Dimestore Halo

by Julie Neumark

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1.
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)
2.
03:30
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
3.
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!
4.
03:40
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?
5.
03:31
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
6.
03:24
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
7.
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)
8.
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
9.
04:17
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
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03:56
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
11.
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

about

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.

credits

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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