tense

by dollys

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1.
too bad 02:31
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
2.
collapse 03:13
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?
3.
girl 02:11
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
4.
sugartooth 02:20
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
5.
idiot 02:10
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 though 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?
6.
on the mend 02:38
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
7.
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?
8.
jukebox 02:36
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)
9.
grow up 02:34
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?
10.
tenant 03:20
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

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

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

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