Clear the Smoke

by Dale and the ZDubs

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We present to you, our sophomore LP, "Clear the Smoke." We worked with producer Jim Ebert and engineer Sean Russell to really home in on our rock/reggae tone. Our song writing has grown compositionally, instrumentally, and lyrically, and we are so excited to have captured it on this record. We are even more excited for YOU to listen!

This album is FREE for download because we don't really give a shit about making money off this project. We just want you to enjoy it and SPREAD IT!

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released April 20, 2014

All songs produced and mixed by Jim Ebert, and engineered by Sean Russell at Cue Recording Studio (Falls Church, VA). All songs mastered by Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters (Memphis, TN). Album layout and artwork by Gregory Welsch. Special thanks to featured vocalist Mira Cohen on "Do You" and "Everything."

Copyright 2014 Dale and the ZDubs.

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Rock | Reggae | Birthday Suits

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Track Name: Clear the Smoke
When the smoke clears will you be my one and only?
When the smoke clears will I be left standing lonely?

I don’t wanna be the one who keeps you waiting all night long
I don’t wanna be the one who says I’m there an now I’m gone
I don’t wanna be the one who takes your time
I don’t wanna be the one who says I’m fine…when I’m not

When the smoke clears will you be my one and only?
When the smoke clear will I be left standing lonely?
I don’t wanna be the one who sees something in nothing
I don’t wanna be the one who takes that trip

I don’t wanna be the one who takes and gives nothin’
I don’t wanna be the one who knew from the beginning
I don’t wanna be the one who starts when it’s done
I don’t wanna be the one who makes you run from us…but I’m not
But I’m not…

When the smoke clears will you be my one and only?
When the smoke clear will I be left standing lonely?
I don’t wanna be the one who sees something in nothing
I don’t wanna be the one who takes that trip
I don’t wanna be the one
I don’t want to be the one who…
I don’t want to be the one
Who takes that trip
Track Name: It's Not Too Late
Memories take me back to when
I actually did what I said
Thinking time lets us forget
But time tells me how long it’s been
I see it differently

With all these things I could have done
Weighing down my baggage by the ton
Come tomorrow, forget today
To change my ways I know it’s not too late

It’s not too late, it’s not too, late it’s not too late
It’s not too late, it’s not too, late it’s not too late

A promise made way too soon
And honestly, I thought I would
Now she has up and gone
And left me in the dust for good
I see it differently

It’s not too late, it’s not too, late it’s not too late
It’s not too late, it’s not too, late it’s not too late

With all these things I could have done
Weighing down my baggage by the ton
Come tomorrow, forget today
To change my ways I know it’s not too late

It’s not too late, it’s not too, late it’s not too late
It’s not too late, it’s not too, late it’s not too late

With all these things I could have done
Weighing down my baggage by the ton
Come tomorrow, forget today
To change my ways I know it’s not too late

With all these things I could have done
Weighing down my baggage by the ton
Come tomorrow, forget today
To change my ways I know it’s not too late
Track Name: Incapable
No steady job, living with my mom
Laid off from the family restaurant
No steady grades, I can’t seem to make
Sense of all the things that they putting in my head
No steady sleep, my mind aint at ease
Aint enough Nyquill in the damn pharmacy
No steady girl, try asking her
Why she’s coming second and the pills coming first

Incapable is just how I feel
Like the whole world is nipping at my heels
Part of me wants to hang it up
But the other part just doesn’t give a

Doesn’t give a, doesn't give a, doesn't give a

Static battle with my mind on idle
Why is letting go such a daily struggle
Everybody is telling me go
But Im sitting all alone with my life on hold

Incapable is just how I feel
Like the whole world is nipping at my heels
Part of me wants to hang it up
But the other part just doesn’t give a

Doesn’t give a, doesn't give a, doesn't give a

Incapable is just how I feel
Like the whole world is nipping at my heels
Part of me wants to hang it up
But the other part just doesn’t give a

Incapable is just how I feel
Like the whole world is nipping at my heels
Part of me wants to hang it up
But the other part just doesn’t give a
Track Name: Pushing
The road it gets hard
but I swear it get’s better
You’re afraid of the dark
you’re afraid of bad weather
You’re down on your luck
but let’s just stick together
Cause babe you’re my rock,
watch me float like a feather

Keep on pushing, keep on pushing baby
Keep on pushing, keep on pushing baby
Keep on pushing, keep on pushing baby
Keep on pushing, keep on pushing baby

Oh lord I’m tired, aint no slave to no master
Scars on my feet, with each step they bleed faster
Keep true to my word, I stay true to my master
I’m down on my knees, begging god for an answer

Keep on pushing, keep on pushing baby
Keep on pushing, keep on pushing baby
Keep on pushing, keep on pushing baby
Keep on pushing, keep on pushing baby

Once upon a time the sweetest thing I knew
Was face to face right here in front of me
I don’t know
Where the water lord will have us flow but I know
All I need to do is keep on pushing on
Keep on pushing on

Keep calm, carry on, keep calm keep pushing on
Keep calm, carry on, keep calm keep pushing on
Keep calm, carry on, keep calm keep pushing on
Keep calm, carry on, keep calm keep pushing on

Keep on pushing, keep on pushing baby
Keep on pushing, keep on pushing baby
Keep on pushing, keep on pushing baby
Keep on pushing, keep on pushing baby
Track Name: Coast On
(leaving the BS behind)

It’s hard to get rid of what
Got rid of you babe
And I know it’s tough when its
Time to stand up straight
Too many roads
Too many tracks
Far too easy to
Fall down that path

Aint got what you need
I feel differently
20 20 but still can’t see
Cup’s over flowing but they're still thirsty

Coast On
Coast On
Coast On
Coast On

I feel the wind rushing on my skin
I hear the rumble when the thunder’s comin’ in
1000 suns, moon and sky
You got your reasons and I got mine
Time to take it from yesterday
Make mistakes but not the ones I made
I’ll lose the game but not the one I played
Making everyday my parade

Coast On
Coast On
Coast On
Coast On

Aint got what you need
I feel differently
20 20 but still can’t see
Cup’s over flowing but they're still thirsty

Coast On
Coast On
Coast On
Coast On
Track Name: Get Off My Case
I woke up in the morning only 10 minutes late,
I’ll keep on moving keep on grooving but it’s not too late
Oh yeah…
yeah yeah yeah oh yeah
I’ll keep on moving to the liquor store
buy a case of 30 more
HEY SUGAR GET OF MY CASE

Woke up in the evening with my natty dread,
My lady screaming at me, “babe get out your bed!”
Oh yeah…
yeah yeah yeah, oh yeah
Stay home in my under wear,
roll one up, pretend to care
HEY SUGAR GET OF MY CASE

Woke up 3 days later in a submarine,
I got things running round my head that you can’t see!
O yeah…
yeah yeah yeah oh yeah
Got me spinning and a grooving can't stop the way I’m movin so uh..
You know sugar baby just frickin’ get off my case you know what I’m sayin now

Oh Yeaah Oh Yeaah Oh Yeaah Oh Yeaah Oh Yeaah Oh Yeaah Oh Yeaah
HEY SUGAR GET OF MY CASE!!!
Track Name: Do You feat. Mira Cohen
I`m doing my own thing, I`m loving it to
I`m doing me, so you do you
I`m doing my own thing, I`m loving it to
I`m doing me so you do you

Do you, do you, do you, do you, do you, do you
Do you, do you, do you, do you, do you, do you

Simple times what I'm trying to find
Nothing but love filling my mind
When I`m doing me I said I feel so free
I`m talkin’ musicology
Momma said "get a frickin’ job"
Put down them strings, "and cut your locks"
But I love my dreads and I love my mom
That`s just me you can take it or not

I`m doing my own thing, I`m loving it to
I`m doing me, so you do you
I`m doing my own thing, I`m loving it to
I`m doing me so you do you

Do you, do you, do you, do you, do you, do you
Do you, do you, do you, do you, do you, do you

I`m doing it, and I`m loving it
And I`m going to push on through it
And when it`s all said and done
We can say we had love
When the love has consumed you
And you can say that you do
The most beautiful thing my heart has seen
Won’t you please just sing with me

I`m doing my own thing
I`m loving it to
I`m doing me
So you do you
I`m doing my own thing
I`m loving it to,
I`m doing me
So you do you

I`m doing my own thing, I`m loving it to
I`m doing me, so you do you
I`m doing my own thing, I`m loving it to
I`m doing me so you do you

Do you, do you, do you, do you, do you, do you
Do you, do you, do you, do you, do you, do you
Track Name: Everything feat. Mira Cohen
Accusations call and expectations fall
Whether you think you're right, or know you are
And when your ego grabs hold
And keeps your body cold
We can go on
So I guess we’ll never know

It might be too soon to give you all this truth
Let me let you, will you let me too
It might be too soon to give you all this truth
Let me let you, will you let me too

It’s got to be, everything, everything
It’s got to be everything
It’s got to be, everything, everything
It’s got to be everything

I walk away and you see me
I go silent and you hear me
Met your match and you see this
Come to terms that you needed
Somebody just to bite on back
You can tell that you never had
Indescribable, undeniable
But you know it’s there

It might be too soon to give you all this truth
Let me let you, will you let me too
It might be too soon to give you all this truth
Let me let you, will you let me too

It’s got to be, everything, everything
It’s got to be everything
It’s got to be, everything, everything
It’s got to be everything

It might be too soon to give you all this truth
Let me let you, will you let me too
It might be too soon to give you all this truth
Let me let you, will you let me too

It’s got to be, everything, everything
It’s got to be everything
It’s got to be, everything, everything
It’s got to be everything
Track Name: Floating
If I stay here
Another day
Will things keep going
Out from my way
I don't know where I belong, anyway
So I won't stay here
Another day

And all that glitters
Is not gold
Shift my perspective
Before truth unfolds
Taking time to let my mind dissipate
Closely holding
What's far away

Oh, oh
Baby, you'll never know
Which way the wind will blow
Oh, oh
Baby, you'll never know
Which way the wind will blow
Track Name: Pre-Funk
Make the call
Never early enough
To the moon
Or maybe even mars

I have got to get my pre-funk
You have got to get your pre-funk
We have got to get our pre-funk
Pre-funk, pre-funk

When you make that call
And it’s only 6 o'clock
Know you cant go wrong
When the pre-funk is on

I have got to get my pre-funk
You have got to get your pre-funk
We have got to get our pre-funk
Pre-funk, pre-funk

I have got to get my pre-funk
You have got to get your pre-funk
We have got to get our pre-funk
Pre-funk, pre-funk