from Faraway City by Valerie Orth

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there’s a whole lot I can do tonight
so much I can do without you
I could pace myself to sleep, could write all night in misery
I could throw a party for myself for finally walking out

but I’m not waiting

even magnets repel each other
I am flames, you are water
I am smoke you are the wind,
ice, you are the sun
and you’re breaking me down, breaking me down one particle by one

but I’m not waiting

I listen to the footsteps outside my door
and through all this, I still wish they were
yours, I still wish they were yours

And now I am waiting


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


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Valerie Orth New York

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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