Ten Years Too Late

by Noel Stephen & the Darlings

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released May 23, 2012

Noel: Guitar, Vocals, Ukulele
Maria: Vocals
Jonathan: Bass
Kyle: Drums
Beth: Keyboard

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Track Name: My French and Indian War
I was born to dance, from the south of France
But I was bored with my dancing
And shy about everything
She was standing there, with long dark hair
And eyes that signaled a knowing wink
With a visa that would last for about a week

Chorus
My French and Indian War

Her schoolmate fellows ignored the arrows
And the terror she was trying to impart
So she shot me straight into the heart
We dreamed at night of great battle fights
And forts that we would try to defend
And I sighed thinking of the end

You've got that look in your eye
You want to know the meaning of life
"Je ne sais pas" means "I don't know"
You've got that look in your mouth
You want to know the meaning of it all
"Je ne sais pas" means "I don't know"

I don't know
Indian princess I don't know
How can I stay here
How can I let you go
Please don't show
These emotions that you show
Girl grab your gun
And fight for what you love

(Guitar solo that is suppose to make you grab a gun)

Chorus
Track Name: Constellation
Stars that seem to fall from the sky
I pick them up and put them back in my life
As they twinkle, I realize
I'm already in your constellation

Is this love, or is this destiny
Are we some tragic figures of mythology
Do I love you just because you love me
I don't know, but I'm your constellation

When I'm in trouble, I look to the stars for a sign
But when I look inside, I find our hearts are aligned

I'm being swept by the milky way
Will our light grow dim at the end of the day
Can people still see us from far, far away
I don't know, but I'm in your constellation

Stars that seem to fall from the sky
I pick them up and put them back in my life
As they twinkle, I realize
I'm already in
I'm already in
I'm already in
your constellation
Track Name: The Sorrow and the Pity
You've got the sorrow
I've got pity
We have tomorrow
To live in the city
But you've got your brother
And I have no other
And of course the weather
Is making us jittery
And I ask you if you think that we are witty

But you need more serotonin
And I cannot be alone in
This small apartment
We cannot conform in
But you've got the melancholy
And I tug on your heart strings
And the day is rainy but I feel like there are sunbeams
And you ask, "Has the world always been this pretty?"
You've got the sorrow
I've got the pity

You've got the lovelight
That seems to shine bright
That updates the newscast
That we won't last
But I've got your love
And you've got my love
And I've got your sorrow
And you've got my sorrow
And I've got your pity
Track Name: Your Scarf
The gloves that you made were a symbol of your loyalty
The gift that you gave was unraveling right in front of me
And I started to wonder with great anxiety
That's when you gave me your scarf

The sweater that you knitted was for no fool
It was made with your affection and 100% wool
But I broke out with a rash for a week or two
That's when you gave me your scarf
(This begs the question: how many scarfs did this girl make?)

Why don't you use a poly-blend
No, no, no, no
This scarf will never end
No, no, no, no
This world is really rough
We need something extra soft
Why don't you roll me in your love
And warm me up with your ear muffs

People say that you are so crafty
And they don't know how you could even love me
But at night, you call me your tea cozy
That's when you gave me your heart
That's when you gave me your scarf

(Badly done Brian May)

You stitched up my heart

A tea cozy, a sweater with a V
A love a niche, a heart you can stitch
A knit, a purl, a lovely girl
Someone that warms up your world
Track Name: Overture
Sit back, let it begin
As the music comes in with the score
As the night starts to descend
Starts the overture
In the darkness, I want to be your man
In the darkness, I want to grab your hand
But is that your hand, I'm not sure

Chorus
In the overture
I love you in the overture
I want to kiss you once more
In the little overture

The theme comes in, the music goes out
Anticipation causes real dread
I look at you and your confused
Because your blocked by somebody's head
I move left and you move right
We have a clear view on this side
But are you happy, I'm not sure

Chorus

Will you come, will you stay
Let's get together in the matinee
You've got to be quiet in the matinee
People are old and their hair is grey
Will you come will you stay
Will you say that you love me
Let's get together in the matinee
Let's get together in the matinee

Chorus
Track Name: Vandalized
I'll vandalize every speed and stop sign
And write that I love you at least a thousand times
But if they stop me now and then
People will say, "He's a good citizen
Who did not know how to control
His romantic emotions"
With one accord
We will spray paint on your daddy's ford
That I love his daughter
So what do you think of this
Vandalize this heart of mine
And tag it with your kiss

With spray paint in my hand
I will decorate this land
And people say, "You're so avant-garde"
But hey, I'm a simpleton
But if you want me to get in a fight
To protect your honor in the middle of the night
I cannot subdue your fears
Because I believe violence leads to tears
With all of my power
I will spray paint on the water tower
That you and me forever will live in eternal bliss
Vandalize this heart of mine
And tag it with your kiss

Everything I paint
Isn't like the love you create
So follow my gang signs
to the tunnel where we tryst
Vandalize this heart of mine
And tag it with your kiss

Tag it with your kiss
I'll get arrested for this
But my case will be dismissed
We'll live in eternal bliss
If you take my heart
And tag it with your kiss
Track Name: Telephone Photograph
I miss you
That's what I wrote
Text messaging you
on the telephone
So if you'll be a dear
And please don't laugh
Just send me you by telephone photograph

X's and O's
That's what I want to see
You smiling and showing
affection to me
I am here at work
and I'm all alone
Just send me you
by telephone

I know I said you were stupid
Paying for that phone on a dime
So please forgive me baby
I won't take up your time
How can I get through the day
If I don't see your face
So send me your beauty
Your charm and your grace

Please send me
I know it's the third time
That I have written
But I just can't get by
So if you will be a dear
And please don't laugh
Send me you
by telephone photograph

They are almost at perfection
These modern new inventions
I can put little pictures
In my pocket to see
But if they really want to improve
They have to make an advancing move
To get you to be here
Right here with me

I miss you
That's what I wrote
Text messaging you
on the telephone
So if you'll be a dear
And please don't laugh
Just send me you by telephone photograph
Track Name: If You Love Me, Emily
If you love me, Emily
Then let me see your ghost
Are you with the Almighty
In whom you can approach
But if you're not OK
You can write it on a note
But I'm not expecting much
Because I know you won't
If you love me, Emily
Then open up your blinds
Let all of the good lord in
With his sunshine
And maybe in the mirror
You'll open up your mind
And together our souls
Can intertwine

If you love me, Emily
Then let me play with your dolls
As each one is opened
You'll notice they're getting small
And when the day is done
We can count them one and all
And laugh at them again
Until the darkness falls

If you love me, Emily
Then don't let me be a recluse
Let me go outside these walls
And just let me loose
Don't sing me your song
Cause you know what I'll do
Emily Dickinson, you know I cannot leave you
Track Name: The Love I Have
Who am I to blame
Is this something
More than magical
What am I suppose to say
Describing this is only tragic
Cause life is never like a Shakespeare play
Things don't work in supernatural ways
But life put a spell on me

Chorus
Cause the love I have
Is sending me to bed
And I know I am sleeping
On sweet reveries
Cause the love I feel
Is going to be real
And I know it's becoming
apart of me

Something about tonight
There you are
Sitting on the sofa
Are you a sprite
Casting a spell
That makes me love ya
Cause time never slows down and rewinds
To live like life at the beach
But time is is so thick you can reach

Chorus

What have I become
Am I shining like the sun
The world just seems to stand here
As if we could not feel it
Oh! the look in your eye
Your come hither whisper
I've got to just come over
And then we just kiss

(Guitar Solo)

But life can just treat you wrong
Like words out of a blues song
But time stretches out the moments that we long

Chorus