Vanden Dool

by Vanden Dool

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released March 29, 2019

All tracks written, recorded and produced by Ty Vanden Dool.
All tracks mastered by Jon Martin.
Single photographs by Jayme Cabrera-Lopez.

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Vanden Dool Lethbridge, Alberta

Synthpop out of the Canadian prairies.

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Track Name: If You Felt the Same
Would I have always loved the stories that you told
Or someday find the sound of your voice getting old?
Would I have always waited just to see your face
Or someday wish that I was in another place?
Would I have someday looked for ways to say goodbye?
Would I have only written songs I thought you'd like
If you felt the same, if you felt the same as me?

Would you have always brought me to your home
Or reach a point where you would rather be alone?
Would you have kept me in your fascinating world
Or tire of mine and tell me, "Find another girl"?
Would you have found my company too hard to keep?
Would you have wanted me there every time you sleep
If you felt the same, if you felt the same as me?

Would we have held each others' hands so tight they hurt
Or loosened as emotions started to invert?
Would we have found ourselves adventure every night
Or let our sense of thrill die out without a fight?
Would we have fallen and then someday fell apart?
Would our lives have been an endless storm of love and art
If you felt the same, if you felt the same as me?
Track Name: Hopeless Romances
Love, isn't it a vulgar thing?
Like a preacher it tells the cruelest lies and thinks it's the truth
Love promises you everything
Then instead it tears your mind apart and takes the sense from you
And if not luck's on your side
And it's never been on mine

I'm so tired of all these hopeless romances
Waiting for someone who'll take her chances with me

Love, isn't it a misery
Makes you want what you can never have until it's what you need
Love shouldn't mean so much to me
But it's like a hunger pain that I can never feed
Though we'd like a happy ending
It's not the message life is sending
Track Name: It Came to Me in a Dream
It came to me in a dream
We were scared to go out the doors
Of the university
To the chaos and anarchy

We were greeted by the fires
Of a protest gone awry
Bottles flying from the crowds
But we tried to stay safe somehow

And I don't recall the reason
For the madness we were in
We just wanted to escape the burning
Outside our place of learning

Maybe they thought the world was ending
Or so they wanted us to think
Because above the cheers and screaming
They were constantly repeating,
"It's the final countdown...”

It came to me in a dream...
Track Name: The Most Beautiful Songs in the World
I never thought I'd feel the way I do
It's not how I wanted things to be
I never meant to fall so hard for you
Even though you'll never fall for me

But now when I hear the most beautiful songs in the world
I can't help but think of you
Believe when I say I'd give up all of the world
If it meant you could be with me

Time will tell if all of this will end
Sometimes it feels much too slow
If nothing else, I want us to be friends
But it's hard to let you go
Track Name: Astronaut
It's been so long since I last discovered something new
It's been so long since I last knew what I wanted to do
It's been so long since the last time curiosity got the best of me

I wish I was an astronaut sometimes
I wish I was an astronaut sometimes
I wish I was an astronaut sometimes

It's been so long since I left for somewhere far away
It's been so long since I found an unfamiliar place
It's been so long since the last time that I had my fill of a real thrill
Track Name: No, Don't Go
No, don't go
You left as soon as you came here
No, don't go
We barely said our hellos
No, don't go
Did you leave because of me?
No, don't go
Did I stare, did I come too close?

Could you just stay a little longer?
Because it feels like you belong here
I skipped a beat when you arrived
But then you left without goodbyes
No, don't go
No, don't go

No, don't go
Thought you went for a smoke but then you never came back
No, don't go
I thought you would stay for a little while more
No, don't go
I would speak more but I don't know what to say
No, don't go
But talk about anything, I'd like to hear it
Track Name: Confused with You
When you're around
I feel unsound
You speak to me and I feel so alive
But I'm afraid to look into your eyes
I don't know how you see me
I don't know how I see you

You smile at me
I nearly freeze
You seem to like me in your company
But I'm not sure exactly what it means
I don't know how you see me
I don't know how I see you

What do I feel besides confusion?
And do you feel it too?
What do I feel besides confusion?
And can I be confused with you?
Track Name: Mind Tour
Look into the chaos of my mind
It might disturb you what you find
You may think I've almost crossed the line

Look at these obsessions in my head
Some may fade away when they are fed
Others may not stop until I'm dead

Listen to the words I try to say
They don't ever come out the right way
They may be the end of me someday

Look at all these people around me
They all know exactly how to be
While I struggle to act properly
Track Name: Regrets
I didn't want to hurt you or make you feel unsafe, make you feel unsafe
The greatest fear I had was driving you away, driving you away
I'm not asking you to feel the same
I just had some things I wanted to say
I just wanted you to understand
I just wanted you to understand
I'm not asking you to be with me
All I want is just for you to see
Everything was slipping out of my hands
Everything was slipping out of my hands

Do you know the half of things you did to me, things you did to me?
I almost became someone I'd rather be, someone I'd rather be
I don't mean to make it an excuse
But without you I don't see the use
Why try harder when it makes things worse?
Why try harder when it makes things worse?
All I ask is for forgiveness now
I'll be better if you tell me how
Can't move on if I can't make peace first
Can't move on if I can't make peace first

Your world's a mark I can't forget
Now it's replaced with these regrets
Track Name: Take Your Time
Take your time as you say goodbye
Take your time as you say goodbye
Where has all the time gone now?
Where has all the time gone now?

Take your time as you say goodbye
Take your time as you say goodbye
And I hope we'll meet again
And I hope we'll meet again

All good things must have an end
All good things must have an end

Take your time
Take your time

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