Skin

by Ocean Leaves

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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
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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

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The live version was recorded with David Andreas, in his living room, on September 2014. Nothing is amplified, it's just the sound of us playing together. You can watch the video of that performance here: youtu.be/NXanpP7VXpo

The EP version was released on the Always Is The Time To Make Everything EP, back when Ocean Leaves was Timothy's solo project.

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released January 1, 2015

Cover photo: David Andreas Photo & Film

LIVE VERSION:

Amanda Terry - Violin
Stuart Clifford - Double Bass
Timothy Poitras - Vocals, Ukulele, Foot stomps
Christina Langham - Vocals, Snare drum, Foot stomps
Fin Taylor - Vocals, Banjo, Foot stomps

Filmed and Recorded by David Andreas Photo & Film
Mixed by Timothy Poitras

EP VERSION:

Timothy Poitras - Vocals, Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
Andrew Ireland - Double bass
Osama Moustafa - Drums

Recorded and Produced: C.S. Field and Timothy Poitras at Underwood Studio, Wentworth Falls, NSW

Mixing: C.S. Field at Underwood Studio, Wentworth Falls, NSW
Mastering: Don Bartley at Benchmark Mastering, Blaxland, NSW

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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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