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"As for the song's recording, I was thinking a lot about Franky Laine's song, 'Jezebel', when laying down the vocal harmonies. This is a song for Aaron." -RR


Novocaine (capo on G#) by Amateur Blonde
(written by Ryan Roger O’Toole copyright © 2012)

Late at night
The Trauma Light
Starts it’s beeping

Whose gonna pay for this?
Whose gonna pay for,

Out of ten
The pain is seething

It’s unbelievable.
They’re unbelievable,
The less they know,
the more they say,
and what they mean,
gets locked away.


Throw the shoe away
and trade it in for Novocaine
So not to speak the words
The words of mercy

If you cried out,
If you give in,
There’d be nothing left
to believe in.

And you didn’t plan for this
And you couldn’t plan for this
And you didn’t plan for this
And you couldn’t plan for this



from Amateur Blonde, track released June 22, 2012
written/produced/published by Ryan Roger O'Toole copyright © 2012

Recorded at home in LIC, NY (drums w/ Brian Speaker in Brooklyn) Aug 2011 - April 2012

Ryan Roger O'Toole - acoustic guitar, voices
John Lang - electric bass
Jeff Gretz - drums


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'Amateur Blonde' is the music of LICRYNO (aka, Ryan OToole), writing & recording songs in Long Island City, New York.

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