The Orcas Sessions

by This is lizzard

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The 6-track acoustic EP "The Orcas Sessions" is a production inspired by Orcas Island and lasting friendships, regardless of distance.

It was recorded in Hideout Studio on Orcas Island, WA in the United States, by third member of This is lizzard, American singer/guitarist/bassist, Gene Nery. Additional recording, mixing and mastering took place in the Netherlands by co-founder of the band, Roland Stolk.

After working thirteen years towards their debut album, "Won't Give Up" also available here on Bandcamp at thisislizzard.bandcamp.com , This is lizzard was determined not to wait too long before releasing a second album. "The Orcas Sessions" includes an original Christmas song and an intimate live cover of Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'".

"The Orcas Sessions" is released under Australian label, Blue Pie Records.

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released December 1, 2011

lead vocals/lyrics*: Lizanne Hennessey
acoustic guitar/backing vocals/additional instruments/music: Roland Stolk
acoustic guitars/bass/trumpet/percussion/lead vocals/backing vocals: Gene Nery

*except 'Free Fallin'', written by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne

Recorded by Gene Nery at Hideout Studio, Eastsound WA, USA
Additional recording, mixing & mastering by Roland Stolk at Stolk Music Studio, the Netherlands

©2011 Blue Pie Records / Stolk Music Records

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This is lizzard was founded in 1998 by American singer/lyricist Lizanne Hennessey and Dutch musician/composer Roland Stolk. Their music is based on alternative pop/rock and strengthened by a mix of their favorite genres, including funk, soul, reggae and country. ... more

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Track Name: Alright
She wore a cigarette
Like a diamond ring
And she drove a shopping cart
That held all her things.
She lived downtown
Where the streets have no name
She hoped that things would change
But they stayed just the same.

But she was alright.
Alright.
She was alright.
Alright.

She had one friend,
His name was the moon.
So she called him every night
And sang him a tune.
She had one foe,
His name was the sun.
So she walked in shadows
And avoided everyone.

But she was alright.
Alright.
She was alright.
Alright.

She woke up one morning to find
She wouldn't wake up
Oh no, no no.
And all the people walked on by
They didn't even try
to see if she

Was alright.
Alright.
She was alright.
Alright.

She kept his photograph in a locket on a chain
But she never looked at it
'Cause it caused her too much pain.
But when they found her
They called him downtown
And he broke down,
'Cause after all those years,
She still had on her wedding gown.

But she was alright.
Alright.
She was alright.
Alright.
Track Name: Free Fallin' (live)
I'm a good girl,
Love my Mama
Love Jesus,
And America too.
I'm a good girl,
Crazy 'bout Elvis
Love horses
And my boyfriend too.

It's a long day
Living in Reseda
There's a freeway
Runnin' through the yard
And you're a bad boy
'Cause you don't even miss me
You're a bad boy
For breakin my heart

And I'm free
Free fallin, fallin.
And I'm free
Free fallin, fallin.

All the vampires,
Walking through the valley
They move west on
Ventura Boulevard
And all the bad boys
Are standin in the shadows
And all the good girls
Are at home with broken hearts.

And I'm free
Free fallin, fallin.
And I'm free
Free fallin, fallin.

I'm gonna glide down
Over Mullholland
I'm gonna write his
His name in the sky.
I'm gonna free fall
Out into nothing
I'm gonna leave this
This world for a while.

And I'm free
Free fallin, fallin.
And I'm free
Free fallin, fallin.
Track Name: How Come
How come when it rains it pours
How come I open doors
When I'm not quite sure.
How come when thew chips are down
and no one's around
I wanna cry out loud
When I think I'm right,
I change my mind
And tell myself that I don't really know anymore.

How come the sky is blue
One and one make two
Why don't I look like you?\\How come I don't understand
Why you''d take my hand
Why you'd be my man
When I think it's good,
I misunderstood
And tell myself that I don't really know anymore.

How come
The wind blows?
How come
The tears flow?
If I knew I'd tell you
I'd tell you if I knew

But I don't know
I don't know
And if you ask me why, I might just lie
oh, I wish that I could tell you
But I don't know
(How come)

How come I would change the world
For my baby girl
How come my heart stands still?
How come what we sew we reap
Why can't I fall asleep
How come I feel so weak
When I think it's good,
I misunderstood
And tell myself that I don't really know anymore.

How come
The wind blows?
How come
The tears flow?
If I knew I'd tell you
I'd tell you if I knew

But I don't know
I don't know
And if you ask me why, I might just lie
oh, I wish that I could tell you
But I don't know.
(How come)

How come there is war on earth
Babies die at birth
How come the rich come first?
How come?
I don't know.
How come?
Track Name: It's Got Me Again
I didn’t know it, but I got myself
caught up in the middle - what can I say?
I didn’t show it, but I
sure know I thought it just a little -
every day.

Oh, no - it’s got me again.
All over again.
It’s got me again.

If I was stronger I could rise above it,
but I doubt it - that isn’t me.
If I waited longer, I could
surprise and love it, ‘cause without it -
it’s misery.

Oh, no - it’s got me again.
All over again.
It’s got me again.

I’m no different than you,
all I’ve got is an obsession - can’t let it go.
There is nothing I can do,
I won’t ever learn my lesson -
I can’t say no.

Oh, no - it’s got me again.
All over again.
It’s got me again.
Track Name: Wake Up and Dream
It's so dark, even the stars have gone to bed
What are those dreams all going on inside your head
Baby, baby, are you mine for keeps?
Now wake up baby, it's time to get some sleep.

It's past your bedtime as the sandman waves goodbye
He's pouring stardust in the corners of your eyes
Baby, baby, my love for you runs deep.
Now wake up baby, it's time to get some sleep.

Wake up and dream
Ride a moonbeam
I'll meet you up there,
Where the grass is much more green, baby
Wake up and dream.

Now close your eyes and lay your heavy head right down
As little pixies dance in circles all around
Baby, baby, are you mine for keeps
Now wake up baby, it's time to get some sleep.

Wake up and dream
Ride a moonbeam
I'll meet you up there,
Where the grass is much more green, baby
Wake up and dream.
Track Name: Christmas in Summertime
The days are dark, and getting darker
Now it's snowing too, can you believe?
I've never felt any farther
Away from you on Christmas Eve

In the winter, you are there and I am here
Why can't Christmas be in summer this year?

Then we could hang mistletoe from our earlobes
And build snowmen out of sand
We'd drink iced eggnog in the sunshine
While our bare skin gets tan
Why can't
Why can't
Why can't Christmas be in Summertime?

The Christmas lights and decorations
Hanging up above the Christmas tree
But I don't feel like celebrations
Without the ones I love here with me

In the winter, you are there and I am here
Why can't Christmas be in summer this year?

We could hang Christmas lights on Midsummer's night
With our stockings in our hands
We'd sing Christmas carols by the campfire
With our bare toes in the sand
Why can't
Why can't
Why can't Christmas be in Summertime?