Green Lights

by Dynamite Motel

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04:32
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04:53
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05:20
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03:00
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04:15
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04:02
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04:06
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03:18
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02:40
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05:43

credits

released August 12, 2015

Dynamite Motel - Vocals, guitars, ukulele, bass, piano, synth, drum machine.

Craig Simon - Bass on track 1, guitar on track 2.

Ken Kanwisher - Cello, piano, drums on track 3, bass on track 6, bass, organ and drums on track 11.

Daniel Martin - Acoustic and electric guitar on track 5

Tariq Anwar - backing vocals on tracks 3 and 12, bass on track 5, harmonica and special fx on track 9

Nenad Duricic - Drums on track 1, 2 and 12

Ed Krul - Trumpet on tracks 1, 2 and 12

Sasha Kebo - Bass on track 12

Tony Cook - guitar on track 1

Natalia Cabrera- Backing vocals on tracks 1, 2 and 12

Mike Moore - Backing vocals on track 7

Alex Millaire - Backing vocals on track 12

Tracks 1 and 2 produced, recorded, and mixed by Craig Simon at Purple River Music, purplerivermusic@gmail.com

Tracks 3, 6 and 11 produced, recorded, and mixed by Ken Kanwisher at Teletune Studio, wisher@rogers.com

Tracks 4 and 8 Produced, recorded and engineered by Dynamite Motel at her laptop home studio

Tracks 5 and 9 Recorded by Daniel Martin at Dan Martin Guitar Studio, danmartinguit@hotmail.com

Track 7 Recorded and mixed by Mike Moore, mike_moore@sympatico.ca

Track 10 Produced, recorded and mixed by Greg Reain, crazyfast@gmail.com

Track 12 Recorded by Dusan Ivancevic

Tracks 4, 5, 8, 9 and 12 mixed by Tariq Anwar, tariqanwar00@hotmail.com

Mastered by Mike Moore, www.wikkidwebsite.com

All songs by Dynamite Motel, 2015
Artwork by Mahshid Farhoudi, www.mahshidfarhoudi.com

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Dynamite Motel Ottawa, Ontario

Dynamite Motel is an anagram for Mindy Amelotte, a solo singer-songwriter plowing through the Ottawa scene since 2011.

Mindy uses guitars, ukulele and piano to mix jazz and R&B together with a heavy sprinkle of old-school blues to create a style that is uniquely her own. She has released an ep and two full length albums titled 'Muses' and "Green Lights", which was released in August of 2015.
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Track Name: Green Lights
Green Lights

So long old moon, I’ve been waking up at noon
Because I've been playing at the bars
You're gone like a song. The birds sing sweetly that you're gone
Yet you linger like scar
Then when I'm awake, my brain makes the mistake
Of reaching for you, knowing that you're gone
Seems when I was free, you had a hold on me
You’re the woman who can pull my fire alarm

When I'm lying in bed waiting patiently
Wishing all your red lights turn to green
Thoughts lay in my head needing to be cleaned
Wishing all your red lights turn to green
Wishing you would come home quicker to me

So long so soon, for you I will always croon
You’re my single shining star
You're gone like a song, the birds sing sweetly that you’re gone
Yet you linger like a scar
And by suppertime, I know you’re not far behind
Till fill my world with all your bright sunshine
Seems when I was free, you had a hold on me
You’re the woman who can make me feel so fine
Track Name: Sweet Music
Sweet Music

Let's untangle all our worries and stretch out this string in time
Let's make it move and jump and swivel and bump up
Let's pluck it like a sweet bass line
It's time to show, break out your fro, prove that you know you're feeling free
It's time to dance, it's now our chance, let's now enhance and smoke some green
It’s this sweet, sweet music got me tied up, I can't get free

It’s this sweet, sweet music, oh what you do to me
It’s this sweet, sweet music, coats my brain so sticky sweet
It’s this sweet, sweet music, oh what you do to me
It’s this sweet, sweet music, got me tied up, I can't get free

Well ready or not well here I come, my worries ain't my troubles tonight
We got to sway our hips and sip and roll with it, get higher than a red-eye flight
Break out your flow, branch out and grow, lose who you think you need to be
It’s time to dance it’s now our chance, let's now enhance and smoke some green
It’s this sweet, sweet music got me tied up, I can't get free

It’s this sweet, sweet music oh what you do to me
It’s this sweet, sweet music, coats my brain so sticky sweet
It’s this sweet, sweet music, got me tied up it can't stop me
It’s this sweet, sweet music, oh what you do to me

Oh my, I did it again. I got to cancel all my evening plans
I got caught up with Mary two hours ago
Now it seems I'm all tangled up in her smoke
I never mean to feel this way when she's around
I start off on the run but I end up lying down
I can't say no to her sweet slow burn
She always gives me such loveliness in return

It’s this sweet, sweet music got me tied up, I can't get free
Sweet, sweet music. Sweet. sweet music. Sweet, sweet music
Track Name: Melt Me Down
Melt me down

Let’s leave behind these cold dark streets
Where lonely hearts search for relief
And you could decorate my sheets
It’s warm in here, let’s toast and cheers
To dwellings of invite
I do admit you do entice
Your lips taste nice

It’s almost dawn, let’s pretend that the day has two suns
We can start over and over from where we begun
It’s alright. I can’t help but want to stay
You twist my rubber arm, take me away
And you’ll start cause you read my mind out loud
So come on over and melt me down
Melt me down, down, down
Melt me down
And if that's your plan
Melt me down like I know you can
Melt me down, down, down

It’s in the way you speak your mind
You keep me guessing all the time
My hands they follow your body line
Let’s leave behind our obligations
Leave that shit back at the station
Let’s both get lost in our sweet procrastination
Track Name: Without You
Without You

What would the world look like without you
Faded shades of green, turquoise and blue
Muted sounds surround me but they won’t ring through
What would the world look like without you
What would the world be like without you
Without the heights I've grown accustom to
See the world now with a panoramic view
What would the world be like without you

Without you

The way you occupy my quiet mind
Sitting in the background like a lullaby
Forever move my soul that sways inside
It rocks me back and forth in perfect time
The way we built up our own paradigm
Beyond the clouds above yet still we find
Endless ways to make it more sublime
Baby you’re my sexy twist of lime

Without you

What would the world look like without you
Leave behind the life I used to know
Let it get unruly and overgrow
What would the world look like without you
Without you
Track Name: Heavy World
Heavy World

Try and try to stay afloat
Keeping our heads dry while we're still broke
It's a heavy world, it’s a heavy world
Try and find some pieces inside
Making them sparks to just feel alive
It's a heavy world, it's a heavy world

You caught me at the end of my string
I was just swinging back, swinging back
Swinging back

By and by this time will fly
It’s going quick like a blink of an eye
It’s a heavy world, it’s a heavy world
Had to pawn all my good shit for rent
You got no money, then you can't make sense
It's a heavy world, it’s a heavy world

You caught me at the end of my string
I was just swinging back, swinging back
Swinging back
Track Name: Le Feu
Le Feu

Tu reviens encore dans mes rêves la nuit
Tu bouges comme les goutes sur mon grand parapluie
Même quand il fait chaud, tu me donnes des frissons
Qui me touche le coup, comme des millions de ( d`) flocons

Je suis emballé dans tes verts et tes bleus
Les fenêtres de ton âme qui s`allument dans tes yeux
Il n`y as pas qu`une façon, tu pourrais m`aimer mieux
On s`embrasse et la pluie, ne ( n`) peu pas éteindre le feu

Dans ton sourire je ne (n`) peu pas m`en sortir
Je m`enfarge dans tes fossettes, c`est tout ce (c`) que j`ai à dire
Tu me briserais le coeur, si tu me laisserais aller
Et le ciel serait noir quand c'est ensoleillé
Track Name: Belles Histoire
Belles Histoires

Alors d’où elles viens
Ces histoires d’apprêt toi
Elles pourrais d’être un lieu sombre et perdue
Une image d’une douleur oublié du passe
Réapparais avec plus the beauté

Belles Histoires, belles histoires, belles histoires
Tous ces rêves vous me disiez, vous m’empêtrer je te suis
Même que je sais votre Histoires n’est pas vraies
N’est pas vraies

Vos histoires se chevauchent
Sa ne prend pas trop de temps
Que t’es yeux son brillant en éclates
Avec le feu qui dirige la parole
Sa me touche chaque fois sa me colle

Belles Histoires, belles histoires, belles histoires
Touts ces rêve tu me dis, vous m’empêtrer je te suis
Même que je sais votre Histoires n’es pas vrais
N’es pas vraie

Quand J’étais petite ils me disent je rêvais tout le temps
M’es pense dans un monde par l’abas
Je suis que je suis et tu es tout come ca
Ils veules voir sur l’autre cote du miroir
Track Name: Tippin' Over
Tippin’ Over

Makes me crazy when you’re stressing me out
When you’re ringing out my soul
Every last drop just fills up the bucket
And it’s tipping over too full
You just see the ends but not the means
No forest for the trees
Find out what you need to love yourself
And don’t hang it all on me

Find what you need, don’t hang it all on me

Makes me sad when you’re switching it up
When you switch from hot to cold
One track mind with turns every second
Then I’m losing my control
You booked the tickets for the plane
But see, I was happy on the train
Figure what you need to find yourself
Don’t give me all the blame

Find what you need, don’t hang it all on me

Makes me crazy when you’re stressing me out
When you’re ringing out my soul
Every last drop just fills up the bucket
And it’s tipping over too full
You just see the ends but not the means
No forest for the trees
Find out what you need to love yourself
And don’t hang it all on me
Find what you need, don’t hang it all on me
Track Name: Capsized
Capsized

You slipped under the radar
Like a ship left unseen
Seems I tripped on the sneak up
I think I just got lost in a dream
Think I just got lost in a dream

Waiting in the back
Looked like you were dressed in black
Let the light loose and shadows attack
Looking back now it seems you capsized me
But the cold of the water gave me clarity

Think I've grown wiser
I'd like to believe
The lessons I've learned don't get trashed at the scene
The Vaseline lens had been wiped down clean
Think I am focused and I know what I need
Now I am focused and I know what I need

Waiting in the back
Looked like you were dressed in black
Let the light loose and shadows attack
Looking back now it seems you capsized me
But the cold of the water gave me clarity
Track Name: Spokes
Spokes

We all have our days, some easy and tough
Well today I'm feeling rough
Normally I would just walk this off
But today my feet ain't enough
Can I pedal this sinking heart, out of this plight
Think it might help me fight, help me fight
Leave my worries and woes, to dance in the dust
Left behind by your shinning rear light

Please would you let me ride your bike
In exchange I'll lend you my uke for the night
Please wouldn’t you borrow your bike for the feel
So easy with only myself and two wheels

I can control, how fast I go
Take it quick, or nice and slow
And catch the sunset show

I want to feel weightless and free with no plans
Throw caution and ride with no hands
Let the bicycle seat and the air carry me
To a warm place with you in the sand
I'm unravelled and spinning my chains coming loose
Lost my jokes through the spokes and my smiles aloof
No this ain't me by tomorrow you'll see
That the bike oh it helped me break free

Just want to feel the wind in my face
Pretend it’s the ocean sending its embrace
It's now a bicycle built for two
As I ride through the city I'm thinking of you

I can control, how fast I go
Take it quick or nice and slow
And catch the sunset show
Track Name: Off the Page
Off The Page

I'll paint you polarized
Make you shine in blue and orange light
I'll make you shine and glow
The way you make me feel inside my soul
It keeps rising baby, rising , rising, rise
There's no disguising, baby

Can't stop writing love songs about you baby
Seems I love you too strong for another maybe
I've been stuck here in first gear about you lately
Can't get you off the page

You'll join me with your skin
Bathed in black and white
Straight from the lens
You'll lie and twist with me
Encapsulate this time
We're young and free
It keeps rising baby, rising, rising, rise
There's no disguising, baby

Can't stop writing love songs about your baby
Seems I love you too strong for another maybe
I've been stuck here in first gear about you lately
Can't get you off the page

I'll paint you polarized
Make you shine in blue and orange light
You're my light, you're my light
Can't get you off the page
Track Name: That Swing
That Swing

I’m alright Jack , got a filled up flask
And a rimmed hat on my head
I don’t got wheels but I got an idea
Where we can walk and talk instead
Let’s talk the talk we always speak easy
Let’s walk the walk let emotions fly freely
Hang with the stars, sway like the trees
Wrap my arms around you as we sway like the breeze

You’ve got that, you’ve got that thing
You make my imagination swing
You’ve got that, you’ve got that thing
You’ve got me day-dreaming as I sing…
You’ve got me singing.. bababadyadada
Oh you’ve got that swing

We’re good so far Captain Black Cigars
Have a sweet taste on my lips
Thought I was cool like the sweet smoke rising
I gave away every bit
Man you where cool, oh man you can bluff
Yes I was schooled, thought I had a straight crush
Always talking about showing your nerve
I want to give you every little thing you deserve

You’ve got that, you’ve got that thing
You make my imagination swing
You’ve got that, you’ve got that thing
You’ve got me day dreaming as I sing…
You’ve got me singing.. bababadyadada
Oh you’ve got that swing