“World in Your Hand” (Acoustic)

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This is an acoustic version of my song coming out Spring 2018. Thanks to The Burlington Writers Workshop for the opportunity to debut it at the March 12 Open Mic night!

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World in Your Hand

(Oooooh)
Right about now
Upwardly broken
Loping in the sunshine (Mmm-hmm)
And it’s been a long time (Oo-oo-ooh)
Since I hit that bullseye

(Woo-oo-woo-oo-ooh)
Light as a cloud
Every motion
Floating through forever (Mmm-hmm)
I kept my act together (Oo-oo-ooh)
Through all the heavy weather

      Take what you need, Honey
      Although they won’t understand
      Take it from me, Honey
      You’ve got the world in your hand

(Oooooh)
Crying out loud
Magical moonrise
Soothe my agitation (Mmm-hmm)
I’m sideways on vacation (Oo-oo-ooh)
Outrunning expectations

(Woo-oo-woo-oo-ooh)
Sly on the sound
System eternal
Yearning for some freedom (Mmm-hmm)
Broke out of that museum (Oo-oo-ooh)
And when I get to see him

      Take what you need, Honey
      Although they won’t understand
      Take it from me, Honey
      You’ve got the world in your hand

© Copyright 2018 Nate Orshan. All rights reserved.

“Miro (Keep the Ball Rolling)”

** March 6, 2018 **: Update: Miro won! Thank you, Burlington!

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Six years after my original song for Miro, I’m back with a new one promoting (now-incumbent) Miro Weinberger’s candidacy for Mayor of Burlington, Vermont (USA).

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Miro (Keep the Ball Rolling)

2012 and we were on thin ice
Weighed down by debt and couldn’t pay the price
No future for our city’s Internet
But then the people made a smarter bet

      We’re on a roll (oh, oh)
      The energy’s showing
      We’re voting Miro (oh, oh)
      To keep the ball rolling

      We’re on a roll (oh, oh)
      We know where we’re going
      We’re voting Miro (oh, oh)
      To keep the ball rolling
      Keep the ball rolling

He got BT back on an even keel
Made things better for your bike and skateboard wheels
His middle name is “fiscal responsibility”
And works to grow our city’s diversity

      We’re on a roll (oh, oh)
      The energy’s showing
      We’re voting Miro (oh, oh)
      To keep the ball rolling

      We’re on a roll (oh, oh)
      We know where we’re going
      We’re voting Miro (oh, oh)
      To keep the ball rolling
      Keep the ball rolling

A plan to make our infrastructure sustainable
And make affordable housing more attainable
Early learning, public health, and Net Zero, too
And every week he’s having coffee with you

      We’re on a roll (oh, oh)
      The energy’s showing
      We’re voting Miro (oh, oh)
      To keep the ball rolling

      We’re on a roll (oh, oh)
      We know where we’re going
      We’re voting Miro (oh, oh)
      To keep the ball rolling
      Keep the ball rolling

Oh oh, oh oh, let’s go Miro…

© Copyright 2018 Nate Orshan. All rights reserved.

“Ludicrous”

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Asher was an earnest, smart, and affectionate dog. He settled well, was awesome to take on a car or canoe ride, delighted in “Keep Away” and body rubs, and loved, loved, LOVED a great many people. It’s a testament to his personality that we think a couple of families were inspired by him to adopt dogs of their own.

The video is a little “Best Of”, and if you want to see even more of “the best decision we ever made as a married couple” (Kit’s expression, and I agree), just search for #AsherTheSchnoodle.

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Ludicrous

You started small
Just a bouncing ball of fuzz
And you made us laugh because
We couldn’t keep you contained at all

Flat on the couch
Single hoop in my left ear
Never should have let you near
‘Cuz then you bit it and ripped it out

      And loving you is ludicrous
      Just look at what you do to us

We tumbled out
To the sidewalks and the lawns
To reveal what’s going on
And to relieve any local drought

You settled down
On a chair or in the car
Such a stoic superstar
You didn’t care long as we’re around

      And loving you is ludicrous
      Just look at what you do to us

Through all the years
Never lost your favorite game
Grab the toy and run away
Then turn around with those hopeful ears

Fast turned to slow
And we cherished every day
Till the night you went away
We see your face every place we go

      And losing you is ludicrous
      Just look at what you do to us
      And loving you is ludicrous
      Just look at what you do to us

      Look at what you do to us…

© Copyright 2017 Nate Orshan

*** Aliases included Ashy, Ashy Bashy, Asha Basha, Oosher, The Boosh, The Schnood…