Sarah Dooley

Sarah Dooley

 Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Sarah Dooley is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter from Indiana and she like likes you. If you enjoy songs about school dances and the Goonies, you'll hopefully like her back.

Biography

Sarah Dooley is a singer-songwriter originally from Valparaiso, Indiana. In 2007 she left the cornfields and chinese buffets of her hometown to attend Barnard College of Columbia University. 

Since graduating, Sarah has recorded her first full-produced album "Stupid Things," which was featured on NPR's Morning Edition and was ranked #17 on the iTunes pop charts as a result. The album has been covered by many publications including Huffington Post and Seventeen Magazine. Her humor and whimsy permeate her music. Imagine if Regina Spektor and Michael Cera had a baby. That's Sarah.

Sarah's MySpace has over 150,000 plays and her comedy webseries AND SARAH has over 160,000 views on YouTube. You can hear her NPR story here: http://www.npr.org/2014/03/04/285581193/sarah-dooley-releases-debut-album-stupid-things

Her music video for her single, "Peonies," can be viewed at her website www.sarahdooleymusic.com. "Peonies" is a Brudder Films production.

Lyrics

Peonies

Written By: Sarah Dooley

take my hand or put it in your pocket
i don't need to see you tonight
see you tonight
it would only help to break my heart

i left a vase of flowers by the window
overnight they froze and now im left
with a popsicle of peonies

an inedible
popsicle
of peonies

every morning i wake up and i look in the mirror
catalog all the lines in my face in time
i don't think it could get any clearer
i cant tell if they're yours or mine
i can't tell if they change with time

but be my maybe lover
i have a sister and a brother
and i can get by
on any kind of love you have

take me down to the edge of the city
i can sit by the shore
i can look around and let you work
ill let you work
ohi know how to be alone
i can sit and read all day

and you say 'baby it isn't as it seems'
i have unrealistic dreams
where im swimming in a pool
of bowtie pasta and a small side salad

but be my maybe lover
i have a sister and a brother
and i can get by
on any kind of love you have

its a secret among men
oh anyway you can
is there any way you can?
you can be my half-a-man
spare anything you can

so be my, be my lover
i have a sister and a brother
and i can get by
oh i can get by
i can get by
if you can get by
i can get by
if you can get by
ayayayayay
ooohhhweeohoooooohooo

Watching Goonies At My House

Written By: Sarah Dooley

if it snows
and school is cancelled
do not fret
you can come over to my house
watch Goonies
at my house
'cause I know
you get lonely
well me too
I will see you soon
watching goonies at my house

oh wa-oh oh oh oh
oh wa-oh oh oh oh
oh wa-oh oh wa-oh
oh oh

you sit there
I'll sit here
can you see
I'm so happy
you're watching goonies at my house
it's just that I
have been waiting my whole life
for someone like you
watching goonies at my house

oh come over to my house
we'll watch movies at my house
oh come over
oh come over to my house

oh come over to my house
we'll watch goonies at my house
oh come over
oh come over to my house

do you think
you could put your arm
around me
for the remainder of the film
it's cold inside my house
it's been a long
hard climb
for me too
I think I like you
you like me
it's a good movie
I like you
and you like me
it's a good movie
goonies
it's a fantastic movie

come over please I like you please
come over please to my house please
I like you please I like you please
oh oh oh wa-oh

come over please I like you please
come over please I like you please
to my house please
oh oh oh wa-oh

video killed the radio star
video killed the radio star
I think that we could get it very far
if the video didn't leave such a scar

come over to my house and watch Goonies
come over to my house and watch Goonies
come over to my house and watch Goonies

ho wa-oh ho wa-oh oh
ho wa-oh ho wa-oh oh
ho wa-oh ho wa-oh oh oh

Firefly

Written By: Sarah Dooley

I knew a boy in '95
who swallowed a firefly
it perched on his lips for a moment or two

I supposed it wondered what it was like
to be words just before they're spoken
if I were a firefly that's what I'd do

oooo

is your life so bad
why are you so sad?
we're getting on just fine
is your life so bad
why are you so sad?
firefly
firefly
firefly oo
firefly oh

that poor little boy he had little sense
he opened up and swallowed it whole
down and down and down it went

and how his dim white neck glowed green
little pulses of green
it was like nothing I'd ever seen

oooo

is your life so bad
why are you so sad?
you made another friend
is your life so bad
why are you so sad?

and people came from 'round the world
to have one conversation with the boy
'cause every time he opened his mouth
it was the dawn of a new day
when the firefly finally decided to leave
the boy's esophagus
the boy's esophagus
it was a sad day
it was a very very sad day
sad day
sad day
sad day
it was a sad day
it was a sad day
it was a very sad day
it was a sad day
it was a sad day
it was a bright Saturday

is your life so bad?
so bad is your life so bad is your life so bad
bad bad
firefly
firefly
firefly oo
firefly oh
firefly
firefly
firefly

Gym Looks Nice

Written By: Sarah Dooley

Step two three on my toes on my toes
I'll forgive you for that
You pricked me with the rose with the rose
I'll forgive you for that

The gym looks nice with the bows with the bows
The balloons on the floor

Have me home before dark before dark
I don't want to get caught
tempo goes rum pum bum rum pum bum
I don't have any gum

The gym looks nice with the bows with the bows
The balloons on the floor

and I'll wait for you
to come and find me
when our song gets played
I'll be by the punch
talking to a custodian

and we'll make out on your brother's car x3

I can't tell if you're bored if you're bored
I can't tell anymore
you look nice in your tie in your tie
I've got something in my eye

The gym looks nice with the bows with the bows
The balloons on the floor

and I'll wait for you
to come and find me
when our song gets played
I'll be by the punch
talking to a custodian

and we'll make out on your brother's car x3

and I'll wait for you
to come and find me
when our song gets played
I'll be by the punch
talking to a custodian

and I'll wait for you to say it first
I don't want to embarrass myself anymore

and we'll make out on your brother's car
and we'll make out on your brother's car
and we'll wake up in your brother's car

I Like You Most In May

Written By: Sarah Dooley

she doesn't mind if you read her book
the pages spill out but you're too afraid to look
she sings a tune so sweet and it makes you want to cry
you've traveled very far
oh me oh my

they're calling your name outside the bay
she's writing everything down
be careful what you say
her life story could be in a book someday
oh make sure you know your april from your may
from your may oh oh oh oh
from your may oh oh oh oh
from your may

you have the freckles of a child
and you can't keep forgetting what that's like
she says there's something I want you to know
oooooooh
I'm writing a story about ah me and you-ou (x2)
doo da da ooooh

cause I care about your eyelids
and I care about your words
and I care about your freckles
and I care about baby birds
(x2)

I like you more than I could ever say
I like you more with every passing day
oh I like you more than I could ever say
I like you most, oh I like you most in may
in may, oh oh oh I like you most in may
in may

Shadows

Written By: Sarah Dooley

Walking home and it is cold December
Wind makes your hair silly and my eyes tear up
I'm on tip toes, you are so tall
Taller than my bedroom

Up the stairs and we have to keep quiet
Little brother's sleeping and I bend down to
Kiss his cheek and I see your shadow
Shadow in the doorway
And my shadow at the bed

Our shadows are husband and wife
And they kiss in the middle of the night
But once we come back into the light

There is a sea between us
And we eat ice cream and we don't say a word
We don't say a word to anyone

Living room and this is where the night ends
There's a silence and you're uncomfortable
You stand up and I start to shiver
Shivering at midnight

We're alone and we are in the moonlight
It appears just perfect but we don't take note
No we don't, we stand at an arm's length
Honey-colored porch lights
And you don't take my hand...

But somewhere our shadows are sleeping
Tucked up in a marital bed
But we stand apart waiting for the second hand to change

There is a sea between us
And we eat ice cream and we don't say a word
We don't say a word to anyone

Who knows when we'll figure out
Who knows when we find out what we're talking about
'Cause we don't have money and we don't have a car
Credit history is just subpar
No one knows exactly who we are
No one in the back knows

There is a sea between us
And we eat ice cream and we don't say a word
We don't say a word
'Cause we're afraid that we won't be heard

Discography

Stupid Things, Full Length Album (Produced by Matt J. Star, 2012)
"Peonies," Single (2012)
"Gym Looks Nice," Single (2012)
"Teenage Dream (Cover)," (2011)
"Watching Goonies At My House," Single (2008)
Sarah Dooley, Full Length Album (2007)
"Pinky Swear," Single (2007)