If You Were Me You Would Be

by Valerio Lysander

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released April 26, 2018

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If you've ever done something with your heart, passion, talent and efforts and nobody gave a SHIT about your value, this song is for you.

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piano, vocals, harmonium, keyboards, backing vocals: Valerio Lysander cello: Sam Rowe
violin: Mónica Viñoly
drums: Gregorio Lucchese

music, lyrics, arrangements, production by Valerio Lysander (Valerio Alessandri)

piano and drums recorded by Jonathan McMillan @ Smokehouse Studios, London
vocals and violin, recorded by Nick Harris @ Spare Room Recording - Music Production, London
cello, recorded by Sam Rowe
mixing: Nick Harris @ Spareroom Recordings
mastering: Jay Fee @ Conduction Mastering

artwork by Alessandro Prencipe

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Valerio Lysander London, UK

British based Italian artist Valerio Lysander is a baroque pop singer/songwriter. Among his achievements, he has performed in Trafalgar Square for Pride in London, has been a finalist of Pride's Got Talent and the Coffee Music Project and his tracks have been broadcasted on BBC Radio.
His latest album, “We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight”, was released on 21st July 2018.
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Track Name: If You Were Me You Would Be
​I should be at my piano writing songs
That’s what I better do
But I need to work to eat
Nobody’s paying my bills

People don’t buy my CDs
They listen to all music for free
Though they enjoy it
They don’t want to pay a fee

But how can I make more If I don’t have bread to eat?
(Yes he doesn't have bread to eat)
How can I ignore my primary needs?

So if you want more, know that I am a human like you
(Yes he's a human like you)
This isn’t magic, I spent money and time on this
(He spent money and he spent time on this)
And I’m tired, yes I’m tired,
(Yes he's tired, yes he's tired)
Of giving my skills for free
If you were me you would be

I reckon I’m quite good at this
Would you pardon my modesty?
(People don't buy his CDs)
I have studied for years
(They listen to all music for free)
As you’ve done for your degree

But why don’t I deserve any coin for my deeds
(Why don't he get coins for his deeds?)
Have you ever heard that they don’t grow on trees

So if you want more, know that I am a human like you
(Yes he's a human like you)
This isn’t magic, I spent money and time on this
(He spent money and he spent time on this)
And I’m tired, yes I’m tired,
(Yes he's tired, yes he's tired)
Of giving my skills for free
If you were me you would be

Yes I’m tired, after this twelve hour shift
Yes I’m tired of a job that doesn’t fit
Yes I’m tired of complaining about this
Yes I’m tired of people not giving a shit
Yes I’m tired of all this competition
I’m tired subject to this position
I’m tired with no recognition
I’m tired of feeling shit

And if you want more know that I am a human like you
This isn’t magic
(This isn't magic, no no no, it isn't magic it isn't no no)
I spent money and time on this
And I’m tired, yes I’m tired, of giving my skills for free
If you were me you would be
(If you were him you would be)

So if you want more, know that I am a human like you
(Yes he's a human like you)
This isn’t magic, I spent money and time on this
(He spent money and he spent time on this)
And I’m tired, yes I’m tired,
(Yes he's tired, yes he's tired)
Of giving my skills for free
If you were me you would be

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