By The Numbers

by Dallas Doctor

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"... Courageous and controversial; simultaneously personal and universal - everything art should be!"

"This is an important record ... unafraid to examine the absurdities around us ... an honest search for truth and meaning ... "

"If you appreciate the craft of songwriting, you're going to want to get to know Dallas Doctor."

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released January 11, 2011

©2010 Dangerous Records

Produced by Jon Mark Lundell;

Recorded during the Summer of 2010 at Bates Motel (Atlanta) and Live at The Bitter End (New York City).

Mastered by Chris Griffin at Griffin Mastering.

All Songs: Music & Lyrics by Dallas Doctor


The Players:

Dallas Doctor, Jon Mark Lundell, Jody Lundell, Dan Bauman, Ben Howe, Chris Wold, Kimberly Meador Place & Andy Harris.


Cover Design by Joshua S. Zaring
Cover Photo by Bo Bradly

Acknowledgments - Special thanks to the following people for their valuable and considered feedback on this project - it is much appreciated: Ryan Brodie, Susan Hamilton, Crystal Herman, Bo Bradly, Scott Carter, Abbie Sewall, Vaughn Garner & Jonathan Thomas.

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Track Name: I'm Sorry
I’m Sorry
Music & Lyrics by Dallas Doctor
©2010 Wild Moose Music (BMI)


(I):
I’m Sorry if I made you mad
So damn sorry if you don’t understand
So sorry – that I got caught
I’m so – wait a minute – no I’m not!

(Chorus):
(Hey!) Hey You – I gotta be me
(Hey You!) It doesn’t matter if you disagree
If you’re offended, or afraid, or too blind to see
Then it’s true – for you – I’m Sorry!

(II):
I’m Sorry if I let you down
So damn sorry, but I won’t come around
I’m so sorry, I already forgot
I’m so – wait a minute – no I’m not!
(Chorus) – (Synth Solo):

(Bridge):
Somebody should’a – told ya before
Somebody should’a – tallied the score
Somebody should’a – kicked your ass out the door
Your nonsense ain’t gonna cut it no more

(III):
I’m Sorry if I made you mad
So damn sorry if you don’t understand
I’m so sorry, I already forgot
I’m so – wait a minute – no I’m not!
(Chorus):
(Tag):
I’m sorry – Not sorry
Sorry – I’m not sorry
Sorry – Not sorry
Sorry – I’m not sorry
Track Name: Do You Believe In Magic?
Do You Believe In Magic?
Music & Lyrics by Dallas Doctor
©2010 Wild Moose Music (BMI)


(I):
Joseph Smith put horses in America
Two-thousand years too soon, I wonder why
Claimed he translated ancient scrolls
But his story’s full of holes
Because when scholars found the scrolls it all turned out to be a lie
I wouldn’t make this up – I’m tryin to be polite
But he claimed “Indians” are Jews cursed by god to not be white
And fourteen-million Mormon folks
Still haven’t figured out the hoax
When you refuse to reason, there’s no reason to be right.

(Chorus):
Do You Believe In Magic?
It breaks up families, blows up buildings, and it’s tragic!
You should’a learned by now that magic’s illusion
You are the problem – not the solution
Think it through
Or shame on you
Do You Believe In Magic?

(II):
L. Ron Hubbard said that Xenu was in charge of the stars
So he brought aliens by the billions to this planet of ours
He stacked ‘em in volcanoes
Set a bomb and let go
Now they’ll cure you of the Thetans for a-thousand-bucks-a-throw.
(Chorus):

(Bridge):
I’m not pickin’ on the Mormons, or the Muslims
Or the Catholics, Scientologists, or Jews
If you believe a magic spell
Or in miracles, or Hell
It doesn’t really matter which crazy name you choose …
(Chorus):

(III)
If you think I shouldn’t care – just let you run around like fools
While you’re poisoning our politics and neighborhoods and schools
There’s a fundamental evil at the heart of your foundation
When you make somebody else responsible for your salvation
(Chorus):
(Tag):
Do You Believe In Magic? (Do You Believe In Magic?)
Do You Believe In Magic? (Do You Believe In Magic?)
Do You Believe In Magic?
Track Name: All-American Line Dance
All-American Line Dance
Music & Lyrics by Dallas Doctor
©2010 Wild Moose Music (BMI)


(I):
Weekday mornings, you can find us at work
The farmer, the teacher, the trucker, and clerk
While the rich get richer, we work like fools
We’re spinnin’ our wheels, because we don’t make the rules
We wouldn’t change it, if we had the chance
We’d do The All-American Line Dance.

(Chorus):
Don’t start thinkin’
Just keep drinkin’
That Kool-Aid
We made
Don’t examine it
Just keep crammin’ it
Down your throat
Sing it note-for-note
No matter what the season
Take a stance
Don’t even need a reason
Just chant the trance
Raise your drink – Stay in sync – Don’t think!
The All-American Line Dance.

(II):
Saturday mornin’, we can do what we wish
Yeah, we’re free – to watch TV – go to the game – or go fish
We’re on a Highway to Hell – Goin’ faster and faster
So we blame each other for the coming disaster
We wouldn’t change it, if we had the chance
We’d do The All-American Line Dance.
(Chorus):

(Bridge):
Lean to the left - Lean to the right
Stand up, sit down, fight, fight, fight
Yeah, we love our freedom, we’re a sight to behold
And we will fight for the right to do exactly what we’re told
(Guitar Solo):

(III):
On Sunday mornin’ – There’s no need to search
We all lined up in the pews, in Sunday best, at the church
All praisin’ and a-preachin’ – Doin’ just what we should
To thank the guy-in-the-sky, because we got it so good
We won’t change it, when we get the chance
We do The All-American Line Dance.
(Chorus):
(Tag):
The All-American Line Dance.
The All-American Line Dance.
Track Name: Never Argue With An Elephant
Never Ever Argue With An Elephant
Music & Lyrics by Dallas Doctor
©2010 Wild Moose Music (BMI)

(Huh!)
You should …
(Chorus):
Never Ever Argue With An Elephant
Because the facts will never change his mind
If he had evidence, he wouldn’t be an Elephant
So walk away – it’s just a waste of time
It’s such a waste of time!

(I):
They’re sayin’: “Wrong is right.”
Sayin’: “Day is night.”
Sayin’: “Black is white.”
It such a shame
They’re sayin: “Up is down.”
Sayin’: “Square is round.”
Sayin’: “Lost is found.”
They’re all the same! … That’s why you …
(Chorus):

(II):
They say: “The truth is lies.”
Sayin’: “Lows are highs.”
They say that: “Dumb is wise.”
They’re so confused.
They’re sayin’: “War is great.”
Sayin’: “Peace is hate.”
Sayin’: “Sleaze is straight.”
They’re bein’ used! … That’s why you …
(Chorus):

(Bridge):
You know they ought’a be embarrassed
They got it backwards for so long
Every single forward step – they fight against it
And when it comes to rights – they always get it wrong! ! … That’s why you …
(Chorus) (Repeat 1st Verse): (Chorus):

(Tag):
It’s just a waste of time!
Track Name: By The Numbers
By The Numbers
Music & Lyrics by Dallas Doctor
©2010 Wild Moose Music (BMI)

(I):
We are strangers
Here in this place
And maybe there are mysteries
We’re not afraid to face

Sometimes we’re right
Sometimes we’re wrong
Right now we’re here
Too soon we’re gone

(Chorus):
Ohh – We’re just doin’ it By The Numbers
(Doin’ it By The Numbers)
Oh we’re doin’ it – by the rules
Let’s do it by the numbers

(II):
Planets move around us
Night follows day
Seasons come and go
I’m still the same …

Sometimes I’m right
Sometimes I’m wrong
Right now I’m here
Too soon I’m gone
(Chorus): (Guitar Solo): (Chorus):

(III):
So will you do what they told ya?
Or will ya think about it?
Will you believe what they say?
Or do you have the courage to doubt it?

Cuz sometimes they’re right
Most times, they’re wrong
Right now we’re here
Too soon we’re gone
(Chorus):

(Tag):
Let’s do it By The Numbers
Oh we’re doin’ it – by the rules.
Track Name: Heart Of Darkness
Heart Of Darkness
Music & Lyrics by Dallas Doctor
©2010 Wild Moose Music (BMI)


(I):
I’ve been tryin’ to face my fears
I’m tryin’ to look at the world in its face
Without blinking, but now it appears
There’s a terror that needs an embrace …

(Chorus):
So let’s go ..
And don’t hold on (Don’t hold on ..)
Let’s just fall ..
And keep on fallin’ (Keep on fallin’ ..)
Just let go ..
The Heart Of Darkness
Is callin’ ..
It’s callin’ ..

(II):
I’ve been tryin’ to mine this adventure
For the kernels inside of the shells
I’ve been tryin’ to tell you my future
Without understanding myself
(Chorus):

(Bridge):
When you don’t know where you’re goin’ ..
What’s the point in a plan?
Let the rivers all run where they will
All I’m doin’ is all that I can ..
(Chorus):

(Tag):
I’ve been tryin’ to face my fears …
Track Name: Price To Pay
Price To Pay
Music & Lyrics by Dallas Doctor
©2010 Wild Moose Music (BMI)


(I):
Go to school – Study hard
Learn a rule – Report card
Play well with others while you can
Graduate – Pick a career
Register – Sit here
Most important of all – Have a plan

(Chorus):
There’s a Price To Pay for dreamin’: “You’ll end up lonely and alone!”
And don’t they love to lay it on ya – like a curse?
The part they’re leavin’ out cut’s closer to the bone
There’s a Price To Pay for not dreamin’ – that’s worse.

(II):
Get a job – Persevere
Please the boss – Be sincere
Network with others – Advance
Buy some stuff – Buy some more
Don't forget what you're - workin' for
Most important of all – Don’t take a chance.
(Chorus):

(Bridge):
Put your eggs in a basket
Tend it well
Lay your bones in a casket
That’s where you’re headed – Time will tell
And when they gather around you
Does it really matter what they say?
In spite of all your plans
You die alone, anyway!

(III):
Go to school – Study hard
Learn a rule – Report card
Play well with others while you can
Graduate – Pick a career
Register – Sit here
Most important of all – don’t stray from the plan
(Chorus):

(Tag):
… Yeah, it’s worse (Yeah!) - It’s worse!
Track Name: Girls That Got Away
Girls That Got Away
Music & Lyrics by Dallas Doctor
©2010 Wild Moose Music (BMI)

(I):
Abigail is not like the other girls - She’s kind’a hard to define
She’s real; she makes me feel – But she’ll never be mine
That won’t stop me lovin’ her – I don’t care if it’s wrong
That won’t stop me missin’ here, when I’m gone.

(II):
Eboni is like a flower – with her blossom still on the vine
And when she blooms, she lights up rooms – And she’ll never be mine
That won’t stop me lovin’ her – That’s why I wrote this song
So she’ll know, it won’t stop me missin’ here, when I’m gone.

(Chorus):
This one’s for The Girls That Got Away
I’m not keepin’ score, but there’s more, I that I could say
My runnin’ out of time – is getting closer, everyday
So this one’s for The Girls That Got Away

(III):
Elsa is magic and beautiful – Someday, she’s gonna shine
She’s so smart, she stole my heart – And she’ll never be mine
That won’t stop me lovin’ her – In my heart, she’ll always belong
It won’t stop me missin’ here, when I’m gone.

(IV):
Susan kept her promises – she let me hold her, for a time
And it was good, I knew it would – But she’ll never be mine
That won’t stop me lovin’ her – My whole life long
It won’t stop me missin’ here, when I’m gone.
(Chorus):

(V):
Ginger is a straight-up angel – She’s damn near divine
All she wants to do is the right thing – But like me, she’s runnin’ out of time
That won’t stop me lovin’ her – And god, I hope I’m wrong
I’m sure gonna miss her, when she’s gone.
(Chorus):

(Tag):
The Girls That Got Away
The Girls That Got Away