Weird Antiqua

by James Room

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1.
Deception 03:47
DECEPTION ONE BY ONE, THEY BEGIN TO FALL FALL FROM THIS OLD HOUSE I BUILT SUPPORTED BY THE PILLARS OF THE TIME I’VE SPENT LOOKING FOR THE THINGS THAT I KEEP NIGHTMARES, COME! LAST NIGHT I HAD FOUND SCORPIONS IN THE CUPBOARD ‘N’ AT MY WINDOW THERE’S A MAN WHO FREEZES ME, TELLS ME WITH HIS GAZE I GOT NO TIME OH! I DID MY BEST LEFT MY FADED BOOTS ALONG THE WAY MY BEST IF IT MEANS NOTHING TO YOU JUST LEAVE ME ALONE! ONE BY ONE, THEY PUT AWAY THE MASK TRYING TO STEAL AWAY FROM ME THE ONLY THING I ASK THAT’S IRONY, KILLING EVERY LITTLE THING I TRUST NIGHTMARES, COME! TELL THE STORY OF MY LIFE WE’LL FILL OUR HATS WITH COINS, WE COULD BRIBE THE FERRYMAN TO COME BACK HERE, ONCE THE NIGHT HAS LEFT AND I’M LYING DOWN OH! I DID MY BEST LEFT MY FADED BOOTS ALONG THE WAY MY BEST IF IT MEANS NOTHING TO YOU JUST LEAVE ME ALONE! OH! I DID MY BEST
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Jailed Lion 06:02
JAILED LION WALLS, THESE FOUR DAMNED WALLS THIS WINDOW ASPIRES TO BECOME A WEIRD ILLUSION BARS, UNSEEN COLD BARS AND HIDDEN CHAINS TIE MY BODY DOWN I CAN’T SCAPE BREATH, THIS LACK OF BREATH THESE FINGERS MARKED IN THE WINDOWS OF THE BORDER DREAMS, STRANGE BORDER DREAMS WITH PAINFUL MOANS TELLING ME: “THIS IS YOUR NIGHTMARE” THEN, I HURT MYSELF. I CAN HEAR VULTURES ‘ROUND MY CELL. PAIN, MY LONELY PAIN OF VIOLENT EYES I’VE ALREADY LEARNED TO LIVE WITH SONGS, REDEMPTION SONGS THEY SEEM TO BE NOT ENOUGH TO SAVE MY CRUMBS OF BLAME THAT BURN LIKE A FLAME. I CANNOT TAKE AWAY THESE CHAINS. BLOOD, I’M OUT FOR BLOOD. DON’T WANNA DIE BEFORE I’M BORN I HAVE LOST THE SUNSET IN THE STORM THAT BRAKES MY BACK MAGPIE ARMIES, ACES UP MY SLEEVE GOT TO BE AS CLEVER AS THE LIGHT BREAKING THE DARK GONNA RIDE A CLOUD AND GET AWAY FROM HERE
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Sometimes 05:03
SOMETIMES SOMETIMES LOVE GOES WITH THE TASTE OF THE LAST CIGARETTE WHEN WE PRAY, WHEN WE CRY WHEN WE LIVE, WHEN WE DIE SOMETIMES WISH YOU WERE HERE WHEN I WHISPER YOUR NAME WHEN I THINK, WHEN I DREAM WHEN I DRINK, WHEN I SCREAM WELL I KNOW I’VE GOT MY DEFECTS BUT I STILL CAN MAKE YOU SMILE AND I BEG YOU TO STAY WITH ME PLEASE DON’T LEAVE ME ALONE YOU KNOW I COULDN’T STAND IT SOMETIMES WOULD LIKE YOU WERE ME WHEN YOU LOOK AT ME LIKE THIS WHEN YOU GO, WHEN YOU CRY WHEN YOU DRINK, WHEN YOU’VE DIED WELL I KNOW I’VE GOT MY DEFECTS BUT I STILL CAN MAKE YOU SMILE AND I BEG YOU TO STAY WITH ME PLEASE DON’T LEAVE ME ALONE YOU KNOW I COULDN’T STAND IT WELL I KNOW I’VE GOT MY DEFECTS BUT I STILL CAN MAKE YOU SMILE AND I BEG YOU TO STAY WITH ME PLEASE DON’T LEAVE ME ALONE YOU KNOW I COULDN’T STAND IT PLEASE DON’T GO
4.
NEVERLAND (There is a clown) THERE IS A CLOWN I CAN FEEL INSIDE OF ME, BUT HE’S WOUNDED. I CAN HEAR HIM CRYIN’. I CAN HEAR HIM CRYIN’. SO SAD, SO POOR,... AND INTO THIS CLOWN, THOUGH NOBODY SEEM TO KNOW, THERE’S A HEART BEATING AND HE CAN’T STOP CRYIN’. OH, HE CAN’T STOP CRYIN’. SO STILL, SO LONE,... AM I GROWING UP, BABY? I DIDN’T REALIZE. GET ME, PLEASE, ONE TICKET TO REMEMBER THE PAST. I CAN’T LET HIM DYIN’, HE’S A PART OF ME. SHOW ME NEVERLAND. OH, POOR LITTLE CLOWN! TAKE YOUR NOSE AND TAKE YOUR SHOES. WE’LL MAKE A LITTLE JOURNEY. YOU CAN TRUST IN ME. YOU CAN TRUST IN ME, I’M STILL A CHILD. SO SAD, ALONE, BUT TRUE.
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MY BABY’S GONE I HEAR YOUR VOICE WHEN I CLOSE THE DOOR FEEL YOUR WORDS DYING IN THE COLD ALL MY PATHS I LOST I KNOW I’M DREAMING AND IT’S SO UNFAIR I DIDN’T ASK FOR THE LIFE THAT’S LEFT IF YOU’RE NOT THERE IF YOU’RE NOT THERE MY BABY’S GONE MY BABY’S GONE MY BABY’S GONE FOR GOOD THE DEVIL MOANS AS I TEAR YOUR CLOTHES THE WIND WILL BLOW AFTER I’M GONE IF ONLY I HAD KNOWN I HEAR THE BEASTS CRYING DAY AND NIGHT AROUND YOUR COFFIN PUTTING ME ASIDE AM I STILL ALIVE? WHY AM I ALIVE? MY BABY’S GONE MY BABY’S GONE MY BABY’S GONE FOR GOOD A MILLION ROSES CANNOT HEAL THE PAIN OF BEING UNABLE TO CARESS YOUR FACE DID I GO INSANE? I’LL RUN AWAY FROM THIS BLOODY PLACE FORGET THE LAND THAT BECAME YOUR GRAVE WON’T COME BACK AGAIN WON’T COME BACK AGAIN MY BABY’S GONE MY BABY’S GONE MY BABY’S GONE FOR GOOD
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Ausencia 06:01
AUSENCIA (instrumental)
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WEEPIN' WILLOW PLEASE, EXCUSE MY CHRONIC LONELINESS. BABY, IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT. DON'T GET ANGRY IF I NEVER SMILE, I WAS BORN TO BE SAD. THERE WAS A TIME, LONG TIME AGO, SHE WAS STANDING BY MY SIDE. SHE TURNED MY DARKNESS INTO GLOW, BUT THEY TOOK'ER AWAY. THEY TOOK HER AWAY. OH, NO! OH, NO! OH, NO! MMM! OUR TASTES WERE SO CLOSE. THE CHILLY, DRIZZLY DAYS OF THE FALL 'N HOW THE WIND BLOWIN' MADE US DANCE A FUGITIVE WALTZ. ONE SUMMER DAY THOSE DEVILS CAME AND CUT HER LIFE WITH, OH, NO SHAME. SHE WAS AS WINSOME AS THE MOON, NOW I´M HERE WITH MY GLOOM. ALONE WITH MY GLOOM. AND I, CHAINED AS I AM, TELL ME, WHAT MORE COULD I DO? I SHOUTED, SHOUTED, SHOUTED, SHOUTED LOUD TO THEM BUT THEY DIDN'T HEAR ME. I WAS ASKIN' TO BE TAKEN TOO. LET ME GO AWAY WITH HER! SHE WARMLY FREED ME FROM THE FEAR, NOW THE WIND DRIES MY TEARS. THE WIND DRIES MY TEARS. OH! OOOOOOOH! OH!... AH! AAAAAAAAH!!!
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SAME OLD JACK THE FIRST TIME I SAW YOU AROUND, I JUST DON’T KNOW WHY, MY HANDS STUTTERED AN EXCUSE TO TEAR OUT MY HEART. WELL, MY MAMA DIDN’T TELL ME THIS COULD HURT ME, OH, SO BAD. I WON’T BE THE SAME. WON’T BE THE SAME. I WENT TO THE NEAREST BAR. I MET SAME OLD JACK. I READ IN THE DEPTH OF THE GLASS: THERE’S NO WAY BACK! WELL, MY PAPA DIDN’T TELL ME THIS COULD MAKE ME FEEL SO SAD. BUT I DON’T MIND. I DON’T MIND. ‘COUSE BABY, IF YOU DON’T LOVE ME TELL ME WHAT LASTS FOR ME NOW? I CAN’T BREATH. ‘CAUSE I BLEED. ON MY MIND, PRETTY BABY. ON MY MIND, HERE YOU STAND. ON MY MIND, PRETTY BABY, NO MATTER HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE. BUT I DON’T MIND. I DON’T MIND.
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Tin Box Man 04:54
TIN BOX MAN I AM ALWAYS HERE AT YOUR BACK HANGIN’ AROUND HERE AT YOUR BACK AND THERE’S NOTHING YOU COULD DO IF I WANT YOU IF HE WANTS YOU MAY YOU SAW ME ON THE ROAD TO NOWHERE CARRYING A BOX IN MY HAND YOUR SENTENCE WHERE ALL MY VICTIMS ARE JAILED FOREVERMORE FOREVERMORE LOOK INSIDE MY BOX YOUR FUTURE ETERNITY IS YOUR HOST AND YOUR CAPTOR AND YOU WON’T GET OUT OF HERE EVEN IF YOU DIE IF YOU DIE NOW YOU KNOW THE TRUTH BEHIND YOU YOU BETTER BEAR IN MIND IN YOUR MIND I’LL BE WAITING FOR YOU UNTIL YOU FALL UNTIL YOU FALL IF HE WANTS…
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TIME IS STRANGE YOU GOT ME HOWLIN’ IN THE KITCHEN AND LYING IN THE HALL. GAZING WITH MY FINGERS AT THE SADNESS IN THE WALL. TIME IS STRANGE. TIME IS STRANGE. YOU GOT ME SAILING THROUGH OUR PICTURES, TRYING NOT TO KNOW I CAN EVER TURN BACK TIME AND I’M REALLY SO ALONE. TIME IS STRANGE, SO STRANGE WHEN I AIN’T GOT YOU ‘ROUND. YOU GOT ME SCRATCHIN’ ALL YOUR PILLOWS WITH VIOLENT BREATH. WATCHING AS MY ASHES FILL THE MINUTES WHILE I BLEED. TIME IS STRANGE. TIME IS STRANGE. THE NIGHT COMES UP AND SHADOWS FALL AND COVER ALL MY TOWN. SILENCE SLOWLY KILLS ME TILL THE BREAK OF DAWN. TIME IS STRANGE, SO STRANGE, WHEN I AIN’T GOT YOU ‘ROUND. WHEN I AIN’T GOT YOU ‘ROUND. WHEN I AIN’T GOT YOU ‘ROUND.
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Scars 04:38
SCARS WILL YOU BURN ME DOWN IF I HOLD MY SINS WILL YOU BURN ME DOWN IF I HOLD MY SINS WILL YOU BURN ME DOWN LIKE A SENTENCED WITCH WILL YOU BURN ME DOWN IF I HOLD MY SINS WILL YOU BLAME ON ME IF I HAVE ONE MORE DRINK WILL YOU BLAME ON ME IF I HAVE ONE MORE DRINK WILL YOU BLAME ON ME WHEN MY SCARS ARE PAYING THE BILL WILL YOU BLAME ON ME IF I HAVE ONE MORE DRINK WILL YOU TIE ME DOWN IF I LOSE CONTROL WILL YOU TIE ME DOWN IF I LOSE CONTROL WILL YOU TIE ME DOWN WHEN I FACE AGAINST IT ALL WILL YOU TIE ME DOWN IF I LOSE CONTROL WILL YOU BURY ME IF I AIN’T DEAD YET WILL YOU BURY ME IF I AIN’T DEAD YET WILL YOU BURY ME AND GET ME BACK TO MOTHER EARTH WILL YOU BURY ME WHEN I AIN’T DEAD YET WILL YOU HOLD ME CLOSE WHEN THE NIGHTMARES COME WILL YOU HOLD ME CLOSE WHEN THE NIGHTMARES COME WILL YOU HOLD ME CLOSE THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME WILL YOU HOLD ME CLOSE WHEN THE NIGHTMARES COME WILL YOU HOLD ME CLOSE WHEN THE NIGHTMARES COME WILL YOU HOLD ME CLOSE WHEN THE NIGHTMARES... WHEN THE NIGHTMARES COME
12.
Turn Left 04:58
TURN LEFT WE’RE DAMNED SINCE THE DAY WE’RE BORN JUST LIKE A CHILD WITH THE DEVIL’S MARK. DON’T BLAME US IF THE FEAR YOU FEEL RULES YOUR MIND WITH THE DARKEST AIM. RULES YOUR CRIME, RULES YOUR KILLING HAND. YOU MAY TRY TEARING US APART. GALLOWS, CHAINS, BURNING DOWN OUR WILL. DON’T HIDE US FORCING US TO HIDE. ALL YOUR RAGE WON’T CHANGE ANYTHING. ALL THIS PAIN GAVE US ENDLESS STRENGTH. GAME OVER. NO MORE BLOOD TO SHED. MAY SHEEPS AND WOLVES MAKE A FINAL DEAL. BUT BE CAREFUL, PEACE’S NOT MADE TO LAST. ONE MISTAKE, AN AWFUL, VILE MISTAKE, ONE MISTAKE SHOULD BLOW IT ALL AWAY. WE’RE NOT DAMNED.
13.
Magic Trick 03:16
MAGIC TRICK SOME OLD THINGS I KNOW THEY WON’T HELP YOU AT ALL YOU’LL FIND YOUR OWN TREASURES, KEEP, DON’T LET THEM GO SOME WILL MAKE YOU CRY SOME WILL LIFT YOU UP PLEASE DON’T EVER QUELL YOUR CRAVINGS TO HUG THE WIND LEARN THE STEPS AND LEARN TO DANCE AND DANCE AGAIN LIFE’S A MAGIC TRICK LIFE’S A FULL MOON TRIP LET THE BEAUTY IN LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE THROUGH MAY YOUR HOME BE SHELTERED ONLY BY THE TRUTH LOVE WITH ALL YOUR HEART LOVE WITH HONESTY DO NOT FEAR THE BIRDS THEY CAN TAKE YOU AWAY BUT DON’T LET THEM MAKE YOU NOT TO BE BACK AGAIN I WILL BE RIGHT HERE COME, REPAIR YOUR WINGS
14.
LIGHT IN THE MIST (epilogue) (instrumental)

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[ENG]
Recorded and mixed by Javier Peña and Borja Muro at Beard Studios in Bilbao during the winter of 2013, and mastered by Estanis Elorza at Doctor Master studios in San Sebastian in early 2014.

A compact yet detailed sound that supports James’ powerful voice. A collection of songs ascending from darkness to light, starting with “Deception” and all the way to “Light in the Mist”. Lyrics that exude disenchantment, loss, melancholy, rebellion and eventually love and hope entwined with evocative instrumental melodies.

In this album one can find blues, rock, jazz, soul, folk… anything goes in Weird Antiqua. Special features such as harp player Pablo Almaraz (Pablo Almaraz & Los Voodoo Santos), Naiel Ibarrola (Le Traste)’s hammond and rhodes or Borja Muro’s santoor become the icing on the cake to the atmosphere surrounding this album.

[ESP]
Grabado y mezclado por Javier Peña y Borja Muro en los Beard Studios de Bilbao el invierno de 2013. Masterizado por Estanis Elorza en los estudios Doctor Master de San Sebastián a inicios de 2014.

Un sonido a la vez compacto y detallista que respalda la potente voz del autor. Una colección de canciones que asciende a la luz desde la oscuridad. Desde “Deception” hasta “Light in the Mist”. Textos de desencanto, pérdida, añoranza, rebelión, lucha y finalmente amor y esperanza se mezclan con evocadores pasajes instrumentales.

En este álbum se puede escuchar blues, rock, jazz, soul, folk,... Todo cabe en Weird Antiqua. Colaboraciones especiales como las del armonicista Pablo Almaraz (Pablo Almaraz & Los Voodoo Santos), el hammond y el rhodes de Naiel Ibarrola (Le Traste) o el santoor de Borja Muro ponen la guinda a la atmósfera que se respira en este disco.

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released February 26, 2015

James Room: vocals, guitars,
Indigo L. Agudo: drums, percussion, backing vocals,
'The Malamute': guitars, backing vocals,
Gabriél 'Brown' León: double bass,
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Pablo Almaraz: harmonica
Naiel Ibarrola: hammond, rohdes
Borja Muro: santoor
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All songs writen by James Room except "My Baby's Gone", co-writen with Izaskun Gracia and "Turn Left", co-writen with Vian Prelia.

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James Room Bilbao, Spain

James Room, musician and singer/songwriter.
Weird Antiqua defines the sound, concept and band that goes along with James Room.


James Room es músico, compositor y cantante.
Weird Antiqua es el estilo, el sonido, el concepto y la banda que acompaña a James Room.
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