Wandering Ghost

by Altadore

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released 21 April 2015

David Katz: Vocals, Guitar, Keys
Gabe Mouer: Guitar, Vocals, Keys
Matthew Hall: Bass
Zach Wilder: Drums

Recorded at Marmoset in Portland, Oregon by Tim Shrout
Mixed by Jeff Bond
Mastered by Rob Dennler
Artwork by David Katz and Shane Geiger

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Altadore Portland, Oregon

Packed to the gunwales with melodic hooks and slick guitar textures, contemplative lyrics and thoughtful tones all complete scenic indie-rock songs that echo the sensibilities of The Strokes, The Vaccines and early Arctic Monkeys.

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Track Name: Bar Lights
You're said to be the lowest heartache
They hear you bellow at the top of the hole
Some sort of sucked down darkness
But I caught dancing on the side of the road

You had your jeans ripped up, down
And your hair was only mocking the wind
Some sort of stripped down goddess
That's said to be the lowest heartache

I caught you dancing all last night
But I didn't know where I was
I caught you singing all last night
But I didn't know where I was

You're said to be the lowest heartache
They hear you bellow at the top of the hole
Some sort of blacked out mistress
But I caught you singing on the side of the road

I saw your head look up, down
And then your silhouette split like the wind
Some sort of sucked down darkness
That's said to be the lowest heartache

I caught you dancing all last night
But I didn't know where I was
I caught you singing all last night
But I didn't know where I was

But then I caught you at the stoplight
And under the bar lights
And I might have never even known it was you
If I hadn't heard you over last night's
Shattering love fights
But then the shadow, it hooked just right
And I knew it was you
Yeah, I knew it was you
Track Name: Clearer
Darling, how could you not recognize my love?
Darling, how could you not justify my love?

'Cause I don't think I could make it clearer
No, I don't think I could make it clearer
No, I don't think I could make it clear enough for you

Darling, please tell me, how could you forget my love was for you?
Darling, please tell me, how could you predict our love would fall through?

'Cause I can't believe I wasn't clearer
Much more than when I held you nearer
No, I can't believe I wasn't clear enough for you

But by the time you go and figure out
Just what your love is all about
I hope you find a different route to take to me
'Cause there's nothing clear to me

Soon, my darling, I'll hear you calling
Receiving my love again
Track Name: Drink Sipper
You chew your nails and you sip your drink too fast
And you button your cardigan dress like glass
As I attain the feeling of brimming,
Reeling with helium balloons
I'm floating on the fumes just to get to you

You talk to me but it looks like you don't why
But the grin in your lips says you tried to try
As I attain the feeling of brimming,
Reeling with helium balloons
I floated on the fumes just to get to you

It's like a holiday from the back side the cinder,
At the end of the slack
I can still see the rain and how it kissed your face
And the dirt lining your lace

You chew your nails and you sip your drink too fast
And you button your cardigan dress like glass
As I attain the feeling of brimming,
Reeling with helium balloons
I floated on the fumes just to get to you
Track Name: Losing You
I thought I lost you in the rain
You didn't respond when I was calling your name
Didn't mutter, didn't sputter your mouth
Like you usually do

Just rain and rocks and sand and things
And other material possessions of meaning
You are the one I should be with to never get used

But now I'm losing you
To some sort of mess I can't dual
What I feel I can't do
Is to lose myself just to keep you

I thought I saw you in the diner
I thought I saw you in the smoke of the dusty fire
Heard your name being called in the lobby
Saw your name being placed on the marquee

When this town is just drunk enough
To have forgotten just where it woke up
The next morning when you follow your heart
Leave a light on to cancel the dark

'Cause when I'm losing you
All the stars seem so blue
The one thing I can't do
Is to lose myself just to keep you

I could never have conjured you up under my hood
I could never have left you alone in the woods
I could never have been such a disgraceful son
But I was

But I'll come back in a different way
And I'll come back on a different day
But I'll still see you in the same way
Yeah, I'll still love you like I did that day

But you won't love me the same
Track Name: Cigarette Dances
When I figure it out, will I still be here?
Or will I be a wandering ghost?
Will you read my eulogy?

Or will you go first?
Take a hit for the team?
Leave me sitting lonesome in the dugout wondering?
Well, I don't want you to do that
No, I don't think that I could cope with such a
Distasteful fact:

That you're no longer here
'Cause I want so much for the past calendar year
To erase like it never even happened at all

When I open the door, will I still see you?
Telling me to take off my shoes?
"There's no dirt allowed in this room"
Oh, what a wonderful tune

And in a delicate hue, I'd have sworn it was you
Like a catapulted moon on a see-through afternoon
When the drowning sun disappears
To make it an apparent fact:

That you're no longer here
'Cause I want so much for the past calendar year
To erase like it never even happened at all

When the cigarette dances and billiard matches
Are all a part of what you've become,
Well, whose to say that you lost what you once had
When you were young?

Like when a spot opened up,
I said, “I’m not too sharp at dancing,

I’m better at romancing, love.

But I know you’re the one 
I should be dreaming of."

And yet I know, that you're no longer here
'Cause I've tried so hard for the past calendar year
To erase like it never
Yes, we erase like it never
Yes, we erase like it never even happened at all