Black Holes and Unicorns

by Whim Grace

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13 tracks of pop soul fusion and infinite possibility.

Time travelers don't need much, just Black Holes and Unicorns.

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released October 31, 2016

Whim Grace
Songs/Vocal/Guitar/Keys

Danny Frye
Audio Production/ Drums

Salvatore Manalo
Electric Guitar/Bass

Sean Flora
Audio Engineer

John Lord
Producer

Christopher Armon-Jones
Executive Producer

Daniel Liam Gill
Album Cover

Recorded and Mastered @ Sean Flora's Rock n' Roll Bnb

Big Thank you to Kickstarter Peeps!!!
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To my friends, family, and fans, all the whimsy, wonder, and love :)

Biggest Thank You to Portland! The city that helped to birth this mythical creature

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Whim Grace Portland, Oregon

Whim channels far away souls and fallen stars with her unusual chord progressions, prophetic lyrics, and warm voice. Salvatore Manalo's timeless guitar licks, Evan Knapp's grooving bass, and Danny Frye's driving rhythm fill out the sound. They are able to capture all the magic on the anticipated new album Black Holes and Unicorns. Time travelers don't need much, just black holes and unicorns. ... more

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Track Name: The Beginning
When I fell to this plane of existence
I was shocked by the amount of resistance
Of gravity
Of society
Of disparity
Weighing down on these creatures called humanity
So I went searching for anything
To ease the suffering
To elevate my alien consciousness
So I may return home again

I looked to the oceans deep
The mountain rivers
The forest peaks
Through the glowing golden fields of wheat
And what I found was a simple thing
The vibration of a single string
Voices raised in harmony
The color of symphonies
A bass and a beat reverberating
Deep
Deep
Deep
Deep inside of me

If I ever need to return home again
All I have to do
Is listen
Track Name: Teach Me
Let me walk beside you
Let me feel the weight of your world
Let me grasp at forever
Feel what life could be like as your girl
Let me whisper you sweet things
I want to try out this new harmony
I never felt so light
When someone was holding me

Teach me how to stay
Teach me how to try
Teach me how the mothers and the lovers
Don't leave us all high and dry

Me
Well let's face it
I've grown empty and cold
Like a shell
Vacant and hollow
The ocean echoing in my soul
But this
This is a new thing
I never felt a love so free
Let me walk beside
I want to taste each and every ending

Teach me how to stay
Teach me how to give
Teach me how the mountains and the lakes and the apple trees
Love where they live

I'm gonna do the very best I can
Give me strength
Won't you hold my hand
Oh what life could be like if you were my man
But I can smell the smoke curling again

But let me walk beside you
Let me feel the weight of your world
Let me grasp at forever
Feel what life could be like as your girl
Let me whisper you sweet things
I want to try out this new harmony
I never never felt so light
When someone was loving me

Teach me how to stay
Teach me how to fly
Teach me how to let the earth take my walls down
And feel the tremor deep inside

Oh won't you teach me
Please please please
Oh won't you teach me
Track Name: Miscommunication of Now (Gravity)
And I feel
Like my cells don't understand gravity
Feel
Like I left the earth far behind me
Feel
Like my cells don't understand gravity

Tell me where the sidewalk ends
Where luck changes around the bend
Where lovers make amends

Show me how to be a friend
What's real and what's pretend
When circumstances shift again

And I feel
Like my cells don't understand gravity
Feel
Like I left the earth far behind me
Feel
Like my cells don't understand gravity

But I love you madly
Give up all for you gladly
Love you more than her
And I love you truly
Words that soothe me
Falling into time

Don't press rewind
Don't press rewind

For I feel
Like my cells don't understand gravity
Feel
Like I left the earth far behind me
Feel
Like my cells don't understand gravity
Track Name: Walking the Streets
Walking the streets
Feel the waves of the world wash on by
The weathered signs
The purple rain
The constant rush of 'Hello' and 'Goodbyes'

The people don't know
Yes the people don't know
That you're floating a thousand feet high
Feeling Alive

Walking the streets
Feel the wind pushing you around the track
Walking the streets
Feel the sunshine breaking through every sidewalk crack

How long has it been
Since you felt anything
How long has it been
Since you felt anything at all?
And it's alright
This Feeling Alive

Walking the streets
The bridges have names
Hear the stories they tell
The skyscrapers bulk and stare
Not used to this sunnier self

The sirens scream
The babies cry
But they don't know this internal sigh
The subways rush
And the crowds try to push you down
But you're invincible now
Feeling Alive
Track Name: Follow
Follow me down
To the sad side of town
Behind the empty warehouse
When no one is around

We can fill up our veins
We can alleviate the pain
And we'll never have to feel again
Now doesn't that sound fine

Now whisper and hush
This won't hurt much
Settle your bones into the ground
And follow me down

Follow me down
To the sad side of town
All the drunkards know your name
Price of freedom always the same

And we can fill up our veins
We can alleviate the pain
And we'll never never have to feel again
Oh now doesn't that sound fine

Follow me down
to the sad side of town
Lay my corpse to rest
In the shadow I loved the best

And I promised you that day
I could take I could take the pain away
While I was living you would never hear me say
But oh I think I was wrong
I think I was wrong

Oooo
Track Name: Moon Dog
Tip the rocking chair
Mami would have wanted you there
But you never showed
But the ground is fresh
And the memory has kept
Babe you're just a rolling stone

You're just a pale moon dog
Scratching round the forest tonight
You're just a pale moon dog
Trying to get it right

You're trying to let it go
You're trying to let it go
You're trying to let it go
You're trying to let it go

Pick out a star
We are gonna make it there
Saturn's rings aren't far
Just got to prepare
Are you ready with your oars?
We sailed the heavens a thousand times before

You're just a pale moon dog
Scratching round the forest tonight
You're just a pale moon dog
Trying but failing to get it right

You're trying to let it go
You're trying to let it go
You got to let it go
You got to let it go

He promised me beautiful things
Space travel, romance, and love without strings
But you reap what you sow
And all the lies have been told
Now we're buried in the ground
Just dust now

We're just a pale moon dogs
Scratching round the forest tonight
We're just a pale moon dogs
Trying but failing to get it right

We're trying to let it go
We're trying to let it go
We got to let it go
It's time to let it go
Track Name: Don't Go
Don't go out tonight
Moon's about to bite
And the city lights are howling
Don't go out tonight
Another drink won't fix your life
And my bed is wanting
Stay awhile

I keep thinking about the way you taste
How your honey sweet kisses make my body shake
Like the maple leaves when the southern breeze blow
I'll follow you wherever you go
But Baby Please don't go

You make me feel love, love, love, love
You make me feel love, love, love, love

Don't go out tonight
Moon's about to bite
And the subways are growling
Don't go out tonight
Another woman won't fix your life
And my heart it calling
Stay awhile

'Cuz I just keep thinking about the way you taste
How your honey sweet kisses make my body shake
Like the maple leaves when the southern breeze blow
I'll follow you wherever you go
But Baby Please don't go

You make me feel love, love, love, love
You make me feel love, love, love, love

Don't go out tonight
Moon's about to bite
And the city streets are restless wandering
Don't go out tonight
We could change each other's lives
Yes our hearts are calling
Stay awhile
Track Name: Sun Bruises
The sun bruises my already aching skin
No matter how far I run past the finish line
I never seem to win
The beggar keeps filling up his cup with coins from my purse
He don't seem to get richer
His habit just seems to get worse

Cry out your window
And I will hear you
Cry out your window
And I raise my head
Cry out your window
Alone in the moonlight
It's good to know
It's good to know
We're all not dead yet

He stirs when the sun meets the day
Opens his eyes with a sweet happy sort of surprise
Lingering smoke from the cigarettes he toked
And he smiles my way
It's good to know you can change

Cry out your window
You're not alone
Cry out your window
When you've hit sunk your teeth down to life's bone
Cry out your window
Alone in the moonlight
It's good to know we all get to choose
Whether we die or bloom
And when you're confused
Just cry out your window

Cry out your window
You're not alone
Cry out your window
When you've hit sunk your teeth down to life's bone
Cry out your window
Alone in the moonlight

Someone hears your plight
Someone's there for you tonight
Someone's there for you tonight
It's good to know
It's good to know we all get to choose
Whether we die or bloom
When you're confused
Cry out your window
And I will hear you
And I will hear you
Track Name: Pieces
Pieces of you
Burnt in my brain
Every season autographed by this rain
Every feeling covered in blood and doubt
Good thing I'm a wanderer
Used to doing without you

I set the table with roses and prose
The train keeps on shaking
All the ink from my soul
And all along the way
I cling to the sound
Of he hurried breathe
As I drive my pen down

Hello World!
It's me do you hear
I'm already faded
Don't let me disappear
I'm already dying
I'm already dying
I'm already dead

Burn down the bridges
On the side of the road
Tear up the headlines
The news never knows
We wound up singing
A false melody
Lies breeding deep
Inside you and me

Hello World!
It's me do you hear
I'm already faded
Don't let me disappear
I'm already dying
I'm already dying
I'm buried alive

Can you light up the inside...?
Can you light up the inside...?
Can you light up the inside...?
Track Name: Sidelines
Caught a chill running down my spine
Searching for that heart of mine
I got stuck on a dead end street
Threw my body down at your feet

My heart is heavy
No one can carry
Thrown to the sidelines
On a sunny afternoon

Fractured memory
Disjointed harmony
See something when you look at me
Something like feeling
Forgot how it could be
to used the numbing

My heart is heavy
No one can carry
Bullets are flying
But you hold out your hand
Maybe you could be my man
Maybe you could be my man

The city swallowed me whole
Apocalypse of the soul
Heavy bringing me down...
And who am I now?

You got stuck on a dead end street
Found your body lying next to me
Could barely make out a heart beat
Under the shell you wear

Your heart is heavy
No one can carry
But I love the touch of your hand
Maybe you could be my man
Hey maybe you could be my man
Baby make me feel like I can
Track Name: Believe
I'm Sitting in the rain waiting for your phone call
Searching for the sun even when the snow falls
Looking for the free lane after the traffic jam
Still hoping to be your woman

But you don't believe in love
You don't believe in love
You don't believe in love
But babe believe in us
We can rise above

Daddy left when we were young
Momma didn't give us hugs
Empty beds and large bruises

So you don't believe in love
You don't believe in love
You don't believe in love
But babe believe in us
For we can rise above

Feel the change
Rearrange the misconceptions in your mind
Be the change rearrange
See the world in a new light
Baby you're sparkling
The scar's come off fresh and clean
Baby we can have everything
Just have to Believe
Believe
Believe

It's time to believe in love
Let's make believe in love
I'll help you believe in love
If we believe in love


We can rise above...

And I'm sitting in the rain waiting for your phone call
Track Name: Fucked Up, Broken, Beautiful Featuring NEO G YO
All the scars that you carry
All the mistakes you bury
Every crooked lie out your crooked mouth
Every damn spot that won't come out

You're breaking all the way down
You're screaming but your lips don't make a sound

You're Fucked up and Broken
But you're Beautiful
Fucked up and Broken
But darling so is this world
You're Fucked Up and Broken
But you're Beautiful tonight
In my eyes

My mistakes
come and go
cyclical
help me grow
somehow
now my whole m o
is sorta drew drawn doubt
in cray on
no play on word
seance shook out
dirty clothes
still thinkin
cleanin feelins
then the weekend comes
repeating meanin
of not good enough but
its getting better all the time
and I couln’t fall in line
if my rhyme
wasa colorin book
I’m flyin

Lying on the bathroom floor
Bleeding out
Forgot what you stood for
Head racing as your heart beat pounds

You're breaking all the way down
You're screaming but your lips don't make a sound

You're Fucked up and Broken
But you're Beautiful
Fucked up and Broken
But darling so is this world
You're Fucked Up and Broken
But you're Beautiful tonight
In my eyes

This life is vulnerable
Fucked Up, Broken, and Beautiful
This life is wonderful
Fucked Up, Broken, and Beautiful

Lights flashing feelings flicker in and out
As the carousel rushes round
Reasoning quickly running out
And you're left with the sound

This life is vulnerable
Fucked Up, Broken, and Beautiful
This life is wonderful
Fucked Up, Broken, and Beautiful
This life is wonderful
Fucked Up, Broken, and Beautiful

Fucked Up and Broken
Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful...

You're Fucked up and Broken
But darling so is this world
You're Fucked Up and Broken
You are Beautiful
Track Name: Headlights
We drove all night
With the headlights off
You closed your eyes
Like feeling lost
The mountains rose
And the oceans swam
Try to rediscover
Just who I am

At least you got someone
To need you when you are needing
At least you got someone
To hold you when you are holding on
At least you got someone
To try when the world gets trying
You always got me and the dawn

You left behind your habits
And I left behind my wounds
Our only map now
Are the stars and the moon
And you waved goodbye and we shout hello
Hello!
They don't understand
But this journey they know

At least you got someone
To need you when you are needing
At least you got someone
To hold you when you are holding on
At least you got someone
To try when the world gets trying
You always got me and the dawn

Dawn...