Dreams and Illusions

by Bird Mancini

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1.
CONGRATULATIONS ©Salvatore Baglio, SweetBreadSongs ASCAP & Billy Carl Mancini, Bonk Zone Music ASCAP I’m glad that you’re feeling so inflated You’ve got a new man and I’m elated I thought you’d never go away I thought you were here to stay So this is what I have to say Congratulations, congratulations Oh you can’t do better than that Congratulations What was it that ever brought us together I think it was the way you pulled my lever Your smile was like a miracle ‘cause I never saw a trace until You walked away from me Congratulations, congratulations Oh you stabbed me in the back Congratulations I hope you get all the things that I wouldn’t give you I hope it’s what you wanted in the end I hope I never see your face again
2.
Don't Blink 05:13
DON'T BLINK ©Ruby Bird & Billy Carl Mancini, Bonk Zone Music ASCAP Don't blink the world is turning 'round Don't think relax and let it down I turn around And I don't remember all the things we said Write it down Try to recapture all the things we did Slow it down Take a picture of you and keep it in my head A moments time it all slips away Don't blink (Don’t look down again) The world is turning 'round (The view’s much better up here) Don't think (Words that never end) Don't listen to the sound (It just gets stuck in your ear) He tells me I'm too complicated Sensitive to everything Feel my eyes giving me away There is an open heart floating on my sleeve I can't change that I was born with that Don't blink (Don’t fall down again) The world is turning 'round (You look much better from here) Don't think (This is not the end) Relax and let it down (And we’ve got nothing to fear) Slow it down Take a picture of you and keep it in my head Another day will slip away Don't blink (Don’t look down again) The world is turning 'round (The world’s not slipping away) Don't think (This is not the end) Relax and let it down (Cause we got something to feel…love) Feel love It's somewhere to be found (Cause we’ve got something that’s real…love) Hold someone close before you're in the ground
3.
One Mistake 02:46
ONE MISTAKE ©Billy Carl Mancini Bonk Zone Music ASCAP I make one mistake The icy lake will start to break I can’t seem to shake the long heartache What have I done Walked beside you, talked like I knew All that was true, all the answers Golden feelings float through ceilings They might be real, dark thoughts concealed I’m not flying, still not crying Mountains crumble, I won’t stumble Human beings never seeing Not believing all the good things now We’ll get through somehow
4.
IT’S ALREADY DONE ©Ruby Bird & Billy Carl Mancini, Bonk Zone Music ASCAP How you gonna get in the mind of a man Who makes a hard living with a calloused hand? An innocent kiss, a little bit of fun No need to worry cause it’s already done It’s all right, it’s all ready Now we got 4 kids that are under 5 How in the heck we gonna keep ‘em alive? River may be wide, it can always be crossed Doesn’t help to worry cause it’s already done It’s all right, it’s already done, it’s all right Bring you to a place you think you’ll never go You don’t walk in those shoes anymore Big pile of bones where a house once stood ‘bout a half a mile on the edge of the wood And you know that everything He said was true An undeserved pardon is already waiting for you It’s all right, it’s already done, it’s all right, you already Think you’re a prisoner to a rusty dream Caustic ambition turned to pastures green No sense in frettin’ ‘til Heaven is won He paid your admission, it’s already done It’s all right, it’s already done Don’t fight it, it’s already done Hold tight, it’s already done
5.
IT’S AN ILLUSION ©Billy Carl Mancini, Bonk Zone Music ASCAP Sometimes I can’t play the part You want me to, what can I do? I’m only human after all I’ve made mistakes not unlike you There’ll come a time when things will have to change And maybe all these years won’t be in vane It’s an illusion To look into the cloudless sky It’s an illusion So look into your lover’s eyes It’s an illusion Times are good and times are bad And in between we float though space Like little cosmic specs of dust No mind to change so change the pace Look to everyone for your own name And where you think you are is where you’ve been
6.
Recluse 04:42
RECLUSE ©Billy Carl Mancini, Bonk Zone Music ASCAP Looking through window panes Everything seems the same Tracing the tracks of rain Will I ever see you again It’s easy to stay alone Easy as dust and bone Except when I’m thinking of you I’m not sure the tried is always true So I will be a recluse ‘til you’re mine And I will never let loose ‘til you’re gone Won’t feel the hands of time Moving like dust and wind Won’t see the glancing eyes Won’t hear the sound of sin So I will be a recluse ‘til you’re mine And I will never let loose ‘til you’re gone So I will be a recluse ‘til you’re mine And I will never let loose until it’s time
7.
WAKE ME UP WHEN IT’S OVER ©Ruby Bird & Billy Carl Mancini, Bonk Zone Music ASCAP Running to a subway line, got to get to work on time Tonight another meeting, and it's sure to get the best of me See her when I brush my teeth Off to work and maybe we can get together later And then maybe find some time to sleep Wake me up when it's over, I'll be around here Hope I'm still gonna know her, I'll be around here Carburetor's clogged again, gotta have it in by ten Lunch with an important personality, so called, they say Dishes they are piling high, nothing clean to wear in sight At least we've got no time to fight, so everything must be ok Chorus Do 'n do do...do 'n do do do do (repeat) Music dancing in my head, lazy afternoon in bed Whipped cream in my coffee, then a walk through fallen leaves of gold Stop your dreaming now let's go, that was oh so long ago I've been told the way is up, and time is tight and we're getting old Chorus + Round here, round here, I'll be around here.... Do 'n do do...do 'n do do do do
8.
Fault Line 03:35
FAULT LINE ©Billy Carl Mancini, Bonk Zone Music ASCAP Somebody said that I should cut my hair and play dead Work to live that’s the game Somebody said sometimes nothing fair will be said I get the feeling the world’s not sane I’m walking on a fault line, and my world’s come undone I’m walking on a fault line, and I’m not the only one Who’s walking on a fault line with no further to run I’m walking on a fault line And I know it’s a crime to be here with my fear as a sign I walk the street like a scared little child incomplete I may not live to be too old Stare at my feet and just once in a while look to see You by my side, my one last grip on reality Please help me in from this cold, cold world
9.
Wishing Well 03:02
WISHING WELL ©Billy Carl Mancini, Bonk Zone Music ASCAP I don’t know why I don’t cry The world is such a mess I’m much too shy to get by But I’m happy more or less Heaven is not far Throw your coin in the wishing well Look up into the stars See your life in the wishing well I don’t know how we can hate A person like ourselves The time is now cast your fate Into the wishing well
10.
WHEN YOU GET BACK ©Billy Carl Mancini, Bonk Zone Music ASCAP Into the blue horizon you fly goodbye And with the night wind rising I'll close my eyes With my hopes and dreams in tow you go When you get back I'm gonna say to you I do love you When you get back I'll never let you go Oh no….oh no Part of me goes wherever you go you know Part of me shows whenever you're gone too long Though it's been said in other love songs I've sung Chorus But tomorrow I will finally open up my eyes Cause tomorrow love will finally float down from the lonely skies
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IT’S ALREADY DONE-Reprise -Instrumental- ©Ruby Bird & Billy Carl Mancini, Bonk Zone Music ASCAP
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LIFE IN A SONG ©Billy Carl Mancini, Bonk Zone Music ASCAP One day we’ll live in a house in a field that is green In the spring, yellow in fall And everyday we will dance and we’ll sing Til we’re gone, it won’t be long Leaving our life in a song Life in a song It will go on and on when we’re gone Life in a song Life in a song It will go on and on when we’re gone Life in a song Forever is long Life is a song

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Energetic, melodic rock songs that explode like popcorn with progressive motifs, dark and beautiful cinematic imagery, and lush harmonic and counter-melodic vocals throughout. Lyrical themes of hard-earned adult experience.

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released March 1, 2018

PRODUCED BY BILL & RUBY MASON. Recorded, engineered, mixed and mastered by Bill Mason at Second Story Studio, Boston, MA. Cover art “Bowl of Berries” by Alan DeMola, booklet cover and disc “Marble 21” by Alan DeMola, back cover photo David Manch, additional photos Mr. Curt and Billy Carl Mancini. Disc tray artist unknown. Graphics designed by R&B. Assisted by Tim Casey (courtesy lowbudgetrecords.com ) more info: birdmancini.com, facebook.com/birdmancini, birdmancini@aol.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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