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    Artwork by Vanessa Coleman (@Artwolf), Mia Murphy (@liability_planet), Selina Martin and Tom Meienburg.

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about

I have had the phrase "Smile and the world smiles with you. Cry and you cry alone" in the back of my head since I was a kid. I think I read it in an Archie comic.
Though it's entirely possible my memory made that up.

Recent circumstances turned it into a song.

Other inspiration from Harry Nilsson and Molly Drake.

lyrics

Smile and the world smiles with you.
Cry and you cry alone.
If you’re wise you will hide the tears in your eyes, and you won’t be on your own.

If Happiness, like a butterfly,
flutters by your door,
never catch him to bring inside.
For he won’t survive.
Believe me, I tried.

Just be glad and new dreams will find you.
Be sad and be left alone.
Keep your friends by your side. Don’t show them you’re crying.
Disguise it till time lets you know
that a free butterfly needs a clear blue sky.
And smile
as you watch him go.

credits

from Time Spent Swimming, released November 25, 2022
Doug Friesen (double bass),
Evan Cartwright (drums),
Annelise Noronha (accordion),
Julia Hambleton (bass clarinet),
Selina Martin (guitar, voice, e-marimba)

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Selina Martin Toronto, Ontario

This France-based Canadian songwriter fuses organic instrumentation, samples, field recordings, physical synths as well as plug-ins plus vocal improvisation in a buoyant expansion of genres that could be described as electro-post-rock, or singer-songwriter art-pop. It doesn’t sound like anything you’ve heard before, yet there are hooks in almost every song. ... more

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