Underwater Hotel

by Daniel Field

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I am afraid of aquariums in case that might matter Not that I’m scared of fish, but I fear the glass might shatter My dreams turn into nightmares and the pre-dawn isn’t breaking Out of shadows out of darkness out of monsters I am making I’ll sing those songs We’ll try to sell Let’s meet up later At the underwater hotel I am terrified of toaster ovens setting my food on fire Powered by the possible friction that goes into the wire I won’t sleep in water levels with blankets made of seaweed I told reception but they said they had no need
Saskatchewan 04:55
My mother once told me about a singer that she once heard His voice was filled with liquor but she grasped onto every word And she said to my father she’d Like to travel to see him sing But they had all their money tied Up in sailboats they kept losing I’ve been to all those places My parents and my brothers tried To drive atop Canadian prairie But the flatness left us loose toothed Or fangless and scary We stopped along the highway With sunrise evenings never loud My brothers told me nothing Staring at the blanket of clouds I’ve been to all those places I’ve been to all those places I’ve been to all those places All those dots along the map I’ve never felt the isolation Every speed bump leads to another trap I’ve been everywhere I want to be But I can’t disappear I’ll go to each location Every place I’m waiting for is here
Sad Song #3 02:23
I'll sing a song I'll sing a song I'll sing a song Sing a sad song Don't let the melody get ahold of me
Sidewalks 04:01
You’ll find me wandering the sidewalks You’ll count the footsteps, count the trash You’ll wonder which direction You’ll hold the flash You’ll find me on the sidewalks You’ll tell me I’m lost You’ll say you know where I’m going You’ll tell the newsmen all about me You’ll explore without knowing You’ll find me on the sidewalks You’ll be lost for sure I’ll check the routes But I doubt you’ll Wear the suits You’ll find me at the road block On the side walk You’ll wait for crossing signs You’ll go directions You’ll get distracted and You’ll double up at intersections You’ll find me on the sidewalks Don't wait for the light to change
We slept through Montreal The snow it started to come down quickly The train was running late It always seems to be late The temperature dropped again No matter the numbers the cold was devouring The blankets were heavy They always are at this time of year I’ve settled for summers Sat through inconvenient winters The other seasons just transitions The other seasons a waste of time The snow kept on rising The roads were too icy to drive anywhere I don’t have places to go Until the end of inconvenient winters Until the end of inconvenient winters Let’s stay in together We have all we need here anyway I don’t have anything to do Until the end of inconvenient winters Until the end of inconvenient winters
I should tell you about my love I’ll make it colourful to see I should draw you a picture Of how it all came to be Put in the details and I’ll Fill in the lines Sharing in shading Tones of deeper red wines I should tell you about my love I should tell you about my love I should tell you about my love I’ll keep working on working on Tellin you, drawin you my love
The next time I think about the crackle of connections I’m setting off alone With cellular differences and static electricity I can’t even find the dial tone I’ll discount distances and open wounds Let the liver in a locket Pull the plugs into sailor’s knots Stick the sermon in a socket I’ll disappoint the discipline and settle for society I’ll end up doing wrong Kinetic kinesthetic and I’m probably pathetic The only reason to write a song Lost my last bar of reception Now I’m getting really nervous The communication isn’t relevant But I pray for decent service It’s electric now but I’m off the grid
Just take a little longer to talk to me I never learned to yo-yo in the morning I seldom seem to swivel chairs at night But when I wake up weakly watching baseball I throw my strikes so blindly in daylight I can’t hold my whole together when I’m too sore in my calves A court or a quarter and I’m running out of halves My actions speak with fractions and we’ve run out of our path Sprinting up the sidewalk slinging math I’m trendy when convenient and it’s sunny But less practical when it comes to comfy shoes I’m decidedly decadent in practice But at gametime it’s so eloquent to lose I could overfill the pedestal with perfect rhyming couplets I could even change the chords as I go I’ll speak up later on so that the metaphors get wasted I might forget for getting faster when I know
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Daniel Field - Underwater Hotel
2018 Streetcar Records TTC 002

Underwater Hotel is an orchestral indie folk-pop song cycle based on Wilco's albumYankee Hotel Foxtrot - each of the nine songs is written directly based on the tracks on YHF, and all lyrical and thematic similarities are entirely intentional.

All songs written 2016 by Daniel Field. Produced and recorded July 2016-October 2017 by Daniel Field, at home in Toronto, with additional recording by respective musicians.

Special thanks:

-to Alysse, for letting me indulge in my neverending rock star dreams, and being the best partner-in-crime in absolutely everything
-to Arthur, for sharing my interest in microphones, and letting me use his singing in my son
-to Ramona, for practicing for your recorded debut on my next album
-to Casey, for making our family feel whole
-to my mom and dad, for fostering my creativity and getting me started with music
-to my brothers, in-laws, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces, for being amazing family members
-to Joe, for providing me with a beautiful album cover
-to Sean, for helping me turn the album into something physical with your keen design eye
-to Zac Tiessen, for the impressive mastering job
-to Dave, for letting me come over and oversaturate my album in violin
-to Margot, for letting me bug you for almost a year to do some amazing work on the viola
-to Sammy, who I invited to sing vocals and then asked to babysit immediately after so I could play hockey
-to Myke, for the fantastic backing vocals
-to Chase, who unknowingly became a part of this album when I found a beach recording he emailed to me years ago
-to Jake, who did a perfect job drumming on my tracks
-to all of the musicians who I hired on Fiverr, thank you for your small (but incredibly) important contributions to help my album feel whole
-to Brian, who has been my number one fan for some reason, ever since we learned how to home-record when we were 13 or so
-to all of my friends and family, who I force my albums upon every few years, and who politely accept antiquated physical forms of music and not-so-secretly hide at the bottom of a storage closet

thank you all.


released January 19, 2018

Daniel Field
Jake Naugle
David Matthews
Sammy Field
Myke Mazzei
Margot Nossal
Christophe Luciani
Alysse Rich
Joe Difiore
Mathew James
Chase Moser
Steve Giddings
Andy Frappier
Uri Chig
Matt Giella
Phil Cooper

Mastered by Zac Tiessen
Front cover art by Joe Rich
Album design by Sean King

Click on specific songs for individual credits.


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