Trouble You Invite

by The Wild Maps

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Team Oktopus This album still gives us goosebumps EVERY time we listen to it. This music is better than having superpowers. Favorite track: Trouble You Invite.
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1.
Cicadas 04:03
everyone knows that james is sad his lips have never known a night without a woman kissing him back but still he sleeps alone is that a good way to go? once I held a wooden heart I carved from black pine bark and left it by your weathered doorway in the dark but I'm the one who knows it's better if I go oh, the hills are for crying and mornings are for feeling cold cicadas sing it when I'm leaving some things are better never known caroline is never sweet unless she shuts her sailor mouth and starts to sing but everyone knows everyone knows that's not a good way to go something kept your heart from mine but how could I have ever thought it otherwise when I took your hand and held it close but couldn't lift my eyes to yours?
2.
Long as I remember I was a curious soul So I lit out down the road I left from Memphis reckon 'round last year to see where this old highway goes Mississippi came and Mississippi went and I ain't got nothing to show Going down to Louisiana so my blue eyes see How far this old highway goes Well hummingbirds make a whole lot of buzz But it don't mean nothing, no I don't pay no mind to their hummingbird song Just keep a walking this open road With every new step I get further still From all the good things that I've known You see, good things won't keep me satisfied When there's before me this open road So come along with me far as you like But don't expect for me to slow See we won't make it long unless you're curious as me To see where this old highway goes
3.
Go stand on my doorstep While the gas lamps burn in two I’m going to make it happen Going to make it up for you Send you all my letters By a postal truck at dawn They’re flying over Kansas And they’ll show up on your lawn And you’re going to sing my soul And you’re going to sing it low You’re going to sing it lovestruck Till the crows come calling home I got you where the rain falls It’s a lonely time of year So fly me out to Moscow And we’ll pick it up from there And all these cardboard boxes They’re a home away from home So send me stars of my town And I wont ever be alone
4.
Devil 04:01
devil in my doorway trying to drag my soul away I told him take this old guitar cause I’ll be singing silent before I let him dig my grave the road is wild lover but the city is my spine they tried to weigh me down in nashville but I returned to memphis so I could finally do it right victory in jesus said the whisper I forgot I’m gonna make that whisper louder when I arrest the thief who’s been stealing all my thoughts devil took my money but I still got both my arms I’m gonna lift your weary head and dig up all the coins you used to bury in the yard trunk full of all our failures we're gonna drive over their intent the moment you think it's too late couldn't ever be a better moment to repent
5.
Crick 02:33
I saw a sign in the sky believe it, receive it, or call it a lie but I saw a sign in the sky my little crick's running dry the silo is still standing and the grasses grow high but my little crick's running dry she had two brown eyes like mine but don't look too close or you'll beg to go blind she had two brown eyes like mine
6.
Monsters 02:34
See the monsters tall Holding that crystal ball Letting their hair go grey Just like my love for you And see the smokestacks rise The white clouds in the skies Colliding sheets of air Shaped like my love for you Those nightmare winds That blew you 'round for years They can't touch you here Call it fate Call it whatever you please Just stay right here with me I bought up all your cars Put all their keys in jars Then paid off all your loans Just to show my love for you I threw your pictures out Left you no room for doubt Then filled my notebooks up With all my love for you
7.
It's a beautiful day But I've a melancholy heart I've come all this way Out to where you are But the hills are talking They're talking about us And the flowers bloom All red and gold But I'm colorblind At least that's what I'm told You're as dry as the straw Beneath my toes Don't say I'll miss you Cause I'll soon be gone Don't say I'll miss you Cause you're not the one In these wicker chairs By these olive trees I feel as old as a a vine In the summer heat Still your voice it brings me To my sleep And these birds they fly Only in the night They sing my song They take my fight To the skies above They sing my love
8.
I knew one day you would kick down that door with your fists swinging wild and your boots on the floor and I crossed my heart, held my bible I swore he might kill me but oh I never known such love before you cut through alleys and visit lonely graves with your firecracker talking you could stop a rambling train and I’ve mostly failed at ever making myself a name but if you’ll stay by my side I know I’ll find my own way don’t be a fool; I know crossing that line is just your stubborn way of seeing if I’ll stop your own demise so less like an anchor and more like a knife I'm gon keep your heart from trouble, even trouble you invite

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released August 3, 2012

Produced and Engineered by Anna Su and Nate Vaughan
Artwork by Kim Grosser

Rachel Vaughan - vocals, banjo, ukulele
Anna Su - vocals, guitar, piano, mandolin, organ
Nate Vaughan - vocals, guitar, mandolin, tambourine
Kris Karlsson - bass, guitar, piano, mandolin
Mike Lindsay - drums
Sean Pawling - trombone
Ross Garren - harmonica

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The Wild Maps Los Angeles, California

Born to commemorate the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic, The Wild Maps tell stories of seabreeze heartache and landlocked ambition.

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