Bird Mancini Lounge

by Bird Mancini

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1.
If You Wanna Get To Know Me ©R. Mason, Bonk Zone Music ASCAP You got to look good, like you know that you should You got to act sharp, if you think that you could You got to be proud, not just a face in the crowd If you wanna….get to know me You got to aim high, don’t want nobody too shy You got to walk tall, and baby give it your all You got to step out, and show ‘em what it’s about If you wanna…get to know me If you wanna (if you wanna) get to know me (x4) Don’t want nobody who’s a little too sweet Get out of my kitchen if you can’t stand the heat If you don’t cut it, honey, don’t waste my time Cause only the qualified need apply
2.
The Listener 04:58
The Listener ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP What in the world were you talking about When I saw you yesterday You said you don’t feel like you should And your money’s no good You even wanna give up playing I hate to see a friend going on this way When I know it’s just a bad day But I will listen to you, sympathize with you You know I’ll ride with you all day I’ll try to analyze what that look in your eyes Is trying to say to me Don’t worry ‘bout the time you can keep me on the line ‘Cause I’m the listener, and you can talk to me Things always seem to be worse than they are See the horizon, it’s not very far I might put a sign on my door that says That the doctor is in today You can be my patient, you can be my friend It won’t matter either way I’ll try to analyze that look in your eyes And make it easier Don’t worry ‘bout the time you can keep me on the line ‘Cause I’m the listener, and you can talk to me Depend on me, trust in me, get high with me, connect with me, Believe in me, lean on me, rely on me…….
3.
Bridge 51 02:48
Bridge 51 ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP I’m riding just for the sake of today I’ve seen some trouble along the way Some people give up the journey too soon Old roots can make a new flower bloom On Bridge 51 There is a long way to fall On Bridge 51 I’ll steer away from the siren’s call I’m so glad I’ve got you to show me the way Without you I’d probably lose my way New highways will always be where we belong It’s wide open, just like we’re twenty-one On Bridge 51 There is a long way to fall On Bridge 51 I’ll steer away from the setting sun Bridge 51 I can see further than where I’ve gone Bridge 51 I’m rolling over the horizon
4.
You Don’t Know What I’m Saying ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP When I met you I thought that you were the girl of my dreams But that ‘aint true Cause things aren’t always what they seem to be And that don’t mean That we can’t finish what we started to do So casually And I’m not trying to take advantage of you You don’t know what I’m saying You don’t know Sometimes you love me, sometimes you don’t Sometimes you’ll hold me, sometimes you won’t Talk to the mirror, talk to the wall What could be clearer, nothing at all You’re a free girl And I don’t wanna take that freedom from you It’s a big world I know there’s a million things that you wanna do Let’s spend the night together The air is cool and the lights are low Tonight is not forever And I’ve got time before i have to go
5.
Instrumental version. ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP
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MIDWAY DREAM CAFÉ ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP I met a man Said he had been to the gathering of the flock And he lived off the land And that his mission in this life was just to rock He was eighteen Living a dream Soon to be awoken In the jungle of the broken hearted Another night between dreams and reality Another story I’ll be told, another life to unfold At the Midway Dream Café Sally likes to croon She likes to sing it with the band just for fun She may not stay in tune But she has practiced all week for her moment in the sun She sings her song Nothing is wrong Tomorrow will not come And yesterday is gone Another night between dreams and reality Another story I’ll be told, another life to unfold At the Midway Dream Café If I see another sad face looking up at me I may have to leave this sad place, woudn’t you agree? I can’t look them in the eye as I am floating trough their dream Another night between dreams and reality Another story I’ll be told, another life to unfold At the Midway Dream Café
7.
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 They’re wearing some flowers in their hair And 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 can 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----
8.
Pond Life 05:29
Pond Life ©Curt Naihersey/Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason) Camaraderie Music BMI / Bonk Zone Music ASCAP We go rowing round the pond on a beautiful summer day There’s just the slightest breeze to take the waves of doubt away We watch the oars create the ripples We see concentric rings of Life We hear the wind whisper caution Yet we could stay out here all night We see the lights in the distance as the chilly air comes down We’re lost in the stillness and barely hear a sound Your hand glides through the water Your feet rest on my lap The magic moon has caught us And we might never sail back And this is how nature holds us in veneration and awe There are no words that truly say what feelings should belong The sky. The air. The pond. The boat. Two people floating in a world of hope. We trace the course in borrowed joy An ecstasy we shape without a chance for choice
9.
Patagonia 02:35
Instrumental. ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP
10.
Somedays 03:44
Somedays ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP If I could make you happy You know I would If I could change the path we Must take I would Sleep tight-the world will turn and fires will burn Dream like-you’ll never to this earth return Somedays you’ll wonder if you can get through Somedays will be the kind you want them to Somedays Sunlight must turn to darkness Rivers must flow I want to be a fortress And never know Sleep tight-the world will turn and fires will burn Dream like-you’ll never to this earth return Somedays-you’ll wonder why the road is rough Someday-you’ll know my love will be enough Somedays....
11.
Northridge 05:08
Northridge ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP I met you in a little town Your smiles covering up my frown Your eyes running up and down Whether you knew it or not Come with me to Northridge Come with me to Northridge It’s the place of my birth I can’t believe what I’ve done to myself You tried hard, still I died inside Believe me when I say to you I’ll still be strong, though I’ve cried I feel like a hundred men Thinking ‘bout where I’ve been But inside of me I’ve got this locked What can I do but talk? The leaves they’re falling in my head The rain it’s falling like I said When will all the wind stop blowing? When will I be free to get where I’m going?
12.
Running To You (Coda) Instrumental ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP

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Bird Mancini Lounge is the only project we've done to date that is focused on a single genre rather than our usual eclectic mix. Over time we realized we had a scattered body of work loosely based on bossa nova--hats off to Brasil '66 and Astrud Gilberto--albeit with our rock roots creeping in now and then. Some songs are brand new, some are previously released, all fitting together like friends and family. Pour yourself a martini...

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released March 1, 2013

All songs composed by Billy Carl Mancini except "If You Wanna Get To Know Me" by Ruby Bird and "Pond Life" by Crut Naihersey and Billy Carl Mancini.
All songs published by Bonk Zone Music ASCAP except "Pond Life" by Camaraderie Music BMI and Bonk Zone Music ASCAP. Produced by Bill & Ruby Mason.
Cover photos ©Bobbi Lane, bobbilane.com
Recorded, engineered, mixed and mastered by Bill Mason at Second Story Studio, Boston, MA.
Graphics assistance: Tim Casey at lowbudgetrecords.com
More info: birdmancini.com

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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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