Crooked Orchards

by Darling Valley

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released June 24, 2016

Written and Performed by Darling Valley
Darling Valley is TJ Foster, Lauren Foster, Jordan Stewart, and Ashleigh Whitfield

Released by Sounds and Tones Records

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Track Name: Who You Hold On To
WHO YOU HOLD ON TO


When I go, remember all the times I made you smile like a flower in bloom
'Cus I know if there's one thing I'd like to take with me it's that side of you

I'll be so low
I'll shake the ground when I think of you
But I'll be so close
'Cus you told me that love's not just who you wake to
It's who you hold on to

When I go, take your loving arms and wrap them both around someone new
No, I won't expect you to apologize for that
The world deserves you
Track Name: Graces
GRACES
I'm not trying to be all that unkind
I'm just pickin' up the pieces of my life
I fall asleep to memories of who I used to be
When I could fall in love with anyone I meet

Oh I don’t know why I act like I do
When our love carries us off to different places
And I’ve never learned when to take, when to give
What can I say to be back in your good graces again?

I've travelled on this road for much longer than you know
My heart chose which direction I should go
But the skin I have is aging and my eyes have seen enough
And I think that it's time I come home

Time is a prism, a reflector of light
Revealing who is young and full of life
And you might be the best thing that I have ever seen
Ageless in the way that I need

Oh I don’t know why I act like I do
When our love carries us off to different places
And I’ve never learned when to take, when to give
What can I say to be back in your good graces again?
Track Name: Moonshine
MOONSHINE
You put me in the stars
Strolled right past the burnt out suns, leaning up against the bar
You'll long for something more
Trust me, dear, I've been up here before

Here's what I'm always told:
Feeling low while gazing up can very quickly grow old
So, I'm trying not to stare
Lonely lights last long when they don't care

Don't promise forever, don't buy me a drink
The sky where I'm living can be limiting
So lay down your lasso and leave the moon be
'Cus it was never meant for me

Take a look around the room
The night has just begun and they're all lookin' at you
But you let them pass you by
You'd rather stay with me just for a while

They put you in the stars
You've been searching through the sky but haven't found who you are
You want to see me again
The moonshine's all for them

Don't promise forever, don't buy me a drink
But let's wait and see what the morning can bring
Maybe the stars get a wish now and then
And I hope that I see you again
Track Name: 'Til Morning
'TIL MORNING
I am hiding, never fighting for your time
You see beginnings and think you're winning for more time

It seems to me I'll always be the reason for your going
If time could wait you'd hesitate and stay with me 'til morning

I am finding the pressure's blinding on your mind
I can't find a reason to entertain our season of solemn minds

It seems to me I'll always be the reason for your going
If time could wait you'd hesitate and stay with me 'til morning
And there's nothing worse than knowing

It is too late for me to try
I see the hope in your waning eye
And I’m feeling an honest sigh
Your breath is cold on your last goodbye

It seems to me I'll always be the reason for your going
And if truth holds still I'll find the will to tell you to go home, dear
It seems to me I'll always be the reason for your going
And there's nothing worse than knowing
Track Name: Make It Right
MAKE IT RIGHT
I can't erase who I've become
The present has a way of sneakin' up
But I'm still a child behind these eyes
He's the arrow in, the arrow in my side
'Cus all my endings, they came from good intents

Celebrate the things you have
'Cus happiness ain’t what it used to be
And back then I was half asleep
I was a silhouette, a silhouette it seems
'Cus all my endings, they came from good intents

Only you can make it right

I can't escape the ones I've loved
But I can try and sweep them all under the rug
Here you are, all magical
With a glimmer in, a glimmer in your eyes
'Cus all our endings, they come from good intents

Only you can make it right

Don't be so frightened; you're starry-eyed and astounding
And don't sit quietly; you're resounding, surrounding now
Track Name: Widows And Revolutionaries
WIDOWS AND REVOLUTIONARIES
We met on a train back in 1901
You read me your poems and you polished your guns
I was a child surrounded by war
Dreaming of love 'til you came to my door

The city was falling, we all were afraid
The rebels were stirring and calling your name
You snuck out my window one cold Easter night
You said, "When I get back, I'll make you my wife"

I wanted more, I wanted more
You never returned, you were thrown in a cell
I wanted more, more
We'll wed in the eve you'll be dead in the morn

We married on a Sunday the chapel filled up
No friends or family, just COs and thugs
We both said I do then we kissed one last time
Now that I have you I can't say goodbye

I wanted more, I wanted more
I'll change if I have to, just keep me alive
I wanted more, I wanted more
We wed in the eve, I'll be dead in the morn
Track Name: Written On My Bones
WRITTEN ON MY BONES
I tried my best before you came here
And I tried much harder once we met
I’ve seen shadows disguise
Through darkness, we've both survived

Oh, it's written on my bones
Oh, it's written on my bones
There’s nothing in my world for you but love, and love alone
Oh, it’s written on my bones

I picture your face like a painting
With a crooked smile and eyes of emerald green
It’s so familiar like a chorus
Of a song that I’ve been playing on repeat

I've seen dreamers collide
With darkness, but they’ve all survived
Track Name: Monsters
MONSTERS
When I met you darling, the battle had just ended
I made it out alive, alone
I let my life get started, tainted with the fear that
My doubts would recover and destroy it all

You love me now and you chase away all that I dread
But you don't know that this monster lurks deep in my head, waiting

I cried myself to sleep once, won't ever do it again
It didn't change a thing for me
I wanted to be better, wanted something more than a house and a job and a different last name
I try to keep it all in by tearing up my own skin
Wasting all my time fighting
That's when you step in and say
All the words I want to believe but I'm always there dragging me down
Track Name: You'll Go Far Kid
YOU'LL GO FAR, KID
We were once alive, we were beautiful and wild
Never hostage to the limits of our minds
But the greedy hands of time took much more than they could hold
Leaving only things that couldn't be sold
Like the road that led us far from our homes

We were once in bloom, our fears banished to the ground
The sun brightened what we’d never seen before
With our lashes guided down, oh we tripped along the way
There were so many things we’d hoped to change
Our road was blocked by the turning of a page

You'll go far, kid, you're gonna be a star
Remember your heart, kid, It'll get you far

We were once afraid of the lions we uncaged
Roaming quietly through our former terrain
The little doubts inside your head cannot replace your common sense
There is more to life than living for the end
There is more to life than trying to forget

“I was once the girl who planned further than she knew
Tomorrow’s ghost kept me here and now”
“I was once the boy who disappeared in crowded rooms
Took a while, but I eventually grew”
So tell yourself, someday you will too
Track Name: Five Years At Sea
FIVE YEARS AT SEA
When I was a child I knew everything
I wandered my town like Crusoe
You ain't no savior, you statuette
Stuck on the wrong end of the road

The world is much bigger than my backyard
The harbor is calling my name
You ain't no anchor, you landing net
I'll see you on the other side of a wave

What's home? Is it tide's endless rival?
There's more than every man's fate
When life's awash in the foam and the bubble
Let the stars lead you away

Five years can feel like infinity
When the sea turns from haven to cage
I ain't no king like Odysseus
But here I am just tryin' to find my way

What's home? Is it miles of undulation?
There's more than forgetting one's name
When life's awash in the foam and the bubble
Only stars will lead the way

I greet an empty shore
In memories, drowning
Waves call me back, but the past is waiting for me

I own an unknown face
I reunite with strangers
The home I knew is now a tomb, my love has moved on

I knew the sea would sway,
But thought the earth was constant
Stranded here by time where no one waited for me
Track Name: Half Your Life
HALF YOUR LIFE
Ours was lazy love, that came with a welcome surprise
It had me shakin', love, waiting for you to arrive

Now I'm a better man when you are around
And I know why the living are taught not to cry

'Cus I only see what you want to show
And I see the world when your eyes start to glow
And I can't believe how time passes by
I feel like a bed that is cold on one side
'Cus I only see you half your life
I’ve only seen you half your life

Our time is fleeting, love, just like a ship passing through
But I know now that love is the best thing we do
And I'll give my best side to you

'Cus I want to give you what you're owed:
A comfortable life in a comfortable home
And sometimes I fear whether I've done you right
I feel like a bird with a wing that can't fly
'Cus I only see you half your life
I’ve only seen you half your life

You won't always love me like you do now