Projector

by Mackin Carroll

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Mackin Carroll's debut solo EP. Because of Carroll's previous work with the hard-hitting indie rock outfit the Nova Darlings, "Projector"is a bit of a change of pace. His solo work reflects more of a vulnerable and immediacy. With plenty of twang and sentiment to spare, Carroll opens up a bit here and shows us the thoughtful and more intimate side of himself.

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released March 18, 2016

Acoustic, Vocals: Mackin Carroll
Production, Electric Guitar: Alex Pachino
Drums: Dan Vanchieri
Keys: Nolan Frank
BGV's: Quinn D'Andrea
Mixing: Andi Inadomi
Mastering: Ryan Stewart

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Mackin Carroll Los Angeles, California

Singing music songs from the mouth hole on m'face.

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Track Name: Simple Game
I don’t believe all the things you say

I’m curious about the ones you don’t

I know you don’t try, so I don’t take it personally

I just wish I had someone to blame

It’s such a simple game that you play



You love not getting what you want

It gives you a reason not to care

But you’re in my head for the long run

And I just wish you’d say what you have to say

It's such a simple game that you play



Oh you take me to the strangest places

I never know what to expect from you

But if I call you out, you might not answer

You might just run away (from me)



Now we’re lost at sea again

It’s times like these I wish you’d change

But you’re so aware, and it’s such a tragedy

That the bite and blessing come from the same place

It's such a simple game that you play //
Track Name: You Hate Fish
I like records you like movies

You hate fish and I like sushi

I hate that lip gloss you wear

You think I should cut my hair



Well if I’m wrong, then I’m wrong

But I’m sure that we can work it out



You like juice and I like coffee

You write proper, I write sloppy

You don’t like Elliott Smith

I love Elliott Smith



Well if I’m wrong, then I’m wrong

But I’m sure that we can work it out



We both live inside our heads

And overthink what the other one says

I love all our conversations

‘Cause I’ve got problems, you’ve got patience



Well if I’m wrong, then I’m wrong

But I’m sure that we can work it out //
Track Name: Thread
If all the girls I ever loved

Were gathered in a room

I’d be the common thread

Would it come up in conversation?

And when they figured it out

Would they fight, or all just laugh instead?



And when they finally notice me

Standing in the back

There won’t be much for me to say

Yeah, ‘cause some know all my secrets

Some are tired of my tricks

And there’s a few that don’t know my name



Yeah some they’ll never know

The debt I owe them all

And all for different reasons

And I might never get this chance again



Well I’m sorry for what I never said to you

I hope you know by now

All the girls that I love, they come and they go but

They’re still around somehow



Well, at some point you all have been

The voice inside my head

To guide me for better or for worse

And all my gestures, philosophies,

And my figures of speech, well

They all belonged to you first



Yeah some they’ll never know

The debt I owe them all

And all for different reasons

And I just hope I’ve done the same for you





Well I’m sorry for what I never said to you

I hope you know by now

All the girls that I love, they come and they go but

They’re still around somehow



Parking lots and street lights

And drives to East LA

You sat and watched on your side

As I fumbled for the right thing to say

And you watched me learn along the way



Now just because we fell apart

Does not mean that we failed

There are diamonds to be pulled from the debris

So to all the girls I ever loved

I owe you the world

For sewing a thread through me //
Track Name: Another Missed Call
You’ve got your temper and I’ve got my tragedy

I think it’s worth saving, but you seem to disagree

Silence is your same old idiosyncrasy

It’s just a crack in the ceiling and another missed call from me



An hour away and I’m still an exile

I’m on my way out, but I’m caught in the turnstile

I can’t help but hear you as I turn the radio dial

It’s just a shot through the doorway and another missed call from me

But something keeps telling me that there’s no place for me here

If silence is speaking, then I hear you loud and clear

I pretend all I want I’m not looking for closure

But something keeps telling me

That I’m still not over it



Briefly a station now back to this stranger

I’ve got souvenirs but there’s still this remainder

Stuck with the burden but it’s still hard to blame her now

It’s just a shout from the freeway and another missed call from me



Something keeps telling me that there’s no place for me here

If silence is speaking, then I hear you loud and clear

I pretend all I want I’m not looking for closure

But something keeps telling me

That I’m still not over it



Disappear all in a day

Does it make a difference what I had to say?



Well I think you’re overreacting

This seems so childish and counterintuitive

Maybe I’m cruel to be so nostalgic

Despite my smile

I’m still not over it //







Vampires

I am living with vampires in my room

They are starting to freak me out

Should be getting my angel wings here soon

I am dying to finally be alone



Bought a bucket of flowers I could burn

Kept a couple to give to you

Still deciding which language I should learn

I am dying to finally be alone



And you know that it's exactly what it seems

I'm just paranoid and waiting



I am melting my rings and chandeliers

I am running for president

I am saving my true self for the day

When I can vanish and finally be alone



I am trying to French kiss my concepts

Show the mirror my photograph

Someone's pulling my ribs out from my side

I am dying to know if it's me



And you know I'm too terrified to think

I'm just angry and projecting

Yeah, it's far too convenient that they'd be

Locked in every room just waiting



Yeah, I highly doubt that

But I highly doubt most anything



I am living with vampires in my room

In the shower and in my car

I am starting to think that it's a joke

The idea of trying to be alone



I am living with vampires

I am trying to catch my breath

I am starting to get sick of the sun

And I am dying

Dying to stop dying //