Never's Gonna Take Too Long

by Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds

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Never’s Gonna Take Too Long, released online on April 10, 2015 is the new single from Melbourne’s alt country darlings, Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds. A tale of lost love and trying to move on when your heart belongs to someone else, this dreamy tune is the first taste from the band’s forthcoming second album. With flashes of 70s California, the new single sees The Mean Reds take a sonic turn away from their debut album. An adjusted line up with Grant Taylor on lead guitar, Ben Franz on pedal steel, Luke Richardson on double bass and Josh Barber on drums has The Mean Reds moving away from the jazzier influence on their first album and delving into a darker, widescreen country sound. 



He sidled up beside me and asked me for the time
Followed by some clichéd line
You may remember that I hate to drink alone
So I let him pull his chair up next to mine

He started telling tales about the girl who broke his heart
So many years ago when he was free
And after several drinks I felt his shoulder against mine
And his hand had made its way onto my knee

But you...
The ghost by my side
From you...
I can't run and hide

My Sunday morning spent wrapped up in the sheets
His kisses planted up and down my arm
The stubble on his cheek that scratches gently on my skin
I shiver at his touch despite the charm

Cause you...
The ghost by my side
From you...
I can't run and hide

I leave his bed at midday take my sleepy body home
Without a fire burning in my heart
Were you lying when you told me you that you think I should move on
Boy I know never's gonna take too long to start

But you...
The ghost by my side
From you...
I can't run and hide

Oh you...
The ghost by my side
From you...
There's no place
No place
To run and hide


released April 10, 2015
Written by Brooke Russell
Arranged by Brooke Russell, Joshua Barber, Ben Franz, Grant Taylor and Luke Richardson
Produced and Mixed by Joshua Barber
Mastered by Lachlan Carrick



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Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds Melbourne, Australia

With songs about boozy nights, bad decisions, broken hearts and the best intentions, Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds blend country, blues, folk and swing to appease their love of all things vintage. Culminating in a kitchen in Fitzroy North, The Mean Reds consist of Brooke Russell, Grant Taylor, Ben Franz, Tilman Robinson and Josh Barber. ... more

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