Manhattan

by Dallas Doctor

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04:14
SongWriter Music & Lyrics by Dallas Doctor ©2009 Wild Moose Music (BMI) (Verse 1): When I grow up Don't wanna be a banker Or a professor with a PhD Don't wanna be a cop Or butcher, baker, or candlestick-maker I think the coolest thing to be .. (Chorus 1): SongWriter -- Like Paul McCartney SongWriter -- Like Carole King SongWriter -- John Winston Lennon He could "Imagine" anything (Verse 2): When I grow up I wanna learn their secrets Oh how they could make the whole world sing It's not just what they say But also how they say it That puts the magic in the thing (Chorus 2): SongWriter -- Like Smokey Robinson SongWriter -- Like Jackson Brown SongWriter -- Like Brian Wilson His "Good Vibrations" "Get Around" (Bridge) If you remember where you were When you first heard it And if the memories and feelings are so strong That it takes you back in time With just a melody and rhyme Then turn it up and sing along .. (Chorus 3): SongWriter -- Like Stevie Wonder SongWriter -- Like Marvin Gaye SongWriter -- Like Buddy Holly "Maybe Baby," "That'll Be The Day" (Verse 3): When I grow up I'll put away this schemin' Just as soon as there's nothin' left to write about But until then I'm gonna keep on dreamin' And yes, I know I left a lot 'a great ones out .. (Tag): SongWriter -- -- Like Leiber & Stoller, the Hollands & Dozier, Mick & Keith, & Willie Nelson SongWriter -- -- Bernie & Elton, Carl Perkins, Jimi Hendrix, & Bob Dylan SongWriter -- -- Leonard Cohen, Todd Rundgren, Neil Young, & Neil Diamond SongWriter -- -- Roger Waters, Pete Townsend, Jimmy Page, & Paul Simon SongWriter --
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03:05
Scandalous Music & Lyrics by Dallas Doctor ©2009 Wild Moose Music (BMI) (Verse 1): In a moment of magic Your eyes met mine The stars and planets all held their breath While they all got right in line In a moment of madness Where two worlds collide You took a chance on me And walked a little on the Scandalous side (Chorus 1): You're so Scandalous Daring and dangerous Lovely and luscious Precious and wondrous You're so Scandalous (Verse 2): In a moment of mercy You came to me You made me promises No one else could guarantee In a moment of weakness You let me inside You told me secrets Just a little on the Scandalous side (Chorus 2): You're so Scandalous Daring and dangerous Lovely and luscious Precious and wondrous (Bridge): Let them say what they want to about us Let them say what they will, they don't see I don't care if it's true Every moment with you Is the best thing that's happened to me (Last Chorus): You're so Scandalous Daring and dangerous Lovely and luscious Precious and wondrous You're so Scandalous This world's not big enough to handle us No other lovers hold a candle to us Baby, you're so Scandalous So Scandalous Baby, you're so Scandalous Scandalous
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03:37
Manhattan Music & Lyrics by Dallas Doctor ©2009 Wild Moose Music (BMI) (Verse 1): Well we're not like other places, just for starters So we can clear that up right off'a the bat Hey all you farmers better hide your daughters Before they discover where the actions at Cuz we got charms that'll drive 'em silly We got romance and danger and fun We got knish, and curry and chili Don't get me started man, I just begun (Chorus): Manhattan - where dreams come true Manhattan - this is my love song to you (Verse 2): We got designers and diners and corner bodegas Cafes and soirees and Broadway shows What happens in Vegas can stay in Vegas What happens here man the whole world knows We got pubs and bars that are divey and seedy We get everything delivered and I guess you knew We got elegance and glamor and glitz and greedy Yea, if you want, you can find that, too, .. in - (Chorus): Manhattan - where dreams come true Manhattan - this is my love song to you (Bridge): Billy Joel wrote a good one Cole Porter did too So did Ellington and Gershwin Woody Allen wrote quite a few So if you're ready to take the A train Please allow me to Add my ditty To New York City This is my love song to you (Verse 3): So come and visit and bring your honey Maybe you can take a walk in the park Don't bring the kids, but bring some money Don't be afraid to take it out after dark But if you think you seen it all buddy better be wary We've seen better and we've seen worse Cuz nothing's surprising or shocking or scary Here in the center of the universe (Chorus): Manhattan - where dreams come true Manhattan - this is my love song to you Manhattan - where dreams come true Manhattan - this is my love song to you
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Where In The World Music & Lyrics by Dallas Doctor ©2009 Wild Moose Music (BMI) (Intro): Na na na Na na na - (Verse 1): One of these days, I will find a way To make it to Moscow or Monterey Or Delhi, Nairobi, or Nome, or Negril Yeah sooner or later, if not before I'm gonna travel to Lima or Singapore Or Lisbon, or Brisbane, or Berne, or Brazil (Chorus): Where In the World Where In the World Where In the World Will I find you (Verse 2): One of these days she will drop it all For Cairo, or Oslo, or Montreal Or Sydney, Sau Paulo, or Prague, or Bordeaux One of these days we will both withdraw To Casablanca, or Bangkok, or Bogata And girl when I find you, I'll finally know (Chorus): Where In the World Where In the World Where In the World Will I find you
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03:20
Someday Music & Lyrics by Dallas Doctor ©2009 Wild Moose Music (BMI) (Verse 1): Well they know nothin' about you So they got nothin' to say Don't let 'em get to you Baby Just let it slip away (Pre-Chorus 1): Hey (Hey, Hey) - it's O.K. They were never gonna get it anyway Hey (Hey, Hey) - it's O.K. Do what you gotta do, 'cause someday (Chorus 1): Someday - it's gonna be your day Someday - you're gonna shine Someday - you're takin' it all the way That day - you're gonna be fine (Verse 2): Let 'em tattle & babble Let 'em say what they will 'Cause they know nothin' about you And now they never will (Pre-Chorus 2): Hey (Hey, Hey) - it's O.K. They were never gonna get it anyway Hey (Hey, Hey) - it's O.K. Do what you gotta do, 'cause someday (Chorus 2): Someday - it's gonna be your day Someday - you're gonna shine Someday - you're takin' it all the way That day - you're gonna be fine (Bridge): So let 'em wallow around you Still fightin' yesterday's wars Let 'em sink to their level Baby While you rise to yours (Chorus 3): Someday - it's gonna be your day Someday - you're gonna shine Someday - you're takin' it all the way That day - you're gonna be fine
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03:01
Eat To Live Music & Lyrics by Dallas Doctor ©2009 Wild Moose Music (BMI) (Verse 1): You wake up in the mornin' and wash and comb your hair Read your email over coffee and find a shirt to wear You wish that you were livin' life instead of passin' through But you've got to get to work and there's nothin' you can do (Chorus 1): You Eat to Live and Live to Eat Sleep so you can work, so you can sleep Work to pay the bills, so you can have a place to stay So you can get up every morning - and go to work all day (Verse 2): You come home every evening,' you watch your favorite shows It's all that you can muster, 'cause everybody knows You've been workin' hard all day, just to pay the bills So you can have a funeral with flowers and the frills (Chorus 2): You Eat to Live and Live to Eat Sleep so you can work, so you can sleep Work to pay the bills, so you can have a place to stay So you can get up every morning - and go to work all day (Verse 3): Finally it's Friday - the whole weekend's ahead But you got so many chores that you gotta do instead You take a little pleasure where you can, but somethin's wrong Two days is too short - five days is too long (Chorus 3): You Eat to Live and Live to Eat Sleep so you can work, so you can sleep Work to pay the bills, so you can have a place to stay So you can get up every morning - and go to work all day (Bridge): Livin' for tomorrow, Tradin' treasure in for crumbs You oughta know by now Tomorrow never comes (Verse 4): Tomorrow - You wake up in the mornin' and wash and comb your hair Read your email over coffee and find a shirt to wear The clock is tickin'-tockin, you're already runnin' late But you've got to get to work - yeah your plan is workin' great (Chorus 4): You Eat to Live and Live to Eat Sleep so you can work, so you can sleep Work to pay the bills, so you can have a place to stay So you can get up every morning - and go to work all day
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Unlucky In Love Music & Lyrics by Dallas Doctor ©2009 Wild Moose Music (BMI) (Verse 1): Now and again, I start to wonder What kind of a sign, I was born under Unlucky In Love, what am I to do Now that I don't don't have you (Verse 2): Now and again, I get the feelin' I'm losin' the love, I should'a been stealin' Unlucky In Love, what am I to do Now that I don't don't have you (Bridge): Just hangin' around Wonderin' how I'll get through Just hearin' the sound Of one heart that used to be two I've tried, but I've found Nothing to look forward to Now that I don't Don't have you (Verse 3): Now and again, I get so lonely It don't help to know that I'm not the only Unlucky In Love, what am I to do Now that I don't don't have you What am I to do Now that I don't Don't have you
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03:32
Little Lies Music & Lyrics by Dallas Doctor ©2009 Wild Moose Music (BMI) (Verse 1): When I was a child, I believed with all my heart Those fairy tales were true But those fanatic fantasies all fall apart If you only let the light shine through (Chorus 1): ... they're lies - the Little Lies that make the world go 'round When you stop to think, you realize That they're lies - the Little Lies we use to keep each other down Don't deny, we all rely, on Little Lies (Verse 2): When I was a boy, I believed with all my heart Someday my dreams would all come true But I found out, and none too soon, the hardest part Dreamin' isn't all you gotta do (Chorus 2): .. you gotta lie - the Little Lies that make the world go 'round When you stop to think, you realize That they're lies - the Little Lies we use to keep each other down Don't deny, we all rely, on Little Lies (Bridge): Don't get me wrong, I don't pretend to know the score But finally I see through the disguise So little left to be believed in anymore I defy you to deny the Little Lies (Verse 3): Once, I was in love, and I believed with all my heart The love I found was true But when my heart was crushed, and trashed, and torn apart The only thing that got me through (Chorus 3): ... were the lies - the Little Lies that make the world go 'round When you stop to think, you realize That they're lies - the Little Lies we use to keep each other down Don't deny, we all rely, I defy you to deny the Little Lies
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Now She Knows Music & Lyrics by Dallas Doctor ©2009 Wild Moose Music (BMI) (Intro): She Knows Now She Knows (Verse 1): She drove down, from her hometown She drove all day long With four friends in a car - oh and the .. Radio was on They smoked each other's cigarettes They called each other names She never should'a went there - woh .. She'll never be the same (Chorus 1): Now She Knows Now She Knows Now She Knows Now She Knows (Verse 2): It didn't take long to find him In fact with just one look She got his attention And that was all it took They smoked each other's cigarettes Took off each other's clothes That's when she finally found out - woh And now she knows (Chorus 2): Now She Knows Now She Knows Now She Knows Now She Knows She Knows - Knows She Knows - Knows (Verse 3): She drove back to her hometown She drove all night long Back to her boyfriend - oh And the radio was on She lights another cigarette She wonders if it shows What will she tell him - oh Now that she knows (Chorus 3): Now She Knows Now She Knows Now She Knows Now She Knows She Knows - Knows She Knows - Knows
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03:51
I Like You Music & Lyrics by Dallas Doctor ©2009 Wild Moose Music (BMI) (Verse 1): Well there's only one way to say it And just one thing to do Cuz when you really mean it You've got to see it through And there's no way to deny it When you finally know it's true So I'll just come out and say it I Like You (Chorus 1): I Like You I Like You That's all I'm ready to say I Like You And there might be more But that's for Another day Cuz I do And if you do too Don't say you will if you won't Don't say you do, if you don't Cuz I Like You Do you? (Verse 2) Now there's lots of ways around it But they're never quite the same Cuz it's a different feelin' By any other name So I might as well admit it My confession's overdue I'm gonna just come out and say it I Like You (Chorus 2): I Like You I Like You That's all I'm ready to say I Like You And there might be more But that's for Another day Cuz I do And if you do too Don't say you will if you won't Don't say you do, if you don't Cuz I Like You Do you? (Bridge): I Like You like I like ice cream I Like You like a sold-out show I Like You like I like to dream And if you really want to know I Like You like I like girls I Like You like I like guitars When I say you're like one of my favorite things I mean I Like You like 5-stars (Verse 3): Now there's no need to wonder How it happens, when, or why Cuz I can't fight this feelin' No matter how I try And I don't have the answers Or the reasons - not a clue So I'll just come out and say it I Like You (Chorus 1): I Like You I Like You That's all I'm ready to say I Like You And there might be more But that's for Another day Cuz I do And if you do too Don't say you will if you won't Don't say you do, if you don't Cuz I Like You Do you? Yes I Like You Do You?
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Still The Same Music & Lyrics by Dallas Doctor ©2009 Wild Moose Music (BMI) (Verse 1): When I was younger I could really shine Had all the time in the world Didn't pay no mind Now that I'm older With nobody to blame I'll tell you a secret I'm Still The Same (Chorus 1): Times change -- Days go by People change -- Don't ask why You changed -- You changed your name I'm changin' the rules -- I'm Still The Same (Verse 2): When I was younger Easy and free Did whatever I wanted to do I can guarantee Yes, I have some regrets, but Babe, I bear no shame I couldn't change if I wanted to I'm Still The Same (Chorus 2): Times change -- Days go by People change -- Don't ask why You changed -- You changed your name I'm changin' the rules -- I'm Still The Same (Bridge): I still like toys I still like cars I still like girls And guitars I know to you It might sound strange But I'll never change (Verse 3): When I was younger I have some stories to tell You prob'ly wouldn't believe me I guess it's just as well But I wouldn't trade them For either money or fame I lived the way that I wanted to And I'm Still The Same (Chorus 3): Times change -- Days go by People change -- Don't ask why You changed -- You changed your name I'm changin' the rules -- I'm Still The Same Times change -- Days go by People change -- Don't ask why You changed -- You changed your name I'm changin' the rules -- I'm Still The Same.

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Dallas Doctor's - Manhattan (2009) ".. Shows off his considerable song-writing skills. The Beatles-esque melodies practically sing themselves."

[Manhattan] "... recalls a simpler time when Rock N Roll was fun and life's problems didn't seem quite so complicated. ... We loved it. You will too."

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released January 10, 2010

Produced by Jon Mark Lundell.

Recorded during the Summer of 2009 at The Triple Nickel (New York City) and Bates Motel (Atlanta).

Mastered by Chris Griffin at Griffin Mastering;

The Players:

Dallas Doctor - Lead & Backing Vocals, Pianos, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Bass, Handclaps & Fingersnaps;

Jon Mark Lundell - Producer, Engineer, Drums, Bass, Electric Guitars, Tambourines, Cowbells, Shakers, & Backing Vocals.

Electronic Press Kit available @
www.sonicbids.com/DallasDoctor

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