Love Songs For Cell Phones

by The Wiggly Tendrils

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In 2011 I released "Sad Songs For Cell Phones" which included 13 tracks recorded on my iPhone 3GS. Continuing in that vein, in 2013 I released "Ghost Songs For Cell Phones" which included 8 songs and 5 transitions recorded (mostly) on my iPhone 4.

Here is a third and final album of cell phone recordings recorded on an old iPhone 4 with a cracked screen using the memo recorder app at 64Kbps. This time the theme is "Love."

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released October 1, 2015

Tracks 1,2,3,4,9,10, and 12 by The Wiggly Tendrils. Tracks 5, 11, 13 by DKLand. Track 8 by Emily Cooper. Track 6 by Sean & Laura Mahan. All songs performed and recorded by The Wiggly Tendrils.

Cover design and TWT logo by D. E. Healy.
ASCii art by T. W. Tendrils.

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Songwriter and hands on dad. Completely obsessed with music and home recording.

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Track Name: Song For The Seasons Of Our Lives
the chlorophyl does as it will
and to my delight i marry you in the spring time of our life

as the days grow long, our roots grow strong
join hands my friend and i'll work with you in the summer time of our life

and then it comes to this, for we're deciduous
come near my dear i'll care for you in the autumn time of our life

and then the bitter cold as we grow old
close your eyes sleep tight and i'll lay with you in the winter time
Track Name: Transition Nine
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Track Name: Drunk Online Shopping
children meet and they lose their feet and they surrender completely in the feelings of butterflies. they see gardens in each other's minds. it's getting late. did you bring a date and would you mind my company on your walk back home. please don't go alone. i would hate to read about you in the paper tomorrow. when this night ends it begins again. it remains suspended in the photographs of dinner plates staring off into outer space. when you've lost yourself there is no one else in the sleepless nightmare of why'd you take your braces off. and why do you feel so awkward. and how could you sit home drunk alone all night. true love ends and begins again and all the stupid feelings are reactions to stimuli like when we looked into each other's eyes
Track Name: Transition Ten
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Track Name: Once Upon A Time
A picture book
Weighed on her chest
Danced on her eyes
What she liked
Best was to read
Between the lines

Cursive words
Gently confirm
A future of bliss
She's disturbed
It's never spelled out
What that future is

And should you say goodbye
Then once upon a time
Would start our storied lives
That I always knew too good to be true

Remember when
We met and you said
What's that in your hair
That was all
It took to convince
Me we were a pair

What made you
Think the same thing
I couldn't guess
I'm still surprised
Somewhere inside
Each time you say yes

And should you say goodbye
Then once upon a time
Would start our storied lives
That I always knew too good to be true

Now descends
The armored night
To put us to sleep
When I wake
Up to your kiss
I'll start to dream

And should you say goodbye
Then once upon a time
Would start our storied lives
That I always knew too good to be true
And should you say goodbye
Then once upon a time
Would start our storied lives
That I always knew too good to be true
Track Name: You Help Me Find My Car
The frost begins to sublimate,
and your pores open up and separate.
It's the same thing as yesterday, but that's OK;
Again, you help me find my car.

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If you travel the country, or just stay on the block;
If you're practice or theory, if you folk, if you rock,
If you sing what you're thinking, or just speak what you see,
You'll never be boring when you're talking to me.

[because] As each random photon hits your singular eyes,
It flashes out of existence - in an instant it dies.
And though no one can ever say quite what they've just seen,
I swear everything's better how you tell it to me.
Track Name: Transition Eleven
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Track Name: Firefiles
cigarettes below a chandelier
you wanted to stay but had to leave
fireflies throw shadows on my wall
not so far from where you been before
they flew away

watch all the city lights turning into stars
watch all the city lights turning into stars

on the roof the fire down below
how could you give in to leaving
that's not the way

watch all the city lights turning into stars
watch all the city lights turning into stars
Track Name: The Future
this year we'll cook for each other
and we'll lower the lights of our glowing computers
and write our lives like a story
and we string our hearts for a beautiful melody

and next year we'll be slightly more resolute
and the words that we speak will ring slightly more true

our earth it turns in a circle
and our bodies they drink in this cloudy water
the the clouds precess in their orbit
and the dress you'll wear for now is a secret

and next year we'll be slightly more resolute
and the words that we sing will ring slightly more true
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Track Name: Goodnight Wish
A young man was planning
On watching a ball game
His team did not make it
And so he went dancing

An old man wears long sleeves
Even in summer
Because there’s an airplane
Tattooed on his forearm

I don’t believe in fate
Or permanence for its own sake
But everyday now proves
The perfect fit of me and you

A corsage remembered
Is pure white and feathers
Pressed in a phonebook
It’s dirty and parchment

A daisy grows freely
An uneven number
Readily counted
Before it’s dismembered

I don’t believe in fate
Or permanence for its own sake
But everyday now proves
The perfect fit of me and you

Stars cross and align
And shine bright and burn out
And take this goodnight wish
To see you tomorrow

I don’t believe in fate
Or permanence for its own sake
But everyday now proves
The perfect fit of me and you
Track Name: Transition Thirteen
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Track Name: Really Here
Sink into the bathtub
Watch the level rise
The water feels so wet to you
To it you must feel dry
Like desert sand to someone stranded
Far out at sea
Who's sure you're a mirage because
You're just to good to be

Really here
Really here
Really here
Really here

Driving down the highway
Somewhat late at night
Break lights turning on in front
Swerving to the right
It occurs all in a blur
And leaves no trace behind
Except that we both pinch our skin
To settle in our minds

We're really here
Really here
Really here
Really here

Sounds to me like morning's
Decided to arrive
It's easier to stretch our limbs
Than open up our eyes
I know that you have things to do
And people to meet
But can't you put them off because
It's just so nice to be

Really here
Really here
Really here
Really here