How Long

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More about this song here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRNndyleeHk

For the musicians out there:

As I say in the video, I had to refrain from my usual playing style in order to meet the “How Long‘s” needs. The bass and drums came out particularly jazzy on this track and I was having trouble figuring out how to make it mine.
What really helped me figure things out was the solo I played impromptu, before even tracking the rythm guitars or the vocals. I used an octave-fuzz effect and pretty long delay on the solo, which went against what everyone expected for the song. To me, the rest of “How Long” is there to bring the song up to the solo and back down from it.

For the music lovers:

The way “How Long” sounded after it was tracked really surprised me. Until I came in to record the vocals, I thought it was going to be more of a B-side. Perhaps because I really liked this song, I really put a lot of soul into singing it, and was really inspired by the way the guitars sounded; especially the solo.
When we were finished the album and started showing it to friends, it immediately became a lot of people’s favorite, which I didn’t expect. I can’t imagine “In a Minute” not having this song on it.

lyrics

How long must I wait for you
While you make up your mind
What more do you need from me
What will it take for you to decide

‘Cause I don’t fool around anymore
When you’re gone
You’re not the type to let yourself get bored
Wonder how much you’re doing to even the score

Think back to the promises
That I made looking into those eyes
I really thought you’d understood what I meant
When I said I’d never lie

You made your promises too
Said you’d never leave as long as I kept my word
The way I see it the way you see it
Is not what I deserve

‘Cause I don’t fool around anymore
When you’re gone
You’re not the type to let yourself get bored
Wonder how much you’re doing to even the score

Go ahead and throw away what we had
I am certain you’ll never find anything like it again
Sure it will get me down but it’s better than not knowing whose be you’re in

‘Cause I don’t fool around anymore
When you’re gone
You’re not the type to let yourself get bored
Wonder how much you’re doing to even the score

How long must I wait for you
While you make up your mind

credits

from In a Minute, released July 15, 2012
Music & Lyrics - Marcel Ziul

Produced by Luis 'Granja' Venturin
Mixed and recorded by Luis 'Granja' Venturin and Marcel Ziul
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, NY

Guitars and vocals - Marcel Ziul
Drums - Eduardo Longuim
Bass - Rodrigo Mantovani

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Marcel Ziul Brazil

Natural born musician and talented songwriter Marcel Ziul has dedicated the last ten years to live performances and recording his music in an effort to share his life experience of having grown up in constantly changing surroundings. A fluent speaker of three languages, Ziul writes English lyrics and accompanies himself on guitar.

His influences range from r&b, soul and the blues to rock and pop.
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