Strong enough to refuse

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released January 1, 2014

PRODUCED by Nacho Para

All songs COMPOSED and ARRANGED by Nacho Para & Paco del Cerro

MIXED BY Nacho Para with Alfonso Gomáriz, Iván Estefanía, César Bayo and Paco del Cerro

MASTERED by Santy C. Dicenta (Styproducciones)



NACHO PARA: lead vocal, acoustic & electric guitars, organ, ukelele, mandolin, harmonica, tampura, percussion, background vocals

PACO DEL CERRO acoustic & electric guitars, pedal steel, dobro, mandolin, banjo, piano, bass, drums, organ, accordion, percussion, mellotron, background vocals

ALFONSO GOMARIZ: acoustic & electric guitars, lap steel, tampura, percussion

IVÁN ESTEFANÍA: dobro, mandolin

JAIME BELMONTE: piano

KIKE MARQUÉS: harmonica, dobro, banjo, background vocals

LUCAS ALBALADEJO: organ, melodic

PALOMA DEL CERRO: background vocals

MARIANO STEIMBERG: drums & percussion

CÉSAR BAYO: co-lyricist in I'm ready & Far from home



ART DIRECTION, DESIGN & LOGO: Carlos Horacio Valera

UNPRODUCTIVE RECORDINGS. 2014

WEB SITE DESIGN: Victor Godoy

www.bantasticfand.com

If you prefer, for the same price, the CD format (limit edicition with 16 pages booklet) contact with us in lafanda@bantasticfand.com

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Track Name: I'm ready
Yes I’m ready, I’m ready for everything
I got lost, somewhere deep in the desert
But now I’m ready, I’m ready to face it all
A new chance is awaiting for me at last

I could never see the light
Till I found the candle was behind your wall
Now I feel I must be free
And I should become the man I used to be

Yes, I’ll be steady, strong enough to refuse
All the lies, designed for me to surrender

Yes never-failing, and I’ll make it to the end
I’ll be far…, far away from the sleeping minds

I will not be by your side
But there’s no trace of any hate into my eyes
I won’t find a world apart
I’m just like a little ant that leaves the line

Yes, now I’m ready, I’m willing to get away
Yes never-failing, I’m ready to take the risk

Many other choose to stay
Every day at the same hour in the same place
It’s all right, they took a choice
But I’ll never be for sale, not anymore

I could never see the light
Till I found the candle was behind your wall
Now I feel I must be free
And I should become the man I used to be

Yes, I’m ready, yeah, I feel I’m ready
In my own way I’m ready, yes I’m ready
Track Name: Far from home
Far from home, I once crossed the sea
The Promised Land I couldn’t bring

Far from the shore, under the sky I’m alone
One day I’m weak, next day I’m strong

Dry shouts, they rattle in my ears
Is it someone dying or someone’s being born?

But nobody cares and nobody knows
This timeless wheel keeps spinning ‘round
I keep on struggling anyhow

My only dream is to find some hole in time
A place with no past, no regrets

But when I’m going to my bed, in my darkest nights
Gloomy thoughts fly ‘round my head

Wake up brother, it’s time to understand
What you’ve been looking for, it’s so close to you, got in your hands

Do it now, my friend, give yourself a try
Try to find new reasons, squeeze your time

Just move on, there’s a whole world waiting out there
Full of roads to discover, plenty of love

Far from home again, I’m far from home
Far, far from home
I’m far away from home
The horizon is burning again
But there’s no time for mourning yet

Far away from home
Track Name: Light my room
There’s no space for real emotions, there’s no crowd for a clear speech
There’s no stairs behind the moonlight, no floodgates for muddy streams

People think the game is over, but it doesn’t matter what they say
Before rain overflows the ocean, the wordiness will destroy my brain

I’m moving in slow motion, in these times of high speed
I don’t feel fine with my bitter life, how could I get some light in my room?

I continue walking forward; therefore, I’m still alive
I’m watching how the river flows but I don’t know how to row

Revolution is and old tired word, another way to sell
Who wants to buy overflowed illusions or rebels playing the power games?

The real changes must be internal, but nobody wants to understand
Everyone's looking for a hero, but there’re no heroes in this wasted land

I’m moving in slow motion, in these times of high speed
I’m walking blind in this bitter night, how could I get some light in my room?

I continue walking forward; therefore, I’m still alive
I’m watching how the river flows but I don’t know how to row

I’m moving in slow motion, in these times of high speed
I don’t feel fine with my bitter life, bring me please some light in my room

I continue walking forward; therefore, I’m still alive
I’ll drink my wine in this bitter night, bring me please some light in my room

Light in my room, light in my room
Track Name: My morning
It’s my morning, it’s my morning, it’s my lucky day
It’s my morning, it’s my morning, I’ll take my morning train
I don’t care my rusty yearnings, I’m awake at last and the sun is shining
It’s my morning, it’s my morning, it’s my morning break

They’re confused, I’m not a loser, my eyes’re quite open again
It’s my morning, it’s my morning, something you may not understand
You may think that I’ll be lonely, but I’m sure it won’t be me only
It’s my morning, it’s my morning, it’s my morning break

It’s my morning, it’s my morning, the rest of my life
It’s my morning, it’s my morning, I’m full of delight
I can hear you when you call me ‘cos this train takes me far away this morning
It’s my morning, it’s my morning, it’s my morning break

I will find my treasure, I will get my pleasure
I don’t need your money to get my own honey
I woke up this morning just to be all right, be all right, and that is all

It’s my morning, my own journey, flowers grow everywhere
My train is rolling quite slowly but I will soon be far away
Colours cover the grey mountains as I’ve never seen in a very long time
It’s my morning, it’s my morning, and I’ll breathe this lovely air

I will find my treasure, I will get my pleasure
I don’t need your money to get my own honey
I woke up this morning just to be all right, be all right, and that is all

It’s no time to stay, I’ll soon be far away
I feel this lovely air on my morning train
It’s my morning, my morning, yeah
It’s my morning, my morning, yeah
Track Name: When I was young
When I was young, life seemed a game, when I was young
But I really knew that human race is unkind
The killer's everywhere

When I could see, I saw the fight, when I could see
I saw the graves but only I want to spend one more night with you

Through the borders, from North to South, I believed in you
Every dream I tried to follow belongs to you

But now I’m old and things have changed, my life's in vain
And I don’t care what happens in the world
All seems like a big stain

Now I could say too many things, I could explain
But don’t remember why I left that road I always walked with you

On the roads from South to North, I’ve been searching for you
Every woman that I ever loved was a reflexion of you

I saw that crows, I saw that flames in many places
I saw the death around the youngest girls and thought of you again

I can’t express my loneliness, I can’t explain
I can’t explain, I threw it all away
Your nature, your calm, your holy hands

On the ports from North to South I looked for you
In every boat that I went on board I thought… I see you

In the trains from North to South I dreamed of you

When I was young life seemed a game
When I was young
But I really new what things were true or lies
This was; I learned from you
Track Name: Calling
Who’s sent me this wind?
Who has buried my wheels?
I got trapped so far, far away from you in this foreign land

The night is eager to fall
Won’t you pick up the phone?
I wish I could get your words sliding down to me
Through the thunderstorm

Here I’m still calling, how I need to hear your voice
This gale’s still blowing, like the day before

Here I’m still calling, stuck to this sand
Please hear me I’m calling, I’m forgetting who I am

Beyond the border of fear, I’m really willing to fly
But I can’t find my old wings and this sticky wind now won’t let me out

I need a talk to believe, ‘cos your eyes I can’t see
I would need you to come, cross a million miles
And remove my bones

Here I’m still calling, will I be ignored?
Please hear me calling, ‘cos I’m dying in this hole

I feel like a prisoner, how long’s this gonna take?
Hidden under the twilight, the sun is playing and draws your face

Here I’m still calling, stuck to this sand
Please hear me I’m calling, I’m forgetting who you are

I feel like a prisoner, how long’s this gonna take, Lord?
I need you to remember where I’ve been since you’ve been gone
Track Name: Free
I never found a clever way to escape, it’s a fact that I was going crazy
In any step of that winding way, I never heard a simple ‘maybe’
And now I don’t know what I wanted to do, ‘cos I got lost in the fog for a long time
In this slavery that they called job, in this kind of global gag

But now I’m free, it’s clear I need to walk in through the cliffs
Yes, I’m free, and I don’t want to serve them anymore

What do you expect from me, man? I need a bit of peace in my mind
I say goodbye to those days when I couldn’t sleep
As they forgot me, I forget them
I can’t remind why I couldn’t escape, too long in the hands of lenders
I prefer to live in another world, just walking…

To be free, I’m trying to go down into the depths
Yes, I’m free, my mirror told me I’m not the only one

I refuse to close my mouth; one for me, one hundred for you, Sam
I’m not saying the whole world being a wreck, but I have my own plans

And I don’t share your passivity, I say no to this damned blood money
No more killings in the name of God, no more liars

‘Cos I’m free, and I can feel the healing of the wind
Yes, I’m free, my mirror told me I am not alone, and each day we’re more

Now I’m free, it’s clear I need to walk in through the cliffs
Now I’m free, I want to feel the willing of the wind
Yes, I’m free, my mirror told me I’m not alone, and each day we’re more

I need no holes, I need no mouseholes, don’t be silly and break it all
No need no hold, no need to hold on, don’t be silly an break with all
Track Name: Joyful spiral
I wake up another day with no strength to get out my bed
All the bliss I felt is pilling in a corner

I find no new words to say, the winter’s stayed in my gaze
Most things I knew are vanished in a limbo
In some way my pain is whipping in the rain

What is wrong in my head? I can’t think, something strange
I can’t dream, I can’t speak, I just wonder where I’ve been
My voice is on the blink but I can whisper my song in your ear

I don’t believe in speed, slowness yet bothers me
I should take a break in Half Moon beach next summer
Even out of dreams, I’m drifting, out of time

What is wrong with my wheel? I have no work, it's very strange
I can’t fear, what it means, I just wonder if I’m here
My tone’s overkilled but I can whisper my song in your ear

What is wrong is my own feeling, I can’t hate, something strange
Can’t go forward, can’t come back, unfaithful servant inside my brain
I just wonder: where’re my friends?
My life's on the lane, but now I’m searching some rest for my chest

Illusions and fantasies are building my new real me
I could need a swim in Half Moon beach next summer
Even in my dreams the pressure is the time

What is wrong in my head? I can’t think, something strange
I can’t dream, I can’t speak, I just wonder where I’ve been
Joyful spiral, comes to me, people suffer in my name, the green light is on air, awaiting me up, up on the stairs, joyful spiral, comes indeed, joyful spiral, Half Moon beach, joyful spiral, spiral dream, joyful spiral...
Track Name: I didn't know
Let me please enjoy next summer
Climb the mountains, sail the seas
I don’t worry about tomorrow
Because nothing will last eternally

I want to share my conversation
A bit of wine, a sip of tea
I’ll be like a child this summer
But I won’t be back to be your eel

I didn’t know what you were trying
I didn’t know why you were saying
That I was dying, but now I’m grateful for it

Why did I never hear your warnings?
I often thought were fantasies
I need to rewrite my story
Now I’m willing to start to make the script

Since the cradle until the cold grave
Someone stole my precious time
But this summer brings me colours
So I need to prove that my life is mine

I didn’t know what you were trying
I didn’t know why you were saying
That I was dying, but now I’m grateful for it

I want to free my inspiration; now I want to run outside this town
I am full of new expectations and I don’t mind being inside the clouds
No more years lost in competitions, no more races to arrive nowhere
No one will make my decisions; I won’t stay just sitting there

Let me please enjoy next summer
Climb the mountains and sail the seas
I don’t mind about tomorrow
Because nothing will last eternally
Track Name: After all
After all it’s time to claim
A bit of peace for my lazy mind
I’m not searching bigger gains

Now that darkness is gone away
I want to cross to the other side
Where the lights are shining high

Tell me why this night is so long
And tears are dripping blood
Why your music sounds so slow?

When I feel more insecure
You open up that locked door
As nobody did before

But when the storm is beating my window
It looks like you're crying
‘Cos I’m dying for your love

Tell me why the night is so long
And tears are dripping blood
And the music sounds so slow

When I think of you
I forget about my crimes
You set a star inside my mind

But if the cat’s meow is near my pillow
It looks like you're crying
‘Cos I’m dying for your love
Track Name: What can I say?
The promises you made are lying on the ground
It’s very hard to say if I’m lost or found
I don’t wanna let you weeping in the wall
Sorry, I don’t wanna hurt you but my love is the road

You know I’m always ready to go
You know that something wrong’s going on
I’m not available in the stores
What can I say? I’m unable to play

Maybe I am sunk and my soul doesn’t float
Maybe if you help me I'll reach the other shore
Maybe you sweet kisses are like the honey bee
But I prefer being sad, cant’t keep your company

I know you’re always ready to blame
I know there’s something wrong in the air
My love, I’m not announced in the press
What can I say? I’m unable to play
It’s too late, too late for laments
Too late for your fear, a fear that’s not real

I’m not in disposition to attend your claims
If you can’t change your way of thinking you’ll lose your fate
All things that I gave you weren’t enough for you
You had preferred the lies, but I told you some truths

You know that I don’t need any mess
You know that something’s wrong in the air
My love, I’m not announced in the press
What can I say? I’m unable to create
What can I say? It’s too late for laments

I know you’re always ready to blame
You know there’s something wrong in the air
My love, I’m not announced in the press
What can I say? I don’t find my faith
What can I say? It’s too late for laments
What can I say?
Track Name: Two weeks
Two weeks, two weeks

The door is locked and I wonder…how long?
My secret guns were given up here
But I won’t play tonight my solo
I am the man who was not there

It’s been two weeks, two weeks

I can’t remember why you left me
I’m trying it but I don’t understand
I will now start from zero
But it’s so hard when you feel so sad

It’s been two weeks, two weeks

What is my name? What is your name?
Where is my fate? I don’t remember well

The leaves were falling and I feel so alone
The phone is ringing inside my head
Without you I have no strength, babe
I can’t find the way to my bed

It’s been two weeks, two weeks
It’s been two weeks, two weeks

Two weeks ago we were testing our lives
Two weeks and now it seems two years
All I can see is pure trash, babe
Some broken bottles in my broken bed

The door is locked and I wonder…how long?
My secret guns were given up there
But I won’t play tonight my solo
I am the man who was not there

It’s been two weeks, two weeks. It’s been two weeks, two weeks
It’s been two weeks, two weeks