Tiger Says

by Ada Jane

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Ada Jane’s new LP, “Tiger Says", is quite a departure from the dark, raw song cycle of their 2012 LP, “Under.” “Tiger Says”, is a balancing act of dark and light, and is loosely about the joys and failures of parenthood and the demands, pitfalls, and rewards of long term relationships. Recorded and mixed by Matt Marka and Charlie Wilson in 2015/2016 at 5541too studios (Marka’s home studio.)

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released July 12, 2016

Tiger Says recorded and mixed at 5541too Studios by Matt Marka. Produced by Ada Jane.

Mastered by Rob Schlette at Anthem Mastering.
All songs by Matt Marka.
All songs protected by Too Much Punch For Judy Music/ASCAP.

Art direction by Leslie Johnson.
Correspond: mailing address- 3939 Emerson Ave. N. Minneapolis, MN 55412
e-mail- matthewmarka@gmail.com
web- www.adajane.com,
www.facebook.com/adajanemusic,
www.adajane.bandcamp.com,
www.mattmarka.bandcamp.com

Charlie Wilson- drums
Matt Marka- vocals, guitar, bass, keys
...and introducing the handclap stylings of Brad "Big Hands" Merrick. Dig it!

Thank you to Dan Berndt, Rob Schlette, Leslie Johnson, Dan Platt, David Strahan, Collin Neugebauer, Jen & Zu, Gretel Schlegel, Brad Merrick, family, friends, fans... we do appreciate.

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Ada Jane Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ada Jane is the latest manifestation of Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter Matt Marka and drummer, Charlie Wilson. Ada Jane delivers a varied sound style, ranging from moody dirges similar to the darker moments of Wilco or Bruce Springsteen, to rollicking, rousing rock ‘n roll that has been compared to The Replacements. ... more

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Track Name: Up Close
UP CLOSE:

Those are threatening skies ahead
Those are deadly storms behind
Pulling you out of the dirt and the dread
Pushing you through to the light and the shine

Do you want to be near me and feel me up close
Or would you rather wrap your arms around a ghost

You just keep on getting sick
Took too long to decide
Used all your energy on the blow up trick
Left apparitions in to confide

Do you want to be near me and feel me up close
Or would you rather wrap your arms around a ghost

Your potential capped and erased your maps
You were nose deep and face first crashed
Structures they shiver, fall, then smolder
Got no choice but to try start over

Do you want to be near me and feel me up close
Or would you rather wrap your arms around a ghost
A ghost
A ghost
Track Name: Minutes
MINUTES:

Something fell from the sky
Now it's not mine
Was better far from my eyes
Held it so close and I held it so tight
This dissipating life
This lie

Soil and the seed that grows vibrantly
Only in ways to divide
Branches of your tree will never reach me
And so I'll live with my

Minutes
Oh minutes
Minutes won't you come back to me
Minutes
Oh minutes
minutes I beg of thee
Of thee

Who's gonna fill these rooms
Who's gonna walk these halls
Who's voices in this space
Who's pictures on these walls

Don't know what you saw in this junkyard of thoughts
Last words, lost lines
Stop singing for so long that your voice is just gone
A fading sound in time

Minutes
Oh minutes
Minutes won't you come back to me
Minutes
Oh minutes
minutes I beg of thee
Of thee
Track Name: Whistling Kid
WHISTLING KID:

Man of routine
Kicking and screaming
Such loyalty
Isn't it frightening
Balancing beam
End up fallling
Spying on royalty
Got caught peaking

And all of the while he is soundly sleeping
And all of the day she moves effortlessly

Those pretty melodies
Stopped making sense to me
Too close, too far, too free
Hooked on the sweets prospects are fallling
Priced out of the market on penny candy

And all of the while he is soundly sleeping
And all of the day she moves effortlessly
Whistling kid always strolls by
Whistling kid already knows
Already knows
Track Name: Play Dead
PLAY DEAD:

Find me some comedy
It's over can't you see
Laughter is gone
You got it all wrong

Become some tragedy
Block to block, street to street
Lines have been drawn
You got it all wrong

I'll play dead better than anybody else

In doubt
Get courageous now
Now

Suddenly a family
Got nervous, got past me
Took nobody along
You got it all wrong
All wrong
All wrong

I'll play dead better than anybody else
Track Name: Find Me
FIND ME:

Overflow
Undertow
Cut off at the knees
Moving slow
Lost your glow
Thoughts unholy speak
I won't let it find me

Deep dark browns
Turned down now
Nothing here to see
Hear the clouds
Spilling sounds
Listen closely
I won't let it find me

It's always out there creeping in
An arms length and sick with sin
All those hours left awake
To turn and to wish
A dreams release instead.

Overflow
Undertow
Learn to deal with these
Moving slow
Ebb and flow
Thoughts unholy sleep
Track Name: Severed
SEVERED:

Hold my still life
Hope my corner shadows slide
Out of sight

Hold my cold light
Hoax I thought that I could buy

Sever the ties and watch it die

Hold my wide eyed
Hold my only child alive

Sever the ties and watch it die
Track Name: Cold Air
COLD AIR:

Cold air through he cracks everywhere
Time to move on
Force fed spoonfuls of rotting refusals
I guess I have stayed far too long

Cold air through the cracks everywhere
These winds are strong
Not for my approval
Feel like an intruder
Decade long
Dwindling and gone

And I'm home
Am I home
Am I walking blind
I'm on loan
I'm on loan
I'm keeping the tradition alive
Your loyalty is what they lynch you by

Cold air through the cracks everywhere
Time to move on
Demanded my removal
Signed with my approval
Shattered glass and scattered trash
I'm gone
Track Name: This Heart Is Tired
THIS HEART IS TIRED:

I am tears
I am joy
I am everything between at once destroyed
Basement screams
Raging fires
I am sounds left unseen and sparking wires

Project again
Now louder

Body slow
Racing heart
Gathering speed or stopped to bleed
And holding to restart
Am I here
Am I free
Just wanting to dream about what's in front of me.

I never seems to keep up with all my hopes and desires
This heart Is tired

Project again
Now louder

I never seems to keep up with all my hopes and desires
This heart Is tired
Track Name: Grow Away
GROW AWAY:

Limbs all in different directions
They lead you
Fingers were crossed
Your hands were praying
Arms raised but what to

Takes how long it takes and you will be here as you dream awake

Think small
Now think smaller
Not a sound
Floating
Ghostly
What are you now

Takes how long it takes and you will be here as you dream awake

Take your time to grow away
Take your time to grow away
All the day
Track Name: Unknown
UNKNOWN:

Staring at you over and over
I just can't think of a thing
Pulling you closer and closer to see what that brings

Are you looking over my shoulder
Or buried in a shedded skin
I feel you moving slower and slower on your broken wings

And we will go
Into the unknown
I guess I can do this alone

Things are looking sparse for the poorer
all the empty space to fill in
Seasons growing colder and colder as your window slims

Hiding all the sign for the holder
Waiting for an angle to spin
Now you're feeling caught in a corner and rushed into this

And we will go
Into the unknown
I guess I can do this alone

Bodies unwilling to move
Are sure to end up doomed

And we will go
Into the unknown
I guess I can do this alone
And we will show
What we are made of
I guess I can't do this alone