Planets Conspire

by The Meligrove Band

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about

"This isn't disposable pop; this is stuff that gets into your bloodstream and overwhelms you"
-ROUGH TRADE SHOPS (ALBUM OF THE MONTH)

"Equal parts Tin Pan Alley showmanship and spastic, psychedelic freak-out"
-SPIN

"Practically every song is murderously catchy, with a rickety charm"
-THE TIMES OF LONDON

"Vindictive pop fans should gear up their 'told you sos'"
-EXCLAIM

"A gloriously out-there, retro-sounding, psychedelic-tinged pop rock wonderfest"
-CALGARY SUN

"In short, Planets Conspire veritably Rocks."
-UKULA

credits

released 17 January 2006
V2 Records
(Canada, UK, Scandinavia, Finland, Taiwan)
www.v2music.com

Vinyl release by We Are Busy Bodies
www.wearebusybodies.com

Jason Nunes: singing, guitar, piano, organ500
Darcy Rego: drums, singing, acoustic guitar
Michael Small: bass, singing
Andrew Scott: guitar, organ, horns

with
Jose Contreras: guitar on 1, singing on 6, 9, 10
Randy Lee: strings on 1, 5, 6, 8
Drew Smith: guitar on 3, singing on 3
Matt Beckett: whistling on 3
Yoroku Saki: synth on 2, singing on 2, 11
Jessie Stein: singing on 6, 9
Lily Frost: singing on 9, 10
Davina Thomson: clarinet on 10

All drums, bass, main guitar and main piano were played live by Darcy, Michael and Jason, recorded to half-inch tape at Jose's dad's house in Thornhill, Ontario.

Instrument overdubs recorded to cassette 4-track in Mississauga, ON
Vocal overdubs recorded to computers in Toronto, ON

Produced and mixed by Jose Contreras
Mastered by Joao Carvalho
Cover collage by Jason Nunes

Jose Contreras appears courtesy of spinART Records
Jessie Stein appears courtesy of Blocks Recording Club
Lily Frost appears courtesy of Aporia Records
Randy Lee, Matt Beckett and Drew Smith appear courtesy of Fuzzy Logic Recordings

A&R for V2 Records: Eric Warner

Click song titles for lyrics, videos, and detailed musician credits

Special thanks:
Ken Beattie, Maria Bui, Matt Burke, Linda Bush, David Calderley, Joao Carvalho, Peter Chapman, Thom D'Arcy, Steve Denyszyn, Joe Dos Anjos, Peter Elkas, Zach Feldberg, Jay Ferguson, Tim Ford Plant, Andy Gershon, Steven Himmelfarb, Jen Hirst, Adam Jockisch, Konrad Junikiewicz, Scott Kaija, Tom Kemp, Ante Kovac, Lindsay Lynch, Darryl MacKinnon, Sid McCain, James Mejia, Alison Mercer, Stacey Mitsopulos, Davida Nemeroff, Evan Newman, Julien Paquin, Parkside, Nathan Rekker, Peter Rowan, Ingrid So, Scott Soares, Chris Taylor, Leah Timmins, Eric Warner, Jessica Whyte, Andrea Winkler, Rob Zifarelli, Jody & Darryl, Leanne & Blair, Ingrid & Jesse, Val & James, Mat & Dave, Blair & Heather, Lily & Jose, Stein family Montreal, The Bicycles, Billy Talent, By Divine Right, Cuff the Duke, Death From Above 1979, Masia One, SS Cardiacs, The Waking Eyes, Blue Orange Studio, everyone at Endearing, everyone at V2, roommates, brothers, sisters, moms & dads.

SoundCloud:
soundcloud.com/meligroveband/sets/planets-conspire

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Track Name: Isle of Yew
I feel like I've been living alone
I guess I must be doing it wrong
Ooh, I, I think about it
Ooh, I, I dream about it
I never wanna be alone again

I love you and I hope you'll come through
I hope you will come through

You don't have to get so down
If you look, you'll see I'm still around
Ooh, I, I'm here for you
Ooh, I will never leave you
You don't have to get so down

I love you and I know you'll pull through
I know you will pull through
You don't have to get so down
Track Name: Planets Conspire
I, I've never seen the moon so bright
All my life never noticed the moments, holy and god sent
I, until now I've never tried
All my life I've never noticed the timing, oh where have I been

All along and it's all been there
Trying to make me more aware
But I was in the heat like a fool
Much too busy keeping cool, but

That's when I met you and my life changed
I have opened my eyes, now I see things

If you find it hold it tight
Give it water and sunlight
If you keep the love unkempt
You'll turn around and nothing's left

All along and it's all been there
Trying to make me more aware
But I was in the heat like a fool
Much too busy keeping cool, but

That's when I met you and my life changed
I have opened my eyes, now I see things

Pick up the pieces
Those little pieces
Pick up the pieces
Those pretty pieces

That's when I met you and my life changed
I have opened my eyes, now my heart sings
Track Name: Grasshoppers in Honey
I feel as though we owe the world and life in its entirety
A well thought-out and warm, heartfelt, genuine apology
Ooh, I love the way that you love me

I'd love to teach the world to sing and syncopate in harmony
I'd love to teach the world to live the way it sings in fantasy
Ooh, I love the way that you love me

This task is oh so beyond me

I'd love to build the world a home and furnish it with empathy
Grow apple trees and honeybees, and turn the soil and plant the seed
Ooh, I love the way that you love me

Please, oh please listen to my plea

I can't live my life afraid
Fill the cup up with cold rain
Or I can change
Or I can learn to love again

This task is oh so beyond me
Please, oh please listen to my pleas
Track Name: Everyone's a Winner
Now it seems
You can't ask for more than what you're sure you're really ready to offer
So what's your offer

And though it seems
You think you know - you don't - you thought you did, but now you're not sure
No one's ever really sure

So now it seems
It's up to you to make your dreams come true and be home in time for dinner
So what's for dinner

But then you'll see
There's no time to eat so get off your seat and go make me a winner
Everyone's a winner

And when you want it more than anything
Then fate will bring you all that once seemed lost
And when you see it more in every dream
Then God will sing, sing a pretty song
Oh, come on

I feel it slipping from my hands
I'm wasting time I'm making plans
Oh please, believe in me
I fall in love with all I see
I see you now and I believe
Oh I, I believe in you

And when you want it more than anything
Then fate will bring you all that once seemed lost
And when you see it more in every dream
Then God will sing, sing a pretty song
Track Name: Ages & Stages
You came and lit up my heart and then you disappeared
I was then afraid of the dark and the footsteps that I'd hear
I need, yeah, I need to know
You're still around and I'm not alone
I need, I need to know
You haven't left and I'm not alone

Oh no, maybe, I've lost my mind
Were we crazy to think we could try
Is it time
Oh I can feel it's time

You said that there would be changes and we should lend a hand
Universal ages and stages, supplied for what we demand
I need, yeah, I need to know
Is it for real or some kind of joke
I need, I need to know
Is there a glimpse, a fragment of hope

Oh no, maybe, we've lost our minds
Were we crazy to think we could try

Were we crazy
Or is this the beginning

Now are the old days over
Track Name: Our Love Will Make the World Go Round
I must have died a hundred times and I'm still breathing
Each chance to get things right keeps my heart beating
Your fatalistic thoughts inspire despite the impending
If means can overwhelm us more than just the ending

My heart is getting tired, the circles spinning
All the things that we've started are never ending
Your love will make the world go round
Our love will make the world go round

It's time that I clean up my act and start the healing
I don't see how it could last without that feeling
I guess it's true though, we do lack that real devotion
But we'll do what we can with these emotions

My heart is getting tired, the circles spinning
All the things that we've started are never ending
My heart is getting tired, the circles spinning
All the things that we've started are never ending
But I will try, oh, I will try

Your love will make the world go round
Our love will make the world go round
Track Name: I'm Easy
As true as blood is in our veins
Running older for the gain
In the belief of something
Chasing lines, dividing times
Will make us colder
Exacting rhymes to the stiffness
In my shoulder

We left a space for after while
The time before contains miles and miles
Of red tape, keeping it together
Where motion eased on the reflection on the eye
Is where the molecules of stars are born
So we can die

Find someone who’s easy to love…
I’m easy.

A monumental momentary
Lapse of emotion only carries us
To darker places
Our mode of travel will be
Breaking air and the sea

We’re holding on to all the loving
That we’re never letting grow
Buried under rocks and places
That we’d never know
And it’s only in the being that we’ll ever understand
The bodies exit through the heart
And through the broken man
Find someone with an easy love

Find someone who’s easy to love…
I’m easy.
Track Name: Free on the Air
In search of means to occupy my mind
I'm already living for my dog and my cellar door
Escape through hatches in a baseball cap
To places where we had a laugh
And all we want is to remember that

Free on the air

Recollections get the best of me
Picturesque and playful then
Sublime now to a bitter end

Free on the air
Track Name: You're Alive
Now I know why I can't
Explain how I feel that
What I believe to be real
Is all I'll ever have

So let the sunshine come out and make it better
Don't ask yourself why the water is not wetter
And you know you've been right all along
You're not alone, you're not alone, you're alive

Now I know why I can't
Explain how I feel that
What it wants to conceal
Is what I'll never have

So let the sunshine come out and make it better
Don't ask yourself why the water is not wetter
And you know you've been right all along
You're not alone, you're not alone, you're alive

Oh! No!

So let the sunshine come out and make it better
Don't ask yourself why the water is not wetter
And you know you've been right all along
You're not alone, you're not alone, you're alive

You're so beautiful
Track Name: Delivered From All Blindness of Heart
Now that it's over, I'm all alone
Now that it's over, I'm on my own
I know I am nothing and it seems all is lost
I've got more than ever, I've found love