Chalk Dinosaur

by Chalk Dinosaur

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about

This is the first Chalk Dinosaur album. It was recorded during the summer of 2009 at Phantom Bag Studios in Pittsburgh, PA.

credits

released 12 November 2009

All songs written and performed by John O'Hallaron, except where otherwise noted.
Album Art: Grace LaRosa

Song Credits:

Fairweather:
Harrison Wargo: Piano

Crazy Folks:
Harrison Wargo: Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals

Distance Clouds:
Harrison Wargo: Piano

Warm Me Up:
Harrison Wargo: Lead Guitar

Above the Clouds:
Harrison Wargo: Piano

Rosedale:
Harrison Wargo: Rhodes

Scarves and Stripes:
Harrison Wargo: Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals

John Wayne:
Harrison Wargo: Rhythm Guitar
Rich Bradford: Drums

Your Guard:
Harrison Wargo: Rhythm Guitar

Across the Moon:
Harrison Wargo: Drums, Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals

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Track Name: Fairweather
Verse 1:
Sitting on the lawn,
You were here but now you're gone.
Gone away.

I can see you now,
Even though you're not around.
You're trapped up in my head.

Maybe it'd be best,
To give your thought a rest.
My brain is such a mess.

And pack up all your things,
And take it all away,
And leave this all behind.

Chorus:
Will you ever see me
like you did before,
when I was the man that
you were looking for?

Will you ever know me,
like you did so long ago,
before I was just
somebody you used to know?

Verse 2:
Watching years fly by.
Defeated but I still try.
I don't know why.

And it's easy to forget
the tricks your mind will play
and words a mutinous heart will say.

And you have told me why,
but you should know that I,
I'm not satisfied. I don't buy it.

So will this never end?
Our bond never to mend?
To stay fairweather friends?

(Repeat Chorus)
Track Name: Crazy Folks
Under the roof
We'll take the booth.
To the waitress I will say.

Yes please, fill up
My coffee cup.
Before I fade.

Somehow awake.
It's so damn late.
But I don't care.

The crazy folks
Are the aim of our jokes.
But someday I'll be there.
Track Name: Distance Clouds
I was blue,
But now I done turned red.
I didn't want to move,
and now I lost my head.
The things I'd say to you.
If I could go back, the things I'd do.

You left town,
You're not coming back around,
But if you do, I'll be sitting on the
Railroad tie,
Looking up into sky,
Wondering why I'm still waiting.

Why why why why why...

Country drive.
These roads are what kept us alive.
But distance always clouds,
The most important things somehow.
Our timing was so poor.
And I'm convinced that I could not have loved you more.
Track Name: Warm Me Up
Verse 1:
I've got a blanket,
and a CD stash.
I've got pictures in my head.

I can't escape now,
Because you're all around.
Constantly reminded of better times.

Chorus:
Well I'm a bit older.
Maybe I'm colder now.
I need your help
So won't you warm me up.
Cause nobody else can
The same way that you can.

Verse 2:
Well I tried hard
To forget this.
I tried to make the shift
quick and painless.

But I just can't
Seem to forget you.
It seems there's nothing I can do.

(Repeat chorus)

Chorus 2:
Well I'm a bit older.
Maybe I'm colder now.
I need your help
So won't you warm me up.
I need you baby,
So won't you come save me?
Track Name: Above the Clouds
Cloudy days,
it rains a lot.
But I can take you
to mountain tops.

Then we'll stand
up above the clouds.
Where we'll be dry
but still hear the sound.

Of raindrops falling
to the ground.
It sounds so nice,
when we're dry at
such great heights.
I can take you there
if only you'd let me.

I can make you feel
the way you want to feel.
If only you give me the chance.
No one will come close,
cause I love you the most.
Open up your heart to
this romance.

Air my lungs can't find,
when you simply cross my mind.
I think it means
that we should be together.

I can take you
where nobody goes.
We'll get away.
We'll throw out our phones.

We'll sit atop
the earth below.
And I can tell you
what you should know.

You give me everything I need.
I wish you could see that
together we'll be free.
I can take you there if
only you'd let me.

I can make you feel
the way you want to feel.
If only you give me the chance.
No one will come close,
cause I love you the most.
Open up your heart to
this romance.

My heart it beats away
every time I see your face.
I think it means
that we should be together.

I can make you feel
the way you want to feel.
If only you give me the chance.
No one will come close,
cause I love you the most.
Open up your heart to
this romance.

The happiness you bring,
it makes me want to sing,
of how I'd like to
give my heart to you.
Together we will find
true love and peace of mind.
Our lives will once again
seem new.

Air my lungs can't find,
when you simply cross my mind.
I think it means
that we should be together.

My heart it beats away,
every time I see your face.
I think it means
that we should be together.
I think it means
that we should be together
Track Name: Rosedale
Verse 1:
I took a bus to 69th street
To be with you.
You went alone so you could meet me
When I arrived.

We shared a taxi back to high street.
Back to your home.
I was so happy just to see you.
Just to be near.

Chorus:
But the 104 took me
Back down to the station.
And then I took a
train ride home.
Watched Pennsylvania passing
by outside the window.
And soon I'd be
back home alone.

Verse 2:
Let's make the most out of the weekend.
I won't see you soon again.
Sunday is quickly drawing near
And I'm dreading this goodbye.

Walked past the tennis courts on Rosedale.
You held my hand.
I wished the bus would never show.
So I could stay right here with you.

(Repeat chorus)
Track Name: Scarves and Stripes
Stripes and scarves,
The stickers on your red guitar.
You've got your asian hybrid car.
You do your best to project who you think you are.
Square rimmed glasses and your cigarettes.
You know the clothes that you need to get.

You know the music I don't have but need.
You helped create this new age indie creed.
You're not cool unless you take oath to the scene.
I'm sorry but that's not me.

I'm not trendy, so you wouldn't like me.
You wouldn't like me. You wouldn't like me.

Scarves and stripes.
If it's mainstream it can't be right.
Obscure experimental electronic bands.
Soft spoken metaphoric guitar man.
Hip indie rockers are all that's right.
I can tell cause their clothes are so perfectly tight.

Trying to hard to be hipster and cool.
You're always the life of the party at school.
You need to dance so the people can see,
How much cooler you are than me.
Track Name: Untitled
Verse 1:
Serenely stagnant love,
put them both on edge.
The peace and lack of conflict
slowly clouded up their heads.

This idealistic romance
wound them tightly like a screw
'till their shell was finally cracked
revealing problems that ran through.

Chorus:
It's easy to leave
if your suitcase is already packed.
But the truth is that we've been packing long,
behind each others backs.

Verse 2:
With love so passionate
the distance was too great.
It caused their misinterpretations
to consistently inflate.

And when they finally met once more,
the distance was still there.
And though they wished their love to
last,it was too much to bear.

(repeat chorus)
Track Name: John Wayne
I was getting beat,
And I just needed to rest my feet.
As I hit the ground,
I did my best to look around.
All I saw was dark,
The light was blotted out by the wave of sparks.
The waves caressed me down,
As the blaring of the sirens muffled out the sound.

I know the feeling when the clouds block out the sun.
You're here, and now you can't go back what's done is done.
It's true, you have arrived whether you like it or not.
You're here. You're here. You're here.
Track Name: Your Guard
You don't have to hide
This seems right for you.
We always over think
What's acceptable to do.

The creases in my hand
Have begun to fold.
The space from you to me
Wasn't meant to be this cold.

You don't have to run
If it's making sense.
Perspectives always change
With their influence.

Circumstances tease
And drop me to a knee.
Why can't you entertain
The possibility?

When you decide
To keep your guard.
The lack of honesty
Makes this so hard.
It's just not fair for you
To keep me in the dark
I'd like to know
Is that so hard?
Track Name: Across the Moon
Verse 1:
All across the surface
cracked and gray.
Through the speaker in my helmet,
heard you say,

that we could walk
across the moon.
And we could see
beyond the windows view.

Verse 2:
I fell into a crater,
tripped over a moon rock.
A native caught my fall,
reconnected my air-lock.

I said thank you friend,
now I'll be on my way.
This is my first time
here in outer space.