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"‘Woodstock’ Lyrics"

YOU FORGET (written by Darlingside)

I remember foreign places,
Brightly colored streets where
People with familiar faces
Invited us to stay

You forget

I recall the open spaces
Which, underneath a rising
Covering of clouds, moon and mountains,
Seemed as if to fall

You forget

ROADSIDE LILY (written by Heather Maloney)

I’m a roadside lily
Swaying in the wake of an eighteen-wheeler
I’m delicate and pointless
Nobody planted me
Where I’m standing
Roadside lily

And the highway stretches on
On and on and on
And I’ll never know
Where it goes

“Don’t cry, Lily.“
That’s what he would say as he drove away
Every other weekend I was
Just a kid and daddy-less
Why did he go away?
Was I not the loveliest roadside lily?

And the highway stretches on
On and on and on
And I’ll never know
Where it goes

(Nobody comes, Nobody goes)

I’m a roadside lily
Some people would say a loner and a stray
Not fit for a bouquet
But you’re a roadside raven
Trucks are rushing by and you don’t bat an eye
You don’t flinch and you don’t fly
There’s a bigger love than I dreamed of
Here in my forsaken heart
I recognize it in your eyes
And it’s with me when we’re apart

And the highway stretches on
On and on and on
And I’ll never know
Where it goes

WHIPPOORWILL (written by Darlingside)

We call that old cabin The Whippoorwill
Drawing up plans from wicker thrones
All of the best ideas, they come from you
You let me find them on my own
And we parade them into every room
And when you leave I let them go

All my kingdom for a weekend
All our kingdoms slip away

Another draft in your apartment
Catch the smell of rust and pine
Mixing in winter coffee canisters
Gin up a spell that stalls for time

All my kingdom for a weekend
All our kingdoms slip away

All of your favorite time, it comes from me
So you put it on your calendar
Try to save it in your phone

All my kingdom for a weekend
All our kingdoms slip away

NO SHORTCUTS (written by Heather Maloney)

We were driving in the country woods and we didn’t know why we were there
Maybe we were running from the big city or maybe we were running to the mountain air
And then we came upon a cabin of a diner and oh how they did stare

We said “Hey, what’s the quickest way to your Motel 6, out in these sticks”?
Said “Hey, were feeling kinda weary we’ve been driving all day and we need a place to stay”

And they said “Baby there aint no shortcuts on your way,
Baby there aint no highways in these parts.
You know baby gonna have to drive yourself down
Every little windy road
If you really wanna get to where you’re going”

I was sitting on the therapist’s couch and I didn’t know why I was there
Maybe I was running from the big issues or maybe I was running to a listening ear
And then I came upon a maze of emotion and oh how I did fear

I said “Hey, what’s the quickest way out of this mess to that happiness“
Said “Hey, I’m feeling kinda weary I’ve been crying all day and I need a little break”

And they said “Baby there aint no shortcuts on your way,
Baby there aint no highways in these parts.
You know baby gonna have to drive yourself down
Every little windy road
If you really wanna get to where you’re going”

I was sitting in the meditation hall and I didn’t know why I was there
Maybe I was running from the noise outside or maybe I was running to the stillness there
And then I came upon greed hatred and delusion and oh how I did fear

I said “Hey, what’s the quickest way to freedom and love, how do I rise above?“
Said “Hey, I’m feeling kind of weary I’ve been sitting all day with my mind in disarray’

And they said “Baby there aint no shortcuts on your way,
Baby there aint no highways in these parts.
You know baby gonna have to drive yourself down
Every little windy road
If you really wanna get to where you’re going”

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"“Woodstock” video with Heather Maloney"

Heather Maloney and Darlingside

We’re psyched to be on the NYTimes’ “Booming” blog today, performing Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock” along with good friend and singer-songwriter Heather Maloney. Thanks to Val Haller of valslist.com for the wonderful post!

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"Darlingside is opening for Duncan Sheik at the Sinclair"

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"“The Company We Keep” Video — Big Old Big Ones"

From a session with Big Old Big Ones back in the fall. Thanks to those guys for putting together an awesome video:

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"“The Ancestor” Official Music Video"

The talented gentlesirs of Crazy Lake Pictures have done it again: “The Ancestor” is now a gorgeous animated music video featuring the work of producer/editor Timothy Hahn, animator Abraham Dieckman, and artist Pamela Goodman. We’re insanely happy with the results:

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"The Edge of the Earth 7″"

We just released our latest (and final) Pilot Machines pre-release: The Edge of the Earth 7″.  It’s not too late to subscribe and get your choice of digital, CD, and vinyl formats. Check out all the options at pilotmachines.com

“The Edge of the Earth” (track 1) is a non-album exclusive track for our subscribers.

“Sweet and Low” (track 2) is the final album preview track, featuring guest vocalist Caitlin Canty.

We can’t wait to share the full-length album with you in July! In the meantime, check our summer tour dates and this new live video of “Sweet and Low,” shot by our friend Owen Martel:

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"The Ancestor 7″"

We are thrilled to announce our second digital/vinyl pre-release: The Ancestor 7″. There are two new tracks on the 7″: ‘The Ancestor’ on Side 1 and ‘The Woods’ on Side 2. It marks the second of three pre-releases leading up to the full Pilot Machines album in July. Many thanks to all of the Pilot Machines subscribers who are downloading, listening, and sharing the tunes. If you’d like to sample one of the tracks, check out the following hi-speed animated music video by our friend and creative-master-cartoonist Erik Tostevin:

If you haven’t yet jumped on board for the Pilot Machines subscription album, you can go to our release site, pilotmachines.com, and sign up for digital or vinyl subscriptions. By signing up, you’ll get the two brand new tracks off of The Ancestor 7″ and three more that have already been released.

We hope you enjoy.

Love, Darlingside

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"Announcing Pilot Machines"

Hap! Pee New Year!!

Darlingside is thrilled to announce Pilot Machines, a full-length subscription album. Listen to the first track and find out more at www.pilotmachines.com.

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"From Los Angeles, with Salsa"

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"From Los Angeles, With Love"

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