Dance Till We Die

by Dallas Thornton

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1.
Deja Vu 03:50
50/50 Shot I got Am I dreaming or not? Got to give this gift I’m dreaming of And the gift is liquid love If you’ve got it, it’s gold – don’t waste it Get it? Got it? Good God, I want to taste it Milk and honey, making love Memories I’m dreaming of Memories make music and we dance to it In a dream I dream I dream of you Hot, heavy and wicked, we flow like liquid Now I’m addicted to your tune And baby I bloom like I did in my youth Every moment with you is déjà vu Every moment with you is déjà vu Every moment with you you you you Everybody says, “don’t dream, get tough” But I think the world doesn’t dream enough Got to get a better head to get ahead Real heavy medicine comes when you let it in Who got the medicine? You got the medicine. You It’s better than the sedatives I jettisoned at twenty-two You and me and the devil make three Ménage à trois in a déjà vu Memories make music and we dance to it In a dream I dream I dream of you Hot, heavy and wicked, we flow like liquid Now I’m addicted to your tune And baby I bloom like I did in my youth Every moment with you is déjà vu Every moment with you is déjà vu Every moment with you you you Si me ama me ama, mama Me ama me ama Si me ama me ama, mama Pues, dígame Si me ama me ama, mama Me ama me ama Si me ama me ama, mama Pues, dímelo Memories make music and we dance to it In a dream I’m dream I dream of you Hot, heavy and wicked, we flow like liquid Now I’m addicted, I’m addicted Every moment with you is déjà vu Every moment with you is déjà Yayaya yayaya yayaya yaya Déjà vu deja ya Déjà Yayaya yayaya yayaya yaya Déjà vu deja ya Oh Memories make music and we dance to it In a dream I dream I dream of you Hot, heavy and wicked, we flow like liquid Now I’m addicted to your tune And baby I bloom like I did in my youth Every moment with you is déjà vu
2.
Vicious Love 03:41
I get up on the wrong side of the bed Forget the stupid shit I said I guess I was all up in my head And you weren’t much better, no offense Ooh child, it’s no lie Cross my heart and hope to die Ooh love, just because You know we can’t get enough If we’re gonna fight Let’s do it right And let’s do it naked It’s better when we’re making love Chemical vicious love No need for breaking up When we’re naked in love You get a little loaded and upset Is love so easy to forget? I know we hide behind our titles and our clothes Afraid to risk the pain of being naked and exposed So I stand before you naked I stand before you true I stand before you naked And I will always stand by you Singing… Ooh child, it’s no lie Cross my heart and hope to die Ooh love, just because You know we can’t get enough If we’re gonna fight Let’s do it right And let’s do it naked It’s better when we’re making love Chemical vicious love No need to break it break it So let’s just be naked It’s better when we’re making love To seal the distance, love Can’t quit your vicious love Let’s make it in the kitchen While we’re doing dishes I’m feeling ambitious Love Chemical vicious love No need for breaking up Oh when we’re naked Ooh child, it’s no lie Cross my heart and hope to die Ooh love, just because You know we can’t get it get it I stand before you naked I stand before you true I stand before you naked Now and always If we’re gonna fight Let’s do it right And let’s just be naked It’s better when we’re making love
3.
Tell me I’m the best that you ever had And I’ll lay you down and give it to you good and bad Everybody’s got their own road to joy Please teach me how to please you Like birds of a feather We come and go together Can’t take my eyes off of you Like creases in leather The hotter the better When I’m pressed against you Mmhmm you know I want it Woohoo Woohoo Woohoo Like birds of a feather we come Mmhmm you know I want it She said tell me what you like, boy, tell the truth I can keep a secret bulletproof Your fantasies and your demons die with me From the small to the big death Like birds of a feather We come and go together Can’t take my hands off of you Like creases in leather The hotter the better When I’m pressed against you Mmhmm you know I want it Woohoo Woohoo Woohoo Like birds of a feather we come Uh huh you know I want you Your perfume Comes to me when you’re not in the room And I tremble at the pull of your moon You got me howlin’ That’s how you know I want it Woohoo Woah Woohoo Woah Woohoo Woah Like birds of a feather we come Oh you know I want it Like birds of a feather we come Mmhmm you know I want it
4.
As A Villain 03:56
I was a sucker for her perfume And the mental lenses that she looked through We made love under a full moon In the football field by my old high school She said, “it’s funny how life be Just a collection of our life stories” I said, “I see what you mean” She said, “when you see me, what kind of character would I be?” I said, “girl, you’re the hero Anybody give you shit you take zero Me, I’m the bandit robbing your train Thinking you can make a killing as a villain these days” She said, “are you gonna leave me, break my heart?” I said, “maybe.” I said, “maybe” “Are you gonna leave me, break my heart?” I said, “maybe.” She said, “babe” Please don’t leave me lonely, wait, wait, stay Please don’t leave me lonely, wait, wait, stay Please don’t leave me lonely You can make a killing as a villain these days Life gave us lemons, so we made lemonade And we spiked that shit with vodka and gin And drank it till our bellies ached And we would laugh while we made love And lately that’s all I’ve been thinking of True, I had other lovers just in case Thinking you could make a killing as a villain these days And love is free, but it’ll get up and leave if you don’t communicate I said, “are you gonna leave me, break my heart?” She said, “maybe.” She said, “maybe.” “Are you gonna leave me, break my heart?” She said, “maybe.” I said, “babe” Please don’t leave me lonely, wait, wait, stay Please don’t leave me lonely, wait, wait, stay Please don’t leave me lonely, wait, wait Please don’t leave me lonely You can make a killing as a villain these days Are you gonna leave me? Break my heart Are you gonna leave me Break my heart Please don’t leave me lonely, wait, wait, stay Please don’t leave me lonely, wait, wait, stay Please don’t leave me lonely You can make a killing Ay
5.
Past present I don’t know what’s real No shame when I feel what I feel I still want to know you when I go to California for the gold We get older, time don’t hold up Yeah Been to heaven and I made a deal Met a devil who can dance in heels Give me just a moment to unwrap a miracle and make her dance Time grows older, no time to fold Mmmm When everybody wants you to be theirs Your skin, your touch, I love too much Don’t wait, growth pains Your heart, your mind, love by design Don’t wait, growth pains Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah Don’t wait, don’t wait mmmm Ah, ah I knew it in a dream where I heard it through the vine We’re prisoners here of our own design Just give me intuition and I’ll make a little love and make it hurt We get older, time don’t hold up Mmmm, yeah Pain in the heart is rain in the mind Made in the dark for the light to find The feeling’s momentary but the wisdom lasts a whole lifetime Time grows older, no time to fold Mmmm When everybody wants you to be theirs Your skin, your touch, I love too much Don’t wait, growth pains Your heart, your mind, love by design Don’t wait, growth pains I know there’s no way of knowing How it kills me every time I think of you in pain But we’re growing, casting shadows on my mind My mind Mmmm ah Mmmm ah Mmmm ah Don’t wait, don’t wait Your skin, your touch, I love too much Don’t wait, don’t wait, don’t wait Your heart, your mind, love by design Don’t wait, growth pains
6.
Over It 03:29
They got nothing on you there in California Every time you play you choose to make the rules But about it, I had room to doubt it Driving home I clutched my core And I smashed the dashboard And I almost didn’t make it home, oh no Gritted teeth and a fist to beat my sheets I think I might be Ooh Over it, over it, over it Ooh Over it, over it, over it I made it to my bedroom Though, what I turned it into Looked like a bombed-out school, Lebanon ‘82 And writhing in a pool of self-made suffering Munch meant me when he painted “The Scream” Crawling out of my skin Asking, haven’t been listening I cut God off every time she speaks to me I think I must be Ooh Over it, over it, over it Ooh Over it, over it, over it Doctor got your only Antidote for loneliness Yes, I found it on a social feed People chasing people and money drugs and vehicles And fame looking with shame at the face in the mirror It’s clear they’re Over it, over it, over it Looking for a message The answer to your question Can be found in the heartbeat in your chest And a little bit of breath Get Ooh Over it, over it, over it Ooh Over it And a little bit of breath And a little bit of breath Over it, over it, over it Over it, over it, over it
7.
Menaces of Venice make love in the kitchen Eyes locked, tongues tied, paradise Sunset beachside, desert in the moonlight You touch me I feel alive Let’s waste some time Young and free She’s Queen kerosene Burning through a cold dream The sweet to my bitter end, it’s bigger than me Stupefied, who am I? Hold you then remember why I do what I do What would I do without wasting time being free and loving deep? Now I don’t want to lose you But I can’t seem to choose you You don’t want to wait forever You deserve better Don’t waste your time on me Bad idea to love me I can’t stop your loving I can’t help but love you back Heaven forbid that we waste our time Being free and loving deep Not the best time to meet an angel, to tell the truth Funny way to meet your family - in a hospital room I had to be near you, now I know why: To learn that you can heal the world just by Wasting time being free And loving deep Now I don’t want to lose you But I can’t seem to choose you You’re not gonna wait forever, you deserve better Don’t waste your time on me But if you’re gonna love me I can’t stop your loving I can’t help but love you back Heaven forbid that we waste our time Being free and loving deep Now I don’t want to lose you I’ve tried and couldn’t choose to I don’t want to wait forever I guess now it’s now or never Let’s waste some time young and free If you still want to love these broken pieces of me I still want to love you back Heaven forbid that we waste our time Young and free, and loving deep Woah Now I’m in deep I’m in deep
8.
"Friend" 05:39
I’ve got my reasons to be alone None of them are that good, though I’ve been trying to call you a friend But even when I mean to I don’t ‘Cause friends don’t get this close May we find peace in pretending Our friends say we have energy They don’t know what the hell they mean ‘Cause I’ve been on my own and I don’t need no one Though, I have to agree… It’s getting harder to call you a friend I try but nothing is as sweet as your sweet sweetness And I’m a newborn child, and my will is wild And I can’t help this heart of mine Woyo yoyo Woyo yoyo Woyo It’s getting harder and harder, ay Woyo yoyo Woyo yoyo Woyo It’s getting harder and harder, ay The moment I tasted you I couldn’t face it I hid my rabbit heart To have to want her And make her wonder Is a sinister cruel twisted art Our friends say we have energy They must be full of S H I T (Everybody’s full of shit but me) ‘Cause I’ve been on my own and I don’t need no one Though, I have to agree… It’s getting harder to call you a friend I try but nothing is as sweet as your sweet sweetness And I’m a newborn child, and my will is wild And I can’t help this heart of mine Woyo yoyo Woyo yoyo Woyo It’s getting harder and harder, ay Woyo yoyo Woyo yoyo Woyo It’s getting harder and harder, ay And I’m a newborn child, and my will is wild And I can’t help this heart of mine Woyo yoyo Woyo yoyo Woyo It’s getting harder and harder, ay Woyo yoyo Woyo yoyo Woyo It’s getting harder and harder, ay Woyo yoyo Woyo yoyo Woyo It’s getting harder and harder, ay Woyo yoyo Woyo yoyo Woyo It’s getting harder and harder, ay Woyo yoyo Woyo yoyo Woyo It’s getting harder and harder Ay
9.
What is it that’s running your life? Is it funny money, fame or the shame of the ghost inside When you shine your light They’ll tell you where to point it So they're not disappointed Ooh you were doing just fine Till you fall down, fall down Go ahead, you’re doing just fine, kid Just calm down, calm down There’s no way of knowing where we are going It’s hard to tell if this is heaven or it’s hell But we can dance till we get there We can dance any way we like We can dance till we get there We can dance till the day we die Till the day we die Till the day we die What is it we’re looking to find? When the good times are rollin’ The best ones are stolen By being up in your mind ‘Cause you run from your soul When you run from the moment Run until the river run dry You’ll see what you seek out Go ahead and lose your mind Just freak out, freak out There’s no way of knowing where we are going It’s hard to tell if this is heaven or it’s hell But we can dance till we get there We can dance any way we like We can dance till we get there We can dance till the day we die Till the day we die Till the day we die Till the day we die We can dance, dance Hard to tell if this is Run until the river run dry Hard to tell if this is But we can dance till we get there We can dance any way we like We can dance till we get there We can dance till the day we die Till the day we die But we can dance till we get there We can dance any way we like We can dance till we get there We can dance We can dance Till the day we die Till the day we die

about

This record is about resisting and accepting the fundamental truth that it is not the destination that gives life its meaning, but the life that we put into the dance that we dance along the way. It’s a story album to be experienced like a chapter book.

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released July 7, 2020

Written, performed and produced by Dallas Thornton
Drums - Forrest Raup (tracks 1-4, 8, 9)

Special thanks to Forrest Raup for his nasty drum-playing, as always. And to David Bergner for coming up with the vibed out bass line in the pre-chorus of Birds of a Feather when we were playing together in Colorado. And to Kenna Tuggle, for that little violin that goes 'weeeee' for one sweet second in Dance Till We Die (song) in the vibey breakdown. Spicy. And to the U.S. government for that stimulus check that helped me finish this record. I also want to thank my live-band bandmates during my creating of this album 2018-2020: Forrest Raup, David Bergner, Max DeVincenzo, Curtis Kelley and Jeff Kinsey. When you play together, you rub off on each other, and I’m grateful for that. I love you all and salute you on your musical journeys.

Lastly,
This release is made possible by my awesome patrons on Patreon. A huge, HUGE thank you to:

Akin Orbay
Alex Gorchesky
Amber Shipley
Andrew Taylor
Artem Nikulkov
Ashwin Datt
Brandon Calano
Brent Pine
Claire Davison
Cliff Stanton
Cody Thornton
David Bergner
David Grimes
David Pure
Emily Hiller
Jake Gronseth
Jake Moore
Julie Grace
Karim Malak
Kent Thornton
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Marisa Imon
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To all listening and supporting independent art - much love and gratitude from the bottom of my heart.

-Dallas




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Indie-Pop/Rock from Boulder to Los Angeles. Love is the answer and music it's soundtrack.

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