Until My Body Breaks

by Olive Tiger

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02:40
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04:11
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02:44
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04:01
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05:44
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03:35
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credits

released August 19, 2016

all songs written by olive 
arrangements by olive, jesse newman, dane scozzari, & eric dawson tate
olive, jesse, and eric developed and played the keys parts in find myself & beyond the gate.
henry lugo played bass on tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 & 10.
jared gardner played bass on tracks 6, 7, & 8 (intro).
eric dawson tate played lead guitars on stardust & sunshine.
adam matlock played the accordion on lament.
olive played the toy piano on the killer’s ballad.
jesse helped program effects in find myself 

album art by jesse newman & olive
photography by hannah king with edits and additional photography by jesse newman

extra special thanks to liberty liscomb at horseshoe hill farm for her gracious accommodation of olive tiger during our recording process — to eric dawson tate for his unending patience and keen ears — special thanks to john thomas for lending us his gorgeous 1931 gibson L2 for “lament”— to marci laribee & laura lavin for their faith & enthusiasm & support — to doug slawin for beginning this project — to the lovely elizabeth shapiro for moral and logistical support throughout the creative process — to the exceptional hannah king for her passion, insight, & photography

thanks to our indiegogo supporters: adam franceschini, alan newman, alexander andriulli, ashley hamel, beatrice newman, becky kessler, brianna savoie, chris kiley jr., chris kiley sr., chris chhoeun, cody altieri, cora newman, alan newman, crisangela degioia, dana astmann, daniel snyder, david ross, edward J. finlayson, elizabeth day, liz trojanowski, evan cook, gregory barone, ian bower, jaeme brennan mcdonald, james innes, joel copperthite, kathryn mcnamara, kathy kiley, krizta moon, kristy joyce, lara hoffman, lauren schwartz, liz dellinger, marylou conley, matt battista, matt newman, maureen savage, elizabeth shapiro, monty victor, oren fader, orice jenkins, pat ellis, pote, rachel caldwell, bob d’aprile, sam scozzari, stacey salant, tim smith, tr kelley, & trent and christine rollings — for ensuring that this record would happen.

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Track Name: Find Myself
babe, I know you’ll be so bad for me, bad
but you make me feel weak in the knees, i go weak in the knees
can’t you see what you do to me, you have me true
every time that i find myself within you
Track Name: Dark
oh, nighttime, bring your dark and drowsy folds
oh, nighttime, bring your wild thoughts of grandiloquence
resting themselves in the crook of my shoulder and
building a network of nests on endless seaming ends of the bedspread head
ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo

at daylight break, i will them stay for teatime
but like a rambling lover they will take flight
in the early hours, sunbeams gently flowing
through the blinds, soaking up those behind with the chains of the well-behaved

with the chains of the well-behaved
whoa, whoa, oh oh oh oh oh oh
oh leave me here behind in the dark

chains held together tight by warden daylight
relinquished by the blustering tides of the pull of the moonbeam’s pride
beaming inside of what pieces of life here arrive between left ear and right
congregated for sermons elated, for ballads of the crimson tide

with the chains of the well-behaved
whoa, whoa, oh oh oh oh oh oh
oh leave me here behind in the dark
Track Name: I To You
you’re a summer breeze, you’re a wave on the sea
you’re a fistful of sand, i’m starting to comprehend

but what am i to you?
oh leave me here behind in the dark

you’re a mouthful of fire, you’re a spark on a wire
you’re a passing blast of heat, a chemical relief
Track Name: Lament
i wanted to love you and to give you everything, but it was too late
the night you left, i thought i’d go blind from tears, but it was too late

i wanted to love you and to give you all of me, but it was too late
the night you left, i thought i’d go blind from tears, but it was too late

help me, baby, i’m addicted to the words that flow from your mind and
help me, baby, i can’t see whether this is for real

help me, baby, i’m addicted to the words that fall from your mind and
help me, baby, i can’t see whether this is for real
‘cause you made me want and want and want and want

to love you and to give you all of me, but it was too late
the night you left, i thought i’d go blind from tears, but it was too late
Track Name: Stardust
of all my useless alibis, of all my promises to god
i’m still on this lonesome byway, stepping out on this highway
without so much a left look or a right

next time you ask me if i’m alright, take a good look in my eyes
wonder if then you could see all the truest parts of me
bursting underneath the phrase “i’m fine”

nothing can pick me up, nothing can bring me down
dust to stars and stars to dust, said the star-made man
rest assured, our worried hearts will soon enough be sand

my love is heavy, my love is light
my love burns quiet, my love burns bright
but dust to stars and stars to dust, said the star-made man
rest assured our worried hearts will soon enough be sand

oh, oh, oh oh oh...

standing here, i can see nothing to fear
and looking ‘round, i can see i’m standing on the ground
Track Name: Sunshine
whoa, can you feel that sunshine, can you feel it, can you feel it coming ‘round the bend?

whoa, can you feel that love, can you feel it, can you feel it coming ‘round the bend?

someday we’ll look around and see
everybody singing as freely as you and me

but whoa, can you feel that joy, can you feel it coming ‘round the bend?

don’t forget that, don't forget that...

whoa, can you feel that peace? feel it, feel it coming ‘round the bend
Track Name: The Killer's Ballad
go down low, low, low as you can go
then dig forever, there you’ll find me, my psyche

i can hurt, and i can kill, i can terrorize
i can lie, and i can deceive, i can manipulate anyone that i please

so go down low, low, low as you can go
then dig forever, there you’ll find me, my psyche

and when you come crashing down
you’ll look around and never know that it was me

so go down low, low, low as you can go
then dig forever, there you’ll find me, my psyche
Track Name: The Exodus of Misery
sometimes when i open my eyes, half my body’s paralyzed
and the weight of the world clings behind my eyelids, black and white
leave me be, don’t want to fight

sit on up now, give yourself a good slap
find your shoes, sugar, now you’re on the right track
give yourself some space to breathe and then you’ll be
on your feet singin’ “don’t you worry”

sing “i can take whatever comes my way, i can take whatever comes!
i can take whatever comes my way, i can take whatever comes!”

don’t you know that when you’re feeling low, that you can make it go
far from home and free your soul, just take a walk right down the road
roll along right down the road

walk along here to the beat and feel the street beneath your feet
bring your friends and soon you’ll see what medicine is melody

like these crazy cats, running ‘round in their flats, singing
“life gave me more than i need! it’s a miracle that i should breathe in this world,
it’s the exodus of misery!”

cause i can take whatever comes my way, i can take whatever comes
i can take whatever comes my way, i can take whatever comes
Track Name: Until My Body Breaks
oh my love, i cannot see your face but i will love you until my body breaks
though you roam as free as birds and snakes, i will love you until my body breaks
watch the sea calling out your name, as i will love you until my body breaks

rising high from the dust of days, i will love you until my body breaks
though we go through many earths and quakes, i will love you until my body breaks
when the world turns and backs away, i will love you until my body breaks

every sunrise across your face, i will love you until my body breaks
open eyes and illuminate how i will love you until my body breaks
lay your head, rest easy in this vow: i will love you beyond what life allows
Track Name: Beyond the Gate
if we run now, they might not catch us, love
past all traces of the life they’d have us bluff

if we run now, they might not catch us, love
let them wonder where we’ll lay our heads tonight

if we run now, they might not catch us, love
tell them of this race that we have had enough

run now and don’t look back, leave regret behind
meet me at the gate and see what lies beyond
give all that we have to our new paradigm
trusting in all that we don’t know to carry us ever on

when we lay our bodies down tonight under the stars
our hearts will rise so bright, they might not come back down