Blue Bound

by Noa Babayof

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1.
Alive & Well 02:56
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
2.
Blue Bound 02:17
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
3.
His Goodbyes 02:56
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
4.
Friend 03:19
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
Orianna 05:45
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
10.
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
11.
Take Care 03:24
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

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released July 19, 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
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