the music tapes

The Music Tapes, “The Orbiting Human Circus” Lyrics

Hello again, friends! We’re figuring out whether there can be a booklet with credits and lyrics for people who buy the digital EP. (Those things will definitely be included with a potential future physical release!) In the meantime, here are the lyrics to the songs on the EP:

City of Lights
(Julian Koster)

Oh, here you are
and you’re all you wished to be
you’re alive and you’re
not alone
not alone in this.

So close your eyes
hear the whole world
call your name
and you answer
please don’t go
please don’t go away.

All I know is here
and now
and right away.
Call me here
I will appear like
light of day.

All of the words
of the songs
we all will sing
mean the same thing
and it’s not goodbye
and it’s not “go away”.

Mom, bye.
Dad, bye.

Call my name,
behold the strength
of my embrace.
All I sing to
hear my prayer
don’t go away.

All of your life
you’ve been holding on
to just one thing
and it calls you
please don’t go
please don’t go away.

J’Attendrai
(Dino Olivieri, Louis Eugene Bernard Poterat, and Giuseppe Nino Rastelli; arranged by Thomas Hughes and Julian Koster)

Lyrics available online. :) 

Where Evening’s Dream Goes
(Julian Koster)

Darkness, darkness, always comes,
Around surrounding everyone…

Simple angels falling from the sky,
To show the way back home where evening’s dream goes…

Darkness, darkness…

Darkness, darkness, always comes,
The lamps that lit, the night bells rung.

Simple angels falling from the sky,
To show the way back home where evening’s dream goes…

I’ve Got My Love
(Irving Berlin; arranged by Julian Koster)

The snow is snowin’
The wind is blowin’
But I can weather the storm
What do I care how much it may storm
I’ve got my love to keep me warm

I can’t remember
A better December
Just watch those icicles form
What do I care if icicles form
I’ve got my love to keep me warm

Off with my overcoat
Off with my gloves
I need no overcoat
I’m burning with love
My heart’s on fire
The flame grows higher
So I will weather the storm
What do I care how much it may storm
I’ve got my love to keep me warm

My heart’s on fire
The flame grows higher
So I will weather the storm
What do I care how much it may storm
I’ve got my love to keep me warm