Padded Sell Collection

by Wishnefsky

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This is a collection of your favorite songs from three recent records by Wishnefsky:

Nightwalker (2010)
Fiasco - Book One (2010)
Fiasco - Book Two (2011).

Some of the songs have been slightly remastered and we cropped the ending section off In Your Head (i.e. gave Your Head a haircut).

Wishnefsky wrote, performed, and recorded these songs. Michael James mixed and mastered them.

The last song, Rabbit Hole, is from Fiasco - Book Two and features vocals by a lovely, talented, and serious young lady named Sophie Wellen.

Besides contributing her singing talents, Sophie also took the cover photograph of Wishnefsky on an old Polaroid camera.

And now we will sneak back into our bunker and batten the hatches until the revolution starts, which, in case you were wondering, ought to be in about an hour. So have a listen and then change the world. We're depending on you.

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released 08 August 2011

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Wishnefsky Los Angeles

Wishnefsky led the 90s alternative band Jabberwock. His solo work heads in a more electronic based direction - still with thought provoking lyrics, inventive arrangements, and passionate performances. Check out Wishnefsky's other projects: Brahms' Third Racket and Veneer. ... more

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Track Name: In Your Head
The words are finally aligned
The feeling that was left unkind
The rumors that were never said
Were only stuck inside your head

In your head -- no one can save you
In your head – no one can save you now
In your bed – no one can touch you
In your head – no one can touch you now

The hour glass is floating down
The best is sleeping underground
The rain is turning into rust
The mountains crumble into dust

In your head -- no one can free you
In your head – no one can keep you down
In your bed – no one can hold you
In your head – no one can hold you down

No one loves you
No one knows you
No one loves you more than me

No one sees you
No one feeds you
No one needs you more than me

In your head
In your head
In your head – no one can touch you
In your head

c2010
By Wishnefsky
Track Name: Setting Sun
Gold as the dust that settles on your brow
Cold as the wind that rustles through the bough
Gold in your eyes and the fever starts to fail
Cold in your hands as they fumble for the grail

Here it comes
Setting sun
In the barrel of a gun
It starts to show
Starts to grow
In the feathers of the crow

It's never done
Setting sun
End of days has just begun
Make it so
Make it go
Setting sun will always glow

Old as the bones that rattle in your tomb
Young as the night and the darkness starts to bloom
Old as the day in the comfort of the womb
Young as a rose with its poisonous perfume

Here it comes
Setting sun
In the barrel of a gun
It starts to show
Starts to grow
In the feathers of the crow

It's never done
Setting sun
End of days has just begun
Make it so
Make it go
Setting sun will always glow

Always glow

c2009 Wishnefsky
Track Name: Ghost of Brookside Drive
I used to be part of this
I used to live within these walls
Now I flicker in the candle-light
The living souls couldn't heed my calls

Love –
Is the only thing that’s left of me
Love –
Is the only light that shines on me

I vanish in the sunlight
I vanish like a puff of smoke
I chose to remain here
Fell asleep and never woke

Love –
Is the only thing that’s left of me
Love –
Is the only light that shines on me
Love –
Is the only thing that’s in your eyes
Love –
Is the only light that ever shines


c2010
By Wishnefsky
Track Name: Sheer Dumb Luck
Looking back on a lifetime of sadness and remorse
I postulate what put me down this deviant course

Sheer dumb luck
You got me, you got me
Sheer dumb luck
You got me, you got me

I can't control my emotions no matter what I do
The sweeping hand of chance will tip the scales until I'm through

Sheer dumb luck
You got me, you got me
Sheer dumb luck
You got me, you got me

If anything good will come
We all know where that came from

Sheer dumb luck
You got me, you got me
Sheer dumb luck
You got me, you got me

Sheer dumb luck
Track Name: You'll Never Work In This Town Again
Cheeks are puffy
Eyes swollen
Socket black and blue
In his office
After hours
He met with you

You’ll never work in this town again
You’ll never work in this town
You’ll never want to be seen again
Until you bow your head down

North Dakota
In the winter
Fields turn to ice
Snow is falling
He is calling
Just close your eyes

If you don’t get with the program now
You’ll never work in this town
You’ll never walk in the sun again
Until you bow your head down

You’ll never work in this town again
You’ll never work in this town
Nice to know you
Don’t bother coming back
Until you bow your head down

c2010
by Wishnefsky
Track Name: Night Will Fall
The people of this town disappear at night
Scramble like bugs in the kitchen light
I don't want to know what they fear
Hiding in the shadows . . . the shadows coming near

Night will fall
And cover you with rust
Night will call
In the darkness we will trust

Something wicked stirring in the trees
Satan's little hookers on their knees
Insanity billows in the breeze
Lethal spores in the air . . . in the air we breathe

Night will fall
And polish you with dust
Night will call
In the darkness we will trust

I can hear scratching in the wall
Waiting for the somber dark to fall
Waiting for the solemn lullabies
Waiting for the darkness . . . the darkness always lies

Night will fall
And cover you with rust
Night will call
In the darkness we will trust

Night will fall
Darkness we will trust
Night will call
In the darkness we will touch

c2009 Wishnefsky
Track Name: Isn't It Time?
No way to satisfy
I feel my fingers twitch
It starts to multiply
Can't seem to kill the itch

You know it's not the only road
Get it off
Get it out of my code

You take the sun
I take the night
You take the peace
I take the fight
You take the dark
I take the light
Isn't it time we got this right?

No way to analyze
What makes the feelings grow
It starts to demonize
Drowning in the undertow

You know it's not the only way
Get it off
Get it off of my tray

You take the sun
I take the night
You take the peace
I take the fight
You take the dark
I take the light
Isn't it time we got this right?

Isn't it time we got this right?
Isn't it time?
Isn't it time we got this right?
Isn't it time?
Track Name: Afraid Of The Dark
Clouds obscure the sun
There are whitecaps on the water
As we move in single file
At the service for his daughter

I’m not afraid
I’m not afraid
I’m not afraid
Of the dark

No one is immune
Come Hell or high water
I can’t hold back my sorrow
But I can hold my daughter

She’s not afraid
She’s not afraid
She’s not afraid
She’s not afraid
She’s not afraid
She’s not afraid
Of the dark
Track Name: Total Isolation
Clouds are forming in my mind
I'm nowhere near the great divine
Raining thoughts of lemon drops
Once it starts it never stops

Total Isolation
Total Isolation
Total Isolation
Total Isolation

Can you find me in my shell?
Floating down like a diving bell
Disappearing far below
You won’t miss me when I go

Total Isolation
Total Isolation
Total Isolation
Total Isolation

Total Isolation
Total Isolation
Total Isolation
Total Isolation


c2010
by Wishnefsky
Track Name: Guard Rail
Snowflakes are falling on Alistair
Cover his body like dreams
Icicle halo upon his head
Death isn't quite what it seems

He left the Sebastians at three o'clock
Refused invitations to stay
The wine in his bloodstream, the wine in his head
The steering wheel started to sway

He broke through the guard rail at four o'clock
Abigail waited at home
He rolled seven times and came to a rest
She parted her hair with a comb

Snowflakes are falling like parachutes
Landing on Alistair's grave
Abigail looks at her wrist-watch and sighs
Her husband is seldom so late

Snowflakes are falling in somersaults
Alistair dreams of his bed
Abigail sits at a table for two
The wine in his bloodstream, the wine in his head

Snowflakes are falling . . .
Track Name: Nervous Time
Hidden in the floorboard
Underneath the bed
Blood still running
Pounding in my head
Heart still pumping
I’m trying to ignore
Now the heat is coming
Rapping at my door

Can’t you see?
Yes, I’m quite all right
Can’t you tell?
Would you like a light?
Nervous time
I could make some tea
Nervous time
There’s nothing wrong with me

Say what you will
Any man could learn to kill
Say what you like
Any man could learn to strike

Wicked eye staring
Deep into my soul
Wait until he’s sleeping
Before I take control
Heart still pumping
Ticking in my head
Burning in my ears
The shouting of the dead

Can’t you tell?
I like to stay up late
Can’t you see?
I don’t believe in fate
Nervous time
Won’t you take a seat?
Nervous time
There’s nothing wrong with me

Say what you will
Any man could learn to kill
Say what you like
Any man could learn to strike

Deep in the night
Like a moth is drawn to light
His evil eye
Had to shut, it had to die
Track Name: Completely Fucked Up
I've been talking to the wall
Because it always listens
Haven't seen the sunshine
Or the moonlight glisten
The nurse is coming
With the great syringe
They hold me down
She puts the needle in

*****

Here I go again
Thoughts racing far and wide
As if an atom bomb
Has detonated inside

Here I go again
I'm burning out like wax
Non-stop acceleration
Every dial at the max

*****

Everything is flawless
All my needs are met
Haven't seen a human
Since I smashed the TV set

*****

Here I go again
Haven't slept in 7 days
Cover me with kerosene
Tonight I'm going up in flames

Here I go again
Spinning like a top
It's no exaggeration
I just want this shit to stop
Track Name: Fiasco Maximus
Clouds are forming in the sky
The best laid plans gone awry

Fiasco

You got back to your little home
Where the mighty buffalo roam
In the end you end up all alone
Nothing left except your flesh and bone

Fiasco

Clouds are forming in my mind
Feels like it’s raining all the time

Fiasco maximus

Fiasco
Track Name: Rabbit Hole
I’m sick of all the conversation
It’s an overload of information
Anxiety across the nation
It’s harder to resist temptation

The panic state is getting stronger
Encouraged by the filthy fear-mongers
Who stick their paws inside your trousers
To fund a pack of rabble-rousers

Strap it on tonight
Rabbit hole in sight
Can’t tell left from right
Going down tonight

I know you want me to change my thinking
Reassure me that the ship’s not sinking
A game of chicken and you’re not blinking
The glass of kool-aid that you’re always drinking

You’ve been sleeping with a girl named Alice
Who’s well acquainted with your chalice
But there’s a better chance of snow in Hades
Then getting me to party with that lady

Strap it on tonight
Rabbit hole in sight
Can’t tell left from right
Going down tonight