Aroma

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released March 31, 2017

Willy Jay - Guitar/Vox
Waldo Wittenmyer - Keys/Vox
Jake Hiebert - Drums/Percussion
Wesley Maffly-Kipp - Bass (1,3,5,7,8)
Alden Hedges - Bass (2,4,6)

Produced by James Petralli
Mixed by Jim Vollentine
Mastered by Dave McNair
Engineered by Nick Joswick
Additional Engineering by Joey Oaxaca and Daniel McNeill
Recorded at 5th Street Studios
Album Art by Jane Craker

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TOMA Austin, Texas

"...if Phoenix scored Dazed and Confused - youthful energy and catchy melodies all with a warm vintage feel" - Indie Shuffle

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Track Name: Going Nowhere
once, looking through a portrait
never would’ve known it
faces don’t change

every single night
the years would grow upon you
just like you’re digging in your pockets
when you kinda feel ashamed

open all the doors
I try a little torture
I had enough to lie down
dream another day

i’m giving her time
to say
what’s really on her mind
I can’t shake
the feeling that you’re not there
in my arms
going nowhere

I was slipping through the floorboards
looking like a stranger
vision goes grey

if I leave tonight
would you take another picture
hold me down for hunger
take me back again

dive into the light
with every little movement
you’re killing me slowly
I’m dying in your gaze

I’m giving her time
to say
whats really on her mind
I can’t shake
this feeling that you’re not there
in my arms
going nowhere
Track Name: Count Me Out
So here we are again, the letters crossed and filed away
He's not the one you thought he was, he was never one to stay
It's not alright to leave things hanging off this way
When someone else you know has got another thing to say

So let's get high and talk about it while we have the time
There's no more room for us to keep on taking sides
You know, I've thought it out, there's really not much left to doubt
And every time I wonder why the past is always holding us down

If ever I turn away, count me out
Words I can't explain, always changing
If ever I turn away, can't go back
If ever I turn away, count me out

It started when we took the chance to make it last another day
I never thought it'd come to this, with nothing left to say
Seems like every time we make our minds we start to fight
But neither one of us will know just how to end the night

We're sailing out against the grain, currents holding us in place
You're stuck in tow, you'll never know you're making old mistakes
I'll never sink or swim, I'll never walk alone again
Cause every time I make a move it comes around to haunt me again

If ever I turn away, count me out
Words I can't explain, always changing
If ever I turn away, can't go back
If ever I turn away, count me out
Track Name: Estranged
shakedown
this is how i found out
what it really feels like
to take the wrong side

any reason
to pick up the phone
has got me tongue tied
acting kind of uptight
you came along

we were standing under streetlights
waiting not he first sign
just like the last time

heart’s heavy
it’s taking a toll
you had me all night
it never felt like
you took control

set me free
from this dream
its not that I don’t know
i’m just a fool for what you hide
now that I’m closer
you can see all of the tears in my eyes
still I’m cryin'

slow down
all the things you say sound
like you’re losing faith in
all that i’m believing

mind’s running
can’t get away
when all the long nights
bring me to a new day

left me feeling like i had no name
i was a stranger
couldn’t find my place on the stage
never tell you what you wanna know
caught in the wrong place
counting all the mistakes we used to own

set me free
from this dream
its not that I don’t know
I’m just a fool for what you hide
now that I’m closer
you can see all of the tears in my eyes
still, I’m cryin'
still, I’m cryin'
Track Name: Lights on in the Kitchen
Walked out the door upset, you know I won't let you leave
Without changing your mind
You're the kind of woman, who knows what she's doing
Don't leave me now, I've got time

(Not in the way)
In the morning when you wake up, even when you stay up late
(Not in the way)
When the light's on in the kitchen, I'm the one that's missing you
There's a lot of things that I'd rather choose, to be true
Than to go another day without you

Making up, breaking down, not waking up to what we have found
From July to September, May I remember
Believe me I'll be around

(Not in the way)
In the morning when you wake up, even when you stay up late
(Not in the way)
When the light's on in the kitchen, I'm the one that's missing you
There's a lot of things that I'd rather choose, to be true
Than to go another day without you

I want you
I need you
I'd do anything to please you
Track Name: A Certain Kind
It is easy to destroy yourself
It ain't working anymore, I see it coming, can you tell
I am here to show you otherwise
I can hear above the noise reflecting what you're trying to hide

And it feels like we are losing
Yes it feels like there's no reason to fight
But a gift that keeps on giving
There's a certain kind of love it takes to bring you back to see

When you looked inside the void you took the cue
On the softest bed of roses you might choose
To see an angel knock her hand against the door
When she looked inside you were lying on the floor

There's a moment when the tide recedes
That exposes us as creatures slowly crawling on our knees
And the chill that drives us to succeed
Leaves the other half just wandering until they find the trees

When you looked inside the void you took the cue
On the softest bed of roses you might choose
To see an angel knock her hand against the door
When you looked inside she was lying on the floor

It's not quite a natural adjunction,
But the things I've had to go through
For that certain kind of love
Track Name: 1000 Times
a thousand times
I lost my mind
I pack it up
and left you behind

another place
face to face
I tried it once
but don’t like the taste, you know
I wanna leave but you’re trying to stay
far away from the tribe
that put you in danger

dazed
as I’m watching all the lines
over time they melt with me
melt with me

dazed
as I’m watching all the lines
over time they melt with me
who is your arrow?

1000 times
I saw the light
still out of luck
can’t get enough

some other race
in outer space
we’re not alone
don’t try to escape

I can’t believe all the things that you say
when you chain-smoke the lies
you look like a stranger

dazed
as I’m watching all the lines
over time they melt with me
melt with me

dazed
as I’m watching all the lines
over time they melt with me
who is your arrow?
Track Name: Not a Secret
it’s not a secret
I’ve been down for so long
it’s never easy
to stay out all night when the feeling’s gone

well I try to speak my mind
but my heart hesitates

every time I try to run
I can’t get away

it could be so nice
we can’t live without all the hard times
it doesn’t change

every time I try to run I can’t get away

we were so in love
we moved up to the moon
where we could take our time in dreams
but this tragic distraction is holding us back
now we just can’t see
and its hard because
neither one of us wants to leave

am I sleeping?
it’s never so easy to find
another meaning
for the things we do to stay alive

well I tried to speak my mind
but my heart it hesitates

every time I try to run
I can’t get away

we were so in love
we moved up to the moon
where we could take
our time and dream
but this tragic distraction
is holding us back
now we just can’t see
and it’s hard because neither one of us wants to leave

its not a secret
am I sleeping?
its not a secret
Track Name: Open Minded
When skies are dark and grey, a soft wind blows the rain away
To open up a door inside my heart
And some things aren't meant to last, others slip away too fast
Across the silver lining as they stumble through the other side

Right now, the water's high
And autumn dreams might pass you by
Don't let them go a second time, when the feeling's right

Now it's time to be open minded
Never a time was there to be this way
Never mind if you never find it
Take what you want and leave the rest behind

It's older than you know, you got something inside that won't let go
Can you help me take it slow
I think one day you'll see,
That all you meant to me was all the love I had
Help me learn to understand

And when the windy blue comes washing you
It's time to let it all hang out again
And let it in

Now it's time to be open minded
Never a time was there to be this way
Never mind if you never find it
Take what you want and leave the rest behind

Now it's time to be open minded
You gotta help me, got to get through to you
Now it's time to be open minded
I wanna run now, got to get through to you
Now it's time to be open minded
You gotta help me, got to get through to you