Windfall

by The Reflectors

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1.
(free) 03:33
I was thinkin wishful thinkin of a good luck charm of a world turned my way I’m just waitin on that windfall from the secrets of the world I know I’m just waitin on that wind to fall I close my eyes drivin’ dusty roads sending clouds into a clear big sky with every mile another dream distant sunlit scenery every mile another dream these are your darkest days cubicle post-it haze feeling for a ledge for a leap of faith I’m just waitin on that windfall from the secrets of the world I know I’m just waitin on that wind to fall
2.
It was almost yesterday Everyone had too much to say Now it seems everyone collapses in a different way I’m guilty of giving in too just to make the rent on a new york room now everything’s cascading, so don’t be blue! I gotta do what I gotta do I’m livin one more shot at it I don’t care what you make of it And yeah, I know I can’t get back to yesterday I’ll take the next best thing Take me to an altered state Walk among the stars today Swim in the vacuum of space If you move fast enough you can pretend you never change Turn your dust into life Believe in the things you think are right We’re taking off for that black unknown tonight you gotta do what you gotta do I’m livin one more shot at it I don’t care what you make of it And yeah, I know I can’t get back to yesterday I’ll take the next best thing Take me to an altered state
3.
05:32
she was tired of being alone on that rooftop in battery park so she walked & walked & walked & walked & walked & walked & walked & walked until church & state went dark she had a meltdown on a Chelsea corner and she held a sit-down at a sidewalk café and she ate and ate and ate and ate and ate and ate and ate and ate no one dared take her plate away it’s been a few years since she needed to come back and it’ll be a few years since she wore anything but black now it’s too clear she’s gonna survive intact but it’ll be a few years before she comes back again “if you believe in fate, you’ll never have any fun” that's what she told her viceroy down on 14th street she laughs and laughs and laughs and laughs and laughs and laughs and laughs and laughs she’s an adult in every single way it’s been a few years since she needed to come back and it’ll be a few years since she wore anything but black now it’s too clear she’s gonna survive intact but it’ll be a few years before she comes back again
4.
i woke up this morning to a useless clock and a crack in the wall behind the clock that began to grow sun still risin slowly no use draggin out of bed every station singing static on the radio don’t ask me where we’re goin there’s only one place left to go that’s why i’m ridin out the ending w/you i got a crisp white shirt and a fistful of dirt things mess up like they like to do they say it stays dark these days because we’ve lost all faith in god so they’re having trouble turning on the sun but the earth’s just slowin down and it’s just about to stop the only question is where will it be noon? …the only question is – where? don’t ask me where we’re goin there’s only one place left to go that’s why i’m takin this ride out w/you i got a crisp white shirt and a fistful of dirt things mess up like they like to do things mess up like they like to do
5.
05:13
no princes in this city no warnings about the wicked just a princess and a quiet boy sleep in a sleepless city crystal in a concrete world just a princess and a quiet boy a silence passes through us as our eyes meet on the subway it wakes me with laughter as we sway with the train a quiet moment of inspiration just a boy and his princess faith in a faithless city diamonds in a leaden world just a princess and a quiet boy syncing this silence given to us is simply to find a quiet moment of inspiration just a boy and a princess
6.
(free) 04:45
no one knows Russell Leaf because Russell leaves the scenes of all his accidental overdoses on all the strangers in his life he’s never haunted by Russell Leaf liked to dance with the stranger things on his mind never kept him from seeking out his next chance to fall in love Russell Leaf knew compassion only keeps you down loading you with baggage claims against a next chance to fall in love Russell Leaf believed there was no higher power never went to church on Sunday school never mattered he’s a rich man now Russell Leaf just lives happily down Recent Memory Lane the one place that you get more than one first-time to fall in love who wouldn’t want to be …. Russell Leaf?
7.
when your baby’s hurtin’ on the other side of the world you gotta find a strong steely look in your eye when your baby’s hurtin’ on the other side of the world you gotta have calm courage and faith in life baby’s comin’ home fall you asleep your baby’s comin’ home don’t worry about your baby comin’ home when your baby’s callin’ from the other side of the world you gotta synchronize the sunset with the sunrise when your baby’s callin’ from the other side of the world you gotta be a man and fill that distance with love
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9.
(free) 04:16
I was the last thing you ever got for free The last no-cost house-comp write-off freeload show You’d probably feel the same if you had to pay for me But I gave it away so you’ll never know I’m the last one you ever thought you’d see The last one left too right three dimensional man Electricity conducts my circuitry I see all those sides you’ll never know Light yourself on fire People come for miles To watch you burn They’ll take your picture No one will pay To watch you burn I am the best thing you ever got for free The best one stop one night one times one man show It’d be such a shame if you had to pay for me Let’s cut the middle man, here we go Light yourself on fire People come for miles To watch you burn They’ll take your picture No one will pay To watch you burn

about

Deadpan. Jangle. Crash.

This record came to life in 2002 and was finished 2 years later.

I had to write and record it off company time, late night, so it's kind of an escape experiment. And all the master tracks disappeared into the ether before we were done, so it's BYOBass.

The balloon was over the outskirts of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

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released August 2, 2004

all tracks written, performed and produced by Westy Reflector

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