DEAN OMORISongwriter




Love Letter to a Younger Self

This record does not know how to survive in a knife fight or protect you from what’s coming or how to recreate the sound you have learned to like. It probably doesn’t even fit in over there nor does it have the temperament to play to the gallery. But in it’s quiet it is bashful and honest. It won’t shout at you from across the street or viral out on social media nor will it construct convoluted ways to attract your attention. Having said that it does want to cuddle up with you in the dark and whisper beneath your headphones how it feels.

And yes, it wants to be enormous! When it is acting out its drunken quarter this album is no longer shy; it is twitchy to be the toast of the world, to be signed upon breasts, the voice of a generation, danced and wept and followed. But this album did not need you in its creation. However, ironically you are the only thing that brings it to life. And it just might be the shared discovery that helps you find love.


Written and performed by me, piano and production by Otto

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June 14th 2019

Track Listing

Love Letter to a Younger Self

And one day you will be very happy
And all of today will be over
And you will fall in love
And you will not die before you are ready
And you will be a father and a mother
And you will shed your skin and grow
Your life has only just begun
And those powerhouse kisses will never be undone
And you will see through the blur of rain the path from town to city
And you will free yourself in tears from the broken life you lead
For the greatest journey has only just begun

This is a love letter to a younger self
And you will feel things that will never be undone

And you will flirt with fame until you achieve peace
No more chasing thumbs that don’t exist
And strive to be a sentient thing turn up one lonely light at least
You won't believe how good this can be
You’ll jump from bridges into lakes and scream
Drink in what’s most beautiful in this mouth watering life
And only then you will know the goddam world is mad
But that’s all you really need to know for now
Deny the ghastly beasts and you will overcome

This is a love letter to a younger self
And you will feel the things that will never be undone

Then one night walking home missing someone un-yet born
You will feel a love and you won’t know why
Some things we still do not have the privileges to know
You will always dream that you’re awake
Let your painting never be untitled now
And peace will come and hold you down
For the thing you were looking for you found
And nobody cares about your shoes
And we are wonderful
The more you’ll be the more you’ll know
And I haven’t even got to music yet
But it will come

This is a love letter to a younger self
And you will feel the things that will never be undone

And you’ll have a thing with code and make love with life
And know the fake and empty feeling deep inside
You are young and it will pass
And you shall dance with tzars with slaughterhouse hearts
And you shall witness the last great polar bear
And kneel to the smell of death on Earth
The carnival of life is just a smile away
And you know sometimes life has to be let go
And from a taxman bayou someone kind will call you home
And you will sense in dreams and feel mankind
Life’s greatest gift is already with you
Your revolution has begun

This is a love letter to a younger self
And you will feel things that will never be undone

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Ten Ton Dreams

Worse than we hoped
Is what they wrote
Where the fuck is Heaven
Dare you to tell em
I gotta go
Tragedy heaves
No one really believes
If you find my soul
Sure it bleeds
I gotta go
And I’ve been cursed
Big bag of words
Not what I mean
Eavesdropping dream
I gotta go
Life’s a cover
Just buried my mother
Good people cry
Epidemic of the lie
I gotta go
Romantic being
Heal the living
Just running up a hill
Just doin’ my thing
I gotta go
I don’t belong here
There's a smell of tears
Not another wall
Gonna make em hate em all
I gotta go

How long's it been
Mortal beings
Ten ton dreams
I gotta go

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The Half Light

And I still see you in the half light looking out to sea
You said down at the war room they’re making bad memories
And the high-wire talked down the woman who should never be there
At the patisserie she kissed her lover and a man threw a bouquet in the air

They hang their flags from the windows to look like they won
Come on people come on

Voluptuous beauty like sculpture and the rain felt like stone
You feel the exact moment of conception in the half light alone
As the World's circus and straight lines tumble into view
The ballet dancer can hold herself in the air longer than you

They hang their flags from their windows to look like they won
Come on people come on

And the steeple has fallen and the ancient bell tolled
As the critic kissed the artist and the writer kissed the world

They hang their flags from their windows just to look like they won
Come on people come on

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Capital of the Moon

Whose gonna fix up the prayin’ house
Whose gonna unbury us when we go
Born from the theatre of Earth we were forged in love
Undeclared us God let the future know

Capital of the moon your light is always on
We’re running this race against race like we gotta win
Capital of the moon your light is dark tonight
Death in ribbons is what we bring

Tomorrow we’re as fallen soldiers laying upon a silent field
You gave us trees but we wanted vines
You better love this a whole lot more cos it’s all we got
You gave us life now we want more time

Capital of the moon your light is always on
We’re running this race against race like we gotta win
Capital of the moon your light is dark tonight
Death in ribbons is what we bring

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Mathematics and Love

Think running water
And oh it's been dark

Been to Ouagadougou
Burkina Faso
Feel em they bring on the world

We’re wise and wounded
But we carry each other
They burn juniper to light up the road

If you need saving - oh it’s the save ya

We belong to each other how dare you
There's a mark on tomorrow
Where once we gave the world mathematics and love

We’ll bring the music
Abracadabra

Its a place full of children
Nothing else is important
Like folds in nostalgia

They’re a side order of love

Witching away our future
Stop with the crying
We belong to each other

Screaming into camera man that’s enough

Stop hating each other
It cancels us out
You bet ya
Where once we gave the world mathematics and love

Here we are
Think it over

We can do better
Just look what we did
We’re infinite monkeys right

You better believe it

Life is a long time
To do something you hate
Hold on to the kissing

Allow it

Burn down your honour
Think hard and humble
Hands up
We’re not perfect

But we gave the world mathematics and love

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Chocolate Box

Ten Dakota days
In a motel forgot its name
What you give and what you get are not the same

The widows are weeping poems
Someone tickled across that old box of bones
Give me a drink before I die and I’ll explain

You throw down your heart like a glove
Someone is sure to pick it up
Tell me untitled love
Are we dancing in our blood again

And I know this chocolate box is not for free
But you rented a light on in a hotel not for me
Our photograph has run outta words
And so have we

So I smoke a cigarette
Breathe in the ghost long ago laid to rest
Tell me girl
Did you slip from your ring and your pretty dress

And I sleep now hard and torn
Where once wisdom smelled like the newly born
Let me uncork it now
In the punch drunk capital of the world

Chorus

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Love Louder Than Bombs

We’re a bucket and a clown
We’re the feeling of hope
We’re bohemian in kind
When beauties lips quote
The Human lightning has stuck
We’re all of these songs
The way that we mate
You and me
We’ve love louder than bombs

Oh the wisdom you bring
There’s echoes in love so I’m told
We’re thought without shape
Add it to the canon of your soul
So many doorways dark but we’re not
We’re frescos and psalms
Hold on to your wings
Me and you
We’ve love louder than bombs

Don’t censor your blush
It’s ourselves that we fear
We’re just Gods in small shoes
Everything ya ever gonna want is already here
Do ya hear ‘em screaming inside
Beneath the rubble of Homs
They swapped a childs heart in a war
Imagine that
We’ve love louder than bombs

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Valentines Day is Done

Love is easier to get into than out of
And I’ve seen the skirts downtown they look like God
To satisfy the dream you wanna believe in
Sacrifice what you are for what you’re not
Valentines day is over
Valentines day is done

And there are no songs here for the ugly
Or for the humiliation with which you bleed
As you lower your sights and form reality
The definition of romance is make believe
Valentines day is over
Valentines day is done

And restaurants are throwing out all your broken promises
You return to what your loveless life still means
And the stores take down their heart shaped balloons
As we kiss goodbye once more their manufactured dreams
Valentines day is over
Valentines day is done

Cards are gone so has their redundant meaning
You peddling sex in wake of love
What they hustle ya with is pop idol empty
Sold a billion dollar childs game for a massacre of love
Valentines day is over
Valentines day is done

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Lonely Road Long

Hey traveller thank you
I was alone on this road
I’m tired of all the fighting
And their Pentecostal robes

Hey writer I read you
And my thoughts came to song
I outgrew my father
It's a lonely road long

Hey people you want love
Please take it from me
It's a big beautiful world
Oh suck it and see

Hey lonely I feel ya
I’ve seen where you lay
You call out from the darkness
What no one can say

And I know there are the things
We’re never meant to feel
At the age of a rainbow
And I felt it and it's real

Hey prayer I hear you
From where longing is from
Until you touch the human race
It's a lonely road long

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We All Owe Death a Life

We all owe death a life
Beneath the shadows where the blossoms fall
Those hungry old souls are just waiting to carry you home
Mama lay me back in the night
And some of these diamonds are no good
Down here some of these angels are misunderstood
I’m holdin’ on the best that I can for a pardon of light
We all owe death a life

And to those hungry ghosts
Who take the most
It’s wrong to hand death more than one life

And I’ve heard it can be a beautiful thing
When you’ve squeezed all the life outta this flame that you’ve been
And you reach your furthest path from where you were born
Life where have you gone
But you have felt the magic of being in love
And the holy moments stoking bodies that blush
Return to the Earth now
From where no one can hide
We all owe death a life

And to those hungry ghosts
Who take the most
For now love this thing we call life

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