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Collaborative RPM album - Guy wrote five songs and Eric wrote five songs and then they played various stuff on each others in the month of February 2016. They had their pal Jerusha sing a little too. It was a ton of fun.

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released October 25, 2016

Guy Capecelatro III - vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, string programming, banjo, vibes, bass, keyboards, drums, e-bow, toy piano, mellotron
Eric Schwan - vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, casio SK-1, keyboard, drums, bass, piano
Jerusha Robinson - vocals, cello
Anne Danae - album art

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The Orchards Portland, Maine

The Orchards are the songwriting project of Pennsylvania native Eric Schwan, now based in Portland, ME and featuring a revolving cast of generous and talented folks who add textures and harmonies to the songs.

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Track Name: Too Afraid To Imagine
Coming to see you through the window
Hands are bleeding from the thorns in the vine
Got a backpack full of sweet snacks
Car is parked by the willow around the back
You’re in bed sleeping with an open bible
And I’ve been waiting for this moment for quite a while

Too afraid to imagine
The world beyond these walls
Your head is filled with stories
Of stumbles and falls

I wanna wake you and see your eyes glow
Watch you curl and stretch out like a cat
With the moonlight shining so bright
In my mind I flash a picture of this night
Your parents say I infect you with my dreams
Would leaving here be the worst catastrophe

Too tangled in your own thoughts
To have a true perspective
Everyone around you
Takes more than they give

Stepping forward I kiss your forehead
Brush your hair away and out of your mouth
Envision strange roads longing shadows
Passing landscapes we’ve only seen in books
I can’t bear to wake you from the dream you’re in
It’s just a future I’ll continue to imagine
Just a fantasy I let myself get caught in
Track Name: Send Down The Sails
You saw the heavenly host on a Friday night
It was more than you could ever conceive
But if you want to get a view of eternity
You'll have to roll up your sleeves

17,000 miles
12 long years
Joy lies undiscovered
But for now just tears

Moon send down the sails
Lost where the other ones roam
Moon send down the sails
And the last ones roam

The last thing we saw when we left L.A.
Was a woman falling off of the pier
Right about then you turned to say
"I sure hope you know how to steer"

If we ever make it home, well
I hope we'll say
I ain't ever been proud of nothing
That just came my way

Moon send down the sails
Lost where the other ones roam
Moon send down the sails
And the last ones roam
Off the front porch and down to the sea
Roam off the front porch and down to the sea
Roam off the front porch and down to the sea

Moon send down the sails
Moon send down the sails
Moon send down the sails
Lost where the other ones roam
Moon send down the sails
And the last ones roam
Track Name: Dislocated
Wrestling through the back yard
Tearing up the gardenias
Mom at her window
Weakened with Leukemia
Tugging my arm away
You pulled it from the socket
Mom ran to me
Ice cubes in a bucket

This used to happen to your father
When he worked out in the harbor

Looking into my eyes
Her eyes soft and powdery
Taking my hand
She said that she was proud of me
Laying in the flower bed
Looking up at the clouds
Mom yanked my arm
I screamed her name aloud

Now when a storm is coming closer
I think back about my mother

As everything tightens and strains
And I walk in the rain
Track Name: Deserting
Turn your head and walk away
Down in San Francisco Bay
You'll come again but not today
The meeting's been adjourned
On the way home suit yourself
A couple glasses to your health
Those goddamn monks don't spread the wealth
So now you'll take your turn

Every ounce of you exhausted by
The things that used to get you high
Waking up to hear the morning bell
How you hate it you would never tell

You came across a microfilm
A vision you could not condemn
Six hundred workers following
A woman dressed in white
You've been cooped up way too long
So move your feet and hum that song
Ocean air can't do you wrong
Deserting starts tonight

All the others on their ego trips
In the race to reach enlightenment
Dinner's dishes are all left undone
Wake up in the morning: you'll be gone
Track Name: Already Gone
Cold hearted in California
Somehow I missed it when it was warmer
Slow motion wallowing in my head
Drawing all the things I might forget

I’ll play my stupid songs
Enjoy the drugs I’m on
If you hadn’t noticed yet I’m already gone

Hold steady is what they always tell me
Weathering the storm until I’m ready (like a pine tree)
Grow wild I’m always halfway there
Waiting for my chance to disappear

I’ll play my stupid songs
Enjoy the drugs I’m on
If you hadn’t noticed yet I’m already gone

Harboring these secrets that you left me
When all I see is setting these things free

Cold blooded you let the light come in
Now I see the words that I’ve been writing
Show nothing obscure the real intent
No one ever speaks in my defense

I’ll play my stupid songs
Enjoy the drugs I’m on
If you hadn’t noticed yet I’m already gone
Track Name: Green River
Green River, Green River, lend me your ear
You're an impartial judge of this condition, I hear
I've been wigging right out now for the third time this year
The seasons are changing but I'm not I fear

Green River, Green River, nothing was clear
I raised the alarm like I was Paul Revere
The neighbors were angry, "Hey, what's the big idear?"
I felt sheepish; I came down with this bottle of beer
And you said:

Nothing will be ruined
And nothing will be lost
You're holding on so tightly
To something no one even wants
So let go
And be free

Green River, Green River, I found you last night
With a head full of worry and a heart full of spite
I shouted "where's the goddamn map, I mean where's the promised light?"
Green River, you laughed and you called me uptight
And you said:

Nothing will be ruined
And nothing will be lost
You're holding on so tightly
To something no one even wants
So let go
And be free
Be at peace
And be free
Track Name: Now Or Never
Ripping up floorboards pulling down lath
Watch for the neighbor that sociopath
Wearing your goggles breathing mask
I would have helped you but you never asked

Seems every molecule has been rearranged
You are becoming someone new again
You need a new way to cover up this old pain
There was a fresh coat a hard cleansing rain

There’s never been a better time
For you to remember
Everything is fluttering
I guess it’s now or never
Track Name: If We Have To Give It A Name
If we have to give it a name
With you splayed out on the floor
My stomach full
With something that we found
In that health food store

There's a never-ending expanse of white
Outside our window
And I don't know
What we'd call that either
Round here I think they call it Maine

I was thinking about calling it a day
Checking out
Biting the bullet
Throwing in the towel

You said there's a place for people like that
Some folks call it the synagogue
I was relieved
I thought you mentioned God

Are we running out of time?
Is this the last night the sun will set
After four o'clock?
Is this the last night
We'll spend all evening
Antagonizing the cat and the dog?
Track Name: Hollow Rooms
The bump on your shoulder the nape of your neck
Those tiny toenails
The scar on your finger the curve of your hips
Hairs on your ear lobe the bones in your wrist
All of the parts I’ll forget to remember
The way that your hands curl inside your sweater

I’m walking hollow rooms
It’s all that I can do
Painting over these walls
Forgetting it all

I look in the mirror study the image
Assessing the defects
The city is empty except for us dogs
All left or leaving the highways are clogged
You’re on your bike now you’re in a plane
A rocket ship hurtling so far away

I’m walking hollow rooms
It’s all that I can do
Painting over these walls
Forgetting it all

I’ve forgotten the feeling of falling in love
All I can hope for is never enough
Sensing a tremor pulsing in time
I look out the window the sun and the river and how they align
Track Name: Blue Heart
With that much blood on the snow
I know you've thought it might be time
To turn around, to turn around
Those fallen trees might not be
What they seem to be and you're unsure
Of the source, unsure of the source
Of those sounds

Blue heart meet my metal heart
Show me a true heart
Wise heart, the warm heart
You've known it for ten thousand years
And there is someone
Protecting you, protecting you
And you will meet them again
And you will meet them again

Clear as crystal
Bright as birdsong
Warm as windows in the sun
You will meet them again
You will meet them again