DAD ROCK

by Dominique Leone

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Matthew McVickar
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Matthew McVickar ‘Little Liars’ is an anthem. This record rocks, and I’m not even a dad. Amazed by the startled pigeons of ‘Little Liars,’ the “Man, tell me about it” aside in ‘You’ve Got to Make Mistakes,’ the warped guitar of ‘Me & Belle.’ Favorite track: Little Liars.
Sven B. Schreiber
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Sven B. Schreiber "DAD ROCK" quite probably isn't your dad's rock... acutually, this collection of odd song was conceived by Dominique Leone under the impression of becoming a dad, with the usual shift of interests, like caring for his "toddler's nap schedule" more than for making music. The kind of rock he created now in the "daddy" state he's in clearly isn't old-school rock. It's ten unusual and partly experimental songs that are loosely related to the rock genre. And that's a real pleasure! Favorite track: The Counting Song.
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1.
Hell on earth. Stuck behind this desk, no different than the rest. Gene can see, How great his life could be if he could only leave. Out beyond, The window and the pain; start all over again. Chains of gold; He's afraid of giving up, afraid of getting old. This is the shit we do. This is the life we're all contracted to. Toss out who you were, Don't forget to do it, do it, do it, For her. Down a shot, Down a couple more, Gene's feeling kinda hot. Tune it out, No different than the day before he figured out, That life is tough. A bitch the best of times, a bitch who likes it rough. To love the pain, Time to suck it up and start all over again. This is the shit we do. This is the life we're all contracted to. Toss out who you were, Don't forget to do it, do it, do it, For her. Gene's last chance, To sow his wildest oats and take the final dance. He sets his shot, To see what he can see, to see just what he's got. He takes his time, Don't matter if he fails, so what? He's feeling fine, Because he knows, He's got his little life, no matter where it goes. This is the shit we do. This is the life we're all contracted to. Toss out who you were, Don't forget to do it, do it, do it, For her.
2.
Little Liars 03:34
Told you then I won't grow up, never turn away, But we all become little liars. Told you how I won't give up, love you every day, But we all become little liars. Yeah, we all become little liars. They told us that if we tried, we could have it all, But they all became little liars. They told us that if we're strong, we can never fall, But we all become little liars. Yeah, we all become little liars... One day. Some day. One day. Some day.
3.
One day she'll fly free, And then where'll we be? Home alone, you and me. Up to it, well, are we? You take this room, I'll that. Clean our place in none flat. Sorry, I won't be long, While I finish this song. Stop! Calm it down. Not a sound, All around. Look! In the eyes, Tell no lies, No disguise. See! (Forever) What you got, Quite a lot, And she's hot. Love! (Forever) All the years, No more fear, Persevere. One day she'll fly free, One heart split into three. Hers, yours and then there's mine. Mundane into divine.
4.
"Come out tonight, let's get you wasted. Come out with us upon the town. You know, it's all our secret, What you do on the town town stays with me." Don't really want it, I already told you. Take me back home now, I don't want to be here. I've already got the things that I want at home.
5.
Nothing is easy just 'cause you started your life. You think that you know, but you've nothing to show. Just ask your friends what they think, They'll tell you true. Throw away your yesterdays, and don't ever stop to think. "Uncertainty" sounds good until you are lost in your head. Don't know my left from my right, to fuck 'em, or fight 'em instead. Just ask your friends what they think, They'll tell you true. Throw away your yesterdays, and don't even start... Don't ever think that you'll be through. Nothing is easy just 'cause you started your life. You think that you know, but you've nothing to show. Just ask your friends what they think, They'll tell you true. Throw away your yesterdays, and don't ever stop to think.
6.
Let me tell you what I'm gonna do, Gonna teach something to you. Something for the road ahead. Don't you forget what I said to you, baby girl. Baby girl. Gonna go out in the world, Fly away like Supergirl. Set 'em straight like daddy would, But one thing I understood, You've got to make mistakes to win at life. Make mistakes, win at life. Want to play with the tallest toy? Want to kiss the smartest boy? Worried that you'll mess it up? Matters not, I'll tell you what. Got to make mistakes to win at life. Made a plan, but it fell apart. No one wants to buy your art (tell me about it)! Never seems like you can win, Kind of like the mice and men, Got to make mistakes to win at life. Make mistakes, win at life. There you are. It's so hard to go far. There (you're a star) You are (you're a star) It's so hard (you're a star) To go far. (you're star) You are!
7.
Daddy 02:31
I started to tell you about the time; Scared to admit I don't feel fine. I hope I'll always be here for you, And you can look in my eyes and not feel blue. I love you. Sometimes I fall along the way. Daddy can't always save the day. I hope I never will let you down, And if I'm crying, you never hear a sound, Around. Forever more Wherever you go Forever more Wherever you go Forever more
8.
My baby woke up to a world on fire. I'm not quite sure just how it is. Even my friends, with hearts aflame, Stand to fight along the ridge. Eyes of red, from the blaze ahead; The hope we had is left for dead. Left or right, no in between. The road obscured by all the smoke. Are we lost and doomed to kill each other? A cruel, entangled joke. Eyes of red, from the blaze ahead; Eyes of red, from the blaze ahead; Eyes of red, from the blaze ahead; The hope we had is left for dead. Girl, I know it's hard to bear, But I will always keep you safe, Forever. We push ahead, without knowing how. We fight the things we know are wrong. I wish I knew what will come to be. The burning bright's gone on too long. Eyes of red, from the blaze ahead; The hope inside the world of fire.
9.
One, two, three, four, five. One, two, three, four, five. One, two, three, four, five. One, two, three, four, five. Whole world in your hands, Top of it you stand. Count to ten.
10.
Me & Belle 03:14
Me and Belle came from California. Packed our stuff, and set out to the East. And there's no way we could have known Of the star shining bright that would light our home. Without you, I'm nothing. The only one I sing to is you. Me and Belle never slept at night. Her cries kept us constantly waking. But I knew that her mama loved her, And I saw that her heart came alive when she smiled. Without you, I'm nothing. The only one I sing to is you. Me and Belle

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Thanks to Brittney & Vivien

Musical thanx to Steely Dan, John Lennon, the Police, XTC, Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Billy Joel, Randy Newman, Fleetwood Mac, Robbie Basho, Phil Smith, Candy Dulfer, Ava Mendoza, Bernard Purdie, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Gadd, Jim Keltner, Stewart Copeland, Jaco Pastorius, Chris Squire, Tony Williams, Ron Carter, Nile Rodgers, Aaron Copeland, John Williams, Erik, Jamie, Wobbly

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released June 16, 2019

All tracks written & produced by DL
Mastered by Bob Drake / www.bdrak.com
Artwork by Alex Gallego / @gariebo

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