Fly On The Wall

by The Sweater Set

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1.
Dawn Chorus 03:22
There's a light in my eye From the street or the sky It won't let me sleep Bugs the hell out of me There's a bird in my ear Singing loud and clear And she sings my song Sings it all on her own And the dawn chorus carries on Feeling heavy, holding firm To the fear of moving on Take a breath, drink a beer Say a prayer, but nothing heals Feels tired, overworked, Underseen and unrehearsed Then I hear that morning song Calling me to sing along And the dawn chorus carries on And the dawn chorus carries on And the dawn chorus carries on...
2.
American 02:47
I'm all buzzed out with sugar I'm all buzzed out with friends I'm all buzzed out with coffee And tomorrow I'mma do it all again I am American I need my medicine I'm all tired from busy Drive myself in a tizzy It's never enough making money and stuff Fill up my car, my goddamn car I am American I need my medicine I don't be ungrateful for all the privilege I have But I'm sniffing out a pattern in the culture of this land Now don't get me wrong I'm proud and I'm strong I call this my home and this battle's my own But I know I'm not alone I am American I need my medicine I can't stop eating cake Working until I shake Every time my car breaks Or my poor body aches I'll ask you if you take my credit card Will you take my credit card Will you take my credit card Will you take my credit card Take my credit card Will you take my credit card Will you take my credit card Will you take my credit card Take my credit card
3.
In another life In another galaxy On a different planet On the other side of the sea Back in a hospital room We were a family Tucked in between the beeping of all those machines What is a soul? What is a memory? Are they the same thing? Are they the same thing? It's storytime I can make up all your lines I will draw your face in the sand Watch it wash away again Gimme a dance Remembering to hold your hand Your face smiling back at me In my head it's what I see What is a soul? What is a memory? Are they the same thing? Are they the same thing? In another life In another galaxy On a different planet On the other side of the sea
4.
Being Alone 03:23
It's quiet in town Parking is easy, bars are empty Distractions run out Desperate to disconnect my mind and body But the internet's down It's quiet in town Winter will end and flowers will bloom, I know When did we get so bad at being alone? I'm tracing the lines My only company is staring back at me now (being alone) Reflected so clearly I could swear my body was Ahead of it's time I'm tracing the lines Summer will end and flowers will turn to snow When did we get so bad at being alone It's quiet in town Parking is easy, bars are empty Distractions run out Desperate to disconnect my mind and body But the internet's down It's quiet in town Being alone It's quiet in town Being alone It's quiet in town
5.
Hostage 02:51
You grab my hand And pull me close Your arms like a cage You won't let go I am your hostage Your little bird You are the oyster I am the pearl It's easy letting you steal all my time Take my wrist Handcuff yours to mine It's easy letting you steal all my time Take my wrist Handcuff yours to mine And we drive In our getaway car Right off a cliff And into the sun No obligations, we'll slip away Obsession is easy It's a warm place to stay It's easy letting you steal all my time Take my wrist Handcuff yours to mine It's easy letting you steal all my time Take my wrist Handcuff yours to mine
6.
Change 02:33
Come on in take a seat I've got a secret for you And I'm afraid what it might mean But I'm facing the truth Things are gonna Change Change Change I've never been very good At keeping quiet So I'm gonna blurt it out At the top of my lungs and shout Things are gonna Change Change Change A toast to all that we have done And never will To what almost was To who we left and who we came to love Thins are gonna Change Change Change
7.
Start Again 02:56
What do you do with the disappointment At the end of a long year What do you do when you work the weekend And you can't get away What do you do when the thread you hang from Is splitting in two And the ground below comes in view Well I guess you'll start again Again What do you do with the worn and broken And so familiar What do you do when you can't replace What you won't give away What do you do when the thread you hang from Is splitting in two And the ground below comes in view Well I guess we'll start Guess we'll start Well I guess we'll start again Again Again Again
8.
Sucker 03:01
Boy, do I feel like a sucker Hanging from your hands Like a limp little puppet I can't move until you make me dance And boy, do I feel like a sucker How many licks does it take For you to get to the center And make my heat break It's you I've given my power to I had to pay a woman to tell me that And it was worth every penny, my love Worth every penny, my love Boy, do I feel like a sucker Drinking from this cup Thirsty as a minnow Swimming in the mud It's you I've given my power to I had to pay a woman to tell me that And it was worth every penny, my love Worth every penny, my love
9.
Where do we go when we have a weekend free? I remember tall dune grass and salty breeze Tiptoe on the shoreline shells, tickled feet Where do we go now that we destroyed the beach? Where am I supposed to plan my New Year's trip? Find a winter wonderland and take a pic? Envy of all my friends and acquaintances Where's the winter wonderland now no snow exists? Father won't bail us out this time Mother warned, but we sucked her dry Wouldn't it be nice to smell the changing leaves Dappled sun upon the roots beneath our feet Should've tried it once - to sleep among the trees Now there is no chance, no one camps near factories Father won't bail us out this time Mother warned, but we sucked her dry
10.
Get up from the couch, the makeshift bed We gotta make it to Knoxville A long road ahead Leave a thank you note by the front door Grab the guitar and the clothes you wore Driving dreams on country streets Thank god for the car that my dad gave me And microphones to make us loud A singer must go in search of a crowd In search of a crowd In search of a crowd Sometimes we get 200 ears And sometimes we sing for nothing but beers Sometimes we make a few good friends Who laugh when we laugh And clap at the end Driving dreams on country streets Thank god for the car that my dad gave me And microphones to make us loud A singer must go in search of a crowd In search of a crowd In search of a crowd Driving dreams on country streets Thank god for the car that my dad gave me

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"Fly On The Wall" was recorded live in front of an audience at Tonal Park in Takoma Park, MD in April 2018. Recorded and mixed by Don Godwin. Mastered by Charlie Pilzer (Tonal Park).

All songs by Maureen Andary and Sara Curtin

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released May 8, 2020

"Fly On The Wall" was recorded live in front of an audience at Tonal Park in Takoma Park, MD in April 2018.

Recorded and mixed by Don Godwin.

Mastered by Charlie Pilzer (Tonal Park).

All songs by Maureen Andary and Sara Curtin

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The Sweater Set Washington, D.C.

“The Sweater Set will pluck at your heartstrings” with "an intimidating number of instruments," (Washington Post) and soaring soprano-alto harmonies. Listeners are invited into Sara Curtin & Maureen Andary's joyful friendship as they sing about loves lost and found. Brightest Young Things calls them as “D.C.’s most endearing duo," claiming their attraction to them was “instant and inescapable." ... more

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