Pink & Orange

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Pink and Orange is an old recording of an old song that we sat on for too long. Our Cape Breton anthem.

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This place keeps me awake
It whispers things in my ear that aren't easy to take
When you're crashing so hard, just trying to recharge

The batteries are dead
The smokestacks are silently spinning
A pretty pink and orange sunset
I haven't been to bed yet
The weather is colder than I could dress for

Once in a few days to ourselves
Of muttering things with no meaning to anybody else
We can finally relate the details of this debate

The conversation's dead
The seagulls are carefully watching
A pretty pink and orange sunset
I'm not even dressed yet
The company is older than I could dress for

(Goodness sakes alive, come inside)

There's tea on an olive green stove
It's whistling shock and amazement at the miles that we drove
Just to stop and say hello, and talk about whether

Queen Charlotte's dead
And King George is silently mourning
A pretty pink and orange sunset
There's still time to shoot the drag yet

So crank the windows down
Crank the music up
We'll drive circles 'round this town
And pretend that we aren't stuck in the tracks that we made
Just trying to be brave

This industry is dead
The mills cast a grim silhouette against
A pretty pink and orange sunset
But we're not giving up yet
The worst case is our best bet
To hold these lines we've defended
Since these skies were blue
Instead of this grey
That fades to a pink and orange dusk

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from Pink & Orange, released September 30, 2016
Sean MacGillivray - vocals, 12-string electric guitar
Jason Vautour - electric guitar
Simon Outhit - bass
Andrew Wiseman - drums

recorded by Mike Ryan and Andrew Wiseman at NSCC Dartmouth Waterfront Campus Studio A, May 1, 2012

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Lyrical post-punk math-rock influenced by Braid, Weakerthans, and Plumtree.

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