Tidal Mental Head

by Valerio Lysander

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    released 04 June 2014
    all songs written Valerio Lysander (Valerio Alessandri)
    piano, vocals: Valerio Lysander
    guitar: Rui Silva
    trumpet, backing vocals: Joanna Roberts
    cello: Andrea Rocha
    drums, backing vocals: Sofia Albanese

    recorded by Michael Bianco at Elephant Lane Studios (London, UK)

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1.
The Prince 04:11
Take me into another land I'm drowning in this tidal mental head When I'm looking too far away I cannot see what is right here, I keep stumbling along the way. Ah ah ah oh oh oh oh Reveries take me so high I don't have a place to hide Ah ah ah oh oh oh Can somebody see those lights? Guess I'm not the only one So I keep going round and round I wonder where I've lost my crown I need to rest upon my throne I'm tired of following rainbows through the way I've broken all my bones Ah ah ah oh oh oh Reveries take me so high So I don't have a place to hide Ah ah ah oh oh oh Can somebody see those lights? I bet I'm not the only one Now it's time to open eyes To this reality that I am in Now it's time to be the dream I have It's time to get what I expect Ah ah ah oh oh oh Reveries take me so high So I don't have a place to hide Ah ah ah oh oh oh Now I know it's time to fight, Guess I have to move right now
2.
Cotton 05:33
If I stop for a while Nothing changes outside Would you notice the difference Between what I was yesterday and what I'm now? At times I feel like I'm nothing more than flesh And I feel the heaviness Of being human and limited Then I wish I could run naked in the street Oh, oh, oh. I picked up a cotton thread In an empty corridor When I tried to change its shape I knew that its essence would stay the same At times I feel like I'm nothing more than flesh And I feel the heaviness Of being human and limited Then I wish I could run naked in the street. I'm toasting a marshmallow It's so sweet and I'm so callow I wish I could change my flavor Without changing myself without being someone else At times I feel nothing more than flesh And I feel the heaviness Of being human and limited At times I feel nothing more than flesh And I feel the heaviness Of being human and limited Then I wish I could run naked in the street Oh, oh, oh
3.
I Need Air 03:39
This feeling of uncertainty seems to fill up everything gonna expand till there's no air to breathe I've been going solo for so long I'm walking alone and it's so cold I need air but there's no space Something went wrong in me and now I'm scared by everything I don't know how to get out don't know how to get away This sense of misunderstanding makes me unable to talk with myself and maybe that's the worst thing that I've done I'm almost faded and can't see the light and so tired, I'm unable to fight I need air but there's no space Something went wrong in me and now I'm scared by everything I don't know how to get out don't know how to get away I'm running, I'm fighting just to keep myself alive I'm running, just running trying to reach something someone somehow I'm running, I'm yelling just to let someone hear me I'm crying while I'm smiling 'cause I just want to be free (now). I've been getting nowhere for so long I need air but there's no space Something went wrong in me and now I'm scared by everything I don't know how to get out don't know how to get away
4.
Risia, you are so sweet, oh, I love you so much. Risia, you are so sweet, when you blink your eyes. Risia, you are so sweet, when you mispronounce the words you say. Risia, you are so sweet, would you be my friend? Hug me, oh, hug me. Cuddle me and caress me. Make me smile, psychoanalyse me. Do it, and I'll do it for you in return. Risia, you are so sweet, when you try to sing but don't succeed I love it when you grin and the way you feel free. Oh, you are so sweet, even when you drive me mad 'cause you are so sweet, can I be your friend? Hug me, oh, hug me. Cuddle me and caress me. Make me smile, psychoanalyse me. Do it, and I'll do it for you in return. Will you try to understand me? Relieve me and make me happy? If you need me to help thee be sure that I'll be there to save your ass.
5.
Realise 05:22
Now I realise my past is not here Even if I lived it, even if I saw it. I'm asking myself what I've done wrong I'm wondering what I can do to erase it. Now I feel so cold looking outside Because I've tried the best I could, but it seems useless I've been waiting for so long and Now I'm ready to change my lot 'cause I've noticed, I've noticed I need more I need more I need more Do you feel the same? Are you happy today? I see you so far but I'd want you right here. The fear all around is beating you down Oh... what can I do to save you? But sometimes my rage comes out 'cause you've left me here And I am alone now but I'll get trough somehow I've been waiting for so long and I'm ready to change my lot 'cause I've noticed, I've noticed I need more I need more I need more I've been waiting for so long and now I'm eady to change my lot
6.
I've been waiting here alone for the whole day The air is cold and my hands are dry I heard a song that reminds me that he's gone away Away away away away away I just would go outside Under these grey clouds All I wish tonight Is to have no doubts 'cause everyday is passing me by And when I wake sometimes I don't know why 'cause everyday is always the same Today has been just another bad day I'm trying to but I can't appease my rage My hood is already soaking wet Heavy rain is falling, I just sit and wait I wait I wait I wait I wait I wait So now it's raining on me But I don't want to move I just want to sit here Till I've got flu 'cause everyday is passing me by and when I wake sometimes I don't know why 'cause everyday is always the same Today has been just another bad day All the raindrops on me are going to dry someday I am going to miss them as I miss his face And every time I hurt I'm going to miss that too 'cause every pain I feel teaches me something new
7.

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released June 4, 2014

All songs written by Valerio Lysander (Valerio Alessandri)

Produced by Valerio Lysander
All songs recorded Michael Bianco at Elephant Lane Studios, London, UK.

Piano, vocals: Valerio Lysander. Drums, tambourine: Sofia Albanese. Trumpet: Joanna Roberts. Cello: Andrea Rocha. Guitar: Rui Silva. Bass on I Need Air and Risia (You Are So Sweet): Michael Bianco. Backing vocals: Valerio Lysander on I Need Air, Joanna Roberts on The Prince, Sofia Albanese on Risia (You Are So Sweet). Hands on The Prince: Valerio Lysander, Rui Silva, Sofia Albanese and Michael Bianco.

Brass arrangement by Valerio Lysander, except I Need Air by Valerio Lysander, Jacopo Proietti and Joanna Roberts.
All strings arrangement by Andrea Rocha and Valerio Lysander.

Mixed by Thomas Juth at Elephant Lane Studios, London, UK.

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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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