Bird Mancini

by Bird Mancini

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1.
Magic Flirtation ©Ruby Bird, Bonk Zone Music ASCAP Magic flirtation The way your eyes meet mine It is so exciting It feels so fine Won’t last forever But you know it’s true I feel so alive When I look at you Magic flirtation Might be right might be wrong If we play our cards right It’ll make us strong Won’t last forever But you know it’s true Magic flirtation Can put a spell on you Magic flirtation Might not be real But a little passion’s A good thing to feel Put it in your letter Sing it in your song Give it to your lover And you can’t go wrong Magic flirtation…….
2.
Looking For a Song ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP Well, I don’t want to waste another day But I got so many people standing in my way And some folks think I’m dreaming my life away But I don’t listen to anything they say I’m thinking pretty hard about breaking out And leaving’s on my mind there aint no doubt It seems I’ve played this town for far too long So I guess I’ll just go looking for a song Now friends don’t get me wrong I don’t feel that I belong So I’ll be looking for that song Looking for a song--- As a boy some people called me kind of bold For not doing all the things that I was told Now people tell me that I’m getting old And it’s nine to five or you’ll be sleeping in the cold Well, you can disagree with what I say And you can spend your life miles away And I won’t bother sending you that song ‘Cause you knew I was a rambler all along You knew I was a rambler all along (Yes you did Honey) You knew I was a rambler all along
3.
Til I Met Someone ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP I was a restless soul Searching for something more Each day I threw the dice Each day was such a bore Til I met somebody Til I met someone I was so, so lonely I was so alone Things never fell in place I was a faceless face Day by day and week by week My life just seemed a waste Now I feel like running out, baby And telling the world about it, yeah This feeling will not burn out, no no no no I’m never gonna live without it I have met someone
4.
Running To You ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP Well I walked across the border To see what I could see Find a little woman made to order And fly her back home with me Well I walked down fifty flights I saw bee hives and pink tights Rumbling electric drums I’m gonna hafta get me some Please let it be my imagination Why did I leave her at that train station? I must go back where my baby’s waiting And I’ll come running back home Running to you Well I walked through a darkened hallway Twisting and-a-turning like a rattle snake Tried to meet some girl but it was too late Lay on her couch and watch the stars shake Out in the night the young girls holler “Hey boy would you like a date” But all I’ve got’s this silver dollar An empty pocket has sealed my fate
5.
Renoville 02:55
Renoville ©2002 David Kulik/Phil Kaplan Well she comes on down from Renoville She’s got a big black dog and a Coup DeVille A sack of sweet corn liquor, assorted pills She’s a mean old lady, She’s a mean old lady Well she talks about her troubles at lightning speed She gives me a thousand headaches that I don’t really need Her fingernails are dirty, her mind’s filled with greed She’s a mean old lady, She’s a mean old lady Yeah my mama told me not to go to Renoville If I stayed at home I’d never be there still All those fast talking floozies I’ve had my fill Stuck in-a-Renoville Stuck in-a-Renoville Yeah the mean old streets of Renoville You see a real good time till they give you the bill What you got to pay don’t come in dollar bills It’s a lowdown city It’s a lowdown city With a hand full of gimme everyone’s your friend Some fine little ladies who will let you come in Well when your money’s gone it’s back to drinking gin It’s a lowdown city It’s a lowdown city Yeah my mama told me not to go to Renoville If I stayed at home I’d never be there still All those fast talking floozies I’ve had my fill Stuck in-a-Renoville Stuck in-a-Renoville Stuck in-a-Renoville Stuck in-a-Reno Stuck in-a-Reno Stuck in-a-Renoville
6.
I Need More (Love) ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP I don’t want to tell you all the things that are in my soul I will not tell you what’s in my heart Because if I tell you I might lose control And you won’t understand a single part It is so tempting just to live for the love you can give And what bittersweet love it is But I need more than that, I need someone who’s learned how to forgive I need so much more than this I need more, so much more than this I need more, I need more love (love, love, love) I need so much more than this You see I need someone Someone to talk to me With no illusions You know you need sympathy I know you won’t change Yeah you’ll always be the same, baby I don’t need this confusion I don’t need to play these games (I don’t need to play these games) I have to leave you-It’ll hurt me-but in the end You know we will both be better off I wish you could have just tried to be my friend But what we never had we have not lost No, I need more, so much more than this I need more love (love, love, love) Yes, I need so much, so much, so much, so much, so much love Yes, I need so much more love So much more love than this……
7.
Champagne & Crossroads ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP What makes my clock tick faster Than I recall When we were living on the edge Star struck from the start Living life like art Step into my Living Room With all my friends You’re left behind, I’ll take the wheel Let me take you home I don’t want to roam Champagne and Crossroads, baby Lead me away Light up the charcoal, baby I’m here to stay Starry night—Lazy night (Look at my life) Starry-eyed—Crazy life (Look at my life) Get it right----- Now from our mobile trailer We’ve got the Good Earth A UFO over our heads All of twenty-one Feel the burning sun Champagne and Crossroads, baby Lead me away Light up the charcoal, baby I’m here to stay Champagne and Crossroads, baby (Look at our life) Champagne and Crossroads, baby (Look at our life) I went down to the crossroads (Look at our life) Champagne and Crossroads, baby
8.
Jet Setting In Morocco ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP Ooo, I’d love to make it big And you know that I could dig Jet setting in Morocco Ooo, The stars are out tonight And I hope I’m in their light Jet setting in Morocco The beautiful people are everywhere And they’re wearing flowers in their hair They’re so far above the street life And they’re always doing what they feel like Ooo, God help the little ones They don’t know the feeling of Jet setting in Morocco Ooo, But the sequined goddesses Wonder is this all there is Jet setting in Morocco Pretty dollar signs will fill your eyes And you will have the time to spend it right You can spend your life believing lies It’s so easy to jet set into the sky Jet setting in Morocco Jet setting in Morocco Jet setting in Morocco
9.
Into the Night ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP Time keeps on moving, can’t stop the hands of the clock And people in my life come and go like the water to the dock So I can’t just sit here in my room staring into the dark Got to get up every morning, get it on the run Gotta keep my motor running and move on into the night So I called everyone I knew and wrote them a letter too So I shouted in the air, just in case I couldn’t get through Come-on-a-my house, make some time in your life We’ll get together, we’ll have some fun We’ll make some music and roll on into the night And when I wake up in the night I reach for you to hold me tight No rain is falling here tonight You keep me hanging on so I can make it into the night If I listen to the hangman, I will never get the golden goose If somebody calls the sandman then no one will ever hear the truth Well I guess that I can be content with all the things that turn out right So I’ll get up every morning, get it on the run Keep my motor running and move on into the night
10.
Sweet Little Thing ©1999 Kulik/Bell She’s my sweet little thing She might be 55, 56 or 57 miles from me Still I drop her a dime almost any old time And give my little baby a ring She’s my sweet little thing She don’t cheat and she don’t lie And when she wanders home-a-late I’ll guess I’ll never have to wonder why, oh no You know that one of these days I’m gonna get a little nerve And buy my little baby a ring She’s my sweet little thing Yeah I’m trucking down the road I’m looking through my rear view mirror Yeah her ruby red lips Her big brown eyes are clearer Yee-ha She’s my sweet little thing She might be 55, 56 or 57 miles from me, uh-huh You know that one of these days I’m gonna get a little nerve And buy my little baby a ring She’s my sweet little thing She’s my sweet little thing She’s my sweet little thing
11.
Time To Come Home ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP Somebody said you might get old You’ll soon be dead if you don’t leave that stuff alone But I don’t want to hear advice I wanna go out and get stoned The love of a good woman might keep me sane Some sweet talking woman might ease the pain But if she leaves me all alone I’ll have to go out and get stoned I really don’t wanna do it I wanna stand up tall But I just can’t get through it Hear my lonely call Somebody said call my sweet Lord It is a call that you can afford It’s time to put the stuff down It’s time for me to come home It’s time to put the stuff down It’s time for me to come home It’s time to put the stuff down It’s time for me to come home
12.
The Exception ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP Once in a while you will give me a little smile When things are going just the way you want them to Sometimes love doesn’t seem to be worthwhile And you only smile when you make me feel a fool Oh you can love me, oh so good, so good But that’s the exception, yeah, to the rule You can make me feel like I never thought I could (no, no) But that’s the exception to the rule Oh, hey, oh, yeah You like to think that you’re oh so much better And you could never possibly be wrong Giving me pain is the thing that gives you pleasure So why do I stay when I’d rather be long gone Oh you can love me oh so good, so good But that’s the exception, yeah, to the rule, oh to the rule And you can make me feel like I never thought I could But that’s the exception, yeah, to the rule Oh, hey, oh, yeah One of these days maybe you will see your face And you will find that you don’t like what you see Maybe you’ll find that it just is not your place To be the one who is always hurting me Oh you can love me oh so good, so good But that’s the exception, yeah, to the rule, oh to the rule You can make me feel like I never thought I could But that’s the exception, yeah, to the rule Oh, hey, oh, yeah Tell me why is that the exception
13.
Cops & Lawyers ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP Well, we’ve been together for so long I get to feeling that you’ll do no wrong I even think I wanna wear your diamond ring I like to stand so close to you I like to give you money too And I believe that every word you say is true Hey, hey But now you look me in the eye You say our love has been a lie And all the time we spent together was in vain You wanna be with another woman You wanna throw away our plans I can’t believe you’d wanna cause me so much pain Now get out of my house—get away from my car ‘Cause I’m gonna call a copper—I’m gonna call a lawyer Pack up your stuff, ‘cause I’ve had enough And I’m gonna call a cop now, I’m gonna call a lawyer How could I have been so blind And think that you would just stay mine To think you’d be the loving kind If I fall in love again I’d better get a bodyguard And keep a lawyer in my yard No one told me life would be so hard Don’t wanna hold your hand Don’t wanna understand Don’t wanna talk about it I don’t think I can Don’t wanna see your face Don’t wanna be disgraced Don’t wanna hear about it So just pack your suitcase Don’t wanna be erased Don’t wanna be defaced Don’t wanna be your slave So just walk away Don’t wanna be ashamed Don’t wanna be to blame Don’t wanna know your name Don’t wanna talk about it Don’t wanna hear about it Don’t wanna know about it Don’t wanna see about it Don’t wanna do about it No, no

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"A pastiche of rock, blues, jazz, world and pop sounds that is instantly accessible...constantly creative." -Shaun Dale, Cozmik.com

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released April 15, 2002

PRODUCED BY BILL MASON AND RUBY MASON

Engineered and Mixed by Bill Mason

Recorded and Mastered at Second Story Studio, Boston, MA

Cover painting: “Safe Sex Series #3” by Charles Goss, Boston, MA.

Back cover photo: Glenn Williams, taken during live televised performance on “It’s All About Arts”, BNN, Boston.

Graphics: Tim Casey (courtesy Low Budget Records)

Photos: Ms. Donna, Mr. Curt, Billy Carl, J. Place, Randy Nott, Jeff O’Neil

“Sax” Gordon Beadle courtesy of Bullseye/Rounder Records
Dan Kellar courtesy of Rounder Records

©p 2002 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Bill & Ruby Mason

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Bird Mancini Boston, Massachusetts

“…a cosmopolitan fusion…pop music in the most adventurous, inclusive sense of the term.” -The Boston Globe

Ruby Bird and Billy Carl Mancini, better known as BIRD MANCINI, Boston's acclaimed accordion/guitar rock duo/band features eclectic and at times a bit psychedelic rock with lush vocal arrangements, blues-tinged guitar, accordion, harmonica, and a variety of percussion, bells and whistles.
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