Hailey, It Happens

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released December 2, 2016

Hailey, It Happens is:
Bob DiBari - Keyboards and Programming
Chris Cleary - Vocals, Guitar

Additional Musicians:
Brian Kearsley - saxophone on “27”
Ross Hill - trumpet on “Dreaming”
Ian Kennedy - violins on “Sunshine”
Chad Perrone - guest vocal on ‘Thousand Mile Reach”
Maddy Chase - guest vocal on “Dreaming”
Bob Cleary - backing vocals on “Dreaming” and “27”

Produced, Mixed and Engineered by Jon Taft at New Alliance Studios, Cambridge

Mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East

Album Art by Mario Fasolo

Music and lyrics by Bob DiBari Except “And Roses”, “Thousand Mile Reach”, “Mill Street”, “Heat” and “27” music by Bob DiBari and lyrics by Chris Cleary
And “Miracle” music by Bob DiBari and Chris Cleary and lyrics by Chris Cleary
All songs arranged by Bob DiBari and Chris Cleary

Website and Logo by Mario Fasolo

Promo pictures by Stephanie DiBari

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Track Name: And Roses
In the quiet of the evenings, that’s where I find you,
In the corners of my heart, so often left unused.
Flashing back to things you said, that I hope you meant.
Christmas Eve, lying awake in bed
Without any other thought in my head
Than “I’ve fallen for you”.

And I don’t think I’ll feel this for anyone but you.
I’m burning.
And it’s buried.
I keep it buried,
But then you call my name.

So I’ll stay in the car, let the rain subside.
“Iris” was on the radio, and I’m not ashamed to say I cried,
Thinking of miles by the thousands, if I’ll ever kiss you in a slow dance,
Sway to Sinatra ‘til the tape ends.
Isn’t that what the song meant?
But you could never love me.

And I don’t think I’ll feel this for anyone but you.
I’m burning.
And it’s buried.
I keep it buried,
But then you call my name.
And I’m in love.

I know I can get too intense,
‘Cause what you bring out is all the best
And the most genuine parts of me,
My romance and my artistry.
Forgive me.

‘Cause I don’t think I’ll feel this for anyone but you.

And I don’t think I’ll feel this for anyone but you.
I’m burning.
And it’s buried.
I keep it buried,
But then you call my name.
And I’m in love.

‘Cause there’s a warmth inside your heart,
And a light inside your eyes,
For which I’d wait a thousand years,
If you told me you were mine.
Track Name: Dandelion
I drove past the billboard on top of the apartment where we used to live.
They covered your graffiti up with an ad for cheap sedatives.
I heard you met at the symphony.
I was at the punk rock show just down the street.
You said “It’s nothing like our love,
Just another version of retreat.”

I said “Growing up is hard and we aren’t what we used to be.”
And I haven’t slept a single night since you started talking in your sleep.
You said “I’m not the girl you fell in love with,” but you always believed in me.
And I haven’t slept a single night since you were singing in your sleep.

I drove past the coffee shop where we told stories of our younger days.
They say you don’t come by anymore, but they’re closing anyway.
I heard you cut the blue out of your hair and dropped your records in the sea.
This isn’t the life you thought you knew or the promises you made to me.

I said “Growing up is hard and we aren’t what we used to be.”
And I haven’t slept a single night since you started talking in your sleep.
You said “I’m not the girl you fell in love with,” but you always believed in me.
And I haven’t slept a single night since you were singing in your sleep.

Drove through the center of town, where we almost made a life,
Up to the place where they hang their Christmas lights.
Now I’m not broken. I am just a passerby.
Met you on the corner of a street called Dandelion.
But that was a different time…

I said “Growing up is hard and we aren’t what we used to be.”
And I haven’t slept a single night since you started talking in your sleep.
You said “I’m not the girl you fell in love with,” but you always believed in me.
And I haven’t slept a single night since you were singing in your sleep.
Track Name: Bluebird
Wait, the thrill’s in the timing.
Hushed in a perfect evening, we’re ending.
And you dance, glittering, electric,
Pressed close in disrepair, we’re beaming.

And after all, the bluebirds still sing, but it doesn’t mean anything.
We’re dancing like it’s all we’ve ever known.

Darling, the thrill’s in the heartbreak.
Bursting with the promise of grace, we’re streaming.
And you believe, with a fondness for love,
Beneath this smoky white dawn, we’re everything.

And after all, the bluebirds still sing, but it doesn’t mean anything
We’re dancing like it’s all we’ve ever known.

And she says “This isn’t love.”
It’s just sleepless nights and worn out shoes.
A flightless bird with nothing to prove.
Some thunderstorms and a heavy rain.
A broken leg and those Dancehall Days.
It’s Ben E. King and it’s a tidal wave.
A shot of whiskey that kept us brave,
All those summers in the Ocean State.
Just another bluebird we tried to save.

And after all, the bluebirds still sing, but it doesn’t mean anything
We’re dancing like it’s all we’ve ever known.
And after all, the bluebirds still sing, but it doesn’t mean anything
We’re dancing like it’s all we’ve ever known.
Track Name: Thousand Mile Reach
And I find myself doubting we ever shared the secrets I thought we did.
My heart burned and overflowed, and I’m still not sure if you minded it.

I want to crush your pain into a pill, and swallow it so you don’t have to.
I want to pour your hurt into a glass and drink it down before you do,
But I can’t reach you through the phone.

You asked me how you can respond when someone says the perfect thing.
So I split open to let you in, well aware of the damage it could bring.

I want to crush your pain into a pill, and swallow it so you don’t have to.
I want to pour your hurt into a glass and drink it down before you do,
But I can’t reach you through the phone.

In the fall, you moved away.
I tried to grow my arms long enough.
But when bodies broke down,
Trouble was more than love could overcome.

I want to crush your pain into a pill, and swallow it so you don’t have to.
I want to pour your hurt into a glass and drink it down before you do,
But I can’t reach you through the phone.
Track Name: Mill Street
I’ve seen Redwoods and the Golden Gate,
The Palisades in the Empire State,
Aimed my compass south and drove on straight,
I’ve seen skies and oceans blue,
But none of it compares to you,

At a rooftop bar, singing in the car.
When I’m with you,
The whole world holds no sway.
Please tell me you want me to stay.

I’ve walked Savannah and its Spanish moss,
Waded out into the gulf, tried to get lost,
Breathed the White Mountains’ morning frost,
I searched everywhere ‘til I knew the truth:
That none of it compares to you,

At a rooftop bar, singing in the car.
When I’m with you,
The whole world holds no sway.
When I’m with you,
On a beach at night, under city lights,
When I’m with you,
The whole world holds no sway.
Please tell me you want me to stay.

You know I’d give you anything,
Even space if it’s what you need,
But you never know what a little faith can bring

I want to be with you,
At a rooftop bar, singing in the car.
When I’m with you, the whole world holds no sway.
When I’m with you,
On a beach at night, under city lights,
When I’m with you, the whole world holds no sway.
Please tell me you want me to stay.
Track Name: Call It Sleep
I could have sworn we were healing,
Beneath the bright skies, O my Anabelle.
I watched you put on your war paint.
Everything shined. You were beautiful.

I remember the way that you looked,
In the winter sun; it was something new.
Like flares dancin’ across the sky, waiting for rescue,
I believed in you.

We kept a quiet company,
In that old house by the sea.
And on most nights, I’d call it sleep.
We kept just a little love in a jar by the sink,
And on some nights, I’d take a drink.
But on most nights, I’d call it sleep.
Track Name: Heat
I lost you somewhere in the sweltering heat, at zero degrees.
I prayed for reprieve, but nobody heard those pleas.
Caught something in your eyes that I was desperate for,
But when love came calling, I had a brunette anchor ‘round my neck.
But god, you were something…

When I was young, I loved and lost,
‘Cause I didn’t know what courage was.
She used to love to hear me sing.
When I was young, I loved and lost,
‘Cause I didn’t know what courage was.
She used to love to hear me sing.
Now she wears his ring.

To this day, I see the marks from your nails in my arms,
And I still try to lead with what you once called my charms.
But I’ll never get back to us on my bed.
And I’ll never get used to the taste of the words I never said.

When I was young, I loved and lost,
‘Cause I didn’t know what courage was.
She used to love to hear me sing.
When I was young, I loved and lost,
‘Cause I didn’t know what courage was.
She used to love to hear me sing.
Now she wears his ring.

But god, you were something…
Track Name: Miracle
A year ago, I said that it was over, and I was wrong.
You went and found your way into another song.
Six years I put barbed wire ‘round this heart of mine,
And promised myself I wouldn’t wait upon a sign,
Because the last time we were here, growing up at us both alive.
But sometimes things come back around.

So if time is what you need, then I will wait for you.
And if you need a miracle, I’ll tear down heaven’s gate for you.
‘Cause there’s this little light aglow in my chest,
That turns into a fire when I’m with you, so I guess
I’ll keep hoping you see what I do:
The best part of me is better when I’m with you.

I got lost staring across a barroom table in your eyes,
Imagining us as partners, as lovers, as allies.
Our hearts are tin cans with strings attached,
So I can hear your melody rattle in my head
It’s what I hum to myself as I lie in bed.
It sounds just like one of mine.
Oh please, let this come back around…

So if time is what you need, then I will wait for you.
And if you need a miracle, I’ll tear down heaven’s gate for you.
‘Cause there’s this little light aglow in my chest,
That turns into a fire when I’m with you, so I guess
I’ll keep hoping you see what I do:
The best part of me is better when I’m with you.

We said our goodbyes as our tempest swirled,
And I saw my own share of the world.
Now I know there’s nothing that compares to you.
Well, you love the word catastrophe,
But that’s not how it plays out for you and me.
Not when we can paint our masterpiece.
Not when you’ll always mean this much to me.

And they said “Boy if you can’t hear the music swell,
Then you’d better write some for yourself”
Track Name: Sunshine
There’s a cold blue rose at the bottom of the sea.
She said “If love is worth it, you would find it for me.”
Well the heavens opened and she sent her waves.
Oh, I’m not that strong, but I can stand a little rain.

There’s a great white whale on a pink crystal beach.
She said “If you believe in love, you would save her for me.”
So the sky tore open and she sent her storms.
Oh I’m not that strong, but I have promises to keep.

Now there ain’t no sunshine when you’re away from me.
And you can’t see the stars when the city never sleeps.
The wishing well’s run dry and I’m playing for keeps.
She’s all my hope for now, and I’m the noise in all her dreams.

There’s that same midnight train howling out east.
She said “If you could feel the wind, you would leave here with me.”
Well the clouds held still and she whistled her tune.
Oh, I’m not that strong, but you never asked me to be.
Track Name: Castles
So what if I told you we were just some frightened kids?
Backs to the cool breeze beneath the western bridge.
And what if I told you these ghosts were all her friends?
Deep breaths, we dove into the current.
But we were young then.

So what if I held you those nights before we slipped?
Toes in the warm stream, across the northern cliffs.
And what if I drove you to places often missed?
Deep breaths, we dove into the current.
But we were young then.
Oh, we were young then.

We built these castles out of sand and stone,
But we were young then.
Track Name: Dreaming
If I wrote you a love song,
If I showed you a way out,
Would you wake up beside me, baby?
Dance into the moonlight?

If I wrote you an ending,
Something you can be proud of,
Would you dance here beside me, baby?
Would you say we were dreaming?

If I built you a palace,
On the gold coast of an island,
Would you give it all up for me?
Dance into the shadows?

If I gave you my ending,
Everything I was proud of,
Would you run away with me, baby?
And would you say we were dreaming?

Would you say we were dreaming?

And I would give it all up for you
And I would run as far as you needed to.
And I would live in dreams forever with you.
And we could dance as long as we needed to.
Track Name: 27
Were those the good years? Damn, I must have missed them.
I was so busy dreaming about these pretty girls that I never even kissed them.
Accumulated broken hearts are piled next to trust I’ve lost and won,
But when my father was this age, he had a son.

So is this what we fought for?
6 a.m. waking up alone?
Listening for footsteps in our old home?
They’ll never come.
Is this what we’re left with?
We filled up our shelves, just not our hearts.
And we all learned to play our parts so well.

So where did sacrifice get me? In the end, what’s promise worth?
I gave away the best of me and all that leaves is the worst.
I keep pouring out these songs, but I’ve felt nothing new.
Not since I was 21 and my eyes first fell on you.

So is this what we fought for?
6 a.m. waking up alone?
Listening for footsteps in our old home?
They’ll never come.
Is this what we’re left with?
We filled up our shelves, just not our hearts.
And we all learned to play our parts so well.

So is this where we all end up, arms extended through the finish line?
We call our friends when someone’s gone and we relive the same old times,
Like we died a long time ago.

So is this what we fought for?
6 a.m. waking up alone?
Listening for footsteps in our old home?
They’ll never come.
Is this what we’re left with?
We filled up our shelves, just not our hearts.
And we all learned to play our parts so well.

So can we still talk now?
Pretend like nothing’s changed?
Like you weren’t why I closed my heart?
Like I never left you caged?