from Faraway City by Valerie Orth



based on book by John Gibler called "Mexico Unconquered"


make up a religion
pick a region
tell ‘em this is what it takes
to keep the sun shinin
to keep the rain fallin

then you got
worlds gone worlds no more

two severed heads
warning in blood
saying this is what it takes
to keep the grass growin
to keep the spring comin

then you got
worlds gone worlds no more

you call it bad weather, call it bad luck
call it bad choices, but it’s not,
no, it’s not bad weather, it’s not bad luck
no, it’s not bad choices, it’s not their choice at all, in fact
but don’t think they’ll lay down
don’t think they’ll take it from behind
they never have before now, and they won’t this time
it’s just not in their tradition, no, no….

‘cuz worlds rise up, worlds fight back,
we rise up, we fight back
we rise up, we rise up


from Faraway City, released March 15, 2011
Valerie Orth (vocals, acoustic guitar), Jon Evans (bass, electric guitar, piano), Scott Amendola (drums)


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Amidst the madness of 2020, when nothing is certain and we struggle to find hope for the future, we need artists like electro alt-pop songwriter/guitarist/producer Valerie Orth. She writes with a strong sense of self and a fierce feminist perspective, telling stories about alienated humanity and visions of a better tomorrow. Her new album, Rabbit Hole, due out Dec 4, couldn’t be more timely. ... more

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