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Opal, Luna, and Hymn

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1.
02:46
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
04:21
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
9.
04:06
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?

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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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