It's The World I Love

by Odd Owl

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released April 2, 2011

Carmen Caruso - lead vocals, keys, drum programming
Phil Jacobsen - guitar, backup vocals
Produced by: Carmen Caruso
Recorded by: Frank e. Truncale
Cover Design: Trillian Spencer
All songs written and performed by Odd Owl
Additional Musicians: Preston Havill (bass), Andrew Cohen (trumpet), and the Odd Owl Choir (Frank Truncale, Zoe Marinello-Kohn, Josh Wagner)

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Odd Owl San Francisco, California

Odd Owl is an indie group out of San Francisco, CA that started in January 2010. They enjoy creating and crafting interesting pop structures, insightful lyrics, and catchy melodies.

Carmen Caruso - lead vocals, keyboards, programming
Phil Jacobsen - guitar, backup vocals
Adam Wadenius - drums
Tim Switzer - bass
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Track Name: Sound Check
I'd like to make a request
That in any press
No one talks about how we don't look like rock stars
We have body issues as it is
And I'd like to make a request
If your questions aren't funny at all
I don't have to give a clever answer 'cuz
It's really your fault

Everyone's on the verge of a
Breakdown
At least that will give us something
Something to talk about

Chorus:
#1: We've got it together
Let's just show up and play
With all the parts that you've added
It feels like karaoke

#2: It's just not that perfect
I can't get up on that stage
The kick drum and toms still sound muddy
Maybe the headliner will trade?

#3: I'm just going to wait
'Til your figure it out
As long as you don't decide
To change my part

This is a sound check
Can everyone hear the bass?
Drum machine can come down a little
Guitar is all over the place

This is a sound check
Can everyone hear my voice
I find it very important
That everyone hears my voice

Everyone's on the verge of a
Breakdown
At least that will give us something
Something to talk about

Chorus

I don't want this to breakdown
Nothing gets done when we argue
I don't want this to breakdown
Because the music sounds better, better with you

I don't want this to breakdown
Nothing gets done when we argue
I don't want this to breakdown
Because the music sounds better, better with you
Track Name: Going To Cincinnati
We know it's a lie that we'll tell everyone
Or at least to your mom when she gets home
She was out of line when she called you dumb
But she wasn't far off we should've stayed in college

Chorus:
And if I come back from
Cincinnati and find my stuff
By the door I won't hate you
'Cuz I can't hate you anymore

Whoever is writing this is getting it wrong
And the only way he'll move the story along
Is pretend the last act didn't happen at all
But every plot leads to the same wall so

Chorus:
And if I come back from
Cincinnati and find my stuff
By the door I won't hate you
'Cuz I can't hate you anymore

And it’s too bad adult lives
Are based on decisions
Made as teenagers
Who were really stoned

You learned that you
Don't need me
I learned that I
Don't need a lot of things
You learned that you
Don't need me
I learned that I
Don't need a lot of things

Chorus:
And if I come back from
Cincinnati and find my stuff
By the door I won't hate you
'Cuz I can't hate you anymore

And it’s too bad adult lives
Are based on decisions
Made as teenagers
Who were generally stoned

And it’s too bad adult lives
Are based on decisions
Made as teenagers
Who were unusually stoned

And it’s too bad that our lives
Were based on decisions
Made as teenagers
Who were really stoned

Phil: And the disco started to play
As she started to drive away
Like a bad idea whose time has come and gone

Carmen: You learned that you
Don't need me
I learned that I
Don't need a lot of things
Track Name: Radioheart
All the people I know are
Faking it through piles of hay
Reminded by a needle why
They were digging in the first place

And all the people I know are
Growing up just to grow bored
I can feel my hands and feet
But I don't know who I am anymore

Chorus:
My skin and bones still vibrate from a Radioheart
Drifts in and out won’t always finish what it starts
It doesn’t know how to turn itself off
A Radioheart wants to love and to be loved

Someone took piles of feathers
Mended them back into wings
Someone waits in the place I
Thought I only made for me

All the people I know
How happy they would be to see
If all their dreams would want them
With the strength they want their dreams

Chorus (x2)
Track Name: Can't Take U Anywhere
Is it all over my face?
Say the word, we can go, I don't mind
I’ve been where you stand and I understand
But I can't throw the towel in tonight

Cause somewhere there's a place we want to be
Or at least where you can make fun of it with me

Oh God, I love this record
Let's dance until were clean
Now I'm a man of action
We'll paint up all our skin
Every color we can find
Bright rose to darkest black
While we’ve got energy
We'll make our swank new lives
For the first time I'm excited
Let's dance without a trace
Without a trace of grace
To hell with work tomorrow, it's all over my...

Say you're disappointed, I am too
But I don't think either of us want it so quiet
What you said has been asterisked
To remind me of the times you put up with my shit

We will mash potato
We will boogie twist
If we cannot be happy
We'll make up our own bliss
I think we're man enough
When I can feel your strength
We will push our boulder
As high as we can climb
For the first time I'm excited
We’ll dance without a trace
Without a trace of grace
To hell with work tomorrow
It's all over my face

I will work every day to live in the light of you
Every day I will work to live in the light of you
Track Name: I'm Not Here
Old friend if you could only see me
Your partner in crime no more
Old maps sit lifeless on the TV
Like the photographs in my drawer

Oh, I keep pressing rewind
Oh, To see if something's left to find

It's just something that takes time, takes time
Before I realized
Why you had to say goodbye, goodbye
Some days are good and I've moved on
Somedays I'm not here and you're gone

Old friend if you could only hear me
I think I finally understand
Would it make a difference if I came back
With no new blood on my hands

Oh, It took me this long to say
Oh, But my pride kept getting in the way

That night the moon was sinking low
Half empty in the window
As you cried below
On the concrete steps alone
Looking back it’s all I could hear
While wishing I could disappear
But the path that appeared
Keeps leading me back home

It's just something that takes time, takes time
Before I realized
That you had to say goodbye, goodbye
If you're in town would you steer clear?
And act like I'm not here
Track Name: The Island Starts Here
I wake and miss the monsters in my dreams
I join the clouds in my bitter grey fleece
And manage to construct a half-working zombie brain
Behind the bar in my green apron
He walks in with the new horse he's won
Post-parade my fake smile's turned debonair

Oh, I’d like to think my hand would rise
Through this nonsense, touch a bit of sky
And I am alone
The island will start here

That first breeze is so quiet when I
Let go of my hands on my bike
I start off downhill I for-
Get where I am and where I'm going
Life goes on and takes it's course
And of course it starts all over

Got a drink forced out by my sister
She asks why I said I never miss her
How can I when she posts her whole life on the web?
What she ate? Oh it was sushi Sunday
Party pics with every face the same
It's a porn of haircuts, bored sighs, and filing taxes

While past the glass two queens pull close
The kind of close like I've never known
And I am alone
The island starts here
Track Name: It's The World I Love
Sometimes it starts just how it ends
An honest truth found on my sleeve
But when we strip away our skin
I live for moments like these
I thought I was never rated
Thought you would see right though
But when it’s dawn and the world is muted
I can see myself in you

I spent too much time thinking about
How I was going to win
But instead of finding a way out
It’s about letting people in
Drinking stubbies and watching the rain
Playing bocci while there’s sun
Fun just wouldn’t be the same
Without everyone I love

I never had a master plan
I just know when the world feels right
Seeing dancing bodies of my clan
Taking on the night

Oh-oh-oh-oh, It’s the world I love,
(Oh-oh-oooh-oooooohhhh-ohhhhhh)
Oh-oh-oh-oh, It’s the world I love,
(Oh-oh-oooh-oooooohhhh-ohhhhhh)

Inside there’s a little thread
That we can hold onto
Heart to heart stays tethered
With stories weaving through
Laughing at the main stage after dark
Bouncer eyes us behind the fence
Maybe I’m just trying to talk it out
Until the world makes sense

I never had a master plan
I just know when the world feels right
Seeing everyone in my clan
Having fun tonight

Oh-oh-oh-oh, It’s the world I love,
(Oh-oh-oooh-oooooohhhh-ohhhhhh)
Oh-oh-oh-oh, It’s the world I love,
(Oh-oh-oooh-oooooohhhh-ohhhhhh)

Lift me up and I'm letting down the ladder
Pull me up and put me on your shoulder

Oh-oh-oh-oh It's The World I Love