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Wish Goes On

by MILLY

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1.
On the 4th of July Practiced your rights Or look around The care that I learned is turning off tonight Sitting home alone Me and my girl Drink and headphones Breathe the fresh air They recited the Star Spangled Banner They believed in a flag that could save them To feel early light It's turning off tonight How might you reach your peace for today? Hand on a heart, held a bouquet But all that I see is flags on the beach Practice your rights or stay home tonight They recited the Star Spangled Banner They believed in a flag that could save them To feel early light It's turning off tonight Rockets red glare Bombs bursting in air Rockets red glare Rockets red glare Bombs bursting in air On the 4th of July Practiced your rights On the 4th of July
2.
Denial 03:12
We're gonna wish on it Sick shit Your eyes like your smile It's fucking with my life And I'm all over it I can't get past denial Galaxies wish you well Come back again, come back alone Do you wish that you could come back here? But it's different now Feels like the same old town But I know it's not Took our dreams right down Galaxies wish you well Come back again, come back alone Do you wish that you could Come back again, come back alone Galaxies wish you well Come back again, come back alone Do you wish that you could come back here? We're gonna wish on it I can't get past denial We're gonna wish on it We're gonna wish on it I can't get past denial We're gonna wish on it
3.
No nonsense we're growing Out of context it's showing Unrealistic I know it You love it - to show me Hope knows that I've lost it all alone I hope that you know that this will not be long Star blossom, it's shiny I've lost it Powers dying Out of context I'll be Hope knows that I've lost it all alone I hope that you know that this will not be long When Autumn's sun comes crashing down I'll be here waiting on When all hope comes and crashes down She'll be there waiting on Hope knows that I've lost it all alone I hope that you know that this will not be long
4.
When it dropped on me No freedom or exploration Under the blanket of stars she lays there contemplating Digging it in and digging me out Cloudy, shroudy doubt It's a new form of meditating Teach old dogs new tricks Teach old dogs new tricks You took me away from here No cloudy imagery Under the blanket of stars We all win in the end It's a new form of meditating Teach old dogs new tricks Teach old dogs new tricks It's a new form of meditating Teach old dogs new tricks Teach old dogs new tricks We all win in the end Teach old dogs new tricks We all win in the end Teach old dogs new tricks Teach old dogs new tricks Teach old dogs new tricks
5.
I wish I knew how to tell you Everything in my rainbow Like what if this is the last time? You don't deserve that shit, I really own up to it I'll plant some flowers on our grave on Sunday morning When her birds fly free This life goes on Could it be all you want? To understand in the first place Some people just have their own shit To feel like you again If this does go on, take away all you want I'll plant some flowers on our grave on Sunday morning When her birds fly free This life goes on Could it be all you want?

about

Wish Goes On soundtracks the (re)birth of a band called Milly. It is something new emerging from something old; something old from something older, made new again. In 2019, Milly hit the road with labelmates and fellow fans of fuzz, Swervedriver. At the time, their lineup was rotating consistently as Brendan Dyer, Milly’s principle songwriter, searched for permanence in the form of a live band. It was on this tour that something clicked for Dyer, who recalls the feeling as nothing short of cosmic. He remembers thinking one day, simply, “This is the band,” and so it was. Spencer Light on guitar, Yarden Erez on bass, and Zach CapittiFenton on drums, with Dyer playing guitar and singing the songs.

The dynamic that burst into existence on this tour only deepened in the following months. “So much of it for me are those in-between moments,” Dyer says about the band’s blossoming friendships, “driving in the car listening to music, or being on break from rehearsal getting something to eat from Lassens.” Dyer would bring sketches of songs to the group, most of which he’d already been developing for years. “This release marks the transition from Milly as a solo project to Milly as something more unified,” Dyer explains. CapittiFenton, Erez, and Light were invited to dissect and rework his demos, a process that continued right up until the time they found themselves in rural Colorado actively recording Wish Goes On with Gleemer’s Corey Coffman. Coffman, who engineered and produced, also became involved in the songwriting process at this point, offering ideas the band would take home and play with before returning to the studio the next day.

The result is five songs which complement one another artfully. By the time Dyer sings, “But it’s different now, feels like the same old town but I know it’s not” on the EP’s second track, “Denial,” it is not only a hometown that has disappeared in change, but also the sordid illusion of US supremacy as it is incessantly propagandized, especially to children — a notion which opener “Star Spangled Banner” openly unsettles. Dyer wrote “Denial” and the three songs that follow at around the same time in his life, with “Star Spangled Banner” coming significantly later, sometime after Milly’s formative tour in 2019. There is something to be said about these conversations across time, the album receding in a sense into the past even as one advances through it. Maybe it has something to do with the idea that longing, wishful thinking, and hope are always reaching both backwards and forwards. Maybe when Dyer sings that he “can’t get past denial,” he’s referring in a sense to the denial of anything but the present moment. Maybe, in the way of Alan Watts, Wish Goes On furthers the idea that “The only way to make sense out of change is to plug into it, move with it, and join the dance.” Dyer describes something to this effect when he says he’s been “trying to keep my head down and follow my path, knowing things will work out.” In the same conversation, he openly acknowledges that “even if that’s not true, it still feels helpful,” which is to say, of course, “Wish Goes On.”

credits

released April 9, 2021

Written and performed by Milly
Produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Corey Coffman
Additional songwriting on “Star Thistle Blossom” by Sachi DiSerafino
Additional vocals recorded by Jim Fairchild
Artwork by Eren Seed

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