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laura la france Beautiful depth of feeling in this track. My go-to when I'm working on art or writing and need a little inspiration. Favorite track: Wonder.
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all songs written by ian michael waddell
all songs performed by ian michael waddell and holly greaves

recorded + engineered by jesse northey at edmontone
art by sarah kelly

thanks to everyone for their time and love and care and thoughts. extra special thanks to cassia, amy, and sarah.


released October 12, 2016



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Borzoi Edmonton, Alberta

ian michael waddell
matthew gooding
holly greaves
cassia hardy

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Track Name: Wonder
tiny little flame, you never had the heart to say when
and i'm the saddest little smoke signal, waiting for someone to breathe in
we trained so hard for this, we called ourselves devout
but we never made a plan for when the poetry ran out

seven little circles, still no closer to home
i want to feel with my hands everything i've been told
but it's so cold and i'm tired, it's so cold and i'm so tired
i want my body to hurt, i need to feel inspired

who will kill the wonder in me
will it be you
Track Name: Prayer Detective
prayer detective, please be kind
this is the only thing i ever wanted
but in a heartbeat, in a flash
you're stumbling drunk into the scene
screaming, grinning, flailing fast
reaching for an outstretched hand

keep it together
i shouldn't bother

prayer detective, set me free
you're the only thing i want to be
but in a heartbeat, from a flask
i'm trying to tell you this won't last

keep it together
i shouldn't bother

this is yours, so you hold it
this is yours, so you feel it
this is yours, so you love it
this is yours, so you hit it
Track Name: Wellspring
pin a flower to your lapel
got no soul in you to sell
any thought of doing different is just a distant knell

this is not enough
but now is not the time to discuss it
that sinking feeling in your chest must be trusted

maybe if you hide long and far enough away
no more asking, no more listening

maybe there's a place where everything you take
remerges, soft and perfect

maybe there's a wellspring somewhere deep inside
maybe you'll find it
and maybe you won't
Track Name: Sour
everybody's fine, everybody's dying
everybody's hands are shaking as they dance

was this something that was done to me, or is it me?

everybody's quiet, everybody's sighing
everybody's sour, everybody's soured

am i the first to take a bite, or am i the hand that feeds?

i'm in power, i'm overpowered
i'm in control, i'm under control

everything is insignificant, or so it seems
Track Name: Permanent
we're picking cherries in the yard
we're fighting over something dumb
just watched a stranger hit her dog
someone somewhere carries on

i'm trying to sleep it's 3pm
unlock the door to let you in
everything is permanent
someone somewhere's lost again