Like a Wet Blanket

by Woodpeckers International

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about

It might be impossible to go through life without highs and lows. At our best, when life is happy, we enjoy it. We go out with friends and stay out too late. We push life to the limits and try new things. However, in our lows, we write, we wallow and we create. These “lows” in which we sometimes find ourselves have become a theoretical place for us, something like a boat. A vessel with which we can take you as a listener to where we emotionally are as we experience the typical feelings of young adult angst. This is the most honest we know how to be.

With the tracks Intro and Outro standing as bookends to the album we see a patterned response (songwriting) to regular occurrences in life. We see a repeated form of coping that works for us. Deep down, we are all on the same boat, using different outlets. Our goal is to transfer our emotions to you and make you feel what we do. Let our outlets be yours though the outlets themselves bring us to the same place once again. Until we find a better or longer lasting solution, we write and we sing. We let these songs keep us warm, Like a Wet Blanket.

Collin & Cody

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released November 26, 2016

Collin River Cooper
Cody Glassett
Girls who broke us between 2013 and last week
Also our little brothers Mason and Tristan

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Woodpeckers International Salt Lake City, Utah

Sad Utahan boys who sing songs and eat poorly.

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Track Name: Intro
I woke up on a boat

No recollection of the night before 

Only your smile and the look of the floor, 

cause the ceiling hurt my eyes 


My lovesick memories 

They creep down the walls and into my dreams

Like the time we sat there wondering 

What the future just might bring



I saw the pictures that you took 

And as I get closer 
It’s starting to look 

Like we were two birds from that children’s’ book 

That we read when we were young 



I want to, I try but I can’t remember

What’s been going on the last few days

I try to talk to the shells 
But they only speak ocean

The mystery goes on
Track Name: Lucky Bruise/Golden Fallback Boy
I need richer hues than the blacks and the blues in your eyes
You can call this luck, you can call this bruise a surprise
but these day's go on to feel like years
Can you tell me what I'm doing here?

Am I wasting my time
Looking for your love?
Am I wasting my time
Looking out?
I'll be your self defence, I'll be your consequence
just please don't waste my time

I need one more chance to take your hand and see
If this could last or things would end the same
To sit under starry skies,
to stare into ice blue eyes

And to waste my time
Looking out
and to waste my time
looking out
I'll be your self defence I'll be your consequence, your recompense
just please, don't waste my time

Here I stand,
an afterthought to you I'm just your plan b
an easy way to never spend a night alone
while you search for a better friend
someone to hold your aching hands

And i'll wait
patiently for the weekend to see if you've made plans
If I'm a part of them my phone never rings
and I'm growing tired of knowing I'm your golden fallback boy

I'll wait for you
to call me on the phone
get me away from home
I'll wait for you
just come in don't knock
my door's never locked to you

Now the leaves
are falling from the trees just like raindrops
and I haven't heard from you since the sun beat down on our street
and the sky was blue

and I'm tired
of seeing that you're better off without me
I'm a simple man and I have simple needs,
acceptance love and a place to go

But I won't wait for you
or waste another night
this isn't a fight we're through
you're washed up
wish you the best of luck but my doors are all locked to you
Track Name: Here's to History
This air's cold and these hands shake
while I lay back and watch you wait
for the freeze to come and make this water still

an autumn night, a starry sky
will you take me down and show me why my room's warm
but I still can't fall asleep

But I didn't sleep this summer
I shook hands with my demons, all the people that I've mislead
not that everybody's gone I think I'd like to stay home instead

Here's to jokes and photographs
herbal tea and empty pabsts
and here's to all the reasons I should clean my room
and not doing what my parents told me to

here's to you and here's to me
heres to my head buzzing with what could be
here's to all my plans falling through
here's to autumn wind and cold feet
and giving up on me
If i didn't think i was worth it I would too
If i didn't think you were worth it I would too
Track Name: Dying Ballad
Twisting and turning my energies wreck me
the tide in my heart keeps keeping me up
where i once could be safe and i once could be sure
i'm asking for you to fill up my cup

now every mistake that i made with you haunts me
every word i could have said runs amok
now i lie here not knowing just what could have been
wishing i could go back and I could tie these ends up

because I don't like being alone with the lights out in my room
when all that fills my head is what's to come soon
i'm so much more at peace with you by my side
but something's taken you, I'm blaming the tides

I've been fighting my demons for months of dark nights
and they only come out when I turn off my light
now easy sleep and your hands fill my prayers
this felt so much better with someone to fight for

at once we seemed perfect and at once it all stopped
what happened to our talks of moving cars and rooftops
this list has grown deeper ingrained in my mind
why can't I see past you? Have you made me blind?
I used to find calm in the still of the night
now all that i can see are the evils inside
my every thought heard through false clenched teeth
mind in the wind, blown like a leaf

I've got my guitar and you at arms length
a night under the stars and a bottle to drink
I won't miss your smile, I won't miss your face
I won't miss your style and I won't miss your grace
I'll stay on the left side of my bed
Under the light I'll repeat what you said
Sing quietly to myself in my head
about the empty space on the right of my bed
Track Name: What?
I don't think I’ll make it out of the weekend
I think that i’ll be turning myself in
Everybody left the back door open and I'm not really sure where they went

Did you see when that all called me a monster,
because I told you how I felt in my heart?
Honesty’s never been popular, but it’s never been this hard

The power’s one out in the street lights
and there’s a hole in the note that you left
While the words that I read are so hopeful it sucks that i cant read the rest

This bottle has made me so drowsy
I think that I just turned myself in
I think that they all saw the dirt in my hands
I think that they all saw my sins

Do you think that I still have redemption?
Do you think that I still have a chance?
With a night full of stars I take deep breaths,
but I think that I just took my last
Track Name: Leap of Faith
I took a leap of faith I jumped off a cliff.
the only thing that I'm concerned about is,
I'm falling down right now I'm falling down right now.

I ran my motor too hard, I wore myself too thin.
I promised myself that I wouldn't do that again.
Im throwing myself in I'm throwing myself in.

I promised myself that i wouldn't do that again
I promised myself that i would throw myself in
but dear God i think I'm ready, I am, let’s try!
I think I'm ready, I am!

So much has changed and i don't know who I am anymore.
looked in the mirror but I've never seen that man before.
Why did I go and change how I see myself?
Why did i go and change how I see?

People tell me that I'm unusual.
I don't have my head on straight and its my funeral.
so ill keep to myself if that means you wont go
I wont act like myself cause i don't wanna be alone.

I’ve been told before that all good things soon must end
to watch my step the ice is thin where i tread.
I know that i’ll fall in and my heart will grow cold
Why did i take this leap? When did i get so bold?
Track Name: Like a Warm Blanket
I drove 100 miles an hour down your street
the rows of houses lined up like crooked teeth.
and the stop-sign at the corner meant nothing to me.
Cause without you I'm free

Thats why I'll be the sunshine that you'll never need.
A constant reminder that you're better than me.
I'm your Golden Boy until there's another.
Your Golden Boy, Plan-B lover.

You left me to my thoughts that's dangerous, dangerous.
You know I'm wreck you know how i get.
And i can't be trusted alone.

Thats why I'll be the sunshine that you'll never need.
A constant reminder that you're better than me.
I'm your Golden Boy until there's another.
Your Golden Boy, Plan-B lover.

So shame on us we let the windows get steamy.
This light and these bones we both look dreamy.
But i stayed out too late now I'm pounding at the gate
Won't you let me in my home?
let me in my home!

I shared the taste of your mouth with your cigarette
You haven't been gone for a minute yet.
And I'm on empty.

Thats why I'll be the sunshine that you'll never need.
A constant reminder that you're better than me.
I'm your Golden Boy until there's another.
Your Golden Boy, Plan-B lover.
Track Name: Poorly Mown
I don’t know what to do with my life
because I know what I want but I don’t know how to get it right
and I need some semblance of acceptance from you
I need something to help me sleep all right

I’m sick of hearing songs about my hair
and how I should cut it
Because I’ve been missing who I used to be
and I don’t want to hear about how I’ll be getting better
when the summer comes and the ice melts from my veins

And I’m sick of running out of song Ideas
a verse a chorus a bridge
a break, a run to the fridge
to see if i can clear this head

the demons in the rear view still follow me home
and I still see your ghost on the side of the road
and this dreamcatcher doesn't do a thing, but whats new?

I don’t know what to do with my life
because I know what I want but I don’t know how to get it right
and I need some semblance of acceptance from you
I need something to help me sleep all right
And I’ve been laying with jokers and thieves in the night
they all know what want and they all know how to get it right

me I don’t know what I want and I don’t know how to get it right.
Track Name: Unlucky
Of all the things I've run out of
I never thought id run out of love
like the time the air filled up my lungs
I remember how I missed that stuff.

I don’t sleep at all
I think its your fault
It would save my life
If you stayed with me tonight.

To be warmer
To not be afraid, To not a afraid.
Cause these creatures all come out of my dreams while you're away,
and they tell me all these things that I've done and i cant change
and they make me feel so cold and want to break

and I do
I always do.
I find myself awake all night thinking of you.

I don't know if I'm doing alright
I've been over and under you a million times
I need a friend, not another crutch and knowing that you're gone is knowing I'm enough
Track Name: Winter Sickness
Lately I’ve found my best
friends at arms length
My bed and my blankets have been giving me strength
Watching for signs of the sun outside
Waiting for something, an excuse not to hide
 
So I’ll shelter myself beneath this book
Write another line, devise another hook
For a song I won’t finish, on a page I’ll tear out
Giving myself something to rid me of doubt
 
These cold bones
This hollow feeling in my knees
This Ice age
I lost my lover in a freeze
My hardened heart
Grows old and desperately in need
Of the summer
To let me go and let me breathe
 
These cold bones
This hollow feeling in my knees
This Ice age
I lost my lover in a freeze
My hardened heart
Grows old and desperately in need
Of the summer
To let me go and let me breathe

I feel so much better now
I’m glad i got that all out
I pray the sun never goes back down
but, far away I see a dark cloud
Track Name: Thank You Night
I don't wanna go to sleep
I just wanna go to bed
I know it sounds confusing
but, time moves faster in my head
I need the time to catch-up to me
I need the time to catch up to

You’re scared of me i’m afraid
you never looked as good as you did in the masquerade
will I ever see you again?
or is this the end my friend

I’m looking for an open door or a window
I know you keep them all locked and they stay closed
I can tell just who you are by how you're talking
then you say it all wrong start walking

Saying, I don't wanna go to sleep.
Track Name: Outro
I’ll get up, I'll wash my face and
Try to remember how I got to this place
Unlock my phone and to my disgrace
I don’t have any missed calls

No one has noticed that I’m gone
I had so much time I wrote this song
I wouldn’t feel like something was wrong
If the voicemail box was full.

I want to I try to but I can’t remember,
What’s been going on these past few weeks.
I’m sick and tired of these shells
They can all go to hell
They told me that you’re gone.