Funny Day

by Bird Mancini

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    Big harmonies, rock 'n roll accordion, guitars sometimes crunchy, sometimes mellow, visual melodies and lyrics all reflecting the acid trip of life. Comes with 8 panel booklet, lyrics, pics and beautiful artwork by Jane Smaldone.

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1.
Holly 04:16
Holly ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP One more day arrives (Holly eats her breakfast) Past the school bus lines (Holly couldn’t care less) Children pass the time (Holly in her old dress) Eating her alive “Can’t the people see what I see?” “Why’s everybody looking at me?” Hair of fire is blowing in the wind Eyes like daggers pierce into your soul Something strange about this ruby girl Holly won’t you open your brown eyes Open your brown eyes Open your brown eyes….Holly…… See her walk alone (Holly’s little planet) Kicking one lone stone (Holly understands it) Bouncing to and fro (Smiling like a bandit) Wonder where she goes “Can’t they hear the sounds that I hear?” “Why’s everybody living in fear?” Hair of fire is blowing in the wind Eyes like daggers pierce into your soul Something strange about this ruby girl Holly won’t you open your brown eyes Open your brown eyes Open your brown eyes Humming soft songs to herself… See her walk alone….Kicking one lone stone….Wonder where she goes
2.
A Funny Day To Be Alive ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP Everyone keeps talking loudly I can't seem to tune them out More than one just seems a crowd to me Tell me what that's all about Yesterday I had a million things to do Things that seemed to matter then Running here and there will blind you to the truth I wish I could do it all again Confusion, Illusion... It's a funny day to be alive It's a sunny day, why even try It's a crazy time to wonder why Like a dream that's floating in the air If you blink your eyes it won't be there It's a funny day to even care I used to try to make the good times last And hang on every word you said But everything kept moving right on past At least it's all still in my head Confusion, Illusion... There were moments when I opened up my eyes Opened up my mind for all to see Then I'd remember that it's easier to be shy Easier for me It's a funny day to be alive It's a sunny day, why even try It's a crazy time to wonder why Like a dream exploding in the air If you blink your eyes it's everywhere It's a funny day to even care
3.
Better Man 02:38
Better Man ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP Look at all my friends Creating their life Put it on the shelf for a fair price Spread it on the floor Get it out the door There may not be time for too much more So C’mon C’mon Be a better man Yeah, C’mon C’mon See the bigger plan So C’mon C’mon – You’re a better man If your dreams become a burden You’re at the final curtain And it’s not fun anymore You know nothing is for certain Your pride is only hurting That I know for sure Candle’s burning fast Faces will not last Death may be the one excuse you have Burn it at both ends Feel your heartbeat bend It’s all gonna come together then
4.
The Other Side ©Ruby Bird & Billy Carl Mancini, Bonk Zone Music ASCAP Baby, babe you know life is pretty short And a lot goes by the way of pride But I gotta know, am I gonna see you See you on the other side? Oh, we’ve got worries and we’ve got cares And babe we’ve had our share of good times But I gotta know when the next one rolls over Will I see you on the other side? Will I see you on the other side? Will I see you on the other side? Hey we’ve been lucky in a sea of circumstance Flowing with the incoming tide But when I go out with the undertow Will I see you on the other side? Will I see you on the other side? Will I see you on the other side? Watching you floating away Just left a hole inside my soul Forever is such a long time How will I know which way to go…? Oh, we get wreckless with what we have When we’re standing in the morning light But when the sun falls down below the horizon Will I see you on the other side? Will I see you on the other side? Will I see you on the other side? Will I see you, see you, will I see you, See you on the other side?
5.
Through Your Eyes ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP Was a time when I would follow you ‘round Never question what you’d wanna do Listen to the music that was your sound Read the things that you would want me to Now I don’t see the world through your eyes Just a word to the wise So you don’t get the wrong impression And I don’t see the world through your eyes Now I know not to rely You can call it intuition Now that I can offer some resistance Standing on my own makes me complete Long ago I needed some assistance But now I walk the road on my own feet And I don’t see the world through your eyes Just a word to the wise So you don’t get the wrong impression And I don’t see the world through your eyes Now I know not to rely You can call it intuition I’m walking the path of the free I’m looking to see what I’ll see I’m waiting to know what I’ll be And no one is following me Now I don’t see the world through your eyes Just a word to the wise So you don’t get the wrong impression And I don’t see the world through your eyes Now I know not to rely You can call it intuition….Though your eyes
6.
Rest of My Life ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP It’s becoming hard to see The way I should be Have I come this far along For nothing but a song? I thought it would be easy I was wrong. I thought it would release me But it won’t and I go on and on and on…… I’m hearing and seeing and feeling the things in my heart But these things don’t matter to a world that is falling apart So maybe I’ll sing for myself For the rest of my life So far in this life I’ve beat My head on the wall Just to find someone to meet Who’ll give me a call So why do I continue? I don’t recall. My ego is black and blue But I still go on and on and on and on…..
7.
So Cool 04:48
So Cool ©Ruby Bird, Bonk Zone Music ASCAP Living the big life in grays and browns and Playing for nothing all over town and In and out hotels and bars and trading up to rusty cars Everything fits in a frame of angles, holes and your tiny fame You’re so cool… Walk a thin line ‘tween friends and foes And everyone sees the emperor’s clothes Riding the line like a surfer on a crest to see Who can be the worst and the best You’ll never hurt, feel bitter or shame As long as you feel you’re a part of their game You’re so cool…we are dead and dying Green is grass in some other place but a Forest is staring you right in the face of love, of hope, A passionate test, check in and out like you’re only a guest Reap all the bounty, milk it dry, Then let someone else have their pie in the sky You’re so cool… So cool…so cool…so cool…we are dead and dying
8.
No Saints Can Say (A Cappella) ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP
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Somedays 03:48
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
10.
Heart of the City ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP Out in the streets I see the gray suited clones Do they have the same names? Do they have the same homes? Driving in cars I see the grinding of teeth It’s the life in the city In the land of the free Life in the heart of the city Aint no heart in the city If I walk in the park it better be before dark Don’t want no gun toting teen To gun me down for a lark You know that fashion’s the passion They’ll steal the clothes off your back So you better dress down Get out the burlap sack Life in the heart of the city Aint no heart in the city Well I’ve thought about it for a long time And the answer doesn’t seem very clear Let’s you and me get together Pack the car and get the hell out of here
11.
Long Road Home ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP Walking down a city street Eyes cast down unto your feet Don’t look up, might catch a glance It’s so hard to break this trance Tell me what is wrong with this I know what is wrong with this If you take the long road home Don’t forget where you are If you take the long road home Don’t forget who you are Maybe if I try to smile I can walk another mile People tend to open wide I will show them, I won’t hide I know what is wrong with this You know what is wrong with this If you take the long road home Don’t forget where you are If you take the long road home Don’t forget who you are Maybe you should buy a car!
12.
Not This Time ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP How many times Will you run away To your hideaway? You won’t face your life today How many times Do I have to say That I’m in love with you? I love all the things that you do You’re on my mind Now more than ever baby But I have cleverly Slipped past your eyes You should take time To think more of me I’m not fooled easily Not this time I’m not sure if I will ever understand you But then that’s what life is all about You said you’d love me for the rest of my life And so I had no reason to doubt I get the feeling that I’ll never understand you But I just don’t want to live without You make the past seem like it never really happened And today there’s no reason for doubt Not this time, not this time….
13.
Red Geraniums ©Ruby Bird, Bonk Zone Music ASCAP Life did not bring me designer gowns Nor jewels for my hair Nor sights of castles and quaint old towns In far away countries fair But I can see beyond my lane A green and friendly hill And red geraniums in bloom Upon my window sill. The tedious cares of every day, The little humdrum things Have kept me home, where I would fly, But still my heart has wings While red geraniums still bloom Against my window pane And low above my grassy hill The puffy clouds bring rain. And if my dreams never do come true, The brightest and the best, But pass me by my whole life through, I’ll set my heart at rest. And I’ll thank God for home, sweet things, A green and friendly hill, And red geraniums in bloom Upon my window sill

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Big harmonies, rock 'n roll accordion, guitars sometimes crunchy, sometimes mellow, visual melodies and lyrics all reflecting the acid trip of life.

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released March 1, 2007

All songs composed by Billy Carl Mancini, except “The Other Side” by Ruby Bird and Billy Carl Mancini, “So Cool” by Ruby Bird, and “Red Geraniums” music by Ruby Bird, lyrics from the poem “Red Geraniums” by Edna Busby Bird (1899-1988). * All vocals arranged and performed by Bird Mancini. * All songs published by Bonk Zone Music (ASCAP).
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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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