Inside Voices

by Carl Oser

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Carl Oser’s debut EP, Inside Voices, is an eclectic collision of jazz standards and original compositions. From the first track, Carl Oser bounces from pop to bop, singing, whistling, and chanting his own brand of vocal music. Inside Voices is short, sweet, and undeniably full of heart.


released July 19, 2010

Vocals: Carl Oser
Keyboard: Mark Davis
Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Guitar: Stuart Lehman-Brown
Drums: Andrew Boyle

Trumpet: Theo Meneau
Alto Saxophone: Glenn Rivera
Trombone: Erik Hughes

Produced by Carl Oser and Stuart Lehman-Brown
Engineered by Stuart Lehman-Brown
Mixed by Carl Oser and Stuart Lehman-Brown
All Arrangements by Carl Oser

Album Design by Murat Tulca



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Track Name: Inside Voices
Beyond a sacred shower of never-ending snow
lies her blinking green message machine whose meaning she does not know.

She listens to each message from her purple rocking chair, though she fails in her attempt to solve the mystery that’s there.

She sings herself a quiet song.

Even if we stuff our message in a bottle and throw our bottle in the sea,
the meaning of those messages will still be known to me.
Even if we hide our heart from strangers and dub our enemies our friends,
We’ll never escape the meaning that we create within.

She checks that green box daily, just hoping that with time
all the voices within that box will turn into silent mimes.
The voices keep on coming until that sunny day when the phone stops making calls
and the messages go away.

[She sings herself...]

[Vocal Breakdown]

Blankets of snow with nowhere to go
Children whose eyes show no surprise
Fathers and sisters, mothers and aunts
And hundreds and hundreds of unwanted rants

[Even if we stuff...]
Track Name: Standard Operating Procedures
Though it's been said many times, many ways,
The mere appearance of you always makes my day.
Your smile so warm, it makes me want to prance,
to steal a kiss, buy a ring, and do a wedding dance.

Though I dream of this sweet satisfaction,
it takes more than luck to turn emotion into action.
You don't know it yet, but I'm willing to bet
That once you know my name you'll feel the same.
Track Name: I Just Don't Like You
There are seven days in every week,
Seven days to play hid and seek,
Seven days to tell you how I feel,
Seven reasons to keep this all real.
If you don't mind me saying
I'm tired of this playing
'Cause I don't like you

I don't like your attitude,
I don't like your altitude,
I hate the way you call me every night.
I don't like the things you think,
I don't like the drinks you drink,
Sorry girl, it just don't feel right.
You can think what you may-
I'm certainly not gay, I just don't like you.