Feeling Strangely Fine Album

Artist(s): Semisonic

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Tracklist

Closing Time

length: 4:35
producer: Nick Launay
conductor: Jacob Slichter
lead vocals: Dan Wilson
vocal: Jacob Slichter and John Munson
performer: Semisonic
mixer: Jack Joseph-Puig
recording engineer: Nick Launay
guitar & piano: Dan Wilson
strings: Josh Koestenbaum, Troy Gardner, Carolyn Boulay, Mary Bahr and Bruce Allard
strings arranger: Jacob Slichter
drums (drum set): Jacob Slichter
bass guitar: John Munson
assistant engineer: Shane Washington, Alex Oana, Richard Werbowenko and Jim Champagne
composer: Dan Wilson
lyricist: Dan Wilson

Closing time
Time for you to go out go out into the world.
Closing time
Turn the lights up over every boy and every girl.
Closing time
One last call for alcohol so finish your whiskey or beer.
Closing time
You don't have to go home but you can't stay here.

I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
Take me home

Closing time
Time for you to go back to the places you will be from.
Closing time
This room won't be open 'til your brothers or you sisters come.
So gather up your jackets, and move it to the exits
I hope you have found a
Friend.

Closing time
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.

Yeah, I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
Take me home

Closing time
Time for you to go back to the places you will be from

I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
Take me home

Closing time
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end

Singing in My Sleep

length: 4:31
producer: Nick Launay
lead vocals: Dan Wilson
vocal: Jacob Slichter and John Munson
performer: Semisonic
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
recording engineer: Nick Launay
guitar: Dan Wilson
bass guitar: John Munson
additional guitar: John Munson
assistant engineer: James Saez, Shane Washington, Alex Oana, Richard Werbowenko and Ryan Freeland
Wurlitzer electric piano & drums (drum set): Jacob Slichter
composer: Dan Wilson
lyricist: Dan Wilson
Got your tape and it changed my mind
Heard your voice in between the lines
Come around from another time
Where nobody ever goes

All alone on the overpass
Wired and phoned to a heart of glass
Now I'm falling in love too fast
With you or the songs you chose

And all the stars
Play for me
Say the promise you long to keep

[Chorus:]
I can hear you sing it to me in my sleep [Repeat: x1]

I've been living in your cassette
It's the modern equivalent
Singing up to a Capulet
On a balcony in your mind

In the City the lion sleeps
Pray to Sony my soul to keep
Were you ever so bright and sweet
Did you ever look so nice

And all the sounds
Dream for me

[Chorus]
I can hear you sing it to me in my sleep [Repeat: x1]

Made to Last

length: 5:03
producer: Nick Launay
lead vocals: Dan Wilson
vocal: Jacob Slichter and John Munson
performer: Semisonic
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
recording engineer: Nick Launay
piano & guitar: Dan Wilson
bass guitar: John Munson
assistant engineer: Ryan Freeland, Richard Werbowenko, Shane Washington, Alex Oana and James Saez
drums (drum set) & Rhodes piano: Jacob Slichter
composer: Dan Wilson
lyricist: Dan Wilson
Made to last awhile
And roll on
Made to move in style
And move along
Made to dream of flying
So high
Made to wake up crying
I don't know why

Beautiful one
Asleep in the sun
Secret sweet and sublime
I hope you last a long long time

Made to come alone
And pair up
Flash like a rolling stone
Seventy one

One time love affair
With the earth
Waiting on the air
For some re birth
(For what it's worth)

Wherever you are
Nearby or far
Black, white, lemon or lime
I hope you last a long, long time

Never You Mind

length: 4:25
producer: Nick Launay
lead vocals: Dan Wilson
vocal: Jacob Slichter and John Munson
performer: Semisonic
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
recording engineer: Nick Launay
guitar: Matt Wilson
drums (drum set): Jacob Slichter
guitar & bass guitar: John Munson
assistant engineer: Ryan Freeland, Shane Washington, Richard Werbowenko, Alex Oana and James Saez
whistle & synthesizer & guitar & piano: Dan Wilson
composer: Dan Wilson, Jacob Slichter
lyricist: Dan Wilson
Saturday morning along and barely feeling
Sitting at home after rocking and areeling
All night in a cat fight
With the only one that can make me cry
Open the blinds and the world is in rotation
Shaking my mind like an Etch a Sketch erasing
Sunshine you were bad I'm
Still mad but I can't remember why

I believe you know me well
I react like you're ringing a bell
Are you sorry that you treat me unkind
Never you mind

Rolling along to the song that aggravates us
Beckoned on by the mirage of an oasis
Hurry, I'm getting blurry
And it's no longer clear in my mind

I believe you know me well
I react like you're ringing a bell
Are you sorry that you treat me unkind
Never you mind

I believe I got you down
You react like anybody else around
Are you sorry that we wasted our time
Never you mind

Sometimes it takes all my time guessing why
I can't figure it out
Sometimes it takes all my energy just to forget about
All the memories that I'd be better off without
I believe you know me well

Switch on the box Mr. Spock is on the table
Dr. McCoy is unable to connect his brain
Sweatin' and strainin'
Well it seemed so simple at the time

Secret Smile

length: 4:39
producer: Nick Launay
conductor: Jacob Slichter
lead vocals: Dan Wilson
vocal: Jacob Slichter and John Munson
performer: Semisonic
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
recording engineer: Nick Launay
strings: Bruce Allard, Mary Bahr, Carolyn Boulay, Troy Gardner and Josh Koestenbaum
drums (drum set): Jacob Slichter
assistant engineer: James Saez, Richard Werbowenko, Alex Oana, Shane Washington and Ryan Freeland
guitar & Rhodes piano: Dan Wilson
strings arranger & flute arranger: Dan Wilson
flute arranger & strings arranger: Jacob Slichter
bass guitar & Moog: John Munson
composer: Dan Wilson
lyricist: Dan Wilson
Nobody knows it but you've got a secret smile
And you use it only for me
Nobody knows it but you've got a secret smile
And you use it only for me
So use it and prove it
Remove this whirling sadness
I'm losing I'm bluesing
But you can't save me from madness

Nobody knows it but you've got a secret smile
And you use it only for me
Nobody knows it but you've got a secret smile
And you use it only for me

So save me I'm waiting
I'm needing, hear me pleading
And soothe me, improve me
I'm grieving, I'm barely believing it now, now

When you are flying around and around the world
And I'm lying a lonely
I know there's something sacred and free reserved
And received by me only

DND

length: 4:13
producer: Nick Launay
conductor: Jacob Slichter
lead vocals: Dan Wilson
vocal: Jacob Slichter and John Munson
performer: Semisonic
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
recording engineer: Nick Launay
guitar: Dan Wilson
programming: Dan Wilson
strings: Bruce Allard, Carolyn Boulay, Josh Koestenbaum, Troy Gardner and Mary Bahr
strings arranger: Dan Wilson
drums (drum set): Jacob Slichter
bass guitar: John Munson
assistant engineer: Richard Werbowenko, Alex Oana, James Saez, Ryan Freeland and Shane Washington
solo slide guitar: John Munson
lyricist: Dan Wilson
composer: Dan Wilson
DND
Now they'll leave us alone

DND
Now you turn off the phone
How like you to make the whole world disappear and
How like you to make everything seem so clear and
How like you to make me want to stay forever
Here behind your door

DND
Hang the sign on the door
DND
Don't disturb us no more

How like you to make your love my hideaway and
How like you to make my troubles slide away and
How like you to make me want to play forever
Here behind your door

Minute I got some space and time I wanted to get me back in the crowd
Minute I got some peace you found me trying to make my way to the loud
What a clown

DND
Leave the hotel at noon
DND
Will I see you soon?

How like you to make the whole world disappear and
How like you to make everything seem so clear and
How like you to make me want to stay forever
Here behind your door

DND
DND
DND
Now they'll leave us alone

Completely Pleased

length: 3:20
producer: Nick Launay
lead vocals: Dan Wilson
vocal: Jacob Slichter and John Munson
performer: Semisonic
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
recording engineer: Nick Launay
guitar & piano: Dan Wilson
drums (drum set): Jacob Slichter
assistant engineer: Ryan Freeland, Richard Werbowenko, Shane Washington, James Saez and Alex Oana
Moog & bass guitar: John Munson
composer: Dan Wilson
lyricist: Dan Wilson
I wanted to leave you
Completely pleased
Sleep drifting above you
Sweetly released
I want to see you smiling weak in the knees
I want to see you come come completely pleased
I want to give you something priceless and free
And free

I wanted to leave you
Completely pleased
Sleep drifting above you
Sweetly complete at peace

I want to see you hazy dazed and confused I
Want to see you come, come completely used up
I want to give you something forever and true
And true

Oh, you broke it
Now you bought it
So you might as well
Use it while you got it
Do what you want to do
I wanted to leave you
Completely pleased
Sleep drifting above you
Sweetly released

I want to see you smiling, weak in the knees
I want to see you come, come, completely pleased
I want to give you something priceless and free
And free

This Will Be My Year

length: 4:33
producer: Nick Launay
lead vocals: Dan Wilson
vocal: Jacob Slichter and John Munson
performer: Semisonic
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
recording engineer: Nick Launay
guitar: Dan Wilson
assistant engineer: Shane Washington, Richard Werbowenko, Alex Oana, James Saez and Ryan Freeland
bass guitar & Moog: John Munson
piano & Moog & drums (drum set): Jacob Slichter
composer: Jacob Slichter
lyricist: Jacob Slichter
Thursday's crush is a Friday night rush
And a Monday morning cry
It's the tail that you keep chasing
And it gets away every time
New Years eve and it's hard to believe
Another Zodiac's gone around
While you drank yourself high on hoping
And watched the ceiling spin from the ground

Counting down from ten it's time
To make your annual prayer
Secret Santa in the sky
When will I get my share

Then you tell yourself
What you want to hear
Cause you have to believe
This will be my year

Pound your fist and cross it off your list
But you know you're not that strong
When the man at the stop light catches you
Singing along to a brand new song

Well maybe it's
Trash or the overnight smash that brings your
Ship crashing through the wall
So you can make your grand departure
From a world getting way too small

One wheel in the ditch another
Spinning in the air

Put your pedal down to the floorboard but you're not
Getting anywhere

Then you tell yourself
What you want to hear
Cause you have to believe
This will be my year

All Worked Out

length: 2:53
producer: Nick Launay
lead vocals: Dan Wilson
vocal: Jacob Slichter and John Munson
performer: Semisonic
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
recording engineer: Nick Launay
guitar: Dan Wilson
bass guitar: John Munson
assistant engineer: James Saez, Ryan Freeland, Richard Werbowenko, Shane Washington and Alex Oana
drums (drum set) & piano: Jacob Slichter
composer: Dan Wilson
lyricist: Dan Wilson
She's got it all worked out in her mind
And you're part of the plan
And you don't have the final word
She's got a long head start on your brain
And your heart is afraid
And you don't get to say you're thinking

Come on make it easy now
Come on make it easy on us all
Come on make it easy now or tears may fall

She's got it all worked out I'm afraid
And your time is arranged
And it's strange but you're feeling fine

California

length: 5:30
producer: Nick Launay
lead vocals: Dan Wilson
vocal: Jacob Slichter and John Munson
performer: Semisonic
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
recording engineer: Nick Launay
guitar: Dan Wilson
programming: Jacob Slichter and John Munson
drums (drum set): Jacob Slichter
assistant engineer: Shane Washington, Ryan Freeland, James Saez, Richard Werbowenko and Alex Oana
Moog & bass guitar: John Munson
composer: Dan Wilson
lyricist: Dan Wilson
Driven through the canyons I was
Dazzled by the mountains and we didn't go very far
Close enough to heaven if you
Climb up on a mansion you too can swing like a star
I tried to get inside I bought a
Ticket with my pride and I was gone right out of my head
I went out for a ride to go
Across a great divide but I ended up at home instead

California
I thought I should see
Now I'm back home yeah
With twelve little pieces of me

I was just a passenger a
Rider on the tremors that were shaking all our beds at night
A visitor a stranger thought I
Might pass for a regular if I just kept out of the lights

Tore my heart out from my chest
Mixed it up in my mind with the best freshest pieces of my soul
Chose the ones I loved the most
Drove 'em all down to the coast
Threw 'em in a big black hole

California
I thought I should see
Now I'm back home, yeah
With twelve little pieces of me

California
I dreamed I would find
Some kinda sorta pick-me-up
Twelve little pieces of my mind

California
I thought I should see
Now I'm back home, yeah
With twelve little pieces of me

California
I dreamed I would find
Some kinda sorta pick-me-up
Twelve pieces of my mind

She Spreads Her Wings

length: 3:07
producer: Nick Launay
lead vocals: John Munson
vocal: Dan Wilson and Jacob Slichter
performer: Semisonic
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
recording engineer: Nick Launay
guitar family & bass guitar: John Munson
assistant engineer: James Saez, Richard Werbowenko, Shane Washington, Ryan Freeland and Alex Oana
drums (drum set) & mellotron & piano: Jacob Slichter
composer: John Munson
lyricist: John Munson
At night she spreads her wings
She dreams of bigger things
She floats above the town
She sings without a sound
She can be anywhere at all
She can be anyone at all

A glow and then a shine
What she hopes she will find
Tonight tonight

She's got a picture in her mind
She can be anyone at all

At night she changed her mind
She left the world behind

Gone to the Movies

length: 3:53
producer: Nick Launay
conductor: Jacob Slichter
lead vocals: Dan Wilson
vocal: John Munson and Jacob Slichter
performer: Semisonic
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
recording engineer: Nick Launay
guitar: Dan Wilson
additional recording engineer: Brad Kern
strings: Josh Koestenbaum, Bruce Allard, Mary Bahr, Carolyn Boulay and Troy Gardner
strings arranger: Jacob Slichter
drums (drum set): Jacob Slichter
guitar & bass guitar: John Munson
assistant engineer: Alex Oana, Richard Werbowenko, James Saez, Ryan Freeland and Shane Washington
composer: Dan Wilson
lyricist: Dan Wilson
Now the rain comes down the windows and it
Drops onto the forehead of the waiting boy
He surveys his rental kingdom and he
Wonders if he's really lost his joy

Another fool would go down to the
Only place she went to lose herself
She's gone to the movies now and she don't need your help

Now the rain turns into snowfall as the
City sky reflects the silver street below
And it covers up the cars and the Wall-
Flowers cd ended half an hour ago

Another fool would dig the broken car out from the snow
And drive to find the show
She's gone to the movies now and she's not coming home
She's gone to the movies now and she's not coming home

Now he looks around his place and anyways
There's nowhere she could sit besides the bed
And he wonders if the car will start tomorrow
Or he'll have to take the bus instead

Any other fool would be out on the roadway
Trying to spot her rusted Pontiac
She's gone to the movies now and she's not coming home
She's gone to the movies now and she's not coming home