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Feral Youth

by Wakes

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    Feral Youth is the debut LP by Wakes, the project of Tim Oxton, based in Boston, Massachusetts (US).

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Widows 03:33
take my hand and jump with me as im waiting for the day i die wont you put my shoes by the fire as my body comes ashore my toes are cold with my feelings of dread as you try to lock the door. oh its a full moon tonight watch the love turn into fright oh my, my darlin dear its not me you need to fear you try to sing of our posterity but I'm hollow my dear, cant you see? leave me on my pedestal of trials ill dream in the sky when I'm tired the widow is loved by the ones up above with no one to call her name. and i find you crying on the floor i can't help but feel we've done this before
Headlights 03:11
The silhouettes of our bodies glow from your headlights and we shiver soft from the cold hard rain to drown our pain we'll light our way with a mutual hate driven by the wind and pretend that we love our breakfast tomorrow won't you leave me, love to the birds i know come for the kill pick my body clean, I know they will You say you want love but you wont survive I say I want love But I closed my eyes and we lay in the light because we left our lives behind Lets leave town and run for the hills where no one knows our names W'ell get new jobs and work for the kids that we'll never have the neighbors will call to party til dawn but the sun never comes so leave me here with my misery theres nothing left to gain here, my love
Pillowside 03:27
she sees your eyes like your a child and leaves you there like your a friend but its plaster smiles you see within and your car runs it for miles she gives herself to the world you love but love she gives swallows you whole when you can't get back what she has sold those nights you left on a pillow side she lives alone just like dad where you can't see her broken smiles she hides away from the lies you want to hear the words she can't bear to say your silence kills the world she loves but the love you give shatters her soul when she can't give back what you have told those nights you left on a pillow side by the pillow side
80's Night 03:08
baby i love the way you sigh pushing so low between your thighs you light up one of your cigarettes and let me know im in your debt this is the point of our lives where we're too old to feel this inside its eighties night at tabbys bar youre singing karaoke in the dark you light up one of your cigarettes but we know when they call the cops we're gone without the check this is point of our lives where we're too old to feel this inside i remember of the places i found so i know just where ill fall down fall me with me, love
darlin i wont see your wool its saturday night youre prowling for a fool you locked eyes with a child on the floor he took your hand and y ou led him to the door its easy to say that its not your intention but i can't help but feel that i cant get your affection take my heart and crush it in your hands with your two step heels you'll tear me down again the silent night between our best friends a drowning light of a time we felt again and its not easy to say that I'm a reflection can't i steal a sigh as we start our ascension we run yeah we run away from the eyes of the lies that we told ourselves today we wash our hands with time pretend its fine but it festers like a wound
Pretend Love 02:08
well i saw your falling lace on the floor so lets play til the dawn til the sun warms our faces love you'll be gone by morning so lets pretend its love and i smile tight lipped when you're bored so lets stay when you feel at home until we don't feel so alone
baby i dont know living on your your borrowed time but i cant forget why you left me by the fire so lets get a long and we'll leave our clothing on open the door away from the trials you face and i will haunt the places youve lost so let me by we sail alone right into the sea my mind is caving inward from the demons that haunt me so and i feel the walls crumbling around your your precious throes
Young Again 04:00
her face is wrinkled from the wearing of time hides the life behind her eyes the mornings are cold again as the seasons pass her by she lies awake trying to remember her fleeting former life we left time to be young again weighed our worth against our sins our hands betray the lives inside where we feel at home the nurse brings poison to his bedside his friends call from empty televisions the song begins without warning its the white in his eyes that keeps them pounding downward on the life he left behind
say hello to your friends cause we know you lost 'em again they come by the window side but theyre blind to your foolish pride all i see is filled with white so we leave into night but time is overdrawn yeah but time is overdrawn and we fought the sidewalk cracks to save our mothers backs and i know you screamed with love from what you hid under the rug be kind to what remains cause i know ill never change but time is overdrawn yeah but time is overdrawn you saw the waves of your rough seas that turned you down again and you saw the waves of your rough seas that took your life away but time is overdrawn.


released June 2, 2014

written and recorded by tim oxton
album design, photograph handcoloring by tim oxton
album photograph by roland oxton


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