Honey, Honey

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Honey, Honey
The Welcome

Don't Need Detectives
Vocalist U
Bear Trap
I Saw Buildings
You Are The Classic

All songs written by Gehring Miller
Arranged & performed by The Welcome

The Welcome is Gehring Miller, Sarah Johnson, Jonah Kort & Casey Harding

Recorded February 2012 at CarterCo Recording, Chicago, IL
Mixed by Jamie Carter at CarterCo Recording
Mastered by Bill Kavanagh at BobDog Studios, Oak Park, IL

Special thanks to:
Alex Kagan, Matt Porter, Allen Eastman, Nick Nylen, Jamie, Bill, Zach & everyone for listening

www.thewelcomemusic.com

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released March 21, 2012

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Track Name: Don't Need Detectives
Don’t Need Detectives

I’ll be a secret agent for your love
You will never see me coming
My glasses double dark
Behind the shades a spark
This fever that you’ve got me running

And I will wait up evenings
To help you see the meaning
In what you thought was just mundane
We are a perfect pair
The proof is all right there
I hold a lens to magnify

See now, see now, see now what I see

In my cotton coat I am a specter in the hall
I watch your door ajar
Who comes and who is going
That’s for my private knowing
These notes that I’ve been taking
Will take me to your arms

See now, see now, see now what I see

Chorus:
What could be / more true than
My love for / for you, and
I know that / you feel it, too
We don’t need / detectives
To piece this / together
We just need / an evening alone

You are so unaware
Evening dress and your done-up hair
Stepping out after the sun has gone to bed
Oh! you’ve caught my private eye
And I can’t just let you walk on by
Tonight I’ll find a way

Chorus
Track Name: Vocalist U
Vocalist U

Remember when you were a vocalist?
I bet you would have loved a song like this
Bet you would have learned it note for note

Remember Aretha, the sacred secret-keeper?
You loved her voice, coming through your speakers
Chain, chain, chain – chain of fools

Weeks & months have gone and shut you up

Chorus:
You need, you need security
Uni, uni, uni, university
Sleeping so assuredly
Uni, uni, uni, uni-university

Remember breathing high and clear and even?
Open airways each and every evening
How you used to, used to fill the space

Weeks & months have gone

Chorus

Remember when you used to sing?
Mmm… about everything
Remember when we’d get it on the first take?
Now you just whistle around winter break
What the hell is the point?

Weeks & months & weeks & months and

Chorus

You have burrowed so deep undergraduate (3x)
You have burrowed so deep, so deep, so deep, you need

Chorus:
You need, you need security
Uni, uni, uni, university
Used to sing so perfectly
But now, but now, uni, uni-university
Track Name: Bear Trap
Bear Trap

Chorus:
Steel body
With metal teeth
I just want some honey, honey
(Repeat)

Ooo baby you been hiding out
I just wanna show you what I am all about
These arms are strong and long to hold
You tight all night and never let you go, never let you go

Chorus

Ooo baby you been setting traps
These legs been chasing and they are tired of that
These arms are strong and long to hold
You tight all night and never let you go, never let you go

Chorus
Steel body
With metal teeth
I just want some honey, honey
(Repeat)
Give in
Give it to me
I just want some honey, honey
Steel body
With metal teeth
Steel body
With metal teeth

Come down, come down!
Track Name: I Saw Buildings
I Saw Buildings

I saw buildings
When I went downtown the other night
Windows winking
As their occupants turned off the lights

At the end of their routines
And ready to come home

Streetlights hanging
Like tired trees in even rows
They relax softly
As the traffic finally slows

As the evening hits the streets
They will stay up and keep watch
As we run through our routines
They will stay in the same spot

I saw buildings
Saw them shaking in the wind
Antennae waving
As if to say, “Hey! C’mon in!”

And the canyons between
Boulevards and avenues
As we run through our routines
They will help me get to you

I bet later
The skyscrapers
Will lean in and whisper
Like older sisters
And all these tenants
Would never guess that
The city’s still breathing
While we are sleeping

The city’s still breathing
While we are sleeping
The city’s still breathing
We’re in safe keeping

I saw buildings
When I went downtown the other night
Windows winking
As their occupants turned off the lights
Track Name: You Are The Classic
You Are The Classic

Got a taste for
Vintage blood and
You are the classic
You are the classic

Think I’m ready for
A retro affair
You are the classic
Let’s make it happen

Wanna love like
Radioactive
You are the hazard
You are the hazard

Chemical and
Highly reactive
You are the hazard
You are the hazard

Wanna lay like
Leading actors
X X X

Soft and shining
Overdramatic
X X X

You are the age-old cure

Let’s get in with
No off-switch
Create the habit
You are the classic

Wanna touch where
The top hits
The very attic
You are the classic

You are the age-old cure
You are the one that will endure

My darling bird
I will preserve
What I can tell
You will be worth
Someday, someday, someday
Someday

Go on and rest
Your lovely head
I will preserve
When you are dead
And gone away, away
Away