Roots (2013)

by Valkania

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1. A table with food and drinks and cheer tonight A song to sing and fill our hearts with light Come and join us too We'd love to sing with you The whole night through (ref) We live the life, we love the life We love the people that are dreaming tonight We celebrate the good things coming 1. Fill up your glass and spill your heart 2. Fill up your heart and spill your glass 2. Look at faces, see the sparkle in the eye Good vibrations flowing in the air tonight It's lovely to be here With you my friends so dear To share the night
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03:04
1. Nie dvajca sme si, vljubeni, skarani Naš'ta ljubov si e, romani, pišani (ref) De na levo de na desno mi begaš dušo Ti so mene si poigruvaš znaj De na gore de na dole me treskaš, dudo Ne možam da izlezam na kraj De ti preči što sum glasen, De ti preči što sum tažen Tivok, povlečen, sam De mi veliš aj so mene De mi veliš ti bez mene - ḱe si bideš na raat 2. Našiot život si e crtanka, oboena Crvena, portokalova, bela, crna i zelena (ref) De na levo de na desno mi begaš dušo Ti so mene si poigruvaš znaj De na gore de na dole me treskaš, dudo Ne možam da izlezam na kraj De ti preči što si sviram, Cel den jas te ignoriram Ne te fermam jas De mi veliš sakaš prostor So sebe da bideš prosto - Sebe se najdeš ti \/ /-\ |_ |< /-\ |\| | /-\ 1. Ние двајца сме си, вљубени, скарани Наш'та љубов си е, романи, пишани (реф) Де на лево де на десно ми бегаш душо Ти со мене си поигруваш знај Де на горе де на доле ме трескаш, дудо Не можам да излезам на крај Де ти пречи што сум гласен, Де ти пречи што сум тажен Тивок, повлечен, сам Де ми велиш ај со мене Де ми велиш ти без мене - ќе си бидеш на раат 2. Нашиот живот си е цртанка, обоена Црвена, портокалова, бела, црна и зелена (реф) Де на лево де на десно ми бегаш душо Ти со мене си поигруваш знај Де на горе де на доле ме трескаш, дудо Не можам да излезам на крај Де ти пречи што си свирам, Цел ден јас те игнорирам Не те фермам јас Де ми велиш сакаш простор Со себе да бидеш просто - Себе се најдеш ти
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04:38
1. Ta matia sou, ta galana, gia na ta dw, egw ksana, Tha perpatw sto maxala, tha tragoudw, alla-alla Ta xeria sou, pio omorfa, gia na kratw egw ksana, Tha kolympisw sto gallo, na isyxasw to myalo * Ola ta dika mou egw ta poylisa, Dwra na sou paro matia mou, Dixws ta filia sou den mporw na zw, Poso sagapw 2. To stoma mou, kourastike, pia na sou leei, pws sagapw, Pws se latreyw eilikrina, gia sena egw, yparxw edw Ma otan esy, xamogelas, kai mou milas pws magapas, Ap ti xara, trelainomai, zalizomai, stirizomai * Ola ta dika mou.... 3. Kai toyti ti kantada mou, prosferw egw zoyla mou Gia na sou pw efxaristo, ap'ti kardia, agapi mou Gia na sou pw efxaristo, pou fwtises to spiti mas Gia to koritsi omorfo, pou eferes sta xeria mas \/ /-\ |_ |< /-\ |\| | /-\ 1. Τα ματια σου, τα γαλανά, για να τα δω, εγώ ξανά, Θα περπατώ στο μαχαλά, θα τραγουδώ, αλλα-αλλα Τα χερια σου, πιο όμορφα, για να κρατώ εγώ ξανά, Θα κολυμπήσω στο γάλλο, να ησυχάσω το μυαλό * Όλα τα δικά μου εγώ τα πούλησα, Δώρα να σου πάρο ματια μου, Δίχως τα φιλια σου δεν μπορώ να ζω, Ποσο σαγαπώ 2. Το στόμα μου, κουράστηκε, πια να σου λέει, πως σαγαπώ, Πως σε λατρεύω ειλικρινά, για σένα εγώ, υπάρχω εδώ Μα όταν εσύ, χαμογελάς, και μου μιλάς πως μαγαπάς, Απ τι χαρά, τρελαίνομαι, ζαλίζομαι, στηρίζομαι * Όλα τα δικά μου.... 3. Και τούτη τι καντάδα μου, προσφέρω εγώ ζούλα μου Για να σου πω ευχάριστο, απ'τή καρδια, αγάπη μου Για να σου πω ευχάριστο, που φώτισες το σπίτι μας Για το κορίτσι όμορφο, που έφερες στα χερια μας \/ /-\ |_ |< /-\ |\| | /-\ 1. For your blues eyes, just to see them once, I’ll walk in the neighbourhood I'll sing cheerful songs For your beautiful hands, to hold the again, I will swim in the seas, to calm my mind * All my things I have sold, to buy you presents, Without your kisses I can’t live, I love you 2. My mouth is tired of saying you “I love you”, I only exist because of you And when you are smiling, telling me you love me too, From joy I get crazy, dizzy 3. And this little song, I give to you, my darling To tell you 'thank you' from my heart, my love To tell you thank you that you enlightened our house for the little girl that you brought into our arms
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1. Živimo u svetu znamo etiketu, Ljudi iz Balkana, čudna smo mi strana Jer kad pesma dira i gitara bira Naše srce peva raduje i sneva Hej, Zasvirajmo, zapevajmo, Zaigrajmo, nazdravimo Jer kad naše prođe pesme će nas pamtiti, Šaptat' će o nama ljudima iz Balkana 2. Srce nam široko, žene dar za oko Kad nam tuga dođe, pevamo da prođe Rasuti po svetu ptice smo u letu Ljudi iz Balkana, Sevdah i kafana \/ /-\ |_ |< /-\ |\| | /-\ 1. Живимо у свету знамо етикету, Људи из Балкана, чудна смо ми страна Јер кад песма дира и гитара бира Наше срце пева радује и снева Хеј, Засвирајмо, запевајмо, Заиграјмо, наздравимо Јер кад наше прође песме ће нас памтити, Шаптат' ће о нама људима из Балкана 2. Срце нам широко, жене дар за око Кад нам туга дође, певамо да прође Расути по свету птице смо у лету Људи из Балкана, Севдах и кафана
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I see a red door and I want it painted black No colors anymore I want them to turn black I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes I have to turn my head until my darkness goes I see a line of cars and they're all painted black With flowers and my love both never to come back I see people turn their heads and quickly look away Like a new born baby it just happens ev'ry day I look inside myself and see my heart is black I see my red door and it has been painted black Maybe then I'll fade away and not have to face the facts It's not easy facin' up when your whole world is black No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue I could not foresee this thing happening to you If I look hard enough into the settin' sun My love will laugh with me before the mornin' comes
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Don't get me wrong, I'm not talking 'bout the system Don't get me wrong, I'm not talking 'bout the Universe Do get me right, I am talking 'bout ourselves, being lost Seems to me, we don't know where we belong, any more If I stay or if I go I'll be foreigner I know Hearts, broken in two Don't get me wrong, I'm not asking for your mercy Don't get me wrong, I'm not asking for your sympathy See what I mean, I'll be fine by tomorrow, I'll be great Leave me alone, you can never understand me, you never left home \/ /-\ |_ |< /-\ |\| | /-\
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03:31
Žao mi, korjena mi žao, iz njeg’ niče drvo i šuma. Hrana i sahrana mu, čeone kosti otkriva. Stidom se zakivam, imenima u kap istine, Sebe ne poznajem Iskorjenjena od svoje rose Tuđom zorom se budim. Stidom se zakivam, imenima u kap istine, Sebe ne poznajem Iskorjenjena zorom se budim. Žao mi lica i oblaka, u džepovima prokletim. Iz korjena gordošću, na drugoj strani mača. \/ /-\ |_ |< /-\ |\| | /-\ Жао ми, корјена ми жао, из њег’ ниче дрво и шума. Храна и сахрана му, чеоне кости открива. Стидом се закивам, именима у кап истине, Себе не познајем Искорјењена од своје росе Туђом зором се будим. Стидом се закивам, именима у кап истине, Себе не познајем Искорјењена зором се будим. Жао ми лица и облака, у џеповима проклетим. Из корјена гордошћу, на другој страни мача.
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04:19
1. Lowering my ideal vision is something I would never accept Living the Plan B for ever and getting used to it Waiting for miracles to happen and I wake again Wondering why they don't Walking my way with the thought: “Alright, it could be worse.” Living my life in the shadowlands 2. Pondering what I let go when I left my home: “Is lost identity the highest sacrifice to make?” Suddenly no one knew my past and I couldn't see my future, I was roaming and losing the will to live. 3. Finally realised that I'd started losing my religion, Losing the faith in me and you and in the world we live. But I couldn't keep on giving up my ideals: Dreams are not for sale - What is the worth of an empty soul? 4. I picked myself up, stood on my own two feet: I wasn't born to live In shadows, fears or denials. We were born for greatness: I believe in me and you and the world we're in. Have faith and courage for your dreams. [brdg] Living my life, living whole life, living a life in the shadowlands Living my life, living no life, yearning for a life in the shadowlands
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03:40
Kapka po kapka, dazhdat mi govori. V nego se vslushvam, na nego se molya. Kapka po kapka, da se raztvorya V dazhda se nadyavam, az vav poroya. Kapka po kapka, dazhdat mi govori, Po stakloto se sticha, a umora V otrazhenie ot kapkata tiho zaspiva, nasan vseki pat uspokoeno zhiva. Dazhdat dalechen, vav buryata stranno zayavyava prinadlezhnost moya, Predi i sam bila ili sled kato sam, Dazhdat shte me milva, zaklyuchen v gram. \/ /-\ |_ |< /-\ |\| | /-\ Капка по капка, дъждът ми говори. В него се вслушвам, на него се моля. Капка по капка, да се разтворя В дъжда се надявам, аз във пороя. Капка по капка, дъждът ми говори, По стъклото се стича, а умора В отражение от капката тихо заспива, насън всеки път успокоено жива. Дъждът е далечен, а във бурята странно заявява принадлежност моя, Преди и съм била или след като съм, Дъждът ще ме милва, заключен в гръм.
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04:31
Aman, aman, ooh, zaman Is that a tear in your little eye? Is that a sadness in your smile? Did someone manage to make you cry? It's al-right I will take care for you I will do, I love you. Tell me where to find the deepest true love? Is it on the Net or in a shop? Is there a place to go and be a part of it? Yes it is the bottom of your heart! 2. Is that a shadow in your presence? Is that a dark spot in your soul? Did you just stumble and fall in a pit? It's alright I will hold your hand, I will do, I love you!
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Sing me a song, beautiful song from the times that our lives seemed sane tell me a story, that warms the heart and makes me feel the wisdom of the world Who am I, who are you, who are we? What are we going to say to him? Now that we hear the worlds cry Can we shut our eyes – not look? Do we choose to ignore injustice Yes it hurts when we see suffering what's the aim, meaning of our lives? is it not, to be loved and to love? Nothing to do, how can we live, betraying Love 2. Dance with me now, the ancient dance of souls that live in pain from selfishness Let's have a walk, we walk the Earth To be alive is an honour and a cross
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05:44
1. Koga te mislam, premisluvam Koga te čekam, rasčekuvam Koga te baram, zaglavuvam Koga mi trebaš, jas gladuvam 2. Koga te vikam, zasipnuvam Koga sum tažen, te naoǵam Koga te nema, jas taguvam Koga si tuka, se raduvam * Čekam onoj den da osamne Noḱta veḱe da ne demne Sonce povtorno da ogree Duši smrznati da zgree 3. Koga te slušam, osoznavam Koga sum zbunet, potkleknuvam Koga sum slab me zakrepnuvaš Koga sum mračen - osvetluvaš \/ /-\ |_ |< /-\ |\| | /-\ 1. Кога те мислам, премислувам Кога те чекам, расчекувам Кога те барам, заглавувам Кога ми требаш, jас гладувам 2. Кога те викам, засипнувам Кога сум тажен, те наоѓам Кога те нема, јас тагувам Кога си тука, се радувам * Чекам оној ден да осамне Ноќта веќе да не демне Сонце повторно да огрее Души смрзнати да згрее 3. Кога те слушам, осознавам Кога сум збунет, потклекнувам Кога сум слаб ме закрепнуваш Кога сум мрачен - осветлуваш
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And now the marriage vow is very sacred The man has put us together now You ought to make it stick together Come on, come on, let's stick together You know we made a vow not to leave one another never But now you never miss your water 'til your well runs dry Come on now baby give our love a try Let's stick together, c'mon c'mon let's stick together You know we made a vow not to leave one another never Well if you're stuck for a while consider our child How can it be happy without its ma and pappy Lets stick together, c'mon c'mon lets stick together You know we made a vow not to leave one another never Now if you're stuck for a while consider our child How can it be happy without its ma and pa Lets stick together, c'mon c'mon lets stick together You know we made a vow not to leave one another never

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We started recording the album Roots in May 2012 and finished in June 2013. In that period, Viktor's daughter Nadezhda was born. The songs of the album reflect the life of immigrants in London and the thought processes that such people go through. There are also genuine love songs in a few languages. There are also reflective songs about the state of the global society that we live in these days.
There are also two covers of older rock songs, balkanized with uneven rhythms and ways of expression. They reflect the way we see the Pop music today.
We hope that you will like the songs, that they will speak to annd that you will connect with some of them. We also hope to see you in our concerts, if at all possible.

We would also like to give thanks to our spouses and girlfriends in their support and sacrifice that this kind of work requires. Thank you Jenny, Pavlina, Vera and Ginka!

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released June 1, 2013

The album was recorded in Andy's and Viktor's home studios, using mainly acoustic instruments.

Ginka Mastoridis and Radoslava Leseva helped with some backing tracks.

Viktor Mastoridis wrote the music and lyrics for all songs, with some exceptions noted in the lyrics parts.

Viktor mastoridis: main vocals, Greek Bouzouki, guitars
Nikolay Baldaranov: backig vocals, guitars, bouzouki on Joy
Nikolay Angarev: bass and keyboards
Andy Devar: Percussion instruments

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Viktor Mastoridis - Melodist London, UK

Viktor is a composer of music ranging from Rock and Hip-hop in ex-Yugoslavia to Greek & Balkan Neo-Folk and Blues Fusion in London, UK.
He sings and plays the guitar, bouzouki, bass, baglamas and tambura; including drum machine and midi sequencing.
Influenced by Peter Green, Santana, Clapton, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple to Dalaras, Tsitsanis, Nikola Badev, Smak & Yu Grupa
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