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Once Upon One Time

by Okey Dokey

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He set sail just yesterday His mother never moved him far away from town. His name was Magic. He’d never seen a record store. He’d never even see a crowd before. Oo Oo It was oh so tragic, Big City Magic. People say that he’s lost his way. He’s just riding on a different wave than you. Never knowing what’s up his sleeve. You can tell em’ but they won’t believe. Though the city stays the same, he’s moving up, He’s moving on. He’s got zippers on the sides of his shoes. He’s got a job, he’s a dancin dude. He painted pictures in the living room, Picked up a guitar and he wrote a tune. It’s a classic. His name was Magic, Big City Magic. People say that he’s lost his way. He’s just riding on a different wave than you. Never knowing what’s up his sleeve. You can tell em’ but they won’t believe. Though the city stays the same, he’s moving up. He’s moving on. He set sail just yesterday His mother never moved him far away from town. His name was Magic. He’d never seen a record store. He’d never even see a crowd before. Oo Oo It was oh so tragic, Big City Magic.
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There’s gotta be something out there to explain all of these wild hairs, As they drag me and they pull me down to the ringer. There’s gotta be reasons I get scared that i’ll turn around and you’re not there, And I’m goin such a long way to meet you in the middle. Maybe it’s me, Maybe it’s you. Am I chasing a dream? Am I doing the right thing, baby? I’m fighting to confide in you. I’ve tried every way to get it through. Baby, there’s no maybe. Maybe it’s just you. There’s gotta be something for me out there. It’s looking pretty sad, I know it is, And I’m drowning in the tears from laughing at me. There’s gotta be something that I don't know. Something that I don’t know, And I’m goin such a long way to see what it is. Maybe it’s me, Maybe it’s you. Am I chasing a dream? Am I doing the right thing, baby? I’m fighting to confide in you. I’ve tried every way to get it through. I’m fighting to confide in you. Baby, there’s no maybe. Maybe it’s just you. The writing on the wall, nobody reads it anymore. The writing on the wall says that you should be running. And I know that loving ain’t always easy. And I know it never seems to be the right time. I’m fighting to confide in you. I’ve tried every way to get it through. I’m fighting to confide in you. Baby, there’s no maybe. Maybe it’s just you.
4.
Wine Friends 04:02
I walked alone through the days and all the hours. I can’t count them anymore. I sat at home and I watched through the tv screen as the lovers had their fill. I pondered on and thought of all the things that I had shared with me. And every glass of wine should come with a friend. And tell me what’s the end if there’s nobody to share it with. Nobody there to be scared of it with you? Shake your finger like the heretic. Never one to waste your time on getting along! I know when the curtains call I’ll have someone to hold on to! (The puff of smoke that shows right before you go) And so it goes, the stubborn kind has a harder time finding anyone. But my misery has so many things she’d like to share with me. And every glass of wine should come with a friend. Someone should see it when you go. Tell me what’s the end if there’s nobody to share it with. Nobody there to be scared of it with you? Shake your finger like the heretic. Never one to waste your time on getting along! And I know, as the curtains call, I’ll have someone to hold on to! (The puff of smoke that shows right before you go) (The puff of smoke that shows you where to go)
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I can say safely that time has forgiven me and I may be right to carry on. What does the Bad News have today? It won’t find me if I'm out looking for the right fit. The right fit. And when your love is due you’ll want it to be fair. I can say vaguely that time may be everything. Why try to change it if you don’t see changes? I don’t wanna lose it all, I just don’t see a thing to do about it. What does the Bad News have for me? It won’t find me if I'm out looking for the right fit. The right fit. And when your love is due you’ll want it to be fair. Looking for the right fit.
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Delicious 03:38
If you wanna slip away to my place let me know. If you think it would be right to sit beside me let me know. I wouldn’t fight it, the realizing. You might be what’s in my head. I wouldn’t write it if it wasn’t right there in the weeds and the water bill. If you wanna slip away to my place let me know. If you think it would be right to sit beside me let me know. Don’t love the new ways. Don’t see the point of it. Don’t love the old ways, but I love the old things and I gotta have my old flame too. Don’t love the new ways. Don’t see the point of it. Don’t love the old ways, but I love the old things and I gotta have my old flame too. If you wanna slip away to my place let me know. If you think it would be right to sit beside me let me know.
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What used to be a tragedy, the world crashing down on me, was really just a fiction of myself. You started getting distant, practically running from me. Must have put my heartbeat somewhere else. And I always said the same things just trying to keep you. And people have a way to make the same things feel brand new. I feel brand new again. When I get to thinking about how we left it, or really how you left me and how I felt about it. Then people started saying that I started changing into some kind of creature cause of you. So I always sing the same things when I sing about you. And people have a way to make the same things feel brand new. I’m feeling brand new again. Finally got my heart out from your shadow. It’s raising the dead to try to get my head right after you. Now that it’s over the zombie’s taken over and no one’s looking at me like I'm dead. Maybe I’m alive again. Maybe it’s just confidence putting all the colors in my skin. And i always said the same things just trying to keep you, And people have a way to make the same things feel brand new. I feel brand new again. Finally got my heart out from your shadow. It’s raising the dead. Trying to get my head right after you. I feel brand new again. Finally got my heart out from your shadow. It’s raising the dead. Trying to get my head right after you.
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In and out of a year, we were chasing a daydream to the end. I’ve seen such pretty places. Now they’re so hard to see. Everything is so clear to me. All those days when we went a’fallin down. You’ve seen such pretty places. They don’t mean anything. Oh, what a world. Oh, what a world. Oh, what a world it is. Oh, what a world. Oh, what a world. Oh what a world it is beside you. And so it may appear, I went a’chasin rainbows. They laid me down and laid me out. So far out I couldn't find you. In and out of a year, we were practically blinded by the room. And I’ve seen such scary things. And I don't think that they’d fight you. Now I'm out in the rain and there’s no kind of rainbow above my head. We’ve seen such pretty days. They don’t mean anything. Oh, what a world. Oh, what a world. Oh, what a world it is. Oh, what a world. Oh, what a world. Oh, what a world it is beside you. Oh, what a world. Oh, what a world. Oh, what a world it is. Oh, what a world. Oh, what a world. Oh, what a world it is beside you. In and out of a year. In and out of a year, we were practically blinded by the room.
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Pinks 03:53
I love pinks, and blues, and greens, and all of the colors between them. I see them when I’m dreamin. Somewhere over the mountains you’ll go. As soon as the temperature is low. This time I cannot follow you over the rivers where the neon grows. Pinks, and blues, and greens, and all of the colors between them. I see them when I’m dreamin. Somewhere through all visions in my head I'll find a way, someway. Somewhere in another version of this world I'll be one my way, someway. Pink, and blue, and green, and all of the colors between them. I see them when I’m dreamin. And all I see is you back when you had your mother’s hair. She gave you dreamin and you gave me leavin. All I wish to see is a sight of pink and green. Maybe a little blue and something in between. Man, I always see it when I am dreaming. And I hope to see that you won’t be leavin. Pink, and blue, and green, and all of the colors between them. I see them when I’m dreamin. And all I see is you back when you had your mother’s hair. She gave you dreamin and you gave me leavin. Somewhere over the mountains you’ll go.
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My Love 04:14
My love, my love and how it speaks to me. My love, my love. Everybody’s crying. Everybody’s out there looking for the same things as you. Every bit of mileage that you put on your heart is another hole in your shoes. My love, my love may be lonely but it’s always out there searching for something. My love, my love is here to say, ”There ain’t no right way.” Coming on strong ain’t the way to come on to it. All I want to feel is the weight of your arms and the weight of this world as we swim together through it, happy as two fishes could be. My love, my love and how it speaks to me: Lightly, dearly, softly, for me. My love, my love is just here to say, “Maybe there’s no right way?” Somewhere out there there is a good life. Somewhere out there for me. There is a good way to hit the lake and love it too. Good life is loving you, my love. It’ll make you crazy, the likeness in the room. Somebody out there, somebody’s gotta know the truth. My love, my love it’s easy. It’s easy to see. My love, my love it’s easy. It’s easy to see good love. My love, my love it’s easy. It’s easy to see. My love, my love it’s easy. It’s easy to see good love.
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To Be Real 03:43
When I close my eyes there’s no dreaming, only moments with you. Moments with you. And from this time there’s no leaving, so i spend forever with you. Forever with you. There’s no way out for me. Nowhere to hide for me. And though I spy an exit, My legs don’t want to get it, to be real with you. To be real with you, I love it here, I truly do. But sometimes I wonder what else is out there. Oh, I wonder. Oh, I wonder, “Is there someone better for me?” But you won’t let me out to find her. I could use a break from all of these moments with you. Some time to think what I want to think. Some time to sing what I want to sing. There’s no way out for me. Nowhere to hide for me. And though I spy an exit, My legs don’t want to get it, to be real with you. To be real with you, I love it here, I truly do. But sometimes I wonder what else is out there. Oh, I wonder. Oh, I wonder, “Is there someone better for me?” But you won’t let me out to find her.
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Dreamers 04:18
I’m Ok with all the smoking that I do alone. And I’m ok with all the feelings that I can’t explain. I’m ok with all the asteroids and aeroplanes. I’m Ok with all the things that seem to get away. And I’m ok to leave it all. I’m ok to leave it all. Life hasn’t been so kind in a while. It’s been too long to know, Too long to remember. And I’m ok with all those silly things you try to sell me And even though I fade away, I don’t mind a thing that you do. And I’m ok with all the paranoia. And I don’t mind people sticking to the sidewalk. And I’m ok with the days getting darker. And I’m ok to leave it all. Life told me to wait a little while. Til I’m a little older, So I can see that bad is good sometimes. Always we’re multiplied and all things will be alright. And our ways are born anew and the gallows are the living rooms. And I am ok to leave it all. An I am ok to leave it all. Life hasn’t been so kind in a while. It’s been too long to know, Too long to remember. Life told me to wait a little while. Til I’m a little older, So I can see that bad is good sometimes.

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It’s been said that it takes a village to raise a child, so why not let everyone in to help raise Okey Dokey? Their third studio album Once Upon One Time does just that by allowing anyone to send in audio that is featured throughout the record, using submitted videos as promo, adding a 3rd member (Jeremy Clark) and for the first time ever allowing other bands to decide the overall sound of the new album by having six different mixers from six different bands. One Upon Once Time features behind-the-boards contributions from Dave Harrington (Darkside), Grizzly Bear‘s Chris Taylor, and members of My Morning Jacket and the Shins. The new album finds Johny Fisher and Aaron Martin expanding their swinging rock music to encapsulate cosmic orchestral pop, squishy funk, swelling folk rock, and everything in between—shattering any boundaries they’d previously set for themselves.

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released October 23, 2020

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Okey Dokey Nashville, Tennessee

Okey Dokey is no longer a band. Indeed, what was once the Nashville
duo of Johny Fisher and Aaron Martin has decided to do what no other
band has ever done and grown into something bigger… a community. With a new single "The Right Fit" out on July 29th, Okey Dokey set out to spread the word to anywho who will listen.
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