by Amy O

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cassette from Let's Pretend Records | LPR-140
Bloomington, Indiana 2016

Amy Oelsner - Guitar, Vocals
Madeline Robinson - Backing Vocals
Chris Clements- Guitar, Backing Vocals (Track 5)
Nathan Vollmar - Drums (Tracks 1, 5, 8, 9)
Justin Vollmar - Bass, Drums (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10)
Backing Vocals (Tracks 5, 9)

All songs by Amy Oelsner. Engineered and mixed by Patrick Jennings at Unseasonable Sound, Bloomington, IN in September 2015. Mastered by Mike Bridavsky at Russian Recording. Image by Marina Gagarina. Title text by Erin K. Drew.


released February 19, 2016


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Amy O Bloomington, Indiana

Amy O started as the solo project of Amy Oelsner in 2004 and has evolved over the years into a full band. Based in Bloomington, Indiana with Justin Vollmar on bass/backing vocals and Nathan Vollmar on drums. For show updates and more find a__m__y__o__ on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. ... more


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Track Name: Arcade

I’m an empty mall, no more money
Go home running, see you never
A lover of fashion, from street to palace
And you’re the latest thing to drop

They built it and they came…

I’ll admit it, I’ll miss it
Nobody thought to resist it

The sky in here’s a ceiling
And there’s an awful feeling
You think that you’re healing
You’re not even breathing
Find me at the arcade
I’ll be at the coinslot
Picking all the cherries
Sniffing out the jackpot
Track Name: Bedfellow

Let’s go bedfellow
Get in the van
Pinpoint sleeping bag
I’ll be the man
Wide awake middle lane
Golden ring
Left for dead
Left for dead
Left for dead
Girl of my dreams

French fry
Red in my eye
You take the wheel
Animal life on the hill
Let me out here
Fast food
Wolf in the night
You caught my eye
Little defeat
Little defeat
Little defeat
Go back to sleep…

Sometimes walking on air
Show me you care
Let go of the wheel
Let the wheel go
Let go of the wheel bedfellow
Let go of the wheel
Let the wheel go
Track Name: Arrow

Milk storm in the bottom of my cup
Visions of summer rides
To do list on my mind
I live under the bridge
No you cannot come through my skin
I live under the bridge
You like your coffee dark
I like to top it off

Arrow straight to the heart
You are a perfect shot
You are a perfect shot

Lost dime broke through the grind
Goblin I give it to you this time
You like metal in dirt
You like to see it shine
Track Name: Honeysuckle

You will start your life again and again
From the seed to the bush
You’ll push and you’ll push
You’ll push and you’ll push

Seventy low laps around the track
You’ll want to look back
From Ohio to the east onto the midwest
Time pools in the past

Drawing portraits of faces we haven’t met yet
Honey you’re dead
From the seed to the bush
You’ll push and you’ll push
You’ll push and you’ll push
Track Name: Gold Coin

Half asleep looking out at the snow
It’s my turn to shovel it though
I like the way the static surrounds me
Turn it up, draw me a picture
Draw me a map, draw me with scissors

There’s a bird made a nest in my wall
Every night I hear it call
La, la, la, la you know how to tease me
Make me laugh, instead of worry
Draw me a map, write me a story

Passing thought
Don’t get lost
Draw me a portrait
Kneeling at a fountain
I am yours to lose
Wishing on a gold coin
Falling down a mountain
I can see the whole world

Stay inside make a list of what’s yours
Gather the rest and burn it outdoors
Track Name: Hurricane

Do you think we could have caused that hurricane?
We were pulling at each other across two state lines
We might have stirred the air up with our angry hearts
Water crashing down on power lines
It seemed fortuitous at the time
A storm inclined to keep my inside
To keep a mother from her son
To keep us all in the dark of what was to come

I took pictures of myself to send to you
I look so innocent but really I was dying too
Maybe I took the light from fallen power lines
Cause I was staying in a dark house,
Staying in a dark house,
Staying in a dark house that night

I won’t pretend to know what I don’t
It’s a storm that will suck you up
There’s no fighting this hurricane…
When you made it with your own flesh and blood
Track Name: Your Picture

I put your picture in a box
Locked it up, nobody can see
At the general store I made a copy of the key
Just in case

Like a stranger at your window
Crescent moon, will I be new like the spring?
In a tulip’s bloom, two lips they form a word
Often said, seldom heard
I love you… too!

Let’s go to the seashore
Pick up snacks at the store
Salty fingers and lips
I can’t get much closer… than this!

Like a letter at your doorstep
In the night, out of sight
I know it was you
On a hollow floor
I hear a knocking underneath
Feel the beat
Track Name: Toast

Spiderweb under my bed
Entire divinations live and die
Before I toast my bread
And I see you
Pulling on a rope
Made out of pith and mortar
Tug of war inside the belly of the beast
That’s a ride I’d like to try
Rollercoaster baby, all we do is stand in line
And then you’re up
I think I’m gonna throw up
I didn’t know the city lights
Could look so much like fireflies
Somebody loves you
Just not like I do

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