Shock Diary

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Liner Notes

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All songs written by:

Cynthia Catania, Steve Giles, Dan Nelles
(c)2016 The Secret Things

Publishers:
olivoiL music/SESAC
Steve Giles Music/ASCAP
Dan’s Pub co

except for ‘Hot Mess’ written by:
Cynthia Catania, Steve Giles, Dan Nelles, Annmarie Cullen

Publishers:
olivoiL music/SESAC
Steve Giles Music/ASCAP
Rathdown Park Music/SESAC

Produced by Cynthia Catania

Mixed and Mastered at:
Guest Room Studios, Reseda, CA
engineer’d by Doug Heffernan

Basic tracks recorded at:
New Monkey Studio, Van Nuys, CA
engineer’d by Greg Cortez
drum tech: John Wells

Add’l Tracks recorded at:
The Queen’s Chair, Eagle Rock, CA
engineer’d by Cynthia Catania

Greenland Studios, Los Angeles, CA
engineer’d by Steve Giles

 The Players:
All The Way Down

Vocals, Background Vocals, Guitars, Ebow, Synths – Cynthia
Drums – Dan
Bass, Background Vocals – Steve

Poly GirL

Vocals, Background Vocals, Guitars, Pianos, Synths – Cynthia
Drums – Dan
Bass, Background Vocals, Moog – Steve

Lana

Vocals, Background Vocals, Guitars, Rhodes, Piano, Samples/FX – Cynthia
Drums – Dan
Bass, Background Vocals, Synths – Steve

Hot Mess

Vocals, Background Vocals, Guitars, Synths, Samples/FX – Cynthia
Drums – Dan
Bass, Background Vocals – Steve

Paradise Gone

Vocals, Background Vocals, Guitars, Wurly, Samples/FX – Cynthia
Drums – Dan
Bass, Background Vocals, Synths – Steve
Add’l FX – Doug Heffernan

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Art Work Design & Photography:

Sue Ann Pien.

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The Latest “Shock Diary” Reviews !

“Shock Diary” Review by The Valley Star, Nov 20, 2016

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“All The Way Down” Video Review by AMN, Sept. 25th

Australian Musician Network (click the link or image to read)

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YouTube “All The Way Down” Video Review by Alex Almeida, Sept. 20th

“The Secret Things” Band, Review by The Indies, 2016

 

 

Review by The Indies (click the link or image to read) 

The Indies review

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Lyrics

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All The Way Down

Comin’ up, comin’ back, comin’ at’cha
Take you down, take it up by a fraction
Let you see, let me show you some action
Trap door !

Every day, you can pay to be inside
Push it far, push it through to the outside
Let me be, what’cha need for a good ride
Backdoor! backdoor!

ALL THE WAY, ALL THE WAY DOWN
ALL THE WAY, ALL THE WAY DOWN
ALL THE WAY, ALL THE WAY DOWN

Dress me up dress it down take it off now
Turn you on, turn it up till it’s too loud
Till it cracks, till it breaks, razzmatazz ya
Backdoor! backdoor!

Down for now
Down she’s tied up nicely
Down for the count
Daddy’s got you!

Lana

Floating on back to those days
Memories freeze, the first taste of your tongue
She was young & pretty

Floating on back, the blue haze
Living her life with a loaded gun
She was yours for the taking

WALK ALONG THE BRIDGE LAST NIGHT
THE MOON WAS STILL AND OH SO PRETTY

Holding on tight to baby. Sipping her drink
She likes the ole school style. She’s glamor to Ya
Losing her touch and gone wild
Losing her man, again, She smiles wide – it’s terrifying

WALK ALONG THE BRIDGE LAST NIGHT
THE MOON WAS STILL AND OH SO PRETTY
ON THE RAIL SHE LOOKS AWAY,
SHE HOLDS HER BREATH
IT’S OH SO CHILLING NOW

NOTHING HERE IS REAL AT ALL
THE COLD AIR BITES, SHE’S HOLDING TIGHTLY
ON THE RAILS, SHE LOOKS AWAY
SHE HOLDS HER BREATH
HER HEAD IS SPINNING NOW

Hot Mess

Dying her hair
Setting her room on fire
Nobody cares
Stealing the car & lying

Always trying to fit in – it’s a no fit
A bloody mary day
Yeah she’s trying’ to fit in
It’s the same trick
West coast fakers, yeah she hates the Lakers

OH FREE FALLING, ONE HOT MESS
IT’S AN S.O.S. YEAH
ALWAYS SOMETHING, MORE OR LESS
IT’S AN S.O.S. YEAH
ALWAYS ESCALATING UP !

Cutting her skin
Shaving her head completely
Now she’s fasting again
Hoping the casting easy

If she offers you head, will the part fit?
That California way
Unemployment is dead, it’s the same shite
West coast fakers, yeah she hates the Lakers

OH FREE FALLING, ONE HOT MESS
IT’S AN S.O.S. YEAH
ALWAYS SOMETHING, FULL COURT PRESS
IT’S AN SOS YEAH
ALWAYS ESCALATING UP !

Teenage cliche
Sex in the football locker
Now she’s trying on gay
Everyone’s bi – yeah !

OH SHE’S CALLING, MY BEST GUESS
IT’S AN S.O.S. YEAH

ALWAYS ESCALATING UP
ALWAYS RESONATING DOWN
ALWAYS MEDICATING

Poly GirL

She walks like a rebel & she talks like a rebel
She looks like your lover then she goes

She nods when you’re talking and she bails when you’re stalking
She looks like your lover then she goes
And she goes
Oh oh oh oh

SHE CANCELS YOUR WIN
WHEN HER OTHER LOVERS TAKE HER IN
LIVING IN A POLY WORLD
NO BOXING HER IN
THERE’S NO RULES OR BOUNDARIES, STEADY KID
POLLY PLAYS A POKER HAND
POLY, POLY GIRL

She moves like she’s hotter than a top Ford model
She knows how you want her so you wait
Wears her frames like a scholar
bet your bottom dollar
She’s a pro how she works it – fuck your brains
Fuck your brains
Oh oh oh oh
DON’T KNOW WHO YOU ARE TILL YOU’RE UP AGAINST A SHOOTING STAR
POLLY PLAYS HER HAND & WINS
POLY, POLY, POLY GIRL

Paradise Gone

Gun in the box, el Camino
Eyes on the drive, here to Reno
Bats flying’ o’er the 105
Spot on the sun casts a shadow
Gold in her hands, ya know she’ll blow it
Cross the valley of slow death
Paradise gone, paradise gone

GONE, GONE, GONE
PARADISE IS GONE

Fly on the wall – pole dancer
Running her game for the answers
Hard times, handcuffs
Habits die hard
Dreamers will cry from bad endings
Lovers will crawL , no pretending
Spiral down to new lows
Paradise gone, paradise gone

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