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When You Need Me The Most

by ALPACA SPORTS

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You only care about the money you make Your shiny hair and your fancy car Whatever happened to the friend I once had? We used to count all the stars above When the night came Now you’re digging your own grave I remember every winter we'd go To the lake with our hockey skates We always talked about the future we had You always said we would stay the same How could I know My heart would freeze in the cold snow You’re just like them You only care about the money you make Your shiny hair and your fancy car Whatever happened to the friend I once had? We used to count all the stars above Now you are just like them Now you’re digging your own grave You’re just like them I don’t want your car, don’t want your money I don’t like your hair it’s looking funny Sky’s full of stars but you don’t see them anymore Baby you’re just like them
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Is there anything I can do now? Is there anything I can say? Don't let her love just pass you by I could hear my mama say One of these days I’ll follow through One of these days I’ll dare It doesn’t matter if the sun falls down I don’t care what people say I’ll be the sunshine in your eyes I’ll be the shoulder when you cry And if you’re ever feeling scared, I’ll be there to hold your hand And if you feel alone at night I’ll be the moon that’s shining bright Cause you know I’m always here when you need me the most Say you love me, say you’ll never let me go Is there anything I can do now? Is there anything I can say? I want to tell you how I feel before the summer fades away Cause I just can’t stop dreaming About those days spent in the sand Listening to the boats go by when we were walking hand in hand I’ll be the sunshine in your eyes I’ll be the shoulder when you cry And if you’re ever feeling scared, I’ll be there to hold your hand And if you feel alone at night I’ll be the moon that’s shining bright Cause you know I’m always here when you need me the most
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Walking home with our eyes closed Cause we know every path in this old place If I ever grow up I wanna be just like you Tuesday nights on your sofa Singing classics we love from the sixties Oh God I felt so alone the day you left us waiting It’s been a long time now, since I saw you around But deep in my heart, I know I’ll see you again It’s been a long time now, since I saw you around But deep in my heart, I know I’ll see you again There’s no one like you Can I rest by your side for a while? Dream away as we’re watching the clouds fly If I ever grow up I wanna be just like you Walking home in the cold rain You always gave me a shoulder to lean on Oh God I felt so alone the day you left us waiting It’s been a long time now, since I saw you around But deep in my heart, I know I’ll see you again It’s been a long time now, since I saw you around But deep in my heart, I know I’ll see you again There’s no one like you
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I Love You 03:09
In dreams at night I always try to take you far away I needed those dreams To keep my sadness at bay We run and hide And hold each other tight under the stars And when the dawn comes I just wanna stay in your arms I love you (I love you too) I love you (you know I do) I love you (can’t hardly breath at night) Oh baby tell me you feel it too And when I wake The love we had in dreams has gone away But deep in my heart I know I won't ever stray In dreams tonight I'll try to tell you all the things I feel So maybe one day The love we have can be real I don't feel lonely when I'm with you I don’t feel lonely when I’m with you So if you're feeling this way too Take me in your arms (Won’t you) take me in your arms I love you (I love you too) I love you (you know I do) I love you (can’t hardly breath at night) Oh baby tell me you feel it too
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I still walk Up and down the same old street Where we would whisper The dreams we shared together The tree house That we built when we were five Oh it's all gone now And I wonder Oh where’d you go? The summer When we swam beneath the sun Where did our dreams go? We used to say “forever” Those secrets That we swore we'd never tell Do you remember? What you told me I’m sure you’ve changed But so have I I’m sure you’ve changed But so have I I’m sure you’ve changed But I miss you Yeah I miss you Oh where’d you go?
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I know a place on the far side of town Where nobody ever goes Say goodbye to those tears we once cried We won’t need them anymore When I hold you All my troubles fade away, I don't have to feel afraid When I hold you Even if the sky is grey, everything will be okay when I have you And all my dreams are coming true, when I hold you When I hold you And everything is feeling new, when I hold you When I hold you I feel alive, I feel alive I walk around with my head in the clouds Now I know where I belong Say goodbye to those tears I once cried My life began when I met you When I hold you All my troubles fade away, I don't have to feel afraid When I hold you Even if the sky is grey, everything will be okay when I have you And there are things I can't explain When I’m with you now it feels like we can fly away And there are things I can't explain When I’m with you now it feels like we can fly away When I hold you And all my dreams are coming true When I hold you When I hold you And everything is feeling new When I hold you When I hold you, I feel alive, I feel alive
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There were so many times When my hands needed care Your were there to protect them And the nights I was low When my faith was too small Your were right there to save it From the iced days of Christmas To the warmth of July You've been always so gentle Though I'm not always easy You've been always so mild I just want you to thank you For being here by my side When my hands needed care Your were there to protect them And for singing my songs With a voice that I love You're my favourite girlfriend Though I'm not always easy You've been always so mild I just want you to thank you For being here by my side When my hands needed care Your were there to protect me

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FORMATS: 10" Mini-LP [Blue Colour Vinyl] [Numbered Limited Edition of 1000 copies] / Digital Mini Album

"My Favourite Girlfriend" is a Bonus track not included in the physical format and that is a cover version from MILKYWAY (composed by Guille Milkyway [LA CASA AZUL] in 1994)

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► Watch the official video-clip of "Just Like Them": bit.ly/1NNQNp7
►► Watch the official video-clip of "I Love You": bit.ly/1GsK2GY
►►► Watch the official video-clip of "Need Me The Most": bit.ly/1NdojCL
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Since they got started in the winter of 2011, everything has been big news about ALPACA SPORTS. Their indie pop has reached the ears of fans all over the world, from the United States to Japan to Peru, not to mention Spain, England, their native Sweden, and a dozen other countries. Almost all fans of this style have heard about their debut album and the numerous singles they have released over the last few months, with the album covers done by the Japanese illustrator Ray Kimura, or their unforgettable concerts in festivals like New York and Madrid Popfests, and Indietracks. Songs like “He Doesn't Even Like You”, “Just For Fun”, and “Just Like Johnny Marr” have already become a part of the collective memory of recent indie pop, and have made this tremendous young group so loved.

And now for the big news - Elefant Records is releasing “When You Need Me The Most”, the group’s new songs on a blue, 10”, 1000-copy, numbered-limited-edition. Six songs that are another great display of their immediacy, their contagious choruses, and their love for bands like THE SMITHS, ANOTHER SUNNY DAY and BELLE AND SEBASTIAN. It is an “international” album, as its own composers call it, and it makes it clear what an incredible experience ALPACA SPORTS is proving to be for Andreas Jonsson, Amanda Åkerman and Carl Jirestedt. Let’s take the trip step by step so we can understand better. First of all, Lisle Mitnik (TINY FIREFLIES, EDINE AVEC LISLE MITNIK ET SON ORCHESTRE, FIREFLIES, VERY TRULY YOURS...) forms part of the band from his homebase in Chicago; he participates in the songwriting online, which we can hear from his contributions on the guitar, organ, strings, etc. The drums and bass were recorded in New York, in the famous Marlborough Farms studios of Gary Olson (LADYBUG TRANSISTOR), who also added some trumpets. The musicians were Julia Rydholm (THE ESSEX GREEN, THE LADYBUG TRANSISTOR) and Hampus Öhman-Frölund, the latter already a veteran from their previous recordings. The album was ultimately recorded and produced by Ian Catt (TREMBLING BLUE STARS, SHAMPOO, SAINT ETIENNE...) in London, and of course the cover art is straight from Japan by Ray Kimura herself. The first two videos from this release were recorded in their native Gothenburg (Sweden) and Paris, respectively. Of course, the label, as you know, is Spanish.

It is a trip around the world in six marvelous songs. “Just Like Them” gets things off to a lively start, and their instantaneous melodies fill the songs with freshness. A trademark hit, it tells a story of disappointment, the kind you feel when someone special who was really close to you for a long time changes and becomes just like everyone else. “Need Me The Most” leads us into a luminous mid-tempo, somewhere between THE PALE FOUNTAINS and THE GO-BETWEENS. “There's No One Like You” is another key moment on the album, and it closes the first side. It is soul pop and a line that we cannot get out of our heads: “It's been a long time now, since I saw you around”.

“I Love You” reminds us of the best of THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART, with an ultra-seductive chorus and lyrics that make it clear what ALPACA SPORTS are like: direct, clear, open, free of crypticism and uncertainty... Straight to the heart. “Where'd You Go?” leans excellently toward the sixties sound that groups like THE SCHOOL and CAMERA OBSCURA cultivate so well. We wrap things up with “When I Hold You”, a slow, delicate song, like the first singles from Sarah Records.

It is an absolute pleasure for us to release ALPACA SPORTS’ new songs. These are songs that take you around the world. These are songs that make you happy.

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released October 2, 2015

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ALPACA SPORTS Gothenburg, Sweden

With a sound that harks back to the softer side of Sarah Records, Sweden's Alpaca Sports play a sweetly melodic brand of indie pop that revolves around gently strummed guitars and tender male/female vocals.

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