Anyway​.​.​.​here's "Wonderwall"

by Arthur James

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This album was inspired by Alan Lightman's novel, "Mr. g".
Some songs are about characters from the book and others are about Nothing.
There's also a cover and even a love song or two.

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released May 27, 2016

All songs written by Arthur James except "Liars", written by Ron Scott

Guitars, Bass and Vocals by Arthur James
Backup vocals in "Liars" by Danny Castro and Rob Sharp
All percussion by Rob Sharp

Tracked and mixed at Democracy Sound by Rob Sharp - Seattle, WA
Mastered by Sean Downes at All on Black Recording - Minot, ND

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Track Name: Anyway...here's "Wonderwall"
Sewed into the skirt in a room full of nothing
Infinity's singing out the side of her mouth
Through my walls, up the halls and out through my window
While my mouth makes a shape around the music below
Singin', "ohhh"

They found me cold but alive in this dream
I'm collecting the cashmere I stole from the seam
In my name to fold into the light of my hands
While my eyes, they dance with a glass full of sand
Singin', "ohhh"

Now, I lay all the wires across the spine of my tongue
I shake a cup full of stones down into my lungs
And I breathe in the sound of the name of this place
Singin', "ohhh"
Track Name: 64 Teeth
Won't you meet me where these two streets meet
The corner of Ellipses and Defeat
Where I'll wrap my ribs around your spine
And sigh to you, "It was always you"

We can find out how the moon grows now
As our faces greet each other on repeat
To whisper through sixty four teeth
And you'll say to me, "it was always me"

When the sun comes up and your face falls out
And your skin grows into the morning, dear
I can hear you dancing outside my window
Where you're poised and ready to take my hand again

When you sleep, I'll be the wind on your face
The warmth you feel around your waist
When you think my name, you can breathe me in
And throw your hands around my neck
Track Name: Liars
You take the big one
And I'll take his brother
Let's get this over with
'Cause I'm late for work

Do you remember when we were young?
The swing-sets, the castles, the days in the sun?
I sold all my baseball cards to buy me these clothes
That's how it goes, that's how it goes, that's how it goes

I keep on thinkin'
It's time to move on
Move out to that city, so huge
Meet me some people

You see, these old hills, they keep on calling
The clouds 'round here talk and, man, I've been listening
I sold all these clothes to buy me this land
Now, I'm sort of happy, most of the time

I've been ridin' lots of trains
The same ones as you
How come you get to talk to everybody? (I'm just looking out my window)
Man, I ain't you

And you keep on pointing out my halo
With your big pointy fingers and your six-fingered hands
I sold all this land to buy me some dreams
Just like in those movies they played when we were kids

And now we're just liars...
Track Name: Ten Strings (For You)
And underneath one frozen tree
I took two steps and found three of you
With four hands stretched to five of me
We stumbled into six amused
Not seven now, but eight long days
Thrown into nine and bore from ten strings
That found the tune of twelve
Swing back your head to find eleven

Where thirteen left you still and sound
Fourteen exhaled the warmth to find
The fifteen tics on tocs that tame
The sixteen clocks whose hands have paved
The seventeen streets I've walked
Just to love you
Track Name: Shaye Saint John
Down in the dust, holding the dew together
I found you waiting, watching, whatever
You're long and bored, like a passing storm
Holding hands with someone I'd met before
And you said you'd come to make it better

You stand in front of a green screen
And you're blooming like you really care
But I don't believe you now

Now Brandi sings Virginia May
But she wants to hear that Moon Song
While Gregory's stomping out a waltz now
While she gets ready for the outro
I've got my fingers on your lips tonight

That breeze brought down your blackened brow
And vandalized your mother's house
But I don't believe you