Tennessee's Shrinking // Silver Heart

by The Whale & The Warbler

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Mostly recorded in a church. Partly recorded in a bedroom. Heard with your ears.


released April 3, 2013

Conor, Emily, Steve, Andy, Alex, Rob, Dan.

Engineered by Jameson Dunham
Additional Engineering & Mixing by Dan Lynch
Mastered by Dylan Snyder



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The Whale & The Warbler Rochester, New York

The Whale & The Warbler is an evergrowing swing-folk family based out of Rochester, NY. A combination of folk, swing, and thunder claps - the Whale's music is a tribute to the art of story telling and the sheer fun of jumping around to cymbal crashes.

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Track Name: Tennessee's Shrinking
Davey Crockett, where will you go now? The election is over, no one wants you around; they’re all scared of your temper, you’re rifles, you’re whiskey breath. Your talk about Indians is making them restless. Tennessee’s shrinking, and you’re no longer welcome. Cause you’re a cult when you’re drinking, cause you’re a danger to everyone. You should head west to Texas, into San Antonio, and stand for your Republic, with the cowboys and blood red stone. But when the coyotes start coming shoot them straight in their hearts, they’ll do the same to you if you let your guard down. Davey, they will do the same to you.
The darkness keeps coming from behind the pueblos. The buzzards keep circling, to swoop in when you let go. Oh so don’t let go Davey, don’t you die at the Alamo. Some one still loves you, through the drinking and cold shoulders you gave us, when you left home with that gun on your back. You’ve got strong hands, but your hearts made of glass. And it’s such a big heart, but it’s weighing you down.