What You Need

from by wild okra

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    hard copy of the album with the beautiful original artwork by Colby Crelia.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The First Year via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Those late night cries
Whose source I cannot find
And your pleading eyes
Asking so much from me
When I should know more
It should be tattooed on my soul
But I just tell you to stop
See I do not have what you need

Gripping my shirt
I need this not to be
As you gaze around the room
Hoping and waiting for relief
You endure so much
More than anyone should
And I lose my patience
I do not have what you need

You need more from me
I need to be more than I am
Languages I don't speak
That keep me from you
There is darkness and anger
Where patience and tenderness should be
When I look in your eyes I feel inadequate
Not sure where I get
The things I need
To love you

You are calm now
And you're drifting off to sleep
I'm left to deal with my lack
And you offer me relief
Everything is fucked up
And the road ahead is steep
As I fear for the future
I think you might have
What we need


from The First Year, released March 2, 2013




wild okra Waco, Texas

Wild Okra is Jared Himstedt, Tim Jenkins, Chris Mann, Ellie Triplett, Zach Colyer.

"...a darkly mood, palpable sadness, deadpan stare, bared nerves, but all with an underlying layer of hopefulness, or at least a hope that being hopeful is possible. And some beautiful harmonies to coax the hope out of its cave." - Monte Holman ... more

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