The Art of Sweet Nothings

by Explosive Ear Candy

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Do you still dream About when we were young And the world was our playground to claim Everything seemed like a new gift just waiting for us to share. Do you still dream That we’re falling in love For the first time again and again Walking on clouds with the sun in our pockets without a care. I open my eyes and I see you You’re there by my side all along The smile on your face Always tells me love came true (oohhhhhh). Do you still dream Of the things that we’ve done And the things that we’ll do up ahead We’re one in a billion but still we’re together By chance or fate. I open my eyes and I see you You’re there by my side all along The smile on your face Always tells me love came true (oohhhhhh).
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My Favorite Escape (free) 02:44
I’m a dreamer And you’re a dream come true Of great big wonderlands and mysteries. You’re going places And I’m there at your heel A little out of breath and out of reach. I want to shout out That you’re my favorite escape You roll like thunder Please shake my world till it breaks Let me fall down your rabbit hole And chase Our fleeting time. Your smile is magic But when you disappear I wonder if that smile’s still meant for me. Your friends are crazy Your rules are all insane But I still play along, lost in the game. I want to shout out That you’re my favorite escape You roll like thunder Please shake my world till it breaks Let me fall down your rabbit hole And chase Our fleeting time. I’m your queen of hearts Am I just a card in your game? I want to shout out That you’re my favorite escape You roll like thunder Please shake my world till it breaks Let me fall down your rabbit hole And chase Our fleeting time.
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Extra 03:27
I can be the sad girl Dining in the background With a chair To help the front row couple Make the scene. I can be the bad girl In the short skirt Who gets mowed down first A nameless victim Born to die off screen. The fortune teller’s right There’s something extra That I’m missing And it’s crystal clear This ain’t it, You can’t beat 0 with no 1. I can be the mad girl Hunched up in the wheelchair Mumbling words That no one wants to understand Or hear. I can be the red girl All the blue men Laugh at to feel good And half forget The blue lives that they lead. The fortune teller’s right There’s something extra That I’m missing And it’s crystal clear This ain’t it, You can’t beat 0 with no 1. The fortune teller’s right There’s something extra That I’m missing And it’s crystal clear This ain’t it, You can’t beat 0 with no 1.
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Hey, what do you know I keep falling in love with you Every day since the day that I met you You’re the same yet still different in countless ways You’re an infinite number of crossroads That I choose from But I’m always sure At the end of each road there’ll be you. Well, what do you know I keep thinking about you, love Way more than I should probably ought to Yeah, the world’s full of wonders and mysteries But it’s you that I can’t get enough of ‘Cause my head has a mind of its own And that mind only wants more of you. I don’t know if time will tell us What we want to hear But I know that we can make it Count the passing years. So what do you know, baby So what do you know, tell me So what do you know Tell me, baby Love, what do you know And can you teach me some of it So I’ll know or at least get a notion How you make all the people around you feel Like their lives are a billion times better Just by you being there by their side You’re the best thing that happened… Since the big bang.
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I was dead Before I even hit the ground Then I came back and started to live I was born to be different No other choice But to walk with the living dead. If you think that my company drains your heart No one’s pointing a gun to your head Take a walk on the wild side away from me I’ll just walk with the living dead. Every good thing that I live for Is every good thing that I died for The same story over and over again. You can run to the rainbow and take your pick While I sort out these pallets of gray Don’t feel sorry you’re living your dream I’ll just sleep with the living dead. Every good thing that I live for Is every good thing that I died for The same story over and over again.
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Loserville 02:51
All the people you’ve been Drag you out every night Down to Loserville Where the heartaches are free For the rest you must pay With your dignity. The ignorant baby The boy with the sad eyes The man with the gun in his head Will never forgive you For letting them down So admit that you’re one of them. In the mirror you see faces shift Like the reels of a slot machine That was rigged not to win That’s the way life plays out here in Loserville. The ignorant baby The boy with the sad eyes The man with the gun in his head Will never forgive you For letting them down So admit that you’re one of them. The ignorant baby The boy with the sad eyes The man with the bomb in his head Will never forgive you For letting them down So admit that you’re one of them.
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On the corner of second street Twenty five years Shedding light for the drifters Floating on by. Watching dark lonely creatures Of habit grow limp Thinking less, buying more Dying for the next bus. Smiling ads keep promising Futures unreal While the government’s sweepers Wipe out the past Every plane holds a promise That breaks as it touches ground. On the corner of second street Caught in the ring Washed up shells feeding pigeons Memory grains. There’s a wall right behind them That solemnly reads ‘Love is just my invention’ Signed ‘Angel from hell’. Smiling ads keep promising Futures unreal While the government’s sweepers Wipe out the past Every plane holds a promise That breaks as it touches ground.
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The birds and the bees They weren’t expecting this She’s falling to her knees The future zooms in slowly Nectar makes a flower rich Yet forces it to give. Storks deliver kids There must be more than this They’re lining up behind her It’s her birthday party That’s the naked truth they see Glued to 10 inch screens. The facts of life Don’t matter To the birds and the bees Maybe that’s how she needs To be. The birds and the bees Are learning new techniques She used to be an angel Now her halo’s fading Ropes are tied around her wings Hardly fluttering. The facts of life Don’t matter To the birds and the bees Maybe that’s how she needs To be. The facts of life Mean nothing To the birds and the bees Maybe that’s how we need To be.
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Face Reality 03:26
I saw a ghost on a tree Spaceships stopping for gas Water turn into gold Nothing’s impossible, honey, Except for us. I walked on ceilings I passed through a needle I lifted a city with my bare hands Nothing’s impossible, darling, Except for us. Even miracles Can only work to some extent Sometimes you have to Face reality. Mice chasing cats Deserts stacked up with snow Empty lanes on the freeway at rush hour Nothing’s impossible, baby, Except for love. Even miracles Can only work to some extent Sometimes you have to Face reality.
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Braincrash 03:28
Don’t be alarmed The pilot’s lost his touch Here, have some peanuts While we’re plunging down. Don’t mind the shouts The woman in the back Was just a girl When you were heading up. It’s no big deal Quite small in fact You’re in the middle of a braincrash You need to follow the procedure So nobody will get hurt besides you. Strap on the mask God knows you’re good at that You’ll have to pull some strings To float back up. Unfold your wings You’re going nowhere fast Get off your ego trip And start to flap. It’s no big deal… The coast is clear Get ready for a blast It’s all inside your head So nothing’s lost. It’s no big deal…
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Tell the morning star he can skip a day, The near exhausted sun sure could use a rest, I’d kill for one short break from me. Tie the waning moon to his cloudy bed For time won’t suffer much should I steal a date To save myself from this February blues. Last month I wrote My masterpiece Next month I’ll write the next But what can I do With this temporary Arbitrary mood This February blues. Life is just a phase that I’m going through The days all hum the same uninspired tune So missing one won’t hurt more than I’m hurting anyhow. Last month I wrote My masterpiece Next month I’ll write the next But what can I do With this temporary Arbitrary mood This February blues.
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My head flashes back To a girl and a room And a dead band who’s playing A final song. Then fields rushing in And a whispering lake Words that no one will ever understand. A knapsack for one Stretching wildly for two And the scent of A rainforest from a can. On to lightning arrays Steaming parking lot trains Blowing smoke rings as messages For the stars. My head flashes back To a bench in a park And police cars in search Of a criminal. Then rainbows of fish Dancing with a sun ray And a smile you can breathe in As oxygen. A letter from hell With a cold angel touch From a body that’s gone Even though it’s not. Then speeding back home Through the blurred traffic reds Begging God for an accident That won’t come. My head flashes back To a girl and a room And a dead band who’s playing A final song. If that’s how you cheat time Then call me a cheat And leave me alone With my past obsessed mind.

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'The Art Of Sweet Nothings' is the debut release from Explosive Ear Candy, the new project from the muse-infested mind of L.A. based songwriter, Tal More, the guy behind The Quiet Revolution (TheQuietRevolution.com).

12 Infectious Pop/Rock songs ranging from the purely fun to the more artistic and deep, featuring the phenomenal vocals of Nashville based singer Kaci Bolls. Tal worked on 6 of the songs together with Grammy award-winning producer/arranger Jeff Bova.

If you like the music, please help spread the word & buy the album to help support this indie act. There are tons of unrecorded songs waiting to be recorded and your support will help record and release more music.

Thanks & rock on!

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released February 1, 2016

Music & Lyrics: Tal More

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Vocals:

Kaci Bolls

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Production & Arrangement:

Jeff Bova- Futures Unreal, Past Obsessed, The Birds and the Bees, Extra, Braincrash, The Living Dead.

Chip Hardy, Rod Lewis- all songs

Tal More

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Instruments:

Drums: Tim Grogan

Guitars: Mike Waldron, Mike Spriggs, Danny Parks, Chris Leuzinger,
Derek Wells, Tim Pierce, Jason Land

Bass: Curry Smith, Steve Mackey

Keys/piano: Dane Bryant

String arrangement and additional keys/piano: Jeff Bova

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Mix: Bobby Holland & Jeff Bova

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Mastering: Eric Peterson @ Anechoic, Erick Labson @ Universal Mastering Studio, Landr.

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Explosive Ear Candy is the brainchild of the muse-infested mind of California based songwriter Tal More. Infectious Rock/Pop melodies that range from purely fun to deeper and more artistic.

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