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lyrics

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

credits

from AFTERGLOW, released December 10, 2013
MARCELLUS HALL – acoustic guitar, vocals, harmonica
MIKE DUCLOS – upright bass
MIKE SHAPIRO – drums
TROY FANNIN – keyboards
SETH PARIS - clarinet
JENNI MULDAUR - backing vocals

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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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