GEMS

by Do Ra

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Popular culture’s obsession with façade is enough to drive one crazy while dragging one in. Do Ra carefully layout three distinct perversions of beauty through quirky lyrics and utter complexity veiled in minimalism.

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released October 26, 2018

All songs written and produced by: Do Ra
Engineered and Mixed by: James Alton
Mastered by: Adam Gonsalves and Telegraph Mastering
Album Art by: Jodie Beechem
Addition Vocals on Cartoon Eyes: Kendall Sallay-Milotz

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Do Ra Portland, Oregon

Do Ra are the two lowest notes on a guitar sung as solfège syllables. It is also the musical collaboration of Jeremy Hollen and James Alton established in Portland, Oregon.

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Track Name: Cartoon Eyes
You say you wanna go with me to London
You’ve got a stone that’s gonna pay?
You say you found it by the river
Cause you’re a gem hunter
Today?

Both as cartoon eyes
To wrap it in sight
No they’re not unlike
Cartoon eyes

You say you wanna know how I found it
Nearly drowning in the clay?
You see that’s where it’d stay
Forever weren’t I a collector
Today?

Oh why
You’re an awesome sight
Theirs is a gaze to bask in
You’re to gawk at
You’re to gawk at

Both as cartoon eyes
To wrap it in sight
No they’re not unlike
Cartoon eyes
Track Name: Moonstone
Found a moonstone on a walk
Missed it almost but I did not

How quickly my claw
Fought it from the
Soil and I thought
“Oh what a what a rock”

It’s a fright;
When so much of your
Daydreaming happens at night,
To find the rot got in one drop at a time,
To need another fiat of God to unwind

On screen she’s just so beautiful
Though I’ve an eye caught, I am I am not

It’s a fright;
When so much of your
Daydreaming happens at night,
To find the rot got in one drop at a time,
To need another fiat of God to unwind
Track Name: Gemstone
Praised the dish
Made it all made it all by hand
Frankly It
Needed salt needed salt it was bland

A gem omega
You’re a flu of my age
Yet I am after you everyday
Burned the whole kitchen down
Scrambling egg
What a wonderful recipe;
Significant cleanup - tasted great

While perfect in thought
Was I sad eyed as I saw?

A gem omega
You’re a flu of my age
Yet I am after you everyday
Burned the whole kitchen down
Scrambling egg
But recipe critics call “Too eager to offend”
Tasted great

Somehow if I can just
See that I don’t abandon goodness
Right now I know I must
Seem like a dope smiling crooked

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