Collecting Dinosaurs

by Johnny

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    Collecting Dinosaurs on 180 gram black vinyl. Cover art by Zdeněk Burian. Manufactured in the Netherlands by Record Industry.

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1.
To the Moon 03:56
Fire and the fury shoot me through the stratosphere Fire and the fury shoot me through the stratosphere I'm sorry baby but you have to stay right here When I look down you just spin round and round When I look down you just spin round and round Do you know that feeling when your feet don't seem to touch the ground? Dreamed I saw you baby, you were all dressed in black Dreamed I saw you baby, you were all dressed in black The birds they keep on singing and I love you to the moon and back Birds they keep on singing, I love you to the moon and back
2.
Got a picture of you at Niagara Falls Summer’s long gone and fall is falling As we stare into the water tumbling down Down Annie went down In a wooden barrel Houdini swam to the brink of death There’s this one guy who went over the edge and he lived to tell What a story to tell He came back to try it again Tried to die Tumble and dive Diddle-ee-die You’re wearing that shirt A beauty that hurts
3.
Want it, never say you don’t want it Try me, see if I care An eye for an eye Trade a lie for a lie If you start a fire You should watch it burn Need me, never say you don’t need me Love, don’t go away I saw you slaying dragons Saw you fight the tears If you start a fire You shouldn’t be afraid to get burned Lost my heart Lost my mind I lost my heart to you Baby, I lost my heart to you
4.
A house on the hill if you say I will remember all the good times we have had Just two steps to take a promise I won't break Down the rocky road we go I don't want to bear this cross of self-denial The sky will turn blue when we walk down the aisle Life's just too short, don't get bored, don't stop trying Come on take my hand, before you know it, we are flying Play your favorite song Blue notes can't be wrong turn up the volume turn it louder Do we have to wait for a brand new day? Wait so long to take me higher I don't want to bear this cross of self-denial The sky will turn blue when we walk down the aisle Life's just too short, don't get bored, don't stop trying Come on take my hand, before you know it, we are flying Come on take my hand before you know it, you gotta show it, I ain't lying
5.
On at a time One at a time Gonna pick it up One more time Let it all go
6.
I left my plane just two days ago I’m on a train to Tokyo There to meet my brown eyed girl Sweetest thing in the whole wide world I wanna scream as loud as I can ‘Cause I’m in love with a girl from Japan I remember when I met her at the barber shop My heart skipped a beat and my eyes did pop Couldn’t help my head spinning ‘round and my tongue it touched the ground Wanna go like a bullet train goes Go with my girl from Tokyo We’re having a mighty good time A few weeks later we went to Paris Where we sang karaoke Oh, she ran of with some new guy Broke this poor old heart of mine Wanna scream as loud as I can ‘Cause I’m in love with a girl from Japan
7.
On My Way 03:07
On my way and I’m going Back to the place where I left a long time ago On a train, looking out the window I see the trees and the green green grass I could stay for a little while Just to see your jaded smile I could travel a hundred miles But I know you won’t come back On my way and you’re going Save to say you don’t know who I am anymore I won’t say life’s worth living When you are just fading out in the end
8.
All I Know 03:43
Ever since we're together There's a sparkle in your eye Let's keep this fire burning Keep it burning through the night All I know it's true Baby, I love you There's nothing I'd rather do I'll get my act together Promised. I won't let you down Outside there's stormy weather Dark clouds hanging over our town In the light All is bright Don't let me fall Into the night Wake me up fill my cup with black morning coffee
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10.
Slowly he goes in a hole down below The people stand by with their oranges Wind in the trees a soft springy breeze And I walk back to reality Did you see all the stars over in Hollywood Boulevard? They beam Don't you agree It is just unnecessary to wake up from your dreams The fruits they were thrown in the hole down below They fall down Make a dull sound The sun brightly shines We pretend we're feeling fine and then we drive back home again
11.
All alone in the dark I know you're my friend with me to the end or until the morning comes Hazy-dazy I do feel lazy I need some time A coconut and lime Is what I'm thinking of After all is said and done my mind is like the setting sun And I wonder next time Would I do it all again? Water's burning my head’s turning and I'm long gone So long John Until the morning comes

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Collecting Dinosaurs is the debut album of Johnny. Guitarist and singer-songwriter Johnny is born and raised in Amsterdam, but is slowly but surely carving out a space for himself in the American folk tradition. His acoustic guitar and a set of cowboy chords establish the foundation of his debut album Collecting Dinosaurs, a series of songs inspired by classic folk, rockabilly and exotica styles. For his lo-fi indie folk sound, Johnny doesn’t need much more than a subtle bass line, minimalistic drums, and a synthesizer or pedal steel.

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released March 19, 2021

Music & lyrics: Johnny
Production: Merlijn Verboom & Johnny
Recording & mix: Merlijn Verboom
Mastering: Attie Bauw

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Guitarist and songwriter Johnny hails from Amsterdam, but is slowly but surely carving out a space for himself in the American folk tradition. His acoustic guitar and a set of cowboy chords establish the foundation of his debut album Collecting Dinosaurs. For his lo-fi indie folk sound, Johnny doesn’t need much more than a subtle bass line, minimalistic drums, and a synthesizer or pedal steel. ... more

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