OPERATION OTSEGO

by TEXARKANA 9-8603

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Texarkana 9-8603 is a music project that explores the fictional story of Emily O'Bleness, a spy stationed on a remote island in the Bahamas. While stationed in the Bahamas she is tasked with broadcasting regular coded number messages for Operation Otsego, her current mission. The isolation of the island is both comforting and threatening to her, she bides her time while waiting on her next assignment by writing songs and daydreaming about her beau, fellow spy, Klaus Martzolff.

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released February 21, 2015

All songs written, performed, and recorded by Erin Schroettinger

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Track Name: All Along the Sea
all along the shore there’s sea shells sea shells
all along the shore there’s sea shells sea shells
pick one up for me my dear
pick one up for me my dear

all along the shore there’s seagulls seagulls
all along the shore there’s seagull seagulls
flying in the salty air
flying in the salty air

raise you sails up to the wind
let the breeze bring you in
raise your sails up to the breeze
bring your boat home to me

all along the shore there’s sealions sealions
all along the shore there’s sealions sealions
laughing in the sunny skies
laughing in the sunny skies

all along the shore there’s ice cream ice cream
all along the shore there’s ice cream ice cream
pick me up a cone my dear
pick me up a cone my dear

raise you sails up to the wind
let the breeze bring you in
raise your sails up to the breeze
bring your boat home to me
Track Name: Klaus
Klaus, you are the one for me
just say the word, I'd quit the agency

Klaus, I've kept your cover tight
so won't you please stay the night

I'd take you anywhere
I'll break you if you dare try anything
My love, my love
oh, my Klaus

Klaus, you are so very brave
When I'm with you I know I am safe

Klaus, you've got the devil's charm
oh what I'd give to be in those arms

I'd take you anywhere
I'll break you if you dare try anything
My love, my love
oh, my Klaus
Track Name: Let the Truth Set You Free
My mother told me
about the elite
they had it easy
not like you or me

we’re survivors
sole rivals
fit and balanced
filled with malice charm

let the truth
set you free
or take it to your grave
take it to your grave

you were recruited
straight from college
ripped from the foliage
of New England

stuck in the west
then to Budapest
off to Crete
then to South Korea too

let the truth
set you free
or take it to your grave
take it to your grave

Don't say a word (oh no, not me)
Don't say a word (oh no, not me)
Don't say a word (oh no, not me)
Don't say a word

let the truth
set you free
or take it to your grave
take it to your grave
Track Name: In This Room
you talk in words
i’d never heard before
through the melody of your guitar

sends a chill
through my skin
when the prophecy is written
this can all begin

i hope it's benevolent
i hope it’s true
'cause I see it now
in this room

I crept into your home
when no one was looking
alone

saw it clear
on the walls
the great rising
and the greater fall

i take my chances
i go two by two
i feel it now
in this room

i hope it's benevolent
i hope it’s true
'cause I see it now
in this room
Track Name: The Island
well this mission is going nowhere
i’ve been locked up for days
waiting for the signal
that something is underway

well the island
is very nice
i’ve got a beautiful view
what does it matter
when you’re gone
i hope you make it back soon

well my Klaus holds the key
to save society
i will meet the president
he will give me an award or something

well the island
is very nice
i don’t have anyone down my throat
what does it matter
when you’re gone
i hope you come back soon
Track Name: My Cover's Blown
Send me back to Texas
Send me back to New York
I see them watching me from the shore

the newspaper man give a knowing looking
he says to get running and I guess i should

Send me back to Phoenix
Send me back to Detroit
I'm feeling exposed, so paranoid
There's whispers from the streets
and from the cars
I know you're after me I know who you are

I think my cover's blown (oh no)
I think my cover's blown (oh no)
I think my cover's blown (oh no)

Send me back to Charlotte
Send me back to Mobile
There's blood on the doorway and I know it's for real

Send me back to Houston
Send me back to LA
I know that they're coming and I know that it's today

I think my cover's blown (oh no)
I think my cover's blown (oh no)
I think my cover's blown (oh no)
Track Name: I Never Trusted Him
i never trusted him
he put a knife in my back and walked the other way
i never trusted him
he put a roofie in my drink and walked the other way

all time time i was blind
all the time i was watching after you

I never trusted him
his english was good but not convincing
i never trusted him
the look in his eye was calculating

all the time that had passed by
all the times you should have died

i never trusted him
i had a crosshair on my back since the day we met
i never trusted him
all of my secrets I should have kept

all the time i was blind
all the times that i should have died
Track Name: The Dose
hide under the table
my hearts been disabled
feeling like a fable
feeling like it’s out of control
it’s out of control

turn off your tv
drink in the city
my brains been depleted
this feeling is fleeting
i think it’s true
baby it’s true

i don’t know if they’ve gotten to you

fill out the codes
i’m suddenly exposed
take another dose
take another shot to the head
shot to the head

drink a cup of coffee
feeling like a zombie
watching as they watch me
watching as they broadcast my name
broadcast my name

i don’t know if they’ve gotten to you

I knew I was being followed
for the past six month i could feel them breathing on my neck
i tried to buy a one way ticket to Zurich
but my card was denied

i don’t know if i’ll see you again

feels like i’m slipping
i’m running but i’m tripping
and i’ll that i’m keeping
i’ll keep it inside
keep it inside

turn off your tv
drink in the city
the flowers sure are pretty
and the sunsets are really nice
they’re really nice
Track Name: My Balloon
there is my balloon
high up in the air
see how it cares
for me

there is my balloon
high up in the sky
saying no goodbyes
below

i am a watcher
i watch everyone
i am a martyr
i thought it would be fun

there is my balloon
high up in the air
i hope someone cares
about me

there is my balloon
high up in the sky
saying no goodbyes
below

i am a watcher
i watch everyone
i am a monster
i've only just begun

there is my balloon
flying so free
i need someone to
watch after me
Track Name: Morning Has Come
Morning has come, the darkness has gone
I'm finally free, from the chains that bind me

Take me in, I'm the same as I've ever been

I've been gone, for way too long
I can't remember my name, but it's all the same

But my love, the sweetest thing is on your front step

Morning has come, the darkness has gone
We will be one, forever

Marry me, we could make each other so happy