The Idle Hours (EP)

by The Idle Hours

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The Idle Hours are moments that pass unnoticed, drawn together by the meanderings of two curious minds, wrapped in melodies and sung at sunset on a Southern porch. It began with two wanderers, Marc Lacuesta and Alfa Garcia, who met at a Nashville dinner party one winter evening in 2011; he was sipping red wine, she was passing through town while hurtling to a new life in L.A.
After years of traveled miles, porch-writing sessions, and hours in many studios, the pair finally releases its debut EP, featuring a handful of songs written and recorded in Nashville and Los Angeles.

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released August 26, 2014

All songs written by Alfa Garcia & Marc Lacuesta
All songs published by HD Music Now, Mission Viejo, CA.
Mixed by Marc Lacuesta, Nashville TN; except "Wait For Me," mixed by Will Kennedy, Studio P, Pacoima, CA.
Mastered by Dan Shike, Nashville, TN

Recorded at the following studios:
The 609, East Nashville, TN
Eastwood Studio, East Nashville, TN
Holiday Ian, Franklin, TN
Quad Studios, Nashville, TN
Studio P, Pacoima, CA

Special thanks: Justin Amaral, B.J. Cole, Ian Eskelin, Tim Franklin, Jody Friedman, Eric Fristch, Eric Holden, Will Kennedy, Jeremy Lister, Vinnie Lu, Mike Payne, Jonathan Perkins, Ben Phillips, Dan Shike, David Spicher, Jessie Valentine, Dana Neal, Rob Bieselin, Baby Fish Mouth.

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The Idle Hours Nashville, Tennessee

The Idle Hours is a duo project by LA singer/songwriter Alfa Garcia and Nashville songwriter/producer Marc Lacuesta. Inspired by a diverse catalog of music - from country, to pop, to rock, to classical - the pair got inspired to create songs after meeting at an East Nashville dinner party in 2011. Since then they've collaborated despite the distance and are pleased to release their debut EP. ... more

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Track Name: Wait for Me
HIM:
I don't have a reason
I don't have an answer for my fear
it's pulling on my heart
I don't have you here.

HER:
Don't be scared to lose this
I'm not going anywhere, my dear
be steady with your heart
just know I need you near.

CHORUS:
I need you here with me.
Make me the one that you believe
will bring the quiet into all that's uncertain…
wait for me.

HIM:
Tryin' hard to keep you
Losing you is more than I can bear
and should we ever break
could I be repaired?

HER:
I don't need temptation
I don't want perfection anyway
But if you're gonna change
Please don't slip away.

CHORUS:
Still need you here with me.
Make me the one that you believe
will bring the quiet into all that's uncertain…
wait for me.

Yeah…Whoa…

TOGETHER:
Still need you here with me.
Make me the one that you believe
will bring the quiet into all that's uncertain

Still need you here with me.
Make me the one that you believe
will bring the quiet into all that's uncertain
… wait for me.
Track Name: Perfect Melody
If I spent the day writing down the ways your love has stamped its shiny on my heart
I'd run out of time searching for a rhyme
cuz words can only go so far
there's so much more to who you are
so much more to what you mean to me
our love is just the perfect melody.
Ba da da dum…

I could never sing of every little thing
that makes me leave these chocolates at your door
They're overplayed cliches
faulty serenades, 'cause words are only black and white
I never get my thoughts quite right
but i could sing of you in every key...
our love is just the perfect melody

Could it really be? (oh you are everything I need)
and life is beautiful with you beside me (oh I'm done with all of these silly games)
Each and every day in perfect harmony
a simple song for you and me

Darling never change
sing to me every day
cuz words can only go so far
there's so much more to who you are
and I could sing of you in every key
This music sung in harmony
is sweeter than a symphony
our love is just the perfect melody.

Ba da da dum…
Track Name: The Road (feat. B.J. Cole)
If I had another eye, I'd see the whole world
Two to keep me between the lines, as the road turned
One stayed on the setting sun, behind me
if I had the eyes to see.

Alone I keep a steady keel, my conscience
timing like an idle wheel, across the distance
ever wishing you were here
to give me grace
to fill the empty space.

Singing, oooooh…. x4

This old North Dakota blue is an ocean
Deeper than the fields we knew
and when I'm feeling very small and overcome
our song will guide me home

Singin', oooooh … x4
this wandering road
this wandering road.
Track Name: For Now
I'm past believing there's more to what I see
I'm hardly breathing from the way you look at me
You could be just what I need.

CHORUS:
You make my heart stop, open up
we don't have to wait on love
I feel the pulse rush, live it up
fine without the weight of love
I might be head over heels but I'm standing my ground
say you're crazy for me but I won't stick around
make my heart stop, baby
you make my heart stop… for now.

I don't care how you make your money
I don't need to know your last name
conversations bore me honey
I'm guessing that you feel the same.
do you feel the same?

CHORUS:
You make my heart stop, open up
we don't have to wait on love
I feel the pulse rush, live it up
fine without the weight of love
I might be head over heels but I'm standing my ground
say you're crazy for me but I won't stick around
make my heart stop, baby
you make my heart stop… for now.

BRIDGE:
I won't be here for much too long
So hold me close before the moment's gone

CHORUS:
You make my heart stop, open up
we don't have to wait on love
I feel the pulse rush, live it up
fine without the weight of love
I might be head over heels but I'm standing my ground
say you're crazy for me but I won't stick around
I'm not playing the game, I'm just laying it down
make my heart stop, baby
you make my heart stop… for now.
Track Name: Third of December (feat. Jeremy Lister)
Third of December, wrapped in a blanket
you sat by the window, studying silently
we drank our coffee, thought of the night gone by.

A page of your notebook, we laughed as I tried to decipher your writing
the axis was tilting, everything shifting
then I was falling.

Trying hard to hold it in
with worn-out pages that I lock myself in
I can't keep enough to feel complete
like water pouring through my fingers

Early evening, moonlight as soft as the song we were singing
counting our steps as we circled the square
everything faded away

This is the present, this is the rock that I keep in my pocket
my souvenir of this one perfect moment, do you remember?

I'm trying hard to hold it in
with worn-out pages that I lock myself in
I can't keep enough to feel complete
like water pouring through my fingers
like water pouring through my fingers.

This rock I keep in my pocket
This piece I hold.