Fixing Ties EP

by Ontherye

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To this day, I feel that the songs from the Fixing Ties EP were some of the very best songs I had ever written. Four songs written sometime in 2014 that had to wait two years to be heard.

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released April 2, 2016

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Ontherye Tacoma, Washington

Ontherye (previously “On the Rye”) is local Washington singer songwriter Noah Georgianna. Born from the pines of North Carolina and raised elsewhere.

Noah began writing songs under the name 'Ontherye' in 2014. Taking on heavy inspiration from classic songwriters like Nick Drake and Bob Dylan. As well as more modern artists; Bon Iver and The Tallest Man on Earth.
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Track Name: What Makes It Mine
I sit at the bar thinking what the hell has this good brought
I'm a day in its structure and a million faulty rain clouds in a drought
But I'm here and I'm sober and I'm so stuck on laughter where it shows
But I'm here and it's slower than it ever should have been after all

And see what makes it mine
And see what makes it mine
Will the world ever shake
Will it ever budge

And in the last words to romance it embellishes the handler of the scotch
And in a matter of minutes there is one little drop I am not
But I'm here and I'm sober and I'm so stuck on laughter where it shows
But I'm here and it's slower than it ever should have been after all

And see what makes it mine
And see what makes it mine
Will the world ever shake
Will it ever budge
Track Name: Fortunes Yell
I called it interesting without the worlds whirled winds
Obeying signs without the practice of sin
If a mind is lonely could it reach farther on
See past the traffic lights to dawn or cross where the eagles spin
What would it mean I'd have to say
If it's a love that I could call my own
Then spears are sharper than the nail in the dust
Oh what I would do just to steal away from you
To crack that chain upon my head and laugh in a fortunes yell
What would it mean I'd have to say

I'll fish for thorns and smoke my mind out the door
Spreading credence along the halls and the shore
If birds get lost could their wings fall off
I'll watch them pick up all those feathers that I swore I once knew of
What would it mean I'd have to say
If it's a love that I could call my own
Then carve tree bark and paste it to my soul
Oh what I would do just to kill away from you
To crack that chain upon my head and laugh in a fortunes yell

If it's nothing
what made it speak far from the twisted south, the storming clouds
Where things like these are avenues
And it's a chosen choice to sing the blues
But it's not okay
I swear it's just the distance from me to you

In spite of it all the whistles were clowns in towers
Speaking of ways to embrace they were cowards
Go find your own gold in the river telling jokes
You'll find me fishing there without a nail
Without a wing, and without a soul
What would it mean I'd have to say
If it's a love that I could call my own
I'd ride the horse that has been tattooed to my soul
Oh what I would do just to stray away from you
To crack that chain upon my head and laugh in a fortunes yell
What would it mean I'd have to say

If it's nothing
what made it speak far from the twisted south, the storming clouds
Where things like these are avenues
And it's a chosen choice to sing the blues
But it's not okay
I swear it's just the distance from me to you
Track Name: River of Birds
Measure was the space where we would go
Falling were the leaves that stole the fame and the show
But I’ve been dreaming of hazy haults
Walked on by a starry sky of second thoughts

Forced was the way our lives would slow
Humble were the ways of the ones who’d see us grow
Why can’t you bother in the plains
Why can’t you sleep against the rain in ways I spoke

Makes me wish there was a drift
There was a kiss, there was a river of birds behind us kids
Waiting wasnt always this, there were fears of bliss and tears to fix, I held it out
But now it only makes me go
It makes me go, makes me go

Steady were the hands that shook around
Little did I know that I was a traveler to be found
I always had the worst things on my mind
Girl, you couldn’t get much out of seeing, you were so blind

But it makes me wish there was a drift
There was a kiss, there was a river of birds behind us kids
Waiting wasn’t always this, there were fears of bliss and tears to fix, I held it out
But now it only makes me go
It makes me go, makes me go
Track Name: Fixing Ties
She’s got a spiderweb conscience
Aside from her fingertips and sandals
She’s the deeper driven lover bug
With whom the wiser of the few could dance
She spoke of things like doves
That could fly you away to a much safer place
Hush her now, get close

She’s made from pockets full of pebbles
Aside from her newly garnished clothes
She’s the voice they call a singer
With whom the weaker of the few could judge
She sang of things like love
That could catch where you are today and never slip away
Keep her up, don’t move

Yet I swore you saw me out there
When the worst of fixing ties
Had held the wishes deeper down
And all the heat that ran around
Was hopping out this little bust of rust
A splitting condolence for my eyes out to shore
Left my beating heart feeling a little sore

And she’s got pawns to separate from kings
Aside from that queen she dreams to be
She’s a princess in a thunderstorm
With clouds that flood the earth with rain and dust
She drowned in things like love
Maybe he will keep her breathing hard
If you keep her up, don’t move

Yet I swore you saw me out there
When the worst of fixing ties
Had held the wishes deeper down
And all the heat that ran around
Was hopping out this little bust of rust
A splitting condolence for my eyes out to shore
Left my beating heart feeling a little sore

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