I Will Take You Back

by Dan London

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A sonic reflection in 12 songs. Sometimes to move forward you got to go back.

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released November 18, 2014

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Mike Quinn at the Moontower, Davis Square, Somerville, MA. - at Q Division
www.moontowerstudio.com - www.qdivision.com

All songs written by Dan London c. 2014 - Published by Drunken Ballerina Music / SESAC
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Cover art and cd design by Alexander S. Budnitz
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A Static Motor recording
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Thanks to - Will Dickson, Kurt von Stetten, Brandon Comstock, Alex Budnitz, Lew London, and Mike Quinn

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Dan London Boston, Massachusetts

Dan London is a singer-songwriter-guitarist-bassist. (See TheLongwalls.com ) He’s a gumbo cooker, bourbon drinker, and a friend to words both great and small. He hails from New Jersey, an only child in a wilderness of Aqua net. He now makes his home in Boston where he lives with his wife, their cat, and an unapologetic belief in the power and beauty of the popular song. ... more

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Track Name: Nothing To Be Afraid Of
Step into the light girl let me see your face
there’s nothing to be afraid of
rip off that disguise and leave it at my place
there’s nothing to be afraid of

Oh I get so scared
when I’m unprepared

Step into the light girl let me see your face
there’s nothing to be afraid of here

Somebody got lost and somebody got laid
there’s nothing to be afraid of
Somebody got tossed and somebody got paid
there’s nothing to be afraid of

Oh and it feels so wrong
when we play along

Step into the light girl let me see your face
there’s nothing to be afraid of here

Step into the light girl let me see your face
there’s nothing to be afraid
like lovers in disguise we’ll join the human race
there’s nothing to be afraid
there’s nothing to be afraid
there’s nothing to be afraid here
Track Name: Bob Fosse Dreams of Napoleon In Leather
He smokes his cigarette with force
she does one last pirouette
and files for divorce

Bob Fosse dreams of Napoleon in leather
and the queen of England in a purple boa feather
Bob Fosse dreams of Napoleon in leather
Bob Fosse

Nothing gets you high as heels
and nothing’s quite as shy
as innocence reveals

Bob Fosse dreams of Napoleon in leather
and the queen of England in a purple boa feather
Bob Fosse dreams of Napoleon in leather
Bob Fosse

Rubber boots and fog machines and Lenny Bruce and Ben Vereen
Garter belts and pumps and tights and Liza ‘neath the smoking lights
Track Name: Let's Get It Over With
The time for talking is done
it’s time to set with the sun
there’s only thing left so
Let’s Get It Over With

Them old excuses is past
the initial passion it won’t last
there’s only thing left so
Let’s Get It Over With

saying goodbye is like the
last piece of pie like the
last day of July
Lets Get It Over With

We know how much that it meant
we know how much that we spent
the cost it wasn’t worth so
Lets Get It Over With

I thought you was the one
the one that set with the sun
well baby lets get her done yeah
Lets Get It Over With

saying goodbye is like the
last piece of pie like the
last day of July
Lets Get It Over With
Track Name: I Will Take You Back
Wesley held the burden of truth and its heart was a lion
If you want I will take you back
Jenny said it all on the roof and she knew it was time
If you want I will take you back

I can find the dreams that you've been missing
Close your eyes and hear a world that's listening

Welsey got married and Wesley got stoned
Welsey sold everything that Jenny once owned
If you want I will take you back

You have tried to live the life you used too
Step outside see what that life has changed to

Kings of the jungle and queens of the sea
they roll and they tumble till that bubble burst free
and if you want I will take you back
Track Name: In the Wind
I got a notebook I write my thoughts in
it’s lunchtime I’m outside hiding from my friends
I just need a little bit of time to pretend
I’m heading to Rome
a man on his own
this boy has flown in the wind

There’s a girl name Stacy I’m trying to talk to
Too many invisible barriers for me to breakthrough
I just need a little bit of space so I can prove
I’m heading to Rome
a man on his own
this boy has gone in the wind

I sink like a stone
I break like a bone
I howl and I moan
in the wind
Track Name: Music For Cats
I wonder is there music for cats does it sound like little mice scurrying into the traps of their teeth
is it all about survival and instinct and scheming
Here comes mine she’s furry and black as she digs and secures her claws to my lap
I wonder what she thinks about when she’s dreaming
When she bites me does she mean it When she delights me does she mean it
I think that she loves me and she’s taking a nap I wonder is there music for cats
I wonder is there music for cats

Sit with my lover and I sings her a song and she gets really sad and I ask her what’s wrong
and she tells me nothing but she knows I do not believe here
I search for the truth she camouflages like stains words that she hides from her lips in her brain
but all I get are kisses that tastes like Geneva
When she’s lying does she mean it And when she’s crying does she mean it
I couldn’t find her feelings if she drew me a map I wonder is there music for cats
I wonder is there music for cats

Is there music for cats? Country disco or rap. On what beat do they snap?
And she’s likes me does she mean it? And when she fights me does she mean it?
I think that she loves me then she’s taking a nap. I ask her is there music for cats?
I wonder is there music for cats?
Track Name: Too Cool For School
got some roaches from the weekend turn this place into a laugh room
got a rusty of Pinto I can barely keep running
got my girlfriend in the back she’s like a second coming
and she tells me I’m the king of something in this kingdom of fools
her jeans are skin tight but to me they’re just right and we’re both
too cool for school

Got a Led Zeppelin t-shirt I stole from my brother
gotta a bottle of Percodans I lifted off my mother
got a box of Trojans I took from my father
sometimes I wear them and sometimes I don’t bother because
lately my girl gives me a look or something like she wants somebody new
if she does that’s fine it’s not like I won’t mind I’m just
too cool for school

Got a blood red Mustang circa 2003
gotta a cigarette lighter plugged into my cd
got an Armani suit recently borrowed
for the princess of cute who turns legal tomorrow
I know I won’t stay young forever but I don’t know what else to do
I gave up on the Stones when they canned Brian Jones and still I’m
too cool for school
Track Name: She Found Your Picture In My Phone
She found your picture in my phone
She found your picture in my phone
she says she needs to take some time to be alone
She found your picture in my phone

I thought I would try your number
I hoped that we would meet for tea
I know the things that we can’t have fill us with wonder
It’s probably best to let them be

She found your picture in my phone
She found your picture in my phone
she says she needs to take some time to be alone
She found your picture in my phone

I’ve come to understand nothing ever goes as planned
she says I refuse to see that you will never be with me

You said that you love and miss
you said I’m the one who got away
you said you still can’t believe you never kissed me
I said girl lets call it a day

She found your picture in my phone
She found your picture in my phone
she says she needs to take some time to be alone
She found your picture in my phone
Track Name: I Can Play the Game With You
I can play the game with you might not play it good but I do play it true
if you promise to beat me I’ll promise to lose
I can play the game with you

Spin the wheel round it goes
clicks your heels curls your toes
got a number yours you say
you don’t call me back well that be ok
I’ll just pretend I didn’t care anyway

I can play the game with you might not play it good but I do play it true
if you promise to beat me I’ll promise to lose
I can play the game with you

Pick a number one to ten
I guess it right I see you again
I guess it wrong well the gods had their say
I cared about those gods anyway
we’re here together we might as well play

I can play the game with you might not play it good but I do play it true
if you promise to beat me I’ll promise to lose
I can play the game with you
Track Name: Songs For the Ladies
you ask why don’t I sing to you
you ask why don’t I cling to you
I’m surprised that you’d want me to
because that’s something I won’t do

I don’t write Songs For the Ladies no more
no I don’t leave notes in your bedroom drawer
I don’t the Songs For the Ladies no more
baby I adore but I won’t be writing for you

you wonder would I cry for you
you wonder would I die for you
here’s hoping you don’t ask me to
because that’s something I won’t do

I don’t write Songs For the Ladies no more
no I don’t leave notes in your bedroom drawer
I don’t the Songs For the Ladies no more
baby I adore but I won’t be writing for you

when it comes to friends sure I buy a bourbon or two
when the friendship ends
everything you said to me it becomes a song or three

when it comes to friends sure I buy a bourbon or two
when the friendship ends
everything you said to me it becomes a song or three

I don’t write Songs For the Ladies no more
I don’t write Songs For the Ladies no more
I don’t the Songs For the Ladies no more
baby I adore but I won’t be writing for you
baby I adore but I won’t be writing for you
baby I adore but I won’t be writing for you
Track Name: See the Night
I watch your cheekbones I watch your cheeks
I watch your cellphone as you speak to him
I hear you talk girl when I go to sleep
there’s a voice in every man
that tells himself of course he can

I think it’s time to see the night for what it is
I think it’s time to see the night

I read your Facebook I read your face
I dig the pics you took at my place
it seems complicated but it’s easy as grace
there’s a part of everyman
that will refuse to understand

I think it’s time to see the night for what it is
I think it’s time to see the night

open up your eyes
Track Name: This Ain't No Lullabye
This Ain’t No Lullabye
so lets be clear at least this time my dear
when we say goodnight we mean goodbye

This Ain’t No Lullabye
we rocked it to sleep we don’t hear a peep
the story of you and I
this Ain’t No Lullabye

the man in the moon tonight he’s staying up all night
he’s been watching us for so long
he’s sad and he’s scared because he can’t repair what’s gone wrong
so he send us this song

This Ain’t No Lullabye
there’s no need to yell and no need to cry
the love song of you and I
This Ain’t No Lullabye

the heart pumps the blood the brain thinks its love and
This Ain’t No Lullabye
the heart pumps the blood the brain thinks its love and
This Ain’t No Lullabye

so whisper goodnight
and kiss me goodbye