a dark wind howls

by The Wild Swings

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released January 11, 2013

david bucci -- voc/gtr
adam grendon -- bass/voc
randall payne -- drms/voc


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The Wild Swings Seattle, Washington

The Wild Swings are a heavy swingin' punk blues quartet from Seattle.

Adam Grendon (ex- Kent III) and Randall Payne (The Bali Girls) are NW vets from way back. David Bucci led Enduro (Austin) throughout the '90s and Damion Heintschel (Autolite Strike) joined the band 2017.

The Wild Swings (formerly Gallow Swings) formed in 2011.
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Track Name: Back Up Plan
hey hey baby, i'm your future man/
everybody knows, i'm your back up plan/
hey hey baby, i'm a be all yours/
i'll peep in your window and wait by the the door/

hey hey girl, I'm your best friend now/
everybody knows, i'm your big bad clown/
hey hey girl, it could be much worse/
so i'll save your table, and i'll watch your purse/

drop and give me ten/
years later/

hey hey woman, is it my turn yet/
everybody knows, i wanna be your pet/
i been patient and i been nice/
nobody's left, so let's roll the dice
Track Name: She Needs Wine
he breaks up/
she breaks down/
when he moves out/

she falls down/
she stands up/
she falls down/

she needs time/
she needs space/
she needs wine/

she stands up/
she sits down/
she freaks out/
Track Name: The Hard Way
i burn down bridges, i step on toes/
i kick in the door, and a cold wind blows/
they'll never catch me, i'll never pay/
i'm the kind of man, who does it, the hard way/

i got ten black t-shirts. one pair of jeans/
one pocket knife, one can of beans/
one dirty dollar, for four filthy days/
i'm the kind of man, who does it, the hard way/

two black eyes, and one broken nose/
one round down, and fourteen to go/
you offer a hand, i'll slap it away/
i'm the kind of man, who does it, the hard way
Track Name: Lil Dog Howl
i make the little kids stare/
i make the tiny babies cry/
i make little dogs howl/
i'll make that pig testify/

i'll take no for answer/
i'll take one for the team/
i'll take one for the money/
and wipe it off on my jeans/
Track Name: Scratch and Pound
i can't believe, it's come it to this, yet again/
i'm down and out, fucked and chucked, i been condemned/
they told me once, they told me twice, now it's all my fault/
they pushed me out, they shook me loose, they kicked me down/

you gotta scratch/
you gotta pound/

i can't believe, it's come it to this, yet again/
i paid my dues, i chomped my bit, i won't offend/
i'm working days, i'm working nights, but i'm losing ground/
i bit it off, i chewed it up, i held it down/

i swing a mighty hammer/
just to swat a fly/
i grab a graveyard shovel/
and dig until i die/

i can't believe, it's come it to this, yet again/
i play a game, i'll never win, i don't know why/
i started late, i finished last, don't stand a chance/
i'm givin' up, i'm dropping out, gonna burn out loud/
Track Name: Comin' After You
oh there's a full moon down at the parking lot tonight/
the old lady screams and the fat man sings and bites/
a dark wind howls and the street lights shake with fright/
it's a soup can fire just waiting to ignite/

you don't believe it, but it's true/
nobody's comin' after you/

oh there's a big black cloud at the halfway house tonight/
they got a padlock slapped on to every door in sight/
there's 35 flies on the kitchen floor, that's right/
it's all gonna end in a crack of dawn fist fight/
Track Name: Super Circus
i wanna live in a super circus/
i wanna live in a freakshow/
i wanna live in a tilt-a-whirl/
i wanna live in a dark ride/

i wanna live in a strange town all my life/
i wanna live in a group house til i die/
play guitar in the basement every day/
smoke cigars on the front porch every night/

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