Contact Sports

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These are songs written in the fall of 2015 and spring of 2016 in Central Iowa.

limited edition cassette from It Takes Time Records at ittakestimerecords.bandcamp.com/album/contact-sports

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released December 16, 2016

All songs written by Ella Williams

Voice and guitar: Ella Williams
Bass: Jesse Williams
Guitar: Lyle Brewer
Drums: Marco Giovino

Recorded on August 19 and 20 by Zach Bloomstein at Dagotown Recorders and on August 22 by Jon Lupfer at Q Division Studios, Somerville, MA.

Mixed by Pat Dicenso.

Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice.

Copyright 2016

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Track Name: Not Your Prey
I tried hard to forget and you didn't want me remembering;
Alone I am a star burning above you.
Feel you lurking, on the move, eyeing my back, making me shiver.
But if you touch me I won't be still.
You're no predator. I'm not your prey, I'm not your kill.

I tried hard to forget and you didn't want me remembering;
Alone I am a star burning above you.
Feel you lurking, on the move, eyeing my back, making me shiver.
But if you touch me I'll lash out.
Don't fuck with me. If I must, you know I will.
I'm not your prey, I'm not your kill.

To give up my belongings, the little things,
Is to be free of the chains that keep me here
Lying in your arms.
Track Name: Conditions
I'll be gentle and I'll take it slowly
Just as long as you say you don't need me
I'll do you right and I'll take it steady
But when I say go you better be ready.

Keep you guessing, I swear I won't tell you
Make you want me and then I'll desert you
But it's alright 'cause you said you don't need me
It's alright cuz I kept it steady.

Don't look at me like that, like you'll kill me
I can outrun you and I'll do it gracefully
'Cause I'm gentle but I can't move slowly
Don't you dare say you do not know me.
Track Name: Heavy
Only you have flowers for fists
And it makes it easier when they come down on me.

I feel it, it's all I know
But do I need it? It stunts my growth.
I feel you on your way to me

You pull and you pull and you keep tugging,
You take and you take and I keep giving,

And your love is so heavy I get weak in the knees.

And fool myself that you're all I need
But what I need is far from me

And you take and you take and I keep giving
You pull and you pull and you keep tugging

And your love is so heavy I get weak in the knees.
Track Name: Daylight Savings
I know it's daylight savings, dear,
But I can't sleep.
I know we've gained an hour
But it feels like I've lost two.

I saw you biking, you were fast
Faster than I could go.
I'm good at coming up with excuses
And giving them away like the things I've found

The trees are shedding all their leaves
I'm shedding my skin too
The colder air is moving in
And I'm ready and waiting.

I know it's daylight savings, dear
But I can't sleep
I know we've gained an hour
But it feels like I've lost two.
Track Name: Hands Melt
You make my hands melt
You run instead of walk, whistle instead of talk.

You make my hair curl
You run instead of walk, whistle instead of talk.

You make my stomach ache
You run instead of walk, whistle instead of talk.
Track Name: Midwestern Clay
We live of midwestern clay
A vantage point above it all
The space between the fields of corn
The fields, and the flat clouds.

I got no idea what's keeping me in the air
But nothing's keeping me on the ground.

I biked pretty far out, up a few hills
Sat next to a dirt road to watch the sky.
A truck drove by full of hay bails
Kicked up the dirt then left.

I got no idea what I'm doing here
But I'm here cause I got no place else to be.