Dough Re Mi

by Najia Khaled

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a playful, kitschen folk EP of songs filled with baking-based puns. the icing on the cake? the instrumentation is made up solely of baking implements!

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released December 21, 2016

lyrics, vocals, recording, producing, baking, photography, player of various instruments including teaspoons, mixing bowls, whisk, dough cutter, dough scraper, flour sifter, measuring cups, strainer, grater, can opener, cookie sheet, rolling pin, pastry wheel, salt shaker, bag of flour, and sesame seeds: Najia Khaled

whisk lender, mortal & pestle gifter, lemon meringue pie helper, photographer for "I Whisk You Were Here," a dear friend: Cassie

yellow nail polish provider, my amazing gf: Yamina

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Track Name: Dough Re Mi
the cookie DOUGH was still unfinished
RAYS of sunlight gleaming off the stainless bowl
it took ME too long to realise
what I thought was home is FAR from home

and sticks and stones couldn’t help me
and jam and scones couldn’t help me
ascending tones couldn’t help me
and these unknowns couldn’t help me at all
oh no, not at all

SO I learnt to take my baggage
and LA-la-lug it all behind me fast
TEA gets cold and DOUGH gets old
and I know that all good things cannot last

and sticks and stones couldn’t help me
and jam and scones couldn’t help me
ascending tones couldn’t help me
and these unknowns will never help me at all
Track Name: I Whisk You Were Here
I whisk you were here
why aren’t you near me?
I want you to call
I want you to care
I want you to be there

I whisk you were here
why can’t you hear me?
I want you to see
I want you to care
I want you to be there for me again

I whisk you were here
I want you here with me
I miss you so much
I’d die for a touch
I’d die for no reason at all

I whisk you were here
I wish you were here
Track Name: Sweet as Sugar
well you know I’ve been sweet as sugar to you
let you do whatever you wanted to do
but my patience is wearing thin
my endurance is running out
you strain my nerves with your reservations and doubt

well you know I’ve been sweet as sugar for days
but maybe I ought to put you into your place
you’ve no right to be so bold
your temper is getting old
you’re grating on me with this contrarian phase

ba ba ba da da da da…

well you know I’ve been sweet as sugar and more
but I don’t quite know what I’m being sweet for
my efforts are going nowhere
my anger is boiling over
maybe it’s time that I showed you to the door
Track Name: Apple of My Pie
you’re the apple of my pie
you’re the flower/flour of my heart
you’re the apple of my pie
you’re the stop and you’re the start

you’re the reason I would wait for hours
in this god-forsaken oven of a town
I could swear that you have got leavening powers
‘cause my spirits rise whenever you’re around!

you’re the apple of my pie
you’re the currents/currants in my stream
you’re the apple of my pie
you’re the skill and you’re the thrill and you’re the dream

you’re the reason I would wait for hours
in this god-forsaken oven of a town
I could swear that you have got leavening powers
‘cause when you are with me nothing gets me down!

you’re the apple of my pie…
Track Name: Half-Baked
you think you’re so clever, don’t you honey?
you walk that high wire over everybody else
you think you’ve got guts if you say so yourself

you crave attention, don’t you baby?
too proud to mention to anybody else
your true intentions or if you need help

but your plans are so half-baked
thinking this’ll be a piece of cake
but you just can’t have your cake
and eat it too

yeah you’re going off half-cocked
thinking this’ll be a cakewalk
but if you make your bed
you’ll have to lie in it too

you want to be at the center of it all
always for free and you’re sure to have a ball
it’s guaranteed if you trust yourself to freefall

you have your ways of ignoring the truth
yes you have your ways of denying the proof
that’s in the pudding if you’d only see it

but your plans are so half-baked
thinking this’ll be a piece of cake
but you just can’t have your cake
and eat it too

yeah you’re going off half-cocked
thinking this’ll be a cakewalk
but if you make your bed
you’ll have to lie in it too

do do do do do do do do do…

yeah your plans are so half-baked
thinking this’ll be a piece of cake
but you just can’t have your cake
and eat it too

yeah you’re going off half-cocked
thinking this’ll be a cakewalk
but if you dig your grave
you’ll have to lie in it too
oh if you dig your grave
you’ll have to lie in it too
yes if you dig your grave
you’ll have to lie in it too