A Chain Cafe

from by Jonathan Dalin

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They drove to the edge of town.
He reaches his hand to soothe her doubts.
She doesn’t know what thoughts,
have kept him thinking.
Thinking of how he’s tried
to give her the love that she desires,
nights on the couch
waiting for the imposing disaster.
He spoke a bit too loud,
everyone put their teacups down.
In a chain cafe he served it plain,
and what he sips is his and her’s the same,
but from their seats it seems
that love is running out.
They met in the parking lot
after they had their nails pressed on.
Eatin’’ their scones with a wink
masking generous treason.
Mary and Claire quote Chanel.
Sayin’’ to Kim she’s not acting herself.
Passing her pamphlets on Paxil
and cards from their doctors.
Kim spoke a bit too loose,
A little girl watching spilled her juice.
In a chain cafe...
When no one knows what someone’s problem is,
but they make it seem
like its their own personal business
then what is real or just a deep misleading
You’ll never know cuz you’ve been listening
but not breathing.
In a chain cafe...


from W, track released June 8, 2012

All songs written by Jonathan Dalin ASCAP ©2012

Produced, arranged and recorded by Jonathan Dalin
Co-produced and arranged by Matt Ray
Additional tracks recorded by Matt Ray at Studio D in Brooklyn, NY
Additional tracks recorded by Matt Ray and Robert Smith at
A Bloody Good Record in Long Island City, Queens, NY
Additional recording by Dan Siegler in New York, NY
Additional recording by Seth Kessel at Blackout Sound in Brooklyn, NY

Jonathan Dalin; piano, keyboards, drum programming and vocals
Matt Ray; piano, keyboards, guitar, and drum sequencing
Alex Hernandez; Bass Guitar
Marc Dalio; Drums
Al Street; Guitars

Mixing by Chris McDonald of Killingworth Studio
Mastering by Robert Smith of Defy Recordings

Photography by Leslie VanStelten
Graphic Design by Jonathan Dalin



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Jonathan Dalin New York, New York

Jonathan Dalin, a native of metropolitan Detroit, writes and produces original music in many genres. His songs feature quirky narratives, emotional sound environments, and lush melodies. From Laura Nyro to Kate Bush to SWV to Miike Snow.

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