Leydecker (Outlaw Life, Pt. I)

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Gliding down roads we don’t know the names of
We left both our phones at home
Is this how Lewis and Clark felt?
Honorary pioneers
The frontier’s out there somewhere
Waiting for us
So let’s kick it in gear
And raise up some dust

West Seneca’s sleeping
But our bikes fly best at night
And as dull as it is in this cul-de-sac
The moon brings it to life

Our spokes are a-gleam with the glow of the streetlights
It’s silent except for the sweet crunch of rubber on asphalt
Pebbles like remoras hitchhiking deep in my treads
And you’re my best friend

Into raised ranches and middle-class split levels
Everyone has gone
So let’s flee like thieves on aluminum steeds
At least until the dawn

These pedals are stirrups
We’re John Wayne and Clint Eastwood
And as dumb as it sounds I feel so content
Suburbia is ours

Now so many years later
I reminisce with just a sliver of sadness
We were blind to the signs, the stagecoaches, the settlers
We thought the wild west would be wild forever

But 16 came and went and I aced both my road tests
And traded these two wheels for four, plus an engine
And it gets me from place to place five times as fast
But I never feel the dew on my face or the wind at my back

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from Junior, released December 16, 2016

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Solo project of Orca Enthusiast/Musician Nate Noworyta.

Lyrically dense story-songs filled with detailed imagery and characters, rooted in indie rock and folk.

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