SPACE IN MY NOGGIN

by The Dirty Dottys

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This little baby was a long time in the making. We fundraised and labored and squinted and yawned and couldn't get no satisfaction and learned as musicians and grew as humans and self actualized just a little and procrastinated and forgot to pee/eat and cried and snorted and finally got the dang thing done. We like it. We hope you do too.

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released June 23, 2018

© 2018 The Dirty Dottys
Music + Lyrics- Julie DiOrio
Arrangements- The Dirty Dottys
*Written by Norman Whitfield/ Barrett Strong and Robert Kelly, Arranged by Julie DiOrio

Lead Vocals- Julie DiOrio
Drum Set- Jonathan Kessler
Trombone- Austin Arroco
Upright/ El Bass- Danny Teza
Backup Vocals- Ellie Foster, Maura McGillicuddy, Julie DiOrio
Vibraphone- Maura McGillicuddy
Trumpet- Geoff Moores
Guitar- Julie DiOrio, Michael Thomas Doyle, Brad Goff
Ukulele- Julie DiOrio

Recorded + mixed by Alex Allinson at Bridge Stage and Sound, Cambridge, MA, 2017/ 2018
Recorded by Brian Coombes at Rocking Horse Studios, Pittsfield, NH, 2017
Mastered by Nick Dragoni at M-Works, Cambridge, MA, 2017
Front Cover Image by Julie DiOrio + Ariel DiOrio

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The Dirty Dottys is a Boston-based band that plays booty shaking pop-motown originals and a slew of fun covers!

Contact for booking, TheDirtyDottys@gmail.com

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Track Name: Give It All To You
GIVE IT ALL TO YOU // All I want to do is give it all, give it all to you.../ All I want to do is give it all to you/ I want to whisper little secrets that are true/ I'm incapable of lying/ So I've just stopped trying/ All I want to do is give it all to you/ I've got some sweetness that I'd like to share (got some sweetness)/ But my cookie jar's unusually bare (it's so bare)/ I'll give you all my lovin'/ Just come preheat my oven/ All I want to do is give it all, give it all to you.../ And I wonder (yes she wonders)/ If you answered all my texts right when I sent them (when she sent them)/ Would you lose your intrigue?/ Would I still beg and plead?/ And I know just what it's like/ To be on both sides of that coin/ To have him wrapped around your finger/ But also to be wrapped around a boy's/ I just want to give it all to you/ I want to whisper little secrets that are true/ And I’m thinking what you’ll find/ Is I just say what’s on my mind/ Which is that I want to give it all to you/ All I want to do is give it all, give it all to you... //
Track Name: Dragonfly
DRAGONFLY // If I was a dragonfly I would fly so high/ If I was a dragonfly I would fly so high
rise a rise above it all/ If I had some discipline I would let you win/ And if I controlled time and space I’d forget your face/ You’re all the same what was your name?/ If I do not ask for what I want how can I ever aim to acquire?/ If I do not create what I want how can I create the joy?/ If I do not go and do the work simply clasp my hands and pray/ If I do not manifest what I’m looking for how can I hope to create the joy?/ You do not deserve to be the subject of this song taking of precious space in my noggin/ And you do not deserve to be the subject of my thoughts/ Would you please stop tying knots in my stomach?/ And I’ll try to rise above the noise/ But the bottom line is that this story’s not mine/ It’s not about me/ I’m merely on the wall like a fly/ I’m merely on the wall like a fly breathing fire like a dragonfly/ You do not deserve to be the subject of this song
taking of precious space in my noggin/ You do not deserve to be the subject of my thoughts/ Would you please stop tying knots in my stomach? //
Track Name: Your Furniture
YOUR FURNITURE // Did you know that when you go your furniture really misses you/ And were you aware that your favorite chair has a favorite too/ It's your derriere/ And your dear old lamp wishes that you'd clamp your finger tips round its little switch/ And your microwave hopes that you'll save some room for more/ It's kind of an attention whore/ But that bed gets so lonely when you're gone even for not that long/ And I fill the space with cats and space heaters/ Cooking books a pair of new sneakers/ But they can't really take your place/ So just know that when you go there's a hole below your pillow/ Not to mention your dishes need attention/ They cry all night wishing to hold just one bite/ And you're socks they have such low low tolerance/ They stomp around chanting "WE’RE NOT TAKING THIS!"/ And sometimes one partner from the pair just runs away/ Pillow-low-low/ Now you know that when you go your furniture really misses you //
Track Name: This Nonsense
THIS NONSENSE // Sometimes I just see you I want to hug you and hold you/ And sometimes I want to squeeze you so hard like jelly from a bottle/ And sometimes I just want to run want to run want to run/ Into someone else's arms/ And it's doing harm to my brain/ Makes feel like I'm doing cocaine but it's not illegal/ And unfortunately no popo's gonna try and stop me (no)/ No no no/ No no no/ I'd just like someone to write me a ticket for being dumb (“Do you know why I pulled you over ma’am? You were driving while dumb. that’ll be $300.”)/ For not making up my mind/ Mmhm/ For not loving you enough/ For loving you too much/ I wish someone would put out a warrant for my arrest/ I think some padded walls would be best/ No no no/ Don't let me do this nonsense to myself or us anymore/ Don’t let me do/ Don’t let me do this nonsense //
Track Name: Not To Call
NOT TO CALL // I never thought I'd say this but it's a good thing I'm not 16/ Cause I wouldn't know how to do this without being mean/ Well I've learned it's not very nice to try to have you
any way you don't want to be had/ I'm trying my best not to call/ Well I don't think we were good together in that way and once you replace me I think you'll feel the same/ But better believe I want to text you whenever I listen to Piebald/ But this entree is just what I ordered/ This whole meal it was my call/ I’m trying my best not to call/ I cant have my cake and eat it too //
Track Name: Rise
RISE // Turn it on and you preheat/ All the way to 350º/ Greese it up with some butter/ Can you think of anything better/ Well come into my hotbox and rise/ Don’t worry the door locks so rise/ Step into my hotbox and rise/ You know I need to knead you/ Now that the yeast has bloomed/ What started as dough is now a whole loaf/ And no one needs to know/ Well come into my hotbox and rise/ Don’t worry the door locks so rise/ Step into my hotbox and rise/ Wee-ooh.../ You’ve got flour or something on your nose/ But I don’t mind you can come close/ Where have you been/ What have you been up to/ Nevermind do it again/ Well come into my hotbox and rise/ Don’t worry the door locks so rise/ Step into my hotbox and rise //
Track Name: Cell Phone Etiquette
CELL PHONE ETIQUETTE // Listen (real close) and look into my eyes/ It’s you (I want the most)/ And it’s no surprise/ Well baby I want to get witcha/ And I can picture us living life
side by side/ But there’s just one thing you’ve got to fix-uh/ Maybe you’re a part of a different scene/ But let me tell you dear when you’re with me/ Don’t you look at that screen/ (My eyes are up here, my eyes are up here (my my my)/ And maybe it’ll fly with your other friends/ They tell a story and you only half listen/ Don’t you look at that screen/ (My eyes are up here, my eyes are up here (my my my)/ You know it just ain’t right/ I wouldn’t do it to you/ Even if you were to bore me/ Plus don’t you realize, babe, you’ve scored the gold {and I need your full attention to fully adore me}/ Mm what’d ya say?/ Maybe you’re a part of a different scene/ But let me tell you dear when you’re with me/ Don’t you look at that screen/ (My eyes are up here, my eyes are up here (my my my)/ I primise baby I’ll be twice as nice as your device/ Don’t you look at that screen/ Mm what’d you say?/ What what?
Track Name: Ain't Got The Time
AIN’T GOT THE TIME // You don’t see me watching you from afar/ You’re standing on the curb/ Cause I know/ Know you’ve got/ Got a way with words/ Cause I’ve read your notes before/ And I’d can’t ignore them/ They’ve got my attention/ They’re neon/ It’s illeagal to just throw em out/ I ain’t got the time for you.../ You don’t appeal to my sense/ You know you’ve really got a bite/ I’ll appeal this/ Every cent is gonna stay wrapped up so tight/ Cause I’ve read your notes before/ And I can’t ignore them/ They’ve got my attention/ They’re neon/ It’s illeagal to just throw em out/ I ain’t got the time for you… //
Track Name: Remix To Imagination
REMIX TO IGINITION // Each day through my window I watch her as she passes by/ I say to myself you're such a lucky guy/ To have a girl like her is truly a dream come true/ Out of all the people in the world she belongs to me/ But it was just my imagination/ Runnin' away with me
It was just my imagination runnin' away with me/ It was just my imagination/ Now usually I don’t do this but break em’ off a piece of the remix/ Now I'm not tryin to be rude/ But hey pretty girl I'm feelin you/ The way you do the things you do/ Reminds me of my Lexus coup/ That’s why im all up in your grill/ Tryina get you to a hotel/ You must be a football coach/ The way you got me playin the field/ So baby gimme that toot toot/ Lemme give you that beep beep/ Runnin your hands through my fro/ Bouncin on 24's/ While they say on the radio/ It's the remix to/ Imagination/ Hot and fresh out the kitchen/ Hey mama/ Running away with me/ Every man in here wishin/ Sippin/ Just my imagination/ Freakin weekend baby I’m/ Running away with me/ Have me some fun/ Bounce bounce bounce bounce/ Crystall poppin in the stretch Navigator
We got food everywhere/ As if the party was catored/ We got fellas to my left (hey)/ Honeies on my right (yeah?)/ We bring em both together we got DOTTYS ALL NIGHT/ Then after the show its the after party/ And after the party its the hotel lobby/ And round about 4 you gotta clear the lobby/ Then head take it to your room and (woo) somebody //

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