Not Soon Enough

by Andy McGarvie

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
Give You Up 04:01
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?
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
Ready To Go 05:21
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
8.
Running Wild 03:32
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
9.
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
10.
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
11.
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
12.
Stay 05:58
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
13.
Gone Again 04:26
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
14.
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

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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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