THE GRUDGE   (lyrics by Marco Magnani)

 

The city doors start opening

you still hold on to a grudge

the mad road sweeper comes in whistling 

and wipes all dirt in sight.

 

The roads start filling slowly

the sunshine blinds my eyes.

They buried all your dead last night

you still hold on to a grudge.

 

Time, time, time cannot wait

it runs ahead to tell you it's too late

 

I'm standing at the crossroad with music in my mind

I got to chose a new direction

you still hold on to a grudge

 

Time, time, time cannot wait

it runs ahead to tell you it's too late

 

I had you in front of me, girl, for so long I thought I was blind

so I'm now staring at the horizon to prove to myself I'm fine.

 

The city doors start closing

you still hold on to a grudge

so I must take a new direction 'cause you just bring me down.


MUSIC DISEASE  (lyrics by Marco Magnani)

 

I can get no real connection with you and all these rules

I never get a thing you say, I lose you a bit too soon

I much prefer the sea in winter than melting in the sun

You often find me in the shade or when everybody’s gone

 

Cause I’ve been afflicted with rare music diseases

Doctors have told me to try to take it easy

 

I’d like to have the strength to dance

with you and hear more bands,

But when I come and hear them scream

I wish I could leave again.

You approach the bar to buy more drinks while I’m on my way home

The only light that’s always on until the break of dawn

 

Cause I’ve been afflicted with rare music diseases

Doctors have told me to try to take it easy

Some of them think it is Rock’n’Roll Psychosis

A mixture of Beatles & Stones can drive you crazy.

 

I’ve been afflicted with rare music diseases

Doctors have told me to try to take it easy

Some of them think it is Rock’n’Roll Psychosis

A mixture of Dylan & Doors can drive you crazy

IN THE STORM  (Lyrics by Marco Magnani)

 
A sudden rain came falling down 

We ran and lost each other then

We came to a junction as we wondered how to find

The lost horizons in our minds

 

With you I felt always alone

We’ll meet again within the storm

 

Just like a flash the summer faded all away,

Its orange sun & lazy days,

All of these songs come back as one inside my mind

The storm is approaching and it cries

 

In spite of this bright summer sun

One day, we know, there will be a storm

 

A sudden rain came falling down 

We ran and lost each other then

We came to a junction as we wondered how to find

The lost horizons in our minds

 

We’ll meet again before the end

When the big storm will come again.

We’ll meet again before the end

When the big storm will come again! come again!


BLUE SKIES OPENING  (Lyrics by Marco Magnani)

 

I must fade from you and turn to blues skies opening

Since they’ve built a ceiling over this town 

Now your words can hurt like blades, they can kill slowly

But strong winds take me where you’ll not reach

 

They’re building hell all around the edge of town

Mad men run free 

Someone has pulled all barriers down

 

Near the sea I hear the sound of seagulls singing 

All we said fades away as they fly

They get near and I hear

Sound of waves coming & going

I’ll throw stones to all madness I found

 

And I can’t sit still in a sad suicidal cloud

When behind my back a strong wild wind can drag me away

 

So again I’ll go and search for blue skies opening

Since they’ve built a ceiling over this town 

But your words can’t hurt no more

And now I know that

this dark cloud over me will turn blue.

LYRICS

from "Blue Skies Opening" © 2014

LONDON FIRE(lyrics by Marco Magnani) 

 

We’d better drive back, there’s fire everywhere

They shot a man last night, now this city is hell

 

They’re smashing shops & cars, they’re closing every bar

Those idiot brainless thieves are stealing all they can

 

This afternoon blue sky is now red & grey

I took a friend back home and I can’t stay

 

We got to the third day

Tomorrow, what to expect?

A ride through the London fire,

Hope to get out safe

 

This afternoon blue sky is now red & grey

I took a friend back home and I can’t stay

 

I made it safely home

They don’t intend to stop

And from my window I see the London sky on fire

 

Now half asleep in bed I hear the sirens wail

I dream of crazy flames of the London fire

London fire. London fire. London fire. London fire.

I RUN LIKE CRAZY(lyrics by Marco Magnani)

 

I run like crazy and still I’m late

I end up staying but I want to escape

I should be glad, instead I’m down.

You make psychotic sounds

 

I wish this madness was over

Your darkness can spoil the sun 

This burden wrecks my shoulders

Since you’re here to drive me insane

 

I run like crazy and still I’m late

I end up staying but I want to escape

I should be glad, instead I’m down.

You make psychotic sounds

 

The eclipse that you cast is over

The mask you wear is melting down

You’d see it too if you were sober

As the morning sun will tell.


DARKENED RIVER  (Lyrics by Marco Magnani)


Darkened River, my heart feels blue

I used to see you through

The songs we sang then with words so true

Don’t sound the same but I still flow with you

 

Darkened River, I lay on you

Your ancient ghost swims through

In here it’s peaceful, but I feel that soon

They’ll drag me away and poison you

 

Darkened River, bright stars and moon

The lights of dawn will come soon

The cold wind is blowing 

The pale ghost in you is here beside me

We’ll follow you

 

The souls you buried come singing your tune

They’re here beside me

We’ll follow you.

I'LL FOLLOW THE SOUND(lyrics by Marco Magnani)

 

Rain keeps falling

a storm is coming 

but sunshine is here in my mind

I lost my way in the wood but here it's so good

I'll follow the sound

 

Days are flying past me,

Running so fast, I'm always behind.

I'm losing track of time, but still it's alright

I'll follow the sound

 

Struck by lightning, Fed by the sun,

swallowed by rainbows, I stop and stare,

I follow the sound

 

Rivers flooding, Bridges falling, 

but still one place to hide

I lost my way and my mind

but I'll be alright

I'll follow the sound

 

Struck by lightning

I got a new song

swallowed by rainbows, I stopped and stared,

I followed the sound

and found you again

 

Days are flying past me,

Running so fast, I'm always behind

I'm losing track of time, but still it's alright

I'll follow the sound

 

Struck by lightning

I got a new song

swallowed by rainbows, I stopped and stared,

I followed the sound

and found you again.

SPIRITS IN THE WIND  (lyrics by Marco Magnani)

 

When you see me in the crowd you think you see me through,

You believe you know my mind

and do your best to change my view

But I’m miles and miles from here

I’m now standing next to a field

By a misty lake surrounded by tall trees

 

I can see your lips are moving as you loudly speak

You believe that I still listen, but instead I cannot hear.

All I hear is in my mind, I can hear it from afar, 

It’s the chant of spirits moving in the wind.

 

I can hear them softly whispering from the stormy sea

I can hear them gently playing with the branches of the trees.

Though you don’t believe them real,

they walk hand in hand with me.

I am gone with spirits dancing in the wind.


Still I hear them softly whispering from the stormy sea

I can hear them gently playing with the branches of the trees.

Though you don’t believe them real,

they walk hand in hand with me.

while I'm gone with spirits dancing in the wind.

FARAWAY LAUGHTER  (Lyrics by Marco Magnani)


Faraway laughter, Faraway laughter

Even tonight I can’t face going out there

Faraway laughter, Faraway laughter

 

So sick & tired, So sick & tired

To keep up with nonsense one way or the other

So sick & tired, So sick & tired

 

They drink, they shout,

They stagger left & they stagger right

The rain falls down on stinky streets of Boredom Town

 

Silently dying, silently dying,

The music is loud so you won’t hear me crying

Silently dying, silently dying

 

They drink, they shout,

They stagger left & they stagger right

The rain falls down on stinky streets of Boredom Town

 

Faraway laughter, Faraway laughter

Even tonight I can’t face going out there

Faraway laughter, Faraway laughter

ANY PART OF TOWN  (Lyrics by Marco Magnani)

Drop me at the corner
anywhere or anytime,
Any street or any part of town.
Leave me by the crossroad
by the flash of city lights.
Where the sky meets the horizon I'll be gone
I'll reach the end, to start all over once again.

Drop me at the station
where the ramblers come & go,
standing still while everybody runs.
Near the rusty railway,
you can take your train back home.
Where the sky meets the horizon I'll be gone
I'll reach the end, to start all over once again.

Take me to the green field where our story once began
I dreamed of you and found you've gone again.
Take me to the river, which I'll follow to the sea.
Where the sky meets the horizon I'll be gone
I'll reach the end, to start all over once again.

Any part of town
Any part of town

GODDESS OF DESIRE  (Lyrics by Marco Magnani)

 

Goddess of desire, keep away now from my mind

I must sleep, I’m tired,

Let me rest again tonight

 

I must keep on track, no wasting time

I won’t let you take what I’ve just found

 

Goddess of desire, you still think I’ll stick around

Dressed up for the night, shiny lipstick, plastic charm

 

You keep saying “Stay!” but I’ve got to run

I know your next move, I’ll face a storm

 

Goddess of desire, keep away now from my mind

I must sleep, I’m tired. Let me rest again tonight.

I must keep on track, no wasting time

I won’t let you take what I’ve just found


Extras

ARE YOU TAKING TIME?(lyrics by Marco Magnani)

Are you taking time to lie down, just for a while?

Time to stop & look around,
Are you running fast so that you don't miss out?

You see her smile in the rain, the sun might not shine again.


Are you taking time to ignore the phone rings that you hear?
Out of breath, you’re late again.
Do you allow yourself to leave your logic out?
You got rid of dark clouds

Look around!  You're just falling down

 

Are you taking time to feel the steps under your feet?
Time to stop and look around?
Are you running fast just so you don't miss out?
See her smile in the rain, the sun might not shine again.

YOU CALL ME BROTHER  (lyrics by Marco Magnani)

 

You call me brother, but it’s not convincing at all

With your herbal scents & beads you preach what you call love.

You call me brother, but it doesn’t take you long

To keep me at distance when I dare to say “I think you’re wrong”

 

You call me brother and you invite me for your prayers

But then you use sarcastic tones if I refuse and go my way

 

You don’t fool me, man!

I am not blind

You don’t fool me, man!

I am not blind

 

You call me brother, You say we need an open mind

You have your meditation class and keep filling me with advice.

You call me brother, but as I tell you I’m not from here

something changes fast in you, you get distant and don’t see clear

 

You call me brother,

but when I find my bit of space to finally shine and sing my song

you just stop me and say it’s late.

 

You don’t fool me, man!

 I am not blind

You don’t fool me man!

I am not blind

LOST & SPACED OUT(Lyrics by Marco Magnani)

 

Lost & spaced out, quite slow with no doubts,

must be those nightmares I had about you at night

Lost & spaced out

Don’t bother to shout

If I look so vacant it’s ‘cause a song came to my mind

 

For sure I’m sitting here, I’m part of this somehow.

Don’t ask how I got in, nor where is the way out

 

Lost & spaced out

A blank stare when you rush

It’s not flying saucers, nor clouds I’m looking at.


For sure I’m sitting here, I’m part of this somehow.

Don’t know how I got in and can’t see the way out

 

I’m still spaced out

Your words are just a sound

I mix up numbers

96 can be 69.

Lost & spaced out

Was I snoring loud?

Your speech was perfect

I fell asleep somehow

FOR ALL DIAMONDS TO SHINE(Lyrics by Marco Magnani)

 

This is for those who don’t really know and Don’t even ask

what this is for.

This is for those who aren’t so loud and don’t push around when you say no.

Those who would never sit there lurking,

hoping to see you going down, going down, going down.

 

This is for those who stay a bit longer

Knowing they will soon fade away

and the weird people who for no reason suddenly laugh

when times get rough.

This is for those who know when it’s time to shut up,

at least for a little while, little while, little while,

till it’s time for all diamonds to shine

 

Time goes fast, you spend it slowly

It gets rough, you start to laugh

You might find a secret life form as the rest will soon die down

 

This is for those who chose a quiet corner

While everybody fights for fame

Knowing it’s only a matter of time

before they get what they deserve

To finally rise above the crowd,

doing it quietly with no sound, with no sound, with no sound

That’s the time for all diamonds to shine

 

Time goes fast, you spend it slowly

It gets rough, you start to laugh

You might find a secret life form

As the rest will soon die down

WALL OF LIES(lyrics by Marco Magnani)

 

There’s always someone who wants you to keep quiet

When you know something about the way they are

They tell a bunch of lies and try to shut you down

You hear them laugh as you start crying

They shake you up and wish you’d die

They take their shortcuts through the night

But sunrise brings new light

 

The truth will soon come out

The truth will soon come out

The truth will soon come out

Someone will find out and break the wall of lies

The truth will soon come out

The truth will soon come out

The song must burst out, you got to sing & shout and

break the wall of lies

 

They’re well connected and sure to get away

For them to have power just means to extend the game

I guess they hate me singing this.

They’re waving while I’m singing.

Lions sent in from the gates

They laugh & shout: “You’ll soon be dead”

The tunnel entrance seems so dark

The end it’s blinding light

 

The truth will soon come out

The truth will soon come out

The truth will soon come out

Someone will find out and break the wall of lies