Wander

by Shayna Adler

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1.
Who is this body That stares at me When the day is done Where did the time go And what did I become Am I still the invincible girl That could reach up high And still touch the world And I wait for that day to come And I wait And I live for that day to come When I don't have to hesitate Every hour is money And I can't afford The life I could create Where is this paradise? My Shangri-La Has no parking space Do I still have it in me to find All the dreams I have left behind And I wait for that day to come And I wait And I live for that day to come When I don't have to hesitate Am I the creator Of my own despair Am I the inventor Of what's not really there How do I leave this place Of my own device Of my own disgrace Is it me That paves my own delay And I wait for that day to come And I wait And I live for that day to come When I don't have to hesitate I don’t have to wait For my day to come Oh I wait And I live for that day to come When I don't have to hesitate
2.
We always leave the lights On through the trees We’re praying to a Red fern diocese And we are growing like the sycamore Will never see its knees And we are soaring like the smallest bird Who stands on heaven’s feet And soon you will see And soon you will see We walked across the world To find this place We built our house From matches and mistakes And we are dancing like our wilderness Is moving with the sea And we are higher than the starry sky Who crowns his canopy And soon you will see And soon you will see This is the only way And we are living like our paradise Has found its fantasy And soon you will see And soon you will see And soon you will see And soon you will see
3.
I was a trader And they were all puppets Our business was fair And our horses were fine With silk so cheap And the blue fin in season You could drink to the sky And the stars They would toast to The waltz of a world Of gypsies and caravans Bells on her hips The fires, the music man Circling me Their leader, the magician Who calls out to me Lost by admission Forget everything Give us everything Give up everything And dance till the end of your days I drank their wine And sailed to Jupiter I slept in the fabrics And taught them croquet A summer turned winter And the spring laid me down I lost my language I lost my old ways I swayed to a waltz Of gypsies and caravans Bells on her hips The fires, the music man Circling me Their leader, the magician Who calls out to me Lost by admission Forget everything Give us everything Give up everything And dance till the end of your days I swayed to a waltz Of gypsies and caravans Bells on her hips The fires, the music man Circling me Their leader, the magician Who calls out to me Lost by admission Forget everything Give us everything Give up everything And dance till the end of your days
4.
Midnight on All Hallows’ Eve I came upon a tavern And the rain held me down In this medieval town With my spirit as dim As this lantern But there in the corner A figure disguised That spoke down in whispers By dim candlelight From under his cloak He then offered some gold To the goblin he spoke A legend foretold Of clockwork and castles And horses to ride With the thrill of the chase In the dead of the night And a world full of magic Like never I’ve known In this everyday life Of Manchester Stone You don’t understand I was curious And he didn’t know The life I have had To be furious I was hungry and cold And delirious And he didn’t know A girl could be bold And mysterious So I said Whatever the risk I am willing Whatever the danger I’ll ride And if ever you think I was never made for adventure Then leave it to fate To decide Send me Rhiannon For a gamble in Endless skylines and Blood lake fire lines With a sword in my hand And a story behind I can be The one who defied Every kind of mind Who defined If never I lived And if always I cried I’d have died At the hands of my fears And a ladder of lies In the grind Whatever the risk I am willing Whatever the danger I’ll ride And if ever you think I was never made for adventure Then leave it to fate To decide Midnight on All Hallows’ Eve I came upon a tavern And like an old friend Who stays till the end We forgave our complaints For what matters The fireplace roared And the bartender poured The finest Carpathian ales Some traded their wares While the rest of them shared The wonder and wealth Of their tales Of clockwork and castles And horses to ride With the thrill of the chase In the dead of the night And a world full of magic Like I’ve come to know In this everyday life Of Manchester Stone
5.
Dear Capricorn I never thought I’d meet you And in your eyes A better world I found A technicolor bliss With hues that don’t exist I saw you in our garden Kneeling down Is it possible to love someone And only know their name Is it possible to find yourself In all the loss you’ve gained And if I saw the truth Would all the colors stay the same If love could be explained Dear Capricorn I met you at the wrong time I was hurting from a love That once was good All at once, I was confused If I was blessed, or I was bruised If it was me, or it was you Or it was time Is it possible to love someone And only know their name Is it possible to find yourself In all the loss you’ve gained And if I saw the truth Would all the colors stay the same If love could be explained And maybe I’m not good enough for you Maybe I won’t be the one You’ll be writing to Is it possible to love someone And only know their name Is it possible to find yourself In all the loss you’ve gained And if I saw the truth Would all the colors stay the same If love could be explained If love could be explained
6.
Good things change Soon as the going’s good The desert’s strange And all the highway’s Quiet as the moon And we arrive in this distant place All that glows is glitter in outer space And there goes my star There goes my star Can you feel Orion near The otherworldly cavalier With haunting conversation And stories of creation But I’ve seen so many, many things Troubled by such little strings And all I have is here Oh, can you feel Orion near Good things change Soon as the going’s good The desert’s strange And all the highway’s Quiet as the moon And we arrive in this distant place All that glows is glitter in outer space And there goes my star There goes my star Can you feel Orion near The otherworldly cavalier With haunting conversation And stories of creation But I’ve seen so many, many things Flying on these tired wings And all I have is here Can you feel Orion near Good things change Soon as the going’s good The desert’s strange And all the highway’s Quiet as the moon And we arrive in this distant place All that glows is glitter in outer space And there goes my star There goes my star And there goes my star There goes my star
7.
I was born in 1850 To a farmer and his bride Oblivious to empty men With impulse in their eyes I was shoulder to a boulder When they left me out of sight By the morning I was older With the fear a woman hides Stagecoach Sally Gonna shake your alley Gonna make you leave your Shotgun by the door This wild California Was a fire in the forge The shepherds left the valley For a gold rush in the gorge But when I lay my saddle down His face is all I see In the silence of the desert night We danced unspeakably Stagecoach Sally Gonna shake your alley Gonna make you leave your Shotgun by the door Giddyup I travelled on my pony From there to old San Juan Where my conscience was a shadow In the reaping of the dawn And then he saw me coming With a corset and a gun And with all the earthquakes in his eyes He never thought to run Stagecoach Sally Gonna shake your alley Gonna make you leave your Shotgun by the door Stagecoach Sally Gonna shake your alley Gonna make you leave your Shotgun by the… Gonna make you leave your Shotgun by the door
8.
The House 04:54
As I look beyond the windows Of this ever changing flat Though its weathered Disappointment And so tainted by regret And it’s many lives deflated After following it’s feet But it’s spine articulated With ambition in the eaves And these ever-leaving legs Always stepping out of line And this busy, tangled head Holding back it’s burning mind And the movement of a crawling world Scraping on its shins Fearing every little change And fighting what could win Welcome to my house The moment has taken its form Welcome to my house I just want to thank you For knocking upon my door As I wander through the hallways Of this castle and its keeps Reflections in the mirrors And my oversights in heaps And its many fears created In the basement of its mind And the times it hesitated When it should have had some pride And these ever-stretching arms Always looking past their reach And these calloused, wrinkled palms Always worried, always leashed And the shadows of a world outside Who think you’re just skin deep Have they seen it all before Or have they never learned to see Welcome to my house The moment has taken its form Welcome to my house I just want to thank you For knocking upon my door And these ever-working hands Always pushing past their prime And this pale, yawning skin Always giving into time Oooh… Oooh… Oooh… Oooh…
9.
Sunday Smile 03:49
Hey there firefly They gone and brought you down Tore your dressing gown From your shoulders You were spinning light Like a dizzy satellite Tangled up at times In your own smolder Honey don’t you frown at All the good that you found You’ll wear your Sunday smile Monday morning Honey don’t you cry You were only young and wild You’ll wear your someday smile Without warning Hey there Josephine You never had to be the queen Or wear a fool’s crown To find your feet You only tried your best Heaven knows it was a guess The life you made Was ever just a tease Honey don’t you frown at All the good that you found You’ll wear your Sunday smile Monday morning Honey don’t you cry You were only young and wild You’ll wear your someday smile Without warning And I will always believe in you And I’ve never known A thing you couldn’t do Honey don’t you frown at All the good that you found You’ll wear your Sunday smile Monday morning Honey don’t you cry You were only young and wild You’ll wear your someday smile Without warning

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released October 30, 2020

Executive Producer: Michael Dumas
Producer: Shayna Adler
Recorded & Mixed by Shayna Adler and Michael Dumas at Horse Latitudes Recording Studios
Mastered by Eric Boulanger at The Bakery

Music & Lyrics by Shayna Adler

Shayna Adler: Arrangement, Lead Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Programming

Mark Christian: Arrangement, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, 12-String Guitar, Bass Guitar, Baritone Guitar

Greg Liesz: Electric Guitar, Electric 12-String Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Pedal Steel, Baritone Guitar

Johnny Stachela: Slide Guitar (Stagecoach Sally intro/solo)

Dillon Vanders: Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals

Alexis Sklarevski: Electric Bass

Al Bonhomme: Acoustic Guitar, 12-String Guitar

Mario Calire: Drums, Percussion

Sasha Smith: Piano, Wurlitzer, B3 Organ

Lamar Mitchell: Piano, B3 Organ

Kaitlin Wolfberg: Violin, Viola

Jean-Paul Barjon: Cello

Matt Tecu: Drums, Percussion

Pride Hutchison: Drums

Aeb Byrne: Flute

David Burns: Arrangement

Randy Crenshaw: Background Vocals

Ray Goren: Background Vocals

Jason Avina: Background Vocals

Corey Todd: Background Vocals

Special thanks to Ryan Hahn, Jesse Stern, Bruce Baldwin, Paul du Gre, and Robby Krieger.

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