Talking To Myself

by Dallas Thornton

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released April 18, 2018

All songs written and produced by Dallas Thornton and all instruments performed and recorded by Dallas Thornton except:

Drums - played by Forrest Raup and recorded at Coupe Studio, engineered by Brandon Calano
Trumpet - Ariel Shrum
Violin - Kenna Tuggle
Female Vocals - Halle Tomlinson

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Dallas Thornton Boulder, Colorado

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

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Track Name: Let Somebody Love You
She said, “Boy, what you crying ‘bout?”
I said, “the whole world's crying now”
She said, “You gotta shake it off and shake it out
Just play your love and play it loud”

Well, girl I know if the whole world
Could just be touched the way that you’re touching me
We’d know peace

So let me get you home and
We make love ‘till morning
Mirrors to the soul (yeah)
Every day's a weekend
Loving with no pretense
Can't believe it's free (yeah)
We’ve got to tell ‘em now

Let somebody love you
Won’t you let somebody in
You've got to you let somebody love you? (Yeah)

I said it once I'll say it again
If you ain't got love you ain't got shit
Don't let nobody let you down
Just shake it, shake it, shake it proud

And let me get you home and
We make love till' morning
Mirrors to the soul (yeah)
Every day's a weekend
Loving with no pretense
Can't believe it's free (yeah)
We've got to tell 'em tell 'em

Let somebody love you
Won’t you let somebody in
You've got to you let somebody love you? (Yeah)

I know it's hard when you've got nobody
From a lonely point of view
It's tricky tricky, buddy, life is funny
First, here's what you've got to do
You've got to let that somebody be you

You can be super cool, boy boy
But if you ain't happy what's the point?

Now let me get you alone and
We make love ‘till morning
Mirrors to the soul (yeah)
Every day's a weekend
Loving with no pretense
Don't you know that we can have it all?

We gotta tell 'em now...
Let somebody love you...

And if you can't let somebody love you
It doesn’t make you a fool
If you can't let somebody love you
You gotta let that somebody be you
Track Name: Ordinary Girls
Ordinary girls don't walk the way she, talk the way she
does she understand that girls like her don’t belong in the arms of
ordinary men don't walk the way I, talk the way I
do I risk a dance to chance romance or to blow my cool?
I know better but…

Ooh she kicked me in the heart
Made a sucker want to start
Running circles ‘round those ordinary fools
She kicked me in the heart
Made a sucker want to start
Ah. She’s not an ordinary girl

Ordinary Girls don't write the way she, wrong the way she
is she up to something? And is that something that she’s up to, no no no no
good God girl, your mind is uncurling mine, and I unwind just thinking about
things I want to do with, for, and to you
And I know I know better but

Ooh she kicked me in the heart
Made a sucker want to start
Running circles ‘round those ordinary fools
She kicked me in the heart
Made a sucker want to start
Ah. She’s not an ordinary girl

Ordinary girls
Would treat me much better
But they ain’t half as clever
And I know better but...

You know you make me want to
Ooh mama. Ooh mama my my my
You know you make me want to
Ooh mama. Ooh mama my my my
She’s not an ordinary girl, mama
Girl, mama my my my
You know you make me want to
Ooh mama. Ooh mama my my my
Track Name: I Wonder
Oh little brother of mine
What is it that you've been trying to find?
You've been walking with your heart out like you were right from the start-out
Is it happiness you're trying to find?

Is there a face you don't want to know?
Is there a place you don't want to go?
Uh huh, I think I know

Ooh I wonder, Is this kind of wonder
Not what you want, what you want, what you want
Ooh I wonder, Is this kind of wonder
Not what you want at all?

Oh holy mother of mind
What is it that I've been trying to find?
I've been walking with my heart out like I was right from the start-out
Is it happiness I'm trying to find?

Is there a face I don't want to know?
Is there a place I don't want to go?
Uh huh, I call it home

Ooh I wonder, is this kind of wonder
Not what I want, what I want, what I want
Ooh I wonder is this kind of slumber
Not what I want at all?

Taking time to fill the soul
But no space can fill that whole
So we chase to fit the mold
But every face we face is our own
Don't say I told you so

Ooh I wonder, is this kind of wonder
Not what we want, what we want, what we want
Ooh I wonder, is this kind of slumber
Not what we want at all?
(oh no no no)
Ooh I wonder, is this kind of wonder
Not what we want, what we want, what we want
Ooh I wonder, is this spell we’re under
Not what we want at all?

No it’s not what we want at all
But we want it all

We want it all
Track Name: Endlessly
I woke up in love
And they were her eyes I was dreaming of
How she undressed before mine
And to love her, just to love her

But I can't love a girl who's a world away
I should forget her anyway
But I just can't shake her face
And to love her, just to love her

Let go
Let her go and let her know she's free
For to love her is to love her endlessly
Let go
Let her go and get out of her way
For to love her is to love her anyway

But then I sneak a peek
Of her cheek to cheek
With another and I fade
In a daydream I can't shake
Oh to love her, just to love her

I know, I know, I can't love a girl who's a world away
For to speak of love these days
Is to walk a razorblade
And to love her, Just to love her

Let go
Let her go and let her know she's free
For to love her is to love her endlessly
Let her go and get out of her way
For to love her is to love her anyway

Let go
Let her go and let her know she’s free
For to love her is to love her endlessly…
Track Name: Another Stupid Love Song
She’s the type of girl who’s always late
She loves good books and to misbehave
And she kisses with her tongue and her teeth
She knows how many licks it takes
A realist who believes in fate
And she knows how to shut me up when I shouldn’t speak
She wears her candy-colored clothes
Sharper than a summer rose
And she rolls like a gangster queen

She said, “promise me, baby.”
I said, “anything, my lady.”
She said, “promise me you’ll never make me just another stupid love song.”
I said, “Oh, God, gladly – I mean, I do love you madly,
But I would never make you just another stupid love song
No

Well, she’s a broad who’s all home-grown
She gets my jokes and she holds her own
And she pisses like a man in the street
You know there’s nothing as sexy as a beautiful mind
Although her front isn’t far behind
And her tail end can sometimes take the lead
She sings a song and she strikes a pose
Makes me come every time she goes
Glory, glory, hallelujah

She said, “promise me, baby.”
I said, “anything, my lady.”
“Promise me you’ll never make me just another stupid love song.”
I said, “Oh, God, gladly – I mean, I do love you madly
But baby I don’t even write those stupid love songs…
No, I swear!

Well, so, I played her this song
But would you believe it, she looked at me with tears in her eyes
So I said, “baby what’s wrong? Ah, babe…”
That’s when softly, slowly, she told me:

“you promised me, baby -
You even called me lady –
You promised me you’d never make me just another stupid love song
It hurts so badly, I thought you loved me madly
Why’d you have to go and make me just another stupid love song?
Well? Don’t you have anything to say, babe?”

… Ah, baby, this one’s not about you anyway…

Ey! I know I’m in trouble now babe…
Track Name: Bad Idea
Two ex-lovers ain’t a free-for-all
Unless you like the taste of the alcohol
I’ve got my right arm wrapped around her skin
And the wrong hand starts where the right begins
Life is short. Youth is free.
You’re far from home and you could stay with me
But it’s a really really bad idea if you ask me
Oh, it’s a really really bad idea if you ask me

It’s a really really bad idea if you ask me
But she didn’t so I wanted to agree
Lord, can you blame me?

I love the way, the way you smile when you touch me
But it’s a really really bad idea if you ask me
Yeah It’s a really really bad idea if you ask me
It’s a really really bad idea … if you ask me

You can reason your way out of a prison cell
But you can’t buy your way out of hell
And what feels right in the cool of the night
Is a bit too hot for the daylight
We’ve all been up, we’ve all been down
We’ve all had a thought that turned us inside out
If you want to make a jump you better do it quick
‘cause there’s a brief delay between your whip
…and your wits
And it’s a really bad idea if you ask me
Oh, it’s a really really bad idea if you ask me

It’s a really really bad idea if you ask me
But she didn’t so I wanted to agree
That’s when things got ugly

I love the way, the way you smile when you touch me
But it’s a really really bad idea if you ask me
It’s a really really bad idea if you ask me
It’s a really really bad idea
It’s a really really bad idea if you ask me

What more can I say?
What more can I say? You can stay. But it’s a…
What more can I say?
What more can I say? You can stay.
But it’s a really really bad idea…

But, then again, I guess you didn’t ask me.
Track Name: Haunted
Haunted by the song
Haunted by that melody of love
Honey-hearted lovers speak of secret dreams
And better things to do than sleep
Sun shine down on me
I can smell the rain on the summer street
Life is too short not to fall and be in love
With everything and everyone so…

Look at me, stranger, look at me
I can see right through you, devil may cry
And I smile knowing that you long
To be haunted by the song

Electricity is all we are
Just wrapped in a plastic sheet
Let's not take our story that we tell ourselves
So seriously we can't believe it
Hungry-hearted love cannot fill the belly of mistrust
That’s why all the pretty eyes and plastic smiles
Drag silently before their feet

Look at me, stranger, look at me
I can see right through you, devil may cry
And I smile knowing that you long
To be haunted by the song
Track Name: Holes
Sweetest stranger wanders through the ether
Sweet surrender wanders through my mind
Pretty pretender plays Paris for the evening
Ghost of wonder wonders, who am I?
Who am I? Who am I? And who wants to know?

I’m trying to find holes in my mind
That keep me from keeping away from you
I’m trying to find holes in my life
That keep me from keeping away from you

Love is like lemons, everyone always squeezin’ ‘em
The sweeter you are the more they’ll make you bleed
Love is like storm clouds, everyone wants to be up there
Suffering the fate of a raindrop?
Fall. Fall fall fall. Fall you fool.

I’m trying to find holes in my mind
That keep me from keeping away from you
I’m trying to find holes in my life
That keep me from keeping away from you
Oh, fall you fool

Love is like credit – half the time it’s debit and
Sooner or later you’re bound to be declined
Sweetest creature, you forlorn four-leaf-clover
Kiss me now for tomorrow we may die
We may die. We may die.
But it was worth it all the while
Let’s fall

I’m trying to find holes in my mind
That keep me from keeping away from you
I’m trying to find holes in my life
That keep me from keeping away…

I’m trying to find holes in my mind
That keep me from keeping away from you
I’m trying to find holes in my life
Please don’t let me keep away
I’m never far away
Away from you
Oh, fall you fool
You fool
Track Name: Talking To Myself
I’ve been high and low low low
Feel it ‘till I fill until I overflow
And I’ve been trying to go, get gone and go
Rushing to be anywhere but home
And if home is where the heart is
Then the heartless have it the hardest

And I don’t want to die
With all this life inside me
I don’t want to die
Without sharing the light

So, won’t you let me love you?
Won’t you let me in?
Won’t you let me love you, my friend?

Been talking to myself
Sometimes I drink to think
Sometimes I drink to health
And I’ve been doing well well well
Well, maybe I could use some help
And distance makes the heart grow
But where to start, though, when everywhere I go there I am?

And I don’t want to die
With all this life inside me
I don’t want to die
Without sharing the light

So, won’t you let me love you?
Won’t you let me in?
Won’t you let me love you, my friend?

I’ve been talking to myself
I’ve been talking to myself

I’ve been up and down down down
Loving everybody’s body but myself
What’s lost can be found
Sometimes it goes the other way around

So, won’t you let me love you?
Won’t you let me in?
Won’t you let me love you, my friend?

I’ve been talking to myself
I’ve been talking to myself

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