Forward Motion

by WaterPenny

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1.
Rules 03:04
Born a hell raiser Escaping the noose The dreams that make me crave her Can’t be excused Send me a sign That tells me it’s time The rules were meant to be broken Blown through wind’s love Tarrying the tune Memories can’t be trusted Feelings in flight askew Any fool can make a rule And my fool will mind it The rules were meant to be broken As the winds whisper wildly Unabashedly The instructions for our lives Condemed to be free made to be Broken The rules were meant to be broken...
2.
Maneuvering through this maze This puzzle in black and blue Is this wall enduring? Or will it topple with my might? Lured by the darkness that is constructed by the light. Lost in dead-end corners Can’t seem to find my way Aiming for forward motion Unraveled in the fray Think I’m going someplace, but I end up somewhere else. Sun don’t block my way so I won’t keep chasing my shadow Run the other way so I won’t keep leaving where I go Where do I go? Where do I go? Where do I go from here? Sun don’t block my way so I won’t keep chasing my shadow
3.
Your presence sparks the present, for a moment time stands still Your heaven tastes of ashes, threaded through the devil's eye Cinders seeking fervor, waiting to head the call Spoiling through the embers, it's a new holiday Gift wrap my love with fire Your lustrous gift is hidden, beneath your fabric smile Your mysterious affliction, always delivers right on time The flame grows changing colors: red, yellow, orange, and blue Spoiling through the embers. It's a new holiday Gift wrap my love with fire Desire is all I need To light a fire with greed Gift wrap my love with fire!
4.
Gave My All 03:40
This is temporary and This is everything they said Sometimes beautiful but when it’s not You’d still to do it again I’d try to forget me for you Do what I can to make it true If you never hear a single word I’ll still want the best for you And I gave my all All To you That’s why there’s nothing left And this is over Our fragile bond Could never hold your thieving heart There’s really nothing I could ever do To make it mean something to you. What it takes of you With all you need to be But it isn’t here forever And that’s why I want it I want it all All For me That’s why there’s nothing left All That's why there's nothing left And is why I’m here
5.
Crossfire 04:10
Outside my cage is silent and still; the streets are empty I feel them closing in, surround and trap their enemy Don’t go outside, keep quiet Don’t know which side is right, but this is not my battle Smoke fills the sky; the city burns tonight Should I run or should I hide? Caught in the crossfire I’m just a visitor traveling through; no beliefs at stake I watch the news I see the tanks, just a mile away Don’t go outside, keep quiet Don’t know which side is right, but this is not my battle Smoke fills the sky; the city burns tonight Should I run or should I hide? Caught in the crossfire Balmy night Flashes of fire Moon glows red No stars tonight Smoke fills the sky The city burns tonight Caught in the crossfire
6.
Sleepy Bones 04:34
Sleepy bones won't get you where you wanted. don't know what you wanted anyway. Sleepy Bones are sitting by the window. Waiting for the day and time to change. Seem to think that better's not for everyone. guess you'd know best what you can waste. Losing time won't help you have a better one when you can't recall the time and place. Home alone to down another comfort, you didn't want to hear this anyway. Sleepy Bones you know this isn't what you wanted but you haven't found another way You'll be done soon, when you coming down? Have it good, no matter what you found. Yeah you might see everyone around, They'll be done too, when you coming down? Sleepy Bones won't get you out of everything, but they'll always get you out of great Nestled far from when when it all was wonder leaves nothing close to comfort or to pain. You should know that you're too far from perfect to ever try and get there in a day. But the same thing goes for everybody here trying something better than the wait. Sleepy bones won't get you where you wanted. We don’t get what we wanted every day. Sleepy bones stop sitting by the window. Waiting doesn’t give the time to change. Every day that passes won’t be back so you might as well think of this today You should know you might get everything you wanted if you could just find another way Yeah you might see everyone around, They'll be done soon, when you coming down? Have it good, no matter what you found. You'll be done too, when you coming down?

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Seattle, Washington trio WaterPenny have been moving at lightspeed since their inception this past November. Wrestling complex themes together into a six-song EP about progress, WaterPenny boasts tremendous collaborations wherein members often tag-team lyrics, assigning their own meanings as needed. Alcoholism and altruism. Shadows. An attempted military coup in Thailand, seen firsthand.

The band’s biggest concern now, however, is progress. Moving forward. Breaking the rules and becoming better. Says member Wes Speight: “I believe that you give your music to an audience of people and it’s theirs from then on. It’s not gonna be ours anymore. That’s the only thing that really makes sense to us.”

Ultimately, WaterPenny’s EP – titled Forward Motion – incites open-mindedness. Devoted to sparse arrangements of piano and guitar, tempos range and harmonies soar between moments distinctly folk and tunes that veer more heavily into Americana territory. The line, “There’s really nothing I could ever do to make it mean something to you,” from “Gave My All”, incites a sense of urgent selflessness as the band takes their ideas and turns them over and over in their hands, exploring love and rules.

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released October 5, 2019

WaterPenny is Wes Speight, Amy Begley and Lane Patterson
All Music by WaterPenny
'Rules' and 'Giftwrap My Love With Fire' lyrics by Wes
'Sun Don't Block My Way' and 'Gave My All' lyrics by Wes, Amy and Lane
'Crossfire' lyrics by Amy
'Sleepy Bones' lyrics by Lane
recorded at Wes, Lane and Pete's
produced by Lane Patterson in Seattle, WA
mixed by Jon Stinson in Nashville, TN
mastered by Kevin Bressler at Whiney Cat Audio in Seattle, WA
cover art by Dimitris Solomou

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WaterPenny have been moving at light speed since their inception this past November. Wrestling complex themes together into a forthcoming six-song EP about progress, WaterPenny boasts tremendous collaborations wherein members often tag-team lyrics, assigning their own meanings as needed. Alcoholism and altruism. Shadows. An attempted military coup in Thailand, seen firsthand. ... more

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