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February 2017

Happy Again

Happy again is the 4th track of the new EP – Square One.

This track is the oldest song of the EP, it is dated back to Summer 2014. It has gone through a lot of rework and modifications before it “crystallised” into the version recorded on the album.

The song was written on a sunny day in Kos, Greece and it wants to capture the feeling of being lost at sea with no idea where to swim to reach the shore.

Sometimes in life we know where we want to go but we do not know how to get there and this is what the track is about. Also while in this state of mind sometimes we hurt people around us, not because we do not care just because we are not at peace with ourselves in first place.

But we are aware that we can put ourselves together and find the strength to find the way to shine again, we just need determination and perseveration:

 

I’ll be out again running to the sun again

and I won’t give up oh no, no matter what

cause you know it’s true it’s not about just me or you

it’s about to be happy again

 

Here the full lyrics of Happy Again, enjoy !

 

 

I sit by the water trying to get around

the thoughts in the drawer of my mind

where am I going, why am I here,

if you know the answer please whisper it in my ear

 

This is another brand new song

talking about nothing but don’t get me wrong

It’s just hard to find words

when you feel like you‘re lost in the ocean with nothing in sight

 

but you still have to find a way

you still have to find a way to go

but you still have to find a way

you still have to find a way to go

 

I ‘ll be out again running to the sun again

and I won’t give up oh no, no matter what

cause you know it’s true it’s not about just me or you

it’s about to be happy again

 

I kneel in the sand, my hands in the ground

feeling the wind, hearing its sound

nobody around, a clear sky above

looking for answers, asking for more

 

This is another brand new song,

talking about nothing maybe for too long

It’s just hard to find words, when you feel like

lost in the ocean with nothing in sight

and you still have to find a way

you still have to find a way to go

and you still have to find a way

you still have to find a way to go

 

I ‘ll be out again running to the sun again

and I won’t give up oh no, no matter what

cause you know it’s true it’s not about just me or you

it’s about to be happy again

 

 

Havana

Havana, the second track from the new EP – Square One was written in one long night at the international airport of Caracas waiting for the flight back to Madrid, on the way back from a trip to Cuba in the winter of 2016.

It had been a crazy journey along which I met many people and listened to many stories from worlds I did not even know that exist. In a way the place gave me exactly the feelings that I expected.

A hopeless perception of isolation, a world that is enough to itself, a world that lives out of its glorious past, its myths and believes.

The slow, almost lethargic vibe of the city should not mislead, a rather vibrant energy pervades the streets, the squares and the eyes of the people. It is all very clear when the dark comes and the music fills up the darkness, revealing the real nature of Havana: colours, melodies, dances.

With this song I wanted to capture all this and to send a message not only to you, but to me too:

 

and everyday i smile cause we just got one life

and we don t get to live it twice, we don t get to live it twice

Sometimes we get carried away in thinking that we need more, while happiness often lies in simple things.

Enjoy!

Sunrise again over the city of Havana

on the run again another day to discover

 

the cars drive down the street without rushing

honking to a local beauty on the pavement

they say “hola, como estas” they say “hola donde vas”

 

rum and coke and cigarettes, little sleep and little rest

lazily dragging myself down the road to the west

30 degrees and the breeze caressing my face like a kiss

from the caribbean sea remember me to be free

remembering me to be free

 

and everyday i smile

cause we just got one life

and we don t get to live it twice

we don t get to live it twice

 

Revolucion I read on the walls of Havana

that’s how i feel, inside of me, inside my soul

Revolution, is a motion of this planet of my mind

 

I find myself once again in a little random club

where music is filling the air

with nostalgic sweet harmonies

 

every instrument plays like there is no begin and no end

to this caribbean dream remembering me to be free

remembering me to be free

 

and everyday i smile

cause we just got one life

and we don t get to live it twice

we don t get to live it twice