OMNI

1. My Time

Turn off the lights,
touch me in the dark,
fade into the feeling,
whisper in my ear
What you want, what you need.
Tell me my name,
tell me my name again
Just yell out my name, baby.

I got your nights, I got your days
I got you on my time

You taste like sweet wine
and we are magnified
The sweat rolls down your thigh,
making moves so blind
It’s what you want, it’s what you need–
I’m just the same, baby

I got your nights, I got your days
I got you on my time

And you’re holding on to me like an old love
that you know every inch of.
when I feel you start to go
I’ll take it slow
until your body’s saying more

I got your nights, I got your days
I got you on my time
You’re gonna be on my time

2. Summer Angel

When we made it to the garden
it was well past nine
Our hands came to agreement
as we walked in time
A jealous rose stole a thread
from her skirted thigh
I clipped it quick with a flick
of this switchblade knife

That rose was so fine in her hair
Her shadow in the moon light
The hot summer night’s right
My summer angel keeps me on the run

Poppies swayed while she spun
on how she fell in love
“When in Rome, or c’est la vie,
when over seas,
however you want”
Leaning close in she finally
threw me the life raft
She pulled me in and kept me right
until the night left

That rose was so fine in her hair
Her shadow in the moon light
The hot summer night’s right
My summer angel keeps me on the run

and when her kisses came,
they rained down
and when my body moved,
she made sound
and when she moved down
she made my back arc
as I lay there in the moon light dark
She sang …

That rose was so fine in her hair
Her shadow in the moon light
The hot summer night’s right
My summer angel keeps me on the run

3. Secret Country

Soft rain falls around us
and the moon says it’s getting late
Arm in arm, steps in time,
we come to the edge of the lake
We forget where we are
and you’re so loud
and the water around our feet
can’t find no way out

Take me back to this world
You take me to the line
Take me out of this world
Drown with me tonight

There is water on the concrete,
rivulets on the face
You release me from your kiss
and do a dance for me and the rain
Falling down and splashing up
I’m clapping for a second cut
your rain soaked pirouette
spins me around again

Take me back to this world
You take me to the line
Take me out of this world
Drown with me tonight

We forget where we are

Now I’m reading into your intention
and I’m falling through your depth
You pull me to the water’s edge
and vanish in the black
You’re on my mind
swim through my time
As I float out to you
I dream of your caress

Take me out of this world
You take me to the line
Take me out of this world
Drown with me tonight

We forget where we are

4. Hold Me Down

And I’m in the wind
I am going to let it take me where it may
Maybe it lifts
me to New Orleans or the dark streets of L.A.
I’m in the wind
I am in the wind
and if I fall to where you’re standing
will you tend to me?
I’m in the wind
I am in the wind
and if I end up in your arms will you help me stay?

I want your comfort for the evening
I need to pause and get my head
Hold me down, baby
or the wind will catch me out again

I’m in the wind
and I don’t know how long the breeze will let me stay
Maybe your kiss
will calm the weather down and let me wait

I want your comfort for the evening
I need to pause and get my head
Hold me down, baby
or the wind will catch me out again

I’m giving you up, I’m giving you up
I’m giving you up, I’m giving you up
I’m giving you up, I’m giving you up, again.

I want your comfort for the evening
I need to pause and get my head
Hold me down, baby
or the wind will catch me out again
Hold me down
Hold me down
Hold me down, just keep me for another night

5. Excuses

Coins I could drop shake in my pocket,
they shake like you do
Steps that you take bend and they break,
they break like I do

Running out of excuses
When we know what the truth is
I’m into you
When you hear this song,
you’ll say you knew all along,
you’re into me too

The vibe you send sets me at my end,
do you get my vibe too?
You’ve held me on for so long
with what’s a lie and what is true

Running out of excuses
When we know what the truth is
I’m into you
When you hear this song,
you’ll say you knew all along,
you’re into me too

That black and white dress
puts me into a trance
as I memorize you
If this game of chance
ends in a loss
I just lose it to you

Running out of excuses
When we know what the truth is
I’m into you
When you hear this song,
you’ll say you knew all along,
you’re into me too

6. The Thief

You’ve got a rich dad
who hates every boy like me
I’ve got no money
and daddy don’t like my ease

I wanna steal you like a pearl
I wanna display you like a diamond

Let me take you
to a beach in Alicanté
Sleep on the strand
to the breath of España’s sea
until you stray

Should I find you’re not around
I would surely chase you down
lure you in with a lonely sound
and then I’ll have you

I’m gonna steal you like a pearl
I’m gonna display you like a diamond

Do I awake alone?
a five dollar bill
in yesterday’s clothes
on the floor of a room off Calle Mayor
that a better man paid for

Should I find you’re not around
I would surely chase you down
lure you in with a lonely sound
and then I’ll have you

I’m gonna steal you like a pearl
I’m gonna display you like a diamond

You got a real shine
set in fool’s gold
I am the fool
Your pearls are plastic
and diamonds glass
Now I’m alone

Should I find you’re not around
I would surely chase you down
lure you in with a lonely sound
and then I’ll have you

“OMNI”
Dangerbird Records DB-042
CD / 2xLP / iTunes / Stream
Released May 4, 2010
Running Time: 50 Minutes

Produced by Joe Chiccarelli and
Minus the Bear
Mixed by Joe Chiccarelli
Recorded at Avast! Recording Co.
Mixed at Electrokitty Recording

Additional Overdubs at Electrokitty
Mastered by Emily Lazar and Joe LaPorta at The Lodge
Additional Recording by Alex Rose and Jake Snider
Recording Assistant – Jonny Mendoza
Assistant Engineer – Jay Follette
Assistant Engineer – Eric Corson
Track Editor – Lars Fox

Drum Tech – Gregg Keplinger
Additional Drum Tech – Phil Petrocelli
Guitar Tech – John Stephan
Keyboard Tech – Kurt Bujack

Additional Vocals on “Into the Mirror” by Rachel Flotard courtesy of Visqueen and Local 638 Records

Art Direction and Design by Jordan Butcher
Band Photography by David Belisle

7. Into the Mirror

They got a mirror for the ‘caine in the bathroom
because nobody here knows when to stop
but for now we’re just making out with the door unlocked
back in the atrium the music’s slowing down,
the party’s thinning out
for the late crowd
fixes her lipstick,
fixes his belt,
the coast is clear as he walks out

She whispers:
“You get what you pay for
we could cost a lot
you get what you pay for
but we do it for the taste of a good high
we do it for the sake of a hot night”

Her man on the couch in the blue room
with everyone stoned and talking at once
with no thought to where they’d been
or what they could have done
she sits down beside him
without a hint of shame
because everything’s the same in it’s own way
Kisses her man’s cheek,
her hunter eyes lock on her prey

She signals:
You get what you play boy
we could play a lot
you get what you play boy
but you do it for the taste of a good high
we do it for the sake of a hot night

She senses the fear in him
with an irresistible kiss
and a lie she hangs on his neck
like a silver chain to her whim
pull him into the mirror again

She senses the need in him
for her irresistible kiss
and a lie that she hangs on his neck
like a silver chain to her whim

There’s a mirror for the ‘caine in the bathroom
because nobody here knows when to stop
and the hand towel on the rail
seems it hangs out here a lot

8. Animal Backwards

(in the reflection)

I don’t know you that well, but I like your energy

She is a wolf looking through my window

And though I’m safe, my love, I want to roam
behind this pane, behind this wall of stone
Caught in the pull of your green eyed glow
I want to feel my skin in the snow

She is a wolf looking through my window

Caught in the pull of your green eyed glow
I want to feel my skin in the snow
And though I’m safe, my love, I want to roam
behind this pane, behind this wall of stone

She is a wolf looking through my window

My new love howling in the night outside
My new love howling in the moonlight
I don’t know you that well, but I like your energy

(in the reflection)

Caught in the pull of your green eyed glow
(She is a wolf looking in my window)
She’s a wolf looking through my window

I want to feel my skin in the snow
(and I am a ghost from a million years ago)
She’s a wolf looking through my window

And though I’m safe, my wolf, I want to roam
(She is a wolf looking in my window)
She’s a wolf looking through my window

Behind this pane behind this wall of stone
(and I am a ghost from a million years ago)
She’s a wolf looking through my window

9. Dayglow Vista Rd

Walking down Dayglow Vista Road
taking a break to read the stones
Sunken graves that seem to say
“We’re not here anymore,”
and it’s like they never been here before

Everybody’s got a shine on
walking down Dayglow Vista Road
Everybody’s got a high on
down by the old path ghosts

You look so sweet
with the sunlight filtered down on you
I’m under your thumb
Don’t want to get stuck
when the storm comes

Everybody’s got a shine on
walking down Dayglow Vista Road
Everybody’s got a high on
down by the old path ghosts

What’s a little bit of rain?

As we walk on it comes on night
and the pathway fades away
Lost in a forest graveyard
and we’re tripping the night away

Everybody’s got a shine on
walking down Dayglow Vista Road
Everybody’s got a high on
walking down Dayglow Vista Road
Everybody’s got a shine on

10. Fooled by the Night

I’m not going to leave you,
not for good
You are the real one
and I am your fool

Fooled by the night
and drinking the poison
Enough to get right,
then to freeze frame vision

Freeze frame vision
Freeze frame vision
I only see in

Gone for days in the country
and I am alone
This old wood stove
cooks my food and keeps me warm

A dog in the night
is singing his song
and I’m drinking the poison
until my visions gone

Freeze frame vision
Freeze frame vision
I only see in

Her heels click on the sidewalk
adding tempo to the sound
of the city living hard
this ain’t no one bar town
Holding a new hand
she don’t know his last name
she doesn’t need the anguish or the pain

He had a place that was just up the street
if she was down for the walk
He had a view that couldn’t be beat
and the looks and the talk

He put the right music on
that music led her astray
Touching her just like he should
but she was heading that way

Moving through her tangent
Couldn’t breath couldn’t talk
Falling in lust with an accident
when sometimes time seems to stop

Freeze frame vision
Freeze frame vision
I only see in

The morning’s barely breathing
when I awake
I need something
to kill this dull ache
Have you been sleeping
or is it still your town?
Are you drinking the poison
and phasing me out?

Freeze frame vision
Freeze frame vision
I only see in

She’s getting close
and he doesn’t know