Real Life Computer Game

by Emma Dean

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released November 14, 2008

Emma Dean: vocals, piano, violin
Tony Dean: drums and percussion
Dane Pollock: guitar
John Turnbull: bass guitar

Backing vocals Emma Dean, Tony Dean, Ben Stewart
Guest backing vocals on track 5: Jacob Diefenbach
Guest backing vocals on track 12: Angie Miles
Cello on tracks 5. 6. 9. 10 and 12: Helena Redmond
Cello on tracks 2, 3, 4 and 7: Sophie Adamus
Original cello parts on tracks 1, 3 and 8: Laura Driver

Produced by Ben Stewart and Emma Dean
Recorded by Ben Stewart assisted by Pablo Vergego at 301 Byron Bay
Recorded at 301 Byron Bay, Massive Masters and Studio on baileys
Hidden track "Falling Solo" recorded live at Massive Masters
Mixed at Massive Masters
Mastered by Matthew Redlich at Massive masters

Photography by Ricky Sullivan
Graphic Design by Brad Jones.

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Emma Dean Brisbane, Australia

Heralded for her captivating vocals by the New York Post, singer-songwriter Emma Dean has returned to her stomping ground in Brisbane with a sensuous, electric new sound. Her upcoming single “Feed It” is an intimate anthem: Dean layers trademark heart-opening lyrics with addictive hooks. Her voice, mellifluous but powerful, is incandescent in performance — an uncanny, moving life-force. ... more

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Track Name: Waiting Room
If you want to go
If you’re sure then say so
This world aint gonna wait
For a fearful heart that’s running late

So make your mind up
Don’t be shy now of you’ll wind up
sitting in the waiting room with no appointment
Shake the 8-ball
Wake up to it all
And get out of your waiting room

Love has always won
This fear of being with no one
Now I will stand my ground
I will stand my ground

So make your mind up
Don’t be shy now of you’ll wind up
Sitting in the waiting room with no appointment
Shake the 8-ball
Wake up to it all
And get out of your waiting room

NA NA NA NA NA etc

So make your mind up
Don’t be shy now of you’ll wind up
Sitting in the waiting room with no appointment
Shake the 8-ball
Wake up to it all
And get out of your waiting room
Track Name: Real Life Computer Game
So the battle has been fought but it seems you’ve just forgot?
So let me save you let me save you
I will smash this palisade between tomorrow and today
Cos the little frown upon your face is based on the fear of being a disgrace

Today, but not today, until it all just turns out right
I hope the truth just doesn’t bite

You’re 25 you’re 32 you’re 54 I’d still love you
But that don’t matter, cos I’m not here to review
I could’ve been the one who knew you know just the one who wants to screw you
So push me away push me away and I’ll say thank you cos I feel I have to

Run away just run away until it all just turns out right
I hope the truth just doesn’t bite
Seize the day but not today – cos someone said a dirty word
Against that “piece of you” they heard

What What What? You’re going away?
You’re going away? I hope you come back the same
What What What? You’re moving on up?
You’re moving on up in this real life computer game?

Today, but not today, until it all just turns out right
I hope the truth just doesn’t bite
Seize the day but not today – cos someone said a dirty word
Against that “Piece of you” they heard
Run away just run away, until it all just turns out right
I hope the truth just doesn’t bite
Seize the day but not today, cos someone said that you were lame
At this real life computer game
Track Name: Most Of The Time
Do you think that I’m a hopeless girl
And I’ll love you forever more?
Once I don’t have you I’ll call you back
Cos I can’t stand to be alone?

I’m teaching myself to read a book
And really focus on that book
Cos I start to think these crazy thoughts
Like “maybe I should just do a puzzle?” and “do you think he’ll marry me?”

But what would I say now?
Everything is changing now.

I know you think I’m over-dramatic
Well, I think you’ve got it too easy
I’m on the radio in your big automatic
And I’ll talk as much as I please! You know you can’t stop me!

But what would I say now?
Everything is changing now.
What would I do if I saw myself standing in line?
Cos I deserve better most of the time

I don’t have anyone to blame
Oh but I can not stand playing this game
Do you want me?
Or do you want to be free?

But what would I say now?
Everything is changing now.
What would I do if I saw myself standing in line?
Cos I deserve better most of the time
Cos I deserve better most of the time
Cos I deserve better most of the time

But I can’t stand to be alone…
Track Name: Sorry
I am so sorry that I am so dumb
To think that you loved me to think I was wrong
And I would have given you everything
I would have given you everything

So hold down my legs
Won’t you please hold down my arms?
And don’t let me go out of this room
Don’t let me go

I am so sorry that I made you wait
It was my stupidest doing of late
And please when you hug me oh please fill this space
Please when you hug me please fill this space

And hold down my legs
Won’t you please hold down my arms?
And don’t let me go out of this room
Don’t let me go
Don’t let me go
Don’t let me go
Don’t let me go

You’re holding me down and you’re holding me down and you’re holding me down!
You’re holding me down and you’re holding me down and you’re holding me down!
You’re holding me down and you’re holding me down and you’re holding me down!
You’re holding me down and you’re holding me down and you’re holding me down!

Little by little these feelings will go
And I will be outward again and you’ll know
That I am so tiny in the scheme of things
And if there’s no impact to your feelings then…

Hold down my legs
Won’t you please hold down my arms?
And don’t let me go out of this room
Don’t let me go
Don’t let me go
Don’t let me go
Don’t let me go
Track Name: Get What You Paid For
If I lose myself try to stop me (stop me)
I’m counting like it’s sheep it won’t hurt me (hurt me)
If I get in too deep will this burn me (burn me)
Will to try be to fail?

If I find they are my lovers (lovers)
There’s just a few things to discover lover
I’d rather drink this stuff alone than have you
Feed this virgin throat

So if I see this can this really be?
If all this is just based around me
This dreadful mess branded ridiculous
weight on my chest I hope you
get what you paid for
You get what you paid for…

Freedom has lost me somewhere back home (what home?)
And what escape I had it’s gone (it’s gone now)
Damn this insanity in my blood I’ve torn this
stretched skin too many times

So if I see this can this really be?
If all this is just based around me
This dreadful mess branded ridiculous
weight on my chest I hope you
get what you paid for
You get what you paid for…

If you want this can you hear me?
I’m going too fast my dear me
If you want this can you hear me?
I’m going to fast my dear me
If you want this can you hear me?
I’m going too fast my dear me
If you want this can you hear me?
I’m going to fast...

So if I see this can this really be?
If all this is just based around me
This dreadful mess branded ridiculous
weight on my chest I hope you
get what you paid for
You get what you paid for…
X2
Track Name: Orange Red
So the world just rolls on by
Slow enough to paint the sky orange red
Orange red

Here take my hand
We’ll paint it blue again

So my eyes they tell no lie
I can see the coloured sky above your head
Above your head

Here lay on down
I’ll feed you Joni’s sound
And we can cry…if you like
Track Name: Cocaine
I heard a funny thing today, that I'm addicted to Cocaine
But I haven't got the cash, to indulge in those ways
I think I need some time to heal, before I take illicit drugs
maybe some time as a wanderer, 'though the end will surely come
But you know it is days like these, that I just wish I could...
try something new

Gee baby I miss you like you know
But this love became a chore
Could you try to be a business man
and I'll try to be your whore

But you know it is days like these, that I just wish I could...
try something new
But you know it is days like these, that I just wish I could...
try something new
Track Name: Henry
Aching to be in the room 'cos no one can tell me just what to do
And everything’s going my way a little too much these days

I just don’t know what to do
I just don’t know what to do
I just can’t think enough of you
I can’t think enough of you

Aching to feel Satan's breath over my shoulder
Saying, “Your demise will be so sweet for the delicate minds that you’ve disrupted like beehives"

I just don’t know what to do
I just don’t know what to do
I just can’t think enough of you
I can’t think enough of you

I can’t think enough of you
Henry I, I don’t know what to do
Let us take a walk and talk about the songs that we’ll write for one another
And drink mochas with marsh mellows and make snow people in New Zealand

Should I overcome this?
Have I over sung this?
Could this be my big break?
Oh who knows for heavens sake?

Aching over because lovers say that everything’s ok, when it’s not
But are you different do you love me or will you hate me when, when I’m gone? X 2

I just can’t think enough of you
I can’t think enough of you
I can’t think enough of you
Henry I , I just don’t know what to do
Let us take a walk and talk about the songs that we’ll write for one another
And make mochas with marsh mellows and make snow people in New Zealand
Track Name: End Of The Table
I hope that you are everything that you say that you are
But why did you not say anything when I was ignored?
I know that I’m young and a little shy and I don’t sit straight
But I’m a nice girl I want them to know that I’m a nice girl

Why did you ask me to come?
Why did you ask me?
Why did you ask me to come?
Why did you ask me?

All of my friends say “well done” before when I ask them
So tell me you like it when I sing jazz…I like to sing jazz

But why did I ask you to come?
Why did I ask you?
Why did I ask you to come?
Why did I ask you?

I know you’re wanted, I know all this stuff
But don’t let them look at me like I’m not good enough
My body froze it was just my luck
There I was at the end of the table pretending that I could relate to them…

I change all the time but that night I stayed where I belong
I hope you don’t mind that I’m just a girl who likes to write songs

Why did you ask me to come?
Why did you ask me?
Why did you ask me to come?
Why did you ask me?
Track Name: Dry Land
You were the only one who knew me
The way I thought it should be
But one day you took my little hand
And plummeted us both in to dry land

How did we let ourselves slip away
I know it to be oh my big mistake
Sometimes all it takes if for someone else
to run from you to make you find yourself

Do you even know this I can’t tell?

Now all I need is time just on my own
To get used to this body and it’s knew home
Just thought I would say ‘thanks’ as I go on my way
Please tell me to stay

Do you even want that anyway?
Do you have anything to say?
Do you even want that anyway?

I froze up like a cube of ice
But even though you were so untrue
Somehow you could melt me like you do
Darn it darn it darn it you…

You were the only one who knew me
The way I thought it should be
But one day you took my little hand
And plummeted us both in to dry land
Track Name: Falling Solo
thought you'd saved me from falling solo
but i was busy playing marco polo
i used to think i could write about love
but nothing's more wrong than a fearful poet

someone move me between these feelings
and punctuate this hope i'm stealing
i'm so guilty, without to meaning
to be just one more mess that needs cleaning up

someone stop me just like i've dropped me
and i will swollow the whole world laughing
but don't get me wrong, it's kinda funny
when something solid now runs like honey