This Is All Going To End Badly. [EP]

by The Last Domino

I remember at four years old Head at a hundred and three Eyes were foggy, mind was groggy Clothes were soggy with sweat both hot and cold Parents shambled into the room Both did burn, boil, and bleed Reaching for me, bodies gory All the stories I feared were taking mold I'm starting to see things in my innocent brain And I wonder if I'll truly ever know sanity again I remember at seventeen Nestled tight in my sheets Mind awaking, nerves a'quaking Body aching to move a single inch Roommate wandering 'round the room While he was still asleep Windows creaking, red eyes peeking Something sneaking under the blanket's edge I'm starting to see things, hear and feel them, too And I wonder if normality shan't be part of my milieu And I wonder if I am still breathing Or if my mind, my tricksy mind, is deceiving me (Auditory, gustatory, no such thing as euphoria) And I wonder if my heart's still beating Because othewise, I don't know why I would be bleeding this freely I'm starting to see things even at thirty-one And I wonder if my bout with madness has only just begun So I'll just keep on seeing things with no end in sight And I wonder, when I die, if I'll only see a trick of the light
God loved the world so much that He made Man in His eye Preference for them caused to make His true bannermen cry Some left the Gates to see what all the fuss was about Me, I alit on a window of some little boy's cozy house Is this all that was made; Rank imitations of once-loyal soldiers? (Quare, Domine?) Did we fall out of grace For specks on a timeline, lives already over? "Guardian angels": ironic inventions of Man Little do they know we rain all the sulphur we can Take now, for instance, the young man I've followed for years Actor, musician, and failure at all because I interfere God has disowned me because of what I took away from a man But Lucifer tells me that he once dared God do the same How 'bout that?
All Of Me 03:19
lyrics by Som Wardner
Sanitarium 01:39
lyrics by Vinnie Dombroski
TRANSCRIPT: The higher up I get, the farther back the winds push me. (I'm always the shortest one in my dreams.) Once I almost made it to the top. That's when the avalanche came. (I often think about life in terms of intangibles. / How do you mean? / Well, for instance, my favorite song is out there somewhere and I still haven't heard it. What If I never do? *laugh* That's healthy, right?) I should have been brought down with it. Instead I'm the sole survivor; the inheritant of a dirty-white wasteland. (But are creature comforts enough if I don't have another creature to comfort?) So do I keep climbing? Or do I turn back and embrace the familiar? Lather, rinse, repeat... (Oh, yeah. Give the word and I'll cry on command. A real-life tragedy and my eyes are as dry as the sand.) My ribs are flecked with bruises. I'm tired. (I've been loved and I've been loathed. I think I prefer just being tolerated.) If this is all that awaits me at the top, I think I'll stay right here. And sleep. ("Tonight": it means millions of things to millions of people, paints millions of pictures. It's a word of infinite possibility. Just not for me. Not tonight. / And why do you say that? / I don't know.) I was always ill-prepared. This Is All Going To End Badly.



released December 31, 2013

John Orr - vocals, guitars, bass, drums/sequencing, synth, percussion, violin, alto saxophone
1, 2, and 5 written, arranged, & performed by John Orr
©2013 Glow Of The Night Publishing (ASCAP)
3 written by My Vitriol - ©2001 Infectious Records (used with permission)
4 written by Sponge - ©2003 Idol Records (used with permission)

Produced and mixed by John Orr @ Stone Creek Studio (Austin, TX)
Trumpet recorded by Ryan Burklow (Indianapolis, IN)
Mastered by Luiza Carvalho (Boston, MA)

Flute on 1 by Gabriela Mago
Cello on 1 by Jessica Perrin
Trumpet on 2 by Kyle Gobel
Cello on 3 by Mollie Fischer
Additional "vocals" on 5 by Casey McMurtry

Artwork concept, layout, and photography by John Orr


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The Last Domino Los Angeles, California

John Orr has performed under the name The Last Domino since 2005. What began as acoustic singer/songwriter fare with his first EP blossomed into a unique style through subsequent releases that spans a myriad genres from rock to electronic to Parisian waltz. Domino shows are innovative one-man-army performances, layering organic loops & beats with various instruments like the saxophone & melodica. ... more

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