Typewriter

by Wolfgang Schaefer

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released 23 August 2012

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Wolfgang Schaefer Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I'm Wolfgang. My brother Benjamin and I just recorded a new record. It's called Typewriter. We like it a lot.

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Track Name: Pocket full of pills
Pocket full of pills, I got a journal full of ragged ills,
and I wake up with headaches every day.
Lost my child, bled out of me, the one last chance that I could see
how keeping you was somehow second place.
You can’t tell me what bothers you, I can’t tell you that bothers me
‘cause privacy’s how I know I’m alive.
There’s black under my fingernails from scraping dirt off the swollen tales we tell,
it’s all that’s left but our divide.

But I’m gonna love you til the day I die,
I’m gonna love you til the day I die,
I’m gonna love you til the day I die,
but I think I’m goin soon.
Yeah, I think I’m goin soon.

The money’s fine but it’s just a start, he’ll never play the finer part
of being when all being’s saving face.
I’d kill you and I’d kill myself, the shrillest voices never tell you
some day every thing’ll be abrasive.
The light that lights your face at night, the silence that kills all that’s right,
the weary haven’t time to know their might.
The demons they’re all real and I’ll tell everybody here
I’ll slit their throats before they catch me and slit mine.

But I’m gonna love you til the day I die,
I’m gonna love you til the day I die,
I’m gonna love you til the day I die,
but I think I’m goin soon.
Yeah, I think I’m goin soon.

But I’m gonna love you til the day I die,
I’m gonna love you til the day I die,
I’m gonna love you til the day I die,
but I think I’m goin soon.
Yeah, I think I’m goin soon.
Track Name: You said it best
You said it best
that this wouldn’t last
This house is a casket
and I’m outta breath

The smoke from our fingers
dusted the room
This silence is soon
to make a grave of us
To save you from us

You said it best,
that we’d have to fight
Well you’re not gonna like this,
we’re not gonna fight

Now it’s windy out on this lawn
I’m watching you go
I’m watching you posture
You can be alone
Well, I can be alone

Your problems are sonnets
your promises secrets
shame that you waited so long

You don’t talk to strangers
You think I’m a stranger
You think that I’m broken
You’re wrong

Your words all have sickles
you laugh like a pistol
you think that I’ll miss this disguise

Your kiss was a costume
the sheets were a costume
Your taillights are our compromise

Yeah your taillights are our compromise.
Track Name: Misread textures
Misread textures, who could make sense
erratic gestures
So quick on the defense
The truth has such specific consequence

Well so much for easy happiness
So much for easy happiness

Remember before this
the whole world was baseball bats and battle ships

Now we’re grown up,
we’re ghostly
we ignore our versatility

We’re gonna need it now, all our patience
we’re gonna need it now, all our patience

But it’s not bravery
to maintain this oak tree, unwavering
And you will
go your way
and still I,

I’ll be just fine today
I’ll be just fine today
yeah I’ll be just fine

For everyone with a beaten heart,
for everyone with a beatin heart.
Track Name: Of course it would rain
Of course it would rain
the day that we gathered,
the day that we lied about pain.
The signs of abuse,
a flask in my raincoat
and uncomfortable black shoes.

Your brother was drunk,
the car ride was silent,
umbrellas lining the trunk.
The leaves on the ground,
stabbed by the high heels,
stuck to the feet of the crowd.

God I’ll sure miss her
everyone whispered
What a shame,
what a shame, what a sight.

We don’t know the loneliest wishes
but only that
some don’t get touched quite enough.

So smother me lover,
I don’t need another
Uncovered night.
Track Name: Forcing love with candlesticks
Forcing love with candlesticks
broken-spigot tears are tricks
tired corkscrew then we kiss
I knew that new perfume would be the end of this

Edifices pressed in silence
Precipices blessed with violence
Dresses line the windows like a fence
Though I don’t blame you, it’s your mess

Oh but you know all of that, I’ve seen it change over night,
you know, all of that, I’ve seen it change with a knife,
you know, all of that, I’ve seen it change, on a flight you’re gone
You’re gone.

Even in the shadows here
Cigarette smoke I see clearly
You painted yourself, now you hang
Testimony to a bad year

Oh but you know all of that, I’ve seen it change over night,
you know, all of that, I’ve seen it change with a knife,
you know, all of that, I’ve seen it change, on a flight you’re gone
You’re gone.

You didn’t tell me, you didn’t say
that you only love me when you’re away
That I was only a tethered comfort till morning came
and showed you how mistakes are born

And how i was just your empty bottle love
Empty bottle love
Empty bottle love
Track Name: Tell you once
Tell you once gonna make you mine
love you til the day I die
Tell you once gonna make you mine
love you til the day I die
Tell you once gonna make you mine
love you til the day i die
gonna love you til the day I die
I’ll love you til the day I die
I love you all, but I think I’m goin soon.
Yeah I think I’m goin soon
I think I’m goin soon
Yeah I think I’m goin soon.
Track Name: Rest up
Rest up we gotta go
Rest up we gotta go
Rest up we gotta go
This town is taking lives
Wake up we gotta go
Wake up we gotta go
It’s hasty I should know
You’re gonna make this hard
Well I’m scared now I gotta go
I’m scared you ought to know
I’m scared I gotta go
You can’t come with me, no
Cuz it’s time I paid that toll
Yeah it’s time I paid that toll
Take every dime I owe
And throw them out the window
I never got a single wink, I thought about you,
I never had a single drink I thought I ought to,
I never coulda blinked though I know you needed me to,
Well I needed you, too.
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I know my destination’s home
I’ve seen my consciousness, it’s shown me
I’ll shoulder yours and bury my own
Yeah, I’ll shoulder yours and bury my own
But I’m never goin back again,
Cuz baby we were lightning, it’s timing, it’s gone
Baby we were lightning, it’s timing, it’s gone
Baby we were, we were, we were,
Baby we were.
Track Name: It's bright outside
It’s bright outside I have to draw the shades
I’m tellin lies I won’t be home for days
And I’m walking all around this broken town for you

It’s bright outside I have to draw the shades
I’m spillin tiles I won’t be home for days
But I’m walkin all around this broken town for you
Track Name: Pardon me love
Pardon me Love
Pardon me dreadful
Got no news today
The quiet is mine
Your delicate eyeliner
needs some place to play

You’re right down the road
Your voice the moonlight
you shine like a secret untold
You cry out I love you
I lie down above you
You fly out so consciously bold

November is hard I should know
December is gold early snow
This weather makes everyone old
Together we won’t feel the cold
We won’t feel the cold

So pardon me love
Pardon me dreadful
I can’t wait to tell you the news
I’m over this illness this pillar the stillness
The back door that I wandered through

November is hard I should know
December is gold early snow
This weather makes everyone old
Together we won’t feel the cold
We won’t feel the cold.