Archive of Illusions (Album 2012)

by Xoe Wise

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released May 1, 2012

Xoe Wise: Vocals, Guitar
Dee Wilson: Vocals, Piano
Cody Copeland: Harmonies on “Nighttime Doves”
Matt Ryd: Bass, Percussion, Guitar
John Schieber: Violin
Dominic Johnson: Viola
Shannon Lee Hayden : Cello
Josh Severs: Additional bass composition
Chris Bennett: Additional guitar composition
Justin Lack, Brendan McCalinden: Additional percussion composition




Music and Lyrics by Xoe Wise
Music and Lyrics for “Comes and Goes” by Imaginary Friend
Music and Lyrics for “Fade Into You” by Mazzy Star
Produced by Matt Ryd and Xoe Wise
Arranged by Matt Ryd and Xoe Wise
Recorded and Mixed by Matt Ryd at RydMedia, Inc.
Mastering by Collin Jordan, Boiler Room
Artwork and design by Emily Brearey at EmilyBrearey.com
Photograph artwork inspiration by Karin Winslow

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Xoe Wise Chicago, Illinois

Chicago artist Xoe Wise released her third EP called Breakfast on July 16th, 2013. Xoe and her Producer, Ethan Stoller collaborated on the release which made the top 20 on Itunes songwriters charts. Breakfast features alto speak/sing, grumbling bass notes, electric guitar, and minimalist beats. Wise and her band headlined Lincoln Hall for this release in July 2013. Catch a them live! ... more

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Track Name: Home
All that I knew of love before now

Was a bad dream left inside the train

December came to your door

And all I ever asked for

Was a ride to this city

And I moved there and

There began a lovetree

All my mistakes

And that one month where it was hard for me to say

I need you

I might need you

Paris, New Orleans

You’ve got my heart and

You can drive me car and

I never knew home

So un-teach me let go

I never knew love so, love

The hills we walked down

Redwood forest ground

We talk over red wine

And I’m feeling just fine

Last month on the plane

And Berlin in the rain

You showed me San Francisco

San Francisco and

Paris, New Orleans

You’ve got my heart and

You can drive me car and

I never knew home

So un-teach me let go

I never knew love so, love

Oh how it feels to come home
Track Name: Xoe Wise; Imaginary Friend - Comes And Goes
Written By: Imaginary Friend

Late in June, everybody seemed to leave the room
And you were all I saw
A bolt in love
On the bridge, hiding where the water never hit
You told me not to try
And I knew why

But you came around
It was hard enough to talk you down
Was it worth the toll
Or was it too much for the role?

It comes and goes
Before you know
It comes and goes

And Paris knows

I replay everything I said to you that day
And I was wrong from the start
And that’s what’s hard

But you always knew
It was never love to you
We would leave alone
We would live in separate homes

Oh, it comes and goes
Before you know
It comes and goes
And Paris knows

Oh
Oh
Track Name: Your Love
We might be staying here too long

Singing the same song

Green eyes are bringing me to the edge

Bring me to the edge

And theyre so open to my ways

On a Tuesday

How you heard I had a bad day

And drove from 3121 Clydeplace just to say

Your love your love your love your love oh

Ill take Ill take Ill take my time so

Your love you love your love your love oh

Your love will follow me

And I want to be the melody that’s in your soul

The one that drifts in and falls asleep

Only to wake at your heart beating

And I want to be the daydream inside your head

How we danced and all the words we said

So easily

And if somehow oh if somehow oh if somehow

You lose your words

Ill help you find your way because

Your love your love your love your love oh

Ill take Ill take Ill take my time so

Your love you love your love your love oh

Your love will follow me

La la la la
Track Name: How Did We Kiss
Oh how you made me so nervous and pulled me to

I cant slow down

And all that I knew was your name and a daydream

And I felt like yours

The whole month of July it took me

To give you my number so nervously

And Ill race you down

To the topic of love

And oh

That was the night that I was falling for you

How did we kiss shaking the way that we loved

Love, love, love, oh my

Love, love, love, love

And Oh in the way that you worried so early

That I was leaving

And oh how you made it so hard to go

I remember waking up that Thursday morning

Caught up in the way that the world was pouring

Your name on mine

And oh in the way that I walked home

Going directly to my phone

Just to tell somebody all about you

And oh

That was the night that I was falling for you

How did we kiss shaking the way that we loved

Love, love, love, oh my

Love, love, love, love

And on the way out

I meant to say wont you stay

On the plane ride now

And on the way out

I meant to say wont you stay

On the way home now

Can you hear me now?
Track Name: Providence
We talked of love breaks

I meant to tell you wait

I never meant to leave in time to get back home to Providence

I lost you on the phone

I lost you way before

I remember playing tag

And letting you catch me

Providence in the dark

I’m gonna start the truck now just to be pretending that I’m coming home

I’m gonna put the seat back just to be pretending you were there before

You were there before

Never thought id be here saying goodbyes here in such an empty house

Something about the minute hand and your hand makes me want to leave this town

So I’ll go back to the boardwalk one last time

And lay there in the paint silhouette where you first traced my lines

Let’s talk about the road

That bloomed with sunflowers dead in the summer

And all our friends knew to find us

Drive up and down up and down

I drew a tight rope from Atlantic to the back of my house

I drew the words I love you

I drew them in the dirt in the dirt

I’m gonna start the truck now just to be pretending that I’m coming home

I’m gonna put the seat back just to be pretending you were there before

You were there before

We talked of love breaks

I meant to tell you wait

I never meant to leave in time to get back home to Providence
Track Name: All You Gave
You know it’s bad

When you have to go to sleep

Just to feel safe inside a dream

Oh you know it’s hard

Letting someone in

I could say it twice

And again



All you gave to me was love

And all you gave to me was love

All you gave to me was love

All you gave to me was love



Flowers on the stand

Coffee by the bed

You didn’t understand

When I turned my head

Oh I apologize for timing

I shouldn’t have held you hand

Until mine were clean



All you gave to me was love

And all you gave to me was love

All you gave to me was love

All you gave to me was love



Lay your hands on mine slowly

Lay them on let’s wake up

Oh the way you said that all the lighting changed

Right when you heard my name

Right when I felt the same

And all the words all the words that we spoke

And all the silly pep talks we’d give each other

When we were broke



All you gave to me was love

And all you gave to me was love

All you gave to me was love

All you gave to me was love
Track Name: Xoe Wise; Hope Sandoval- Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
I want to hold the hand inside you
I want to take a breath that's true
I look to you and I see nothing
I look to you to see the truth
You live your life
You go in shadows
You'll come apart and you'll go black
Some kind of night into your darkness
Colors your eyes with what's not there.

Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you
I think its strange you never knew

A stranger's light comes on slowly
A stranger's heart without a home
You put your hands into your head
And then it's smiles cover your heart

Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you

I think its strange you never knew
I think its strange you never knew
Track Name: Xoe Wise; Cody Copeland - Nighttime Doves
Ooh, youve got me looking at the sunrise

In a nighttime sky

Somehow found it in your eyes

And ooh, why are we talking about tomorrow?

When we’re Nighttime doves

Teaching loving to this town

And ooh I walked like left, right, right

Stumbling in your sight

Cross my fingers when I dont smile

And ooh you’ve got me wishing for a cold night

Call you up real late

Then I’ll see you in time

And ooh let’s talk some more about tomorrow

Because we’re nighttime doves

Teaching loving to this town
Track Name: Uh Oh
46th day of love I saw you there

On the street for the second time that week

And your eyes are the best thing

Of my winter so far

You're so far

You left to see your brother

For modernism week

In a town of sunshine and sidewalks

And oh all our long talks

How we laughed and

Uh oh, Uh oh

Its been so long since

Uh oh, Uh oh

Make me want to

Write it all down

How we laugh and

Uh oh, uh oh

I liked laying on my bed

Thinking about the things you said

And all the words

And maybe even just the words

Like ‘piano’ and ‘people’ that ‘worry’

This is where I apologize

That my hearts in such a hurry

Uh oh, Uh oh

Its been so long since

Uh oh, Uh oh

Make me want to

Write it all down

How we laugh and

Uh oh, uh oh

Uh oh, Uh oh

Its been so long since

Uh oh, Uh oh

Make me want to

Write it all down

How we laugh and

Uh oh, uh oh
Track Name: Glow In The Dark
I met you

Corner of Asbury Avenue

Middle of May

Sky the deepest blue

Do you believe in weather changing our mold?

My palm shape of yours, left side walking me home



Do you know that your heart glows in the dark

Do you know that your heart glows in the dark



Im watching your lips move and talk of inferior love

Perfection philosophy and love has to grow to stay

Greeks never called themselves Greeks anyway

When did it become cool to think of the alphabet as an acronym list

If so my fingertips are standing for all of yours



Do you know that your heart glows in the dark

Do you know that your heart glows in the dark