Winning Combination

by The Safes

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1.
It's True 02:11
“It’s True” I never thought I’d meet someone like you Guess I was wrong what else is new, hey Circles spinning into light Exploding joy like dynamite A century of Saturdays replace a decade of malaise It’s true Stopped thinking about that tall tree and a rope My newfound friend done brought clean hope, hey Like a child’s ride inside Smiles flying miles high Candy, pop and rock n roll Electrify a somber soul It’s true All music and lyrics written by Frankie O’Malley and Patrick O’Malley Better Safe Than Sorry (ASCAP) ℗ and © Copyright 2019 O’Brothers’ Records, LLC
2.
On Top 02:34
“On Top” Please don't stop Me on top ‘til I drop Here I come Number one Now we're done All music and lyrics written by Frankie O’Malley and Patrick O’Malley Better Safe Than Sorry (ASCAP) ℗ and © Copyright 2019 O’Brothers’ Records, LLC
3.
“Open Your Eyes” Open your eyes Outside the realm of reality Thinking everybody’s got it in for me Killed a kiss, awoke a ghastly curse Learned landing clenched fists clinch terms served Why can’t you see I’m falling, falling far away? A future so bright ‘til yesterday So sick of all these injections, you my rejections There in body not in mind Placed at the scene of the crime So I push to the back too far to find Still I think about you all the time Why can’t you see I’m falling, falling far away? A future so bright ‘til yesterday All music and lyrics written by Frankie O’Malley and Patrick O’Malley Better Safe Than Sorry (ASCAP) ℗ and © Copyright 2019 O’Brothers’ Records, LLC
4.
“Baggage Claim” I found what I’d been looking for But I don’t want it anymore I dropped my jaw then sad eyes saw Three words erase, flat on my face How sweet I’d sung ‘til my head hung Stood up in shame At your baggage claim I found what I’d been looking for But I don’t want it anymore I had to halt mid somersault What I sought came At your baggage claim At your baggage claim At your baggage claim All music and lyrics written by Frankie O’Malley and Patrick O’Malley Better Safe Than Sorry (ASCAP) ℗ and © Copyright 2019 O’Brothers’ Records, LLC
5.
“The Rest of My Life” I can't live like this for the rest of my life Where each hit’s a miss in this pinata fight I can't live like this burning both ends black As the click of the clock clear as mirrors look back I can't live like this for another day But I can't seem to live any other way All music and lyrics written by Frankie O’Malley and Patrick O’Malley Better Safe Than Sorry (ASCAP) ℗ and © Copyright 2019 O’Brothers’ Records, LLC
6.
“Dreams That Ignite” I live for the light Silence of night Blindingly bright Dreams that ignite Dreams that ignite We will get it right Without a fight Oh what a sight Dreams that ignite Dreams that ignite Time will not be tight No maiden flight Could hit this height Dreams that ignite Dreams that ignite All music and lyrics written by Frankie O’Malley and Patrick O’Malley Better Safe Than Sorry (ASCAP) ℗ and © Copyright 2019 O’Brothers’ Records, LLC
7.
“Make or Break” I could never compete with you ’cause I'd win or you'd lose You won't admit it but you know that it's true I hold it in while you turn the screw And what makes me breaks you What makes me breaks you You'll have your say gonna get your way I'll be around to polish your crown And sing your praise while I finish your maze One flaw you found and you took me down And what makes me breaks you What makes me breaks you You can have all the credit Aren't you the one who should get it? And what makes me breaks you What makes me breaks you All music and lyrics written by Frankie O’Malley and Patrick O’Malley Better Safe Than Sorry (ASCAP) ℗ and © Copyright 2019 O’Brothers’ Records, LLC
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“The Shell Spell” Bye-bye doom and gloom Love’s in full bloom Sitting ‘neath star-streaked skies or full moons Our boon honeymoon swoon won’t end too soon Riding in on a sunbeam Living the life of everyone’s dreams Simple living, the inaugural hours Feeling that power it’s ours just ours Hi my lucky day love care give away Green lights smile bright be free from fright With action one just might Reach your sights attain delight Bid adieu blue flu Broken open the shell spell Cares farewell All music and lyrics written by Frankie O’Malley and Patrick O’Malley Better Safe Than Sorry (ASCAP) ℗ and © Copyright 2019 O’Brothers’ Records, LLC
9.
“Ship Sinking Grin” How long must this bombast last? Always the lead, all others your supporting cast My POV stands no chance with your one-point stance Some self-proclaimed sage acting twice your age With your bland-grandstanding and that ship-sinking grin Put your posturing out to pasture So you won’t be Daddy’s big disaster So you think you’re the one second to none? Yawns balk at all of your talk So closed to conversation You partake in no great debates Too busy laying law Like some head of state Not open to negotiations Partake in no great debates Yawns balk at all of your talk... All music and lyrics written by Frankie O’Malley and Patrick O’Malley Better Safe Than Sorry (ASCAP) ℗ and © Copyright 2019 O’Brothers’ Records, LLC
10.
Simplicity 02:16
“Simplicity” Simplicity so few are dear as she In the ground the uncrowned royalty Though some see trite and shun a sure delight Fortunes found far as the eye can see All music and lyrics written by Frankie O’Malley and Patrick O’Malley Better Safe Than Sorry (ASCAP) ℗ and © Copyright 2019 O’Brothers’ Records, LLC

about

Watch the Baby Pony Food music video for "It's True" from Winning Combination at www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8nO7hvIIDk


Brothers O'Malley are The Safes and their new album, Winning Combination, is a major progression for the band. Diving into new musical territory and building on being a band of siblings, quite literally. For this album The Safes have done something remarkable and truly special, enlisting an orchestra consisting of their very talented niece's, nephews and cousins.

In total a collection of 19 brothers and sisters all bringing their diverse instrumentation and gifts to this unique album. Someone would have to put The Jackson 5, The Bee Gees, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, and The Cowsills all together to get this many brothers and sisters together on one album. But every single note of music played on The Safes new album is performed by 2 or more sets of related siblings performing together, from one song to the next.

Touring coast-to-coast in America since 2003, with their sweaty explosion of energy and melody, the boys have shared the stage/floors with such acts as Black Keys, Andrew Bird, The Growlers, Autumn Defense, Shannon and The Clams, ... to name a few. Sometimes pushing forward full speed ahead, damn the torpedoes style in this day and age of TV game show music contests and being famous before you've done anything to become famous, might seem like a waste of time to many people. But it has not stopped Chicago's too tough to die pop rock n roll sensation The Safes! For them touring like it's 1989 still yields many extraordinary opportunities that they'd never see had they stopped hitting the road to promote their new music. Case in point, in February of 2018 The Safes did their first tour of Japan which was a massive success and lead to the boys landing two record labels (Action Weekend Records and Bickerton Records) and booking agent (Microsurco) in Spain where they toured playing thirteen corner to corner shows in September 2018. Continuing on in the fall 2019, The Safes will tour Europe and the US in support of Winning Combination.

credits

released September 7, 2019

The Safes

Frankie O’Malley – vocals, guitars, drums, bass, piano, Wurlitzer, vibraphones, Accordion, sleigh bells, organ, sitar, melodica

Michael O’Malley – bass, vocals

Patrick O’Malley – vocals, guitars, bass, piano, Wurlitzer, organ, Accordion

Sean O’Malley – drums

Patrick Mangan - viola


With
Brendan Barker – drums
Jaclyn Barker – cello
Austin Dorff – vibraphones
Caitlin Dorff – violin
Mike Horick – drums
Siobhan Hunter – violin
Sean Hynes – vocals
Michael Lau – bowed bass
Ellen Mangan – harp
Mickey Mangan – oboe
Ryan Matthew – violin
Bridget Oleksy – violin
Kathleen Oleksy – clarinet
Patrick Oleksy – piano
Alex O’Malley – drums

Produced by: Patrick O’Malley, Frankie O’Malley

Recorded by: Patrick O’Malley, Frankie O’Malley, Jason Ward

Mixed by: Patrick O’Malley, Frankie O’Malley, Brian Deck, Jason Ward

Mastered by: Blaise Barton at JoyRide Studio

Recorded at: StudiO’Malley and Key Club Recording

Band Photograph: Andrew Ballantyne
Astrophotograph: Tom Masterson, Transient Astronomer

Graphic Design: Scott Sugiuchi, Patrick Oleksy

All music and lyrics written by Frankie O’Malley and Patrick O’Malley
Better Safe Than Sorry (ASCAP)
℗ and © Copyright 2019 O’Brothers’ Records, LLC
The Safes® is a registered trademark of O’Brothers’ Records, LLC
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"Atomic Pop"
-David Fricke, Rolling Stone

“ The Safes make smart, melodic music”
-NPR

”… garage-kissed powerpop”
-San Francisco Chronicle

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