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The Manhattan Slide and Other Songs for Dream Dancing

by Mr. and Mrs. Muffins

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    A beautiful vinyl package that features four pages of liner notes, lyrics, and credits, as well as four different album covers that can be changed to fit the listener's mood. Pressed on classic black vinyl.

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    Original Test Pressing Vinyl of "The Manhattan Slide and Other Songs for Dream Dancing." One of 4 existing copies. Signed and personalized upon request. Will ship at least 3 months before the actual release.

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    Get all 7 Mr. and Mrs. Muffins releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of The Manhattan Slide and Other Songs for Dream Dancing, Sam the Samba Man (Feat. Alessandra Rose), The Quiet Moon and Other Midnight Memories, The Misty Cowboy and Other Songs to Dream By, The Raindrop Dance and Other Songs About Love, The Adventures of Ms. Rabbit and Mr. Carrot, and The Striped Ladybird. , and , .

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  • License Plate Frame + The Manhattan Slide Vinyl

    Do you want to proudly display your love for Mr. and Mrs. Muffins while bringing a sense of calm (or confusion!?!) to the driver behind you in rush hour traffic? If so, you may want to purchase this one-of-a-kind license plate frame that will be shipped to your door with a copy of our new vinyl album, The Manhattan Slide and Other Songs for Dream Dancing.

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Will you dance with me? Will you dream with me? Dream, dream dancing. Dream, dream dancing. In the night. It feels all right. In the night. It feels all right. Do you dream?
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Mama used to say, “Boy, hold your head up high. Up high! It’d give them too much joy to let them see you run And cry. Darlin’ think where you want to be (Baby, don’t let them steal your smile) And take this pearl from me In the end it’ll set you free.” “When the fox needs a ‘pick-me up’ he puts you down He’s trying to turn your smile to a frown But he’s the clown So hang on to your roots and hold on tight It’s a long, hard ride So, think where you wanna be (Baby, don’t them steal your smile) And take this pearl from me In the end it’ll set you free” Mama used to say, “Boy, hold your head up high. Up high!”
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I know the trumpet player She’s a friend of mine And when you hear her play you’ll tap your foot in time Like fire, her notes are hot She’ll make you want some more But then she’ll hop a cab and leave you at the door She’ll do the “Manhattan Slide” (x4) She’s down at Dizzy’s Club On the upper west side Trading fours with this cat named Clyde One moment she’s here The next she’s on the slide Several gigs a night just to barely get by She’ll do the “Manhattan Slide” (x8)
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The Metropolis
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With his top hat and cane, he’s strolling down Cherry Lane, With a hopeful glint in his eye, tonight He says, “Now, hey pretty lady, would you like to dance? Why don’t you just give me a chance? ‘Cause I’m the Dancing Man And I’ve brought my own band To play some music for us tonight We can twist and twirl, we can jump and jive We can dance under the full moon tonight.” “Yes, I’m the Dancing Man And I’ve brought my own band To play some music for us tonight We can twist and twirl, we can jump and jive And dance under the full moon tonight And dance under the full moon tonight We can dance under the moonlight”
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Underneath the dazzling lights outside In the city streets of London night Right beside the blue-green ocean shore I remember all that I adore And in-between these things my thoughts swept away By the cool azure sky This feeling wrapped all around me I’m lost in this lullaby Singing “Salut au Monde” Taking my time in a stride so slowly Saying, “Hello to life and the world” That’s covered with colors and lovers It’s soothing and leaves me mesmerized While I’m in my room collecting thoughts Of how things are and how they’re not All I have to do is look outside That is where I’ll find the joys of life And in-between these things my thoughts swept away By the cool azure sky And on a day like today One can say that everything seems to melt away Just then the sun rises and takes me away And suddenly I find my thoughts swept away By the cool azure sky And on a day like today One can say that everything seems to melt away Just then the sun rises and takes me away Away…
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I once met a baker and the baker said, “Bake me a cake as fast as you can. Isn’t it funny? Isn’t it funny?” Once I laughed so hard I nearly cried Once I lived so hard I nearly died I once met a beggar and the beggar said, “Take this dime from out of my hands. Who needs money? Who needs money?” Once I laughed so hard I nearly cried Once I lived so hard I nearly died I once met a baker and the baker said, “Bake me a cake as fast as you can. Isn’t it funny? Isn’t it funny?”
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Seorang pengembara di dalam hujan beku Memandang pada segala sesuatu Tapi melihat yang tak ada Hanya dunia dari khayal Berlari dari bayang bayangnya Ke mana?
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Throw me together Passion forever Dancing, take me Chancing, save me Driving where the heart goes 愛しています, Tokyo Twisting, a go-round Restless to touch down Waiting to let you Dreaming to get to Driving where the heart goes 愛しています, Tokyo You know, I know Tokyo Aishiteimasu, Tokyo You go, I go Tokyo (x2) Let’s dance in Tokyo

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This album is a joint release with "blue-very label" in Japan. If you live in Japan, please purchase the record from
blue-verylabel.bandcamp.com/music

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One night, when Mrs. Muffins was thousands of miles away, Mr. Muffins had a dream that they were dancing with a backdrop of clouds and music. The next day, he stole the music from that dream and wrote "Dream Dancing."

Using "Dream Dancing" as a launching point for a new project, the initial concept for this new record was to create a “dance” album. However, as the weight of the world became impossible to ignore, Mr. Muffins realized that he couldn’t just write a bunch of songs about having “fun in the sun.” The words “Dream” and “Dancing” are nearly antonyms, so he began thinking about this album in terms of contrasts. Mr. Muffins relayed the concept to Mrs. Muffins and devised a plan to make the album artwork have contrasting warm and cool colors. Side A would be the “Dancing” side, and Side B would be the “Dreaming” side.

The result is this album, and we truly hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it.

Love, Dreams, Memories, and Dance!
-Mr. and Mrs. Muffins-

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released April 9, 2022

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Mr. and Mrs. Muffins Seattle, Washington

Luxurious orchestral pop for the melancholy at heart.

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