Some Other Life

by Medea

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"Fronted by the haunting siren calls of Irene Lambrou, the Philadelphia-based Medea has a fresh bunch of spell-casters and a new album ("Some Other Life") to dazzle and intrigue in prog-rock/folk/jazz fashion."
-- J.Takiff, Philadelphia Daily News

"Medea is a complex beast. It's got progressive rock on its mind, a torch-song heart, and the guts of a hard-driving rock band.

Since 1999 the Philadelphia-based group's unlikely combination of styles and tones has attracted a devoted following. At the core is the composing team of Grammy-winning producer Pat Robinson and singer Irene Lambrou. Lambrou's voice is a force of nature, perfectly counterpoised by Robinson's elegant, virtuoso keyboard work. It's an alchemic mixture that brings electric guitar to ethereal folk, marries jazzy elegance to R&B, and puts singer-songwriter acoustic in the middle of a smoky, velvet-wallpapered lounge.

Medea explored this rich terrain on 1999's Dreams and Revelations and 2003's The Miracle Line, both released to critical acclaim. A decade later, the band has returned with Some Other Life, perhaps its most fully formed work yet. The intervening years have only sharpened Medea's edge and extended its range. Lambrou's lyrics reflect further travels down life's road, and the instrumentation adds another layer of power and sophistication, with the electric guitar (and mandolin) of Tony Winkler (Countdown to Ecstasy), and airtight rhythm section of bassist Rich Curtis (Dukes of Destiny) and drummer Pat Domanico (Second Vision).

Some Other Life is light and shade, muscle and mind, comedy and tragedy. If you're new to Medea, Some Other Life will surprise you, no matter your expectations. If you're a longtime fan, it'll reward you with music that's grown as much as you have."
--Matt Ruben, Philadelphia, September 2012

"Some Other Life is the product of two years of hard work. It melds jazz and earthy tones.”
--Jump Philly Magazine

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released 21 September 2012

Produced by Pat Robinson. Recorded, mixed & mastered by Pat Robinson at Robinsong Studio, Penndel PA, USA. All songs (c) 2012 Pat Robinson & Irene Lambrou, except Goodbye Budapest (c) 2006 Lambrou. All songs arranged by Medea. Photography by Bill DiCecca.

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Medea Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Torchy sinister dramatic electro-jazzy folk-rock from Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA, featuring Irene Lambrou (vocals), Pat Robinson (keys, acoustic guitar), Tony Winkler (electric & acoustic guitar, mandolin), Rich Curtis (bass) & Pat Domanico (drums).

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Track Name: Some Other Life
SOME OTHER LIFE
Now you look at me
Disappointed eyes
I let you down again
Why are you surprised?
I might promise to try
I might even mean it at the time
I might even be redeemed
In some other life

Now I made my bed
Yes I know that's true
Would you be so quick to judge
What if it was you?
I might say that I'm kind
I might even believe it at the time
I might even be redeemed
In some other life

I thought it's what I always wanted
On paper all my wishes granted...
Track Name: Goodbye Budapest
GOODBYE BUDAPEST

Goodbye budapest
I'll never forget you
Goodbye peace and rest
I'll learn to live without you now
And as we fly over the river
Blue danube
I feel like I can hardly see you

Farewell happiness
So temporary
Goodbye easy breath
I know my heart holds too much weight
And as I slide under the surface
Drowning in blue
I feel like I don't even know you

Still I will
Go to the mountain
When I hear it calling
And I hear it still
Over the silence
That sings when it's falling
Sings when I'm falling

Secrets move like rust
Over this landscape
Whispers trace my trust
Spreading the fault lines in the light
And as I try, try to remember
All falls to dust
Floating away into the ether

Still I will
Go to the mountain
When I hear it calling
And I hear it still
Over the silence
That sings when it's falling
Sings when I'm falling

Still I will
Go to the mountain
When I hear it calling
And I hear it still
Over the silence
That sings when it's falling
Curtain is falling

© 2006 irene lambrou
Track Name: In the News
IN THE NEWS
Lie still hear the voices
They'll guide you to the forest
If I breathe deep it surrounds me
I need another skin to hold the truth in
Lies flow from the faces
It's evidence time erases

Nothing real is in the news
Close your eyes feel your way inside the universe
Now it's happening again
Turn around until it's gone

I don't care, you see I've heard it all before
I'll run away, I just can't listen anymore

Nothing real is in the news
Close your eyes feel your way inside the universe
Now it's happening again
Turn around until it's gone

Turn off the radio heal the madness
Shut down the video see the proof
Tell me when it's over, I'll come back again
Track Name: Scary
SCARY

Something scared you
Big strong man like you
What could it have been
With all the things you've seen

A scary little girl
Got you all up in a swirl
Panic in your brain
She's the one to blame

Chorus: What are you waiting for
Walk out the door tonight
Better luck next time, yeah
Your future's looking bright

You're a perfect little boy
With all your fancy toys
Lonely in your bed
Living large inside your head

Chorus

So you've been around the world
Piles of money lots of girls
What've you got to show
When everybody goes
Everybody goes
Everybody goes
Track Name: The Wisdom Lounge
The WISDOM LOUNGE

Hello my dear
Welcome to my lair
I made it comfy
Just because I care

Sit by the fire
Sink into your chair
The lighting is forgiving
In case your soul is bare

This is the Wisdom Lounge
A place of many wonders
And I have seen it all

We show our tattoos
No need to be discreet
We're reminiscing
The world was at our feet

One day we wake up
Eyes without the stars
We see the phonies
Exactly how they are

This is the Wisdom Lounge
A place of many wonders
And I have seen it all

I hope you're listening
What you don't know could fill a book
And don't you give me
That lipstick-pouty look

This is the Wisdom Lounge
A place of many wonders
Forgive the losers
Embrace your bloody blunders
This is the Wisdom Lounge
A place of many wonders
And I have seen it all
Track Name: One Word
ONE WORD
I've been sitting here all night just to watch you--don't you see me?
I'm at the dark little table in the corner--all alone

And how long do you think
I can nurse this drink
Before I walk on over to you?

Maybe you'll just stand there saying nothing--while I'm waiting
Don't wanna be the one doing all the talking--but I can

They say that you're shy
You can't be charming on the fly
But I can make it easy on you

Chorus: Just say one word, one word
And I'll be up and over in your arms
Just say one word one word
And I promise you
It will change your life

I'm not the sort of girl who likes to go around--chasing strangers
(I like to say that but you know that maybe--it's a lie)

Maybe you're afraid
To look back later at the mess we made
But I can make it easy on you

Chorus
Track Name: Shame
SHAME

You're the one they all think of as lucky
You're the man every man wants to be
Just like you planned it
But have you noticed
Your lights aren't shining as brightly as they used to be

Chorus: Shame you didn't learn your lesson half your life ago
And it's a shame love turned its back on you

So smooth you just skate on the surface
Nothing blocks your view of the tippy-top
But now you're blinded
Miscalculated
Tripped on your ego and tumbled down to reality

Chorus
Track Name: Across the Sky
ACROSS THE SKY

Maybe love is coming back around
She has seeds to sow
She will bury them inside the ground
Hope that they will grow

The seasons change
She's waiting for the rain

There are polished jewels and solid wood
From another time
Smooth white linen set in place
Dresses hang in line

She knows the light will fade
She's waiting for the rain

Maybe the sun worships the moon
Just like a lover
Lives through the day, then runs for his life
Chases tomorrow across the sky


She was barefoot walking in the dirt
When she saw the signs
Circle Star and Butterfly
Burning in her mind

She knows the clouds by name
She's waiting for the rain

Maybe the sun worships the moon
Just like a lover
Lives through the day, then runs for his life
Chases tomorrow across the sky

Wait, she'll have to wait--
Until the time when she can
Fly across the sky