shimmering dances

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released January 7, 2019

the milligrams are wick + garrett + morgana

brian charles - producer, mixing, engineering, gtr & bass on track 6, vocal arrangements on institution, album photo
alex psaroudakis - mastering
marieke hustebaut - vocals on tracks 1, 2, 3, & 6
roberto morbioli - lead gtr on tracks 1, 2, & 6
james zaner - drums on tracks 5, 6, & 8
kenji kikuchi - sax on fresh milk
mikaela nelson - piano on institution
ryan dolan - drums on institution
jim gilbert - bass on institution

songs written by wick and garrett
additional production, engineering, & instruments by wick

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Track Name: Sat Down With A Girl
sat down with a girl
as we sat down she was laughing
she said we choose the dogs we feed
and the promises we keep
Track Name: Institution
why do folks keep promising victory to the underdog…?
just goes to the overdog
and that’s why he’s the overdog
and i go out there everyday to be the man i try to be
get an A for anarchy
can’t get one in geometry

wish i was an institution
like apathy or prostitution
wouldn’t need to love nothin true
that even includes you

why do people tell you not
tell you not to hang yourself
then say, “go and fuck yourself
you’re beautiful but change yourself”
why do i have to save humanity
fill them with sincerity
teach those fuckers clarity

wish i was an institution
like christianity or revolution
judge anything i wanted to
that even includes you

‘cause i go out there to be the man who fixes it
who embraces it
who replaces it
be the man who goes out there and faces it
but i’m still walking circles retracing it

why do i suffer silently?
have to suffer mildly?
can’t i suffer violently?
and i go out there to be the man
be the man who tells the truth
be the man who lives the truth
but i stand right here next to a wasted youth

wish i was an institution
like delusion and persecution
rule everything with a selected few
that even includes you
yeah wish that i was an institution
like cynicism and confusion
change anybody’s point of view
that even includes you…
that even includes you…
Track Name: It’s The Same (feat. Mary Spector)
it's the same
wake up sweatin dizzy tremblin day after day 

people say
they tell me “kick it while you can”
but i'm still too afraid 

come with me as you are 
we'll trip the light all night in every jp hipster dive bar 

last night I had another row with my girl 
she said, “you don't understand that it's a complicated world”
i checked out, hit the bars and when i saw the news later 
i just couldn't cope with newtown so I called my dealer 

come with me as you were 
and we'll get back to where we started if we stick together 

my television 
pageantry of tragedy is playing ad infinitum 

it's the same
wake up sweatin dizzy tremblin day after day
Track Name: It Girl
your man seems tired
a little ill at ease
he walked right past me
didn’t notice these
i don’t think the boy doesn’t like what he sees
you just gotta remember they’re too easy to please

you gotta ooze it out of every single pore
to be a queen you gotta be a whore
make them all cry out for more
and the ones who cry the loudest
they’re the ones to ignore

you gotta be a locomotive on a one track mind
don’t let him sleep alone when you’re so inclined
teach him again if he’s forgot to grind
and walk out before the check comes wherever you dine

you gotta get him 'til his eyes are nice and wide
close the door behind you then invite him inside
keep your position solidified
it’ll turn him into jelly when the rules are applied

you gotta be absolutely awash in sex
a feral feminine tyrannosaurus rex
you gotta be the chick your face reflects
and you’re guaranteed to be the one he selects

don’t while away your days when you’ve got feminine wiles
strut and shout commands like you’re the queen of the Nile
there’s no rule that says you can’t be a slut in style
and there’s nothing else so sacred as being defiled

you gotta let him think that you’ve let him win
look like a nun when it’s time to sin
wanna know where to begin?
you gotta make him cry his eyes out before he earns his grin
Track Name: Self Medication
i don’t need a fancy medical degree
self medication for me
and i dropped out before i got my PhD
self medication for me

well the only obstacle between me and a drink
is throwin out my Prozac in the bathroom sink
and i forget about my symptoms and embrace the DT’s
self medication is the only medication for me

when my self medication hasn’t kicked in yet
self medication for me
i don't know who you are, but i never forget
self medication for me

well i’m just a normal guy but i got my quirks
like resolving things with anal sex and fireworks
and i’m shootin up with 50cc’s
Cuz self medication is the only medication for me

well i don’t have a fancy medical degree
self medication for me
and i dropped out before i got my PhD
self medication for me

oh sure i like to keep the doctor away
but i ran outta apples so i smoke a pack a day
and hit the slopes when it’s 85 degrees
cuz self medication is the only medication for me
Track Name: Fresh Milk (feat. Kenji)
i woke up this morning
fell asleep again
didn't get any warning they were after me again
i'm not the kind of man you love, the kind of man you hold
i'm the kind you cut open, full of candy and gold

i woke up this morning, it was the rapture once more
the world's ended so many times i feel like i've lost score
won't you come up and see me if you ain't got better plans
i think i'd look pretty dreamy as the invisible man

fresh milk today
jack jones gonna ease my sick away
i'm getting tired of grey
i hope it all turns out okay

i woke up this morning
can i tell you why
thought i heard someone going thru my supply
i went to investigate when i got knocked to the floor
guess that means it's time to change the locks on my door

fresh milk today
jack jones gonna ease my sick away
i'm getting tired of grey
i hope it all turns out okay

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