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Fourth of July lyrics Part II, s'il vous plaît.


Darlingside responded on 09/04/2015
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AND NOW FOR THE THRILLING (OKAY MAYBE MORE LIKE SOBERING) CONCLUSION of "4th of JULY"!

Nickels in the fountains
And the lobbies among the downtowns
We sleep next to monsters we're hoping to kill
When the glory days come back around
And we find our old movies on the floor of the attic
The scenes shuffle by in our eyes
Days are black birds charging up on a wire
And nights are the rest of our lives

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I have a few questions about Fourth of July.
1. Lyrics?
2. Is that the dumpster organ I hear during the bridge?
3. Who is singing the "ooh"s during that post-chorus bit? This one is very important.
4. This is more of a comment, but you guys are awesome and I love this song.


Darlingside responded on 09/02/2015
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2. Yes 3. All of Us 4. Thank you Kindly
1. FOURTH OF JULY
All roads run from this one
There’s a buckled-up seat on the bus
But we chuckled off at the next stop
And nobody came after us
We blinked at our freedom
Took a right at a no-turn-on-red
When we were younger we never got older
We laid on the brakes and then sped
By the swallowed-up-barns, past the farms and the big fields
The sun coming up in our eyes
When days were black birds charging up on a wire
And nights were the Fourth of July

Somebody said out there
In-the-hole there’s a miracle cure
And while they rattled off all the side-effect-scripture
We dressed up and fell off the earth
Into satellite-lanes, past the plains and the Great Lakes
The wool pulled down over our eyes
When days were black birds charging up on a wire
And nights were fast-forward rewind

SHOOT we've run up against our character limit...ask us again for the 4th of July lyrics and we'll send the thrilling conclusion?

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Whose idea was it to put the Mozart duet in The Woods and why?


Darlingside responded on 09/02/2015
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We had been using Mozart duets when playing a friend's wedding ceremony so it was in our fingers already. Then we realized we needed a break in the frenetic goings-on of The Woods, so we decided to transpose the original duet into the least-playable key so that it fit in with the rest of the song!

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What song is the most fun to perform?


Darlingside responded on 09/02/2015
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Usually the most recent one:)

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What was the first song you guys wrote together as a band?


Darlingside responded on 09/02/2015
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Hard to pinpoint exactly what was the first collaborative songwriting venture. "In the Morning" was written right before the band started up in earnest in 2009 and was based on a collaborative lyrics exercise. So that's probably it?

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Any plans to be in the Albany/Capital district area of NY?


Darlingside responded on 09/02/2015
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No immediate plans, but you can't keep us away for too long don't worry!

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What is your favorite type of tea?


Darlingside responded on 09/02/2015
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Harney & Sons is our de facto favorite tea, but that's mostly because we know and love the family who operates the business:)
We are suckers for a good Oolong more generally speaking!

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Are you guys on Sonos? If not, you should be so I can force my coworkers to listen to you.


Darlingside responded on 09/02/2015
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We shall work on that!

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Have you ever considered using percussion in your band? Maybe you do, I just heard a few of your songs and didn't hear any.


Darlingside responded on 09/02/2015
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We've generally limited ourselves to non-percussion in our most recent four-man lineup. But you'll see a few songs on the new album with some working its way back in. And check out some of our older recordings which have full drums!