Bells & Whistles

by Will Gillespie & SALTCOATS

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1.
(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
2.
How Nice 02:49
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
3.
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".
4.
Bundle Up 02:31
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
5.
Friends 02:59
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
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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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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 is an award-winning singer-songwriter and playwright in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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