Chromatose

by Caleb Orion's Dream Home

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1.
La-Di-Dah 04:06
The wind sometimes whistles 'round my ears and I feel the growth hanging on my fears and the clock on the wall is ticking down my years but you know they come and go and you go "Ladidah!" The earth sometimes tickles at my chin I feel the cold wanting to come in There's deception in the air and it's filling me with sins but you know they come and go and you go "Ladidah!" My body sometimes fills my head up with my mind I let my move take its hand out of my time The apparition appears like a vision of a sign but you know they come and go and you go "Ladidah!" The waves sometimes turn their tide into my eyes The camera clicks and I go churn up my disguise I'll fake for the crowd things that aren't even lies but you know they come and go and you go "Ladidah!" I wake up on some island with a treasure for a mind no one in my body and no body in a line I love this day to be the day it would have been before but you know they come and go and you go "Ladidah!" Yeah you know they come and go and you go "Ladidah!"
2.
A mistake was made the day the Earth collapsed The captain of the science vessel couldn't have predicted that There were two men in the brain -- one was lovely the other insane -- they pushed and pulled on the valley deck And then bombs explode with a stubbornness that has no other match A miracle to be exact; sentimental for the facts No other weapon could be worse than a goodbye speech so well rehearsed The inkling of a shape against the frame of the doorway I find myself striped and burdened by the grasp of a fear I can't control And the boundaries are all run thin by their own destruction I will pull down on the cord bring the sky to the floor spend money on things I no longer can afford When the world dies we'll measure up and find that everything breaks even The dollar bill you once applied to fund the fight where people died there is some proof that you are living in a looping circle of a lie When the body heat slowly leaves the seat where the mandible bit the ankle meat the clandestine and the mercury rise to join the ranks of the old elite No promise holds its end up no notion lacks a seed We have eyes We have mouths We can feed
3.
In the morning I wake up next to you Waiting for the sun And in the night I crawl Down your blood-soaked rope You taught me a little of your way Itching to be free Only in our dreams we slide Down a favorable slope And I will do my best to take the hours from the day I am lonesome up in my rocking chair Needling the feelings till they find me And when they do I cower In each single note There are things left between us even now Words that are better spent unsaid So I give you what I know Every song I wrote And I will do my best to take the hours from the day And I will do my best to take
4.
When the ghost had struck the barrier I sank into hysteria and I missed you And every dream that haunted me wrapped around my knees and I missed you Can I get off this train? Some day maybe I will get over you And in the car we used to drive my hand in yours your hand in mine I'd kiss you These days we are so far apart though I know if I saw you I would kiss you Maybe this way is true But it sure doesn't feel like that to me Oh darling can't you see? I don't want to be like this I don't want to feel like this I just want to smile I just want to laugh I just want to stay up all night and then crash I just want to miss you, kiss you, do everything to be with you...
5.
Ohm 03:08
He went around the world a thousand years ago There was grey warmth in the atmosphere Now it's colder than the snow He has a body in the backseat And it's waiting for the earth He can't be bought He can't be sold He'd never settle on a worth And now the buildings topple From the steeple to the stone Hardly glancing to the sky He only knows that things are known He drags the body through the desert Settles down beside the bane Where he went And where he'll go It only matters from where he came Because the sun has set on the paradise he sees The night sky rules with purity to cure the day's disease And when the ego dies it will carry with it shame Nothing's set apart until it gets a name And now the parchment curls as fire licks across it's brow The covered wagon braced to bullocks drags it's weight along the dao He spies the sacrificial platter just beyond a hill And sets the oxen to a fevered pace that's synchronized to his will The light shines up and blesses the day Nothing ever truly goes away Children match their parents fractaled tones We lay our bodies down and dream of being less than bones
6.
I need a chance to just sink into something serene Something outwardly inward and visibly green So do me a favor and follow the line to the wall Take it in, let it out, make it fall Now the words are all bending their weight to my song As I tug on the hand-hold that brings you along And I hope I can take us to something a million miles tall Take it in, let it out, make it fall Take it in, let it out, make it fall all around me. Now, I know you're the queen of the pictures I've seen I haven't been your way in a while. There's a distance between us as wide as the sun But your ghost still makes me smile I want to die by your side as you tumble away And you hold up your hand to get me to stay But I'm falling down cliff edges, pushing the time down the hall Take it in, let it out, make it fall
7.
It's a goal to make you believe All the truths around you and get you to see me It's a goal to leave a mark Make a spark and make it turn into history It's a goal to keep you alive It's a goal to keep you alive in my eyes There's a world and it's insane There's a world out there and it's full of lies Lies Oh oh oh! This is one of the things that I do To make the figure of speech seem clearer to you Where's the wonder if all of the dreams That we ever had, if they all came true? True Oh oh oh! It's a goal to bring it back It's a goal to bring it back here to you What's a rise without a descent? How do we know what's beautiful if that's all we do It's a goal to leave a mark Make a spark and make it turn into history History Oh oh oh! Oh oh oh!
8.
I been money in your pocket I been dollar bills from the man I been waitin' for your skin to touch mine so I can feel your hand Oh oh oh oh I been food in your closet I been ghosts from the past I've seen knuckles so white from the dream they just couldn't last Oh oh oh oh And this basement future I see Looks like you've been bad to me And I don't want to bleed Can't you see what you're doing to me? I been waitin' on winter I been dreading the well This vision of me where you are must seem like some kind of hell Oh oh oh oh
9.
Tuesday I made up a story to throw you a curve You turned on your heel and gave me what I know I deserve I am impossibly cautious and lengthy in form And this cold ice always follows a storm Many have built up a castle, in hopes I would stay They mother the walls and the alleys with stones cold and grey And thousands of centuries later the monument stands But I follow nobody's love, hold nobody's hands Going down to the ocean Mind filled with dreams I thought I had killed And keeping my emptiness safe in harbor I am still Figures stand at my windows tempting my fate They look in on what I am feeling and want to relate I'll pour them a mug of hot coffee and show them my shame I won't notice if they put me to blame Going down to the ocean Mind filled with dreams I thought I had killed And keeping my emptiness safe in harbor
10.
Yayaya 03:24
In the wind There is a soul Trapped inside a coal dark moon We can twist, we can turn inside this room My baby, you're a carnivore of light they shine so bright on your face Laced through parallel plumes bursting in the bloom And I will fight the crowd that moves like waves that crash upon This cave of jewels Somehow I know They move for you Celebrate our unity with a debonair air of conviction, Deep inside these pores each floral flutes exudes their due depictions I said, "Light up, bring this sight right up to my eyes I collide with your smile I combine with your mind." Cause somehow I know Somehow I know That when they move They move for you Ohhh I'll light your fire, you light my flame, we flicker the fabric that makes us the same Set out a sheet, and let us concede to the freedom of limitless peace And I will fight the crowd that moves like waves that crash upon this cave of jewels I will break through I will break through I will break through Our love Sets me free Burns my soul with the heat of a million degrees I will be true I will be true I will be true
11.
I've got something you can't see I've got something you can't see But it's there But it's there I've got love that never dies I've got love that never dies I can share I can share Oh! Everybody is a dancer And they all think that somebody knows the answer But the truth is that we're just playing it by ear And until we're in the act some things are really not so clear I've got something you can't see I've got something you can't see But it's there But it's there I've got love that never dies I've got love that never dies I can share I can share Oh! Everybody thinks it's funny When the drip gets dropped and the feelings go all runny But we're sharing and that's where we get our power Now that it's over though I'd really like to take a shower Oh! Everybody has desires And if we're truthful we'd probably light up way more fires But it's harder to say that anything has mixed connection and with the white out you only make a brief correction But in the absence of deciding where to go from here We have to know that what we're doing isn't always so clear It isn't always so clear It isn't always so clear I've got something you can't see I've got something you can't see But it's there But it's there I've got love that never dies I've got love that never dies I can share I can share

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Darkly optimistic, Chromatose is the boisterous and self-conscious sibling to Caleb Orion's previous efforts, Hendiadys and Plumb. Its confident songwriting is amplified by effortless performances from its guest musicians, and each stage in the experience takes the listener in a completely new direction. This is the first record by Caleb Orion to not only feature guest performers, but also drum, guitar, and bass performances by the ineffable ROK.

Chromatose is an intense tour, chasing down dreams and nightmares of birth, death, money, and love -- as seen by a mind dedicated to escaping inherent suffering.

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released August 16, 2014

Caleb Orion: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Programmed Drums, Synth, Vocals, Rocking Chair
ROK: Drums, Bass, Electric Guitar, Synth
Nate Bealor: Vocals
Jon York: Electric Guitar
Max Whitish: Electric Guitar
Jay Harps: Blues Harp
Josh Boudreau: Fire

All songs written by Caleb Orion, except Yayaya.
Music for Yayaya written by Rok, lyrics written by Caleb Orion.

All songs mixed by Caleb Orion, except The Flood Myth
The Flood Myth mixed by Kevin Carafa.

Mastered by Shane Costigan.

Recorded at Waving Hand Sound recording studio in Maine
www.wavinghandsound.com

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Caleb Orion is Maine’s Biggest Smile — a high-energy performer with stamina and style. He offers an invigorating attitude with an endless collection of earworms. A unique flavor that makes an immediate impression.

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