Doing Our Part

by THE CARROTS

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THE CARROTS formed with the intention of offering a fun and hip project, modernizing the legacy of girl groups from the sixties such as THE MARVELETTES, THE COOKIES and THE SUPREMES. The digital component played a major role in the story of the group: Veronica Ortuño placed an ad on myspace where she sought out people to start a group which sounded like THE RONETTES or THE CRYSTALS and this was just the start of the creation of the band in 2005. Their first demos came out later with excellent songs which were deciding factors in signing the group. The first one was their fantastic and limited edition single, “Doing Our Part” which is composed of four songs with Eric Wofford in Cacophony Studios. Songs which remind us of Martha Reeves to Linda Scott to Skeeter Davis, to THE CRYSTALS, THE COOKIES and many others, yet with a hip, direct and modern style, placing them alongside THE PIPETTES and CAMERA OBSCURA. Songs filled with stories of youngsters disappointed and not so disappointed in love (“Doing Our Part” has the ever sounding woo-dop in the middle and the catchy chorus which sticks in one’s ears), heartbreaks ("Ladies of Givens", doesn’t the end of the song remind you a bit of LOVIN’ SPOONFUL?), secret lovestruck high schoolers ("Secret Since 99"), and also a story of a teenager who passes away ("Jimmy don’t cry" with the delicious jazz touch); all being themes which all groups from the fifties wrote about. Of course they face these issues with irony and an upbeat feeling. In conclusion- four great songs with definite, fun and addictive melodies.

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released May 22, 2008

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Track Name: Doing Our Part
Walking down the street I see everyone I’ve ever known
Walking down the street don’t see anyone I really know

(It’s fine, It’s fine) I don’t really wanna go
(It’s fine, It’s fine) I don’t really wanna know

You talk of leaving home, they say:
“Girl you’d better beware, these problems that you see
You know, you’re gonna see them anywhere”

(It’s fine, It’s fine) I don’t really wanna go
(It’s fine, It’s fine) I don’t really wanna know
(It’s fine, It’s fine) I don’t really wanna go

Do you wanna runaway runaway runaway? Oh
Ooooh, oooooh

I could stick around, I’m as happy as I’ve ever been
But I could leave town and I’d never feel this sad again

It’s fine

I’m bored and I’m tired
I’ve heard everything you have to say
I feel I’m wasting time and I cannot wait another day

Don’t ask too much. You will feel much better
And tell me why do we trust to leave these things for later?
And maybe one day we can find a place and we can go there
And sure, I’d like to stay, 'cause there’s no other place
That I could feel so, home
Track Name: Jimmy Don't Cry
The day I died
You were by my side
You held my hand
And began to cry

Jimmy don't cry
Jimmy don't cry
Jimmy don't cry
Goodbye

Met St. Peter at the pearly gates
He baked me my very first Death Day cake
Asked him directions to my Mom's address
Its three clouds over then you hang a left

Jimmy don't cry
Jimmy don't cry
Jimmy don't cry
You're fine

My mom was happy but I made her sad
Now there's no one else to care for Dad
You and Dad bought a Quija board
Tried to reach me got Uncle George

Jimmy don't cry
Jimmy don't cry
Jimmy don't cry
You're fine

My second day there took a walk with the Lord
He showed me my very own tennis court
Jesus and the Ghost played a doubles match
Me and God really kicked their ass

Jimmy don't cry
Jimmy don't cry
Jimmy don't cry
Goodbye

I'm gonna walk
Walk walk
By your side
Your side
The day you die
Day you die
I'll let you inside
Inside

Unless you've been with that bitch Deena
Don't think that I haven't seen her
I see everything from up in the clouds
Jim, you really let me down

Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh
Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh
Down baby down
Way down in hell
Down baby down
Way down in hell

Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh
Track Name: Secret Since 99
Don't just sit there, looking at me
You been moping baby, what can it be?
You should know that I love you
You're the boy I dream of
Oh it ain't hard to see

You almost got married
But it's been a long time
Waited seven long years for you to be fine
Been keeping it a secret since '99
You better pick yourself up

Why don't you tell him
You'll be moving on
You must be crazy
To keep holding on
His heart is broken
That's how it's gonna stay
It's time to say good bye
And be on your way

I can't tell him no
No no no no no no no no no no
Couldn't tell you why
Why, why, why
Cuz I love him yeah
Yeah yeah yeah
Gotta tell him goodbye Goodbye
Goodbye
Track Name: Ladies Of Givens
Baby I'm angry
You didn't phone me
Three in the morning
I been waiting
This ain't the first time
You've gone missing
Tossing and turning
Can't stop wondering

Oh me, I've been a fool
My love you've been so cruel
Shame on me for keepin on trying and trying and trying

Baby I'm Dying
Boo hoo
No use trying
Boo hoo
Love is given
Boo hoo
This ain't living
Boo hoo
Honey stop lying
Boo hoo
Been out spying
Boo hoo
No denying
Boo hoo
Can't stop crying
Boo hoo

Oh me, I've been a fool
My love you've been so cruel
Shame on me for keepin on trying and trying and trying

Gonna take the subway
Gotta catch the last train
Take me to an airplane
Anything that takes me away from here
And all these tears that I've cried

Oh oh
Baby

Oh me, I've been a fool
My love you've been so cruel
Shame on me for keepin on trying and trying and trying

Baby stop lying
Boo hoo
No use trying
Boo hoo
No more crying
Boo hoo
Tears are drying
Boo hoo
Honey stop lying
Boo hoo
No use trying
Boo hoo
No more crying
Boo hoo
These tears are drying