On Love EP

by Dog On A Swing

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1.
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
2.
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.
3.
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
4.
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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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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