Annette Wasilik

Annette Wasilik and The Wonder Band
April 2015
Annette Wasilik

Story

Annette Wasilik and The Wonder Band from her debut CD, Songs From the Talking House, released in April 2015.

Home in Your Eyes musicians are:

Keith Grimes, electric guitar

Andrea Hoag, violin

John Previti, bass

Paul Garisto, drums

Annette Wasilik, vocals and acoustic guitar

Recorded at Asparagus Media, Takoma Park MD

Mastered at Airshow, Takoma Park MD

Lyrics

Home in Your Eyes

 

On the day I was born I opened my eyes and gazed upon your lovely face

Something in you I recognized as God and I came home in your sweet embrace

She answered my prayers when she sent you to me; a treasure hidden in full view

How long have I loved you? How long have you loved me? Born with the memory of you

Now I can’t live without you

I won’t even try

I can’t live without you

I want to be strong, I want to belong

I want to give it all away for

Home in your eyes

Home in your eyes

Home in your eyes

Oh! I’d almost forgotten

I hear the rain and imagine your sweet mouth. I see pictures each time we kiss

Open your window and you’ll hear me calling your name like a prayer, like a wish

I feel an angel’s hand guide us through shifting sands. I offer my sacrifice

You blew my world apart when you offered your heart. Now nothing else will suffice

Now I can’t live without you

I won’t even try

I can’t live without you

I reel in your love, your circle of doves

Knowing you’re in the world with me

Home is in your eyes

Home is in your eyes

Home is in your eyes

Oh! I’d almost forgotten

 

Annette Wasilik BMI 2015

Songs from the Talking House

 

 

Annette Wasilik
2015
Annette Wasilik

Lyrics

You are Free

 

I have a dream the Blessed Mother comes to me

She says, “Why, why, why? Why do you cry? I hold you in the palm of my hand.”

She said, “Listen. From this moment on don’t forget, from this moment on you’ve paid your debt. From this moment on, no regrets. You are, you are, you are, you are free!”

 

I have another dream where my demon comes to me

She says, “Why, why, why do you even try? I hold you in the palm of my hand.”

So I say, “Listen. From this moment on I won’t forget, from this moment on I’ve paid my debt. From this moment on,no regrets. I am free.”

 

Kisses all over break into blossom. Break into ecstasy

Ah, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie

lie, lie, lie, lie, lie

Kisses all over break into blossom. Bear it with me

Ah, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie

lie, lie, lie, lie-bear it with me!

From this moment on don’t forget, from this moment you’ve paid your debt. From this moment on no regrets. You are, you are, you are…you are free.”

 

Annette Wasilik BMI 2015

Songs from the Talking House

 

Annette Wasilik and The Wonder Band
April 2015
Annette Wasilik

Story

Can't Sleep Again musicians are:

Steve Steckler, electric guitar

Andrea Hoag, violin

John Previti, bass

Bobby Birdsong, pedal steel

Steve Bloom, drums

Annette Wasilik, vocals and acoustic guitar

Recorded at Asparagus Media, Takoma Park MD

Mastered at Airshow, Takoma Park MD

Lyrics

Can’t Sleep Again

 

I can’t sleep again. Been thinking too much

Worrying and wondering what may be

A rift in the family will shake you

When love’s solid walls go paper thin

Seems even my angels have turned their faces away

Where do you run when the roof’s caving in?

 

The walls need painting. I don’t care

No paint can cover up the ache in here

Well meaning questions and careful words

“If there’s anything at all, just call.”

But they know and I know there’s nothing to do

But hang up the phone and let the tears fall

All my life I’ve waited for you

Darling don’t you know I’d wait my whole life through

 

Some say “so it goes” but that’s just not true

I love one man only and that man is you

I can see you now with your ice blue eyes

That pierce me through like daggers in the dark

Keen conversation can drive you from my mind

But no surgeon’s knife could cut you out of my heart

Since that first day I knew you were mine

Nothing’s really changed, you haunt me all the time

You’re the question I ask, the answer so near

                         You’re the beating of my heart and the whisper in my ear 

 

Annette Wasilik BMI 2015

Songs from the Talking House

 

 

Annette Wasilik
2015
Annette Wasilik

Lyrics

The Madonnas are Weeping

 

Do you hear the tower ticking? Do you see the hour passing?

All over the world, all over the world, the madonnas are weeping

Rosaried ladies make their pilgrimage

Praying for those who have no one to pray for them

All over the world, all over the world, palms open like flowers

 

Sleeping bradapods, sustain us in dream

Thirteen holy men spinning the world ‘round

Every hair on your head is counted

One by one by one by one

Every hair on your head is counted

One by one by one by one

 

Can you hear the spheres singing? Like silver bells in God’s hands ringing?

All over the world, all over the world, Love’s longing her children home

 

Every hair on your head is counted

One by one by one by one

Every hair on your head is counted

One by one by one by one

 

Annette Wasilik BMI 2015

Songs from the Talking House

 

Annette Wasilik
2015
Annette Wasilik

Lyrics

On a Night Like This

 

The moon smiles a Cheshire Cat smile dressed in her pearly gown

Stars tumble and fall on a night like this showering wishes down

The boys have stopped their fighting.  The girls say, “It’s alright.”

And every mother’s child has come home tonight

 

You can almost smell the ocean though it’s a hundred or more miles away

If you blur your eyes just right, you might see the Milky Way

So kiss me long and kiss me deep. I’ll watch you while you sleep

New lovers swoon while old ones’ comfort keep

 

On a night like this, a night like this

No one wakes up quite the same after a night like this

 

Laughing and fireflies fill the air. Kids all dance the street light dance

Their mothers call and those children stall like they’ll never get another chance

But something grand is coming. You can feel it in the wind

 Or maybe it’s just some angel spreading her wings

 

On a night like this, a night like this

No one wakes up quite the same after a night like this

 

Annette Wasilik BMI 2015

Songs from the Talking House

 

 

 

 

Annette Wasilik
2015
Annette Wasilik

Lyrics

If Home is Where the Heart Is

 

The moon is a sliver, a silver eyelash and the night is sinking down slow

Jesus knows no one believes you in your hometown but there’s no place else I want to go

If home is where the heart is, my home is the starry night sky

If home is where the heart is, I guess I’ll be rambling til the day I die

 

Lillo, she’s a sad one. Burned like a beautiful bonfire. She turned heads without hardly trying

An outlaw, she courted the darkness, said her “I dos”. Now disappearing’s just a slow way of dying

If home is where the heart is, I guess she’s off some ways away

If home is where the heart is, all of my praying would not make her stay

 

In the still of the nighttime this house speaks to me, and I write down the words

Deep in my dreams I hear the voices tell me stories. I wake up singing all that I heard

 

If home is where the heart is, why does my heart keep leaving me?

If home is where the heart is, I guess homesickness feels like home to me

 

La, la, la

La, la, la

La, la, la, la

 

Annette Wasiki BMI 2015

Songs from the Talking House

Annette Wasilik
2015
Annette Wasilik

Lyrics

Crack of Four

Crack of four in the morning, crack open the door

It’s a head, it’s a clock, it’s a man alive and more

It’s a wonder, it’s a marvel. It’s a miraculous thing

 to come home in the evening and find your man sleeping

.

(Chorus)

 Jeannie’s gonna come home all alone tonight

No cat in the back. No cops and making all the green lights

Yes, she will. Yes, she will

 

 

I catch your eye. I catch my breath. Catch myself thinking thoughts

No, no, no! Yes, yes, yes! I’m crossfired and caught

This power that compels me is impossible to fight

I lose my grip and let it slip. My guard falls down tonight

 

(Chorus)

 

 

Crack of four in the morning. Crack open my eyes

An empty glass, an open book and a pad and pencil bed side

I turn the page. It’s open space. It’s possibility

Arms open wide I run outside and breathe in all that air for free

 

(Chorus)

 

Annette Wasilik BMI 2015

Songs from the Talking House

 

 

Annette Wasilik
2015
Annette Wasilik

Lyrics

(Bodhisattva Love Song)

Gonna bomb this city with love tonight

Gonna rain down pink and golden light

Gonna sing this city a lullaby

Say, “I love you, I love you, I love you” and

“Don’t you cry”

Gonna pray all children find their way home and that no one who don’t want to doesn’t die alone

And old flames rise back up again and say, “I love you, I love you, I love you ‘til the end”

I, I, I, I, I, I ain’t leaving without you!

I, I, I, I, I, I ain’t leaving without you!

I, I, I, I, I, I ain’t leaving without you!

And it’s whee, whee, whee, whee, whee

Whee, whee all the way home

Gonna catch forgotten dreams in my butterfly net

Bring them straight to Ganesha. He never forgets

There’s Raphael and Gabriel here on the line

They say, “I love you, I love, you, I love you ‘til the end of time”

 

Gonna pick up the pieces of your broken heart

I’ll be very, very careful ‘cause some are sharp

Here on my lips is something for the pain

“Say I love you, I love you, I love you”

Again and again

I, I, I, I, I, I ain’t leaving without you!

I, I, I, I, I, I ain’t leaving without you!

I, I, I, I, I, I ain’t leaving without you!

And it’s whee, whee, whee, whee, whee

Whee, whee all the way home

 

Annette Wasilik BMI 2015

Songs from the Talking House

 

 

 

Annette Wasilik and The Wonder Band
April 2015
Annette Wasilik

Story

Fritz Stolzenbach-electric guitar

John Previti-bass

Paul Garisto-drums

Annette Wasilik- vocals and acoustic guitar

Lyrics

Wide Awake and Dreaming

 

Where will this love fall?

 This slow and easy roll that’s stretching out my soul

Where will this dream land?

Will it fall into the sea or defy gravity?

I am wide awake and dreaming

I am wide awake and dreaming

 

How can I let go?

The past is just the past but I’ve learned to make it last

And how does my nerve grow?

Somehow with your touch I’ve learned so very much

I am wide awake and dreaming

I am wide awake and dreaming

 

This love is so big I can’t see where it ends

I can’t see where it begins

This love shines so bright I can even see the stars

On a cloudy night

I am wide awake and dreaming

I am wide awake and dreaming

 

Annette Wasilik BMI 2015

Songs from the Talking House

 

 

Annette Wasilik and John Previti
12/21/2014
Annette Wasilik

Story

I wrote this in the heart of last winter and wanted to offer it up this solstice night, December 21, 2014. Thanks to Tommy Sherrod at Full Glass Recording and to John Previti on bass guitar. Merry, merry Christmas all! (Not included on Songs from the Talking House)

 

 

Lyrics

Breathed into the belly of the mother of the world

The soul of the universe was born, was born

The heavens could not contain him

Nor the earth, nor the wind, nor the sea

Only the blessed mother's womb could contain his glory

Alleluiah

 

Crickets sing, night birds take wing

All the beasts of the earth know his name

This tiny light in the longest night

Set the world aflame

Alleluiah

Annette Wasilik and the Wonder Band
not yet released
Annette Wasilik

Story

This is a sneak preview track from my upcoming second album. Liking how it's going but seems to have had a little bit of a rough ride in the uploading..(Not included in Songs from the Talking House)

Lyrics

Miles and miles of corn; thunder painted sky

She rolls into the morning, on that ribbon she will ride

She's come in from the coast, another love gone bad

But this one hurts the most, more than any that she's had

Now she feels the gravity of the highway, the highway...

 

The sky feels like home; her sister is the wind

Her mother, father, brother, stars and planets, all her kin

She took to walking far when her thoughts got rough

She walked four hundred miles, still it wasn't far enough

Now she hears it calling, the highway, the highway...

 

For now the road will do until she learns to fly

Until she meets her family and maker in the sky

While she's here on earth, you want to hold her fast

You know you're bound to lose her and she'll slip beyond your grasp

There's no use in fighting the highway, the highway...

 

Annette Wasilik BMI 2015