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The Woodlands

All songs written and composed by William Cannon Tapley

All instrumentation played by Wim Tapley, except:

Trumpet by Patrick Graves on "The Woodlands"

Alto Sax by Josh Teague on "The Woodlands"

Tenor Sax by Jason Richardson on "The Woodlands"

Piano by Ethan Van Slyke on "The Woodlands"

Guitars, bass, and drums by Josh Tarp on "All We've Got is Love"

Trumpet by Conor Van Slyke on "Sometimes" and "A Prayer"

Cello by Anna Kosnic on "Wonderfully Made"

Synth by Lazzo on "Other Side"

Co-produced by Wim Tapley

Co-produced, mixed, and mastered by Lazzo (Feedback Studios)

"All We've Got is Love" co-produced by Josh Tarp, Matt Neal, and Matt Yorkilous

Released by Wim Tapley on August 28th, 2020

Chokehold:

My tears they fall
It’s been a long crawl

Since I’ve been utterly terrified like this

Saw it on the movie screen

It shook me down to my core

What a time it is to look at everything you know and not be so sure

 

How long have I left to go

Before I’m wrapped in a chokehold

It won’t be my story

I’m out to blaze a trail that’s all my own

How long have I left to go

Before I’m left without my soul

If you’ll stand before me

I’m out to blaze a trail that’s all my own

Oh, oh

I’m out to blaze a trail

 

Although it hurts

This wisdom that I’ve earned

Won’t you double it up

Fill my cup like you’re drowning out hell

So I won’t become the product of what they’ve done

God forbid I fall to alcohol, the pills, or worse, the worship of myself

 

How long have I left to go

Before I’m wrapped in a chokehold

It won’t be my story

I’m out to blaze a trail that’s all my own

How long have I left to go

Before I’m left without my soul

If you’ll stand before me

I’m out to blaze a trail that’s all my own

 

Oh, oh

I’m out to blaze a trail that’s all my own

Oh, oh

I’m out to blaze a trail that’s all my own

Run With It:

My past adventures haven’t gone so well

I always seem to slip right through the cracks

Is there a way that I could stop and tell

All the people I’ve let down that I’m no psychopath

 

To sum it up, if I had to

I’d own up

And say I’m confused and a little indecisive

But if you pressed

I’d say you have kept me in check

‘Cause I loved them

But not like the way that I love you

 

We both know that our time is limited

But I’d hate to call it quits

So can we forget it

You and I both have a history of jumping in

Baby this time around, when I hit the ground

I’ll run with it

 

When will I learn how to tap the brakes

‘Cause I get myself into some fucked up situations

I’ll grow my hair out just to hide my face

And then shave my head when I get pissed off again

 

To sum it up, if you’ll listen

I’d own up

And say I’m angry with the way things are going

But I know

There are greater things at work

Than my little head could comprehend in this moment

 

We both know that our time is limited

But I’d hate to call it quits

So can we forget it

You and I both have a history of jumping in

Baby this time around, when I hit the ground

I’ll run with it

Baby this time around, when I hit the ground

I’ll run with it

 

Wonderfully Made:

What’s your code, my love

I’d do anything to break those walls

That I know you put up

When they made you think you’re not enough

You deserve the world

Won’t you see yourself for who you are

Oh

 

Where’s the love for yourself

Did you leave it walking out the door

Or is it stacked up on a shelf

Packed up with all the pain and the scars

I’ll unpack it if it helps

If it means I’m getting all of you, love

Oh

 

It’s probably best you don’t tell me where he lives

Or else he’ll be hurting

For making you believe the lies I know he said

Darling, you are a masterpiece

You are wonderfully made

You are wonderfully made

You are wonderfully made

You are wonderfully made

 

I hate it when you put yourself down, love

‘Cause I can’t comprehend

How anyone the way that you are

Would have any trouble seeing it

Darling, won’t you keep an open mind

Oh, you’re so beautiful

It’d be a crime to say otherwise, which is why

 

It’s probably best you don’t tell me where he lives

Or else he’ll be hurting

For making you believe the lies I know he said

Darling, you are a masterpiece

You are wonderfully made

You are wonderfully made

You are wonderfully made

You are wonderfully made

You are wonderfully made

You are wonderfully made

 

All We’ve Got is Love:

Lately I’ve been wondering

About the way that your hand fits in my hand

I’m stumbling, I’m stuttering

Now it seems more often than not that there’s nothing I’d rather be doing than to be in your arms

They say it’s just a phase

That I’ll grow out of it in a matter of days, but it’s been weeks

And it seems my only weakness

Is that these feelings aren’t losing any strength

 

I don’t know if you’ll hold me tight

I don’t know why you’re stuck on my mind

 

But, oh

When you’re with me I’m home

Home is where you belong

Right here in my arms

Oh, dear

Remember that old feeling

What we got to fear

If all we’ve got is love

 

Darling I don’t think this is temporary

It’s scarily scarce of precariousness

‘Cause when you’re with me it’s the epitome of all of my dreams

It’s that feeling

Try to calm these nerves but I can’t seem to find a way

‘Cause the way your face is like a ray of sunshine

Light up my worst days

‘Cause you are the best thing

 

And, oh

When you’re with me I’m home

Home is where you belong

Right here in my arms

Oh, dear

Remember that old feeling

What we got to fear

If all we’ve got is love

 

I don’t know if you’ll hold me tight

I don’t know why you’re stuck on my mind

 

Nashville:

(Hello, this is Nashville, Take 3)

 

Speak your words ‘cause I can't seem to find my own

I know it’s not goodbye

But I still feel the change coming on

You’re going to Nashville

I am sure that you will find your home

 

But you’ve been around four years

I feel I’ve grown a thousand more

 

Speak loud, why don’t ya

Tell me everything you know

If it’s in road trip wisdom, early mornings, makeshift studios

When you’re out in Nashville

Won’t you know that I’ll still remember what you’ve taught

 

‘Cause you’ve been around four years

I feel I’ve grown a thousand more

 

It’s easier to think about when you are still here now

But, oh, I know this chapter’s done

So here’s to what’s in store for us

 

When you’re out in Nashville

Won’t you know that you’re still my hero

 

‘Cause you’ve been around four years

I feel I’ve grown a thousand more

A Prayer:

How long has it been since we last spoke

Seems we’re on and off these days

She’s gone

A heart that full just had to burst but

I’m sat here, and she’s away

 

Oh, good lord hear

Me ‘cause I’m crying out to you

Seems the day has come

You’ve been given someone new

Away from pain, I know she is

Safe at home

‘Cause even night cannot dismiss

A light like her

 

She’s there

Next to the old cherry tree

A fitting end to life well-loved

I hope she’s proud of what she’s soon

And prouder of the man I’m working to become

 

Oh, good lord hear 

Me ‘cause I’m crying out to you

Seems the day has come

You’ve been given someone new

Away from pain, I know she is

Safe at home

‘Cause even night cannot dismiss

A light like hers

 

(Oh, oh)

 

Oh, good lord hear 

Me ‘cause I’m crying out to you

A long life I’ve lived

Now I’m headed your way soon

Away from pain, I know I’ll be

Safe at home

‘Cause there’s a light I haven't seen

Since I was young

 

Double Dutch:

I’m stuck here

She’s unaware

That I’ve been thinking ‘bout a way out

I can’t help

But feel this way

I’m tired and I’m run down

 

She’s done no wrong

I’m the one who’s lost and out of touch

Would say I’ve lost control

I know I never had it from the start

 

Show me the ropes ‘cause I

Need someone to pull me close

Oh, I don’t know

My next move can you lead me home

She’ll be out there crying

No one’s fault but my own

Just how do I tell her

She won’t see me anymore

 

You know I loved

What we had

But I can’t see around what’s become of my heart

Am I blind

Or will passing time just heal my sight

‘Cause I’m just trying to find love

 

Show me the ropes ‘cause I

Need someone to pull me close

Oh, I don’t know

My next move can you lead me home

She’ll be out there crying

No one’s fault but my own

Just how do I tell her

She won’t see me anymore
 

Other Side:

I hate to see you go

You wear it around like

You know I’m under your curse

It’s not the same anymore

Then again it’s never felt like

Things were shaping up the way they should

 

She knows how to blow my mind

She’s on blow all the damn time

And it’s been days since I’ve heard from her at all

In another life

I’d read into all the warning signs

They’re telling me she could never be the one

 

You can pick me up, throw me down

I don’t mind

‘Cause when the world’s back up

I’ll be down for a long time

Sometimes I push my luck

Like our love’s cut and dried

But don’t say you want me

‘Till we’re on the other side

‘Till we’re on the other side

 

Oh, I’m so torn up

When push comes to shove it’s all a game that I can’t help but play

Someday I’ll catch up

Until then I’ll run in circles making all the same mistakes

 

She ain’t good with her words

It’s always quiet when I’m with her

So we find other ways to fill up the space

For what it’s worth

I beat myself up, maybe more than I should

‘Cause it don’t sit right with me just being okay

 

You can pick me up, throw me down

I don’t mind

‘Cause when the world’s back up

I’ll be down for a long time

Sometimes I push my luck

Like our love’s cut and dried

But don’t say you want me

‘Till we’re on the other side

‘Till we’re on the other side

 

Sometimes:

Don’t know what to say

But lately I’ve been feeling so low

Darling won’t you stay

I’ll try my hand at making sense of it all

 

Can I confide in you

That I’ve been feeling so out of place

Sometimes I hide from you

‘Cause I don’t wanna scare you away

 

Sometimes, I

I’m scared to be alone

‘Cause then I’m with my thoughts

They’re telling me I’m not good enough for your love

Sometimes I feel unwell

Most times you wouldn’t tell

Sometimes we all just need help

Sometimes I don’t love myself

Sometimes I don’t love myself

 

Sometimes I hate myself for the way that I am

And I sit and think about all the things that I should’ve done differently

I know that I’m better off keeping it real

Even though

 

Sometimes, I

I’m scared to be alone

‘Cause then I’m with my thoughts

They’re telling me I’m not good enough for your love

Sometimes I feel unwell

Most times you wouldn’t tell

Sometimes we all just need help

Sometimes I don’t love myself

Sometimes I don’t love myself

Sometimes I don’t love myself

Sometimes I don’t love myself

 

But at least I’m not someone else

 

The Woodlands:​

I’m prepared to lose my mind for the night, love

So can we slow down

Looks like you know how

These times they get so strange but I’m sure

That I’d hold ya

Looks like you’d hold me too

This is breaking news

And now you’re pushing through

 

I’m caught up by your fire

And I can’t escape

You’ve got me in the palm of your hands

Why would I retire when you’re calling my name

 

Oh, Oh

Where the hell’d you come from

It doesn’t matter now

Oh, Oh

Seems that I do better

When I just shut my mouth

I’ll ask myself, oh

Is the goal your love

I’ll ask myself, oh

Is it just your touch

 

I’m so prone to overthinking, I know, love

It’s my curse

But it could be worse, of that I’m sure because I’ll

See you a thousand times and a couple more

When I think back to The Woodlands

And the way I held you just that once

 

Oh, Oh

Where the hell’d you come from

It doesn’t matter now

Oh, Oh

Seems that I do better

When I just shut my mouth

I’ll ask myself, oh

Is the goal your love

I’ll ask myself, oh

Is it just your touch

 

Oh, Oh

Where the hell’d you come from

It doesn’t matter now

Oh, Oh

Seems that I do better

When I just shut my mouth

I’ll ask myself, oh

Is the goal your love

I’ll ask myself, oh

Is it just your touch

Someday I'll get it right