Wonderkind

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    Wonderkind: 1.A feeling of surprise caused by a person, persons or things holding characteristics of beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable traits. 2. A curiosity or sense of caution or suspicion due to the benevolent disposition of a person.

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    Wonderkind: 1.A feeling of surprise caused by a person, persons or things holding characteristics of beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable traits.
    2. A curiosity or sense of caution or suspicion due to the benevolent disposition of a person.

    Produced by: Darryl Neudorf & Language Arts
    Guitar/Vocals: Kristen Cudmore
    Drums: Neil MacIntosh
    Keys/Accordion: Joel Visentin
    Bass/Mandolin: Joe Ernewein
    Trumpets: JP Carter
    Violin: Randy Lee
    Cello: Alex McMaster
    Gang Vocals: Teen Ranch Ensemble
    Engineer & Mixer: Darryl Neudorf at Operation Northwoods in Orangeville
    Trumpet Engineer: David Sikula at Demitone in Vancouver
    Album Art & Layout: Gordon B. Isnor
    Photograph: Wayne Eardley
    Song Compositions & Arrangements: Kristen Cudmore (SOCAN)

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Wonderkind: 1.A feeling of surprise caused by a person, persons or things holding characteristics of beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable traits.
2. A curiosity or sense of caution or suspicion due to the benevolent disposition of a person.

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released April 1, 2014

Produced by: Darryl Neudorf & Language Arts
Guitar/Vocals: Kristen Cudmore
Drums: Neil MacIntosh
Keys/Accordion: Joel Visentin
Bass/Mandolin: Joe Ernewein
Trumpets: JP Carter
Violin: Randy Lee
Cello: Alex McMaster
Gang Vocals: Teen Ranch Ensemble
Engineer & Mixer: Darryl Neudorf at Operation Northwoods in Orangeville
Trumpet Engineer: David Sikula at Demitone in Vancouver
Album Art & Layout: Gordon B. Isnor
Photograph: Wayne Eardley
Song Compositions & Arrangements: Kristen Cudmore (SOCAN)

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Track Name: More Than Amazing
Is that the light of the magical fun?
I've been inhabiting this space as the lonely one
For so long I've been thinking: 'Where have my homies gone?'
It's been a struggle through building an empire
...and waiting for you...
I'm starting to get established by the way of habit
I'm wondering about life and which way to have it
Connecting is the challenge, oh where is the static?
Then suddenly I met you and then I felt magic
When you first kissed my cheek, it was like a bucket of sparkles being poured all over me
When our eyes first met, I felt an electricity
...and when we first spoke, I spoke so nervously
When you first kissed my cheek, it was like a bucket of sparkles being poured all over me
I think I felt something more than amazing
I think I felt something more than amazing
Track Name: 5 W's
Who’s been to this place before?
What feelings are too heavy and full?
Where do the memories flurry and soar?
When my love for you is eroding me

So why don’t I think I can be this girl who loves you more?

How should I say what this is for?
When it feels like someone’s keeping score?
Who? What? Where? When? Why? is this such a yo-yo?
When my love for you is eroding

So why don’t I think I can be this girl who loves you more?
Track Name: Wonderkind
Looking out at a city so bright
Darkened, inside the eyelids
You handed over your treasures
Like they hadn’t even become yours yet

Whispering out, “Why do I..”
...and, “How has it come to this?”
A moment’s of interaction
Sanctified by a wish

But the ringing is calling me out
The greatest distraction
I’ll give away all of it
Through emotional reaction

I am made of time
And in that time I concentrate it
Making sounds of what’s in my mind
Nothing can really explain it

It’s the wonderkind...
It’s a wonderkind...
Track Name: What If it Were to Be Reworked?
Reality sets in as I drain another pen
Are we the same people now that we were then?
Let's explore this tree that we hang from
From and through all of its seasons
I'll go to bed feeling picked over tonight
And if I feel this way, does it mean you might?
Because my mind is a mess, feeling compressed
Like rabbits a-beating up a-beating up my chest
How is this love, is it because I wonder?
It consumes my mind, my heart's in the blender
I've done the math but the science doesn't make sense
Or maybe it's that you were never really present
I feel like this is a test and this is me thinking
I feel like I'm the best ship, the best ship at sinking
I'm just flip-flopping like a fish out of water in front of these high-beams
It's times like these, oh can I please have somebody sitting next to me

If I hadn't missed the appointment, would it have died everywhere?
There's a shadow on the window, I can feel a ghost in here
I need some help, but I didn't know the cost
Will anything change? Because I find myself lost
I try so hard to be, but I'm not ready, I know
Am I walking to fast or am I running too slow?
I'll try to build momentum like it's never been done at all
Just keep putting one foot in front of the other and then you'll never ever fall
Track Name: Oh Tangible World
Who cares that I've changed?
I'm leaving mistake-land's hurting
Who cares how I'll speak?
I've never been that good at wording
This is a new conquest
I have the ability to be able
This is how I'll go about it
I'm capable because I am capable

Oh and how you had once greeted me there
I once was alone in this conundrum
No need to feed the ego who lives here
It is all in my imagination

Have I lost my youth in this predicament?
Patience with me
I think I know all about what I want
But I really have no idea
I try and picture the beautiful things
Someone told me this before
Oh tangible world, oh tangible world
Is a doorway without the door

Oh and how you had once greeted me there
I once was alone in this conundrum
No need to feed the ego who lives here
It is all in my imagination

I feel I need love and I need love I feel
But I probably just feel that I want it
I am moving out of this broken house
The one that you, that you once haunted

Oh and how you had once greeted me there
I once was alone in this conundrum
No need to feed the ego who lives here
It is all in my imagination
Track Name: Hot Air Balloon
Look what happened between you, way up there from a hot air balloon

Were you a desert or a beach for call?
It's simple to be not that simple at all
You had a chance to be certain, on the ball
Do we all see the same world at all?

You were given the path and the black ink
Send your pain down the kitchen sink
You thanked a storm a glorious day to think
Held the cat, looked out the window without a blink

When you look out the window, you'll find that it's harder to see in the mirror

You shoveled the snow and went in for a snack
And you wish you had a rocket-pack strapped to your back
To fly into the jet stream and make friends with it up there intact
In hopes of surviving a broken heart attack

So say it firm that you love yourself whole
Don't think about what could have been anymore
You are done the battle, you are done the war
You are done the battle, you are done the war

There's a house by a willow tree
That is where you were made to be
We will be there through everything
Waiting and waiting

Look what happened between you, way up there from a hot air balloon
Track Name: Illusion
Is it all an illusion?
Give it your all from the veru start
Tip-toe around the cycle
Break your back and cross your heart

There's a place you can go
If you can get there if you get to sleep
Go in blindly with your feelers out
You'll find your way around so familiarly

Open a blank book
Let your brain out of its cage
Try to understand
Your sanest place is your age

Turn the page over
And fill it up with what-abouts
Pretend to confront all of the nothings
Eraser in hand to wear it out

I don't know all about
What's happening in this place
It seems I can't see what you're talking about
Is it all an illusion?

Tonight I write from my heart
And I work my way around
I feel beat, beat too many pounds
Beat down by the game, beat down by the sound

I did not come here to fight
Defeated, I won't show my might
My days will get better, right?
I need to fall asleep tonight

I don't know all about
What's happening in this place
It seems I can't see what you're talking about
Is it all an illusion?
Track Name: Old Familar
If I saw you there
I’d say that I was unreasonable
Would it be the old familiar?
Is it inevitable?

You came to me in my sleep
Securing me in stories
Would it be the old familiar?
They’ll stay with me until the morning


Can’t I be your little sparkle?
I’m chasing my words away
I have the Peter Pan syndrome
That is getting in the way

Can’t I be your firecracker
What is it I want to say?
I wonder will this get better
Maybe yes but not today


I certainly miss the fall
I do I do
Then I think what I had
What I had with you

I sort out my insides
And I become something new
Molded into a mouth
To practice to tell the truth

Could it be the old familiar?
Track Name: Building a Mountain With Our Bare Hands
We are here
Building a mountain
With our bare hands

Taking the soil
Making habitats
For our new lands

When we look down we can see all that we did
And if we walk about we can relive
All that happened...

We are, we are building a mountain!

It would be all worth it
When sitting next to you
When we continue to top such a marvelous view

Through the heat frost and rain
I would build it with you all over again
Declaring a purpose giving a hand
First to build a mountain you’ll need a little bit of land

We are, we are building a mountain!

It can be done in a paint by numbers fashion
We can create anything we can imagine
We can be almost anything we can be
We can be almost anything

We are, we are building a mountain!
Track Name: When I Leave This Town
I started a new book
And then I moved house
Picked a new city
Held my mouth

I didn’t say much
Nothing’s left to be told
After that night
The veins in my temples exploded


I took flight
Many times before
My head it felt like cracking
My heart became a door

I think I served a purpose
But no one will ever know
I’ll think of these chapters fondly
And I’ll go where I will grow

But who is going to love you
When I’m no longer around?
And what will become of me
When I leave this town?

I hear a distant whistling
Like it is calling me home
Sleep sweet to loons calling
In this palindrome

‘Cause every time I sleep
I see it, it is not really there
Every time I sing
I get really scared

Feeling tired
From this bed in the sky
Flounder in wonder
Like I am a child




A new beginning
Become a new place
With a new place full of stuff
Becomes a new face


Then landing on arms of friends
My armor fell too
And it landed down there
With the fireworks crew

Becoming full blown motion
With many mixed matches
Simplicity is a state of mind
That fumigates and ashes

And the sound of it all
As it sets fire
It blasts out the stories
As my eyes tire

It forms and makes shapes
Of sailing away words and vowels
And then I take flight all over
Like a flock of midnight owls