The Art of Sweet Nothings

by Explosive Ear Candy

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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 L.A. based songwriter Tal More. Infectious Rock/Pop melodies that range from purely fun to deeper and more artistic.

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Track Name: Do You Still Dream
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).
Track Name: My Favorite Escape
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.
Track Name: Extra
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.
Track Name: What Do You Know
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.
Track Name: The Living Dead
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.
Track Name: Loserville
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.
Track Name: Futures Unreal
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.
Track Name: The Birds and the Bees
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.
Track Name: Face Reality
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.
Track Name: Braincrash
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…
Track Name: February Blues
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.
Track Name: Past Obsessed
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.