Orion Before Dawn

by Diane Marie Kloba

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Allister Thompson A stunning album...so much stylistic variety, wise words, beguiling vocals. NOT to be missed if you want something smart and deep to listen to. And while Kloba's entire discography is good, this is a new level. Will require repeated listening to truly appreciate. Favorite track: Embrace Me.
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1.
Rain Refrain 04:07
The other night all alone the sun went down from the east on the horizon Rose the moon The storm blew out the power at home the sky was pink with hints of blue The air was fragrant with flowery perfume Will you come away will you come away with me will you come away? The world appeared clean and knew this is spring a time to awaken even though life has been shaken The seasons follow their steady rhythm The wind blows in the falling rain The wind blows in the rain that came Thundering loudly this communication I did not understand the language But I recognize my name I recognized my name Will you come away will you come away with me will you come away and spend the day with me will you come away? Will you come away? You take my love so sweetly I think you have a heart You take my love so sweetly I think you have a heart You found me Now I’m where I belong I love you Now you are where you belong Will you come away will you come away with me will you come away and spend the day with me will you come away will you come my way will you come away and spend the day with me will you come away?
2.
Is this a dream? You send out a signal your intentions are pure This earth is a mess We look to the skies how can we find peace Can we learned this before it’s too late This is a prayer this is a prayer We are making all our wishes were sleeping through the storm we’re making up stories were sleeping through the storm I’m only a witness How can I be brave? How can I be brave? Everybody’s mood was so subdued We even had ourselves fooled We are caught in a vortex fell in the spin If you want to be trusted You have to put down your arms This is a prayer this is a prayer Everybody’s mood was so subdued We even had ourselves fooled Everybody’s wish was to forgive Everybody’s wish was to forgive
3.
Eleven Days 03:57
Eleven days you've been gone 11 days all days without sun I try to make use of my time my mind is writing stories creating recipes analyzing all the flavors don’t come late to the party don’t come late to the party 11 days you’ve been gone 11 days all days without sun I never left anyone who is true to me I don’t waste my time it feels good to be away from them my heart feels gentle in sublime No one’s going to bed against them they know who’s going to win no one‘s acting like they’re taking sides But Matthew wears the colors of the other team Now I value time treasure being conscious notice little things even in the silence Don’t come late to the party don’t come late to the party No one’s going to bet against us they know who’s going to win no one‘s acting like they’re taking sides But Matthew wears the colors of the other team
4.
The wind blew down the lane They would never be the same Someone left the door ajar The wind blew in the rain The stores are closed and empty streets The city sits in quiet I walked a long time to find out who I am Someone left the door ajar They will take off their masks Begin the risky gambol The wind blows in the door It captured my attention The sun it warms the floor No sound begs you to listen And I walked a long time to find out who I am Someone left the door ajar Come back to me now Don’t stay away I need to see you I need to see you I left the door ajar The wind blew in the rain I wonder where you are I wonder where you are
5.
Embrace Me 03:31
When you embraced me Why did I ever let you go Why did I ever turn away from you? I don’t know Why did they hide the truth for so long they must’ve known I’d be gone You used to find me alone I never told you but you knew You never told me but I knew Embrace me Well I ever let you go? Will I ever turn away from you? I don’t know Why did I have to write those things down? Why did I have to write those things down? You used to find me alone I never told you but you knew You never told me but I knew Embrace me Will I ever let you go? Will I ever turn away from you? I don’t know How do I get so far away? How do I get so far away? You used to find me alone I never told you but you knew You never told me but I knew I knew
6.
There is a law of cause and effect Nature won’t neglect Without flaw or regret No pause in rhythm no pause in rhythm This is a system of reflection It is easy to see the connection Found harmony when I left them Until I gave my all I didn’t quit them I fell in a puddle Another puzzle I fell in a puddle A big wet puddle Another puzzle No pause in rhythm no pause in rhythm Take my wish oh falling star You granted all desire Give a kiss to ailing heart Take my wish oh falling star I deserve what I desire Give a kiss to ailing heart Heal my weary mind No Pause in rhythm no pause in rhythm
7.
Remove Me 03:53
We planned and we waited to make all the right moves we thought it was peaceful we did not deceive them We hoped and we prayed we could make all the right moves give us a ticket we’ve been here too long now I hear their feet they are placed upon the floorboard nothing ever could be more sure I hear their feet the squeaking on the floorboard nothing could ever be more sure I don’t think he’s going to try to remove me anymore I don’t think he’s going to try to remove me anymore Focused souls find no distractions Boom boom boom boom Focused souls find no distraction Boom boom boom boom
8.
Find Me 03:15
Bonus time and I don’t want to waste it Hope so close I can almost taste it Find me at the end of every story Translated jargon changes mold without warning Fallow ideas leave you idle and dormant You are to read books to improve your reason be careful what you’re putting in there you’ll find me in the reflection of every mirror you look in Bonus time and I don’t want to waste it hope so close I can almost taste it Find me in the sun rising at an early hour Find me in everyone you love holding up a flower Find me in the moon and every song or tune Find me in the way find me in the way
9.
Esho Funi 02:21
I adore mind that can explore past The horizon The world is your reflection a mirror under light bow before the mirror bow before the mirror Your noise invigorates my silence I marked a spot for you here with an X Nirvana is found in the place where you sit Nirvana is found on the X I think I have another idea But my mind has its own agenda
10.
Everyone is a long way from home Funny how when you get used to things they change The kinship and the kinship and the kinship ends Hmmm hmmm hmm hmm You seem like a long way from home Finally when you get used to things they change Hmmm hmm hmm hmm Strength is being tested I rested on trust having faith in my dreams my good deeds seemed like an investment Hmmm hmm As I gazed out at Orion before Dawn I caught a falling star And every wish I make comes true I wonder where you are When I looked out at Orion before Dawn I made a wish for you When you come away will you come away with me will you come away and spend the day with me will you come away will you come away?

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released September 21, 2020

All lyrics by Diane Marie Kloba (BMI)
All music by Diane Marie Kloba (BMI) except:
“Left the Door Ajar” and “Find Me” music by Diane Marie Kloba(BMI)/Theodore Kloba(BMI)

All instruments and voices by Diane Marie Kloba except:

Theodore Kloba: Backing vocal on “Eleven Days”, baritone guitar on “Esho Funi" & “Orion Before Dawn”, bass guitar on “This is a Prayer” & “Esho Funi”, drums and glockenspiel on “This is a Prayer”, drum programming on “Find Me”, Piano on “Left the Door Ajar”, synthesizer on “Find Me”.

Gianluca Sgalambro: Drums on “Esho Funi”

Mixed by Aaron Gandia and Bob Katz
Mastered by Bob Katz at Digital Domain

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Chicago-area recording artist Diane Marie Kloba has established herself as an innovator through her novel combination of electronic, alternative, singer song writer and post-punk rock. Indie

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