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Shoes Robinson - Two of Wands

by Shoes Robinson

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1.
Track 0 00:41
2.
Two of Wands 03:51
Late night conversations, what’s been on your mind? 
Lately I’ve been waiting, for a waste of time

 Read me like a book
 Treat me like the sea
 Take me by the hand
 Tell me who I am 
 Tell me who I’ll be

 Play me like a song 
 Wake me like a dream
 Make me pick and choose
 Tell me who are you
 Tell me what are we 

Turn the two of wands, keep me hanging on (x2) 

I’ve been safe and patient, say I’m doing fine
 But if I’m risking something, could you waste my time?

 Read me like a book
 Treat me like the sea 
Take me by the hand
 Tell me who I am 
 Tell me who I’ll be

 Play me like a song Wake me like a dream
 Make me pick and choose 
Tell me who are you
 Tell me what are we

 Turn the two of wands, keep me hanging on (x2)

 Turn the two of wands, keep me hanging on (x4)
3.
Now I never have to wonder (yeah)
 About the weather you’ve been under (yeah)
 And all the places you’ve been eating (so hip!) 
Or all the people you’ve been meeting (no shit?)

 And if I close my eyes and try real hard 
I can almost hear the way you talk 
I spent all day reading your thoughts
 about the life you’re living since I’m gone

 So many different faces fill your places in between
 And you look so put together, and you never think of me

 The little windows, into your bedroom
 This has gotta be worse than not knowing
 This has gotta be worse than not knowing

 Yeah, your lighting’s always perfect (oh yeah) 
And your eyes still make me nervous (oh yeah)
 And I always get to know just what you think about the bullshit 
And you still make me laugh, its (so sad)

 And if I close my eyes and try real hard 
I can almost hear the way you talk 
I spent all day reading your thoughts 
about the life you’re living since I’m gone 

I’ve been trying to find the filter that’ll hide this side of me 
And the perfect tongue of silver to spin the words you’d wanna read

 The little windows, into your bedroom
 This has gotta be worse than not knowing
 This has gotta be worse than not knowing
4.
You say you’re getting sick of my shit, how do you think I feel?
 Can’t escape my brain or my body, think I might cut that wheel
 Hit the guardrail flying like 90, aiming at the setting sun 
I’m not a fighter, I’m so fucking tired, crying since ’91 

I just wanna die (x10)

 Another heater, sweating through my t-shirt, sticking to my carseat back
 I crack a smile, staring at my eyelids, picturing my body snap
 You’ve gotta trust me, I know that I’m lucky, everything’s been going fine
 I’m not a liar, I’m not suicidal, so why do I want to die? 

I just wanna die (x10)

 Tell everybody that I’m sorry, in every meaning of the word 
I can’t explain the thing that’s got me, save my complaining for the birds 

I just wanna die (x20)

5.
Stay out 
Hit the bell and leave the takeout
 They’re telling me it’s great out 
So many plans that you could lay out 

So why don’t… 

I stay in here with my problems, taking on water, wasting your trust again
 You go ahead on without me, you’ll see, I’ll make a meal of your dust and 

I’ll move out far to South America, where I can’t be found and 
I wasn’t strong enough to carry ya, so I let you down and
 I took a survey of the area, it said I’m tightly wound and 
If I let loose the noose I’m wearing, well then I’d hit the ground

 Stay out 
I’m getting ready for the flake out
 Don’t have time to watch it shake out
 My excuses all got played out

 So why don’t…

 You hit the bricks with your savior complex, I lack the context for fitting in
 My cause is lost and I paid the cost, so I promise that you won’t miss me 

I’ll move out far to South America, where I can’t be found and 
I wasn’t strong enough to carry ya, so I let you down and 
I took a survey of the area, it said I’m tightly wound and 
If I let loose the noose I’m wearing, well then I’d hit the ground 

I’ll move out far to South America, where I can’t be found and 
I wasn’t strong enough to carry ya, so I let you down and
 I took a survey of the area, it said I’m tightly wound and 
If I let loose the noose I’m wearing, well then I’d hit the ground
6.
Could you lie and say you want me? Hold on 
 I’ve stripped my screws from wanting you
 And in my eyes lies a worry I can’t hide
 That I’ve done all that I can do 

Take me out, I’ve got all that I can get from
 Restless running in these shoes
 Wake me up, I’ve done all the dreaming I’m gonna do 
I’ve got nothing left to lose

 What’s the point of being honest? I know
 Pointed looks and pointed heels
 They add up and I admonish, stay home 
Peel it off, no more appeals

 Take me out, I’ve got all that I can get from
 Restless running in these shoes
 Wake me up, I’ve done all the dreaming I’m gonna do 
I’ve got nothing left to lose

 (Don’t waste your time)
 The clock’s stopped watching, so don’t kiss and tell
 (Pay no mind) 
I’ve got nothing left I’ve yet to sell
 (Another crime) 
Got caught fishing in the wishing well 
(No safe to find)
7.
Overtime 03:39
Now I’ve gone too far to beat this
 And I’ve told you that I care
 And I don’t know what I’m waiting for, but I know 
If you call me, I’ll be there 

(I promise, I promise, I promise)

 Hidden hands and severed ties 
I always planned to die by twenty-five 
now I’m living in overtime 
Crossed the map with tired eyes 
I never found the place I thought I’d find
 so I’m living in overtime 

I never wanted to be an issue 
Another fire to put out 
I think I thought I wouldn’t miss you, but you know
 I never had it figured out

 Saw the clock tick through my flooded eyes 
Is it killing time or am I killing time
 Put the deadbolt on the door and thought of you 

Hidden hands and severed ties 
I always planned to die by twenty-five 
now I’m living in overtime 
Crossed the map with tired eyes 
I never found the place I thought I’d find 
so I’m living in overtime

 Hidden hands and severed ties 
I always planned to die by twenty-five 
(I promise)
 so I’m living in overtime
 (I promise) 
Crossed the map with tired eyes 
I never found the place I thought I’d find 
(I promise)
 So I’m living in overtime
8.
Sleeping In 03:20
When you rolled back in to town, from a million miles away 
I was holding it down, or at least that’s what I tried to say 

How could I even compare, to the places that you’d seen
 You’d been breathing different air, I was suffocating

 You caught me sleeping, when I should have been dreaming 
Fucked up the feeling, stuck staring at ceilings 

 Slipped and missed a couple of clock ticks
 Too scared to say what I should have said 
I guess I should have gotten my watch fixed 
Maybe then my timing wouldn’t be so shit

 You asked why we didn’t date
 You said we could have been great 
Kept getting in my own way, never had confidence

 Missed a shot I didn’t take
 Didn’t show up for the game
 Another highlight play, guess I’ll go back to bed again 

You caught me sleeping, when I should have been dreaming 
Fucked up the feeling, stuck staring at ceilings

 And on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on
 And on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on
 And on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on
 (Don’t wake me up, don’t wake me up, don’t wake me up, don’t wake me up)
 And on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on
 (Don’t wake me up, don’t wake me up)

 You caught me sleeping, when I should have been dreaming
 Fucked up the feeling, stuck staring at ceilings
9.
Asking 02:54
Headlights casting, into dead nights splashing 
Your left side laughing, at the signs I’m passing 
You turn to ask me, and the words move past me
 Am I really asking, what you think I’m asking?

 With you sitting close to me, I’m barely keeping my cool
 Got caught up looking at you, and didn’t say a thing

 Clear skies playing, in your eyes’ shine laying 
On your right side saying, that I might try waiting
 You turn to face me, and the world moves safely
 My heart starts racing, and you say, “Time’s wasting.”

 I never thought I could be, good enough to assume you’d want to…
 Fuck it, I’m asking you to be with me

 We’ll never have to be, alone here anymore 
Spend our days and weeks, turning walls to doors 
And I don’t know what I, was ever waiting for
 But I’m right here by your side
 And that’s all I’m asking for
10.
I don’t know, where you go, when you close your eyes
 Breathing slow, and I hope, that it’s somewhere nice
 Holding your hand, making a plan, to share my life 
I think I can, be your man, could you be my wife? 

We could go to the desert, or to the beach at night 
I’m not trying to be clever, I’d marry you anywhere, I don’t care, I
 Was alone when I met you, now I’ll never leave your side 
I’ve got something to tell you, I want you to be my wife

 They say it’s not easy, and we should take our time
 Maybe I’m just naive but, I think we can get it right 
I hope you’ll believe me, when I tell you what’s on my mind
 I’ve got a query…
Hey, will you be my wife?
11.
Making Miles 03:58
I said I always liked the rain
 He said, “That’s why you’re such a pain.”
 Brushed back his shaggy picture frame 
Warm air fogging window panes

 Cold rain landing on the glass
 He says, “Just let the feeling pass.” 
I say I’ll never be enough
 He swears it isn’t all so tough

 But if I was sunny, he’d want me, he’d tell me that I’m funny 
Be blushing, the front seat, we’d run across the country
 My hand on his thigh, and he’d look me in the eye and say 
“I’ve stalled out awhile, I think I’ll make a couple miles with you.”

 Cut lights and let the engine die
 Dry eyes, I sang Big Girls Don’t Cry
 Got out and walked home in the rain 
Found a view and threw my keys away

 But if I was sunny, he’d want me, he’d tell me that I’m funny
 Be blushing, the front seat, we’d run across the country
 Not one dream undone, he’d be comfy in my company
 The sunbeams in front of me, like diamonds on the concrete
 My head on his shoulder, a sigh to tide me over
 I’m closer to closure, the road keeps turning over
 My hand on his thigh, and he’d look me in the eye and say 
“I’ve stalled out awhile, I think I’ll make a couple miles with you.”

about

Recorded, mixed, produced and performed by KC Trimble at Half-Room Studios

Tracks 2-4 and 6-11 written by KC Trimble

Track 5 written by KC Trimble and Matt Ohanian 

Tarot reading, inspiration, emotional support and intro narration by Ken Joseph
Cover art by Chris Presley

Mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios

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released December 21, 2020

Released as part of DEMO FEST 2020
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