The Gospel of Wolves​-​Smoke Signal Soundtrack

by Chris Wesley

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Music from the first episode of the book series, "The Gospel of Wolves".

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released June 13, 2015

All Instruments and voices: Chris Wesley
Production and mixing: Chris Wesley
Recorded at The Cabinet of Curiosities

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Chris Wesley is a 21st century storyteller writing and recording music so you can hear what the characters in his fiction books are singing and playing for yourself.

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Track Name: Giving Up (Benjamin Banneker)
Another girlfriend left sayin' I'm too nice,
That a healthy relationship is not the kind she likes
so she moved on to a man that beats her down
and you know I'm not the kind of brother to hang around.
So I made a move too and started hanging out
where a woman wants a man who will groove, bang and jive around.
Is that an innocent who wants to be corrupt?
Let me slide up on this and see wassup.

'Cause I'll taste it, I won't waste it
take the juice and just sip it up.
I said
I'll taste it, I won't waste it
take the juice and just sip it up.

Before it's too late my conscience steppin' in,
I guess I can't break a heart, especially one not broken in.
It should be special, this girl's first time.
But what's so special when I'm only out for mine?
There're no candles, music or oils here
just a dozen empty bottles of imported beer
and I'm cold inside with a touch of heartache
it shouldn't have gone this far when all I have to say is

I'm frustrated, I can't take it,
when she don't know what she's giving up,
I said,
I'm frustrated, I can't take what,
she's giving up
Track Name: My Imaginary Foe (Flame of Halos)
It's not some simple venom
that you can suck to cleanse
it's like a laceration
that stitches couldn't mend
so keep your prayer lines open
I have some change to spend
and I have two confessions
for each and every sin

while my imaginary foe tells me all I need to know
till there's nothing left to show but depression
guilt and fear is all I see when I look inside of me
everyday it's echoing in obsessions

Burn me in effigy
on your crowded avenues
and if I raise the question
pretend it wasn't you
but keep your motor running
in case you have to flee
because you never know when
my mind might rescue me

from imaginary foes and the dark that keeps them clothed
till there's nothing left to show but depression
burn myself so I can think without voices threatening
everyday it's echoing in obsessions

my imaginary foe tells me all I need to know
till theres nothing left to show but depression
guilt and fear is all I see when I look inside of me
every day it's echoing in obsessions
Track Name: Thinking This Way (The Palm Fronds)
I want a room a simple little room
a simple room that's only there for me
My own domain devoid of all the pain
that my real room represents to me

And I'm not sure
thinking like this is alright
A little hope can sometimes come back
With its own spite
When you wake up
And realize nothing has changed
where you are still is just the same

I want a girl a kind and simple girl
a pretty, simple girl in love with me
to hold me close when I'm the butt of the joke
And hurting deep inside where no one sees

And I'm not sure
thinking like this is alright
A little hope can sometimes come back
With its own spite
When you wake up
And realize nothing has changed
where you are still is just the same
Track Name: Shadowkind (Xavier Barnes)
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