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05:43

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released January 22, 2016

the venomous oranges have been:

Brian “BDEE” Donaldson
Vocals, Guitars
Synthesizers on 4, 6, 9-12
Samples on 1, 10
MIDI Programming on 7
Electric Piano on 12

Will Forthman
Synthesizers on 2, 4-8, 11-12
Moog Theremini on 8
Backup Vocal on 6

Johnny Hoblin
Drums
Glockenspiel on 3
Percussion on 5-6, 9, 12

Michael McManus
Bass
Backing Vocals on 2, 4, 6-9, 11-12
Guitars on 4-6
Chair on 3
Percussion on 3, 6, 10
Timpani on 7


Additional Personnel:

Jason Briggs
Sofa on 1

Hugo Lopez
Second Drum set on 4

Tom Moran
Electric Piano on 3, 11
Synthesizer, Organ on 4
Guitar on 7

Daryl Palumbo
Synthesizers on 2-3
Beat on 10

TJ Penzone
Guitar on 2-3

Derek Smith
Celesta, Speak & Spell on 1
Violin, Synthesizer, Mellotron on 9
Guitar on 11

Joe Wood
Conga, Rain Stick on 12

Luke Zwelsky
KAOSS Pads, Samples on 1, 6
Piano on 1
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BDEE is Brian Anthony Abraham Donaldson

Executive Producer – Will Forthman

Produced by Will Forthman, Brian Donaldson and Joe Wood
Except Tracks 2, 3, and 10
Produced and Mixed by TJ Penzone and Daryl Palumbo of Soft Noise Production

Engineered by Will Forthman
Mixed by Will Forthman and Brian Donaldson
Additional Mixing by Luke Zwelsky

Mastered by Daryl Palumbo at Soft Noise Production


dark/ambient was recorded from June 2012 to November 2015
at
Lindy Studios, Lindenhurst, NY
Soft Noise Production, Wantagh, NY
BDEE Studios, Baldwin, NY
Studio 418 at Cellar Door Studios, Amityville, NY

Lyrics by Brian Donaldson
Except
Gone By A Shot by Christine Anita Donaldson
Venomous Oranges by Brian Donaldson and TJ Penzone
Alleyway of Murder by Brian Donaldson and Will Forthman

Photography and Artwork by Sam Gleeson
Additional Design by Paul Motisi


This album was not recorded to a metronome, quantized, or pitch-corrected in any way.

BDEE and Will are grateful for: the Donaldson Family, Joe and Gina Wood, Julia the Dog, Nick Femister, Johnny Hoblin, Mike McManus, Tom Moran, Derek Smith, Hugo Lopez, Jason Briggs, Luke Zwelsky, TJ Penzone, Daryl Palumbo, Paul Motisi, Sam Gleeson, Christine Donaldson, Nick Lee, Monsignor Ghost, Tim Warner, Brian Kish, Dan Woulfin, the fine folks at WUSB, Alexa Dexa, Moog Theremini, Epiphone, Fender, Takamine, Aria Pro II, BOSS, Pro Tools 9, Ableton, FL Studio, Audio-Technica, Yamaha, Roland, Arizona Iced Tea, Pizza, Tang’s Kitchen, and Long Island.

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(P) & © 2016 Brian BDEE Donaldson and Dinosaurs in Vietnam Records, All Rights Reserved.

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BDEE + the venomous oranges was started in 2008 with the idea of taking BDEE's solo electronic compositions and performing them with a full band. After 3+ years of work, Winter 2016 brought the "dark/ambient" LP to light at last. New music expected in the final quarter of 2017. ... more

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Track Name: Cold
Yr insane
Yr thoughts are out of this world
You want to hurt
My soul doesn't need this

All I Know Is Yr No Good

You want to be rude
You want to curse me out
minutes and minutes pass by
another trouble

Trouble

All I Know Is Yr No Good

Yr Losing Self Control
You Hate Me and My Soul
Yr A Girl
Yr Becoming
And You've Become So COLD
Track Name: Venomous Oranges
A Few Years ago I saw you happy and alive
then someone came down here to make you strive
fruits are delicious
but this person wanted you to die

I don't know where I'm going
I don't how I feel
but I know you

I can't be alright
I cry and tear each night
I wish she was by my side
at night I turn out the lights

I don't know where I'm going
I don't how I feel
but I know you

and she's gone forever
she won't come back
criminals are insane
now she's lying flat
cause the fruit was filled with poison

violence and crime
don't make a happy life
now these criminals are in jail
and I'm not feeling well
I dream mirages
she died from the venomous oranges

Lyrics by Brian Donaldson and TJ Penzone
Track Name: Alone In My Room I Wallow
Antisocial
irrational
I want to kill
but in my mind I don't want to be a criminal

alone in my room
I wallow
the truth
I can't swallow

everyday
is another shade of gray
the people we love
die always

alone in my room
I wallow
the truth
I can't swallow

I sit on my chair
I'm self aware
no one is around me
I cry in my sleep
I cry

Will I ever be fine?
Track Name: Gray
I'm acting so rude
No brightness in my mood
I hate everyone
society I especially hate you

I'm never happy
always feeling lame
every hour
I'm gray

dull inconsiderate
irrational but not fixed
I hate myself
I try to smoke some pixie sticks

I'm never happy
always feeling lame
every hour
I'm gray

life left astray
Brian Anthony Abraham Donaldson
for life
gray
Track Name: Pistols Are Lethal
I see you in New York City
walking through the boroughs
you get to Queens
bang bang you fall down

bullets fly
you die

targeted
to the skull
now yr down on the ground
they drive out

Pistols Are Lethal

Band Bang
You're Dead
Gunshot To The Head
Track Name: Gone By A Shot
a charming husband
and wife
seems they're living the good life
the neighbors take a look inside
seems nothing but a lie
get it right

he decides she's nothing
figures she owes him something
and this ungrateful wife
she never gets it right
he decides she don't matter
figures he best without her
one day she'll get it right
get it right

a charming husband
and wife
don't get any sleep at night
get it right
she thought he was mister right
now he's looking for a fight

he decides she's nothing
figures she owes him something
and this ungrateful wife
she never gets it right
he decides she don't matter
figures he best without her
one day she'll get it right
get it right

lock the door
wait some more
here he comes
raise the gun
lose the fright
hold on tight
get it right

Lyrics by Christine Donaldson
Track Name: Boys Do Cry
I'm not happy anymore
I shut my room door
I sleep for days
morbid so dark always

I live a life of lies
I look at you I hide
I can never
peacefully be satisfied

I loved someone
but I had to break it up
I'm so stupid
why did I rush

I live a life of lies
I look at you I hide
I can never
peacefully be satisfied
not at all

I miss you
I really do

in life I try to apply
but the truth is
all you boys and girls know this
boys do cry

I miss you the girl I used to love
Track Name: Diamond Stealers
So these boys of no education
want precious jewelry
so they plan a plot
but then get blockade by the cops
so now they want to attack
with guns strapped on their backs
they shoot but a flash of bullets damage them

so they thought they would win
stealing will always be a sin
they will go to the depths
of hell

so I was in college
I was on the internet
heard about the bad news
the criminals identified were my friends
soul gangstas are nuts
I told them no deal
I told them I need college
a degree would help

I will always find a way to succeed
money is hard to get but they wanted too much greed
the cash it's a habit it helps us live
but some have no learning ability child's of bad parents

God Didn't Show Them The Way

rest in peace for the devil brought them their end

life said goodbye
for the cops defense made them die

I guess they shouldn't have test
the power of elite force men
now they will be gone
forever never coming back
the diamond stealers
got the bullets straight thru their heads
Track Name: Blacula
vile is not my mind
blood is my life
I treasure
the bite into yr scab

let me get it
from yr neck
it taste so sweet
you screaming again and again

I'm Insane
I scare people each day
I wear a black cape
sunlight can kill me

I bite with my fangs
I'm not average
I fear I will get shot
with a silver bullet

I guess I scare ya
I guess I never told
I'm a vampire
Blacula losing self control
Track Name: Alleyway of Murder
it's cold and dark
I don't think you should be outside
you sleep alone in a box
and nothing is right
I wish I could let you into my home
I just hate watching you stare down that road

the alleyway of murder
where the poor can't live
oh that alleyway of darkness and distraught
will kill you so just run and hide

dark nights collide
and everyone walks on by
the poor are helpless
in the night they cry
he was stabbed in the chest
poor fool his life was grotesque
the stories on the news
were so dark and drone

the alleyway of murder
where the poor can't live
oh that alleyway of darkness and distraught
will kill you so just run and hide

don't go into the alleyways
you'll see yr grave

Lyrics by Brian Donaldson and Will Forthman
Track Name: Midnight
so I'm stuck in Wantagh
got to take the train to get to Baldwin
walking home alone
some nights are so drone

well look how the lights shine
at this time
well look how the lights shine
at midnight

so the night is torture
my feet move but I can't take the pressure
my house is far
but I must be brave
for I'm afraid of the dark

well look how the lights shine
at this time
well look how the lights shine
at midnight

it's so blinding
fluorescent neon
I can see this night
being long

sometimes I never feel fine
sometimes I can't be sublime

but look at me alone
walking home it's midnight