Tuning In / Tuning Out

by Bird Mancini

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TUNING IN/TUNING OUT ©R. Mason/B. Mason Bonk Zone Music ASCAP Do you remember that time at Jon and Nancy’s? We were all still young and free and wild We took a ride to find a book of smiles inside Just a mile past Alan’s barn Who am I… I’m tuning in to listen to your beating heart Who you are… If you can hear me squeeze my hand Where we are… I want to filter out the static and the dark Give me a sign you understand So I stepped out of your car and the sky exploded Blasted by a billion zillion stars And you said, “Bet ya don’t see that much in the city” And we just looked at the stars… For what seemed a long time… But was probably just a minute Who am I… I’m tuning in to listen to your beating heart Who you are… If you can hear me squeeze my hand Where we are… I want to filter out the static and the dark Give me a sign you understand Who am I… I’m tuning in to listen to your beating heart Who you are… If you can hear me squeeze my hand Where we are… I’m tuning out the news that everyone is dead Give me a sign you understand I’m tuning in, you’re tuning out
2.
Green Walls 04:36
Green Walls ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP I don’t want to live here I don’t want to stay Why did you bring me here To the house on the hill I want to go back home Where the steps are wide With my secret place waiting And the ceilings are high I remember the smiling lines When we knew just who we were A faded, yellow dream of mine is all that I have now Lock me up inside the green walls Let me feel your never ending love I’m gonna walk out now Through the rain and the cold Cause anything’s better Than the things I don’t know There’s too many people And I don’t know their names Coming at me with pitchforks Like the devil’s own pain I remember the smiling lines When we knew just who we were A faded, yellow dream of mine is all that I have now Lock me up inside the green walls Let me near your never ending love Wrap me up inside the green walls Shimmering in never ending love Lock me up inside the green walls… Wrap me up inside the green walls…
3.
I Want My Own) Brian Epstein ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP I want my own Brian Epstein Someone who will keep me in line Like the tracks on the B&M line To get me to my home I want my own Brian Epstein Someone to look after me Someone who’ll be there for me Whenever I’m alone When the alarm clock rings I will roll back to my slumber When the telephone rings I will leave it for another Time to catch the midtown but I don’t recall the number Time to meet an old friend, what’s her name, did I once love her? Lately I feel so out of control It’s a feeling that nobody knows I can’t tell you, it doesn’t make sense I thought I’d be somewhere besides this (by now) I could write a story but I couldn’t be a reader I could get religion but I wouldn’t hear the preacher I could be a hippie but someone would steal my reefer Find a girl to marry but I prob’ly couldn’t keep her Oh oh oh I want my own Brian Epstein I need him to keep me in line He might be a girl, it might be a boy, might be the Lord, Might be this noise, might be this song, just string me along… I want my I want my…. I want my own Brian Epstein to keep me in line
4.
Didn’t Last Long Did It? ©Ruby Bird, Bonk Zone Music ASCAP A few seconds ago that sky was red Now the dark is settling in Oh didn’t last long, did it? Sweet birdsong it fills the sky Then a yellow feather fly Oh didn’t last long A few months ago the market was high Now it’s on an endless slide Oh didn’t last long, did it? Now dollar, euro, yen and pound Make the world go round and round Said that war wouldn’t last long Oh but they was wrong Blue butterfly lights on a rose And the summer comes and goes Oh didn’t last long, did it? Your baby child as sweet as can be Turn around he’s 23. Oh didn’t last long, did it? Once upon a time you’re a gleam in your daddy’s eye Now the dark is settling in Oh didn’t last long, didn’t last long, didn’t last long, Did it?
5.
Northridge 05:09
Northridge ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP I met you in a little town Your smiles coverin’ up my frown Your eyes runnin’ 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 Thinkin’ ‘bout where I 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 blowin’ When will I be free to get where I’m goin’
6.
Because It’s December ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP A winter day The sky is standing still The snow is grey I think I need a pill (Na na na…..) I’m sliding down the hill (Na na na…..) I’ll climb back to the top Because it’s December I see your crooked smile Because it’s December The Savior is a child Because it’s December The sun is cold as ice And now I remember The headlights burning bright I think I’ll stay Like hibernating bears Inside a cave And dream away despair The children’s cheery smiles Will keep me for a while The sky is standing still I think I’ve caught a chill But memories we share Will wash away despair
7.
Truth 05:07
Truth Ruby Bird, Bonk Zone Music ASCAP The polar ice is melting, the Amazon still burns And some still aren’t convinced we’re past the point of no return And we just keep on doing like we haven’t got a clue But Truth it has a funny way of catching up with you Yeah Truth will set you free, oh yeah Don’t want anyone to worry ‘bout me I know that Truth will set you free Truth will set you, Truth will set you free The pale horse is riding on a continent in pain And children go to slaughter by a government insane And we can look out yonder, enjoy the pleasant view But Truth it has a funny way of catching up with you Now you might say to your friend “I don’t believe at all That God is waiting in the wings to make the final call” But it doesn’t matter what we might think is true Cause in the end the Truth is gonna find its way to you
8.
Bridge 51 02:45
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
9.
Written In the Stars ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP I don’t care if no one wants us I don’t care what people think about us As long as we’re together We’ll be happy to the letter It’s not important we’ve got no money in the bank We’ve got no one to thank for that but ourselves What if we grow old and grey Like everyone around us said we would Our parent’s warnings crashing all around us Like so much driftwood Well at least we’ll have the memories of a lifetime Never having to think twice I’m sure of that Well I wonder if it’s all been planned By a greater power than me If we live or die, if we’re rich or poor Is it written in the stars? Well if that’s the case and we can’t erase The things that are to be Then I won’t ask why, I won’t ask for more Than what’s written in the stars Time will tell us if we’ve done wrong We may live to hear the swan song Ringing in our ears forever Long beyond the twelfth of never On the other hand we might just get it right But either way the guiding light will be our love
10.
Green Jam 01:27
Green Jam (Instrumental) ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP
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Raindrops 04:09
Raindrops ©Billy Carl Mancini (aka Bill Mason), Bonk Zone Music ASCAP In my room the shades are all drawn low Tapping little fingers on my window Oh I want to feel the raindrops on my face Yes I need to feel the raindrops on my face When the sun is up and the sky is blue And your love is all around It’s surrounding me, it’s distracting me Like a hallway full of sound Still I want to feel the raindrops on my face And I want to be transported into space Like some reckless meteor that’s lost its place And your love will cushion me against the fall
12.
Tuning In / Tuning Out (Radio Edit) ©Ruby Bird / Billy Carl Mancini, Bonk Zone Music ASCAP Do you remember that time at Jon and Nancy’s? We were all still young and free and wild We took a ride to find a book of smiles inside Just a mile past Alan’s barn Who am I… I’m tuning in to listen to your beating heart Who you are… If you can hear me squeeze my hand Where we are… I want to filter out the static and the dark Give me a sign you understand So I stepped out of your car and the sky exploded Blasted by a billion zillion stars And you said, “Bet ya don’t see that much in the city” And we just looked at the stars… For what seemed a long time… But was probably just a minute Who am I… I’m tuning in to listen to your beating heart Who you are… If you can hear me squeeze my hand Where we are… I want to filter out the static and the dark Give me a sign you understand Who am I… I’m tuning in to listen to your beating heart Who you are… If you can hear me squeeze my hand Where we are… I’m tuning out the news that everyone is dead Give me a sign you understand I’m tuning in, you’re tuning out

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Jangling guitars, psychedelic fills, (Disraeli Gears, We're Going Home tonality), the solid rhythm section & percussional touches, that freakin' great accordion, and those vocals, those glorious heavenly harmonies... -From review by Ed Morneau

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released March 1, 2010

© p 2010 R&B Mason All songs Bonk Zone Music, ASCAP. The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Bill & Ruby Mason. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable law. Bird Mancini is a registered trademark.
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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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