Lou Andreas

from by The Great Novel



Costume Records


Lou Andreas-Salomé was a Russian-born
lady / And every time I think about you I
think about her
I speak the truth let me tell you her story /
Born in St-Petersburg in the 19 th century /
And ever since we think about her we miss
what she has done

Underneath her fur coat there was a skin so
white and so thin you could see her veins /
Make you need so much to be kin that she
would lead your aims
Well I tell you pal when she was through with
you / You where good for the dogs / You
where one of the few / And no matter how
you cope with that / You’d be the one who’s
set back

And she’d say: If you have no more happiness
to give, then give me your pain / Couple of
correspondences, couple of dried flowers,
then give me your pain

I speak the truth, she makes me think about
you / The way you make them your dog /
The way you leave them blue / And what’s
unique about both of you gals It’s the one
you choose

I speak about you, can’t you see / The rest
you leave behind, they’ll be known for years /
And no matter how you cope with that, you’ll
be remembered for tears


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
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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