Gilded Kingdoms

by Oracle Blue

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I, I can feel behind the moon I can reach into the night Come back with colors you never knew were there I, I can hear beyond the sea I can listen through the waves Return with secrets hidden on ocean air But somehow I’m expected to apologize for how I am Expected to make changes to my outlook and demeanor I, I can stand beneath the sun Drinking in the desert heat Flowing oasis glowing of golden sand I, I can rule beneath the trees Order an empire of ivy and leaves Compose a jungle with a single command But somehow I’m expected to apologize for how I am Expected to make changes to my outlook and demeanor A pensive mind could turn the hearts of kings to reconsider Still you twiddle clumsy thumbs and lust the grass that’s always greener I, I can taste the morning dew, Know if the day will begin anew Speak to the rain and tell it to feed the soil I have a universe in my head Kingdoms awoken from words I’ve said Gilded in tea leaves and aluminum foil
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Spinning, floating weightlessly Drifting into space Lost in time, endlessly Gone without a trace Let’s begin Just breathe in And breathe out In the quiet, loud and clear Echoes from the past Whisper gently in your year Nothing’s meant to last Just be still You won’t feel any Pain Have no fear Not a tear will remain Wasted hours when they're through Won't come back again Everything you say or do Places that you've been Time will tell Don't you dwell, don't you doubt This is when you breathe in and breathe out
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Unraveling 03:45
Push me over the edge I want to know if I can take it Looking over the ledge I've forgotten that carefree feeling Wanting to be in bloom When what I need is to be broken I've been so out of tune Fixated on healing, when All is here, none is now, All is here, none is now Lifelines across timelines They cross over, out of sequence I'll find which is mine, I'm Out of options, held in secrets Traveling through all that’s unraveling Staring into the dark I want to know if I can see it Always missing the mark Never reaching the ceiling Smoke is shading the course Mirrors hide the things that could be But I'm kept by a force That sends me reeling All is here, none is now What once was good burns somehow Cords were cut, still they hold Hold me up through all that unfolds See the edge, past regrets Slow in step, quickened breaths But I'll find which is mine When all is here, none is now
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[unraveled] 02:07
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Consonance, dissonant Enduring affair Probing fate, fearfully Wound-licking remedies Misery turned despair Loftiness, forlorn care The native tongue Sleepless resting One known reprieve Sunken ears fail to cork my fears Peered deep into the depths Unfettered tears clearly framed my enemy Self-loathing, the mind staring back in time Drunken recall Empty the nights Fumbling blind, fight or flight, I fly And should push come to shove I’ll sprout wings Gale force winds, my enemy Wild gloating became sullen Just a game
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Hush now, don’t explain Just say you’ll remain I’m glad you’re back, but don’t explain Quiet, don’t explain What is there to gain? Skip that lipstick, don’t explain You know that I love you and that love endures All my thoughts are of you, for I am so completely yours Cry to hear folks chatter, ‘cause I know you cheat Right or wrong don’t matter when you’re with me, sweet Quiet, don’t explain What is there to gain? Skip that lipstick, don’t explain Hush now, don’t explain You’re my joy and you’re my pain My life is yours, love Don’t explain
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Trickling through silence Dissipating through the ground It sinks into the hidden thoughts, into the cracks And heals the black Notice your grip slipping Fall into the gentle rush Don’t move against the current; bend with every swell And lose yourself Feel the worry running off your shoulders Down your spine Let the river wash you, let it liberate your mind Free your mind Lean into transforming Lean into the ancient lull Let instinct guide you through the tranquility Put your soul at ease
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[haunting] 01:18
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Others one fateful day Came down planning to stay Green Dolphin Street supplied the setting The setting that left me cold and sweating And through these moments apart Memories, haunting my heart When I recall the things I found on Couldn’t touch the ground On Green Dolphin Street

about

Debut album of Swank-Pop/Alt-Jazz band, Oracle Blue. Gilded Kingdoms is comprised primarily of original works but also features two reimagined jazz standards.

Oracle Blue is
Liz Kelley: Vocals
Zachery Douglas: Horns, Synths, Keys
J.P. Taylor: Fender Rhodes, Keys
Tim Hardwick: Guitar
McKinley Devilbiss: Bass
Wade McMillan: Drums

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released May 25, 2018

Gilded Kingdoms
Written by Liz Kelley
Performed by Liz Kelley, Zachery Douglas, J.P. Taylor, Timothy Hardwick, McKinley Devilbiss, Wade McMillan, & Nicholas Vlandis

[weightlessly]
Written by Zachery Douglas & Timothy Hardwick
Performed by Timothy Hardwick, Zachery Douglas & Liz Kelley

Breathe In // Breathe Out
Written by Timothy Hardwick
Performed by Liz Kelley, Zachery Douglas, J.P. Taylor, Timothy Hardwick, McKinley Devilbiss, & Wade McMillan

Unraveling
Written by Liz Kelley
Performed by Liz Kelley, Zachery Douglas, J.P. Taylor, Timothy Hardwick, McKinley Devilbiss, & Wade McMillan

[unraveled]
Written by Wade McMillan
Performed by Wade McMillan, McKinley Devilbiss, Timothy Hardwick, Zachery Douglas & Liz Kelley

Fight Or Flight
Written by Zachery Douglas & Liz Kelley
Performed by Liz Kelley, Zachery Douglas, J.P. Taylor, Timothy Hardwick, McKinley Devilbiss, & Wade McMillan

Don’t Explain
Written by Billie Holiday & Arthur Herzog Jr.
Arranged by Zachery Douglas
Performed by Liz Kelley, Zachery Douglas, J.P. Taylor, Timothy Hardwick, McKinley Devilbiss, & Wade McMillan

Slippery Jippery
Written by J.P. Taylor
Performed by Zachery Douglas, J.P. Taylor, Timothy Hardwick, McKinley Devilbiss, & Wade McMillan

Free Your Mind
Written by Liz Kelley & Cynthea Kelley
Performed by Liz Kelley, Zachery Douglas, J.P. Taylor, Timothy Hardwick, McKinley Devilbiss, Wade McMillan & Justin Trout

[haunting]
Written by Oracle Blue
Performed by Liz Kelley, Zachery Douglas, J.P. Taylor, Timothy Hardwick, McKinley Devilbiss, & Wade McMillan

On Green Dolphin Street
Written by Bronislaw Kaper
Arranged by Zachery Douglas
Lyrics adapted by Liz Kelley
Feat. Justin Trout (EWI)

Produced by Liz Kelley
Production Support: Tevin Turner, Justin Trout, Cynthea Kelley
Engineering: Tevin Turner
Recorded at: MTSU Studio A, Murfreesboro, TN
Our Bedrooms, Myrtle Beach, SC

Mastering: Gleb Iarovoi
Album Art: Alexander Tavernier


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