Separation Anxiety

by Wrinkles

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For years we were living in different cities trying to still be a band and to maintain a five person relationship. That physical disconnect is a big part of these songs. They also deal with a different type of disconnect – the difference between what you perceive and what is really happening, dreams and waking life, personal experience and that of others.

We are indebted to so many people who have helped us with this project. Thank you to Sam and Jean, Theresa and Frank, Andrée and Henry, Orpha and Paul, Kelly and Becky who have all been unwaveringly supportive of our crazy road trips and missed family events. Thank you to Chris for helping us realize this album. Thank you Sam for the dope photo. Thank you Max for all the dope posters. Thank you Whitney for all the dope videos. Thank you Jordan for being the ultimate jazzmaster. Thank you Cassie, Mike, Rach, Joe, James, Renée, Dan, Tom, and Abby. Thank you to all the homies for coming out to shows, for cutting off your sleeves, for all the support – Ethan, Erika, Leah, Brendan, Haley, Callie, Katelynde, Greg, Ben, Jon, Connor, Riley, Dave, Timmy, Isabelle, Brenna, Jas, Rylan, Keegan, Megan, Jeremy, Marlo, Dani. Ben, Aaron, Sam, Chris, Will, Papu, Shawna, Allie, Isaac, Hillary, Jakey, Lita, Rosie, Sammy, Caitlin, Claire, Tridog, Lucas, Matt, Tuan, Robert, Mitchell, Charlie, Taylor, Dan, Alex, Jill, Sheldaddy, Chris, Brad, Shane, and of course our amazing band-grandparents Bernie and Jerry! The list of homies only goes on!!! Friendship is the best ship! <3 <3 <3

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released July 29, 2016

All songs recorded and produced by Christopher Baumann at Black National Studios in Missoula, MT
Mastered by Joe Lambert at Joe Lambert Mastering
Album Design – Sam Erikson and Jon Cardiello
Album Photography – Sam Erikson

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Wrinkles is a band birthed in the glorious state of Montana. They blend synth driven rhythms with strong melodies to create a youthful, dance-able, rock sound.

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Track Name: Chipped Paint
Tell me something sweet, I’ll tell you what you want to hear
I know it doesn’t matter but we’re supposed to lend an ear
So throw something at me and we’ll see what it makes of you
The waves reflect what you neglect

Despite what you think, your words keep on killing me
Despite the way they sink, there’s still some thrill in me
They’ve all got their pieces just waiting for a chance to speak
As the shadows show what you behold

You think you’re talking simple but you’re not deceiving me
Cut up with daggers – it’s the state in which you’re leaving me
You’re sitting on the surface and I can’t tread anymore
You’d leave me behind with no worries in mind

It rots deep inside and I still can’t let it go
We talk and talk in circles and I can tell it doesn’t show
How could you notice if you keep on brushing by
Ill step aside for you this time though

And I’m sure
You won’t be looking hear no more
Chipped paint lies on the floor
Just idle by, just idle by

In this show
You have been waging this old war
And your steps lead out the door
This time I let you go, oh I let you

Question what you think, you’ll find that it’s not right this time
These pictures in my sleep bring my feet to another line
And as the clouds disperse, I finally remember how,
the air in felt with an ocean swell


As the breeze is floating I can feel the rays from the coast,
Staring right my way it’s a man in an undertow
He’s yelling at his shadows and he’s sinking into the sand,
where will he go…Oh No!
Track Name: They Sat Me Down
I thought I saw you
peeking through the window of my room.
I thought I saw you
leaving this behind, cutting loose.

Everybody’s lookin down,
it doesn’t have to be this way.
Every time I find myself running off to hide with you.
I never wanna be like them.
It doesn’t have to stay this way.

I thought I saw you
climbing up the walls of the house.
I thought I saw you
jumping on the treetops in the yard.

Everybody’s lookin down,
it doesn’t have to be so dull.
Every time I find myself running off to hide with you.
I never wanna be like them.
It doesn’t have to stay so dull.

They sat me down and held my hand,
the proper way.
Despite the tiger in my room,
I couldn’t say.

They sat me down and held my hand,
just come with me.
I saw the staleness of it all,
I’d rather be here with you.

I thought I saw you
making patterns in between the clouds.
I thought I saw you
waiting on a castle on the hill.

Everybody’s lookin down,
it doesn’t have to be this way.
Every time I find myself running off to hide with you.
I never wanna be like them.
It doesn’t have to stay this way.
Track Name: Take Off Your Crown
I know
That everything we do here comes and goes
The way it flows
The way it goes

And I see
This force that takes things away from me
Casually
Quietly

And we breathe
But that’s not always going to be
Eventually
Casualty

And we sit
Up on a throne above the ground
Let me down
Take off the crown

And I know you by now
but I’m sitting here wondering what happened

I should know you by now
but I can’t stop tearing up what should let me be

Do I know you right now
sometimes I would do anything for what used to be

And I’ve noticed by now
that we can’t notice anything because we’re stuck in it.

But do you feel the rain?
Can you see the thickening window pane?
Does it feel the same?

And I know that everything has its time to go

And the snow, it always melts away, I know

The way it goes
It comes and goes
And no one knows
Track Name: Runaway Girl
I’ve seen you here now once before
Last time you we’re covered in snow
Trying to brush the cold
Thoughts all overgrown

We left a trail of splintered wood
I knew right then you were no good
Hidden in the cold
Blankets lined with wool

Now you run to the Evermore
It’s something that I’ll never know
And all eyes turned towards the stage
Who is there to blame?

Gazing off to the skies between
Words on branches, covered and green
And your face it never changed
When the Owl called your name

I’ve seen you here now once before
Last time you were knockin on my door
And in some ways you wanted to be gone
But those tears still came they couldn’t heal your scars

Placed for you in drops of rain
This roof still can’t cover your pain
And our heads turned down in shame
When the owl called your name

With your last breath you were so unsure
What happens next I won’t pretend to know
I’m Crawling back between
A fury and a dream

Each step, is a thought, is a memory
And even though it wasn’t love
I’m crawling back between
A fury and dream
Track Name: Dinosaurs
And the moon it shines so high,
Faces drifting, something comes
To close my eyes

Sent swiftly onto this ship,
Set your sails, sweet salts
Give me a sip

An ancient day once ruled this dream
But you are here as for me,
Where will I be?

And when I saw the creature appear,
How could I know what he’d show?
Now he is dear to me

How could we know we’d meet the dinosaurs?
Row, row, just row all your giant oars
Take us to the lands that we can’t ignore

As our eyes flashed into the past to a paradise
How will it last beyond my wake?
For goodness sake, for goodness sake, for goodness sake

Oh how it felt like home
Where the dinosaurs roam
And you feel your own
Oh how it felt like home
Oh how it felt like home
Oh how it felt

And the moon it shines so high
Faces drifting, something comes
To open my eyes

And suddenly I’m taken away
Blurred perception keeps me guessing
What is real.
What is real?
Track Name: Deep Diggin
You say you’re leaving
But then don’t go away.
Why don’t you leave me alone?

You know I’m bleeding,
You’re really tearing a hole.
Why don’t you leave me alone?

You say you need me
But then you turn away,
Why don’t you leave me alone?

You say you see me
But your gaze comes right through,
Why don’t you leave me alone?

Don’t get me wrong,
I don’t want you to feel
Like you owe me something
But I can’t stand still.

Don’t break my heart,
Oh please not now.
I’ve tried to be alone
But I don’t know how.

You say you feed me
But you’re feeding me bone,
Why don’t you leave me alone?

You say you’re breathing
But your veins feel so cold,
Why don’t you leave me alone?

Don’t get me wrong,
I don’t want you to feel
Like you owe me something
But I can’t stand still.

Don’t break my heart
Oh please not now.
I’ve tried to be alone
But I don’t know how.
Track Name: Father J
Father J come to me oh
Father J come to me
Oh Father J come to me
Don’t come to me, don’t come to me no

Father J come to me oh
Father J come to me
Oh Father J come to me
Don’t come to me, don’t come to me no

I knew just where we were,
You looked at the signs on the buildings.
I’ll lead the journey there,
You wait for the line to start moving.

Don’t you see the gift I hold?
I don’t chain myself to the future so,
Come with me as the lanes unfold,
You wait, you think time is the ruler.

This light will always find me.
Our end will always haunt me.
And the way we burn is always gonna be,
but I can’t sit back and let it swallow me.

Father J come to me oh
Father J come to me
Oh Father J come to me
Don’t come to me, don’t come to me no

Father J come to me oh
Father J come to me
Oh father J come to me
Don’t come to me, don’t come to me no

I know just who we are,
You look at the mirror on the building.
I know just where we’ll be,
You look at the lines on my fingers.
As you know I will always turn,
This pain eats the soul from the inside.
I have seen the day we burn,
It can change, we can run from the future.


This light will always find me.
Our end will always haunt me.
And the way we burn is always gonna be
but I can’t sit back and let it swallow me.

Father J come to me oh
Father J come to me
Oh Father J come to me
don’t come to me, don’t come to me no

Father J come to me oh
Father J come to me
Oh Father J come to me
Don’t come to me, don’t come to me no

Father J come to me oh
Father J come to me
Oh Father J come to me
don’t come to me, don’t come to me no

Father J come to me oh
Father J come to me
Oh Father J come to me
Don’t come to me, don’t come to me no

I knew just where to go,
We fell through a hole in the ceiling.
Time burns away I know,
We sit in a bowl for the choosing.

Why can’t we take back the reigns,
It’s my life I will make my decisions.
Now I see that we are bound in chains,
It won’t change, we are tied to the future.

This light will always find me.
Our end will always haunt me.
And the way we burn is always gonna be
But I can’t sit back and let it swallow me.


Father J come to me oh
Father J come to me
Oh father J come to me
Don’t come to me, don’t come to me no

Father J come to me oh
Father J come to me
Oh father J come to me
Don’t come to me, don’t come to me no
Track Name: Call Me A Fool
The clouds won’t tell us what’s in store
We were wrong in the past, but now we’re sure
But you don’t ever listen, do you?

You’re telling the answers to everyone
And you know it’s evening because the sun
But you don’t ever question the things we do.

A pair of wings will get us there
We know how it ends but we still don’t care
And you don’t ever listen, do you?

Avarice is on the loose
Call me a fool if it’s your excuse
But you don’t ever question the things we do.

Now please don’t tell me it was all for fun
‘Cause you know this game is not the only one
But you don’t ever listen, do you?

So tell your kids it was all a lie
‘Cause we can’t understand if we’re rushing by
And you don’t ever question the things we do.

That night I was the rain coming down to the river
A frozen mystery.
I grew into the ground, I was rooted,
A solemn victory.

My feet were made of trees
falling further down the shore.
It washed up over me,
I was part of something more.

So here we stand doing nothing wrong
Stuck in our ways with a ticking bomb
And success is the substance we all abuse.

Since we still dream we can’t be broke
But our reasoning is such a joke
And so don’t let the progress envelop you.
Track Name: Wander In My Head
We all live a million lives
And you don’t know what you’ll get
Until you drift away tonight.

We wake up a million times
But we choose not to remember
The different air we breathe at night.

But if you wait for the moon to rise
You can go to another place
Where you can take off your disguise.

Until today it never seemed so wise
To jump into the river
That we can see when we are blind.

And we can give it a million tries
But we still won’t find the city
And so we build it out of lies.

Sometimes I look for the different ties
But I’m sifting through the dark.
I guess I’ll sit here till I die.

And I was a boy
And you were the only one left with me,
The city towered above us,
we stole the streets just slipping by.

And then it happened,
You hit the floor,
I sank down beside you, never been without you,
The world crumbled into a blur.


Simple days turn into troubled nights
I wander in my head
They haunt me from my bed

And in this way, I sit between realities
No need to question what was said
Absorb it all instead
Track Name: Outro
I found myself in a cold, dark emptiness
Drifting through the chaos
Smelling of fresh rain
Everything slow motion

All the landmarks, surrounding mountains, shimmering cities,
All emptying into the sky.
The cobblestones, bathing in red, holes warping in wild fashion
I can remember the color, reminding me of her

The buildings seemed to crumble to a distant waltz
I wanted one last dance
Her hands in mine
Suspended in silence – in calm

The feeling remained as we lost control
She just faded away into the background
Like everybody and everything else

I think I will be there again
I don’t know when or where
Or maybe that was it
The dance, that moment that seemed to last forever