Wishing Chair

by Eliot Wilder

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These are daunting times
That much is certain
History in the making
From the man behind the curtain
No don't put the brakes on
Let us all run riot
When they hand you their deal
Just say you won't buy it

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released May 6, 2017

Additional vocals: Zeena Malin, Amy Harmon, Laura Nyro

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Eliot Wilder Boston, Massachusetts

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Track Name: The Wishing Chair
Oh the days, oh the days
They are reflected in my face
I had turned another the page
And I found I'd lost my place

I had dreamed, I had dreamed
But now I've got no vision
In my hand I hold a mace
And with my voice I stir derision

Oh the times, oh the times
How can a man go on and live
I'm about to turn to dust
And scrape right by the sieve

Oh my head, oh my head
It's a heavy lot to bear
Still I climb up ever higher
Don't wanna fall down there

Sit me down, sit me down
Sit me down in the wishing chair

Knew a king, knew a king
He said name was Jimmy Christ
He swung his door open wide
On what would be his biggest heist

"Come with me, come with me
And I will make your pain all stop"
I became his supplicant
But then heard a shoe drop
Track Name: Remember This House
It's all I've ever known
This place that I call home
This place I hang my hat
I know all its smells
I know them all so well
I know where the bodies are at

Remember this house

It's my kin and kith
It's the length and width
My universe in a box
It is my resting place
The place I wash my face
The place I hang my socks

Let me go home
I want to go home
Well I feel so broke up
I want to go home

It's my mom and dad
It's my happy and sad
It's the place I've found my peace
It is my tea at noon
It's my fork and spoon
It's where I sign my lease
Track Name: Little Cloud
Float along you little cloud
Got no worries
Got no cares
Blow on you little cloud
No one sees you
They are unawares

Blow 'round and 'round and 'round

Roll on you little cloud
Bang some thunder
Electrify
Spread it out you little cloud
Dark the sun
Blanket the sky

Whirl, whirl, whirl you little cloud
Whip up a storm
Muss up some hair
Drift on you little cloud
No one can touch you
You are not there
Track Name: Falling/Fading
Falling
Fading
Down
Down
Down
I
Go
Track Name: The World Is Not Enough
What does it mean
To be in the now
What does it mean
To have a true connection
I take a picture of you
And all I see is my reflection
Can you tell me what is true
Can you tell me what is not
Can you tell me anything at all
Fill me in on the plot
Oh my soul, oh my soul

This is the place that I belong
This is the place that's meant for me
But the world is not enough
It's not enough for me
Not enough for me

What does it mean
To tell the truth
What does it mean
To tell a lie
In the end it's all the same
No principles do apply
Can you tell me if I'm dreaming
Can you tell me if I'm awake
Can you tell me anything at all
Is it real or is it fake
Oh my soul, oh my soul
Track Name: To Have and to Hold
All I want is a welcoming bed
Where I can dream at night
And all I want is to hear your breath
When I turn out the light
All I want is to know you're there
And you won't ever leave
Give me a sign any way that you can
I want to believe

To have and to hold
To have and to hold
To have and to hold
Forever

All I need is to feel your love
Like the earth needs the rain
And all I need is that one kind word
That will wash away my pain

All I want is your hand in mine
And know you won't let it go
And all I want is you to hold me high
And hold me from below
Track Name: Sleep Tight, America
These are daunting times
That much is certain
History in the making
From the man behind the curtain
No don't put the brakes on
Let us all run riot
When they hand you their deal
Just say you won't buy it
If you think you don't matter
You think wrong
Can you hear that distant thunder
They're playing our song

These are crazy days
With a crazy man in charge
He's doing it all for the glory
Wants his story writ large
He dreams of waging war
That is his vow
He aims to end the world
Apocalypse now
If you think you can't stop him
You're quite incorrect
Drag him out into the street
And cut him off at the neck

Sleep tight my darling
Sleep tight my darling
And say goodnight
And say goodnight
Sleep tight my baby
It'll be all right
It'll be all right
This land is your land
And this land is my land
It is dynamite
It'll be all right

These are desperate days
You can feel it in the air
The world is polarized
By a man with bad hair
He talks like a tyrant
His message is clear
He gives you his hate
He plays on your fear
If you think you are helpless
Here is the twist
He has no power
When you resist
Track Name: You Think You Know Someone
Well I met my buddy Stevie
When I was but kid
Yeah, he was my hero
And I admired what he did
He played the 88s
He wrote a masterwork
It wasn't until later
I could see he was a jerk

You think you know someone

Well my older sister Robby
She had it goin' on
She traveled the world
Hither and yon
I looked up to her
And the way that she thought
But later I learned
She was a twat

You think you know someone
Know 'em to the last
But what you know is a ghost
From the past

You think you know someone
But what do you know
How can you tell
If they're a friend or a foe

You meet a lot of people
They tell you their deal
You trust them in good faith
You don't see what they conceal
You so want to believe them
And their pie in the sky
But in the end you discover
It is a lie
Track Name: Runaway Days
Gotta run, run, run
Gotta run, run, run
Gotta run, runaway days
Never going back to where I been
Never going back to way back when
Gotta run, run, run, runaway days
Gotta run, run, run, runaway days

Somebody tells ya they can sell ya the key
The key to the land of free
Better beware and be ready to go
Ready to go
Look out below

Somebody tells ya they can show ya the way
They way to a brighter day
Better beware of and be ready to rock
Be ready to rock
Before the chime of the clock
Track Name: Division Street
I am division
I am derision
I am that street of broken dreams
I'm ripping at the seems
I'm the monster on the prowl
The screech of the hoot owl
The barbarian at the gate
Vomiting out his hate
I am division
I am derision
I am me
I am you

I am hiding in the alley
I tell ya, hey I'm your best pally
I supply you with your drug
Then I pull out the rug
I am nothing but a thug
I am division
Head-on collision
I am me
I am you

I am division
I make an incision
I cut you right down the middle
Like cakes on the griddle
I am your best mate
I tell you that you're great
It's what you want to hear
Stoke your ego and your fear
I am division
I make an incision
I am me
I am you

I am that howl in the night
I blow out each and every candlelight
I'm your nightmare unrelieved
Aggressor and aggrieved
I am your very own pet peeved
I am division
Strike with precision
I am me
I am you
Track Name: Last Call
I'm packing up
I'm done with all this shit
If you say you give a fuck
Give the time back off my wrist
Let us go for an adventure
Swear that you'll be there for
This woman that would be a bitch
Gotta grind work hard for this

If you save my life
And it all comes down to this
I'll be going crazy thinking 'bout you
You must save my life

I'm counting down the days
Till we get away from here

For I'm getting out of here
I'm leaving
Waking up to the life I've missed
No, no I can't resist