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released February 27, 2012

Dror Kessler: Lyrics, Music, All Instruments, Vocals & Recording
David Mellul: Rec. Assist on 04-08. Guitar part on 02
Sonja Gershaft: Cover Photograph

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Dror Kessler Israel

The ferociously loud rooster in the neighboring yard, the red alert sirens of falling Qassam rockets, the lack of a car in a small town on the edge of the country … the elements on nature indeed! … all give way to Dror Kessler when we puts down yet another heart piercing song on his kitchen table.

Hailing from Israel, recording for the past 15 years and performing solo for the past 5 years
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Track Name: Pretend
When I was just shy of 17
The days were short, the nights were kings
We stayed awake to sing a song
We never thought we could do wrong
Oh yea ...
And that's when I found lust ...

In the back room of a store
Our bodies pressed on to the floor
Until we lost all track of time
That's when you told me you were mine
Oh yea ...
And that's when I found out ...

And now I wake into a scene
Where I keep asking you've been
I wrote a letter to you:
"My lovely girl ... Why have you been untrue?"

You're bursting at the seams
Tripping over our best dreams
I'm warning you ...
But my mind's already set ...
So I pretend

Then I became 21
I flew a plane, I held a gun
I met a girl ... oh so sweet
She took my love and went to sleep
Oh yea ...
And that's when I found pain ...

On the back of a magazine
In moving pictures on a screen
I've built a world so long and wide
When she'd call, that's where I'd hide
Oh yea ...
And that's when I found love ...

It's a story about a man
Trying to be the best he can
Every now and then,
He understands, the meaning of his life

Locked up in some bedroom
See him howling at the moon
He's warning you
But his mind's already set
As he pretends ...

...

Now most folk think its a sin
To live alone, not to be seen
To steal away the time
To never ask nobody for a dime

But I'm happy to recede
Not ever to succeed
I'm warning you ...
'cause my mind's already set
I won't pretend

... and that's when I found love
Track Name: Tumbling Down
I'm drifting through the vastness of time
To days when you were mine
We're playing hide and seek beneath the vines
Your hair as smooth as wine
Your breast is as warm as summer fire
But your eyes they tell a lie
And I'm tumbling down the stairways of your mind

You see I've been there before
Where warm bodies make for time
Where open arms and legs brings life
To ones that should be tired
Where people that are bound to be free
Are wedlock to retire
Now I'm tumbling down the stairways of your mind

[bridge]

But now I'm overdosed by kindness
Of a girl that's never mine
Her body is a palace I serve
Her gates are were I lie
And when we're all alone, at night
She's walking on a wire
As she's tumbling down the stairways of her mind
Track Name: Let's Try
The cat's in the yard
The flowers in bloom
The sunshine is out
The boys in their rooms …

Can they tell where you've been last night?
With their mother or sleeping outside?
On the pavement where sleeping dogs lie?

Let's try …

To imagine a world where truth is at hand
Where forgive and forget is the law of the land
Where the spirit of man is supreme
And language is king, not the scheme
Where the young generation still knows how to dream …

Don't be shy, to ask me why
Open your mind, come step inside
And if you try, then you'll know why
A man must walk alone sometimes

Now they say that all road lead to Rome …
But there're none
Even rivers don't always flow downwards,
My son ...


Every person you meet is unique
And what counts is your voice, not the street's
So open the door
It's time now for peace!

Don't be shy, to ask me why
Open your mind, come step inside
And if you try, then you'll know why
A man must walk alone sometimes
Track Name: The Tide
Sit tight, upright
As darkness overtakes the light
Your back against the wall

And as you wait, anticipate
Scan your past and contemplate
You're on your own again

You took yourself for being strong
You learned to play and sing a song
But now you're overcome by fear
Of loosing all that you held dear

The cost seems reasonably unfair
You're almost crazy just to dare
But yet you swallow back your pride
And fix your boat up for the tide
Track Name: Being Yourself
You think your love is something so unique
That you can gather all the pieces as you leave
Spice them and up and serve them on the side
While you, the main dish, never have to slide

You think that happiness is dumb-found and blind
Down at the corner it is paddling up for dimes
You think you're king-pin of all that is fine
A masterpiece in making, a tantalizing prime

[chorus]
Still you're chilled by the sounds a young baby crying
You're fearful of storms and of the moon rising
So basic your failure to stand … on your own

To learn how to walk with no shoes without whining
To stand in the wind with no coat and be smiling
To feel young and whole …. for simply being yourself

So with all false force you master up the pride
Exposing teeth where kissing lips abide
Revenging demolitions brought up by the cure
Investing all your time in figments so obscure

[chorus]
Still you're chilled by the sounds a young baby crying
You're fearful of storms and of the moon rising
So basic your failure to stand … on your own

To learn how to walk with no shoes without whining
To stand in the wind with no coat and be smiling
To feel young and whole …. for simply being yourself

[c part]
Warm voices are calling your home
Your dad keeps on dialing you, pick up the phone
Still your pain keeps on echoing strong, like a drone

The charge in your fists it is real, you believe
To wipe out the deeds with a blow, you conceive
Still your fear keeps you locked up and chilled … all alone

But may one day you'll wake up in a storm
Your baby crying, your wife is not at home
Your bare feet stepping on wooden floor
Will spell you forgiveness to your very own

[chorus mod]
Then you won't be so chilled by the sound of the crying
You won't be so fearful of storms and moon rising
You'll be on your own, and still … you'll feel warm

You'll walk with no shoes alone with your darling
You'll stand in the wind with no coat and be smiling
And you will feel young and whole … for simply being yourself
Track Name: Calling You Home
Since you've been a way from home
The grass has grown
The yard is gone

Silhouettes, they roam your dreams
Serial killers
Magazines

And in their minds, they play you down
Like it's a scene
On some flat screen

Is there something calling you to get back home?
A voice you hear at night on the telephone?
Is there something calling you to get back home?
Calling you, when you're alone

People think you're some machine
Grinding out
Plans and schemes

Hoping one day to succeed
Wiping out
Memories

While you keep paying all the bills
Living large
Ever teen

Is there something calling you to get back home?
A voice you hear at night on the telephone?
Is there something calling you to get back home?
Calling you, when you're alone
Track Name: Coming Strong
When every thing we say or do
Makes no sense ‘bout me and you
When every thing the say comes true
I’m still coming back to you

When every time we speak we fight
When love and friendship seems to die
When sleeping over makes you blue
I’m still coming back to you

You’re coming strong
When I’m alone
My vision’s gone
‘Cause you’re fading away

I’m giving you
Just one more song
Before I send you off
Running away ...

You’re making love just like a ghost
So quite the party, ‘cause I’m no host
It’s time for you to pay the cost
I’m still coming back for you

I’m gonna take you by the hand
I’m gonna make you understand
My shadow you can not transcend
‘Cause I’m still coming back for you!

You’re coming strong
When I’m alone
My vision’s gone
‘Cause you’re fading away

I’m giving you
Just one more song
Before I send you off
Running away ...

‘Cause I’m not the one to care
Or your sympathy to share
‘Cause my disposition’s weak
And that’s my power ...
Being sick!
Track Name: Situations
I got a head strong
Like a million plates of steel
And a vision
I can never quite fulfill
But if I show up on your porch tonight
I’ll probably will get killed ...


Situations ...
They’re coming back again
Where its going
Oh really ...
I don’t care!


I got me a mission
To eradicate all hate
And a group of people
Doing every thing I say
But if I tell them to go hug a tree
They cut it down instead ...


Situations ...
They’re coming back again
Where its going
Oh really ...
I don’t care!
Track Name: Being Yourself Bonus
You think your love is something so unique
That you can gather all the pieces as you leave
Spice them and up and serve them on the side
While you, the main dish, never have to slide

You think that happiness is dumb-found and blind
Down at the corner it is paddling up for dimes
You think you're king-pin of all that is fine
A masterpiece in making, a tantalizing prime

[chorus]
Still you're chilled by the sounds a young baby crying
You're fearful of storms and of the moon rising
So basic your failure to stand … on your own

To learn how to walk with no shoes without whining
To stand in the wind with no coat and be smiling
To feel young and whole …. for simply being yourself

So with all false force you master up the pride
Exposing teeth where kissing lips abide
Revenging demolitions brought up by the cure
Investing all your time in figments so obscure

[chorus]
Still you're chilled by the sounds a young baby crying
You're fearful of storms and of the moon rising
So basic your failure to stand … on your own

To learn how to walk with no shoes without whining
To stand in the wind with no coat and be smiling
To feel young and whole …. for simply being yourself

[c part]
Warm voices are calling your home
Your dad keeps on dialing you, pick up the phone
Still your pain keeps on echoing strong, like a drone

The charge in your fists it is real, you believe
To wipe out the deeds with a blow, you conceive
Still your fear keeps you locked up and chilled … all alone

But may one day you'll wake up in a storm
Your baby crying, your wife is not at home
Your bare feet stepping on wooden floor
Will spell you forgiveness to your very own

[chorus mod]
Then you won't be so chilled by the sound of the crying
You won't be so fearful of storms and moon rising
You'll be on your own, and still … you'll feel warm

You'll walk with no shoes alone with your darling
You'll stand in the wind with no coat and be smiling
And you will feel young and whole … for simply being yourself