Antoinette Plaza

by Andy Fitzpatrick

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Antoinette Plaza was mostly recorded at Vibromonk Studios, Brooklyn over several dates in 2003 and 2004. For some reason or other, I never released the result of those sessions at the time and soon moved on to new projects and forgot about it. Now, having recently acquired an old DAT player, I was able to revisit the original recordings with fresh ears, and was a little surprised. Still some songs needed further arranging. I dived in and thirteen years later I’ve added strings to three tracks, organ to another three, and some minor overdubs to a couple of others, and completed it. Enjoy!

Andy
NYC, June 2017

credits

released June 20, 2017

Original Recording:

Andy Fitzpatrick - vocal, piano, acoustic guitar, Hammond B3
Doug Anderson - drums
Paul Dugan - upright bass on 2, 8 and 11
Greg Kavanagh - electric bass on 3 and 10
Rob Sullivan - electric guitar 2, 3, 4, 8 and 10

Engineered and mixed by Danny Shatzky and Tamir Muskat

Recorded at Vibromonk Studios, Brooklyn, NY - March 16th and September 21st, 2003 and June 25th, 2004

Additional Recording:

Francesca Dardani - violin on 1, 5, and 11
Yuiko Kamakari - violin on 1, 5, and 11
Xue Yang Liu - Cello on 1, 5, and 11
Justin Carroll - organ on 2, 3 and 4
Jamie Alegre - bass on 9
Mark Marshall - mandolin on 10
AF - SK1 Casio and backing vocals on 9

Recorded at Little Old Lady Recording Studio, NY. December 2016 - May 2017

Clock chimes on 7 recorded by Dermot and Mary Fitzpatrick in Youghal, County Cork

Strings arranged by AF
Mastered by Moon
Cover photo by Emily Rawlings
Cover design by AF

All songs Music by Andy Fitzpatrick Words by Will Merriman © 2017 (ASCAP), except "Ain't Meant For The Morning”, "She's Going Underground" and “Interlude” Words and Music by Andy Fitzpatrick © 2017 (ASCAP), and "A Girl's Gotta Do What A Girl's Gotta Do" Music by Andy Fitzpatrick Words by Sean A. McDermott © 2017 (ASCAP)

Produced by Andy Fitzpatrick

Little Old Lady Records © 2017

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Track Name: She's Going Underground
She’s going underground
To listen to the sound
Of footsteps overhead
People passing by

I met her yesterday
And all she had to say
Was all she said before
But said it one more time

You're everything I want
But it’s not enough
To see me through the day

She’s going underground
To listen to the sound
Of footsteps overhead
People passing by

Baby sings the blues
Like no one else in town
Baby sings the blues

She’s going underground
To listen to the sound
Of footsteps overhead
People passing by
She’s going underground
She’s going underground
She’s going underground

Copyright © 2017 Andy Fitzpatrick
Track Name: Sleeping Alone At Night
When I saw the street engineers collecting the rubbish
I said there was no way she was coming now
She'd never been later than and hour before
Sending me a message, sending me a message

When I close my eyes I hear her laugh and cry
I got stood by a girl I like
Now I’m sleeping alone at night

We agreed to meet again, if one last time
Outside the gates of the park
Where three o’clock turned into 6 o’clock
And soon it was getting dark, soon it was getting dark

When I close my eyes I hear her laugh and cry
I got stood by a girl I like
When I close my eyes I hear her laugh and cry
I got stood by a girl I like
I’m sleeping alone at night
I’m sleeping alone at night


Copyright © 2017 Fitzpatrick & Merriman
Track Name: Give Me Back My Old Life
Only today I got a feeling
To call you straight away
But wherever I go
There doesn’t seem to be a phone
There doesn’t seem to be a phone

Give me back my old life
Give me back my old place
Give me back my soft bed
Where I dream of you every night

A dusty address book I look through
For no other reason that I was bored
Was it by accident I ended up alone
In somebody else’s home

Give me back my old life
Give me back my old place
Give me back my soft bed
Where I dream of you every night
Every night

I hope I don’t have to stay here much longer
I'm running out of things to do
And any day now, I’ll pull the curtain down
I'm gonna pull that curtain down

Give me back my old life
Give me back my old place
Give me back my soft bed
Where I dream of you, dream of you

Give me back my old life
Give me back my old place
Give me back my soft bed
Where I dream of you every night
I dream of you every night

Copyright © 2017 Fitzpatrick & Merriman
Track Name: Don't Make A Fool Out Of A Fool
Why else would I
Kiss you this way
If I wasn’t
Convinced that you felt the same

Don’t make a fool out of a fool
It's not the treatment that I deserve
If all you wanted was to involve me
In a dance, I would have asked the band to stop
Don’t make a fool out of a fool

How much more silent everything is now
Even the wind has given up
Never let your heart
Be stretched to breaking point

Don’t make a fool out of a fool
It's not the treatment that I deserve
If all you wanted was to involve me
In a dance, I would have asked the band to stop
Don’t make a fool out of a fool


Copyright © 2017 Fitzpatrick & Merriman
Track Name: Ain't Meant For The Morning
I see your face
In the grey washed sky
I hold out my hand
To touch it one last time

It ain’t meant for the morning
It ain’t meant for the morning

The city cars
Call out your name
As they make their way
Through the early traffic crawl

It ain’t meant for the morning

And I hear your voice
On every corner I turn
And every corner
It comes around again
And I hear your voice
On every corner I turn
And every corner
It comes around again

It ain’t meant for the morning
It ain’t meant for the morning


Copyright © 2017 Andy Fitzpatrick
Track Name: A Girl's Gotta Do What A Girl's Gotta Do
I’m just a wild thing, catch me if you can
By the time you got me figured out I’ll be with another man
Don't try to put me in a cage
I’ll just fly away
Someday you’ll realize what I mean
When you hear me say

A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do
Even when she hurts you and she makes you feel blue
Traveling this world of mean, I've met lots of guys like you
You say your love is forever
Then what do you do

Never love a wild thing, you’ll get your fingers burnt
I got my soul, I got my wings and I have learnt
I know this is a man’s world
And I know why I’m here
I’ll give you everything you want for awhile
Then I’ll say goodbye with a smile

A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do
Even when she hurts you and she makes you feel blue
Traveling this world of mean, I've met lots of boys like you
You say your love is forever
Then what do you do
A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do
A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do


Copyright © 2017 Andy Fitzpatrick & Sean A. McDermott
Track Name: Antoinette Plaza
Lady seeks companion
For long walks and silent conversations
Please don’t send a photograph
A few simple words
About yourself will do
Address replies
To P.O. Box 119
Antoinette Plaza

I will answer everyone
As I know how easy it is to be hurt
If a smile goes unnoticed
Or lips get no
Practice in
The pastime of kissing
Kissing

And I have a friend
Who suggested that give it a try
But if I may say
I’m not exactly looking for the same thing

Lady seeks companion
For long walks and silent conversations
Please don’t send a photograph
A few simple words
About yourself will do
Address replies
To P.O. Box 119
Antoinette Plaza


Copyright © 2017 Fitzpatrick & Merriman
Track Name: It's Probably Nothing
It’s probably nothing
But she’s reading a book
By D.H. Lawrence
All about how hard it is
To love, love, love
And she threw it down
When she saw me
Troubled by it’s meaning

It’s probably nothing
Just leave her be
She's been through a lot lately
And it’s probably nothing they said again
And I thanked them
For making me feel
Making me feel

Now every night
She comes home, hangs her coat
And sits herself down
With a smile and says, hi

It’s probably nothing
Just leave her be
She's been through a lot lately
And it’s probably nothing they said again
And I thanked them
For making me feel
Making me feel


Copyright © 2017 Fitzpatrick & Merriman
Track Name: I Have Met Spring
My days are not over
Not in the sense
That you understand

I have met Spring
And dined with Summer
I slipped on the ice
That prevails in Winter

And all those Autumns I thought of you
Through a barrage of comic mixed feelings
I simply couldn’t get my head around
I couldn’t get my head around

Was I being silly
To start dreaming then
Of holding you closer
So we could share the same breath

I simply couldn’t get my head around
I couldn’t get my head around

Was I being silly
To start dreaming then
Of holding you closer
Closer

I have met Spring
And dined with Summer
I slipped on the ice
That prevails in Winter
I have met Spring


Copyright © 2017 Fitzpatrick & Merriman
Track Name: One Surprise
It’s not that long ago
I was sitting here
Bemoaning the fact
The only romance
I could attract
Came in the shape of a bottle
But ain’t funny
How situations change
When you least expect them

You were the one surprise
I wasn’t ready for
The April sunshine
I wasn't counting on
To brighten up my life

All those fairytales
Read to me
When I was young
Make perfect sense now
I wish I could have made
More of an effort
To smile when I was sad

You were the one surprise
I wasn’t ready for
The April sunshine
I wasn't counting on
To brighten up my life


Copyright © 2017 Fitzpatrick & Merriman