Dakota Melin | Arms Are Charts

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Arms Are Charts

by Dakota Melin

Dream pop, found sounds, mostly analog, some little 8 track recordings. Alot of broken/repaired/loved equipment.
Genre: Pop: Dream Pop
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1. The Sea
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2. Arms Are Charts
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3. Be Young
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4. Fidget (Instrumental)
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5. Flat Strings (Instrumental)
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6. Cheap Tape and a Drum Machine and the Ocean (Instrumental)
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7. Little Guitar (Instrumental)
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8. Slow Chorus (Instrumental)
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9. Savor to Be
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10. Little Lies
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11. Would You (Bonus Track)
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12. When I See Daylight (Bonus Track)
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13. Old Man (Bonus Track)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Some songs and sketches from the last year or so.
Space Echo 101, Jazz Chorus 77, couple of old tube amps and a Fostex Reel to Reel.

Recorded in and around Arkona Ontario.

"Is this supposed to be music?" - Davy

"This is the kind of music that is experienced, not merely played in the background to pass the time."
-Kerriann Curtis, Daily Krapht

"The smoky vocals and simple riffs make this song very easy to listen to. I’d describe him as a sad M.Ward. His other stuff has more of an electro-pop feel, but I like [The Sea] for its simplicity and melancholic lyrics."
-Universal Wax

"The lyrics are heart wrenching, the vocals raw and emotional and the music has a classic feel, yet dreamy and ambient at the same time."
-Victor Alfieri

"The Sea" was included in several playlists, including the BIRP May 2013 playlist, Handkraphted, and in the Top Indie Americana/Folk Tracks of 2013 over at RMDmusic. Thanks alot guys!


Lyrics:

/////The Sea\\\the current is too strong tonight my dear
with the sun, we'll rise when light comes near
the sea is too heavy tonight my dear

and i'll see through the dreams we've held till now
and i'll see through the dreams we've held till now

Do you recall? our younger days?
you let in love to cross your face
those days have up and gone away
those days have up and gone away

the waves ripped through the coast
they showed a way or so this seemed
the night moves the sand from beneath my feet
lyrics b/ J and dk

/////Arms Are Charts\\\\As we work at rolling back the things we said
I don't know, child,
If I'll find my way back?
As you slowly slip your hands to be in mine
i find that it's alright that
Someday they'll be cold
And my arms are marred with time again
they're charts
i don't know If i can ever tell you where
And this tar filling old holes in my sides
Is a part of why I'm afraid of being let outside
Hold me down hold me down
Hold me down Hold me down
And my sense of seeming so left behind
Is fading with every time you come around
and the ants are leaving trails on the walls around my heart again
But this time there's no fear that I'll be found
And this tar filling old holes in my sides
Is a part of why I'm afraid of being let outside
Hold me down hold me down
Hold me down Hold me down
Hold me down hold me down
Hold me down Hold me down
Hold me down hold me down
Hold me down Hold me down

/////Be Young\\\somewhere
by old haunts of mine
letters
color those grey times
Be Young
did i ever want to be young?

/////Savor To Be\\\Well I savor every hue
That coat the skies blue
If I'd learned to love
but those colours merged too far above

Mind, I'd sooner caress
With deeper raptures in my chest
If you could bleed painlessly

I'd savor every taste they share
heavy flames and bridled pains
All those days laid down by hand
In hopes that these encounters stand

to wash the world away
Don't you ever tell me that it hurt you
thinking I was worth you

to wash the world away
Your colours shift
A savored glimpse
Of what's coming our way

to wash the world away
Don't you ever tell me that it hurt you
thinking I was worth you
Lyrics B/ Jamie R & dk

/////Little Lies\\\little lies, growing into bigger faults
the cracks of a girl
I'd have grown to love

memories die, these knew where to hide
the frost on the orchards and a bike i left behind

little lies, growing into bigger faults
the cracks of a man
I'd have grown to love

/////Would You\\\Would you like to see love?
I know where it was left
wasn't to keep it from runnin away
but to keep it from hurtin itself

Might hurt you
to see how wild its grown
Might hurt you
hobbled up against the road

Have you ever seen mercy, child?
I've got the last one around.
It's cheaper than a smile that you mean
but it's worth more than anything I've seen

Might move you
to grow into your own
Might move you
to find the narrow road

Would you like to see love?
I know where it was left
wasn't to keep it from runnin away
but to keep it from hurtin itself

/////When I See Daylight\\\I look at my hands, see the lines of my soul
See the work of my life crumbling down like the weirstones

you'd stay quiet about the way I stand, like you know what's good for you
you'd stay quiet about my old lands if you knew what I'd put me through

When I see daylight, Someone is gonna throw the first stone
when I see daylight someone will pick the marrow out my bones

i look at my hands/See the lines of my soul
See the works of my life crumble down like the weirstones
stay quiet about the way i stand like you know whats good for you
stay quiet about my old lands if you knew what they'd put me through
when i see daylight someones gonna throw the first stone
when i see daylight someones gonna pick the marrow out my bones
Gonna fill my cup till i find love gonna sell for cheap
When i'm grown shouldnt search for me
when i'm old i won't regret not livin free
truth is i'm a bit strung out
courage weighing down my coat
truth is I'll bleed out young
i don't care i'll believe i'm strong
when i see daylight you'll find me out on the road
when i see daylight
I'll be up to facing this alone.


////Old Man\\\song credits: brodie graham phil dk

pale face lying in the road
closed eyes against the pain
last light cool and sweet
holds to the last despite the heat
he wants a different sky to be
to hold him close

and realize
the brightness lies
the soundness of it all
lives on only in the last

pale face lyin in the road
closes his eyes against the pain
last breath cool and sweet
widens his glazed eyes

and realize
the brightness lies
the soundness of it all
lives on only in the last


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