The Novelist

from by Alex de Steiguer

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    Debut album of Alex de Steiguer's songs from across a seven mile sea, composed and partially recorded on Star Island in the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New England. Includes twelve tracks with the bonus track "Whistling Wind" recorded on Star Island, deep in winter during a raging gale. CD includes a full-color, twelve-page booklet, with lyrics, photos and other bonus content. Ships after official release date.

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lyrics

Oh I should be a novelist,
I’ve got time all on my own
Empty islands I can roam,
It’s the perfect place to cast the spell
Of a story I might tell.

Oh I wish to be a novelist
Not great but only fair,
Not popular but rare,
And I’d like to set the story
In this place I know so well.

And if I should write a novel
What time would I choose?
Would they promenade and prance, and mince and dance?
And clutter my mind with fancy dress
And all show up for tea?

But I should know
What you reap is what you sow.
Each character would bring some trouble and strife
To my beautiful and ever-lovin’ solitary life
No writing’s not for me.

And I like to be alone,
So if I wrote a story
I’d people my plot then worry
That they’d all move right in
And invade my quiet home.

And so I won’t write a novel
But maybe one day I’ll get lonely enough
I’ll write of a man and he’ll have a wife,
But then they’d have kids and destroy my life.
No writing’s not for me.

Cause I should know
What you reap is what you sow,
Each character would bring some trouble and strife
To my beautiful and ever lovin’ solitary life
No writing’s not for me
No writing’s not for me…

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ISRC: QZGJ21900005
downloads: islandsublime.com
more about Alex: alexdesteiguer.com
support: paypal.me/funds2alex

credits

from Island Sublime, released June 1, 2019
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Alex: vocals, shaker, words, music, arrangement
Brad Anderson: kokorico, ebonies
Kent Allyn: acoustic guitar, bass
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Craig Werth: banjo
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Cynthia Chatis: flute
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Alex de Steiguer

Besides being a homesteader, a deep water tall-ship sailor and a musician, Alex is also well known for her extensive body of black & white fine-art photography, and is the author of Small Island, Big Picture, a series of reflections on solitude, creativity, inspiration and connection with the world we live in. See links for more info about Alex's other works. ... more

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