Electric Glow

by The Sapwoods

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released May 22, 2012

All songs written and performed by The Sapwoods
Recorded at Grand Junction Recording Studio (Waterloo,IA)
Recorded on the weekend of February 18-19th
Sound Engineer: Chris Brown (CMB Music LLC)
Mixed by Chris Brown
Mastered by Carl Saff (Chicago,Il)
Produced by The Sapwoods
Cover art and design by Ryan Jerred
Photography by Joe Paulsen

Justin Swaffod-Vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, harmonica
David Suchan-Electric guitar
Tyler Johnson-Bass guitar
Joe Paulsen-Drums

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The Sapwoods Iowa City, Iowa

The Sapwoods are a Midwestern Rock and Roll band hailing from Iowa City. The music they make has a strong focus on song- writing, energetic drumming, catchy melodies, jangly to nasty fuzzed out guitars, punchy organ and wiggly keys, classic pop inflections, vocal harmonies, and a wandering sway from one style to another all the while maintaining the sound that the band makes collectively. ... more

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Track Name: DeKalb
The last few years have tamed me, it’s hard to think back then
My mind gets so hazy its hard just remembering
But like the mighty Mississippi oh it rises every spring
There are some things you can’t keep from rolling on in


We left for Chicago at half past 2 am
I couldn’t help but think of you as we passed that DeKalb light
As I sat there in wonder oh the sun washed over my face
I felt a calm that I haven’t felt in years

The years they fade and fly so fast
I’ll fight to make sure those good times last

Where did the time we spend go?
We taught ourselves to grow so damn old
Track Name: Electric Glow
I’m the backlogged highway that’s getting lost
You’re the swift-spoken angel child to get me there
Now everything, everything we can say is true
Standing close we’ll charge it up while we’re holding hands

When I’m with you I feel like I am drifting through the stratosphere
Through the stratosphere, through the stratosphere

Solar flares pass through the room and they make us electrical
If you were the stars could I be your moon and turn on that electric glow?
Solar flares pass through the room and they make us electrical
There’s nothing that’s unnatural than a little electric glow
Electric glow

We don’t know how we flow so electrical
Hear the light sizzle as we pass in nearby halls
Hanging on every word we believe is true
Will there be a way to separate me from you

When I’m with you I feel like I am drifting through the stratosphere
Through the stratosphere, through the stratosphere

Solar flares pass through the room and they make us electrical
If you were the stars could I be your moon and turn on that electric glow?
Solar flares pass through the room and they make us electrical
There’s nothing that’s unnatural than a little electric glow
Electric glow
Track Name: Chasing the Ghost
Well the moon looked so beautiful when the floodwaters hit
I was rollin’ back to you like a storm
Without a dollar in my pocket or a reason to stay hid
Or an once of pain to my name

Except the memory of the man I once was
It haunts me like a bottle of gin
And the sad truth is that girl don’t know me no more
She’s chasing the ghost, chasing the ghost

Half-hearted conversations to keep the candle lit
About an orange blossom daisy way of life
And the neighbors will keep their problems far away and hid
They look at me and I know they don’t understand

That the memory of the man I once was
It haunts me like a bottle of gin
And the sad truth is that girl don’t know me no more
She’s chasing the ghost, chasing the ghost

For the next few weeks the wedding bells will ring
To a tune you no longer want to hear
Feigning interest enough just to go with the flow
She takes your hand and she asks you to dance

Oh remembering the man she once loved
She pours you a glass of gin
But the sad truth is the girl don’t know me no more
She’s chasing the ghost, chasing the ghost
Chasing the ghost
Track Name: New Love Beat
She’s rocking the beat and she’s swinging her feet
She kicks those heels up high
Nothing in the world is going to bring her down
No not tonight or any night cause she feels the strength of a man by her side
And it makes her feel alright

Let’s dance to the rhythm of a new love beat
Leave your cares out in that street
Until we’re dodging the cars on our journeys to our beds
Lets dance to the rhythm of a new love beat
But leave your cares outside
And live your life

So many nights he is waiting on his own and he wonders if he’ll ever find the one
All his happiness be found
But it was here all the time all it took was a night of going out
Taking a risk
And learning how to have a good time
Track Name: 27
Talking to some friends of mine saying “I don’t want to play too trendy”
They just look at me and laugh and say good luck with that happy ending
I get tired defending myself every single day
I guess no one can see me eye to eye hey baby that’s okay

You can call me crazy anything you like
Maybe it’s you who needs to see the light

Walking in the straight line is not the easy thing to do now
I keep falling falling down face down in the dirt
I get tired disguising myself every single day
These bruises they’re getting harder to hide a little color never hurt anyways

You can call me crazy anything you like
Maybe it’s you who needs to see the light

There are so many ways it keeps picking at my mind
It’s just not right
There are so many times that I can’t count on all the bones in my body
That I put my own self down
There’s too many ways to explain this destructive path is driving me insane

The years go by you’re getting older next year I turn 27
I’m not a child, but I’m not an adult, adults can be so nasty
I’m already tired of my day job Lord it’s only been a few years
I guess that’s why I wrote these songs on guitar to be my saving grace

You can call me crazy anything you like
Maybe it’s you who needs to see the light
Track Name: Golden Fool
You’re an automaton give solicitation
No light to turn on in your head
Every time you want something for nothing
My fist begins to shake

Go ahead and just leave it to nothing
Yeah and leave me alone
If you can’t leave well enough alone
Then go home

Yeah golden fool go home, golden fool go home

I can’t believe all the things you would say
If I would let you spit them everyday
I can’t believe all the things you would say

It keeps knocking around in my head each morning
In fact I will think of it still
To beg me please me just to get me to bend to your will
Please listen to my words they’re medium tender
You’ve got to believe me its true
I can’t believe you so easily would treat me like your fool

I’m not your golden fool, I’m not your golden fool

Please don’t confuse me with fools like you
I said no please don’t confuse me with fools like you
Please don’t confuse me with fools like you

I keep trying to black it out
Yeah I’ll do my best
But what I really want to say is I care for you, care for you!

I can’t believe all the things you would say
If I would let you spit them every day
Please don’t confuse me with fools like you
Please don’t confuse me with fools like you
Please don’t confuse me with fools like you
Track Name: Vanish Like the Night
The streetlights are making me dizzy
As the light bounces off of the haze
One of these nights it’s going to happen
To calm my head and find peace

But there’s an uneasy feeling inside
Such a strange reaction launched

I don’t know how long I can take it here
Illusions filling up my mind
I don’t know if my girl can understand
Its not her its only me
That hangs himself to dry
That needs some room to fly
Before I vanish like the night

She hangs the pictures she paints when I’m away
It reminds her of the time I’m gone
In the corner of her eye she sees a photo she laughs
With a smile but she sheds a tear

But there’s an uneasy feeling inside
Such a strange reaction launched

I don’t know how long I can take it here
Illusions filling up my mind
I don’t know if my girl can understand
Its not her its only me
That hangs himself to dry
That needs some room to fly
Before I vanish like the night
Track Name: Bella Rose
She was just a little girl picking wildflowers holding her mothers hand
In the field where the prairie grass grows over her head loving life with each breath. Now that she’s older she struggles to remember the precious memories of past. Don’t ever let the weight of the world drag you down let it shine everyday

It’s the morning Bella Rose you get that new dress on get up and great that new day. Your face was shining the sun it smiles upon you you’ve got to be strong today

Working the diners been 19 years with not much regret stuck in her hometown. She can’t afford to pay college tuition and the aid well has gone
But she’s got all that she needs her favorite books and journal she’ll be a writer someday. Scheming up stories of dragons and mockingbirds fighting the powers with song

It’s the morning Bella Rose you get that new dress on get up and great that new day. Your face was shining the sun it smiles upon you you’ve got to be strong today

Oh my sweet Bella Rose
Track Name: Till the Sun Doesn't Shine
Cold one please leave a light on so I can find a way
Back to your place
Little one face fun in the sun won’t you lie with me
On this beach of blankets and sheets

Till the sun doesn’t shine any place
Daytime sleeping in can last all night
Till the sun doesn’t shine any place
In this moment alone with you

Angry child with your face turned up a mile
Please don’t say a word till I can bring you heaven on earth
Say what you mean don’t be mean when you call me on the phone
Tell me how much you need me
Till the sun doesn’t shine any place
Daytime sleeping in can last all night
Till the sun doesn’t shine any place
In this moment alone with you

Won’t you let me take you back to my place?
I’ll fix you tea put your mind at ease
We won’t worry ‘bout trouble the day brings
I can promise I won’t touch the six string
We can dance through the night and I can sweep you off your feet
Teach our hearts how to skip a beat
There’ll be no words cause they’re quite contrary
This love inside is hard to carry

But say yes to me
Say yes to me
Say yes to me
Say yes to me
Track Name: Will This Be the End?
Cold blues in my soul
It never quits never will I know
Man in the woods
Hollering at me

This could be the end of you and me
I can hardly say
Will this be the end of you and me?
I can hardly say
Will this be the end?

You cannot calm me
Everything is not the same
Man smoking big cigars
Smoking my soul

This could be the end of you and me
I can hardly say
Will this be the end of you and me?
I can hardly say
Will this be the end?