Donny Dinero Vol. 1

by Donny Dinero

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released December 29, 2011

Recorded in the late fall/early winter of 2011 at the Gates Motel.
Produced, engineered & mixed by Mike Amidon. All songs written by Mike Amidon except "Your Name Ain't Mine Yet", written by Michael Hesslein.

Thank you to everyone who helped with this album: Mike, Santa, Will, Chris, John, Brendan and everyone else who has inspired me to do this. $$

Photo by Nate "bear claw" Mattern

Released by Gates Motel Recordings, Brooklyn,NY

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Track Name: Daydreamer Girl
The streets at night
got me runnin'.
Those city lights,
got me worryin'

about nothin'.

Those old country roads,
bring me back home.
All those September nights,
we sang songs in the woods alone.

Were we alone?

All the friends I had are gone.

All the men at work,
call me out.
Out to the bar,
to the river of doubt.

While my daydreamer girl,
goes dancing with her friends.
Track Name: Kentucky
Ever since the day, that I was born.
I've lived the life, of boots & thorns.
We ran down our graves, and loved a fight.
Out in the summer, of those southern nights.

Since you left Kentucky, nothing's been the same.
Since you left your money, for those northern ways.
Poor ol' Jenny, gave it all that she had.
But never a penny, nor the coat on her back.

So Lay me down,
down in the ground.
All the way
'cross the edge of town.
Where the grass is long
and green.

You gave it up in the snow, you cracked up in the mold.
Up in the north, it's still freezing cold.
The moonshiner's life, the princess & the toad.
Now say goodbye to that whiskey road.

There ain't nothing that I owe you.
There is nothing that I told you.
Track Name: Where I Come From
I come from a broken home,
where there's mud on the floors,
there's a ghost in the corner,
always looks over it's shoulder-
there is no one here
to be found.

I come from a town of sorrow,
where there's no moon in the sky.
I could walk the streets at night
see the people as they hide-
I could be stuck her, lord,
all my life.

I come from my mother's heart,
I love her a lot that's not the problem,
I see the pain she hides,
I see it in her eyes,
I hear her ache,
when she cries.

My father's got a club for a leg,
from his hands, he did make.
If only I could work
as hard as I know I should,
maybe I could make,
a heart of wood.

I know I can't right my wrongs,
but lord knows I'll find a way.
If my children could be saved
from this world I've grown to hate-
I'll find a way.
Track Name: Your Name Ain't Mine Yet (Doolittle & the Raiders)
I can’t find your letters
I can’t find nothing in you that proves you’re really gone
Are you gone?

I heard your songs
I heard those long, dead chords lie there like dogs
In the late gray dawn

Why can’t you just get rest?
I can’t help you just give up.
‘Cos your name ain’t mine, yet,
though you thought I’d make it true
I could marry you in spring, just like
you thought we would
And the years that you carry
weigh you down when you keep ‘em hid,
and I’ll marry you in winter,
when we can’t afford to dream.

You had the time--
you had the time to get inside your pain
Did I pull you out, again?

Or did I try
Did I just try to be the one who could
make the pain seem worth it?

Why can’t you just get rest?
I can’t help you just give up.
‘Cos your name ain’t mine, yet,
though you thought I’d make it true
I could marry you in spring, just like
you thought we would
And the years that you carry
weigh you down when you keep ‘em hid,
and I’ll marry you in winter,
when we can’t afford to dream.
Track Name: Taxi Cab Girl
She's a taxi cab girl
and she don't care.
She spends all her paychecks
on uptown fares.
If you see her in Columbia Square, don't you mind.
Cos she's a taxi cab girl, most of the time.

She's a taxi cab girl
and no one knows.
She takes a car to the mall,
to buy some clothes.
If you see her on the corner of the street, with her arms in the air-
You could go over and talk to her, but she won't care.

If you see her in the subway, that ain't her.
If you see her in the Empire State Building, that's not her.
If you see her in a big yellow car riding down avenue A,
you know where she's going, home where she'll stay.
Track Name: Run Away
You don't know the sound of the summer
or the way the trees roll.
You don't know the sound of your mother,
when you left that country home.
Did your father repay all that he owed?
Or, did he just run for that California road?

All the cars you hitched
and all those desert trees-
was it something you couldn't do no more
cos it scrapped you at your knees?
All the vacuums got sold at the dirty store.
Did you love anything, that had come once before?

Can you hear the sound of San Diego,
creepin in your bag/
Did you give everything you had
just to take it right back.
You could have left that city, doll, you know you never made that pact.
You didn't know where you were going, but you knew it looked bad.

So you called up your best friend
in Brooklyn New York.
Told her you'd be there
before the month turned to four.
Then you thought of cocaine and the man you adored.
That is the only thing that you can afford.

You stayed at your friends house
and you fucked all her friends.
Made a reputation
for your destruction.
You couldn't keep a secret, couldn't keep a lie.
Those are the only things that keeps you alive


Did you run away?
Track Name: Silver Cross
Some nights are better
than the one before.
Some days are better off
when they dont matter.
Sometimes the words dont come out & you feel stupid,
but it doesnt matter.
Does everything that you touch
turn to pieces?
Is it hard to speak to your friends
about how youre useless?
Is it hard to speak to the girl
that youve been trying to hang with?
It aint cos youre useless, its because
youre in love.

The day is over, it's ending.
But I dont want to see you go.
Just because the day is over
doesnt mean that you have to go.

Did you take that silver cross
and put it around your neck?
Did it give you faith & did it
save you?
I guess Ill never know
unitl I try it myself.
But I still see my shadows on the floor
and I cant treat myself.
Well enough for what Ive done,
tell me, did I help you out?
When I said love yourself,
before you love others.

All my friends have come and gone.
But I dont want to see you go.
The day is over, its ending.
I dont want to see you go.
Track Name: Love You, Do
(spend it like you have it)


Ever since the first time that I saw you,
my mind hasnt been the same.
Now every time that I see you,
I want to stand up and shout your name,

cos I aint much of a talker its true,
but I love you, I do.

If you ever get up and leave this city,
I might get up and leave it too.
Where I go, it will be lonely,
cos I will not , be with you.

I aint much of a traveler, its true
but I love you, I do.

If you ever get up and you hit me,
you know that I will take the abuse.
Cos I know that you will love me more
If I do not, get back at you,

and I aint much of a fighter, its true
cos I love you, I do.

Girl, I wish that I knew you better
and I know you wish the same of me.
Every time I see you walking down the street,
honey you know, I can barley breathe.

I aint more than a stranger, its true
but I love you, I do.
Track Name: Blowing Up My World
Maybe I aint the man
that I thought I was.
Im just a firecracker
blowing up the house that you love.

I could drink myself sick
but thats how I got here
in the first place.

I always knew my songs,
wouldn't buy your love.
Thats not why I asked you here
honey, I aint that dumb.

How can we be so close
yet be so far?
I know I made my mistakes,
Ill regret them to my grave.

Is this better,
better than nothing,
to feel lost & hurt
or to feel nothing?

I aint a man of second chances,
nor a man of redemption
but theres something about you,
I cant give up.

Maybe I aint the man
that I thought I was
im just a firecracker
blowing up the world that I loved.