clementine

clementine

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clementine creates original upbeat rock songs with honest heartfelt lyrics about life, love, family and friends. Songs that paint an earnest picture of the common man in all of us that is struggling through our seemingly mundane lives with a resolution of hope.

Biography

The music of Milwaukee's Clementine is almost as diverse as the backgrounds of the band's members. Careers like massage therapy and audio engineering make up the day jobs of this group of indie-poppers, whose musical mission statement is to have fun. Perhaps the range of personal life choices helps shine a light on their eclectic original material. Bands like Modest Mouse, the Flaming Lips and Neutral Milk Hotel come to mind for music that is quirky and catchy. A Clementine show is a bit like watching a Beck retrospective, with upbeat, slightly ambient, dance able songs. (dec. 28 2007 shepherd express article)

Lyrics

Sunshine

Written By: Dale Reince

I saw the sunshine in my mind, I saw the farmers over time. I do believe, somewhere someones got to be smiling.

I practiced with my friends past tense, I like the feelings that they give. I do believe, somewhere something had to have to go right.

And summer's on us now and will be tomorrow. Gliding on our rails, smooth as silk. And I thought I knew you, just a bridge to cover up our family glue, just to keep it all together and brand new. And the years are adding up to I owe you, and I'm feeling like I am over due. And I'm thinking that I thought that I knew you.

Connected in the universe nurtured me back to my health. I do believe, sometimes some things have to be done.

And I like flowers and I like space and in between I like the grace. I do believe, sometime somewhere everything will be.

And summer's on us now and will be tomorrow. Gliding on our rails, smooth as silk. And I thought I knew you, just a bridge to cover-up our family glue, just to keep it all together and brand new. And the years are adding up to I owe you, and I'm feeling like I am over due. And I'm thinking that I thought that I knew you.

For These Days

Written By: Dale Reince

You stole my thoughts, you thought you lost something. You hardly knew what it was until it was to late. For these days and for these nights, I'm dreaming of sunshine entering the top of my mind.

On my time, On my ground, on my ground that I am from. On my time, On my ground, on my ground that I am from.

Hey you, hey you, hey you.

Put a smile on your face, I want to uplift you. Cut me out, I'm somewhere I want to be, wanna be. System are you biased or are you moving on. Can you hear me whining or are you leaving some. Folded up outside myself, rich in experience. Better off than most and am I making sense. Building up on corners and maybe I can rise. Climbing up this ladder will open up my eyes.

What makes us tick like this world, a big place with lots of dreams, we would be just a thought. Am I getting carried away with the facts and there you go and we're here to stay.

On my time, On my ground, on my ground that I am from. On my time, On my ground, on my ground that I am from.

Hey you, hey you, hey you.

Put a smile on your face, I want to uplift you. Cut me out, I'm somewhere I want to be, wanna be. System are you biased or are you moving on. Can you hear me whining or are you leaving some. Folded up outside myself, rich in experience. Better off than most and am I making sense. Building up on corners and maybe I can rise. Climbing up this ladder will open up my eyes.

You are fuel that feeds my soul. Your house built me and whatever I can see. All my friends are working real hard, I see them in the streets. They are stressed and they are blessed.

On my time, On my ground, on my ground that I am from. On my time, On my ground, on my ground that I am from.

Hey you, hey you, hey you.

Put a smile on your face, I want to uplift you. Cut me out, I'm somewhere I want to be, wanna be. System are you biased or are you moving on. Can you hear me whining or are you leaving some. Folded up outside myself, rich in experience. Better off than most and am I making sense. Building up on corners and maybe I can rise. Climbing up this ladder will open up my eyes.

My Whole Life

Written By: Dale Reince

Till you woke up in your bed and in my head, I never missed you like I did my whole life.
It's ironic my whole life missed out on my dad and you sat there with your arms wide open.

Maybe I was scared.

Looking for you in your chair inside your home, wanting to see you inside your living room.
I wish I could have more conversations with you, thirty years just seems to damn short and I'm still not through.

Time was not enough.

I guess we had our share though it seems unfair that it was your time to pass and leave us here.
Now it's our turn to be strong and to do what's right. Following inside your footsteps and your guiding light.

that's the way it goes.

That's the way we go.

Discography

Full length debut album currently in progress. Estimated done date, late summer/fall 2007.

Clementine promo demo 2007
Clementine Live at WMSE 2005
Clementine 2005 self titled ep
Clementine Live at Cactus Club sept 2004

Currently being played these radio stations:
NPR 89.7 various shows including Saturday at the cafe.
91.7 wmse
88.9 radio Milwaukee
102.1 fm

Set List

Typical Clementine Set: 8-13 songs (all original)

put it past me
into space
for these days
my whole life
friction
waking up (all over again)
setting sail
the boat
life of bees
everybody's on
rolling home
sunshine
bury my head