Or Better Ways To Soothe Your Soul

by Whiskey Wise

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Personnel:
Patrick Mitchell - vocals, guitar, accordion
Matt Mitchell - guitar, glockenspiel
Joe Valente - vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin
Brendan Smyth - vocals, drums
Kyle Lang - bass
Glenn Curran - bass

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released December 6, 2016

All songs by Whiskey Wise 2015-2016.
Recorded live at Minbal Studios by Seth Engel
Mixed at Redpole Studios by Patrick Mitchell
Mastered at Chicago Mastering Service by Greg Obis

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Track Name: Alma
All my desire
Burns like a fire
Alma, oh Alma

She pours over me like rain
on a warm autumn night
Takes the unpredictable path
of a zig-zagging drop
And after gravity sets in
slowly gaining momentum
We finally merge as one
plump raindrop, drip drip

All my desire
Burns like a fire
Alma, oh Alma

She echoes through time and space
everywhere all at once
Occupies one million hearts
from here to Palestine
And I don't know much 'bout nothing
but I do know that I
Have never ever seen again
a creature that's so refined

All my desire
Burns like a fire
Alma, oh Alma

All my love
Alma life
Alma love
All my life

She comes from Brooklyn
ain't she so good-lookin'
Track Name: Sophisticate
Involuntarily like a sneeze
You are my incurable disease
Take my name, take whatever you please
Take my name

What an unusual way
For a sophisticate to behave
Break my heart, take my stuff
Cut me out, write it down
Damn near everyday

Indolent, airily faking these
Social cues, so shook up on my knees
Take my name, take whatever you please
Take my name

What an unusual way
For a sophisticate to behave
Break my heart, take my stuff
Cut me out, write it down
Damn near everyday
Track Name: Burg
Did the birdsongs bring a tear to your eye
As you strolled past the choir for the very last time
It's no hallejulah, but it'll do just fine
Handel's Messiah preaching down from a powerline

Keep on swinging, Burg
We'll all be along shortly

And what of your family, the wife and kids you left behind
Didn't know their sweet old daddy was so eager to go bye-bye-bye
No more fighting and shouting, no summer days with apple pie
No more birthday parties, no more promises that turn into lies

Keep on swinging, Burg
We'll all be along shortly

Can you hear the little birdies singing?
Way up in the tree tops, they're singing and it's so beautiful
I think I could just lay down and die

When your vision turns black
You'll know that you're never ever ever ever coming back
When the tight rope goes slack
When your head hits the floor with a crack

Keep on swinging, Burg
We'll all be along shortly

Here I come, Burg
I'm comin' for ya baby

Keep on swinging, Burg
We'll all be along shortly, baby, I assure you
Track Name: Where Did The Time Go?
Where did the time go?
Sifting through the trees
Fond memories of a summer breeze
And I wonder where I'll go next on my journey
Won't you take your place to the side of me?

Where the music is loud and the sun goes down
With the whiskey and the debutantes
That's where I'll go
Track Name: Hickory Grove
Alright, ye salty dogs, one-two-three, one-two-three!

Follow me into the Hickory Grove
Thickets of prickly briar patches grow
Deeper and darker, how far can we go?
Will your unraveling mind start to fold?

Oh weary wanderer, you're lost and alone
Come out of the cold, come inside my hole
Oh weary traveler, come in and unravel
Your rambling mind, pull the flesh from the rind

I don't feel so good

Oh weary wanderer, your past is unknown
And yet your future is all but set in stone
Oh weary drifter, this tincture will lift your
Spirits into the sky, so we'll drink, you and I

Somebody get me offa this thing

Follow me into the Hickory Grove
Thickets of prickly briar patches grow
Deeper and darker, how far can we go
Will your unraveling mind start to fold?

Follow me into the Hickory Grove
Thickets of prickly briar patches grow
Deeper and darker, how far can we go?
Can you be lost if there's nowhere to go?

I'm allergic to shellfish