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Chalk Dinosaur

by Chalk Dinosaur

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1.
Fairweather 05:05
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)
2.
Crazy Folks 03:13
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.
3.
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.
4.
Warm Me Up 02:58
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?
5.
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
6.
Rosedale 02:58
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)
7.
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.
8.
Untitled 04:06
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)
9.
John Wayne 03:27
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.
10.
Your Guard 02:46
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?
11.
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.

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

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released November 12, 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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