Novellus

by Daniel Schauer

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My new album marks a return to my jazz/pop leanings. After my previous release, I wanted to refocus on the type of music that I like writing best.

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released August 20, 2013

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Track Name: Cautiously Optimisic
Every day is better than the last, I say as my glass half spills on your floor
I couldn’t remember what you’d asked, and now I apologize my way to your door
No one seems to say, what they mean, when it comes to the subject of me
So I just run and hide, from every situation I see

YEAH… IT’S LOOKING GOOD FROM HERE // YEAH… IT’S LOOKING GOOD FROM HERE

Every smile is wider than before, I say as I exhale on your porch
I can’t remember, what’s the score? And did you pocket my torch?
Still the sun shines down, on this group, and I can feel a pleasant breeze
So I kick back and relax, for what seems like the first time in weeks

YEAH… IT’S LOOKING GOOD FROM HERE // YEAH… IT’S LOOKING GOOD FROM HERE

All of the colors seem so bright, for a walk taken at midnight
I forgot your name, but you seem nice, and you’re beautiful in the moolight
And the vibes are good, come in waves, and I’m not resisting
So we wind our way, through the town, tomorrow we’ve got no place to be

YEAH… IT’S LOOKING GOOD FROM HERE // YEAH… IT’S LOOKING GOOD FROM HERE

All of the people in this joint, seem like they’re having a good time
We forgot our tix, but what’s the point, ‘cause the bouncer’s feeling fine
As we find our way, we find friends, and isn’t that what we need?
So we tiny talk, till they ask, for the group of us to finally leave

YEAH… IT’S LOOKING GOOD FROM HERE // YEAH… IT’S LOOKING GOOD FROM HERE
YEAH… IT’S LOOKING GOOD FROM HERE // YEAH… IT’S LOOKING GOOD FROM HERE
Track Name: Have You Lost Your Love?
Green, like your swollen eyes, when you’d seen
What became of me, while you, were asleep
Don’t know, if I can explain, (you know I’ve) always lost something, in the strange
Conversion from, pictured thoughts, to words that come out, slow as knots
“The world is changing, and we’ve been wasting, our time for much too long”
So cluctch my hand, we’ll get there before dawn

So many pages turned, so many lessons learned, so many miles spurned, so much wax has burned

IF I HAD MY WAY, I’D BE THERE WITH YOU // WE COULD SPEND OUR TIME, GETTING IN TUNE
IF I HAD MY WAY, I’D BE THERE WITH YOU // WE WOULD SPEND OUR TIME, WRITING TUNES

But there’s, no use, in pretend // And there’s, no suit, like the present
There’s no excuse, no claims to make, // Have you lost your love, with your faith?
Have you lost your love?


Red, like your, blushing cheeks, when you say
"That lately, I’ve been stepping away"
Can’t explain, don’t know why, "I’ve always felt something, for this guy"
"Smile sweetly," twist the knife, "and ask if you’ll, be alright"
“The world is changing, and we’ve been wasting, our time for much too long”
"So release my hand, and blink," and then you’re gone

"So many tables turned, so many lies I’ve learned, so many lovers spurned, so much good has burned"

"IF I HAD MY WAY, I’D NEVER SEE YOU // WOULDN’T HAVE, WASTED TIME, GETTING IN TUNE"
"IF I HAD MY WAY, I’D NEVER SEE YOU // WOULDN’T WASTE MY TIME, WRITING TUNES"

"But there’s, no break, for the fake
And there’s, no disguise, like the mate
I’ve no excuse, but a claim to make
I’ve lost my love, but you’ve lost your faith
It’s you who lost their faith…"
Track Name: Lam Vita (Now Life)
You’ve got to push ahead, cause if you keep waiting around for luck
I think you’ll lose your head, if you don’t give this protest up
Maybe it’s just a clogged pipe dream, that we can chemically treat
Failing that, at least we can, destroy the whole damned thing

Just keep digging ‘till you find, a treasure no one else can claim
Hidden away in your deranged mind, sifted from zirconias all the same
Maybe this one will be it, a ticket granting passage to Egypt
But I’ve got this sinking feeling, that you’re not even listening

DON’T DELAY… YOUR DREAMS… FOR ANYONE ELSE’S
DON’T YOU SAVE… YOUR HEART… FOR SOMEONE WHO’S LOVELESS
Track Name: Mayjer7 Song
You’re on alert for destiny… // But you’re blinded by what you see… //
Tell me about your dreams… // Don’t skip over the obscene… //
I won’t dare tell a soul… I won’t dare tell a soul

I’m looking for a new scene… // But I’m hobbled by my misery… //
Can I tell you everything… // Even the embarrassing… //
You won’t dare tell a soul… you won’t dare tell a soul

(YOU KNOW) IT’S A SYNCH, DARLIN’… TO FALL IN LOVE, WITHOUT TRYIN’…
(YOU KNOW) IT’S A LARK, SWEETHEART… TO JUST STOP, THEN RESTART…
MAYBE THEY WILL COME BACK TO YOU, WHEN THE DAY IS DONE
BUT I’M KEEPING MY DISTANCE, I’M TIRED OF YOUR FUN

You can’t stop digging… // And your fingernails messed with trampled dreams… //
Won’t step back to see… // What this looks like from the street… //
You aren’t sure I’ve got a soul… you aren’t sure I’ve got a soul…

(YOU KNOW) IT’S A SYNCH, DARLIN’… TO FALL IN LOVE, WITHOUT TRYIN’…
(YOU KNOW) IT’S A LARK, SWEETHEART… TO JUST STOP, THEN RESTART…
MAYBE THEY WILL COME BACK TO YOU, WHEN THE DAY IS DONE
BUT I’M KEEPING MY DISTANCE, I’M TIRED OF YOUR FUN
Track Name: Heavy Handed
Stay cool, stay right // Stay cute, stay sweet
Don’t ever change your ways… ‘cause you don’t know what it takes

Keep down, keep quiet // Keep hushed, keep ‘round
Don’t ever cause delays… ‘cause darlin’ it never pays

Ba Ba Ba-Da Da-Da Da-Da Ba (x2)

Go look, go find, go walk, go slow
Don’t ever risk displays… ‘cause unfiltered’s a bad taste

Get up, get out, get rich, get found
Don’t ever attempt escape… ‘cause you know you’ll never
Make it…

YOU’RE SO HEAVY HANDED, IT’S WEARING YOU DOWN //
OF COURSE I UNDERSTAND IT, BETRAYAL CAN CONFOUND

Be swave, be smooth // Be slick, beware
Don’t ever tilt your hand… ‘cause their eyes give the commands

For sure, for good // For love, for life
Don’t ever give away… ‘cause they’re willing to pay

Ba Ba Ba-Da Da-Da Da-Da Ba (x2)

Form laws, form rules // Form groups, form lines
Don’t ever allow for choice… ‘cause they’re better with no voice

From thoughts, from dreams // From fears, from wants
Don’t ever have desire… ‘cause it’s what’s keeping you mired
So tired…

YOU’RE SO HEAVY HANDED, IT’S WEARING YOU DOWN //
OF COURSE I UNDERSTAND IT, BETRAYAL CAN CONFOUND
Track Name: Unimpeachable
I heard that you, like to stay out late at night, give the neighbors a fright, play rougher than others might
I heard that you, were lookin’ for a mystery, you like everyone you see, don’t brace for misery
But I see a blip, on my detector of your lies, don’t try to rationalize, this song has been prescribed
Did I see a slip? A moment of half-hazardry, Hesitataion’s gleem, a lack of certainty?

I’ve set in stone, conditions upon which I’ll decide, the merits of your life, the true depth of your strife
You’ve published works, detailing all of your beliefs, but I see what’s underneath, a soul-shaped cavity
Did I feel a chink, in that armor of discrete, compartments of deceit, denials of misdeeds?
Sense I, a rebuke, in your refusal to admit, your relief found in respite, comfort from concealment?

(STALL FOR TIME) SO YOU CAN THINK OF ANOTHER LIE TO COVER UP
(THE MOUNTAIN) BEHIND YOU SO TALL IT DELAYS WHEN THE SUN COMES UP
(STALL FOR TIME) SO YOU CAN THINK OF ANOTHER LIE TO COVER UP
(THE MOUNTAIN) BEHIND YOU SO TALL IT DELAYS WHEN THE SUN COMES UP

You count your mistakes, on the fingers of one hand, claim you’re a good man, say you understand
I’ve conceded points, in an effort to relate, the decisions that you make, to the results you obfuscate
Do I see a flaw, in your logic and reasons? For the last few seasons, to say “No” would be treason
It’s not just a scuff, on the wall built between us, framed with discarded trust, love-proof so it won’t rust

(STALL FOR TIME) SO YOU CAN THINK OF ANOTHER LIE TO COVER UP
(THE MOUNTAIN) BEHIND YOU SO TALL IT DELAYS WHEN THE SUN COMES UP
(STALL FOR TIME) SO YOU CAN THINK OF ANOTHER LIE TO COVER UP
(THE MOUNTAIN) BEHIND YOU SO TALL IT DELAYS WHEN THE SUN COMES UP
Track Name: You Know it's Too Late
You know it’d be safe, to turn, back now
You know you’d be safer, if you’d turn, back now
It’s not too far, to the shore, behind you
Got a bad start, want a new try, with your feet below you
No hope of making it to the island abreast
So trade away your dreams for a breath

You know it’s too late, to turn, back now
You know you’ll never make it, if you, turn back now
It’s too far, to the shore, behind you
Got a bad start, and can’t find, the bed below you
No hope of making it to the island ahead
So let go of these dreams in your head
Track Name: Blacked Out
She said, “I hope you’re ready to be in the dark” // As our fire starved two weeks shy of March
We exchange looks from worried eyes // As the cold closes in from all sides

The power’s been out since New Year’s Eve // The grid overloaded with the ravalries
And ever since, we’ve been struggling // The streets are overrun with vigilantes

I SAID “WELL HOOOOOOLD ON… TO YOUR BUTTS,”
I SAID “HOOOOLD ON… YOU DON’T KNOW… WHERE THIS GOES

I said, “I blame you for your own shortcomings,” // “No one else decides to ignore so many things,”
“And I know that these word may strain your heart,” // “But close quarters are tearing us apart”

I SAID “WELL HOOOOOOLD ON… TO YOUR BUTTS,”
I SAID “HOOOOLD ON… YOU DON’T KNOW… WHERE THIS GOES