War Years

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Produced by Jim Bryson.
Recorded at Lincoln County Social Club (Toronto)
and Fixed Hinge Studios (Stittsville).
Mastered by Philip Shaw Bova.
Written by Skye Wallace.

lyrics

War years.
Half asleep and I am steeped in my age-old fears.
Aide de campe.
My body sweet and indiscreet,
But my ears aren't gone.

I will wait
To keep my family safe
In this not-so-civil civil war,
And I will let you in on the edge of my breath,
Though I've never used it like that before.
I will make you stare,
Let you touch me there,
I will make so you really mean it.
I will tell you lies.
I'll tell you why,
This is war.

And I'm ready to do war.

Soldier,
I will cheat and I'll unseat til I get what I'm after.
War years,
My eyes are swollen and my heart is open like a mutineer.

I will stay,
I'll be in your way,
Though it seems that I'll be anything but.
I will garner what is valuable to the Union, and what the Union is not.
I will make you stare,
Let you touch me there,
I will make it so you really mean it.
I'll tell you lies.
I'll tell you why,
This is war.

And I'm ready to do war.

I'll be spent,
I'll know where you went,
"Bloody Murder" to your ruin.
I know your last name,
I know your end game,
I know your next move, don't you know it.
I made you scared,
I made you think I cared,
I made it so you really meant it.
I will tell you lies.
I'll tell you why,
This is war.

credits

from Something Wicked, released October 29, 2016
Produced by Jim Bryson
Skye Wallace - acoustic guitar and vox
Michelle Faehrmann - cello
Rachael Cardiello - viola
Ben Doerksen - electric guitar
Jim Bryson - electric guitar
Alastair Whitehead - bass
Brad Kilpatrick - drums

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Skye Wallace Vancouver, British Columbia

Skye Wallace's sound is exciting, dynamic, gritty, and beautiful. A truly powerful performer, this girl is known for a charged live show that is bound to stick with you.

Listed as one of Blog TO’s Top 20 Folk & Roots Shows in Toronto last summer and hailed as Vancouver’s queen of dark folk, Skye Wallace truly is a “national treasure” (Sad Mag). This is a show you won’t want to miss.
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