Blue Bound

by Noa Babayof

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released July 20, 2015

Yoav Brill - Piano, Keyboards, Guitar, Music Box, Musical Arrangement on ‘Friend’, ‘Blue Bound’, ‘In Your Own time’ with Noa Babayof
Amit Erez - Guitars
Noa Babayof - Vocals, Guitar
Yehu Yaron - Double & Electric Bass
Sefi Zisling - Trumpet
Aviv Barak - Drums on ‘Friend’, ‘Blue Bound’,‘False True Lover’ & ‘Orianna’
Thomas Browning - Drums on ‘Alive & Well’, ‘His Goodbyes’, ‘Bright Lights’ &‘Orianna’
Alison Cotton - Viola Arrangements, Viola
Chris Bell - Strings Arrangements, Cello & Double Bass
Helena Espvall - Cello loop on ‘His Goodbyes’
Morphlexis - Keyboards & Beat Programming on ‘Take Care’, Electric Guitar on ‘Bright Lights’
Udi Bonen - Bass on ‘In Your Own Time’
Kosta Kaplan - Guitars on ‘In Your Own Time’
Stav Ben Shachar - Drums on ‘In Your Own Time’

Special thanks to: Yoav Brill, Morphlexis, Amit Erez, Ronen Roth, Luis de Benito, Borja Gorostiza & Victor Romero at Monterey, Alex Chilton.

All songs written and composed by Noa Babayof
*Except ‘Take Care’- Written & composed by Alex Chilton.

Musical Production- Noa Babayof
Recorded and mixed by Ronen Roth at Pluto Studios, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Additional Recordings by Chris Bell (USA), Alison Cotton, Thomas Browning (England), Helena Espvall (Portugal)
*Take Care- Recorded and mixed by Morphlexis at Strange Moon (2012)
*Things I remember- Recorded and mixed by Ronen Roth at Kicha Studios, Tel-Aviv, Israel (2009)
Mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering, Phoenix, Arizona

Cover Photo: Yoav Picherski
Album Photography: Aviad Zisman
Graphic Design: Elad Elharar

July 2015
Noa Babayof (P) & ©

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Track Name: Alive & Well
Though it's been forgotten
I still love you
It's getting hard to break the spell
Alive, alive and well

There are times when I miss you
Is that a crime
To forget the things we've said

Go to the weaver
Finalize your dreams
If he'll give you all his silver
Well, you know what that means

I've seen you coming and going
While I moved around you
Though in the same town
Not much to tell
Alive, alive and well

No one comes
To forgive you
Is that a sign
Was it better when you were dead

Go to the griever
Tell him what you've seen
If you'll make him a believer
Well, you know where I've been
Track Name: Blue Bound
When you lost the road
And gained a highway
You’re blue bound
That's where they found you
Running down
Running round

Take this road
You've got to keep it moving
You've got to sing this song
Though you might be losing
Everyone you know

It's the damned and the cursed
It's the living art of dying
How can I explain this to you?

You're on your own
And nothing's planned
You better make a stand
Go on and kill that band
Kill the man

Blue bound
Wasting their time
The hour you find
Nothing makes a difference
Track Name: His Goodbyes
So he sends his goodbyes now
I see them coming
No place to go

So they say
You're doing fine now
I hear the drumming
They wonder how much I know

Let us not be kind to one another
With no fare thee well, with no sign
You were never a true love of mine

So now you're after fame and glory
You play a tune, but tell no story
You stopped writing songs long ago

So keep on running
I know you'll never be free
You've replaced true gold and silver
For some fake bravery

So let us not be kind to one another
With no fare thee well, with no sign
You were never a true love of mine
Track Name: Friend
I thought when it was over
That we were fine
I thought that you were a friend of mine
I thought of this all over again

You held my hand
That was alright
We've talked from darkness
Till there was light
I thought I've crossed the border, again

We can't escape our nights
Our days, our dreams
You'll take sleeping pills
And tell me how it feels

And I'm trying not constantly to be sad
The words you tell me
Run through my head
I've tried to get closer to you

We can't escape our nights
Our days, our dreams
I'll take sleeping pills
And tell you how it feels
Track Name: Bright Lights
Do you feel
At the right place in time
I use to feel such unease
At this side of town

I wrote my days
In a sixteenth century song
I lost the trace
Of the sea that I've sailed upon

Seems that you've always
Been around and round'
Staring at the dark black ground
Calling all the way
For the bright lights to stay

I lost my self
Sixty years ago
I came too late
To an empty bed
So I had to go

Nothing seems too real
And the past is yet to come
The future aged
In a delicate way
In my present time

Seems that you've always
Been around and round'
Staring at the dark black ground
Calling all the way
For the bright lights to stay
Track Name: From A Window To A Wall
Old tiny blue room
Wooden ground
Looking from a window to a wall
I might use open strings
Or change the way I sing
Or change the way we love
Other people in some other rooms

I came to the streets of Fishtown
There I found, a river sound
To use
And before I even knew
It was sounding like you
A voice of many feelings
Reflecting on something new

But as you try to go on different path
Keep in mind that it's not over yet
Your love is lying on that same old bed
Keep on flying till what you get
Is what you see

The more I can keep on travelling
It's getting harder to find
A piece of landscape for a peace of mind
To choose
And I'm running down the streets
For the chances I'll meet, a white of many colors
Reflecting the black I need

In our winter we'll be gathering
Round' summer sun
To break window, to tear this wall down
And see
If we'll lose while rearrange
In the name of glory and change
The one familiar feeling, we thought would keep us
As we age

Old tiny blue room
Wooden ground
Looking from a window to a wall
Track Name: False True Lover
You're a false true lover
I can see you clearly now
In that old Collins song

I was riding down the highway
Where mystic visions appeared as snow
And as I was leaving the ground
I looked down on that chestnut tree
Where I sold you, and you sold me

You're a cold blooded dealer
Trading skins and your soul
For so little it unfolds

You're a small time gambler
A stay at home rambler
That's how far you'll go
You've lost the road
Let the truth be told

I was riding down the highway
Where mystic visions appeared as snow
And as I was leaving the ground
I looked down on that chestnut tree
Where I sold you, and you sold me
Track Name: In Your Own Time
Poet in my town
I said I need a friend tonight
I'll flicker low, I'll say goodbye
When your pen will stay still

How can the sun
Go away like you from me
I sit and cry, my friend
You’ve once belonged to me

In your own time

Poet in my mind
I said I know it won't last long
Another town, a familiar face
We leave no trace
As we go

How can I find
The right place for me to be
It's a lonely race you see
There's no grace in your poetry

In your own time
Track Name: Orianna
Orianna burned her house down
With no growing trees
The fire spread around
Guilty river ran across her town
She had known about the cracks in the floor she found
She had seen the walls peeling to the ground
Oh, Orianna burned her house down

Orianna tore her house apart
Never feeling free
The battle did start
Quick surrender, end to the throne of fair thy heart
She had gone to war over raging love
She had lost by dawn
All she was protecting of
Oh, Orianna tore her house apart

Under your feet there's no ground
Better watch your steps
Better make no sound
Make no gown for a king in decay
Find your way again to where you are bound

Spin and turn black feather crow
Oh have you seen a sign of water
Leave your shady grove
Fly across the border

Many will not venture to all that is far and cold
But Orianna, I fear that I am bound
For that long and winding road
Oh, for that long and winding road

Over your head there's no crown
There's no love to be found
When he walks there's no sound
There's no king in the town, don't circle around
Find your way again, to where you are bound
Track Name: Things I Remember/ The Match
Over the things we knew
Going over and over
Again this time
I thought I knew what to say to you

Oh and it’s been quite a while
Since I've touched you the same way
Oh and they’re placing their bets
I am placing my heart in you

The match was set
It was in the paper
Going over and over
The day we met
I knew what to say to you

Replacing old fingers for hands
In a body that is sad but new
Oh see what you get
When everything change but you

There are things I remember
About your eyes
Fire and rain
No easy turn
It was always simple but hard

Wait for me
In the darkest day time
Going over and over
In the flitting light
You'll know what to say to me

Oh and who can really tell
If in peace I will find you
It takes through heaven, through hell
Just to know how I love you

There are things I remember
About your eyes
Fire and rain
No easy turn
It was never simple
But that is my love
Track Name: Take Care
Take care not to hurt yourself
Beware of the need for help
You might need too much
And people are such

Take care, please, take care

Some people read idea books
And some people have pretty looks
But if your eyes are wide
And all words aside

Take care, please, take care

This sounds a bit like goodbye
In a way it is I guess
As I leave your side
I've taken the air

Take care, please, take care
Take care, please, take care