Angels & Vampires - Full Album Lyrics

Angel & Vampires - cd front

Volume I

1. Four Shadow

(instrumental track)

 

2. Angie

Angie, Angie
when will those clouds all disappear?
Angie, Angie
where will it lead us from here?
with no loving in our souls
and no money in our coats
you can't say we're satisfied
but Angie, Angie
you can't say we never tried

 
3. Boolay Boolay

 Men from space
hovering over the highway
they drop that beam and
soon I am floating around
little people
short and grey
and I thought
I heard them say:

Boolay Boolay
Boolay Boolay
Boolay Boolay Boolay Boolay
Boolay Boolay Boolay Boolay Boolay Boolay!

Boolay Boolay
Boolay Boolay
Boolay Boolay Boolay Boolay
Boolay Boolay Boolay Boolay Boolay Boolay!

Hypnotized while
flying above the horizon
Analyzed and
found out to be surprising
I asked them if
they had some beer
and that's when
I began to hear

Boolay Boolay
Boolay Boolay
Boolay Boolay Boolay Boolay
Boolay Boolay Boolay Boolay Boolay Boolay!

Boolay Boolay
Boolay Boolay
Boolay Boolay Boolay Boolay
Boolay Boolay Boolay Boolay Boolay Boolay!

 
4. More Than You Do

What can I do
to make you love me
more than you do?

What can I do
to make you love me
more than you do?

What can I do
to make you love me…

'cause I can't hold it back forever
'cause I got love enough for two
but I can't limit my understanding
just because you want me to

What can I do
to make you love me
more than you do?

What can I do
to make you love me
more than you do?

What can I do
to make you love me…

'cause I can't squeeze my love forever
because my heart is turning blue
but I can't limit my understanding
just because you want me to

What can I do
to make you love me
more than you do?

What can I do
to make you love me
more than you do?

What can I do
to make you love me…

'cause I can't hold it back forever
because my love is strong for you
but I can't limit my understanding
just because you want me to

What can I do
to make you love me
more than you do?

What can I do
to make you love me
more than you do?

What can I do
to make you love me…

 

5. Reach Out

I eat more butter so I don't stutter!

Reach out
don't pout
No doubt
you will lose more
if you don't shout

when
lonely for a friend
this is what love recommends:
holding out your arms
expecting nothing in return
or
blowing out the candle
of your love
before it burns

we're here together
in this funky situation
you've got to..

Reach out
don't pout
No doubt
you will lose more
if you don't shout

Reach out
don't pout
No doubt
you will lose more
if you don't shout

Shine
put it all on the line
let your worry stay behind
toss your hair
into the air
and let your ribbons flow
singing out the suffering
that only heaven knows

we're here together
in this funky situation
you've got to..

Reach out
don't pout
No doubt
you will lose more
if you don't shout

Reach out
don't pout
No doubt
you will lose more
if you don't shout

let's go spinning 'round
let's go spinning 'round
let's go spinning 'round
like the fools we are
hold each other tight
make it last all night
on this ship of fools
breaking all the rules

Lay
there's no need today
to rush around and scare away
all the birds of paradise
around your window sill
blowing love into your heart
when you have time to kill

we're here together
in this funky situation
you've got to..

Reach out
don't pout
No doubt
you will lose more
if you don't shout

Reach out
don't pout
No doubt
you will lose more
if you don't shout

 

6. I'm Your Daddy

Hush now baby
and don't you cry,
'cause I'm your daddy
The one you wanna know
Hush now baby
and hold me tight
'cause I'm your daddy
The one you wanna know

Just be yourself
It's a mean world
It's a mean world
It's a mean world
and that'll solve the mystery
Just be yourself
'cause I'm your man

Hush now baby
and don't you cry,
'cause I'm your daddy
The one you wanna know
Hush now baby
and hold me tight
'cause I'm your daddy
The one you wanna know

Just be yourself
It's a strange world
It's a strange world
It's a strange world
 and that'll solve the mystery
Just be yourself
'cause I'm your man
  
Hush now baby
and don't you cry,
'cause I'm your daddy
The one you wanna know
Hush now baby
and hold me tight
'cause I'm your daddy

Just be yourself
It's a mad world
It's a mad world
It's a mad world
and that'll solve the mystery
Just be yourself
'cause I'm your man

Hush now baby
and don't you cry,
'cause I'm your daddy
The one you wanna know
Hush now baby
and hold me tight
'cause I'm your daddy
 

7. Dolphin

Sleeping in a waking dream
swimming with my favourite dolphin
frankincense and mermaids in jeans
'cause things ain't always
What they seem

When you choose to LABEL me
you keep YOURSELF from being free
and I am free!

DOLPHIN
Come visit with me anytime
DOLPHIN
Come visit with me anytime

I will follow your love forever
'cause I see the flame
when I look into your eyes
when I look into your eyes
when I look into your eyes
DOLPHIN

Swimming at the break of day
Traded my slippers for my flippers
And threw all my anchors aweigh
& eavesdrop when Dolphin say:

When you choose to LABEL me
you keep YOURSELF from being free
and I am free!

DOLPHIN
Come visit with me anytime
DOLPHIN
Come visit with me anytime

I will follow your love forever
'cause I see the flame
when I look into your eyes
when I look into your eyes
when I look into your eyes
DOLPHIN

Dolphin easy,
Dolphin sad
But Dolphin never get too mad
My heart was dead
Until I met her
But she kissed my heart 
and made it better
She kissed my heart
and made it better
She kissed my heart
and made it better
She kissed my heart
and made it better

And now I rise up,
'cause I have wised up

I'm sleeping in a waking dream
swimming with my favourite dolphin
frankincense and mermaids in jeans
'cause things ain't always
What they seem

When you choose to LABEL me
you keep YOURSELF from being free
and I am free!

DOLPHIN
Come visit with me anytime
DOLPHIN
Come visit with me anytime

I will follow your love forever
'cause I see the flame
when I look into your eyes
when I look into your eyes
when I look into your eyes
DOLPHIN


8. Time Takes Time

Time takes time to be time
or the words might not fit into the rhyme

Wine takes time to be wine
and the grapes must not break before the vine

If you have a dream
May it run on steam
And seem
Like your golden dream

Time takes time to be time
or fresh pain will cut you like a knife

Night takes day to be night
so the nightingales can rest before the flight

If you have a dream
May it run on steam
And seem
Like your golden dream

…and seem like your golden dream


9. Share Your Pain

I've seen your thunderclouds and I've seen your rain
But I love you more when you share your pain with me
I've seen the winds of change swallow your seeds of grain
But I love you more when you share your pain with me

Dream your dream
Dream lover
Light the dawn
'cause when you dream
another light goes on

Dream your dream
Dream lover
Light the dawn
'cause when you dream
another light goes on

 

10. We Are The Living

We ought to be living together as one
and not fighting apart as two
but that is a sentiment
that's bound to be mocked
without reason
as sure as my name
has changed the game
we will do all that we can do
to fill up the ranks
with fewer tanks
and more thanks
for our seasons

another sandman sells us his master plan

We are the living!
We are the living!
LAMA SABA THANAI
We are the living!
We are the living!
AND WE'D RATHER FIGHT THAN DIE!

We ought to be praying together
that we're not laying together
dead
because of the differences
that shake up like fizz
with our neighbours
as sure as the sun is shining
we must be redefining
love
and concentrate
on what we lose
if we wait
with our labour

another sandman sells us his master plan

We are the living!
We are the living!
LAMA SABA THANAI
We are the living!
We are the living!
AND WE'D RATHER FIGHT THAN DIE!

People on the left and people on the right
their children are dying
fathers are pacing
and at the windows facing
mothers are crying
while senators are lying

We are the living!
We are the living!
LAMA SABA THANAI
We are the living!
We are the living!
AND WE'D RATHER FIGHT THAN DIE!


11. It Ain't Been Easy

I know that
IT AIN'T BEEN EASY
I feel your pain
I feel your pain
I know that
IT AIN'T BEEN EASY
I feel your pain
HERE WE GO AGAIN!

How long must I stand and beg
for someone else's daddy
to unchain my leg?
How long must I stand and beg
for someone else's daddy
to unchain my leg,
unchain my leg?

I know that
IT AIN'T BEEN EASY
I see your blood
I see your blood
I know that
IT AIN'T BEEN EASY
I see your blood
falling like a flood

How long must I stand and beg
for someone else's daddy
to unchain my leg?
How long must I stand and beg
for someone else's daddy
to unchain my leg,
unchain my leg?

it goes on & on & on & on
on & on & on & on

SANANDA
is my name
and I was dead before
I ever knew the game
I only sleep
'til dawn
to remind myself:

it goes on & on & on & on
on & on & on & on

I know that
IT AIN'T BEEN EASY
and I know it has
to make you laugh
I know that
IT AIN'T BEEN EASY
A golden calf
BUT NOT ON OUR BEHALF!

How long must I stand and beg
for someone else's daddy
to unchain my leg?
How long must I stand and beg
for someone else's daddy
to unchain my leg,
unchain my leg?
unchain my leg,
unchain my leg?

HOW LONG?

 

12. Psychotherapy

All in all
I ramble slowly
down the back streets where they know me
All in all
I felt degraded
it left me less than stimulated
All in all
I sowed my treasures
and sold them for the empty pleasures
All in all
I felt degraded
All in all
I was the mystery killer
I was the mercury filler
I laid down and wished I was dead
I woke up and found out that I was
I was the mystery killer
I was the mercury filler
I laid down and wished I was dead
I woke up
and found out that I was
All in all
I painted pictures
with fading light and fading fixtures
All in all
the mystery's over
I rolled it with a four leaf clover
All in all
 the clouds were forming
around the castles I was storming
All in all
the mystery's over
All in all
I was the mystery killer
I was the mercury filler
I laid down and wished I was dead
I woke up and found out that I was
I was the mystery killer
I was the mercury filler
I laid down and wished I was dead
I woke up and found out that I was

All in all
I left my powers
in a bed of bushy flowers
All in all
I took the credit
(and now I'd rather soon forget it)

I was the mystery killer
I was the mercury filler
I laid down and wished I was dead
I woke up and found out that I was
I was the mystery killer
I was the mercury filler
I laid down and wished I was dead
I woke up and found out that I was


13. Bella Faccina

Sei una donna moderna
Ti mantieni da sola
Sei indipendente
Tell me: 'are you a buyer or are you a renter?'

Ho voglia di baci
Se sei quella giusta
Avvicina la bocca
I'll put out your fire if you are a smoker!

Bella faccina
Tu sei la mia stellina
Il cuore è ricco d'amore
Bella faccina

Bella faccina
Tu sei la mia regina
Il cuore è ricco d'amore
Bella faccina

Se ti porto a casa
È la tua fortuna
Ma tu non fare la pazza
Se non mi adori: vai, hasta la vista!

Dammi le tue mani
Senti la mia pelle
Sotto i Jeans Cavalli
Scoppio di caldo: come and feel my body!

Bella faccina
Tu sei la mia stellina
Il cuore è ricco d'amore
Bella faccina

Bella faccina
Tu sei la mia regina
Il cuore è ricco d'amore
Bella faccina


14. The Kind Of Girl

If I were a pirate
on your seashore baby,
would you still come out to sea with me?
I'd rather die than be without you
I'd rather die
but the way I feel I'd rather fly

you look like the kind of girl
a boy could take home to his mother…
you look like the kind of girl
a boy could take home to his mother…

if I were an astronaut
in your space baby,
would you let me take you to the moon?
you are the stars I send my thoughts to
you are the stars
not a fable like the man from Mars

you look like the kind of girl
a boy could take home to his mother…
you look like the kind of girl
a boy could take home to his mother…


15. If All I've Got

If all I've got is her memory,
If all I've got is her memory,
I say to thee:
If all I've got is her memory,
Than I have got
all the remedy
and the melody
that I'll ever need

She knows me 
and now I'm that much closer to heaven
She loved me
and now I'm flying over the rainbow
just paint fresh pictures
in my mind
before you go

If all I've got is her memory,
If all I've got is her memory,
I say to thee:
If all I've got is her memory,
Than I have got
all the remedy
and the melody
that I'll ever need


16. Losing Becomes Too Easy

I was gonna write and sing America
and copyright© my song
I was gonna sing a simple melody
and try to get along

but more free
more free
I just had to be
more free
more free
more free
I just had to be
more free

it's so all about you baby
is it a crime
to take a stolen moment
and make it rhyme?

'cause if you don't feel the pain
Losing becomes too easy
and if you don't know the game
Winning becomes too hard
and if you don't feel the pain
Losing becomes too easy
and if you don't know the game
you'll never win again

I was gonna start a revolution
but I couldn't find the time
plus I got afraid of all the paperwork
that I would have to sign

more free
more free
I just had to be
more free
more free
more free
I just had to be
more free

it's so all about you baby
and this I swear
I see all your velvet flowers
are in my hair

'cause if you don't feel the pain
Losing becomes too easy
and if you don't know the game
Winning becomes too hard
and if you don't feel the pain
Losing becomes too easy
and if you don't know the game
you'll never win again

you will find your way, just follow your dream

'cause if you don't feel the pain
Losing becomes too easy

it's so all about you baby
and this I swear
I see all your velvet flowers
are in my hair

'cause if you don't feel the pain
Losing becomes too easy
and if you don't know the game
Winning becomes too hard
and if you don't feel the pain
Losing becomes too easy
and if you don't know the game
you'll never win again
 

17. Daddy Can I Have A War?

Daddy can I have a war?
I had no army before
Let me finish off what you never did
And sell it off for the highest bid

Maybe maybe maybe
The time has come
To spare the mother's babies
Who'll come back numb

Daddy can I have a war?
Our hardware must be paid for
Military mamas dishing the lead
The same hands that tuck 'em in bed

Maybe maybe maybe
The time is here
To spare the father's children
Who'll disappear

Daddy can I have a war?
Because I speak for the Lord
We must remember to preach
(Except turn the other cheek)


18. Gloria (Maitreya's Song)

Ladies and Gentlemen: 'the man of a thousand years'

I've been around for thousands of our years
And walked a lonely trail
Floated on rivers of our tears
And love was not for sale
Then I met a she
And found my remedy!

But he's in love with her
And she's allergic to the way I feel

She
Is gentle like the breeze
That knocks me to my knees
And her name is Gloria
And I'd have never known this heart at all

She
Is peaceful like the waves
That whisper Jesus saves
And her name is Gloria
And I'd have never known this heart at all
I'd have never known this heart at all without her

I tried to trade all my camels for
Just a little more rain
And wore my stains as my stepping stones
To justify the pain
Then I met a she
And found my remedy

But he's in love with her
And she's allergic to the way I feel

She
Arouses love in me
Her birds fly through my trees
Singing songs of Gloria
And I'd have never known this heart at all

She
Is peaceful like the stars
Who play their own guitars
And her name is Gloria
And I'd have never known this heart at all
I'd have never known this heart at all without her

But he's in love with her
And she's allergic to the way I feel

She
Is gentle like the breeze
That knocks me to my knees
And her name is Gloria
And I'd have never known this heart at all

She
Is peaceful like the waves
That whisper Jesus saves
And her name is Gloria
And I'd have never known this heart at all
I'd have never known this heart at all without her


19. She Knows I'm Leaving

She knows I'm leaving
And might not come home
We may lose pebbles from our family stone
I'll do my duty
I won't back down
But in truth, I'd rather stay around

Please Lord
Can we come to our senses
Lord
And start mending our fences
Lord
And look through much brighter lenses
Lord

I'll send more money to ya
Pray for me Hallelujah

She knows I'm leaving
And prays that she
Can root the branches of our family tree
My mother wears
Her worries in her hair
But these are the thorns that the rose must bear

Please Lord
Can we come to our senses
Lord
And start mending our fences
Lord
And look through much brighter lenses
Lord

I'll send more money to ya
Pray for me Hallelujah

PS:
Wait for me baby until I fall


20. Right Brain Says

Golden child remember:
it's all in your head
Right brain says: remember,
WHAT YOUR PAPA SAID!
Painted child remember:
the light is not always red
Right brain says: remember,
WHAT YOUR PAPA SAID!
Breathe….
Breathe….
Right brain says: remember,
WHAT YOUR PAPA SAID!

Sleepy child remember:
the world is your bed
Right brain says: remember,
WHAT YOUR PAPA SAID!
Dreamy child
he rest his head
where clouds are instead
Right brain says: remember,
WHAT YOUR PAPA SAID!
….Breathe
….Breathe
Right brain says: remember,
WHAT YOUR PAPA SAID!

Right brain says: remember,
WHAT YOUR PAPA SAID!


Credits:

All songs written*, arranged, produced and performed by SANANDA MAITREYA
Engineered by Emiliano (Emo) Alborghetti
Assisted by Matteo Cantaluppi
Mixed by Emo and Sananda
Recorded at Jungle Sound Station in Milano - ITALY
(* except Angie by Jagger-Richards)

Four Shadow
Guitar & Vocals: Sananda Maitreya

Angie
Words and music: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
Drums were by 'Drumsound'
Bass epiphone viola through an Ampeg preamp
Organ Roland VK8
Guitars were Gibson super Jumbo acoustic and Gibson SG Standard
going through a Fender Pro Junior Amp

Boolay Boolay
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums were by 'Drumsound'
Bass epiphone viola through an Ampeg preamp
Guitars were Gibson super Jumbo acoustic and Gibson SG Standard
going through a Matchless Amp

More Than You Do
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums were by 'Drumsound'
Bass epiphone viola through an Ampeg preamp
Guitars were Gibson SG Standard
going through a Matchless Amp
Organ Roland VK8

Reach Out
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums were by 'Drumsound' (the blue kit)
Bass epiphone viola through an Ampeg preamp
Keyboards were Piano Yamaha P80 and Roland VK8

I'm Your Daddy
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums were by 'Drumsound' (the blue kit)
Bass epiphone viola through an Ampeg preamp
Guitars were Gibson BB KING Lucille going through both
a Matchless Amp and a Fender Pro Junior

Dolphin
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums were by 'Drumsound' (the blue kit)
Bass Epiphone Viola through an Ampeg preamp
Guitar Fender '62 Jaguar through a Fender Pro Junior amp
Keyboards / Horns / Strings courtesy of Roland VK8

Time Takes Time
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums were by 'Drumsound'
Bass Epiphone Hofner Viola through a Hafner preamp
Piano & Electric Piano Yamaha P80
Organ Roland VK8

Share Your Pain
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums were by 'Drumsound' (a local Milanese custom drum maker)
Bass was Ephiphone Viola Bass
Guitars were '64 Fender Jaguar and Gibson BB King Lucille
Organ was a Roland VK- 8
Electric Piano was a Yamaha
and I used a new favourite Amp Orange with a double channel head
also by Orange

We Are The Living
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums were by 'Drumsound' (the blue kit)
Bass epiphone viola through an Ampeg preamp
Guitars two Stratocasters (Luther Means® and Willhelmina)
one through a Fender Pro Junior and the other through a Fender Vibroverb
and a Gibson Lucille through a pro Junior
Keyboards courtesy of Roland VK8

It Ain't Been Easy
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums were by 'Drumsound' (the blue kit)
Bass Epiphone Viola through an Ampeg preamp
Guitars were Gibson BB KING Lucille
(which like the man said: you can have in any colour you like as long as it is black!)
And Jacaranda SFM custom both through a Marshall amp
Keyboards were courtesy of Roland VK8

Psychotherapy
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums were by 'Drumsound' (the blue kit)
Bass epiphone viola through an Ampeg preamp
Guitars were two Stratocasters (Luther Means® and Willhelmina)
one through a Fender Pro Junior and the other through a Fender Vibroverb
and a Jacaranda Sananda edition guitar through a Cry baby' wah pedal through a Fender pro junior amp
Keyboards courtesy of Roland VK8
All backing vocals and vocals by Sananda

Bella Faccina
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums were by 'Drumsound'
Bass was Ephiphone Viola
Guitars were '64 Jaguar and Lucille
Strings Roland VK- 8
Orange Amp and head

The Kind Of Girl
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums were by 'Drumsound' (the blue kit)
Bass epiphone viola through an Ampeg preamp
Guitar was Fender Stratocaster '90s model
through both a Matchless Amp and a Fender Pro Junior

If All I've Got
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Piano Yamaha P80

Losing Becomes Too Easy
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums were by 'Drumsound' (the blue kit)
Bass epiphone viola through an Ampeg preamp
Guitars was Fender Stratocaster through a 'Cry baby' wah pedal through a Fender pro junior amp
Piano was Yamaha P80
And other sounds from Roland VK8

Daddy Can I Have A War?
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Engineered by Matteo Rovatti
Mixed by Sananda and Matteo
Pearl drums, Epiphone Viola bass, Gibson BB King
'Lucille' Model 335, Fender Telecaster Custom, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Wurlitzer electric piano and Kurzweil K2000. 
The Amp was a Fender Twin Reverb and vocal was a Pronoun!

Gloria (Maitreya's Song)
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya 
Drums were by 'Drumsound'
Viola Bass and Jacaranda Fretless 5 string
Guitars were '62 Jaguar and '72 Fender thinline Telecaster custom 
Organ was a Roland VK- 8
Orange Amp and head and Fender twin
Saxophone was a Selmer and played by MICHELE MONESTIROLI

She Knows I'm Leaving
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Engineered by Matteo Rovatti
Mixed by Sananda and Matteo
Gibson Jumbo Custom acoustic, Kurzweil K2000,

Right Brain Says
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums were by 'Drumsound' (the blue kit)
Bass epiphone viola through an Ampeg preamp
Guitars were Gibson BB KING Lucille going through both
a Matchless Amp and a Fender Pro Junior


Volume II


1. Pretty Baby

Once or twice in your life so far 
Pretty Baby
I've seen you looking at the stars 
Pretty Baby
and asking where the years have disappeared
hearts don't break 
they shatter
when love is all that matters

And I will wait for you
until the end of time 
because I feel no charity 
when you're not here with me

Once or twice you may lose your way
Pretty Baby
Clouds may rain on your break of day
Pretty Baby
But I will love you darling anyway

These hands that select you 
Will comfort and protect you

And I will wait for you
until the end of time 
because I feel no charity 
when you're not here with me

 

2. South Side Run

 Blocks off a V8 machine 
tough talk is calling it to the streets
his daddy fixed cars before he died 
now junior wears the family pride

(I say now)
He was brave 
And he was fast 
And he bet it all 
On a south side run
She was raised 
(a little above his class)
But he drove fast 
(and that's all that mattered)
So she rode shotgun 
On a south side run

Stepped up he was ready to ride
and topped up his engine was warming up
psyched up he could see in his mind 
the other drivers falling behind

(I say now)
He was brave 
And he was fast 
And he bet it all 
On a south side run
She was raised 
(a little above his class)
But he drove fast 
(and that's all that mattered)
So she rode shotgun 
On a south side run

Champagne stinging his eyes
a big check, bigger than pocket size
she got the thrill of her life 
'cause he drove like the edge of a knife

(I say now)
He was brave 
And he was fast 
And he bet it all 
On a south side run
She was raised 
(a little above his class)
But he drove fast 
(and that's all that mattered)
So she rode shotgun 
On a south side run


3. It's Just My Pain

You asked me what's in the corner 
of my room?

IT'S JUST MY PAIN
IT'S JUST MY PAIN

You ask me who is that lying 
on my bed?

IT'S JUST MY PAIN
IT'S JUST MY PAIN

IT'S JUST MY PAIN, IT'S JUST MY PAIN

IT'S JUST MY PAIN
IT'S JUST MY PAIN

IT'S JUST MY PAIN, IT'S JUST MY PAIN

IT'S JUST MY PAIN
IT'S JUST MY PAIN

You ask me who is that crying
On the stairs?

IT'S JUST MY PAIN
IT'S JUST MY PAIN

You ask me who is that bleeding
on the chair?

IT'S JUST MY PAIN
IT'S JUST MY PAIN

IT'S JUST MY PAIN, IT'S JUST MY PAIN

IT'S JUST MY PAIN
IT'S JUST MY PAIN

 

4. Anesthesia

When you're over and out
and your mood gets in the way 
when you're over and out
and your mood gets in the way

don't be a murderer by night 
'cause I really want you
Don't be a murderer by night

'cause I don't want you
if it don't feel right
and I don't believe 
that we have to fight

BUT I BELIEVE IN ANESTHESIA!

When you're running around 
and your head gets in the way 
when you're running around 
and your head gets in the way

don't be a murderer by night 
'cause I really want you
Don't be a murderer by night

'cause I don't want you
if it don't feel right
and I don't believe 
that we have to fight

BUT I BELIEVE IN ANESTHESIA!

'cause I don't want you
if it don't feel right
and I don't believe 
that we have to fight

BUT I BELIEVE IN ANESTHESIA!

 

5. Floodwater
 
(instrumental track)
 
6. When Night Was Calling

back when 
when the days they had no end
and it was easier to find a friend
and the roses were as fresh as rain

back then 
when the hours they had no time 
and we couldn't find that much pain
and trouble was just a game

remember 
when we were younger
and the night was calling you

remember 
when we were younger
and the night was calling you

back when
we lived on the edge of a dare 
and we pulled nature by the hair
and spanked the moon without care

back then
it was as lovely as it would get
we were double knuckle drenched in sweat 
and we would fight until the bell would swell

remember 
when we were younger
and the night was calling you

remember 
when we were younger
and the night was calling you

 

Screamer

I knew my father like the back of his hand
more father than I needed to understand
I was brought up in the world to suppress my scream
I didn't realize it could spoil all my dreams

 

If all I've got is one last dream
then I'm not gonna beg if you know what I mean

'cause now I'm a screamer
now I'm a screamer

I knew my father like a military child
marching to another rhythm single file
I was brought up in the world to hide my pride
and took it undercover until time was on my side

If all I've got is one last dream
then I'm not gonna beg if you know what I mean

'cause now I'm a screamer
now I'm a screamer

I knew my father like a west bound train
I curled up in a cloud form and prayed for rain
I was brought up in the world to suppress my rage
I didn't realize I could die in that cage

If all I've got is one last dream
then I'm not gonna beg you better listen to me

'cause now I'm a screamer
now I'm a screamer

 

Honestly

 You ask me if I'm still in love with you
You ask me if your love still follows through
You ask me if there's more that you can do
but

Honestly
I get what I need from you
Honestly
I get what I need from you

You ask me if your smile still has it's glow
You ask me if it's someone you might know
You ask me if your kisses still ring true

Honestly
I get what I need from you
Honestly
I get what I need from you

You ask me if I'm still in love with you

Honestly
I get what I need from you
Honestly
I get what I need from you
Honestly
I get what I need from you


Irene

Through dangerous thunder mountains
through a rugged and raging sea
with a stagger and bloodshot eyes

Irene
I lean on you
Irene
I lean on you

Through the jungle with bullets flying
with the mercury jumping and rising
with an anger that's full on view

Irene
I lean on you
Irene
I lean on you

Through the gravel with knuckles dragging
through community finger wagging
with a stagger and bloodshot eyes

Irene
I lean on you
Irene
I lean on you
Irene
I lean on you
 

Marlene

You walk a fine line on the streets
But I love you baby
You walk a fine line on the streets
You do
You hang on until the dawn
And wake to find out that you're gone

Marlene
I'm here to love you
Marlene
I'm here to care
Marlene
I'm here to love you
Anywhere

The nights are lonely but
They know you well
And the days are hostile
In between
But the nights are on your side
And hearts are beating for your time

Marlene
I'm here to love you
Marlene
I'm here to care
Marlene
I'm here to love you
Anywhere

You walk a fine line on the streets
But I love you baby
You walk a fine line on the streets
You do
You hang on until the dawn
And wake to find out that you're gone

Marlene
I'm here to love you
Marlene
I'm here to care
Marlene
I'm here to love you
Anywhere
 

The Ballad of Lonesome Rhodes

Soldier boys chasing after you
With the older boys racing for you too
I was slowly feeling fine
I was so excited
There we were dancing on the dunes
She said she was a step child of the moon
She was so inside my head
That my mind could soon be read
But she was someone else's mystery to unravel
So farther down the lonesome road I travel

I met her when the wind was blowing in
And I kissed her when the waves had wet her skin
I was slowly feeling fine
I was so delighted
Tumbleweeds drifting in the breeze
And hanging like the lovers on her sleeve
She was so inside my head
That my heart would soon be bled
But she was someone else's mystery to unravel
So farther down the lonesome road I travel
Guess she was someone else's mystery to unravel
So farther down the lonesome road I travel
I travel
 

C.Y.A.M.G.

sail your silver waters slowly
the straits are wide
there's a veil between your shadow
and your appetite
so throw your arms around me baby
and

take a look in the mirror
'cause you are my girl
take a look in the mirror
'cause you are my girl
take a look in the mirror
'cause you are my girl
put your red dress on
and put on your lipstick
because I want a red kiss from you

dance around your ashes
when you burn inside
once the arrow pierces your heart
it turns the tide
so throw your arms around me baby
and

take a look in the mirror
'cause you are my girl
take a look in the mirror
'cause you are my girl
take a look in the mirror
'cause you are my girl
put your red dress on
and put on your lipstick
because I want a red kiss from you

take a look in the mirror
'cause you are my girl
take a look in the mirror
'cause you are my girl
take a look in the mirror
'cause you are my girl
put your red dress on
and put on your lipstick
because I want a red kiss from you
 

Duchess

I met a girl who's just for me
She waited there so patiently

I met a girl she's my style and
I thought I heard her say she was
The Queen of The Island

She was the Duchess of Hallelujah
But on Saturday night she'd fool ya
A Diva on the silver screen
But she wasn't like that with me
She wasn't like that with me
I was in it for the morning glory
And I wanted to hear her story
I wanted to hear her story

I met a girl who's just my speed
Full satisfaction guaranteed

I met a girl she's my style and
I thought I heard her say she was
The Queen of The Island

She was the Duchess of Hallelujah
But on Saturday night she'd fool ya
A Diva on the silver screen
But she wasn't like that with me
She wasn't like that with me
I was in it for the morning glory
And I wanted to hear her story
I wanted to hear her story

I met a girl who's just for me
She waited there so patiently

I met a girl she's my style and
I thought I heard her say she was
The Queen of The Island

She was the Duchess of Hallelujah
But on Saturday night she'd fool ya
A Diva on the silver screen
But she wasn't like that with me
She wasn't like that with me
I was in it for the morning glory
And I wanted to hear her story
I wanted to hear her story
I wanted to hear her story…



ALL SONGS WRITTEN, ARRANGED, PRODUCED AND PERFORMED BY SANANDA MAITREYA!

Credits:

Screamer
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums, Bass, Guitar, Vocals

Honestly
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Acoustic guitar, Vocals

Irene
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Acoustic guitar, Vocals

Marlene
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums, Bass, Acoustic guitar, Vocals

The Ballad of Lonesome Rhodes
Music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums, Bass, Acoustic guitar, Vocals

C.Y.A.M.G.
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums, Bass, Acoustic guitar, Guitar, Vocals

Duchess
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums, Bass, Acoustic guitar, Guitar, Organ, Vocals
 

Instruments were the usual suspects with the addition of a Gibson Super Jumbo Acoustic '60s 
vintage and a red Stratocaster S1 going through a Marshall Amp. The Marshall replaced the 
Matchless Amp for these sessions.


All songs engineered by Emo Alborghetti and assisted by Matteo Sandri. 
All songs mixed by Emo and Sananda. My continued thanks to my partner in crime 
Emo 'lo scienziato' (the scientist).



Madame Swan

Madame Swan 
Are you feeling in your swans today
Or are you on your lake 
Feeling the waves of heartbreak?

Madame Swan
Are you feeling in your swans today
Or are you on your hill 
Waiting for waters to be still?

Love floats and flies away
Into a dream
You are the last song 
That I'll sing

Madame Swan 
Are you gazing at the lonely moon
And can you hear it sigh
Bringing fresh starlight to your eye?

Madame Swan
Are you floating on a bed of tears
Or is it you in your mind 
Just feeling the shallows this time?

Love floats and flies away
Into a dream
You are the last song 
That I'll sing

Madame Swan 
Are you feeling in your swans today
Or are you on your lake 
Feeling the waves of heartbreak?


Sometimes You Gotta Cry

Sometimes you gotta cry
Sometimes you gotta cry just like a man
Sometimes you gotta cry
Sometimes you gotta cry just like a man

The midnight family dog 
Is barking in the moonlight
I walk the floor every night
While he fights the hand that he don't bite

Sometimes you gotta cry
Sometimes you gotta cry just like a man
Sometimes you gotta cry
Sometimes you gotta cry just like a man

The search light is shining bright
But it never finds my shadow
And all my yesterdays
Were traded for tomorrow

Sometimes you gotta cry
Sometimes you gotta cry just like a man
Sometimes you gotta cry
Sometimes you gotta cry just like a man

The worm that's in my mind 
Tried to steal the apple of my eye
A vampire licking his gums 
And his teeth were shaped like number ones

Sometimes you gotta cry
Sometimes you gotta cry just like a man
Sometimes you gotta cry
Sometimes you gotta cry just like a man
 

OK

She'll be arriving today 
On the 5:15 
An old school friend 
Whom I can't wait to see before the summer ends

She'll be tired and then 
She'll ask me how 
The years look now 
On a face that time has kissed between the lines

It seems to me 
Effectively
Your destiny is fine
And you seem to be 
Happy

OK 
So you're not a young girl anymore
OK 
So you're not a young girl anymore

It seems to me 
Effectively
Your destiny is fine
And you seem to be 
Happy

She's been divorced for a while
The same routine 
She groomed his style 
Until he fell into the back of 17

She's got a favourite son
Her only child 
The only one 
Who can turn her face into an instant smile

It seems to me 
Effectively
Your destiny is fine
And you seem to be 
Happy

OK 
So you're not a young girl anymore
OK 
So you're not a young girl anymore

It seems to me 
Effectively
Your destiny is fine
And you seem to be 
Happy

She was alone on the train
The window view 
She used her time
To think about the things that she wanted to do

She said some changes were made 
She owns her life 
Where, once a wife, 
Now she spends more time on vice than sacrifice

It seems to me 
Effectively
Your destiny is fine
And you seem to be 
Happy

OK 
So you're not a young girl anymore
OK 
So you're not a young girl anymore

It seems to me 
Effectively
Your destiny is fine
And you seem to be 
Happy

 

If I Were

If I were your lover now 
I wouldn't leave a stone unturned
I would just watch my bridges burn
As you lead me down the highway

If I were your lover now 
I wouldn't have to hold my pride
I would just let my spirit ride
As I lead you down the highway

Soldier boys vaingloriously 
Bleed for your captain's story
Tombstones catalogue the young dead
Like paperback books gone unread

If I were your lover now 
I wouldn't leave your heart alone
I would just make a house and home
From your whispers and your sweet moan

If I were your lover now 
I wouldn't have to cross your mind
We could just live on what we find 
In the moonlight and the sunshine

Soldier boys vaingloriously 
Bleed for your captain's story
Tombstones catalogue the young dead
Like paperback books gone unread

If I were your lover now 
I wouldn't leave a stone unturned
I would just watch my bridges burn
As you lead me down the highway

If I were your lover now 
You wouldn't have to cross your mind
We could just live on what we find 
In the moonlight and the sunshine

 

Spoil You Rotten

Hello my Virginia
And goodbye to all your lonely days
Hello my Virginia
In my mind I know that she's the real Bombay ( Mumbai )

Hello sweet freedom 
And goodbye to all the reckless ways
In order for me to flow 
I knew I had to get the hell out of LA

"They'll sail without you if you go"
(So I go) 
'cause when I'm with her
My birds fly

That's why I'll spoil you 
Spoil you rotten
'cause I'm your I'm your cotton
Because you've picked me baby
I'll spoil you baby
Spoil you 
Spoil you rotten
'cause I'm your I'm your cotton
Because you've picked me baby
I'll spoil you baby

Hello my Virginia 
Kick off your shoes and walk my way
I once had a woman bleed me 
And left my mind like the ruins of Pompeii

Hello my Maitreya 
And goodbye to all the things they say
'cause I had to box the big boys
And I had to pull my cash out of the clay

"They'll sail without you if you go"
(So I go) 
'cause when I'm with her
My birds fly

And that's why I'll spoil you 
Spoil you rotten
'cause I'm your I'm your cotton
Because you've picked me baby
I'll spoil you baby
Spoil you 
Spoil you rotten
'cause I'm your I'm your cotton
Because you've picked me baby
I'll spoil you baby
 

The Owl and The Pussycat

If you shed a little light on it baby
I know it'll be all right
Yes it will
If you shed a little light on it baby
I know it'll be all right
Yes it will

Sometimes you have to fall 
But you can have it all 
it'll be all right

if you pour a little love on it baby
then let me rub it in
(it's what I recommend) 
that if you pour a little love on it baby
then let me rub it in
(recommend)

You sometimes have to cry
To turn the question why 
Into a sigh

The Owl and the Pussycat are getting along together
The Owl and the Pussycat are getting along together

And fancy that
An Owl and a Pussycat
Are getting along together
Fancy that
An Owl and a Pussycat
Are getting along together

If you shed a little light on it baby
I know it'll be all right
Of course it will
If you shed a little light on it baby
I know it'll be all right
Yes it will

Sometimes have to fall 
But you can have it all 
it'll be all right

The Owl and the Pussycat are getting along together
The Owl and the Pussycat are getting along together

And fancy that
An Owl and a Pussycat
Are getting along together
And fancy that
An Owl and a Pussycat
Are getting along together

 

O Jacaranda

I was robbed! 
She was framed
And it was love by any other name
It was war 
And much more
Like pulling worms out of the apple core

O Jacaranda
I wanna be your Panda
O Jacaranda
I wanna be your Panda

I was young 

And alive
With all the bitter fruits of paradise
Then she came
With a game
And it was love by any other name

O Jacaranda
I wanna be your Panda
O Jacaranda
I wanna be your Panda

O Jacaranda
I wanna be your Panda
O Jacaranda
I wanna be your Panda

 


ALL SONGS WRITTEN, ARRANGED, PRODUCED AND PERFORMED BY MAITREYA!

Credits:
On all tracks the Drums used were by Drumsound and the Bass was a Fender Jazz Bass, 
(since Maestro Mc Cartney rightfully reclaimed the Beatle Bass Epiphone copy I dared 
to play on Volume I. Way to go Maestro Paul!)
Keyboards were the usual suspects of Volume I: Piano Yamaha P80 and Roland VK8
Guitars in this Chapter were 3 Strats going through a Matchless Amp.
All songs recorded and engineered by Emo 'The scientist' Alborghetti and 
mixed by Emo and Sananda, assisted by Matteo Luigi Sandri. All songs recorded at Jungle Sound Station in Milano. 
Regards to Fabrizio Rioda and his staff. 

Pretty Baby
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums, Bass, Piano, Organ, Vocals

South Side Run
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums, Bass, Guitar, Organ, Vocals

It's Just My Pain
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums, Bass, Guitars, Organ, Vocals

Anesthesia
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums, Bass, Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Guitar, Vocals