On Love EP

by Dog On A Swing

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Martin Fleming Great catchy acoustic tunes. Can't wait for an album. Favorite track: The Romance Of Love.
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All songs written by Ed Ritchie

Produced and mixed by Graeme Mearns: graememearns.com

Recorded in March and April 2013

Artwork by Nicole Strachan: nicolelovesart.com

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released May 26, 2013

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Ed Ritchie: Vocals, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass
James Whyte: Acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, backing vocals, piano, banjo, mandolin
Sally McNeish: Percussion
Graeme Mearns: Backing vocals

Thanks to everyone who worked on this, the family, The Listening Room, Martyn Rollo, Janelle Story, Anaïs Mathers, Sash Seeruthun, Gill @ Rear View Music, Dave Gardner @ Red Dog Music, and CaptainAwkward.com

Bookings/press: contact Ed via dogonaswing[at]gmail[dot]com

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Dog On A Swing Edinburgh, UK

3-minute(ish) pop(py?) songs.

Dog On A Swing is the pseudonym under which Ed Ritchie writes and plays music. Sometimes just him, he likes to bring in other musicians on a fluid and flexible basis.

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Track Name: The Romance Of Love
Is this the part where I lift up a tree?
Given what you've seen in mainstream comedies

We're gleaning social rules from fiction
But it's not an honest depiction so

You're in love with
The romance of love
More than me

Do we have to play this game of
Significant gestures and verbal subtext?

Grand tokens of affection are nice yet
I'm stuck on the specifics because

You're in love with
The romance of love
Over me

Weird to be seen as overly keen
Why can't I just tell you I like you?

All I need is good conversation
And mutual attraction but you

Are in love with
The romance of love
Over me

You're in love with
The romance of love
More than you
Could ever love me
Track Name: The Astronaut And The Diplomat
In tandem, we stagger
Through this fog of noise.
I hardly rank in importance
But I still know you care.

You are an astronaut
And I, the diplomat
The fate of this is in our hands
But your wish is my command

So let's go out tonight
And leave our friends behind
Breaching Interpol's protocol
You can dance on any surface

You are an astronaut
And I, the diplomat
The fate of this is in our hands
But your wish is my command

You keep trying to understand
The incomprehensible
But what words could ever keep you
From exploring new horizons?

While I have been betrayed
By uncertain purpose
There are no words to keep
There are no words

There are no words
There are no words
There are no words
To keep you.
Track Name: I Can Feel My Feet Bleed
I can feel something
But every gauge misleads
I stand here in hope
I can feel my feet bleed

I question every half-chance
Of intimacy
Was it really there
Or am I hallucinating?

I'm looking for a connection
I know I can't find
Fumbling for contact
With a kindred mind

Every new face I find
Makes me think of you
Establishing rapport is
Like breaking in shoes

I'm looking for a connection
I know I can't find
Fumbling for contact
With a kindred mind

I can feel something
But every gauge misleads
I stand here in hope
I can feel my feet bleed
Track Name: In The Morning
From Ravelston to Tollcross
From Lothian Road to Leith
I've walked these streets alone
While you're brushing your teeth

I could have shared a taxi
I could've crashed on a spare bed
I could've raced for the last bus
But I'm coming to you instead
('Cause)

[Chorus:]
I've walked
Miles, miles, miles
To see you
[x3]
In the morning

Your crusted eyes greet me
Your cracked lips graze my cheek
I hope you're not repulsed
By the stench of my feet
('Cause)

[Chorus]

[Instrumental break]

Back into town from yours
Back home in the same clothes
But it was worth all those miles
To be with you alone
('Cause)

I'll walk
Miles, miles, miles
To see you
[x2]
I'll walk miles, miles, miles
To see you in the morning

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