30-Minute Music Hour

S10 E9 | FULL EPISODE

Woodrow

Woodrow brings their quirky brand of piano-driven indie pop to the masses of Wisconsin. An original five-piece band from Madison, they revel in singalong choruses, exuberant vocals and "Pop that's joyous, bittersweet, and goofy.” — The Capital Times.

AIRED: April 23, 2019 | 0:27:39
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♪ ♪

[drum beats and tap-tap-tap on cymbals]

- It's the "30 Minute Music Hour."

I'm Andy Moore.

From Madison, Wisconsin

here's Woodrow!

[cheers and applause]

["Ship Without A Shore"]

[mid-tempo bass music with piano melody]

[rhythmic electric guitar joins in]

- ♪ Hurricane, the horizon looms ♪

♪ As our eyes dig early graves ♪

♪ Keep me in your thoughts as the timber rots ♪

♪ The panic comes in waves ♪

♪ But the sails ♪

♪ But the sails won't fall ♪

♪ If we batten down the hatches ♪

♪ Off the rails ♪

♪ Off the rails I call ♪

♪ As we both burn down to ashes ♪

♪ Turn around ♪

♪ Leave me be ♪

♪ I think I'm better on my own ♪

♪ Abandon ship ♪

♪ We've run aground ♪

♪ And can't you see my sails are torn ♪

♪ A ship without a shore ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Luminate the unearthly gloom ♪

♪ With a hollow haunting light ♪

♪ Where do sparrows go ♪

♪ When they see the snow ♪

♪ Falling ominous and white ♪

♪ Like the sails ♪

♪ Like the sails unfurled ♪

♪ Up the creek without a paddle ♪

♪ Off the rails ♪

♪ Off the rails a world ♪

♪ Plunging blindly into battle ♪

♪ Turn around ♪

♪ Leave me be ♪

♪ I think I'm better on my own ♪

♪ Abandon ship ♪

♪ We've run aground ♪

♪ And can't you see my sails are torn ♪

♪ A ship without a shore ♪

♪ Sturdy as I seem ♪

- ♪ Rotten from the core ♪

- ♪ Tide tears through my door ♪

- ♪ Overflowing ♪

- ♪ Silently my screams ♪

- ♪ Won't reach me as you ♪

- ♪ Echo from the ocean floor ♪ (Drag me from the ocean floor)

♪ Turn around ♪

♪ Leave me be ♪

♪ I think I'm better on my own ♪

♪ Abandon ship ♪

♪ We've run aground ♪

♪ And can't you see my sails are torn ♪

♪ Turn around ♪

♪ Leave me be ♪

♪ I think I'm better on my own ♪

♪ Abandon ship ♪

♪ We've run aground ♪

♪ And can't you see my sails are torn ♪

♪ A ship without a shore ♪

[mid-tempo guitar pop music with piano melody]

♪ So I can turn my head ♪

♪ Leave well enough alone ♪

[music ends suddenly]

[cheers and applause]

["Bubblegum Heart"]

[percussive melody on piano]

[bass, drums and guitar join in]

♪ Let's begin ♪

♪ Turn to page two ♪

♪ Highlight the passage where I'm glancing at you ♪

♪ Skip past the part where I'm tryna use Facebook to flirt♪

♪ Bookmark the chapter where I'm pulling off my shirt ♪

♪ Now one more time with emotion ♪

♪ Let's go over what we did wrong ♪

♪ It's such a clinical notion ♪

♪ I'll be sad until I write a song ♪

♪ Here it goes ♪

♪ Four hands ♪

♪ Three words ♪

♪ Two broken bottles ♪

♪ And one message that pulled us apart ♪

♪ I'm in ♪

♪ You're out ♪

♪ That's my new motto ♪

♪ Since you spat out my bubblegum heart ♪

♪ Her eyes are a window ♪

♪Though her expression's a wall♪

♪ When her lips curl into a grin though ♪

♪ She's just a little girl underneath it all ♪

Take it.

[electric guitar solo]

♪ Parking garage ♪

♪ Wild summer heat ♪

♪ Blood boils ♪

♪ I need her like a heart needs a beat ♪

♪ Her sigh could make a secret out of my name ♪

♪ Wrote words and felt out what the melody became ♪

♪ Now one more time with emotion ♪

♪ Let's say why it ended so soon ♪

♪ Her lips rosé by the daylight ♪

♪ Painted merlot by the moon ♪

♪ Four hands ♪

♪ Three words ♪

♪ Two broken bottles ♪

♪ And one message that pulled us apart ♪

♪ I'm in ♪

♪ You're out ♪

♪ That's my new motto ♪

♪ Since you spat out my bubblegum heart ♪

♪ Her eyes are a window ♪

♪Though her expression's a wall♪

♪ When her lips curl into a grin though ♪

♪ She's just a little girl underneath it all ♪

Go ahead.

[electric guitar solo]

♪ ♪

♪ Now one more time with emotion ♪

♪ Let's go over what we did wrong ♪

♪ It's such a clinical notion ♪

♪ I'll be sad until I write a song ♪

♪ And here it goes ♪

♪ Four hands ♪

♪ Three words ♪

♪ Two broken bottles ♪

♪ And one message that pulled us apart ♪

♪ I'm in ♪

♪ You're out ♪

♪ That's my new motto ♪

♪ Since you spat out my bubblegum heart ♪

♪ Her eyes are a window ♪

♪Though her expression's a wall♪

♪ When her lips curl into a grin though ♪

♪ She's just a little girl underneath it all ♪

[tempo slows]

♪ She's just my little girl underneath it all ♪

[holding last vocal note]

[music ends]

[cheers and applause]

["Garden"]

[Boom, ba-boom, clap]

[Boom, ba-boom, clap]

[electric guitar plays melody]

[piano joins in]

[slow tempo pop rock guitar and piano music]

♪ I'm telling a story ♪

♪ At least I'll try ♪

♪ It's her hallelujah ♪

♪ She's saying goodbye ♪

♪ But I wither away ♪

♪ With every sentence I say ♪

♪ Not sure I like who I am ♪

♪ But I've got a plan ♪

♪ I'm planting a seed every day ♪

[tempo quickens]

♪ So give me some notice ♪

♪ Or let me know ♪

♪ If you're gonna meet me ♪

♪ Or I if I should go ♪

♪ I'm becoming a mess ♪

♪ As I call and confess ♪

♪ Leave the poor girl alone ♪

♪ The pain in a poem ♪

♪ To paint what you cannot possess ♪

♪ But if all the flowers wilt ♪

♪ Look at what we've built ♪

♪ Dig us up and take a look at the roots ♪

♪ I know I been acting strange ♪

♪ But if I can change ♪

♪ Maybe I could plant a garden for two ♪

♪ But you'd have to stay and see if it grew ♪

♪ ♪

♪ So sing like a sparrow ♪

♪ But sting like me ♪

♪ Pour out your heart while I accompany ♪

♪ So deep I could drown ♪

♪ With her dark eyes around ♪

♪ The decision I made ♪

♪ The night that I stayed ♪

♪ At home while you were out of town ♪

♪ But if all the flowers wilt ♪

♪ Look at what we've built ♪

♪ Dig us up and take a look at the roots ♪

♪ I know I been acting strange ♪

♪ But if I can change ♪

♪ Maybe I could plant a garden for two ♪

♪ But you'd have to stay and see if it grew ♪

[electric guitar solo]

♪ Find me on the floor ♪

♪ In the bathroom stall ♪

♪ Get up and lock the door ♪

♪ But when you came I called ♪

♪ ♪

[electric guitar solo]

♪ I'm telling a story ♪

♪ And then I'll run ♪

♪ It's her hallelujah ♪

♪ A smile in the sun ♪

♪ But the garden won't do ♪

♪ If the flowers we grew ♪

♪ Ignite with a flame ♪

♪ Our garden a game ♪

♪ Flowers, thundershowers and you ♪

[ending notes on piano]

["You"]

[mid-tempo melody on piano]

♪ I know I'll be okay ♪

♪ But right now right is wrong ♪

♪ Up is down ♪

♪ Ain't been down for quite a while ♪

♪ 'Cuz in my head ♪

♪ I saw last night go differently ♪

♪ Every inch between us felt just like a mile ♪

♪ I brought champagne to drown my troubles ♪

♪ Celebrate an awful year ♪

♪ You walked in ♪

♪ And found me sitting with your friends ♪

♪ You said, I hate to burst your bubbles ♪

♪ But why the hell are you still here? ♪

♪ I left without a word♪

♪ That's how my evening ends ♪

♪ I got out on good behavior ♪

♪ You were glad that I was gone ♪

♪ At least that's the conclusion that I drew ♪

♪ I realize it's different now ♪

♪ A line has to be drawn ♪

♪ But I don't want a savior ♪

♪ I want you ♪

♪ ♪

♪ This whole thing began ♪

♪ Almost a year ago ♪

♪ I walked in ♪

♪ Found you crying on your bed ♪

♪ We sat out in your hallway ♪

♪ 'Til the party died down ♪

♪ You told me I was cute ♪

♪ Felt my cheeks turn red ♪

♪ You got off on bad behavior ♪

♪ Taking pictures in my shirt ♪

♪ Heart pounding with every breath we drew ♪

♪ This thing is far from innocent ♪

♪ And people could get hurt ♪

♪ But I don't need forgiveness ♪

♪ I've got you ♪

[electric guitar solo]

♪ ♪

♪ Mmm, mmm, mmm ♪

♪ ♪

♪ So I'll sign my name Sincerely ♪

♪ But I mean a little more ♪

♪ I mean for God's sake ♪

♪ You're the reason that I came ♪

♪ And hindsight's 20/20 clearly ♪

♪ My glass was half empty before ♪

♪ You looked right through ♪

♪ Found the music in my name ♪

♪ I've been on my best behavior ♪

♪ Tried to leave your life alone ♪

♪ Cleaned up the mess ♪

♪ I turned myself into ♪

♪ You came to me in pieces ♪

♪ I came to you with broken bones ♪

♪ I didn't need a doctor ♪

♪ I had you ♪

♪ ♪

♪ No, I didn't need a doctor ♪

♪ I had you ♪

[ending piano note fades]

[cheers and applause]

["Incomplete"]

[single notes on a piano, getting louder]

[guitar, bass, drums join in with dramatic piano melody]

[gentle piano melody starts]

♪ I understand why you said what you said ♪

♪ I can count on one hand ♪

♪ The nights I spent in your bed ♪

♪ Why can't I burn this memory ♪

♪ We wrote a song and traded quotes ♪

♪ I had the chords, you wrote the notes ♪

♪ You took my hand ♪

♪ And wrapped it around your throat ♪

[tempo quickens]

♪ Will you be dreaming of my violent fire ♪

♪ While you're lying by his side ♪

♪ Can he stitch the scars I tore a little more ♪

♪ When my fumbling fingers tried ♪

♪ To hold your precious hand ♪

♪ Hold your hand ♪

♪ ♪

♪ You hit the stage ♪

♪ And I melt into my seat ♪

♪ Your melody fills my ears ♪

♪ Unassuming, simple, sweet ♪

♪ Reminds me of ♪

♪ A lie, a love ♪

♪ A song left incomplete ♪

[drums, bass, guitar notes fade]

[gentle piano melody starts]

♪ Saw you before the show ♪

♪ You said, hey what's up, hello ♪

♪ I said, are you nervous ♪

♪ You said, no ♪

♪ Didn't think I would hear ♪

♪ Lyrics I wrote freshman year ♪

♪ Thought I buried those ashes in the snow ♪

♪ I couldn't keep my eyes off you ♪

♪ Socks to your knees ♪

♪ As if you knew ♪

♪ Then I realized ♪

♪ That he was sitting there, too ♪

[tempo quickens]

♪ Jealousy and I don't get along ♪

♪ That ain't what was on my face ♪

♪ More a sadness for a time long gone ♪

♪ And the choices that I made ♪

♪ That pulled you from my arms ♪

♪ They pulled you from my arms ♪

♪ From... my... arms ♪

♪ ♪

♪ You hit the stage ♪

♪ And I melt into my seat ♪

♪ Your melody fills my ears ♪

♪ Unassuming, simple, sweet ♪

♪ Reminds me of ♪

♪ One floor above ♪

♪ A song left incomplete ♪

♪ ♪

♪ I guess it's time to walk away ♪

♪ I guess it's time to let you go ♪

♪ It's our last turn on the stage ♪

♪ From now on, I'm a one-man show ♪

♪ Two wrongs can't beat a right ♪

♪ And what the devil doesn't know ♪

♪ My heartbeat steady and slow ♪

[notes on piano]

[guitar, bass, drums join in]

♪ I guess it's time to walk away ♪

♪ I guess it's time to let you go ♪

♪ It's our last turn on the stage ♪

♪ From now on, I'm a one-man show ♪

♪ Two wrongs can't beat a right ♪

♪ What the devil doesn't know ♪

♪ My heartbeat steady and slow ♪

[guitar, bass, drums notes fade]

[gentle melody on piano]

♪ Will you be dreaming of my violent fire ♪

♪ Was it more than just a fling ♪

♪ Maybe I'm overdramatic ♪

♪ Maybe I'm dumb ♪

♪ And you've forgotten everything ♪

♪ The fire in my eyes ♪

[tempo quickens to fast pace]

♪ The fire in her eyes ♪

[tempo quickens even more]

[music stops suddenly except for a few notes on piano]

[soft ending notes on piano]

[cheers and applause]

- I like you so, so much you guys.

We are Woodrow.

Thanks especially to WPT for having us

and all of you for coming out and watching.

We've got time for one more song.

All of these have been songs off our new album "Sincerely."

["Gravity"]

[bluesy, percussive chords on piano]

♪ ♪

♪ Well, it's you ♪

♪ With the fire ♪

♪ It's you ♪

♪ In my bones ♪

♪ It's you ♪

♪ Mortar and pestle and stone ♪

♪ Box me up and pat me down ♪

♪ Box me up and send me straight outta town ♪

♪ Said I wasn't worth the postage ♪

♪ You already marked me down ♪

♪ Marked me down ♪

♪ Put me on hold ♪

♪ But nobody... ♪

♪ Held you so naturally ♪

♪ Time, oh baby, time ♪

♪ Could make a meal out of me ♪

♪ I made it my business ♪

♪ To leave you alone ♪

♪ As I picked up the pieces ♪

♪ I put down the phone ♪

♪ 'Cuz I need you to notice ♪

♪ That I've been working on me ♪

♪ You're my greatest attraction, my gravity ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Well, you stole ♪

♪ From my body ♪

♪ You stole ♪

♪ From my heart ♪

♪ You stole ♪

♪ Picasso perfecting an art ♪

♪ When the paint is dry, what happens then ♪

♪ Do we sit back, drink our wine and just pretend ♪

♪ That we were better off before ♪

♪ And lock the door and let it end ♪

♪ But one and one and one is three ♪

♪ Call us the third letter and we'll see ♪

♪ Time, oh baby, time ♪

♪ Could make a meal out of me ♪

♪ So I made it my business ♪

♪ To leave you alone ♪

♪ As I picked up the pieces ♪

♪ I put down the phone ♪

♪ 'Cuz I need you to notice ♪

♪ That I've been working on me ♪

♪ You're my greatest attraction, my -- ♪

[dum, dum, da-dum, dum dum]

♪ You can't catch your breath ♪

♪ You've been running ♪

♪ Running through my head ♪

♪ Lips as cold as death ♪

♪ You fired me up ♪

♪ You burned me and left me for dead ♪

♪ So I made it my business ♪

♪ To leave you alone ♪

♪ As I picked up the pieces ♪

♪ I put down the phone ♪

♪ 'Cuz I need... ♪ [holding note]

♪ You to notice me ♪

♪ You're my greatest attraction♪

♪ My chemical reaction ♪

♪ Fatal distraction ♪

♪ My... gravity ♪ [holding note]

♪ Heeeeeeyyyyyy ♪

♪ Whoooaaaahhh ♪

♪ Ooaah, yeeaaahhh ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Ooaahh, yeeaaahhh ♪

♪ Whoooaaaahhheee ♪

♪ ♪

[ending notes fade]

[cheers and applause]

Thank you so much you guys.

Thank you.

[applause]

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