Wires

by The Rooks

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released 29 June 2015

All Songs Composed, Arranged, and Performed by The Rooks

All Songs Produced, Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Mark Christensen at Engine Room Audio.

Photo Credit for Cover Art to Charlotte Christopher

And Absurd Amounts of Love and Gratitude For All The Incredible Support and Guidance from JS, JP, AO, SH, ZP, IO, IM, LM, KM, AH, SH BH, JT, AP, DC, CR

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The Rooks New York, New York

If you happen to ask THE ROOKS about their sound, chances are they’ll mutter some blurry portrait of Frank Ocean, J Dilla, and the Talking Heads getting drunk at a dive bar in the year 2023, while Justin Vernon waits in the car to drive everyone home. They promise this will make more sense after a listen. ... more

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Track Name: Intermission (Wires)
I've been looking low
I've been chasing ghosts from out the walls and up the floor
Come to settle the score
She wasn't on my mind
When I tripped the line but now the things I left behind I lost before
I could settle the score

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I've been looking low
I've been holding to a feeling we could walk back through the door
If she was here I'd be sure
She calls me late at night
Tries her best to fit the miles through the wires of the phone
Tries to settle her soul

And maybe this could carry us home
Or maybe I should just leave it alone
Maybe we're better on our own

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Oh carry us home
Or maybe we just can't sleep on our own
Maybe she'll be better, if I let her go
Or maybe I should just leave it alone

Maybe we're better on our own (3x)
Track Name: Doubt
I was on the down and out
When I picked up how to doubt
It's treated me kindly so
I would lie to keep it rolling
No, I don't mind
cause I do it all the time
And if it means going blind, I'll give my eyes a break for a while

You know me baby
I'm addicted lately
To this crazy
And I won't leave maybe
You know me baby
I'm addicted lately
To this crazy
And I won't leave, no

Still hanging on my heart and soul
Got such a long way to go
Don't miss the way I loved you so
I'm on my way down

I know that I once was found
But I can't get up off the ground
It's better you leave me here than waste a day trying to conquer fear
No, I don't mind
I promise that I'm doing fine
And if it's all the same to you just leave me be


You know me baby
I'm addicted lately (I'm addicted)
To this crazy (To this crazy, crazy love)
And I won't leave maybe
You know me baby
I'm addicted lately (I'm addicted)
To this crazy
And I won't leave, no

Still hanging on my heart and soul
Got such a long way to go (Such a long way, a long way)
Don't miss the way I loved you so (Such a long way to go)
I'm on my way down

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, I'm on my way down
There is nothing wrong
Oh, oh, oh oh
I'm on my way down

Still hanging on my heart and soul (Don't you know I'm hanging on?)
Got such a long way to go (Such a long way)
Don't miss the way I loved you so (Way I loved you so)
I'm on my way down, hey yeah

Still hanging on my heart and soul (Hanging on my heart and soul)
Got such a long way to go
Don't miss the way I loved you so
I'm on my way down (Woo, yeah)

Chorus Fade Out
Track Name: Bury Me Deep
Another morning gone, without a sole light on, baby
Seems that the twists and turns, don't mean that much to you, lately

Blue is just not your color
And color's just not your thing
Did you think you'd get one over?
When you don't know what you're doing?

Before you sleep, bury me deep
Cause I'm tied to your window
And floors will creak, so bury me deep
Cause you know, we got nowhere else to go

Another night alone, you change the story now, daily
Rumors of love and lies, and alibis that are shaky

Told with the shrug of the shoulders
Take anything you can swing
Did you think you'd get one over?
When you don't know what you're doing?

Before you sleep, bury me deep
Cause I'm tied to your window
And floors will creak, so bury me deep
Cause you know, we got nowhere else to go

Ooh, baby, uh huh, Mmm

Life's getting lost somewhere, that's just the way it goes
Not better of together maybe it's a case to close
Life's getting lost somewhere, that's just the way it goes
Not better of together maybe it's a case to close.

Maybe it's a case to close (3x)

Oh before you sleep, bury me deep
Cause I'm tied to your window
(Tied to your window, baby)
And floors will creak, so bury me deep
Cause you know, cause you know

Before you sleep, bury me deep (Oh, yeah)
Cause I'm tied to your window (Don't you know I'm tied baby)
And floors will creak (Hey), so bury me deep

Cause you know, cause you know

GG: Woo!
Oh, oh, oh
Oh (Oh), oh (oh), oh
Track Name: Secrets
You said, “Can you keep my secret?
‘Cause I don’t want to need this anymore."
Blind in love with me--I wish you could see we’ve been keeping score.
Feeling like a right brain with no left, thinking that you might change but who says there’s a rule about it
And you know it’s too much, I’m too rough, and you’re too young to give up
Never tried hard enough, to be your man I understand that

I'll make your soul shout, but I know you want to break out
I hope that you’ve got your doubts
I know you want to break out

But you can’t let go
You can’t let go

Hold up--who’s left? Just you and me's gonna have to be enough
I guess it's gonna take some time
But I need you to hear me that I never meant to play you.
Just toss me out before there’s nothing left to say but
'I’m lonely, and you’re gone.'
Girl, you got to move on.
Why reason right and wrong when I’ll just string you along?
It’s too much, I’m too rough. Are you too young to be strong?
We’ve been breaking for so long that you can’t even trust my song.

I'll make your soul shout, but I know you want to break out.
I hope that you’ve got your doubts
I know you want to break out.

You wanna, you wanna
But you can’t let go.
You can't let go.

No I can’t keep your secret.
Track Name: Willow
After the hold,
a break from the ordinary show
I settle to the rain,
spin my hope across her floor
The bottles run
Been runnin down the edge of what we are
So say it all
Say it all before it goes too far

If I move slow I wonder if she’ll lose control
Would it be better if I leave before she lets me go
Maybe it's best I never know

Simple as the fall,
I twist it into love
Against the water coming down
See I can be the thorn in my own side, just as sure
As she can bring me to the ground

If I move slow I wonder if she’ll lose control
Would it be better if I leave before she lets me show
I am the one who bends to break
I am the one to fold myself into this low
Oh shake my soul, I wonder if she’ll let me go
Maybe its best we never know