In The Wake

by wesley moore

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Squirrelgirl This is a wonderful album chock full of heart-felt lyrics by emerging singer/songwriter Wesley Moore. It's got a folky/bluesy/Dylan-ish feel. Favorite track: Breadwinner.
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released April 6, 2014

all songs written by Wesley Moore
guitar, harmonica, piano, & vocals: Wesley Moore
produced by: Wesley Moore & Nile Wright
mixed & mastered by: Nile Wright

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Track Name: The Flame
I can't walk the straight line
There's too many winding roads
I get wrapped up in a Hell of a mess sometimes
But that's all I ever know'd
I can't keep a straight face
I'm too busy making jokes
I get caught up in the moment lately
But that's just the way it goes

I get pulled into the flame
What can I say?
I'm a sucker for the pain
I get turned around in the dark
I'm already lost from the start
If I could just learn
To follow my heart
Let the story unfold
Turn the pages to gold
If I could just wait my turn
I could do my part
I could be so bold
I could be so bold

I've never been alone
And so often I become
Somebody else so I can live with myself
Don't know where I'm coming from
I do all the talking
I'll talk us right into a pinch
I get hung up on the little things all the time
It's at the core of my existence

I get pulled into the flame
What can I say?
I'm a sucker for the pain
I get turned around in the dark
I'm already lost from the start
If I could just learn
To follow my heart
Let the story unfold
Turn the pages to gold
If I could just wait my turn
I could do my part
I could be so bold
I could be so bold

I can't ever say no
So many times I've tried
I get along fine w
With just about everyone
And the all want a ride
I can't turn a blind eye
I try to mind my own
I get hung up on the little things all the time
When the monsters start to roam

I get pulled into the flame
What can I say?
I'm a sucker for the pain
I get turned around in the dark
I'm already lost from the start
If I could just learn
To follow my heart
Let the story unfold
Turn the pages to gold
If I could just wait my turn
I could do my part
I could be so bold
I could be so bold
Track Name: County Line Road
Heard a rooster crow
Early this morning
Under the creeping fog
Silhouettes before me
Kicking up dust
All the rusty metal machines
My little boy
On that old tire swing

I don't care if I never see the city again
I don't care if I never see the city again
The sun's going down on the county line road
And I'm always working the heavy load
I don't care if I never see the city again
I don't care if I never see the city again

At the waters edge
Under the willow
Drifting in and out of sleep
Coming and going
Faded blue jeans
Hanging on the line with the sheets
My sweet little thing
Isn't she something?
Isn't she something?

I don't care if I never see the city again
I don't care if I never see the city again
The sun's going down on the county line road
And I'm always working the heavy load
I don't care if I never see the city again
I don't care if I never see the city again
I don't care if I never see the city again
I don't care if I never see the city again
Track Name: In The Wake
Take a seat
Take a load off your feet
There's only so much you can do through the day
You can't blame the sun for the role that it plays
Take a ride
And get lost on the other side
Through the good times and the bad ones
You got a burning sense of devotion

Slow down
You don't have to speak
These empty spaces don't bother me
Seems like only yesterday
You were just another face in the crowd
Seems like only yesterday
But you know I see you now
I need you somehow
I need you somehow

In the fire
And down in the flood
When the water comes up child
You gotta keep your toes in the mud
In the wake
There's a give and there's a take
When the blue moon falls on the shoreline
I just pray that you're awake

Slow down
You don't have to speak
These empty spaces don't bother me
Seems like only yesterday
You were just another face in the crowd
Seems like only yesterday
But you know I see you now
I need you somehow
I need you somehow

All this time
It's never quite enough
When you say you're finally done
I know how to call your bluff
Take a breath
A little weight off your chest
When you strip it all away
You'll find it's all that you've got left

Slow down
You don't have to speak
These empty spaces don't bother me
Seems like only yesterday
You were just another face in the crowd
Seems like only yesterday
But you know I see you now
I need you somehow
I need you somehow
Track Name: The Green And The Blue
I like to stay out all night
And watch the freaks come to life
Run all the red lights I can
All the pretty faces
Are covered in paint
And the kids Are getting high out in the van
I get stuck to the pavement
Swallowed by the crowd
I get lost in all the green and the blue
They spit and they cuss
They discuss their views
They impose those dark secrets on you

But I can't hear myself think
I forget how to breathe through the smoke
Under a light, sweet red wine
It's so hard to put you down
Under a light, sweet fruit from the vine
It's so hard to put you down

I fall apart at the seams
Like an old tattered suit
Drift across all the lines on the floor
Ricochet off the surface like sonar
I keep an open tab at the bar
Tip my hat
Chew the fat
Get past the wisecracks at last
Little white lies and punchlines tonight
They bite and they scratch
They place bets on the match
And I keep a record of the score through the fight

Slow down
You don't have to speak
These empty spaces don't bother me
Seems like only yesterday
You were just another face in the crowd
Seems like only yesterday
But you know I see you now
I need you somehow
I need you somehow
Track Name: See It In Yourself
Maybe I could understand where you're coming from
If baby, you could just admit that you're running
Where you gonna take us from one day to the next
Are you looking for something?
You never wanna say goodbye
You just get up and leave without so much as a warning
Everybody knows that you're good
You just love to keep them guessing

You know a lot about loneliness when you're down
You see the best in me and all the people hanging around
I wish that you could see it in yourself
I wish that you could see it in yourself
Everyone else can see it in you
Why can't you see it in yourself?

Maybe it's easier to look in the opposite direction
You never have to see what you're missing
You get a little closer and run a little further and run a little further
You wonder if no one's ever coming to see how you're doing
I think they'd love to know that you're breathing
And dancing on the dining room table
Kicking the silver through the ceiling

You know a lot about loneliness when you're down
You see the best in me and all the people hanging around
I wish that you could see it in yourself
I wish that you could see it in yourself
Everyone else can see it in you
Why can't you see it in yourself?
Track Name: Breadwinner
I'm the breadwinner
You're the baker
It's just enough to get us by
We'll eat more later
Everybody's got a spot
Around the table
I want for nothing
I'm already full

So call me to the kitchen
You can wear the apron
I'll just come and listen
While you're cooking up the bacon
I think we should be friends
Forever in the deep end
You said you loved me
But I had to let it sink in
Open up the blinds
They bind us to the dark
Open up the door
And find me waiting in the park
Here we are
Once again out in the yard
We'll play
When the jam is in the jar

I'm the woodcutter
You're the homemaker
It's just enough to keep us warm
I'll split more later
Everybody's got a seat
Around the fire
You'll feel the heat
Of my burning desire

So call me to the kitchen
You can wear the apron
I'll just come and listen
While you're cooking up the bacon
I think we should be friends
Forever in the deep end
You said you loved me
But I had to let it sink in
Open up the blinds
They bind us to the dark
Open up the door
And find me waiting in the park
Here we are
Once again out in the yard
We'll play
When the jam is in the jar
Track Name: If Nothing Ever Changes
If nothing ever changes
That's okay
The universe unfolds
As it should
If nothing ever comes between us babe
I'd say we're doing good
Time just makes it harder on us
The changing seasons don't remind me of much
It's hard to think about all of the good stuff
When it gets so rough

Why does everything I say
Come out wrong and then I'm left explaining my mistakes?
Why does everything I do
Come off bad to you?
Why does everything I touch
Turn to dust underneath my fingertips?
Why does everything I want
slip from my grasp?

If nothing else I guess I just needed you
But I never really figured the cost
Sometimes I get the feeling you play the fool
But I'd say it's me who's lost
So tell me if you want me to make a move
I'll try not to push you around
Does it really matter who wins if we both lose
On some common ground

Why does everything I say
Come out wrong and then I'm left explaining my mistakes?
Why does everything I do
Come off bad to you?
Why does everything I touch
Turn to dust underneath my fingertips?
Why does everything I want
slip from my grasp?

Nothing ever comes of it anyway
I'm sick of talking till we're blue in the face
Remind me why it's so hard to make it work
It's not supposed to hurt
It's going through the motions that got us here
And standing up for nothing at all
Someday baby
We'll get up from the fall

Why does everything I say
Come out wrong and then I'm left explaining my mistakes?
Why does everything I do
Come off bad to you?
Why does everything I touch
Turn to dust underneath my fingertips?
Why does everything I want
slip from my grasp?

If nothing else I guess I just needed you
But I never really figured the cost
Sometimes I get the feeling you play the fool
But I'd say it's me who's lost
Track Name: This Is My Home Town
This is my home town
Where the trains run through
Heavy loaded box cars
Breaking up shadows from the moon
I used to move around some
I'd get lost and find what I was running from
It don't sound like much
Until it all adds up

The night moves slower here
And I can get my head clear
But things just drag on for years
No matter which way you steer

This old ghost town
Used to be a gold mine
When the wind blows just right
You can hear the creatures stir away in the night
And the good Lord don't talk to me too much
I've tried to let him speak his mind
I fear
He's running out of time

The night moves slower here
And I can get my head clear
But things just drag on for years
No matter which way you steer

Smoke stacks rise up
Above an orange sky
And spirits hang around
An open flame
So many lost souls
Just trying to find a place
I'm looking
To make myself a name

The night moves slower here
And I can get my head clear
But things just drag on for years
No matter which way you steer
Track Name: A Wild Thing
Jessie Beth
Heard you got yourself locked up
On account of your drinking too much
On your heart strings they pluck
All the miles of earth you touch

Little sister
You put all my works to shame
And I am lucky to share this name
We are one in the same
I was once a wild thing

I came first
And cut a trail through the woods
Like any good brother should
And I did all I could
Now you stand where I once stood
Track Name: Ages Ago
Sweet morning come
And take me home
To the wrong side of the tracks
To the place in the photograph
It was only a moment
There's no turning back

Sweet river flow
And take me home
To the fields where the dust blows
To the hills where moon hangs low
It was mine for the taking
But that was ages ago

Sweet summer come
And take me home
To the changing of the seasons
Through the rhyme and the reason
I'm done running from my demons
Now I'm chasing down the sun
Track Name: Hindsight
Every night I find myself on the tile floor
Scribbling chicken scratch letters and lines running together
I can paint a picture but I gave it up long ago
I'm busy stacking papers and staring out the window

So much for letting the sleeping dogs lie
You give 'em their space and they still wanna bite
Maybe I'm wrong
Maybe I'm right
But we're all a little crazy in hindsight

I can't remember who I was before the dust began to settle
I'm building towers but I lack the metal
Sometimes I catch a glimpse of what it's like in past tense
What I know now I wish I knew then

So much for letting the sleeping dogs lie
You give 'em their space and they still wanna bite
Maybe I'm wrong
Maybe I'm right
But we're all a little crazy in hindsight

So hold me to it
I'll get us through it
It's taken me longer to come out of it stronger
I don't ever mean to drag anybody down
If we don't get knocked out
We'll go another round

So much for letting the sleeping dogs lie
You give 'em their space and they still wanna bite
Maybe I'm wrong
Maybe I'm right
But we're all a little crazy in hindsight