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While My Father Sleeps

by Oh, Rose

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1.
25, Alive 02:43
am i strong enough to tell my truth 25 i am alive and i am angry cannot keep on running from you 25 my mama died because of anger i don’t wanna feel anger anymore i wanna feel that i can move forward without having to look over my shoulder but all i’m seeing is red and i can’t help but be mad at it i don’t wanna feel anger anymore
2.
Believe It 03:44
ah it was easy when you stopped believing me when you stopped believing this i can’t see you cannot be reminded of a love that was so blinded it hurts you it hurts you to believe in it without seeing in it what i see it hurts you it hurts you to believe me without seeing me what i see ah it goes both ways making me feel powerless trying to explain i spent so long building all this trust up to only have it fall down but it hurts you it hurts you to believe me it hurts you to believe in me i took something you took something we did something honest for the last time
3.
Easy 02:34
stare staring out of your window time is moving fast but you’ve been slowing down sadder now than you’ve been before lookin out looking out for an open door does it hurt you when you try to hard could it hurt you if you tried some more or did it hurt you cause you tried to hard when it was easy look looking over your shoulder go going off what you’ve been told before you know it now but you’re older just say it loud louder now than you ever have than you ever have
4.
feeling heavy hot for you tell me all the things that you would do with someone really wanna get with you tell me all the things that you would do as lovers cause you’ve got fire you’ve got heart and soul yeah you you’ve got fire you’ve got heart and soul
5.
Baby 03:49
i’ve been a baby wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah but you don’t have to see me cry i’m picking up a stone age lifestyle good enough for you but as long as it feels it’s in my head
6.
gimme some harry potter in the evening even though it’s unbelievable think about the world dying when they look in my eyes and if it’s up to me i will not be here then fall over cause i can’t let go it’s all over before i even knew fall over cause i won’t let go it’s all over i don’t even notice gimme some marijuana in the evening even though it’s unbelievable
7.
Politics 02:47
convince me i am not gone convince me i am not missed yet i am not missing no one can you hear me when emotions are low not listening i miss no one blushing in a night dress i talk politics alone i’m afraid of getting older and i blame that on my mom blushing in a night dress cat called a cop on my way home i’m afraid it’s going over and i’ll go, i’ll go, i’ll go convince me i’m not overreacting convince me i’m not overreacting sleep with me i miss no one
8.
Phoenix 03:26
you killed me for the first time out by the fire no invitation no messenger you killed me for the last time while my back was turned in a knowing of sorts i look on to the embers fire didn’t think you’d see me again, did ya? fire she ain’t in the fire with me no more i needed to find out what i’m burning for i bleed it if the end becomes push and shove all that’s left of me, of this, of us is just ash to ash and if all i am is fire if all i am is fire then all i am is fire
9.
Water 03:49
water i am the water only water will wash you off later it’s getting later later evening that set enough here in know that he is the only lover that said enough to water but i am the water the deeper we swim the deeper we’ll end up in water
10.
it ain’t enough to see me if you don’t wanna hear me is this a game we’re playing who the hell could win? i’m just saying be kind be kind to me glass lips i don’t recognize him like this i don’t recognize this i’m just saying be kind be kind to me cause if you know i’m lonely but you don’t wanna hold me that other world you’re seeing i think we could be friends well i don’t wanna see ya if ya don’t wanna tell me if it’s a game we’re playing man i don’t wanna play it

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"While My Father Sleeps" by the Olympia, Washington, based band Oh, Rose, tells the complex story of family, adversity, love, and friendship. In ten songs, the record bears the soul and shares the truths of the band’s frontperson and creative driver, Olivia Rose, while also serving as an homage to Rose’s mother, who passed away in January of 2017. It is Rose’s life’s story, told under the banner of a story her mother was never able to finish.

While My Father Sleeps begins with “25, Alive,” a dirge-y, distorted-guitar gem that is fueled by Rose’s lovely rise-and-fall vocals and its choppy-smooth rhythm. The album’s lone number written following her mother’s death, it is a self-appeal to release the anger Rose had been holding both during her mother’s life and after her passing. As the song opens with the lines “Am I strong enough to tell my truth/25 I am alive and I am angry,” the way is paved for the passionate soul-bearing that follows. “I was 25 when my mother died and I was angry and broken,” Rose says. “This song is me saying I don’t want this anger because I know what it does to a person if they hold onto it.”

“Phoenix” is a fiery, emotional tune about rebirth following a betrayal. It embraces the situation no matter the pain. Lightening the mood, “Harrypotterjuana” uses its buoyant imagery to explore escapism as a means of avoiding coping with reality, and its slow-burn shuffle and shifting tempos complement those vibes perfectly. “Baby” is a playful tune utilizing Rose’s vocal scales. At closer inspection, the song is a self-effacing exploration of the fine line between understanding our inner child’s dependence on others and the tendency to avoid asking for help until our breaking point. As the record ends with the sparse strumming and atmospheric build of “Be Kind To Me,” it’s clear that Oh, Rose has created a landmark album of sonic self-expression and a courageous feat of emotional outpour.

Throughout the record, it is Rose’s powerful, expressive voice that carves our path, navigating a sure and delicate way from song to song. The emotion shifts and sways, a quality she attributes to the undulating nature of her past, ultimately providing a sturdy ground upon which to build. While My Father Sleeps is an album about family and friendship, beauty and love, turbulence and trauma amidst the sense of finally coming home.

While My Father Sleeps is set for release August 23rd via Park The Van Records.

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released August 23, 2019

All songs written by Oh, Rose

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