Bells & Whistles

by Will Gillespie & SALTCOATS

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released January 26, 2009

Will Gillespie - Guitar & Lead Vocal
Josh Turnbull - Drums, Percussion, Trumpet, Vocal Harmonies
Marco Donato - Banjo, Mandolin, Vocal Harmonies

Words & Music by William James Gillespie.
recorded & Mixed by Josh Turnbull.

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Will Gillespie Hamilton, Ontario

Born & raised in South Porcupine, Northern Ontario, Canada Will Gillespie is a one-of-a-kind, genuine Singer-Songwriter, a versatile and expressive guitarist and entertainer who plays his own style, exploring elements of Folk, Rock & Roll and Cabaret.

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Track Name: Worm in the Street
(Raining, Raining, Raining, Pouring
Raining, Raining, Raining, Pouring
Raining, Raining, Raining, Pouring Rain)

It's been a drought of a year
now there's sun-showers on a Tuesday evening
thunder-storming at night

I open the window,
turn out the light and I hear
that it's raining…

It's raining.
It's pouring
It's you I adore…

My clothes are getting heavy
My sight is getting dim
If this keeps up much longer
I'll have to learn to swim

and it's raining…

It's raining
It's pouring
it's you I adore

You haunt me
I'm devastated
like a WORM IN THE STREET

And it's breaking down the levy
breaking my restraint
breaking through the ceiling,
peeling off the paint

yes it's raining…

It's raining
It's pouring
it's you I adore

You haunt me
I'm devastated
like a WORM IN THE STREET
Track Name: How Nice
Your eyes are so deep
and the world is asleep
when they are looking into mine

HOW NICE? So nice I want to stick around.

You have been so sweet
while I'm eating my feet
and I still, somehow, step out of line

HOW NICE? So nice I'm going to stay around.

Like a beach out in Coffee Country,
the Land of the Cocoa Bean
Kiss me, you'll see what I mean

HOW NICE So nice I want to stick around
Track Name: Nowhere to Go
When the Sun comes out
I'll come back to you.
Morning has arrived.

I hate to say we have NOWHERE TO GO
unless you say "yes".

Saturday morning lasts til dinnertime.
Wouldn't it be so lovely if
I could take you away from all of this?

I live to hear you say "yes".

NOWHERE TO GO

I live to hear you sy "yes".
Track Name: Bundle Up
So…

Bundle up up up
Let's walk walk walk
It's coming down down down…

Like a million falling stars
I wish on every one
for the same thing.

I look up at those stars
and catch one on my tongue
You know, if this were Summertime
it would just be raining

CHORUS

Like shavings from the Moon
They're carving it in space
to give the Moon a face
but it's mostly maintenance these days

CHORUS

Like ashes from a fire
that took this long to fall
You know we go around the Sun
each year and catch them.

Or, perhaps, it's not the Sun
It's merely fireworks
from Toronto or New York
or anybody else
ringing in the year

CHORUS
Track Name: Friends
She's only a friend
my partner and me
don't get any good nights' sleep

Your hand on my arm
in the gallery
will leave its mark for a couple weeks

So don't laugh at all of my jokes
Quit standing out
in a crowd
like a lighthouse

You're the only one I see
Stay out of my daydreams

Now that I pine
I am so light-headed
You give me the time
and I end up floating

I glow in the dark
I'm touching the ceiling
It's attracting attention

when you laugh at all my bad jokes
Quit standing out
in a crowd
like a lighthouse

You're the only one I see
Stay out of my daydreams…

She's only a friend
my partner and me
don't get any good nights' sleep

One sigh of longing
and one of relief
each time you arrive or leave

The name on my tongue
a confession
is about to breach
What have I done?!

She's only a friend
my partner and me
don't get any good nights' sleep
Track Name: So Long to a Dream
Go out to take on the world
happening in its own time
SO LONG TO A DREAM
like the birds by my window I'll sing

The people can keep walking by
with the road out before me I'll smile
SO LONG TO A DREAM
They can take it to mean anything

Before you I offer my dreams
like petals the litter the street
So long, for a while
there are pilgrims to kiss every mile.

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