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04:48
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06:41

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MONIKER is: Monica Metzler

Alumni:

Parker Koehn: drums
Gavin Haworth: bass
Heather Figi: violin
Asa Tellschow: baritone sax
Alex Lowe: trumpet

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released January 27, 2010

Engineered by Jason Bailey at Sprout City Studios (EUG)
Mixed & Mastered by Matt Greco
Produced by Monica Metzler
All songs written by Monica Metzler

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Moniker Portland, Oregon

Moniker is an enigmatic mix of vintage folk and experimental electronica composed wholly by Portland-based musician Monica Metzler. Moniker’s take on folktronica combines soulful enchanting vocals, psychedelic riffs, and blues-infused chord progressions, seamlessly blending organic and electronic elements. ... more

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Track Name: Firecracker
Counted ammunition, oh the steel of my ambition
see I've got this condition and it won't let me sleep.
It needs me like I need it. I hide it then I feed it.
Spark the fire, let it burn. Stir and wake the ashes.

Nothing lasts and its gone too fast.
Nothing left and you're gone too fast.

Inspired by my demons, I set out in the night.
I knew I had it coming. I did it just for the fight.
When it was dying down I headed for the stream
cos' I'm not lying no more to no one about nothing.

Cos' I give I give, what did I get?
Nothing back, nothing yet.
Always was your second best,
no more looking back.
What can I say? Its in my blood.
Never had an ounce of love
or regret so don't second guess
any step boy here I come
singing......

Gonna watch it burn.

I say, left right left right
gonna catch up someday when you least expect
coming on soon so don't forget
walking our way to the watery depths
singing....

Catch it while you can.

Swimmin' in the river, well ya' gonna miss your dinner
baptized by the blood of all the angels and the sinners.
When you hear them calling... start to run,
start to see your future in the barrel of my gun.

Nothing lasts and its gone too fast.
Nothing lasts and it burns too fast.
Track Name: Sing Sing
In the beginning is the end decided?
Like a gun loaded for the kill.
In the beginning is the end decoded?
Like a gun loaded for the thrill.
To you- I'm devoted still....

Love as my motive. I keep it close and hold it,
before it disappears from here.
Love as our motive. Let's keep it close and hold it,
before we disappear from here.

Chorus:
Sing me a song to sleep,
to keep me safe, out of reach.
Sing me a song to please
parts of me you cannot see.
Sing me a song to sleep,
to keep me safe, out of your reach.
Sing me a song to sleep,
Please....

Sometimes in bed I weep for I already feel gone,
sometimes, I'm a long long way from home.
Sometimes while deep in sleep,
I return to where I'm from
the dark void where you and I will meet.

Without words, colors or shapes to think,
what does perception without definition mean?
Do you feel plastic for what you've bought?
Can you decorate your grave with what it costs?
To feel alive, to feel anything at all.

Chorus x 2
Track Name: Dust
Wish I may wish I might
first star that I see tonight
strung me up just like a kite
tangled up in the telephone line.

Wish I may wish I might
first chance that I get tonight
kiss you a little before I die
can't take my chances in the afterlife.

oh I Wish I may wish I might
first star that collides tonight
oh dark matters in the sky
hiding from my little eye.
Out of sight, out of mind
out of escapes, we're out of time
in and out, realign
gravity defy.....

No one can detect or inspect
gravitational effect of yet
no one's sure
but we expect the worst (x 2)

Is it true the sky is falling
or am I shrinking?
The whole world's sinking
sinking further in debris (x 2)

Wish I may wish I might
first star that I see tonight.
Oh dark matters in the sky
hiding from my little eye.