Knack For Whatever

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released November 18, 2016

Written by Ian Lipson
Performed by Wistappear
Recorded and mixed by Drew Vandenberg at Chase Park Transduction in Athens, GA
Mastered by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering
Produced by Drew Vandenberg and Wistappear
Artwork by Matt Glavin


Ian Lipson - vocals, guitars, bass, percussion, keys
Evan Jiroudek - drums, vocals, percussion
McKendrick Bearden - bass, piano
John Kiran Fernandes - violin, bass clarinet
Andrea DeMarcus - upright bass

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Track Name: Sistersong
I will go where I will never go
weaving for the door
I slip away from it
and what was left

I like to solve and I like to save you
from the space you could not fit through
are you and open book whose pages turn when no one's looking?

don't you
see that the winds have been turning
starts are all churning
leaking the secrets
never could keep it

I will know what I will never know
leaking from your eyes
the rise of falling faith
in what was left

we get by when we go under
who's been stealing all my slumber
are you when no one's looking?
where are you when no one's looking?

don't you
see that we're all just transforming
transforming
skies are all storming
transforming

I like to wait and I like to wander
through a place where no one bothers
looking for a book to cook
looking for a dimmer nook
I like to solve and I like to savor
misbehavior that I gave you
braking through when no one's looking
I'm not a light, I'm not a savior
misbehavior
running late
for those of you
who won't stop looking
I am he who cooked the books!

I will go where I will never go
weaving for the door
I slip away from it
and what was left

we get by when we go under
Track Name: Craziest Of Treats
even though you lay in my bed I know
even though you lay in my bed I know
my boundaries
you found out for yourself

tell yourself it's never too late to grow
tell yourself it's never too late to grow
beneath your boundaries
wet with green and gold

missing out on the craziest of treats
the craziest of the hazy list
the lazy fist swings and swings
and falls on everything

lookin' like the fourth of July in your eyes
lookin' like the fourth of July in your eyes
i see the glittering colors all around

mortified by more of the tidal waves
mortified by more of the tidal waves
they're slipping out of me
splashing down your face

missing out on the craziest of treats
the craziest of the hazy list
the lazy fist swings and swings
and falls on everything

missing out on the craziest of treats
the craziest of the hazy list
the lazy fist swings and swings
and falls on everything

well-played fervor, running further
sneaking under
sneaking under
sick and scary estuary
metalizing, crystallizing
well-played fervor, running further
sneaking under
sneaking under
my skin
Track Name: Loose Fate
you belong in a song when you speak like that
woven words don't rip apart
got your stance figured out and your words fall heavy
causing bends and dents in the ground now

careful how you dish out that eye contact
plate it nicely, ration it wisely, and serve it while it's still nervous and tender

i'd rather feast on the beautiful beast that is growing
the bravest bounty in all of the county
is in my crosshairs
i can't help but stare
watch it get away

loose fate riding, riding
out from where it's hiding
please keep in the open
loose fate had me hoping

you were so spot on, at your peak like that
silver words are such an art
and the plans came about it was just too easy
causing bends and dents in the ground now

careful how you wish for that eye contact
plate it nicely, ration it wisely, and serve it while it's still nervous and tender

hey let it grow, i can show you what I have been thinking
it's bound to be crazy, forgiving, and lazy, but I still go there
still I go there
I can't help but stare
watch it get away

loose fate riding, riding
out from where it's hiding
please keep in the open
loose fate had me hoping

after the burst, i feel the loose fate riding
only the worst is worth the fight
Track Name: Truest To You
what became of you
now that you're off alone in your self-sustaining wilderness
blooming new

all behaviors are bad behaviors
only that which is new can ring truest to you
back with a knack for whatever

i'm so touched by the distance
truly wonderful
so moved by the motion
feel so powerful

dripping rain from a cloud
throwing flakes on the ground
hopping trains out of town
'cause fresh grounds always make it better

getting by on the pangs and poisons
getting high on the fumes of fancy future pursuits
forever after

i'm so touched by the distance
truly wonderful
so moved by the motion
feel so powerful

all decisions are bad decisions
only that which is new can ring truest to you
back with a knack for whatever
Track Name: Good Sign, Bad Sign
sneaky sinking cinnamon
in your plate
hope I haven't drowned out the flavors you savor
only want to spice up the day or way more
wave in another round
of soul-sip
saving the crown for the sound of sinking
joking around with the old shit, new shit
rip out another limb
it's damaged
strutting around on my one leg
cutting out taxes and repaid, well played
writing biting headlines
for bad news
it's all we really need, isn't it?

it's a shame you came for a good time
'cause you wont find much of that around here
it's a shame you came for a good sign
for a good sign is a bad sign

might martyr marmalade
spread thick
quick throw the stick, make it tick, and see it kick in
could be what we need, lead the deed in bleeding danger
like a lazy land mine
too deep
turns in its grave, misbehave and feel the shockwave
light on your shoes, who knew it would choose you
inching on the skinny lines
bad news
its all we really need, isn't it?

it's a shame you came for a good time
'cause you wont find much of that around here
it's a shame you came for a good sign
for a good sign is a bad sign

hold on, pick up the phone
maybe it's the bad news
hold on, pick up the phone
shaking in my new shoes
hold off from going home
busy bakin' bad news
trying to spice up the day or just way more
it all goes south

it's a shame you came for a good time
'cause you wont find much of that around here
it's a shame you came for a good sign
for a good sign is a bad sign
Track Name: Letters To Myself
I've been
writing letters to myself again
better keep up with the one that knows me best each time
a fork arrives before my eyes
what I know is that I wanted you to just agree
not sit and talk it out with me

true friends
never fear of any punishment
holding onto what aligns with all I still believe
while tending to my deepest need
and I know that I was trying to enjoy my life every single step of the way

makes sense
see we slide on strings of moments
being present is the ideal way to spend your days
not aiming for whatever pays
and I know that I will find the gold beneath my toes, not frozen and blindly prepared

who are you to heal me now
who are you to heal me now

I've been
burning candles in the basement
even though the light is dim, I still can see the page
I scratch away, the mood is great
and I know that I will seal the deal and run my mouth, on and on and on and on

I've been
writing letters to myself again
better keep up with the one that knows me best each time
a fork arrives before my eyes
what I know is that I wanted you to just agree
not sit and talk it out with me

who are you to heal me now
who are you to heal me now
who are you to heal me now
who are you to heal me now
Track Name: Our Tornado
our tornado
is a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful thing
silent eye
as the grinning and spinning and rushing and wonder awakes me

only the best things swim in spirals
only enough time to wait for the right time

wise man homesick... couldn't get much better
I see through you... even in your sweater
why don't you see... I am always dreaming
you are a world in me... and you don't even know it

you don't even know it

our tornado
is a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful thing
your hurricane
it came and it whistled and crackled and shuffled up everything

only the best things sweep you backward
only enough space to look to the same face

wise man homesick... couldn't get much better
I see through you... even in your sweater
why don't you see... I am always dreaming
you are a world in me... and you don't even know it
Track Name: Nothing Ever Happens
mesmerized
trapped inside
your skin
you win

full decay
I pull away
come back
fall back

nothing ever happens without you
nothing ever happens for real
who am I to wait for a new year
where are we meant to go

look inside an open eye
calling to you
once again, you make me bend
downward, under

nothing ever happens without you
nothing ever happens for real
who am I to wait for a new year
where are we meant to go

up, up and over we flow
shoulder to shoulder we go
take me somewhere I don't know
lead me right out of this low

mesmerized
trapped inside
your skin
you win

full decay
I pull away
come back
fall back

nothing ever happens without you
nothing ever happens for real
who am I to wait for a new year
where are we meant to go

where are we meant to go
underneath the trees burning cold
up to the highest of the of the shoals
where are we meant to go
Track Name: Overflowed
dare to beat my appetite?
i just don't seem to discipline myself
tighten up the old belt

backlit screens scream through the dark
raised and trained, so
keep your hands to yourself
i ain't no christmas elf
working so hard and well
struggle, sit, stay, and tell

even the winds were swept to overdrive
overfolowed
filling a glass and you avert your eye
overflowed
deranged arrangements raise impatience through the ages
overflowed

dare to beat my appetite?
let me outside at night
my good-god-given right
out of mind out of sight

i sleep through the morning light
i am such an animal

i was informed to lead a normal lie
overflowed
my conscience and relentless drive
overflowed
curious passions fashioned rations bound to break
overflowed


you know the path is bad when all their eyes
overflowed
bared, and paired, and multiplied
overflowed
keeping it real but still I need to heal
overflowed

i don't seem to discipline myself
tighten up the old belt
sliding-glass doors don't help
stowaway drawers raise hell