Sparklesaurus

by Sparklesaurus

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reillyragot I was so excited when these wonderful people announced they were releasing a LP and it was well worth the wait! So great to have some show favourites as actual releases now - love the extended version of "The Royal We". Can't wait for more from Sparklesaurus and to see them live next time I can! Favorite track: The Royal We.
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Thank you to Vinny and Louie for all your hard work on this record - for adding that special af tapes flave, for traveling to us, and for just being such wonderful people to spend so much time in close quarters with.

Thank you to Megan for making sure we sent it every day of recording - for being the best producer any of us could have asked for, for being so good at music and making decisions, for keeping us on track and pulling through for us, even when you were as sick as a dog. You’re our best friend forever.

Thank you to Philip Shaw Bova for the dream mastering job, to Hailey for lending your amazing photography talents to us, and to Isaac for designing the perfect artwork to accompany this album.

Shout out to Megan Miller, Christian DeCarle, and Sebastian DeCarle for lending their beautiful voices to the group “ooohs” on Young.

Special thank you to Colleen’s housemates, Alex and Sab, for letting us turn their living room into a blanket fort and make noise non-stop for a whole week. And thanks to Sab for helping us record the scratch tracks.

Huge thank you to John Thompson and The Record Centre for all your help and incredible support in making this record come to life. And thank you for all that you generously give to our Ottawa music community. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. We could not have done this without you.

Thank you to everyone who has attended our shows, supported us online, bought cds and merch, offered us advice, helped carry gear, etc, etc. Thank you for making our dreams come true. This record is for you.

Xoxo

Felicity, Shamisa, Colleen, and Brad

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released May 26, 2018

Tracks 1-6 written by Felicity DeCarle
Track 7 written by Colleen Jones
All songs arranged by Sparklesaurus

Felicity DeCarle - guitar, vocals
Colleen Jones - bass, vocals
Shamisa Schroeder - keyboards, vocals
Brad Lapensee - drums, vocals

Engineered and mixed by Vinny Marksohn and Louie Kiley (af tapes) at The “Living” Room
Produced by Megan Miller
Mastered by Philip Shaw Bova
Photography by Hailey Voorand
Album artwork designed by Isaac Valentin

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Sparklesaurus Ottawa, Ontario

Like glitter-infused jelly on toast, Sparklesaurus spreads their shimmering sounds.

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Track Name: Kick Drum
Unlock your antlers
Break into canter
The human condition
The heat of the big sun
The beat of the kick drum
The heat of the big sun
The beat of the kick drum

Unlock your mind now
Pull back the blinds now
True taste of freedom
The beat of the kick drum
The heat of the big sun
The beat of the kick drum

Were you ever unaware of
The space you occupy in the air?
I never wanted to realize
Take me back and cover my eyes
Track Name: Young (Teach Me How to Have Fun)
I don’t want to cry the night away
And I don’t want to get up off the floor
But you say, “let’s go out and dance the night away”
Takes some time, but you get me out the door

I am young
Teach me how to have fun

Coloured lights and smoky sauna rooms
I’m alone with all these lonely faces
I just want the sun to shine today
I just want to dream of happy places

I am young
Teach me how to have fun
Oh I, I am young
Teach me how to have fun, fun, fun!

Can’t shake this,
Do you know how it is?
To numb yourself
While searching for bliss

Knives and limes and whiskey melodies
Your smile is my only reassurance

I am young
Teach me how to have fun
Oh I, I am young
Teach me how to have fun, fun, fun!
Track Name: Candied Heart
Just another day in the life
Just another candle burning bright
Flicker in the light of a full moon
Dancing on the tips of my fingers in the living room

Sun’s rising later every day now
Cold light doesn’t warm my heart, no

Drops of rain turn to ice
No it doesn’t warm my heart
Tears it all apart

Sky of black and lips of blue
On my candied heart, inscribed, “I want you”
The day takes it all away from me
Cutting my hair, like Delilah she kills me

At night I come back to life
The moon and I talk ‘till we see the light
Track Name: Sprinkle on a Cake
Happy birthday baby
You’re my favourite friend
We’re the best of friends
But do you really know me?
Cause I think we’re friends
But then again
We just met

Kiddies in the corner, filling up on cake
(Licking off the icing)
Why must we rehash all our past mistakes?
(The icing on the cake)

Tonight you’re a sprinkle on a cake that is the world
But a cute one, but a great little sprinkle, oh you!

Happy birthday baby
You’re my favourite friend
We’re the best of friends
But do you really know me?
Cause I think we’re friends
But then again
We just met

Kiddies in the corner filling up on cake
(Licking off the icing)
Why must we rehash all our past mistakes?
(The icing on the cake)

Tonight you’re a sprinkle on a cake that is the world
But a cute one, but a great little sprinkle, oh you!
Track Name: The Royal We
I was born with dark blue eyes
My first sound was a cry
I am an individual

I am your majesty
I am the royal We
I am a social animal

Ahh
What are we if not with each other?
Ahh

You’re warm and I’m warm
We can dance alone or together
We rain and we storm
The royal We determines the weather

The taste of nothingness
Lingers on my lips
I need to see, to be authentically

Ahh
What are we if not with each other?
Ahh

You’re warm and I’m warm
We can dance alone or together
We rain and we storm
The royal We determines the weather
Track Name: Peach
Like the syrup in a pie
Running down your forehead and in your eye
It’s sweet, but it burns
It’s sweet, but it burns

Fuzzy feeling in my head
Thinking over what you said
It’s sweet, but it burns
It’s sweet, but it burns

Drop down, get up
Put a little peach in my cup
Drop down, get up
Put a little peach in my cup
My cup

Out of my mouth, into the cup
Pouring it out, filling it up
Taking it off, turning it on
Starting out soft, making it last long

Pull my hair and it falls out
Move around and all about
You’re sweet, but you burn
You’re sweet, but you burn

Drop down, get up
Put a little peach in my cup
Drop down, get up
Put a little peach in my cup
My cup

Out of my mouth, into the cup
Pouring it out, filling it up
Taking it off, turning it on
Starting out soft, making it last long

Out of my mouth, into the cup
Pouring it out, filling it up
Taking it off, turning it on
Starting out soft, making it last long
Track Name: Haircut
I don’t know where it is that I’m going
Seems I’ve lost everything I had along the way
I cut my hair, but it’ll keep growing
And that’s the way my life will go, all the same

Ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ahh

Oh the places you’ll go, if you can just dream it
Is what I thought when I was young and so naïve
As I wander aimlessly through my childhood fantasies
I seek to find myself and what to believe

Ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ahh ahh

We’re getting older, yet time stands still
Should I not try to see the world while I still can?
But how do I get there? I don’t even have bus fare
So I resort to getting lost in my dreams

Ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ahh ahh
(I just want to get lost in the woods behind my house
I was just want to pick some grass, throw it in the fire and watch it burn)

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