Plotting the Constellations

by Nichole Wagner

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released January 20, 2017

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Justin Douglas at King Electric Recording in Austin, Texas.
Assistant Engineer: Schivona Johnson

Photo: Valerie Fremin

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Track Name: Pennies
The sky is grey and lonely
Only grackles sing
All the words you used to say
Didn't mean a thing

Weeds grow on the crossing
The bell no longer rings
Off in the distance
An engine rumbling

I leave my pennies on the track
Hoping you'd come back
It's not a wishing well
Full of truth and lies we tell
Love is not a game
I'm not keeping score
And you're a train that doesn't run through my heart no more

I should have known the story
The whistle told the tale
A man like you spends his life
Roving down the rail

At night the air is cooler
I don't miss you like I did
Somehow all these years
You kept your secrets hid

I leave my pennies on the track
Hoping you'd come back
It's not a wishing well
Full of truth and lies we tell
Love is not a game
I'm not keeping score
And you're a train that doesn't run through my heart no more

You can't stop the wheels from turning
And a heart's not yours to own
Loving you is what taught me
How to be alone

Santa Fe is calling
Echoes in the sand
Cleanse myself of you
Down by the Rio Grande

I left my pennies on the track
You're not coming back
It's not a wishing well
Full of truth and lies we tell
Love is not a game
I'm not keeping score
And you're a train that doesn't run through my heart no more
Track Name: Lies (A Murder Ballad)
You choose your words so carefully
I can tell you’re well-rehearsed

It sounds so strange when you say my name
And that ain’t my lipstick on your shirt

Today I found your wedding ring
In the pocket of your pants

If she knew you the way i do
You wouldn’t stand a chance

You lie, lie, lie
A little more each day
Tell me why, why, why
I should believe a word you say

I thought i made you happy
But that was in the past

She’s one of many that you've loved
God knows she’ll be the last

You lie, lie, lie
A little more each day
Tell me why, why, why
I should believe a word you say

The bible says thou shalt not kill
Two wrongs don’t make it right

But what you've done I can’t forgive
So I'll pray for you tonight

I know she’s going to miss you
Don’t think I’ll feel the same

Where you’re going it won’t matter.
You've got yourself to blame

I'm gonna lie, lie, lie
When the sheriff comes around
They'll try, try, try
No evidence to be found

You're gonna lie lie lie
Six feet under ground
I won’t cry, cry. cry
When they lay your body down
Track Name: Fires of Pompeii (We Should Walk Away)
I caught you looking at me
From across that room
Like the fires of Pompeii
The air began to burn

Your eyes met mine,
They're the brightest blue
So crystalline
And the next thing I knew

Chorus
There's a million reasons this should work
Unless we're buried in ashes
You're not him and I can't replace her
So there's a likelihood we'll both get hurt
There's a likelihood we'll both get burned
We should walk away
Just walk away

We were dancing in circles
While the band played on
Like two constellations
Trying to outrun the sun

When we finally met
And it all fell away
Like time stood still
My heart wanted to stay

Chorus

Between shots of tequila
And the stories you told
We're courting with disaster
If one of us should fold

Now it's 2am
And time to go home
Maybe its for the best
If we pretend we never met?

Chorus