MellowHop​/​Electrofolk

by The Wilde

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A 13-song LP that crosses the boundaries between folk, hip-hop, electro, and rock. 18 year-old musician The Wilde's (aka Luke deWilde) debut album influenced WHY?, Serengeti, The xx, Astronautalis, Modest Mouse, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Radical Face and more. Please listen, download, and share!

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released May 19, 2012

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The Wilde San Francisco, California

20 - Alt hip-hop

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Track Name: MellowHop
We race
All day
To make
Our way
How do
We know
When we
Can stop
We build
We break
Destory
Remake
When we drop
We will
Be listening to MellowHop

I wake up dazed from dreams of amnesia
All I want is synesthesia
The month of February sounds like
A frown and a ghost town at nine at night
Reclusive I exclusively let loose in the studio
Can't say hi to two dudes I don't know
New perspective every week
Is anyone else bored, or is it just me?
Never felt right praying nor paying attention
I give thanks for things that I'll forget to mention
I'm only certain of one thing
Our generation will have no philosophers

Always talking
Taking risks
Facebook stalking
Slitting wrists
Skipping breakfast
Sleeping late
Feeling restless
Gaining weight
Future artist
Pseudo-starlet
Little bastard kids
And harlots
Wearing flannels
Buying viynls
Fake tanning
Failing finals
Future business
MBA
Merry Christmas
I'll have it my way
I'm only certain of one thing
Our generation will have at least one to song to sing

We race
All day
To make
Our way
How do
We know
When we
Can stop
We build
We break
Destory
Remake
When we drop
We will
Be listening to MellowHop

We go to sleep bloated and loaded with melotonin
And our serotonin's back where our serotonin's capped
We're oh so alone with a bone to pick
We assume it was all easier in ninety-six
Grey sky demise- never been outside
We'll blame it on our allergies and not our lives
Living in the suburbs backyard fenced-in
Or living with our mothers xbox champions
Never felt right running we rely on our cunning
When the fun runs out we can make more money
I'm only certain of one thing
The future, will be easy

Stealing music
Getting healthy
Reading comics
Marry wealthy
Power brunches
Power naps
Invest on hunches
Sit on laps
Flirt and text
And wink at strangers
Walk away
Avoiding dange
Staying up for
Planet Earth
Don't waste my time
Cuz nothing's worse
Let down friends
And tell them lies
Go to parties
In disguise
Banker's son
With starry eyes
Condescending
Almost wise
I'm only certain of one thing
My generation is amusing

We race
All day
To make
Our way
How do
We know
When we
Can stop
We build
We break
Destory
Remake
When we drop
We will
Be listening to MellowHop
Track Name: Wisdom Teeth (feat. Nina Peluso)
Everyone I know is inherently self-interested
That includes me because I’m talking bout myself
Eco-friendly ego-tripping over our own words
Pitying myself because who else will
But I find I’m less impressive
When I take the right perspective
Some fish in the deep sea, yeah they’re bioluminescent
You may light somebody’s life,
But unless you can turn blue
I’d love to discuss anything
But things about you

Spending your time dreaming that you were somewhere different
Is like watching your favorite film and wishing you were in it
There’s no such thing as plot, I learned when you told me
To give it all up this rush to get to know me
Every word I’m using in my musings has been written
Where can I bite your neck that hasn’t been bitten?
So I’ll think and I’ll brainstorm till it rains in your sleep
Who gets to take your wisdom teeth and why can they keep em?

You tell me that you cry to yourself for no reason
Power through the loneliest hours of the evening
Listen to Almost Live until you are almost alive
When you wish you would die head outside and greet the season
To your parents and therapist you think you’re disappointing
The former don’t matter and the latter’s just for informing
If you can’t tell it yell it I’m a yellow-bellied coward
So we’ll scream all our findings from the top of a tower

Pretending I don’t care when my jealousy’s palpable
I’m passive aggressive with a stutter words are a mouthful
Cybermacking racking up the girls in my friendzone
I tend to be the safety when you end up in your endzone
We’re forever faithful just the same and I’m helpless because
I think I’m addicted to anyone who seems selfless
Medicate, meditate one in the same
We struggle to convert our words to try to explain

I’m a realist and idealist by my nature I’m confused
Always searching for a purpose when I’ve better things to do

You tell me that you cry to yourself for no reason
Power through the loneliest hours of the evening
Listen to Almost Live until you are almost alive
When you wish you would die head outside and greet the season
To your parents and therapist you think you’re disappointing
The former don’t matter and the latter’s just for informing
If you can’t tell it yell it I’m a yellow-bellied coward
So we’ll scream all our findings from the top of a tower
Track Name: Eighteen
Seventeen for another seventeen days
Trying desperately to think of at least seventeen ways
I’ve helped somebody out,
As I walk by your house
I know you’re home
But it’s okay that you don’t want to come out

I don’t think humans were meant to think deep
Because the shallower the person,
The easier they fall asleep
And I can tweet myself
Until two thousand and thirteen
But I’m following the leader and
It just isn’t working

Tired of excuses and ADD meds
But without them I am useless
And get stuck in my own head
A prison full of four letter words
And thoughts of having sex
Two-thirds of my innocence gone
But I won’t lose your respect

Store bought food for thought is feeding the youth
This consumerism is a tumor
The humorous truth
I want to be lied to
That life will be a breeze
But it will be okay
Today I hear the wind blow through the trees

And I think we’ll all die in
Firey devastation
Till we masturbate and blow away
The last civilization
Like a finger to a scab
We’ll see blood but won’t feel bad
And we’ll assume tomorrow’s coming
Cuz it’s never let us down
And if we all make it
We’ll sift through our naked pictures
In the downloads folder
To a song that brings relief
Like nails on a chalkboard
Or the grinding of teeth
It doesn’t sound pretty
To hear I’m turning 18

Walking out the door with him mouthing I wish he was you
Leading me on, playing the system, like school girls are taught to
Being gamed like Ender and I will never forget
Yeah I will always remember you as my biggest regret

Overdramatic conflicts like James Bond flicks
Wishing I was Bond, James Bond for one of them blonde chicks
Feeling like the villain in the movie of my life
Stopping me from what I want
Halle Berry as my wife

Playing lottery scratch cards and rationing my luck
Saving tickets for rainy days, whatever gets me up
Need a win in that department
Or any compartment in my life
Where I store all my emotions
Just like bottles of spice

Two pinches of paprika and one each of bored and lonely
Stoned face like the Mona Lisa, watered down, boiling and phoney
Now it’s to the point where Holden Caulfield wouldn’t kick it
Gotta peace out of prep school
And tell the kids where to stick it

And I think we’ll all die in
Firey devastation
Till we masturbate and blow away
The last civilization
Like a finger to a scab
We’ll see blood but won’t feel bad
And we’ll assume tomorrow’s coming
Cuz it’s never let us down
And if we all make it
We’ll sift through our naked pictures
In the downloads folder
To a song that brings relief
Like nails on a chalkboard
Or the grinding of teeth
It doesn’t sound pretty
To hear I’m turning 18

Apocalypse now
I would rather it be later
Cuz I never bothered looking
At the front page of the paper
Suddenly I count
But don’t count on me
I am only counting days left
Until I'm free
But if we all make it
We’ll sift through our naked pictures
In the downloads folder
To a song that brings relief
Like nails on a chalkboard
Or the grinding of teeth
It doesn’t sound pretty
To hear I’m turning 18
Track Name: I Don't Mind
I kissed you on the cheek instead of the lips
I don’t mind
I told you to love him cuz I thought you did
You will find love
I’ll take you to serenade you any day
I’m not busy
When you’re far off with him, do you think of me
Will you miss me?
I haven’t really thought this through

I don’t mind love
I know you’ll find love
I’m not busy
I know that you’ll miss me
Tell me what is false
And if you are true
But I’m no longer, no longer expecting you

I waited a week instead an hour
I don’t mind
I’ll sit down so you know you have the power
You will find love
I’ll be in hallway away from it all
I’m not busy
If you walk out with him and I see you pass
Will you miss me?
I haven’t really thought this through

I don’t mind love
You will find love
I’m not busy
And I know that you’ll miss me
Tell me what is false
And if you are true
But I’m no longer, no longer expecting you

I’ll make sure you’re comfortable in your shoes
I’ll go barefoot
Show me your old photos from that camera we can’t use
I won’t embarrass you
He’ll give you his jacket and a heart to match it
I’m not cold
I only hope you’re happy with whatever you choose
Love can’t be bought or sold
Love can’t be bought or sold
(Chorus)
Track Name: An Anti-Climactic Journey (feat. Meg Guildehaus)
Hoped that I wasn't too late
Kept trying to tie my tie straight
Prayed it'd all go great
On our first date

We rode our bikes down to the pier
I spilled my ice cream on you dear
Oh god I'm so nervous
When you are near me

Frantically finding small talk
Tossed pebbles in the water from the docks
You tried to skip a big rock
It only dropped

Just like the story I told you
It was a flop and you had no clue
Anti-climactic first date
What were we doing in the first place

Throw me in with the rocks you're tossing
And I will break the ice
I got class but no tact and don't act fast
But I'm pretty sure I'm nice
Take me as I am darling
I can tell no lies
Don't need a ring just tell me everything
I'm pretty sure that will suffice
Track Name: WinterBeat
We shoot zombies when I walk you back
Sleet, hail, or snow we launch our attacks
And we are deadly in the dark and they never see us coming
Till the bells toll 12 and they send us running
I check the overhang for ice while you watch and laugh
We share my a blazer as a blanket too embarrassed to ask
Are you cold and if so, then where would you like to go?
So instead I scratch your back relax and let the night unfold


Spent far too long listening to pity me songs
All these winterbeats hindering me
Feeling Super duper single whistling porno intro jingles
Now I know that you're thinking of me
Tried to resurrect the dead in me- electrofolk therapy
All these winterbeats hindering me
But seniorspring's in my step and darlin you are the best
Where oh where would I be

My mixtape's in your ears while you count sheep
Meanwhile I dream up lyrics and fumble with a beat
Sorry you meant the rents so soon, my mistake
Didn't predict dinner would double as our second date
You watch bad movies with me and bring friends to see my plays
You smile and nod politely at the stupid shit I say
I wish I knew astrology but I'll make up our own stars
And thank my lucky ones as I point up to mars
My mixtape's in your ears while you count sheep
Meanwhile I dream up lyrics and fumble with a beat
I fumble with a beat, I fumble with my feet
I fumble with every single word I speak

Spent far too long listening to pity me songs
All these winterbeats hindering me
Feeling Super duper single whistling porno intro jingles
Now I know that you're thinking of me
Tried to resurrect the dead in me- electrofolk therapy
All these winterbeats hindering me
But seniorspring's in my step and darlin you are the best
Where oh where would I be
Track Name: All I Have to Say
Hated it here wanted to survive
Made it through the fear, now I'm alive
I've been patiently waiting for
The bad to end to start creating
More time for friends before it ends
More time for rhymes and lines in pen
More frisbee games and warm spring rain
No time to waste till we graduate

Freshman year was fear and loathing
Hated bros in preppy clothing
Scared of where my life was going
Happy light was always glowing
Anti-depressants and methods of coping
But lessons were learned and I guess they're worth knowing
Homesick alone and I couldn't get over it
Nobody helped me but everyone noticed it
That's how I thought and I stuck to my reasoning
Seasons went by and I miserably greeted them
met a great girl who challenged my world view
Met a great drummer and started a band
Music and girls- my life was anew
I convinced myself that I was the man
Then when she left I was rudely awakened and
Finally realized that I'd been mistaken
My grandfather passed and I couldnt stop shakin
Thought of all of the things that for granted I'd taken
But I was so used to whinin and complaining
That I never got it till my friend explained it

"you've been
talking about yourself a lot
Maybe you can try and be happy for other people
Chill out appreciate all the that surrounds you,
Cuz.. we have it good, y'know?"

Hated it here wanted to survive
Made it through the years, now I'm alive
I've been patiently waiting for
The bad to end to start creating
More time for friends before it ends
More time for rhymes and lines in pen
More frisbee games and warm spring rain
No time to waste till we graduate

Class of one-two I wish I knew you better
Never thought we'd make it four long years together
Whatever the weather may bring in the future
For now we got sun and I'm choosing to use it
We're dirty and bloody and muddy and loud
And always in trouble but never mind how
Straight-laced and brace-faced we started this race
Untamed with no shame we are leaving this place
Wide-eyed and tie-dyed and frelky with pride
Tell us we can't and we wont be denied
Get tans and we'll hook up and we'll fall in love
8 weeks of summer camp can't get enough
We'll hug and we'll cry and then we'll see goodbye
And I'll see all your face five years down the line

"We made it, so I guess it's on us now right?
We gotta make ourselves happy now that we're grown up,
But what does that really mean, y'know?
Peace."

Hated it here wanted to survive
Made it through the years, now I'm alive
I've been patiently waiting for
The bad to end to start creating
More time for friends before it ends
More time for rhymes and lines in pen
More frisbee games and warm spring rain
No time to waste till we graduate
Track Name: Six Rusty Strings
Six rusty strings
Are the very last things
keeping my mind at ease
I heard the news today
That you had passed away
Never to paint another picture
You crossed the ocean
86 years ago this may
And you were only 8
How did it feel?

Six rusty strings
Are the very last things keeping my mind at ease
I play the blues today
News fresh you'd had passed away
So many stories Left to say
You almost drowned
In the tiny creek behind your house
You met the tallest man earth

Your name in black ink on a big tattoo
Will never say what I wish I could have
Said to you

Your painting of dusk headlights the fall
Still hangs proudly on my wall
Next to the glacier and golden gate bridge
I wanna see the things I know you did

Your name in black ink on a big tattoo
Will never say what I wish I could have
Said to you
Track Name: Lend Yourself to Me (feat. Nina Peluso)
Lend yourself to me
Your heart is your own
Six days or six months
Your love is a loan
Payments are overdue
Bills on the table
I won’t get over you
I won’t be able to

Tomorrow I take
All my love to the bank
So I’ll pour my soul out to
Empty the tank
In the home you provide me
You heat my whole heart
Make it light up inside me
And tear me apart

Refuse not to smile
Enjoy what you have
If it’s downhill from here
Then the view ain’t so bad
But at night on the 12th of June
All I will see is you
I could never undo
I won’t be able to

Tomorrow I take
All my love to the bank
So I’ll pour my soul out to
Empty the tank
In the home you provide me
You heat my whole heart
Make it light up inside me
And tear me apart

You’re scared of leaving
And I’m scared to stay
But the price of love is steep
And we all have to pay
When payments are overdue
Bills on the table
I won’t get over you
I won’t be able

Tomorrow I take
All my love to the bank
So I’ll pour my soul out to
Empty the tank
In the home you provide me
You heat my whole heart
Make it light up inside me
And tear me apart
Track Name: Night Drives Home (feat. Maddy Harris)
I’m the first one to say I’m a little bit bitter
But I appreciate the small things all things considered
Transatlanticism, and rolling stone
Plans I can never finish, and night drives home
Take my advice I’m not using it right now
Find a place you love and never settle down
Take a Polaroid picture of the fall’s red leaves
Put it in a letter in December then send it to me

This is original and I feel free
It’s the dead of darkness
It’s the dead of darkness
For the first time in my life I can finally breathe
It’s the dead of darkness
It’s the dead of darkness
Fast yellow flashes and tall oak trees
It’s the dead of darkness
It’s the dead of darkness
Your hand on my knee from the passenger seat
It’s the dead of darkness
I’m alive to see it

I’ll be the first one to hop into a time machine
To stop erasing and wasting the very best things
Speeding home to your parents wine
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
It’s frozen outside we’re snowed in tonight
Put a WHY? Record on and tell me lies
You’ll pretend the moment’s beautiful, I’ll think that you are
The dutiful friend who only goes so far

This is original and I feel free
It’s the dead of darkness
It’s the dead of darkness
For the first time in my life I can finally breathe
It’s the dead of darkness
It’s the dead of darkness
Fast yellow flashes and tall oak trees
It’s the dead of darkness
It’s the dead of darkness
Your hand on my knee from the passenger seat
It’s the dead of darkness
I’m alive to see it

I’ll be the first one to clink and say my resolution
Yeah the problems stay the same but I have a new solution
Read as much I can over winter vacation
Until I can uncover what was Lost in Translation
I’ll write a million songs because I never want a real job
I’ll discover the universe in Calvin and Hobbes
But every second better be better than the last
I’d hate to spend a second of my future on the past
Track Name: Pop Songs
I take it easy and I go hard
But I'm still uptight
I'm sleazy and chivalrous
A summer knight
I'm in it for the glory
Or at least a good story
What should I write down tonight?
I could write pops songs all day long
And play with dustup drops
Till rave kids call me bass god
I'd rather make your head nod
Or at least I'll make bedrock
So knock knock
Open up the door to your closed mind
The let me step inside

I'm too nerdy for Fergie
And I am dirty but she's dirtier
Pop stars are good with their words
But I am wordier
I'm flintier than t-swift but still on that b-list
Not your best bet to write the next hit
I'm a davy jones believer
Just not in justin beiber
I'm a chris brown beat-hound: golden retriever
Step into the club, five foot eight inch
No bottle full of boob just a t-pain migraine
I never make my music for a place i hate
and if this rap is inaccessible then that's okay
I doubt you'll ever see an article about me
Or a hosted blog post to boast about my CD
I'm knee deep in lyrics and even deeper in spirit
And if you're swimming in the shallow end
Time to get out my friend
Little bit of Anticon, no parts Akon
Little bit of self-pity little bit of james bond
Little bit embarrassed I'm an upper class white kid
Appreciate my parents though cuz i was raised right kid
Might kid around about it when the mic's in my hand
But at night when I write it I am serious man
I'm not the most paid or the most played most days
Not quite the musician that I wish I was
Not in the position that I wish I was
But it'll come to fruition like it always does

I don't blame you if you think my beat's lame (pop songs, pop songs)
You will never hear this on the radio waves (pop songs, pop pimples)
Track Name: The Loneliest Ringmaster
The only lonely boy at the amusement park
Sharing the ferris wheel with his shadow
I tend to get that feeling when it starts to get dark
I no longer get mad though and I sing when I sad so I go
Doo doo doo da da da da da dada

Welcome to the first track where you learn that I can rap
It's been in me since infancy and the Wilde has hatched
They say I'm spoken word and that I'm broke and I'm a jerk
And I say words will never hurt me but they'll shatter my confidence
Welcome to the carnival of sounds in my brain
Step right up and pay admission I'm so glad that you came
To your left are David Cohn and Yolf Wolf, and Tom Delonge
They've agreed to meet and greet you and then bring you along and
Take a little a pop punk, drop the bass, and add funk and you're halfway home in the back of the trunk
You gotta think too much and drink too much but not till you're drunk
I'm the most modest dude I know
But honestly though
Can you blame a crazy person if he kills all his beats? No!
I'm just messing around
Fell off the merry go round
One two to many times
While headbanging to its sound

The only lonely boy at the amusement park
Sharing the ferris wheel with his shadow
I tend to get that feeling when it starts to get dark
I no longer get mad though and I sing when I sad so I go
Doo doo doo da da da da da dada

Your average urban alien white hetero homo sapien
Better at sexting it to you than saying it from next to you
And yes I do think you have me pinned
The introvert who can't commit
Self-deprecation skills are shit
Updating my page on a phone in a subway station
Saying I'm seeking a muse who's seeking cyber validation
I know just why I'm a clown
I made a list and wrote it down
It's the music I listen to
And channel for sounds

The xx is for sex and
I Bump Why? to cry to
Serengeti for my z's and
DFC is for my mind
Das racist for complacency
And blazing for k. Flay
And blink-182 is why you hear me at all today

Now you've been into to the Wilde
And I hope I made you smile
Call me Alexander Supertramp
I'm leaving for a while.

The only lonely boy at the amusement park
Sharing the ferris wheel with his shadow
I tend to get that feeling when it starts to get dark
I no longer get mad though and I sing when I sad so I go
Doo doo doo da da da da da dada

Do you ever stay up late nights
Saying mediocre rhymes in bed?
That’s what verse three is:
Supertramp’s dead
I never got a guest spot- no tour plans
No tour vans, indie bands and rest stops, man
Connoisseur of disappointment
Making music only for my own enjoyment
I guess I got my health
And acute knowledge of self
Getting down down down
On myself, like I’m in a submarine
In the twilight zone of my youth
Seeking the truth or a beautiful scene
Easily upset in the early onset of morning
Telling myself to quit music, using my play count as a warning
Pop stars, bankers and captains of giant oil tankers
Are things I know I’ll never be, and for that, I am thankful
And for that, I am thankful
And for that, I am thankful
Track Name: SSA
Say three things a day
Every night for a year
That you're happy that you have
That keep you happy that you're here

Overhanging out under real stars and the star projector
Vinyl record spins, getting what you give
Reading the classics but taking breaks for prison dramas
Learning from pretty girls who always stood me up
Getting over myself, sucking it up
Playing with still time
Swimming in the spring time
Tossing the disc, dirtying my feet
Days alone in the studio, slaving over the beat
Spray paint murals in the rock band room
Sledding and getting over feelings of impending doom
Accepting sleep deprivation because of a good conversation
Learning to ice skate first encounter ice breakers
Moving in and year-end packing
Competitively slacking
Complaining about the food
Complaining about prudes
Complaining about dudes
Complaining about anything the changes in your daily news

Say three things a day
Every night for a year
That you're happy that you have
That keep you happy that you're here

Dishes got done
Wishes come true
Finally fell in love
First kiss watching kung fu
TED talks and
Longs walks
In the woods
Like thoreau
Never finished one
But I get what his books show
Love the look of white lights bright in the night mist
Watching those hips tight dress twist
This christmas you reside atop my wish list
All of my friends eyes' are red
Seven kids one big bed
Thank god for lasers
And surround sound speakers
Wanna write soundtrack
To help us fall asleep to
If they listen
They will know that this goes out to them
It's their stoner summer anthem
Loner lover anthem
I wrote this song to make us happer together-let's call it tandem
If no one understands it
Then it's for me and I'll damn them

Say three things a day
Every night for a year
That you're happy that you have
That keep you happy that you're here