Being Here

from by Jonathan Dalin

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lyrics

BEING HERE

Its easy to say,
Easy to fool,
Easy to hold onto,
Being here.
There’s places to hide,
in handshakes and ties
while standing inside your shoes
just being here.

Contrapposto at the wedding,
Martini glass as your cane
Cracking quips lost on suits, drifting,
till you’re poking your eye out again

Its easy to say,
Easy to fool,
Easy to point out who’s
Being here.

Back against back on a mattress,
his family branch fell on their heads
Lightening striking all their fingers
Hovering, listening for spring.
in their tossing breathing clenching
petals are curling behind their smiles

Alone in the park hearing voices,
scratching the rented front door
showered and pressed by 6:30
corner by corner
no infrared prober
just lines on his face, pointing love that away
panic closer at heal, busy polishing wheels,
steering clear, clear, clear
Just being here

credits

from W, track released June 8, 2012
W

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

Musicians:
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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