Another Orion

by Tim Houlihan

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Americana tunes crafted from real life with strong hooks and thoughtful lyrics.

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released September 17, 2015

Tim Houlihan (guitars), Todd Lester (drums & percussion and harmony vocals), Paul Madsen (bass and harmony vocals), Jon James (lead guitars), Kevin Bowe (lead guitars, programming and producer), Patty Lacey (harmony vocals), Charlie Peterson (keyboards) and Andy Dee (slide guitars).

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Track Name: I Get Lonesome, Too
We’re in the third house on Second Street, the first bell on the right
In a town of big blue houses and yellow back porch lights
You say you’re feeling distant, I can easily agree
Lost inside your loneliness so far that you can’t see
For so long I thought that you knew
Yes, Darlin, I get lonesome, too


Church bell anthems fill the street, Sundays come and go
Reminders of our self-deceit, white pickets in a row
Now I’m making this confession,though I’ve thought it all before,
I’m not the patron saint of broken hearts, I’m just the troubadour
I guess I thought that you knew
Yes, Darlin, I get lonesome, too


Bridge:
We have so much more to say and too much time alone
Restless nights and August days our bed’s dry as a bone
Our hands won’t shape the clay and our hearts have turned to stone
And all the time I thought that you knew
Darlin, I get lonesome, too

And all the time I thought that you knew
Darlin, I get lonesome, too
Track Name: Send Me Back To You
Baby, I get lonely when I’m gone
I sit around singing the blues
No taste for life or living
No desire to wear my red shoes

And I know when I’m come home
Kisses warm me to the bone
So, come on, Baby, don’t leave me alone

How do you cure bad water?
Send it back to the river
How do I cure bad habits?
Send me back to you

I will lay down at your feet
Swim the oceans for what I adore
You’re the path to my silver heaven
You’re the pat to my golden shore

And I know when I’m come home
Kisses warm me to the bone
So, come on, Baby, don’t leave me alone

How do you cure bad water?
Send it back to the river
How do I cure bad habits?
Send me back to you
Track Name: Another Orion
Grab your coat and hat bundle up your ears
Hands in mittens ‘cause it’s cold out here
Under the night sky, Baby, Under Orion, Baby

There’s a light in the bar, there’s a light in the sky
There’s a light that comes from the look in your eye
Another bright light, Baby, Just like Orion, Baby

Moving along as best I can
Working through this life with a hole in my hand
Nothing can stop me from trying
Tonight is just another Orion


Come out with me and take in the view
Let the darkness come and put a grip on you
Under the night sky, Baby, Under Orion, Baby

I want to fall in love,
I want to fall with you
I want to be together ‘til our days are through
Track Name: Going to the Country
Babe, I know you’re tired, you don’t have to weep
I’m making plans to get out of town so we can get some sleep
We’re going to the country, Baby: A feather bed and a willow tree.
Goodbye City Living and all the hipsters on the scene


I know talk is cheap, Sweet Honey, and I’ve said this all before
I’ve promised to get us out of this town and your bag’s still at the door
Let’s go out to the country, Baby, while we’ve got a mind to go
Goodbye City Living – grab your pillow and the hoe


Let’s build our peaceful palace on a ridge among the pines
Windows open and doors unlocked and we’ll all be sleeping fine
We’re going to the country, Baby, blanket of stars for our bed
Goodbye City Living, hit the gas before the light turns red
Track Name: Beneath the Surface of the Well
Somewhere deep inside your mind
Is a fear that you’ll be left behind
Why don’t you come on in, Baby, the water is fine

Even though you’ve got so much to gain
It’s clear you’ve got a load of pain
You can find your heart in a new terrain

You think you’re not prepared for what lies below
Take a deep breath and ring the diving bell
I’ll be your guide, my own true love
Beneath the surface of the well


In ancient times you had no say
You’d go through this world in a single way
There was no rock ‘n roll for the office grunts, no paying to play

Just because you can, do you think you should
Either way you’ll be misunderstood
The water is cold down there, but I swear it’s good


Rain falling, rain falling, filling up your shoes
Tears coming down in shadows of greens and blues

Chorus
Track Name: Some Kind of Mystery
Bah – ba –bum –bahm
Bah – ba –bum –bahm
Bah – ba –bum –bahm, Bah…

The way you look at me I get the news
And I can’t bring myself to look the other way

Your eyes are bright and I’m picking up the cues
I’m glad to tell you I feel the same today

Now I’m happy as a man in his right mind can be
When you’re standing right here in front of me

We could ride a bike or ride a car
We can ride all day to see how far
To the Village Green or old Hong Kong
We could ride this feeling all year long
And how two people like you and me become we
Is some kind of mystery

Bah – ba –bum –bahm
Bah – ba –bum –bahm
Bah – ba –bum –bahm, Bah…


Bridge:
There’s a thousand reasons why I love you so
And there’s just one thing I want you to know

In a way I wasn’t looking out for you
But I knew once you came into my dreams
Now all at once the world is flashing by
And it looks nothing like the world that I had ever seen
Track Name: What's Gonna Happen to Me
Watching the towers fall about me
Watching the crumbled visage fall
I am a man of great ambition
Now I’m learning how to crawl

Praise my mother, keep those wheels a-rollin’
I love my brothers – they keep me fine as I can be-e-e-e
Now my father doesn’t hear the bells a-tollin’
So what’s gonna happen to me-e-e-e-e?

The truth she just seems to fly away
Far too fast to hold
Leaves me standing in darker days
Like my soul has been sold
Track Name: Fair Retreat
I’ve been livin’ on the buttery wind, sunshine and a little Hi-C
Nothing finer than connecting with you, no one so bitter-sweet

All the praises lauded on you
And the sanguine air you breathe
Won’t compare to the slightest moment
In the temple of your fair retreat

Come up empty, I come up dry, I come in from far away lands
Along the shoreline your heart provides, wherever waves wash up on the sand

- Chorus -

Feels my life has been riding on rails but my sun’s been going down
Gypsy songs veil my sodden shoes, my feet are roots in the ground


Won’t compare to the slightest moment
In the temple of your fair retreat
Track Name: Somebody Talk to Jesus
Somebody talk to Jesus and tell him what’s on my mind
Somebody talk to Jesus and tell him what’s on my mind
There’s trouble in this world and I wish he’d make it right

Folks are running ‘round saying, I gotta get down and pray
Folks are running ‘round saying, I better kneel down and pray
With little more effort from me, some of the bad things go away

And if you’d convince me I could make things better with a prayer
I would fall down on my knees and never go anywhere
Life could be much sweeter life could be so fine
If you decide to talk to Jesus, won’t you tell him what’s on my mind
Track Name: Is It Ever Okay
Guess I caught you walkin’ on the B-side
A little light in a night so strong
Feelin’ woozy like I might pass out, Baby,
Hopin’ it don’t last me too long

Is it ever okay to sit down and cry?
Is it ever okay to let go?
Will I ever stop seeing clouds in my eyes?
Will I ever stop feeling so low?

Voices calling from the room next store, Baby,
Wondering where the hell you’ve been
Guess I’ll never be too far from you
I’ll think about you now and again

Is it ever okay to sit down and cry?
Is it ever okay to let go?
Will I ever stop seeing clouds in my eyes?
Will I ever stop feeling so low?

Death is not a razor that cuts you
It’s not a lovely snooze in the park
More like an ugly stranger that finds you
Walking home alone in the dark