Hydra

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Change

Change
Giovanni Mandala @ 2005

Searching the night for the faded lights
Blinded by sparks in front of my eyes
Watching the skies I turn my head
and notice the tears that I have shed

Chorus
I just close my eyes
And think about the days
Before when I was just a child
But now I‘ve fallen the next mile
Am I destined to repeat the mistakes
That put me right here on trial?

Bursting thru the flames that I have made
Craving for the truth so I’ll be saved
Running thru the turnstiles
Changed my lifestyle?

I just close my eyes
And think about the change
When I was brave and so unafraid
I just close my eyes
Dreaming of the ways
That I changed my lifestyle

Bridge
Am I finally released from all that pain?
Growing up was bitter sweet insane
Thinking back on all the days
Was it destiny or was it fate?
Chorus 2x’s

Lyrics

1. Change
Giovnni Mandala  

2. Courage
Giovanni Mandala  

Stay

Stay
G. Mandala © 2005

As I looked up in the sky
I kept waiting for the clouds to burst
I kept wondering if my new-found waterfall
Would dry up and end in thirst
You know I’ve been up and down this hi-way so many times
My Mind and body’s weary you’ll see the signs
Nothin’ new deju vu –I’ve been here before

Chorus
Stay with me for awhile
One Last Kiss –One Last Dance
Just one more smile
Stay with me for awhile
Till the noon day shines
Hold me close -I’ll close my eyes
And you’ll be gone

Like a sweet old blues Guitar
You played in the anchor of my soul
I was waiting – anticipating
For just a tiny little glimpse of gold
Tried to plant the seeds of trust so many times
But my mind & body’s broken you’ll see the signs
Seems so wrong –the same old song
I played this before-Played this song before

Chorus

Bridge
Ohh it was good for awhile
But we jumped to fast to the page where our love died
I’ll close my eyes
And you’ll be gone
Chorus 2x’s

Lyrics

3. Stay
Giovanni Mandala  

4. Hydra
Giovanni Mandala  

SwitchBlade

SwitchBlade
G. Mandala©2004

Here I am with my life in your hands
Waiting for the light to change
Colors flashing back and forth
Still I hang there just the same
Wonderin’ why I played your game
Through my head you’re reeling
And this switchblade in my back
Leaves me stunned and bleeding

(Pre-Chrous)
Well I’m jumpin’ off this train
Your face is fading away
This could be the last time I Cry
Cuz, baby I’m drawing the line
I’m drawing the line

(1st Chorus)
Take that switchblade outta my back
Cuz, I ain’t looking back to see you
Gotta let go of this pain
Walk out of the rain without you

Carved a canyon thru my back
And still more blood you crave
And it’s a bloody wicked jack
From that cold cold steel blade
Like a deer in your headlights
I was caught no turning back
You’ve takin’ everything I’ve got
Still I get nothing back

(Pre-Chrous)
Well I’m jumpin’ off this train
Your face is fading away
This could be the last time I Cry
Cuz, baby I’m drawing the line
I’m drawing the line

(2nd & 3rd Chorus)
Take that switchblade outta my back
Cuz, I ain’t looking back to see you
Gotta let go of this pain
Walk out of the rain without you
Gotta head full of insane
Carvin’ out your name
Well there’s nothing you can say
Cuz I’m runnin’ away without you

Lyrics

5. Switchblade
Giovanni Mandala  

6. Inside Out
Giovanni Mandala  

Hunger Comes

Hunger Comes
Mandala/Schlitz © 2006

Verse1
The race continues- The dusty Road
Cars slam side by side
Averting crashes but feeling pain,
Our journey takes its twisted toll.
And in salvation I look to you
To guide me on this long, long ride

Chorus1
Hunger comes, hunger comes
You hold my spirit, you draw my blood. Still,
Hunger comes, hunger comes
A life worth living
A life yet sung — hunnnnn ger comes

Verse2
And we hear so clearly – Live life fully—
While you’re whole
Squeals of motion– grind us down
Whole passion —ebbs and flows
And in our time– we have found
Some salvation for our trying souls.

Chorus2
Hunger comes, hunger comes
Adrift without refuge—we’re cut to the bone
Still, hunger comes.Hunger Comes
You hold my body
You call my soul –oulll- Hunnnnnger comes

Bridge1
How many times?
How many crimes?
How many tears must we shed?
While moving ahead with our plans.
As we mourn for what’s already dead

Chorus3
Hunger comes, hunger comes
Adrift without refuge—we’re cut to the bone
Still, hunger comes. Hunger comes
You hold my spirit, you draw my blood.
Ooddd odd hunnnnnger comes.

Verse3
Though my body is strong
I am half alive
Cause my sprit is broken inside
I need the courage to find who I am
I need to look for the why I ________

Lyrics

7. Hunger Comes
Giovanni Mandala  

Fantasy

Fantasy
Giovanni Mandala © 2005

Verse 1
The day breaks
As thoughts of passion shine thru the light–
I smile–I feel–I taste
Your love is near me
Your soul is with me
Your spirit within me
Aglow with fire and desire for you

Chorus
I long to be with you,
I long to be in you—
taste you
Caress you, undress you

Verse 2
Still I need you–as we fall
In a sea of fire and grace
With very little space between us
I feel us blistering again–shimmering
Igniting the blaze while
Sparks of sensuous figures dance inside our head

Chorus
We let our fantasies flow—
we are- we feel -we see -we know
we touch -we feel
We taste -each other again.
Music -solo

Lyrics

8. Fantasy
iovanni Mandala  

It’s Over

It’s Over
G.Mandala / M. Schlitz ©2005

Once my dreams were bright
But now they fade into endless nights
Leaving them lost from sight
I’m chased by relentless fright
Although my vision is clear
Suddenly I am blind

Chorus 1
It’s over
It’s over
You –held me right
when nothing else could light the way
It’s over
It’s over

Now life’s faded days
Are darker than the darkest gray
Didn’t we swear to fly?
Never we’d say goodbye.
Now all the glistening gold fades coldly into lies

Chorus 2
It’s over
It’s over
All the hopes I’ve held
Somehow I have lost my way
It’s over
It’s over

You left me where we dwelt
Did you ever really mean to stay?

Bridge
It seemed so clear, well-defined/
Is it true that all love dies?
Have I really lost my mind
Seeking to find some fleeting sign?
(Music)

Although my vision is clear
Suddenly I feel blind
All the glistening gold
fades coldly into lies
It’s over
It’s over
All the hopes I’ve held
Somehow I have lost my way
It’s over
It’s over
You left me where we dwelt
Did you ever really mean to stay?

Lyrics

9. It's Over
Giovanni Mandala  

One Last Breath

One Last Breath
G.Mandala © 2005

As I reached across the sky
Delving into your radiant garden
In my own strange world
I survived
Now a dervish in training
I’ll fly—fly by.

{Chorus}
Cuz’ All of the fools who kept chasing the jewels
Were all lost in a fools paradise
And all of the souls who’ve been bled over coals
Take one last breath and feel it inside.

Close my closet
And slowly rise
Cautiously I look to your source room
We can glide
To the highest of highs
Make our way through the forest of lies

{Chorus}
Cuz’ I was a fool who kept chasing the jewels
I was lost in a fool’s paradise
And all of my soul has been bled over coals
Take one last breath and feel it inside. Alive-feel alive
Bridge { live your dreams
Make them real-There’s more to be seen
Kill the scenes where you’ve done things that make you un-real
Burst away make your flight you’re so pristine
{Chorus}2’xs

Lyrics

10. One Last Breath
Giovanni Mandala  

 

 
 
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