Finally together all in one place, this collection has all the smaller records The Wild has done over the years. The splits with Run Forever and Pedals on Our Pirate Ships are here!! The first 7" is here!! And then there's some other unreleased stuff too!! Punk rock that makes you feel good like good punk rock should! Get into it!!!
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2. Let Me Sing You a Song
3. Stillness Sickness
4. Our Cities
5. Street Names
6. To Be Content
7. They Too Will Know
8. The City That Never Sleeps
9. We Will Drive These Warlords Out
10. We Shall Overcome Someday
11. Oh Alex
12. Set Ourselves Free (Acoustic)
13. Everything We Need (Acoustic)
14. Together Underground (Live)
thank you: our families, mike park, jeff rosenstock, joe queer, anthony poynter, chris clavin, ben zdencanovic, chris walker, alec hatcher-gibson, cassie, anthony, & brandon, bill cotter, john st. louis, dave garwacke, will bangs,joe mangum, jason anderson, stephen yang, chris mcdonald, martina bottinelli, sarah cavrak, kitty magik & opal, hooch & otis, andy sunshine, edric & josie, matt, adrienne, and louis,laura & the cans, chris parker, evan, peyton, and jerry, ken freeman, mikie, courtney, & windy, the cat cave crew, dylan and tesla, michael stafford, sean & ben, david combs, sam parker, defiance, ohio, savant, the aso, asian man records, quote unquote records, sidejar records, carol the bus, r.i.p. rosa the bus. special thanks to everyone who comes to our shows, sings along, sets up shows, and let us sleep on your floor or park in your yard. you mean the world to us.
the wild is:
witt: vocals, guitar, harmonica
dianna: vocals, tambourine
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songs 1-4 originally released in a split with pedals on our pirate ships (drums by alec, bass by ben) and recorded by rob gal
songs 5&6 originally released in a split with run, forever
(drums by alec) and recorded by rob gal
songs 7-11 originally released on our self-titled ep (drums by kylee, vocals on 7-10 by genna, bass by ben) and recorded by brandon montgomery
songs 12 - recorded for grooveshark.com and recorded by dave melosh
song 13 recorded for ifyoumakeit.com by dave garwacke (bass by will)
song 14 recorded live at wonderroot on 9/17/2010 by rob gal
songs 12-14 drums by joe
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Every day when we wake we have a choice that we make between love and fear. So don't spend your life setting up for the next, 'cause Heaven and Hell ain't real. We find god when we close our eyes, rest our heads on our lover's chest; paradise is found in our beating hearts. We rejoice in what they repress. Eat, sleep, and buy; oh they feed you those lies, but don't doubt what's inside. I saw mudlines from a flood and sunlines up above that split the valley up, and I remembered that I knew shadows die when the sun expands. When the flood recedes, there'll be more fertile land. Our fate is in our hands.
LET ME SING YOU A SONG
Let me sing you a song tonight. Let me sing you a song tonight. Let me sing you a song, oh it won't take long. Let me sing you a song tonight. Let me hold you hand tonight. Let me hold you hand tonight. Let me hold you hand, I won't squeeze too tight, so let me hold you hand tonight. Let me kiss you on your lips. Let me kiss you on your lips. If I kiss your lips, I swear you won't forget so let me kiss you on your lips. Let me dream you in my dreams. Let me dream you in my dreams. If I dream of you, I think it could come true so let me dream you in my dreams. Let me love you when I can. Let me love you when I can. Let me love you when I can, so I don't need a plan, let me love you when I can. Let me feel like I'm real. Let me feel like I'm real. Let me feel like I'm real, a piece of you I will steal so I can feel like I'm real. Let me sing you a song tonight. Let me sing you a song tonight. Let me sing you a song, oh it won't take long. Let me sing you a song tonight.
Close your eyes and know we have a home with our friends, on these open roads. When we hold each other while we sleep…We create our own destiny. So while I'm gone, with you my heart is home. And I've seen all those postcard views, but the sunset's always in my rearview, and I'm a leaving boy... Soon I'll leave you, but know I'll be back soon. Understand that god don't exist -- No Hell, no reason for regret. So let's live exactly how we want before this sickness of stillness eats us up. And don't be afraid, together we are saved. And I've seen all those postcard views, but the sunset's always in my rearview, and I'm a leaving boy... Soon I'll leave you, but know I'll be back soon.
Waking up in a Southern state with a song burnt in my chest. Screaming out 'til our throats all bleed, baby I'm an anarchist. I can hear Atlanta crying out as she looks for hope and change, but we can't count on a government to create a life we wanna see. So please tie your strings around my wrists and let me hold your hand. We'll swarm the gates and smash the state and take our cities back. We'll mend the rags we loved so hard; we can take down every wall. No fences, no borders, no gods, no more masters, we'll make love our only law. So please tie your strings around my wrists and let me hold your hand. We'll swarm the gates and smash the state and take our cities back. We will stand up and fight for change, grow like weeds above the grass and refuse to be divided by our race, our sex, our class. So please tie your strings around my wrists and let me hold your hand. We'll swarm the gates and smash the state and take our cities back.
let us now open our eyes… the songs that we sing kill the fear that's inside. we'll take back what they've stolen when we realize…
the truth. well the streets in the worst parts of town, hold names of the heroes that in the hardest times found, love and compassion, but the people still drown… from the lies. but please don't be scared, I'm right by your side. we can't walk alone, raise our firsts to the sky, cause no person deserves to be hated or hurt, so we fight… we struggle against this routine. it's a choice that we have to die on our feet, or waste away slowly in the glow of a screen, take my hand. but please don't be scared, I'm right by your side. we can't walk alone, raise our firsts to the sky, cause no person deserves to be hated or hurt, so we fight… we're all heroes and cowards, weapons and flowers, we give and we take to our last dying day. we're just noise and we're songs, there's no right way or wrong, just pick up our feet and keep moving along. we are sunlight and shadow, we're young and then we grow, but never give up all those dreams only we know. we're agents and allies, we're smiles and we're sad eyes. we're the best and the worst, we're the cure and curse..
TO BE CONTENT
today we learn the ends that justify the means. waiting on revolution from another's hands…ends right now! in silent streets policemen punish the unfed, established by a system built on the backs of the working dead, where blue lights try to drowned what flourishes, when we resist their fear. they try to beat us down, but still we rise. we are the ones were waiting for, this is the here and now! when they build a wall to keep us in place, we can tear it down…and now's the time!! the city's ribs, the tenements.. hold hope and the strength to grow. it spreads in crowded basements and fills out our hollow bones. resistance swells up through the floorboards when, we realize what's inside. it's louder than bombs and thicker than blood…like flames in the darkest night. we are the ones we're waiting for, this is the here and now! when they build a wall to keep us in place, we can tear it down.
THEY TOO WILL KNOW
do you recall a kid we knew when we were just fifteen?
He drank some beer cause he was full of fear and his head was full of dreams.
He'd sleep the days, at night would drift away from his own life,
Punk rock records, did some drugs, looked at his ceiling and he'd cry...
Something isn't right. I've gotta get away from this state of mind.
When the sad set in and his nose got red and his drinks became too big,
He set to change the course of a boat that sailed indifference winds,
Made changes to himself, met some friends with dreams as big.
They stared at the sky, counting stars, waiting for their ship to come in.
So we're gonna change the world, but tonight we'll just change our minds.
So we're gonna change the world, and it starts right here right now..you
and me tonight! Now we sit inside this satellite dish watching the skyline,
Trying to trade peace for war, wondering how so many people got so blind,
But when you feel like giving up you've got to change your mind,
Cause it's the way of the world... first things first, one person at a time.
And some people will say what is past is past just let it go,
But when they wake up from this nightmare they too will know,
That a dream isn't something that you can just ignore,
No a dream isn't something that you can just ignore.
THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
I left my girl in vacation land, Now virginia's barns burn
backroad memories red into my skin Like the southern sun. I left the trees for the
towers, The woods for the wealth,The streams for the streets, my friends for myself.
It was a bad idea. But we still sing... Ohh ohhh ohhh
I learned it, i lived it, and now I'm gonna leave, but I won't regret it, Its just that
new york city is not my friend. I just wanna go somewhere where I can rest my head
Where the streets are on fire, not just smoldering, somewhere like Atlanta.
Well the streets aren't on fire just yet, but were lighting a match. It wouldn't sink in,
And so I tried,But everything that was real Just squeezed out the side, When I
closed my eyes real tight. Im in the city that never sleeps ... And im fucking tired.
All of the colors that rained down from the sky might as well have been explosions
On the inside, that night before the fourth of july, By the naval yard on the
new hampshire side. Jason played in the park, while I fumbled on my acoustic guitar behind a red door. But we both sang ohh ohhhh ohhhh
WE WILL DRIVE THESE WARLORDS OUT
Ohhh... we'll build the brightest cities
you can see from outer space, but we'll know there's nothing brighter
than a peaceful man's face. We'll know that everyone's related in some
kind of way, And like family we'll love without understanding or doubt.
We'll plant a seed and watch it sprout, And we'll drive these warlords
out. Well.. the answers still blowing in the wind despite all the efforts
of politicians. But no breeze will ever loosen our grip, we'll rise our fists
with a grin! Cause who wouldn't die for their best friend? We'll wipe
the sweat from our brow, And we'll drive these warlords out.
I am constantly trying not to disappear into the cracks in the sidewalks
Of the east village, And in holding my own it's become quite clear
That redemption is not in the atmosphere. It's in holding a hand and
screaming a cheer, At the top of our lungs so everyone can hear..
Even if we just ease one person's fear. We are not meant to be alone.
That's why you and me are here right now, And we'll drive these
warlords out. I am feeling blue like I often do, It's not like I wanna
be with just anyone right now, Cause I wanna be with you! So please
be the girl that I love tonight. We'll sing along to a thousand old
folk songs.. Yeah we'll sing along to our favorite pop-punk songs!
And we'll wipe the sweat from our brow,
And we'll drive these warlords out.
WE SHALL OVERCOME SOMEDAY
last night i had a dream about a boy that i love. we ride
bikes by the sea ... we high-five in setting suns... woh oh oh. in this dream we have
a house, made of love and understanding. no girls to break our hearts, just friendship and compassion... woh oh oh... and we all sing a song of love, a song of freedome. we all sing a song of hope and it goes... we shall overcome. yesterday i saw this girl, just got back from overseas, well she believes in me.. shes been there since the beginning...woh oh oh. this girl she is my sister and i love her and i miss her. i can't wait till we're back together, when she gets home from school...woh oh oh.. and we all sing a song of love, a song of freedom. we all sing a song
of hope and it goes...we shall overcome... someday. well i've got this
friend in brooklyn...sings like he's got the spirit in him, oh i just like to listen...
feel i've got so much to learn...woh oh oh. and all my friends down in atlanta...
a couple hippies, the vampire, and the jacket. can't forget how good we have it,
and that's why i've gotta sing about it..woh oh oh...and we all sing a song of love,
a song of freedom. we all sing a song of hope and it goes we shall overcome....someday.
woh oh oh… woh oh oh... well the last time that i saw you was in the summer of last year ... on a blanket, under blue skies, and the hot sun burned my skin. but it felt just right and so we jumped right in, to that clear lake ... the cold water felt good as we sank. now we all have these dreams ... the kind that just won't leave, of people we've yet to be, of places we've never seen. and as we grow up ... little by little, day by day. there's those that say 'give it up ... yeah give it away.' but when you held my hand and told me to stay... you said follow your heart, it's the only way, and i know you'll get sad with all this war and decay, but please for me, no don't be afraid. they'll say go have your fun... it's just a waste of time, but i feel so free ... like a child ... yeah so fucking wild!! woh oh oh. woh oh oh!