Little Exchanges – Nora Willauer



The Push Farther Project

Nora Willauer – cello, vocals

Alex Wilder – guitars, bass, vocals

Will Foote – vocals
 
Writers:
Nora Willauer – story source
Alex Wilder, Will Foote, Malcolm Brooks – musical sherpas
 
Recording:
The Push Farther Project
 
Produced by Alex Wilder

Walking at dawn to the music school to practice, Nora Willauer meets someone who is heading home after his night shift. Although they are both alone, for a brief moment, they find companionship in a simple greeting.
 
Well I get early in the morning
Before the sunrise
In the hallway there’s the cleaning man
He’s cleaning up
I say good morning and he laughs
He says that not quite right
For you, it’s good morning
For me, goodnight
 
Little exchanges
Are all I need
When I’m working hard alone
I could be lonely but for
Little exchanges
Like goodnight
And good morning
 
In the winter I tried sleeping in
And came to school a bit later
But I missed the quiet mornings
So I got up early again
I saw the cleaning man
The moment I walked in
He said I set my watch to you
Where have you been?
 
Little Exchanges….
 
He said your shoe’s untied
I said I already knew
I said I’d deal with it later
Like I always do
 
Little Exchanges…
 
© 2016 Beauchamp Point Music


 

My Wish for You – Chloë Isis

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Chloë Isis – musical sherpa, vocals

Alex Wilder – piano, vocals

Malcolm Brooks – story source

Dedicated to Billy Mumma
 
Produced by Alex Wilder

Learning that a long-time friend is gay and has decided to move away, Malcolm Brooks wrestles with losing contact but wanting what’s best for his friend.
 
You finally told me your secret
You told no one for years
You tell me that soon you’ll be moving
There’s nobody like you here
 
You tell me you can’t keep pretending
And fighting the grain of the world
You have to be true to your body
And do the things you feel
 
They told you, you had to change
Now everything is changing around you
My wish for you
Is that you never have to be something you’re not
Don’t ever get lost
 
You think we’ll become too different,
When everything starts to change
To me our beautiful friendship
Will remain the same
 
They told you, you had to change…
 
I worry that when you’re in trouble
You’ll forget who you can call
I may be part of your old world
But I’m still a part of it all
 
They told you you had to change…
 
 


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Meaghan, Oh Meaghan – Will Foote



 
Writers:

Will Foote – Story Source

Malcolm Brooks
Alex Wilder
Nora Willauer, Malcolm Brooks, Alex Wilder – Musical Sherpas
 
 

When she says she must ask him “properly” in order for her to go the prom with him, Will asks in his own way.
 
We do our homework in the lounge
Cause it’s much more fun.
We do our homework in the lounge
Cause it’s much more fun.
We never get started but we get a lotta other stuff done.
 
Oh Meaghan, won’t you come to the dance with me?
Oh Meaghan, won’t you come to the dance with me?
Oh Meaghan, pretty as a girl can be.
 
The hour hand jumps another number.
It’s time to end.
The hour hand jumps another number..
It’s time to end.
Its a problem and we know it but you’re still my best friend.
 
Oh Meaghan, won’t you come to the dance with me…
 
When you walk into the room,
The laughing gas follows behind.
When you walk into the room,
The laughing gas follows behind.
Your mama and your papa
Gave you the right state of mind.
 
Oh Meaghan, won’t you come to the dance with me…
 
When a problem comes a’walkin’
You notice right away.
When a problem comes a’walkin’
You notice right away.
You don’t stop and drop until you shoo that problem away.
 
Oh Meaghan, won’t you come to the dance with me…
 
Your games and your practices
Take a lotta time away.
Your games and your practices
Take a lotta time away.
But it doesn’t really matter cause you’re gonna be pro someday.
 
Oh Meaghan, won’t you come to the dance with me…
 
© 2016 Beauchamp Point Music
 

Kindness (Ellerby’s Song) – Chloë Isis



Will Foote, Rockport, Maine – Story Source, vocals

Alex Wilder, Rockport, Maine – Musical Sherpa, vocals, bass, piano

Malcolm Brooks, Rockport, Maine – Musical Sherpa

The Push Farther Project (Alex Wilder, Nora Willauer, Will Foote) – Musical Sherpas
 
 
Produced by Alex Wilder
 

Sometimes all one can do is live moment by moment. And sometimes it’s unclear where each moment will lead. Will works on living with uncertainty.
 
Wakin’ up,
Goin to School,
Wakin’ up, goin’ to school, and comin’ back
Doin’ a lot of work and going to bed
 
I see my breath,
I bite my teeth,
I see my breath, I bite my teeth, It’s getting cold,
I wanna hibernate inside until it’s warm again
 
It could be good, it could be bad
But I don’t know,
That’s just the way that my life flows.
It could be good, it could be bad
But I don’t know,
That’s just the way that my life flows.
 
Hangin’ out,
At the pub,
Hangin’ out, At the pub, with some friends,
I get a bite to eat and play some pool.
 
I see her face,
I miss my shot,
I see her face, I miss my shot, I see her smile
I wonder who she’s looking at but say, no way.
 
It could be good, it could be bad.
I don’t know,
That’s just the way that my life flows.
It could be good, it could be bad,
I don’t know,
That’s just the way that my life flows.
 
Some people
Close around me
Say go and get a job that pays
But I know what I’m doing
I gotta take it day by day
 
It could be good, it could be bad.
I don’t know,
That’s just the way that my life flows.
 
© 2016 Beauchamp Point Music
 
 

It Could Be Good, It Could Be Bad – Will Foote



Will Foote, Rockport, Maine – Story Source, vocals

Alex Wilder, Rockport, Maine – Musical Sherpa, vocals, bass, piano

Malcolm Brooks, Rockport, Maine – Musical Sherpa

The Push Farther Project (Alex Wilder, Nora Willauer, Will Foote) – Musical Sherpas
 
 
Produced by Alex Wilder
 

Sometimes all one can do is live moment by moment. And sometimes it’s unclear where each moment will lead. Will works on living with uncertainty.
 
Wakin’ up,
Goin to School,
Wakin’ up, goin’ to school, and comin’ back
Doin’ a lot of work and going to bed
 
I see my breath,
I bite my teeth,
I see my breath, I bite my teeth, It’s getting cold,
I wanna hibernate inside until it’s warm again
 
It could be good, it could be bad
But I don’t know,
That’s just the way that my life flows.
It could be good, it could be bad
But I don’t know,
That’s just the way that my life flows.
 
Hangin’ out,
At the pub,
Hangin’ out, At the pub, with some friends,
I get a bite to eat and play some pool.
 
I see her face,
I miss my shot,
I see her face, I miss my shot, I see her smile
I wonder who she’s looking at but say, no way.
 
It could be good, it could be bad.
I don’t know,
That’s just the way that my life flows.
It could be good, it could be bad,
I don’t know,
That’s just the way that my life flows.
 
Some people
Close around me
Say go and get a job that pays
But I know what I’m doing
I gotta take it day by day
 
It could be good, it could be bad.
I don’t know,
That’s just the way that my life flows.
 
© 2016 Beauchamp Point Music
 
 

I Just Came to Pray – Malcolm Brooks, Joaquin Contreras, Will Foote





Malcolm Brooks – story source, vocals

Joaquín Contreras – musical sherpa, percussion

Will Foote – musical sherpa, vocals
 

At the doors of the cathedral
St. John the Divine.
Was a guard he was standing
in front of the line.
 
“I just came to pray, came to pray”
 
Well the guard wouldn’t let me
Go into the nave
I saw the ticket counter
Maybe 10 feet away
 
“I just came to pray, came to pray”
 
I walked to the counter
And the woman said to me
10 dollars admission
And children are free
 
“I just came to pray, came to pray”
 
Then I said I came to pray
She smiled so sweet
Then just like the children
You go in free
 
“I just came to pray, came to pray”
“I just came to pray, came to pray”

 

Girl Situation – Will Foote




Will Foote – Story Source

Malcolm Brooks – Musical Sherpa

Alex Wilder, Nora Willauer, Will Foote: vocals, cello, guitars
 
Produced by Alex Wilder
 

Will Foote remains optimistic about finding that balance between work and love.
 
Life is moving fast
And moving faster.
Once those summers
Never seem to end.
It seems to move faster
The older you get.
There’s no time for love.
 
But I’m not giving up
On my girl situation.
I’m okay with what I have.
Someday it’ll come,
But maybe it won’t,
And I’m not giving up
On my girl situation.
 
I have a tendency
To work so hard
And push for that something
I want to be.
Cause I don’t want to limit
My opportunities.
And there’s no time for love.
 
But I’m not giving up
On my girl situation…
 
© 2016 Beauchamp Point Music
 
 
Found on The Push Farther Project’s album:

 
Find the available download at:
pushfarther.com
 

Driver’s Ed Blues – Chloë Isis



Chloë Isis – story source, vocals

Alex Wilder – electric piano, bass, vocals

Malcolm Brooks – musical sherpa
 
Produced by Alex Wilder

Chloë Isis tells what it took her to get her license.
 
I took Driver’s Ed, I sat for hours in class.
I learn to park and yield and best of all how to pass.
 
There were all these questions, I couldn’t answer them all.
I missed the one about the legal limit of alcohol.
 
I drove with the teacher, he had his own brake.
He made me stop at the stop signs, that was his only mistake.
 
I drove to Waldoboro and then back again.
I was counting the hours, I had to get to ten.
 
I love the DMV, you know what I mean.
They gave me a number, it was a hundred nineteen.
 
Long story short, I got my permit today.
Good news for me, but maybe you should consider staying out of my way.
 

Dance the Blues – Sean Oshima, Will Foote, Chloë Isis, Alex Wilder




Sean Oshima – story source

Chloë Isis, Will Foote – musical sherpas, vocals

Alex Wilder – musical sherpa

Malcolm Brooks – vicarious story source
 

Dance the Blues (live iPhone recording)
Sean Oshima travels and experiences being the outsider. For Malcolm Brooks, Sean could be recounting Malcolm’s daily state.
 
Went to a concert on the Bayou
I could feel the bass but not the song
Felt like a stranger in the crowd I did not belong
 
Saw people swimming in the Bayou
Floating on rafts and makeshift canoes
I watched from afar and, I bet, they can dance the blues
 
I bet they all can dance the blues,
If I could I’d be okay
Wish that I could dance the blues that way
 
I ride to a mansion on the Bayou
Never had a gin and tonic so strong
Felt like a stranger in the crowd, am I doing something wrong?
 
Danced with a woman in dark red
I look as if I’m doing fine
I talk with another ’bout Pennsylvania, faking a good time
 
I bet they all can dance the blues,
If I could I’d be okay
Wish that I could dance the blues that way
 
Oh, oh, oh, oh….
 
Think I’ll go to Greece or somewhere
Far from New Orleans and the Bayou
Where nobody even wonders if I dance the blues
 
I bet they all can dance the blues,
If I could I’d be okay
Wish that I could dance the blues that way

 

Contradance – Chloë Isis


Chloë Isis tells what happened on the way to a dance and why she goes again and again.
 

 

Writers:
Chloë Isis – story source, vocals

Malcolm Brooks – musical sherpa
 

Its fun dancing with peoplePeople you don’t know
You’re not talking to them
You’re getting to know them better
 
Even if you wouldn’t get along
You’re friends for that dance
Even if you wouldn’t get along
You still have the chance
 
I just love dancing
At the contradance
Whether with friends
Or without
 
I didn’t have a fun skirt
A twirly skirt to wear
So my friend brought a pile
A pile of skirts in the car
 
We sat in the backseat
The backseat all joking
That we would change in the middle
Change in the middle of the dance
 
I just love dancing
At the contradance…
 
I chose this blue skirt
So I could spin a lot
And I wore shoes
But I took them off
 
My feet got so sore
So sore and dirty
Like I’d been barefoot at a festival all day
 
I just love dancing
At the contradance…
 
 
Chloë Isis
 

Dancing at Home – Chloë Isis



Hannah Batley – story source

Chloë Isis – vocals

Malcolm Brooks – musical sherpa, guitar, bass
 

Produced by Malcolm Brooks
 
Executive Producer: Alex Wilder


Hannah Batley of Orono, Maine, longs for an evening of quiet romance rather than a night on the town. Dancing at Home was Hannah’s birthday song for Jason Bolton. He was her fiancé and is now her husband.
 
You’re flying around the country
Sitting in airports
Thinking of me
Hopefully
And I’m at home alone counting the days
 
Till we’re dancing, dancing
Dancing at home
Till we’re dancing, dancing
Dancing at home
 
You’re living out of a suitcase
Getting some rest
Feeling your best
Hopefully
And I’m at home alone counting the days
 
Till we’re dancing, dancing…
 
You’ll sing me some Sinatra
Hold me near
Call me dear
Hopefully
How do I love thee?
 
I want to talk about unimportant things
And leave the world behind
Let’s just stay young at heart
 
Just dancing, dancing
Dancing at home
We’re just dancing, dancing
Dancing at home