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released April 21, 2017

written by lindsay murray

vocals, guitars, synth, and drum programming by lindsay murray
with bass, additional synth, guitar, and drum programming by nick bertling

mixed and mastered by nick bertling

photography by torsten hoke



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Gretchen's Wheel Nashville, Tennessee

Gretchen’s Wheel is the solo project of Nashville-based singer, songwriter and musician Lindsay Murray. Inspired by 90's alternative rock and power pop, her music is lush, melodic and atmospheric pop/rock with compelling songwriting.

Sad Scientist, the third Gretchen's Wheel album, was released on March 17, 2017.
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Track Name: between 1 and 3
lost my way
lost my mind
nobody at the helm for a long long time

the emperor
has no clothes
the tragic part is the emperor knows

never meant
to bait and switch
the blind leads the blind into a ditch

rather be
chatter in my head makes me so tired
Track Name: hivemind
exhibitionists anonymous
sharing everything
and nothing
subtraction soup leaves you famished

timeless classic or dated
trying so hard to be jaded
be yourself but not that way
you can have any color as long as it's gray

pandora's box is now open
you can't help but look
to see your own absurd reflection
Track Name: tomorrow, if it comes
more omitting than committing
not indifferent, just so unsure
can it be fitting to keep quitting
to never not be immature

but for now you're gonna laugh
and after that you're gonna read a book
and tomorrow, if it comes
you'll find another way to lose yourself
spending your time as someone else

comfort and safety in routine
no new places, no new faces
can't be seen in this old thing
change your mind, untie the laces

you're gonna change your attitude
you're gonna shake this mournful mood
Track Name: parasite
working on optimism in a roundabout way
don't care for anything tangible
throw it all at the wall to see what sticks
empty stare of an uninterested observer

there's a parasite in my head
and a hunger that can't be fed
feeling something but it is not fear
not worried, not even here

keep coming down never to land
no solid ground and nowhere to stand
Track Name: awry
guess I got a little
carried away
might prove them wrong
but not today

it's awful how far I fell
I think I'm gonna drown
shame shame shame
I'm gonna burn it down

I'll huff and I'll puff
cause I can't get in
come back next time
do it again