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doorways vol. 2 (demos)

by On the Water

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1.
Plant Me* 02:21
Where we grow our gardens. Where we sow our seeds. Spirit deep inside the earth, also lives in you and me. Soon scattered to atoms. We’ve such precious little time. For now we humans walk this world. Most of us never open up our eyes. Stream of life flows forward, relentless, endless, free. Forgotten songs sung from the heart, born of our collective memory. Breathing, breeze blows through me, breaking branches, shaking leaves. Stirring long forsaken love. Hearing its sound ringing from the ground beneath our feet.
2.
NO THOUGHT* 02:27
I could live like this, right here on the air. Hanging on by a thread, I don’t mind the suspense. I don’t want to know what comes next. Wait for it, let go, give in, forget all of your plans. Life has a way of happening to you.
3.
High Plains 01:20
Moving on to a higher ground, homeworld bound. I got lost out there for a while outside time. I got lost out there for a while. Drifting through all of the other worlds. Well, I always was an outsider, wasn’t I? Wandering through the ruins of man, gone way past the ending, when all this is history babe.
4.
I can hold it all inside. Everything that I am lost in the fog. Forgotten. Everything that I dreamed, clouded. So I cannot see through.

Now I’m waiting for you. Waiting…

For years I lived like this. Convinced that I could take it. One more minute. For years I faked it. I loved you. Somedays I guess I still do. I wanted you, you withdrew. I still wonder how I lost you. 
Now I’m waiting, waiting. Waiting for you. 
Waiting, waiting… waiting for you.
5.
Moonbather 02:09
Spent all day outside, got sunburned, had my heart broke. I go out walking under the moon, feels like water washing over my wounds. I feel okay, I’ll start over. Another day’s coming soon, it’s already passing me by. I want to do better, I want to be here for it. I’m already sinking inside but I’ve still got to try.
6.
If you asked me right now, who it is that I am, I couldn’t tell you. Honest, I don’t have a clue. I shed my skin, shapeshifting again, I am illusion, I am the whole bag of tricks. I shed my skin, shapeshifting. I’m smoke and mirrors. Up close you see the wires. Real me is hidden inside, under a clever disguise. I shed my skin, shapeshifting.
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demos from 2021.
*abridged

Recorded by On the Water, except Plant Me recorded by Jeff Zeigler (@uniformrecording) and Holding Pattern recorded by Robin Carine (@specialcandy)

Track 1-2 performed by Fletcher VanVliet; Voice and Electric Guitar. Robin Carine; Electric Guitar, Voice. Aubrey VanVliet; Bass. Lucas Carine; Drums, Voice. Jesse Sparhawk; Piano.

Track 4 performed by Fletcher VanVliet; Voice and Acoustic Guitar. Jesse Sparhawk; Harp. Lucas Carine: Glockenspiel.

Tracks 3, 5-6 and bonus track performed by Fletcher VanVliet; Voice and Guitars. Track 5 featuring Evan McGonagill; Voice.

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released February 4, 2022

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