WEEKNIGHTS

by The Welcome

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released 07 March 2014

WEEKNIGHTS
The Welcome

Recorded Sept. 2-8, 2013 at CarterCo Recording by Jamie Carter

Mixed and mastered by Jamie Carter

Produced by Jamie Carter & The Welcome

All songs written by Gehring Miller & Sarah Johnson
except Tracks 3, 6, and 13 written by Gehring Miller
Track 10 written by Jim Vondruska & Jonah Kort
Track 14 written by Jonah Kort & Gehring Miller

All songs arranged and performed by The Welcome
© 2014 Eleventy Seven (ASCAP)

Additional gang vocals by Erin Vogel, Lauren Crabtree, Heather Hain, Joe Grazulis, Paul Doerr, Sam Vicari

The Welcome is

Gehring Miller
Sarah Johnson
Jonah Kort
Jim Vondruska

Special thanks to Jamie Carter, Abe Zverow, Charlie Hernandez, Kerry Weber, Danny Bezinovich, Lizzy Optholt, Sam Vicari, Paul Doerr, Macklin Andrick, Erin Vogel, Lauren Crabtree, Heather Hain, Joe Grazulis

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Track Name: Idle Violator
"Idle Violator"

Oh, a set of 24
And most are broken on the floor
I could rise
But I lay out lengthwise

I am, I am
The idle violator
(Repeat)

Tonight, I might
Oh, but never mind
The heavy weight
And disappointing taste

Disown these bones
That stayed too close to home
Cut off the head
As it falls, it says, it says

I am the idle violator
I am the idle violator

Oh, a set of 24
And most are broken on the floor
Track Name: Henrietta
“Henrietta”

Got a taste for your blood
On the floor right now
Got a taste for your blood
On the floor right now

I want to take what isn't there
Pull it out so everyone can see
You keep walking like everything is fine
Turn it inside out, turn it inside out

Chorus:
Henrietta
Screams in stereo
When the neighbors
Aren't at home
Hey now, Henry
Transistor radio
Keep on dancing
When you're alone

Got a taste for your blood
On the floor right now!

Don't tell me what it's really like
I can taste the asphalt on my tongue
Recognize these legs are lifting
Recognize that it is really done

Chorus (3x)

When you're alone
When you're alone
When you're alone
Track Name: You Left A Ghost
“Ghost In My Head”

Think I need to find a way to
Renovate our ancient history
The creaky attic in my head
Still echoes with your voice
And it won’t leave

Think I need to find a way to
Separate my shoulders from my head
Little thoughts that should be nothing
Reconvene to crush me in my bed

Chorus:
You left a ghost in my head (3x)
And it's time for it to go

Think I need to find a way to
Open up my ears and bleed it out
Anything to amputate
Fingers at my throat when I am down
Like I’m down

Chorus

Oh now honey, can’t you see
You took a healthy head and made Halloween
Waking up shaking and calling out
In this haunted, haunted house

You left a ghost, a ghost, a ghost, a ghost
(Time for it to go, time for it to go)
Track Name: Honey Child
“Honey Child”

My honey child is something catchy
My head is humming with the happy racket
I don't know what to do ‘cause I can't shake it
I don't know what to do
I don't know what to do

My honey child's got me wrapped so tightly
My ears are drumming with the song she writes me
I don't know what to do cause it's still sticking
I don't know what to do
I don't know what to do

Na na na na na na na na na na na (4x)

My honey child is so incessant
She's got me shaking and I'm fucking desperate
I don't know what to do but I know I like it
I don't know what to do
I don't know what to do

Na na na na na na na na na na na (4x)

I hear my honey calling (4x)

My honey child is so goddamn reckless
Sweet as everything she's stuck in my head and
I don't know what to do, my legs are jelly
I don't know what to do except what she tells me

Na na na na na na na na na na na (8x)

I don't know what to do!
I don't know what to do!
Track Name: Latest Breaking
“Latest Breaking”

Keep your friends close
And your enemies
Take them out one by one like the Kennedys
In a new suit
Double Windsor
You gotta take, take, take what it gives you

In a short dress
With a cute face
You got a knack for going back to his place
And myself I’m
Pushing fiction
Trying to find my way into some friction

This is the latest
And the breaking
This is the roar of our recreation
This is ours for
For the taking
And shaking & shaking & shaking

Keep your friends close
And your enemies
Well, make sure to annihilate totally
Leave no room for
Comparison
Ripping little boys into venison

You’re a nice girl
With a cute face
And your weekend packed in a suitcase
I’m a different
Sort of human
Not the kind to get stuck in a room with

This is the latest breaking
Latest breaking
Latest breaking
Track Name: Vanity Fair
"Vanity Fair"

Baby, I've been watching you
Lately, trying to talk to you
These patient vertebrae
Have so much they could say

You've got your eyes pointed at me
But your body is a creature
That turns to the light from the exit sign

I know that you're looking at my hips
And I'm feeling kind of split
'Cause you're beautiful (yeah!)
But I won't fall for your fiction

Chorus:
Please don't just magazine me
Feed me idle things I don't need

I know that you're living by yourself
I could fill up those vacancies
The heat that I give you
Will help me to continue
Moving you towards the darkest rooms

Baby, I've been watching you
Maybe, I'll go home with you
But I see what you're trying to do
I'll do what I wanna do, not cause you want me to

Chorus

And I swear that it's not fiction...

Please don't just magazine me
Feed me idle shit I don't need
Track Name: Tenticulae
“Tenticulae”

You're always hovering
Those long extremities
It seems extreme to me
But you don't seem to be

Your sweetened shadow kiss
It visits me in fits
It seems to me a myth
It seems to me there is no fix

I want you to be lonely when I go

You don't know
Weeknights I spent alone
Leisure it lurks
And when it grabs it hurts, it hurts

I want you to be lonely when I go

You don't know
Weeknights I spent alone
Leisure it lurks
And when it grabs it hurts, it hurts

You don't know
How I have missed you so
Lover you hate
And when you go I wait, I wait

I want you to be lonely when I go
Track Name: Technicolora
“Technicolora”

You got your money, honey, I got mine
Your tongue’s been moving, baby, serpentine
Your lips are twisting but it’s all just hiss
You need to shut ‘em, sugar, listen to this

Your body’s breaking like a Pacific crest
You need to give it, child, give it a rest
You’re entertaining, but it’s all just tricks
You need to shut it, sugar, listen to this

Chorus:
I said, I said, I said
The broken record breaking in
Again, again, again,
Et cetera and shaking

I used to dream of you behind my eyelids
Technicolor at the lonely drive-in
You looked so pretty on the silver projection
But never graced me with the slightest reaction

You’re getting older and it shows in the light
A smaller audience on opening night
Tell me, honey, did you pick out your dress?
You need to cool it, sugar, I’m not impressed

Chorus

I think my love is shifting
I think it’s moving on
I think these chains are lifting
I think they’re really gone
Track Name: You Got The Medicine
"You Got The Medicine"

You got the medicine, I'm not gonna take it

You mean so well, but it's just mean

Sick, sick, sick
You're making me sick
You're making me sick, sick
You make me sick! sick! sick!

You want an injury
Honey, I got the proof you need
Your mouth moves easily
But I can see the teeth

Sick, sick, sick
You're making me sick
You're making me sick, sick
You make me sick! sick! sick!

You're no professional
You got your hands in your pockets
But I can tell

Sick, sick, sick
Girl, you're making me sick
Track Name: Arrowhead
"Arrowhead"

You & I will open mouths in alternating turns
Feel the heat between us, feel it rise up with your words

Arrowheads come towards me, you have carved them with your teeth
Tearing through my paper skin and I begin to bleed

Chorus:
And I feel it move in between
And I know you're not through with me
Love, you don't even see
The holes that you leave in me

Behind your lips an armory, you've laid me to the ground
The salty scent of discontent is bringing me around

Chorus

And I feel it move in between
And I know you're not through with me
Love, you don't even see
The arrows you leave in me
Track Name: Policy
“Policy”

Here he is
The loveliest
Specimen you ever saw

Wanna know
What makes him so
Easy to pass by
Is he not easy on the eyes?

Looking back
On a lack
Of elementary education romance

Give a bit
To the one who always gave a shit
And kept you in his thoughts
Though you cared not
Though you cared not

Chorus:
Who makes these rules?
Who gets who?
I want a one that wants me first
I want a one that I can hurt

First, behave
Second, wait
Then see how Love comes running up so fast!

Ha ha ha
Ha ha ha ha ha
Don't make me
Don't you even try to make me

Chorus

This is the way things work

First, behave
Second, wait
Then see how Love comes quickly running up!
Track Name: Victoria
“Victoria”

Oh, Victoria
Who chewed you up & spat you out?
Living in your lived-in skin
In your Victorian house

Go and take the evening
Wrap it ‘round you like a ( )
Go and take the evening
Wrap your hands around its ( )

I hate everyone
I hate everyone

Oh, Victoria
When did the bother stop?
I’m just trying to say hello
But you’d rather not

I will take the evening
Hide my face behind the ( )
I will take the evening
And wait for it to

I hate everyone
I hate everyone
I hate everyone
I hate everyone

63 is a sin
Don’t you dare let it in
Don’t you dare let it in

63 is a sin
I hate everyone I’ve ever met