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Wild Stories

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1.
All along I denied And buried it beside The decaying thoughts Came crawling back inside Maybe I never had a way To keep it all at bay One day I will fade away We live with death All around us Life is best lived When we embrace it Now that I see the signs I’ll keep it in my mind Learn to thrive And come alive Without a doubt I am outside of my grave Until I fade away We live with death All around us Life is best lived When we embrace it We live with death All around us Life is best lived When we embrace it
2.
Love Drunk 03:48
What can I say or do about you Always have a way of making me lose All sense of how to keep collected and cool About how I feel when I’m around you When we met I was not well I’ll never forget the way you treated me Nobody else does it like you do I would like to know a thing or two Why does my heart always seem to skip a beat When you notice me? And what can I say or do about you Always have a way of making me lose All sense of how to keep collected and cool About how I feel when I’m around you Now and then maybe when clarity settles in I’ll find a way to say the things that I’ve been holding in When the words pour out I might know what to do Until that day comes I’ll wonder about you Why does my heart always seem to skip a beat When you notice me? And what can I say or do about you Always have a way of making me lose All sense of how to keep collected and cool About how I feel when I’m around you What can I say or do about you Always have a way of making me lose All sense of how to keep collected and cool About how I feel when I’m around you When I'm around you
3.
Wild Stories 03:00
Bound to see where we want to be So let’s make our way Hey, we could stay right here But would we ever Notice if the chance Came and then ran right away Wanna see the peak Beneath our feet that carried Us away from home To a place we have come to know A place away from the street lights Where the stars in the sky are brighter We can reach even higher And know that we are Bound to see where we want to be So let’s make our way Hey, we could stay right here But would we ever Notice if the chance Came and then ran right away Wanna be above Breathing in and letting out A sigh of relief That we took the chance to seek A place away from the street lights Where the stars in the sky are brighter We can reach even higher And know that we are Bound to see where we want to be So let’s make our way Hey, we could stay right here But would we ever Notice if the chance Came and then ran right away From the street lights Where the stars shine brighter than gold Wild stories are told When they’re far from home
4.
When I’m in the grave I hope your brain waves keep on digging Deeper than I could while I was there However it goes Keep a hold of whatever you want to Everything outside that grip will go away I wonder what you’ll wish will stay I can only hope that anything I did Made it to the surface as it truly is So many days miss the better part of me I can only wish you’ll be happy When I’m out of breath And the beating in my chest loses it’s rhythm Keep a steady pace just like I did However it goes Let the world know whatever you want to Everything outside that story will fade away I wonder what you’ll wish to say I can only hope that anything I did Made it to the surface as it truly is So many days miss the better part of me I can only wish you’ll be happy I can only hope that anything I did Made it to the surface as it truly is So many days miss the better part of me I can only wish you’ll be happy
5.
Unresolved just like a song Stuck in a writer’s mind Overwhelmed by the thought Of never getting it out I couldn’t tell if it would end well When I fell into a personal hell I knew how to hide the key from me Until I was ready to leave Vulnerable just like a crush Left with a hint of hope Discouraged by the thought Of never finding love I couldn’t tell if it would end well When I fell into a personal hell I knew how to hide the key from me When I finally found my way (Hey) I felt my life change I thought I might never escape (No way) And it almost drove me insane No I could never tell if it would end well When I fell into a personal hell I knew how to hide the key from me Until I was ready to leave
6.
Why would I stick around When I’m bound to keep wandering? Honestly I should be true To myself when I notice Things like this Hold too tight if I let them How could I ever Let that happen again to me? I’m so sick of waiting for someone who Doesn’t know what to do As if all that they wished for shows itself Only to be abused Where would I go If I ran around the same old circle? Truth be told I feel as though it wouldn’t go well Up ahead is a step into the right direction Moving steadily Holding on to the love I have for me I’m so sick of waiting for someone who Doesn’t know what to do As if all that they wished for shows itself Only to be abused I will wait all alone Until I find the right One to give my loyal love to I will wait all alone Until I find the right One to give my loyal love to
7.
Caving In 02:56
Where do I begin? I’ve been trying to reach the end All I know is I can’t keep holdin’ it in Was it what I said Or how it felt to you That threw me for a loop? Starting all over again Some say it never ends Learning how to love who I am Instead of caving in When I come back around I’ll keep an ear to the ground And find a way to get through to you Love isn’t black and white I might be wrong but I think this might be worth the fight Starting all over again Some say it never ends Learning how to love who I am Instead of caving in Round and round I go Spinning my head until I lose control (Losing control as it all unfolds) Let it all unfold Is what I tell myself Until the story’s told (Ahhhh) Round and round I go (Round and round I go) Spinning my head until I lose control (Spinning around as I lose control) Let it all unfold Is what I tell myself Until the story’s told Starting all over again Some say it never ends Learning how to love who I am Instead of caving in
8.
Now that I’m back around I know I have to let it all unfold Even if I want to dive right in It’ll only take a hint of hope to feel Like I just might have found the right one to give All I have even though I’ve loved and lost I can’t imagine Living life without it Must be a force of habit Soon as I figure out How to live without a doubt I’ll make my way closer to you However it goes I will hold onto the hope That I will have enough Even if I’m in the rough I’ll find a way back here I can’t imagine Living life without it Must be a force of habit Love tends to take all I have And I’ll always let it I can only hope that anything I did Made it to the surface as it truly is So many days miss the better part of me I can only wish you’ll be happy I can’t imagine living life without it Must be a force of habit Love tends to take All I have and I always let it happen I can’t imagine living life without it Must be a force of habit Love tends to take All I have and I always let it happen I felt like caving in Until I learned to love again
9.
Imposters 02:49
They’ll say anything Just to bring us pain They’ll use everything they can find Even though it may seem Like there’s something wrong There is nothing for us to hide We didn’t come this far To believe we are imposters Even though it’s hard to believe it’s true We did all that we had to do And now they can’t escape the truth Someday they will read In between the lines And see that there is nothing to find We don’t have to fake Our way through this life There is no need to run and hide We didn’t come this far To believe we are imposters Even though it’s hard to believe it’s true We did all that we had to do And now you can’t escape the truth So don’t even try to deny me the way that I feel Forget and let go of the fear I know that we were born to belong here
10.
Yeah we have the potential But they don’t know if we have what it takes Their mistake Are they even awake? We’re what they’re looking for If they want someone to give more than it will take To move their heart the right way We don’t need the validation Or a quick remark From people who we never knew before As if a back-handed compliment Drenched in condescension Would do any good for anyone Missed a few turns Did you get lost along the way Must have given up on finding The right words to say Overwhelmed and often turned away Maybe someday you’ll get there We don’t need the validation Or a quick remark From people who we never knew before As if a back-handed compliment Drenched in condescension Would do any good for anyone When all is said Someday they may Change how they feel I won’t wait around Time’s too precious I won’t let this Slow my progress down We don’t need the validation Or a quick remark From people who we never knew before As if a back-handed compliment Drenched in condescension Would do any good for anyone When all is said and done When all is said and done

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MUSIC VIDEOS:
-Watch the music video for LIVE WITH DEATH here: bit.ly/lwdeathvideo
-Watch the music video for LOVE DRUNK here: bit.ly/lovedrunkvideo
-Watch the music video for FORCE OF HABIT here: bit.ly/fohabitvideo
-Watch the music video for WHEN I'M IN THE GRAVE here: bit.ly/wiitgravevideo

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released July 1, 2022

DEREK HARMAN - GUITAR, LEAD VOCALS
JASON BOHMAN - DRUMS
EVAN WHARTON - TROMBONE
JAKE BILLS - BASS
MYLES LAWRENCE - TENOR SAX, BARI SAX, GUITAR
TYLER WEBB - TRUMPET

Recorded in Rigby Road Studios in SLC, UT between March 2020 - April 2021
Engineered and mixed by Joel Pack
Horns on tracks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 10 engineered by Jason Bohman
Mastered by Stephan Hawkes at Interlace Audio North, Portland, OR
Produced by Joel Pack & The Anchorage

Additional musicians:
Trumpet on track 1 by Erik Vorkink
Flugelhorn on track 7 by Tyler Webb
Keys on track 2 by Tyler Webb
Keys on track 3 by Joel Pack
Keys on track 4 by Derek Harman
Banjo on track 2 by Derek Harman
Ukulele on track 2 by Joel Pack
Additional percussion on tracks 2, 3, 4, 5 & 8 by Joel Pack

Album artwork by Camille Nugent - www.camillenugent.com
Layout by Jason Bohman
Photo by Gilbert Cisneros

All songs written and performed by The Anchorage © 2022
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