Just Turtles

by Dylan Aiello

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Just Turtles is an adventurous album from songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dylan Aiello. Dylan compiles a collection of songs that span multiple genres and styles, presenting a colorful, euphonic pilgrimage across a musical terrain. Just Turtles was recorded with limited equipment (in GarageBand with one microphone) but nonetheless, possesses a refined charm that reveals a careful craftsmanship in the production.

What People Say:

"James Taylor meets Paul Simon meets
Pixar soundtracks!" - Country Rock
Singer/Songwriter Bennett Jackson
www.bennettjackson.com

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released October 4, 2011

Tracks 1-8 Written by Dylan Aiello
Track 9 Written by Dylan Aiello and Kristin King

All instruments played by Dylan Aiello except:
Piano by Kristin King on Half Our Lives and On The Fence

All vocals by Dylan Aiello except:
Kristin King on Toadstool Grove and Like Lovers

Engineered by Dylan Aiello.
Mixed by Dylan Aiello, Nico Georis
Produced by Dylan Aiello, Nico Georis, Kristin King

Mastered By Nick Dragoni

Album Art by Dylan Aiello

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Track Name: Go Away With Me
Go Away With Me

Do you wanna go away with me?
To the jungle in the canopy
It’d be nice if we could roll the dice
And find paradise if we don’t think twice

Bamboo tree-house jungle warriors
Go away with me
Tigers, toucans, starlight fires
Go away with me
Do you wanna go away, away with me?

Do you wanna go away with me?
To the mountains on the western sea
Pack our things into a burlap sack
We could build a little shack and we’ll never look back

Pinecone earthworm forest rangers
Go away with me
Straw-hat sunray rock wall climbers
Go away with me
Do you wanna go away, away with me?

Do you wanna go away with me?
Instead of wondering ‘bout what could be
We could travel to a far off land
With our bare feet in the sand walkin’ hand in hand

Long hair sun tan sea foam swimmers
Go away with me
Crabshell fishnet mango hunters
Go away with me
Do you wanna go away, away with me?
Track Name: Toadstool Grove
Toadstool Grove

Blue eggs frog legs
alligator eye balls
old scrap metal
throw it in the kettle
a slice of zebra stripes and rusty pipes
to stir the swirling pot
I'll throw in anything I got

Crash bang thump whack
needle in a hay stack
tic toc toc tic
a clock and then a broom stick
there's one thing left to do
to make this special stew

Chorus

I'll have to row my boat across the pond
searching for my magic wand
last night I lost it swimming in the light
of the moon

I'll visit Mister Fox
from nine 'til noon
he still has my wooden spoon
last week we rode our bikes in toad stool grove

Verse II

a little critter
don’t forget the glitter
playground seesaw
a little hay a little straw
a loop of string to tie a knot around the ring
I’ll use to fish for fish that grant a single wish

Drawing nearer
Look into the mirror
Its been a long run
It looks as if we’re nearly done
There’s one thing left to do
To make this special stew
Track Name: Half Our Lives
Our time
It's not a lot, but what we've got
can be spent right
if you hold me tight tonight

Chin up
we're not yet through
But just like you
I'd rather doubt and not think about
what is to come

Half our lives
love is on hold
'till the day your heart is sold
somehow, just as quick as it came
it can go, it can go

Wonderin' if its still there
something left in your heart to share
somehow, just as quick as it came
it can go, it can go

Deep down, inside of my heart
is where I'll start
just looking to find
your sweet and and mine
in an old memory
Track Name: Parent's Dreams
Parents Dreams

My parents keep a pair of distant dreams
In fortune cookie papers on the fridge
They promise treasures and travel
Oh how I wish they came true

Dad wants to go to Alaska
See all the ice and the polar bears
In my dreams I can take him there
Oh how I wish they came true

For myself, I won’t ask for much else
but to work hard as I can
And maybe then, I’ll come back again
And see my parent’s dreams come true

Dad goes to work but his hearts not there
In dreams I see him up on the stage
Five thousand people and colored lights
Oh how I wish it came true

Mom sends a prayer out to saint Jude
To help look after her family
She dreams how easy it could be
Oh how I wish it came true

For myself, I won’t ask for much else
but to work hard as I can
And maybe then, I’ll come back again
And see my parent’s dreams come true

Oh how I wish they came true
Track Name: Like Lovers
Like Lovers

I know its not enough
Emotion comin’ from me
I’m gonna make some changes
I’m gonna set my love free

Baby you will see that I have
A message to send
I wanna feel like lovers not like friends
Please baby, give it a try
Wanna see the sparkle in your eye

And to be perfectly clear
We gotta get somewhere
So listen close, at the least
Listen to the words released
From our hearts into ourselves
They aren’t meant for no one else

I can guarantee
There’s beauty right in front of me
Baby, sometimes I can not see
That distraction is the enemy

You and I together
We’re gonna set our love free
You and I together
We’re gonna set our love free
Track Name: When Will I Make It
When Will I Make It

Imagine being free
Wonder what life is gonna be like if I
Get myself out of this room

Would the light stay if I just
Threw my fears away would I be
On my way up sometime soon

I can see the shimmering light in the distance
I can hear the good times so clear far from here

Dark clouds I’m standin under
Slick rain and roarin thunder
Hard times will make you wonder
How long to fight it

High hills put me on hold
Half of my story untold
The cards I’m playing all fold
When will I make it
When will I make it
When will I make it over

I can see myself a few more years under my belt
Remembering how I got over the hill
And maybe looking back I will see
The train was off the tracks and I’ve got
So much more work to do still

I can see the shimmering light in the distance
I can hear the good times so clear far from here

Dark clouds I’m standin under
Slick rain and roarin thunder
Hard times will make you wonder
How long to fight it

High hills put me on hold
Half of my story untold
The cards I’m playing all fold
When will I make it
When will I make it
When will I make it over

If you haven’t found the right way to go
And you have to tell yourself
How to win this fight
You’ve got higher hills to climb
But the highest hill won’t stop a dream from climbin’
And no matter what you’re still wonderin’

When will I make it
When will I make it
When will I make it over
Track Name: Western Wood
Western Wood

Sleeping timber
Nocturne shadow
Creeping past the black stone hill
Swaying lantern
Misty midnight
Shortcut through the old windmill
Out in the western wood

Wind is weaving
Through the branches
Whispering a long lost tale
Drifting embers
Turn to ashes
Scattered on the path of shale
Out in the western wood