CHASING SHADOWS

by Will Gillespie

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1.
Ankle Deep 03:25
A near-silent world in a blanket of Winter. Skeleton hands reaching out from it, skyward. And I'm a storm unto myself, now which way is forward? Double-knit scarves catch the beads of my laughter. Tripping over the snow. (Snow!) Trying to catch up with my feet. (Oh no!) One step ahead of sleep Full of merlot...(Low low low) Ankle Deep, the wind on my cheek All that exist are this blizzard and me Ankle Deep, bittersweet Closing my eyes, I cannot compete. I fall up the stairs, climb into bed Hide myself under the sheets I creep like a spider, avoiding the light, Becoming a shadow of me... The streetlights are dimming The blizzard is winning! Oh, sweet wine! The hour so late You know, nights like this remind me Why it's so hard to find me, why I always get carried away! Tripping over the snow. (Snow!) Trying to catch up with my feet. (Oh no!) One step ahead of sleep Full of merlot...(Low low low) Ankle Deep, the wind on my cheek All that exist are this blizzard and me Ankle Deep, bittersweet Closing my eyes, I cannot compete.
2.
I will have it back. I will take it back! I will have what's mine. What is owed to me. It is destiny! No more running... People scattering...This is happening! Shattering everything.... I will push ahead. I will face the storm when it knocks me down til I'm back on top, standing up to you and now you are mine! I'm the one you want. I'm the one you serve. I'm what you deserve! No more running. No more running. No more running... You didn't see it coming! No more running. No more running. We're already winning! No more running. We were only small. We were only few. We will have it all! I will live the dream, swim against the stream... Nothing is holding me back! No more running. No more running. We're already winning. No more running. No more running. This is just the beginning!
3.
If I Sleep 04:39
Traffic purrs under a blinking streetlight The water i am beside lets out a sigh The whole town is closed for the night I walk by your room i would say "Good-night" but you're not home. Tonight I sleep outside if I sleep I have no troubles now like a ghost or the wind itself Tonight I sleep outside if I sleep
4.
We have a special offer now just for select members like you: For just a few easy instalments we can tell you what to do. Working for retirement will keep you out of harm.
Luxury, convenience... LET THE MONEY KEEP YOU WARM. I used to take advantage. I used to cheat & steal.
I could have been a gentleman, if only she was real.
I Love my new employee, I tell you, she's a doll:
She dressed up like I tell her and she doesn't talk at all. At this ungodly hour hit the shower, brew a pot
you cannot be late again, or, at least, not get caught.
Shake the dreams out of your head and answer the alarm. Throw away the covers, LET THE MONEY KEEP YOU WARM. Don't touch me, don't look at me. Don't touch me you can't have me. Don't touch me, don't look at me. Can't you see that I'm busy? What do you do? What'll you do? What do you do? What do you do?
You're in the red. You're over your head. You're paying it off even after you're dead! What do you do? What'll you do? What do you do? What do you do?! -I have a proposition that may ease your apprehension... -Just you wait!- for you, I will create a new position
for your timely dedication, but discretion is the key.
I have an opening for you if you have an opening for me! So just straighten your skirt and brush off the dirt and get on your feet again You're only chasing shadows now and hiding from the wind.
Never rock the boat until we are out of the storm
Take it like a champ and LET THE MONEY KEEP YOU WARM Yeah, just pucker up and Love it LET THE MONEY KEEP YOU WARM!
5.
I'm all on tip-toes, even my breath I'm even thinking in whispers. Right up against you my arm falls asleep but I let it go numb. I kiss the top of your head, hoping, somewhere in your sleep you'll know what I said And you move against me and I let go of everything but you. When we were dancing, once we really got Dancing, not just MOVING TO MUSIC I caught your eye. I think I caught your eye when you looked into mine. I kissed your hand when you left and tried to tell you something somewhere under my breath how you moved against me and I let go of everything but you. I kiss you once on the lips whether it's the first or the last time I just couldn't resist how you moved against me and I let go of everything but you. Yes. You moved against me and I let go of everything Everything but you.

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released April 24, 2015

Produced by Will Gillespie with Dave Gould.

Words & Music copyright 2015 William James Gillespie, SOCAN.
Recorded, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Dave Gould.

Will Gillespie - Guitars & Lead Vocal.
Dave Gould - Drums & Percussion.
Orange McFarland - Bass.
Geoff Ball - Cello.
Matt Coleman - Violin.
Sarah Beatty - Vocal Harmonies.

Special Thanks to Susan Robinson & Chris Cracknell.

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Will Gillespie is an award-winning singer-songwriter and playwright in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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