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Opal, Luna, and Hymn

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"Recorded by local studio legend Jeff Bond, one-man-band David Katz captures a lofty range of sound and emotion, evoking sounds and influences from the folk-rock ballads of Father John Misty and Andy Shauf." - Next Northwest

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released August 5, 2016

Produced by David Katz and Jeff Bond
Engineered by Jeff Bond
Additional Engineering by Tim Shrout on tracks 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Additional Engineering by Ryan Rebo on tracks 5, 6
Additional Engineering by David Katz on tracks 4, 6, 7, 8, 9
Mixed by Jeff Bond
Mastered by Jamal Ruhe at West West Side Music, New York
Artwork by Francisca Pageo

Arrangements by David Katz

David Katz - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Organ, Mellotron, Synths, Glockenspiel, Percussion

Additional Musicians:
Jessie Dettwiler - Cello
Kyleen King - Viola
Patti King - Violin
Jen Harrison - French Horn
John Whaley - Flugelhorn
Jeff Bond - Drums

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Track Name: Opal
I heard you didn’t leave because you wanted to
But because you had to go and figure out things on your own

I hope you don’t mind all the vulgar words I write
It just shows that you’re the most important one on my mind

I’ve heard you in my sleep, I’ve even seen you in my dreams
And I wish that I could say that I don't know what it means

I know it may be true that I am still in love with you
But there is no one in the world that sees me quite like you do

Well I hope, when you venture off to sea
It's not the hard times that you keep
But the whole world that evolved into you and me
And you dive deep into the life that you need
Track Name: If Only For You
I was looking through the fog of an early morning trying to keep you
Holding you flowers to last, I was cast in a feeling trying to hold you
But you were an ocean, love, I couldn’t hold you

But I didn’t lose it, I kept it together, if only for you
I’m stuck on the freeway, I’m dust in the doorway, if only for you
I’m hung on a heartache, I’m mad at the mistakes, if only for you
But I didn’t know that I would lose you so soon

I was looking for the light in a midnight hurry trying to keep you
Holding your towers of glass, I was cracks in the ceiling trying to hold you
But you were an ocean, love, I couldn’t hold you

But I didn’t lose it, I kept it together, if only for you
I’m stuck on the freeway, I’m dust in the doorway, if only for you
I’m hung on a heartache, I’m mad at the mistakes, if only for you
But I didn’t know that I would lose you so soon

It only took a trip to the coast
To have a week alone at most
But I didn’t figure it out
I didn’t overcome what I’ve been thinking about
I’m in love with someone who doesn’t want me around

But I didn’t lose it, I kept it together, if only for you
I’m stuck on the freeway, I’m dust in the doorway, if only for you
I’m hung on a heartache, I’m mad at the mistakes, if only for you
But I didn’t know that I would lose you so soon
Track Name: Hollywood Handsome
I live alone
In a basement with you
Your Hollywood Handsome
Is holding on

If you could wake in my thoughts
You’d see the cringe worthy worries of my world

Yes, you’re still in my dreams
Yes, you haunt me daily it seems
Track Name: Nightmare Like You
I woke up, I was screaming again
It felt weird without you here
You've never missed a nightmare

Darling, how am I supposed to know
If you're safe when I'm alone?
There's no way to know

When your hands are walking down my side
I've the feeling that I could die
Like that would be all right

I woke up, I was screaming again
It felt weird without you here
I've never missed a nightmare quite like you

Madball’s invited to a night of romance in my room
You can bring your demons, too
I love them as I do you

When your hands are walking down my side
I've the feeling that I could die
Like that would be all right
Like that would be all right
Track Name: Mental Hurricane
You’re a mental hurricane
You’re dressed up like it’s Sunday
Sneaking your demons in
Keep them hidden under your dress
You smell like smoke and your hair’s a mess
When I can’t find the right words to say…

Please know that you’re looking beautiful today
Truth is I know what I want to say
But it looks like I’m not yours
And I’m not allowed to say it no more

Like a mental hurricane
You swept in and enveloped my brain
Now I can’t find the right words to say
You seem to invade all the functional parts of my day
And I’ve been trying to fight all the words that I want to say
But love if I may, I’d say…

Please know that you’re looking beautiful today
Truth is I know what I want to say
But it looks like I’m not yours
And I’m not allowed to say it no more

You’re a mental hurricane
(I want you, I love you, my mental hurricane)

I’ve been trying to fight all the words that I want to say
Track Name: Capable Wolf
Sweetheart, I know you wanna go
But when you’re dripping in luna
I just can’t seem to show that…

I’m a wolf, I’m a wolf
I don’t know what I’m capable of
Just howling away most days

Then I said, “My sweetheart,
I think the bath tub is low”
As I’m turning my head ‘round
Ms. Luna she spots my woe

I’m a wolf, I’m a wolf
I don’t know what I’m capable of
Just howling away most days
I’m a wolf

(I’m a wolf, I’m a wolf)

I’m a wolf, I’m a wolf
I don’t know what I’m capable of
Just howling away most days
I’m a wolf, I’m a wolf
Track Name: Studio of Love
It’s nights like these that I think of where I was
Just laying, staring at your ceiling fan
Thinking of how I could write you a perfect song
But I never could

I stumble through the dark putting all my clothes on
I leave odd numbers on volume knobs to feel numb
Just like we felt in your cold studio of love

Stretch me thin as wind
And maybe you can find another lover
To love you again

It’s hazy dawn like when your second mother died
A helpless feeling when you hung the phone and cried
To know I couldn’t amount to anything to shift the feeling inside

I tumbled over to the side where you were sleeping
You asked me if I’ve ever been in love
“Well, no, hun
I thought I’d before you, darling
But I couldn’t be any more wrong”

Stretch me thin as wind
And maybe you can find another lover
To love you again

When we were happy in love, we were dancing
We had a few of the same steps, “we’re matching”
But I couldn’t hold you down
I couldn’t keep you around
If I could have known what you wanted
Just before we had started, I’d like that

It’s nights like these that I think of where I was
Just laying, staring at your ceiling fan
Thinking of how I could write you a perfect song
But I never could
Track Name: French Women
To the night we bundled up
In the backseat just for us
To hide in the tall grass
To watch all our love pass

To the time in your bathroom
I hid to cry further from you
But the smell of your perfume
Kept every memory of you

Your teeth, lit match, piano keys
Your sheets, a world underneath

Your love is lingering
When those french women sing
All the time that I’m fighting
Know that I’m pining

I know you loved this song
It’s sort of haunting that you’re gone
I just want you to hear me
I just want you to love me

Your teeth, lit match, piano keys
Your sheets, a world underneath
Track Name: Sleep, Spun
You’re not missing out on anything
Nothing at all
You left me dancing without anyone
To sleepy records you spun

Why did you leave so much pain?
Why are you more, so much more than a name?
Why did you leave so much pain?
Are you lonely?

I’m not missing you much anymore
Not like before
For me it’s been harder to believe
This ever happened at all

Why did you leave so much pain?
Why are you more, so much more than a name?
Why did you leave so much pain?
Are you lonely?

Why am I lonely?