Lampoons, songs and laments for the 21st century

by Dimitris Lampos

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1.
Tangerine 04:39
Tangerine The sun is high Up in the sky Just like a giant, massive tangerine Everybody is looking down Everybody is giving in And I don’t know which way to go All I know is that I won’t be a part of your show The sun goes down Drowns in the sea The slave obeys his master’s voice And nobody is looking up And nobody makes the choice But now I know which way to go I’ll walk that Freedom road, far away from your show music & lyrics by Dimitris Lampos orchestrated by Dimitris Lampos Dimitris Lampos: vocals, acoustic guitar Vasilis Podaras: drums Kostas Patsiotis: contrabass Stavros Parginos: cello
2.
Seven Years 02:45
Seven years Seven years in a row I think I’m gonna have me some more So bathe me in your eyes’ stardust And I’ll grow roots if I must Some say that love don’t last When time has passed But some know that if pure Love can only mature Seven years in a row It might sound strange but I know In our love we don’t grow old See the years how they unfold Some say that love don’t last… Love was there at the first glance And if I only had the chance I’d spend an eternity with you And that’s the only thing I know it to be true... music by Michael Atherton & Dimitris Lampos lyrics by Dimitris Lampos orchestrated by Dimitris Lampos Dimitris Lampos: vocals, mood drum Michael Atherton: acoustic & electric guitars, bass Nikos Halvatzis: Rhodes piano Kostis Stefopoulos: cajon, congas, chimes
3.
Angelina -feat. Jennifer Beecher Come close, hurry up, we got to move, Got to choose what we are waiting for Time is past, we get old, we… Poor Angelina is a baby no more Once we were, riders we were in a dream Now we sink, now we drift to the shore We ain’t no youngsters, ain’t no smooth, we just ain’t… Poor Angelina is a baby no more What a sad race we are, so misused Close your eyes - never see what’s at the door Bet a dime, loose a life –It’s just a life… Poor Angelina is a baby no more music & lyrics by Dimitris Lampos orchestrated by Dimitris Lampos Jennifer Beecher: vocals Dimitris Lampos: vocals, acoustic & electric guitar Kier Atherton: piano Andreas Vaitoudis: distorted bass from outer space Kostas Patsiotis: contrabass Kostis Stefopoulos: techno-pipe, cajon, daouli, stomp-box, shaker
4.
The child -feat. Jessica Kilroy Do we come on earth Just to breathe the air? Just to get our share And forget what we knew before our birth? Do we come here for a reason, Were we shaped by the sea? Is that all there is to see And is our body just a prison? The mind is howling for much more And as I’m walking out the Door I murmur beneath my teeth ‘There is no truth, it’s just a myth’ But then I see you flying high You are the wit that blows the sky And you are the child that bears the truth You are you own miracle, You are… Your own miracle You are… Do we come here for the drill? Do we know of what we are? Is the end of it too far? Do we deserve our bit of thrill? Is existence universe’s black humor And will we ever know for sure What could consist our sacred cure, Or was it just another rumor? The heart is pleased with so much less And I can see upon your dress A stain of blood that grows and grows Revealing what everyone really knows Though we can feel you are unique Your lower ground is still our peak And you are the child that bears the truth… music and lyrics by Dimitris Lampos orchestrated by Dimitris Lampos Jessica Kilroy: vocals Dimitris Lampos: vocals, acoustic guitar Stavros Parginos: cello
5.
Broken black guitar (Alexandra's lament) A broken black guitar A ringing from afar In my sleep A broken black guitar A voice from afar Grandma’s dead All the love she’s given me May it spread in eternity To this dark broken world… music and lyrics by Dimitris Lampos orchestrated by Dimitris Lampos vocals and guitars by Dimitris Lampos
6.
Silky raindrops -feat. Jessica Kilroy a. The moment Dreams evaporate in dawn Nightmares of life are born Love and thrill belong to youth Afterwards comes the truth Maybe that’s too sad a song But I know I can’t be wrong Life is simple to understand Live the moment, hold my hand ‘Cause all the time we spend in crying Is the time we lose from trying (2003) b. Silky raindrops Feel the rainbow in your mind Feel the time that’s passing by You got to say it ‘fore you‘re gone You got to say it ‘fore you die Silky raindrops and a hammer And you’re flying in between Yeah you know that time ain’t comin’ Back again It’s gone in the rain music and lyrics by Dimitris Lampos orchestrated by Dimitris Lampos Jessica Kilroy: vocals Dimitris Lampos: vocals, acoustic guitar Stavros Parginos: cello Jim Staridas: trombone Kostis Stefopoulos: crash drum
7.
Seaman’s blues Seaman’s blues In doing time You get only to lose For some unknown crime Into this ship Into this lively tomb Your pride is cheap It lies in time’s womb Get dressed in blue Get dressed in white Forget it’s you Forget your own sight Forget the light Here you got no View of your own Yes, it is so No use to moan For some religion You don’t believe in And for some region You don’t wanna live in Get dressed in blue… For them to higher Weapon’s demand And for some filthy liar Who’s got the upper hand You gonna waste Your most precious years You gonna taste Dust and swallowed tears Get dressed in blue… Just a number’s all you gonna be 1, 8, 3, 7 and 3 music and lyrics by Dimitris Lampos orchestrated by Dimitris Lampos Dimitris Lampos: vocals, acoustic & electric guitars Jim Kilroy: harmonica Kostas Patsiotis: contrabass Kostis Stefopoulos: cajon, stomp box, spoons
8.
Thumbing feet -feat. Jessica Kilroy I see the waves wash in Hit the rocks and roll back again And it seems it’s time for more It’s passed due to reach the shore Oh and the time feels so strong So strong like thumbing feet Rising up to the same heartbeat And through these clear blue eyes Over the rain we dyed away And if you are willing to try I will be there music and lyrics by Dimitris Lampos and Jessica Kilroy orchestrated by Dimitris Lampos Jessica Kilroy: vocals Dimitris Lampos: acoustic guitar, spring drum Kostas Patsiotis: contrabass
9.
Spring of 1978 That night he stood in desperation He was all alone Waiting in the station And sitting on a stone Busses kept passing by him The last one passed as well People were flowing like a stream Following some sound’s swell He could not hear none anymore I bet he could not see All he needed was a shore, Or just a way to flee His heart was down, down and dead His needs unsatisfied He held up his mixed up head And soundlessly he cried Peace was such a distant dream And distant dreams were all, He let out a silent scream As a song for the fall Suddenly a man came And stood in front of him He called him by his name And said “I’m in your dream… Poor man don’t feel sorry And don’t you hesitate You got nothing to worry It never is too late Life’s not a game of chances No matter what they say Look at these empty branches; They’ll be green again some day” Then the vision faded out And he was calm and clear He felt like standing up to shout That there should be no fear He died before he passed the gate On that cold November morn And on the spring of 1978 His silent scream was reborn… music and lyrics by Dimitris Lampos orchestrated by Nikos Halvatzis and Dimitris Lampos Dimitris Lampos: vocals Jessica Kilroy: vocals Nikos Halvatzis: piano Stavros Parginos: cello
10.
Runaway horse If you wanna bring back a runaway horse Betting on it would probably be nice ‘Cause there have been flowers that grew on rock But there’s never been a flower that grew on ice Well you can be full of an ungrounded pride While remaining a stranger to joy You can spend your whole life boasting like a man While all along you are just a scared little boy And it’s all kicking and rolling down my spine Death’s on the corner but for now I’m fine And you can talk of freedom and love and all that And in the meantime be the right hand of a loan shark But what you say and wish for, it ain’t who you are The light’s in your mind but outside its all dark Now I know this for sure ‘cause I paid my lesson well With tears and madness and hard long years, There ain’t no future in lying to our mirrors There’s only future after killing our fears And it’s all kicking and rolling down my spine Death’s on the corner but for now I’m fine music and lyrics by Dimitris Lampos orchestrated by Dimitris Lampos Dimitris Lampos: vocals, acoustic guitar Jessica Kilroy: vocals Giorgos Haratzoglou: bass Kostis Stefopoulos: cajon, stomp-box, guiro, shaker
11.
Point of love -feat. Jennifer Beecher It ain’t easy being perfect, Nobody really is We ‘r’ all seeking for this fine breeze It ain’t easy being steady In a changing world that’s falling It’s hard to hear the calling Singing your lullaby That always makes you cry Remember we ‘r’ here by chance We only get to take one glance At the sky It ain’t easy being happy Obsessions fears and broken hearts It all ends before it even starts It ain’t easy being always true In the sort time that you have The equilibrium is at the point of love Singing your lullaby… music and lyrics by Dimitris Lampos orchestrated by Dimitris Lampos Jennifer Beecher: vocals Dimitris Lampos: vocals, acoustic guitar Stavros Parginos: cello Niki Krasaki: contrabass Kostis Stefopoulos: cajon, stomp-box, chimes
12.
Heavy thunders Oh the heavy thunders bursting from my mind or the sky, I can’t be sure And all I crave for now is you babe, you are my cure You are all I need now See how I bleed now I have listened to the troubadours I have read most of what I should have I have searched for all the answers And I‘ve felt what I think of as love But the weather’s always changing And there’s one more answer I got to find And it seems that this will never end I’ll keep on being just a step behind Oh the heavy thunders bursting… And though the effort becomes heavier As I’m kind of getting older I wouldn’t have it any other way This burden fits right on my shoulder No beginning and no end And that’s all the comfort I need We are but a tree that when it dies Leaves behind new life, leaves behind new seed music and lyrics by Dimitris Lampos orchestrated by Dimitris Lampos Dimitris Lampos: vocals, acoustic guitars, tambourine Jessica Kilroy: vocals Nikos Halvatzis: bass, Hammond piano Kostis Stefopoulos: harmonica, cajon, tambourine, stomp-box
13.
Lily Face 01:08
Lily face Dimitris Lampos: ukulele Pom Collins: violin Nikos Halvatzis: toy piano Kier Atherton: piano
14.
Shining Soon 01:28
Shining soon My bed is on the wrong side of the moon But you’ll be coming soon And you’ll be shining soon Dimitris Lampos: vocals, acoustic guitar Jennifer Beecher: vocals Kostas Patsiotis: contrabass Kostis Stefopoulos: tin whistles, udu, shaker
15.
Homeskin 03:26
Homeskin Your own true home is your skin And all that dwell there within And if you want your homeskin to be smooth Fill it with love, fill it with truth (the lyrics are based on an idea by Nikos Halvatzis) Dimitris Lampos: dulcimer, vocals Kostis Stefopoulos: tin whistle, cajon, daouli, udu, bendir Giorgos Haratzoglou: electric guitar Kostas Patsiotis: contrabass
16.
Song for the 21st century The 21st will bring us thirst Will bring us pain and so much sorrow Based upon fear, oh yeah it’s near The dusk that no sun will ever follow For we have failed to see the truth And we have wailed to act upon it So now it’s time to say goodbye And lean all back and wait to die Or take a stand and hand by hand We all demand for a change that was forbidden Up until now I know you care, though you are not there Always for the poor and needing You have the right and you can fight To stop for good this endless bleeding See with your eyes, not through the lies Which bind our minds and leave us crying You can decide to change the tide And just for once become our own men And maybe then, yeah maybe then We could all dream just once again So take a stand and hand by hand We must demand for a change that was forbidden Up until now Dimitris Lampos: vocals, acoustic guitar Jim Staridas: trombones

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Including: PDF booklet with lyrics and cd artwork, 3 exclusive bonus tracks, and "The Child" videoclip

"Lampoons..." is my second cd and the first one with english lyrics. It features Jessica Kilroy and Jeniffer Beecher on vocals on some of the songs and it was recorded in Greece, USA and Germany. By buying it here you make sure that your money will be used for future recordings, helping me to keep making albums. Thank you for your support and for taking the time to listen to my music.

Produced by Dimitris Lampos & Nikos Halvatzis
Production management by Kostis Stefopoulos
Sound engineering by Nikos Halvatzis
Additional recordings by Kier and Michael Atherton, George Alamaras, Giorgos Peru and Giorgos Haratzoglou
Mixing and mastering by Andreas Vaitoudis, GFS-PRO studio
Album concept, graphic design and illustration by Nicholas Gogos

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released July 1, 2012

Metronomos 2012, Greece

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Dimitris Lampos Athens, Greece

Dimitris Lampos was born in Berlin by Greek parents. In 2008 his first book, "The story of a 'Misanthrope' ", was published in Athens. His first album, "Mi se fovisei i ageli" (Don't be frightened by the herd) was issued by LYRA in 2010. In 2012 his second album, "Lampoons, songs and laments for the 21st century" was issued by Metronomos, featuring Jessica Kilroy and Jennifer Beecher ... more

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