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ormolu |ˈôrməˌloō|
noun
a gold-colored alloy of copper, zinc, and sometimes tin, cast into desired shapes and often gilded, used esp. in the 18th century for decorating furniture and making ornaments.

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released March 1, 2006

recorded with jeff stuart saltzman at mysterious beard and jackpot studios. mixed & mastered by jeff, also. all songs, all instruments and voices by rachel (except where noted). graphics by katie taylor, photos by kristiana weseloh and rachel.

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Rachel Taylor Brown Portland, Oregon

Rachel was born and lives in Portland with her beloved husband Jay and makes disturbing yet ultimately sensible songs you can sometimes dance to.

She sees loads of ugly and beauty in the world. Trying to capture that sweet and sour thing in a song is what she’s mostly trying to do.

She records with audio midwife and dear friend Jeff Stuart Saltzman and his cats.

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Track Name: linda
everybody's had a word but you
everybody's been heard but you
it's a good thing you're dead, i say
wouldn't do to spoil the dirty thrill
so you said it was against your will
that's a good thing

now they're pissing on your grave
linda
spitting on your name
linda
doing you again
linda

baby, millions maybe know your name
say, you're the reason that the kingdom came
that's a good thing
you could never make it go away
you were doomed until your dying day

and now we're pissing on your grave
linda
spitting on your name
linda
doing you again
linda
Track Name: sitka/seward's folly
almost drunk
almost drowned
almost swimming underground
to stop a train without a track
and turn it back

"almost pretty when you smile"
you said it once but i remembered for awhile
wrapped it up in your undershirt
meant to hurt

seward's folly, level 10
never really learned it then
you would say what i don't know could fill a sinkhole

here in sitka
swapping flags
yours on up, while mine drags
cannon blast makes a hole
what you don't know
what you don't know
Track Name: ormolu
this baby don't look right
this baby's pretend
couldn't have my own, whatcha gonna do?

this baby ain't pretty
this baby's blue
blue and brassy ormolu

ormolu, ormolu
nothing of me or you
faker than true
ormolu

it cries like it's dying
it wants to be held
my arms are full of the devil itself

i wanted some children
you wanted, too
be we didn't count on ormolu

ormolu, ormolu,
nothing of me and you
bitten in two
ormolu

we named you for metal
named you for stuff
that looks like the real thing

your sweetness is sour
so is your touch
you really shouldn't want so much

ormolu
Track Name: upright man
he takes a step and misses
and on his back, he notices
that all the people walking on
are walking on him

he sees the soles, he sees the soles
and tells the future
he sinks and stinks and whispers
"i'm under you, i'm under you"

but i'm a good man, i'm an upright man
i'm a good man, i'm an upright man
i'm a good man, i'm an upright man
i'm a good man

the traffic never slows to let him up
he catches rain in a cup
he finds that he can move, but by degrees
the winter comes and
they're walking on his frozen knees
they're dropping shit and car keys
and it's too cold to cry
poor guy

one lonely human paver in the square
all moss and grass and just a pair of eyes
i know you don't believe me but he's there
i know you don't believe me
Track Name: favor
i've fallen out of favor
i didn't see it coming
i guess i saw it coming