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released December 10, 2013

MARCELLUS HALL – acoustic guitar, vocals, harmonica
DAMON SMITH – bass, backing vocals
MIKE SHAPIRO – drums
TROY FANNIN – keyboards, electric guitar

Also:
MIKE DUCLOS - upright bass on 5, 10, 11
JENNI MULDAUR - backing vocals on 10
SHONALI BHOWMIK - backing vocals on 2 & 8
SETH PARIS - clarinet
MINJI PARK - geomungo

All songs by Marcellus Hall © 2013 (BMI).

Recorded at NYHed, Shelter Island Sound, and The Key Room, NYC.

Mixed by Matt Gill at the Key Room (Except 2 by Matt Verdery at NYHed and 1 by Matt Boynton at Vacation Island) NYC

SPECIAL THANKS: Adam & Carrie Babcox, David M. Bass, Samantha Connolly, Hyemi Cho, Gabriel Doman, Jeff Goldstein, Marie Grace, Don & Marion Hall, Justin Joseph Hall, Sabine Hrechdakian, Susan Jones, Jason Lam, Jenny Lam, Ben Semel, and Whitney Sherman.

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Marcellus Hall New York, New York

As a musician Hall has recorded with bands Railroad Jerk and White Hassle and has toured the US, Europe, and Japan. He continues to make music under his own name. A solo album, The First Line, was recorded with accompanying musicians and released on Glacial Pace Recordings in 2011. ... more

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Track Name: Soulmate
SOULMATE
© Marcellus Hall 2011
G, D7, C

We got together for a little get together
And the civil war started maybe twenty minutes later
We talked about the future and we talked about the past
She handed to me what I call a half empty glass
She had the reputation as an orgasm faker
And the tramp stamp on her back was a dealbreaker
And though I was still getting over someone
I couldn’t get past the fact that the losers had won

I want a soulmate – one to whom I can talk and relate
I want a soulmate – please don’t make me wait

She thinks that shopping is a god-given right
And she feels that I will, but I only might
I told her before that I was only her friend
Then I kissed her on the lips and I told her again
I rallied all the troops and I told them to go forth
Glory awaits you, I said, and so on and so forth
I’m of the mind that this is way too much
I said I think this and that, and such and such

I want a soulmate – one to whom I can talk and relate
I want a soulmate – please don’t make me wait

The flight attendant said it was a means of survival
We were all still looking at an on-time arrival
We skidded to a halt and I was on one knee
I had a ring in my pocket, she was flipping through a magazine
Please don’t tell me, it’s a long shot of course
I know four out of five doctors end in divorce
There are so many intricate webs we weave
But please help me to believe!

I want a soulmate – one to whom I can talk and relate
I want a soulmate – please don’t make me wait
Track Name: Still In Range
STILL IN RANGE
© Marcellus Hall 2011
(do in F# capo 2nd fret)

What is new now will one day be old
What is cool will be lame
Even the words that we use today
Won’t be a part of the game

And even though the coast will change
You ought to know you’re still in range

Autumn will come and the ground will turn cold
Check out the pix on my page
You’re running around with the wrong kind of crowd
Still in the industrial age

And even though the coast will change
You ought to know you’re still in range

Instrum.

What is new now will one day be old
What is cool will be lame
Even the words that we use today
Won’t be a part of the game

And even though the coast will change
You ought to know you’re still in range
Track Name: Over You (slow version)
OVER YOU
© Marcellus Hall 2013
E, A, B

I’ve been weak, I’ve been strong
I’ve been low down for so long
And I don’t know when I’ll be through
Getting’ over you

Seven days a week, hanging by a thread
I’ve been hanging on every word you said
And I don’t know when I’ll be through
Getting’ over you

The more I want, the less you will
I’ve been running, you’re standing still
And I don’t know when I’ll be through
Getting’ over you

Over you, I can’t take it
Over you, I’m gonna make it if it’s the last thing I do

My friends say “more fish in the sea”
But that doesn’t appeal to me
And I don’t know when I’ll be through
Getting’ over you
Track Name: Floating
FLOATING
© Marcellus Hall 2011
E, Esus, A, B7

I’m floating… I’m floating… on the surface… I’m floating…
And I’m longing to drown

I’m spinning… I’m spinning… in circles… I’m spinning…
I’m dying to fall… in love… with you

Bridge A, E, C#m … Am, B7
Takes one to know, I know
Still got a long way to go…
I don’t know, I don’t know

I’m singing… I’m singing… your praises… I’m singing…
I’m dying to dance

I’m standing… I’m standing… in the stairwell… I’m standing…
I’m yearning to fall… in love… with you

Bridge A, E, C#m … Am, B7

[Instrumental?]

I’m floating… I’m floating… on the surface… I’m floating…
I’m dying to fall… in love… with you
with you… with you… with you…
Track Name: No Longer With Us
NO LONGER WITH US
© Marcellus Hall 2010
A, E6, F#m, F#m7, B7, Bm7, E7, A, A7+6 / D, C#m, B7, E7, D, C#m, Bm, E7

Capo 2nd fret (G, D6, Em, Em7, A7, Am7, D7, G, G7+6 / C, Bm, A7, D7, C, Bm, Am, D7)

He’s no longer with us
I’m sorry to say
I know he won’t miss us
He’s gone away

He’s taking his heaven
It was his to bring
He made us love him
He made everything

In him we trusted
Or so we did say
He gave us his word
That we wrote for him anyway

He’s no longer with us
He won’t hear our praise
The river will rise again
If he goes or stays

- - -

He no longer needs us
He’s not our friend
If he doesn’t come back
We’ll invent him again
Track Name: Long Story Short
LONG STORY SHORT
© Marcellus Hall 2009
E, A, B7…

long story short, everything was wrong
no, not everything, just this song
how can you convey in words what words cannot express?
how can you… no, wait, I digress
if I would have known I never would have done it
she played the blame game but I won it

oh, if you see her, please, tell her I love her
if you see her, please, tell her I care

we got along pretty good, but it wasn’t a perfect fit
something was missing you had to admit
she shut the windows and she shut the doors
she said let’s marry… then divorce
but the joke was on me and no one gets it
everyone headed for the nearest exit

= = =

they accuse me of being into one kind
but they’re blind, they’re blind
When she left she said ‘i’m not gonna say this twice.’
Then she gave me some valuable advice

She said ‘if you see something, say something’ (2x)

Things are gonna change in a big way
The rest of your life has just begun and this is the first day
Track Name: High Road
HIGH ROAD
© Marcellus Hall 2011
drop D (capo 4th fret) F#m, C#, B

Why should I be set afire again?
The hand that’s burned won’t go back where it’s been
Find someone with you who will agree
That one should pay for two what is for three

You called it the highest of high roads
While you took the lowest of the low
Make somebody feel like a heel
Making a third party a third wheel

It would be a lie to say I cared
Don’t think twice about it, you’ll be spared
It doesn’t ever even cross my mind
One good deed gets paid back in kind

Yes, the message broadcast loud and clear
It’s not as if your words I couldn’t hear
In one year and out the next year
Now the words will echo in your ear…
Track Name: Rainfall & Laughter
RAINFALL & LAUGHTER
© Marcellus Hall 2013
A, E, A, E7, D

Do what you have to
There is no return
There’s rainfall & laughter
And third degree burns

There may be some sorrow
But it won’t last
There’s always tomorrow
What’s past is the past

I don’t want a boyfriend
She said with a sigh
I said no problem
Neither do I

I said how about breakfast
It’s raining she said
Ok then let’s just
Stay in bed

===

Can I ask you to dinner?
You don’t have to pay
I tried to win her
In this way

She said “I need my space”
I said “of course
But your space is mine
And my space is yours”

She said “get tested
It’s better to know”
Then she suggested
That both of us go

You got to move forward
There’s no turning back
Then I noticed the floorboards
Beginning to crack
Track Name: False Move
ONE FALSE MOVE
© Marcellus Hall 2009
G, D7, C, G / C, Em, Bm, A, C, Em, Am,D7
(with capo 3rd fret, fingers in E position: E, B7, A, E / A, C#m, Gm, F# / A, C#m, F#, B7)

One gray hair
One kind word
One conversation
Overheard

One false move
One flight booked
One middle child
Overlooked

= = = [bridge]

One fellow traveler
One more for the road
One muddy river
Overflowed

[instrumental]

One desert island
One run scored
One life preserver
Overboard

One know it all
One secret code
With information
Overload
Track Name: Wait A Minute
WAIT A MINUTE
© Marcellus Hall 2013

This is not the way to begin it, give me one more minute

I dreamed of a truck backing up
But it was only my alarm waking me up
If I hadn’t taken the bus we never would have met
We would have met other people I bet
I only want what’s best, I won’t settle for less
Everyone knows less is more – more or less
If I turn off the TV I have to face my loneliness
It’s time to bury our differences and leave the apartment
It’s time to put our hats in the glove compartment
I admit I need help in the love department
The cards are stacked against us, it’s up in the air
She mentioned Memphis, I said let’s not even go there

Wait a minute, just a minute, give me one more minute
This is not the way to begin it, give me one more minute

I mastered the parallel bars in one week
I’d give it all up in a heartbeat
Nothing is ever like it seems
One of these days you’ll find the girl of my dreams.
First time listener, long time caller
People online look smaller and smaller
Hear the music coming through the floorboards
Everything was cool ‘til they started playing jazz chords
She put all her eggs in one basket
He gave an inch and she blew a gasket
He wrote a check and she cashed it
We let you on our tour bus and you trashed it
So I’m like give me a break, is this microphone on?
She’s got a full house and I’ve got a pair
She mentioned Paris, I said let’s not even go there

Wait a minute, just a minute, give me one more minute
This is not the way to begin it, give me one more minute
Wait a second, just a second, give me one more second
This is not the pace I reckoned, give me one more second

The sky washed up in blues and grays
We should meet up before we part ways
Do you mind if I speak in (well-worn) cliches?

“will someone please tell me what the hell is going on here?”
“look... What are you getting at?"
“listen... you’re not exactly perfect yourself”
“what is the meaning of this? it’s all very simple really”
“is there a problem, officer?”
"now if you'll excuse me, i have some business to attend to..."
“can we not have this conversation right now?!”
“don’t mention it...”
“what the hell is that supposed to mean?”
“we’ve got a little problem down here.”
“i’m sure we can work something out”
Let’s go someplace where we don’t have to shout
How’s everyone doing? you guys are great, thanks for coming out (3x)
We stopped to fill our tires with air
She mentioned Texas, I said ‘let’s not even go there’

Wait a minute, just a minute, give me one more minute
This is not the way to begin it, give me one more minute
Wait a second, just a second, give me one more second
This is not the pace I reckoned, give me one more second
Track Name: Afterglow
-AFTERGLOW
© Marcellus Hall 2011 - key of E

I’m friends with people
who I don’t even know
Where does one turn
After the afterglow?

The higher-ups were pleased
when the movie was through
The culprit was captured
Pistol-whipped with a shoe

Please stick around,
don’t go away
After this song
will be a Q and A

My head is messed up
and my mind is undone
You are no one
‘Til you’re texting someone
Track Name: Over You (fast version)
OVER YOU
© Marcellus Hall 2013
E, A, B

I’ve been weak, I’ve been strong
I’ve been low down for so long
And I don’t know when I’ll be through
Getting’ over you

Seven days a week, hanging by a thread
I’ve been hanging on every word you said
And I don’t know when I’ll be through
Getting’ over you

The more I want, the less you will
I’ve been running, you’re standing still
And I don’t know when I’ll be through
Getting’ over you

Over you, I can’t take it
Over you, I’m gonna make it if it’s the last thing I do

My friends say “more fish in the sea”
But that doesn’t appeal to me
And I don’t know when I’ll be through
Getting’ over you