the cinematic orchestra

To Build A Home
The Cinematic Orchestra
To Build A Home

There is a house built out of stone
Wooden floors, walls and window sills
Tables and chairs worn by all of the dust
This is a place where I don’t feel alone
This is a place where I feel at home

‘Cause, I built a home
For you
For me

Until it disappeared
From me
From you

And now, it’s time to leave and turn to dust

Out in the garden where we planted the seeds
There is a tree as old as me
Branches were sewn by the color of green
Ground had arose and passed it’s knees

By the cracks of the skin I climbed to the top
I climbed the tree to see the world
When the gusts came around to blow me down
I held on as tightly as you held onto me
I held on as tightly as you held onto me

And, I built a home
For you
For me

Until it disappeared
From me
From you

And now, it’s time to leave and turn to dust


To Build a Home
- the cinematic orchestra | Let it go - James Bay | Cherry Wine - Hozier | I Found - Amber Run | I’ll be Good - Jaymes Young | Cold Coffee - Ed Sheeran | Follow you Home - Matt Millz |  River and Roads
- The Head and the Heart  | Shelter - Birdy| Runaway - Aurora | We Found wach other in the Dark - City and Colour | All the little Lights - Passenger | You were the home I wanted to grow up in - Flatsound

The Birches playlist is here!

Listen to the nostalgic music crafted by such artists as Sigur Rós, Fleet Foxes, and Beck. The perfect mix of gentle acoustic and soft electric guitar resonate in this bittersweet playlist. Remember that “one could do worse than be a swinger of birches.”


songs for when your brain won’t stop thinking and you can’t sleep at night

// 1. Re: Stacks - Bon Iver // 2. Shallows - Daughter // 3. Our Song - The xx // 4. Heart Full Of Wine - Angus & Julia Stone // 5. Lovely Sad - The Maine // 6. To Build A Home - The Cinematic Orchestra // 7. Hard To Find - The National // 8. Please Don’t Go - Barcelona // 9. Serenade - Emiliana Torrini // 10. I’ll Never Forget You - Birdy // 11. Falling In Love In A Coffee Shop - Landon Pigg // 12. Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran // 13. Don’t Go Slow - Benjamin Francis Leftwich // 14. 24-25 - Kings of Convenience // 15. Closer - Joshua Radin // 16. Sleeper 1972 - Manchester Orchestra // 17. Asleep - The Smiths // 18. Blindsided - Bon Iver //

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Dealing with school and stress

We’ve all had times where school has gotten really overwhelming. These are just a few things that I do to help deal with my stress and to calm myself down.

1. Listen to calming music. This always helps me concentrate, and calms me when I’m studying for an exam or doing homework. here are some of my favorites:

  • Atlas Hands - Benjamin Francis Leftwich
  • Landfill - Daughter 
  • Skinny love - Bon iver 
  • To Build a Home - The Cinematic Orchestra 
  • Bloom - The paper kites

2. Take breaks. Step back from what your doing and go take a long shower or read a few chapters of a book. It always helps to take a break from whatever is stressing you out and give yourself some to take a breath and calm down.

3. Get organized. Being unorganized just stresses me out beyond belief. Make a to do list and plan out what you need to do that day, organize your school work into folders or in binders so that you know where everything is. Set up a system and follow it.

4. Drink some tea. Tea also helps to calm me down. There are so many types of tea I love to drink but green tea especially does the trick, its super healthy and delicious!

5. Look after your self. Getting a good amount of sleep and a good diet helps a lot is really important. Make yourself a huge breakfast, eat some fruit, work out or go to bed and hour or two earlier. 


hannigram playlist

“You were supposed to leave.”

Flickers - Son Lux


To Believe - The Cinematic Orchestra (ft. Moses Sumney)

Take Me To Church - Hozier

Easy - Son Lux

Run Me Out - Zola Jesus

Lose Your Soul - Dead Man’s Bones

I Found - Amber Run