The Immoralist

by Meredith Wilder

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It was summer 2015 when I called upon three women who's writing I admired to help push me through a wall of writer's block. My friend Kevin Fuller had taken a walk-by photo of this somewhat posed woman on the street and when I saw it, she haunted me for days. My twin sister Melinda Haas (heylouwrites.com), and good friends Kendra Crooks (JAK Media) and Jazzmine Freedom (jazziefrizzle) wrote lyrics inspired by this photo and together we created this EP called The Immoralist. Thanks for helping me through tough times, friends.

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released June 16, 2017

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Meredith Wilder Albuquerque, New Mexico

Meredith Wilder wrote and performed in Albuquerque, NM from 2006-2016. She started the folk-rock trio Wildewood in 2011 and released two albums with them (Self-titled and "The Other Side"). She now resides in Louisville, CO and continues to find herself in various songwriting communities. Her low-fi, home recorded solo EP "Immoralist" is her most recent release. ... more

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Track Name: Shooting the Moon
I am not doing this anymore
Freight train child most often unsure

I used to see the sunrise
But now it's just dark

I keep rolling on, keep trying to catch the sparks

There is this man that I trust
He promised me forgiveness so I must

Make all the mistakes that I can
To find the final stake of an honest man

Shooting the moon is not what I used to do

Give me your heart and I'm sure you’ll lose, too
Track Name: Just A Glance
Alone isn't new but that doesn't make it feel real
I stopped here tonight, just trying to steal
Love from the people who pass by me
And strength from the last leaf on the tree

Someone says, "look at that sad girl tonight"
My head down and lowly seems just 'bout right
My feet feel the things we don't see on the ground
Can't I stay dignified as the day I was found?

Will I go blind? Or turn to salt?
The bible says that's what'll come
So I glance at my past, sure
But don't stare right at it
The corner of my eye sees enough

If they can't see the tears, who is to say they are there?
You walking by me is the one thing I fear
So if you do, just glance, be polite as they come
Then I won't have to get up from this pillar and run

And dear, I'm here, but I can hardly sing
I glance over at you but I stare at her ring
You open the door, she smiles white and pure
And now I know the devil surely makes those shiny things

Will I go blind? Or turn to salt?
The bible says that's what'll come
So I glance at my past, sure
But don't stare right at it
The corner of my eye sees enough
Track Name: Personal Agency
The stranger calls a cab
through the window Jules' hand
waves away the night

I don't cry for spilled milk
spilled martinis or guts
I just gather my things
and wait for the bus

"I think of every cab I've been in
Some sober some my head was spinning
While I waved away the night

I don't cry for spilled milk
Spilled martinis or guts
I just gather my things
and wait for the bus"

I just gather my things
And wait for the bus
Track Name: Here I Go
Henry, I lost my shoes I think I'm sitting on 6th
Please don't yell when you pick me up, I promise I wasn't with
Anyone who would hurt me more than I can hurt myself

Henry, you took too long, I've got nothing left of my youth
The pain in my head and the shame I'm swimming in should be proof
That you'd be better off with someone who's not carrying so much guilt

If I could show you who I was, maybe you've caught a glimpse of her
I walked proud but not too proud along these very same streets
You certainly wouldn't be driving to her at two am when the neon signs begin to dim
And she would've loved you oh so well, oh well

Henry, tell me it’s a dream- this life was not meant for you
When I get in as you pick me up, it’ll be the last time I get help from you
And you won't even remember the day you met me - well, here I go