Noam Weinstein

Noam Weinstein

 Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Called "thrilling" by The Nashville Rage, "delightful" by The Boston Phoenix, and "utterly unique" by Performing Songwriter, Noam has been complimented a total of three times.

Biography

The 37-year-old artist (whose correctly pronounced name rhymes with “Snowbomb Einstein”) grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and began playing guitar in elementary school and performing at local venues as a teenager. His latest project, Bottlefed, was released on April 1st, 2014, and features drummer Steve Nistor (Dangermouse, Emmylou Harris), organist Tyler Wood (Joan as Policewoman, Chester French), and more. Noam's music has received airplay on stations like WERS, WXPN, WFUV, and XM/Sirius Radio, and his song I Can Hurt People aired on the Showtime network during its program Weeds. (Two other songs, “Planet” and “Yesterday's Weather” were finalists in the USA Songwriting Contest.) Live appearances have included South by Southwest in Austin, CMJ and The Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York, and various clubs across the nation, as well as in Ireland and England. He has also embarked on live tours of Germany in support of his Skycap Records release Sixteen Skies. In addition to his own recordings, Noam has been honored to have songs of his recorded by Jess Tardy, Greta Gertler, Naomi Sommers, and Lin McEwan, and performed live by artists like Anita Suhanin, Matt Kanelos, and Mieka Pauley. He is also honored to have been a guest vocalist on albums by The Great Unknowns and Sam Sadigursky. For more information please visit eNoam.com

Lyrics

Birthday

Written By: Noam Weinstein

fri, sat, sun, mon to thursday
how's that? each one's her birthday
the last fun as the first day
each one, the best and the worst day, hey

let her laugh and play
let her have her way
everyday is your baby's birthday
when you're both brand new
when you're old and gray
everyday is your baby's birthday

same sun the day baby landed
may none be taken for granted
sea, sky, everyday's earth day
wet, dry, digging the dirt day

let her laugh and play
let her have her way
everyday is your baby's birthday
let her make mistakes
give the girl a break
every cake is your baby's birthday cake

there's no catch, scratch that itch
light that match, make that wish

fri, sat, sun, mon to thursday
hap, happy, hap, happy birthday
the last fun as the first day
each one an unrehearsed day

let her laugh and play
let her have her way
everyday is your baby's birthday
when your love's brand new
when she's old and gray
everyday is your baby's birthday
everyday is your baby's birthday
everyday is your baby's birthday

As It Fell

Written By: Noam Weinstein

it dropped hard and fast
i turned just in time to see it pass
bright red in the summer sun
down it came, around it spun
my my, well, well

she didn't even try to catch it as it fell
she didn't even try to catch it as it fell
she didn't even try to catch it

'long the towers, coming through the trees
down down running down my cheeks as well
aw, hell

she didn't even try to catch it as it fell
she didn't even try to catch it as it fell
she didn't even try

and some day it may rise again
but now it's lying in the dirt
some day it may rise again
but oh boy this one's gonna hurt
oh boy this one

she heard a sound as it passed her head
was it just the wind singing or a wedding bell
and where was i as it cut the air
lost in thought riding on that carousel
by myself

all i know is
she didn't even try to catch it as it fell
she didn't even try to catch it as it fell
she didn't even try to catch it
as it fell
as it fell

Hollywood

Written By: Noam Weinstein

if i had to pitch my history to a hollywood producer
have to add a long lost dad, yeah half lothario, half loser
yes sir i would change my best friends' names
and our nice, clean neighborhood
if i had to pitch my biopic to hollywood

i'd insert danger and dirt, i'd sexify the corporate sector
if i had to draft my adulthood for a hollywood director
i'd make each girl i kissed so glamorous and so misunderstood
if i had to pitch my biopic to hollywood

there's no money to be made in my lil' band, my job, my home
hollywood if holly could but holly can't so holly won't
and i'm not wedded to nonfiction it's a drama that i'm pitching
so don't be shy, sir, scriptwriter, i could use a few revisions
doctor me, rock a me, hithcock a me from head to foot
and then help me pitch my biopic to hollywood

i'll make my cat a chimp, my wife an ex-street girl done good
and i'll pitch my flick, my biopic to hollywood

when they rent the final version my peeps might be judgmental
cuz any resemblance to persons living or dead are purely coincidental
and when the credits roll over my soul, i myself might admit
i'd rather've had a good life than a big box office hit
if i had to pitch my biopic to hollywood

Moments

Written By: Noam Weinstein

i have moments of strength
moments of joy
moments the weight
of the world couldn't destroy me

i have moments of trust
of learning, of peace
moments when being
a good boy is easy

eyes on the falling sun
backs on the grass
knowing that moments pass

i have moments of faith
moments i give a damn
and at times i am grateful
for friends and for family

i have moments of kindness
others of fun
moments when i don't find
all i love slipping from me

eyes on the falling sun
backs on the grass
knowing that moments pass

Made Possible by Heartbreak

Written By: Noam Weinstein

and now a word from our sponsors, gretchen's rejections and tears
turning laughter to loneliness for over 25 years
liquor & lust, bustin' your trust since adam & eve
and U.S. excuses for the girl who needs something to say when she leaves

now welcome back and please forgive that advertising i just did
it's not what i wanted
but this song was made possible by heartbreak
with generous support from the people who caused it

starting with dana in daycare, who giggled and smiled at me
suddenly acted too cool for preschool the day she turned three
fifth grade was annie, she stood me up on the playground swing twice
and heidi in high school, who said "as to the prom, take your mom"
so i took her advice

though at the time it was my mission
to win back all that huggin' & kissin'
thank goodness i lost it
cuz this song was made possible by heartbreak
with generous support from the people who caused it

decades passed til i got lucky, stumbled on someone who loves me
thank goodness for poor taste i guess
but forget i ever said it, cuz she shouldn't get any credit
for a song i owe to those who left

yeah every lover that i lost, deserves a nice round of applause
they earned it, they all did
cuz this song was made possible by heartbreak
with generous support from the people who caused it
this one's fully funded by my heartache
with generous support from the women who brought it

Discography

2012: Clocked
2010: Found Alive
2008: Home Singles
2006: We're All Going There
2004: Probably Human
2002: Above the Music (EP)
2001: Enough About You (EP)

Set List

Noam generally plays 30, 45 or 90 minute sets.