Wendy

by Small Wonder

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"It makes me want to sob. It makes me want to hug everyone I’ve ever loved and apologise to all of those that I’ve let down. It makes me want to crawl in to the one I love now and hold her for longer than I ever have before. I feel connected to it. I feel like I grew up with it; like it knows all of my secrets and fears and hidden memories. I feel like it was made only for me. I feel like maybe it was made by me." - Gold Flake Paint

the people and places that i have to thank are countless, but i can try to thank as many as i can
oliver, felix, gabby, emily, hank, james and all my other epoch homies, thanks for the constant inspiration and encouragement. thank you.

thank you to all my chicago friends for nursing me through a harsh winter, and to all the people in the new york underground who took me under their wings. thank you.

thanks to Jack for being the best friend and accomplice that anyone could ask for.

thanks to susannah. love of my life, fire of my heart.
this albums for you

the epoch is now
-SW

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released 20 January 2014

Small Wonder is henry crawford and vice versa

YOU CAN BUY WENDY ON CASSETTE TAPE FROM FATHER/DAUGHTER RECORDS HERE: fatherdaughterrecords.bandcamp.com/album/wendy

all songs written, performed and arranged by Henry Crawford with help from Susannah Cutler and Jack Greenleaf

Recorded by Jack Greenleaf (music.sharplessmusic.com)

Susannah Cutler sings on Until I Open My Wings and Wind Let Loose
Jack Greenleaf sings on Wind Let Loose.
Drums on Until I Open My Wings by James Wilcox (thejcw.bandcamp.com)
Cover artwork by Susannah Cutler (cargocollective.com/anulee/)

if you want to contact Small Wonder you can reach me at henrycrawford612@gmail.com

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Track Name: Ball Lightning
i'm a weak young thing
but it's this song i sing
that puts the strength back in my bones
puts the feathers on your wings

and it sleeps in your soul
in your heart of gold
it pulls the hymnals out of nowhere
crushes diamonds out of coal


when all i've known
is said or sung
no stone unturned
no rag unwrung
my banner flown
my youth returned
with our lungs void
our voice was heard


and when you left home
did your friends all go
"we were never really here
we were never carved in stone"

so open your window
let your fever grow
for the grace of god go i
and i am never going home

when hands can't hold
the light i see
the first bird sang
this song to me
"with my strength spent
with my heart cold
i put my faith
in rock and roll"

...ball lightning
ball lightning
ball lightning
ball lightning
Track Name: Clearly Again
I was bound for
east Chicago
but changed my warpath
let my hair grow

don't worry it will reach your shoulders
don't worry cause the winds are changing
don't worry darling, we'll climb boulders
to reach a place that's never aging, like we are

and I was stuck in
the place that you go
but you came through
and opened up my windows

and suddenly a light filled my bedroom
suddenly I was whole again
suddenly I had found my shadow
and you were ready to let me in to your arms


with my hairline receding
my heart was still beating
my fingernails growing
my arms overflowing
but then a light lit my back walls
the whites filled my eyeballs
and o, suddenly i could see clearly again
and o suddenly i could see clearly again


you were breaking
and i was broken
scratched my vinyl
and said words already spoken like

"suddenly my seams are bursting
suddenly my soul has escaped
suddenly my fingers ungrasping
had let loose all my hateful thoughts"



with my hairline receding
my heart was still beating
my fingernails growing
my arms overflowing
but then a light lit my back walls
the whites filled my eyeballs
and o, suddenly i could see clearly again
and o, suddenly i could see clearly again
and o, suddenly i could see clearly again
Track Name: Patron Saint of Pretty Faces
you are a lighthouse
you are what guides my boats to shore
and you are a raindrop
the water that washes my mind pure

and you are a whirlwind
you are the light that fills my spaces
and i'm a disciple
to the patron saint of pretty faces

and i know that i can't be
the cure to what ails you
but know that i stand beneath
if that cure should fail you


cause in my dreams we're alive
in my dreams we don't ever die


you are a long road
but i was born to return home
and you bred a sadness
the kind that sleeps inside my bones

and i know you can't conceive
that someone could love you
but thats just cause you can't see
the light that hangs above you

cause in my dreams we're alive
in my dreams we don't ever die...
Track Name: Lost at Highway
baby bird fly home
the wild wind sleeps in your bones
and though your road is long
though your wings are weak your heart is strong
as hell

summer came in on a wind
suddenly i'm a kid again
but this time i won't hide in whispers
this time i won't be scared of cars
this time when we're lost at sea or highway
i won't ask you where we are
cause we're home



baby bird please fly home
i've chipped teeth but i've never broken bone
feeling good, i'm feeling fine
feels like i'm living on borrowed time and
if it feels like the waters are rising
it's just cause the good ones are dying
and if it feels like your friends are all leaving
it's just cause the kids stopped believing

baby bird please fly home
i've chipped teeth but i've never broken bone
feeling good, i'm feeling fine
feels like i'm living on borrowed time and
if it feels like the waters are rising
it's just cause the good ones are dying
and if it feels like your friends are all leaving
it's just cause the kids stopped believing
and if it feels like the good times are ending
it's just cause the kids stopped pretending
and if it feels like your friends are all leaving
it's just cause the kids stopped believing in...
Track Name: Suddenly Suddenly
watching your father die
4.9 on a scale of 5
but you keep it locked inside
so when he goes, he goes

suddenly, suddenly

watching my father cry
as my uncle's swallowed by the dark
that's when i learned that i would die
that's when i prayed to god that i'd go


suddenly, suddenly


i know i won't go
quick and easy
i know i'll go down roads
long and narrow
i know i won't go

suddenly, suddenly
Track Name: Until I Open My Wings
each day my heart grows fonder
one day i'll be your small wonder
each day my heart grows fonder
one day i'll be your small wonder


i am the moss
that grows on stones
and i am the rocks
that pave your roads
and when you inhale
i fill your lungs
and when you exhale
don't let me out into the world


each day my heart grows fonder
one day i'll be your small wonder
each day my heart grows fonder
one day i'll be your small wonder


and i saw her mouth
protecting her pearl
putting a scar
on the symmetrical
and i used to dream
of such great things
but the moths look like leaves
until they open their wings


each day my heart grows fonder
one day i'll be your small wonder
each day my heart grows fonder
one day i'll be your small wonder


come on henry i'm not-

come on henry i'm not wendy
i am human only in form
and i'll tread lightly
on your light beams
hide them inside to keep me warm

I was the worst of us
my arms let loose the one i loved
and left me standing there
my knuckles raw
my ankles bare
but lady epiphany
whispered a sweetness unto me
what i had always known
"you'll have to do this on your own"


some days my arms can't hold her
but one day she'll be my small wonder
some days my arms can't hold her
but one day she'll be my small wonder
Track Name: Wind Let Loose
say it once for me
say it once for me

say
"henry i'm so tired
come and rock me gently
as the wind blows through my window
and i slowly fall asleep
and you can watch me breathe
and you can watch me dream
and you can watch my horrors slowly seep out of my seams
and when the storm comes back to brooklyn
leave the nightlight on for me"

cause i'm scared
that i'm so boring
where's the boy with his heart unscrewed
17 an eyeball sprouted
center of my forehead
showing me what I now stood to lose


it was the wind
let loose
it was the wind
let loose
it was the love i ripped from cold dead fingers
it was the wind
let loose


say it once for me
say it once for me

say
"henry we're so proud
you're stronger than you've ever been
we're so glad to stand behind you
we're so proud to be your friends
you're gonna have to be more brave
you're gonna have to be more tough
but you'll never be alone
because you're nothing if not loved
and when the storm comes back to brooklyn
leave the nightlight on for us"

cause i'm scared
that i'm so boring
where's the boy with his heart unscrewed
21 i realized that i no longer was emptied
of all the things i thought i'd one day lose


like the wind
let loose
like the wind
let loose
like the love i ripped from cold dead fingers
like the wind
let loose


when i was young, yeah i dreamed of horses
let loose on and open road or plain
ran wild with the beasts of burden
made use of my mothers maiden name
"Henry May Wander
but not very far"
i'll be the storm coming back to brooklyn
carried on the backs of broken stars

i'll be the wind
let loose
i'll be the wind
let loose
i'll be the love i ripped from cold dead fingers
i'll be the wind
let loose