Early Works by a Fish

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released April 13, 2012

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salmon Topanga Canyon, California

sanam le'a tiffany
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salmon

//19//somnolent//sometimes sonorous

los angeles // oberlin, oh

contact: stiffany@oberlin.edu

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Track Name: Song for Jon #1
You know I met you in the dark
Acid and marlboro reds and cigarette sparks
You tried to help me fix a swing
Tore your car apart and gave me my favorite ring

And I'm so fucking happy
That you didn't let me go
You're the Johnny to my June
And the missing part of my soul
And I wish I could find the right words to tell you
What you mean to me
I feel for the first time in my whole life that I can truly see

I'm glad I wanted to play the saw
And I'm glad that you don't mind breaking the law
And I will love you till you're a child
Or a giddy little boy bursting with smiles

And I'm so fucking happy
That you didn't let me go
You're the Johnny to my June
And the missing part of my soul
And I wish I could find the right words to tell you
What you mean to me
I feel for the first time in my whole life that I can truly see
Track Name: You and I
Broken mirrors learn to stare
Because they know, because they know
Because I know

Holding you up soft and bare
Because you'll grow, because you'll grow
Because they'll grow

Rays of sun don't feel too bright
Drawing darkness instead of light
Everything will be alright
Nothing seems to be alright
Fill me up with lovely lies
And let me fall from far too high
You'll learn to laugh, I'll learn to cry
I'll learn to laugh, you'll learn to cry

Crawling lost through lengths of time
Because you've tried, because you've tried
Because I've tried

Standing, learning to abide
Because we've lied, because we've lied
You know we lied

Rays of sun don't feel too bright
Drawing darkness instead of light
Everything will be alright
Nothing seems to be alright
Fill me up with lovely lies
And let me fall from far too high
You'll learn to laugh, I'll learn to cry
I'll learn to laugh, you'll learn to cry
Track Name: S.5 E.5 - Song for Amelia Pond
I got an angel in my eye
And a doctor by my side
A blind forest in outer space

I got some places to be
So don't fuck with me
It's a never ending helluva race

I gotta walk like I can see
(It ain't too easy for me)
Damn angels catch me out of my prime

But these angels in a funk
Are gettin' crazy drunk
On the fabric of space and time

But space is real damn dope
It saved me and my dope folk
And those angels fell by hands'o gravity

River Song must move along
To sing her prison song
And we're back float in' through galaxies
Track Name: Palos Verdes
I hope you've noticed
Things aren't as fluorescent as they seem to be
That those lights can only glow
When you try to be a father to me

And I hope you've noticed
That the glass on your lips
Is only making you broken
You keep saying that you were born to quit

And I don't believe you
When you call when you're gone
From fucking Palos Verdes
Saying you were wrong
And I know you're sorry
And I know you've tried
Maybe one day you'll get there
Stop beating tears into my eyes

I'm weary of dragging you into bed every night
I'm weary of holding the wheel when you say you can't see right
I know you're holding it together
I know your heart's intact
But maybe you're too jaded from one too many a broken pact

And I don't believe you
When you call when you're gone
From fucking Palos Verdes
Saying you were wrong
And I know you're sorry
And I know you've tried
Maybe one day you'll get there
Stop beating tears into my eyes
Track Name: Paranoid Parrots
Dashboard hula dancers
Jive but never see
Waxy white wash windows
You ain't never seen a thing

Hips go round and round
Lips that never move to see
Paranoid parrots, watching from their paranoid trees
Shifting in flocks, seething at all that breaths

Smiling's such a lie now
Everyone can see
See through angry tethers
To watch the dying breaths

Smiles and ties and dandelions
Swears dancing in the mist
Paranoid parrots, watching from their paranoid trees
Shifting in flocks, seething at all that breaths

Termite struck foundation
Learning to deplete
Staring nowhere blankly
Cracking bones in tired feet

Faded pens and holy dens
Opinions, so preverse
Paranoid parrots, watching from their paranoid trees
Shifting in flocks, seething at all that breaths
Shifting in flocks, seething at all that breaths
Track Name: Apology
Young and lost I would say
That my hope grew every day
That someday I'd find a home in you

Angry and blue, I grew older
Making my heart that much colder
Still hoping that someday I'd break through

Now I'm fourteen years old and I'm crying
Because I know every day that I live I am dying
And you know that you're killing me by holding me too tight
And you know that you're bruising me by hoping you were right

Well I may be young and I may be stupid
But at least I'm dumb enough to be kissed by cupid
Because I'd rather have that than have nothing at all
I'd rather have that than my portrait on a wall

And I'm so sorry that I'm not smart enough
And I'm so sorry that I'm not good enough

All I'm asking is for a chance to see
How beautiful people are
And how beautiful the world can be

So old and full of regret
I'll watch kids place their bets
Still wishing that I could have felt more free