Pop Art

by DC Cardwell

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about

"Pop Art" is the long-awaited follow-up to DC's acclaimed "Some Hope" album. Included in your download will be a beautiful full-colour lyric booklet in PDF form as well as a printable version.

And for musicians among you, a chord songbook is also included so that you can get your cover versions polished off and uploaded to Youtube!

"The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s first album in four years, following the exquisite Some Hope, is another fine collection of melodic pop songs delivered with inspiration and imagination. Lovely melodies and vocals abound, and dig the beat in the gorgeous, McCartney-esque “Magic for Everybody.” (a Sam Phillips cover) - Alan Haber (Pure Pop Radio)

"I just received your new album, and I don't know what to say. This one surpasses the previous one with a billion miles. Great songwriting, beautiful singing, inventive production, really strong playing. All in all a contender for album of the year." - Peter Holmstedt (Hemifrån Music)

"I've be re-listening to DC Cardwell's POP ART album again for the first time in a few weeks. It really is a superb album of finely crafted songs, thought provoking lyrics and some very good instrumental work. The production is flawless. Listening again I'm noticing things that I'd missed before and I'm so much richer for it. This album deserves a wider listening audience and I commend it to you." Mondo Quinn (DC's friend)

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released February 21, 2015

Produced by DC Cardwell
Co-produced by Samuel Cardwell

DC CARDWELL
all lead and backing vocals
electric guitar 1,2-6,8-10
acoustic guitar 1-4,6-10
bass 1-3,5-8
piano 1,3,5,6,8,9
tambourine 1-6, 8-10
handclaps 1,3,5,8
shaker 1,3,5,6
triangle 3,7
cowbell 3
string synth 1,4
organ 8
synthesizer 1
glockenspiel 7
drums 9 (second half)
high-strung baby guitar 7
ebow lap steel 9

SAMUEL CARDWELL
electric guitar solo on 10
drums 1,3-6,8-10
bass 4,9,10
accordion 7
acoustic guitar 5, 7 (incl. solo)
synthesizer 3,5
string synth 5
electric piano 4
picked lap steel 9
glockenspiel 3
sleighbells 10
suitcase 5
cowbell 3,8

JOEL CARDWELL
electric guitar solo in coda of 6

BIO:

Northern-Irish-born, Tasmania-based singer-songwriter DC Cardwell has gathered devoted fans around the globe with his smart, melodic songs, affecting voice, and skillful, inventive guitar playing.

DC likes to describe his music as “Omnipop”, a word created by one of his other great musical heroes, female singer-songwriter Sam Phillips.

Often likened to everyone's favourites, The Beatles, he's also strongly influenced by Bob Dylan, Ray Davies & Neil Young and a multitude of music genres.

DC is a “triple threat” singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, and in 2011 he sealed his credentials by taking out BOTH top prizes in the only song contest he's ever entered, the national Australian Catapult Song Contest, with his profoundly moving song “I Am Still The Same”.

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Madcar Records Melbourne, Australia

Madcar Records is the home of singer-songwriters Marjorie & DC Cardwell, both of whom grew up in Northern Ireland and are now based in Tasmania, Australia.

With their distinctive voices, maddeningly catchy hooks, pop-smart guitar-based arrangements & subtle rock edginess they create Beatlesque songs you'll want to hear again and again!

Publicity Europe - Peter Holmstedt, Hemifran (hemifran.com)
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Track Name: In The Cloud
Where can I keep my things?
Where can I store my treasure?
Somewhere safe where it won't disappear
In the cloud, in the cloud
What goes on in my head
Stuff that no one can measure?
There's a place full of words and ideas
In the cloud, in the cloud
In the cloud, in the cloud

Where can I save my soul
All my thoughts and impressions
I preserve everything I can use
In the cloud, in the cloud
What's essential to me
What means more than possessions
Everything that I don't want to lose
In the cloud, in the cloud
In the cloud, in the cloud

What you made yourself
Shooting through the sky
Walking through the walls
Floating through your mind
On your TV screen
On your mobile phone
Images and words
In your flesh and bone
I used to only love the things I could touch
the things that I could feel

And we find it so hard
To believe in the angels
Though we hide all these pictures and sounds
In the cloud, in the cloud
And the present is strange
But the future is stranger
Sign me up for a lifelong account
In the cloud, in the cloud
Track Name: Don't Know Why
Don't know why you stay around
Don't know why you don't leave town
Don't know why you never let me down
A long time ago

Don't know why you bake my bread
Don't know why you make my bed
Don't know why you didn't shake your head

Is it because you love me
Is it because you love me
Well only God knows why

Don't know why you brew my tea
Don't know why you're good to me
Don't know why you acted foolishly

Is it because you love me
Is it because you love me
Well only God knows why
Well only God knows why

Don't know why you pay my bills
Don't know why you wipe my spills
We bear each other's burdens and we know what that fulfils
From a long long time ago

Is it because you love me
Is it because you love me
Well only God knows why
Well only God knows why
Track Name: The Sun, The Moon, The Stars
The sun, the moon, the stars
Jupiter and Mars
Everybody thinks they know
Where they're gonna be tonight
The fuel in your tank
The money in your bank
Everybody thinks they know
Where they're gonna be tonight

But I don't know what time it is
Something big is falling on my head
No I don't know what time it is
I try to remember what my teacher said

You're on your own now!
You're on your own now!

The dinner on your table
The power in your cable
Everybody thinks they know
Where they're gonna be tonight
The pictures in your camera
The things that you remember
Everybody thinks they know
Where they're gonna be tonight

But I don't know what time it is
Something big is falling on my head
But I don't know what time it is
I try to remember what my teacher said

You're on your own now!
You're on your own now!

The mountains and your bed
The things inside your head
Everybody thinks they know
Where they're gonna be tonight

But I don't know what time it is
Something big is falling on my head
But I don't know what time it is
I try to remember what my teacher said

You're on your own now!
You're on your own now!
Track Name: Have I Got News For You
Have you ever thought that your car's about to stall
Have you ever thought that your back's against the wall
Have you ever thought that there's nowhere left to fall
Well it might be true, it might be true

Have you ever thought that your roof has fallen through
Have you ever thought that your bills are overdue
Have you ever thought that there's nothing you can do
Well it might be true, it might be true

Have I got news for you?
Have I got news for you?
Everybody feels that way sometimes

Have you ever thought that you've got no place to run
Have you ever thought that your life has come undone
Have you ever thought that you're losing everyone
Well it might be true, it might be true

Have you ever thought that you made a big mistake
Have you ever thought that you never got a break
Have you ever thought that everybody else on the take
Well it might be true, it might be true

Have I got news for you?
Have I got news for you?
Everybody feels that way sometimes

Have you ever thought that you're not what you could be
Have you ever thought that you threw away the the key
Have you ever thought you're your own worst enemy
Well it might be true, it might be true

Have you ever thought that there's no one you can trust
Have you ever thought that everything is made of dust
Have you ever thought this world is basically unjust
Well it might be true, it might be true

Have I got news for you?
Have I got news for you?
Everybody feels that way
Everybody feels that way
Everybody feels that way sometimes
Track Name: I Need A Manager
I need a manager
Someone like you
I'll give my manager
Plenty to do

My list of things to do is getting longer
I'm running out of time not getting younger
Not getting younger

I need a manager
Someone like you
I'll give my manager
Plenty to do

Someone I trust who really cares for me
Someone to manage my affairs for me
My affairs for me

I don't know how I managed
I don't know how I managed
I don't know how I managed

Without a manager
Someone like you
I'll give my manager
Plenty to do
Plenty to do
Plenty to do...
Track Name: Serving My Time
I don't want to make a mistake
There's a proper procedure
And don't go there for heaven's sake
There's nothing to see there

I'm serving my time
I'm serving my time

You have to work hard all day
It's no place to be lazy
You get no thanks and not much pay
You have to be crazy

They've given me forms to fill
I'm just doing my duty
And I don't care about good will
Forget about beauty

I'm doing my job
And doing it right
I'll get the work done
If it takes me all night
I try to make sure
That nothing's wrong
When the means are short
And the hours are long

I know at the end of the day
We're just human resources
You'd better not get in the way
Of market forces

It's more than my job is worth
I'm just following orders
I'd lose my soul to gain the earth
And all of its borders
Track Name: Record Store Day
The record stores
Have all been closed
They've gone away
Except on one special day

I like to read
But I believe
In what you say
Except on one special day

We work so hard
Our hands are scarred
We get no pay
Except on one special day

Write this down
What you see
Write this down
What you see
Take it with you everywhere

The kids in schools
They learn the rules
They never play
Except on one special day

To my surprise
I close my eyes
I never pray
Except on one special day

I've no idea
How we got here
So far away
Except on one special day
Track Name: I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
Words by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Music by John Baptiste Calkin
Arranged by DC Cardwell

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play
And mild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth good will to men

I thought as how the day had come
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along th’unbroken song
Of peace on earth good will to men

And in despair I bowed my head
“There is no peace on earth,” I said
“For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth good will to men”

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep
“God is not dead nor doth he sleep
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
With peace on earth good will to men”

Till ringing, singing on its way
The world revolved from night to day
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime
Of peace on earth good will to men
Track Name: Birthday Present (acoustic 2015) [DIGITAL BONUS TRACK]
It’s your birthday, happy birthday
I hope you have a good one
When you came here on your birth day
You felt the breath of someone

When the sun shines down
And the rain falls down
You will grow up strong and high
They are good for you
They were made for you
Like a present from the sky

On your birthday please remember
All the good things that you have done
On your worst day you’ll forget them
And you’ll think of all the bad ones

When the sun shines down
And the rain falls down
You will grow up strong and high
They are good for you
They were made for you
Like a present from the sky

Tried to buy something to suit your taste
But didn’t quite know how
Birthday past and birthday future
Here’s your birthday present now.
Track Name: Know Me (uke'n' bass version 2015) [DIGITAL BONUS TRACK]
I don't want you to cling to me
I don't want you to sing to me
I don't care what you bring for me
Don't do anything for me

You don't have to be nice to me
And don't sacrifice to me
Don't do it twice for me
Once will suffice for me

And I-hi-hi
I just want you
to know me

I don't want you to buy me stuff
I don't want you to try to be tough
You don't need to double bluff
And don't think you don't cry enough

You don't have to cook for me
Don't write a book for me
Don't give back what you took from me
You just have to look for me

And I-hi-hi
I just want you
to know me

Why don't you come with me
I don't want to leave you behind
Leave you behind

You don't have to plead for me
You don't have to bleed for me
You don't need to succeed for me
There's nothing that you need for me

I don't want to annoy you
I don't want to employ you
I'm not going to destroy you
I just want to enjoy you

And I-hi-hi
I just want you
to know me