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Orca Tacoma, Washington

A one-man project out of Tacoma, WA, riding on a single gorgeous alternate tuning: D-A-E-A-A-E. Enjoy.

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Track Name: a better life
and this is your life
and it's ending one second at a time
so grab onto everything that you can't leave behind

and this is just a song
and you're welcome to sing along
i wrote it with you in mind so you could pass the time

and if you want a better life
i guess that i could take you away from this place
but it won't solve a fucking thing
we'd just be running from our shadows, into the sun

and this is just a phase
so don't hold onto it for too long
you're not a special pretty princess
you're just along for the ride

and if you want a better life
i guess that i could take you away from this place
but it won't solve a fucking thing
we'd just be running from our shadows, into the sun
'cause there's no such fucking place
where you can hide from all of your old hateful ways
no, i suggest you smile for a change
and stop blaming everyone else for all the things you've done
Track Name: and in time you may
and in time you may realize that it’s not quite what you thought it would be
but you’ll light your candles anyway, ‘cause you know without them you can’t see
and you’ll mount them all over the walls and you’ll scatter them across the floor
‘til every inch is all taken up and you can barely move around anymore

but you know this is not your life, no, it’s just a dream
so you’ll whisper into the breeze
secrets you’re saving for all of the trees
you know this is not your life, no, it’s just a dream
but you’re too scared to wake up and see
what’s on the other side of things

and in time you may lose your sight as you get older and you’ll go blind
and you’ll keep your arms spread far apart and you search your way through the dark
‘til you might regret being alone and you’ll eventually turn into stone
and children will gather around you to see the still life that you’ve come to be

but you know this is not your life, no, it’s just a dream
so you’ll whisper into the breeze
secrets you’re saving for all of the trees
you know this is not your life, no, it’s just a dream
but you’re too scared to wake up and see
what’s on the other side of things

and in time you may realize that it’s not quite what you thought it would be
but you’ll keep lighting your candles anyway, ‘cause you know without them you can’t see
and you’ll mount them all over the walls and you’ll scatter them across the floor
‘til every inch is all taken up and you can barely move around anymore

but you know this is not your life, no, it’s just a dream
so you’ll whisper into the breeze
secrets you’re saving for all of the trees
you know this is not your life, no, it’s just a dream
but you’re too scared to wake up and see
what’s on the other side of things
Track Name: smells like teen spirit
load up on guns and bring your friends
It's fun to lose and to pretend
she's over-bored and self-assured
oh no, i know, a dirty word

hello, hello, hello, hello, how low
hello, hello, hello, hello, how low

with the lights out it's less dangerous
here we are now, entertain us
i feel stupid and contagious
here we are now, entertain us

i'm worse at what i do best
and for this gift i feel blessed
i met a group who's always been
and always will until the end

hello, hello, hello, hello, how low
hello, hello, hello, hello, how low

with the lights out it's less dangerous
here we are now, entertain us
i feel stupid and contagious
here we are now, entertain us

and I forget just why i taste
oh yeah, i guess it makes me smile
i found it hard, it's hard to find
Oh well, whatever, never mind

hello, hello, hello, hello, how low
hello, hello, hello, hello, how low

with the lights out it's less dangerous
here we are now, entertain us
i feel stupid and contagious
here we are now, entertain us
Track Name: the sound of airplanes all falling down
and she's a pretty snowflake
you gotta have her
so you reach out and grab her

you put her in a glass
inside the freezer
if it ain't love it's something better

and it ain't nothing real but you still want it
it matches all your colors, so you flaunt it
you feel it in your bones, beneath your skin
your blood is always running, and running thin
you tape a pair of wings onto your arms
you glue such pretty feathers, like lucky charms
so that you never fall or hit the ground
to the sound of airplanes all falling down

you take her out at parties
show her around
'til she melts into a teardrop on the ground

and it ain't nothing real but you still want it
it matches all your colors, so you flaunt it
you feel it in your bones, beneath your skin
your blood is always running, and running thin
you tape a pair of wings onto your arms
you glue such pretty feathers, like lucky charms
so that you never fall or hit the ground
to the sound of airplanes all falling down
Track Name: something to look forward to
at last my love has come home
in a bardboard box full of ash and bone

and it may not be what you want
it may not be what you expected
and it won't be coming very soon
but it's something to look forward to

no, it's not much of a solution
it's probably not the change you need
and it won't be coming very soon
but it's something to look forward to
Track Name: if i wanted to
i am the sand
i feel the waves
and the waves

i am a rock
i grind down
and farther down

and i could be a sunset if i wanted to
if i felt like it
but i don't

i am the rain
i erode
and erode

and i could be a sunset if i wanted to
if i felt like it
but i don't
and i could be beautiful if i wanted to
if i felt like it
but i don't
Track Name: human nature
looking out across the night-time
the city winks a sleepless eye
hear her voice shake my window
sweet seducing sighs

get me out into the night-time
four walls won't hold me tonight
if this town is just an apple
then let me take a bite

if they say why, why
tell them it's just human nature
why, why does he do me that way

reaching out to touch a stranger
electric eyes are everywhere
see that girl, she knows I'm watching
she likes the way i stare

if they say why, why
tell them it's just human nature
why, why does he do me that way

looking out across the morning
the city's heart begins to beat
reaching out, i touch her shoulder
i'm dreaming of the street

if they say why, why
tell them it's just human nature
why, why does he do me that way
Track Name: swallowtail butterfly
sever the sun from the monotony of gravity
just an empty cavity in a dark and endless black
sever the moon from the melody and the tune
of a million whiny poets crying for what they'll never have

maybe some day we'll love one another
without buying diamond rings dug up by black slaves
in the middle of a civil war
maybe some day we'll fuck one another
without hoping that it ends so we can just go to bed
and pray that we'll never wake up

sever the child from the umbilical chord for a while
jesus mom, you've got that kid on the nipple like pappa binges on the bottle
sever yourself from the things that you can't do without
and watch yourself survive exactly as you once did

maybe some day we'll love one another
without buying diamond rings dug up by black slaves
in the middle of a civil war
maybe some day we'll fuck one another
without hoping that it ends so we can just go to bed
and pray that we'll never wake up
Track Name: waste my time
she's lonely, she's wasted, she's all used up
she's broken, she's smoking 'til all her weed's used up

she's looking for something that doesn't exist
she's asking the man on the crucifix

and you know you can come to my door any time that you like and waste all of my time
and we'll drink my wine for a while 'til i can see you smile and i'll go to bed with that image in my head

she's pretty, i know that, i've known her for a while
well enough to take care of myself and leave it at that

and you know you can come to my door any time that you like and waste all of my time
and we'll drink my wine for a while 'til i can see you smile and i'll go to bed with that image in my head

and you know you can come to my door any time that you like and waste all of my time
and we'll drink my wine for a while 'til i can see you smile and i'll go to bed with that image in my head
Track Name: power lines
i feed the ghosts of pigeons on the power lines in my mind
with all the scraps and discarded thoughts i can find

so go on, go on and sing a pretty song
just sing and dance and play and never worry about today
and go on, go on, forget about being strong
'cause there's no reason to lift more than you can anyway

i'm setting fires in the floating beacons that i push out to sea
telling all the fisherman that if they find this, just leave me be

so go on, go on and sing a pretty song
just sing and dance and play and never worry about today
and go on, go on, forget about being strong
'cause there's no reason to lift more than you can anyway