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