The Dust Orphan

by Jamie Collier

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released January 3, 2012

Album art by Link Choi, digital & conceptual artist, Auckland. linkchoi.carbonmade.com

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Track Name: Let It Linger On
Hold it in your eye,
keep it on the wall,
when you leave here
I dont want to hold you long.
Keep it in your mind,
let it linger on,
when you go it wont be in your hall.

How the lover lies,
never know for sure,
every word I long to tell you more.
When the evening dies,
we replace the core.
It aint easy, It aint easy.
Track Name: River Of Peace
Early one morning when Adam said to Eve,
"I dont know why you gotta treat me so mean"
"God knows that you dont actually mean that,
now tell me that you love me 'fore I take my rib back"
And Eve says "Gees, babe, you aint seen me mean,
you need to a little more tough at the seams.
You gotta stop treating me so soft,
a touch of mean, babe, sometimes pays off."

Late one night while Eve was asleep,
Adam took a ride down the river of peace.
A face so dead and still and smooth,
soon came alive with shards of the moon.
At the edge of the water was a fire glowing hot and mean.
It was the holiest God-damned fire Adam had ever seen.
"tell me, fire, what way I gotta walk?"
Fire had an answer for Adam but it couldn't talk.

Eve woke up and Adam, he wasn't there.
God was looking at a cup, trying to fill it up.
The river rose high and a shiver began to blow,
Eve rose to her feet, said, "I believe we gotta go"
Track Name: The Dead Velvet Robe
Driving in the middle of the pitch black night,
from nowhere to nowhere.
Wound up and beaten down and strung out and stale
as an old cigarette in the smoke filled air.

With your eyes so dry and cold,
but still as wide as the open road.
As the reflectors slide by,
they are crisp and they are bright.
Defiant against the dead velvet robe.

The light on your stereo is super imposed
into where, otherwise, you would be alone.
And from behind your head extends a vast nothingness,
for there is no past, only future.

Driving in the middle of the pitch black night,
from nowhere to nowhere.
Wound up and beaten down and strung out and stale
as an old cigarette in the smoke as you stare.
Track Name: Dimension On The Rise
I was sitting on a chair of golden space dust,
was falling through the sparkling ravine.
It was then I heard the voice,
and I saw its spectrum,
but no pressure to be part of its scene.

Lying in my bed I would scratch my head,
I could never satisfy the sting of which.
But like anger, like shame, like pride or love or pain,
Its only the idea behind the itch.

This could be anywhere,
I could simply choose a different place
to surround the lower sky.
Not just a thought,
not just an image,
but a whole new dimension on the rise.
Track Name: In The Chaos
Soon the sun will fall and the war will be over,
never to return.
You'll wake up on the shore being called to the ocean,
gentle as it swarms.
The sea will bend and bow to receive you and open,
calm is in its eye.
You walk into the home of the soul and the mind.

And you're not, you were never lost in the chaos.
I know, I know that you get tired and you cant rest.
You know, you know the time is harsh as it passes.
You dont, you dont need to go though the darkness alone.

Now, the moment is a beast and it must be confronted,
brought into the light.
Where it wont repeat well be made to re-run them,
over in the mind.
If theres no going back we at least need a reason,
theres no going back.

And you're not, you were never lost in the chaos.
I know, I know that you get tired and you cant rest.
You know, you know the time is harsh as it passes.
You dont, you dont need to go though the darkness alone.
Track Name: Like Salt On The Brain
I felt like seeing a friend, one I haven’t seen in years.
I felt like it would somehow bring me home.
All of this illusion had grown so thick and wild,
I just wanted to return to something old.
The mind can close itself in like a tunnel through a mountain,
it all depends on what you dwell the most.

I went to see the dealer to see how she could heal me,
they all go to see her, for she's the one and only.
“Like salt on the brain” she said,
“A bolt of electric pain can pierce
the fire blanket on your soul.”

When the dark coal of night covers everything in sight,
and the wind moves calm in the trees.
When all that has happened is nothing but an echo
in the ever-present air that you breathe.
When you stand like a stone,
with your flesh on your bones,
and you feel the earth move beneath your feet.

Theres nothing that can soothe you
like a lover who continues
when you, yourself, have died upon the ledge.
Theres nothing that can move you
like another to amuse you and smile
as you lie upon their bed.
Theres nothing in this world
quite so pure and heaven filled,
as a lover who can let the other in.
Track Name: Its Alright, Its Over.
Its your world, its your mind,
its your living thought.
Its your life, its your war,
honestly fought.
Its our right, its their cause,
its all coming down.

And its alright, hey.

These are the unchangeable times of our grief.
It doesn't require any thought to just breathe.
The bridges were broken, the streets laying bare,
the judgement wont leave you there.

You're never sure, its always unfound, its obvious now.
Madness bleeds through these walls, silent and wild.
Souls yearn, like addicts of life, to justify.

But its over, hey,
and its alright, hey.