Manhattan

by Dallas Doctor

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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.

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Track Name: SongWriter
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 --
Track Name: Scandalous
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
Track Name: Manhattan
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
Track Name: Where In The World
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
Track Name: Someday
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
Track Name: Eat To Live
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
Track Name: Unlucky In Love
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
Track Name: Little Lies
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
Track Name: Now She Knows
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
Track Name: I Like You
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?
Track Name: Still The Same
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.