Wheels EP

by Gallant Ghosts

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The first ever, 100% DIY release from Wisconsin folk punk sextet Gallant Ghosts. A 5-track, high-energy homage to the band pet, mascot, and greatest consignment shop find ever, Wheels the sweatervested dog.

Recorded and produced by Alex Ketner in living rooms, basements, and apartments around Madison, Wisconsin. Cover art by Dylan Moriarty and Garrick Jannene. Played by...

Mitchell Turino - Lead guitar, vocals, banjo
Dylan Moriarty - Rhythm guitar, vocals
Alex Ketner - Bass, vocals, mandolin, penny whistle
Garrick Jannene - Drums
Connor Mulhern - Trombone, accordion
Sam Hiller - Trumpet

Special thanks to Emelly Miller for your help on mixing and Kiefer Stenseng for helping us with the Wheels photoshoot!


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released July 5, 2015

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Track Name: I Don't Wanna Be Alone Forever
I am not a tortured soul
but sometimes I'll pretend
it just helps me fit right in
with all my tortured friends

I've tried so many times
but my plans go up in smoke
I'm staring at my ceiling
thinking that my life's a joke
It's a joke

I look but I don't see
what's right in front of me
I try but I can't see past
all this wretched apathy

I guess I can admit
that really I'm afraid
of doing something stupid
that would make you walk away
like say

I don't want to be alone forever
Just for a very very very long time
I think we should be alone together
Or else I'm gonna lose my mind

I don't want to be alone forever
Just for a very very very longtime
I'm asking you to wait for me
to get out of my mind

It's selfish, yeah, I know
I won't apologize
It's better than me
saying to your face a bunch of lies

I hate this rationale
That we just need to wait
Really it's my ego
that is pulling all this weight
So I'll say

Please don't put those words in my mouth
I'll just chew them up and spit them out
Track Name: What Made Iowa Famous (Made an Inpatient Out of Me)
I was told to keep my friends close by
and my enemies even closer
and by that rationale she's close to my heart
but I never want her much closer

Don't make me go down that road again
Don't let me go down that road
Please don't ever fucking let me
go down 151 again

I have a headache that won't ever leave me
and I have a girlfriend who already did
I've got hospital bills, and they're telling me
that I never should have left Wisconsin

and there's not enough beer in the whole damn state
that could ever make me turn my head towards them
No pretty girl with the bright red hair
would make me ever cross that state line again

Don't make me go down that road again
Don't let me go down that road
Please don't ever fucking let me
go down 151 again
Please don't ever fucking let me
go down 151 again
Please don't ever ever ever fucking ever let me
go down 151 again
Track Name: New Year's Day
It's New Years day
The streets are all empty, no bodies out
The glass bottles rattle down the street
There'll be no one to meet here

everyone's staying in bed resting up for today
cause you know it's gonna be great

Cause it's a New Year
Plenty of time for some new cheer
Plenty of time for another beer
All of the change we're gonna want
We're gonna flaunt

On the New Year
Plenty of time to change in a New Year,
Plenty of time to be a better person,
In the New Year

The world is still,
Yet there's remnants of life, from the night before
Regrets will build,
Until it's too much and you're reaching for a trash can so you don't throw up all over the floor

Cause it's a New Year
Plenty of time for some new cheer
Plenty of time for another beer
All of the change we're gonna want
We're gonna flaunt

On the New Year
Plenty of time to change in a New Year,
Plenty of time to be a better person,
In the New Year

February first doesn't mean shit to me
If I can just piss off, until January

Cause it's a New Year
Plenty of time for some new cheer
Plenty of time for another beer
All of the change we're gonna want
We're gonna flaunt

On the New Year
Plenty of time to change in a New Year,
Plenty of time to be a better person,
In the New Year
Track Name: I Was Wrong
My alarm is screaming,
just like your voice in my head
Now I lay here wracking my brain,
trying to recall what was said

I was called a bastard
you were called a tramp,
of which points, neither do I protest,
Farbeit for me to say that we
would end up like all the rest

Now I get, I get, I get that I was wrong
Now I get, I get, where, you were coming from

Break of day and I’m on the way to find you and apologize
Trying to work up the courage to look into those eyes

I can’t shake this feeling
there’s something I did not recall
Maybe it’s the fact that you stabbed me in the back
and mounted my head on the wall

You’ve proven it that you don’t give a shit
so why am I doing this today
As I pull in I put on a grin and then
promptly drive away

Now I get, I get, That, Somehow I was wrong
Now I get, Though I don’t give a shit where, you were coming from