Always Is The Time To Make Everything

by Ocean Leaves

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released February 1, 2013

All music and lyrics composed by: Timothy Poitras

Recorded and Produced by: C.S. Field and Timothy Poitras
Underwood Studio, Wentworth Falls, NSW
Sept. 2012 - Jan. 2013
(also recorded in bedrooms, living rooms, and motels)


Mixing: C.S. Field
Underwood Studio, Wentworth Falls, NSW

Mastering: Don Bartley
Benchmark Mastering, Blaxland, NSW

Cover art: Scott Marr
Graphic design and layout: Phil Barbosa
All in-studio photos on this page (not cover image): Jayde Rakkaus

This EP is dedicated to Lauren; thanks for all the lessons.

All songs are the intellectual property of Timothy Poitras © 2013

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Ocean Leaves Brisbane, Australia

Ocean Leaves are a rag-tag collection of Brisbane multi-instrumentalists headed up by Canadian import Timothy Poitras. They play in the vicinity of indie folk, but they've evolved beyond “dude with an acoustic guitar sings about his feelings”, layering a string section, banjo, horns and even the occasional accordion into a rich, emotive sound that's best heard live. ... more

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Track Name: The Ocean
And how many times must you reply to these long-distance missives? Seal them with your lipstick kisses.
And how far must I go before I am sure that this is my last tour?
I've said that before.

Though the ocean leaves a lifetime between us I'm sailing home
And the ocean's laid a fault line between us still I'm sailing home

Five months and a day and I still replay the scent of your hair in the rain; It'll never fade.
And how long will you hold to what we sowed oh so long ago?
Forever I hope.

Though the ocean leaves a lifetime between us I'm sailing home
And the ocean's laid a fault line between us still I'm sailing home
Though the ocean leaves a lifetime between us I'm sailing home
And the ocean's laid a fault line between us still I'm sailing home to you.
Track Name: Tonight
We are coming down the mountain
From here I see the lights of Sydney
Oh my dear I feel it all within me

And tonight we're gonna black out and get high on everything we should've done when we were just too young and dumb

I was looking down on myself
Losing my face my faith and my health
From here I feel the pull of Toronto
Oh my dear we still have tomorrow

So tonight we're gonna pile in and drive to everywhere we should've gone it's not too late to overcome

I am standing on the edge of something beautiful and looking down.
Track Name: Lazy
Tomorrow is coming; don't hesitate
And tomorrow will mean nothing if you lay in wait

And how many lazy days will you waste away?
How many lazy days?

Yesterday was a tomorrow; what have you done?
How much closer have you really come?

And how many lazy days will you waste away?
How many lazy days?

Tomorrow is coming; don't hesitate
And tomorrow will mean nothing if you lay in wait
Track Name: Skin
I was slumbering, preoccupied with breathing fire and inhaling stars
Drinking rivers dry and stomping mountaintops
Opened my eyes to find my hair silver and grey
Crows feet and bags beneath my eyes

I have been fast asleep within a hundred thousand layers of my skin

What had become of me? What happened to my days?
I slept them all away and awoke another guy

I have been fast asleep within a hundred thousand layers of my skin

Called it quits more than I'll ever admit
Couldn't finish them; they'd finish me
Drifted down into the deepest waking sleep
With zero percent lucidity

I have been fast asleep within a hundred thousand layers of my skin
Track Name: Edit Out
Edit out the bits of waking from my night
Make my bedroom shadows into strangers
Fill my head with blissful empty nothing
Stitch my eyes closed

And let me tiptoe out for at least a little while
Past the gates past the faces past the noise

I wanna liquefy all these broken records in my mind
I wanna set alight everything that I can't silence tonight

Edit out the bits of waking from my night
Make my bedroom shadows into strangers
Fill my head with blissful empty nothing
Stitch my eyes closed
Track Name: Water
While I sit here this water could carry me away
Downstream where I could lay my breath to rest
Lay it to rest

It's sacred, this place where I found my face
And you can't erase what I have learned
When I'm gone into the leaves I'll turn.