Singles Collection

by The Waxwings

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The Waxwings are Adrienne Leverette [vocals, ukulele]; Eric Schopmeyer [vocals, guitar, harmonica]; Kurt Weist [vocals, guitar]; Mark Schopmeyer [banjo]; Matt Marchyok [fiddle, drums]; Tony Jamesbarry [bass].

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released February 24, 2017

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The Waxwings Portland, Oregon

The Waxwings is a band of friends from Portland, OR. We take our diverse musical influences (classical, rock, folk, what have you) and channel them through acoustic instruments to unearth themes of love, loss and the pursuit of soul-searching redemption. ... more

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Track Name: Like Water
pressure mixed with electricity:
a cloudburst breaks the sky
and washes out the crossroads down below

i think i choose, but no, it chooses me
take me for a ride,
teach me what i need to know

that we're all trying to remake
the love we've lost
into some precious thing
that doesn't cost so much
i used to think it should taste like wine
and now i know it tastes
like water

in restless dreams i do not walk alone
you take me by the hand
the halo of the streetlamp 'round your face

footsteps echo on the cobblestones
and darkness, my old friend
is scattered by the rain

as we all try to remake
the love we've lost
into some precious thing
that doesn't cost so much
i used to think it should taste like wine
and now i know it tastes
like water

the road before me is think and overgrown
so it's not wandering
to step into the thorns despite my skin

i hold a cup whose shape i've never known
fill it to the brim
and put it to my lips

as we're all trying to remake
the love we've lost
into some precious thing
that doesn't cost so much
i used to think it should taste like wine
and now i know it tastes
like water
Track Name: Bankrobber
My daddy was a bank robber
But he never hurt nobody
He just loved to live that way
And he loved to steal your money

Some is rich, and some is poor
That's the way the world is
But I don't believe in lying back
Sayin' how bad your luck is

So we came to jazz it up
We never loved a shovel
Break your back to earn your pay
An' don't forget to grovel

The old man spoke up in a bar
Said I never been in prison
A lifetime serving one machine
Is ten times worse than prison

Imagine if all the boys in jail
Could get out now together
Whadda you think they'd want to say to us?
While we was being clever

Someday you'll meet your rocking chair
'Cause that's where we're spinning
There's no point to want to comb your hair
When it's grey and thinning

Get away get away get away get away
Track Name: Alva Blues
Mason make me a bottle
Fill it to the top
Filled with old cask bourbon
I won't spill a drop

Lend me a new pair of boots
Find a rag to make them shine
Let me have two more dollars
That hat, you know, is mine
I think that hat is mine

Just one more chance for proving
How big the loss can feel
It's a way to cure your blindness
Take a try at what is real

Clear me a road up to Marlowe's
Tell the the ladies that I'm fine
Tonights the night I will come callin'
Put to rest a troubled mind
Yeah, rest my weary mind

Just one more chance for proving
How big the loss can feel
It's a way to cure your blindness
Take a try at what is real

Mary don't you bring in the doctor
Believe the man has heard my claim
He can't sell me a bottle
For puttin' out this blaze of flame
Yeah dousin' out my flame

Just one more chance for proving
How big the loss can feel
It's a way to cure your blindness
Take a try at what is real
Open up to what is real
Track Name: I Think That You Might Be Wrong
What time is it?
Would you tell me, wolf?
Are you coming around here
With your teeth so sharp

I never gave you the best part of me
I just let you in charge for a little while

Must of been
Must of been some great fury
That took you so far
Took you so far away

Think that you might be wrong

And look at you now
With your confidence
Riding around on a lion's back
Mistaken a shadow for a stranger's love
Well, you're larger than life when the lighting is right

Must of been
Must of been some great fury
That took you so far
Took you so far away

Oh, think that you might be wrong