"Penelope"

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"PENELOPE"

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MONUMENTAL DETAIL

HST92. Hisstology Records 2019.


All music recorded in 2018/2019 in Lisbon, Portugal and Beirut, Lebanon.

Composed, arranged, mixed and produced by Charif Megarbane.

Mastered by Ziad Sidawi in Beirut, Lebanon.


Personnel:

Charif Megarbane: electric guitar, acoustic guitar, electric sitar, electric bass, baritone guitar, Wurlitzer, Farfisa, harpsichord, piano, mellotron, drums, percussion, vocals.

Rabih Daher: additional vocals & electric guitar on "Tempest"

Any thematic connections with the French 'Penelopegate' scandal (2017) may not be incidental.


Artwork by Hisstology
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Hisstology Records, 2019.

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released August 5, 2019

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Track Name: Tempest
When the devil shows its tail
I don’t know why it’s not in me
To call him by his name
I don’t know why the message is clear

Didn’t have to go this way
Could’ve waited for the day
Ah, tempest!

When the flowers are in bloom
I don’t know why, I don’t know whom
Put a fiver on the moon
I don’t know why, I don’t know whom

When the devil shows it tail
I don’t know why it’s never in me
To call him by his name
I don’t know why the best is near

Didn’t have to go this way
Could’ve waited for the day
Ah, tempest
Ever since you left for good

Ever since you left for good
I’m saying things I never should
Ever since you left for good
All my nights are gone to gloom
Saying things I never should
Track Name: Dear Penelope
Dear Penelope,
Don’t run away and hide
God knows how much you tried
To help him from himself

Dear Penelope,
It’s either left or right
The tailored suits and the swimming pool
And the mates you never liked

He could never say he’s sorry
He could never say he’s wrong
He could never say he’s sorry
Just put it in a song

Dear Penelope,
It’s either left or right
Track Name: Late to the Party
Praise the Lord that still I can breathe
With all the ashes flown into the trees
You couldn’t cut, babe
And then the long wait

Cuz we’re already late
To the party that started the day before
When the glass fell onto the floor
You could’ve opened up that door

And so I ring it twice
You could’ve opened up that door
And so I ring it twice
You could’ve opened up that door
And so I ring it thrice
Track Name: The Hands that Never Meet
All them princes and kings
Whose faces turn to green
When they see a beggar on the street
Well their hands could never meet

All them pieces of gold
They’re so young yet so cold
When they shine for the ones who could
Have tried but never understood

For they’re older but none the wiser
Track Name: A Hard Beating
A hard beating
Wasn’t so long ago
That you lied
Next to each other
Now replaced by another

Who might be thinking
It’s soon time to go
How would she take it
Wasn’t so long ago

A heart beating
Next to each other
Now replaced by another

What is she thinking
It’s soon time to go
How would she take it
Wasn’t so long ago

A hard beating
Track Name: Don't Let It Take You Forever
And it came out too loud
Never meant to make a sound
But it takes forever
To be oh so clever girl

Don’t let it take you forever
Don’t ever trust your best lover

And now I’m on the run
Looking for a bit of fun
And the days behind the sun
Seem so distant these days
All is maybe meant to stay

Don’t let it take you forever
(Maybe she’s the one)
Don’t ever trust your best lover
(Maybe she’s the one)
Don’t let it take you forever
(You know that she’s the one)
Track Name: Monmouthshire Green
I see them climbers, I see them doors
And I can believe her when out on the shore
I hear them liars and I hear them ghosts
And every passing hour I can hear a different note
Track Name: If Its All Worthwhile
For every friend that I know
Some move fast, some move slow
There’s no breathing in hell
Unless you’re saved by the Bell

And though my conscience is clear
Always guilt reappears
Half profane, half sacred
Who’s the judge of a secret?

If it’s all worthwhile
For every tear that I’ve been sheddin’
The offer is still withstandin’
Yes it took a while
For every one that I befriended
There’s a slight misunderstanding
But now
Don’t let the years run you by

Of all the girls that I know
Some said yes, some said no
And for all that we know
They’re all stars of the show

And as sincere as they’re naked
Yeah they’re trippin’ as they’re walking’
Towards love, towards hatred
On the steps of the staircase

If it’s all worthwhile
For every tear that I’ve been sheddin’
The offer is still withstandin’
Yes it took a while
For every one that I befriended
There’s a slight misunderstanding
But now
Don’t let the years run you by
Oh how
Don’t let the years run you by
Track Name: His & Hers Favourite Automobile
Crystal eyes in the crystal balls
Crimson ears in the crimson dawns
Can you give a little, lady
Can you give a little try?

Crystal eyes in the crystal balls
Crimson ears in the crimson dawns
Yeah, back to back and door to door
Crystal eyes in the crystal balls
Back to back and back to back
Can you give it
Can you give a little
Can you give a little lady

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