The Carnival Kids

The Carnival Kids

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Critically acclaimed songwriter earning the praises of notable industry figures such as Robin Millar (Sade, Eric Clapton, etc), Alison Wenham (AIM, A2IM, RCA), Brian Message (Radiohead, Nick Cave) and many others. Debut single spinning on over 400 stations worldwide.

Biography

The Carnival Kids is an alternative/indie rock project formed by songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Adam Ciminello in August 2012.

Having spent years on the road as a sideman in several successful acoustic and alternative rock bands, Ciminello formed The Carnival Kids with the goal of making music that could boldly defy any single genre while still maintaining a feeling of familiarity. Their self-titled debut album explores common themes of love, change, anxiety, and the overall joy for the moments we have and the people we love.

“This album was somewhat of a rebirthing for me,” says founder and producer Adam Ciminello, “before I sat down to make this disc I was getting swallowed in the cynicism of today’s music industry, thinking the only way I could make a living was to play keyboards for pop stars whose music I could barely tolerate. I was losing the belief, even worse the desire, to share and promote my own music. Thankfully, something in me snapped.”

Earning accolades from legendary producers/industry figures like Robin Millar (Sade, Elvis Costello, Eric Clapton), Chris Kimsey (Rolling Stones), and Brian Message (Radiohead), while garnering airplay on over 400 stations worldwide, including acclaimed stations such as Absolute Radio and WDST Woodstock and chocking up over 600,000 hits on YouTube with their debut single Bitter Holding, Ciminello and The Carnival Kids have clearly emerged as one of the top alternative rock acts to watch in 2013.

Lyrics

The Carnival Kids - Bitter Holding

Written By: Adam Ciminello

Come out the woods where the chemicals mix in the sun
I could tell you the truth
But the truth is that I'm not the one
I don't believe in a certain pattern to things
All I could do is just what for whatever it brings

So pass me your light
Wherever you go, there you are

Oh, I don't belong
Oh, I don't belong
I know I don't belong
Here in the bitter holding
You hold me out too long

Pour me a drink make it strong
Go straight to my head
Forgive if I'm forgetting the things that you said
Tell me a story with words as ripe as the day
The chemicals over and over I know what you'll say

(you'll say)

Pass me your light
Wherever you go, there you are

The Carnival Kids - Midnight Soul

Written By: Adam Ciminello

You swallow me whole
then you push me around the world
Here, I fight for my soul
Then I think about my hometown girl
Woah everyone's half-past drunk
We just change into curious lovers now
When your back's to the sun
You might as well change your town

Talking bout the midnight soul
Midnight
yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah!
They said that I'm the angry child
They said that I'm the angry child

But they don't know
Oh I said they don't know

Tell me your name
Tell me your favorite style
I ain't got no shame
I kiss with a broken smile
Oh nothing but honky tonk
And I smoked all my cigarettes yesterday
But I wrote you a song darling
Wrote it in my own way

Chorus

The Carnival Kids - Love On Demand

Written By: Adam Ciminello

Wait
Well if its just the same
Go
See what the world became
Oh
She said you ought to know
She's
Moving to Mexico

In two weeks
Two damn weeks

Oh
Well if its just the same
Go
You know I ain't to blame
Cards
Now you decide to show
She's
Moving to Mexico

In two weeks
Two damn weeks

Take my laugh take the best of me
Take my skin take the rest of me
Take me places I won't go
Take my mind take my memory
Take my soul take my sympathy
Take me places I won't go
Its always love on demand, love on demand
Love on demand, love on demand
With all this love on demand
I've been thinkin all night

(all night)

Babe
When we were barely young
Days, before
The autumn leaves were born
Sail
Whichever way the wind blows
She's
Moving to mexico

In two weeks
Two damn weeks

Chorus

The Carnival Kids - Straight Down The Road

Written By: Adam Ciminello

Crisscross the highway
We take down those signs
Some eyes just stay straight
Some eyes disguise

You don't know
You don't know how it feels
You don't know
You don't know how to stare
Straight down the road

Well I don't think too much these days
Well I don't think too much about love
Well I don't think too much
About a pretty little lady wanna take me along?
Oh pretty little baby wanna sing me a song?

Blue blooded seeker
You hold that march
Some disbelievers
But they all take watch

Tears of the stranger passing by
Give a momentary glimpse
Line shapers old enough to feast on what
their words will never means
Straight down the road

Chorus

You know you wanna come home
You know you wanna come home
You know, you know, you know, you know

Well I don't think too much these days
Well I don't think too much about love
Well I don't think too much about god
Man I sure as hell don't think too much about
The sinners and the saints all the faces that they paint
Well I don't think too much
[About a pretty little lady wanna take me along
Oh pretty little baby wanna sing me a song] 2x

The Carnival Kids - How Often

Written By: Adam Ciminello

Check out the rising sun
Can't be the only one and we were singing
How often we were singing?
I drove the sinking ship
They said you're ill equipped but I was singing
How often we were singing?

And we, sail
(Was it always this easy? Wasn't always this easy)
Can we, sail?
(Was it always this easy? Wasn't always this easy)

How often we were singing?
How often we were singing?

Tell me your fairytale
I'm way too high to fail, and I was singing
How often we were singing?
They tried to kick me out
They tried to make me shout, but I was singing
How often we were singing?

Chorus

The Carnival Kids - Pretty Words

Written By: Adam Ciminello

Say, the seasons never last
The reasons in the past
While you were searching for yourself
The way,
Shows you where to stay
Past the games we used to play
While we were searching for ourselves

How long can we drive on?
Can we stay strong?
Till we forget just where, where we're from?

How long can we drive on?
Can we stay strong?
The shadows don't pretend
They don't pretend

So hold me close and tell me lies
Pretty words I have to take you by surprise
So hold me close and tell me lies
Pretty words I have to make things right

Oh, its easy to pretend
But the kindness that you send
Its only fleeting in its bed
You know, we can only sail
Lengths we'd just as fail
While we were searching for ourselves

How long we can we drive on?
Can we stay strong?
I play the same old song because it turns me on
(Does it turn you on?)
How long we can drive, can we stay strong?
The shadows don't pretend
they don't pretend

chorus

The Carnival Kids - Hit My Head

Written By: Adam Ciminello

The calling out
A simple sound
We own the night
We used to tell ourselves

Heaven sent her on a train
Sex and blood took her away
Now I'm all used up, all used up

Don't it kinda feel like a mystery?
You can rock me anytime
Don't it kinda feel like its always on our minds?

Its always on my mind
Your always on my mind

The rolling hills
The lows, the thrills
Well I hit my head upon your heart
When pacing back and forth I
so endlessly your love I need
I tried to make you mine
But I'm not here to take things back
Apparently I make you laugh
At least that's what it seems
What it seems

Chorus

The Carnival Kids - Daily Miracle

Written By: Adam Ciminello

We wanted something to take us far
But when you're lovesick
you just stay where you are
Every day we wait, every day tempt fate
You just can't tempt time
It just rolls on by
We said some day
Make a run, make our escape
Oh some day

We sought redemption for the days we passed
It failed to mention, that the good days don't last
All we are
Fading numbered stars and broken dreams
Inside the in-between
We said some day
Make a run, make our escape
Some way, oh some way

Just get behind the wheel and drive
One last look to all the things left behind
On our knees we wait and pray
For the daily miracle

(wait another day)

Sometimes love ain't enough
Only you can change yourself
I hope you do
I hope you do
I hope you do

Only you can change yourself

The Carnival Kids - Better Off Running

Written By: Adam Ciminello

What I saw I came from
Every thing was right
Pretend and I saw sun
Fade into the night
But all we did was cry about the rain
All we did was dream to stay the same

Sailing soul
Sailing soul won't stay the same
Sailing soul won't stay the same
So I'm better off running

Where I go I go from
So I don't lose my way
Where I take I take from
Every single day
All we are
Assume the things we've earned
All we are
Assume its well deserved

Chorus

The Carnival Kids - What Are We Waiting For

Written By: Adam Ciminello

Trample through the wilderness
Silence is the friend you never thought you'd miss
But today you did
Today you did
The moonlight takes the lid
From your dreams from the morning lake steam
Its the kind of afternoon
Where the window meets the lonely screams

So when you wake up alone
In your bed on your own darling tell me
What are we waiting for?
When you toss in the night
Cause the day wasn't right darling tell me
What are we waiting for?
I don't know

Never knew how to make love to you
So the bird that I flew found the window to
A secret woods, my secret woods
But your shadow always stood
In my mind as the marking of time
Where the hole the sky that we cut when lied
And tried to hide
I don't want to hide

Chorus

Discography

The Carnival Kids - The Carnival Kids (April 2013)