Eating Peaches

by Niagara Moon

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The debut album from Niagara Moon, two and a half years in the making.

"This is most definitely a mellow album, and it has a robust sound that doesn't ever feel overly produced. Thomas plucked many different fruits when creating this music: at different times The Fruit Bats, Rufus Wainwright, Eels, Grizzly Bear, The Beatles, ELO, CAKE, and Queen, among others, shine through. This all occurs with a unique electronica backbeat that nourishes the layers above: it is a grounded and earthy pocket that allows for the unique syncopation employed throughout."
- Ben H.

Album cover by Miranda Harmon (mirandaharmon.com)

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released January 15, 2017

All songs written and recorded by Thomas Erwin
Mixed by Grant Wicks
Mastered by Carl Saff

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Niagara Moon Seattle, Washington

Music that sounds like Harry Nilsson or Brian Wilson, after Of Montreal and Animal Collective taught them how to use these newfangled computers.
Thomas Erwin's first project since Otadehan: otadehan.com

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Track Name: Pantheon Bar
I do believe you left your hat and jacket with us last night
Next to some bottles on the floor
You've certainly left your mark on the people you've met
They wonder where you are

You'll find you can walk through walls
At the pantheon bar
You'll think you're the king of it all
At the pantheon bar
Your wishes can take you
As far as you want them to

But the house always wins

Come down
Here's a drink, you need to
Calm down
It's really just a fantasy

Right now
Things you want to say, you shouldn't
Out loud
There's a place for you
There's a place for you

Where the moon is always shining
And there's decent conversation
The door's are never locked
And there's an open invitation

And it's always the simple things
The little things
The minor details
That you overlook

You know you're not that crazy
But you're just a little nervous
You can keep your privacy
And hide under the surface
Someone will keep an eye on you

They'll be there all night long
And the morning to come
Painting their faces on the wall
It's really starting to look just like you thought it would
I don't understand, but what do you expect
When you come from Massachusetts

There will always be just a
Little bit of hope left
Come back anytime when you
Think it's getting hopeless
Another fine feature of the information age
A little ray of sunlight on the middle of the stage

But the simple things
The little things
The little problems
They won't go away
They won't go away
Track Name: Nothing Is Coming From Me
You trusted me before you even knew me
You laughed when I said I was only joking
I had to make a sacrifice
But now you know I won’t think twice

Why stay behind, the grass is always greener
I’d like to think I could dig a little deeper
Still I couldn’t bear to
Repeat myself
Repeat myself
Repeat myself
Repeat myself

Just do with me what you want to
You’re such a special kind
But I picked the wrong time
What does this all really mean
Nothing is coming from me

And it makes me just want to tell you
All of the sleepless nights
I just didn’t feel right
When will this life be complete
Who could I possibly be

You stomp your feet like you never done before
I thought to run but that’s another story
Got to keep the faith intact
Or it’s never coming back

Oh god, what don’t we do just for survival
How did we get caught into this cycle
One thing I can tell you
It’s embarrassing
Embarrassing
Embarrassing
Embarrassing

Just do with me what you want to
You’re such a special kind
But I picked the wrong time
What does this all really mean
Nothing is coming from me

And it makes me just want to tell you
All of the sleepless nights
I just didn’t feel right
When will this life be complete
Who could I possibly be
Track Name: Eating Peaches
I was caught up in the moment
When I swear that I had blown it
And I really think it's gonna snow

If you will remember
That my head's up in September, and I
Never like to go below

I could sit here eating peaches
On a thousand dirty beaches
But I really wish the wind would blow

I've been stuck out on an island
Where the water is so high and
I just don't where the hell to go

Well I could never stop myself from having fun
Still I can't help but to feel guilty
Looking for favors when there's nothing left to sell
But I don't care if it doesn't show

Hey we can do it if you still have any magic
Left in that paper bag
Creating memories from nothing at all
We can make up for it as we go

I was high up on the mountain
Fishing in a water fountain
But I guess I'm making too much noise

I'm abusing all my power
In my casual attire
Yes I treat em like a bunch of toys

So you think you're high and mighty
When I asked if you're alright
You put your hands up and you said "so-so"

Well I don't like to say this often
But you're squatting in a coffin
And you don't know where the hell to go

Yes I believe in magic, but it's not the kind of magic
That the human brain could understand
Creating memories from nothing at all
We just make up for it as we go

And I could never stop myself from having fun
Still I can't help but to feel guilty
Looking for favors when there's nothing left to sell
But I don't care if it doesn't show
Track Name: Niagara Moon
The timing is right
My head is filled with
The sound of
Crashing waves

On a Niagara Moon
Niagara Moon
Niagara Moon
Niagara Moon
Track Name: Solo For Two
Your mind is a diamond
Invaluable
Impossible to find
I never noticed
How you were put up on display

But after the big parade
My sky grew dark
And I looked up to see
Shadows over me
Yes you put them into my life

Feels like I've been trapped in silence
Still I'll carry on
You've finally gone away and it's OK

Because
I'll sing for you (honey)
A solo for two (all day)
This situation is bringing me down

I lost my voice (one time)
But now I'm fine (fine)
Only one song and yes it is mine

The future's an open door
It's wilderness, bringing in the light
And for tonight
We celebrate

I'll sing for you (honey)
A solo for two (all day)
This situation is bringing me down
And when can I get up again

I lost my voice (one time)
But now I'm fine (fine)
Only one song and yes it is mine

I know it's hard but remember friend
This is definitely not the end
This is definitely not the end

I'll sing for you (honey)
A solo for two (all day)
This situation is bringing me down
And when can I get up again

I lost my voice (one time)
But now I'm fine (fine)
Only one song and yes it is mine
Track Name: That's Reality
You've seen this world from every angle
And every possibility
Don't need a New Year's resolution
To take this opportunity

You say life's hardly worth the price of living
I would disagree
But you gotta put your heart and soul into it
Nothing comes for free
You got stars in your eyes, and as they grow brighter
You begin to see
Just a dream, but a dream's gotta start with something
That's reality

And no more talk of revolution
No one has anything to say
And where will you be come tomorrow
It's all a shadow play

You say life's hardly worth the price of living
I would disagree
But you gotta put your heart and soul into it
Nothing comes for free
You got stars in your eyes, and as they grow brighter
You begin to see
Just a dream, but a dream's gotta start with something
That's reality
You say life's hardly worth the price of living
I would disagree
But you gotta put your heart and soul into it
Nothing comes for free
You got stars in your eyes, and as they grow brighter
You begin to see
Just a dream, but a dream's gotta start with something
That's reality
Track Name: Comfortzonemachine
There he goes, the pilot of his destiny
But what he needs, he doesn’t try to find

Every day that passes by, he moves ahead
When all along he was left behind

The only gift he had was given in secret
He made his promise but he could not keep it
You’ll never see a grown man cry

He’s a comfort zone machine
He keeps his records clean
He’s sad and lonely

He’s given up the fight
And don’t tell him what’s right
He knows already

Believe you me, he won’t say what’s on his mind
His opinion doesn’t matter, so he says

Understand, where he comes from they never win
What goes around is coming round again

The story’s over but it should have been longer
To end the day as just a little bit stronger

You’ll never see a grown man cry

He’s a comfort zone machine
He keeps his records clean
He’s sad and lonely

He’s given up the fight
And don’t tell him what’s right
He knows already

And he doesn’t want to be a bother
Doesn’t want to be a bother
Doesn’t want to be a bother
Doesn’t want to be a bother
Track Name: Sunset Communion
Oh, so cold and grey
Were my eyes, before today
Warm and glowing
Do I know what I’m looking at?

Strange though it may seem
I had nothing left to dream
Below the surface
But now I know that you’re enough

Help me through another winter
Take me past the bitter morning
Yes, I’ll follow right behind
Into our sunset communion
Maybe we will live forever
When we sink into the sea

Oh, until the last
Long goodbye I give to you
No more running
I only know the here and now

Help me through another winter
Take me past the bitter morning
Yes, I’ll follow right behind
Into our sunset communion
Maybe we will live forever
When we sink into the sea
Track Name: Culture Loses To The Dollar
Packing up all of my things, then I’ll head to the city
You know I don’t have any money, but I still have time

I try to be strong, but there’s something that’s pushing me backwards
Some kind of invisible force, with no name

Help I’m caught in a
Baby boomer fever dream, and they
Didn’t leave a thing for me
Now the man’s gonna tear this down
Yes the man’s gonna tear this whole thing down
And they always do it on my dime
Culture loses to the dollar every damn time

Just take me back to the days of wine and roses
Wasn’t so long ago things would work out overnight

Tell me that I’m being lied to, and I’ll believe you
How much is it gonna to cost see the light

Help I’m caught in a
Baby boomer fever dream, and it’s
Hard to think what could have been
And we’re hanging by a thread
We’ll keep hanging by a thread for a really long while
And when nothing else comes to mind
Culture loses to the dollar every damn time
Track Name: Outside Looking In
By now I’m just no good at
Thinking on my feet
I might as well be dreaming
living in my sleep

My days are empty and there’s
Nothing else to do
I don’t know how long I will
Take my time with you

I’m always on the outside looking in
I’ve seen too many movies
Don’t know where to begin
No one knows my history
I don’t take care of you like I should
I don’t feel the same anymore
But I know that things aren’t different

Hey, do I really have to die, ‘cause I wasted too much time
Yeah that’s right

You look for me and
Call my name out everywhere
You might think I don’t hear you
But I’m just not there

I’m always on the outside looking in
I’ve seen too many movies
Don’t know where to begin
No one knows my history
I don’t take care of us like I should
I don’t feel the same anymore
But I know that things aren’t different

Yes, you must admit by now
It’s really just for spite
Yeah that’s right

Still I gotta lot of things on my mind
Stopping me from asking you why
Asking you why

Why, do I really have to die, ‘cause I wasted too much time
Yeah that’s right