Hostage EP

by Dillon Kondor

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05:46
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03:18
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03:58
4.
05:39
5.
05:31

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released October 24, 2016

Nothing
Dillon Kondor - vocals, electric and acoustic guitar
Ben Butler, electric guitar (ebow)
Justin Goldner, bass
Aiden Moore, bass (bridge)
Robbie Kondor, piano
Jon Epcar, drums and percussion
Alex Russek, percussion

Fool
Dillon Kondor, vocals
Kevin Ramessar, acoustic guitar
Rachel Golub, violin
Dave Eggar, cello

Hostage
Dillon Kondor, vocals, acoustic guitar
Ben Butler, electric guitar
Aiden Moore, bass
Robbie Kondor, piano and wurlitzer
Larry Goldings, organ

Jon Epcar, drums
Shawn Pelton, percussion
David Mann, sax and flute
Jim Hynes, trumpet and flugelhorn
Dan Levine, trombone
Horns arranged by David Mann and Dillon Kondor

For You
Dillon Kondor, vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
Katie Rose Summerfield, vocals
Ben Butler, mandolin, electric guitar (solo)
Eric Stockton, electric guitar (verse 3)
Robbie Kondor, piano
Zev Katz, bass
Jon Epcar, drums
Cam Collins, glockenspiel

Waste
Dillon Kondor, vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
Eric Stockton, electric guitar (solo)
Robbie Kondor, piano
Dave Eggar, cello
Zev Katz, bass
Jon Epcar, drums

All songs composed by Dillon Kondor, produced by Billy Jay Stein and Dillon Kondor

Recorded and mixed by Billy Jay Stein at Strange Cranium Productions, NYC.

Mastered by Fred Kevorkian, at Avatar Studios, NYC

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photo credit Leonardo Mascaro

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Stephanie Layton

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Track Name: Nothing
Wake up
Drink your coffee
Get in a cab, you're late, it's time to go

I don't know
Why I bother
Hanging onto truths that I can't know

So keep pushing on
Keep pushing on

If what you said was true
There's nothing I can do
'cause I'm nothing
Without you

So come on
Dry your eyes now
We walked on the moon; get out of bed

So keep pushing on
Keep pushing on

If what you said was true
There's nothing I can do
'cause I'm nothing
Without you

You've been making a fool of me
And there's nothing I can do
I've been trying to start again
But I'm nothing without you
Track Name: Fool
When I first looked at you
My whole world switched to black and white
And as the color fades
I wonder if you're worth the fight

So cruel
How you lied to me
But it took me 'til now
To realize I'm the fool
For believing you

So now I see that you're
A technicolor fairytale
And as my eyes adjust
I see that I'm the one who failed

So cruel
How you lied to me
But it took me 'til now
To realize I'm the fool
For believing you

You can't hurt me no more
But it took me 'til now
To realize I'm the fool
For believing you
Track Name: Hostage
I know what you're used to
That I can't refuse you
You can't will this heart of mine to break

When we were younger
Our love was like hunger
Felt like a risk we had to take

You swore this was different
Well how is it different?
And tell me what difference does it make?

Been holding me hostage for so long
I'm ready to switch my side
I feel like a ghost as I watch you pass by

I can't keep this up for much longer
I'm ready to cross the line
But how many ways can you say that you're sorry
For the things you can't undo

She looks in the mirror
And speaks; I don't hear her
And everything feels made for TV

Where things that are crazy
Seem perfectly normal
And everyone has someplace to be

So maybe I'm dreaming
My consciousness streaming
But I'm not convinced this dreams for me

Been holding me hostage for so long
I'm ready to switch my side
I feel like a ghost as I watch you pass by

I can't keep this up for much longer
I'm ready to cross the line
But how many ways can you say that you're sorry
For the things you can't undo
Track Name: For You
This feeling spreading like a cancer
And I can't seem to keep it down
I've been looking for an answer
A way to turn this thing around

But you already knew
You already knew

You walk around like it's a riddle
A secret you're afraid to say
I'm not as stupid as I look girl
I'm smart enough to walk away

But you already knew
You already knew

You tried to be something you're not already
You followed me somewhere you're not prepared to go
And now I know
I'll never write a decent melody for you

So now we've put it on the table
And I can act like I'm surprised
But I'm addicted to the fable
The innocence behind the lies

But you already knew
You already knew

You tried to be something you're not already
You followed me somewhere you're not prepared to go
And now I know
I'll never write a decent melody for you
Track Name: Waste
I just got home and read your note and I can't understand a single word you wrote. Like a hangman who forgets to bring the rope, I can't tell what I need from what I hope. Can't let this feeling go to waste, but I can only feel it when I see you face to face. And even though there's such a bitter aftertaste, no, I can't let this feeling go to waste. It feels like...

I thought that chords and melodies would save me, but my demons always bring me to my knees. And the cure is so much worse than the disease. I can't go on pretending. So take my number of your phone and soon I'll fade away into a person you don't know. Another opportunity I've blown. But it won't be a waste.

I can't let this feeling go to waste.