Chalk Dinosaur

Chalk Dinosaur

 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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Chalk Dinosaur is all about tightly structured melody driven rock influenced by the rock and surf music of the 1960's as well as more contemporary artists such as Weezer and the Pixies.

Biography

Chalk Dinosaur is an indie-rock band from Pittsburgh, PA formed in the spring of 2008.

The band is influenced by artists such as, Weezer, Death Cab for Cutie, Pixies, Beatles, and The Beach Boys, as well as other artists such as Modest Mouse, Cake, Pink Floyd, and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin.

Lyrics

Across The Moon

Written By: John O'Hallaron

Verse 1:
All across the surface
cracked and gray.
Through the speaker in my helmet,
heard you say,

that we could walk
across the moon.
And we could see
beyond the windows view.

Verse 2:
I fell into a crater,
tripped over a moon rock.
A native caught my fall,
reconnected my air-lock.

I said thank you friend,
now I'll be on my way.
This is my first time
here in outer space.

Believe Me

Written By: John O'Hallaron

I don't mind little waves across the water
no I don't.
I don't know if you're reading how I'm feeling
no I don't.
I don't think when I'm staring at the ceiling spacily,
but you know me.

Do me favor
and listen to me.
I got no reason
to leave.
You gotta believe me.
I'm telling the truth.
I don't want anybody
else but you.

How can I say it
so you'll understand.
I can't express it
in words.
I need you to feel it.
So you'll understand.
I don't want anybody
else but you.

I don't mind little waves across the water
no I don't.
I don't know if you're reading how I'm feeling
no I don't.
I don't think when I'm staring at the ceiling spacily,
but you know me.

Indolent

Written By: John O'Hallaron

It started slow
and it crept up we didn't know
that we were being pushed right out the door
like dirt being swept up off the floor.

No one's wrong and no one's right.
There is no victor to this fight.
It only served to shed some light,
and change the directions of our lives.

I can't say I was surprised.

'Cause I looked at you,
and you looked at me,
and we knew right there
it wasn't meant to be.

'Cause when your worlds crashing down,
but you're numb to the pain.
It's apparent that we're never
gonna feel the same.

As friends we'd stay,
but soon we started to drift away.
You've never seemed so far away from me.
How could this have happened? How could this be?

A thought that stays
in my brain every single day:
That we don't know each other any more.
I'm finding that hard for me to ignore,
but it's not something worth changing for.

Sleeping Late

Written By: John O'Hallaron

Four useless hours
lying in bed
trying to sleep.

My brain's on fire.
I should try
counting sheep.

When I close my eyes,
thoughts start to flood my mind.
Why I get so deep
I don't know, I just wanna fall asleep.

Sun is creeping up.
It's getting light.
I'm wide awake.

I'm doomed again.
Plans or not,
I'm sleeping late.

Discography

Chalk Dinosaur (self titled LP) - 2009
Still Here (LP) - 2010
Kitty Hawk Surf (EP) - 2011

The track "Rosedale" from the self titled album and the track "Indolent" have been getting regular airplay on Pittsburgh's WYEP 91.3

The track "Lo Mein" from the album "Still Here" has also received airplay from the Drexel radio station in Philadelphia.