Die Option

by The Maniacs

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released March 3, 2015

The Maniacs: Riccardo Danieli (voice, guitar, synth, percussion) – Davide D'Addato (drums) – Cisco Molaro (bass)



Additional Maniacs: Alberto Centofanti (hammond, clavinet, mellotron, synth, electric piano) - Roberta Sdolfo & Rossana Ruffini (backing vocals “Nothing at all”)

Produced by Massimo Guasconi e Riccardo Danieli

Recorded by Massimo Guasconi @ Jam Session studio, Milano

Mixed e mastered by Alberto Centofanti @ Jam Session studio, Milano

Artwork by Usa Limsithong


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Track Name: Shelter
SHELTER

Mother
upon your hair
is growing up a shelter
Father
upon your face
there's a heavy boundary line
who will shoot ?
there's an empty place where everyone belongs
all we own
when a thought beats a nail on the wall
when a thought beats a nail on the wall

I won't wake up in another shelter
never ever let you go
I won't drift out in another direction
never ever let you go
I won't give up
Together we are starting over

Daughter
among your head
is growing up the shelter
Lover
Between your legs
there's a heavy boundary line
who will shoot ?
there's an empty place where everyone belongs
all we own
when a thought beats a nail on the wall
when a thought beats a nail on the wall

I won't wake up in another shelter
never ever let you go
I won't drift out in another direction
never ever let you go
I won't give up
Together we are starting over

Mother
I just swore it to my son
I just swore it to my son
I just swore it to my son
Father
I just swore it in the sun
I just swore it in the sun
Track Name: Summer
SUMMER

I've just predicted the end of the world
that's why
I'm getting bored of your laws
I've just predicted that all relationships are a joke
and I've no right solution
just crumble in delusion
and burn
to burn
everything

Who cares about it now
it's getting hotter
who cares about it now
it's becoming summer
more and more we lose ourselves in others
who cares about it now
it's becoming summer

I've just predicted the end of your love
that's why
I'm getting bored of your words
I've just predicted that all intentions are a joke
and I've no right solution
just crumble in delusion
and burn
to burn
everything

If you release yourself
into the river flow
Just don’t forget about
who you are and where you come from
If you can laugh enough to give it a sense
You can forget yourself into the summer
Track Name: Ahoy!
AHOY !

Is it a hot cold winter
or is it 4th of July ?
Hearing children play in hell
I don’t care if you are mine

Like an epiphany into coma
or an imaginary light
for tonight you're my Madonna
and I'll be your fucking God

Take it take it take it take it
we're on the roof of the melee
no more laws or commands
and tonight we'll be one

Maybe I'm wrong
maybe I'm right
it doesn't matter who you are
and it will not
get down and make love

Maybe I'm wrong
maybe I'm right
it doesn't matter who you are
and it will not
get down and make it loud

Like a flame burning fire
I feel good when you come
Don't forget what I need
let’s get down and make love
take it take it take it take it
is the flow of the meaning
sense of life makes no sense
sex is life and life is sex
Track Name: Nothing at All
NOTHING AT ALL

Am I a pretty lady
or the devil in your tongue
Am I a filthy baby
or the girl from next door

life is too short, you know
is nothing at all
nothing more

Am I a creepy asshole
or the good guy in your bed
Am I a tourniquet
or the blood in your veins
life is too strong, you know
is nothing at all

Who I am
I'm a god that pretends to be one
Who I am
I'm a dog that deserves a new lunch
I'm in everything
and everything that should go
in a row
We're in everything
we were collisions into
the universe
we're in everything

Please don't be scared
fear is so close to fun
Please don't be too brave
life is all what we are
Don't keep being afraid because
we're nothing at all

Am I a crazy deaf man
or a widow’s dead man
Am I a lazy batman
or a brand new hero
life is too noisy, you know
is nothing at all
Track Name: Black Parrot
BLACK PARROT

Knock on the door
just having come
they won the day
when we were apart
like a puzzle of boys and girls
tell me that day what have you done?

No my
my home
this is
not the place where I am born

No my
my home
this is
not the place where I belong

These are the words
they've graven there
silent as the face
of the northern mourn
like a parrot with no voice
tell me that day what have you done?
Track Name: The Liars
THE LIARS

Thoughts and reaction
sweet like a lie that surround you
Stolen away like a dime
it was not true
All we are so lonely tonight
move your tongue inside a new hole
surrender to what we knew
All we are so lonely in this life
she was not you

Moving upon your fingers
sliding on your bloody eyes
we're alive we're the liars
moving around your center
I'm gonna lose my control
we're alive we're the liars

Joy and redemption
sweet like a desire that surrounds you
Stolen between the line
count me out and don’t move around
surrender to what we look
All we are so lonely in this life
she was not you
Track Name: Holland Park
HOLLAND PARK


Approach in the middle of day
back to my own reality
the sky was not so far

Reading the line of your hand
back to my own reality
the light was not so fine

Don’t be scared to get it
don’t let move on
when you want to hold it
let your soul drop

Don’t be scared to get it
don’t let move on
when you want to hold it
leave your soul and go

Standing in front of the day
back to my own reality
the sky was not so far

Writing the line of your hand
back to my own reality
the light was not so fine
Track Name: A Girl Called Sunshine
A GIRL CALLED SUNSHINE

Will you be there
until the music is over
will you find out
what's this bigger city
someone is crying outside
some do the same everyday
are you so sure to stay again

too far to be light
flew on a tablecloth
so far to be mine
living a miracle
to spin the world

Will you be there
when the winter is over
will I find out
in this icy city
someone is dancing at midnight
some give - blame to everything
what we deserve
is what we are

too far to be light
flew on a tablecloth
so far to be mine
living a miracle
to spin the world

Will you be there
until the river freeze over
will I find out
in this northen city
someone is growing in another's mind
making a new law like a king
are you so sure to stay again

too far to be light
flew on a tablecloth
so far to be mine
living a miracle
to spin the world
Track Name: Phoenix
PHOENIX

Hear the silence growing up
extended version to live
everyone connect their souls
but no one remembers to breathe

There's no need to spend life in concern
‘cause human race is a short story to tell

States, empires like butterflies
live for an instant into the great sound

by this river
float down by this river

Entertainment slows down your minds
exchanged version of dreams
everyone connect their eyes
but no one remembers to think

There's no need to spend life in concern
‘cause human race is a short story to tell

States, empires like butterflies
live for an instant into the great sound

by this river
float down by this river
Track Name: Wonderland
WONDERLAND

Every time you pick the spot
every time you choose a part
don't take it so easy
be sure to have no remorse
you could be a number
printed in black and white on a barcode
don't believe in your country
be sure to have no lord

'cause now
you'll be your own one God
there's no need to pray for us and all
you'll be your own one God
doesn't matter of those that think you're not

let no one work for another
except for one hour of love
and what you make above your needs
be given to the closest
you could be a royal
believing to have all the mercy
you could be a marxist
fighting for his social rank

but now
you'll be your own one God
there's no need to pray for us and all
you'll be your own one God
doesn't matter of those that think you're not

Every time you change your mind
every time you choose to be right
don't take it so easy
be sure to have no regrets
don't take it so easy
because life gives no replay
Track Name: Dear Lennon (War It's Never Over)
DEAR LENNON (WAR IT'S NEVER OVER)

They are suspicious of your decisions
They got bright nights like days

They are suspicious of your precision
They got smart pills and cheap medicines

There's no chance for war
but here we are
Born to be productive
became products
Hold on
before starting the fight
some of yours have died too young

I don’t know what is going on
'cause I'm in love with war
Don't you know?
Don't you know?
Don't you know?
war it's never over

They are dancing on the battlefield
They got no mind to stop the war

They are sons of a bended knee
They got clean face to reveal the role

There's no chance for war
but here we are
Born to be productive
became products
Hold on
before starting the fight
some of yours have died too young
Track Name: Free as a Slave
FREE AS A SLAVE

Free as a slave
pretty like a kind of a loyal
what a pity that day
when his head rolled away
pretty like a kind of a coward
pretty like a kind of a king
He lived like a slave
but he died holding a gun

Don’t you want?
Don’t you dream?
You seem so paralyzed
nothing wrong about your fears
to let them trick you twice
less is more
we seem so paralyzed
less is more
don’t you think we seem so paralyzed

Free as a slave
body and soul chained in a cage
while his head was found
miles away from here
pretty like a kind of a blue note
pretty like a kind of a man
he lived like a slave
but he died holding a gun

When you born, you’re not free
You gotta fight for your sin
is too far your hometown
ain't no freedom
where you born, is not your seal
You gotta fight for your leash
there' no meaning nowadays
Can you get out from the corner ?

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