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Wim Tapley - Persona (EP)

Persona

Persona:

What would it take

For us to stay in love

Darling I’d pay

If that could be enough

When you walk away

You take my heart with ya

Don’t throw it away

‘Cause I’ve got that covered, yeah

 

But every time that I talk to you

Am I watching you fade away

Or is it just that same thing I do

Where I miss you ‘till you’re in my space

 

Baby, I’m sorry

Shouldn’t have taken you up

What you said last summer

How you fell in love with the idea of me

Usually it’d kill me

Seeing you run

But lately I don’t even know ya

It feels like you’ve been a persona

Of who you wanna be

 

Why do I change when I get comfortable

I’ll keep up the pace

So I don’t have to know

If I cause you pain my darling

It hurts me ten-fold

I’m the man on your case

But I’m lost on the road

 

Baby, I’m sorry

Shouldn’t have taken you up

What you said last summer

How you fell in love with the idea of me

Usually it’d kill me

Seeing you run

But lately I don’t even know ya

It feels like you’ve been a persona

Of who you want to be

Ronda:

I thought this

Was coming

I didn’t think I’d be the one to have it

Your love was worth the wait

Is it too clingy

48 hours with you next to me

I’d do it all again

 

Ronda, my love

You know I can’t stop thinking

I just can’t stop thinking ‘bout

You and yours

You know my heart’s been racing

Since we drove around Midtown

I never wanna see your wires so crossed that you feel tangled

But I’d give you all my love, oh

I’d give you all my love, oh

 

I just want

To listen

To everything that you have ever said

I wish there were a way

Your family

Made me

The first home cooked meal that I’ve had in weeks

I think it revived me

 

Ronda, my love

You know I can’t stop thinking

I just can’t stop thinking ‘bout

You and yours

You know my heart’s been racing

Since we drove around Midtown

I never wanna see your wires so crossed that you feel tangled

But I’d give you all my love, oh

Would’ve given you all my love, oh

Would’ve given you all my love, oh

Mary:

I’ve been spending all my time with you

I’ve been lending half my mind to you

I’ve been tryna ease up, play it cool

But it’s no use

 

I’ve been watching days fly by with you
I’ve been tryna catch a breath or two

‘Cause things I love just pass me by too soon

Too soon

 

It wasn’t supposed to be like this

I just wanna breathe you in

I just wanna feel your kiss

Every night

And every morning

 

Told myself that I could run from you

But every step I take, you’re in pursuit

Begging me not to change all the things that we do

‘Cause Mary you just don’t love me like I love you

 

It wasn’t supposed to be like this

I just wanna breathe you in

I just wanna feel your kiss

Every night

And every morning

It wasn’t supposed to

 

It wasn’t supposed to be like this

I just wanna breathe you in

I just wanna feel your kiss

Every night

 

It wasn’t supposed to be like this

I just wanna breathe you in

I just wanna feel your kiss

Every night

And every morning

It wasn’t supposed to

Lover:

Swear I misread you at the start

Ain’t it funny now I need you

I’m still bracing for you to tear me apart

While this love is growing deeper

 

Who are you to me

It’s a mystery

My love

What’s a label

When your loving’s stable

Doesn’t matter what I call you when

 

Oh, Lover

I want you

‘Cause you cure the poison in my water

It’s hotter

Every aching moment

Please don’t wander

I’ll call to you like a siren song

My love

 

All my folks, they ask me “what’s all this about?”

While I handle my composure

‘Cause they’ll never know you inside and out

Then again I might not either

 

Who are you to me

It’s a mystery

My love

What’s a label

When your loving’s stable

Doesn’t matter what I call you when

 

Oh, Lover

I want you

‘Cause you cure the poison in my water

It’s hotter

Every aching moment

Please don’t wander

I’ll call to you like a siren song

My love

Oh, Lover

I want you

‘Cause you cure the poison in my water

It’s hotter

Every aching moment

Please don’t wander

I’ll follow you like a lucky charm

My love

 

Oh now, Lover

I want you

‘Cause you cure the poison in my water

It’s hotter

Every aching moment

Please don’t wander

I’ll call to you like a siren song

My love

My lover

Tree Song:

I’m getting my focus

I’m starting to notice

When it’s not around

Don’t look at my weakness

I’m counting the minutes

I have to sort it out

 

I fear I owe you something, love

But I don’t know what to say

Just don’t go expecting the right thing

 

It’s a big, big world you know

And I still don’t know where to call home

I could use someone

I could use someone like you

If you ever start to fall

I would catch you during the spiral 

I could use someone

I could use someone like you

I could use someone like you

 

I hate when I worry

‘Cause that takes a bad thing

And puts it all on you

You’re just like a fairy

You float above everything

But I can’t help but feel younger in your hue

 

It’s a big, big world you know

And I still don’t know where to call home

I could use someone

I could use someone like you

If I ever start to fall

Would you catch me during the spiral 

I could use someone

I could use someone like you

I could use someone like you

I could use someone like you

Use someone like you

I could use someone like you 

Released by Cannon Records on September 1, 2023

All songs written and composed by William Cannon Tapley

All tracks mixed and mastered by Lazzo at Feedback Studios (South Riding, Virginia)

Persona:

Vocals and Guitars by Wim Tapley

Tenor Sax and Bass Clarinet by Olin Cordell

Bass by Garrett Gray

Drums by Daniel Miller

Organ by Aidan "Boo Boo" Babuka Black

Engineered by Patrick Doherty at Racquet Recording (Athens, Georgia) and Wim Tapley

Ronda:

Vocals and Guitars by Wim Tapley

Tenor and Alto Sax by Olin Cordell

Bass by Garrett Gray

Drums by Daniel Miller

Synth by Aidan "Boo Boo" Babuka Black

Engineered by Patrick Doherty at Racquet Recording (Athens, Georgia)

Mary:

Vocals, Guitars, and Bass by Wim Tapley

Tenor and Alto Sax by Olin Cordell

Drums by Daniel Miller

Organ and Synth by Aidan "Boo Boo" Babuka Black

Trumpet by Alex Gifford

Percussion by Luke O'Kelley

Engineered by Patrick Doherty at Racquet Recording

(Athens, Georgia), Luke O'Kelley at Red House Studio (Athens, Georgia), and Wim Tapley

Lover:

Vocals, guitars, and bass by Wim Tapley

Backup Vocals by Bea Porges

Tenor Sax by Olin Cordell

Drums by Daniel Miller

Trumpet by Alex Gifford

Organ by Aidan "Boo Boo" Babuka Black

Engineered by Patrick Doherty at Racquet Recording

(Athens, Georgia), Luke O'Kelley at Red House Studio (Athens, Georgia), and Wim Tapley

Tree Song:

Vocals, guitars, bass, and piano by Wim Tapley

Drums by Daniel Miller

Tenor saxophone by Craig Rodgers

Engineered by Patrick Doherty at Racquet Recording

(Athens, Georgia), Luke O'Kelley at Red House Studio (Athens, Georgia), Jeff Vernon at Studio 1093 (Athens, Georgia) and Wim Tapley

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