The Handsome

from by The Great Novel



Costume Records


He is a tuxedo, as classical as neat / He is a
fox, as physical as meat / And I’ve never met
a man who knew better than him / How to
wear a moustache with a modern swing

There’s a mystery hiding in his tongue / Which
he used to make old maids feel so young /
He’s to blame for the fame of tobacco sticks
/ He made younger generations look for that

He’ll take your pride and clean it up with mud
/ He won’t give you a dime but he might give
you a job

He’s got the Bossa Nova’s Elenco tone / His
skin has a milk chocolate of its own / He
can beat the clock; beat the rock, the lock
all alone / Ain’t got no subordinate, doesn’t
wait on ringtones

He can’t stand mumbo jumbo he is a
musicologist / He is snazzy but strict and he
never uses his fist / The throb of his heart
goes like boom boom pow / He used to play
the drums now he won’t remember how

His outlook on life is as heavy as light / His
thoughts come “mod cons”, everything is
black or white / He likes to share it all, sippin’
some wine / And if you listen carefully, some
grey you’ll find


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 Montreal, Québec

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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