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LAYERS

by on dolphin

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1.
i need some more
 good days and sunshine 
good news and red wine i need to see 
big smiles and helping hands
 big skies and natural lands i need to see ~~
 a little more
 everything i need to feel
 hope and vitality 
inspired reality i need to feel ~~
 a little more
 everything. i need to be
 gentle and easy going
 open with love flowing i need to be ~~
a little more
 everything.
2.
lyrics: we walk without socks on get lost when the songs on

 and the sun it shines brighter here 
 dance in the kitchen

 sew every stitch in

 and the rain it falls slower here 
hang out on blankets

 fly where they take us and the wind it blows farther here 
 dance in the kitchen sew every stitch in

 and the rain it falls slower here
3.
layers 03:56
layers of thick layers of fog layers of earth under layers of bog layers of traditions layers of tears layers of curiosity layers of fears bark skin atmosphere roof cover hover warmth light and truth layers layers of laughter layers of smiles layers of linen layers for mile
4.
silhouettes through sunscreen haze

, reckless roads on for days

 dust in your eyes exhaust in your air

, wondering what you’ve come to there. 
was it worth the drive 
communication breaks unfriendly exchange

, feeling the center, the whole world in range, 
it was worth the drive, 
it’s raw and rough and unforgiving,

 no escape from heat or feeling

 hog in the road run for cover

, how do you explain this from one - to - another 
it was worth the drive
5.
new york 04:02
new york won’t let me go home new york won’t let me go home new york won’t let me go home this is not where i belong new york you’re beautiful new york you’re kind you know i’ve got to go i’ve run out of time ~~ i’ve got to go, back to san francisco new york won’t let me go home new york won’t let me go home new york won’t let me go home this is not where i belong won't let me take the train to catch the plane that leaves today i can't stay new york you’re beautiful new york you’re kind you know i’ve got to go still, you do this to me every time ~~ i’ve got to go, back to san francisco
6.
driving posts into the ground wrapping wire all around does it make you feel safe and sound inventing fences does keeping everybody out help you keep yourself in control it’s true that they can break your heart but they can not take your soul lucky you didn’t build a wall your will can bring your guard back down open your arms reach out your hands your friends will turn this city into a town
7.
together 04:06
i can feel, what you can’t say, you can take, my pain away you can paint, me a better place, and i can dream, to dream today and together... we can fly together it’s ok, if you don’t know it’s alright, if we don’t show it’s inside, what we all know it’s a ride, while we all grow and together...we can cry together make out - make a mess - make up - make the bed they’re blind, to what we see they don’t live, what we believe they can’t grasp, what we achieve they don’t know, how to let it be and together… we can hide together make it up - make believe - make it right - make some coffee we’ll fight, on the same side we’ll run, into that light we’ll learn, to ride the ride we’ll fall, and know that it’s alright because together...we will try
8.
laugh it off 03:03
well laugh it off and let it go then take it in and watch it grow take some time to lose your mind open up and you will find that what you need and didn’t know it here for you to make it so have some fun lighten up share a smile and brighten up ‘cause you make it happen it’s up to you yes you make it happen it’s up to you
9.
slowdown 02:18
i don’t like to second guess myself

, yes it’s true i must impress myself

 holding my heart to my ear

, listening and unable to hear

 and i judge myself
, begrudge myself i’ll try to slow down, cause i wanna feel my feet on the ground indecision’s taking over me
, wonder worry forgetting to breath 
commit to choose choose to commit
, waiting for answers and want to forget
 but i’m responsible, i’m accountable
 i’ll try to slow down, cause i wanna feel my feet on the ground can’t find the right questions
, searching through my past lessons
 the past isn’t everything
, no one knows what the next chapter brings
 more tests to take
, mistakes to make
 i’ll try to slow down, cause i wanna feel my feet on the ground
 i’ll try to slow down, cause i wanna feel my feet on the ground
10.
light let a little light, let a little light in, let a little light, let a little light in let a little light, 
climb in
, let a little light, shine in open your heart, open your heart sing a little song, sing a little song true, sing a little song, sing a little song true sing a little song, so true, sing a little song, low and true open your heart, open your heart let a little light, 
and sing a little song 
& give a little love

about

LAYERS is the debut album from san francisco indie rock band
on dolphin, featuring melissa lyn

this album was born in a barn

credits

released July 22, 2016

album credits for LAYERS:

written by melissa lyn
produced and recorded by ryan clark

mixed by paul miner at buzzbomb studios
mastered by shelly steffens at chicago mastering service
drums engineered by scott mcdowell at hyde street studio c

background photo by kristen podgurski
portrait photo by jeffrey placencia
additional photos by melissa lyn
album art by meanz chan


musician credits for LAYERS:

vocals & guitar - melissa lyn
drums - ryan clark
bass - ryan clark (more good days, new york, worth the drive)
bass - chris wagner (dance in the kitchen, layers, inventing fences, together)
bass - kate ming (laugh it off)
violin - maria quiles (dance in the kitchen, layers, worth the drive)
cello - rebecca roudman (dance in the kitchen, layers, worth the drive, slowdown)
piano - john elliott (layers, let a little light)
piano - christopher mcmahon (together)
additional keys - paul miner (worth the drive, inventing fences)
french horn & trumpet - dana cory (layers)
vocal harmonies - maria quiles (layers, worth the drive, together)
vocal harmonies - rory cloud (layers, worth the drive)
layers choir- julian müller, maria quiles, rory cloud, john elliott, molly hanmer

new york string quartet arranged by liam mccormick
featuring - owen sutter (violin), yuri kye (violin), clio tilton (viola), charly akert (cello)

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on dolphin California

on dolphin is an indie rock band based in northern california.

melissa lyn once bet a friend a falafel, that she would never be in a band with her boyfriend. but dating a drummer eventually took it's toll on her strict 'no boyfriends allowed' policy, so she married him to avoid paying up.

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