Days of Yore

by The Wrong Windows

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    The limited edition deluxe vinyl package includes the following features:

    - Double-sided Full Color Printed Polybag Enclosure
    - - Unique hand-stamped halftone pattern on upper W in white ink on both sides
    - Full Color Slipcase, featuring:
    - - Silver-Foil Stamped background
    - - Vivid reproductions of 2 Full Color Paintings by artist Jennifer J Jelenski
    - - 8 Die-Cut "Advent Calendar Windows" on Front Cover: The Lion of Los Feliz (containing numerous elements based on the lyrics of the title track). Open the windows to reveal pix of band members on inner jacket.
    - - Back Cover: The Golden Goddess, featuring:
    - - - "Henna tattoo" album liner notes on Goddess' arms
    - - - "Flaming orbs of inspiration" featuring the names of 348 of my many, many muses
    - - - Signed & Numbered First Edition of 494
    - Full Color Inner Jacket, featuring:
    - - Close to 100 Post-It Note Single-Frame Comic Drawings by Ralph Duke
    - - Band Photography by Aimee O'Shea, taken at the site of the Old LA Zoo in Griffith Park
    - Die-Cut Complete Alphabet (with two W's) in Clear Plastic Pouch (cardstock, paper, cardboard, etc, materials primarily drawn from personal belongings)
    - Transparent Electric Blue Vinyl 180 gram 12" Disc, 42 Minutes @ 33 RPM
    - Custom Printed Glow-in-the-Dark Wrong Windows/Black Lodge Turntable Slipmat (Charge it up and spin it in the dark! The Glow is visible THROUGH the transparent blue vinyl!)
    - 3x4" Official Vinyl Band Sticker, version #4 or #5 randomly inserted
    - Hi-Quality Digital Format Download Card for all album tracks

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    An even MORE bare bones version of that soon-to-be-obsolete stalwart, the Compact Disc.

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At long last, our band's debut recording...

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released April 1, 2015

Bonobo Vox, Acoustic / Electric Guitar / Keys - Billy Z Duke
Drums / Percussion - David "Davery" Avery
Electric Guitar - Anthony "Wolfie" Montanio
Bass / Low Tone Maintenance - Ray Mawhinney
Harmony Vox - Ali "Electric Lilac" May / J.B. Skyye / Lizzie Mac

Published by Quagmire (Sparky) Productions Inc
Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Music & Lyrics by Billy Z Duke except for:
Track 3 written by Billy Z Duke & Sinan G.
Track 6 written by Mary Timony & originally performed by Helium
Track 7 written & originally performed by PJ Harvey
Track 8 written by Christina Amphlett / Mark McEntee / Tom Kelly / Billy Steinberg & originally performed by The Divinyls

Arranged & Recorded by Billy Z Duke @ The House of Misfit Daters (Los Feliz) & David Avery @ The Compound of Domesticity (Silver Lake)
Mixed by Travis Pavur @ Golden Beat Studios &
Mastered by Mark Chalecki @ Little Red Book Mastering in Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA
Additional Recording & Mixing Guidance: Joe Sidore / Todd Landua / Michael Zick
Guest Guitar on Track 4: Felipe Rodrigo of The Brave Ones
The Lion of Los Feliz & Golden Goddess paintings by Jennifer J. Jelenski
Innersleeve Photos by Aimee O'Shea
Innersleeve Drawings by Ralph Duke
In loving memory of art-bound angel William Mitchell: SOULON 4EVA!

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The Wrong Windows Los Angeles, California

Bringing songsmithery back from the dead, parting the seas of bleeps, bloops, baes & hoes, reupholstering the zeitgeist, agitating the interdisciplinary melting pot, proving that rock & roll doesn't have to die before, during, or after you get old... We're on a sacred mission to make good things that make good things happen. ... more

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Track Name: Pity
Pity


I heard that you fired yourself from your ringside job
you wore the stripes while I beat myself up
I don't want to call you to tell you I don't want to talk
but I have to use the phone
cause I don't want to walk
through anyone's walls

I've got a heart that's filled with milk
and that milk is going sour
in the posthumous moment that we call now

the blue tube glows with the promise of flight and fun
but what makes me think that there's anything on
there's more satisfaction for me in an average dream
but still I find it hard to turn the thing off
as if I'm breaking the law

I've got a heart with a second hand
but it doesn't know the hour
in the posthumous moment that we call now

I will dance with you
with my arms spread
inside the vastness of your head
as your fingernails go through my hands
I scream and we keep on dancing

I have seen your power
I have seen it flower
I have seen it flicker
And I have seen it fade
American made

I want something other than what I have
and what I had before
for lack of a better word
I want more

I will dance with you
with my eyes shut in a facsimile of trust
I will feel your heels go through my feet
easily but we keep on dancing

I want more
Track Name: Mercury
Mercury


hang up and drive it down right through the monster's ribcage
sticks in the ground where the partisan lines have been laid
cockpit or not it's a swell of a beautiful stage

an eye on the polls while the barber takes care of his chin
they seem to be rising but really just sit there and spin
hogwash or not it's a hell of beautiful grin

a world without edges
horizon unseen
spread out on the surface
your mercury dream

the look that she gave made it difficult for him to stand
not so much seductive as badly in need of a man
now we all know her face like her face knows the back of his hand

a world without edges
horizon unseen
spread out on the surface
your mercury dream

a world without urges
inhaling obscene
spread out on the surface
your mercury dream

the euphemisms are the proof that he's saving the day
distinguished and silver replacing decrepit and gray
as he rolled up the limosine window
he was rumored to say

nice try delilah
hang up and drive
Track Name: Days of Yore
Days of Yore


the cows are coming home for dinner
the cynic's circus slops their trough with memes
they'll never deign to touch the feed I pour for them again
they'll starve themselves awaiting greener dreams

the zeitgeist is in need of re-upholstering
we shabby dolls bereft of dopamine
a cop in every kitchen and a chef in every pot
all our streets paved o'er with baby bumps

we've made ourselves immune to revolution
Wittgenstein escaped in a balloon
our actions speak so loud that we can't hear the words no more
binary folklore
engraven on all fours
you've just enough blood left to paint the door

gone are the days of yore
gone are the days of yore
they won't be back no more
gone are the days of yore

the alphabet has fled for greener pastures
arithmetic performed with sticks and stones
design is unintelligent, the rapture wears no clothes
dirty laundry piles up around our bones

occupy the surface of the ocean
explain your declarations to the sea
as it is or as it was, so never shall it be
the bottle is the message, endlessly

the dictionary printed on a pinhead
the syllables are drawn by lottery
we fuel ourselves with fossils while we tunnel toward the core
there’s nothing left to burn
but that for which we yearn
a miracle in every metaphor

gone are the days of yore
gone are the days of yore
they won’t be back no more
gone are the days of yore

Na na na na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na

gone are the days of yore
you can curse till your throat is sore
and torture becomes a bore
but gone are the days of yore

you can pray till you soil the floor
till no lions are left to roar
but gone are the days of yore
they won't be back no more

gone are the days of yore
quoth the raven: nevermore
you’re crowing you know the score
but gone are the days of yore...
Track Name: Hold the Train
Hold the Train


so my dog has fleas
i don't mean to be such a tease
but i can't say what i mean
without parentheses

we all thought you were someone else's friend
and called for you to stand at either end
i took one step back to fit you in
i've been walking backwards ever since

i have banged my head
suffice it to say that i've bled
the restroom was too far
so i used a police car

the five of us were fifty short of bail
so i spent my graduation day in jail
i thumbed the page and slit my skin
and all the world came pouring in

cordless telephone
my greeting is only a groan
you say you've changed this time
but you just changed your mind

i don't care so much for rock and roll
since it gave my friend a bloody nose
well actually it was me

i'm asking will you marry me please
i've got to get some use out of my knees
you can say that your biology's to blame
and pay the neighbors' kids to hold your train
Track Name: Room Temperature Blues (Lamentation #3)
Room Temperature Blues (Lamentation #3)


I dreamt I saw your face
smiling down from space
but once I was awake
I made the same mistake
(I always make)

but that was years ago
and I still don't seem to know
(any better)

I find you every other day
and always let you slip away
if this happens to me one more time
I'm going to lose my mind

you slipped into the room
with a psychic sonic boom
awash in golden light
you blinded me with fright

but I don't need your help
I'll sabotage myself
(without even knowing)

why can't I play it like a game
and never let it end the same
if this happens to me once more time
I'm going to lose my mind

I find you every other day
and always let you slip away
if this happens to me one more time
I'll lose my goddamned mind...

(yeah)
Track Name: Honeycomb
Honeycomb {Helium}


and she knows you'll never ask her to come over
but she doesn't care if she combs her hair
over and over in the mirror
and she spits and swears
until she can't swear anymore
and she doesn't care
when you call her a whore

you better watch out for her
she'll eat you up and she'll spit out the fur
she'll talk about you to all of the girls
but you wait for her

cause she's sweeter than a honeycomb
that's why you stay at home
and she's slower than a valium
that's why you stay at home

and she goes so that you can hardly see her
it's so slow and I know she's low
and dirty but she told you so
lady in black she's a roll of the dice
and it feels so right and so does your price

you'll see she'll put a spell on you
she did it to me and changed my point of view
she'll tie you up so that you can't move
but you wait for it

cause she's sweeter than a honeycomb
that's why you stay at home
and she's slower than a valium
that's why you stay at home
Track Name: Dry
Dry {PJ Harvey}


I caught it in the face
coming round again
I thought it was worth waiting
you're caught up in my head
it floods from time to time
but mostly I'm just dry

you leave me dry
you leave me dry
you leave me dry

you've come all this way
no hair out of place
you put it on the stage
you put right in my face

but you leave me dry
you leave me dry
you leave me dry

a water well in sight
no water at my sides
i'm sucking on the well
i'm sucking till i'm white

but you leave me dry
you leave me dry
you leave me dry
you leave me dry
you leave me dry
Track Name: I Touch Myself
I Touch Myself {The Divinyls}


i love myself
i want you to love me
when i feel down
i want you above me
i search myself
i want you to find me
i forget myself
i want you to remind me

i don't want anybody else
when i think about you
i touch myself
oh i don't want anybody else
oh no oh no oh no

you're the one who makes me come runnin
you're the sun who makes me shine
when you're around I'm always laughin
i wanna make you mine

i close my eyes
and see you before me
think i would die
if you were to ignore me
if you could see
just how much I adore you
i'd get down on my knees
i'd do anything for you

i don't want anybody else
when i think about you
i touch myself
oh i don't want anybody else
oh no oh no oh no

i want you
i don't want anybody else
and when i think about you
i touch myself
ooh ooh ooh aaaaahhh

i don't want anybody else
when i think about you
i touch myself
oh i don't want anybody else
when i think about you
i touch myself
i touch myself
i touch myself
i honestly do

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