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XI, Oak Creek's debut full length release, was recorded in May of 2013 in Nashville, TN at the Pink Mailbox.

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released 11 November 2013

Recorded, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Chad Wahlbrink
Produced by Daniel Watters
Written by Daniel & Jenna Watters
Arranged by The Oak Creek Band

Jenna Watters - Guitars, Vocals, Synth
Daniel Watters - Guitars, Vocals
Steve Rogers - Bass
Trent Armstrong - Drums
Josh Minyard - Percussion
Alex Kamm - Piano
Adam Grace - Organ
Brett Resnick - Pedal Steel
Nate Zuercher - Banjo
Jordan Rogers - Vocals
Jen Smith - Vocals
Janay Byrd - Vocals
Lilah Edwards - VOcals

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The Oak Creek Band Nashville, Tennessee

Originally from Arizona but in Denver since 2009, The Oak Creek Band may be releasing its “debut” but it’s hardly a new project. The band compares themselves to ’70s soft rock bands, but truth be told, they’re more modern than they think. Simultaneously indie and folky, with poppy choruses, the band nails a very fun album, even in its most tear-provoking elements
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Track Name: Pixelated
The images you take are often blurred
The focus you create is so obscure
But through your eyes you make a different world
And the love you give replaced a thousand words

Now I need resolution cuz I’m pixelated, pixelated for your love
I need resolution cuz I’m pixelated, pixelated for your love

The L.A. life has made a mess of me
A digital recluse too small to see
But picture perfect’s not the thing I need
So let’s develop all that we can be

Now I need resolution cuz I’m pixelated, pixelated for your love
I need resolution cuz I’m pixelated, pixelated for your love

I’ve lost track, so undecided
Let’s go back, I know where to find it

Now I need resolution cuz I’m pixelated, pixelated for your love
I need resolution cuz I’m pixelated, pixelated for your love
Track Name: Same Old Story
I’ve been out of touch
Way out of line
I’m out of my head
I’m out of time
You took off for Brooklyn
To start a new life
Escape the routine
And 9-5 grind

Chorus:
You tell me it’s the same, same old story
Written from the same point of view
You tell me it’s the same, same old song now
But its not the same without you

So I drove up to Portland
Found out I had a twin
A better version
Or what could’ve been
You fell into theater
Good coffee and sin
But broadways too far
Across that old bridge

You tell me it’s the same, same old story
Written from the same point of view
You tell me it’s the same, same old song now
But its not the same without you

I’m in between jobs
In over my head
I need to be near you
But I’m here instead
Let’s meet in the middle
Let’s meet up in Memphis
Rewrite the book here
Let’s start it with breakfast
Track Name: Arms of Colorado
Guess I’ve gone and lost myself again
That’s the fifth time since the year began
I’m telling you things now
Are moving so fast how
Am I to keep up
Cuz yesterday feels like so long ago
In the arms of Colorado
The future is here dear
Whichever way we steer
Its calling our name

I see the seasons changing
Different each passing year
I need some re-arranging
If I’m gonna make it here

Chorus:
I know the sun will save me
Someday on down the line
When I am old and lazy
And I cant see past my eyes

In the sunshine of the mountains
Higher than the clouds we’re countin
This feeling is too real
The freedom that I feel
I want it to stay
But in the mountains of our shadows
In the arms of Colorado
We want to see you god
But we’re lost in a green fog and heading no where

I feel a new Vibration
Give me some kind of sign
I need some new direction
Cuz I can’t keep wasting time

Chorus:
Track Name: Wasted Arrangements
Wasted Arrangements
Its all in the space
This house isn’t your home
Its in the feng shey
Infinite angles, careless routines
if later was here now what you think?
What would you think?

Changing of ages
West to the East
Swimming in circles
On mindless repeat
Stuck in the shallows
Feeling the heat
Wasted Arrangements
I want to be free
Wasted Arrangements
I want to be free
I want to be free

Wasted arrangements
Taking the wheel
Steering your own course
Find how you feel
Get out of your head
See who you are
The mind is a blessing
And curse to us all

Miscalculations
Of who I should be
Surrender to yourself
Awake from the dream
Stuck in the shallows
Feeling the heat
Wasted arrangements
I want to be free
Wasted arrangements
I want to be free
Track Name: Electricity
I’m electricity, I am duality
Cosmic foam, I am an atom bomb
Explode! I flower into form
There rules are breaking me
If I don’t swim I’ll sink
I don’t feel the weight of gravity
I always wake up feeling for my wings

Chorus:
If life was easy, like blinking or breathing
Maybe my dreaming would be all I need
But the universe and the forces at work
Are on a collision course to reality

I am diversity, I’m relativety
Supernova I’m a shining sun
Big Bang! I am the perfect storm
Why can’t I stay asleep?
Why isn’t freedom free?
No one ever taught me string theory
I’m at odds with my mortality

Chorus:
If life was easy, like blinking or breathing
Maybe my dreaming would be all I need
But the universe and the forces at work
Are on a collision course to reality

I divide, multiply
I am love, I am Light
I am life

And life is easy
Like blinking or breathing
All my dreaming is all that I need
And the universe
And the forces at work
Are on a collision course
To reality
Track Name: What A Life
What a life I’m leading
Everyday I’m someone new
I keep on changing for you

With all these masks I’m wearing
Feels like I’m suffocating
Feels like my face is turning blue
And its harder to tell who is who

What a life I’m leading
Who am I this eveing
Who can I become tonight

So much for first impression
You always keep me guessing
But I’ve never had to question you

Chorus:
And its harder and harder
As our world grows smaller
Can’t take it much longer
Its hard not to wonder how I stay alive
O’ What a Life

O’ What a life to be disguised
Concealing everything inside
This mask I wear I wear for you
No time for second guessing
I guess I’ll keep on changing
Until we stumble on some truth

Chorus
Track Name: Sideways
Bending backwards, Straight as nails
A crooked image of myself
Over-easy evergreens, growing sideways through the trees
So take what you want from me
Summer has come too early
The fires are burning, they want me to leave

“Run for cover, hideaway”
‘There’s no hope for you to stay”
Here in theory, let’s find a way
But its hard to tell which way’s sideways

So tell me your secrets
I have no need for reasons
You dance on the breeze’s
You want me to leave

So let me live tonight, I want to burn out bright
So if we lose the fight, at least we know we tried

One direction, over grown
Reaching upwards from our home
Undercover, listen please
Growing sideways through the trees

So take what you want from me
Summer has come too early
The fires are burning, they want me to leave

So let me live tonight, I want to burn out bright
So if we lose the fight, at least we know we tried tonight
I want to burn out bright, so if we lose the fight, at least we know we tried
Track Name: Twilight
Endless oceans of locomotives
Midnight miles in the moon
Stars before me, morning glory
First light dances on the dunes

Chorus:
And there is truth in twilight
As a new day dawns
For a moment I can see that,
All is everything,
But just as quickly it recedes

Screaming shadows
Waving farewells
But our night’s only just begun
Snow blown windows
Paint with rainbows
While waiting for the moment sun

Chorus:

Slot machines and caffeine dreams
I can’t find the time for sleep
What’s before me? Morning glory
Gone again before I blink.

Chorus:
Track Name: Diving Bell
Duet of Pearls inside our shell
Being pulled down in our diving bell
No time to speak or hesitate
Or look below to see how shallow or deep

Cuz the air above is getting thin
So take breath and let’s dive in
I will teach you how to swim
We’ll go our way and won’t look back
At least until our lungs collapse
If we stay we’ll die here just as fast
Why not give it a chance?

Duet of pearls inside our shell
Being pulled down in our diving bell
Our toes are cold from shallow seas
We’re too afraid to get wet up past our knees

But our patience now is getting thin
So take breath and let’s dive in
I will teach you how to swim
We’ll go our way and won’t look back
At least until our lungs collapse
If we stay we’ll die here just as fast
Why not give it a chance?

Below the waves we’re sinking down
Free of the weight that’d surely cause us to drown
Duet of pearls free if our shell
Til we return to our diving bell

Cuz the air above is getting thin
So take breath and let’s dive in
I will teach you how to swim
We’ll go our way and won’t look back
At least until our lungs collapse
If we stay we’ll die here just as fast
Why not give it a chance?
Track Name: Words
I throw a smile to the window hoping she may catch a glance
Of my reflection across the aisle framed in subway panes of glass

I don’t understand your zip codes
I don’t even speak you language, do I Darling?
We could take an eveing coffee
Pretend to understand what we’re asserting maybe
We can use our hands to speak the words
We never fully learned

Amongst the silence and the smile and the words we’ve learned before
We use hand actions, sparse translation til we get our points across

I can there be understanding
When I don’t even speak you language, do I Darling?
We could take an evening our way
Pretend to understand what we’re asserting baby
We can use our hands to speak the words
We never fully learned
Track Name: Fickle
I'm fickle as any i know
I can turn on a dime without any warn
We're stuck in a pickle
Been split down the middle
I never know which way to go
The Autumn Sun bleeds like a rose
The northern rains came, now the page has turned
There's no return.
We're looking for someone who knows
Fishing for feelings while turning stones
And I have to decide, but I'm not sure who's right
There's so many roads long overgrown
But the answer's not a two sided coin
Its not a black or white, blue or red side to join
I guess I knew, all along, it was you
You are my heart and my home
i'll follow you anywhere you may roam
Cuz you love like a lioness talk like a scientist
At least when there's feelings involved
Justice is deep in your soul
Though the sword of decision is hard to hold
You don't let go
and the weight takes us out of our skulls
but we'll balance the scales if we take control
our dream never dies, if we make it our life
though the miles are long on this road
And the tools that we have may be crude
but if we dig far enough then we'll find the truth
I guess I knew, all along, it was you
I guess I knew, all along, it was you