We Come From The Same Place

by Allo Darlin'

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1.
Heartbeat 03:30
Magnetic to me in a southern Spanish bar Ordered another round of cheap Jägermeister I dragged myself across a chipboard dancefloor I didn’t know who I admired anymore Maybe I should be alone I can see my cover’s blown Skipping out of time on repeat Just like my heartbeat I wake up early and I collapse in a heap Thinking of the chance I missed Last night I couldn’t sleep It’s possible that I was too much for you baby I wasn’t used to being on my own maybe But it’s good to be alone I can see my cover’s blown Skipping out of time on repeat Just like my heartbeat Should we keep pretending this is never ending I don’t think so They say it just takes time This time has got me on my knees Do you remember when we felt invincible I’m starting to think true romance is fictional I wish I could make you feel better in my way Get out of this place maybe go on holiday But it’s good to be alone I can see my cover’s blown Skipping out of time on repeat Just like my heartbeat
2.
In a dusty town of student bars We sang our hearts out to a drunken crowd They can call us what they want be we know That we are the kings and queens of love This is what it is to be young The stillness of the warm night hums I can’t pretend to be sure of myself But I’ll finish the bottle with your help And I wanted to impress you And I think you knew What we have, we know that they’ll never have This is all I needed I find it hard to put myself on the line And the world is spinning wine The consequence of this feeling Sunburned lips reeling On a bus, on a train, in a van on a plane, Across the Pacific, caught in a dream You can’t imagine how happy it made me To look out in the crowd and see you smile at me And I wanted to impress you And I think you knew What we have, we know that they’ll never have This is all I needed In a dusty town of student bars You sang your heart out to the drunken crowd They can call us what they want be we know That we are the kings and queens of love
3.
The first snow’s melting on the ground And I can see the breath in your silhouette And I remember what it felt like to be warm And to be safe in love And I know I have been holding out, and now something’s got to give But these pictures on your wall make it all seem so out of reach I’m afraid I’ll fade away And I have to fight the urge to run away Please believe me I’ve never said this before When we have an awkward call at the airport It seems crazy I know, but I’ve got this idea that we’ve met before And we come from the same place When I tell you these things I’m really talking to myself I can’t say everything will be ok I’m just trying to make it through another Tuesday It gives you goose bumps on your skin I can’t talk my tongue is tied You’re not feeling very well, and I can’t tell If I’m sleeping or awake again, or dreaming, or awake Please believe me, I’ve never said this before When we have an awkward call at the airport It seems crazy I know, but I’ve got this idea that we’ve met before And we come from the same place
4.
Angela 03:24
If I had more than a penny I’d take this flight to New York City And come see you in your apartment And try not to be another disappointment Oh Angela You were born with the darkest eyes that have seen it all And the hardest thing we ever have to learn Is when those we love don’t love us in return Well I want to drink some wine, and I want to kick off my shoes Dance in my stockings in the kitchen with you And you can drink me under the table I’ll go along with it, so you can forget I’m not him Oh Angela You were born with the darkest eyes that have seen it all And the hardest thing we ever have to learn Is when those we love don’t love us in return I know that we are friends I don’t know where love goes when it ends But lovers come and lovers go I’d like to stay and I wanted you to know Oh Angela You were born with the darkest eyes that have seen it all And the hardest thing we ever have to learn Is when those we love don’t love us in return
5.
Bright Eyes 03:21
When I watched you get undressed that was my Achilles heel Then you took my cigarettes so what else will you steal? Do yourself a favour, start before you tear yourself apart Recent events make this heart unwind And I’m aware I am a southern witch, but I’m predisposed to your kiss When I’m with you I leave the dark behind Do you believe in fun? (I surely do) Do you believe in love? (I do if you ask me to) I feel better hanging out with you And I was dreaming (you’re always dreaming) I found a reason (baby don’t start teasing) Bright Eyes here’s to looking back at you And when the sun gets up I’ll bring you marmalade And in the afternoon we’ll drink lime in the shade Somehow I have found myself lost in this circumstance But you go to great lengths to tell me this is not a romance What’s the hurry don’t you see? The best part’s in not knowing We can take our time You don’t have to worry Do you believe in fun? (I surely do) Do you believe in love? (I do if you ask me to) I feel better hanging out with you And I was dreaming (you’re always dreaming) I found a reason (baby don’t start teasing) Bright Eyes here’s to looking back at you
6.
I don’t believe in fate but I’ve been feeling differently of late Caught in a wave I didn’t catch and no turning back And if I began to doubt that I had any room left for you in my heart To my surprise I’ve realised I’m lost in this crowd You’re studying history to know where you’re coming from No idea where I was headed, but I feel the weight it’s strong And I believe we can make it, but the burn has left its mark You can try and live in the moment, and I’ll contain my rebel heart. I’ll take the day off work I said, my coffee cup left a ring on your A-Z These sacred streets lead us to the aquarium You want to see the Lion King, I want to feel the light you bring Jellyfish glow so fluorescent, I let myself begin You’re studying history to know where you’re coming from No idea where I was headed, but I feel the weight it’s strong And I believe we can make it, but the burn has left its mark You can try and live in the moment, and I’ll contain my rebel heart. And this city has a memory, but it banks on its history And places come and places go, I feel stronger letting go But I want you to remember this What came before doesn’t have to have been the best Present becomes the past you realise what you’ve missed You’re studying history to know where you’re coming from No idea where I was headed, but I feel the weight it’s strong And I believe we can make it, but the burn has left its mark You can try and live in the moment, and I’ll contain my rebel heart.
7.
This lights of this town spell H-E-L-L Nothing ever happens here I can tell Your mother said you were born with haunted eyes I look at you with the eyes of a child There’s nothing to do But my love is true This half-heart necklace is for you We can go out walking when it gets dark You can take me in your father’s car I hope losers can come out on top Because I don’t ever want this love to stop There’s nothing to do But my love is true This half-heart necklace is for you Now they question my intelligence They tell me you’re a bad influence but I know that you’re... Misunderstood you’re not a criminal But what I’ve done is unforgivable And I know nothing ever stays the same So I’m telling you I want to share your name Then we can leave Then we can leave My half-heart necklace is for you
8.
I read cover to cover Romance and adventure It was all a waste of time Can’t get you out of my mind And I just couldn’t believe You’re now someone else’s baby Put it on the shelf Replace with someone else And when you say these things to me And you open up your arms I don’t only think of me I’m just tired of being strong Early in the morning I received the warning Sure as night becomes the day Romantics end up the same way I saw you in the prism Reeling against realism Hide in fantasy You wave back at me And when you say these things to me And you open up your arms I don’t only think of me I’m just tired of being strong
9.
Back in 1992 Sometimes dreams really did come true I kissed you in a swimming pool Your lips were sweet from the Juicy Fruit Later as a refrain I heard crickets singing in the rain And the Weather With You, floating through Fluorescent blue lights in the haze And nothing feels the way it did before And I am grateful for that The truth is when I realised I loved you It was like everything I had ever lost had come back* Driving round in your car Start to feel a little older And somehow I learned to never accept The things that I didn’t deserve Walking past the reservoir And the place where he fell when he saw the stars I tried to hold on tighter to you But I felt you slip through my grasp And nothing feels the way it did before And I am grateful for that The truth is when I realised I loved you It was like everything I had ever lost had come back And the night is warm, you turn a sprinkler on There’s an apricot sky over the city lights And I have a sense that somehow this will end But I am going forward, never to go back again And nothing feels the way it did before And I am grateful for that The truth is when I realised I loved you It was like everything I had ever lost had come back Last saw you in a carpark Reading Joan Didion in the dark “It’s easy to see where things begin It is harder to see where they end” *This line is inspired by a line in a poem written by Nayyirah Waheed, from her collection Salt.
10.
I see your eyes burning with frustration and wet with tears So I take you for a walk, and our footsteps together will free the talk. A city radiating light, it feels like we’re in black and white Did I sound convincing? Bitterness has no place here. And I know that no-one likes a tourist I feel like I’m one here And I realise of course, we’ll criticise what’s corny But I like the way it looks, and I think you’re brave. It’s hard to overcome, but it will cut you like a knife In the middle of the night, when you should be sleeping But you just stare at the ceiling. Past countless souvenir shops, tried hard to make you laugh By Santa Maria Novella, I remember how. And I know that no-one likes a tourist I feel like I’m one here And I realise of course, we’ll criticise what’s corny But I like the way it looks, and I think you’re brave. In an orange alley, I can hear the auto-tune echo from a radio It all sounds the same, but we don’t know the names And I know that no-one likes a tourist I feel like I’m one here And I realise of course, we’ll criticise what’s corny But I like the way it looks, and I think you’re brave.
11.
Another Year 04:26
As I board a no-frills plane, confidence starts to wane Hands tighten on the rests when the engine makes a test And when the wheels tuck under, my heart is louder than thunder Above is relentless blue sky, below trees capped with snow And as I race through the sky I wonder, at 500 miles an hour Will it be worth the pain? What if my heart breaks up again? We blink and before we know it, another year goes Another year will lead us back here, in another year we won’t be alone And when we finally land, can’t feel my fingers or my toes And I don’t know if I will have the courage to say “hello” We blink and before we know it, another year goes Another year will lead us back here, in another year we won’t be alone And I’ve been staring at you so long, my tea’s gone cold And I can recognise these scars for what they are We blink and before we know it, another year goes Another year will lead us back here, in another year we won’t be alone.

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"The rapid growth from their self-titled debut in 2010 through this year’s masterpiece makes a strong case for Allo Darlin’s status as one of the best indie pop bands working today, having inherited the mantle of older stalwarts of the scene Belle & Sebastian and Camera Obscura. All tracks short and sweet, We Come From the Same Place is an exceptional release from a band to watch and who hold great promise." 9/10 Popmatters

"While they may never lose their tendency to peek over their shoulders and tell of the heart-filling past once in a while, and nor should they, it seems that Allo Darlin’ have decided that a step forward can bring a greater, more tangible joy, and for that, they should surely be celebrated." 8/10 Drowned in Sound

"Morris remains one of the most preternaturally charming songwriters working today, capable of wringing powerful universal sentiment from intensely personal sketches. These ones come delivered with a casual immediacy that makes you feel like you’re standing right in front of Allo Darlin’ in some tiny pub rather than hearing recordings from across the world." Stereogum

"Much has happened to Allo Darlin' since their self-titled album bounced into the world back in 2010. That they're still around, writing songs as complete and life-affirming as can be found on this flawless record, is something to cherish. Always looking forward, always moving on - and thank goodness for that." A Layer of Chips

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released October 6, 2014

Recorded at Soup Studios, London
Mixed by David Holmes and Simon Trought
Produced by Simon Trought and Allo Darlin’
Mastered by Noel Summerville
All songs written by Allo Darlin’
Published by Angular Publishing Ltd
Photographs by Jason Evans
Images post production by RJ Fernandez
Sleeve design by Paul Rains and Sam Ely
Elizabeth Morris: vocals, ukulele, guitar
Paul Rains: vocals, guitars, lapsteel
Bill Botting: vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar on ‘Bright Eyes’
Mike Collins: drums, percussion
Simon Trought: shaker on ‘Santa Maria Novella’

Special thanks and love to Simon, Giles, Sam and Dave at Soup, Jason, RJ and Sam for their help with the artwork, Darren for his beautiful words, Sean and Mike for their patience, friendship and support. Our biggest love and gratitude to those who live with us every day and make the ordinary extraordinary.

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