Bleeding Orange

by dave tamkin

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With a rhythmic guitar line strewn with distorted bass to let you know this will be a grave topic, Tamkin builds up to the soaring “I learned to fly just to find my way home.” In a unique blend of monarch butterfly migration set to a Petty-esque vocal and song styles, “Bleeding Orange” will touch your wounded, driving soul. As we all strive for something beautiful, and while just as often we unexpectedly collide into a proverb windshield, this incredibly original song will be universally resonant. - AmericanaHighways.org

I wrote the lyrics to "Bleeding Orange" at The Crucible Recording Studio in Boulder, CO as my friend Tim King worked on different beats, chord progressions and samples. He flew in from his home town of Cedar Rapids, IA where he recorded and co-produced my last studio EP with Dick Prall.

While placing the finishing touches on "Bleeding Orange" we asked Dick Prall to come back and add his magic. It didn't take long for him to start recording himself inhaling into the microphone to mimic butterfly wings. I'm truly grateful to work with both of these talented musicians & songwriters. A special thanks to Tyler Stück for playing and supplying a bunch of ideas on drums, to Vince Di Pasquale at vdpstudios.com for mastering this puppy and to my good friend Ted “Tedbanger” Mielas for designing the artwork!

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I was given wings as young as I can imagine
Crossing streets, running down alleys
Building dreams on broken strings and napkins
Driving through the night to find my love
Every morning fighting for some reason
I’m still making it up as I go
When will my heart age to match my reflection
Will it find a beat of its own
Butterflies, Butterflies, I can hear them scream
Windshield, crime scene, running down this dream
Wildflowers growing, bleeding orange
I learned to fly just to find my way home
Can you hear me all the way from Gainsville
Breaking out from my cage inside
Left with more questions than answers
I shot from the hip forty times
Butterflies, Butterflies, I can hear them scream
Windshield, crime scene, running down this dream
Wildflowers growing, bleeding orange
I learned to fly just to find my way home
As stage lights scream for attention
A thousand voices sound like one
History will meet me in the morning
Generations sing my story

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released June 4, 2019
Written by Dave Tamkin & Timothy King
Produced by Dave Tamkin, Timothy King & Dick Prall
Artwork by Ted Mielas
Mastered by Vincent Di Pasquale : vdpstudios.com

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dave tamkin Boulder, Colorado

Chicago Singer/Songwriter, Dave Tamkin, currently resides in Boulder, CO. He has created his own unique style of rhythmic- acoustic rock that's based around a fresh musical vision. His shows vary from intimate solo acoustic performances to a full band experience encapsulating a mixture of personal lyrics and skilled songwriting set against a high-energy percussive backbone. ... more

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