O Memorie

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about

dream or memory

o memorie is the namesake's namesake. taking shape from a shaky bedroom-folk place, half awake.
it's a way to pay respect to all the bruising, all-encompassing moments we walk through and away from. It's the need to so wildly humanise the meaning of memory that it aches out the ashes and immortalises them in songstories.

for midnight listeners
and diary readers
and bedside phonecalls
and quiet commutes
and tired-eyed, fried minds that fill the waking world
and such

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released January 27, 2017

Music & Lyrics: Joseph Ruddleston
Backing Vocals: Janine Purce; Mairi-Clare MacLean; Natcha Chirapiwat; Florence Cullen-Davies
Synths; Guitar; VO: Carlos Mario Boscio González
Woodwind: Marybeth Kern
Mixing & Mastering: O.M.
Label: Mt Rain Records (O.M.)

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O Memorie London, UK

Singing fictional diaries aloud over the telephone. Low fidelity. Low sanity. Low standards for stability.

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Track Name: O Memorie I
O memorie why can’t you just be good to me
O memorie I need a moment, leave me be

Morning shoots me up and already I’m aching back and head
Shaking myself out of bed and my eyes are all frosty, you know like I’ve been
Crying in my sleep or something, what was my dream again
Probably a memory, I hear they’re all the same as dreams to your brain

I’ve made my history a list, list, list,
Right here, right now that list is this
In no defining order, across a tape recorder
I’ve got a sentimental hoarder disorder or I’m just taking the piss

O memorie why can’t you just be good to me
O memorie I need a moment, leave me be
O memorie why can’t you just be good to me
O memorie I need a moment, leave me be

I lose sleep but keep my new, defeated face away
As my limbs creak and break, awakening all those dreams or memories
What’s worse than third-person recollected thoughts?
Like I’m already a dead man spending more than what he ought to

I’ve made decisions out of love and fear
Either way, I’ve landed nowhere near
To understanding this idea of happiness
It’s too heavy to embrace in case it wanders off and disappears

O memorie why can’t you just be good to me
O memorie I need a moment, leave me be
O memorie why can’t you just be good to me
O memorie I need a moment, leave me be
O memorie why can’t you just be good to me
O memorie I need a moment, leave me be
O memorie why can’t you just be good to me
O memorie I need a moment
Track Name: Thimble
You were very noble
But time, time is an oval
Too old to live on the bullshit
Too young to lose and live with it

Fried mind, trying not to miss him
In time, you follow your wisdom
Too old to live on the bullshit
Too young to lose and live with it

You made a lot of memories that all now make no sense
He may gain the enemies but you’ve lost confidence
The answer here is simple, you will stitch up what you lack
But hold onto that thimble just in case the prick comes back

He was so pretentious
With all his great adventures
Too old to blame his child eyes
Too young to know otherwise

The boy lied and didn’t just to surprise you
It up and paralysed you
Too old to stand the bullshit
Too young to just finish it

What the hell just happened
You were happy now you’re not
He fell off the manhattan wagon
Dragging you along
Too old to just forget it
And too young to understand

No bullshit, stay sober
Sit and show us it’s all over
Noble shit, stay sober
Sit and show us
It’s all over
Track Name: Helen Hugh
Demons
Poison
Ghosties
Know them

You’re capable
Escape them all
Great or small
I’m telling you

There’s hell in you
The well is dry
You’ll feel anew
At least you’ll try
What is up
And where am I?

Skeletons
Silhouettes
Yellowstone
Don’t forget

You made it out
You’re braver now
You’re safe for now
I’m warning you

The storm in you
Is all you need
To fill a well
And plant a new seed
What is up
And where am I?

You gotta go back
You gotta go
You gotta go back to go forward
Track Name: Lost
Peace is rainfall again
And I can’t say we’d be the same as we were when we were friends
Shame shaped a sow’s ear
Saved a silk purse for when there’s something worse to fear

I’ve had nerves of a calf
Freedom falsified and noise around my neck, go ahead and laugh
I left my lies at the door
Take as long as you want, it doesn’t matter anymore

Peace is rainfall again
Fair enough, I recall it was rough but that was then
And this is now, start back up
It’s not my place; like I said, it was hard, but what the fuck

If you’re lost
I am lost
Track Name: Comprehend
Can you begin to understand
Can you begin to comprehend
Can you begin to conceive
We’re at the end

I got my door fixed finally
But now I still take my time leaving this room
I just stay learning trades burning kindly
Keeping away from an end too soon

It’s a kind of young mythology
The transcendence of a thousand-year weekend
But I’m not born from the odyssey
I’m Icarus on the mend (what a bellend)

Will you believe in something true
Will you believe in the pretend
Will you have faith that you’re you
Right at the end

I always did fuck up the opening act
And I’m not one for repeats
Of course, some of you were hoping that
Clear off the edge of your seats

It’s a sort of sorry parody
And the actor fits the crime
What a comedy to tragedy
Where we swallowed all our lines

Can you begin to understand
Can you begin to comprehend
Can you begin to conceive
Will you believe in something real
Will you believe in the pretend
Will you accept what you feel
Here at the end

And the sun does its thing in the morning
Track Name: Sloe Gin
I’m drinking sloe gin and it’s far from December
I’m drinking sloe gin only to remember
I’m drinking sloe gin only to forget
I’m drinking slowly as there’s just a finger left

I’m drinking all that I can find inside my house
But I’m feeling sentimental for the famous grouse
She taught me all about how ugly I could be
And that goodbye was something else entirely

I’m drinking milk because I’m told it heals your bones
I’m drinking honey for the goodness in the combs
But all this milk is old and bad beyond compare
And all this honey leaves me struggling for air

No, no, no, no, I’m drinking sloe gin
No, no, no, no, I’m thinking so thin
No, no, no, no, I’m drinking sloe gin
No, no, no, no, I must be goin’
Track Name: Overcast
I'm in a brand new space and time
Well past the winter I know
Far from the feeling I recognise
Must've hid it in the snowball fight
I've never seen so much moonlight
Even now it's overcast
I can feel you smiling

Free up your fire island mind
It's enough that we've grown older
We need a pyre right outside
To carry on our shoulder tonight
We never breathed as much moonlight
Even now as we say our last

I can feel you smiling