Reel Whirl

by The Wimps

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releases July 7, 2017

All songs written and performed by The Wimps.
Tracked and mixed by Adrian Olsen at Montrose Recording.
Mastered by Allen Bergendahl of Viking Recording Service.

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Track Name: I Hope You'll Stay
I cross my fingers, I hope you'll stay
I stick a needle into the hay

I cross my fingers, I hope you'll stay
I have been hoping my life away
Track Name: No Show Bird
I am buffing out scuffs
Hoping it’s enough
I’ll be buttoned up in my haircut
Spring wound
In case you’re around

But I don’t say a word
You don’t see any feathers on the no show bird
Can you hear my heart against the door
If I don’t say a word?

Keep you in my, I keep you in my mind
Wrapped up in bright red twine
You’re the gymnasium captain
Holding court
I’m a rainy day dollar short

But I don’t say a word
You don’t see any feathers on the no show bird
Can you hear my heart against the door
If I don’t say a word?

One day my heart will
My heart will give in
My heart will give in to
To my heels
Track Name: You Deserve the Moon
"Why can’t you take my love?"
My baby coos to me
"I give it to you freely
I pinky swear"

"Tell me where you’re stuck"
My baby coos to me
"When you add it up honey
Try to be fair"

You deserve the moon
Let your heart enter that forbidden room
I need you to see you the way that I do, so you know
You deserve the moon

I am not enough
All I got's a stick of gum
Can’t you feel the holes oh honey
Give me your hands

This is not a bluff
This is not a run around
Every touch is another con
Each kiss a scam

You deserve the moon
I just won't enter forbidden rooms
I need you to see you the way that I do, so you know
You deserve the moon
Track Name: Everything's Fine
Hello my devotion, diversion, psychosis
Four eyes and two noses
Lips whisper explosives

Aw everything’s fine shoot me into the sky I just wanna die
Everything’s fine everything’s fine

Hello my destroyer, paranoia, sequoia
Branch off you before you
Become my heart’s employer

Aw everything’s cool I’m a fool in the middle of whirlpool
Everything’s cool, everything’s cool
Track Name: Woozy Woo
You broke me down
Erased an “I”, misplaced a “my”
I don’t mind

On your couch
Feet in the air, upside down
Head on the ground

Like oooh
Dusty pink and baby blue
Oooh
Floating in a woozy woo
Oooh
I got nothing to do
Oooh, oooh

Call me tomorrow
Vouch for tonight
So I know it wasn’t a dream

I remember the way you looked at me — like I was a hieroglyph — like I was a rubix cube
And I twisted under your gaze until I was like new

Now we’re two pens on the same page making figure 8’s — PB & J — I’m amazed
I'm tripping and falling into place

Like oooh
Dusty pink and baby blue
Oooh
Floating in a woozy woo
Oooh
No one to be, nothing to do
Oooh, oooh
Track Name: Big Love
I wasn’t empty until you poured
Listening to burned CDs in your accord
It wasn’t much to look at from above
But in the small I was called to Big Love

When it calls you can answer or ignore
Try to work out how much of yourself you can afford
Well here’s a vein, take it all my sleeves are up
Talk is tall, but I lay it all for Big Love

I’m hearing Byron, Byron, McCartney, and Rumi
They’re in the swimming pool, floaties on and calling to me
I held my tongue, I held my tongue before
But now you’re puffing me up I might even use a metaphor

For Big Love
Track Name: Teapot Astronaut
I could be your cowboy
We could eat spaghetti in one long noodle getting closer and closer and closer
Aw pay attention to what’s in front of the curtain
I got a trunk full of things to cover up my head with

Or I could be your balladeer
I always wanted to slick my hair and kick back on top of an obsidian grand piano
I got the casanova recipe here somewhere hold on
It’s equal parts smoke and shiny surface

I could be your tea pot
You can polish me up and take me home to your mother
I can draw you flowers with a feather, I can seal my lips with wax
I’ve got a can full of anecdotes optimized for delight

I could be your astronaut
I’m more decorated than a christmas tree or an equivalent object used in human rituals
I can be from out of town, or a jungle planet with obscure records
I’ve got five fingers on all of my hands
Track Name: My Love is Real
Paperbacks and double features, oh no
Under the boardwalk and the bleachers, oh no
Every line and every look
Torn pages from a book

My love is real
Ketchup is not what’s in my veins
It’s under a mountain of chocolate
Bottom of a vase, inside a heart-shaped locket

My heartbreak must be broken, oh no
I’m running out of tokens, oh no
Who was I to be hopin’?
To wash out the soap in it?

My love is real
Ketchup is not what’s in my veins
It’s under a mountain of chocolate
My love is real, I swear I have the proof right here in my pocket
Track Name: You Make Me Sick
You make me sick
The way you actually exist
When you were a dream I had length in my arm and your edges were lost in the mist

Forgot I could ache
I was the stillness on the lake
But you are the wind and I’m aching again, oh excuse me there’s been a mistake

And this is gonna hurt, uh huh, alright
Hard to keep my heart on the inside of my shirt, uh huh, alright

I hate the way
I live and die on every letter you type
And your name sticks out in conversation like a terrible beautiful knife

I am a chandelier
In a category 5 typhoon
And all of your hypothetical kisses are tearing the walls of my room

And this is gonna hurt, uh huh, alright
Hard to keep my heart on the inside of my shirt, uh huh, alright
Track Name: Sent Message
Sent message
10:34
Ellipsis
Dot dot dot
Track Name: Hydrangea Stranger
Hydrangea Stranger
I see you in the corner
I shiver, I wonder
Are you putting me under?

Hydrangea Stranger
I see you in the corner
I shiver, I wonder
I wanna be put under

Hydrangea Stranger
Logic eraser

Pull a loop-de-loopsie daisy
Pushin on my nerves until I
Track Name: Perpetual Evening
Oh my heart, it is dragging
Dizzy dog caught a disease
Oh my name, it is swollen
But it ain't saying to much for my feet

Oh I can see an ending
Through a golden reminisce
Oh only one more exit
But I am stuck in this

Perpetual Evening
Evening babe
Evening
Evening

Oh my days, they are bleeding
Needing more than a band-aid
I need cosmic neosporin
and a glass of lemonade

Oh I can see an ending
No it won’t take a ghost
Oh only one more exit
But I am comatose

Perpetual Evening
Evening babe
Evening
Evening

Perpetual Dying
Dying babe
Dying
Dying