Melonday

by Tomo Nakayama

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1.
I could be dreaming I could be making something Big out of nothing Anyway we go I could be sleeping I could be reading into something that's not there Who can really know And I’m just around the corner from you I’m waitin round the bend And I’m just around the corner from you I’m waitin round the bend Tell me stories tell me rhymes Tell me anything you like Tell me all about the good things That could make you feel alive Could be just one little spark Just two strangers in the dark honey I'd like to get to know you I’d like to get to know you now You got me reeling We could be out here dancing Shake out the feeling See the way it goes I could be dreaming We could be making something Good out of nothing Who can really know And I'm just around the corner from you I'm waiting round the bend And I'm just around the corner from you I'm waiting round the bend Tell me stories, tell me rhymes Tell me anything you like Tell me all about the hard times That you had to be alive Could be just one little spark Just two strangers in the dark, honey I'd like to get to know you I’d like to get to know you now Tell me stories, tell me rhymes Tell me anything you like Tell me all about the good things That could make you feel alive Could be just one little spark Just two strangers in the dark, honey I’d like to get to know you I’d like to get to know you now Tell me stories tell me rhymes Tell me anything you like Tell me all about the hard times That you had to be alive Could be just one little spark Just two strangers in the dark, honey I'd like to get to know you I'd like to get to know you now I’d like to get to know you now I’d like to get to know you now
2.
Glass Heart 03:30
Diamonds and skylines Let’s talk about it Windows and starlights We’ll never doubt it Out of the ceiling Won’t have to fight it In elevators Climbing to the clouds And I wanna get tossed When I need to I want a real friend To hold on to The feelings get crossed When I see you One by one Let the rhythm remind you Inside out What the body is for and Upside down Let the melody find you It’s always breaking your glass heart No destination I’m fine without it Out in the ocean Sinking to the deep No recollection Can’t seem to name it Song of the sirens Singing me to sleep And I wanna get tossed When I need to I want a real thing To hold on to The feelings get crossed When I see you One by one Let the rhythm remind you Inside out What the body is for and Upside down Let the melody find you It’s always breaking your glass heart Always breaking your glass heart Always breaking your glass heart One by one One by one One by one
3.
Tick Tock 04:00
Girl in the evening gown Where do you go when you got nothing around Hiding your face behind your broken mirror What have you got to prove Who would you be if you had nothing to lose Scraping the sky in your own elevator Tick tock when you look at the clock And the second hand starts to move You look tough but I like you a lot And I can tell you're like me too Sleeptalker waking me up And you’re breaking my heart in two We’re starting over right I could be your dream tonight We live in a lonely time You got your devices, I’m in service to mine Swiping away the signs Of growing older But I believe in you And I know happiness is ready and true If only you’d call me too saying Come on over Tick tock when you look at the clock And the second hand starts to move You look tough but I like you a lot And I can tell you're like me too Sleeptalker waking me up Don’t you break my heart in two We’re starting over right I could be your dream tonight All that I want All that I want to do Baby’s to talk with you Hello, hello, hello, hello Hello, hello, hello, hello Tick tock when you look at the clock And the second hand starts to move You look tough but I like you a lot And I can tell you like me too Sleeptalker waking me up And you’re breaking my heart in two We’re starting over right I could be your dream tonight I could be your dream tonight I could be your dream tonight Hello, hello, hello, hello, hello Hello, hello, hello, hello, hello Hello, hello, hello, hello
4.
Stop, there’s a little light gleaming Stop, in the ground below Stop, can you hear my heart beating Oh oh oh oh Bright lights, the city won’t sleep and Bright lights, I’m waiting for someone Late night’s just a little bit colder I hold my hand into the air We’re a long, long way from home Oh yea, I’m a long, long way from home First flight, I’m racing down Broadway Face right, I’m looking for someone Right now the people are hard but Each one’s just bursting at the seams Came a long, long way to be Oh yea, came such a long, long way to be Stop, there’s a little light gleaming Stop, in the ground below Stop, can you hear my heart beating Oh oh oh oh it’s the sound of love Bright lights, the city won’t sleep and Bright lights, still searching for something Each day the people on subways Are all just working to be free Cos this world’s for you and me Oh yea, cos it’s made for you and me And the buildings light up And the stars all erupt Every one of them gold I was living alone till they found me Stop, there’s a little light gleaming Stop, in the ground below Stop, can you hear my heart beating It’s the sound of love Stop, there’s a little light gleaming Stop, in the ground below Stop, can you hear my heart beating Oh oh oh oh it’s the sound of love Stop Oh, I’m looking for something Oh oh oh oh, it’s the sound of love
5.
Frozen Love 03:50
Now I’m drunk on love and I’m Ready for you to come pick me up And I’m all mixed up but I’m Ready for you to come pick me up Down by the light of the moon Down by the light of the moon Now I’m drunk and numb and I’m Ready for you to come pick me up Who’s in love? Frozen love Fools in love Watchin over you On the outside in and I’m waiting for you To come wake me up I’ve been down this road but I’m running to you To come mess me up Somebody out of the blue Somebody out of the blue On the outside in but I’m ready for you To come pick me up Who’s in love? Frozen love Fools in love Washin over you Who’s in love? Frozen love Fools in love Washin over you And that’s all, all that I ask of you And that’s all, all that I want from you Touchin where you want me to Feelin alright Kiss me where you’re hurtin too Make it alright Now I’m drowned my love And I’m all mixed up Now I’m drowned my love And I’m all mixed up
6.
Free To Go 04:23
You can live, you can live without You can live, you can live without So many things You can do, you can do without You can do, you can do without So many words Walking down on the avenue On a sunny afternoon Everyone on the bus is trying to read you Breaking down at the break of dawn But this cannon’s on the loose Nobody came, nobody came around To keep you Free to go, free to stay And I’m so glad you’re with me anyway Free to be whatever you like And I’m so glad our worlds collide Give it all, give it all you got Give it all, give it all you got for some fantasy Leave it all, leave it all behind Leave it all, leave it all behind, They’re all gonna see You’re calling out for a confidante When the camera’s not around Give a wave to the drivers in the back seat You took a chance at a glance at love When you saw me on the ground Nobody knows, nobody knows The way your heart beats Free to go, free to stay And I’m so glad you’re with me anyway Free to be whatever you like And I’m so glad our worlds collide I’m so glad our worlds collide So meet the girl with no fear of failure She sees the world with a sense of humor Alright The vultures out for the memorabilia They’re chasing cars for the chance to feel ya Alright Living the dream is a frightening high Free to go, free to stay And I’m so glad you’re with me anyway Free to be whatever you like And I’m so glad our worlds collide Free to go, free to stay And I’m so glad you’re here anyway Free to be whatever you like And I’m so glad our worlds collide I’m so glad our worlds collide I’m so glad our worlds collide I’m so glad our worlds collide I’m so glad our worlds collide
7.
I Found Out 04:18
Tonight the bar is dim My friends are strolling in And all the songs we’d sing We will not know where to begin I found out what it’s all about Everything’s illuminated I found out what it’s all about And it’s not so complicated And you’re the reason why I feel so alive I found out what it’s all about Lookin in your, lookin in your You know we’re all the same With ills we cannot name We’ll chase them all away Til no more bitterness remains I found out what it’s all about Everything’s illuminated I found out what it’s all about And it’s not so complicated And you’re the reason why I am still alive I found out what it’s all about Lookin in your incandescent eyes Lookin in your, lookin in your Lookin in your incandescent eyes Lookin in your, lookin in your I found out what it’s all about Everything’s illuminated I found out what it’s all about And it’s not so complicated Cos you’re the reason why I feel so alive I found out what it’s all about Lookin in your incandescent eyes Lookin in your incandescent eyes Lookin in your, lookin in your Lookin in your incandescent eyes Lookin in your, lookin in your
8.
On a ferris wheel The city sure looks real pretty now From above Skyline full of cranes Thought they’re all the same But they’re not anymore I got a feeling inside of me Something that nobody else can see I’m not gonna fake it Maybe I’ll see you on Saturday But lately I look up and everything’s new There goes the neighborhood When your friends are gone Must be movin on Am I just getting numb? Counting birds of prey Aren’t they born that way Am I just one of them? I got a feeling inside of me A ticking that’s wrecking a part of me Taking a break from the mess in my Heart and my head and Maybe I’ll see you on Saturday Or maybe I’ll wake up and Make something good There goes the neighborhood I got a feeling inside of me Something that nobody else can see Can’t get away from the mess in my Heart and my head and Maybe I’ll see you on Saturday Still when I wake up now everything’s new There goes the neighborhood I got a feeling inside of me Something that nobody else can see I’m not gonna fake it Maybe I’ll see you on Saturday But lately I look up and everything’s new There goes the neighborhood I got a feeling inside of me A ticking that’s wrecking a part of me Taking a break from the mess in my Heart and my head and Maybe I’ll see you on Saturday Or maybe I’ll wake up and Make something good There goes the neighborhood There goes the neighborhood.

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3rd solo album from Seattle singer/songwriter Tomo Nakayama. Co-produced by Yuuki Matthews of The Shins and mastered by Dave Cooley (M83, Paramore, Tame Impala). "Melonday" debuted at #1 on KEXP's Northwest Charts.

"Exuberant synth-pop spectacular." - Seattle Times, #10 Best Albums of 2020

"This progression to pop is a brilliant move." - KEXP, #34 Top 90.3 Albums of 2020

"Melonday is a clear departure, trading acoustic guitars and pianos for bright swirling electropop and watercolor synths." Seattle Met

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released April 7, 2020

Written and Produced by Tomo Nakayama and Yuuki Matthews
Mixed by Yuuki Matthews
Mastered by Dave Cooley
Artwork by Yuuki Matthews
Copyright 2020 Ricebelly Music, BMI and Bass Rhyme Continuum, ASCAP

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"When music journalists say things like 'this artist is a fixture in Seattle music,' there’s probably no one right now who fits that title better than Nakayama." - KEXP

Born in Japan and raised in Seattle, Washington, Tomo Nakayama is an artist whose melodic, complex and emotionally compelling music has been praised by NPR, New York Times, and KEXP.
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