Not Soon Enough

by Andy McGarvie

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released May 23, 2016

The Andy McGarvie Band is:
Andy McGarvie - Guitar/Vocals
Brendan Tsui - Keyboards/Vocals
Gareth Bowen - Drums/Vocals
Owen Downie - Bass/Vocals

Recorded at the Aviary Studios, Melbourne, over 3 days in May and June, 2015

Additional recording done at Andy’s House & Gareth’s House
All arrangements by A. McGarvie, B. Tsui, G. Bowen and O. Downie
Additional Vocals by Raleigh Williams (12, 14) and Stephanie Atwa (4, 10, 11, 12)

Mixed and Engineered by Sam Lowe
Studio Assistant Lachlan Cresswell
Mastered by Adam Dempsey @ Deluxe Mastering, Melbourne

Album Artwork by Ash King
Cover Design by Shannon Trottman
Inside Cover Photo by Prue Lester

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Andy McGarvie Melbourne, Australia

Andy McGarvie is a Melbourne-based guitarist and bandleader. Along with his band, he takes listeners on a guitar-fuelled journey through blues, soul, funk and rock. Introspective yet inclusive, McGarvie’s music will find resonance with both music aficionados and the casual listener alike. ... more

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Track Name: Something Mysterious
Listen I maintain that I’ve been something less than perfect
But I maintain that I have tried my very best
And it’s not because I didn’t think you’re worth it
It’s just that I don’t know what I’m doing

Sometimes I know I seem quite apathetic
And I know sometimes it looks like I don’t care
But the truth is I’m just figuring it all out
And I still don’t know what I’m doing

Though I want the answers from something mysterious
I know that I can’t know every detail
So darling let me say if we are serious
The only way to get it right’s to fail
Then keep trying again

Listen I admit that I have done wrong by you before
But you’ll admit you’ve hardly been a saint yourself
I’ll just smile and tell you it’ll all be ok
But we’ll never know quite what we’re doing

Though I want the answers from something mysterious
I know that I can’t know every detail
So darling let me say if we are serious
The only way to get it right’s to fail
Then keep trying again

Could it be that we might find
All the answers on the way
If we just lean on each other
We’ll be ok

Though I want the answers from something mysterious
I know I can’t ever know every detail
So darling let me say if we are serious
The only way to get it right’s to fail


Listen I maintain that I’ve been something less than perfect
But I maintain that I’ll keep trying my very best
Track Name: Why Don't You Come On Over
You’re the type of girl who walks into a room
And the whole place seems to stop and look at you
Said you’re the type of girl who I’m never gonna speak to
But I said there’s one thing that I wanna say here to you

‘Cause every time you’re near I run
I lose my mind when we’re one on one
My knees shake and my tongue gets so tied
But there’s just one thing that I wanna say to you tonight
And that is

Baby, baby
Why don’t you come on over

You’re the type of girl who walks into a room
And the whole place seems to stop and look at you
Said you’re the type of girl who I’m never gonna speak to
But I said there’s one thing that I wanna say here to you

‘Cause every time you’re near I run
I lose my mind when we’re one on one
My knees shake and my tongue gets so tied
But there’s just one thing that I wanna say to you tonight
And that is

Baby, baby
Why don’t you come on over

‘Cause you got the sex, you got the drugs, you got the rock, you got the roll
You got the sex, you got the drugs and yeah I want some for my own

Baby, baby
Why don’t you come on over
Track Name: Give You Up
We’ve had some good times baby no doubt
But you’re killing me
Take all my money when I’m down and out
Leave me outside in the cold

I gotta give you up

You’re the habit that I just cant kick at all
No matter how hard I try
One day baby, ill send you outta town
And right out of my mind

I’m gonna give you up

Everytime I’ve left you come round tempting me
How can I say no?
You’ve become a ritual and I can’t fight you off
Will I ever be able to go

Will I ever give you up?
Track Name: Entertainment
Times are hard on easy street
Reports the evening news
And they keep desperately searching for
ways to keep us in our blues

Folks are cruel on easy street
The way they get out of their rut
Is news of scandal and lies
Of fails of foes and cover ups

I wish it were something more than this
But we’re all caught up in the mess
And watching the whole world turn to shit
Is entertainment

We don’t mean to be so vain
It’s just we don’t know nothing else
It’s because they’ve told us
To only think about ourselves


Times are hard on easy street
But you’re not walking on your own
Let’s be serious here
We are all in the same boat


I wish it were something more than this
But we’re all caught up in the mess
And watching the whole world turn to shit
Is entertainment
Track Name: Not Soon Enough
This could be the start of something beautiful
Or this could be the end of everything I've ever known
Turning on a screw stripping all the thread
Learning something different every day until I'm dead
But something's gotta give
And I'm sure it will
But I'm learning how to live
While standing still

We think that we're owed something like we're entitled to a place we haven't earned
We think that we know something so we try to forget everything we've learned
And right now is not soon enough we say
Because tomorrow seems too far away

Give someone an inch and they'll take a mile
Ignorance is bliss and that is never out of style
Learning all the rules just to break them all again
Once upon a time this rebellion made some sense
It seems that it's the age
Of ‘information sans frontier’
Yet we no longer have space
Or maybe worse still we just don't care

We think that we're owed something like we're entitled to a place we haven't earned
We think that we know something so we try to forget everything we've learned
And right now is not soon enough we say
Because tomorrow seems too far away

Tomorrow seems too far away
Track Name: Any Other Way
I could hardly believe my eyes
Disobeying orders direct from my mind
Fighting myself off proved too hard that night
Just thinking I hope she won't know

But she'll break my heart ‘cause I broke hers before
But we'll understand though I just can't be sure
And everybody will have none to say
And no she wouldn't want it any other way

And that one day was supposed to change it all
And I should have known pride it comes before a fall
I cannot reason with my thought's brick wall
Just thinking I hope she won't have to go

I blindly followed what I thought I'd been promised
So hard to think that this would be laid to rest
I tried all paths but I was led to say
That no we couldn't have it any other way

Just hoping that one day all will be
Made clearer for me
All I want to know
Is where did we go? And darling should we have known?

And no we couldn't have it any other way
And she wouldn't want it any other way
And I wouldn't want it any other way
Track Name: Ready To Go
A brave new world awaits outside for me tonight but I am ready to go
I keep reserving space inside my head for people I have no need to know
Can’t tie me up or lock me down, nothings gonna stop us baby we’re on our way out of here
And the road will rise to meet us and we’ll be in the clear
Just finding more than we got we won’t hit no ceilings
Tell me little girl do you know the feeling?

We’ll pack nothing we’ll tell no one
Follow me we’re on the run

I got myself up to a point where I must flee and I am ready to go
A man possessed, a secret kept, decisions made yeah they’ll have no need to know
And you can call me up, or ring my bell, but the only thing I know is that I won’t be hanging around
But worry not I’ve called my shots and I am leaving this town
Just finding more than we got we won’t hit no ceilings
Tell me little girl do you know the feeling?

We’ll pack nothing we’ll tell no one
Follow me we’re on the run
And maybe we’ll return again
But right now I don’t want this to end

Ready to go
I am ready to go
I’m out I’m leaving now we’re gone
Tell me little girl do you like the feeling?

Take my hand, ‘cause I am ready to go
Track Name: Running Wild
Left right can we sort it out? I’ve found myself in doubt
And tried to use my liquid friends to help me calm my nerves
I know I am fighting wars, I see I’m closing doors
And I’m sure that when the sparrows sing I’ll get what I deserve

Yeah I’ll be running wild ‘til you get home
Living like my time wasn’t on loan
Crown myself king of what I don’t own
‘Til you get home

Tune in and tune out again, my sword will beat my pen
Or at least that’s what I tell myself to justify it all
I cant say what I think, loose lips will make ships sink
But the problem with a lie is that the world is just too small

Yeah I’ll be running wild ‘til you get home
Living like my time wasn’t on loan
Crown myself king of what I don’t own
‘Til you get home

Left/right can we sort it out?
Walk straight and just look down
Head/heart can we sort it out?
It shouldn’t be this hard
Left/right can we sort it out?
Head/heart can we sort it out?
Pen/sword - let ‘em fight it out
Tomorrow morning I’ll work it out

I’ll be running wild ‘til you get home
Living like my time wasn’t on loan
Crown myself king of what I don’t own
‘Til you get home
Track Name: Casting Stones
If I was a king or a movie star
And I’d done all the things that I’ve done thus far
There’s no doubt I’d be looked on differently

But I’ve got away with more because
There were no cameras everywhere I was
For some reason we’re all desperate for a fall

‘Cause these days there’s always, always, always something more
It seems that nothing’s sacred
And I just want to go back to before
When we all could fake it
That might seem worse
But sometimes too much knowledge hurts
Let he who’s without sin cast the first stone

And if we wanna run from someone who
Perhaps we used to love and we thought we knew
Well these days there’s no way to disappear

It seems we’re just a little obsessed
with digging up the past and causing unrest
why can’t we just let sleeping dogs lie?

‘Cause these days there’s always, always, always something more
It seems that nothing’s sacred
And I just want to go back to before
When we all could fake it
That might seem worse
But sometimes too much knowledge hurts
Let he who’s without sin cast the first stone

We were the ones who wanted the way
To instantly archive all that we say
But it comes back to bite you you’re turned away and off guard
And you thought it was far
Enough in the past to walk from
But how wrong that was, yeah how wrong

These days it’s always, always,
always something more
It seems nothing’s sacred
And I just want to go back to before
When we all could fake it
That might seem worse
But sometimes too much knowledge hurts
Yeah Let he who’s without sin cast the first stone
Track Name: She Won't Be Alone
Right now is bigger than today and beyond tomorrow
I’ll use every last second of this time I have borrowed
We live in every moment that we make and I wanna stay here
I’ll let my hands do all the talking and she will hear

She wont be alone

We speak in languages only we can decipher
Break down her walls that she’s put up but I won’t have to fight her
Breathe in breathe out forget the hours, I don’t need anything ‘cause I got right now
She whispers and the rest of the world seems to get drowned out

She wont be alone

Later this will all be in the past
So I hold her ‘cause I want now to last
Outside the world will keep on going
And in time there’ll be places we both need to be
But right now it is here while I got her with me

She wont be alone
I’ll make sure that she’s never alone
Track Name: Darling I Hope You're Well
I write an open letter to
My heart listing what’s wrong with you
And us and how we’ve grown apart
And how easy is now what I call hard

And it’s surely not my fault I think it’s a circumstantial thing
So I guess in my head I blame you, and I look at her and say

Darling if you can’t tell
I just need some time to be by myself
Please don’t go running away
‘Cos I’ll be back in your arms one of these days

Time ticks, and the days they become months
My tricks are old now and it’s because
I’ve made this same mistake before
Where I run without addressing what’s really the cause

And now I know my darling that it was never you at all
It was me and all around us though I blamed you for the fall
So I say

Darling I hope you’re well
I’ve been using this time to recharge myself
I’m realizing all my mistakes
Can I take you out this weekend and try to re-ignite the flame?

All seemed well that night
I looked into her eyes and said I’ve gotta make this right
And she said “I might have to stop you there” she said
“Please now wont you listen I’ve got something to share”

She said
“Darling I hope you’re well
But it’s just been so long and I’ve found someone else
It’s not like I didn’t love you before
I just got used to the idea of you not being round anymore”

I said
Darling I wish you well
I suppose a part of me’s happy you’ve found someone else
I hope he loves you like I should have done
Hope he holds on to you forever and you never have to run
and maybe one day in the future I’ll call you up just for fun and I’ll say

Darling I Hope You’re Well
Track Name: Stay
He left his world just to find it again
And she’d done the same from the opposite end
They met, fell in love, and lost contact before
A strange twist of fate had them together once more
She said “I'll meet you
Halfway between our worlds”
He said “Sounds good
I'll make you my girl”

He said “Stay so I won't be alone”

After months on the back of a bike in Nepal
It came time to decide if it was worth it all
They said yes, and she left to come with him back home
To his world where she knew nothing else
They tried to make it work
But circumstance insists
To be known to be seen
Could they save it with a kiss?
He said “Stay so I won't be alone”
And she said “Let's leave, I'm so far away from home”
He said please “Don't break my heart again”
She said “We are fighting battles we can't win”

Left alone in his world while he worked for their love
She had to leave go back home there were signs from above
So he put down his tools and he followed her there
They had fought tooth and nail for this life they'd share
New York looked like the answer for them both
But this town he once called home began to beckon him away

She said “Stay with me here ‘cause we've fought for this love and I won't be alone”
He said “Leave with me now this town will eat us alive and I'm so far away from home”
She said “Please take my hand I'll make it work for us here don't break my heart again”
He said “We just lost this battle that we can't win”

Stay so I won’t be alone
Track Name: Gone Again
Baby don’t come round tonight
I’m sure its not real or not right
Its just part of this game that you play
With my heart

Walking back home in the dark
Feel lonely but I’m feeling sharp
I’m not anything more than a notch
On your belt

Baby I’m a mess, yeah I’m falling to pieces
I want you
Girl I’m a fool I know it’s only matter of time
Before you’re gone again

Learning my lessons tonight
It is harder when you’ve known all along
That this fire was out and we’ve proved this doubt
That we’re gone

Baby I’m a mess, yeah I’m falling to pieces
I want you
Girl I’m a fool I know it’s only matter of time
Before you’re gone again

We’ve kept going back to bed
Trying to outsmart our heads
Trying to tell them that things will be different, instead
We are walking away
Saying ‘I predicted this day’
But I wont try to fight it ‘cause that’s just the way that it goes
Track Name: The Songs We Loved
We’ve played this out my dear for so long
But now comes our final piece, our swansong

The album that we are has grown weary
And though it hurts, my dear, I see clearly

That as our record ends and the needle skips
It sounds to me like our love is
Just not what it once was before
And the songs we used to love
Don’t seem to sound the same to me anymore

Your heart it sings me words and I listen
But no longer will my music fit them

I’ve realized that we are both singing
Different songs than at our beginning

And as our record ends and the needle skips
It sounds to me like our love is
Just not what it once was before
And the songs we used to love
Don’t seem to sound the same to me anymore