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Vincenzo Grieco - Misleading Lights of Town (Red Cat Records - 2019)

Crashing waves


On and on the wind blows strong,
Waves began to swell
Keep on fighting every single day,
Another life, long time ago,
Still I remember well,
How my dreams began to fade away. 
Like a fire burning,
All these years spent learning,
How everything’s been done before. 
Same old fears, same old needs,
Never know, how you’ll end,
Rise and fall, don’t give up,
Rushin’ in the blue 
On and on the road unfolds,
Somewhere far from here,
The screaming ocean waits for me to come,
The fire inside I cannot hold,
Won’t dry away your tears,
‘cause I can’t wait for livin’ anymore 
And everyday I try to swim against this tide of
People telling me to STOP! 
Same old fears, same old needs,
Never know, how you’ll end,
Rise and fall, don’t give up,
Rushin’ in the blue!

Don't lay your love to waste 


Smell of golden leaves on her way back home,
Keep walking out in silence,
All those things she needs to know,
Will I be enough?

Will I be enough?
Raise your voice and shout your prayer
to this copper sky.
"Will my fire turn to dust?
Will my hope blow out to pieces,
Will my memories survive?"  
To every moment lost just wondering why,
I stand alone and lay my love to waste.  
Still recall those days when you told me

"hey, don't you know you're just a fool girl?".
Giving so much more than none can take,
Now leave this dying sunset.
Hold your breath and count to ten,
You may feel alright,
Far from everywhere, you say,
Locked up in your own shelter,
Scared to live again,  
Keep crying out your name,
Each day and night,
Don't let illusions lay your love to waste.

 

1995


"Now I won't let you down"
These words that I need you to believe

When everything falls to ground

you are the one to stand for me

Everything changes, at the light of the day,

This man sitting next to you,

The eyes of a child from yesterday.

Still we both laugh about

My long hair and your old gentle ways,

And how we refuse to swank,

and wear fancy clothes on formal days.

People they change on,

As time passes by,

And though many years had gone,

It’s always the same for you and I

I remember how the world seemed smaller at your side,

How everything could be so easy, so right.

Now that the party’s gone

I’m driving you home into the night

Proud of your rebel son

Hiding a smile as you realize

that all that you taught me

Is all that I am

In this path I chose to take

So far from your dreams and your programs, 

I remember how much pain it took me to find out

That men could break and fall to pieces somehow,

Always searching for stronger reason to believe

That after all this life’s worth living, madly.

But now I won’t let you down

This words I still need you to believe.


That brand new perfect tune


School did never bother me,

always on the run, 

“Study hard don’t waste your time” I knew it,

Dancing club they won’t fit my need for fun

No fads, no craze,

no rules to moan about, 

But everything was fine with me

until that crazy day,

A brand new song was playin’

And all I’ve ever wanted

from that moment ‘till today

Is chasing that sound,

playin’ around,

every day just screaming it all out, loud! 

Years went by and things have changed

but still I got that need,

Wondering what my whole life

could have been now

Hair grew longer,

no suit and tie for me,

But strings and wood became my world,

so won’t you come and see, 
And everything is fine with me

why don’t you understand,
A brand new world to live in
And though my life seems crazy

I don’t need no helping hand,
So listen to me,

making some noise,

  night and day we're rocking the house, down!


Misleading lights of town 


Spider’s spinning his web again,

There’s a feeling I know I won’t sleep tonight,

Heavy silence inside my head

Still got nothing to do with this lonely time,

Is there somebody out for me?

Just a friendly voice is everything I need. 

Some truth to believe in to guide me and show me the road,

In this world full people we’re all alone 

Just give me one place to go

Driving wild in this town of misleading lights,

drown out the sound of pain,

screaming at my side. 

See the sunrise, she seems so far

Looking back to the times when it all was clear

Still so young, counting out your scars,

Your fast car won’t hold back all your sense of fear. 

Escaping from silence,

you know you just rushed out for more,

In this town full of people, still I’m alone, 

Just give me one place to stay

And remember the name of your agony,

Caught up in my own mind,

This is how I’ll be

And tell me which role to play

In this life of confusion and vague desire,

Thought it won’t be so hard

To open up my eyes.  

Escaping from silence,

you know you just rushed out for more,

In this town full of people, still I’m alone, 

Just give me one place to stay

And remember the name of your pain inside,

Caught up in my own mind,

Nowhere left to hide

And tell me which role to play

When I’m lost in this nightmare and scared to death

Thought it won’t be so hard

To run away from hell.



Funny, crazy lovely whiskey nights

 

Usual talk about life and more,

a shot of whiskey won’t bring us down,

Just the four of us good old guys and another night in town,

Down by the dining hall, can’t believe in what I see

Lovely lady stood there alone, pointing her eyes on me. 

"Gonna talk to her, check this out,
just a minute, she’ll be on board",

“Cut it out with your silly thoughts, I bet you won’t say a word”.

As I made my way to the bar and the Whiskey began to hit, Proudly showin’ her my best smile, barely standing on my feet,
I say “Don’t you know baby it ain’t no good,

spending nights on your own,

Won’t you let me show you something,
one thing that’s the best I can do.

From the spark in your eyes I saw, you were looking for love, and all night long I wanna hold you,
so tell me that you’re feeling it too.”

Things are getting nasty, and all my friends have gone away Bored, alone, and lost in thoughts, staring off to space,

Here he comes, it’s just insane, how he gets upon himself,

And my good luck, he’s almost drunk, I’d better call for help.

“Can’t you see you look crazy boy, just don’t tell me it’s alright

Got one minute to convince me,

you’re gonna be my lover tonight.

Got no spark in my eyes, you know, I’m just sick of your tales, 

So if you’re really good at something,

well show me that before it’s too late”. 

What a risible goof I made, and everybody now laughs at me,

Just one step and I hit the ground, greasy floor, it was to see.
Here you go, you can hold my hand, 

you look pretty on a second glance,

Still, you’re nice and I like your play,

so won’t you join me for some dance

“Don’t you know baby it ain’t no good,

Spending nights on your own,

Won’t you let me show you something, 

one thing that’s the best I can do.

From the spark in your eyes I saw, you were looking for love, and all night long I wanna hold you, 

so tell me that you’re feeling it too.”

Lord of the world

 

I was lost in uncertainty,

Shadows hiding inside of me

Almost ready to paint the town

They’d sell their lungs trying to bring me down. 

And I’ll never thought I’ll be

Pleased with those smallest talk,

And now, it takes time to see,

That what you reap is what you sowed

And all around us things have changed, so much

From the time I used to cry

Don’t let that people bring you down

Hold to the strength you’ve never found

We’ve all got to learn hit the ground, my friend

Are you proud of the life you got?

Or did your plans all go up in smoke?

Is it all someone else’s fault?

Or maybe due to the words you broke?

And every gambler’s got his toll to pay

But do you know which side you’re on?

Don’t let that people bring you down

Hold to the strength you’ve never found

We’ve all got to learn hit the ground, my friend 

Just never bother wondering why

Some faces hide their darkest side

Believe in what you got and keep mov’n on 



The bear, the smart one, the dandy and the rockstar

 

Plopped down on the couch, drinkin iced cold beer,
that’s life, my dear!

My boots on the table, the TV’s near, time for some cheer

The match’s almost over, it’s five to eight, oh God I’m late!

No time for shower, my friends don’t like to wait.

This is city is too slow for a guy like me, that makes me sick

Spend most of my time on a driving seat, just let me be

The phone always ringing from nine to six, yeah nine to six

Everybody needs someone to feel the beat.

But when the music’s playing loud, it feels alright,

to  bring some noise when, people won’t see the light 

The crowd is all waiting for us to sing, that same old blues,

But when gig’s all over we’ve all got to pay our dues

My clothes look so fancy, my shoes shine bright,
they shine so bright!

Cool guy from the band this I cannot hide, no I won’t hide

The setlist down, I need more time, just some more time

But just as ev’r I’m pretty sure no one would mind

And when the music’s playing loud, it feels alright,

to bring some noise when, people won’t see the light

The crowd is all waiting for us to sing, that same old blues,

But when gig’s all over we’ve all got to pay our dues

The star for tonight puts his plaid shirt on, won’t move along

The talk of the town, he won’t sing a note, oh no no no!

He drove to the crossroads to sell his soul (yeah, sell his soul)

And a big flat tire is what he got in turn!



Fabi's Blues Band  - Way Back Home (2017)


Back where all begins


“Sun is shining, weather is sweet, birds are flying high.

A brand new day is rising, and I’m already late”


Running like a hurricane, down on 18th street, 

Things could get so simple if we can let them be.
Try to stop, and wait in line, but this just not me
Turning over, left and right, I’m back where all begins.
Time does fly, it’s almost 10
The street’s so full with noise,
Where do this people all came from?
Right now I have no choice.


Keep on worrying ‘bout my job,
my thoughts they run so fast
While everything outside this car
seems having some good rest
Wait a second, over there, the road is clear and wide
Can’t believe in what I see,
just leave the break and drive
The radio on and I feel free,
crazy stupid guy
Stuck in this old dead end street, howling by my side.


Running like a hurricane, still on 18th street,
Things they are so simple when we can let them be.
Think I’ll stop and take my time, this is how I feel,
Turning over left and right leads back where all begins,
Clock reminds me once again, that I’m already late,

Can’t stop laughing, all I do, is just relax and wait.



Zelda


I’ve been looking for some peace of mind,
everyone’s flawless and I feel so wrong
with no one to be by my side.
Day by day, it’s just the same, as I open up my eyes,
curtain’s up, it’s time to go, and fill this lazy time
Everyday it’s just the same, as I lift my head up high,
oh, everyday.
I’ve been searching, for a reason why
a good woman like me, should be so afraid
of people who watch her go by,
run away, embrace yourself, no one can hurt you now,
restlessly dancing my demons away,
lifting my feet from the ground,
run away, just turn yourself around.
Won’t you tell me, I’ve been doing good,
won’t you smile and repeat me how lucky we are,
how everything’s going so good.
Please don’t try to understand, you never saw me cry,
there’re so many places in anyone’s life where darkness and loneliness hide.
Please don’t say you understand, you never hear my cry,
This time will be different, this time will be true,
this time, when I tell you goodbye.



One in a million


I see it clear, behind your eyes, a world of fear,
keep on hiding, I wonder why
are your thoughts the same as mine?
I walk the streets, for every step a smile to keep,
people ask things but I don’t know why
cause their thoughts are the same as mine.

Oh, is that the best thing I can do?

Who am I when no one is looking?
Just one in a million people I can be?
Circumstances define myself    
But still I wonder, that’s really me?
Oh is that the best thing I can be?

I see, so neat
the emptiness that lives in me
shutting voices from the inside,
but how much life did I leave behind?
Oh is it too late for us to be?
Oh is it too late for us to be?
Oh is it too late for us to be?
Oh is it too late for us to be?



Wheels


Driving tonight in this far neighborhood
I’ve been carrying myself in this world full of blue
When all of the city lights slowly go down,
I silently think by myself

Will your eyes remember mine?
Will it be the same?
I believe I’ll never know
‘Til I find my way back home

People they say you’re so lucky to spend your life
Flyin’ away after your dreams,
but they’ll never know that leaving your loved behind
it’s not always easy as it seems

Is this life the one I want?
What I need to be?
While distance plays its funny game,
will I lose my way back home?
Driving tonight in this far neighborhood

I've been caring myself in this world full of blue.

No more


Waking up this morning, looking all around
I don’t like what I see at all. 

Everyone is building, their castles in the sand,
trying to find their place to be
“Go ahead” they say, “smile and nod your head”,

everybody’s gonna love you

Keep on selling lies, to people who believe
that what you feel is what they want.

I don’t wanna play this melancholy game no more

I don’t wanna be the one to hide the pain no more

Maybe you should try, to be more flexible,
remember what we did for you 

Never say goodbye, to people you may need,
count to ten before you speak

Let your friends decide, what’s the best for you,
can't you see you're going crazy
Now I’m tired of waiting people who know better,
to tell me what I’ve got to do

I don’t wanna play this mind consuming game no more

I don’t want stand and wait the world to change no more

Have you ever felt so misunderstood,
when no one seem to care about you

Running up and down, I almost lost myself,
keep on movin' don't be late

Maybe this in not, the way I wanna live,
sorry I'm not gonna join you

Ain't no reason why, I should spend my time,

for something I don't want to do.



You better believe


You better believe that if you don't treat me right,
I'll put my spell on you
You better believe, and tell me no lies,

 'cause I got to know them too
You better believe I'm a mean mean woman,
you better believe it... or not?

You better be careful, I'm talking to you,
don't miss any word I say
You better be good, don't leave me alone,
you're gonna regret your ways
You better believe I got power babe,

you better believe it... or not?

You better don't know, that I'm just a good girl,
trying to get it through
You better believe that I got no fear
and always know what to do
You better believe it, or simply love me,

the way that I do love you





Les Nuits Blanches


Five o’clock I’m going home, rain just stops to fall,
Hear some children playing, running down the road.
Just wondering how, where it began, and how did I get here,
I’ve seen this place a thousand times but it all seems so unreal,
Faking smiles a poisoned soul pretends to be alive,
But everything just turns to stone,
you can’t save me from this dive.
It’s been so long, I have to tell, I don’t know where I’m going,
Walking down a crowded street, feeling so alone,
If only I refused to keep my feelings on the inside,
Maybe I could breath again, the tears I must have cried.
No memories, no love to share, no friends to call at night,
Thought it would be confortable to hide behind my pride.
Oh, tell me what I gotta do?
Maybe someday I’ll find the strength to face the world again,
Learning how to scream and laugh, and live the best I can.
Just tell me please, it’s not the end as my feelings fade away,
Dreamer’s disease that’s how they call, but I can’t feel no pain.
Believe me now, I can’t realize how did I come to this,
But I’ll trade my entire life for just one hour of bliss.


Sara Facciolo - Breath (2016)


Breath


Hey, how did you end this way,
Just lying here still tied to yesterday.
Oh, what are you gonna do?
Seems this whole world has fallen upon you.
Let the beauty rise, on your dark painted walls,
And show me where, did you use to hide yourself from the world.

Get out and let the music play,
your time is now, come find your way.
Stop waiting for the sun to shine,
to dry your eyes and leave your fears behind.

Just follow me, let me show how.
Hey, I saw you shivering, so close your eyes and put your hand in mine,
No, don't be afraid, to watch your memories go,
Shadows, they won't haunt you anymore, see the break of dawn.

Get out and let the music play,
Believe in me, you'll find your way,
Stop waiting for the sun to shine,
To dry your eyes and let your fears behind.

Don't you think it's much better, to just breathe and live on,
hang on to your dreams and promises,
and never let go.

Get out and let the music play
Your time is now, come find your way
Stop waiting for the sun to shine,
to dry your eyes, to leave your fears behind
Get out and let the music play,
your time is now so don't waste your days,
Stop waiting for the sun to shine,
so dry your eyes and leave your fears behind.