A Nice E​.​P.

by The O'darling

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Recorded at Humber College, 2008

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released April 20, 2008

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The O'darling Toronto, Ontario

This pocket pop orchestra carries impressive restraint in creating music that thrives on subtlety, never overwhelming but yet always present.

Contrasting personalities and diverse musical sensitivities have shaped their unique sound evolving from an acoustic fairytale to orchestral alt-pop.
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Track Name: You're Directing
I have taken, something's gonna give
It might come crashing if I don't watch my back
'Cause there's so much more to lose than I could ever really gain

Check your insecurities
And leave 'em with your coat at the door
Along with lethargy and fear and all the other things that cramp my style

I guess it's why we've yet to meet
I haven't stepped outside for weeks
Keep it up, you'll see we'll end up south of where we started
But don't get riled up yet
'Cause guess what? You're directing
You pick the stars and keep them life-like
And in the end if it's believable
It'll keep on selling
And they'll keep watching with their big brown eyes

I have taken, something's gonna give
It's time to listen, let it all pour out
'Cause you've been waiting
And I've been waiting, waiting
Track Name: Buckets O'Berries
the glimmer in your eyes
as i stare at your silent seas
lets me know we were friends
oh we were friends as babies
cuz communication doesn't usually come so easily
so we must have learned in the yard
getting sand between our frozen toes

buckets of berries on the back porch
hiding my hair in the trees so i can feel breezy
cooking up tales for my validation
hunter catch that stage please and give it to my baby

Distraction in your eyes
as i stare at your silent seas
lets me know we were friends
oh we were friends as babies
cuz i've seen we're a little alike
we're a little alike you and me
so we must have learned in the yard
getting sand between our frozen toes

buckets of berries on the back porch
hiding my hair in the trees so i can feel breezy
cooking up tales for my validation
hunter catch that stage please and give it to my baby

So there's no need to worry 'bout ramblin'
cuz i saw it off in the night
and i've put out the buckets to hold those words
that you recite
that you recite
that you recite
that you recite with your eyes.

buckets of berries on the back porch
hiding my hair in the trees so i can feel breezy
cooking up tales for my validation
hunter catch that stage please and give it to my baby
Track Name: Mooncat
me, I'm lookin up,
blowing around,
getting caught
in a wire fence;
I'll stay there and dry.

can you hear me now?
have I been too loud?
are you listening?
there's no one to my right,
no one at my side,
you don't get it...

'till the moon comes out.

dust on our bed,
in our shoes,
on my backbone.

'till the moon comes out.
Track Name: Bubble
out across the open sea
out across the open sea
out across the open sea
out across the open sea


out across the open sea
i float out in bubbles
gangs of clowns follow me
they will fight my weaker double
give a penny for the fishes thoughts
hope they'll ease my troubles
and the only eyes i'll ever see
will be those of the storm



And the salmon kings have fire in their hearts
and a paradise of which i can be part
and the ballerinas dancing in the blue
they took my heart and helped it dance
without you
and gee i hope it lasts

out across the overpass
things look kinda hazy
so i'll drink ocean really fast
get funny and crazy
give a penny for the fishes thoughts
hope they'll ease my troubles
and the only eyes i'll ever see
will be those of the storm


I'd like to meet a band of Roma
and sing and sing non stop forever
bleed the ocean breathe the sea
and fall asleep with my heart intacked
and fall to sleep with my heart intacked
and fall to sleep with my heart intacked
gee i hope it lasts
Track Name: Beggin' You Please
Somedays'll hit you like a heavy dark wave
And your heart calls out for all the lovely days you crave
Oh, I need someone to stay with me
To bear the heat of the city

The night grows hotter and the heart races on
Just drop me off into a scene where I need you more that you want me
Oh, I'm beggin', beggin', beggin' you please
Just say you got my back and that you'll watch out for me

I need you now, come to me now, you know I need you so bad
Oh I'm beggin', beggin', beggin' you please
Come find me please

He whispered, "It was really nice to see you"
And his lips brushed my cheek
No, he didn't turn around as he walked away from me
Maybe I should watch what I do with my heart
It's a hard time convincing a heart that isn't happy

I need you now, come to me now, you know I need you so bad
Oh I'm beggin', beggin', beggin' you please
Come find me please
Track Name: Woods Waltz
I've said enough, I've blown enough sound.
alone, up a tree, I'll never come down.
time'll knit season to put on my sleep,
time pulls you farther away from me.

it's alright.

better to fall apart hearing the birds
than tripping up steps and choking on words.

it's alright.

I'm wittled and withered and glad to be cut off,
no cutting tails, your lines are too tough.
I was on pins, maybe I was in love!
you had just had it and then had enough.

it's alright.

better to fall apart hearing the birds
than tripping up steps and choking on words.
better in flowers than between bedroom walls,
better to die than do nothing at all!
Track Name: Salut!
I am the sea below, I am the ocean row,
salut, salut!
down here in my rock bed
I watch the bloody mess.

the middle is dying out!

mermen troops march on ahead,
through the oil they tread,
heave ho!

stay inside the castle halls
and watch the water walls.

the middle is dying out!