Llano Blue's Nocturnal Habits

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Recorded largely at night, in my parents' garage in Sebastopol over the summer of 2008, this album is a reflection of my musical abilities and state of mind at the time. Written and constructed completely in the recording process with plenty of loops and delays and overdub upon overdub, this music was never meant to be performed live. It was however still meant to be released, and until now it has only been available on a burned disc handed to you by me.

Hope you find something in it you like. For me, the catchier, standout tracks are Asleep Together, Someone To Look Up To, and Let's Go Out. Although I love them all, and think each of these sonic experimentations, which take the form of dark fuzzy pop and lo-fi indie rock, have something unique to offer. (And if you click on each track, there are lyrics, and some random thoughts and stories!)

Finally available to the masses, and looking for its way into your heart, this is Llano Blue's Nocturnal Habits...

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released August 30, 2008

All songs written, performed, recorded, and mixed by Llano Blue
Photography and design by Llano Blue

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Llano Blue San Francisco, California

Llano River Blue is a genderqueer musician, writer, performer, and filmmaker. They also make music with The Sweet Trade. For exclusive content including early songs, check them out on Patreon!

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Track Name: Time to Do Something
things are not really working
out like i had hoped they would
i know I know
i know it’s early yet
i’m still so young
but people die when they’re young
people die when they’re young

i just want to know
what to want

i been trying to listen to my heart
but i can’t hear the beat
through all the noise in my head

i don’t know what i want
i don’t know what i need
i just know that it’s
time i did something
gotta stop standing so still
gotta start moving around
around around
time to do something

i been living my life in hope that
something good would just come along
but now i find
ain’t got the patience to
wait around for my life to begin
gonna go out and chase
after what I want

only question now
is what do i want?

i been trying to listen to my heart
but i can’t hear the beat
through all the noise in my head

i gotta get gotta get to the other side
of all of this uncertainty
time to push myself, push push myself
past what i’m comfortable with
past what i already know

i don’t know what i want
i don’t know what i need
i just know that it’s
time i did something
gotta stop standing so still
gotta start moving around
around around
time to do something
Track Name: Magic Lies In Mystery
won’t let you get too close to me
‘cause magic lies in mystery
la vida sin misterio
es una vida que yo no querro

there’s glamour in the dark of night
dressed up in grays and black and white

in darkness all the stars shine bright
but en la luz they’re out of sight

there’s glamour in the dark of night
but magic fades with morning light
en la sombra hold me tight
when morning comes i will take flight

i move across the dance floor
making magic, casting spells
but there’s no one that i dance for
yo bailo for myself

i’ll let you dance beside me
but won’t let you get too close
i’ll let the darkness hide me
and then vanish like a ghost

deten me en la sombra
en la noche hold me tight
y cuando llega la mañana
i’ll be gone with dawn’s first light

won’t let you get too close to me
prefer to keep the mystery
si me querres let me be
i’m nothing if i am not free

la vida sin misterio
es una vida que yo no querro
Track Name: That Night
we were never direct about things
i guess we never had to be
there was a certain attraction
but circumstances kept us only so close

still i remember that night
curled up on the floor
you brushed your lips across my lips

they were so soft
you were so close but
holding back

it was late
you were drunk
i was wide awake

we both knew we couldn’t let things get out of hand
but we were two warm bodies in a cold house

i didn’t know what i wanted
i didn’t know what you wanted
i didn’t know what i wanted you to want

at some point you fell asleep
myslef i never did
i don’t remember now what i said
but i remember talking
to you for the longest time
before or since
that i’ve ever talked to someone
who’s asleep

you slipped through my fingers
while i was turned away
or did i turn away
so you could slip through my fingers
or did i ever have you
in my fingers at all

you never told me
about the dreams you had about me
only that you had more than one

you never told me
about the dreams you had about me
only that you had more than one

had more than one
Track Name: Creature
sometimes i dream away the things
that make me human and not beast
it’s only then that things make sense
and i can truly feel at peace

i wish i was a creature
under starry skies
living by my lonesome
free from human ties

sometimes i press my ear against
the earth and hear it call my name
just want to run away to wilderness
away from what’s been tamed

i dream i am a creature
in the flesh and bone
i follow ancient instinct
i prowl the woods alone

i dream i am a creature
out baying at the moon
beneath a sky of silver
i howl my nightly tune

i wish i was a creature
want to learn to be a creature
want to go back to nature
let the earth be my teacher

sometimes i feel like a creature
oh god wish i was a creature
devote myself to nature
let the earth be my preacher

the human race is headed fast
for places i don’t want to go
we’ve gone too far and grown in ways
we really never should have grown

i close my eyes and slip inside
a creature’s elegant mind

sometimes i dream away the things
that make me human and not beast
it’s only then that things make sense
and i can truly feel at peace

i dreamt i was a creature
down upon my knees
drinking from a river
underneath the trees

sometimes i’m like a creature
as here beneath the moon
where lit by beams of silver
i howl my nightly tune

sometimes i’m like a creature
as here beneath the moon
where lit by beams of silver
i howl my nightly tune
Track Name: Let's Go Out
pick me up take me out
come and save me from myself
take me out on the town
need to get out of my shell

you bring out things in me
that i like, yeah i like
me when i’m with you, and
i, ooh-ooh, i like you

and i like
the way that you move

so pick me up take me out
let’s go out on the town
let’s dance away everything
that’s ever caused us pain

finally feel like i’m on the mend
after bein’ broken for so long
and you’re exactly the kind of friend
i need to keep me feeling strong

let’s venture out into the wild night
see what adventures we can find
as long as i’m with you, it’ll be alright
let’s go out dancing and i’ll pretend that you’re mine
Track Name: Asleep Together
i wake up in the morning after
dreaming that you’d gone, your
head is still atop the pillow next
to mine and everything is fine and

you’re still fast asleep
and i’m still half asleep

and pleased to be here
pleased to be near
you as morning sun shines
through the blinds

it’s been so long
since i’ve so much as
shared a bed with
anyone

but here we lie,
still side by side
slept through the night,
babe, you and i

guess i’ve always loved you and
i think i always will, but
the kind of love that i feel for you
ain’t the kind can easy be described

i guess it’s sort of - - -
or maybe - - -
and possibly a
little bit like - - -

let’s fall asleep together
just stay in bed forever
and if you want to hold me
hold me long and hold me tender

let’s fall asleep together
just stay in bed forever
and in our peaceful slumber
we can dream about each other
Track Name: Dreamtime Boogie
i take comfort and i take heart
in the warmth of bed and cover of dark

i take comfort and i take heart
in tight shut eyes that keep things dark

i take comfort in my own heart
and the warmth of blood in the cool of dark

i take comfort in my own heart’s
persistent beating in the dark

persistent beating in the dark
persistent beating in the dark

persistent beating in the dark

gonna slip into dreamtime
where everything is just fine
gonna shuffle my dream feet
to the sound of my heart beat

come on get lucid, get down, get loose
when you’re in dreamtime, y’ain’t got nothing to lose

come on get lucid, get down, get loose
when you’re in dreamtime, y’ain’t got nothing to lose

so boogie down, boogie up, boogie every which way
and if you sleep in you can boogie through the night and boogie into the day

meanwhile behind your eyelids, your eyes are dancing to and froe
a rapid movement, iris jig, pupil dosey-doe

slow slow quick quick quick slow
quick quick quick quick quick slow

turn down your covers, climb into bed and turn out the light
gotta get into dreamtime, so you better sleep tight
get down while you lie down, toss and turn all night
when you do the dreamtime boogie, everything is alright

come on get lucid, get down, get loose
when you’re in dreamtime, y’ain’t got nothing to lose

come on get lucid, get down, get loose
do the dreamtime boogie, shake your dream caboose
Track Name: Where Will You Be When The Wolves Come
where will you be when the wolves come
where will you be, what will you do
where will you be when the wolves come
‘casue ready or not, they’re comin’ for you

will you go and hide (they’re gonna find you)
will you run away (still gonna get you)
will you stay inside, or
will you come out to play

where will you be when the wolves come
where will you be, what will you do

you know when those wolves start a-howlin’
they’ll howl until their throats are sore
oh, if those wolves come a-sniffin’
will it be you they’re sniffin’ for?
i said, when those wolves start a-howlin’
they’ll howl until their throats are sore
and tell me, if those wolves come a-knockin’
will you answer the door?

where will you be when the wolves come
where will you be, what will you do

will you meet them on your knees
or will you meet them on your feet
will you meet them in the shallow
will you meet them in the deep
will you be awake
or will you be asleep
will you meet them in your dreams
or will you meet them in the street

where will you be when the wolves come
where will you be, what will you do

you know, you don’t have to meet them
on the battlefield
i'm not saying you should just give in, but
it doesn’t have to be a war
doesn’t matter what you do, those wolves
will get you in the end
instead of trying to resist them
you could meet them on the dance floor

where will you be when the wolves come
where will you be, what will you do

here they come, here they come, get ready
here they come, here they come, better get ready
here they come, here they come, are you ready?
here they come, here they come, better get ready

where will you be when the wolves come
where will you be what will you do

are you ready are you ready
better get ready
wolves are coming wolves are coming
better be ready

where will you be when the wolves come
are you ready are you ready

i’m ready

i’m ready
i’m ready for the wolves
Track Name: Ready To Be Scared
i don’t know what happens next and it scares me.

i don’t know what happens next and it scares me,
but i’m ready to be scared
Track Name: Someone To Look Up To
Polaris hangs
high and bright in the north of the sky
And down in the waves
the light of the moon quivers and shines

God knows how long
I been drifting at sea
The wind and the waves and the
stars and the moon my only company

Oh, inconstant moon! Oh, ever-changing moon!
You’ve got your moods and your phases like we all do
Oh, incomparable moon! Oh, effervescent moon!
You are truly someone to look up to

I’ve had some phases of my own
I’ve waxed and I’ve waned and I’ve learned and I’ve grown
Been full and been new, and been all that’s between
I’ve lost and I’ve gained, I been nine and nineteen

been so many different versions of me
I been without purpose, adrift in the sea
Now I’m ready for change and rearin’ to go
No longer content to just go with the flow

Oh, silvery moon! Oh, peerless moon!
Sometimes I can’t help but envy you
Oh, circling moon! Oh, pirouetting moon!
So sure of your path and the way that you move

Gonna unfurl my sail
Take hold of the helm
Let the wind blow me
Through this watery realm

Beneath the bright moon
And beneath the North star
I’ll be sailing with purpose
And I’ll be sailing far
Track Name: Please Let Things Work Out
I always keep copper pennies in my pockets
And every time I come across a fountain or a well
I pull a shiny penny from a pocket and I toss it in
the water, and every time I make the very same wish

I’m always looking out for wild dandelions
growing through the cracks in sidewalks, waiting to be picked
I pluck them up, those downy tufts, and blow the seeds asunder
And as I watch them dance away, I always wish for the same thing

Please let things work out
Please let things work out
Please let ev-ry-thing work out
Please let ev-ry-thing work out

Anytime I’m on the road, I’m always hoping for a tunnel
Everytime one comes along I fill my lungs with air
I hold my breath as the car passes through the darkness
All the time repeating to myself my only wish

Every year, come November, one more candle on the cake
I take a deep breath and right before I let it out
I close my eyes and concentrate on what I want
and year after year, this is what I say to myself

Please let things work out
Please let things work out
Please let ev-ry-thing work out
Please let ev-ry-thing work out

Every night I stare up at the sky and look for shooting stars
And everytime I see one, I close my eyes and make a wish

And some times when I look up at the sky
And it’s early still
And all I can see
All I can see is one lonesome star
And I smile and I close my eyes and I say

Star light, star bright
First star I see tonight
I wish I may, I wish I might
Have this wish I wish tonight

Please let things work out
Please let things work out
Please let ev-ry-thing work out
Please let ev-ry-thing work out