4​-​track demos: The Adam Daniel Frequency

by Adam Daniel

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released November 13, 2006

Produced, recorded, and mixed by Adam Daniel. Performed by Adam Daniel, with bass on “Hollywood” and “Here Right Now” by Peter Kim and background vocals on “Here Right Now” by Derrick Tanner and Peter Kim. Songs written by Adam Daniel, published by Breathtaking Songs (ASCAP) © 2006 Adam Daniel. All rights reserved. Cover photo by Todd Conover. Graphic design by Adam Daniel. Special thanks to The Adam Daniel Frequency 2000-2002: Derrick Tanner, Marko, Brian Nussle, Greg Magnuson, and Peter Kim. Thank you to Ami Spishock, John Rotella, Alex Coletti, Josh Brooks, Daisy Music, Kevin Flaherty—5 Friendly Rangers, David Bash—International Pop Overthrow, Todd Conover, Tom Caffey, and APG Music. My love and thanks to family, friends, and fans. For Vie and our young, sad, beautiful mess.

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“All the tunes have Daniel's high-quality songwriting imprint all over them... it's an aural snapshot of a moment in time for Adam Daniel and one that pop fans should covet.”
—John M. Borack, Amplifier

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Track Name: Cameo
I light up every time I see you on TV
Baby, if I was caught by worms
I’d dig out from underground if I knew you were on
I’d turn you really loud

You save the city every episode
And I just want a minute with you
I admit it
I don’t need to play the starring role
I’ll settle for a cameo

There’s something about how you look
In only two dimensions
It drives me wild
I freeze up when you’re jump cut edited
But I like the angles
I think I’m in love

You save the city every episode
And I just want a minute with you
I admit it
I don’t need to play the starring role
I’ll settle for a cameo

I’m hot under these floodlights
I’m feeling kind of capsized
I watch too much prime time

You save the city every episode
And I just want a minute with you
I admit it
I don’t need to play the starring role
I don’t need money to take your worries away
I just need a good remote control
I’ll settle for a cameo
Track Name: It's Automatic
I missed some good things
I shipwrecked and nobody saved me some
I’ve always been indifferent
It keeps me numb
And like it never happened at all
And whether or not you think
I could be doing a lot more with myself most days
It really doesn’t matter
I still can’t stay the night

You look good in your summer dresses
I’m going crazy today but I’ll be back
It’s automatic

I want to write you a torch song
Say what you mean to me
I’m not just happy to be a nominee
I want to win you over
I hate these phone calls
You come at me with everything you’re unhappy about
Like I don’t know it already
Baby, please don’t cry tonight

There’s a magic you do to me
There’s something in me you scare when you move quick
It's automatic

There’s love in every direction and I need some
I’m wired and you turn me on
It's automatic
Track Name: Breathe
Breathe a little more
I held a little in so long
I’m covered in glitter
I thought about nothing
And remembered everything
It’s sad
I feel like I’ve been beat up real good

The days go fast but my years go slow
It’s bottomless
I love you so
I know you by heart by now
Just this one more time I can’t be with you
And then I’ll always be
I’m squeezed
All I want to do is breathe

There’s heat inside me like I’m drinking stars
There’s holes
It’s killing me all over the place
I need some quiet time
Close my eyes and dream
You’re sweet like honeydew
I’m onto you

The days go fast but my years go slow
It’s bottomless
I love you so
I know you by heart by now
Just this one more time I can’t be with you
And then I’ll always be
I’m squeezed
All I want to do is breathe

There’s a thing I hid inside my head
It’s breathtaking
All I want to do is breathe

You’re like a satellite watching over me
You spy
A few more breaths and I’ll be alright

The days go fast but my years go slow
It’s bottomless
I love you so
I know you by heart by now
Just this one more time I can’t be with you
And then I’ll always be
I’m squeezed
All I want to do is breathe
Track Name: Hollywood
She thinks she could die
She cries soft
Yeah, she’s soundproof
She’s too far away from me
I want to be good
I want to drive over the 405 and be with my glitter girl
I want to live in Hollywood

She likes magazines
She needs somewhere to keep hers
If I could buy a vowel and win something I would
He watches his TV enticed by the promise of miracles
She likes to shop in Hollywood

It’s a sunny day today
Things all work out
When her voice is feeling good she sings
She’s loud
They say in Hollywood the stores sell stars
It’s out there

A little this and that
A little something to care for
A little rock n’ roll
She feels misunderstood
She says it’s like she’s an accessory to murder
Sometimes with me

It’s a sunny day today
Things all work out
When her voice is feeling good she sings
She’s loud
They say in Hollywood the stores sell stars
It’s out there
Track Name: Supernova
I don’t want to die in corduroy
She’s always been a girl wrapped in boys
And I was breaking up the band
I count up every time she comes
She shakes
A lot of every little thing that makes you better
Isn’t name brand

You’re my favorite thing when you help me make him over
If I could sleep with my arms around you I would forever
I wouldn’t get anything done ever
Supernova

If I could I’d live on Oreos
If I knew I’d just be still and know everything
I’d be exquisite
I’d grow my hair long and dry it straight
I love you and you sparkle
I’m okay today
I really needed it

You’re my favorite thing when you help me make him over
If I could sleep with my arms around you I would forever
I wouldn’t get anything done ever
Supernova
Track Name: Captain Hallucination
I used to get better sustain
I talk a lot to air out my brain
I used to feel better than this
Or maybe I just settled for less

There’s big love and there’s pain
And I think they both landed like a planet on me
If star power solves everything
Someday I’ll sleep through storms
I’m Captain Hallucination

I’ve seen things that nobody’s seen
I’ve been places nobody’s been
I like you quick and dirty sometimes
You’re unbearably groovy tonight

He left his girl curled up on her side
Crying big tears out of one eye into the other
I can never decide if I’m staying or going
I'm Captain Hallucination

If it all goes down today I think I’ll be alright
I'm all paid up
I'm Captain Hallucination

He left his girl curled up on her side
Crying big tears out of one eye into the other
I can never decide if I’m staying or going
I'm Captain Hallucination

If it all goes down today I think I’ll be alright
It’s been a hard decade but there’s an end in sight
You’re always in my heart
You’re always on my mind
I'm Captain Hallucination
Track Name: Where You Are
I don’t want to talk
I want to give you everything you want I can
Pull down the sky for you
And cover you in light clouds
And keep you safe and cool inside
I know every other face you make and what it means
You mean everything to me

When you’re not with me
In a different room or a different time zone
I feel really estranged
I keep my records here and my double bed
But I just stay here
Home is where you are

And you’ve been away too long
I hate the planes that fly you away
I smile bigger when you smile back at me
I do

When you’re not with me
In a different room or a different time zone
I feel really estranged
I keep my records here and my double bed
But I just stay here
Home is where you are

When you look at me
And you tell me you love your baby
I don’t want to ever change
I pay a lot of rent for a little space
And I’m lost without you
Home is where you are
Track Name: Faded Right Out
I faded right out like a record on the radio
I came a little early
I want to be a DJ
You eased yourself in and you hooked me
It’s chemical
I’m higher than the ceiling
I’ll see you in the morning

I’m all lit up whenever I’m here beside you
I’m farthest away from everything I’ve been through
When I’m with you
I fade it right out

I’m better than new
If I could be president I think I’d feel delightful
You’re mine and you’re a tight girl
I’m faded right out and you’re seriously moonlit
You weave your spells on me and you pout
And I always cave in

I’m all lit up whenever I’m here beside you
I’m farthest away from everything I’ve been through
When I’m with you
I fade it right out

You call me precious and it makes me charmed
I startle easy
It’s a false alarm
There’s a permanent scar
Where you blew me away today

I faded right out like a record on the radio
I came a little early
I want to be a DJ

I’m all lit up whenever I’m here beside you
I’m farthest away from everything I’ve been through
When I’m with you
I’m farthest away from everything I’ve been through
When I’m with you
I fade it right out
Track Name: Star Dust 2001
I’ve got a lot on my mind
And that’s only in this life
I can’t wait until metal goes pop again
LA’s all about big cars driving short distances
Some days I’m amazed
I can wake up and wash up and get going okay

(Hey, hey)
I want to own you
(Hey, hey)
I always come when called
(Hey, hey)
I want to sell out
If I could I’d wreck the sun for you
And buy you the star dust

I’ve managed to be real plainspoken so far
I want you
She’s all over the radio
She cashed in writing deep music for shallow people
Sometimes I’m surprised
I can throw down and not fall down
I love dancing with you

(Hey, hey)
I want to own you
(Hey, hey)
I always come when called
(Hey, hey)
I want to sell out
If I could I’d wreck the sun for you
And buy you the star dust

(Hey, hey)
I want to own you
(Hey, hey)
I always come when called
(Hey, hey)
I want to sell out
(Hey, hey)
You move like a girl
(Hey, hey)
If I had hips that—
(Hey, hey)
That shake the way yours do
(Hey, hey)
I’d already have you
If I could I’d wreck the sun for you
And buy you the star dust
Track Name: Gently
She writes letters to God
She has a hat box
She pretends it’s a mailbox
She’s beautiful

I will be there
I will be waiting
I will be hollow
When you’re not with me
Baby, I’m sorry
I haven’t been on time today
I didn’t talk gently

She keeps me in a pink frame with butterflies
Sometimes she gets shy
I don’t know why

I will be there
I will be waiting
I will be hollow
When you’re not with me
Baby, I’m sorry
I haven’t been on time today
I didn’t talk gently

She loves solving puzzles
She takes hours
She starts fires
She hurries me

I will be there
I will be waiting
I will be hollow
When you’re not with me
Baby, I’m sorry
I haven’t been on time today
I didn’t talk gently
Track Name: Here Right Now
I don’t want to be starlit
I don’t want to be plastic
I don’t want to be shipwrecked without you
I don’t want to be dreamy
I don’t want to be early
I don’t want to be easy
I want you here right now

She said, "Make me amazed.
Hold my tongue.
Turn me on.
Baby, don’t be long.
Break my heart.
Just hang out here right now."
Track Name: Currency
I don’t want to say another word
I don’t want to fight another time
I don’t want to argue every day
I don’t want to teach you what I know
How to turn yourself invisible
And really not remember anything

Tell me why it hurts and I’ll try to make it different
I think I understand why you don’t understand me
It’s currency

I mean everything you mean
But I talk in dollar bills and you’re from France
You want francs or you don’t feel romanced
You want everything bittersweet
I need a little space to trance
I need you, but in increments

I don’t want to drown in this
I don’t want to bat this back and forth today
I want to be with you
Yeah, it's currency

I don’t want to need a conversion scale
To say I’m into you
I want to kiss you so neither of us can talk anymore

Tell me why it hurts and I’ll try to make it different
I think I understand why you don’t understand me
I want to be as much of everything
You ever wanted as I can be
It's currency

I don’t want to say another word
I don’t want to fight another time
I don’t want to argue every day

I don’t want to need a conversion scale
To say I’m into you
I want to kiss you so neither of us can talk anymore
Track Name: Gothic
You raise yourself in any kind of weather
You split yourself in 20 halves of one
You find yourself if just a little scattered
Into just one big wind and you're done

You realize your home's not where you're living
Home is where you found some peace of heart
Home is in that crucial perfect moment
It could be all gone wrong and it's not

It's family like a friend
It's come and then it's gone
Days are short in winter
So cherish every single one

You cause a Little mess wherever you are
They always want to be your only one
It's come to be your special little terror
I miss you every day you're gone

It's family like a friend
It's come and then it's gone
Days are short in winter
So cherish every single one
Track Name: Twilight
He loves her in the spring
When she curls up in the sunlight
In her polyester shirts
And keeps every kind of flower
Anybody picks her
Everybody picks her
And sleeps

He loves her in the fall
When she likes to fuck at twilight
And she loses all her tan lines
And she saves up all her money
To buy the new releases
From all of her favorite bands

All together now, shake it out
All together go crazy
All together now, shake it out
All together go crazy

He loves her in the summer
When she wears her hair up
And she can’t be out an hour
In the sun without a bad burn
And she watches every rerun
She liked the first time over again

All together now, shake it out
All together go crazy
All together now, shake it out
All together go crazy

He loves her in the winter
When she lights up at Christmas
And she warms her feet with blankets
And stands quiet by her window
Rainy afternoons
And she wonders if she’ll make it

All together now, shake it out
All together go crazy
All together now, shake it out
All together go crazy