Henry Curl EP

by Henry Curl

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released June 19, 2014

Words and Music by Henry Curl

Vocals, Guitars, Synth, Piano and Organ / Henry Curl
Electric Guitar and Ukelele / Christopher Hayes
Drums and Percussion / Peter Swenson
Bass Guitar on The Rumor and The Valley / Jordan Leff
Bass Synth on Distance From The Atom Bomb and No Treasure Beneath The Lake / Tony Lash
Cello on Distance From The Atom Bomb / Nikkolas Top
Trumpet on The Price / Nate Purscelley

Produced by Henry Curl
Engineered and Recorded by Jordan Leff at the Secret Society, Portland, OR
Mixed by Tony Lash
Mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering Album Artwork Layout and Design by Trinity Sell
Alouette Lake Photo by Jim McCullough
Holland House Photo by Bob Christensen

2014 All Rights Reserved

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Henry Curl Portland, Oregon

After years gracing the stages of Portland, OR in several musical incarnations including Jonah and Hello Morning, singer/songwriter Henry Curl has settled into a cathartic phase of recording and releasing the music that has been waiting in the wings. It is often bi-polar and charmingly moody, lying somewhere stylistically between grand, cinematic rock and quiet folk pop. ... more

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Track Name: The Rumor
Last night, thinking about the first time I was in your spotlight chewing my nails off
Yellow belly earthquake, listen to me belly ache, I'm just happy to know you
False start, ready made, love you but they're too afraid...they're just happy to own you
Older than the yellow moon, swinging on your latitude, don't think I don't adore you

That's how the rumor gets around, gets stuck up in the cloud while you're thinking it over
That's how the rumor gets around, gets moving in the crowd while you're thinking it over

Deep down, slow dive, out of air, never mind, you never know what's below you
Breathing in the fiction, whisper and invention, that's how they will control you

That's how the rumor gets around, gets stuck up in the cloud while you're thinking it over
That's how the rumor gets around, gets moving in the crowd while you're thinking it over

I had a strange dream, I could see everything so clearly

Moving through the in crowd, listen but it's so loud, all those voices surround you
Could've had a second chance, blame it on the first glance, all your lovers disown you

That's how the rumor gets around, gets stuck up in the cloud while you're thinking it over
That's how the rumor gets around, gets moving in the crowd while you're thinking it over

I had a good dream, I could see everything so clearly
Track Name: Distance From the Atom Bomb
Heaven holds a place for the worn out kid who found his dad’s gun and flipped his lid
She saw the little signs but chose instead to run for the hills and bury her head

She’s gonna land her soul up on the sun, the distance from the atom bomb
Land her soul up on the sun, the distance from the atom bomb

The lady with the heart shaped pendant knows she’s loved by the one that hurts her the most
The purple orange sky underneath her eye, it shows him the truth, tells them a lie

She’s gonna land her soul upon the sun, the distance from the atom bomb
Land her soul up on the sun, the distance from the atom bomb

Land her soul up on the sun, the distance from the atom bomb
Land her soul up on the sun, the distance from the atom bomb

All the pretty boys and girls tonight dressed up for a dance, dressed for a fight
No one wants to stay but they cannot leave, there’s more to see, there’s more to see

They’re gonna land that soul up on the sun, the distance from the atom bomb
Land that soul up on the sun, the distance from the atom bomb

Land that soul....
Land that soul....
Track Name: The Valley
Lead me down the primrose pathway
Darker than I remembered it to be

Lead the way ‘cause i’m half blinded
And reminded that you always see

I will cling to you
You will see me through

Borrowing an ancient adage
False and true as a windowless room

Mysteries that once delighted
Now disturb as much as confuse

Still I cling to you
You will see me through

It’s time you delivered on your promises
Time i discovered all your promises
Time you delivered on your promises
I’m waiting, anticipating change

Push me over, push me under
Drown me in the lake of my fear

No conditions, no decisions
Just the lack of what I hold dear

I will cling to thee
Will you rescue me?

It’s time you delivered on your promises
Time i discovered all your promises
Time you delivered on your promises
I’m waiting, anticipating change
Track Name: The Price
This love comes at a price, but it stays through the night
And it holds up your head, as you stumble to bed
As the ceiling fails, and the siren wails
All the people leave, and I know that…

I can’t make you love yourself as much as I love you
I can’t save you, I won’t delay you
It’s better, better, better this way
It’s never, never, never too late ‘til it is

This time comes at a price, it’s the rest of your life
As you slip through the years, and you hide from your fears
Every moment lost, every stone gathering moss
There is only this, there is only…

Hours and minutes, sleeping in it, the wonders unrecognized
You’ve made other plans now, it’s truly
better, better, better this way
It’s never, never, never too late ‘til it is

I can’t make you love yourself as much as I love you
I can’t save you, I won’t delay you
It’s better, better, better this way
It’s never, never, never too late ‘til it is
It’s better, better, better this way
It’s never, never, never too late ‘til it is
Track Name: No Treasure Beneath the Lake
There is no comfort, no consolation prize
No room for losers, for those that merely tried
I miss the good years, a wilderness of fame
But if it’s all the same to you I’ll keep the money, leave behind the pain

We took our chances, all for chances sake
No reminiscing for a life we never made
Is there forgiveness for a body with no soul?
‘Cause if it’s all the same to you I’ll take the money, and leave here whole

You get your pleasure from running off your mouth
There is no treasure awaiting you down south
But I miss your cruel heart, you inspired me to sing
And if it’s all the same to you I’ll take the money and just leave the ring.

We took our clothes off and danced beneath the lake
Babtized and breathless, the world was ours to make
But deep down and buried, was the evidence and shame
So if it’s all the same to you I’ll keep the money and just walk away
If it’s all the same to you I’ll keep the money and just stay the same
If it’s all the same to you I’ll keep the money and leave the pain