Silver Streak

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Gillwire's debut release sounds like it comes from an alternative garage band after taking a few music history and literature courses to add a little spice and refinement. Gillwire is the creation of Chandler Arizona resident Jonathan Gill Thwaits who wrote and recorded the album, in his garage while also holding down a full time job as an electrical engineer. Scattered throughout the record are hints of influence from the likes of Beck, Cake, Elliott Smith, and The Beatles; the result is eclectic pop rock with a healthy dose of grit. From track to track you get a sense that each selection is the portrayal of a formative moment from the life of the storyteller and collectively they convey the experience of living, loving, and surviving in the world. It's a representation of the struggle to balance artistic drive with real world responsibility, a sonic journey that keeps you interested the whole way through. From the driving pulse of Sand in My Pockets to the orchestral influenced Lost for Words, it's all stitched together by Gill's unique voice which sounds unrestrained, experienced, yet always retaining an air of vulnerability.

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released July 8, 2016

Written and produced by J.G.Thwaits
Mixed by J.G.Thwaits and Kelby Thwaits
Mastered by Kelby Thwaits at E-Fusion Studios
This is a Danger Boy Records release

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gillwire Chandler, Arizona

the best laid plans, and so it stands, have brought us here again. And that's the way it is baby, you can pile all the blame on me. If I hadn't played the role, you'd be whole and I'd be free. Instead of guilt ridden... ah me

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Track Name: Silver Streak
Well I'm the silver bullet
and you're the silver lining
on the silver screen tonight
I've got a silver dollar that says
they're gonna holler for more

With nature as my witness
Danger's back in business
playing to a sell-out crowd
the silence in between us was gold
but who needs gold anyway

What my silver streak won't tell you
I'll just open up and say
through the ups and downs
I'd have it no other way
I'd have it no other way

When company is calling
set the silver darling
I'll prepare a tasty stew
when we're entertaining
my thoughts are still remaining on you

and what the streets are paved with
doesn't even phase me
'cause I'm looking up ahead
a phoenix has been born from the ashes
of the plans that fell through

What my silver streak won't tell you
I'll just open up and say
through the ups and downs
I'd have it no other way
I'd have it no other way

It'd be nice if all my wishes
were fulfilled all at once
but kind Midas makes me stop
and I hold my tongue
I hold my tongue
I'll take my lumps
I'll take the bumps in the road

I'd have it no other way, yeah
I'd have it no other way, yeah
I'd have it no other way, yeah
I'd have it no other way, yeah
I'd have it no other way

and when the stars fall from the sky
I'll remember that we put up a fight
yeah we put up a fight
and when the tears fall from your eyes
please forgive me
for the wrong and the right
and to all a good night
Track Name: Nothing at All
I walked through the door
I gave them a smile
and everyone cheered at the gesture
everyone had a good time

I came down the stairs
playing a drum
and everyone sneered and retracted
nobody had any fun

it matters a lot
but at the same time
it matters nothing at all
it matters a lot
but at the same time
it matters nothing at all

I worked through the night
minding the till
and somebody gave me a handshake
somebody's paying the bill

it started to rain
the people went home
I closed up the shop for the summer
now I'm in the rain all alone

it matters a lot
but at the same time
it matters nothing at all
it matters a lot
but at the same time
it matters nothing at all

pumpernickel daydream
I'm your lack-a-daisy
take me for a saunter through the town
rosy hips and lacewings
I'm your lack-a-daisy
reach across the echoes in my heart
in my heart
the echoes in my heart
the echoes in my heart
the echoes in my heart

I'm crossing my Ts
and closing my eyes
I'm sending my words on a journey
no matter if truth or if lies

the song of a thrush
lifting the soul
the world passes by unrepentant
but therein in beauty untold

it matters a lot
but at the same time
it matters nothing at all
it matters a lot
but at the same time
it matters nothing at all
it matters a lot
but at the same time
it matters nothing at all
it matters a lot
but at the same time
it matters nothing at all
nothing at all
Track Name: Find Me a Movie
Find me a movie to watch when you're gone
with unpredictable twists
so long as it's no a ridiculous plot
some passion, some sadness, some wit

I've spent the evening just wandering around
trying to keep my hands warm
reflecting on memories dug up from the ground
some passion, some sadness, some wit

These winter days
the sun lingers low
and threatens to quit the routine
Lost in a haze
with nowhere to go
these days are the shortest I've seen

These winter days
the sun lingers low
and threatens to quit the routine
Lost in a haze
with nowhere to go
these days are the shortest I've seen
but the nights are much longer than dreams

So find me a movie to watch when you're gone
one with which I can relate
and if you do anything, don't make it long
a drama
a thriller
something familiar
some passion
some sadness
some wit
Track Name: Tragedy Sells
I'm just an old-time, sentimental, punk-rock boy
I got kicked around a few times by the girl next door
I'm not looking for trouble but it knows me well
oh well, tragedy sells
oh well, tragedy sells

She was a street born hero with a demon inside
you could see the gates of heaven through her fiery eyes
but the judgement was delivered from whose lips will tell
oh well, tragedy sells
oh well, tragedy sells

After the dust has settled on the battle ground
the silence of the morning was a piercing sound
and it speaks a somber story words can never tell
oh well, tragedy sells
oh well, tragedy sells

We march to the song that carries us on
the song of the morning sun
we pass it along with a wink and a nod
I won't let you go
into the storm alone

Tragedy, come to me
show me who I am
let the stars and heavens see
I will rise to stand
come and find me
try to take me to the ground
try to give me all you can
it's a short trip
from the shadows of the earth
I will meet you sword in hand

Now with our robes unraveled and our pages torn
it's a cautionary tale for ever being born
but it's priceless entertainment how you ring my bell
oh well, tragedy sells
oh well, tragedy sells
Track Name: Big Win
Starting our collection
taking what we can
building up a little piece of paradise
counting our possessions
to hold it in our hands
showing off the beauty of the merchandise

it's longer now than we can remember
what's the score, am I a contender?
don't go now and miss the announcement
stay right here when everybody's talking

Big win
Big win
Big win
and everybody's talking
Big win
Big win
Big win
now everybody's talking
Big win

Wilson was a fighter
a pretty good guy
running side by side in the Empiricon
I pulled an overnighter
to get my piece of pie
now I'm never looking back to see where Wilson gone

quantify the progress we're making
show me that the risk is worth taking
what's the score, am I now the leader?
soup du jour and everybody's talking

Big win
Big win
Big win
and everybody's talking
Big win
Big win
Big win
now everybody's talking
Big win

They'll hold the door
and roll out the carpet tonight
I've got the floor
and now I command the spotlight

Now I've got the numbers
but I've got things to hide
I've built a wall so high
I'm trapped inside of me
the list is getting longer
no matter how I try
but in the end still
one and one and one is three

it's no use when you try to tame me
hold me back as if I need saving
what's the score? I've dropped in the rankings
more and more now everybody's talking

Big win
Big win
Big win
and everybody's talking
Big win
Big win
Big win
now everybody's talking
Big win

come on, come on
Big Win!
Track Name: Never Told
I never told you, never told you all the things I am
and all this time I thought I would
I never told you, never told you all the things I am
and now it's time I think I should

I never liked the way the light escaped away from you
when to the heart you dove
I never liked the way I sat there quiet day by day
bending silence into love

You never told me, never told me what you think about
when winter leaves you all alone
you never told me but I stand accused of all your doubt
'cause I've got secrets of my own

If I had some sense
I'd build a fence
between my heart and mind
as these things I hold
all unfold
it tears me up inside

I never told you, never told you all the things I am
and all this time I thought I would
I never told you, never thought that you would understand
and now it's time I think you should
now it's time
Track Name: Sand in My Pockets
I come home from a long trip
will you be there waiting?
only sand in my pockets
and a kiss for baby

I know you're always waiting for me
time and again
while I try and I try to achieve
happy end

and you wait for me
and you wait for me

time goes slow when you're waiting
and the candle burns on
but you're still standing beside me now
and it helps me keep on

we don't know when the music will start
and the dancing begin
but we hope that it's not very far
away
and you wait for me
and you wait for me

I know you're always waiting for me
time and again
while I try and I try to achieve
happy end

and you wait for me
and you wait for me
I come home
I come home
I come home
to you
Track Name: Lost for Words
I'm lost for words around you tonight
lost for words
I'm lost for words around you tonight
lost for words

I love you like colored pencils
I love you like building blocks
I love you like watercolors
and I love you like skipping rocks

I love you like bells and whistles
I love you like silhouettes
I love you like moving pictures
and I love you like sommerset

I love you like pen and paper
I love you like winds and strings
I love you like lunar landing
and I love you like falling leaves

as the seasons change
the scene will wax and wane
one thing will remain
I love you just the same

I love you like second chances
I love you like cottonwood
I love you like smoke and mirrors
and I love you like something good

I love you like no one's business
I love you like rock and roll
I love you like hits and misses
and I love you like head to toe

as the seasons change
the scene will wax and wane
one thing will remain
I love you just the same

I'm lost for words around you tonight
lost for words
I'm lost for words around you tonight
I mean it more than I can say
Track Name: Sweet Blue
Sweet Blue
you left us with a heart still beating true
now what are we to do with you
Oh Blue
You can't tell us all the things you're going through
you're so foolish in your youth
Sweet Blue

you see the world outside
mysterious and wide
but how can we protect you from those wicked little eyes?
Sweet Blue

Oh Blue
we looked all up and down to find you
Blue
we left an open door or two
Sweet Blue
now did you leave a trail of breadcrumbs
you would never think to do
would you?

you see the world outside
mysterious and wide
but how can we protect you from those wicked little eyes?
Sweet Blue

you see the world outside
mysterious and wide
Sweet Blue, you've got us crying over you

Fate take your time
'cause I have just been taking in the view
watching all the ships come in
with the lazy tide
thinking up a lovely thought or two
of you

Youth will survive
as long as we let simple things amuse
sweeping out the worry
the clutter in my mind
to fill it with a lovely thought or two
of you

thinking up a lovely thought or two
thinking up a lovely thought of you
thinking up a lovely thought or two
thinking up a lovely thought of you
Track Name: When it Comes to Love
Who has all the answers?
maybe no one does
we're just taking chances
when it comes to love

Story of the ages
since the birth of man
scientists and sages
just can't understand

When it comes to love
When it comes to love
When it comes to love

Mark the days by counting
wait for where and when
my heart is full and pounding
when I see you again

and the mystery continues
it's your guess as good as mine
when it comes to love it gets me every time

Yesterday was a golden day
how can you now walk away today?

Who has all the answers?
maybe no one does
we're just taking chances
when it comes to love

When it comes to love
When it comes to love
When it comes to love

and the mystery continues
it's your guess as good as mine
when it comes to love it gets me every time
Track Name: The Long Way Home
Nobody give a care for us
so why don't we fall back to the dust?
nobody gave a warm remark
so let's slip away into the dark

when all of our fears
are just skin and bones
why don't we take the long way home tonight?

I used to be afraid of the dark
till sunburn and scorn
hit on the mark
sometimes the friendliest places you find
are off of the path
hidden in time

when all of our fears
are just skin and bones
why don't we take the long way home tonight?

now I'm not trying to paint a picture that's hopeless and dark
I wouldn't start
I'm only trying now to get us both where we belong
for right or for wrong
and they'll keep singing that song
but we don't care

'cause nobody give a care for us
so why don't we fall back to the dust?
nobody gave a warm remark
so let's slip away into the dark

when all of our fears
are just skin and bones
why don't we take the long way home tonight?