Reznor's Orchid (2011)

by We Govern We

supported by
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $9 USD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Plastic Wrapped, Digipack with Artwork by numerous beloved comic book artists

    Includes unlimited streaming of Reznor's Orchid (2011) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days

      $12 USD or more 

     

1.
2.
04:15
3.
04:19
4.
5.
04:10
6.
7.
04:05
8.
03:31
9.
03:08
10.
11.
03:30
12.
03:53
13.
04:35
14.
02:57

credits

released May 1, 2011

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

We Govern We Los Angeles, California

People say various things about We Govern We.One of their members thinks it's like Cindy Lauper w/ the Killers.Their local paper describes them as Shiny Toy Guns with a BitterSweet.Maybe it's La Roux touring with the Bad Seeds, but it doesn't really matter because how can you pigeonhole a band that, after paying tribute to the Pixies and Placebo, names both Duran Duran and Sigur Ros as influences? ... more

contact / help

Contact We Govern We

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Track Name: Come Atlantis
Remember stars remember light
Eyes wide open underwater
Remember drowning still alive
Body twisting like a lover

We danced on waves on whirlpools
We walked with spacemen on the moon
We weren’t boys we weren’t girls
Till our hearts were torn in two

In Atlantis no one dreamed
How would we know our world was ending
I see Atlantis in my dreams and in the dark
my heart’s ascending


Can you see the million moons
Comet tails within our reach
Angels singing Bowie tunes
In a sky of brightest peach

Hold my heartbeat in a can
Oh Dear leopard queen my mother
Our souls are systems drawn by hand
Come Atlantis take your daughter

In Atlantis no one dreamed
…..

I see a man with stars for eyes
Ambrosia flowing in his veins
Remember his sweet lullabies
Remember drowning when it rains

And in the sea of Galilee
A lightness washes over me
Sinking down into the sky
Remember how it felt to fly
Track Name: Annabel Lee
It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea;
But we loved with a love that was more than love-
I and my Annabel Lee;
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsman came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

Annabel Lee, left by the sea, rose to the
sky…

The angels, not half so happy in heaven,
Went envying her and me-
Yes!–that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we-
And neither the angels in heaven above,
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.

For the moon never beams without bringing me
dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea.

Annabel Lee, left by the sea
rose to the sky, turned her back on me
Annabel lee, rests by the sea
Turned her back on me,Rose up to the sky
Annabel lee, left by the sea…
Track Name: Fields
Hey Hills
Old friends, bearers of my soul
This kid is running
Smiling and feeling your love


Night’s breeze
A house with light in the forest
Sycamore trees
Exhaling winds full of love

Those fields of mine
I tear them up and I
drink to their glory a divine wine
Those fields of mine
I tear them up and I
sing to their glory till I Die


Hey fields
In my dreams, glittering gold
In my heart
beats an innocent love

Shallow river
Two rocks set on the edge
Silent whispers
Turn silver heavy with love

Storms rage
A lightning shatters the heavens
Mists of dawn
Wet, Fragrant curtains of love

Those fields of mine
I tear them up and I
drink to their glory a divine wine
Those fields of mine
I tear them up and I
sing to their glory till I Die

Hey stars
Companions in sleepless nights
All those naked
Summers of unfulfilled love

Hey sea
Caress my face, wash my tears
Take my hand
And tell me where is my love…

Those fields of mine
I tear them up and I
drink to their glory a divine wine
Those fields of mine
I tear them up and I
sing to their glory till I Die
Track Name: the Hills I've Built
It’s been twelve days
So many minutes
I lost count I hold my hands up to the pink skies

I push my way towards the hills I built
So I can look for you
Wanting your eyes
I only find myself

And I’m standing
Standing at the top
Stoically alone, and I am smiling

Desolate Stare
you disappeared in half a blink
The walls are bare
as I fall up the stairs
photos of you
rain down from nowhere
the more I search the more I just find me


All these twelve days
I am nude, searching for signs
There is no pain
Beneath a pink sky

On the hill that I have built
There is rain
There is rain
There is rain
There is rain
There is rain
Rain
Rain
Rain

Desolate Stare
you disappeared in half a blink
The walls are bare
as I fall up the stairs
photos of you
rain down from nowhere
the more I search the more I just find me

Scream to the sky
nothing moves, or so I think
I’m standing still
chasing after me
blindfolded, weak
I’m still landing at the peak
thru empty air
I’m chasing after me

Desolate Stare
you disappeared in half a blink
The walls are bare
as I fall up the stairs
photos of you
rain down from nowhere
the more I search the more I just find me

Up to the hills I’ve built
Up to the hills I’ve built
Track Name: Venetta
Nighttime has nearly come back again
I know I promised this day wouldn’t end
Tomorrow together we’ll dance in the rain
I’ll cry in your arms; I won’t see you again

You’ll fly away

Stay in my prison; where my demons are at bay
Lock my wrists in your fingers forever and a day
I’d die and go to hell to burn a little pain away
I’ll never be alive if you’re gone anyway

You’ll fly away

When you slept on my chest I nearly died
Your river is long your sea is wide
My tears will fall as though I never cried
Tearing down the heart I thought I’d keep inside
Track Name: Universal Collective
I started the universal collective
The collection of the universe
Started here with me

The things I’m thinking ‘bout
Will tumble
Out of your mouth in the morning

My distraught twists and turns
You’ll shout about
As though my feelings were dawning

My eyes are closed and my mind spins
Can’t speak out loud
After all it’s just me you know

I can’t smile while my heart runs miles away
Singing my fears on the radio

All the banter on the news
All the screaming on the streets

The believers in their pews
Our paths won’t cross and yet we’ll meet
My heart beats out

A Code that started here in me
A universal government
Collective that began in me
Lost and reflective
In my old and
dirty jeans
My mouth is shut and yet I scream out to the universe

Quick crosswords with my cold morning coffee
The blanks are already filled in
Come to bed & tread lightly on my dreams
look at the puzzle I live in

All the banter on the news
All the screaming on the streets

The believers in their pews
Hear their children hiss and boo
My heart beats out a
Code that started here in me
A universal government
Collective that began in me
Lost and reflective
In my old and
dirty jeans
My mouth is shut and yet I scream out to the universe

Code that started here in me
A universal government
Collective that began in me
Lost and reflective
In my old and
Code that started here in me
A universal government
Collective that began in me
Lost and reflective
In my old and
dirty jeans
My mouth is shut and yet I scream out to the universe

The universal collective, it began inside of me
You’d never know
You’d never know
The Universe began
In me.
Track Name: Maybe We
We join for days
Those few bright days
Warm sunshine rays
After the storm

They pass as quick
As daylight fades
From sunset haze
To twilight chrome

Then weeks of desperate longing
And going on in our separate lives

Small games in mind
Make fun of words
Meant not to be said easily

I won’t sleep or wake next to you
Feel your breath, your heartbeat or touch you
Miles and time they stand between you and me
maybe we'll meet in a dream

Reality' s bare without her
So I live through a passing memory
Every memory is laughter
Yet with sweet, sorrowful pain
Every laugh is her laugh
'Cause I rejoice with this sound
Every sound
Breaks the silence and
I am nude again


I won’t sleep or wake next to you
Feel your breath, your heartbeat or touch you
Miles and time they stand between you and me
maybe we'll meet in a dream

I dream a dream of you
it is so real
I dream it every night

I walk the roads I see
when my eyes close
and wind up in your arms

At night I run through cities
I don’t know
and never come to harm

I dream my dream of you
at night and
in the morning I’m alone

The parting act
So glorious
The tear, the hug
A thorn in my heart

Until the coming
Of springtime
I face the winter
With your song

I won’t sleep or wake next to you
Feel your breath, your heartbeat or touch you
Miles and time they stand between you and me
maybe we'll meet in a dream
Track Name: bULLY
If I break your fall
Will you steal my doll?
Is the hurt so great?
Nail her to a wall

I make you feel small
Did the blood fade at all?
Fields of fury, coast of hate
Tremble near my waterfall



Stand Tall
Stand Tall
Feeling wonderful


When you hear the call
Blindfold on face the wall
In our last debate
When I shoot you’ll fall


Stand Tall
Stand Tall
Feeling wonderful



Running from your dreams
I dare you
Turn around and face
What scares you
You’ve been pushed around
Since childhood
Turn your fate around
and Feel Good
Never in your life
Could you cry
Hiding from yourself
You ran dry
Come into the light
I dare you
Smile at those who tried
To scare you


Stand tall
Stand Tall
Feeling Wonderful
Track Name: Cotton Candy
Cotton candy ticket stand
These are all the things I have
The films we saw the food we had
A pocket full of your commands

Gazing at the stars tonight
Isn’t life a funny thing?
Roaming all the bars tonight
I wait to hear something I can sing

And its la la la la lalalalalala..

Cotton candy ticket stand
Broken dolls and giant hands
What were all the games we played?
Circuses and gay parades

Gazing at the stars tonight
Isn’t life a funny thing?
Roaming all the bars tonight
I wait to hear something I can sing

And its la la la la lalalalalala..
la la la la lalalalalala..

Ferris wheeling round alone
Even the chic gain entrance to the freak show
Screaming for me screaming crazy at you
While all the windows shattered in the tunnel of truth

There’s a lazy crowd around
A misplaced hand a dying clown
Balloons lay down in one accord
Inflate deflate screaming out your last words

Gazing at the stars tonight
Isn’t life a funny thing
Roaming all the bars tonight
I wait to hear something I can sing

Ferris wheeling round alone
Even the chic gain entrance to the freak show
Screaming for me screaming crazy at you
While all the windows shattered in the tunnel of truth
Track Name: Shout (Tears for Fears cover)
Shout, shout, let it all out,
these are the things I can do without
Come on, I'm talking to you,
come on...


In violent times,
you shouldn't have to sell your soul
In black and white,
they really really ought to know

Those one track minds
that took you for a working boy
Kiss them goodbye,
you shouldn't have to jump for joy

You shouldn't have to

Shout, shout, let it all out,
these are the things I can do without
Come on, I'm talking to you,
come on...
They gave you life,
and in return you gave them hell
As cold as ice,
I hope we live to tell the tale
I hope we live to tell the tale

Shout, shout, let it all out,
these are the things I can do without
Come on, I'm talking to you,
come on...

And when you've taken down your guard
If I could change your mind,
I'd really love to break your heart
I'd really love to break your heart

Shout, shout, let it all out,
these are the things I can do without
Come on, I'm talking to you,
come on...
Track Name: Overeasy
When the Sea has turned a grey
Much deeper than its’ blue
When your eyes close for the day
Only sleep becomes the truth

There’s a fork in the road ahead
And this ladder has no more rungs
I am safe under the bed
I forget the song you’ve sung

And it’s over and over
and over and over again

When the wind blows thru my hair
It makes a messy nest of black
Rain burns away these cares
and all the flesh from my back

In a hurricane of wings
Throw away these shiny things
I keep a box of empty dreams
Very deep inside of me

It’s over and over
and over and over again

When the Sea has turned a grey
Much deeper than its’ blue
When your eyes close for the day
For a moment I still love you
Track Name: Song for Liz
It's New Years Eve and I have never felt so lonely
My only power is in my hand remote controlling
The TV
there's nothing on but Mac and Me

It's Valentine's I picked the wrong day to quit drinking
I gave myself a gift –n- tried my hardest to return it
Back to me
Confused in this sobriety

BUT I would call you
And I would stall you
Try to enthrall you
With Empty Hands

Yes, I would call you,
If I knew how to
Speak to your heart through
String and two cans
String and two cans

Fourth of July and I have lost my voice from screaming
At all the demons who have broke loose and are teaming
Up on me
And all the sky is red and green

It's Halloween and I am dressed as a cadaver
Working the drive through and I know that I don't matter
Not to you
I am the gum beneath your shoe

WELL I would call you
And I would stall you
Try to enthrall you
With Empty Hands

Yes, I would call you,
If I knew how to
Speak to your heart through
String and two cans
String and two cans



It's New Years Eve it's been a year since I last saw you
I can't recall how many tears that I have gone thru
since that day
Oh la-di-da
Hip Hip Hooray

It's Valentine's I'm on my seventh margarita
My vision's blurry but getting better since I seen ya
walk away
I'm feeling ten feet tall today

I would call you
And I would stall you
Try to enthrall you
With Empty Hands

Yeah, I would call you,
If I knew how to
Speak to your heart through
String and two cans
String and two cans

It's Halloween and I am naked in the shower
I'm getting wetter as I'm feeling all this power
in my bones
You said goodbye
I say Hello
You said goodbye
I say Hello
Track Name: Dead Pretty
Flood, flood river
So full of
dead and pretty things
Flood, flood river
Full of
dead and pretty things

Can you see my grey lake glistening?
Through a darkness so complete
There is light that’s artificial
And the dead things sing so sweet

In the river water
A hundred sights unseen
When you tell me you don’t want her
And my heart has turned to green

Can you hear the goblins whistling?
Will you cry , beneath your sheets
Through the light that’s artificial
All the dead things sing so sweet

The dead men are pretending
Make believe and please don’t scream
The dead things are so pretty
Lifeless mermen laugh at me

Flood, flood river
Track Name: oh!Tiger
Tiger Tiger Burning Bright
Eat your breakfast in the middle of the night

If we were alone
Fires could burn
Wouldn’t be the worst thing

If we were alone
Fires could burn
Even as I cry I know it

If we were alone
Fires could burn
Wouldn’t be the worst thing

If we were alone
Fires could burn
Even as I cry I know it

Tiger Tiger Burning Bright
Eat your breakfast in the middle of the night

As the sun is setting
Lights going black I’m heading
As the sun is setting
Towards your sky I’m heading

As the sun is setting
Never to return I know it
As the sun is setting
Even as I cry I know it

Tiger Tiger Burning Bright
Eat your breakfast in the middle of the night