Memories of Man (single)

by Whippoorwill

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The first single from Whippoorwill's upcoming debut album, Secret People.

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released November 24, 2014

Ian Merrifield (guitar, vocals)
Jon Levine (bass)
Ben Briggance (drums)


Produced by Jonathan Devoto
Engineered by Michael Chiang
Mixed and mastered by Jonathan Devoto and Michael Chiang
Recorded at Dirt Room

Design by Kayla E.

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Whippoorwill Oakland, California

Like the eerie call of their avian namesake, Whippoorwill's sound is hauntingly familiar: rock and roll with readily apparent traces of it's folk and blues ancestors. This trio seeks to prove that crashing drums, blistering guitar and raunchy bass are all you need to bring the house down. ... more

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Track Name: Memories of Man
Well the sky is darker than the barrell of a gun
And the wind blows faster than a man can run
But I just want to find the people who know how to have fun
On a cold, dark night

So let’s grab some whiskey bottles and some cheap cigars
We’ll head out to the highway and make some noise with these guitars
And even though we’re thankful for them we’ll still hide our scars
On that cold, dark night

Why’re we dying on this land?
Why’re we dying on this land?
Why are we forsaken, lost and shamed, forgotten
Why are we both rotten in the memories of man?

Well I hear they’re selling tickets to the ending of the war
I guess they wait until it’s over to tell you what it was all for
But even though it’s peacetime we’ll still lock our doors
In the cold, dark night

Sometimes I sit and wonder who the happy people are
Cause they ain’t the ones with money or the extra homes and cars
And it sure as hell ain’t me or anyone else in this bar
On this cold dark night

Why’re we dying on this land?
Why’re we dying on this land?
Why are we forsaken, lost and shamed, forgotten
Why are we both rotten in the memories of man?

In the memories of man, the memories of man
In the memories of man, the memories of man
They’ll erase you where stand from the memories of man
And remove you from the plan in the memories of man
Track Name: The Way You Stand
I like the way you stand
I like the way you stand
Like you don’t need a man
I like the way you stand

I like the way you walk
I like the way you walk
Now there’s no need to talk babe
I like the way you walk

Why don’t you stand here baby by my side
Get in my car and we’ll go for a ride
Well I know that you’ve got something to hide
But baby I don’t mind

I like the way you dance
I like the way you dance
Tell me if I have a chance, babe
I like the way you dance

I like the way you kiss
I like the way you kiss
I don’t think you’ll even miss me, babe
I like the way you kiss

So why don’t you stand here baby by my side
Get in my car and we’ll go for a ride
Well I know that you've got something to hide
But baby I don’t mind....

But I hate the way you lie
I hate the way you lie, girl
Like you don’t have to try
I hate the way you lie

I hate the way you scheme
I hate the way you scheme
I was on your team, babe
I hate the way you scheme

Well you waited till you had my heart
And proceeded babe to tear it apart
Well you can break a man and call it art
Well baby aren’t you smart?

But I like the way you stand