Super​(​b) Exitos

by Sofa City Sweetheart

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about

What to say about my little record?

It’s my baby, my life’s work really. It’s what I would have made if someone said “this is the last record you’ll ever make” (which is how one should treat every record really). I’m proud to say that it’s my best work, and it’s a little surreal that it will be out in the world soon after hiding away in my brain, soul, and hard drive for so long.

I made this record for people that like to listen to records. That almost sounds like a dumb thing to say, but with the rise of streaming services and singles being so popular today I think there are maybe fewer people listening to complete albums, which is a shame. I’ve always thought of a good album as a little adventure that begins when you drop the needle down before the first song, and isn’t over until you hear the crackle at the end of side B. I can always count on my favorite artists to deliver quality records, and this album is just me trying to do the same.

I’ve also struggled a lot with depression throughout the years, but have been able to make it through some very low times in my life thanks to my old pal music. Music has always been there for me. I know I’ve been able to make it through the toughest times of my life with the help of my favorite records, and maybe this one can do the same for someone else someday.

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released April 19, 2019

© 2019 Juan Antonio Lopez (P) Casa de Lopez (ASCAP).

All songs written by Juan Antonio Lopez except Gwen: music by Lopez/Josh Adachi, words by Lopez. Recorded, produced, and mixed with love by Juan Antonio Lopez at Casa de Lopez, West Covina, CA. All instruments/vocals by Lopez except -> Ryan Petersen: drums. Marta Sofia Honer: viola/violin. Daniel Brummel: bass on 3, 6. Isaiah Gage: ‘cello on 3, 12. Melissa Piotrowski: ‘cello on 7. Jimmy Tran: percussion on 5, 7, 10, 12. Guitar solos on 1 by Josh Adachi & Rion Suarez. Additional guitar on 7 by Jorge Huaman. Additional gang vocals on 1 by Aaron Martinez. Steinway grand piano recorded at Love and Laughter, Anaheim, CA. Additional engineering by Orlando Torres. Strings arranged by Juan Antonio Lopez. Mastered by Ian Sefchick at Capitol Records. Cover art by David Van Patten. Graphic design by Mary Bean.

THANKS MOM, DAD, AND EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE!

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Sofa City Sweetheart is the pop music project of singer/songwriter Juan Antonio Lopez. Sounds like the love child of The Kinks and Elliott Smith.

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Track Name: The Same Old Song (You Were Always on My Mind)
You never thought I really cared
Thought I was always unaware
When you were right there by my side

But you were always on my mind
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

La da da...

And now that time has taken you
Away from me I clearly see
That I should have told you every time

That you were always on my mind
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

La da da...

Now, now that you have gone
I couldn't lose another one
I'll never find another one
With the same old song

Now, now that you have gone
I couldn't lose another one
I'll never find another one
With the same old song

La da da...
Track Name: Stanley Waited
Stanley worked hard all of his life
But before he died he turned to his wife and said:
"Shirley, I'm retiring
Shirley, I'm retiring"

But Shirley said "Stan you're only 34,
You've still got to work a little bit more
Before retiring, baby keep dreaming"

So Stanley waited
Oh, Stanley waited

But it turns out that Shirley wasn't right in the head
Stanley was 73 and all but dead
And he was retiring
Stanley was retiring

But Stan was a loving man and cared for his wife
He waited on hand and foot the rest of his life
His time spent retiring
Naturally went to Shirley

So Stanley waited
Oh Stanley, Stanley's still waiting

All for Shirley
Track Name: Annie Stays Home
Annie stay home
No one needs to know
Why you stay at home
While they paint the town

But you know, you know
They're worse off without you
You know, you know
They're worse off without you

Annie stay home
There's no need to go
Your cookies are warm
And your mother is cold

Plus you know, you know
They're worse off without you
You know, you know
They're worse off without you

Annie stay home
There's no need to go
Annie stay home
There's no place like home

You know, you know, you know
Track Name: Gwen
Well the business man is on his way
To meet a lovely dinner date
It's such a shame she's not his wife
But he loves to lead a life
Of perfectly placed lies

So he punches out and then check in
To the nearest local inn
But first he's got to clear his tracks
And get the lady off his back

And this is what he has to say:

"Gwen I swear I'm on my way
The boss has got me working late
I know it's past eight, but you're gonna have to wait

Til my work is done, you know it's not fun
To have to bring home the bread
Don't wait up, you know I'm gonna work the clock"

And so the very next night
The businessman has got the mind
To push his marriage to the line
What he tell Gwen this time?

I guess we'll have to wait and see

"Gwen I swear I'm working late
I know I said that yesterday
But this boss of mine has done it and lost her mind"

But Gwen says "Don't worry dear,
You know that junior is here
To keep me company
Don't worry, you know we need the money"

Junior's drawing pictures of a happy family
But there's only two stick figures when there should be three
Track Name: The Instrumental (Does This Path Have a Heart?)
Ooh...
Track Name: Floating
Ooh...
Track Name: Stop the Thinking
Sometimes I think I think too much
And nothing ever goes my way
But then I think about the times
When everything is right as rain

Everything is right as rain
When you are here and not away
So come on home and stay with me
And stop the thinking in my brain

Sometimes I know I think too much
And things get harder everyday
But then you show up like the sun
And everything just fades away

Everything is right as rain
When you are here and not away
So come on home and stay with me
And stop the thinking in my brain

Everything is right as rain
When you are here and not away
So come on home and stay with me
And stop the thinking in my brain

I can never feel the pain
When you are lying next to me
So come on home and we'll be free
I'll think of you, you'll think of me

I'll think of you, you'll think of me
Track Name: In This Lifetime
There ain't nothin' I can say
There ain't nothin' I can do
It's just gonna get further away from you

And you're runnin' here and there
But never going anywhere
It's time you start doing the things you say cause...

In this lifetime
You just might find
You're not where you wanted to be
When you were young and full of dreams

There's nothin' I can say or do
To take the times away from you
Though times are hard the times will always change and...

In this lifetime
You just might find
You're not where you wanted to be
When you were young and full of dreams

No you can't start giving up
Oh no you can't just give it up
Cause there's no point to giving up
So why don't you just try your luck? Cause...

In this lifetime
You just might find
You're right where you wanted to be
When you were young and full of dreams
Track Name: I Am on My Own
I've been staying up
I've been sleeping in
I've been waking up
To what I can't live up

I've been dreaming far too long
I am on my own
I've been dreaming far too long
I am on my own

I've been breaking down
I've been breaking down
No sign of letting up
No message from above

I've been dreaming far too long
I am on my own
I've been dreaming far too long
I am on my own

I am on my own
I am on my own
I am on my own
I am on my own
Track Name: Song for Alex
My mama told me all about it
The words she said, the way she said it
I knew it had to be important
But I didn't wanna hear about it

Do you remember Alexander?
Do you remember baseball cards?

You're never coming back to me
You're never coming back to me
You're never coming back to me
You're never coming back to me

My mama told me all about it
My mama told me all about it
Those words she said, I never doubted
But I didn't wanna hear about it

Do you remember Alexander?
Do you remember basketball?
(Always)

You're never coming back to me
You're never coming back to me
You're never coming back to me
But I'll always keep your memory
Track Name: So Long / Lucky 'Nuff
Something like a dream
Sleeps inside of me
Don't know what it is
Must've lost the key

It goes, so long
It's gone

Nothing's going my way so I'm outta here
Nothing's coming along so I'll disappear

I'll go, so long
I'm gone

I'm gone, I'm gone, I'm gone

Cause I've been lucky enough alright
Yeah I've been lucky enough in life
Yeah I've been lucky enough alright
Cause I've been lucky enough in my life
My life

Nothing's coming along so I'll disappear
Nothing's going my way so I'm outta here

I'll go, so long
I'm gone

I'm gone
I'm gone
I'm gone

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