tense

by dollys

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about

we made this record when we were happy. we hope it makes you happy, too.

credits

released July 21, 2017

//dollys was Natalie Newbold, Jeff Lane, and Erik Kase Romero
Chords & Melody by Jeff Lane
Arrangements & Performances by dollys
Lyrics to Girl, On the Mend, & Another Thing Coming by Jeff Lane
Lyrics to all other songs by dollys
Additional piano, synthesizer, harpsichord, and funny cat contributed by Lisa Romero

Tracked at Fidelitorium Recordings in Kernersville, NC
Produced by Erik Kase Romero
Engineered by Tim Pannella and Erik Kase Romero
Mixed by Tim Pannella at Lakehouse Recording Studios in Asbury Park, NJ
Mastered by Tim Pannella and Erik Kase Romero at Lakehouse Recording Studios in Asbury Park, NJ

Special thanks to Mitch Easter, Jon Leidersdorff, Lisa Romero, Anthony Yebra, Sean Rhorer, Joe Urban, Frank DeFranco, Joe Lanza, Eric Goldberg, Jimmy Somma, Fran Gatti-Newbold, Pookie, Emily Lane, our close friends and family, and all of you who believed in us and helped us (in one way or another) to build the stairs we climbed for so long.

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dollys New Brunswick, New Jersey

//dollys was a three piece band that wrote candid, harmony-filled indie pop.

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Track Name: too bad
top of spring, i feel everything
it’s too bad
whispers wasted in the streets
it’s so sad
i’d like to tell you what i’ve heard
oh, come and get me
you won’t believe a single word
oh, come and get me

darling, don’t cry, come out and dance with me
and every little thing will be alright
hey, don’t cry, come out and dance with me
and every little thing will be alright

goody girlie kinda likes you,
says she’s at the party
grounded cowlick got kicked out,
he’s tripping through the city

darling, don’t cry, come out and dance with me
and every little thing will be alright
don’t cry, come out and dance with me
and every little thing will be alright

oh, every single day
seems to vanish at such pace
minutes i can’t change
can’t change
can’t change
Track Name: collapse
people live with all sorts of things
but you made up a fantasy
you told the world that i treated you bad
oh, the silly dreams we had

how much more weight
can you take
before you collapse?

oh, i get tired once in a while
climbing up this pipe dream of mine
at least i know that it’s the truth
and i’ll be in better shape than you

how much more weight
can you take
before you collapse?

i won’t be there to leave behind
i’d rather be left all alone than at your side

how much more weight
can you take?
Track Name: girl
you made your dreams come true
my dreams didn’t work out for you

hello my lonely girl
the queen of my whole world

you made me disappear
talked through me, but i listened dear

hello my lonely girl
the queen of my whole world

just when i tell myself it’s over
just when i tell myself it’s over

hello my lonely girl
the queen of my whole world
Track Name: sugartooth
kick me out the door
if i’m in the way
i was mending fences
guess it didn’t take

i said i was done
got carried away
i won’t ask forgiveness
wouldn’t ask you to relate, but

honey, wasn’t it fun?
trouble following us all around
i know you’re concerned
i think you’re being stubborn

so tell me how to be the one who holds you tight
the one who wraps you in the night
and tell me how to be so sweet, so sweet to you
you’re giving me a sugartooth

honey, wasn’t it fun?
trouble following us all around
i know you’re concerned
i think you’re being stubborn

so tell me how to be the one who holds you tight
the one who wraps you in the night
and tell me how to be so sweet, so sweet to you
you’re giving me a sugartooth

hon, honey, sweet so sweet like candy
hon, honey, miss you it’s the sweetest memory
Track Name: idiot
you’re off on some new tangent now that you’ve disturbed the peace
you make pulling away an act of generosity
don’t act as thought you have any idea what’s best for me

i hope you haven’t got some sort of sorry saved for me
still, i’m the sort that finds it hard to tell when you’re relieved
no less than second best or it’s a damned atrocity

oh no, oh no, why’d i ever sink so low?

my place to take up space is as the butt of every joke
take care when you inhale, the words you taste lodged in your throat
so sweet, you idiot, you’ve no idea you’re about to choke

oh no, oh no, why’d i ever sink so low?
oh no, oh no, how was i supposed to know?
oh no, oh no, hating you’s just how i cope?
oh no, oh no, why’d i ever sink so low?
Track Name: on the mend
he was lookin comfy, hands were folded neatly on his head
me, i’ve gotta worry, ‘else who knows what message i might send?
here i am, making plans, when i’m fairly aware that everything seems sweet
until it ends

young at heart
hurt so far
young at heart
leaving scars

cooler’s kinda empty, everybody’s gone to find a friend
calling all the girlies, tryina watch their night extend
everybody’s on the mend
me, i’m sitting pretty out here in the weeds again

young at heart
hurt so far
young at heart
leaving scars
young at heart
hurt so far
young at heart
still so long to go

he was moving steady, focused on the task at hand
it can be impressive to a boy whose means defeat the ends
how you make it

look so easy

young at heart
hurt so far
Track Name: another thing coming
call your cronies,
get your spades and boots
get me buried
in the dirty truth

i’ll shake the lies right off
and do a dance for you

you’ve got another thing coming
you’ve got another thing coming soon

you don’t scare me
no, not at all
i’m not sorry, no
is that what you wanted?

though you do me wrong
you’ve got another thing coming
you’ve got another thing coming soon
though you do me wrong
you’ve got another thing coming soon
you’ll get what’s coming to you

what do you think
just what do you think we ought to do?
Track Name: jukebox
put a dime in the machine
see you smiling at me
you’ll have your chorus at the ready,
i’m watching with my eyes wide

got your dollar free
‘cuz you were thick with speech
made my people ill
for a cheaper thrill

i see the wheels spinning inside you
you’ll play them what they long to hear

you’ll have your chorus at the ready,
formation’s moving steady
you’ve made so little into many,
so little into many

don a leaden gun
power over everyone
don a leaden gun
took my firstborn son

i see the wheels spinning inside you
playing what they long to hear
their movements change with every miscue
(i see them changing, i hear them turn)
with such a ringing in our ears
(i hear the ringing, i feel it burn)
Track Name: grow up
i’ve been trying all day long to find the words to tell you
i’ve studied all those moments gone, i know i should’ve told you
but every single minute here, i’m simply overwhelmed

fool me once, i wait a while, nervous, can’t believe it
fool me twice, i smile bright, embarrassed, call it even
fool me thrice, i swear to christ, i’ll grow up when i’m ready now

you’ve gotta make some hard decisions
i’ll grow up when i’m ready now
you’ve gotta make sure all your ducks are in a row
i’ll grow up when i’m ready now that
i am so happy

do you remember the day
you saw your viewpoint dilate?
Track Name: tenant
it’s been snowing
in the city
they’re not sure where to put it all

all this pretty
such a pity
when there’s nowhere to put it all

walked for miles
looked through houses
seems like nobody stuck around

don’t you worry about me
i’ll be a tenant of each dream
once the daylight dawdles away

took the little things
with big meanings
filled the room til the room fell down

don’t you worry about me
i’ll be a tenant of each dream
once the daylight dawdles away
let my friends carry me away
once the daylight dawdles away
don’t you worry i’ll be safe