Pop, Baby (Deluxe Version)

by Adam Daniel

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released July 2, 2013

Written, arranged, produced, performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Adam Daniel on a MacBook Pro refurb. Singing at the end of “Invisible” by Laura Drew. Photography by Nick Amoroso; graphic design by Adam Daniel Media. All songs published by Breathtaking Songs (ASCAP) ℗ © 2013 Adam Daniel. All rights reserved.

THANK YOU

Maureen Davis and The Flutterbies for getting me back in the game; Tom Caffey for teaching me to mix; Laura Drew for outsinging me; Nick Amoroso for an awesome eye and Linda Berman for her stunning loft; Christopher Allis, Derrick Tanner, Brian Nussle, and Spencer Wright for killing it onstage; John Rotella and Alex Coletti for being there since Blue Pop; David Bash and International Pop Overthrow and the whole Powerpop community for their support; Scotty Lund and Brant Biles for sonic perspective; Ami Spishock, Vicki Peterson, Keith C. Anderson, Doug Jaymes, Michiko Freemond, Jez Ashurst, and Andrew from Lojinx for home stretch feedback; Deb Stanton—the Poetry Queen; Bruce Gordon for the whole picture; Brad Kesden for gear geekery, The Love Handyls, and being a mensch; the Charneys for 20 years of dinners; Alix Stayton—seriously, dude; Crystal Keith for Rock(ing) the Classroom with me; Cafe Wa s for inspiring my strange beautiful songbook; and Marcie Kaufman, Otis College of Art and Design, and everyone who dug Poetic Interconnections.

My love and thanks to Mom, Dad, and J.Roxx for always believing in me and my crazy art projects. My blown away gratitude to my Blue Pop and Adam Daniel Frequency fans who’ve waited and waited… And finally, my deepest love to Dawn, my girl; she's elegant.

For Layla, my pop baby.

REVIEWS

“Pure summer shimmer…”
—Vicki Peterson, The Bangles

“…the golden mean between Paul McCartney and Elton John…”
—Absolute Powerpop

“The opening twin salvos of the exuberant "Summer’s Coming" and the majestic harmonic dream "In And Out Of Love" are perfect power pop gems that capture your mind and heart with effortless ease…”
—Art Into Dust

“If Beck and Brendan Benson had a child... it might sound as wonderful as this!”
—ShockPop!

“What a wonderful, catchy slice of melodic pop this is!”
—Alan Haber, Pure Pop Radio

“Like a mix of Elton John and John Mayer, he storms out of the gate... Some great melodic tracks include Your Gravity and the ballad, Lullaby.”
—Powerpopholic

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Track Name: Summer's Coming
Summer's coming
You make me seize you're so hot
Like a thousand degrees
I don't talk right when you're around
I shake, roll, rattle and my voice just breaks

If I said you can do anything you want
Hold my hand, break my heart
Either way I just want to get into you tonight
Would you set out running to me, my dear
Or cross your thighs and disappear
Into smoke so thick breathing you would get me high
So high

Summer’s coming and I don’t know
Should I swallow you down my throat
Or should I cough you up before you spread
Through my lungs and into my head

If I said you can do anything you want
Hold my hand, break my heart
Either way I just want to get into you tonight
Would you set out running to me, my dear
Or cross your thighs and disappear
Into smoke so thick breathing you would get me high
So high

I might never tell the truth again
I might never tell the truth
Now I’ve started shooting you again
And when you hit my veins…

If I said you can do anything you want
Hold my hand, break my heart
Either way I just want to get into you tonight
Would you set out running to me, my dear
Or cross your thighs and disappear
Into smoke so thick breathing you would get me high

If I said you can do anything you need
Take my love, leave me beat
Either way I don’t want to go down without a fight
Would you shift up into a higher gear
Or cross your thighs and disappear
Into smoke so thick breathing you would get me high
So high
Track Name: In and Out of Love
I’ve been really in an awful way
I don’t know whether to leave or stay
Should I fall in love or let you go?
I’ve been hanging out and waiting on
A kind of clarity that never comes
Why don’t I know how to really know?

Say when and I’ll give you an answer
Say how and I’ll make up my mind

I’m in and out of love
But when’s enough enough

And if you don’t mean much to me
Then why am I planning everything
Around my staying right here by your side?
If I want to spend my life with you
And I’m really feeling right with you
Why do I dream of leaving every night?

Say when and I’ll give you an answer
Say how and I’ll make up my mind

I’m in and out of love
But when’s enough enough

And if I could just make the world stop
And if I could just listen in
Try a little to hear my heart talking

I’m in and out of love
But when’s enough enough
I’m in and out of love
But when’s enough enough
Track Name: Regret Shuffle
I should’ve turned around on my way home
Should’ve turned around on my way home
I should’ve rang your bell again
Kissed you like you’ve never been
I should’ve turned around on my way home

Damn, and now I’m not sleeping tonight
Can’t get you out of my mind

I shouldn’t have stayed cool when we came close
Shouldn’t have stayed cool when we came close
I shouldn’t have been a gentleman
Summoned all that discipline
I shouldn’t have stayed cool when we came close

Damn, and now I’m not sleeping tonight
Can’t get you out of my mind

I shouldn’t have slowed down when you trembled
Shouldn’t have slowed down when you trembled
I shouldn’t have turned you on and off
Just so I’d last long enough
I shouldn’t have slowed down when you trembled

Damn, and now I’m not sleeping tonight
Can’t get you out of my mind
Can’t get you out of my mind
Track Name: Your Gravity
I know I should let it go
I know but even so I’m walking over to you
I’m in trouble, the very worst kind
I want to meet you but don’t have a line
It’s heavy

I pass you and you don't move
Don't even notice me
You come around and time slows down
I'm caught eternally in your gravity

I can try and try again
Try and try to stand a little closer to you
I’m as daring as I’ll ever be
Head over heels, at least relatively
I’m ready

I pass you and you don't move
Don't even notice me
You turn around and time slows down
I'm caught eternally in your gravity

I’m falling into you, baby
I’m falling into you
I’m falling into you
Save me

I pass you and you don't move
Don't even notice me
You come around and time slows down
I'm caught eternally in your gravity
Track Name: Invisible
Holy Father, where you been?
I think I'm losing faith again
I need a little miracle
Turn my troubles invisible

Holy water, wash me clean
I've been stuck here in between
Sin and saving, null and full
Now I'm feeling invisible

Holy Mother, bring me home
When I'm lost and all alone
Grant me blessings big and small
While you're passing, invisible
Track Name: Quantum Love
I’m entangled with you
You’re entangled with me
We’re in quantum love, hypothetically
Feel like I could collapse
When you’re looking at me
We’re in quantum love
Baby, follow me...

Racing around and round and round the track
Colliding into you, no turning back
When the sparks fly we make a real big bang
We’ll never be the same

I’m entangled with you
You’re entangled with me
We’re in quantum love, hypothetically
Feel like I could collapse
When you’re looking at me
We’re in quantum love
Baby, follow me…

Shrinking down and down and down to size
You’re vanishing right before my eyes
I’m entranced by the possibilities
Each time you wave at me

You send me spinning, baby

Even though there’s always uncertainty
I know you’re meant for me

I’m entangled with you
You’re entangled with me
We’re in quantum love, hypothetically
Feel like I could collapse
When you’re looking at me
We’re in quantum love
Baby, follow me…
Track Name: Long Cold Winter
Once upon a time when the sun still rose
And summertime living seemed so easy
You came and then you went and left me cold
I feel light headed
The higher and farther away from me you are
It’s going to be a long cold winter

When you were with me every day dawned bright
Now I drag around a heart so heavy
Nothing I can do can make it light
I feel blindsided
The higher and farther away from me you are
It’s going to be a long cold winter

I remember each time
You said that you loved me
And swore you’d be there
Told me, “Dear, I know who you are even when you don’t.”
Now it’s going to be a long cold winter

The higher and farther away from me you are
It’s going to be a long cold winter
It’s going to be a long cold winter
It’s going to be a long cold winter
Track Name: Lullaby
Close your eyes and sleep the night away
Stretch and sigh, and let go of the day
Dream of princesses and knights
Close your eyes and sleep the night away

Pull your blankets right up to your chin
Say your prayers, and make them genuine
Honest wishes all come true
Pull your blankets right up to your chin

The shadows that your nightlight casts
Will carry you to slumber fast
At last

Punch your pillow until it’s soft enough
Curl up warm and safe, and know you’re loved
Give it everything you’ve got
Punch your pillow until it’s soft enough

The shadows that your nightlight casts
Will carry you to slumber fast
At last

The shadows that your nightlight casts
Will carry you to slumber fast
So sleep until tomorrow tracks
Its sunlight through your window cracks
At last
Track Name: Dream Out Loud
I don't mind toeing the line
You're unreal
And I'm outright buying you if you're on sale
You're like Salomé when you dance in that veil
So say so and all the head you want is yours
I can't help how I gulp you in stares
I just love watching you put on airs
I just love watching you

Show me how
Shake me now
I don't sleep sound
Sell me out
Make me proud
Baby, dream out loud

Your spotlight, it’s nice and bright
I feel a rush
When I breathe you into me like you’re hash
You shine, glint and you’re sparkling
And I’m just smashed
You shine, glint, and you’re sparkling

Show me how
Shake me now
I don't sleep sound
Sell me out
Make me proud
Baby, dream out loud

Your spotlight, it’s nice and bright
I feel a rush
When I breathe you into me like you’re hash

Show me how
Shake me now
I don't sleep sound
Sell me out
Make me proud
Baby, dream out loud
Lost and found
Chained and bound
I can’t come down
So take your bow
And just knock me out
Baby, dream out loud
Track Name: Sailing Ships
I'm trying to find my way to you
I'm sailing ships each day
I'll navigate by stars
Until I wash up where you are

I’ve been feeling a little lost at sea
With a hurricane inside of me
And a hook and line to reel you in
And a crush on you that sets me spinning
Into tidal waves of fear and doubt
Where I risk running myself aground
But if I just love you with my whole heart now
All these storms should bluster themselves out somehow

There's currents deep inside of me
That pull me like the tide
And always back to you
Where I finally rest, marooned

I’ve been feeling a little lost at sea
With a hurricane inside of me
And a hook and line to reel you in
And a crush on you that sets me spinning
Into tidal waves of fear and doubt
Where I risk running myself aground
But if I just love you with my whole heart now
All these storms should bluster themselves out somehow

I'm trying to find my way to you
I'm sailing ships each day

I’ve been feeling a little lost at sea
With a hurricane inside of me
And a hook and line to reel you in
And a crush on you that sets me spinning
Into tidal waves of fear and doubt
Where I risk running myself aground
But if I just love you with my whole heart now
All these storms should bluster themselves out somehow
Track Name: Dying in Slow Motion
Music and wine and candlelight
And promise enough to last the night
Every time you toss your hair I lose my head
But you haven’t noticed yet

If you held my hand I’d come all unhinged
Want to kiss you now but I can’t move
I’m dying in slow motion next to you

Dancing and roses and moonlight
I’m tied up in knots and I’m pulled tight
Every time I reach for you my arms stay still
Like you cast me in a spell

If you held my hand I’d come all unhinged
Want to kiss you now but I can’t move
I’m dying in slow motion next to you

Dying in slow motion next to you

If you held my hand I’d come all unhinged
Want to kiss you now but I can’t move
I’m dying in slow motion next to you
If I drove you home and you asked me in
And you smiled at me then I’d be through
I’m dying in slow motion next to you

Dying in slow motion next to you
Track Name: These Shy Things
Sometimes I'm afraid and I really don't know why
Sometimes I'm amazed you're not dissatisfied
And if I don't want to talk tonight, it's nothing wrong
I just don't want to shine a bright spotlight on
These shy things

When I get confused I tend to keep it quiet
When I’m feeling bruised I usually grin and hide it
And I don’t mean to be impolite, but what you’d say
Even out of love, you might just scare away
These shy things

There’s worries I don’t want to wake up
Please, there’s troubles I don’t want to take up
Tonight I just don’t want to shake up
These shy things

If I build a wall around my heart some days
If I take apart the couch and build a fort
Don’t raise any big objection, I’ll come out in time
I’ll be right along and just a step behind
These shy things
Track Name: Hold On
When everything is wrong
Nothing’s looking up
Or turning out the way you planned
No matter how you try
Struggle, fight, and strive
No one seems to ever understand

Call to me and I’ll come to you day or night
I’ll remind you time and time again that someday soon
Everything will turn around
If not today, tomorrow
And until then I believe in you
I do

When all the things you need
Seem just out of reach
Just beyond your fingertips
You stretch until you hurt
Bless your broken heart
I know you’re so sick and tired of it

Call to me and I’ll come to you day or night
I’ll remind you time and time again that someday soon
Everything will turn around
If not today, tomorrow
And until then I believe in you
I do

Hold on, it’s coming soon