West Orchard

by Building Pictures

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The debut album from Building Pictures.

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released 12 November 2013

All songs written by John Gribbin.
Arrangements and Production by Michael Keeney.
Recorded at Seaside Lounge, Brooklyn.
Photography and Artwork design by Mats Pehrson.

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Track Name: An Answer For You
Verse 1

Wakened by the wind that carried dust into your eyes, you were weary for a while, but now you’re up.

Kicking up the leaves and soaking in the morning light, you breath heavy, but less labored than at night.

Chorus

And it hurts for you to think, that all you packed into this ship could sink.
It hurts for you to think that all you packed into this ship could sink.
And If I had an answer for you, I wouldn’t delay my dearest of friends.

Verse 2

You throw away your books and you make your bed ten times, and I can almost see my face shine on your floor.

Do you remember when we tried to write that funny song? If I could only go back there I’d make you strong.

Chorus

And it hurts for you to think, that all you packed into this ship could sink.
It hurts for you to think that all you packed into this ship could sink.
And If I had an answer for you, I wouldn’t delay my dearest of friends.
Track Name: In Her Veins
Verse 1

She’s gonna move down to Florida, I’ve never been.
But I heard good things.

I wonder if he will be there for her. I think they go back a while.
I think I’d run a mile.

Chorus

She’s got Brooklyn in her veins.
I’m not sure if some hope remains for him to change the way she feels.

Verse 2

I see in her fear a reflection of mine, I’ve been lost for an age.
But it’s locked in a cage.

It was only a talk on the train that we shared, But it felt like much more.
She hurts to her core.

Chorus

She’s got Brooklyn in her veins.
I’m not sure if some hope remains for him to change the way she feels.
Track Name: It Slows Down
Verse 1

Don’t you worry about me,
for this could be the start,
of something so sweet,
and exactly what I need.
For I’m filling up a page,
and staring at the night,
and lonely as that seems,
it’s sitting in my dreams.

Chorus

And it slows down the wants in me.
Yes it slows down the wants in me.

Verse 2

So don’t you worry about me,
for it is clear to see,
that you care too much,
and you’re always in a rush.
Just think of it this way,
we’re happier than most,
and I’m proud of that today,
and they can’t take it away

Chorus

And it slows down the wants in me.
Yes it slows down the wants in me.
And it slows down the wants in me.
Yes it slows down the wants in me.

Outro

Don’t you worry about me,
for this could be the start,
of something so sweet,
and exactly what I need.
Track Name: Praying For Sins
Verse 1

Is there something else that you need me to do?
For I have got no plans, and I am here for you.
Where did you put the book? And all your photographs?
For its not like you to hide, behind a face like that.

Chorus

And when they lay him down, next to his kin,
there will not be one praying for sins that day, or any other day.

Verse 2

We dance around the room, but its hard for you do.
I think of all your dreams, and what they will remove.
You leave yourself a note, behind a line of ten.
There’s a letter in your hand, and you’re asking me to send.

Chorus

And when they lay him down, next to his kin,
there will not be one praying for sins that day, or any other day.
Praying for sins that day, or other any other day.
Track Name: I'm All Ears
Verse 1

If our love wasn’t so bitter,
I would drink it still,
I would have my fill,
and I’d be full.

But I have grown to be a different a man,
and I understand,
lines on your palm,
and on your brow.

And its not fair to force a heart with guilt,
but that’s your skill,
and you do it well,
but not with me.

Chorus

Well maybe someone out there knows more than I do.
Maybe someone out there knows how to help you.
I’m all ears down on my knees
I’m all ears down on my knees

Verse 2

If you believe that I betrayed your trust,
felt only lust,
then I concede,
because I cannot win.

Time it may not have been kind to us,
my temper rushed,
you got pushed,
and I’d feel low.

There’s a shadow hanging over me,
like some disease,
it plants a seed,
and grows a weed.

Chorus

Well maybe someone out there knows more than I do
Maybe someone out there knows how to help you.
I’m all ears down on my knees
I’m all ears down on my knees
I’m all ears down on my knees
I’m all ears down on my knees
Track Name: Water and Sand
Verse 1

I pulled up with three hours sleep,
my legs feel like lead.
And traffic is seven cars wide,
I crave for a bed.
But you shine a light in my veins,
not sure who holds the reigns,
but I am in no pain.

Chorus

Well I left home just hours ago, and you my love are haunting me so.

Verse 2

Your voice has never felt so close,
in all of our time.
I struggle to get the message through,
and I trip over the line.
But you gather round at my feet,
and I don’t touch the ground,
I’m lost and then I’m found.

Chorus

Well I left home just hours ago, and you my love are haunting me so.
Well I left home just hours ago, and you my love are haunting me so.

Outro

Now I’ve sat down by the ocean,
and a big wave jumps over my shoulders,
the water lifts all around me, and the birds fly out of the palm trees.
And I feel home for a minute,
I feel like love is a spirit,
and you haunt me in all my waking hours,
you haunt me, where do you get your power?
Track Name: The Boy
Verse 1

We walk in a line with our hats pulled over our ears.
November wind it pulls at the skin on my face.
And up ahead a young boy, pulls in his mother and asks her why is she sad.
Never in her day, has the town that she loved been hit like it was today.

Chorus

Crazy to stay, they said, but no one will tell her how to make her way.

Verse 2

A few months have passed an a letter it rests in her lap.
He gave her the keys to his home, and a room for the boy.
That was a Friday, the day that she packed all her life into boxes and left.
The boy had forgave her, but it wasn’t that easy for her to forget her first love.

Chorus

Crazy to stay, they said, but no one will tell her how to make her way.
Crazy to stay, they said, but no one will tell her how to make her way.
Track Name: Hurting
Verse 1

Well I’ve been hurting this one person,
And they keep coming back for seconds,
And I’ve been feeling guilty of late.
How come my room don’t feel like mine,
When she won’t give me a single smile,
That says she’s not in some dream world where she has it all.

Chorus

And you say its all the words I use, that make you feel all confused,
Well I’ve got some news for you.
You’re making up your own mind for me, its never gonna end perfectly, so how can you blame me.

Verse 2

Well I’ve been making the same mistake,
When I play with you until you break,
I guess I’m blinded by your beauty.
They say I grew up much faster than you,
But your hands, don’t show off what you’ve been through.
And I regret, that I can’t be the one in that dream world of yours.

Chorus

And you say its all the words I use, that make you feel all confused,
Well I’ve got some news for you.
You’re making up your own mind for me, its never gonna end perfectly, so how can you blame me.
Track Name: Closing Doors
Verse 1

Well I’ve done a lot in a short space of time,
and I’ve seen faces that don't know how to smile.
People on the ground they look up at you,
its hard to switch off but that’s what I'm trying to do.
Because someone told me the world owes you nothing,
I think it might be true but I feel something out there.

Chorus

And I wonder what its like to know there's no one,
that you can turn to when you need to open up and tell someone, tell them how you feel.

Verse 2

Stand clear of the closing doors please,
That’s all they hear ringing in their ears.
Some of them say they served their country,
And some of them I wonder where is their family.
And someone told me the world owes you nothing,
I think it might be true but I feel something out there.

Chorus

And I wonder what its like to know there's no one,
That you can turn to when you need to open up and tell someone, tell them how you feel.

Verse 3

It gets me down when I see you eating,
Something that someone thought was beneath them.
Sitting on the ground with your life's treasures,
And people run past you at their leisure.
And someone told me the world owes you nothing,
I think it might be true but I feel something out there.

Chorus

And I wonder what its like to know there's no one,
That you can turn to when you need to open up and tell someone, tell them how you feel.
Track Name: Green Light
Verse 1

Wait for a day,
In a world where all you want,
is to belong to someone you want.
Wait for a say,
in the spending of your time,
and no one there to undermine you.

Chorus

And you imagine a house on a hill,
Filled with laughter and you built it yourself
Maybe for once in your life you’ll feel at home,
And you wont hide.

Verse 2

Wait for a day,
When the leaves all turn to gold,
And it don’t make you feel old.
Wait for a say,
In the things that make you proud,
And set you apart from the crowd.

Chorus

And you imagine a house on a hill,
Filled with laughter and you built it yourself
Maybe for once in your life you’ll feel at home,
And you wont hide.