Dangerous Strangers and darker days b​-​sides

by AMBER

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A collection of 6 songs ranging from quirky pop numbers to slower, sentimental tunes.

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released May 1, 2013

Amber - piano, vocals, glockenspiel
David Partridge - guitars, bass, drums, percussion, mandolin, melodica, glockenspiel
Mark Thomson - trumpet
Cory Latkovich - cello

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AMBER Toronto, Ontario

Music should be personal, touching, fun, sad, elating; singer-songwriter Singer-songwriter Amber’s songs range from upbeat, quirky numbers to softer, sweeter tunes that grab at your heartstrings. Using piano and guitar accompaniment to weave stories, she makes honest and interesting music that crosses a gamut of moods and circumstances in a style that touches primarily on pop and folk. ... more

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Track Name: Flaky Girls
The ditz in the back keeps hitting on you, but she doesn’t know the half of it like I do
and you can’t pretend you’re not a little bit interested.

The jock in the corner keeps eying up me, but he wouldn’t have a clue what to do if he
got me alone. Hey that might be funny!

Flaky girls and stuck-up boys are going to be the downfall of you and I
and we both know
it’s the same old story since age thirteen, always crushing on the ones who should never be
so close to our hearts so they can’t break ‘em.

Two peas in a pod, you and me, we’re perfect for each other, can’t you see
but we keep getting sucked in by

Flaky girls and stuck-up boys are going to be the downfall of you and I
and we both know
it’s the same old story since age thirteen, always crushing on the ones who should never be
so close to our hearts so they can’t break ‘em.

Barbie blonde, lean and long
Cali tanned, tall and strong

Flaky girls and stuck-up boys are going to be the downfall of you and I
and we both know
it’s the same old story since age thirteen, always crushing on the ones who should never be
so close to our hearts.

Flaky girls and stuck-up boys are surely gonna cause a great divide
and we can’t do a thing about

Ditzy girls and asshole boys are gonna foil my plan to catch your eye
and sweep you off your feet.
Track Name: I Like You
It was one of life’s little coincidences that brought us together in the first place
It was one of fate’s little laughs that tore us apart
You know I’m not one for sentimental journeys
But I want to say something straight from the heart

I like you, but I hate everything you represent and I think you should stay away

Looking back we probably should have known better
but no amount of resistance could have helped me once I learned of your existence
perhaps if I wasn’t so enraptured by every part of you
I would have kept my distance

I like you, but I hate everything you represent and I think you should stay away

You know we never stood a chance with this
If only we were under different circumstances

‘cause I like you, but I hate everything you represent and I think you should stay away
I can’t help how I feel when you’re smiling at me, and so you must go away
I love you, but I have no control around you, and I want to feel safe
Track Name: The Good Son
Mama told me hold your head up high. Most importantly keep your eye on the prize.
Whether thick or thin don’t let ‘em smell your fear, and everything you know, hold it so dear

Be a good son. Good boys don’t lie. Yeah be a good son. Good boys don’t cry.. they don’t cry.

You’re going off now to fight for your rights. You make damn sure you come back alive.
Don’t ever show the fear in your eyes, they can see it a hundred miles away.

Be a good son. Good boys don’t lie. Yeah be a good son. Good boys don’t cry.

Mama’s getting sick, sicker every day. It’s getting hard to breathe when she’s losing her strength.
Mama’s getting weak, weaker every day. It’s getting hard to see when everything fades to gray.

Be a good son. Good boys don’t lie. Yeah be a good son. Good boys don’t cry.
Yeah he’s a good son and good boys don’t lie. He’s a good son and good boys don’t cry.

Mama told me to keep my head up high. Mama didn’t tell me what to do when she dies
but I’m a good son and good boys don’t lie. Yeah I’m a good son and good boys don’t cry.....
Track Name: Assassin
I had a real tough time when I was your assassin trying to blow you away, away, away
Once you told me your name there was no going back, I just couldn’t put a bullet in your brain.

I tried to shoot you, stab you, poison you when you’re alone,
choke you, drown you, bash your head in with a stone,
hit you, trip you, push you down a flight of stairs, I couldn’t do anything ‘cause I…

I had a real tough time when I was your assassin trying to blow you away, away, away
Once you told me your name there was no going back, I just couldn’t put a bullet in your brain.

‘Cause it’s attached to your head with your beautiful eyes,
I couldn’t harm a hair on you even in disguise.
It’s attached to your head, your pretty little head,
the devil himself he couldn’t shoot you dead.

I had a real tough time when I was your assassin…

I tried to shoot you, stab you, poison you when you’re alone,
choke you, drown you, bash your head in with a stone,
hit you, trip you, push you down a flight of stairs,
I couldn’t do anything ‘cause I…

I had a real tough time when I was your assassin trying to blow you away, away, away
Once you told me your name there was no going back, I just couldn’t put a bullet in your brain.

They told me not to look into your face, and that’s just how we ended up this way.
I couldn’t pull the trigger once I knew your name, so come on, come on, let me kiss your face.
Track Name: Shadows and Villains
When David comes to town, the others fade away
When David’s feeling down, you’ll break from the pain

They don’t know why, but I do, and it’s you

Shadows in my head, villains in my bed keep me away, when all I wanna do is touch your face

I wish you’d come back down, you stand on heights so high
You never were around; a friend, a ghost, a sigh

They don’t know why, but I do, and it’s you
They don’t know why, but I do, and it’s you

Shadows in my head, villains in my bed keep me away, when all I wanna do is touch your face

They don’t know why, but I do, and it’s you
They don’t know why, but I do, and it’s you
Shadows in my head, villains in my bed
They don’t know why, but I do, and it’s you, oh it’s you.
Track Name: Please Tell
Daddy warned me about the city
Said it was too harsh for this sensitive girl
So I promised I would be just as safe as I could be
Check round the corners and stay near the lights

I don’t know what happened, it happened so fast
He came out of nowhere, and ended my world
Saw fear in his eyes, but it didn’t last
No time to run, or to put up a fight

If I die tonight
Make sure my mama knows she loved me so right
Please tell my daddy he made me so proud
'Cause he’s the best man I know, if these lights go out

He grabbed on to me, said give me your money
But I didn’t have a dime
He was so angry, stuck this blade in my body
I’m not ready to say goodbye to this world

Lying on the pavement, it’s getting so cold
There is no reason for this kind of crime
I thought I would be so many years older
I wanted so badly to have a baby girl

So if I die tonight
Please tell my lover he made me feel alive
Please tell my brother he was always my favourite
friend, til the end

Away down the gutter, my blood drains below
The crowd gathers round, no one knows what to say
A woman is weeping as my body lets go
Nobody cares for this kind of mistake

So if I die tonight
Please tell my daddy I tried to be brave