Wichita - EP

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about

Rule number one when Whitaker were making ‘Wichita’ was 'nothing matters more than the vibe'. As a result, a lot of what you hear on the five-track EP was recorded in old halls and awesome sounding spaces around Melbourne rather than a conventional recording studio.

Produced by good friend Jono Steer (Hayden Calnin, Gypsy & The Cat, Ainslie Wills) work began on ‘Wichita’ in July 2013. Wichita is the embodiment of Whitakers sound. It is joyous, patient, thoughtful, raw and intense. Made under the bands own steam, they believe it to be their best work yet and a sign of things to come.

credits

released 22 November 2013

All songs by Ryan Meeking
(except Devil On Your Mind by Ryan Meeking and Natalie Bartsch)
All songs produced/engineered/mixed by Jono Steer
Mastered by Joe Carra at Crystal Mastering, Melbourne
All songs published by Mushroom Music Publishing
Artwork by Motherbird
Recorded across Melbourne, July 2013

MUSICIANS...
Ryan Meeking: voice, guitar, keys
Simon Rabl: bass
Brett Scapin: guitar
Leigh Fisher: drum kit, percussion
Horns on Wichita by Ben and Steve Veale
Crowd vocals on Wichita and My Own by Helen Croome, James Van Cuylenburg, Luke Meeking, Belinda Sofra, Roni Shewan and Brett Scapin

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Track Name: Wichita
WICHITA
lyrics by Ryan Meeking

I remember January
In the summer of last year
Things were looking kinda scary
Down the bottom of a beer

But that was history, just a memory
And now I'm home
In the place I've been missing
All along

I remember in the winter
Every evening in the dark
Tired of never really sleeping
Years of loving leave a mark

But that was history, just a memory
And now I'm home
In the place I've been missing
All along

Wichita

If I'm gonna make it
Make it into next year
I'm gonna make it alone
I will be surrounded
By everything that has been
And all that won't be any more

But that was history, just a memory
And now I'm home
In the place I've been missing
All along

Wichita
Track Name: Hurricane
HURRICANE
lyrics by Ryan Meeking

Is this what you want
What we started everything for
You've been crying for days
I've been sleeping on the floor
This is more than I can stand
I'm an arrow with nowhere left land

And I wanna hear you say
That I'm good at everything
And I want it to be true
As my heart beats out a hurricane
And my arms reach out to you

There were dark days
When we set out on our way
And our devils
Waited to be paid
Now another day's a year without you
And I want, I want, I want, I want

I wanna hear you say
That I'm good at everything
And I want it to be true
As my heart beats out a hurricane
And my arms reach out to you

I wanna hear you say
That I'm good at everything
And I want it to be true
As my heart beats out a hurricane
And my arms reach out to you

This heart will open up again
This heart will sing until the end
If I go before you
My ghost will hold onto you
Track Name: Embers Upon The Wind
EMBERS UPON THE WIND
lyrics by Ryan Meeking

Oh no, sinking in
So low, pushed to the edge
Can't go back to the start again
And years burn under the skin
Embers upon the wind

We're looking for it two at a time
I'm out the window and you'll be fine
Go take your aeroplane, go make it right
And I'll take the bus, and you'll take your time

Be still aching heart
Old seams are still holding up
New dreams seem to be out of stock
While rain tries turning to snow
'Til summer begins to show

We're looking for it two at a time
I'm out the window and you'll be fine
Go take your aeroplane, go make it right
And I'll take the bus, and you'll take your time

We're looking for it two at a time
I'm out the window and you'll be fine
Go take your aeroplane, go make it right
And I'll take the bus, and you'll take your time
Track Name: Devil On Your Mind
DEVIL ON YOUR MIND
lyrics by Ryan Meeking

You are lost in a world you do not know
A weary soul discarded
As you wander the plains that winter claims
The night seems ever darker

You're never on a side
'Til you're safe from harm
You say the losers lines
But with a devil on your mind
And a half smile
You will make it right

And I know you'll make it yet
My hope for you's not dead

Will you cross through the hills, the hills for her
Although she's long departed
Will you offer your soul, your mind, it all
A deal when broken hearted

You're never on a side
'Til you're safe from harm
You take the losers lines
But with a devil on your mind
And a half smile
You will make it right

Write it out and tear it up
Wonder when the line was crossed
Beating of an endless love
Know that something true is lost
Let it go, let it go

I am lost in a world I do not know
A weary soul discarded
Track Name: My Own
MY OWN
lyrics by Ryan Meeking

Tell me this
Does any of this love exist
Or is it just a fire
Keeping out the cold
Fear of the unknown
Turning us to coal

Oh those lips
The heavy way we used to kiss
We'd set the world alight
Live years within a night
And memories never lie
Tell me that I'm right, tell me that I'm right

I've seen it all go your way
But now you fall every day
Your tired, unfamiliar face
Says it all

I was told
Even though we all grow old
Love will never die
Love's ignorant of time
But those words were your own
And that was long ago, that was long ago

I've seen it all go your way
But now you fall every day
Your tired, unfamiliar face
Says it all

I used to call
I used to call you my own, my dear
But now you're lost
And I am drunk alone, my dear

I used to call
I used to call you my own, my dear
But now you're lost
And I am drunk alone, my dear