Alex Minoff

by Alex Minoff

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1.
Two Things 04:27
Baby I'm so deep inside my mind You and I are just parallel lines We can watch the same stars sparkle forever Side by side, but never together But I only ever loved two things And both of them are you Baby I can't reach you on the phone And your mother tells me your never at home Last night I saw you on my TV But you wouldn't even look at me And I only ever loved two things And both of them are you Suddenly I'm my own best friend The only one I can talk to Though I'd rather live through winter again Than meet someone new like I ought to I've heard all of the reasons And all the reasons are lies She's the best of all seasons She's got the springtime in her eyes Baby I'm so deep inside my mind Where everything is happening all of the time And no one tells me what to do And no one tells me to forget about you Cuz I only ever loved two things Yeah I only ever loved two things And both of them are you
2.
Hard Labour 03:12
Oh to live my life completely unaware Would be a pleasure more beautiful than blue Instead I have to pretend like I don't care About my shirt or my shoes Ugly people, there's a lot of them And I haven't got the luxury of the bomb So all that's left is to live my life Like a painting or a song Live my life like a painting Live my life like a song Live my life like I know what's going on What's the use in this mindless nostalgia Cuz I was there the first time around And second chances are hard to find At least that's what I've found And I never asked for this form of hard labour To be creative and have no ideas Like Greta Garbo with none of the talent And all of the tears But I'd give my life for a painting I'd give my life for a song I'd give my life just to know what's going on Last night I ran into Clark Gable As usual, he was looking real smart Before I asked him about Carole Lombard He stopped me and lit a cigar He said, "You'll never make everyone happy And life is just playing a part And if you want to be a man like me You gotta treat your life like it's art." He said, "Live your life like a painting Live your life like a song Live your life like you know what's going on And you will never be wrong."
3.
Secrets 03:53
Tell me all your secrets and I'll tell you mine I haven't anything to hide I only want to see the light behind your eyes Forget about the future between me and you Making up is hard to do You'll only end up waiting for the day we're through We'll go to the movies We'll go to the beach all right But when the credits roll We'll let each other go into the night They say the good die young but, baby, we're still here You shouldn't have to shed a tear Just put your hand in mine and our pasts will disappear We'll go to the movies We'll go to the beach all right But when the sun goes down We'll let each other drown into the night
4.
We did it all, we did it all Like no one before We did it all, we did it all Now you don't need me anymore I know you think you're wild and slick And that your good looks are only rivaled by your wit But you're making me crazy, you're making me sick I need to spend some time alone and get a grip We did it all, we did it all Remember how good it was? We did it all, we did it all Or am I the only one who does? Now I'm just another fool at best Trying to make the most out of the least, or less Gotta find something to fill this space in my chest Or maybe this is just as good as it gets We did it all, we did it all And now our time is past We did it all, we did it all A love like ours can never last When I think of all the things I missed The songs I've never sung and the girls I've never kissed And you're still on stage, you can't resist But I'll be in the front row to boo and hiss I'm wearing new clothes, listening to music If you call me on the phone all you're gonna hear's a click I'm dying to stay home, I'm dying to take a trip I'm dying to drop bananas on the floor and watch you slip
5.
You go out with a new guy every night And act like it's OK You crashed a Maserati, that ain't right You shrugged and walked away When you see my friends, you're impolite They remind me every day And you'll never watch a movie that's black and white Well I don't feel that way If you want to make fun of me, that's fine You might as well Cuz you're the only thing that's on my mind Even though I tell myself That I never ever want to fall in love again Especially with someone like you No, I never never want to fall in love again But what else can I do? If you ever skipped a party it'd be your first You'd stomp your feet and cry And your moods are always changing from bad to worse You're dishonest and you lie When you go back home, you drive a hearse Even though nobody's died And the way you choose your clothing is so perverse That I just don't know why I absolutely need to see you tonight I might as well Cuz you're the only thing that feels this right Even though I told myself That I never ever want to fall in love again Especially with someone like you No I never ever want to fall in love again But what else can I do? No I never ever want to fall in love again Especially with someone like you Yeah I never ever want to fall in love again but what else can I do?
6.
Go Home 03:00
I like blue And I like shoes I like a well-dressed woman With no tattoos I like a Rohmer film and an ice cold beer Have no fear I'm a simple man What about you? I like basketball And Claude Chabrol And by most calculations I'm considered tall I have a nice TV but an average career Let me be clear I'm a simple man Give me a call They say an artist is never poor So why am I in so much debt? And though it's just another Saturday night I don't wanna go home yet No, I don't wanna go home yet Why am I in so much debt? I don't wanna go home I've been to England And I've been to France I even went to Kenya When I had the chance I'll go anywhere but if you want me near I'll stay right here I'm a simple man Do you wanna dance? Am I just another lonely guy, A has-been who never was? I just need a little love in my life Cuz lonely is as lonely does Lonely is as lonely does A has-been who never was I don't wanna go home You know I've never ever been in a fight I rarely ever get upset But it's just another Saturday night And I don't wanna go home yet
7.
Ooh, I'm so bored with you Ooh, I'm so bored with you There was a time when everything between us was cool Your sort of depression never left me blue But I gotta move on now cuz talk is all you do Ooh, I'm so bored with you You plan for a future where all of your dreams will come true But there's more to arriving than just wanting to And you go on and on as if you were still at school Ooh, I'm so bored with you Listen to the words I say to you The world needs listeners, too There was a time when everything between us was cool Well whatever happened to the Golden Rule? I guess you've moved on now and although it may sound cruel Ooh, I'm so bored with you Listen to the words I say to you I'm so bored with you Ooh, I'm so bored with you
8.
Sang Froid 04:12
C'est une jolie maison rouge Une aimable petite pension Pas de portes, pas de cloisons Je vais m'étendre sur la pelouse Pour partir pour partir plus loin partir plus loin de toi Adieu C'est un endroit de passage Une capitale de la nation Pas de portes, pas de cloisons Un départ sans mes baggages C'est une jolie plage ensoleillée Loin de tous les bastions Pas de portes, pas de cloisons L'ancre est déjà levée C'est une jolie lune noire Ou il n'y pas de population Pas de portes, pas de cloisons Sans jamais être trop loin
9.
Bitola 04:48
There's a place that I've seen Full of beautiful things And its name is Bitola There's music in the park And films after dark And I think about things The breeze blows her hair As she walks through the square In the heart of Bitola At an empty cafe She's so faraway She doesn't even know I'm there Could her eyes reveal What poets conceal In my dreams of Bitola Her memory is never dead As I lie awake in bed It happened yet it's unreal
10.
Why do you cry When you're trying to get what you want Cuz I can't deny What you want if it makes you feel alive But it's taking all my time And it's mixing up my mind Unfortunately it will never be 1963 again The limit's the sky Cuz you're far too beautiful to deprive And if you want it, you want it Hey, that's fine Why do you lie When you could get away with more insidious crimes Like mine And still appear to the naked eye, divine But you're wasting all your time And it tears me up inside Unfortunately it will never be 1963 again Taking me for a ride With a shameless sense of pride as your guide And if you want it, you want it Hey, that's fine Blistering sunsets in Timbuktu Snow-capped relations in Kathmandu Patiently waiting for me and you And all you'll ever love is all you'll ever do It's all you'll ever do The world's in your eyes It's so easy to idealize But if you want it, you want it Hey, that's fine But unfortunately it will never be 1963 again

credits

released October 23, 2012

Recorded by Robert Carranza at Glenwood Sound, Burbank, CA
and by Nikhil Ranade at Upstairs, Arlington, VA.
Additional recording done around Washington, DC.
Mixed by Jonathan Kreinik at Boombox Magnetica.
Mastered by Burleigh Seaver at Home Run Studio.
Jon Theodore: Drums and Percussion
Valeri Georgiev: Kaval on Secrets
Alizée De Pin: Vocals on Might As Well and Sang Froid
Bryndyn Weiner: Tapan on Go Home
Varol Saatcioglu: Gaida on Bitola
Photography/Design: Matt Batista
All words and music written by Alex Minoff, except Sang Froid - words by Alex Minoff and Alizée De Pin.
Thanks to Matt Baker and Action Music, Dani Yanich, Larry Wiener, and all the musicians and technicians.
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Alex is still pushing that rock up the hill, knowing full well that it will come crashing down moments before reaching the top.

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