn't have believed it if it was written in the sky
You're not getting any better
but you're keeping in stride: as long as no one else tries
you'll be doing just fine
Track Name: Waterbaby
I think that you reflect what deep down I know
the hope and the beauty
Could you stand in the sun
I'm seeing a glimpse of what was and is to come
I've been holding my breath
just balancing the buoyancy and density
I've been drowning down here babe
I can see you up there shining
but the waters are refracting your gentle glow
and I'm wishing that I was not down below
I'll swim up to the surface for you
I can see you coming babe
I can see that you are falling
but I didn't want to pull you down here too
Living under all this weight would not become you
I'll swim up to the surface for you
There's new air to breathe
a fresh moment of gravity
Would you stand there with me
cause the ground wasn't made to be a lonely place
no there's room to be together
but before any plans I may just need a hand
as I break the surface tension
Track Name: Cinnamon
I want to ask you why you couldn't make a fist
And you didn't take your copy of our photo strip
And the letter that I sent before, what did you think of it
I just want to talk to you
Is this just as hard for you
Can you change your mind
No it's not the right time
I still have your bike, it's in my basement
And I didn't get your scrapbook back, my birthday gift
And I see that you found someone to make cupcakes with
Is this just as hard for you
I just want to be with you
I wish that I could guard you from the cinnamon
And I wonder if you notice when the Jackets win
and what your calendar will say next time it gets to 10
Track Name: We Hid Ourselves Among The Trees
I betrothed my hope to the darkness just to hold you
Truth be told I've shown no one else the things I've shown you
All the things I've known are betrayed by looking at you
I can hold you close under heat to faster hatch you
And I've faked my way through the loneliest day
and I can blame my wayward gaze for this lonely escape
where my brain becomes a means just to describe what I taste
and it takes my veins back to where they originate
I run, I run on the road that came before you
I was told where this goes, now those words adorn a statue
I can hold my own under water longer than you
Though you hold my soul over coals, still looking at you
On my own it's a game to fall before you
til you show my soul what you gave
Then for maybe an hour or a day I'll come back and just adore you
but my eyes they always change
And I've faked my way through the loneliest day
and I can blame my wayward gaze for this empty escape
Is my brain only a means just to describe what I taste
and is to taste just a way for me to mask where I ache
and I can trace this shame to my father Adam's face
and it takes my veins back to where they originate
Track Name: Familiar Fears
Even when you're locked behind your door
I'll keep on singing just in case you hear
and maybe even leave familiar fears
and open up to love and dream again
And what'll happen if you let me hear your song
The ballad of a broken soul, so beautiful
I know that we can both become so cold
but baby we can both relearn to feel
And I won't leave
I know I'm standing clearly
I know that you can see me
and you don't have to scream
Cause I'm right here
to see beyond your surface
to know your hopes and curses
to see and to be seen
I may never be your perfect love
but we're already not the same, no, we will grow
And I know I really want to know your soul
Our walls around the truth are built so tall
but I won't leave