Dimestore Halo

by Julie Neumark

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The Virginian Pilot calls Dimestore Halo "astounding and outstanding. She has a commanding voice to go along with literate lyrics – self-penned songs that should put her at the top of the heap."

Revolver Magazine in the Netherlands calls the album, "one of the best releases this year."

Music Connection Magazine declares, "Hearing [Neumark] sing makes you a believer in the song."

Los Angeles Times simply states 'Neumark shines.'

Dimestore Halo's June 2010 US release on Lonesome Day Records marks a whirlwind about to break beyond its So Cal spawning ground, beyond the idyllic world Neumark recalls in her song "Cincinnati," into every corner of the country that appreciates music that's soulful, rootsy, and utterly original.

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released June 29, 2010

Dimestore Halo
JULIE NEUMARK: Vocals

RYAN STEWART: Drums and Percussions, Acoustic Guitar (tracks 1,2,4,5,6,10,11), Piano (tracks 4,9,11), Organ (tracks 1,7,9), Electric Guitar (tracks 2,5), Banjo (track 2), Background Vocals (track 12)

LUIS OLIART: Bass, Acoustic Guitar (tracks 3,8,9), Harmonica (track 3), Dobro (track 6)

ROBERT STEININGER: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar (tracks 4,7)

RICK HOPKINS: Hammond B3 (tracks 5,10,11)

ADAM WOODALL: Harmonica (track 4), Background Vocals (track 10)

REBECCA RAMONE: Background Vocals (tracks 7,10)

STEVE DAWSON: Banjo / Weissenborn (track 5)

PEGGY LEE: Cello (track 2)

KENT WALLACE: Trumpet (track 11)

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Produced by Ryan Stewart for WineCellar Music Productions

Engineered and mixed by Ryan Stewart

Recorded at Bakerstreet Studios & WineCellar Music Studios, Vancouver, B.C.

Mastered by Gavis Lurssen, Lurssen Mastering



(c) (p) 2009 Neumark Melody Productions, LLC

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Julie Neumark Los Angeles, California

Hailing from Cincinnati, OH, Neumark moved to LA to pursue an acting career but her love of music soon won out. After the release of her Roots Rock/Alt-Country "Dimestore Halo" (Lonesome Day Records), she followed the demand of her fans in the Southwestern United States and in Europe (Hyena Records) where she has toured twice in The Netherlands as the support act for Beth Hart (“LA Song”) ... more

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Track Name: DIMESTORE HALO
Dimestore Halo

I pray to God I don’t commit no deadly sins
Like I done so many times before
But if the fruit’s forbidden
What’s the tree there for?

I’m the Devil’s child with a dimestore halo
Wrapped around my soul

The Devil crawled his way into my bed last night
Reached his hand into my dusty soul
And he whispered, “baby-
Guess who’s in control?”
I’m in control

I’m the Devil’s child with a dime store halo
Wrapped around my soul

BRIDGE
I’m lost inside temptation
No Landmark can help me find my way
And it’s no small consolation, that in this
Fast food nation
A drive thru salvation
Won’t heal my sins yesterday

Guitar solo

Dimestore halo around my soul
Dimestore halo around my soul
Dimestore halo around my soul
Dimestore halo around my soul

I’m the Devil’s child with a dime store halo
Wrapped around my soul

Wrapped around my soul (dime store halo around my soul)
Wrapped around my soul (dime store halo around my soul)
Wrapped around my soul (dime store halo around my soul)
Track Name: FAIRYTALE
Fairytale
Written by Julie Neumark

I wanna be anybody but me
Cause if I wasn’t me I could be with you
I’m running into all your boundaries
Crashin’ into your concrete point of view

It’s all kind of a fairytale inside my mind
A queer kind of eternity inside my mind

I wanna bathe in all your mystery
I’m already lying naked in te room
Your propaganda’s washing over me
Rinsing away my good girl attitude

It’s all kind of a fairytale inside my mind
A queer kind of eternity inside my mind

I spend hours with you in my head
I’m reaching for you from my bed
I wanna cross that line
Start living once upon a time

It’s all kind of a fairytale inside my mind
A queer kind of eternity inside my mind
Inside my mind
Track Name: SPARE CHANGE
Spare Change
Written by Julie Neumark

Knick-knack, patty whack
Mirror’s got a crack
7 year 9 lives 8 ball in the side pocket
Spare change, brass locket

Post-war drugstore
Temporary crackwhore
You’re too high to want to try and stop it
Spare change, brass locket

And the man on the corner begs
“Won’t you spare me some change?”
(and it sounds like this)

Death toll, lost soul
Hangin’ on a flagpole
Politics, bullshit
Shut your mouth and quit your talkin’
Spare change, brass locket

And the man on the corner begs
“Won’t you please spare some change?”
(and it sound like this)

Knick-knack, patty whack
Mirror’s got a crack
Post-war drugstore
Temporary crackwhore
Death toll, lost soul
Hangin’ on a flagpole
Modify mainstream government
Please, please, please, please, please, please
PLEASE!
Track Name: TAKE ME
Take Me
Written by Julie Neumark / Cary Beare

Take all the time that you need and I’ll be here
You’ll never find what you want standing still
This road we’re on keeps dead-ending
It twists and turns and I keep winding back to you

Don’t go away
Don’t leave me here
If you must go away
Well then, take me
Won’t you take me?

The door is open, you can run away
Or we can close it if you decide to stay

Don’t go away
Don’t leave me here
If you must go away
Well then, take me
Won’t you take me?
Track Name: UNRAVELED
Unraveled
Written by Julie Neumark & Oren Hadar

Where did you come from?
Why did it take you so long to appear
To me?

I’d been searching for someone
To make my life complete
I gave up hope, I walked alone
I tied a rope around my dreams

But you, unraveled everything
And I don’t know how to put it back
‘Cause you, unraveled everything
and I don’t wanna know how to put it back

I can stand there naked
Baring my soul with a song while they cheer for me
But there’s no room to fake it
Lyin’ in your arms
Well I know you see the fear in me
My world about to come undone

‘Cause you, unraveled everything
And I don’t know how to put it back
Ya you, unraveled everything
and I don’t wanna know how to put it

Back in my heart
Locked away
Safe from all the unpredictabilities of love
Of love
Of love

But you, unraveled everything
And I don’t know how to put it back
‘Cause you, unraveled everything
And I don’t wanna know how to put it
And you, unraveled everything
And I don’t know how to put it back
‘Cause you, unraveled everything
and I don’t wanna know how to put it back
Track Name: HOME
Home
Written by Julie Neumark & Alan Malunao, Jr.

We rose in the whiteness
When we woke up yesterday
In the shadows of our conscious
Pretending we’re ok, but

Hey hey, I know
I’m only dreaming
Hey hey, don’t go
I’m finally home

Our mamas and our fathers
They done taught us the golden rule
Do unto one another
As you’d have done unto you

Hey hey, I know
I’m only dreaming
Hey hey, don’t go
I’m finally home

I may not understand everything you decide
But when you take my hand everything’s alright

Hey hey, I know
I’m only dreaming
Hey hey, don’t go
I’m finally home
Hey hey, I know
I’m only dreaming
Hey hey, don’t go
I’m finally home
Track Name: WRECK OF A WOMAN
Wreck Of A Woman
Written by Julie Neumark

Wreck of a woman
Shootin’ the moon
Searchin’ for something
Losin’ my groove

I can’t wait to get away from these
Childish games that you’ve been playin’ with me
I can’t wait to get away from these
Childish games that you’ve been playin’ with my heart

Underneath
My self-destruction
I can start to see the light
I’m in between
Hell and something better
I’m gonna set you free from my mind

Wreck of woman
Lost in the crowd
My cry for attention
Is silently loud

I can’t wait to get away from these
Childish games that you’ve been playin’ with me
I can’t wait to get away from these
Childish games that you’ve been playin’ with my heart

Underneath
My self-destruction
I can start to see the light
I’m in between
Hell and something better
I’m gonna set you free from my mind

Wreck of a woman (I can’t wait to get away from these)
Lyin’ in bed (Childish games that you’ve been playin’ with me)
Finger on the trigger (I can’t wait to get away from these)
Fill me with lead (Childish games that you’ve been playin’ with me)

I can’t wait to get away from these
Childish games that you’ve been playin’ with me
I can’t wait to get away from these
Childish games that you’ve been playin’ with me
I can’t wait to get away from these (I can’t wait)
Childish games that you’ve been playin’ with me (get away)
I can’t wait to get away from these (I can’t wait)
Childish games that you’ve been playin’ with my heart (get away – heart)
Track Name: DRINK MYSELF PRETTY
Drink Myself Pretty
Written by Julie Neumark & Oren Hadar

Gimme a 1/5 of Stoli
Bottle of Jack
Tanguerey my soul please if the label is black
Southern my comfort with some Absolut
Shine my moon with more than 80 proof

I’m gonna drink myself pretty tonight

Flirty mamas pay me no mind
I get all my lovin’ from a bottle of red wine
Don’t go gettin’ none of that plastic surgery
Just take a shot of Jaeger and set your beauty free!

Go on and drink yourself pretty tonight
I’m gonna drink myself pretty tonight
BRIDGE:
Hey baby whatcha lookin’ at?
Move on, there’s nothin’ here to see
I’m doin’ fine, killin’ time, just waitin’
For you to look as good as me

solo

Gonna drink myself pretty
Drink myself pretty
Gonna drink myself pretty
Oh, I’m a gonna drink too much
So I can be as pretty as a Miss America

I feel pretty
I feel pretty
I feel pretty and witty and pretty and wit-
I feel pretty
I feel pretty
I feel pretty and witty and pretty and witty
Tonight
Aw, tonight
Aw, tonight
Aw, tonight
Track Name: BOBBI
Bobbi
Written by Julie Neumark

Bobbi’s headed to the station
Bags are packed, head is low
Gonna make a transformation
To a destiny unknown

Gotta get out of Cincinnati
On a train headed west
Packed her 8 x 10 glossy
Patton leather taps and her silver sequin dress
She gotta look her best

CHORUS
She’s going, Choo choo to the big leagues
Choo choo far away
Choo choo to the land of the plastics
And the phosphorescent neon lights of fame

When she reached her destination
A nice man offered her a ride
Bobbi smiled and said, “Thank you, sir!”
Hopped into his Cadillac, laid back and closed her eyes
Whoa, good night!

CHORUS
She’s going, Choo choo to the big leagues
Choo choo far away
Choo choo to the land of the plastics
And the phosphorescent neon lights of fame

Gonna get lots of fame…go on girl!

BRIDGE:
Welcome to the all-aboard express train
There ain’t going back to Cincinnati
To the shelter of your mama and your daddy
Your mama and your daddy
Oh, Bobbi, where you gonna go?
When you are cold to keep you warm
And give you shelter from the storm
How loose is that caboose bringin’ up the rear?
Can you even see it?

CHORUS
Choo choo to the big leagues
Choo choo far away
Choo choo to the land of the plastics
And the phosphorescent neon lights of fame
Oh Bobbi’s goin’
Choo choo to the big leagues
Choo choo far away
Choo choo to the land of the plastics
And the phosphorescent neon lights of fame
She gonna get lots of fame
She gonna get lots of fame
Oh no no Bobbi don’t go
Oh no no Bobbi don’t go
Go go go get lots of fame
Oh ya ya ya ya ya
Track Name: CINCINNATI
Cincinnati
Written by Julie Neumark & Cary Beare

Home
Across that whistling bridge
Home
To the city where I live

Back in home sweet home Cincinnati
Where the river kiss the sun and say goodnight
All the boys are drinking beers and tellin' stories
Me and Jacky catchin' fireflies

Mama's makin' coffee in the kitchen
and the laughter on the porch is dyin' down
Your sleepy little eyes cannot stay open
Time to pack it in and head on home
Time to pack it in and hear on home (We're goin')

Home
Across that whistling bridge
Home
To the city where I live

Back in home sweet home, Cincinnati
Where the river still kiss the sun and say goodnight
All the boys have moved away and they got married
Little Jacky's next in line
Well there's no more coffee in kitchen
And the laughter on the porch is long gone
I do not recognize these old surroundings
Is this the place I once belonged?
Is this the place I called my home? (I wanna go)

Home
Across that whistling bridge
Home
To the city where I live
Home
Across that whistling bridge
Home
To the city where I live
Track Name: UNCHARTED WATERS
Uncharted Waters
Written by Julie Neumark & Alan Malunao, Jr.


AIN'T NO RAINDROPS ON ROSES
CAN'T FIND NO FOUR LEAF CLOVERS
LUCKY HORSESHOES ARE WASTIN' MY TIME
GOT ME NO SUPERSTITIONS
ON THOSE STARS THAT I'M WISHIN'
CAUSE THE JOURNEY I'M MAKIN' IS ON THE INSIDE
CHANGIN' DON'T EVER COME EASY
BUT I'M WILLIN' TO TRY

SO DON'T HOLD ME BACK
CAUSE I'M READY TO GO
I'M HOLDIN YOUR HAND
I'M TAKIN' IT SLOW
DON'T HOLD ME BACK
I'M READY TO GO THIS TIME
GONNA JUMP OFF THE BOAT INTO UNCHARTED WATERS

I'M NO ANGEL WITH HALOS
JUST A KID CHASIN' RAINBOWS
SEARCHIN' FOR POTS OF GOLD I NEVER DID FIND
DON'T NEED NO RUBY SLIPPERS
I CAN GET ME HOME QUICKER
CAUSE THE JOURNEY I'M MAKIN' IS ON THE INSIDE
CHANGIN' DON'T EVER COME EASY
BUT I'M WILLIN' TO TRY

SO DON'T HOLD ME BACK (DON'T HOLD ME BACK BABY)
CAUSE I'M READY TO GO (I'M READY TO GO)
I'M HOLDIN YOUR HAND (I'M HOLDIN YOUR HAND)
I'M TAKIN' IT SLOW (TAKIN' IT SLOW)
DON'T HOLD ME BACK (DON'T HOLD ME BACK BABY)
I'M READY TO GO THIS TIME
GONNA JUMP OFF THE BOAT INTO UNCHARTED WATERS
THIS TIME
GONNA JUMP OFF THE BOAT INTO UNCHARTED WATERS

AWW THIS TIME
AWW THIS TIME

GONNA JUMP OFF THE BOAT
READY CAUSE HERE I GO
TAKE MY HAND
TAKE IT SLOW
READY CAUSE HERE I GO