A Space Western

by Wilkes Oswald

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released February 24, 2013

Music, Lyrics, and Artwork by Wilkes Oswald
Recording, Engineering, Mixing, and Mastering by Sebastian Hidalgo

Leonardo Bernardi: Guitars, Vocals
Freddy Flores: Bass, Vocals, Keyboards
Enrique Hidalgo: Drums, Vocals
Shaun Rodriguez: Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards

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Wilkes Oswald Miami, Florida

4 dudes in Miami formed a band in 2009 called Wilkes Oswald. Influenced individually and collectively by acts such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Tame Impala, Muse, Daft Punk, and Kanye West.

No two live shows by Wilkes Oswald have ever been the same; they get off on the art of spontaneous, improvised sequences in their live shows; sometimes completely improvising a new song on the spot.
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Track Name: Carina
Floating on like rotten wood
The minutes have been burned to my wrist
A strange voice calls out to me
And I know who it is

Turn over the hourglass
My final plea
There are more marks to be made
Before I fall to sleep

If it's fear you want, well I have shown it
Floating on, space and time
Through it all, through it all
Threw it all away for nothing

Floating on like rotten wood
The minutes have been burned to my wrist
A strange voice calls out to me
And I know who it is

If it's fear you want, well I have shown it
Floating on, space and time
Through it all, through it all
Threw it all away for nothing
Eyes are shut, but mind wide open
Hold on tight to one last token
For the nights when we were young
Writing on a dead man's palm
Track Name: Red Love Era
Won't be no girl ever bringing me down
I was busy diving head first baby
I was shot in the back now I'm on the attack
Crooked cupid hooked me on a cold lady

Honestly, incomplete
Your breathe has got me feeling so weak
Can't speak, can't sleep after what you did to me
Find it hard to think straight lately

Is it empty now
Can we carry on
This has gone on for
Long enough

Lost love don't lie there's no need to be kind
You don't have to say you miss me
I've fought, I've tried but you always seem right
And I can't get you out of my mind

Is it empty now
Can we carry on
This has gone on for
Long enough

I can tell by the look in your eyes
You're trying hard not to realize you're wrong
Yeah, you're gone

Hidden in a red love era
Staring through my golden vice
I find all the things I cared for
Floating on through the night

I can tell by the look in your eyes
You're trying hard not to realize you're wrong
Yeah, you're gone
Track Name: Dead Dogs
Dead dogs at night
Feel the bitter bite
Catching, scratching, leeches latching
You will not win a fight
But I say that
I feel fine
I feel fine

So put on your cloak
And light up a smoke
'Cause it's a way to repair on your road to despair
As the wise men went and spoke
But I say that
I feel fine
I feel fine

Lesser minds have been
With more corrupted kings
As they sit and dine on their rich bread and wine
What is lost remains to be seen
But I say that
I feel fine
They feel fine

Dead dogs at night
Feel the bitter bite
Catching, scratching, leeches latching
You will not win a fight
But I say that
I feel fine
I'm on the top of the line
I'm on the top, top, top
Track Name: Left At 11
I know you were here
I know you were there
All smiles came back to me
All times came rushing home alone with my fears

And you've got this look in your eyes
Familiar ties severed clean for years
Came home battered and tired
Sit by the phone
Stripped to the bone
Lonely and cold

I found a photo of us
And I bought a frame to hang it up
Together we laughed and we tried
To make it all better the short life we had

I'd wait but you never came
Soon though its time to grow old
Came home last night alone
Wait by the phone
Stripped to the bone
Lonely and cold

I know you're not here
And I know what's good for me
And I know you never came
Lay there on the ground
Sulking for something that just isn't near

You've got the sun in your eyes
And I've got my pride to be had
Your door looks clean from here
My door is closed as you go

I've got some things to say
Out of my mind too late to hear me cry
And I've got nobody to hear
No lines
No room for me
Track Name: Little Princess
Dearest little princess
In my eyes perfection
In my little prism
I look for your reflection

Spending our time
In different places
Sharing our tales
To different faces

Dearest little princess
You left me with this message
Always to remind me
Of all those things you mentioned

Wasting our lives
Through different seasons
Losing ourselves
For many reasons

And I love you while you leave me
Track Name: Youthquake
My, how I saw you looking at me the other day
Fine, the way you crossed from line to line a gentle sway
And I know you spun it well
Try, but I already fell

Say, say you want me, say you need me in every way
Stay, stay the night, right by my side when I awake
Lie, lie when you're with me
Like, the sand beneath the sea

She's a youthquake
The way her hips shake
She can get high
On a heartache

Oh, oh darling you've been haunting my every dream
And so, I am starving for your love, your touch, your feel
I see the tremors in your soul
Why? I ask but never know

She's a youthquake
The way her hips shake
She can get high
On a heartache
Track Name: Desert Song
And I'll watch as the world burns down
I won't be hiding underground
And they'll walk, and we'll let them die
Tomorrow is suicide
Track Name: The Sun
Coasting, flying, it all seems to go up in flames
Ghost, moan, while we light the cigarette
Fields of gold and me
So come on to the sun and dance with me

And we don't really know
But we don't really care
'Cause we know where to go
I see my pawn, your spade of queens
Soar

Lost, lost in the weather
Who he finds they will kill
The feel of your fingers
On the sun just a net

And we don't really know
But we don't really care
'Cause we know where to go
My hands, your toes, their evil eyes

And we don't really know
But we don't really care
'Cause we know where to go
Sometimes they say what's in between
The sun
Track Name: The Moon
Today's my day
Luck is on my side
I've got this way
To make things go alright
I'll look for you my dear
And we'll walk away as we disappear

Feel it, under the moon
Shying, away from you
You've got me going now
And I will never quit
I've got you feeling down

I know, I know
Where it comes, and how it goes
Oh yes, oh no
Love me do, or love me don't

We'll drive around
See the sights to see
It'll be fine, as long as you're with me
I'll look for you my dear
And finally, I'll show you why we're here

Feel it, under the moon
Shying, away from you
You've got me going down
And I will never quit
I've got you feeling down

I know, I know
Where it comes, and how it goes
Oh yes, oh no
Love me do, or love me don't

Love me won't you
I'd really like you to
'Cause he broke your heart
And you know why you fell apart

You know why you're here

But why you're here isn't clear to me

A beautiful wasteland
Track Name: The Tides
Don't know why I care anymore
A fish, you're floating on the water
And times have slowly changed
Going, coming, going, gone
And I have felt you're frightened
By the wise

Taste the cold
Breathe, you'll breathe my air
I'll be aware
And perhaps you'll learn to love and thank
The ones who have acknowledged
And those you'd rather not

So tell me what you're trying to fight
I want to fight it for you
If you say you're afraid and you're willing to change
Then the fighting is through
But I feel it, and I feel it, and I feel it coming
And I'm not fighting for you
So tell me it's that simple

Can't you learn to ride the tides
All the wisdom that has died
Gold seed, stab our backs, no we won't mind
We'll stand in line

So tell me what you're trying to fight
I want to fight it for you
If you say you're afraid and you're willing to change
Then the fighting is through
But I feel it, and i feel it, and I feel it coming
And I'm not fighting for you
So don't tell me it's that simple

Feel your faith
Hide away
Come on down
Feel, feel

Hide away
On your own
Feel, feel
Track Name: A Space Western
Don't cry woman, don't cry
Those films are just a lie
You'll see me back
You'll see me back
Riding the storm one more time

The sun will shine
'Til I get back
The sun will shine
Bright through each and every time

Love me woman one more time
Before I have to go
Do your part and I'll do mine
Forever I'll love you so

Taste a bit
Of the old time
Lonely woman in my mind

Don't cry woman, don't cry
No, no woman don't you cry
The wind will pull them through the night
Goodbye, Goodbye