Tied to a String

by Andrew Nolte

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released July 20, 2018

Andrew Nolte- vocals & piano
Jimmy Hartman- bass
Michael Ingber- drums
Claude McCan- synth & string treatments on "Europa Tide"
Kevin Flatt- flugelhorn & trumpet
Michael Culbertson- tenor sax
Leila Henley- flute, tenor sax & backing vocals
Michelle Kahan- backing vocals
Mikel Urdy- percussion
Phil Davidson- violin
Jeff Elliott- violin
Andrew Noble- viola
Randall Holt- cello

Produced & Mixed by Michael Ingber
Recorded at Studio 601 Austin, TX
Engineered by Michael Ingber & Eric Harrison
Mastered by Steve Berson at Total Sonic Media Cedar Park, TX
String arrangements by Peter Stopschinski
Album art by Fumihito Sugawara
All songs written by Andrew Nolte except;
“Kiss Me” written by A. Nolte, M. Ingber, & M. Culbertson
“How Can I” written by A. Nolte & M. Culbertson
“These Days” written by A. Nolte & M. Ingber
Published by DoctorMaxMusic (BMI) 2018

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Andrew Nolte Austin, Texas

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Andrew Nolte is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter residing in Austin, TX.
He’s worked in rock, jazz, folk, cabaret, R&B, soul, country, cumbia, afrobeat, and pop projects on the stage and in the studio since 1997. He’s also composed music for several local student film scores and podcast, in addition to his work in musical theater. ... more

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Track Name: Europa Tide
Europa Tide

Home, he’s never going back home. He’ll never see his kids once they’ve grown, and since the moment of the launch he died alone; before the mission was flown.
Stars get closer every day, they cast a light on his face. Across the back drop Earth sinks farther away into the vacuum of space.

300 million miles, and 600 days to go. 300 million miles, and 600 days alone.

Looking for signs of life, miles beneath the ice.
Is the cost worth the prize, under the Europa tide?

Inside he starts to lose track of time. He can’t tell the day from night.
His wits start fading like that chem trail in the sky, the one he left behind.
But soon, he’ll reach the Jovian moon. He’ll slingshot around the sun for a boost.
It worked on Star Trek, surely he can do it too. It sounds weird but it’s true.

300 million miles, and 600 days to go. 300 million miles, and 600 days alone.

Looking for signs of life, miles beneath the ice.
Is the cost worth the prize, under the Europa tide?

He went sailing into deep space, at the zenith of the new age.
He bought a ticket, it went one way; to the zenith of the new age.
He went sailing, he went sailing.
Track Name: Kiss Me
Kiss Me

Kiss me, kiss me, lean in and convince me. Say that you’ll stay till I get back home.
Praise me or betray me, do what you will baby. Kiss me this once and I’m under your thumb.

Then when you’re gone we’ll be together, even though I’m all alone.
With your lipstick on my collar and your smell upon my clothes, you’re with me everywhere I go. When you kiss me like you kiss me; oh shut up and kiss me again, one more time for the road.

Kiss me, kiss me, act like you can’t resist me. A kiss that could start the end of the world.
Hit me like a fever, and make me your believer. Show me the stars and I’ll gladly crawl to you.

Then when you’re gone we’ll be together, even though I’m all alone.
With your lipstick on my collar and your smell upon my clothes, you’re with me everywhere I go. When you kiss me like you kiss me; oh shut up and kiss me again, one more time for the road.


And when you’re gone we’ll be together, even though I’m all alone.
With your lipstick on my collar and your smell upon my clothes, you’re with me everywhere I go. When you kiss me like you kiss me; oh shut up and kiss me again, one more time for the road. Kiss me again one more time.
Track Name: L.A. Can Wait
L.A. Can Wait

I was waiting for the bus to L.A., she was going the opposite way.
When our paths crossed our eyes met our fate changed our plans.
So with my ticket and my suitcase in hand; I crossed the parking lot as fast as I can.
To take a chance and take a seat where we could meet up face to face.

Nothing else matters, we could spend a whole lifetime or just a couple of hours.
Because it’s a beautiful day to go the opposite way.

We were on the road together and then we started talking about the weather, and life and death and love and sex, and politics and all the rest of those things.
We were throwing big ideas around, incandescent in the love that we’d found.
At last the moment came to pass forever after we were changed.

Nothing else matters, we could spend a whole lifetime or just a couple of hours.
Because it’s a beautiful day to go the opposite way.

L.A. can wait.
I don’t know where this road leads, but I’ll gladly go if she’ll go with me.
I don’t know where this road leads, but I’ll gladly go if she’ll go with me.
I don’t know.
Track Name: Tied to a String
Tied to a String

I can hardly remember when we met the first time.
I don’t think I liked you, I guess I’m not always right.
How could I have known then, that we’d be here now?
Some call it magic, but it doesn’t matter how.

You fall into my arms and I fall apart.
You are tied to a string, that’s tied to my heart.
You mean more than you’ll ever know, more than you’ll ever know.

You still don’t believe me but you’re aging like wine.
Although I call you beautiful, you just roll your eyes.
If I’m broken and tired, when I’m too weak to stand I just think of you baby, and I rise up again.

You fall into my arms and I fall apart.
You are tied to a string, that’s tied to my heart.
You mean more than you’ll ever know, more than you’ll ever know.

It’s killing me to see you cry.
I want to say that; everything is gonna work out, I will never let you down, I’m on your side.


You fall into my arms and I fall apart.
You are tied to a string, that’s tied to my heart.
Baby please don’t let me go. Never let go.
Track Name: How Can I
How Can I?

How can I express the way it feels? How can I be sure she’s even real?
Hypnotized and haunted by her face, I never knew that love could feel this way.

So how can I, how can I, how can I let her go, now that I know?

Eye to eye, across a crowded room that suddenly clears as she steps into view.
Violins, I hear playing far away. I hear music every time I see her face.

So how can I, how can I, how can I let her go, now that I know?

Now I need her more than anything I’ve ever known before.
So how can I let her walk away from me?

So how can I, how can I, how can I let her go, now that I know?
Track Name: Take a Trip
Take a trip

We could take a trip to the other side, we could rub elbows with the super spies.
We could take a trip to the other side, wipe the slate clear and start another life.

A honeypot deadly laced with love, like an iron fist in a velvet glove.
We’ll meet a sleeper cell who’s just woken up, his war is long over but he’ll never stop.
Spent his whole life among the shadows, he’s got a clandestine safe house somewhere in Morocco. We might never leave here alive.

We could take a trip to the other side, we could rub elbows with the super spies.
We could take a trip to the other side, wipe the slate clear and start another life.

High stakes way above your head, best keep your lips tight or else we’ll wind up dead.
Or tied to a table with no escape, as an oversized death ray slowly crawls your way.
In exile to volcanic isles, or a skull shaped fortress if that’s your style.
Out here secrets take you to your grave.

We could take a trip to the other side, we could rub elbows with the super spies.
We could take a trip to the other side, wipe the slate clear and start another life.

Let’s get away to a world where no one knows our names.
We’ll learn to play the world’s most dangerous, learn to play the world’s most dangerous, we’ll learn to play the world’s most dangerous game.

We could take a trip to the other side, we could rub elbows with the super spies.
We could take a trip to the other side, wipe the slate clear and start another life.

We could take a trip to the other side, we could rub elbows with the super spies.
We could take a trip to the other side, wipe the slate clear and start another life.

We could take a trip, we could take a trip to the other side.
Track Name: These Days
These Days

These days are the best of my life, but these days are moving too fast.
I’ve never seen so much go so right, there is only one thing that I ask.

Please God, let me pause a bit.
I could spend forever like this.
Please let me enjoy this while it last, before this moment has passed.

These days are looking so bright, now that my stars have aligned.
Every day ever since you’ve arrived, have been the very best days of my life.

Please God, let me pause a bit.
I could spend forever like this.
Please let me enjoy this while it last, before this moment has passed.

Thankful for the pain I can’t live without.
Thankful for the fear and for every doubt.
I’m thankful for these days because they led me here now.

Please, please let me pause a bit.
I could spend forever like this.
Please let me enjoy this while it last, please let me enjoy this while we can, before the moment...
Track Name: Safe In My Dreams
Safe in my dreams

All these heavy thoughts, keep me up late at night.
They start up as I stop; when I lay still my head flies.

I’m finding truth so scary; to be in love and still die alone.
It sucks to know what’s coming, and watch the change as we grow old.

Tears falling in the dead of night, I lay down and shut my eyes, but my heart is sinking.

There’s a wolf at the door, won’t quit trying to get in. Just like that day that awaits, when we pay for our sins. There’s a far better man I wish I would’ve been; only once that paths crossed, we can’t go back again.

Problems only multiply, try to call it a day but the thoughts won’t die.

Tears falling in the dead of night, I lay down and shut my eyes, but my heart is sinking.

Finding truth so scary, I can’t escape what waits for me.
But after all the crying, I’ll be safe in my dreams.
Track Name: Synecdoche
Synecdoche

Last night I dreamt that everything had changed, you and I were suddenly the same.
All our thoughts were loud enough, that we could speak the way we think.
You were in my head and you could feel the way I see you, and I could see the way it feels when you see through me.
You were part of me, synecdoche.

But I awoke to find that nothing really changed. You and I don’t really share a brain.
All our thoughts had fallen silent, so now I can’t hear what you’re thinking.
And you can’t get in my head, no matter how hard we try; you just can’t see the world through my eyes. So there’s you and I, and a great divide between.

If you could see how it could be, if we all wear our hearts on our sleeves.
If you could see how it could be, if I could really see you, and you could see me.
Then we could get real and finally be free.
This world could be ours, if we want it to be.

Last night I dreamt that everything had changed, you and I were suddenly the same.
Because I was in your head and I heard thoughts just like my own, and finally understood that we were not alone. So why can’t it be synecdoche?

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