by dollys

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released November 9, 2013

dollys is
jeff lane
michael mendonez
natalie newbold
erik romero

all songs written and performed by dollys

tracked at:
our homes
lakehouse in asbury park nj
first class recording in jackson nj
the headroom in philadelphia pa

engineered and produced by erik kase romero
mixed by erik kase romero and jeff lane at lakehouse
additional engineering by tim pannella
mastered by tom ruff at asbury media

special thanks to jon leidersdorff, evan bernard, lisa romero, kyle romero, timmy pannella, christiana hart, tara hart, jimmy somma, mama lane, mama newbold, pookie, and our friends and families for your support, your voices, and your handclaps.



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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: God Forbid
Sunspots caught along the path
Soft and twinkling like wet grass
Ants and bees cool in the shade
Beneath the eclipse where we laid

God forbid they hurt you
This should be their curfew

They'll choose their harsh words carefully
(endorphins bursting through their teeth)
Articulate your latest dream
(drawn on a chalkboard tapestry)
So friends of yours can come along
(they never meant to do you wrong)
And keep it down where it belongs
(hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on)
Track Name: Thermals
I'm wasting time, reducing oxygen
and marching through the archways of my zen
and I'm alright
might not be home tonight

Stacey writes on napkins underneath
mirrored ceiling and smoky canopy
and she's okay
might not be home today

There's a million things
that she could've fit in her suitcase
but uncertainty packed a picture of me

It's too sad to say
will leaving lead you the right way?
bury your hallowed qualms
find yourself in new arms
Track Name: Swim
I hope you know that you let yourself down
when you want me to think I keep you around
You make a choice to go but leave things behind
a mess to clean once you've made up your mind

I wish you knew yourself as well as I know you

'cuz when you don't, you're really alone
and I know where that pain can come from
So come on, clean up

Molly tested the water with her toes
and she shivered so soundly through her bones

When I was young I didn't know the difference
between potholes and papa's foot prints
One foot at a time
Did it hurt? Did you know? Letting go
Track Name: Reservoir
Listen and leave
was so pleased to meet you
with hands that claimed
felt the same

Was it too easy for you?
Couldn't you sit still?
Memories, leave dreams, shut-in, start fresh tomorrow
Track Name: Stream Dream
Ankles just like apple cores
tell my time's a marrow bore
sleep alone during the day
our dreams can carry us away

White wakefulness can clock us in
while dizzy slipping streams will spin

Glass on, stumble sickly down streets
like trickle rain, hold back the repeats

White wakefulness will wash us in
while dizzy dripping dreams will end
like hopes, you'll know my head's absurd
I'll probably never say a word;
You've heard
Track Name: Mush
Spastic thoughts
smudged onto your wall
and tobacco stains in the carpet
In moldy clothes, you thought a book you'd read
was a means to make you more cryptic

It's all coming to a close now,
no more sidewalk love
because it's all been squeezed out
the mush you were once made of

But stop,
Let's walk home