Rising Rising Rising

by rorie kelly

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Long Island indie artist Rorie Kelly is ready to start 2016 with a bang! Rising Rising Rising is the singer/songwriter's 2nd studio album. "This is an album about rising up from the dark place and being your own hero," Kelly explains. "I wrote these songs about my own journey, and I hope they will inspire others to find their inner strength and befriend themselves." Local musicians will open the night with their own interpretations of Rorie Kelly originals, followed by a full performance of the new album by Rorie and her band, The Triceratones.

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released January 30, 2016

All songs © Rorie Kelly (BMI) 2016.
For bookings and more information please visit www.roriekelly.com.

All photos © Bryan Downey (www.bryandowneyportraits.com)
except inside flap performance photo © Ian Darson.
Layout and design by Rorie Kelly and Alex Pinheiro.

Produced by Rorie Kelly.
Tracks 1,2,3,6,10,12 produced by Kevin Kelly & Rorie in various locations.
Tracks 4,9,13 produced by Riley McMahon & Rorie at New Warsaw Studios.
Tracks 5,7,8,11 produced by Peter Kuperschmid & Rorie at Ocean Analog Studios.

Musicians:
Rorie - vocals, guitars
Kevin Kelly - bass, keys, many other things
Dan Gluszak - drums (1,3,6,10,12)
Peter Kuperschmid - guitars (5,7,11)
Riley McMahon - guitars, miscellaneous fanciness (4,9,13)
Katie Pearlman - drums (4,9,13)
Joe Rende - drums (5,7,11)
Claire Raby - vocals, clairification (3,4,10)
Pauline Salotti - vocals (3,10)
Jon Preddice - cello (5,12)
Sean Virag - guitars (6)
Martha Trachtenberg - vocals (4)
Kirsten Maxwell - vocals, sassy dancing (you can hear it if you listen (4)

This album is about being your own hero.
Please don’t forget that you deserve a hero and also that you are one.

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rorie kelly is on a quest to bring her songs to ears around the world through the cunning use of the internet and a small blue Toyota with over 200,000 miles on it.

rorie writes songs that are melodic and catchy but more thoughtful and introspective than the average pop tune. Her vocals are bigger than you would expect out of her small body and her guitar playing is powerful and percussive.
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Track Name: Lady of the Harvest Moon
i've been good
i've been really good
i've been shedding my slave skin

& i am packed, & i am ready
so come on baby... let me in

said you wanted to know
how bright moonlight could go
i'm your lady of the harvest moon, so come on turn me up
said you wanted to hear
well i'm loud & i'm clear
& the moon's gonna rise tonight, right here

you said, "do you believe in fate?"
& i said "i don't know, & i don't care.
i believe in where my heart is
& i just make sure my fate follows me there."

said you wanted to know
how bright moonlight could go
i'm your lady of the harvest moon, so come on turn me up
said you wanted to hear
well i'm loud & i'm clear
& the moon's gonna rise tonight, right here

thank you for moonlight & fire, fire
thank you for all that inspires, spires
thank you for the love of my life
& no compromise

said you wanted to see
through that big mystery
well it's driving through your every day, so come on open your eyes
said you wanted to hear
well i'm loud & i'm clear
& the moon's gonna rise tonight, right here

said you wanted to know
how bright moonlight could go
i'm your lady of the harvest moon, so come on turn me up
said you wanted to hear
well i'm loud & i'm clear
& the moon's gonna rise tonight, right here
Track Name: The Weather
they're giving out diagnoses like they're halloween candy
they're building a market & a nation of addicts
& we all owe our smiles to the company

all dressed up & no one to care about
you ask me how the job is going
it's going, it's going, don't worry, i say

so how d'you deal with the weather up here?
it's always bright & a little frenetic
it's always dry & cool & clear
it always makes my heart beat off beat

& i'm flipping off the guy on the subway who's angry
'cause men walk down the street with other men
he says, "god is pissed, & he's coming, he's coming..."

& on the train with nice shoes & shiny nails
something in your hair to make it stay like that
you look sharp & ready, so i guess the pills are working

so how d'you deal with the weather up here?
it's always bright & a little frenetic
it's always dry & cool & clear
it always makes my heart beat off beat

it's always sunshine
earlier & earlier these days
can't you see it baby, this is what you get for being so good
sunshine, sunshine
can't you see it, keep trying, keep trying

it must be you
it must be you
we all can see it
it must be you

so how d'you deal with the weather up here?
it's always bright & a little frenetic
it's always dry & cool & clear
it always makes my heart beat off beat
Track Name: Don't Give In
i'm not gonna pay big pharma to make me sicker
i already pay the president to make nice with them
i'm not gonna pay the beauty industry to make me feel ugly
call me crazy i've got better ways to spend my money

it never ends, it never ends, it never ends, it never ends
don't give in, don't give in, don't give in
don't give in, don't give in, don't give in, you're beautiful

i'm not buying your white suburban boys club just because you're a democrat
sorry mister, i'm not gonna buy into that
i'm not gonna obey-bey-bey your facebook ad to change my tummy
i'm not gonna hand over my self esteem or any of my money

it never ends, it never ends, it never ends, it never ends
don't give in, don't give in, don't give in
don't give in, don't give in, don't give in, you're beautiful

they want to delete your heart
they want to control your mind
they want to possess your body, body, body
they'll never get your heart
they'll never get your mind
they'll never get your body, body, body

don't give in, don't give in, don't give in
don't give in, don't give in, don't give in, you're beautiful
Track Name: If You Teach a Bird to Sing
if you teach a bird to sing she's gonnna learn to fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly away

if you teach a bird to sing she's gonnna learn how to fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly away

you think you've got it,
cage of brass & a lock & a key
you think she's too dumb to set herself free
but the fact that you're locking her up shows you're the dummy

you think you're all of that & a bag full of chips
but you've gotta control just to get your kicks
& the fact that you like it like that shows you're the dummy

if you teach a bird to sing she's gonnna learn to fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly away

if you teach a bird to sing she's gonnna learn how to fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly away

singing is 50% confidence
& when i'm confident i won't be content
just to hang around & be your pretty little plaything

& you try to pretend it's the way that i am
that i'm built this way, just to wanna please
but i've got some ideas of my own that don't include you

'cause i see sky out my window
& the sun is rising rising rising
just like i will

'cause i see sky out my window
& the sun is rising rising rising
just like i will

if you teach a bird to sing she's gonnna learn to fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly away

if you teach a bird to sing she's gonnna learn how to fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly away

& i see sky out my window
& the sun is rising rising rising
just like i will
Track Name: Searchlights
stella is the drink of choice for young ladies in brooklyn
as usual, i play harder & sing louder
as usual, i don't mind

i've got a staring problem in the subway, at the bar
want to make sure that i don't miss the one that i'm supposed to meet
throw on the searchlights

throw on the searchlights, peer with my bad eyes
i know you're out there baby, i'm gonna find you
throw on the search lights, peer with my bad eyes
i know you're out there baby, i know you're somewhere

will they be dressed in black & singing under their breath
hey summer, where you been? or b-13
will they be ordering a guinness even though they really
don't mind stella at all, like me
throw on the searchlights

throw on the searchlights, peer with my bad eyes
i know you're out there baby, i'm gonna find you
throw on the search lights, peer with my bad eyes
i know you're out there baby, i know you're somewhere

minor chords & lots of words for young ladies in brooklyn
i would have felt at home five years ago
as usual, i'm still driving around looking for home

throw on the searchlights, peer with my bad eyes
i know you're out there baby, i'm gonna find you
throw on the search lights, peer with my bad eyes
i know you're out there baby, i know you're somewhere

throw on the searchlights, peer with my bad eyes
i know you're out there baby, i'm gonna find you
throw on the search lights, peer with my bad eyes
i know you're out there baby, i know you're somewhere
Track Name: Coyote
coyote faced down the gods, she said:
y'all throw things at me & you call it lessons.
& i'm big enough now to find my own path on.
it's a conscious choice, it's my own little voice
between my cute, pointy ears.

& i'm gone on the road, road, road
it's a long way go, go, go
so i'd best be getting on

you know the world's the same color when you lose your faith
& time marches on when you lose your place
& i'm just about done now hiding myself away
so i'mma make the rounds, i'mma paint the town
all the colors in my pretty little head.

& i'm gone on the road, road, road
it's a long way go, go, go
so i'd best be getting on

sometimes people have issues with guilt 'cause they're secretly jerks
& then they try to make you feel bad when you start to figure it out
coyote don't play that game no more
coyote don't play that game no more
no fear, no regrets, just a settled score
coyote don't play that game no more

& she's gone on the road, road, road
it's a long way go, go, go
& i'm gone on the road, road, road
it's a long way go, go, go
so i'd best be getting on
Track Name: Face Not In the Crowd
everyone's wearing the same lovely face suddenly
my eyes scan the contours of the crowd for something new
distractions, revisions of bullet points
must be kind, must be feminist, must be smart & engaging like you
but must live close to my city, too

now here comes the glare of the sun again
what's my excuse this time?
i'm stumbling over my words again
trying so hard to find something mine

i'm principled, i am not made of stone, it is not the same thing
everyone else just forgets this about me
now i wanna feel like myself again
but i smile & laugh this stupid social laugh; there is nothing that's funny at all
i only wanna tell the truth now, anymore

now here comes the glare of the sun again
what's my excuse this time?
i'm stumbling over my words again
trying so hard to find something mine

the city, the water
the pull, this is who i am
so confusing to others
alone in a crowd again

there i go leave it unsaid again
what's my excuse this time?
you're being cute & i've fled again
saying there's just no time

here comes the glare of the sun again
what's my excuse this time?
i'm stumbling over my words again
trying so hard to find something mine
Track Name: Supermoon
supermoon above my head, summer's trying to call me
but my ears are still too deaf from the bands after me
she's trying to guide me home but
the closest thing i ever found to home is just the LIE

just me & nancy driving on the LIE, maybe 1:30
too tired to watch my speed
i got a place i keep my cat & my guitars, i've got a key
but when's the last time one of these apartments felt like home to me

turn the key
go to sleep
i'm good at living anywhere

i fall in love with art & then reality disappoints me
& i am such an american, i do my best living in dreams
she's trying to guide me home but when i am actually at home
i am alone, & i'm not really home

turn the key (it's almost morning)
go to sleep (i hear them calling)
i'm good at being temporary

oh, oh, always never really
oh, oh, always never really

my car alone in the parking lot, speakers mic stand & CDs
windows down 'cause it gets so hot, 'cause i never fix the AC
you try to teach me home but ohio never did it for me
& you know new york is never faithful to anybody

turn the key (it's almost morning)
go to sleep (i hear them calling)
i'm good at being temporary

so i will take the road less traveled, 'cause that is what i do best
& keep looking for kindred spirits, for help when i need to rest
Track Name: Everywhere I Go
i don't wanna feel this way
i don't wanna know what's happening
i want the future like a bright certain thing
& the night wind to carry me away on wings

but did you know that

everywhere i go, i see you now
everywhere i go go go
still i want it, just a little, can we work it out out out

do you dream to get away or do you dream to make something happen
do you wanna make your life one big game of i don't wanna feel this way
doesn't really matter either way, i already know my own way

everywhere i go, i see you now
everywhere i go go go
still i want it, just a little, can we work it out out out
everywhere i go, i see you now
& it's getting so so so
still i want it just a little, can we work it out out out

do you think about me at night, or do i even enter into it
you don't like my brand new jealousy, & let me tell you babe:
you're not the only one
i'm not trying to, trying to trying to feel this way

say say say it'll be be be all right right right right
say say say it'll be be be all right right right right

& the hardest time to be kind is when you're hurt
& that's why when you fight it only gets worse
& the hardest time to listen is when you're yelling
& we both know but we did it anyway
& we both know but we did it anyway
& we both know but we did it anyway, anyway

everywhere i go, i see you now
everywhere i go go go
still i want it, just a little, can we work it out baby?
everywhere i go, i see you now
& it's getting so so so
still i want it just a little, can we work it out out
still i want it just a little, can we work it out out
still i want it just a little, can we work it out out out
Track Name: I Got This
i wanna be the future of a movement
all my life's been leading up to this
i wanna be that important to someone
i got the kiss, i got the kiss

you wanna see me just change, change, change
you wanna love me just rearranged
i wanna see you just smile at me, yeah
no corrections, no complaints

everything i want to do i got inside of me, side of me
everything i got to do i got in front of me, front of me
i got this
i got it on my own

i wanna be right square in the moment
meditating like it's buddha night
but i don't think it's desire that's killing us
it's the taint of self denial

i wanna lose all that shame shame shame
i want the power all rearranged
i wanna see a true partnership, yeah
all connected, not the same

everything i want to do i got inside of me, side of me
everything i got to do i got in front of me, front of me
i got this
i got it on my own

i wanna show you the light my sunshine
i wanna teach you how to be unsure
i wanna hold out my hand to you
show you things you've never seen before

i wanna see us both change change change
thinking so hard it hurts our brains
i wanna see you just smile at me, yeah
no corrections, no complaints

everything i want to do i got inside of me, side of me
everything i got to do i got in front of me, front of me
i got this
i got it on my own

(everything i want, i got
everything i want, i got
i got this)
Track Name: Less Than Three
everyone's saying the same words to each other
different permutations of an old conversation
everyone's throwing up their hands
ready to take the blame

i've got a car & you don't have a plan so
i'mma drive around some & see what happens
i'm gonna throw up my hands
leave it all to fate

only when does it end, when does it end, when does it end?
when does the world start to make sense again?
when does it end, when does it end, when does it end?
when do i see you again?

i'm gonna tell you the next time i see you
thoughts that rearranged themselves inside my head relating to you
i'm gonna tell you all the things you thought you already knew

i've got a plan & it might not be a good one
but it beats whatever else i might be doing anyway
the more i drive around, the more i know what to say

i say when does it end, when does it end, when does it end?
when does the world start to make sense again?
when does it end, when does it end, when does it end?
when do i see you again?

don't worry baby, you make it an art
you bring the music, i got the car
don't worry baby, you make it an art
you bring the music, i got the car
don't worry baby, you make it an art
you bring the music, i got the car
don't worry baby, you make it an art
you bring the music, i got the car

i've got a car & you've got a CD
full of pretty songs about which you wanna tell me
i know it's true 'cause that is the story of me & you

but when does it end, when does it end, when does it end?
when does the world start to make sense again?
when does it end, when does it end, when does it end?
when do i see you again?

don't worry baby, you make it an art
you bring the music, i got the car
don't worry baby, you make it an art
you bring the music, i got the car
don't worry baby, you make it an art
you bring the music, i got the car
don't worry baby, you make it an art
you bring the music, i got the car
Track Name: Eyes of Gray
time won't do it alone you've gotta learn to heal yourself
look into the mirror don't wait for someone else
you gotta wanna talk to yourself like your best friend
you gotta take yourself in hand
the future is now; don't wait for starting bells

come on, princess, gotta try today
the sun's shining but your eyes are gray
don't give it all away
go on take some for yourself
babe you know you do it too well

don't feel weird baby you always were the one
if you're going crazy it might as well be fun
you gotta wanna step up like your knight in shining armor
never did, leaving you to your dragons
& dragons ain't so bad, they sail into the sun

come on, princess, gotta try today
the sun's shining but your eyes are gray
don't give it all away
go on take some for yourself
babe you know you do it too well

you know how to treat somebody right
even the people you don't like
you give them too much time & then you wonder why
turn your gray eyes on your sweet beating heart
doesn't she deserve a new start?

whoa whoa whoa, with eyes of gray
(so try today, so try today)
whoa whoa whoa, with eyes of gray

come on, princess, gotta try today
the sun's shining but your eyes are gray
don't give it all away
go on take some for yourself
babe you know you do it too

well, my dear
you've got the whole world waiting for you here
just think what you could be
baby if you set yourself free
Track Name: Vulture
i got a vulture in my heart
feeds on pain she feeds on scars
tries to make me think we're one & the same
but i am not i am not i am not i am not you
i am not i am not i am not i am not

oh mother, the sky is calling me
what else could i do?
oh father, i held on long as i could
but the choking loyalty
i had to let it go too

i learned it before i had words to say no
i learned it slipping under my skin in the summer
& i built myself around the paradox
but i am not i am not i am not i am not you
i am not i am not i am not i am not

oh mother, i'm sorry
i don't know what to give you
oh father, i'm trying anyway
'cause i learned that from you
but i had to let it go too

what do these words mean to you, what do these words mean:
a bridge & a bird & a diamond at its throat
& the glittering stone keeps it close to the boat
& the sun goes down every day around 3
& it rains & it storms & it pours
& the bird don't ever break free
though it is not held by a leash
& the grey wrapping up your mind
i do not intend to make mine

oh mother, the sky is calling me
what else could i do?
oh father, it's waiting there for me
& i can only do
what i can do