Make Glad the Day

by The Sylvia Platters

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1.
Even as the sun inside Bleaches out your hair Still you wouldn’t care how much I crumble But all my absolutes And words of kind to spare Never mistake a true love for a trifle ‘Cause there’s no substitute (for you) The way you are could have no rival
2.
Fallow fields, December Stars come out at six The winter solstice party Speedin’ down in the old wreck Featureless streets and roadways Harvest vehicle tracks I can’t afford to stop now Past the cul-de-sac Goodnight, Persephone Worn out jeans, December Scaves around the neck The winter solstice party Congregation haystack Uncover the streets and roadways Unemployed with debts I can’t afford to stop now Past the cul-de-sac Goodnight, Persephone I hear the mill is closing down I feel it all around I see the gas light burn out Persephone
3.
Strangers litter the front lawn Sawn off stumps and window shades all drawn Hiding out from the Thursday sun Revved up bodies if you want one Footsteps on the gravel rooftop Smoke and fire and you’re beside the phone So far away from home It’s not quite Not quite Not quite a love song Caught your sideways glance on the train Just enough to kill me again I know that you don’t feel so fine So lets get wild and steal some wine Midnight black in your pinned-back hair Softer shadows, you wouldn’t dare Counting down the summer hours Staring at Brazilian flowers Knuckles white Sonderbar’s open late tonight It’s not quite Almost But not quite A love song
4.
Salted rims and frosted mugs Curious hair and looks of love I caught a glimpse of your other side You know I dreamed of you As the sun did rise Gun in hand, a duel at dawn (bang, bang) A child-faced killer could live so long Until you crossed the track On your train of thought You strike a match On my half-lit heart Wear me out sometimes you Wear me with pride I’m stickin’ with your heart, baby, If you’re stickin’ with mine, oh mine A little push here, a little push there Samurai Records and laissez-faire Either call me, love Or call me a cab Snuff the candle out On your one night stand
5.
At the waterfront You can see them teeming Waiting for a glimpse of Collegiate dreaming And you’re so set against it I hope you never let it Spoil the feeling when you’d much rather be reelin’ At the tennis court You can see them beaming Waiting for a chance to Give the tikes a beating And it’s so easy when you think that All could have been avoided so Don’t spoil the feelin’ when you’d much rather be The feelin’ when you’d much rather be The feelin’ when you’d much rather be reelin’
6.
Note to Self 03:21
Glad greeting to you, sincerely, From your one remaining friend It's all down to you in the end First indirectly telling Soon becoming clear You can make things disappear Glad greeting to you, sincerely, From your one remaining friend It all comes back to you in the end Sleight of hand, twist of logic Solemn and severe A revealing fear You can make things disappear
7.
I'll be your vanity I'll be your antique chest of drawers I'll be your English garden With a rosebush and a pond I'll be your gardener I'll keep your house and cut your lawn I'll be your diamond necklace Your gleaming hunk of bronze We may not have a lot of worldly things But with your love, it's like eternal spring I'll be your monument I'll be your Cezanne and Vermeer I'll be your personal chauffeur Okay, maybe you should drive instead We may not have a lot of worldly things But with your love, it’s like eternal spring I’ll be your vanity
8.
What can I say Without understanding a little bit more Things I didn't realize before? It's two o'clock and I'm painting you a postcard on the wall Telling you I'm not involved It's from the top of my heart But I still can't wait to make it back To wherever you are There's no one on the line Please don't leave my out to dry (yeah) Meanwhile You were getting seashell eyes From staring at the silver lines You didn't notice You didn't even wonder where I'd been I'm begging you to let me in It's from the top of my heart But I still can't wait to make it back To wherever you are There's no one on the phone I never want to be alone Sometimes it gets a little rough Picking all the above There's nothing left to do Feelin' like I've come unglued Taking way too long to cool I'm broken like a bitter fool for you
9.
Tetherball 01:27
Take my hand and wrap my fingers Back around the leather seams And watch me wind myself up once again Only got myself to blame But Kara says the sweetest things To ease this feeling catching in my neck A wrecking crew Cut loose in my head Stumbling, resolved to get up Spinning for a second but I catch my breath and carry on Simmer down and won't forget this time To make amends
10.
When one door closes Another shuts Got bloody knuckles throwin’ upper cuts Lookin’ for a sign To ease my addled mind Again Waitin’ for an opportunity So you don’t need to keep that company Make sure this time To say what’s on your mind My friend Don’t need to explain It’ll be okay Take care of the pain before it Hurts you like they did When we were just kids Hey! Don’t dignify A sinister disguise Put it on the line The way you wanna try It’s alright
11.
So misinformed, getting carried away Don't you believe a single word that they say They're gonna get to you Yeah, they're gonna get to you, too I've been trying to reach you all afternoon But there's nothing I can do When you won't speak to me, it's true It's gonna be a cold, cold Pacific night With the ruin of the world in sight When the lights over Seattle ignite
12.
Daphne 02:46
I was sitting all alone in the kitchen on a weekday evening Tuning the receiver, when I caught her voice floating in Got a feeling that I can't explain The first time I ever heard her name Daphne Don't speak for all but she speaks to me She's a radio talk show queen On the AM dial I'm a first time caller, but a long time admirer, Daphne She's a prophetess, a seer, and she made me a believer, alright She's a mystery that I want to solve Now I want my life to revolve around Daphne Don't speak for all but she speaks to me She's a radio talk show queen On the AM dial Asked the engineer if I could see her sometime after the show He looked back at me, a little strange like there was something I needed to know I was falling for her sight unseen Behind the veil and behind the screen Daphne Don't speak for all but she speaks to me She's a radio talk show queen On the AM dial
13.
Bluebell 03:21
All of the notes collide Whenever I match your stride Though my tongue stays tied Open your heart and let me inside It seems Strong and swift we fell It means Petals and paper exchange And nothing feels the same Covered in bluebell When I hear you fall asleep It doubles my heartbeat I love the scent of your hair Draw me close, I've got dreams that only you can share It seems Strong and swift we fell It means Petals and paper exchange And nothing feels the same Covered in bluebell Suddenly open eyes Teach me to realize Every tomorrow flows Into forever, never let her go It seems Strong and swift we fell It means Petals and paper exchange And nothing feels the same Covered in bluebell
14.
Suddenly 01:46
You say your patience knows no bounds Broken silence without vows Secret longing kept untold Hurry now before my hands are folded If your sweetness stays with me Lets live suddenly All these years we did without Didn't know you were around Now your light shines out so clear Among the crowded faces hidden here As we dance ourselves away Let your sweetness stay

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In the Press:

"Make Glad the Day stays refreshing and fun across the breadth of its swiftly accelerating track list, digging catchy hooks deep into the listener while displaying a distinctly geeky, literarily inclined wit."
- Chris Matei, Grayowl Point

"Sonically, it hits like a wall of sound, incorporating elements of punk, shoegaze, and glam rock. The medium is concerted with the message. Do not mistake the rhythmic power pop sound as an undercut of the true message of the album. It bobs on vicious vitriolic vindication." - Sidharth Kondapuram, The Athenaeum

"You may not immediately associate their jangling guitar sound with Paul Weterberg’s brood, but the connection is there in their songwriting chops, knock-down-get-back-up sensibility, and fearlessness in sounding pretty and dirty all at the same time." - Jim Di Gioia, Quick Before It Melts

"The feeling of Carpe Diem oozes from their music..." - Samantha Stevens, The Voice Magazine

"Get ready to be re-introduced to the kind of mature pop rock that helps make high school movies starring 25-year-old actors so memorable..." - Cayden Johnson, The Martlet

"The Sylvia Platters have a talent for conjuring up catchy riffs." - Jake Wyatt, Nexus

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released November 27, 2015

The debut LP from The Sylvia Platters. Recorded July to December 2014 at a cabin near Mount Baker, Washington. Additional tracks recorded in Langley, BC.

Recorded by Simon Tressel, Nick Ubels and Tim Ubels.

Produced by The Sylvia Platters. Engineered by Simon Tressel. Mastered by Brock McFarlane, CPS Mastering, Vancouver.

Saxophone by Matt Tressel.
Additional vocals by Dessa Bayrock and Lindsey Ubels.

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Alex Kerc-Murchison, Nick Ubels, Tim Ubels, Scott Wagner.

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