DANIEL WADE
HYPERCONNECTOR EP LYRICS & CREDITS

THIS SUCKER'S ELECTRICAL

Plug me in turn me on
Light me up set me off
I'm finished living in your world
I'm getting out now
I'm starting my own
I burned all the rules
Don't need permission from you
I've been working on a real love
I thought I would try something new

It feels like my heart is on fire
Electric, I'm a live wire

Cut me loose let me go
Lose my grip on control
That drum in my head
Is the one beat I'm still following
When too much is never enough
And I just don't give a fuck
I'm standing at the bottom
And the only way out is love

I'm alive

EVERY DAY

So you wanna conquer mountains
So you wanna slay some giants
Knock 'em down and stop 'em dead and make 'em fall
Ah ah ah ah ah
So you're sick of standing still and you wanna walk
Don't make a difference where you go
You just don't wanna stop
You don't give a shit, you never needed anyone
Ah ah ah ah ah

Have you lost your mind
Have you lost your way
I think I lost mine a long time ago
I won't lie
I miss it every day

So you wanna start some fires
So you wanna tame some lions
Crack the whip and make 'em yours
They'll beg for more
Ah ah ah ah ah
So you're sick of feeling small scared and powerless
Don't make a difference if you're staring at that hourglass
You gotta show 'em that you're made of piss and vinegar
You'll never get a single minute back

Best of luck with going crazy
You're gonna have to go there without me

MORNING LIGHT

18 years of idle feet
Running around this town
Five stoplights and no good times
All we wanna get is out

I chased my tail for long enough
If you wanna know the truth
The only good thing that happens after midnight is you

We got a kind of love
It seems so wrong but feels so right
So let's fire it up
Drive into that morning light
We're finally gonna leave this town behind

Can you feel the summer ending
We're running out of time to waste
Every day we stay is another chance we didn't take

I keep running out of breath
I should be running down my dreams
I don't care just where we land
You're all I'll ever need

Let's leave tonight

There's no more room for patience
We're out of time for waiting
Got some money I've been saving
We'll be all right
Baby take my hand and don't look back
Said baby take my hand and don't look back

Let's leave tonight
No sleep tonight

BABY MOVE ON

I don't wanna show you what the others have seen
Go on and ask 'em what they make of me
I'm sure they won't hold back
They'll tell you what they really think

I will only disappoint you
I will only let you down
I will take apart your faith
And burn it to the ground
That feeling in your chest
The second guesses, the regrets
Before the end you're gonna say you wish we never met

So baby move on
Forget about me
Your record's on repeat
Spinning through my memory

So baby move on
Forget about me
Your record's on repeat
I'll see you in my dreams

Run away please lover, run away

Hyperconnector EP
Released February 12, 2013

Daniel Wade - Guitars, Vocals, Bass, Keys
Chris Insidioso - Drums
Dan Duszynski - Additional Percussion

All lyrics © 2013 Daniel Wade
Published by Brickwinner Music (ASCAP)
Except "Morning Light" by Daniel Wade and Ryan Powers
Published by Brickwinner Music (ASCAP) and Sugarman Shuffle Music (ASCAP)

Recorded & mixed by Dan Duszynski at Dandy Sounds in Chicago, IL
Mastered by Carl Saff

STRONGER MACHINES EP LYRICS & CREDITS

FUN WITH DESTRUCTION

Looks like a good night for a love affair
Looks like a good night for revenge
I had a little too much fun with destruction
I'm giving it up and building something out of all this stuff i hear in my head
Looks like a good night to start over
Looks like a good night for a dance
Shake it break it down in the club or the shower
Move it use it lose it even if you don't think you can

I went to hell just like she told me to so many times
I think she wanted me back dead but I returned alive
I went to bed and woke up new like I had traded minds
My inner demon child is free and wants to be with you tonight
My inner demon child is free and wants to be with you tonight

Looks like a good night for a rebirth
Looks like a good night for romance
I've been chasing down distractions
I'm soaking them up, bathing my bloodlust airborne pheromones, I'm making it work
Yeah
Looks like a good night to get closer
Looks like a good night for a chance
Express expose undress with a friend or a stranger
Live it love it crush it like you never have before or will again

I stayed awake all night until the sky came back again
I thought my spirit died a while ago
But I got bit more left
She dug my grave, kissed me goodbye and then she pushed me in
My inner demon child is wide awake and back from the dead
My inner demon child is free and wants to be with you
Tonight, I got over
I survived, and I'm back in control
Yeah tonight, I got over
I survived, I survived, yeah

FAILSAFE

The humidity's got your hair sticking up
Tattooed women walking dogs got you falling in love
You can't take your morning coffee intravenously
So you drink it through a straw
With sugar and cream
Call in sick to work but you're just sick of your boss
Always making you stay late
Never giving you days off
You might make some money but still feel incomplete
Sometimes you gotta say fuck it, we're going to the beach

Yeah, we're all chasing
Or running away from something or someone
Yeah, we can taste it
The heat of the pavement, the fire of summer
Black out and wake up
A failsafe key to a pull-start heart
We can be better, faster, stronger machines
We could still fall apart

The ultraviolet rays are creeping under your skin
Paid your rent, paid your dues
Still paying for your sins
Your window AC unit lost its will to live
You just wanna go out
You don't wanna stay in
Find your place and hope that you get better with age
Some people grow up
Some people don't change
Try to game the system while you're punching the clock
If you take what you need
You might get what you want

Blood orange sunset
Left-handed cigarettes
Tank-top shoulder blades
Cell phone communiqué´
T-shirt tan lines
Beer cans, box of wine
Construction cone car rides
Gas station bags of ice
Hip-hop bass drops
Windows down all the way
Sirens, fireworks
Just another Saturday

LIKE AN OPTIMIST

I made a wish but it faded away
I'm hit-or-miss and that's a risk I'll take any day
I took a long walk
Sat at the edge and
Dangled my legs, dipped my feet into oblivion and sang:
"I'm ok, I'm ok, I'm ok,
I'll escape, I'll escape"

I feel the wind shifting, slipping out of my reach

Why don't you fight like an optimist
Why don't you change
Instead of just saying you will
Why don't you stand up for anything
Why don't you move instead of standing still
Why don't you move instead of standing still

I made a list of everything I could change
I scratched it out and tore it up, started on a new page
I blew a kiss, then
I touched my lip and
I tasted blood, oh hey, I got a fist in the face
I'm ok, i'm ok, I'm ok
I'll escape, I'll escape

Where are you going
I don't know, I never do
Where are you going
I don't care
I don't care, I won't stop

ROOFTOP PARTY

I remember when I used to live fast, die young
But I made it through my youth alive
Now I'm older and I'm feeling like I'm losing all my meaning
All I'm ever really losing is time

I know it's gonna be all right
I know it's gonna be all right

We're going to a rooftop party
It's at a friend's of a friend's but they don't mind
We're going to a rooftop party
Tonight's all right and it's all mine
You're goddamn right I'm going out
I spend way too much time by myself
It's the summer in the city, I don't wanna waste a minute
Baby say you'll hang out with me
It's the summer in the city, I don't wanna waste a minute
Baby say you'll hang out with me

I got my heart reconfigured, rewired, recharged
You learn to push the pain aside
Even a beat-up tambourine with battle scars and missing teeth
Can take a dying beat and shake it back to life

The lights in the city sky
The life of a summer night
It's all I need to know
To know I'm not alone

EVERYTHING THAT RISES

Invisible, miserable
Submerged and numb
I've been craving love and color
But I can't get enough

I wanna be misunderstood
Unless you want to understand me
I wanna be a mystery
If you can crack it, you might have me

If I rise, and you rise
Will we converge, will we collide
If we meet on the street tonight
Will my chemistry and your chemistry combine
If I rise and you rise
Will you meet me in the air
Just to shoot me out of the sky
If I rise

Irrelevant skeletons
Closet's overflowing with bones
My character's developing
My storyline is riddled with holes

I wanna be your secret door
Hiding out in plain sight
I wanna be an encrypted code
I wanna be the one that you get right

I wanna be your, I wanna be your mystery
I wanna be your, I wanna be your everything

Stronger Machines EP
Released July 23, 2013

Daniel Wade - Guitars, vocals, bass, keys, electronic percussion
Chris Insidioso - Drums
Dan Duszynski - Drums on track 2, additional percussion, beat-up tambourine, programming, keys and vocals
Michael Chorvat - Background vocals on tracks 1 and 5, handclaps on track 2
Ryan Powers - Handclaps on track 2

All lyrics © 2013 Daniel Wade
Published by Brickwinner Music (ASCAP)

Recorded & mixed by Dan Duszynski at Dandy Sounds in Chicago, IL
Mastered by Carl Saff

RISING MOON ANXIETY EP LYRICS & CREDITS
I'M A FAST SONG

Baby I'm a fast song
Don't try to slow me down, I'm not a ballad or a lullaby
The fire doesn't last long
The heat's leaving the moment, now it's going, gone, goodbye

Rebuild the old engine with new parts
If you want a better monster, then you need a stronger heart

Oh, baby I don't wanna live forever
I don't wanna stick around
'Til you're sick of how I sound
Oh, oh, oh, gotta keep my head together
Push and pull
I don't know how to go slow
Baby I'm a fast song

Baby I'm a subway train
I don't stop unless I break down
Just another bad machine
Found my will, found another way out
My tempo's always speeding up
This song still isn't fast enough
I need to outrun everything, and everyone, every day
I'm never done

Oh, baby I don't wanna live forever
I don't wanna stick around
'Til you're sick of how I sound
Oh, oh, oh, gotta keep my head together
Push and pull
I don't know how to go slow
Baby I'm a fast song

Rebuild the old engine with new parts
If you want a better monster, then you need a stronger heart

Oh, baby I don't wanna live forever
I don't wanna stick around
'Til you're sick of how I sound
Oh, oh, oh, gotta keep my head together
Push and pull
I don't know how to go slow

Baby I'm a fast song
I'm a fast song
I was electric in the moment, now I'm gone

Baby I'm a fast song
I'm a fast song
I was electric in the moment, now I'm gone

SNAKE RATTLE

She said
"Boy you better work on your moves
If you're gonna keep up,
Gonna keep up with me.
Cuz a man who doesn't think he can dance
Is probably afraid of
A whole lot of things.
Come, on show me what you're made of."

You hear the snake rattle rhythm?
Forget what you know
Tonight we shake it like the devil's lost his self-control
Burn your old battle hymnal
I make up the rules as I go
Oh oh oh

I said
"Girl, my god you're looking so fine,
Your dress and your hair,
Your lips and your eyes."
Yeah, that would have been pretty slick, right?
I just said
"Oh hey, hi. How's it going tonight?"
I wanna show her what I'm made of

You hear the snake rattle rhythm?
Forget what you know
Tonight we shake it like the devil's lost his self-control
Burn your old battle hymnal
I make up all the rules as I go
Oh oh oh

She likes it real loud and real close
She knows what she wants
And that's how she rolls
So come on right now
Don't lose the moment
The worst she could say is no

I wanna show her what I'm made of
Gonna find out what I'm really made of

You hear the snake rattle rhythm?
Forget what you know
Tonight we shake it like the devil's lost his self-control
Burn your old battle hymnal
I make up all the rules as I go
Oh oh oh

We hear the snake rattle rhythm
Forget what we know
Tonight we shake it like the devil's lost his self-control
Burn our old battle hymnals
We'll make up all the rules as we go
Oh oh oh

We like it real loud
And real close
We know what we want
And that's how we roll
So come on right now
We got the moment
We're not gonna let it go

SEAFOAM

Woke up on the floor
Keys still hanging off the door
Static blasting on the TV
I must've fallen off the couch
Lights are on throughout the house
Shoes are still attached to my feet

Ooh, I don't know how to play it cool
Ooh, I don't know how to make a move

I'm a free-form greenhorn looking for release
I'm off the rails and out on the streets
She's a seafoam dream girl, kiss a cool breeze
I'm chasing after her mystery
I'm chasing after her mystery

Woke up on the ground
No one else hanging around
I still got my wallet, I still got my phone
Turn it on and check the messages
It's in a language I don't get
What is this place?
I wanna go home

Ooh, I don't know how to fight it
I don't know how to keep my cool
I was never really very smooth

I'm a free-form greenhorn looking for release
I'm off the rails and out on the streets
She's a seafoam dream girl, kiss a cool breeze
I'm chasing after her mystery

I'm a demon reborn
I came back to raise a little hell
I'm a demon reborn
And I'm back to raise a little
I'm back to raise a little bit of hell
Well, well well

Woke up from a death
Shake it off, I caught my breath
Must've been asleep on my feet
My friends tell me to get a grip
My hormones say she's worth the risk
If losing control feels like this, then I like

I'm a free-form greenhorn looking for release
I'm off the rails and out on the streets
She's a seafoam dream girl, kiss a cool breeze
I'm chasing after her mystery

I'm a demon reborn
I came back to raise a little hell, well, well
I'm a demon reborn
And I'm back to raise a little
I'm back to raise a little bit of hell

SUNRISES

I've been driving all night
Chasing sunrises
My heart's been dark a long time
But now it's time for new light
But now it's time for new light

I got a kind of love that's strange to contemplate
The language of my heart isn't easy to translate
It takes a patient one
Vending machine coffee got me through Missouri
Running out of daylight, rising moon anxiety
It takes a patient one

I gotta leave this state of mind
I'm making my escape

I've been driving all night
Chasing sunrises
My heart's been dark a long time
But now it's time for new light
But now it's time for new light

Windshield crack growing bigger every day
Woke up alone in Oklahoma
I just wanna see your face
Just trying to be a patient one
I finally caught my second wind
The sun was coming up over a gas station in Texas
I thought it never would
It takes a patient one

I gotta leave this state of mind
I hope it's not too late

I've been driving all night
Chasing sunrises
My heart's been dark a long time
But now it's time for new light

Driving all night
Chasing sunrises
My heart's been dark a long time
But now it's time for new light
I think I'm ready

I gotta leave this state of mind
I'm making my escape

Rising Moon AnxietyEP
Released January 14, 2014

Daniel Wade - Guitars, vocals, bass, keys, electronic percussion
Dan Duszynski - Drums, additional percussion, beat-up tambourine, programming, keys and vocals

All lyrics © 2014 Daniel Wade
Published by Brickwinner Music (ASCAP)

Recorded & mixed by Dan Duszynski at Dandy Sounds in Dripping Springs, TX
Mastered by Carl Saff

ONE FOR THE VOID EP LYRICS & CREDITS

THE WORST

I've been searching for the right kind of rhythm
Messing up my own words
I wanna open up a new conversation
Cast a smooth-operating curse

I've been digging a deep ditch
Cold and comfortable
I wanna disconnect from my head, find the right kind of letting go
Letting go

Insanity, temporarily
If it takes a turn, I'll take the worst of me
Oh, I only need what I need

I've been hurting for the wrong kind of loving
Red alarm and I shoot first
I wanna close down the old aggravation
But I can't stop a stampeding herd
I've been climbing a steep hill
It's not impossible
I don't mean no disrespect to my dread, but it ain't the sign I'm waiting for

 

 

COLLEEN

Colleen, now that you're 18
You think you've got it figured out
But you can't help feeling caught
Somewhere in between
How to glue together pieces of your daydream schemes
And keep them all from falling apart
It's not as hard as it seems

You can run away to Mexico
Join a caravan of banditos
Hit the skids and call it home
You can make a mess but can you make it on your own

Colleen, the outcast rebel queen
I know you just can't help yourself
It's not your fault, but no one likes a know-it-all
Take it from me
Don't let nobody tell you what you need
You've gotta learn it on your own
It's the only way you're gonna know anything

You can run away to Mexico
Join a caravan of banditos
Hit the skids and call it home
You can dig a grave or pan for gold
The hours are pretty flexible
Drop off the grid, say "Adios"
You can make a mess but can you make it on your own

Colleen, maybe they'll write books to remember the times
When a deadly señorita terrorized the unsuspecting countryside
All right

Colleen, no one rides for free
Long roads go on, good times will always feel too short
At least there's always plenty more to see

CAN'T STAY

A sense of urgency is catching up to me
The birth of uncertainty and the death of everything before
A chest full of circuitry
Downhill velocity
Unknown, to be determined
Much sooner than expected, of course

I can't stay long
I can't hang on
I don't know how much longer I can wait
I can't stay long
I can't hang on
I don't know how much more I can take

A breath of bloodthirsty
Casual casualties
State of emergency
What a mess, I'm cleaning up the floor
Bent? Quite possibly
The stench of mediocrity
Unsure, to be refurbished
Hurry up before tomorrow comes

ONE FOR THE VOID

Here's one for the road
One for the void
Taking a highway to nowhere
Here's one for the long days, going the wrong way
Memories you just can't avoid
Here's one for the ones you can't destroy

I'm free for the first time in a while
Feels like I can breathe
Relief, I stumbled my way through the miles
I still don't know where this road leads

Here's one for the kid
Still lives in my head
He's angry but he'll be all right
Here's one for my teen angst
I still love old Green Day
All I need are three chords to survive
Here's one for the ones you can't deny

Plug me in turn me on
I rewired my heart
Looked at the abyss and blew it a kiss
Had to lose my mind to find my way
Before I could say "I'm ok, I'm ok."
Out of sight, out-of-state plates
Am I chasing down a sunrise or just running away?
Maybe I'm meant to stay a mystery
A failsafe key to a stronger machine

Looks like a good night for a real love
Looks like a good night to give in
Looks like a good night, I set my demon child free
I've never been more ready to begin

One For The Void EP
Released June 12, 2014

Daniel Wade - Guitars, vocals, bass, keys, electronic percussion
Dan Duszynski - Drums on track 1, additional percussion, beat-up tambourine, programming, keys and vocals
Scot Stewart - drums on track 4
Marc Walloch - bass guitar on track 4
Dave Valdez - pedal steel guitar on track 2

All lyrics © 2014 Daniel Wade
Published by Brickwinner Music (ASCAP)

Track 1 recorded by Dan Duszynski at Dandy Sounds in Dripping Springs, TX

Track 1 vocals recorded by Scott Sweeney in Aurora, IL

Track 2 vocals and acoustic guitar recorded by Scott Sweeney in Aurora, IL

Track 3 vocals, bass and acoustic guitar recorded by Scott Sweeney in Aurora, IL

Additional guitar and bass on tracks 2 and 3 recorded by Daniel Wade in Chicago, IL

Tracks 1-3 mixed by Dan Duszynski at Dandy Sounds in Dripping Springs, TX

Track 4 mixed by Scot Stewart in Chicago, IL

Mastered by Carl Saff

Special thanks to Dan Duszynski and Scott Sweeney

All lyrics © 2013 and 2014 Daniel Wade
Published by Brickwinner Music (ASCAP)
Except "Morning Light" by Daniel Wade and Ryan Powers
Published by Brickwinner Music (ASCAP) and Sugarman Shuffle Music (ASCAP)