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Mykel & Carli (Lava Diva song)

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"Mykel and Carli"
Mykel and Carli cover
Song by Lava Diva
Album Lava Diva
Released March 1998
Length 4:35
Label self-released
Status Officially released
Lava Diva track listing
"Vertigo"
(7)
"Mykel and Carli"
(8)
"Backyard BBQ"
(9)
This article is about the Lava Diva song. For more uses of "Mykel and Carli," see Mykel and Carli (disambiguation).

"Mykel & Carli" is a song by Lava Diva. It was the seventh track on their self-titled debut album, released in March 1998.[1]

Overview

The title of the song is in reference to the late sisters Mykel and Carli Allan, who were notable for heading the Weezer Fan Club, organizing fan involvement, and promoting various alternative music acts from Los Angeles throughout the '90s — including Lava Diva.[2] The band was amongst the many musicians to pay tribute to the Allans, including songs of the same name written by Black Market Flowers and Weezer in 1993, as well as a complete tribute compilation album which released in 1997 following the sisters' passing.

Like the Weezer song, despite its lyrical contents, this song was written well before the sisters passed. Bassist Johnny Whitman has recounted that "they both loved the song".[3]

An early version of the song "Lights Out", from the same album, appears alongside "Superhero" by Chopper One on the 1995 compilation Hush: Los Angeles Acoustic.

Audio

Personnel

  • Dawn Lunsford – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Greg Berella – drums, percussion
  • Johnny Whitman – bass
  • Jessy Greene – violin[4]

Lyrics

We were just there
Silent skipping
She left her three-speed at home
Going trading
Meet me

We′re going trading on the next to the last block
From the wash across town and that just might...

But I'm bleeding
The pavement is wet on my back
Meet me

'Cause I got a picture in 3-D of El Vez
In my back pocket that just might
Get us a new doll or something metal
And heavy as lead we could wear on our necks

We′re going trading on the next to the last block
From the wash across town and that just might...
Get us a new doll or something metal
And heavy as lead we could wear on our necks

I got a picture in 3-D of El Vez
In my back pocket that just might...

Is the driver okay?
He never saw
He never saw me coming
Tell him we're not mad
And that picture in 3-D of El Vez
Take it
Give it away

See also

References

  1. Jennifer Melby (May 1998). "Lava Diva CD Release Party at the Troubadour". Female FYI Magazine. Archived from the original on January 12, 2024.
  2. Clare Kleinedler (July 16, 1997). "Weezer Mourns Tragic Deaths Of Fan Club Leaders". MTV news. Archived from the original on June 2, 2023.
  3. Personal communication with Johnny Whitman. January 12, 2024.
  4. Lava Diva. Lava Diva Music (official webpage). Archived from the original on January 12, 2024.