Always Is The Time To Make Everything

by Ocean Leaves

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1.
The Ocean 04:18
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.
2.
Tonight 04:47
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.
3.
Lazy 03:01
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
4.
Skin 03:37
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
5.
Edit Out 02:25
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
6.
Water 04:05
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.

credits

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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