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Wim Tapley - Red Door (Album)

Credits:

Engineered by Charlie Chastain, Nate Nelson, Kayla Dover, and Hank Sullivant (except for Sober, which was engineered by Patrick Doherty and Wim Tapley; and Mary, which was engineered by Patrick Doherty, Luke O’Kelley, and Wim Tapley)

Assistant engineered by John Bellerjeau, Corbin Cooper, Zach Bradley, Julian Dirse, Liam Hawn, Will Harsch, and Neel Smith

Mixed by Charlie Chastain, Nate Nelson (1A, 4B), Ken Lasso (2B), and Wim Tapley (3B)
Mastered by Charlie Chastain

Guitars, vocals, piano, bass (5A, 6A), drums (5A, 6A) and synths by Wim Tapley (and sometimes Charlie when Wim sucked)
Bass by Garrett Gray (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B)
Drums by Daniel Miller (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 1B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B)
Saxophone by Olin Cordell
Pedal Steel by Cannon Rogers (3A, 4A) and Matt ‘Pistol’ Stoessel (3B)
Synth by Aidan Babuka Black (2B)
Backup vocals by Bea Porges (4B)

All songs written and composed by Wim Tapley
So Good was co-written with Bea Porges
Cheapin’ Out was co-written with AG Schiano (Clover County)

Artwork by John Volny

1A - Talk To Me
2A - Soldiers
3A - Well Tequila
4A - Errands
5A - Three Times
6A - One Step
1B - Jefe
2B - Mary
3B - Sober
4B - So Good (feat. Bea Porges)
5B - Cheapin’ Out

Released by Cannon Records on February 2nd, 2024

Red Door

Talk To Me

One hour since my baby left

I catch another breath of outer space

The way she killed her cigarette

Like she’d already seen the death that it would bring

 

There’s something ‘bout the way

That she looks to me so sweetly

I’d take her every day

Oo I gotta say

 

There’s something ‘bout the way you talk to me

There’s something ‘bout the way you think

There’s something ‘bout the way you talk to me

There’s something ‘bout the way you think

Way you think

 

Two hours since I grabbed the check

Put the money in the bag

And let it sink

She said until we meet again

But the dogs are on my scent

Till I’m in chains

 

There’s something ‘bout the way

That she looks to me so sweetly

I’d take her every day

Oo I gotta say, baby

 

There’s something ‘bout the way you talk to me

There’s something ‘bout the way you think

There’s something ‘bout the way you talk to me

There’s something ‘bout the way you think

Way you think

Soldiers

New cracks on the pavement

Tripped up over something you said, 

Oh, oh

Fast track to the races

That moment it passes again just like it always does

Oh, but

 

Some things you just never get over and that’s alright

Because even when the fight is all over

We’re all fighting dead soldiers

In our minds

 

Come home

You don’t

Have to do it alone, oh

Hop in my spaceship

Got a gun on my hip and a seat for ya

Oh, but

 

Some things you just never get over and that’s alright

Because even when the fight is all over

We’re all fighting dead soldiers

In our minds

 

Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh

Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh

 

Because some things you just never get over 

And it feels like it’s torture

But it’s alright

Because even when the fight is all over

We’re all fighting dead soldiers

In our minds

 

Kinda fucked up isn’t it

It’s all so fucked up isn’t it

Everything’s fucked up isn’t it

Isn’t it

Isn’t it

Well Tequila

Well, you jumped in with no regard for breaking your fall

Something I’ve seen before

‘Cause you played that card right out of my hand

So when I caught wind I couldn’t help but follow your course

Now look where that’s landed us

Safer than we should've been

 

Well the years

They might cover up

All the love that floated between us

I don’t think that shit just gets up

And floats away

I’ve been thinking ‘bout my make-up

Aren’t we all just the sum of

Who we love

Those who love us

And those who cause us pain

 

I took too many shots last Summer

Went flying and spent all my dollars

Anything not to lay in bed all day

I’ll always choke on well tequila

‘Cause of the nights I kept up with ya

I'm older now, but younger than I think

 

Oh

 

Oh when I jumped out

I had my doubts but I played it tough

Rougher than I ever was

‘Cause I’ll scramble for an easy way out

Tried to numb myself but the tears came welling up

Got lucky when I drove ya

Back to your friend’s house

 

I took too many shots last Summer

Still reeling with the paranoia

I still have days where I can’t do a thing

But I’ll always choke on well tequila

‘Cause of the nights I kept up with ya

I’m older now, but I ain't learned a thing

 

Oh

Errands

Oh, my baby

You got me fucked up more than I’ve ever been

My heart was so torn up

Had to run and grow one back again

Give me just a minute so I can get to feeling like a person

Then won’t you scoop me up

When you’re downtown running your errands

 

There’s something bout the way that felt

There’s something bout feeling like I couldn’t love someone else the same

You’re everything I love in this town 

You’re begging me to move away

Move away

 

Oh, my baby

You got me fucked up more than I’ve ever been

My heart was so torn up

Had to run and grow one back again

Give me just a minute so I can get to feeling like a person

Then won’t you scoop me up

When you’re downtown running your errands

 

I hope you still look at my picture frame

‘Cause I meant everything I wrote in that note I left at your door

What else was I supposed to say

That I don’t love you even more every day

Even when you’re gone

 

Oh, my baby

You got me fucked up more than I’ve ever been

My heart was so torn up

Had to run and grow one back again

Give me just a minute so I can get to feeling like a person

Then won’t you scoop me up

When you’re downtown running your errands

 

Oo, woah

Oo, woah

Won’t you scoop me up

When you’re downtown running your errands

Oo, woah

Oo, woah

Won’t you scoop me up

When you’re downtown running your errands

Three Times

Worked all night and day

I made a couple dollars just to throw ‘em away

It’s a tough break

Getting exactly what I paid for

 

And my heart just breaks

Thinking ‘bout the time I spent chasing the wrong things

But I know they helped guide me

To the right place

 

But I don’t sleep anymore

Cause I’ve been up since I had you in my arms

Maybe I want the world

Thinking that would happen more than once

 

My lover, you don’t come around enough

Even when I see you three times a day

Cause you think a college town ain’t big enough

For the good things you got coming your way

And I don’t sleep anymore

 

I don’t sleep anymore

I don’t sleep anymore

I don’t sleep anymore, babe

 

Turned my shit around

Planted all my love way under the ground

And prayed that it wouldn’t sprout when you came closer

But winter turned to spring

I told you every goddamn thing

Didn’t get an ounce of subtlety from my creator

 

My lover, you don’t come around enough

Even when I see you three times a day

Cause you think a college town ain’t big enough

For the good things you got coming your way

And I don’t sleep anymore

 

I don’t sleep anymore, babe

I don’t sleep anymore

I don’t sleep anymore

 

I don’t sleep anymore

Cause I’ve been up since I had you in my arms

Maybe I want the world

Thinking that would happen more than once

One Step

Lover of mine won’t you ease my thoughts

Cause I’m stuck between a hard place and a rock

Stuck between a good thing and another

I wonder how far we’ve come

And I’ll wander

Till we got our

Equilibrium

 

We had our day under the sun

Now I don’t know what keeps me coming back for more

But I know I won’t always feel the way I want

And I want you to break the curse

Won’t you take what’s yours

 

If you take

One step, babe

I pray

That it’ll be towards me, yeah

 

If you take

One step, babe

I pray

That it’ll be towards me, yeah

 

I might’ve lost something I won’t find

Buried in the corner of my mind

If you hired then I’d work the overtime

But I don’t wanna tell a soul

Just how far it goes

 

If you take

One step, babe

I pray

That it’ll be towards me, yeah

(It’ll be towards me, yeah)

 

If you take

One step, babe

I pray

That it’ll be towards me, yeah

(It’ll be towards me, yeah)

 

Oh

 

If you take

One step, babe

I pray

That it’ll be towards me, yeah

It’ll be towards me, yeah

 

If you take

One step, babe

I pray

That it’ll be towards me, yeah

It’ll be towards me, yeah

Jefe

You’ve been

On my mind

Since I closed my tab last night

Neon

High Life

Your receipts I used to write on

 

When we’re up so high

That we can’t feel low

Why do we get stuck in the middle

If I had the time

Or the change to throw

I hope you know that 

 

Baby girl, I’ll call you up

When I get my shit together

If you need love, just look up

At the way people look at ya

Oh

 

The way people look at ya

(You know they love you, oh)

The way people look at ya

(You know they love you)

Oh

 

You broke

Your phone

When we were dancing on a table

I felt bad

So I drove you home

And thought of you in East Atlanta

 

When we’re up so high

That we can’t feel low

Why do we get stuck in the middle

If I had the time

Or the change to throw

I hope you know that

 

Baby girl, I’ll call you up

When I get my shit together

If you need love, just look up

At the way people look at ya

 

The way people look at ya

(You know they love you, oh)

The way people look at ya

(You know they love you)

The way people look at ya

(You know they love you, oh)

The way people look at ya

(You know they love you)

The way people look at ya

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

Sober

When I drink

I sit and think of getting sober

But when I’m sober all I want is that damn high

How long will I walk myself in circles

So paralyzed

 

It’s been 27 hours since I saw you

And I’m dreading when that becomes 28

But for now I start to see the crystal waters

Behind your haze

 

Still look for you in every little corner

Like you’re the one thing that’s still keeping me awake

When my ash is burnt down to the filter

I’ll fade away

 

‘Cause when I drink

I sit and think of getting sober

But when I’m sober all I want is that damn high

How long will I walk myself in circles

So paralyzed

 

I miss the way you made me feel like talking

To strangers that I’d meet along the way

Now I wonder if they smiled and nodded

To get away

 

‘Cause when I drink

I sit and think of getting sober (sober)

But when I’m sober all I want is that damn high (high, high)

How long will I walk myself in circles

So paralyzed

 

So paralyzed

Woah

Behind these eyes

Oh

 

I still drink and sit and think of getting sober

‘Cause when I’m sober all I want is that damn high

How long will I walk myself in circles

So paralyzed

How long will I walk myself in circles

So paralyzed

So Good (feat. Bea Porges)

I dug my own grave

I know what took me out

I let you in, babe

Let you right back out

 

It’s feeling dangerous

That I can’t let you go

But I just keep saying

What’s wrong with a little more

 

Cause it hits so good

It hurts so good

It hits so good

It hurts so good

 

Maybe one day

I could tune you out

Until then, my baby

I can’t hear a thing without it bringing me back to that sound

 

And it’s feeling dangerous

That I can’t let you go

But I just keep saying

What’s wrong with a little more

 

Cause it hits so good

(so good, so good, so good, so good, so good)

It hurts so good

(so good, so good, so good, so good, so good)

It hits so good

(so good, so good, so good, so good, so good)

It hurts so good

(so good, so good, so good, so good, so good)

Cheapin' Out

Down on my luck if I ever had any

I made you cry just a week ago, babe

Said you don’t feel the love when you’re with me

You know it shook my frame the way you slammed my door

 

If I had any

You’d have plenty

I’ll give you nothing

Split it 50/50

While ya

Sit pretty

You’re wishing I could give you what you want, my love

 

I wish I had my money up

Instead of cheapin’ out on your sweet love

I wish I had some better words

To tell you that it’s not your fault

 

You let it go just to pick it up next week

Then you spread out like a centerfold

But oh my lord I ain’t ever had a fortune

Like you, my love

Like you, my love

 

I wish I had my money up

Instead of cheapin’ out on your sweet love

I wish I had some better words

To tell you that it’s not your fault

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