Heart of the Order

by Will Weston

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"Heart of the Order" is the sophomore full-length release by San Francisco singer/songwriter/guitarist Will Weston and his 7-piece band. After a year on the Bay Area live circuit supporting Weston's debut, the group sought refuge at Nino Moschella's Bird & Egg Studios to fine tune ten tracks highlighting the tight and energetic rhythm and horn sections now backing the songwriter. "Heart of the Order" is a welcomed evolution for Weston, a more finely tuned batch of dangerously catchy pop hooks, lush harmonic arrangements, and the support of one of the Bay Area's best rhythm sections.

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released January 29, 2015

will weston- guitars, vocals, percussion
anthony petrocchi- drums, percussion
erik strom- guitars
cyril guiraud- tenor sax
robert kennedy- keyboards & organ
brandon jackson- trumpet & flugelhorn
dan manian- bass & handsaw

all songs written by will weston, except:
“tell me” written by will weston & erik strom
“one step” written by will weston & erik strom
“quiet spark” written by will weston & robert kennedy

recorded by nino moschella at bird & egg studios, richmond, ca
produced by will weston
mixed by nino moschella & will weston at bird & egg studios
mastered by ken lee mastering, oakland, ca

moog voyager & backing vox on “one step” by nino moschella
horn arrangements by will weston, brandon jackson & cyril guiraud

cover photography by joseph romeo photography
www.josephromeophotography.com

interior photography by christine zona, ashley batz, & paul sauer
zonafoto.net, ashleybatz.com, edgeoffailure.com

design & layout by noa emberson
www.joystain.com

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Will Weston San Francisco, California

Will Weston and his band are a consortium of seven musicians based in the SF Bay Area concerned primarily with hoot owls and producing upbeat, funky, catchy rock music. On the verge of releasing his second full-length album titled "Heart of the Order," Weston & Co. are playing a string of high energy shows around the Bay Area and beyond. ... more

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Track Name: Permanent Echo
when we wake up we’ll remember
our letters, our efforts
the building, we’re scaling
its scaffold, prevailing

and what a way to go, way to go, way to go out
shining bright lighter than a flashbulb

but does my name
still hang around your head the same
a permanent echo, permanent echo
not the same
a fundamental thing has changed
permanent echo, permanent echo

all the pressure, withstanding
our turbulent landing
i hope you’ll get better
just not here, together
Track Name: Moments & Magazines
take it from me
we’ve been lonely but only for moments and magazines
fortunately, we’ve been told
that it’s only a matter to know what it means
so follow my lead, to the name on the gates
and the face of the factory
and give it to me, like the seconds are down
on a clock till we’re breakin’ free

as i, lie awake and breathe
the fireflies trace your name out deep in the trees
my heart forgets the nature of the disease
a skyline rising up out of the debris

we’ve been buildin’ it up and buildin’ up and
bringin’ it down, bringin it down

since we were young
we were hung on the word like an ornament left on a tree
but take it from me
we’ve been lonely but only for moments & magazines

better believe, there’s a place in the world
for a man with a mind like these
impossible dreams, where we hold to the truth
with the color of evergreens

as i, lie awake and breathe
the fireflies trace your name out deep in the trees
my heart forgets the nature of the disease
a skyline rising up out of the debris
Track Name: Oblivion Song
it’s probably not an asteroid
it’s probably not a falling building
it’s probably pretty average
the way we finally cash it in
there’s gonna be a last day
gonna be a last late morning
and maybe it’ll take all day
to make itself more obvious

and maybe it ain’t half bad
as everybody likes to wonder
maybe it’s as average as an empty stadium
or maybe it’s remarkable
like drifting in the deep black ether
then maybe you’re the meteor
that’s tearing through somebody else’s sky

and that’s all right, that’s all right
'cause i came this far on my way alone
all on my own, all on my own,
and i know i’ll go out the same again
all on my own, all on my own
Track Name: Tell Me
i’ve been out here building something
nameless for the sake of finding you
and piecing things together in the dark
is far from easy work to do
there’s a fine horizon on the edge of town
i like to walk out to
and look upon the water
like a captain separated from his crew

cause if there’s an extra island
i’ve been out to sea for far too long
i long to lie with you
and if you’ve been laying low
i know you’re gonna like where i’ve been hiding
right outside of view

so tell me i’m the only one
when it’s deep in the night
and we’re all that’s alive
pretend that it’s just begun
that our battery life is a green light glowing
find me on the other side
you’ll be waving to me
like a lady at sea
to tell me i’m the only one

if there’s a way to unerase the damage
in your heart i wanted to
and piece it back together
with instructions only i knew how to use
cause there’s a place i know
that has a ladder we can climb up to the roof
to look upon the buildings shining silver
as the filling in your tooth
Track Name: Search Engine
it’s a long way down,
but i’m fine with gravity
and it won’t be lost on me
no, won’t be lost on me
in the darker hours,
we’re fumbling for meaning
signaling retreat and
waving from the beaches
it’s a high tide now,
and pulling from the skies
in the middle of the night
to open up our eyes
when it’s all laid out
and naked on a canvas
our fundamental laws
turn over on their mattress

if you’re a lighthouse, i’m a search engine
if you’re a lost cause, i’m your television
so pick me up love, no rhyme or reason
show me what you got, give it all with a rising rhythm
if you’re a flashlight i’m a house of mirrors
if you’re a full moon, i’m your darkest crater
we’re still alive, love, start acting like it
and show me what you got, give it all with a rising rhythm
Track Name: Trace of Your Flaws
in the empty above
stars are unlocking
to the tune of a drum
that’s been forever knocking
i know we’re alone
on this wheel we keep spinning
but just pick up the phone
when i call there’s no answer

now the days aren’t as long
and the night’s like an ember
that keeps burning along
like a glimpse of forever
and the cars have all stalled
to a crawl on the freeways
like there’s nothing at all
that can bring us together

reach down into yourself a moment
put yourself in my place and don’t it
unlock the truth that you’ve been holding
deep down inside, wondering why
point yourself in a new direction
no looking back for more attention
i’ll live a lonely life before i’d
take you back in, only because i

measure the days without you
like a mark on the wall
or i could string all the nights together
to mean nothing at all
but i’m going ahead without you
with a flashlight & falling for the
next one i see without a single
trace of your flaws
Track Name: One Step
we’re gonna make it somewhere,
if it takes all night
i believe i believe there’s a way
to light the dark together now
for the sake of the moment, in the name of youth
make it through to the blue, we’ll stay awake
and build the revelry

it’s all we wanted to be,
strong enough to believe
easier now to see
it's getting better, better
in every way that we lean
everything in between
easier now to see
it’s getting better, better

learn to love one step at a time
walk over the line, and give me the sign
and i’ll be on my way so
stop makin’ me wait, it’s almost too late
this night is alive, a hundred hearts are beating
go go, go go, a hundred hearts are singing
go go, go go, this building’s coming down tonight
we’re never going home, never going home tonight

it’s not a final countdown,
but it’s almost time
let it be let it be the road to home
is on the melody
and you can sing that with me
you can sing out loud
we belong to the night
a siren echoing the avenues

it’s all we wanted to be,
strong enough to believe
easier now to see
it's getting better, better
in every way that we lean
everything in between
easier now to see
it’s getting better, better
Track Name: Born True
the streets are blue
the sidewalk has an awful glow
and i do too
i learned it from the best you know
my pockets full
of fingers and an iou
i know it’s time
for dreamin’ like we used to do
some things are born true
they’d never lie to you
it’s overdue,
the melody at night with you
the avenues
don’t need us like we want them to
you know the truth
we need another afternoon
to follow through
with what we know is calling us

and its all radio on radio off, another night
all radio on, radio off another song
Track Name: Quiet Spark
once, i walked, alone
off the edge of the world
i longed to know
past the treeline first
then over the ocean we go
toward the unknown

i’m always aware that you’re here
with me, my mind
whenever i’m finding it
hard enough to find
a reason to follow my
heart into the dark
you’re always the first thing to
light the quiet spark

every now and then
you’re holding the world
in between your own two hands
finally i know
i’m only as free for as far
as i can run
Track Name: Hands Up
get a little now, before it burns out
the bar’s closing up and lights go down
get a little in, show a little skin
lighten up the dark rooms we live in
get a little more, even up the score
let yourself in through the unlocked door
get a little loud, drown a little out
take a little doubt out your stomping grounds

like you wouldn’t believe

have a little more, take it to the floor
make it like the last time you lived for
do it with a grin, do it all again
cause a little fuss with your justice or
make a little case, harder to erase
carve a little place in your new headboard
get a little down, goin’ for the crown
like you never thought you’d be tryin’ for

batter up if you’re lookin’ for the blacktop
satellites sneakin’ peeks in your backdrop
take a big step back with the wishbone
you better get gone, you better let go
nonstop till we take it to the headboard
make a break straight comin’ for the reward
lights out hands up in the back row
you better get gone, you better let go