Better Than Reality

from by Valerie Orth

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lyrics

motherhood in a sleepy city
doesn’t fit right on me
still I often get this strange feeling
I’m not where I’m supposed to be

so I’m calling you in that faraway city
to gimme my next line
I’m calling cuz you make it sound so pretty
when you tell me I’m just fine
please tell me I’ll be fine

I love the stories I make up about you
and you paint me bigger than life
you can dream up my fate much better
than this bottle of red wine

so I’m calling you in that faraway city
to gimme my next line
you make it sound better than reality
when you tell me I’m just fine
please tell me I’ll be fine

write me in your song, I’ve already written you in mine
find the words between the bricks on the buildings,
between the cracks on the ceilings, up in the gray sky
give me the rhythm from the other side and I will sing you the melody
someone else will take care of our worries
we’ll just live in song, we’ll just live in this song

I’m calling you in that faraway city
to give you your next line
I know it’ll sound better than reality
when I tell you you’re just fine
I am calling you in that faraway city
to give us our next line
I know it’ll sound better than reality
when you tell me
I know you’ll be fine
I know I’ll be fine
I know we’ll be fine

credits

from Faraway City, released March 15, 2011
Valerie Orth (vocals, acoustic guitar), Jon Evans (bass, electric guitar, Rhodes), Scott Amendola (drums), Bob Sanders (nylon-string guitar)

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Valerie Orth New York

"There is an honesty to Valerie Orth's music that is both brilliant and heartbreaking.”

A prolific songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Valerie integrates live instruments with electronic sounds. Her latest EP, “Wake You,” carries the upbeat production and warmth of Sylvan Esso, the unexpected rhythms and percussion of Tune-Yards, and the dark vocals and trippy-ness of Portishead.
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