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Doing Our Part

by THE CARROTS

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Walking down the street I see everyone I’ve ever known Walking down the street don’t see anyone I really know (It’s fine, It’s fine) I don’t really wanna go (It’s fine, It’s fine) I don’t really wanna know You talk of leaving home, they say: “Girl you’d better beware, these problems that you see You know, you’re gonna see them anywhere” (It’s fine, It’s fine) I don’t really wanna go (It’s fine, It’s fine) I don’t really wanna know (It’s fine, It’s fine) I don’t really wanna go Do you wanna runaway runaway runaway? Oh Ooooh, oooooh I could stick around, I’m as happy as I’ve ever been But I could leave town and I’d never feel this sad again It’s fine I’m bored and I’m tired I’ve heard everything you have to say I feel I’m wasting time and I cannot wait another day Don’t ask too much. You will feel much better And tell me why do we trust to leave these things for later? And maybe one day we can find a place and we can go there And sure, I’d like to stay, 'cause there’s no other place That I could feel so, home
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The day I died You were by my side You held my hand And began to cry Jimmy don't cry Jimmy don't cry Jimmy don't cry Goodbye Met St. Peter at the pearly gates He baked me my very first Death Day cake Asked him directions to my Mom's address Its three clouds over then you hang a left Jimmy don't cry Jimmy don't cry Jimmy don't cry You're fine My mom was happy but I made her sad Now there's no one else to care for Dad You and Dad bought a Quija board Tried to reach me got Uncle George Jimmy don't cry Jimmy don't cry Jimmy don't cry You're fine My second day there took a walk with the Lord He showed me my very own tennis court Jesus and the Ghost played a doubles match Me and God really kicked their ass Jimmy don't cry Jimmy don't cry Jimmy don't cry Goodbye I'm gonna walk Walk walk By your side Your side The day you die Day you die I'll let you inside Inside Unless you've been with that bitch Deena Don't think that I haven't seen her I see everything from up in the clouds Jim, you really let me down Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Down baby down Way down in hell Down baby down Way down in hell Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh
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Don't just sit there, looking at me You been moping baby, what can it be? You should know that I love you You're the boy I dream of Oh it ain't hard to see You almost got married But it's been a long time Waited seven long years for you to be fine Been keeping it a secret since '99 You better pick yourself up Why don't you tell him You'll be moving on You must be crazy To keep holding on His heart is broken That's how it's gonna stay It's time to say good bye And be on your way I can't tell him no No no no no no no no no no no Couldn't tell you why Why, why, why Cuz I love him yeah Yeah yeah yeah Gotta tell him goodbye Goodbye Goodbye
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Baby I'm angry You didn't phone me Three in the morning I been waiting This ain't the first time You've gone missing Tossing and turning Can't stop wondering Oh me, I've been a fool My love you've been so cruel Shame on me for keepin on trying and trying and trying Baby I'm Dying Boo hoo No use trying Boo hoo Love is given Boo hoo This ain't living Boo hoo Honey stop lying Boo hoo Been out spying Boo hoo No denying Boo hoo Can't stop crying Boo hoo Oh me, I've been a fool My love you've been so cruel Shame on me for keepin on trying and trying and trying Gonna take the subway Gotta catch the last train Take me to an airplane Anything that takes me away from here And all these tears that I've cried Oh oh Baby Oh me, I've been a fool My love you've been so cruel Shame on me for keepin on trying and trying and trying Baby stop lying Boo hoo No use trying Boo hoo No more crying Boo hoo Tears are drying Boo hoo Honey stop lying Boo hoo No use trying Boo hoo No more crying Boo hoo These tears are drying

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FORMATS: 7" Single [Limited Edition of 1000 copies] / Digital Single

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THE CARROTS formed with the intention of offering a fun and hip project, modernizing the legacy of girl groups from the sixties such as THE MARVELETTES, THE COOKIES and THE SUPREMES. The digital component played a major role in the story of the group: Veronica Ortuño placed an ad on myspace where she sought out people to start a group which sounded like THE RONETTES or THE CRYSTALS and this was just the start of the creation of the band in 2005. Their first demos came out later with excellent songs which were deciding factors in signing the group. The first one was their fantastic and limited edition single, “Doing Our Part” which is composed of four songs with Eric Wofford in Cacophony Studios. Songs which remind us of Martha Reeves to Linda Scott to Skeeter Davis, to THE CRYSTALS, THE COOKIES and many others, yet with a hip, direct and modern style, placing them alongside THE PIPETTES and CAMERA OBSCURA. Songs filled with stories of youngsters disappointed and not so disappointed in love (“Doing Our Part” has the ever sounding woo-dop in the middle and the catchy chorus which sticks in one’s ears), heartbreaks ("Ladies of Givens", doesn’t the end of the song remind you a bit of LOVIN’ SPOONFUL?), secret lovestruck high schoolers ("Secret Since 99"), and also a story of a teenager who passes away ("Jimmy don’t cry" with the delicious jazz touch); all being themes which all groups from the fifties wrote about. Of course they face these issues with irony and an upbeat feeling. In conclusion- four great songs with definite, fun and addictive melodies.

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released May 22, 2008

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