Painted

by Whim, Po & Emili

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released April 20, 2011

All songs written and performed by Whim, Po and Emili

Colin Weaver: vocals, electric guitars, acoustic guitar, banjo, percussion
Emily Robertson: vocals, percussion, kazoo
Clifton Nesseth; vocals, organ, e-bass, upright bass, fiddle, flute, piano, orchestration, percussion, electric guitar on “To Hold You High”

Copyright 2011
Whim, Po and Emili
All Rights Reserved

Recorded at: Blast House Studios, Madison, WI; St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN; Clif’s attic, Cameron, WI; and in our apartment living room and bathroom, Madison, WI.
Recorded, engineered, and mixed by Dustin Sisson
Mastered by Clifton Nesseth, …
Produced by Dustin Sisson and Whim, Po and Emili
Photographs by Scotty Gunderson
Design by Scotty Gunderson and Whim, Po and Emili

Additional Musicians:
Dave Hagedorn: Miscellaneous percussion on Buzz, Pillows & Blankets, and Text
Lewis Franti: Drums on Buzz
Hilary James: Cello on XO
Timothy McCarthy: Trumpet on Bench
Molly Raben: French horn on Bench
Nathan Bishop: Trumpet on Bench
Natalie Warren: Sax on Bench

Special thanks to Zoe Baranowski, Dustin Sisson, Dave Hagedorn, our lovely Olaf musicians, Dawn, Scotty Gunderson, Lewis Franti, and our families and friends, we sing for you.

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Track Name: Buzz
Back to where we began,
Woman and man

Stiffest drink I could stand,
A mad city,
I’m curb-sitting with my best friend,
a half-planned man

All is sound when you’re around

Back to where we began,
Re-learning the land

Same movies, same bands,
Young lovers,
Fixed mothers milking souls
of half-planned men

Stiffest drink we could stand
Blood brothers,
Best lovers twenty-years,
we’re half-planned men

All is sound when you’re around

(You say)
“Be where you are,”
so I am where I am.
I am here right now.
Track Name: Rainbow
It just might rain today,
Wear your favorite gray,
It just might rain today.
Track Name: Bench
There is a person.

There is a person,
And there is another person.

There is a person,
there is a person.
There is a person,
there is a person.

Look at what they make together.
Look at what they make.

Together, together, together.
Track Name: Xo
Them birds are flirting around out there,
Them birds are flirting around.

What time will they fly on home tonight?
What time will go on home?

They are eating the same damn things all day,
Happy eating the same damn little things.

The mama, she made her babies wise,
The mama, she made her babies wild.

Soon, so soon.
So soon, so soon.

But “soon” is a screwy word, my dear
“Soon” is a screwed up word.

And birds don’t know what words are for,
Birds don’t even know what words are.

Soon, so soon.
So soon, so soon.

Fly.
Track Name: Winter
Winter, winter, winter, winter

Before the sunrise, when I’m sleeping
You’re the only soul awake.
The heavy silence below the pine boughs,
Grown so heavy, but scared to break.

Winter, winter, winter, winter

Like the quilt your mama sent me
On the bed we used to make
Just like my mother telling me,
“Baby, if you love her, let her be.”

I don’t know if these hands
Can still spin you slow.
I don’t know if I’ll ever dance again.
I guess we’ll see when the snow melts
What’s left of summer’s glow.

The wood floor creaking softly,
On the porch we used to sway,
Above the lilac locks in July,
Sweating tired, in the shade.
Track Name: Minnesota
I’m trimming my hair now,
It don’t matter, don’t matter.
Walking real tall now,
It don’t matter, don’t matter.
Smoothing my wrinkles,
It don’t matter, don’t matter.

I’m reading the paper,
It don’t matter, don’t matter.
Forgetting dependence,
It don’t matter, don’t matter.
I’m serving the people,
It don’t matter, don’t matter, no.

All that matters, all that matters,
Is coming on home to you.

I’m tending the garden
I buried my lady
Now I’m laughing at love songs

I’m making it easy,
forgiving my baby.
Listening to daddy,
His wisdom to save me.
I like when it’s windy,
It’s peace like he’s breathing.

All that matters, all that matters,
Is coming on home to you.

I’m taking my time now,
We’re taking our time.
She teaches to dress well,
He teaches to smile.
I’m learning a lover,
It’s taking a while.

All that matters, all that matters,
Is coming on home to you.
Track Name: Underwear
Don’t you dare
Don’t leave me hanging,
Don’t you leave me hanging,
Don’t you dare.

Don’t leave me hanging,
Don’t you leave me hanging,
No, no, no
Don’t you dare.

You say music was the best thing
That ever happened to you.
Now, look at me,
Look at this life I’m living.
All for you, all for you,
Don’t you dare.

You told me,
The nights were where I would see,
Where I’d be safe,
Safe

Just listen, listen
(love, don’t you dare)
Do you listen
to the words I say?

You told me
You’re walking the ways
We walked them together. (Do you listen?)
When we walked them together, baby
You tell me you’re walking the ways,
We walked, when we were yellow,
Ways like now.

Don’t leave me hanging here,
don’t you keep me hanging.

The leaves aren’t yellow, now.
They changed somehow,
Still…

Still hanging, yellow hanging
Still hanging in there,
as long as you leave me hanging here,
there’s yellow leaves in your hair,
yellow leaves in my hair,
and all over the bed’s our underwear.
There’s nothing here to share,
you must’ve got some new,
To hang you
It isn’t these bones no more.

Someone new.
Track Name: To Hold You High
Like the children
Like we’re wishing
Like the sun
Yeah, like the sun

Hold me high
Hold me high

In the city, yeah
In the city, yeah
You’ll be safe
You’ll be safe

La da da dei ya da
La da da dei ya da
La da da bum dei ya bum

In the evening, drinking evening
The sun be sinking
You’ll be mine
Take your time

La da da dei ya da
La da da dei ya da
La da da bum dei ya bum

When I’m alone
When I’m alone

I will hold you high

La da da dei ya da
La da da dei ya da
La da da bum dei ya bum