The Novel Ideas

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Featuring the voices of three songwriters, their upcoming self-titled album, produced by Rick Parker (Lord Huron) and mixed by Ryan Freeland (Ray LaMontagne, Bonnie Raitt), showcases the band at its best. Capturing the spirit of their live performance in recorded form wasn’t easy, but the result is a heartfelt representation of who The Novel Ideas are as a band. Track by track, The Novel Ideas represents a contribution to the country-folk scene that balances love-and-loss melancholy with thoughtful instrumentation and intricate vocal arrangements.

The Novel Ideas are a country-folk quartet of friends hailing from the great state of Massachusetts:

Sarah Grella - Vocals
Danny Hoshino - Guitar, Pedal Steel, Vocals
James Parkington - Bass, Vocals
Daniel Radin - Guitar, Vocals

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released September 8, 2017

Elena Bonomo – Drums/percussion
Eva Walsh – Fiddle
John Waynelovich – Piano/organ
Rick Parker – Engineer/producer
Ryan Freeland – Mixing
Kim Rosen – Mastering

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The Novel Ideas are a country folk quintet of friends from the great state of Massachusetts. Featuring the voices of three different songwriters, The Novel Ideas create a blend of pastoral, harmony driven, and plaintive Americana.

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Track Name: I'm Not Waiting
If I start from the beginning I'll start from when I was a child
And how I grew up always thinking that love, it is measured in miles
‘Cause my mother worked that hard so we could have a nice life
I'm just hoping that her blood runs in my veins tonight

‘Cause oh I'm trying to let you go
But it feels right even if I should know that it won't
I've heard enough and I've seen so much
But I'm not waiting love

Well you know that it's backwards when you feel much more than you say
And I've been keeping my distance but I don't wanna push you away
I wouldn't say that I love you but I'm pretty sure that I did
And I wish I could say I'm surprised that I chose to walk right back to him

Cause oh I'm trying to let you go
But it feels right even if I should know that it won't
I've heard enough and I've seen so much
Now I'm staring at the future but my eyes they won't adjust
He'll stay the night but it's you I'm thinking of
and I'm not waiting love
Track Name: I'll Try
They’re always talking
But I’m not listening at all
No I’m not listening at all

And I think about you
But I don’t want to tonight
No I don’t want to tonight

So I’ll try
To pick up my life
Yeah I’ll try
To pick up my life

And when it hits you
You won’t feel nothing at all
You won’t feel nothing at all

And I’m finally looking for love
I’m finally feeling all right
I think that it’s about time

That I try
To pick up my life
Yeah I’ll try
To pick up my life

Maybe if I let go
I’ll never feel this cold
Get back to the place where I’m from

But then I’ll leave my friends
Look at the road it bends
These are the means that I want but not the ends
Oh damn I’m feeling lonesome again

So I’ll try
Yeah I’ll try
You know I’ll try
I swear I’ll try
Track Name: Old Ways
Goodbye to the old ways
The old ways are gone
I’m waiting for daybreak
And the morning light to come

I can still feel your arms wrapped around me
But I’m scared ‘cause I’m not sure you know
That what happens this fast is not destined to last
Now I’m leaving, I’m ready to go

You don’t need me, I’ll just disappoint you
Yeah I’m sure you’ll be fine on your own
Even better in fact, I am quite sure of that
‘Cause I’m leaving but I’m not going home

Wasn’t it nice to know the truth?
Wasn’t it nice to know how well I treated you?
When you wanted to wave

Goodbye to the old ways
The old ways are gone
I’m waiting for daybreak
And the morning light to come

Everyone in the front row is singing
With their hands held over their hearts
And that sweet melody wraps itself around me
And it’s nice but we know it’s not ours

And I’m trying to be a good person
But I don’t think that trying’s enough
When I’m drunk by myself, and I miss you like hell
Well I guess that without you I’m stuck

Wasn’t it nice to know the truth?
Wasn’t it nice to know how well I treated you?
When you wanted to wave

Goodbye to the old ways
The old ways are gone
I’m waiting for daybreak
And the morning light to come

Damn did it hurt to know the truth
If I could take back what I know of
Those things that she did to you
Yeah you know I would wave

Goodbye to the old ways
The old ways are gone
I’m waiting for daybreak
And the morning light to come

Hello sunshine
Where have you been for so long?
I miss you sometimes
I don’t know where you go when you’re gone
Track Name: Broken Glass
Can you hear me? Can you feel me? I’ve been waiting here for you to come home
‘Cause I’ve been afraid for you have made a fool of me so many times before
Like it’s crazy how you won’t allow me to even hold your hand
It’s in your eyes, some disguise, a person I have never known
But even now

I say what you’ve been, it’s what you’re bound to be
You say you have not lived girl ‘cause you’ve been bound to me

Now I’ve been up late every day thinking on what you’ve said to me
Yet all the while I can’t reconcile the truth I know and what my heart
Would have of me

I’ve heard it said that all this too must pass
But tomorrow bends her knee to the ever-present past
When all our hopes and all our dreams crack like broken glass
Will we see it through when the fractured truth says it was not meant to last?

I have waited here, waited dear for you to come home
‘Cause we have waited years through the tears we fought our fears so long
And now you’re gone

I say what you’ve been, it’s what you’re bound to be
You say you have not lived girl ‘cause you’ve been bound to me
Track Name: Lost on the Road
I wanna know what I don't understand
The wants of a man and the places we go
Come baby please wont you shine for me
My heart’s like the sea, it ebbs and it flows

But the things I couldn't say
Yeah the words get in the way

Don't tell me that's enough ‘cause I need a strong love
No more of that weak stuff, it's time to make a change
So tell me what I wanna know

I've been afraid of the things I might find
What I've left behind and lost on the road
But I wanna know the things I can't bear
And the people who care, will they stay or go?

But the things I couldn't say
Yeah the words get in the way

Don't tell me that's enough ‘cause I need a strong love
No more of that weak stuff, it’s time to make a change
I'm sure I want to, I just can’t handle the sad truth
That damn I might need you too much to walk away

So tell me what I wanna know
‘Cause I can't do this on my own

Don't tell me that's enough ‘cause I need a strong love
No more of that weak stuff, it’s time to make a change
Lord knows I want to, I just can't handle the sad truth
That goddamn I might need you too much to walk away

So tell me what I wanna know
Track Name: The Blue Between Us
Well my mind's still limber but my heart's grown old
From the time I left the only place I know
And it makes me happy we didn't get let go
I couldn't stand to see our love just decompose

Now I've been walking home nearly every night
And here's to everyone I ever loved but had to leave behind
For the one thing I can't find though I've been looking half my life
And it's damn hard to explain but I will try it if you like

If you ask me once I'll tell you so
That the blue between us never felt so cold
And I miss the folk singers from the days of old
When a three-chord song could save your soul
And no I'm never on time least that's what I'm told
So why's everything feel like it moves too slow?
And if I were scared I wouldn't let it show
‘Cause if I die tonight I'm not going home

Why's it seem so wrong to miss the town you love?
When there's just one state that you cannot stop thinking of
I wouldn't say I'm patriotic but I think that's what I've become
Sometimes it takes where you are not, just to remember where you're from

Was it my fault that I meant every single word I said?
When I told you it was not the end
And if everything goes wrong, I hope we can get along
If I lost you I would lose my best friend

And now we're weathering the storm, side by side we're looking on

It takes a certain kind of love to bear this load
But it's not the tired romance of the open road
Track Name: Farm
Well the winter stayed and the days they got no longer
And she ran out of ways to bring the rain
And their fields once bountiful and ever-yielding
Well nothing grew there they all withered and died

Yes they died, they died, they died
And when the dust cleared oh all that survived
Was their pride, their pride, their pride
But even that would soon subside for they had died
They died

So there was nothing to do then but to sell the farm
So they divided their things and they set out at dawn
And they came to a fork and they said their goodbyes
But he fell to his knees and he began to cry

Yes he cried, he cried, he cried
And with his head down, bare back towards the sky
He said I lied, I lied, I lied
Oh I hid what I felt from your eyes
I feared that you’d soon despise me for my cries
My cries

But she took his hand and turning she sang
Oh the future’s so hard to define but it will comfort you in time
And ten years from now when you’ve left this town
And you see me walking by
Oh my dear you will be fine
Track Name: Dena
Where was I that night
In December when you realized
That our family wouldn't light eight lights
Did you cry?

But it was never your fault
And I don't blame you
For making this hard
When we both knew
That I wanna talk this through

And what could have I done?
The second child of your only son
But these good intentions, they won't last that long
Was I wrong?

But it was never your fault
And I don't blame you
For making this hard
When we both knew

I get lost inside my mind
I’m feeling helpless all the time
Did it hurt you?
And it was days before you’d gone
You always said time marches on
Without you
I still wanna talk this through

So I hope you stay
Track Name: Calling You Out
‘Cause I’ve been there
‘Cause I’ve walked these floors
‘Cause I needed you when you needed me more
‘Cause I can’t find what you found in me
‘Cause I wanted you the way you wanted me to be

But if I’d known how I’d feel tonight
Would I still do what we did in the early morning light
‘Cause I left you, we were standing there alone
But leaving you is all I’ve ever known

Can you hear me now?
‘Cause I’m calling you out

But if I squint hard and think long enough
I can almost remember the city I’m from
But I can’t take this, can’t be this far this long
Can’t ask forgiveness for the places I’ve gone

Can you hear me now?
‘Cause I’m calling you out

Can you hear me now?
‘Cause I’m calling you out
And honey I could come back down
If you want me around
I wanna be where you are now
Yeah I’m calling you out
I’m calling you out
Track Name: Mountain
Never have I been so tired
As when I came down off the mountainside
And though my legs they gave way by the end of the day
Oh I still found my way back down

Things have been going my way
I feel more like me every day
Like the person I was
Like the person I still want to be

Can I now start to see
That those long months spent in the summer’s heat
Have helped me to grow
Though they nearly took the heart of me

But never have I been so tired
As when I came down off the mountainside
And though my legs they gave way by the end of the day
Oh I still found my way back down

Maybe it’s that time has flown
But some times move so painfully slow
One thing is clear
How much can change in a year

As many men have found before
There did come another girl
You saved my life
And oh I love you so

But never have I been so tired
As when I came down off the mountainside
And though my legs they gave way by the end of the day
Oh I still found my way back down

Though I looked back in the end
It’s hard I know when I can barely stand
And the snow melts towards the land

But never have I been so tired
As when I came down off the mountainside
And though my legs they gave way by the end of the day
Oh I still found my way back down
Track Name: I Was Not Around
A familiar hope of my vague intentions
Trying to find, to know, understand
Oh I may need more than my own interventions
Gathering my thoughts like waves on the sand

But these words won’t heal
Let your tears fall to the ground
You asked me to save you from yourself...

Where is the heart that was broken?
Where is the love that was right?
Lost are the hopes that were spoken
For they have gone into the night

Oh what I can’t feel
Don’t you turn away from the sound
You asked me to save you from yourself
But I can’t help you now

And I’m gone to find my redemption
I’m goin’ far, I’m goin’ home
Oh I’ve asked for things I cannot mention
But I’ll ask for peace wherever I go

Still these words won’t heal
Let your tears fall to the ground
You asked me to save you from yourself
But I was not around

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