This song is straight-ahead pop/rock with some cool vocal hooks. This song was off The Real Ramona album but did not chart.
The band was formed in 1981 by step-sisters Kristin Hersh (vocals/guitar) and Tanya Donelly (guitar/vocals), who were both at high school at the time. Initially called Kristin Hersh And The Muses, the line-up was completed by bassist Leslie Langstons and drummer David Narcizo. Tanya and Kristin wrote most of the songs. Tanya Donelly is singing this one. She admitted that her songs were a little more simple whereas Kristin Hersh’s were more eccentric.
They lived close to Providence, Boston, and New York and so they could play a club quite often in both places. They had a lot of colleges and some local newspapers, magazines, and radio stations to promote them.
They were the first American band to sign to the British 4AD label. Tanya would go on to form the Breeders with Kim Deal of the Pixies. She also formed Belly as guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, with Thomas Gorman on lead guitar, Chris Gorman on drums, and Fred Abong on bass guitar.
Tanya was never replaced and the band is still active today as a trio with Hersh. The two step-sisters did get together in 2018 and do some shows together.
Not Too Soon
She colorblind tired eyesHer hallway aching She’ll never move him, likes it that way He’s just a walker and he’ll never stop walking away It’s not too soon, he said, you know it’s not too soon at all And you might as well be dead, he said If you’re afraid to fall, I said, I know her
She said, oh, my, why do you stare so hard?Wrapped up like a doll in bad dreams and broken arms Make these old bones shiver It’s not too soon, he said, you know it’s not too soon at all And you might as well be dead, he said If you’re afraid to fall, I said, I know her
The last time I saw you, you were standing in the darkAnd with a freezing face, I watched you fall apart
It’s not too soon, he said, it’s not too soon at allAnd you might as well be dead, he said If you’re afraid to fall, I said Done your time, been in your place I couldn’t look you in the face and tell you that it turns me on it makes my stomach turn I know, I know her