Tangerine

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about

This album is inspired by the Dancy Tangerine, which was once widely grown and very popular, some would say the most popular of tangerines. However, due to the advancement of technology and societal pressures of instant gratification, the Dancy could just not compete with the likes of the Honey and the Sunburst tangerine along with the dreaded seedless Clementine. Not to worry Dancy, do not find yourself in a nasty face funk just because you might find yourself in a moment of shrewd silence. Hard as we may try to live forever in the heyday of our youths, we may act like but will never be a teenager again. But all is not lost! A day alive is a gift of free love whether you would like to believe so or not. Another day to hear the pinings of your love, Alberta. Another opportunity to wave and smile with your kind yet somewhat melancholy neighbor, Mr. Button Blackbird. Another moment in time to watch either in awe or contempt at the seagulls which, try as you might, you can never quite capture or comprehend. Another midnight to dream about clouds of sheep and other sweet or sour memories of past, present and maybe even the future. And as you wake up with the light of day shining on your body and face to arouse you from your deep slumber, one of two reactions may materialize. Somedays, you may jump in joy and wonder if anyone else feels as vibrant as you do and share in the electricity of that connection. Other days you may stumble and mumble underneath a weighty shade and ask in despair if anyone else has felt the way you do as you search for a connection. Oh dear Dancy, one is not better than the other but rather both are only 2 of the essential colors in the Painter's palette, for each hue however significant or trivial, painful or pleasurable, serves a purpose in the overall beauty of the piece. Now then, go serve as a lovely complexion for another person's painting...

Much <3 to those who donated, supported, believed and just loved us through out the journey. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing this with us!! Go Dancy Go!

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credits

released October 9, 2014

The DanDans:
Dana Nguyen aka COCO BROWN: Vocalz, buttload of percussion (just listen to #9) including drum set, bazz, guitarz, keyz, ukulele, klarinette, meowz, sugar, spice and everything nice.
Dani Nguyen: Vocalz, guitarz, bazz, keyz, pretentious quasi-philosophical quips, unadulterated dances of joy

The Blessed Friends:
#Jesse Lee Yarbrough: Drum set on tracks 1, 5, 10, and 12, the gun show
#Jackmerius Tacktheritrix: Drum set on track 2, anti-whistle enforcer, jolly host during recording at Jivemind
#Nathan Richard: Organ on track 5, Piano on track 9, dat hug doe, creator of musical landscapes
#Drew Peacecops: Vocals on track 5, defender of local art with a devil may care attitude
#Brendon Hoorneman: Bass on track 5, chill vibes, dastardly good looks
#Bradley Wayne Kleeman: Drum set on track 8, keeping the beat!, fashion forward pioneer, the pure joy of music
#Justin Tropio: Trombone on track 7, JT of jazz, unbridled youth which we wish we all had
#Joshua Hill: Violin on track 9, the ears of a compositional powerhouse, resolved promises of ice cream
#Brina Gerstenberger: Vocals on track 12, creator of metaphorical sunshine, rebel against common 19th century voice leading practices
#Dustin Chaffin: Tuba on track 7, creator of voice sampler on track 10, the mad scientist behind this, at times, seemingly frankensteinian project, transformer of the abstract to tangible, a sometimes frightening owl like sense of hearing, brewer of tea and engineer of this whole mechanism
#April Mchaugh: The hands, mind and heart that created the cover art

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Track Name: Clementine
You were passing through a phase of seasons
Willing to let life pass you by
And you teased as if you no idea
How you haven't found the right guy

You would act as if you cared
Just because he wouldn't dare
To look back at you through those eyes of blue

How is he supposed to miss you
You were always around
How is he supposed to leave you
You were always so down

"Come on girl, don't cry. It's not you, it's me.
You know, sometimes in life people fall apart,
A'int nobody's business. Wait a minute!"

How it lasted over three long years
No one could could believe when or how
And relationships were so ideal
But you kept on having your cows

You would think he never cared
Just because he went upstairs
To avoid your glare, you were never fair

How is he supposed to miss you
You were always around
How is he supposed to leave you
You were always so down

Don't be so surprised he left you
You kept putting him down
Don't expect that he'll be back now
He was only your clown

Oh Clementine, he loved and he left you and
Even though, you may have deserved it
Oh Clementine, you fell for his charm
Now you're on your own
It's time you carry on...
Track Name: Body & Face
We, treasured it in the ground
The seemingly lost would someday be found
someday, somehow

Now, it's laid out in front of me
And new friends are made from old enemies
Unseemingly

It's better to see in the light of day
The light of day will shine upon your

Body, shine on your face
There's no one to tell us what to do or say
We make it all up before hand anyway
Now, are you going to dance?
Take out the hands from the pocket of your pants
'Cause we're not strangers oh no no because

Hey! I know you, hey! I know you, hey! I know you

Plans, they unravel like a quilt
They fall much faster than ever built
It's empty not filled up

Looks like we lost track of time
Waiting around for some magic sign
We can't find

It's better to see in the light of day
The light of day will shine upon your

Body, shine on your face
There's no one to tell us what to do or say
We make it all up before hand anyway
Now, are you going to dance?
Take out the hands from the pocket of your pants
'Cause we're not strangers oh no no because

Hey! I know you, hey! I know you, hey! I know you





It's better to see in the light of day
The light of day will shine
It's better to see in the light of day
The light of day will shine
It's better to see in the light of day
The light of day will shine upon your

Body, shine on your face
There's no one to tell us what to do or say
We make it all up before hand anyway
Now, are you going to dance?
Take out the hands from the pocket of your pants
'Cause we're not strangers, light will shine on your

Body, shine on your face
There's no one to tell us what to do or say
We make it all up before hand anyway
Now, are you going to dance? (Are you going to dance or something?)
Take out the hands from the pocket of your pants
'Cause we're not strangers, no no more because

Hey! I know you, hey! I know you, hey! I know you, hey! I know you
Track Name: Free Love
Don't let me get so bitter
I have a heart that's made of sand,
I have a heart that's made of sand

My mind tends to wander
When everybody's making plans
I never really stood the chance

Am I late? or am I misinformed?
Away I'll stay, or have my steps be torn, from me

And here I thought I had it figured out
Everyone can surely see
If love is something that I must pay out
I don't know the currency

I can't afford to fall in love
Afford to fall in love
I can't afford to fall in love again
unless it's free...

Why can't friends be neighbors?
And strangers play the loving part
Regardless if I know or not

To stop and to savor
All of the help that I can get
all of the people that I've met

I lack a certain fruit
And all the world's pursuits
They never could conclude it

And here I thought I had it figured out
Everyone can surely see
If love is something that I must pay out
I don't know the currency

I can't afford to fall in love
Afford to fall in love
I can't afford to fall in love again
unless it's free...

And here I thought I had it figured out
Everyone can surely see
If love is something that I must pay out
I don't know the currency

I can't afford to fall in love
Afford to fall in love
I can't afford to fall in love again
unless it's free
I can't afford to fall in love again
unless it's free
I can't afford to fall in love again
unless it's free
Track Name: Seagulls
Let's go fly to the sea
The salt in the air
The sun in your hair
You the seagulls and me

'Cause we're in good company
The seagulls they laugh, expectedly
but sometimes they can be thieves

Heading out
White washed in the waves
Knowing that were safe
We know we're safe
We know we're safe

So lay your feet in the sand
The water will rise
The water will rise
So lay your head in my hands

Leave your thoughts in the shore
They will be there going nowhere
Think about them no more

Heading out
White washed in the waves
Knowing that were safe
We know we're safe
We know we're safe

And when the silence clears
Open your eyes and your ears
'Cause all of our friends are here

We never knew before
Mended could be the torn
'Cause all of our friends are for us
All of our friends are for us
All of our friends are for us

So lay your feet in the sand
The water will rise
The water will rise
So lay your head in my hands
Track Name: Nasty Face Funk
I've got to get over
I've got to get over
I've got to get over, that valley

I've got to get over
I've got to get over
I've got to get over, that valley

Call on somebody
A'int nobody got time for that
You know that it's only funny
When they give it to someone else

You better turn around
Before it goes upside down
You better leave it all
Keeping your feet off from the ground

My mama told me
Life just is what it is
Your face left on the ground
Papa told me
Everybody's a fool in love

You know that shadows fall
Without it you'd be no one at all
Just look away
'Cause you know, it's not going to stay

Michael said all you need is a row
Paul left some words in hope of an echo
Pick up the pace or people won't pay
Everybody's a show

This is where the sidewalk ends
This is where the sidewalk ends
This is where the sidewalk ends in the valley.

(I gotta step) This is where the sidewalk ends
(I gotta step) This is where the sidewalk ends
(I gotta step) This is where the sidewalk ends
(Into that valley) In the valley

I gotta step
I gotta step
I gotta step
Into that valley

(I gotta step) I've got to get over
(I gotta step) I've got to get over
(I gotta step) I've got to get over
(Into that valley) That valley

I've got to get over
I've got to get over
I've got to get over, that valley
Track Name: Love, Alberta
You say, you say love is better, better when it's blind
You say, you say it's better not to have him on my mind
Going and gone, she goes back, back forward into time
Forgetting, forgetting what she has, forget not to

Cry, Cry, crying through the night
Even when there's nothing on her mind

I found you drinking dandelions
You never wanted to grow up
Never wanted to grow old without him

I saw you shooting lavender
Wrinkles where you used to smile
And acting just like an old child
She says it's better when it's mild
But knows that it's not worth the while
But went along with it and smiled

Decades ago, he once held you, held you in his arms
but don't cha know, she says, "He's just working on the farm."
You go, I go, tell her that our papa's gone away
But even so, she loves him more, more and more each

Day each day like the one before it
Everyday she hurts like it was yesterday

I found you drinking dandelions
You never wanted to grow up
Never wanted to grow old without him

I saw you shooting lavender
Wrinkles where you used to smile
And acting just like an old child
She says it's better when it's mild
But knows that it's not worth the while
But went along with it and smiled

Sleepless nights and wakeful sights
Her life, loses sense of time
Placid smiles masked beguile
Sundown 'til dawn, 'til everyone thinks your wrong
Past the iris, who keeps track
What's on, it looks as though you've gone

I found you drinking dandelions
You never wanted to grow up
Never wanted to grow old without him

I saw you shooting lavender
Wrinkles where you used to smile
And acting just like an old child
She says it's better when it's mild
But knows that it's not worth the while
You could see the light, leaving her eyes

Her eyes
Her eyes
Leaving her eyes
Track Name: Clouds of Sheep
The black sheep would say hello to all the far and near
The white sheep would turn away and quiver back in fear

The white sheep would dance the waves, the wind would guide her way
The black sheep would stand and wait, his hairs would slowly gray

She gives 'til her tears drop and shakes the sky below
He moves not, nor sways still his heart for her will grow

The storm eases, weepings hushed, a come back home she hears
The buds and the flower bees will thank her as she nears

The black sheep who’s weary now his eyes no longer clear
She runs into on the way, a long ago sweet dear

She gives 'til her tears drop and shakes the sky below
He moves not, nor sways still his heart for her will grow
Track Name: Alive
I never thought I, I never thought I would go
I'd ever go at this alone
I always wanted, I always had it in minds
But now it seems that I don't

Know, where to start or how to play the part
I look around but I always miss the mark and
Everybody knows I'm alone, everybody knows I'm alone

But here we go now, we're going to take it in stride
We might as well 'cause I can't hide
What I'm doing, and it's no trouble to find
That we're just having a good

Time, to see, just what we're really made of
Climb all the steps that have been laid
But I think I need to stop and rewind
I think I need to stop and rewind

'Cause no, no one, can ever say I didn't try
'Cause for now, I feel alive
For a while more or less, for a while I confess
To leave the mess I've made behind
'Cause for once, I feel alive

I never try to, I'll never try to impress
Not everything's a big contest
Just to see who, to see who comes out ahead
Well I could say I did my

Best, to know, that some are kind in show
And others, well they hide their love below
And they like to keep it under disguise
They like to keep it under disguise

'Cause no, no one, can ever say I didn't try
'Cause for now, I feel alive
For a while more or less, for a while I confess
To leave the mess I've made behind
'Cause for once, I feel alive

No one, I don't see
No one, I don't see
No one, I don't see
No

One, cause now I feel alive
For a while more or less, for a while I confess
To leave the mess I've made behind
'Cause for once, I feel alive

You know I feel alive
Track Name: Shrewd Silence
You know that daily
I get up in solitude
Inside the crazy
Is calling a hollow tune

Who can be sure that this love won’t mean a thing
But strangers to when the impossible meet

Your voice of silk sings
A lovely familiar swoon
Your eyes so haunting
And wilting in spite of you

What lies of truth will bring us to our doom
But strangers to the impossible tune
Who can be sure that this love won’t mean a thing
But strangers to when the impossible meet


Who's the one you're waking for
Who’s the one you’re aching for
Who’s the one you’re taking for
Who’s the one you’re faking for

Who's the one you're waking for (Little Willow)
Who’s the one you’re aching for (Weep for me)
Who’s the one you’re taking for (Little Willow)
Who’s the one you’re faking for (Weep for me)
Track Name: Mr. Button Blackbird
Winter sang its melodious tune
Who knew her song would come too soon
Lovers side-by-side to stop the light
She clings on tight, but takes the flight

Mr. Button Blackbird are you blue now?
Last I saw you, she was gone
Can you still recall the way she loved you
Oh how she loved you, when you were gone

Orange blossoms fill the fragrant air
Nostalgic sighs, he sits and stares
Day by day he struggles how to cope
And how to love, forgotten hope

Mr. Button Blackbird, you still waiting?
Last I saw you, she was gone
Can you still recall the way she loved you
In winter’s calling, she missed the sign

Who hears you crying when you’re alone
Who hears you dying since she has flown
Who hears you crying when you’re alone
Who hears you dying since she has flown

Weary wings and drooping eyes he has
Each day would pass, he doubts he’ll last
Bright brown eyes that are not of his own
Peers in his heart, a love he’s known

Mr. Button Blackbird, do you love her?
Last I saw you, I heard no cry
Can you feel the rhythm of her heartbeat
Your heartbeat followed ‘til you died

How she cries in the dead of the night
Oh she cries since they all took flight
How she cries in the dead of the night
Oh she cries since they all took flight
Track Name: Teenager Again
In the beginning it started out fine
We were just messing and taking our time
And for a moment I felt like I was a teenager again

It's something unseen and something undone
There's nothing to lose but nothing was won
And for a moment I felt like I was alive again

But you believe in something better
And I believe in nasty weather
It's passing by, it's passing over me

I tried, I tried, I tried to fly
It's over my head, it's over this life of mine
Oh what a guy, I came to know
'Cause it was too much, and it was too far to go

I never know just where I stand
I'm pacing the floor, I'm waving my hands
How did it start off so good and just end so wrong

'Cause in the beginning it started out fine
Now I can barely just stomach the sight
Of me in this state, me in this state of mind

But you believe in something better
And I believe in nasty weather
It's passing by, it's passing over me

I tried, I tried, I tried to fly
It's over my head, it's over this life of mine
Oh what a guy, I came to know
'Cause it was too much, and it was too far to go

"Cause you believe in something better
And I believe in nasty weather
It's passing by, it's passing over me

'Cause you believe in something better
And I believe in nasty weather
It's passing by, it's passing over me

I tried, I tried, I tried to fly
It's over my head, it's over this life of mine
Oh what a guy, I came to know
'Cause it was too much, and it was too far to go
Track Name: Anyone Else
A might wind does what it does, a mighty son I never was
I never could just leave the past behind
Conversations here and there, argumentation teeth to bear
I'd run before I'd ever want to find

And meet up with the sound of a cymbal running round and
A house that smells of smoke
Shadows on the ground tell me someone's still around and
It's somebody I know

Separation sings her song, she never knew the right or wrong
Of any side or any other tune
The distance always seemed so far, it's not by plane, it's not by car
forgiveness isn't quite a human truth

I'm planting different seeds, oh I'm pulling all the weeds
All the weeds out from my heart
I thought I was a man, oh I thought that I could stand
But I can't even start, I can't even start

Both my hands are cold, every now and then
I'd like to hold something more than
Empty words unfold, telling me I
Never think of anyone else

A friend is all we need, every now and then
I tend to bleed, pouring out from
something left unseen, all because I
Never think of anyone else, No I never think of anyone else