The World Began With A Yes

by The Silkstones

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“The World Began With A Yes”, is a distinct venture from The Silkstones initial releases, moving into a more natural fit of ambient and atmospheric rock. The album aims to provide a dreamlike feel, carrying the listener along with harmonies and violin. Thematically the album contemplates the universal question of our existence, a reoccurrence in times of hardship. The albums collaborative and dynamic approach allows open interpretation and empathy while encouraging the listener to push on and be positive. Ultimately, the message is to make the most of the lives we’ve been given.

The record was written, produced and engineered by The Silkstones at Aux Studios. The album was recorded over a four-month period starting in late December 2016 and finishing in April 2017.

All songs were written by the songwriting partnership of Ryan Phillips and Dylan Jerome Wagner, who took influences from a variety of artists and albums, primarily The Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds”, George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass”, Owen’s “L’Ami du Peuple” and U2’s “Joshua Tree”

The Silkstones are Ryan Phillips (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Dylan Jerome Wagner (guitar, bass, harmonies) Megan Brown (violin, harmonies) and Blake Lowry /Skyler Bjorn (percussion).


We would like to say a special thanks to Darrin Kingston, Carlos Aguirre, Wade Scott Eliason, Miriam and Derrick Wagner, Stephen and Estelle Phillips, Steven William Foord, Daniel Enns, Blake Lowry, Evan Ushenko , Tumja Phillips and Miranda Lantz.

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released July 14, 2017

Phillips/Wagner

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The Silkstones Lethbridge, Alberta

The Silkstones are
Ryan Phillips
Dylan J. Wagner
Megan Brown
Skyler Bjorn
Joel Gray
Ryan Klassen

Studio members:
Blake Lowry
Daniel Enns

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Track Name: Shine
When the pond turns to mist
Well, you are here
And the sun goes to set
But you stay clear

If it wasn’t you, if it wasn’t you
If it wasn’t you, if it wasn’t you
Oh I'd chase

When the shore stops to dry
Well, you’re still here
And the grass start to shine
Well, you are clear

If it wasn’t you, if it wasn’t you
Oh I'd waste

I’m gone,
I’m gone, for a moment you see
not long, just a moment

When the sun goes to blind
You stay clear
And the world unwinds
Well you are mine

I’m gone,
I’m gone, for a moment you see
not long.
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Track Name: I Should Have Known
Tell me you love him
He needs you
You wouldn’t
But it's not the same
I promise I need you
It's just not that see through
Now, this way


Oh, I should have known
Oh, I should have known
I’d know by now

Tell me he loves you
He cares not above you
But it's not the same
Tell me I'm dreaming
I’ll see you and feel you this way

Ohh I should have known
I should have known
I’d know by now

I'm still waiting
I'm waiting to change
Change, I still love you


I'm still waiting, I'm waiting to change
Change
I can’t love you.
Track Name: Better Alone
Your cigarettes stopped burning
You're playing dumb it's working
I think we go it alone
No need to think so I’m drinking
No need to sink but I’m thinking
I think I go it alone

Pick me up
Pick me up

Your drinking lips are speaking
Empty words flow leaving
I think I do it alone
No need to wait so I’m wasting
No need for fate so I’m tasting
I think I’m better alone

Pick me up
Pick me up

Your cigarettes stopped burning
You're playing dumb it's working
I think I go it alone
You played the field and who’s boasting?
A devil's deal of old potions
It's never better alone

Pick me
Pick me up
Track Name: It Tells Me More (Than You Tell Me)
Stop ghost!
Keep your spirits to yourself
Hot, cold
There’s no difference, I’m not well
Flesh shell
Got my feelings from someone else
Sly eyes
Well you’re the devil in disguise

It tells me more than you tell me
It tells me more

Oh Hell!
Keep your wisdom for yourself
Thought I, well I’m a cluster of your lies
You and me
We were made together
You and I
There's no real forever

It tells me more than you tell me
It tells me more

I’m not coping well (are you coping well?)
Track Name: Statues
But heroes never last
Again, times wasted
And you make up your past
A friend of old age

And the moments on your back
The weight of a true sage
And these moments are the last of today
Turn off the program

Now...
Statues in a room
The west wind blowing with the blue
A roof, a bed

When the missing don’t come back
A drop in the ocean
The mirror shows the cracks
Young guns, fall broken

Heroes aren’t built to last
Outgrown, times changing
Why can living feel so bad
When life’s good well, I’m joking

Statues in a room
The west wind blowing with the blue
A roof, a bed
Track Name: Used To Be A Laugh
I’m picking out who
I’ll turn too
When the world's gone
And the bird's song is
Silence
Escape
Silence
Escapes

And when it calls
The wind will fall
And the desert's plains
Won’t move again
Just silence
Escape
Just silence
Escapes

I used to be a laugh
Or so I’m told

And when we're gone
Like the burst of a sun
Won't you feel the shame
Of our love again
Or
Silence
Escape
Silence
Escapes

And once absorbed
We won't feel no more
Like the winter's haze
Will leave no trace
Just
Silence
Mistakes
Silence
Escapes

I used to be a laugh
Or so I’m told
Track Name: Santa Muerte
Smoke covered skies
Behind them, I’ll lie
Your picture got lost like me

Days, dark as night
Your lips now feel dry
You're waiting for me to come

When I pass with the clouds
Don’t look up, just keep down
And while you live your life
Just know you made mine

We both lied
No heavens to find
Your picture got lost like me

When I pass with the clouds
Don’t look up, just keep down
And while you live your life
Just know you made mine
Track Name: Supermoon
Inspired to be bored and sleep
Conspire to be more than me
Not higher, I just wish water would make me grow

Mismatched, the thoughts of dreams
Dispatched, where the moon is hinged
I’m not in a place to know

Misjudged, I’m broken again
To Adjust, but broken again, and again

No harm in the little things
Alarms are the silent scenes
it's hard but it's easy to let go

So bright, the moons breaking up
This flight is just taking off
My life is just waiting for this ship to go

Misjudged, I’m broken again
To adjust but broken again, and again
Track Name: Lispectre
Breathe, we all do breathe
Believe, we still believe
To leave what do you see?
To feel the ones you need?


At face, we still use race
Believe, we all do leave
To need, to see, to be the ones you leave
To see, to be, to feel, the ones you leave

To be, what do we leave
Release, when do we see
We love to hate to see the ones we need
We love to hate to be the ones we see

I just have to, I don’t want to be
I just have to, I don’t want to feel

It's in this whole wide world