Ode to a Clone

by Stuart Orchard

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Ode to a Clone (formerly titled Unintended Consequences) made in Berlin.

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released April 29, 2015

Produced by Mark Reeder & Micha Adam at Monumental.
Sound engineering by Damian Giambazi at Grossbeeren Studio.

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Stuart Orchard Perth, Australia

All roads, they say, lead to Rome but Stuart Orchard took the autobahn and ended up in Berlin for a year, armed with just guitar, laptop and a couple of song sketches,

Eye of the World is one such song sketch and first taste from the forthcoming album. Some kind of modern-tribal tribute to nihilism here.
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Track Name: Love is a Hurricane
your love is a hurricane
can't see for the pouring rain
you see me coming don't you
in the night
i make you feel alright
see me one time
find
it's not meant to be
see me coming
don't you
the kind of man
i
am
i know it doesn't feel right sometimes
the kind
the kind of man

when i want out
you want in
when you want out
i want right back in again

oh love is hurricane
can't see for the pouring rain
see me coming see me coming
in the night
feels alright
this time this time
this time this time
find
we are mirrors
Track Name: Eye of the World
when your eye lies
feeling something
is better than nothing
and to me a theme rings
here's a clue it's a dream passing by my eye
all within my eye

in the sun again
of course you're here
feels so good just gurgling
what's the point? try less hard
just do nothing and see what becomes
all within your eye

eye of the world

where could you possibly be?
why can't you see? why won't you see?
get on my channel
here i know exactly what you mean
better not wait
nothing is waiting for you

don't get it? cast adrift
floating sideways
don't give a shit
know it's true
you do too
stuck in here an animal
all but within your eye

lottery i want in
no chance to win
a dream passing by
what's the point? try less hard
afterall you've got nothing to offer

all but within your eye
always within your eye
eye of the world

that's the way
it's meant to be
feel so free
and so empty
get on my channel
nothing's waiting for you
better not wait
nothing is waiting for you
Track Name: Ken Wilber
you never know what could happen
you don't know what it's all about

some people say we might disappear into light
or maybe one day an apple will fall against the sky
my lover told me the timing wasn't right
i was wrong again now i move on

the separation between us
a gap is closing in
what will it take?
i hope it won't be too late
when the overlap becomes us

you never know what could happen
maybe we're closer to the beginning

seeping through the grey sky
survival toolkit will black and white
try describing what water tastes like
a telescope to find love

the separation between us
a gap is closing in
what will it take?
i hope it won't be too late
when the overlap becomes us

you never know what could happen
maybe we're closer to the beginning
a second stage
the starting line
it'll come to me in flashes of light
i'll be open for convincing one more time
now i've gone and done what i said i wouldn't do
the good, the true, the beautiful
Track Name: Derision Shadow
none of the former view
can't think that way again
now the pressure's on
make the right move
which way to go? which way to head?
with ice in my guts and a battle in my head
would it be easier to go or easier to stay?
i could just runaway

we'll be together tonight, won't we?
we get to be what we wanna be, don't we? can't we? won't we?

which way to go which way to head?
ice in my guts and a battle in my head
would it be easier to go or easier to stay?
i could just runaway again

derision shadow, when you gonna go?
Track Name: No Champagne
no champagne flowing
phone aint ringing
in this life
am i not in the running?
now the chips are down
there's no one round
vying for position
it's a big competition

if my life were a movie
it'd be sixteen hours long
with no beginning or resolution

you don't want my essence
you want my successes
i won't sit around waiting on your call
so take all of me or take nothing at all

if my life were a movie
pain and suffering would mean something

where did the time go?
did i get what i deserve?
all those plans to conquer the world
walking on eggshells
plagued with doubt
of being caught out
a sham, some kind of villain

if my life were a movie
pain and suffering would mean something

hard wired, double vision
bust out of this system
always thinking up a grand conclusion
but it's all so underwhelming

you don't want my essence
you want my successes
i won't sit around waiting on your call
so take all of me or take nothing at all

no champagne flowing
phone ain't ringing
yeah! i'm not in the running
Track Name: $900
nine hundred dollars
i've never been richer
i'm gonna take you out to dinner
with my nine hundred dollars

get the nasty man off my back
that motherfucker's giving me a heart attack
i've been going hard
racking up the credit card
now guess what!?

someone's gonna bail me out!
the gubba's gonna bail me out
got no worries
living in my free house
and the gubba's gonna bail me out

got no worries
Track Name: Dream on Time
in my dream big party
feeling high
what's the vibe?
make me stay
then you say
runaway
makes me cry
dream on time

can you feel that alive?
soma so, soma why?

what goes down must come up
buried deep, sounds made up
no one knows who they are
millionaires, billionaires and trillionaires

foggy head
better dead
no fight left
just need bed
treat me kind
dull the mind
out of time
lets do it all again

what goes down
must come up
i got a hole in my glass
can you fill me up
am i crazy
crying out like this?
when i got the microphone
i stand defenceless
but i got enough armour
for you bow and I roll
always curious of an alien world
my guts say everything is wrong
i guess it doesn't matter where your dealer got it from
cops and bikies dressing up in nighties
running round the park holding hands in the night
so when you gonna get it?
gotta pick it up
Track Name: Gettin hi
so you wanted to bide your time
so you wanted to wait in line
empty stares
it's gonna be okay yes
so what you want is
to make amends

so you want to think more clearly
so you want to be your shadow
so you want to give your heart a prick hard enough to pierce the shell

tapping my head burning the fuse holding my knees tapping my head
getting high

here we go again
to battle on a mission
so what you wanted
never happens

so you want to make a mess
so you want to shake up this town full of to and fro
so you want to give your heart a prick hard enough to pierce the shell

tapping my head burning the fuse holding my knees tapping my head
getting high
Track Name: Julian
Julian
fixing up your hair
in the ad break

the bright lights
the curtain drawn
t.v. man
fixes your collar
as the camera rolls
the front line
with no disguise

another man
pulling out his hair
somewhere
he's clicking
and fidgeting
what's your secret?

so much weight
what you say
the bank won't let you get paid

what's your secret?
we'll see what happens
Track Name: Ode to a Clone
... and I know that you want so much more than this
can we be eternal? ourselves projected
the future flowing like a river, we swim upstream
like a salmon not knowing why but driven to the top of the mountain,
to the source, to it's end, when it gets there.

your optimism will get us where we need to go but I'm scared that you'll be let down when we don't get anywhere, no explosions, bright lights or anything of that kind it is all in the mind, and the way we relate to ourselves, each other, the rest of the world, in decline but it feels like ...

we will be just fine, i will sing it all the time, all the time, I sing it, you hear me crying out but you won't listen, you run and hide, it won't register 'til it comes from the inside

my dark visions of what's to come, everything comes undone, back to the origin, withstanding being overrun by animals, you see we never got gurnsey into heaven or a CIA bunker. Sounds like a quality brand, sounds fun ... will our children want to come?

but we'll be just fine i want to **** (woo!) all the time, it's the way it's meant to be, me for you, you for me. i will put up with you, and you put up with me, just to see you happy and so you know, i won't abandon you, like the father you never had, you won't let me in though, a compromise, you can't let go of but you'll be fine

deep, deep breathes, won't let you rest, it could be dangerous but i guess its high risk, high return, why won't anyone make a big stand? all the polls tell us people won't change, we're set in our ways, a big shift will come… or gradual over time or nothing will happen at all and we’ll be just fine, and i will cry, i will cry that we'll be just fine.

we will be just fine, i will sing it all the time, all the time, I will sing it, you can hear me crying out but won't listen, you’ll run and hide, (which makes me smile) it won't register until it comes from the inside,