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The Long Wait

by Novelistme

The debut album by Novelistme reveals some serious song craft and melodies allied with sonic experimentation and dissonance to mark this album out as something quite special. Recommended if you like Radiohead, Wilco, Pavement, Sonic Youth, The Stooges
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Large and in Charge
10:21 $0.99
2. Good Idea At the Time
4:26 $0.99
3. Baby You Want to Know
2:58 $0.99
4. Decompress My Mind
3:03 $0.99
5. My Baby
5:06 $0.99
6. Youth
7:38 $0.99
7. Finger In Your Eye
2:36 $0.99
8. Keep Me Close
3:09 $0.99
9. This Isn't a Road
2:40 $0.99
10. My Tomorrow Your Today
7:02 $0.99
11. Love Capable
4:21 $0.99
12. Unknowable
7:14 $0.99
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Album Notes
Large And In Charge - She says how you doing? I’m large and I’m in charge. She says what u saying? It’s hard to be heard through the noise. She says what you doing? I’m doing what I’m told. She says how you feeling? I’m feeling like I might explode. I know you want to do it right. You want to do it hard. You want to do it bright. You want to walk right down a righteous path. You want a girl who loves you. And a crazy laugh. When you’re living in a world. So mad. You got to know. For what you stand. You go to take. Responsibility. What you want to be? He says you’re a loser. I view him with eyes of disdain. He says you’re not accountable. I say that’s really a shame. He says is that all you got to say. Got nothing for you but the rain. And then he just looks at me. And all I see is pain – Chorus - You start with a question. Something to inspire the soul. At first it’s frightening. But then it gets pretty bold. You say I aint no teacher. I’m a student just like you. I think here’s a leader. I’ll follow the man who don’t know – Chorus. Good Idea At The Time - Seemed like a good idea at the time. Should of known not to rock the boat this time. Everything was going just fine - Stupid me I wonder why. Something changes and I take flight. Every good thing that I’ve lost. Doubling up when times are tough. Losing big that is my lot. Can’t beat the greed in my heart - Seemed like a good idea at the time. Should of known not to rock the boat this time. Everything was going just fine – Chorus - Seemed like a good idea at the time. But I guess it’s just a trick. Just a trick of the mind. I left you there. And I came here. I thought it was. A good idea. Seemed like a good idea at the time. Seemed like a good idea at the time. Seemed like a good idea at the time. Seemed like a good idea at the time. Baby You Want To Know - Baby you want to know what I feel. Then something just aint right. You’re so far away from me now. I’m feeling all uptight. An island all alone. Dependent on a phone call from you. Baby you I want to tell you. I know I made a fine mistake. Worlds upon my door step now. But my heart just seems to break. An island all alone. Dependent on a memory of you. Baby you know my animal needs. They cloud my moral state. Need to put ice on it now. To take my pleasure and wait. On an island all alone. Dependent on loving from you. Social animal. Got to get out of town. Social animal. Boredom brings me down. Social animal. Need a kiss from you. Social animal. Need that warmth from you. Decompress My Mind - I’ve been thinking bout you. I’m thinking bout the road ahead. It’s inside my head. It just is. Like a can of fizz. It bubbles up inside. Pressure building all the time. Decompress my mind. Or I’ll blow. My head aches aches aches. Like a head on crash. Like a panel beat. Like a fender bash. My will is truly broken by your love. I need to take back all the things I’ve done. I’m drowning in a sea of coke. Black sugary liquid. It impairs my stroke. I’m drowning down the plughole of your love. Not sure if I can make it back above. I try try try. To make amends. But it’s so hard baby. When you’ve got the bends. My head feels like its been fed through a sieve. I’m at the point I’ve nothing left to give. Bang, Crash, Boom. All bets are off. I’ve come undone. And I can’t get up. My Baby - My baby. She’s oh so tight. She’s always right. She don’t know which way is up. It’s something that I feel. My baby. She’s all fucked up. She’s out of luck. There’s always something she wants to be. Got to take it home. Give the dog a bone. Got to set it free. You’re coming home with me. You got to feed it. My baby. She aint well. Going straight to hell. There’s aint much she don’t know. My baby. She treats me bad. It makes me sad. But you know. I just can’t leave – Chorus - My baby’s. Got a magic touch. Got voodoo love. The things she does to me. My baby. She’s rock and roll. She’s the life and soul. Of every party she’s ever been – Chorus - Got to make some space. Got to make some time. She don’t care. Youth - The Friday night disco. Goes all night. The sweet smell of innocence. Acts as our cologne. I’ll dance with her later. I need some help. Confidence building. With alcohol. I’m falling in a trap. Trapped in your eyes. Dreaming of you naked. Surprise – Youth. Looking back on you. It’s always the same. Wondering. Hoping. About the things. Youth. Looking back on you. It’s always the same. I wasn’t. So smart. Back then. I just did - The morning after. My head hurts with untold pain. I’m shaking all over. I try to remember your name. I cast my mind back. Back to the start. You gave me your number. I lost it in the park – Chorus - I wave goodbye to youth – Chorus. Finger In Your Eye - Keep it simple kid. Don’t stress what you did. Be at home with yourself. There’s nobody else. I’m the glass elevator. Watching everyone in. Pulling faces. Anonymous no more. You get cold feet. You get a flat tyre. You get bored quick. You get stuck in the mire. Get the feeling now. Stuck in your bones. Desire. Alone. This song disowns. Particles in your eye. Particles in the air. Particles in your face. Particles pretty rare. Finger in your eye. Finger in the air. Finger in your face. Finger just don’t care. Coming up at you. Crawling up your leg. Having it so hard. Ending up in bed. Keep Me Close - I don’t see her in the night. I just feel her. I don’t see her in the lights. I just know she’s there. She stands next to me. Like a prophecy. Oh. I don’t believe a word you say. The way you try to burn her. I got no interest anyway. Jealousy all over. She is everything. My second skin. Oh. She controls the clocks. She turns them forward. The months they fall away. And I’m a coward. You control the time. You are my lifeline. My life just runs to you. This Aint A Road - That aint a road. This aint my name. This aint a song. And it’s never a game. That aint my dream. This aint my voice. You have no option. And I have no choice. But it’s true. The only thing matters is you. Born to this world. With little grace. I’m on the map. Remember this face. I got to run. I got to leave. Your ignorance. Is my reprieve. But it’s true. The only thing matters is you. They say I’ve changed. Maybe I’ve grown. Can’t stay the same. Or you end up alone. Do u find? Or do you search? Love your life. Or left in the lurch. But it’s true. The only thing matters is you. And they’ll say. And they’ll do. Just about anything. To get you. Don’t trust a word. Look them in the eye. Ask for their heart. You’re not ready to die. Try so hard. So hard to find. Trying to keep. Some peace of mind. To think I. Began to doubt. Take you away. And it’s over and out. But it’s true. The only thing matters is you. My Tomorrow Your Today - Your in. My out. My tomorrows. Your today. Sometimes I just feel so blue. The red of your blood is my truth. I’m green with envy. I’m black and blue. So reds your passion. What do I do? Black as my heart. There is a hole. In it you can find two souls. I’m wrapped up in you. You’re wrapped in me. Reach up white heaven. Eternity. Oh – Chorus - Love you like I do. Ever single night. Dreams are all I have. Love you like I do. Everything’s just fine. Everything’s just peachy. Love you like I do. Everything’s just fine. Everything’s just peachy – Chorus - Heat of the sun. Without the wind. Bathe in the morning light. Come home to me. Love Capable - I’m Dreaming of. A better place. I’m trying hard. To forget your face. I don’t know. Where I go from here. I’m thinking now. Remembering back. Trying to place. Where we lost track. I don’t know. Where we went wrong. I’m moving on. I’m checking out. An ambulance. Lost in town. I don’t know. Where I go from here. Do u? Believe in love? Am I? Love capable? Or just a casualty. An innocent caught up. In you and me. Never stopped. Loving you. Just lost. Seeing a way through. All the things. That keep me here. All the things you say. I don’t want to hear. Just to late to listen. Got so many words. I just watch you lips. Every word like treason. Guilty in my eyes. Guilty in my heart. Unknowable - Turn your thoughts inside. Wonder about time. Where does it finish and where’s it start? Turn your thoughts outside. Up high to the sky. Darkness follows dusk. Keep on going on. We’ll become the sun. Hotter than its here. Pass the eternal flame. I don’t know the name. It boggles mind from the start - The universe is. The universe is. Something I don’t know. It's unknowable. Infinity. It frightens me. The universe is. Unknowable. We’ve got atomic bombs. If something goes wrong. We’re just dust. No memories. Blinded by the light. Blindly throwing dice. Lust for objects done. Atomic needs. Nuclear feeds. I know. Resource boom. Got no room. It costs money. And I am broke – Chorus.


It’s been a long time coming…
At one point it was looking like a double album but has been scaled down – so like all great album’s can be consumed in one sitting without going mad!

Loose work on the album began mid 2008 when I was living in Australia for 12 months. By the time I came back I had an array of songs that I thought would comprise the 2nd album. At the time it had a very different sound – almost dancey!

From that original track listing only 2 songs remain (Love Capable and Decompress My Mind). Having gotten homesick after 12 months I returned home only to be torn between love and pretty much everything else in my life. That gave rise to probably the thematic core of the album (Good Idea At The Time, Baby You Want To Know, This Aint a Road, My Tomorrow Your Today).
In addition to that there’s a few songs that ruminate on mortality a little bit – which clearly now in retrospect are influenced by the loss of a couple of good friends (Large and In Charge, Youth, Unknowable). And then I guess the only element of the album, the tonic to the darker moments are the playful and surreal My Baby (which I’ve been asked to stress is a work of fiction!) and Fingers In Your Eye.

It’s funny but after not really being a fan of writing lyrics, but a huge fan of words, I’m starting to feel like the lyrics are now starting to hold their own. And I’m finding those I like the most are those that just somehow seem to flow from that strange place inside us all. Anyway that’s it for a while. Work in anger has already started on the 3rd album. Right now it sounds like it’s going to be an altogether darker affair – but then again this was originally going to be my dance/electro album!
In closing all that’s left to say is thank you to everyone who encourages and tolerates my endeavors and to anyone who takes the time to listen.

In memory of Clive Jarvis and Oliver Minkley.

Love, Peace and Guitars.


aka Novelistme

All songs written, performed, recorded, produced and mastered by Novelistme.
Cover photo by Mark Duci
Artwork by Michelle Cooper.



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