Some Other Life

by Medea

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David Hearn Hi Medea! I have been a fan since the MP3.Com days when I had "Surface of the Sun" on my radio station. Great new album - I like "Shame" and "Across the Sky" best but the others are great too. Good luck with the album sales! Favorite track: Shame.
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1.
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...
2.
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
3.
In the News 04:21
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
4.
Scary 04:16
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
5.
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
6.
One Word 05:13
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
7.
Shame 03:09
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
8.
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

about

"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 September 21, 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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