Caroline Glass Orchestra

Caroline Glass Orchestra

 Montréal, Quebec, CAN
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This graceful lady seems to have fallen out of the same planet as Sufjan Stevens... from Beirut-esque arrangements to the lushness of an indie Pink Martini soundtrack, Caroline Glass’ music truly distinguishes itself from its contemporary.
- Christelle Saint-Julien, Indecent Exposure Dec/2012

Biography

Caroline Glass is a multi-instrumentalist from Montréal whose songs are influenced by classical and post-modern elements, as well as pop and rock. Her sound is playful and textured, with hints of a circus or a cabaret.

Caroline earned her degree in oboe performance, has toured internationally as a multi-instrumentalist with Cirque du Soleil and recorded with such names as Peter Gabreil, Joseph Arthur and Dewanatron.

Lyrics

Birds in the Basement

Written By: Caroline Glass

Like the senator who drank perfume
I want to be sweet on the inside
No reason to deceive you
No darkness to hide

Some do it in the name of love, and
Some do it to avoid the truth
I do it when I think it’s right
And when there isn’t anything left to lose

Like a rocket soaring towards the sun
We are blinded by the ecstasy of flight
On melting wings we glide
A little closer to the heat and the light

We do it in the name of god and
We do it just to be mean
I did it to you this time
So I could have some company

Beautiful enslavement
Birds in the basement
If we heard their song from the street
Could we escape from our apathy?

Before you stand in line
You'd better be sure you want the ride
Just because there's a long, long wait
Doesn't mean it's not a complete waste of time

We did it out of fear and
We did it ‘cause we lost our voice
Knew it’s a shame but did it all the same
Only ‘cause we thought we had no choice

Beautiful enslavement
Birds in the basement
If we heard their song from the street
Would it be enough to set us free?

No sweeter displacement
Flowers in the cracks of the pavement
There is living to be found
In the concrete graveyard on the ground

Invisible Now

Written By: Caroline Glass

Hidden under layers of skin
Dumb and deaf and blind
The only home you’ve ever known
The only time you felt alive

Far away from traffic street
Ugly buildings
Broken heart beats
Suckle through the vein

You’re invisible now
You’re invisible now
You’re invisible now
You’re invisible now

Warm and floating to the place
Where memory can’t go
A paradise of nothingness
Inertia flows

And if it cracks
And if it breaks
If sorrow leaks through the fortress gates
Baby, don’t blame the drugs

You’re invisible now
You’re invisible now
You’re invisible now
You’re invisible now

The Witching Hours

Written By: Caroline Glass

What comes at 3 am
To rise me up from my bed?
You can fly with the muses tonight
Or lie there, pillow over your head

I guess I’ll see the dawn again today
Blue light is on its way, but till then
The night is dark and deep
With infinite possibilities

Some call it insomnia
Some call it the extra hours in the day
These are the witching hours

There’s fire just under my skin
Won’t give up till I give in and get up
Guess I’ll sleep when I’m done
What I’m meant to do

The night opens our eyes to the planets and stars
Eternity is best seen in the dark

Some call it insomnia
Some call it the extra hours in the day
These are the witching hours

Discography

We are currently working on a new full length album due summer 2013! Check out our track "Serotonin" for a sneak peak!

Caroline Glass & Friends EP
Available on Bandcamp, iTunes, CD Baby, etc

Set List

Originals:
Birds in the Basement
Serotonin
Witching Hours
Snowball Uphill
Tinfoil Hat
Sphere
Invisible Now
Paper Bag
Ordinary Treasures
The Patron Saint of Existential Crisis
Dreams, Moods and Accidents
The Perfect Time
Chimera Pinwheel (instrumental)
Which Eye
The Wide Open
In Limbo

Covers:
David Bowie - Soul Love, Ashes to Ashes
Beach Boys - Hang on to Your Ego
David Byrne - A Walk in the Dark
Talking Heads - Pull Up the Roots
Men Without Hats - Safety Dance
Peter Gabriel - The Intruder