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Dreamboats & Lemonade

by THE YEARNING

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Dreamboat 02:48
Dreamboat, sail across the ocean Your love, sets my heart in motion Dreamboat, drift away with me Dreamboat, take me to your island On the shore, we’ll sleep under the stars and Dreamboat, drift away with me Dreamboat, take me in your arms, dear I’m yours, I surrender to your charms, dear Kiss me, and keep me for the rest of your life, oh Dreamboat, take me to your island On the shore, we’ll sleep under the stars and Dreamboat, drift away with me Dreamboat, take me in your arms, dear I’m yours, I surrender to your charms, dear Kiss me, and keep me for the rest of your life, oh Dreamboat, sail across the ocean Your love, sets my heart in motion Dreamboat, drift away with me Drift away with me Drift away with me Drift away with me
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If I can’t see you tomorrow Then I can’t see you again ‘Cause I know I could never give you up if I wanted to So I’ll just keep on seeing him, if I can’t have you If I can’t kiss you on Friday Then I can’t kiss you tonight ‘Cause I know if I kissed you I would always stay untrue So I’ll just keep on seeing him, if I can’t have you If I can’t have you forever Then I can’t see you tonight ‘Cause I know I could never let you go to someone new So I’ll just keep on seeing him, if I can’t have you So I’ll just keep on seeing him, if I can’t have you So I’ll just keep on seeing him, if I can’t have you If I can’t have you If I can’t have you If I can’t have you
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Dance with me, move a little closer Let the music take you where you want to If you dance with me Dance with me, twist a little faster Let the rhythm take you where you want to If you dance with me Dance away the heartbreak Dance away the blues Make a little spin in those dancing shoes
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Take a look around Tell me what you see Is it what you want? Are you happy, free? Can you really say What you have is real? When you’re not in love Tell me how you feel Have I lost your love? Am I not enough? 'Cause there's no fire Without a spark Every year goes by Every time I try It feels like I’m Chasing shadows in the dark Make a little wish Wish upon a star Do I share your dreams? Tell me where you are I could search the world For a heart so true But it’s not the same When it’s without you
5.
Last night, a stranger came riding And threw down his hat on the bar He told me his story with whiskey And how he had travelled so far And something about him engaged me The sadness, the look in his eyes Last night, a stranger came riding And here’s what he said ‘Marry me, in the morning’ He asked me if I had a husband I told him that I had no time As his hand lingered long on my shoulder I jumped as if that were a crime But the way that he smiled when he whispered Words only I could have heard Brought out a love deep inside me And here’s what he said ‘Marry me, in the morning’ ‘Marry me, in the morning’ With barely a kiss he was gone now Gun by his side as he turned To fight in a war for his freedom At sunrise to make his return But as I looked outside this morning He lay there, his face in the dirt Last night, my stranger came riding And here’s what he said ‘Marry me, in the morning’ ‘Marry me, in the morning’
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It’s you that I want It’s you that I need Yes, you are the one Who’s always around, when push comes to shove Yes, it’s you that I want It’s you that I want It’s you that I want for love It’s you that I like It’s you that I choose Yes, you are the one ‘Cause no one compares, their words aren’t enough Yes, it’s you that I want It’s you that I want It’s you that I want for love It’s been you since... I don’t know when It’s been you that I long for each night I’ve waited so long, to sing you this song ‘Cause it’s you that I dream of, when I turn out the light ‘Cause no one compares, when push comes to shove Yes, it’s you that I want It’s you that I want It’s you that I want for love It’s you that I want It’s you that I need It’s you that I want It’s you that I need
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Lemonade 02:59
His love is sweeter than lemonade I watch him walk along the bay And take a boat out from the shore As he sails I hear him play The songs that make me love him more And in the evening he’ll return To the shore along the bay And we’ll dance as fires burn And the night falls on the day His love is sweeter than lemonade With little kisses like candy He likes to tango to Doris Day And sing along with Sandy We calypso in the evening shade And watch the sun go down on the sea His love is sweeter than lemonade And he belongs to me I feel his eyes lock onto mine As he takes me by the hand And his lips they taste of wine As we move across the sand I see him high upon the hill As I’m walking by the stream But it’s a story unfulfilled Because he’s only in my dream
8.
I’m looking for a sign to point me In the direction of a true love guarantee I’m searching for a star to light my way Hey mama, this is so confusing I think I’ve won but end up losing more Please tell me there is something you can say? I don’t know if he wants to kiss me And when I’m gone is he gonna miss me? How will I know if the boy’s in love with me? How will I know if the boy’s in love with me? So maybe there’s a hidden meaning A give-away, a tell-tale feeling A signal that he wants to be with me? I’m moving but I’m getting nowhere I need a lift to let me go there... How will I know if the boy’s in love with me? How will I know if the boy’s in love with me?
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You're living in a dream mist made of pink perfume You hide behind the mask of Sunday afternoons You'll never see the real world, never find out why You live a life of feathers flying in a cloud Your mind is like a jungle overgrown with flowers You'll never see the real life, never learn to cry You're floating through the lost world of other people's dreams You see the world through diamonds made from plasticine You never see the real things, never find out why Your thoughts are bubbles bursting out of golden foam You're sheltered from the sunlight by making love your home You never see the real life, never learn to cry You're living in a dream mist made of pink perfume You hide behind the mask of Sunday afternoons You'll never see the real life, never learn to cry Never learn to cry Never learn to cry
10.
Don’t tell me what you’re thinking ‘Cause I don’t want to know You see this ship is sinking I guess you told me so So tell me how to change it Turn the page and start anew Well I try to rearrange it But I haven’t got a clue ‘Cause every time I fall in love It never seems to last I hear him say it’s not enough That I’m living in the past So show me to the answers ‘Cause I end up getting lost Love’s game is full of chances But I always count the cost I pray this time, he’ll be the one The one who’ll never walk away
11.
Ooh, ooh, tomorrow night Ooh, ooh, tomorrow night I don’t care if it rains or it pours And I don’t care if the meeting’s a bore And I don’t care if I’m not sleeping enough Because tomorrow night I’m gonna give him my love I don’t mind if I’m working till late And I don’t mind if the bills have to wait And I don’t mind if there’s no heaven above Because tomorrow night I’m gonna give him my love There’s nothing that I’d rather do Than hanging out and being with you And so tomorrow night I’m gonna give him my heart so true I don’t care if I fall into debt And I don’t care if my house goes to let And I don’t care if boy the going gets tough Because tomorrow night I’m gonna give him my love There’s nothing that I’d rather do Than hanging out and being with you And so tomorrow night I’m gonna give him my heart so true Ooh, ooh, tomorrow night Ooh, ooh, tomorrow night
12.
We lived for the summer Held hands in the rain You told me you loved me Again and again Every moment we touched turned gold And the nights never seemed so cold When I was your baby I listened to rumours Believed all the lies Ignored what you told me The tears in your eyes I couldn’t see through my foolish pride All the loving you kept inside When I was your baby And I’ll never forget the days I wish that I could go back to stay When I was your baby When I was your baby When I was your baby When I was your baby

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FORMATS: LP [Yellow Colour Vinyl] [Numbered Limited Edition of 500 copies] / CD Digipak / Digital Album

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After their previous singles and mini-LP’s, we have been anxiously awaiting the full-length debut from Joe Moore and the rest of THE YEARNING. Their sweet melodies, dreamy arrangements, and passion for the sounds of the fifties, had us so excited, with our hands glued to the needle on the record player, waiting for the right moment to submerge ourselves in the grooves of their first full-length. That moment has finally arrived.

“Dreamboats & Lemonade” plays again with the two sides of love (as their two previous 10”’s did) - the sweeter side and the more bitter side, each represented by the concepts that give the album it’s name and preside over their respective sides of the record. And what better feeling to represent these two facets than the nostalgic melancholy that cradles the small resentments but sugar-coats painful memories. This feeling is the star of this delicious album, which moves between Phil Spector’s wall and Burt Bacharach’s elegance, and doesn’t hide its love for a very specific era and style of understanding pop, decorated with reverb that fades out like Christmas lights.

The album –accompanied by numerous collaborators who make up the THE YEARNING ORCHESTRA, and who share space with wind instruments, strings, electric guitars, and the already known voices of Maddie Dobie (lead vocals) and Alicia Rendle-Woodhouse (backing vocals)– is another emotional journey full of curious and attractive stops. There’s that fun craziness that is “Dance With Me”, the homage to Morricone’s spaghetti-western on the impressive “Marry Me In The Morning” (there is no shortage of horse-galloping sounds), or that delicious version of Françoise Hardy that is “Never Learn To Cry”.

But let’s start at the beginning, with that delicious doo-wop, “Dreamboat”, that opens the album with the boy of your dreams who floats us into unimaginable seas of crystalline water and Hawaiian breezes, with THE VELVELETTES accompanying us on such an incredible journey. The girl groups pop up everywhere, and on “If I Can’t Have You” it’s THE RONETTES and that recognizable drum roll, but also the delicacy and subtlety of CAMERA OBSCURA. “Dance With Me” is a small homage to Sandy Posey, a song full of sweetness and an invitation to dance all night long with the guy of your dreams. The Françoise Hardy thing is no coincidence, because “Chasing Shadows” says goodbye to that unmistakable aroma of chanson, of Mediterranean pop made in sepia tones, without a doubt one of Joe Moore’s best songs. “It’s You That I Want” has the touch of qualité of Henry Mancini and Burt Bacharach thinking about Lesley Gore or Dusty Springfield. “Lemonade” has a vivacious urgency somewhere between the BEACH BOYS at their most Christmas-y and THE SHIRELLES. “How Will I Know?” brings us back to the doo-wop but once again fits in those arrangements somewhere between Bacharach and Brian Wilson, offering us a sunny autumn within its playful arrangements. “Every Time I Fall In Love” makes a special mix of swing, country, and folk, with echoes of the beginnings of rock‘n‘roll, while “Tomorrow Night” shows us again the best of the fifties sound, and lets us imagine that prom in a high school gymnasium decorated in pastel tones. To wrap things up, “When I Was Your Baby” leaves the saddest, most bitter taste, the unavoidable unease you feel when you reach the end of an album that has woken so many feelings in you, that has explained with music what nobody can express in words.

“Dreamboats & Lemonade” is passion for pop, the purest homage to its beginnings, its birth, and all those feelings that fostered its golden years. Joe Moore is a genius and he has written a masterpiece that doesn’t have a single unnecessary second, one of those albums destined to stay with us and act as a sound track to our most unforgettable moments.

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released June 30, 2014

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