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Tuesday, November 06, 2018

The Grownup Noise - Carnival

The Grownup Noise is an American indie-folk rock band from Boston, Massachusetts that was formed in 2005 by songwriter / guitarist Paul Hansen and bassist Adam Sankowski with their debut album landing two years later. The current lineup for the band is Paul Hansen, Rachel Gawell, and Yuriana Sobrino.  

Today's spotlight song was first unveiled back in 2011 on Paste Magazine's Haiti benefit and ended up being one of the most beloved and downloaded tracks of the year for the publication. It's also on the latest RSL Monthly Playlist



Carnival
(written by Paul Hansen)

Bulls eye memory they met once in Tel Aviv
She knows cause he's shaking like a tree
She said you fell drunk into me and screamed out into the street
We're all just here to compete and that a girl wants a guy to mistreat

Well she laughed most suddenly he fell back into his seat
And dreamed of his hands on her feet
He said do just what you want give me what you got
Cause I'm feeling fit for the roast

Oh tell me what you know about this carnival
Sing for me I'm sold. I'll hang on every note
She said let's meet again at 9 o'clock ditch your friends
We'll hit the block there's something you really outta know
He said wait what's your number please you never told me honestly
She kissed him quick and headed for the door
Humming a tune he ain't never heard before

Well it's the same old song you see boy meets girl and everything
Except for when the wind begins to blow and he
Wondered if she ever could've known

Oh tell me what you know about my sorry soul
Sing for me I'm sold I'll hang on every note

The politics were obvious she the rock, he Sisyphus
He was pushin' but he didn't even know
Because at 10 o'clock she didn't show
And just as he got up to go he thought of something
That she might've said and that was
Do just what you want and drink one for me because
Some of us were meant to be alone

Oh tell me what you know about this carnival
Sing for me I'm sold I'll hang on every note
Oh tell me what you know about my sorry soul
Sing for me I'm sold I'll hang on every note





INFLUENCES: Our parents, trustworthy politicians, current and ex-girlfriends, superheroes, anything requiring chopsticks, buddies, good comedy, gin, diet coke, drummers with exceptional time, any musician that is creating for the right reasons, and Matt Snook (kinda.) 

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