The Witching Hour (Acoustic)

by Marchan Noelle

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released October 20, 2014

Recorded and mixed at Monkey Business Sound Studios
Mastered by Audio Animals UK

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Marchan Noelle Los Angeles, California

Committed to introducing the world to an organic new twist on modern pop with her signature “2nd Generation Hippie Vibe”, Marchan Noelle’s blended sound has been likened to those of the late 60's and early 70's artists such as Joni Mitchell and Janis Joplin. ... more

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Track Name: Take You Down
There's four ways I could go on this road
Which path I choose does not determine that I know
What you would do if you were in my shoes

I smell that jet fuel in the sky
Remindin' me time after time
Of all the lonely nights and many flights I wasted on you

How I wish that I could change the past
You made me believe that it would last

Oh, oh

You took it all away with those dirty games you played
And you threw my little heart to the creatures of the dark
You never once looked around
But babe, I don't want you back
Guess I'm not the one to blame for what you lack
And I wanna take you down

Ya told me you had it all figured out
But baby, what you been talkin' about
You're confused as a little school boy

You don't know which way's up or down
Emotions on a ride, spinnin' round and round
Take what you came here with and leave no lies behind

Try to touch real life, and it's a shame
Now you're lost without a name
Back to the cold, worn world you've always known

Oh, oh

You took it all away with those dirty games you played
And you threw my little heart to the creatures of the dark
You never once looked around
But babe, I don't want you back
Guess I'm not the one to blame for what you lack
And I wanna take you

Down to the train tracks, I can hear it comin' on
Right toward you, baby, and you know where it's comin' from
Straight from the depths of an unheard place
Gonna take you back where you belong
I'll pretend I never laid eyes on your face
Goodbye and so long

Cuz you took it all away with those dirty games you played
And you threw my little heart to the creatures of the dark
You never once looked around
But babe, I don't want you back
Guess I'm not the one to blame for what you lack
And I wanna take you down, yeah
Track Name: Pity the Fool
We could have danced
To the rhythm of the midnight breeze
Under the clearest skies
That you ever did see
I would have kissed
Away all your pain
I would have made it sweet
Like candy rain

You would have been my love
But you said "so what"
You made up your mind
To color in the lines
And settle for less
Less than the best
You really thought you knew
And I pity the fool

She had you rushin'
At her every beck and call
You tried to hush it
But you just couldn't rush over fast enough
It was then that the wheels started turning
Around in my head
It was a bust I couldn't trust to be your only
The one and only one you had

You would have been my love
But you said "so what"
You made up your mind
To color in the lines
And settle for less
Less than the best
You really thought you knew
And I pity the fool

Since I left, last I heard
She was packin' her bags for a new town
All that runnin' around
Went and told on you now
Since you thought that I'd care
You tried to blend back into my life
How's the taste of my door in your face?
I laugh that you'd even try

You had the chance
To be my man
Then you blew it, nothing to it, get a clue
'Cause you seemed so much smarter back then
Should have thought about your lonely heart
Before you went and tainted your name because
I would have made it sweet
Like candy rain

You could have been my love
But you said "so what"
You made up your mind
To color in the lines
And settle for less
Less than the best
You really thought you knew
And I pity the fool

Oh, I pity you, you fool

-scat-
Track Name: Idiosyncrasy
Unfamiliar place we're in, I made a mess of my heart again
What did you have to offer me?
I have time to spare but I would rather not wait for you to care

That I made a mess of my heart again
You'll drift away, you won't hesitate
Won't get very far again, won't hesitate to leave me in a state of regret

Your idiosyncrasy knows how to get the best of me
Your peculiarity and the tangled truths that tempt to drive me wild refuse to fan the flame and set it right

Can't read inside these lines, you send a message I'm on your mind
What do I have left to lose?
The moment I decide it could be worth it, you fail to communicate and go along unscathed

While I make a mess of my heart again
You'll drift away, you won't hesitate
Won't get very far again, won't hesitate to leave me in a state of regret

Go on with your eccentricity, you must have found a new simplicity
I watched it wither in a matter of days
I said you'd drift away, wouldn't hesitate to leave me in a state regret

All too familiar place I'm in, I've made a mess of my heart again
And what did you have for me?
Track Name: Now and Then
I recall being younger always
Taking time to find the love
In the broken-hearted days
As of late these cloudy skies are always
Raining on my parade
I need to find the balance in life

I recall being younger always
Having you beside me
Walking hand in hand in the summer heat
As the time passes faster, fades away
We grow further apart
I wish we could go back to where we started from

Every now and then I wonder how you are
I used to cry my eyes out
My river's run dry
Now and then I forget who you are
Your name is unfamiliar
And my heart beats on

A baby birdie said
"Have patience, by and by
It gets easier to keep the hurt inside,
And keep hope alive
When tales from long ago come to close
The shades are drawn
Then shadows form
Just like that
The past is gone, gone, gone"

Every now and then I wonder how you are
I used to cry my eyes out
My river's run dry
Now and then I forget who you are
Your name is unfamiliar
And my heart beats on

Turn around, I'll freeze frame your face
And I'll keep it locked away for when I miss you
Turn around, these moments seem so unlike what I knew
You're like a ghost of you

Every now and then I wonder how you are
I used to cry my eyes out
My river's run dry
Now and then I forget who you are
Your name is unfamiliar
And my heart beats on

Every now and then I wonder what you meant
When you said you'd be here
That we would still be friends
You'd think by now we'd have made amends
I guess sooner or later, everything ends
Track Name: Mystery Man
A spell came over me
I think it was your eyes
They're so intriguing
I bet you do this to all the girls
There's a chance you don't
I could deny my fascination, but I won't
I want you to say hello

Mystery man
I don't know your name
But I see everywhere
Every time you look at me
I have to stop and stare
Mystery man
Won't you come around, come around
You're giving me room to breathe
I'm fueled by my own curiosity
Stop tormenting me with your mystery

You're looking sharp, dressed to kill
Momma must have raised you well
Never seen so much class
Written over you again and again
Let me give you a hint
As to how classy this could be, you and me
I want you to say hello

Mystery man
I don't know your name
But I see everywhere
Every time you look at me
I have to stop and stare
Mystery man
Won't you come around, come around
You're giving me room to breathe
I'm fueled by my own curiosity
Stop tormenting me with your mystery

I'd like to delve into your mystic mind
Unravel more behind these cryptic lines
Just make your move so we don't waste our time
I guess we'll never know till we say hello

Mystery man
I don't know your name
But I see everywhere
Every time you look at me
I have to stop and stare
Mystery man
Won't you come around, come around
You're giving me room to breathe
I'm fueled by my own curiosity
Stop tormenting me with your

Mystery man
I don't know your name
But I see everywhere
Every time you look at me
I have to stop and stare
Mystery man
Won't you come around, come around
You're giving me room to breathe
I'm fueled by my own curiosity
Stop tormenting me with your mystery
Track Name: The Coffee Shoppe Around the Corner
The coffee shoppe around the corner
Brews a cup or two
A steady stream of friends and lovers
Then there's me and you

The coffee shoppe around the corner
Likes to play the tunes
Of sad and lonely star-crossed lovers
It creates a kind of mood

A tale that's as of yet untold
Or one that cannot be
All we'd hope would soon unfold
If we'd wait and see
I find we're stuck inside the in-between
A different point of view
It's safe to say that's me and you

The coffee shoppe around the corner
Where conversations cast a hue
Shadows on the wall show colors
It's giving me the blues

An atmosphere that gets me thinking
Of sapphire tides
That always yearn to glisten
When the light is right
They show a mystical reflection
To those who dare to gaze
I could stare into your eyes for days

Once again imagination runs away with me
I begin to watch the others
What might their stories read
Are they entangled in a romance
Is it something new?
Maybe it's nothing, much like me and you

The coffee shoppe around the corner
Brews a cup or two
A steady stream of friends and lovers
And then there's me…
And then there's you...
Track Name: Oblivious
Your imperfections are gonna be the death of me
Yet you carry yourself so seamlessly
It's getting complicated to figure out a way
To make you hip to the secret

You're just the kind of beautiful I've been waiting for
Cliche depiction of the boy next door
I'd rather not be just friends, but if ignorance is bliss
Better you stay like this, oblivious

I'm the furthest from your mind
You're at the forefront of mine
This distance from you is the cruelest kind of test
You can't help it you're oblivious

This captivation's becoming a vice, you see
Alluring nature unknowingly
It's getting overly twisted, and I'm contemplating
How to make you hip to the secret

You're just the kind of beautiful I've been waiting for
Cliche depiction of the boy next door
I'd rather not be just friends, but if ignorance is bliss
Better you stay like this, oblivious

I'm the furthest from your mind
You're at the forefront of mine
This distance from you is the cruelest kind of test
You can't help it you're oblivious

-guitar solo-

I'm the furthest from your mind
You're at the forefront of mine
Let's get our stories intertwined

This distance from you is the cruelest kind of test
You can't help it you're oblivious
Track Name: Wicked
Time and time again
I run into you
Another Latin lover
What did I get myself into

It's a strange, very strange situation
Where am I gonna go from here
This is out of my hands
Got to face my fear

I've been stricken and strewn around
And I know I'm gonna get let down
Though my mind says you're something wicked
My heart can't let go of you
Baby, you've torn me in two

A certain kind of man
I tend to run to
Another one of those hopeless cases
It's been long overdue

Is it just my imagination
Where am I gonna go from here
This is out of my hands
Got to face my fear

I've been stricken and strewn around
And I know I'm gonna get let down
Though my mind says you're something wicked
My heart can't let go of you
Baby, you've torn me in two

Spinning in circles, circles
I can't catch my breath
It's just what you do to me baby
Like before when I said

I've been stricken and strewn around
And I know you're gonna let me down
Though my mind says you're something wicked
I'm breaking my own rules
Letting you break me down
My heart can't let go of you
Baby, you've torn me in two
Track Name: The Witching Hour
It's 4am
And I'm wide awake as I always am
The world's sound asleep around me
It came and went
Whe whole day spent in a tail spin
Now that I'm alone I can breathe

I wish that I could fall asleep
Without the thought of you
Here's to hoping I make it through

In the witching hour
What keeps me up all night
Is awaiting some reply
And these love songs I write
Drunken words spill the truth
Sober lips tell lies
The strangest power
In the witching hour

It's lingering
This feeling that only you can bring
In the garden of honest dreams you spoke
Lines on a page
How you sparkle and fade my heart away
I wonder if you'd care to read what I wrote

I wish that I could fall asleep without the thought of you
Here's to hoping I make it through

In the the witching hour
What keeps me up all night
Is awaiting some reply
And these love songs I write
Drunken words spill the truth
Sober lips tell lies
The strangest power
In the witching hour

If there was a doubt before, you sent the cure to prove
You never really had a thing to lose

In the witching hour
What keeps me up all night
Is awaiting some reply
And these love songs I write
Drunken words spill the truth
Sober lips tell lies
The strangest power

In the witching hour
This jaded night
Behind these tired eyes of mine
I knew I was right
'Cause drunken words spill the truth
Sober lips tell lies
The strangest power
In the witching hour
Track Name: Time's Only Got One Rule
Don't get ahead of yourself little girl, a wise woman once said
She had a flower in her hair and smoked a cigarette
I had to turn my head

You've got the world at your feet, the wise woman said to me
Stop counting into the future of your years
Live for right now, that's all we really know anyhow
Do a favor to yourself, do away with your fears

I saw the lines on her face from experience and heartache
Wise woman knew the score and I wanted to know more
With the saddest smile I'd seen in my whole life
This to me she advised

The journey's incomplete without a cause, so find one
When you do, hold it tight
Changing your mind means you didn't believe and wasted time
How about do a favor to yourself, do away with doubt

Live for right now, that's all we really know anyhow
Do a favor to yourself, do away with fear and doubt

What are you rush in for? Afraid of getting older
All the while, not getting any younger

Father time thinks you're a fool
That's why you've gotta play it cool
Time's only got one rule and that's keep tickin'
Keep tickin', tickin'
Father time's got it out for you
That's why you gotta play it cool
Time's only got one rule and that's keep tickin'
Keep tickin', tickin'