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"Closer"

Produced by: Daniel James
Mixed by: Mark Needham
Engineered by: Logan Matheny
 

  1. Magic
  2. I Fall Over
  3. Speak
  4. Clicks
  5. Wait
  6. Somewhere
  7. Mirror
  8. Not With You
  9. Fire
  10. Rain
  11. Go

MAGIC

I used try hide a little of my heart. I was a live wire whipping in the dark. Now I wake up trying just to feel some part of that distant thunder now. I can’t feel you now, can’t feel you coming out. I wanna feel that fire now. I wanna know if it is real. I can’t see it now, hung darkness all around. I want that fire, fire. It’s shape and color now. I won’t let you go. I wanna hear you say it. I wanna hear it from the bottom of your lunges. I won’t ever know, unless I hear you say it. True words are fire, fire. You’re not alone out there, I got your letter. And with every word I felt so much better. I wonder sometimes, do you know that I feel lost and lonely like you? I do. And I can’t feel you now, can’t feel you coming out. I wanna feel that fire now, I wanna know if it is real. I can’t see it now, hung darkness all around. I want that fire, fire. It’s shape and color now. I won’t let you go, I wanna hear you say it. I wanna hear it from the bottom of your lunges. I won’t ever know unless I hear you say it. True words are fire, fire. Run run run. True words are fire.

I FALL OVER

When I met you in a dark, dark place I felt a knot of love. A knot of love in my heart deep and then I saw in your face that you were not the one but the only one I needed. Why now, why now, why now. I try to reach you from a long lost place. Why now, why now, why now. I try to reach you from a far off place. We are all the same we don’t know what is happiness, what is love. We are all just stupid lovers, we tear up the happiness and throw away the love we know. I fall over. I fall up. I fall over. And nothing ever shows. A Blind fire you scorch your face with all the tired lies wondering why and why you’re pleading. Knees down you set a sorrowful case but oh ya never wanna open up your eyes and see it. Why now, why now, why now. You need to listen to the quieter things in ya. Why now, why now, why now. You’re never gonna hear the true things speaking to ya. We are all the same we don’t know what is happiness, what is love. We are all just stupid lovers. We tear up the happiness and throw away the love we know. I fall over. I fall up. I fall over. And nothing ever shows. We are all just blind to each other, we don’t see the ones who care the most. We all just speak past one another til we lose our lunges and we can’t get up to see it.

SPEAK

Drove hours just to meet you there. The cars drove past, I could smell your hair and we listened to our songs there. As you looked out the window crying. You had written that sloppy note about about how in another life we might know what life was like between us if those things had just been a little different. Oh, I dared you, I said I’ll never see you again after tonight. Oh no now, I’m not leaving here til you know that I... I still remember all those reasons why. I remember, I’ll remember when you shut your eyes. I still remember all those reasons why. I remember, I’ll remember when you shut your eyes and speak. I tried to hide against the wall. I wished you didn’t know me. You took the back of my hand and you put it to your chest to show me how it’s gonna beat... beat for me now. I felt so stupid, I couldn’t figure it out. How you didn’t see those things in the mirror. I hope you won’t with each step nearer to me. Oh why can’t I just reach that distance to you now. I try and try, I wish that I could prove how... I still remember all those reasons why. I remember, I remember when you shut your eyes. I still remember all those reasons why. I remember, I’ll remember when you shut your eyes and speak. Speak... Speak to me. I still remember all the late nights, tying up the phone lines. Trying just to speak to you there. We felt so far away from each other. No matter what we said we couldn’t reach one another now. I still remember all those reasons why. I remember, I’ll remember when you shut your eyes. I still remember all those reasons why. I remember, I’ll remember when you shut your eyes and speak... Speak. Speak to me.

CLICKS

The bright wide of stare of every moment with you. I’d tear the big light down and cower in darkness with you. Four years now still feel somehow I wanna stop you just to say it. You’re the only true thing that I know and I hope that I find the words to say it. Every moment alone I was waiting for you. All those pains in my heart were just flickers at the start of you. Why won’t you look in my eyes? If we could just shut up and realize... If you would just look in my eyes... We’d burn in the dark tonight. I want you to know that there’s so much more I see in you. Than you’d ever know, all those small and beautiful things that are just pieces of you. I wanna know if you are speaking all of the things you’re thinking away. Do you feel the same way? Every moment alone I was waiting for you. All those pains in my heart were just flickers at the start of you. Why won’t you look in my eyes? If we could just shut up and realize... If you would just look in my eyes, we’d burn in the dark tonight. Every moment alone I was waiting for you. All those pains in my heart were just flickers at the start of you. I wanna know if you are speaking all of those things you’re thinking away. Do you feel the same way? I wanna hold back every moment with you. I wanna reach inside and tear out all the lies for you. Why won’t you look in my eyes? If we could just shut up and realize. If you would just look in my eyes... We’d burn in the dark tonight.

WAIT

Your innocent fire, oh that strange desire, your pale shade in my heart. I wish that I had known, or somehow I had shown, how beautiful you are. I’ll drive as far as I can go. I’ll wait for you there. Drive as far as you can go. I’ll wait for you there. And In those empty days, when I was far away, I felt you so damn close. And just behind my eyes, I tried to fight those lies, I told myself now but I can’t forget you. Drive as far as you can go. I’ll wait for you there. I’ll drive as far as I can go. I’ll wait for you there. Reaching back to you now, I can’t drown it out, the reasons drift away. We both didn’t know the reasons I held you so far away. And I know now that you’ll never know how I saw you in that place. I didn’t know what I’d done, it was selfish and dumb, I know that you’ll never come... but I’ll drive as far as I can go and I’ll wait for you there. Drive as far as you can go, and I’ll wait for you there. Wait, wait, wait for me to say “I’m sorry”. Wait, wait, wait, oh I’ll never say… “stay”.

SOMEWHERE

I see you blinking, like a bitter little spark tonight. You’re looking right. I’ll come a little closer, but I don’t know why I try and try. My little spark turning white. And I turn my eyes to the flashing lights, that say “try… try to remember”. Oh you don’t know my heart, it’s dark. It’s trying, trying… Trying to find the little words that say... “Look over your shoulder” I’ll whisper back my love for you. I’ll knock on wood for you. I’ll draw you closer, with a line upon the light for you. I’ll walk back time for you. I hear you now, like a storm cloud in the night somewhere. That dark force hanging there. Oh I wish there was something. To drown out all the light we share. When I see you standing there. I know my heart bleeds like a mirror when you say those words. Oh you’re not speaking, you’re just repeating all the things we had. And all the little word that say... “Look over your shoulder”. I’ll whisper back my love for you. I’ll knock on wood for you. I’ll draw you closer, with a line upon the light for you. I’ll walk back time for you. Oh I know my heart bleeds like a mirror when you say those words… No you’re not speak, you’re not speaking. You’re just repeating those little little things and…

MIRROR

I wake up every morning, wanna toss that face to floor. Don’t wanna see it anymore. I wanna look in the mirror and see a little clearer. But it keeps getting blurry and I look to the floor. Who’s there? I want you knock, knock, knocking at my door. Cause I can't feel you anymore. Who’s there? I wanna know where you’re coming from. Cause I’m not fooling anyone. I see a number one. A number two. I see a big blank check staring back at you. I wanna know if there’s anything left in the middle. Is there something there or is it all just a riddle? Who’s there? I want you knock, knock, knocking at my door. Cause I cant’t feel you anymore. Who’s there? I wanna know where you’re coming from. Cause I’m not fooling anyone. Oh time is nothing. Time is there. Stolen moments everywhere. We flash back on when we were young. We felt stupid, now we feel numb.

NOT WITH YOU

I saw in your face something real tonight. There, with all the lights around you. There where all the light surrounds you. You stepped out in the pouring rain and said “Why can’t you just love me this way”. I said, “something about you is broken in me now…” I said “I’m waiting for something. Not for you. I’m waiting for love, but not for you. I feel so in love, but not with you. I’m waiting for love, but not with you. Not with you….” Every time I try just to speak to you, It feels like screaming at a wall. I can reach for you, but nothing ever changes anymore. Why can’t I kill this pain inside. I feel lost and anxious when I look inside and know it’s wrong… I’m waiting for something, not for you. I’m waiting for love, but not for you. I feel so in love, but not with you. I’m waiting for love, but not with you. Not with you…. I didn’t know why then. I walked all the way home without you there. And you were crying, lost out wandering in the midnight air. I wish that I could find you, in a different time. Two crooked lines, undone. Sick of all the lying. I’d rather be lost than so alone with you.

FIRE

I still remember all those early moves. All the raw, raw fire and the timid proof of things we’d hidden or always knew of love. Later I spent all those distant nights driving back and forth watching your apartment light burning on and on and on. I felt emptiness for real for the first time. Wait... I’d wait... For the scars to heal but they never went away. But I’d still give it all away, I’d still give it all away, If I ever get close enough. I’d still give it all away, I’d still give it all away, If I ever get close enough to you. I begged you to stay, even though you came home early in the morning. You showered and you cowered in the hallway and I knew that things would never be the same between us. Yeah I was always trying just to change you, reshape and arrange you. Into something neither of us recognized. Somewhere I was trying to rewrite you in the lines of a bullshit image with nothing in it But wait... I’ll wait... for the scars to heal but they never went away. But I’d still give it all away, I’d still give it all away, If I ever get close enough to you. I’d still give it all away, I’d still give it all away If I ever get close enough to you. Oh no… no matter how I reach for you. Will I reach you now dear? Or will it ever be the same? Will it ever be the same…

RAIN

That still magic when it rains around here. We used to stay up and we’d watch it pour down around us. I still think of you on those lonely nights... When you used to dance so drunk in the bathroom light. I’ll look for you like nothing else matters, I’ll work for you night and day. I’ll look for you like nothing else matters. And on and on... Just call my name. I wish that I had said so many things before you’d gone. I wish that I could call you backwards, call you on the phone. I wish that I could hear your heartbeat hanging on the phone. Your crossed out letters don’t live here anymore. There’s children playing in the lot next door. They ask about you, I say you don’t live here anymore. We all miss you back here, we think you’re a big, big star. So here’s a thought for you, wherever you are. I’ll look for you like nothing else matters, I’ll work for you night and day. I’ll look for you like nothing else matters. And on and on... Just call my name, I miss you, I miss you. I think of you time to time. You’re on my mind. I miss you. It’s this funny thing I do.

GO

All those nights, they bleed together for me. I try to chase them out of the back of my mind. Somewhere in the night I hear a voice. It’s saying something’s there in the nights that we drove on and on. Some nights I wonder where you are. Are you doing alright? Are you lost out in the dark? I wanna be there with you. I wanna know, I wanna know why... I see your pale face painted in the back of my mind. I wanna know now if those words are real. Somewhere I can’t find the missing part hat you locked in the middle of the black of my heart. I wanna know if you are there. Are you standing in the dark somewhere? Are you looking for me like I’m looking for you? Look up. Look up. Some nights I wonder where you are. Are you doing alright? Are you lost out in the dark? I wanna be there with you. I wanna know why, I wanna know why... I see your pale face pained in the back of my mind. I wanna know now if those words are real. When I speak to you, I speak to myself. I wanna fight away the dark together. When I speak to you, I speak to myself. I’ll carry that light for you forever.

MASTERED BY: Stephen Marcussen and Stewart Whitmore at Marcussen Mastering.

WILD CUB IS Keegan DeWitt, Jeremy Bullock & Harry West

ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY: WILD CUB, Except “WAIT” (Kate York and Wild Cub)

HORNS on “SOMEWHERE”: Tyler Summers

GROUP VOCALS: Jude Matheny, Ambrose Matheny, Timshel Matheny, Jessica Maros, Tyler James, Natalie Byrd, Brittany Shaw, Dabney Morris, Micah Tawlks

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Jim Eno, Jeff Regan, Joe Greenwald, Jeff Colvin, Justin Gerrish, Mark Abramowitz, Dabney Morris, Eric Wilson, Sean Brock, Tommy Perkinson, Eddie Spear, Wes Kelley, Gordon Droitcour, Joey Howard, Fred Eltringham, Truman Eltringham, Matt Reid, Brandon Jazz, Amanda Pitts, Etjen VD Vliet, Madison Norris and everyone at Zync, Kay, Steve and Joy West, Bob Titley, John Fentress, Josh Bryant, Larry Arace, Derek Sheiring, Dillon Frazier, Will Logsdon, Drew Mischke, John Richards at KEXP, RH, Jeff