Strong enough to refuse

by Bantastic Fand

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1.
I'm ready 04:45
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
My morning 03:38
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
5.
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
6.
Calling 04:22
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
7.
Free 04:32
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
8.
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...
9.
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
10.
After all 03:35
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
11.
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?
12.
Two weeks 04:03
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

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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

For CD (limit edicition with 16 pages booklet) contact with nachoparacervantes@gmail.com

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