The Wasp EP

by Salesman

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about

Written, recorded and mixed by Salesman at the Castle in Austin, TX.
Mastered by Evan Kaspar.
Album Artwork by Megan Lane.

credits

released 16 June 2012

Devin James Fry - vocals, synths, guitar
Guns - drums, chants
Patrick Patterson - violin, chants
Daniel Pruitt - harmonies and chants
Garrett Hellman - omnichord
Brandy Zdan - lap steel and harmonies on 'Five Years'
Dave Quanbury - feedback on 'Taos Hum'

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Track Name: Five Years
Does it feel any better now that we don't live together and glow in the dark all white
Does it feel any better that now my hips are narrow leather hunting a narrow road
Do I need to explain that my won-back heart had lost all patience and your won-back heart had, too
Is this how of course it goes: standoffish, wrapped in whalebone, wholly out of time

Five years
Five just a matter of time years
Five what was yours what was mine years
Five years
Five don't know who can provide years
Five at the poverty line years
Five years
Five perfect victimless crime years
Five full red jug wine years
Track Name: I Will
That hum is time taking us apart
And we cannot protect anything

I will
Track Name: Taos Hum
Hum like New Mexico, Taos
Hum like New Mexico, Taos
Hum like a kettle at a rolling boil
Hum like New Mexican Cholla
Who has teeth like a yellow eel that won't stop swimming

Hum like a head full of red wine, Taos
Hum like New Mexican sky, and
Hum, Taos, Hum

I can tell you what that honeybee's gonna do:
Sleep here in the hollow of my hand
I can tell you what that honeybee's gonna do:
Hum something I can understand

Hum like son, like father, Taos
Hum like a dowsing rod for water
Hum like a kettle at a rolling boil
Hum like New Mexican cholla
Who has an eye like a 30-0 that won't be delayed

Hum like a head full of red wine, Taos
Hum like a New Mexican sky and
Hum, Taos, Hum

I can tell you what that honeybee's gonna do:
Sleep here in the hollow of my hand
I can tell you what that honeybee's gonna do:
Hum something I can understand
Track Name: Giving Up (Easy Way Out)
You and me had a fine thing going
Til you cut down my tree

You and me had an alright thing going
So why'd you swat my honeybee

You and me had it easy, so easy
So where'd you throw my stone

You and me had and alright thing going
So why'd you swat my honeybee

Giving up is such an easy way out
And so that's what we did

Giving up is such an easy way out
And so that's what we did
We took the easy way out, didn't we kid

Such an easy way out
Track Name: Fly Bird Fly
Fly bird fly
Over the slow, sad world
Fly bird fly
No longer my little girl
Fly bird fly
Never be mine again on all fours
Fly bird fly
I will never be yours

Fly bird fly
Over the bright, sad world
Fly bird fly
Go find another black pearl
Fly bird fly
Never be mine again on all fours
Fly bird fly
I will never be yours

You're not even the bird that you seem to be;
I am the wasp that I seem to be

Fly bird fly
Out of my sight, out of my mind
Out of my worry, out of my mud house
Out of my hum that took us all
Fly bird fly
Never be mine again on all fours
Fly bird fly
I will never be yours
Track Name: Ella
Somewhere in the blood I found a circle of bright white lights
Seated at center, selfishly singing: Ella was never the sake of the song

Muscle and bone, and a howling wind, skipping a stone in a field of stones
Ever the voice, never the music: Ella was never the sake of the song

Sleep in the sand under the moon, rolling around with a girl I know
Singing I'm Free now that I'm better
Ella was never the sake of the song

Somewhere in the blood I found a circle of candles burned out
No one at center, nobody singing: Ella was never the sake of the song