Wake You

by Valerie Orth

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I sang for you last night in a crowded hall on a cold wide bay I sang with all my heart so you could hear me 400 miles away Is it too late to call, Did I wait too long Is it too late to call you I don’t know if it’s safe to I don’t want to wake you I am humming to the dial tone Is it too late to call you my own You kept photos of us from our school days in your grown up desk You used to tell me all your secrets are there any more left Is it too late to call, Did I wait too long Is it too late to call you I don’t know if it’s safe to I don’t want to wake you I am humming to the dial tone Is it too late to call you my own Ten winters ago on a long drive home I looked out the window, you looked at me Five winters ago in my living room at home I looked out the window, you looked at me One winter ago on a long drive alone looking out the window, what did you see I don’t know if it’s safe to I don’t want to wake you I am humming to the dial tone Is it too late to call you my own
2.
03:16
PIXIE - By Valerie Orth she’s up above me, not too far a glowing pixie, a spunky deity when motivation hibernates, she stubbornly shakes my bed and shouts in my head “get up” get up get up get up get up i’m collecting dust, thrown just like an old toy get up get up get up get up been so quiet, come and make some noise she spins a web every month or so to catch my attention, catch my daydreamin’ she’s on watch hunting gathering she’s plucking my guitar while she’s calling on me to get up get up get up get up get up i’m collecting dust, thrown just like an old toy get up get up get up get up been so quiet, come and make some noise callin’ callin’ callin I got a warm glowing pixie she’s just up above me she laughs on my shoulder, says I’m here just for ya get up get up get up get up been so quiet, come and make some noise
3.
My heart like a basement, damp, dark and dirty secrets in corners, aging wine stored on the cold concrete floors Rusty pipes pumping, hope for no flooding electrical breakers switching and flipping just waiting for fixing I packed in all away, I packed it all away long ago but If you ask, if you knock, I’ll open up Dust my heart off If you’re bold, strong enough, I’ll find it in me to love you back as much, love you back as much My heart like an attic, one ray of sunshine musty and dusty, photos in deep drawers, old keys to no doors Like a super 8 film, happy but no sound play me your music, should be just right to bring me to life I’m climbing up now, climbing up now, come along If you ask, if you knock, I’ll open up Dust my heart off If you’re bold, strong enough, I’ll find it in me to love you back as much, love you back as much This is my heart If you ask, if you knock, I’ll open up Dust my heart off If you’re bold, strong enough, I’ll find it in me to love you back as much, love you back as much
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03:07
You’d like to think I walk only on red carpets or water I’m the first to admit I’m not perfect, not your answer ‘cause we both know, we both know the paths we walk are parallel It’s better when we’re side by side (we both know, we both know) freed minds and hearts aligned (we can grow, we can grow) like starlings soaring in the sky you and I, you and I can take this world in stride side by side Came crashing in my life like a meteorite at high speed Nothing I expected, yet you’re everything I now need but we both know, we both know we’re better treading on our own It’s better when we’re side by side (we both know, we both know) freed minds and hearts aligned (we can grow, we can grow) like starlings soaring in the sky you and I, you and I can take this world in stride side by side the strings move alone but quiver with the same song the headlights glow on the yellow lines down the road shoulder to shoulder, we march forward we both know we can’t grow in each other’s shadow It’s better when we’re side by side (we both know, we both know) freed minds and hearts aligned (we can grow, we can grow) like starlings soaring in the sky you and I, you and I can take this world in stride side by side
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Cigarette hanging, low light swinging Slowly like a clock hand Smoke curling, record skipping Like the beat you’re missing When will you make a move, Do you need another clue I’m not someone to lose Are you scared to make a move, If you fall, I’ll catch you Now is not too soon Make your move, Make your move Tap on my empty glass, table between us grows like unrequited lust Hat blocks your eyes, troubled soul disguise Still I seek, you hide When will you make a move, Do you need another clue I’m not someone to lose Are you scared to make a move, If you fall, I’ll catch you Now is not too soon Make your move, Make your move What’s in the way, what’s in the way What’s in the way, what’s in your way What’s in the way, what’s in your way Or is this just your way? When will you make a move, Is this song a clue I’m not someone you want to lose Are you scared to make a move, I’m right here to catch you Now is not too soon Make your move, Make your move

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released January 27, 2017

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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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