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Beautiful California

by Great Horned Owl

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Jason V. Love how the vocals work in tandem with the guitar. Vibrant imagery and rich emotion. Great for doing homework to! Favorite track: Early Spring.
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Sequoia 03:56
I will sail down the golden coast Where you'll be waiting with your eyes closed And I will let the rain fall on my skin When the clouds come rolling in I will build you a house with my love In this forest so green and lush And when the wind comes in from the north The trees will sway back and forth And light will shine through the cathedral of sequoia And I will love you again Our fire will burn all through the night And smoke will rise into the sky Constant rush of the river in our ears Living its life of a million years And light will shine through the cathedral of sequoia And I will love you again
Early Spring 03:03
She paints pictures of the sea Of sunsets and silhouetted trees She sits down at the window looking out Taking in the breeze She hangs photographs on the wall She lets her long hair fall Singing sweet melodies Her voice receding down the hall She drifts across the hardwood floor Like nothing I’ve ever seen before Her soft hands on the keys The world turns slowly with every note she reads Feel the cool air coming in Children laughing, playing in the street
If I could return all the leaves I have burned, well I would And if I could forget all the lies I have said, then I would Oh, unconcerned, your eyes downturned, if I could Just wash my hands and become a new man, if only I could Just a rain to wash away my troubled mind I know, oh, I know Well I had a dream that you were swimming in the ocean Its color filled your eyes and your skin was glowing golden You looked at me so innocently, if I could Make amends to love again, well then I would Just a rain to wash away my troubled mind I know, oh, I know
Two Harbors 03:56
You came to visit me today So I cleaned the house The sky was dark and grey But it was warm and you were wearing your favorite blouse All the tourists left this morning So we’ll have the beach to ourselves And in my room without warning You put me under your spell Your voice Speaking softly In an incomprehensible tongue I begged for you to stay But you shook your head and cried And as the ferry took you away I watched as you waved goodbye Your gentle hand Fading slowly I will never forget your love
I moved in to an empty house with dust all on its windows And I began to miss some things that I left at a hotel back in San Francisco And when I settled in I still felt you on my skin I saw you standing there Ran my fingers through your hair And I could see all the details in your eyes so ever clearly I can't remember the last time I slept without you laying near me So I lay in my sheets Counting days instead of sheep The last of something true in you Burned in my skin like a new tattoo I will wake up early so I can see the sunrise 'Cause it reminds me of the light that reflects out of your eyes
Da Nang 1975 03:40
I found a place in the dark To hide my secrets from you But it showed in my eyes 525 N Garfield Ave. You were born and you were gone I've never felt so alone I can see in my dreams Great big skies where the helicopters fly A mother's face wanting to cry On April 3rd, 1975 I said hello and said goodbye But you made no reply


released April 14, 2015

all songs written, performed and engineered by Vanderson Langjahr

additional vocals: E. Hanson, Aleah Breanne, Justin Haag and Emma Thompson

recorded in several locations, including: Portland, OR, Bellingham, WA, San Diego, CA and Vancouver, BC.

album cover photograph by Daniel Gonzalez Fuster


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Great Horned Owl Portland, Oregon

Vanderson Langjahr is a multi-instrumentalist and visual artist currently based in Portland, OR. Along with a rotating cast of musicians, he has been recording and releasing music as Great Horned Owl since 2012.

booking, press, etc. van@crookedantler.org
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