Arte Povera

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released March 29, 2014

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All tracks written by G. Massari / M. Zenari.

Produced by Giovanni Massari.
Recorded at Strawberry Fields Studios between november 2005 and march 2014.
Mixed and mastered by Gio at Strawberry Fields.
Strings on “A flat and seven cats” arranged by Gio.


GIO: lead vocals, guitars, bass, vl-tone, percussions, background vocals
MIRKO: hammond l-100, wurlitzer, rhodes, farfisa compact, optigan, vl-tone, juno 106, sampler, lead vocals on “My precious time”

SEBA: drums
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ERICA MASON: viola and violin on “A flat and seven cats”


Artwork by Martina Ceschi & Gio.
Photos by Martina Ceschi, Gio, Mirko, Seba.

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Track Name: I've just turned 8 and I feel sick (but I'm fine)
I couldn’t tell what woke me around midnight
and what’s keepin’ me walking alone outside.
And this place is so scary under this pale light,
it makes me feel like I’m nowhere and don’t know why
I’ve been waiting for this for so long.

I’m moving like Catwoman down my school lane,
I'm pretending I am Banksy as I hold the spray.
And I've always been perfect,
oh, haven’t I? all of my life,
and I am breaking the rules for...
whoo! guess it’s my very first time,
I’ve been waiting for this for so long!

Well, I’ve just turned 8,
well, I’ve just turned 8,
well, I’ve just turned 8 and I feel sick,
Well, I’ve just turned 8,
well, I’ve just turned 8,
well, I’ve just turned 8 and I feel sick
but I’m fine…

Well, I’ve just turned 8,
well, I’ve just turned 8,
well, I’ve just turned 8 and I feel sick
but I’m fine…

Being too smart has ruined my social life,
I should watch more TV and believe the hype.
But I’d rather be Peter Parker
than Spider-man, even though he’s a nerd,
and I hate all the things you should
do or wear ‘cause you’re a girl.
I’ve been waiting for this for so long!

Just turned 8
well, I’ve just turned 8
well, I’ve just turned 8 and I feel sick.
Well, I’ve just turned 8
well, I’ve just turned 8
well, I’ve just turned 8 and I feel sick
but I’m fine…
Track Name: Worst joke ever
When do we first realize
that something’s goin’ on?
Is there a place, oh Lord,
where all the sweet things grow?
We fall in love, woo-ooh!
We fall in love, woo-ooh!

And then we feel a part
of something that’s so good.
We get a thrill inside
like nothin’ else could do.
We are so young, woo-ooh!
We are so young, woo-ooh!
and everything has just begun.

I pinch myself
to make sure this is real...
I can’t look you in the eyes
without sayin’ oh,
wow, you’re mine, all mine!
But I’ll never have the chance
to know if all of this is for real
or a joke, just a joke.

When did we first realize
that everything went wrong?
Is there a place, oh Lord,
where all the lost loves go?
We were too young, woo-ooh!
we were too young, woo-ooh!
to understand what we had done.

I pinch myself
‘cause this can’t be real,
we can’t be in the same room
without screaming oh,
why - oh, why - oh, why?
But I’ll never have the chance
to know if all of this is for real
or a joke, just a joke.
The worst ever…
Track Name: Today I don't care
Time to leave my plans

and all the things I knew behind.

I’m so dreadfully happy

and I don’t even know why...

but I feel something’s changing

all around and inside me

as I start understanding

if I try I can
be myself for a while,

I love you, life.

I can really breathe

for the first time in 20 years,
maybe I’m goin’ crazy

but it’s the normal what I fear

and today I just don’t care

because everything is fine,

keep the sadness for tomorrow

but today…

won't you give me a smile?

I love you, life.

And today I just don’t care

because everything is fine,
keep the sadness for tomorrow

but today…

won't you give me a smile?

I love you, life.
Track Name: Pouring rain
This ain’t life like poets talk ‘bout,
missing rhymes and meaning and soul.
Let’s live for once in our lifetime
as we care as we don’t mind
that this is fire, it’s on fire,
a grown-up kid denies in the silence
his own mother, his own father,
then sadly smiles and I
forgot how to live one day,
yes I can still go for a walk in the pouring rain
but I miss you and some things have changed,
I’ve been in limbo for so much time…

This ain’t life as I expected,
feared, sighed, re-thought, neglected.

We tried to head to the stars
but we fell apart somehow
and this is fire, it’s on fire,
a little voice calls me in the silence
and it’s a liar, just a liar,
but I believe everytime
I need proof I live,
everytime I scream your name
when I’m all alone in the pouring rain,
and it’s me who talks but you hide your face,
has it got too ugly to show?
Are we goin’ down?
Have we gone so down?
Are we goin’ down?
Is the low so down?
Track Name: Novocaine
It’s not important what I think,
you think of nothing and still speak.
Tell me what you see
when you look at me.

Sometimes you’re really hard to please,
it’s always nothing but it’s real.
Tell me what you’d be,
tell me what you’d be
if I didn’t care about you.

If I could share you and smile again
then I would take you away from pain,
I should hate you and all of your sighs
but I like you, baby, even more.

Sometimes you’re really hard to please,
it’s always nothing but it’s just me,
tell me what you’d be,
tell me what you’d be
if I didn’t care about you.

If I could share you and smile again
then I would take you away from pain,
oh, I’ll just let the whole world turn tonight…
I want you, baby, even more.

If I could share you and smile again
then I would take you away from pain,
oh, I'll just let the whole hell burn tonight…
I want you, baby, even more.
Track Name: A flat and seven cats
The city softly shines but fails
to cheer me up
and people talk so loud today,
they don’t
see what has become of me
without you.
See what has become of me…

I often wondered what happiness is
and maybe
it’s just a flat and seven cats
and to feel loved by you.
See what has become of me,
it’s so cold,
there’s not too much left of me...
but I have to find a way anyway.

And no-one
sees what has become of me.
Dear love,
can you see what’s left of me?
There’s a flat and seven cats and nothing else.
Track Name: My precious time
All the strain of 25 years
have not made me a man.
Like a child, I spend my time
looking for your hand.

All the weight of more than 2 years
keep me far from you.
Your unspoken thoughts just make you
so misunderstood.
 
All my time
I waste in order to understand
that there's no time,
when I’m a better man
there won't be better times,
it's coming to the end
my own last piece of time.
 
Christmastide has gone just like you,
it left me three cold weeks.
But time can’t dry the gifts you gave me.
I save them on my cheeks.
 
All my time
I waste in order to understand
that there's no time,
and what I got is something that
I can't define,
that I pine for.

All my time
I waste in order to understand
that there's no time,
when I’m a better man
there won't be better times.
I'm losing you, my friend,
for reasons I can’t find,
it's coming to the end
my precious time,
it's coming to the end
my precious time.
You are and will be all my precious time.
Track Name: Untitled again
I wrote a song about these days,
an untitled one again.
Boredom broke enchanted chains,
I swallow pride and shame.

But I know how to play
my sad chords today,
‘cause I’m down and it's raining,
I sort of like it…

Always torn,
it’s like all friends have gone.
To regret, to forget
it takes time I don’t have.

Now I know what I’ll be
to the end,
incomplete
again, again, again, again…