Pica Pica

by Ruby Oland

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a collection of songs written at the beginning of my life in portland.

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released December 5, 2015

album art by the ever wondrous and talented Michael Wegner Aiello

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Track Name: ginger coffee
sittin' on the back porch
waitin' for the rain to pour
sittin' on the back porch waitin' for you

oh I'm sittin' on the back porch,
waitin' for the rain to pour,
sittin' on the back porch waitin' for you

& I'll sip this ginger coffee 'till I'm sick
& I'll sit in this wooden chair 'till my, my bones are stiff

sittin' on the back porch,
waitin' for the rain to pour,
sittin' on the back porch waitin' for you
Track Name: clackamas
well I always heard that word of mouth
was only true if you trusted the tongue
climb that broken ladder,
rung by rung

at 100 degrees, water's a must
drown your woes
in the clackamas

piled mile high
in an old church van
drinkin' whiskey in the mornin'
yeah we do the best that we can
dreams of summer camp with tobacco & cocaine

tumblin' like dominos
singin' lord ain't it a shame

dunk your head in a stream
ooh, life's a dream

row your boat,
row your boat,
row your boat,
oh, gently down the stream

row your boat,
row your boat,
row your boat,
life is but a dream

& although another fork
may seem straight
there are rapids
there are rapids
there are rapids
along the way

catch a big ol' hawk in your periphery

row your boat,
row your boat,
row your boat,
gently next to me,

row your boat,
row your boat,
row your boat,
oh life is but a dream

row your boat,
row your boat,
row your boat,
life is but a dream

oo de lally oo de lally oo de lally
oh what a day
Track Name: alison
well I've been watching these green apples turn to red
just like my cheeks last night when I heard what she said
she said I'm cute and all,
but I better move along
'cause you're her man & I'd be doin' her wrong

well I always heard that alisons aim was true
but I guess I got the names mixed up 'cause she belongs to you

well you might have smoked a tad too much
but your deep brown eyes kept me in their clutch
& your raven hair, freshly cut
hit me like a baseball in the soft of my gut

and although our words were few,
yeah I can tell that I'd be good for you
yeah I always heard that alisons aim was true
but I guess I got the names mixed up,
yeah I must've heard 'em wrong
suppose it was a different tune

'cause she belongs to you
Track Name: dust & mango juice
well time
is but a slight of hand
flys by my window at my command

tangled hair,
tangled sheets,
sick as a dog,
oh, sweet as a peach

wildfires,
in the night

dreams of childhood
at my fathers house
of dust & mango juice
& fireworks
out on the stoop

well this world it keeps on spinnin'
it won't let me dry out
yeah this globe it keeps on tumblin'
but you won't
won't catch me pout

won't catch me
won't catch pout
wont catch me
won't catch me pout
Track Name: skin & mud
well I stalk my true love
like a cat in tall grass
& I talk with a barbed tongue
for my teeth are all but young

& your bones,
they may be old,
compact,
from times deep folds

tu sais,
tout le monde,
je pense, je comprende
mais, il y a beaucoup des choses
tu ne sais pas,
dans amour.

et ton âme,
c'est ancienne, oui,
mais tes poumons sont jeune

your bones, your nails, your skin, your soul,
may outlast, your words, this spell
this matter cast

well they say a kidney stone
won't skip
across a lake of blood
yet here our lonely bodies rest
on this earth of skin & mud

le meilleure
c'est un sommeil bien ivre sur la grève
Track Name: peachy keen psychic
well I went to a psychic today
yeah she told me what I wanted to hear
yeah, good news about my life my career
sweet as nectar to my ears

yeah I went to a psychic today
yeah I'm gonna meet the man of my dreams
a tall dark handsome poet
who knows how to cook & how to clean

yeah I went to a psychic today
yeah everything is peachy keen
'cause if one thing ain't goin' my way
she ain't gon see none of my green
Track Name: robyns egg blue
it was a full moon
we burned our wishes true
a pisces,
with eyes of blue
a body of water
with currents cool

and an empty nest
where I watched her undress
with clean lilac sheets
we tossed & tumbled to escape the heat

well i biked to you at sundown
we drove
all through the night
not knowing, not caring, oh, which way was home
I thought, for a moment, we could run

oh, run.
to the desert,
run, oh, run on down to mexico
let the southern sun burn our northwest skin
leave the rented car out in the sand

and the sky, a robyns egg blue
but with this empty nest I can't help but think you flew

a thin crescent moon
like your shadow across your empty room
sing me an old song from before I was born
sing me a tune I never knew.

sing me an old song from way back when
when the girls
wore robyns egg blue
Track Name: tea candle tarot
well the moon
is gently waning
& the stars
start to show

& the train mimics my tarot
as the wax, the candle wax,
mimics my bones marrow