Through Life

by Antony Rotunno

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1.
Falling Away 03:21
Is it falling away, said can I lose it? Is it stolen away or can I use it? I thought I knew better, is this the only way? I can feel it rising, it comes on every day Don’t let me drive her away, don’t let me lose it? Is it falling away or can I use it? I thought I knew better but this is the only way Do everything I want to and this is the price I pay Well I tried to make you feel better I tried to make it right I tried to make you feel better
2.
Jealousy 02:55
3.
I met a girl at the ice-cream stand She was tall with a cup in her hand I know that she saw me, ‘cause she looked up to see That I was holding a candle for her We fell in love despite the weather I thought that we could spend our lives together But everybody knows what the good people know And the good people know about me Married the girl from the ice-cream stand And she carried my life in her hands Now everybody knows that the good people know And the good people know about me Well life with you, it never grows old And love with you, it never grows cold Come with me and I’ll keep you warm at night And everything will be alright I met a girl and she made me smile She sidled up and said let’s stay a while I knew that she knew me, ‘cause she looked up to see That I was holding her life in my hands Life with you, it never grows old And love with you, it never grows cold Come with me and I’ll keep you warm at night And everything will be alright We fell in love despite the weather I knew that we would spend our lives together But everybody knows that the good people know And the good people know about me Yes everybody knows that the good people know And the good people know And the good people know about me
4.
Through Life 03:00
Through Life, we complicate matters Through Life, our hopes and dreams get shattered True Lies, they happen all over the world Through Life, we stifle each other Through Life, from onto the other True Lies, they happen all over the world What is this thing, this thing called love? It makes the world go round And when it comes, it comes on strong And nothing is ever the same Through Life, we’re lost in all the chatter, Through Life, the moment’s all that matters True love, it happens all over the world What is this thing, this thing called love? That makes the world go round And when it comes, it comes so strong And nothing is ever the same Through Life, we complicate matters Through Life, our hopes and dreams get shattered True love, it happens all over the world (repeat)
5.
You came in my life, I let you in my world You changed my horizons, took me in when the pressure was rising And now I want to say Thank you my love, thank you from my heart I’ve seen your heart, and I've seen all sides of you Looked into your eyes, and I’ve seen for miles and miles and miles You brought me back to life, showed me my softer side I know your pain, and I know the struggles within Looked deep in your eyes, and I’ve seen for miles and miles and Miles and miles and miles and miles and miles You came in my life, I let you in my world You changed my horizons, took me in when the pressure was rising And I just want to say…..
6.
Call Me 03:36
Call me when you need somebody (x2) When you're down (x2) Call me when you need somebody Call me 'cause you need somebody Don't be afraid, you're safe with me Call me when you need somebody Call me 'cause I need somebody When I'm down (x2)
7.
I'm going up the country, baby, don't you wanna go? I'm going to some place where I've never been before. I'm going, I'm going where the water tastes like wine We can jump in the water and stay drunk all the time. I'm gonna leave this city, got to get away All this fussing and fighting, man, you know I just can't stay. So baby, pack your leaving trunk, you know we've got to leave today, Just exactly where we're going I cannot say, but We might even leave the USA, 'Cause there's a brand new game that I just want to play. No use in you running, or screaming and crying, 'Cause you've got a home as long as I've got mine I'm gonna leave this city, got to get away All this fussing and fighting, man, you know I just can't stay I'm going, I'm going where the water tastes like wine We can jump in the water and stay drunk all the time No use in you running, or screaming and crying, 'Cause you've got a home as long as I've got mine
8.
Ballad In G 03:15
You came in my life, I let you in my world I’ve seen your widest smile, grinning at me for miles and miles, And now I know it, I know that I am never gonna leave Well I know it’s all a game, a game of strife and pain Played to perfection, killing ourselves with love and affection Through life we struggle, to keep ourselves from all going insane You came in my life, I let you throw the dice You changed my horizons, took me in when the pressure was rising And I just wanna tell you, to thank you from the bottom of my heart
9.
The catalysts have come inside and left us for dead We’re trying to make some sense of all the things that they said Stay inside if safety is but all you desire Me I need to be alone in the line of fire Man learns his lesson and he's coming for more While teacher smiles and drops another bomb for us all Why are they still coming in and killing our friends? On the floor and duck your head, this night will never end And I wanna kill but I don't want to take And I wanna kill but not for killing's sake And I want to be protected away From all the things that they’ll say My friends have gone, I’m cold and never felt so alone I’m thinking of the past and all the people I’ve known I know it’s wrong but who can draw a line in the sand? Not those who even dare to cross the man in command The job is done, you’ve got your guns now lay them all down Your enemy is lying in the frozen ground You don’t know his name and there’s no way he knows yours And nobody remembers what the killing is for I wanna kill but I don’t want to take etc….
10.
She’s all alone, no one in her sphere She’s sitting on her throne, queen of nothing A rose by another name, nothing to gain I call the meek and the mild All together, misfits together Doing the push and the pull, egos to spare I know it’s hard but you’ve got to let it go She’s vacant, just a figment Not a catch to anyone but you Hidden forces everywhere and being alive is just not fair Rows and rows of empty chairs, don’t know if I still really care I call us all together, to kill each other Act out our warped destinies It’s just a state of mind, my puns have ceased to rhyme Speak to your pain, let it rain You’re not insane Searching for self-fame Making up your gains I know it’s hard but you’ve got to let it go She’s vacant, just a figment Not a catch to anyone but you Hidden forces everywhere and being alive is just not fair Rows and rows of empty chairs, don’t know if I still really care Bear with me, put on my mask Plough through this shit just one more time It’s all a state of mind, my puns have lost their rhyme Hidden forces everywhere and being alive is just not fair Rows and rows of empty chairs, don’t know if I still really care Rows and rows of empty chairs Rose of empty chairs

about

Thank you for listening to and/or buying this album

The production for the album took 6 months, starting with demos in January 2019. The core band was myself on acoustic/electric guitars, Kester Jones on electric guitar and organ and Ernesto Pestana on drums, but we added other instruments, layered both guitars and vocals and added sound effects to some songs. As with previous albums, I was also aided vocally and instrumentally by some fine musicians from the local Madrid music scene, namely Melanie Lawrence, David Bornstein, David Ernsberger, Simon Hughes, Jen MacDonald and Mike Ursin (full credits below).

As well as Kester's masterful job of producing, mixing and mastering this album (plus his vocal and instrumental contributions), I should also mention the fine artwork contribution from Vesta Rounsaville, who also inadvertently helped the writing process by challenging me to connect meanings to the songs to help the front and back album covers compliment them effectively.

So there you have it, truly a labour of love and the product of much musical effort

Payment for this album is of course not obligatory but if you like it, I would ask that you share it with others

Released July 22nd 2019

All songs written by Antony Rotunno except
6- written by Ian Hargest
7- written by Alan Wilson
9 contains lyrical contributions from David Ernsberger

Produced, mixed and mastered by Kester Jones at Alcala Studios, Madrid
Album artwork by Vesta Rounsaville


SONG CREDITS

FALLING AWAY
Antony Rotunno- elec gtr, bass, percussion, lead/backing vocals
Kester Jones- elec lead gtr, hammond organ, percussion, backing vocals
Ernesto Pestana- drums
David Bornstein- backing vocals
Melanie Lawrence- backing vocals

JEALOUSY
Antony Rotunno- elec gtr, percussion, vocals
Kester Jones- elec gtr, bass, piano, backing vocals
Ernesto Pestana- drums

THE GOOD PEOPLE KNOW
Antony Rotunno- acou gtr, elec rhythm gtr, Nashville gtr, percussion, lead/backing vocals
Kester Jones- elec lead gtr, bass, vox organ, percussion, lead/backing vocals
Ernesto Pestana- drums

THROUGH LIFE
Antony Rotunno- acou gtr, bass, piano, lead/backing vocals
Kester Jones- elec gtr, hammond organ, backing vocals
Ernesto Pestana- drums
Melanie Lawrence- backing vocals

FROM MY HEART
Antony Rotunno- acou gtr, elec gtr, bass, vocals
Kester Jones- piano, percussion
Ernesto Pestana- drums
Melanie Lawrence- viola, backing vocals

CALL ME
Antony Rotunno- elec rhythm gtr, bass, mellotron, percussion, vocals
Kester Jones- elec lead gtr, Leslie gtr
Ernesto Pestana- drums
David Ernsberger- backing vocals

GOING UP THE COUNTRY
Antony Rotunno- acoustic/electric guitar, piano, vocals
Kester Jones- electric guitar, harmonica
Ernesto Pestana- drums
David Ernsberger- harmony vocals
Jen MacDonald- flute
Mike Ursin- bass

BALLAD IN G
Antony Rotunno- elec rhythm/lead gtr, bass, percussion, vocals
Kester Jones- harmonica, percussion
Ernesto Pestana- drums
David Ernsberger- backing vocals

LESSONS OF WAR
Antony Rotunno elec rhythm/lead gtr, acou gtr, percussion, vocals
Kester Jones- elec lead gtr, bass, mellotron, percussion, backing vocals
Ernesto Pestana- drums
David Bornstein- backing vocals

ROSE OF EMPTY CHAIRS
Antony Rotunno- acou gtr, Nashville gtr, bass, percussion, lead/backing vocals
Kester Jones- Rhodes piano, keyboard drone, percussion
Simon Hughes- cajon, percussion
David Ernsberger- backing vocals

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released July 22, 2019

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