Both Hands

by WiL

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released April 16, 2004

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“I’m a guy who sings stories; I’m not this remarkable guitar player, incredible singer, or unbelievable songwriter-I’m not any of those things. I’m just a guy who does all of those things and enjoys them a lot.”
That aside, Wils’ live performances have become legendary. One such performance was written up by the Calgary Sun as having so much "power and soul it could stop your heart."
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Track Name: Mama
Mamas never able
To be upset with me
My feet up on the table
Too tired and drunk to see

Two chair legs on the floor
A beer in hand a wavin'
Mama she's so bored, yah
Of listening to me

The cat dish is half empty
Racoons running scared
Its been like this for days now
I forgot to care

Two dried up bugs sitting still
In the bottom of the light
There dead on the window sill
Mama goes goodnight alright

They're dried up dead and empty
In the bottom of the light
Know they're dead and empty
Mama goes goodnight now

Mama wasn't able
To be pissed off at me
My feet up off the table
Sober enough to see

Two chair legs on the floor
The beer is now all empty
Mama she's so bored, yah
She's gone and just left me

Mamas not coming back again....
Track Name: 4 String
Hey, you hate me
And all these things Ive done
Know, you know these
Long live these things Ive done

Some day soon your fears
Will all, will all fall on down
Pray for rain my love
I, I will not be around... be around

Know, how you know me
Long live these things Ive done
These things Ive done

Need, you need me
And all this boyish charm

Some day soon your fears
All will fall down...
Pray for rain my love
I will not be around... be around
Track Name: Dance with the Devil
Dance with the devil
He'll get in your mind
When he's done dancing
He'll throw you aside

He'll show you bad places
Make some sad faces
Eventually take all your pride
He's the devil
The devil inside

Dance with the devil
Sometimes it will last
Know that so soon
The floor drops so fast

His eyes will just cut you
His laughter will stay with you
Don't push away
From him now... oh lord

He's the devil
The devil inside

Just learn how to love him
Never offend him
Dance with him all through
Your life... oh lord

He's the devil
The devil inside

Dance with the devil
Hell get in your mind
And know, hes done dancing
Hell throw you aside
Just learn how to love him
And never offend him
Dance with him all through
Your life
He's the devil
The devil inside

He's the devil
The devil and I
Track Name: Come Home
Don't believe
all the things you read
Just be
glad they're not on your phone

Walk away, from the
Shit they say, just dont
Write these things down
Alone

Just when did it matter
That much at all
Know this much now
You should come home

Fall asleep and just
Dont feel cheap, when they
Try to take you alone

Stand your ground, and just
Don't look down, when they
Build you up on a throne

Just when did it matter
That much at all
Know this much now
You should come home
You should come home
You should come home
Track Name: Both Hands
Shes down on her face again
The family disgrace again
Dont know her place in society

She plays the name game
Familys all ashamed
Shes blaming everything on me

Shes got wine, wine
down on her hip
bump on her stomach
dont really mean shit
Shes got both hands on a bottle of wine
Both hands on a bottle of wine
Both hands on a bottle of wine
Both hands wrapped round that bottle of wine

Shes got a long long long
Way to go
She cant seem to find
The road to follow

Shes got her blinders on
Only sees one direction
All the way down to the
Liquor confection

She got her wine wine
Down on her hip
The bump on her stomach
Dont really mean shit

Shes got (chorus)

Repeat all again to chorus
Track Name: 15 Years
Clear a space
On the floor
Dim down the lights
And lock the door

Now just fall down
And listen tight
Your heels and palms
Pressed on the floor

Now just stare up
Dont say a thing
Ive been caught
Yes again

Im going back inside
15 years to life
For what Ive done

Im headed back inside
15 years to life
For what Ive done for you

Now stand right there
Ill get the phone
You need to tell them now
What youve done
Track Name: Feed the Dogs
Just because you mean it
It doesn't mean you get it
You're always running off
And running out

The dogs are fed and sleeping
Refrigerators leaking
There's nothing in it
To keep cold anyhow

It always seems
To come down to this
All you need to know now
Is I'm not dead yet

Believe me when I
Say this
There's no more I can
Take of this
Do you hear what I'm telling
You at all

The plaster on the ceiling
Is broken up and bleeding
On the floor in piles
You overlook some how

It always seems
To come down to this
All you need to know now
Is I'm not dead yet

I'm not dead yet

It always seems to
Come down to this
All you need to know now
Is I'm not dead yet
Is I'm not dead yet
Is I'm not dead
Track Name: Spitfire
She looks just like an angel
Falling from the sun
Her wing tips both on fire
Impressing everyone

Trailing smoke behind her
Blackens out the sun
Amber lights reflecting
Over everyone

Oh lord
She burns so bright
Yeah
It hurts my eyes
To see
The way
It has to be

I know that some day soon
Ill hold my head up high
Watch my sweet angel
Fall out of the sky

I hope that day she does not
Pass me by
And my falling angel
She waves goodbye

Oh lord
She burns so bright
Yeah
It hurts my eyes
To see
The way
It had to be
Track Name: Thunderbolt
He showed up in black
Preached out in the heat
Chased out to the road
Jumped on in with me

Hes older and Im young
Far too young to see
Thunderbolt was speakin
Preachin right at me

The plan had been done
By Thunderbolt and son
One of them fell dead
July 51

10 years gone and done
We took out the wall
Loaded up the trunk
The cherrys turned on
Our partners beat us down
Kicked hard, bled inside
They were shot down soon
We chose to run and hide

Found that tiny school
We opened up the wall
The moneys still wrapped up
Since July of 51

We bought a brand new car
With Backwoods all to light
Drove into the day
Thats when I said "goodnight"

Thunderbolt stopped the car
Shook Lightfoot twice
And with one eye closed
Thats when I said "goodnight"
Track Name: Both Hands (off the floor)
Shes down on her face again
The family disgrace again
Dont know her place in society

She plays the name game
Familys all ashamed
Shes blaming everything on me

Shes got wine, wine
down on her hip
bump on her stomach
dont really mean shit
Shes got both hands on a bottle of wine
Both hands on a bottle of wine
Both hands on a bottle of wine
Both hands wrapped round that bottle of wine

Shes got a long long long
Way to go
She cant seem to find
The road to follow

Shes got her blinders on
Only sees one direction
All the way down to the
Liquor confection

She got her wine wine
Down on her hip
The bump on her stomach
Dont really mean shit

Shes got (chorus)

Repeat all again to chorus