Ad Augusto, Francesco e Cecilia.

Ti sei mai perso ad ammirare il blu luminoso del cielo, desiderando di raggiungerlo? Conosci la strada o qualcosa t’impedisce di andare avanti, t’insegue per trascinarti a fondo verso il blu asfissiante degli abissi?E l’amore, o il successo, bastano per salvarti?
Nick Drake ha passato l’intera esistenza a porsi domande come queste, forse senza mai trovare risposte. La sua era un’anima trasparente, insieme onesta ed invisibile: un’anima senza impronta, non circoscrivibile in una forma. Non poteva sopportare la continua lotta tra essere e dover essere, così un “cane dagli occhi neri” è riuscito a portarlo via: ma non ha portato via la sua musica.
È proprio attraverso la sua musica – nella forma di una suite – che d’un fiato vorrei raccontarti la sua storia, per guardare dritto negli occhi il lato oscuro presente in ognuno di noi, per provare la stessa impotenza di una madre di fronte ad un figlio malato, per cercare nella bellezza la risposta a tutte le domande, la chiave per spalancare la porta dell’eternità.
Miriam
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CREDITS

  • Miriam Foresti – vocals
  • Alan Malusà Magno – guitars, backing vocals on track 9
  • Gianpaolo Rinaldi – piano
  • Alessandro Turchet – bass
  • Emanuel Donadelli – drums
  • Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9 by Nick Drake (BMG/Chrysalis)
  • Track 5 by Alan Malusà Magno
  • Track 6 by Molly Drake (Domino Music)
  • Track 7 by Miriam Foresti
  • Recorded March 2020 at Eastland Recording Studio (Cormòns –Italy)
  • Sound engineer – Francesco Blasig
  • Mixed and mastered by Francesco Blasig
  • Paintings – AMM Leftoversketches
  • Graphics by Angelo Mazzeo
  • Label & Management: Isola Tobia Label

Testi

(Music & Lyrics by N.Drake)

Still it’s time that grows in my brain.
Still it’s time that calls me the end.
Still I scream when time ticks.
Still I cringe from time’s tricks.
Still I groan for time’s lapse.
But still I’ll try for time perhaps.

(Music & Lyrics by N.Drake)

Three hours from sundown
Jeremy flies
Hoping to keep
The sun from his eyes
East from the city
And down to the cave
In search of a master
In search of a slave

Three hours from London
Jacomo’s free
Taking his woes
Down to the sea
In search of a lifetime
To tell when he’s home
In search of a story
That’s never been known

Three hours from speaking
Everyone’s flown
Not wanting to be
Seen on their own
Three hours is needed
To leave from them all
Three hours to wonder
And three hours to fall.

(Music & Lyrics by N.Drake)

I never felt magic crazy
as this
I never saw moons knew the meaning of the sea
I never held emotion in the palm
of my hand
Or felt sweet breezes in the top of a tree
But now you’re here
Brighten my northern sky.

I’ve been a long time that I’m waiting
Been a long that I’m blown
I’ve been a long time that I’ve wandered
Through the people I have known
Oh, if you would and you could
Straighten my new mind’s eye.

Would you love me for my money
Would you love me for my head

Would you love me through the winter
Would you love me ‘til I’m dead
Oh, if you would and you could

Come blow your horn on high.

I never felt magic crazy
as this
I never saw moons knew the meaning of the sea
I never held emotion in the palm
of my hand
Or felt sweet breezes in the top of a tree
But now you’re here
Brighten my northern sky.

(Music & Lyrics by N.Drake)

Don’t you have a word
to show what may be done
Have you never heard
a way to find the sun

Tell me all that you may know
Show me what you have to show
Won’t you come and say
If you know the way to blue?

Have you seen the land
living by the breeze
Can you understand
a light among the trees

Tell me all that you may know

Show me what you have to show
Tell us all today
If you know the way to blue?

Look through time
and find your rhyme
Tell us what you find
We will wait at your gate
Hoping like the blind.

Can you now recall
all that you have known?
Will you never fall
When the light has flown?

Tell me all that you may know
Show me what you have to show
Won’t you come and say
If you know the way to blue?

(Music by Alan Malusà Magno)

(Music & Lyrics by Molly Drake)

Poor mum, poor mum
After a lifetime of dreaming
Poor mum, poor mum
Whatever became of your scheming

Nothing worked out
In the way that you planned
Nothing was quite as you thought
Try very hard not to misunderstand
Joy as it flies
cannot be caught

Poor mum, Poor mum
Where did you take a wrong turning?
Poor mum, poor mum
Pack up that last little yearning

Pack it away with the books and the toys
Silent and dumb, silent and mend
Go out and grab at your life and forget
You are poor, poor…
“Mum”

(Myusic & Lyrics by M.Foresti)

 

I know a place
Where you’ve never been
Just close your eyes

And soon you will see

An undiscovered land

Where you’ve dreamed to be

No one will tell you

How to feel anymore

Have no fear there’s no

Black eyed dog

Waitin’ at your door

Tearin’up your soul

All that you will find

Is the brightest light

Sweet smelling trees

That will never die

Look at the birds

And learn from them

And you will sing

You will dance

You will fly

You will live

As you’ve never done before

All that you will find

Is the brightest light

Sweet smelling trees

That will never die

Look at the birds

And learn from them

And you will sing

You will dance

You will fly

You will live

As you’ve never could before

I know a place

It’s not far from here

Just close your eyes
And try to sleep

(Music & Lyrics by N.Drake)

Black eyed dog he called
at my door
The black eyed dog he called for more

A black eyed dog he knew
my name
A black eyed dog he knew
my name

A black eyed dog
A black eyed dog

I’m growing old and I wanna go home
I’m growing old and I dont wanna know
I’m growing old and I wanna go home

Black eyed dog he called
at my door
The black eyed dog he called
for more

(Music & Lyrics by N.Drake)

Voice from the mountain
And a voice from the sea
Voice in my neighbourhood
And a voice calling me
Tell me my friend my friend
Tell me with love
Where can it end it end
Voice from above

The sound on the ocean wave
And the sound in the tree
Sound in a country lane
Say you can be free
Tell me you crowd you crowd
Tell me again
Tell me out loud out loud
This sound is rain

Tune from the hillside
And tune full of light
A flute in the morning
And a chime in the night
I know the game again
I know the score
I know my name my name
But this tune is more