Ready Or Not

by Wax Moon

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Debut EP


released November 7, 2015

Paul Kimball &
John Blatchford

All songs were written by Paul Kimball
and arranged by Wax Moon

at Noise Root Studio
in San Jose, CA
by Rob Ernst
on 7-31-15

at Fantasy Studios
in Berkeley, CA
by Adam Munoz
on 9-15-15 and 9-28-15


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Wax Moon are an acoustic vocal duo: Paul Kimball and John Blatchford. Based in the SF Bay Area, Wax Moon's harmony singing and passionate but subtle song craft should appeal to fans of Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, First Aid Kit, the Milk Carton Kids, or Simon & Garfunkel. ... more

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Track Name: Ready Or Not
Everything is so damn fragile
Every goddam thing we’ve got
Here right now, lost in a minute
Whether you’re ready or whether you’re not
Whether you’re ready or not

Just when you thought
you got it all dialed in
Every needle tickling the red
In a second it’ll all unravel
Levels getting out of hand
The black wind of disarray
Blows you back to the top again

You can shake your fist at heaven
Bang away -- no one’s there
You can scream at the top of your lungs
But darkness crushes everyone
You can call that wicked
Not unfair
Track Name: Shaylee
Shaylee, cry if you wanna
We all need a place to lean
Shaylee, cry if you wanna
Feeling the ache don’t make you weak
You are always safe with me

Here’s a hand, baby
Watch your step
I can’t slow you down
But I can offer you a little help
Don’t be too proud

Shaylee, you are your own
worst enemy sometimes
Try with all your might to let it go

No one doubts that steel in your spine
Or the tiger in your eye
But I know that on another side
It’s so hard to keep on trying
Track Name: Stone Loneliness
I gave her my youth
Gained a few pounds
and a love deep and true
It was something I needed to do
I was out of control
Out on my own 

I’m not the type to complain
A man has to live
with the choices he’s made
Who here among us would not live alone
If not for stone loneliness?
Were it not for stone loneliness? 

I go to sleep when I’m tired
Doing whatever, whenever I like
And that’s fine for a while
But it’s getting old 
Being the only one home
Track Name: Motorway
Many nights I laid awake 
Wondering what should i do
Till I learned I could not go on
Putting people up
Higher than where I was putting you

I know I’m not the only one
who’s getting frayed
I know you still dream
about a better place
Let’s gas up the car and,
to coin a phrase,
Get ourselves real gone, baby
On the motorway

Many gifts you gave to me
When I’m pressed, I still think of two:
It’s the sunlight through your nightgown
And this feeling I can’t fail
Trust me darlin’, those are gonna do

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