"Useful Chamber" as written by and David Donnell Longstreth....
She is an emerald
In a shining, shining winter
Rosette in a snow globe
Ride it up, clean and gold
I spread love

She is anticipating on it
Magic and old invention
Leanin' out the window
Callin' out, woah no
She sees what no one sees

Far away, with you
While every need, and water blue
We'll sail away, on this boat
Till suddenly it's new

Who made loss or whatever alone?
I know I cannot wait that long
I don't know what I should be lookin' at
But I will look wherever I'm told

Bitte orca, orca bitte
Bitte orca, orca bitte
Bitte orca, orca bitte
Bitte orca, orca bitte

Bitte orca, orca bitte
Bitte orca, orca bitte

I'm caught up in a storm
That I don't need no shelter from
All I want and all I need
Right here with me
You're right here with me

Call to me, soft and sweet
Cool the fire that burns in me
Catch me when I lose control
Look into my eyes
Look into my eyes
I'm caught up in a storm

Bitte orca, orca bitte
Bitte orca, orca bitte
Bitte orca, orca bitte
Bitte orca, orca bitte

Bitte orca, orca bitte
Bitte orca, orca bitte


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"Useful Chamber" as written by David Donnell Longstreth

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  • +4
    General CommentThis sounds like a love song. And, I gotta say, it's my kind of love song.
    Sylvaniaon June 28, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI don't mean to come off immature, but considering how crazy some of the lyrics in the Dirty Projector's songs tend to be, I was wondering if there was any relevance. I'm assuming not, but I thought it was a funny coincedence nonetheless.

    Bitte Orca, Orca Bitte --> B O O B

    I thought I was ridiculous and immature for even noticing that, but then I futher noticed the lyrics surrounding it.

    I don't know what I should be looking at, but I'll look wherever I'm told
    Bitte Orca, Orca Bitte
    Catch me when I lose control, Look into my eyes, I'm caught up in a storm
    Bitte Orca, Orca Bitte


    And the line "Rosette in a snow globe." Well, just look up what a rosette is on wikipedia.

    Maybe David Longstreth just wrote a song about boobs. I'm tyring to make sense of the title in this aspect though. Say what you want, it was just a stupid thing I noticed. For the record, this is my favorite album of the year and I hope I haven't ruined the song for anyone.


    allmyliesareonlywisheson January 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPitchfork: What does "bitte orca" mean?

    Dave Longstreth: The word "bitte" is just a German word for "please," and "orca" is the carnivorous whale

    pitchfork.com/features/interviews/7665-dirty-projectors/
    russeon July 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe last minute of this song is the best thing i've heard in awhile.
    the first five that come before help put everything together.
    czechoutjoshuaon June 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbitte means ask in german

    orca means... orca whale?
    HornlessUnicornon June 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think if he actually is saying "whale dick" then it means

    she's pretty blah blah etc... oh and by the way i have a GIANT BONER too
    terroristscumon July 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCraigfindler's and terroristscum's interpretation was much more interesting than Russe's find.

    Just sayin'!
    cold_feverson September 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDave Longstreth supposedly named the album 'Bitte Orca' because he liked the way the words sounded next to eachother. nothing more. sorry for all you addicts out there; not every song has to do with sex........

    and on a completely unrelated note, the intro to this song is golden
    predicateon January 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthas anyone else noticed the similarity between this song's structure with radiohead's paranoid android? both great songs
    hugrobotson January 26, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General Commentbitte is a french slang term for penis, and 'dirty projector' is a canadian slang term for penis...so there's a pretty good chance the refain Sylvania's love song is 'whale penis.'
    craigfindleron July 03, 2009   Link

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