from by The Great Novel



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Some red headed strangers are washing
the theater’s facade / I think to myself they
should have spent on the marquee instead
The Antique has two floors by now / Cause
all the president’s wives want to travel in time
/ But they don’t, no they don’t, no they don’t,
don’t know how
The vege-bohemian full of pillows with
morrocan tea coffee shop/Co-op / Is still not
open at eleven O’clock / I reckon’ they’re too
busy drawing on papers / Political, political,
political, political thoughts
The pawnshop still makes a livin’ by goin’
bankrupt then bankrupt / And I’m sure that
old brewery across the bridge will burn again
and again / Ain’t no use, ain’t no use, ain’t no
use to call the cops
Revisiting the museum I cross the path of two
stories of mine / They made a lot of sense
but got no structures / Do I get, do I get, do
I get better in time?
Indeed if I agree with one thing it’s the
second: / The incident pushed her to teach /
The dance, the dance, the dance, the dance
with her Chinese suit
The first is blond over brown over red by now
/ I always loved the blond /Her eyes are still
between purple and blue anyhow
Talkin’ painting, eyes, coffee and blues / I
spent the end of the journey / Watching
these faces she draws / I love, I love, I love, I
love how they stare at me
Each and every one is beautiful / Even though
they remind me how / It suits you well, suits
you well to be sad


from Skins, released March 3, 2017
Words by Endrick Tremblay
Music by The Great Novel
Produced by / Réalisé par Dany Placard and The Great Novel
B3 and Piano by / B3 et piano par Dan Thouin
Pedal Steel by / pedal steel par Francis G. Veillette
Additionnal guitar tracks on track #9 by /
Guitares additionnelles sur piste #9 par Dany Placard
Additionnal vocals on track #1 by /
Voix additionnelles sur piste #1 par Greg McEvoy
Engineers / Ingénieurs de son Benoît Bouchard,
Olivier St-Pierre, Jean-Sébastien Chouinard, Francis Bélanger-
Mixed by / Mixé par Benoît Bouchard au Studio La Traque
Mastered by / Matricé par Richard Addison au Studio Trilium
Artwork and graphic design by /
Illustration et design graphique par Sarah Marcotte-Boislard
Photography by / Photographies par Jérôme Kearney
Recorded during the greatest week of our lives at Tone Bender
Studio in Montreal



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The Great Novel is a folk band from Montreal that combines roots instruments with a rock and roll mindset.
The Great Novel est un band de Montréal qui combine instruments roots et énergie rock

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