What You Wanted

by Skates!

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So it would appear that our time
Has hit the finish line
Was that all?
I look back for the signs
That all passed me by
Where things went wrong.

Where's the resolution?
Where's the point to say: that was it, turn back now?
There's no sense of conclusion
When something ends without explanation.

Is that what you wanted?
Well, I didn't.

It's so surreal how abrupt
We went from being us
To where we are now.
Where are we now?

Such a quick resignation
Was it so easy to give up so suddenly
Lost all expectation
When something ends without explanation.

Is that what you wanted?
Well, I didn't.

I believed in the illusion we'd made.
Very least, guess I held onto
The hope we'd do what we could
To try and see it through.


released May 11, 2017
Lesli Wood - vox, guitar
Larry Brady - bass, vox, trumpet
Carly Nicklaus - guitar, vox
Steph Hasselman - drums, percussion
Sydney Stolfus - guitar

Recorded and Mixed by Conrad Uno at Egg Studios (Seattle, WA)
Mastered by Levi Seitz at Black Belt Mastering (Seattle, WA)

Artwork by Kevin Jones



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Skates! Seattle, Washington

Seattle fixture Lesli Wood returns with her latest surf-pop offering, Skates!

Practically on a whim, Wood booked a tour & debut show even before finalizing the band's line-up or songs. Now joined by Larry Brady (bass), Carly Nicklaus (gtr), & Steph Hasselman (drums), Skates! is an outlet for Wood's care-free pop & unforgettable melodies. Influences hint at Husker Du, Talking Heads, Best Coast. ... more

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