The Good Times Are Gone

by the Wicks

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Recorded and mixed at our home studio in a small house outside of Sooke, BC. Mastered by Russell Pay.

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released June 13, 2013

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Track Name: There's No Telling Where She Goes
inside my broken island way
i found her face in the swarm
she's walking through the trees
now she's moving on
there's no telling where she goes
i dreamed a mountain on the rise
lonely people camped
with clever, feather masked disguise
i loved you just like them
there's no telling where she goes
i am the raven down for you
things that you might do
so i say thing, anything to anyone
then wait to tell her son
there's no telling where she goes
inside my broken wheelbarrow
i found a tarot
the heathen i had been
the beautiful things i'd seen
way back home
there's no telling where she goes
without humming empty roads
i am stuck inside a ghost
there's no telling where she goes
without knowing what she knows
i am stuck inside a rune
beside a window with a ghost
Track Name: Lonely Heart
sit on the steps
of the deck alone
comet comes in
make a wish
that your best would come
fairy dust
and you see helan
on her lawn putting up
her wet summer clothes
and you don't have nothing
might as well go home
maybe you should go
only heart
lonely heart
and you can't get her back
or make a start
with a lonely heart
australian singing
in the evening sun
with the trees moving
good memory moving on
try to write it down
but you can't write
because your arm is numb
from coming down
because you thought
you might have died
without no one
when you're done
then you're done
only heart
lonely heart
and you can't get it back
or make a start
with a lonely heart
lonely heart
lonely heart
and you can't get her back
or make a start
with a lonely heart
Track Name: Home
go walking outside
look there's a snow fall we can hide
wind in my head
just want to be better
when it comes in
oh how the rain how it washed me out
and kept me home in bed
now i'm walking my dog again
oh how the rain how it washed me out
and kept me feeling blue
now i'm walking with you again, home
the flask in your hands
i just want to do what you wanted
it's snowing in my head
this time, i just want
to do what you wanted
oh how the rain how it washed me out
and kept me home in bed
now i'm walking my dog again
oh how the rain, it washed me out
and kept me staying in
now i'm walking with you again
home, through the hills
we walked when we were young
when we were young
mama, i just want you to wake up
pressing on
i don't ever have to look up
pressing on
i just know where to take it
won't do you wrong
pressing on
going home
Track Name: Taking That Weight Across
here she helps me out
lost the power in the house
when i find you out
will you go away?
a new high is pretty low
right to wrong is easy
you and i watch cedars
get breezy and give back
give back to small things
because i was pretty lost
now i'm taking that weight across
over to the other side
the salmon in the flames
and the 51 cards
the wine she holds
behind her back
like with a secret
because i was really lost
now i'm taking that weight across
over to the other side
now i'm taking that weight across
Track Name: Charlottetown
ohhhh charlottetown
i was never living you up
as much as i was letting you down
i rode the street cars
when they started out
i looked into a crystal ball
oh baby i let you down
i let down somewhere close to me
in charlottetown
life never meant the most to me
til' i was playing around
not doing really much
down in charlottetown
it was my first good look
you and your sister
did a lot of drugs
in charlottetown
i only had a little bit
it's enough to last a lifetime
charlottetown
yeah it's winter now
i'm putting up the christmas tree
in charlottetown
and where's the woman that
i thought, i could have
talked to her all day
memory and lights ignite
in charlottetown
it was my first good luck
you and your sister
did a lot of drugs
in charlottetown
i only had a little bit
it's enough to last a lifetime
charlottetown
ohh there's nothing to say
it was always that way
in charlottetown
i walk the ghost streets
though they're crowded now
and look into a crystal ball
til' we're gone
Track Name: Fiction Night
i know you think i
did it every time
but i rarely rushed out
into the night
i stayed at home
under the kitchen light
my little truth
and your big lies
spring drank all the wine
the sun always in my eyes
look who you're talking to
out of the black
and into the blue moon
permanent scars
and fixed stars
then coming back
from this and that
winnipeg city
i think about you all the time
driving and swerving
and drinking wine
in a car i know you told me so
but there's no one
on these old empty roads
and it's really coming down
over the hills
and into the towns for you
head outside with me
into the fiction night
you're only truly wrong
when you know you're right
you're the little bit in my life
Track Name: What Went Wrong
is someone in the lake?
(there's someone in the lake)
there's someone in the lake
(living in the lake?)
late, on my own
what went wrong
Track Name: Helan
helan i don't mind anymore
i've been given up long before
there's a white owl at the door
black eyes and i've seen it before
on the lake ice out skating
looking through, imagining faces
and what they'd be saying
laying down and waiting
there's no beginning, there's a turn
never be satisfied with a word
and what you do learn will burn
keep you up, make you remember
the life that you had earned from work
doesn't matter when it's a dead end
it doesn't matter where you go
i've been giving eyes out, i've been trying
wake up, are you living or dying
you're walking up the wall
trying to get a look at something
that wasn't at all
never laughed like this hour before
it doesn't matter where you go