Reckless Love

by Moonlit Wheat

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Reckless Love is Moonlit Wheat's debut release. A raw, captivating narrative focused on processing the pain and crushing guilt of being part of an affair. The record is a dive straight into the depths of the dark internal conflict in an attempt to rediscover some sense of self and truth after losing the way and hurting those he loved.

The EP was recorded by Hernan Zatarain in a NE Portland, OR apartment, where songwriter Colin Wagner was able to let go and tune in to the emotions and experiences that inspired each song without time limits or deadlines. Each track is a single take with no overdubs, cutting, or pasting. The result is a strikingly direct, raw, and honest series of songs that illustrate the emotional story with piercing sway.

Renowned Mastering Engineer Adam Gonsalves, known for his work with Sufjan Stevens, Typhoon, and Radiation City, added professional touches to make the record cohesive and polished while preserving the intimate DIY sound that helps make this record so profoundly impactful.

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released May 27, 2014

Colin Wagner - voice, acoustic guitar

Recorded and mixed by Hernan Zatarain
Mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering

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The music of Moonlit Wheat is known for its raw honesty and enticing immediacy. With a stripped-down sound full of warmth and candor, Moonlit Wheat has a knack for quieting a room into collective reflection.

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Track Name: Reckless Love
once we were friends
well look how far we've gone
how could something so honest
turn so sickly and wrong?
we gave in to temptation
succumbed to the charm
I'm desperate, glowing, guilty, trembling
with you in my arms

who knows when we'll have had enough
caught up in the rapture
in reckless love

pleasure on the surface
but I'm a mess underneath
a garish sense of indulgence
I'm breathing through my teeth
is that glow in your eyes
a sign of your love for me?
or merely a reflection of my jealousy
of your boyfriend
my best friend
this is so fucking wrong
but your comfort
your loving warmth is just too strong
it's just too strong

can you separate love and lust?
I can't tell this deep
can you rebuild broken trust?
we'll just wait and see

'cause who knows when we'll have had enough
caught up in the rapture
in reckless love
Track Name: We'll Still Be Friends
when I let you in
I didn't know what to expect
I felt us begin
and myself resurrect
now I'm so conflicted
both damned and free
between waves of tension
I can finally breathe

and it's sad to say
that this'll have to end
we'll have to cool down
but we'll still be friends

when he finds out
that I've been with you
I hope he takes it well
'cause there's too much to lose
and I'll always love you
even if we can't kiss
I'll hold onto this truth
with a white knuckle grip

and it's sad to say
that this'll have to end
we'll have to cool down
but we'll still be friends

and years from now
when you marry him
I'll wish you both the best
and we'll still be friends
oh we'll still be friends
Track Name: I Don't Miss You
the sun stains my eyelids
and I wake up fresh
and trees sway outside my window
as I get dressed
and I'm opening up
my mind is blooming
as the sunlight pours into my room
and I don't miss you

yeah, I don't miss those marshmallow blankets
or your soothing warmth
and I don't need your fingers woven
between mine anymore
and all those neatly folded love notes
could burn for all I care
and the pastel heart you drew me
might as well be a signal flare

and I'm trying to start fresh
but everything I do
yeah, every god damn thing
reminds me of you

maybe I miss sitting in the moonlight
finding shapes in the trees
you resting on my shoulder
and your arms around me
but your golden glowing hugs are just a faint memory
and I'm over you already just you wait and see

'cause I'm opening up
my mind is blooming
as the sunlight pours into my room
and I don't miss your presence
I don't miss the calm
yeah I'm over you completely
I don't miss you at all

'cause I'm opening up
my mind is blooming
as the sunlight pours into my room
and I don't miss you
Track Name: This Room
textured walls and synthetic scent
stripped down, dim, but lit
forgotten shelves and thick breathing dust
trinkets I didn't choose

well in this room I confess
I was someone I've tried to re-find
and find the raw honeycomb
and attempt to describe the taste

musky floor where I first felt the ache
a stiffened bed soaked in tears of the torn

well in this room I confess
I was someone I've tried to re-find
and find the raw honeycomb
and attempt to describe the taste

the taste of freedom
the taste of restlessness
oh it was arrogance
no no it was innocence
before the anxious thoughts were deafening
before my strengths became my enemies

well in this room I confess
I was someone I've tried to re-find
and find the raw honeycomb
and attempt to describe the taste