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1.
Sleep Now 04:16
She came back on Monday Didn’t hear a sound Hadn’t been there since Friday When she laid him down Last words she heard him say, I’m gonna sleep now — She was searching for the perfect mate Love of a lifetime Arsenic in sweet pies they Went down just fine She was bored and someone had to pay True love’s hard to find — I don’t wanna know I don’t wanna know I don’t wanna know I don’t wanna know I don’t wanna know Sleepy sleepy baby, I will pray As I lay you down Giggly Granny gonna take you away, Put you underground Last words they heard her say, Let’s go to sleep now
2.
Home 05:05
She wants to go home But not with you She’d rather be alone And so should you It might be worse my friend You might go home with someone Who’s just pretend, Think of yourself in the end You gotta grow the love in you Before you give it You gotta be ok with ok with you You gotta be ok with ok with you You gotta be ok with ok with you You’re never alone If you know who you are Go on and go home Follow that star that’s leading you It’ll never be right in the end If you don’t give your love Like you wanna get it, Think of yourself in the end You gotta grow the love in you Before you give it You gotta be ok with ok with you You gotta be ok with ok with you You gotta be ok with ok with you
3.
Daddy’s upstairs and he’s punching out words Like he’s spitting straight at you If he’s gonna write that book boy it better be soon Cuz Mama over there with a blanket stare She fixing up her room like a beautiful tomb Everybody gotta be somebody sooner or later Everybody gotta be somebody sooner or later When I get tired I feel I wanna start all over again Digging real deep but I see I’m only burying myself Well he grew up straight, yeah crooked came late Then he didn’t know what to do Should he hide, open wide, or maybe go and live in an old woman’s shoe? Cuz life’s sometimes like a fairytale Everything beautiful behind the veil Everybody gotta be somebody sooner or later Yeah everybody gotta be somebody sooner or later
4.
Wanting your eyes to meet mine Blind in the sunshine Nowhere and nothing but time No angel guiding No voices calling I hear you crying at night Where did you go? I am right by your side I’ve got nothing but time Why did you go and but time won’t make it right I’m blind in the sunshine Leave me here all alone? I pictured me looking down A bright light, a voice in the night But I’m nothing and nowhere to be found No dark forces Demons or devils I hear you praying at night Where did you go? I can’t answer you Right by your side, I’ve got Why did you go and nothing but time, it ain’t right I’m blind in the sunshine Leave me here all alone? I’m blind in the sunshine Where did you go? No all-knowing God of the heavens
5.
Driving Song 03:55
Driving through the big open Where we thought that we could never be Now everything’s spread before us The choices that we had were not easy, but they joined us Many times I drove and dreamed Never thought that you would be here Next to me, dreaming and driving, wide open We go so deep, spirits connected, it’s unspoken I wanna drive, never stop moving With you I feel alive, long as we’re moving I look at you in the sun We met old but you made me young And we’re just growing younger every day now By the time we reach San Francisco we’ll be golden First time you kissed me I felt electric and home You were my dream, I would go with you anywhere I wanna drive, never stop moving With you I feel alive, long as we’re moving
6.
Wide open girl I wanna live inside of you Wide open girl You took me in and I love you Wide open girl You love me for what I can do I was frayed when I met you weaving An enormous quilt for us and our dreaming I will never fail you I will never fail you You believe in me I believe in you Let’s get married Wide open girl I wanna live inside of you Wide open girl You took me in and I love you Wide open girl Loving me for what I can do I was asleep, and I didn’t see you coming You knew everything before I did You believe in me I believe you You believe in me I believe in you There ain’t no doubt that we were meant for each other We thought we could handle this love, but it was bigger than either one of us I will never fail you I will never fail you I will never fail you You believe in me I believe in you You believe in me I believe in you Let’s get married
7.
Rhode Island 04:00
It’s the smallest state in the Union but one of the most densely populated It’s not really an island but it was first founded as one It was the first colony to declare independence from Britain and my baby’s from there… So let’s go to Rhode Island baby That’s where you’re from You can take me around to the places You left when you were young Let’s find a good bar my love Open up the past Talk about how grateful we are We found each other at last There was a nuclear explosion there in the ’60s They make lots of toys in Pawtucket but for some reason cap guns are illegal H.P. Lovecraft, Ruth Buzzi & Chris Toppin are from there… So let’s go to Rhode Island baby It just makes sense I’m your Roger Williams baby, And you’re my providence Let’s party in the trailer park Where you grew up We’ll shower the place with our love, Have ’em drinking from our loving cup [solo] There was Chalk Man who always came with his dog and doled out homemade chalk to the kiddies There was the Trojan Tent where Miss B. danced suggestively to “Brick House” Marilyn Chambers, Cormac McCarthy, and Tanya Donelly are from there Let’s go to Rhode Island baby Cianci was mayor Never lost an election But went to jail and left his hair Let’s go to Rhode Island baby It’s where you’re from You can take me around to the places You left when you were young
8.
Cold 03:37
Cold I hold you cold to me Like a big sack of gold Old You never wanted to be I kept you to your word Pillow over your mouth after you’ve kissed me And looked into my eyes… (It was all just lies) Look into my eyes (It was all just lies) Look into my eyes — Cold Deceiving you baby Was easier than I thought Old Eyes wide you couldn’t see I had you from the start Now your blood runs south as you feel me Cold around your heart (Love you till I die) It was all just lies (Love you till I die) It was all just lies — You look to me like you never saw this coming Your trust in me was so naïve it’s still growing To see your light going out turns me on To see the right you conceived proven wrong (Love you till I die) It was all just lies (Love you till I die) It was all just lies (Love you till I die) It was all just lies (Love you till I die)
9.
Pond 01:41
In the old pond there’s no moon There’s no sun There’s no happiness In the old pond where I died There’s no sun There’s no moon
10.
Picture 05:54
He watched her hang her clothes on the line A picture then formed in his mind of how she would die Sweetness of her face in its last yearning Burning of the place of her remains He kept her face in a plastic bag And once in a while he would tell it all his dreams Sweetness of the night, spring flowers blooming Looming monster right in the doorway It looks all right when he looks at it (The picture in his mind full of flowers and joy) It looks all right when he looks at it (Soft breezes, fresh cut lawns and kids playing with toys) It looks all right when he looks at it (The picture in his mind makes him feel like a little boy) It looks all right — It looks all right when he looks at it (First love dreams, flowing streams, a boy walking his dog) It looks all right when he looks at it (Starry nights, party lights, a long walk on the shore) It looks all right when he looks at it (Innocence, picket fence, lemonade smiles and curly bows) It looks all right — Didn’t know why, would not explain The picture he drew with her blood above the bed where she lay Sweetest little face circled by flowers Hours in her place, he spent the whole day
11.
Sitting up with my thoughts and my flashlight Playing with your fear Gonna tug at your thread like you like How I like you’re sown up so tight It’s not about who is wrong or who’s right I just wanna be clear You can tell me again and again how it’s Just pretend, yeah that’s right Time is not on your side Time is not on your side I am coming for you I’m gonna bring it this time I’m gonna bring it this time I am coming for you Touched me right in my soft spot, how’d you Know where I would feel? It’s that place of forgiveness given Before the given plays out Praying over the body, praying Till the spirit appears Giving thanks to the Giver She made me as She’s day I’m night
12.
Turn 02:41
Keep a bag packed by the door Keep your eyes up off the floor Things could turn at any time — Up all night with all our fears Clouding over what was clear We never see it coming — I can’t stand when we turn away Am I hearing what I say? Is it coming out that way? How come you look so scared of me? We’re so close, why is there space? Why the hurt upon your face? Can’t we just get past all this? I can’t stand when we turn away I just wanna go back to what we knew I just wanna go back to what we knew I don’t wanna lose you Put the bag under the bed Pretend what we said wasn’t said We didn’t mean it anyway I’m so scared you’re gonna go Away from me and what we know Broken glass and ugly screams I can’t stand when we turn away —
13.
She 03:47
She grew up in a trailer park I grew up in a state of shock Cold, cold world Cold, cold world Looking for some peace inside I met her folks in their double-wide Cold, cold world Cold, cold world I was always one to hide In my room with dreams inside Cold, cold world Cold, cold world She came with a morning vision From that vision I started dreaming Whole new worlds She brings light and laughter in her eyes, those eyes She brings loving morning, noon, and night She grew up for me to find I knew what was in her mind Our new world Our new world And those who sit and judge on high They don’t know shit, they just wanna find a Cold, cold world She brings light and laughter in her eyes, those eyes She brings loving morning, noon, and night I will lay beside you You will watch me sleeping Seeing what I’m dreaming Dreaming what I’m seeing She brings light and laughter in her eyes, those eyes She brings loving morning, noon, and night She grew up in a trailer park I grew up in a state of shock
14.
Your Loving 03:58
When I die All I’ve lived for Your loving I’ll have made No fortune Just your loving In the sky I see my sun Your loving It won’t die It won’t be gone Your loving

credits

released May 18, 2018

All songs written by: Jefferson Riordan & Chris Toppin
“Pond” written by Nora & Jefferson Riordan
Produced by Riordan/Toppin
Additional production by TJ Wenzl, tracks 1, 3, 4, & 11.

Horn & reed arrangements: Riordan/Gelb/Cox/Israel/Weller
String arrangements: TJ Wenzl

LOVE LOVE is:
Chris Toppin: lead & backing vocals, acoustic guitar
Jefferson Riordan: lead & backing vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, bass on tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 8. Drums on tracks 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, and percussion on track 8.
Darren Ray: lead guitar
Chris Michaels: drums
Eric Schmider: bass
Tim Obetz: pedal steel
TJ Wenzl: sounds
Aaron Gelb: tenor sax, bari sax, clarinets
Jeff Cox: trumpet tracks 2 & 12
Ezra Weller: trumpet track 8
Cale Israel: trombone
Joe Klompus: bass track 13
Matt Tahaney: bass track 6
Nora Riordan: vocal track 9
Tanya Donelly: backing vocals track 7
Martha Marin: backing vocals track 8
Recorded at Q-Division Studios, Somerville, MA; Squid Hell, Jamaica Plain, MA; The Woods, Roslindale, MA; & BKitty Studios, Jamaica Plain, MA.
Recorded by Matt Tahaney (tracks 2, 6 & 7), Dave Locke (tracks 8, 9, 12, 13 & 14), Matthew Boudin (tracks 8 & 10), TJ Wenzl (tracks 1, 4 & 11), Pat DiCenso (track 10), & Chris & Jefferson (tracks 4 & 5).
Mixed by Pat DiCenso (tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 14) & Matt Tahaney (tracks 7, 12 & 13) @ Q-Division.
Mastered by: Dave Locke
Photography: Anna Rae

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LOVE LOVE is a Boston band fronted by co-lead singers and songwriters Chris Toppin and Jefferson Davis. Lyrics of love, murder, and the overall mystery of life, compliment their lush and reflective sound.

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