X: Escape From Sargasso

by The Wiggly Tendrils

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Captain Charles Fort peered into the dark edges of the Sargasso Sector --the place where all lost things go. In a moment he’d move past its horizon. How appropriate, he thought, he’d arrived at his destination and he’d never felt more lost.

He’d spent most of his life training for a mission into deep space, and was used to solitude. But this was different. His ship dying, transporter malfunctioning, he wouldn’t return. There was no way back, only forward. And so he floated towards Sargasso. Reflexively, he clicked record on his song siphon. There was no reason to think these recorded transmissions would be received. He was too far out this time, very near the edge of the knowable universe. But the song siphon had been his only companion on the long journey to Sargasso, a friendly ear between worlds. From now on, he’d leave it running.

He’d abandoned his stated mission goals. All that propelled him forward now was his instinct to explore. To find the edges of the map and move beyond them. He paused to say goodbye to the love of his life, Ada. Then, at the edge of the world, he entered Sargasso.

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released October 30, 2014

All songs by The Wiggly Tendrils except "Unanswered" which is based on "The Unanswered Question" by Charles Ives and arranged by The Wiggly Tendrils. All songs recorded, mixed and mastered by The Wiggly Tendrils.

Cover drawing by Michael Ubaldi
Liner notes by Gabe Mcelwain
Story by The Wiggly Tendrils

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Track Name: Love At The End Of The World
no regrets
no deferrals
there's no second chance
just a dance
and a twirl
at the ending of the world

just a boy and a girl
and a moment for romance
take a chance
give it a whirl
it's the ending of the world

and you always knew the end would be like this
you'd stroll up to me and slay me with a kiss

nothing lost
nothing gained
just the love
that we made
here it comes
clutch your pearls
it's the ending of the world

one last look
one last kiss
one last breath
this is it
one last night
one last summer night
at the ending of the world
Track Name: Swinging With The Mission Bells
did you have a summer love affair
did you play a little truth or dare
go swinging with the mission bells
c'mon baby, kiss and tell
Track Name: Same In The Dark
you took me out to lover's lane
we longed to reach the stars
and you told me your plans for everything
you were beautifully bizarre
that's when i should have walked away
but there was a spark
charlie you'll come back to me someday
that's what you'd say, but we're not the same in the dark

sing to me about gravity
i was falling and falling hard
that thing you call reality
you said it was only a little part
that's when i should have walked away
but there was a spark
charlie you'll come back to me someday
that's what you say, but we're not the same in the dark

charlie you'll come back to me someday
Track Name: We'll Stay Up All Night
go get your coffee cup
i'm going to fill it up
it's too late to change your mind
the hour is getting late
it's time to celebrate
we'll stay up all night
we'll stay up and never close our eyes
we'll stay up honey 'tll we see the sun rise
go get your coffee cup
i'm going to fill it up
we'll stay up all night

and when the stars go out
we're going to scream and shout
it's too late to hit rewind
the hour's getting late
so lets celebrate
we'll stay up all night
we'll stay up and never close our eyes
we'll stay up honey 'till the stars
until the stars fall from the sky
the hours getting late
so lets celebrate
we'll stay up all night
we'll stay up all night
Track Name: Lost Without You
oh won't you come a little closer
oh won't you come a little nearer
oh won't you come a little closer (because i'm lost without you)
oh won't you come a little nearer

i'm so lost without you
i'm so lost without you

fly to me my charlie
come to me my charlie
because i'm without you
i'm so lost without you
i'm so lost without you
i'm so lost without you

i'm so lost without you
i'm so lost without you
i'm so lost without you
i'm so lost without you
Track Name: Drive Slow Black And White
drive slow black and white
shine a strobe through the night
drive slow hit the brights
drive slow black and white
drive slow

we close our eyes make a wish
she leans close to steal a kiss
we make out with our lives
drive slow black and white

oh here's a pedal, it says "fuzz"
i wonder what it does
oooh

drive slow black and white
you know i never get this right
but there's a poet that i like
he said drive slow into the night
drive slow black and white
into the night
into the good night
Track Name: A Married Woman
my, my you were an impressive youth
so bright blessed with unusual beauty too

time, time it has been kind so far
i never thought that i'd find what i'm looking for

and now a married woman, i'm proud that i knew you when

i was blind and i was so dead wrong
it's alright, we're finally moving on

and now a married woman, i'm proud that i knew you when