LAYERS

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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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about

on dolphin San Francisco, California

on dolphin is an indie rock band based in san francisco

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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Track Name: more good days
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.
Track Name: dance in the kitchen
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
Track Name: layers
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
Track Name: worth the drive
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
Track Name: new york
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
Track Name: inventing fences
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
Track Name: together
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
Track Name: laugh it off
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
Track Name: slowdown
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
Track Name: let a little light
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