"Penelope"

by MONUMENTAL DETAIL

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1.
Tempest 03:05
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
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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
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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)
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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
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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
10.
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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"PENELOPE"

by

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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HST92.

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released August 5, 2019

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