turn off the light, keep our baggage out of sight
see only my eyes, feel only inside, remember the good tonight
no need to say a thing forget before, don’t say what’s coming
find solace in this rare silence, let’s play in the forgiving darkness

relinquish just this moment
allow us one last night

let’s idle on high water and disregard the tide sinking lower
though we rock between a fairytale and the world’s end
it’s just good to see your smile again

relinquish just this moment
allow us one last night

you walked through my field innocent as dorothy
yet you see my wildflowers as oz’s sleepy poppies
will we ever get anywhere or will we just stare at the cracks
in these stained yellow bricks, you ask
still here you are purring up to me like a cat
it feels better next to you, it’s as simple as that

relinquish just this moment
allow us one last night


from Fires and Overturned Cars, released January 25, 2014
written by valerie orth.
played by valerie orth (vocals, guitar), jon evans (bass, guitar), scott amendola (drums).
produced, recorded, mixed by jon evans. mastered by mike wells.


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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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