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Compilation of I,II,&III.


released January 1, 2017


Physical copies for sale at wilsunsrc(dot)bigcartel(dot)com


ian, tina, hart, kyle, matt,

recorded at the nuthouse and clownhouse II by hart seely
mixed at business district recording by hunter davidsohn
mastered by josh bonati
art and insert by sheer mag
music and lyrics by sheer mag
poster photo by marie lin
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boy you know that im leavin
but I just got nowhere to go
and i'm passed out here
on the bedroom floor and you know

I still remember all the times
bitter and tender
you dont wanna deal with me
i'm still here and I shouldnt be
i'm still here

what you want
whatta you want me to do

so indecisive like me
i can be anything that you want me to be
lock me up yeah you got the key
lock me up

how can you still deny these feelings
I cannot retire
im holding on with my fingertips
all night long on a one way trip
all night long
Track Name: SIT & CRY
sittin’ out in the breeze. jar of whiskey, skinny lizzy; that’s all i need.
and i, i don’t wanna talk about nothin’ and i don’t need much just to get me somethin’
all i do is just sit and cry.
livin’ in the city and i don’t know why.
doin’ nothin’ but strugglin’ to get by.
85’ pickup truck and a hound dog pup right by my side.
at least ten boys can fit in the back and i know a few more wanna take that ride.
all i do is just sit and cry.
livin’ in the city and i don’t know why.
doin’ nothin’ but strugglin’ to get by.

all i do is just sit and cry.
all i can do is just sit and cry.
in the light of the day we're whistlin dixie
walkin down the street seeing nothing but gray
my vice is running out of steam
if my intentions are good and its still fucked up well
what does it mean

no point the streets are changin
a white breeze is blowing through them
no point the buildings changing
I want some way to live

in the dead of night this town is coming up bright lights
which way to the fire?
There's a brick through OCF and i'm walking by myself
Track Name: HARD LOVIN'
I been workin hard my whole life
I been fightin tooth and nail
just to take whats mine
I came in from the water grew up in the grain
now i'm livin in the city and i'm goin insane
when you're passin me by
well I can drink from the river til the ocean runs dry
I been sober as a judge
and my momma tole me how to hold a grudge

she gave me hard lovin baby and im hard on you
its the only thing I know how to do

little boy I can see in the dark
I can breathe underwater i'ma leave my mark
by the time you find out i'll be down in the flames
i'm in every city you will know my name
so dont be shy I been drinkin whisky I gotta twinkle in my eye
now listen here babe
i'm gonna sock it to ya til the end of my days
That's the man you gotta give it to
we pay him our rent to have a hole in our roof
and when our neighbors burned
it was only because of telephone cords

Trash on sidewalks, broken windowpanes,
the pipes are leaking
they ain't gonna fix it 'til it's too far gone
they're gonna wash us away
we've got to say

you've got to fan the flames
you've got to stand up and break the chains
make a plan and demand what the damage pays
fan the flames

in the dark and the bitter cold
they're freezing us out, it's as good as gold
between the vacant homes
are fancy doorbells wrapped with ribbon and bow

getting hard to stay in tune
the boys are getting me down, i'll be staying in my room
but when the yuppies push us out
the boys are picking me up and sticking around

that's the man you gotta give it to
time and time again he plays us for a fool
and when our neighbors burned
the realtors shook hands with their backs turned
Track Name: TRAVELIN' ON
oh baby, gotta get out the map,
i'm somewhere down I can't find
I been watchin the clock
anyplace but not the right time yeah
and under the sun
lace up my boots and go on
gotta strike the match
let it burn

when all the smoke was clearing out
oh yeah, I was on my own.
I ain't coming home to you.
I was born to roam the streets
They say a man lives in chains but he is born free
he's born free
I was in the thick of it, boy, I was in the pines
I followed a crippled creek back to the source and I went inside
And now i'm inside

the days been growing stranger
I been holdin' up fists of rage and I need a change
But you been getting lazy this time
I got you dead to rights and i'm ready to fight
Been trying for the heart of me
you know we ain't livin' up on easy street
if you need a friend, lord knows
I been down'n'out again and again
who will fall?
And who's gonna answer when they get that call?
So hold it close, keep it safe
I know that you'll be with us
when we make them pay

I see you and I know what's at stake
You see me and you know we can't wait
like so many before us, we find ourselves
one with the history behind us and once again
with the rich and the cops against us

where ya gonna be in a year or two?
I'm not gonna let 'em get the best of you
it's not too late
but what you're gonna do, that's up for debate
whose side are you on?
The factory wheels'll keep spinnin along
it ain't cut and dried
and it never will
but the fightin' baby that's half of the thrill
Track Name: BUTTON UP
when you see something that makes you sick
do you button up or do you bleed?
Well I don't claim to know what's right
but I can see there's a growing need
at what point is enough enough
and do I walk away?

I'm taking time whatever I do
i'm working hard whatever I do
with you

I know they don't like the way that I walk
don't like the way that I talk
don't like the clothes that I wear
don't like the way that I cut my hair

I won't bow my head to another man
I won't bite my lip and curtsy
what's binding us together
ain't no common sense or decency
and my name will be on your lips
on your dying day

you don't know who you're tanglin with
i'm a bad bitch if I please
i've done it before and i'll do it again
I brought many a man to his knees
i'll look you in the eyes
and tell you what I gotta say
Paloma walks home at night from the maquiladora
and 8 days later, no one has saw her
sometimes she worked late
don't that tell ya just whats at stake

we can't stop fighting

at home, my sister, she told me a story
and at the end, there was no Grace or glory
just the trial of a man
with no motive for for where he stands

all my life I've felt the eye of the catcall
we're striking back baby, and you can find me in the vanguard
you say you don't understand
i can see the blood, it's on your hands
why can't i take you home when i need you?
when i get you on your own i can't figure it out
you won't talk to me

tell me what is up
cuz lately i've been feelin' not good enough
so i wrote you a letter to tell you how i feel
you won't read it though
you don't wanna know

but at least i tried
and the time we had was worth the tears that you made me cry
i won't be afraid
and i'll never forget the good lovin' that we made

well your stubbornness reveals itself
but you ain't coming back jack i won't do it again
even if i want to

but it is so sad
i mourn only for the love that we used to have
can't live in the past while the world moves on
but i still think about ya
and you oughta know
it's plain to see these days that theres an agitation
we live and we die by a politics of simplification
so hold fast to the ones you love
before theyre ripped away

we do what we like and they call us an abomination
they rigged the game and they say were a contamination
but what if we could stand together and make it stark

the night isn't bright
the night isn't bright its dark
we'll be gettin' it together
or we're tearing ourselves apart

everything we do they do their best to just repeal it
they got a hatred for us you know they can barely conceal it
but what if we could band together and leave our mark
I can't contain myself when im looking at you
i don't wanna dance with nobody else
but i gotta know
do you want me too?

i get a jolt when our eyes meet
that i can't understand
i wanna feel the midnight heat
and my stomach drop when you take my hand

i've got a tender heart
and i'm trusting you
don't make me feel like a fool from the start
but where've you gone
why can't you

dance with the one that you brought
treat me the way i deserve?
i gave you my love but it's all for naught
cause you don't know just what i'm worth

i'm nobodys baby
i'm nobodys girl

i can't tell which is worse
never having known
or wanting you so bad that it hurts
what's on your mind?
you don't