Tusks And Ribs [EP]

by The Last Domino

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released November 11, 2011

All songs written, arranged, and performed by John Orr
©2011 Glow Of The Night Publishing (ASCAP)

Produced and mixed by John Orr @ Baby's First Apartment (Austin, TX)
1 & 3 mastered by Eric Day @ Attic Recordings (Bloomington, IN)

Artwork concept and layout by John Orr
Photography by Brent Dragoo
Cover photo edited by KT Moon // FIDAMO
Body paint by Joy Carter

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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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Track Name: Toby The Lionhearted
To a paragon
Of all the traits in us I hope should carry on
A light that'll ne'er be gone
As loyal as the captain of the Pharaon
And just a hair beyond

I'll amass it all
The courage and the heartstrength of a mastodon
And I'll pass it on
We'll build a babylon
With foundations made from all the good that has lived on
In you

And if the stars fall from your eyes
And memory's forgotten
I'll still love you
And if you're longer for this world than me
Just know my last thoughts
Will be of you

She moved on from me
The friend like you I had, but who could talk to me
And in all honesty
Words are useless if they only end up faltering
And forming walls between

So I let it go
And wondered if a pure, unbiased love could yet be known
My guess was no
But then my testimony changed
Upon my realization of what's best of all
In you
Track Name: Come With Me (The Elephants And Skeletons March On)
Dear serotonin, please kick in soon
I've got so many things to do
And I can't begin them without your help
So please put my mind on somethin' else

I was savin' all my money in the hopes she'd come with me

I wrote her an opus; she wrote me off
Just closed the door and turned the lock
So don't let me sleep in for goodness' sake
'Cos even in dreams she turns away
Track Name: Queue
I know...I got it
Last one, I promise
Purging the remainder
Of my heart's container

It's funny how the lovers, oh, we never learn
We paint the portraits that we know we'll likely burn
But living in a picture based on fantasy
Is warmer than accepting what will never be

My point has long been proven
I'll step down as you wish
So I guess there's nothing left to say...


No, wait, wait

Why this doesn't cease to ache, I'll never know
Can't put my finger on why I'd still take yours to adorn
So browse your line of suitors; I'll stay in my spot
I'll stand here at the end and throw you everything I've got

At the back of the queue
I'll wait in line for you
Track Name: SOS
Major Stone to Ground Control
I can't read you anymore
Instruments are failing
And my skin is paling
So I'll give you one last report

Jerry and Elise are already gone
The suits are no match for the cold
And I don't think it's gonna be very long
Before I go

I don't want a story about me
I just want your arms around me
If you can still hear me
You know all that I've seen
But you're the only thing that astounds me

Sarah Ophelia Stone
I love you

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