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Trying to come up
trying to come up,
trying to come up
with conversations
with you.
There was this man saw him move in upstairs
holding long playing records and magazines
The hallway is full of magnets and ropes
tugging at me constantly...
“Tell me what’s your story.”
“Do you like the city?”
“I am a singer an a Mowton boy.”
“Where had you lived and did you like it?”
“I love the springtime and I’m single!“
“What’s your favourite band?”
“Are you the one for me?”
Trying to come up...
Your faucet moans into my train of thought.
The heat of your stove sounds like your bored.
A flickering lamp, an uncomfortable break,
maximizing your desire, minimizing my mistakes.
And like a UPS man driving up on a winter morning,
bringing twentyfive flavours of haagen-dazs.
You were walking home with worried eyes.
“Did you forget your keys?”
“This once happened to me,
I had to climb in through a window to get back in here.”
“So if you’re locked out man, you know I’ve got no plans,
I could order some delivery, I’ve got beer!”
“The Super’s off in Philly, I know that this sounds silly,
But you might have to stay over at my place.”
“I know that space is tight, guess I’ll be polite,
and let you sleep in my bed.”
Trying to come up...
With conversations
with you.


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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