Home, Family & Roots

by Thiago de Melo

/
  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

     $10.99 USD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD)

    Includes unlimited streaming of Home, Family & Roots via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

     $14.99 USD or more

     

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
04:13
6.
7.
03:51
8.
9.
10.
11.

about

Created from heartfelt prayers and the desire to make songs infused with a graceful, pure and benevolent spirit – while still remaining within the sphere of popular music – Thiago de Melo launches his solo career with this beautiful collection entitled “Home, Family & Roots”.
Drawing from real-life experiences when writing and real live sessions when recording, Thiago succeeds in integrating elements from his native Brazil as well as his American influences in this self-produced album.
The result is a sunny, colorful and sensual musical treat that captivates with its elegance and wins with its truth.

credits

released March 27, 2015

All songs written, sung and produced by Thiago de Melo.

Arrangements of all tracks, except 8 and 11, by Lucas Zanatta. Arrangements of tracks 8 and 11 by Thiago de Melo.

Recorded at The Clubhouse Studio in Rhinebeck, NY. Head engineer and mixer Paul Antonell.

Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, NYC.

Executive producer and artist manager Christine de Melo.

Artwork by Fivethousand Fingers Creative in Montréal, QC.

For band credits see individual tracks.

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist

about

Thiago de Melo Phoenicia, New York

contact / help

Contact Thiago de Melo

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: The First Time
THE FIRST TIME

I just spoke to you on the phone, but I don’t think I had enough yet
Would it be too much if I called you back?

‘Cause your voice enters my ear and tunes my brain to alpha waves
My body melts like I’m a drunken mime

We’re together a while
But it feels like the first time

Just saw you getting ready for work, but my eyes are still hungry
Would it be too much if you didn’t go?

‘Cause your magnetism is like a prism parting rays of red in rainbows
Making R-Rated movies play in my mind

We’re together a while
But it feels like the first time

No more living under pressure
No more waiting for a treasure
We had our share of hard times, but came through
It’s easier for me when I got you

Just saw you getting ready for work, but my eyes are still hungry
Would it be too much if you didn’t go?
Would it be too much if you just didn’t go?

‘Cause your magnetism is like a prism parting rays of red in rainbows
Making the spiciest movies play in my mind

We’re together a while
But it feels like the first time

We’re together a while
But it feels like the first time
Track Name: You Get Me High
YOU GET ME HIGH

I’m a sucker for your beauty
Do you know that you sleep and I stay watching you like a recently cured blind man?

Coffee is usually my most exciting morning thing
But now there’s you

And you get me high
Shoot me up to the sky

I am so beyond the point of hypnotized
I’m held by the shapes that elevate the sheet from the flat surface of the bed
And I’m dying to check what’s underneath again
To see if I missed a bit
And to get drunker with

‘Cause you get me high
Shoot me up to the sky

You get me high
Shoot me up to the sky
Track Name: So Identified
SO IDENTIFIED

Spent my life chasing a dream
Oh what a ride, what a ride, what a ride it has been
But now that I had a few seasons on me
I don’t even know if I want this anymore
It’s so hard for me
It’s so hard for me
To confess
‘Cause I’ve been
So identified

Spent my time chasing an illusion
Oh what a ride, what a ride, what a ride of confusion
But now that I had a few chapters on me
I realize what’s happening right now
Right here and now
It’s so hard for me
To let go
‘Cause I’ve been
So identified

Just want to spend my time with you
I like it when it’s simple
I feel my way into your sea
And you know just how to pull me

Spent too long on hamster wheels
It’s crazy, it’s crazy, it’s crazy
And it kills
But now that I had a few punches and tired
Instead of blacking out I woke up in the dream
I got it all right here
But it was hard before
To accept
Reality
‘Cause I was so identified

Just want to spend my time with you
I like it when it’s simple
I feel my way into your sea
And you know just how to pull me

I was hanging in the kitchen with my friends
Hearing crazy conversations until the mind bends
What’s the use of trying to force opinion?
When everybody’s mind is their own dominion

I think they were oblivious to their crazy thinking
It seemed they didn’t know that their clock is ticking

Thank God I found what’s important for me
At home with my love is where I want to be
Through the eyes of love is how I want to see

Just want to spend my time with you
I like it when it’s simple
I feel my way into your sea
You pull me

Just want to spend my time with you
I like it when it’s simple
I feel my way into your sea
And you know just how to pull me
Track Name: More Myself With You
MORE MYSELF WITH YOU

Love of my life
You have transformed me

Love of my life
You unveil
You uncover my eyes

I’m more myself with you

Love of my life
I could not have a better one

Love of my life
You understand
And insist that I be true

I’m more myself with you

Now my imagination is my consolation
As I use it to be with you
But my imagination, though boundless, is a deviation
From the perfection that is you

Love of my life
You’re so kind to me

Love of my life
You saw me through all those things I put you through
I want to thank you

My imagination is my consolation
As I use it to be with you
But my imagination, though boundless, is a deviation
From the perfection that is you

My imagination is my consolation
As I use it to be with you
But my imagination, though boundless, is a deviation
From the perfection that’s you

My imagination is my consolation
Now that you’re not here and I use it to be with you
But my imagination, though boundless, is a deviation
From the perfection that is you

I want the real thing
Ain’t nothing like the real thing
Track Name: Menina Linda
MENINA LINDA

Menina Linda
Corpo dourado pelo sol
De ida e vinda
Alma fisgada por vontade a teu anzol

Eu sou criança
E nesta dança
Peço que pense com cautela o que vai fazer com o meu coração

Tudo balança
Minh’alma lança o corpo
Sem asa
Demandando por ti
Ascensão

Por tua causa
O tempo pausa
E eu me perco
Caleidoscópico olhar

Por tua culpa
Vênus em tulpa
Me prendo a geometria da tua forma

Menina Linda
Corpo dourado pelo sol
De ida e vinda
Alma fisgada porque quer a teu anzol

Eu sou criança
E nesta dança
Peço que pense com cautela o que vai fazer com o meu coração

Tudo balança
Minh’alma lança o corpo
Sem asa
Demandando por ti
Ascensão

Por tua causa
O tempo pausa
E eu me perco
Caleidoscópico olhar

Por tua culpa
Vênus em tulpa
Me prendo a geometria da tua forma

Por tua causa
O tempo pausa
E eu me perco
Caleidoscópico olhar

Por tua culpa
Vênus em tulpa
Me prendo a geometria da tua forma
Track Name: Home, Family & Roots
HOME, FAMILY & ROOTS

I was one when I left
Now I’m back and I’m another
It’s not so much that I have changed
So much as I became more myself

But is there greater yearning in the heart of a traveler
Than the yearning for home, family and roots
Prospects here
Loved ones there
I thought it would be easier when I left

Different things in different places
But they are all one in my heart
I have changed
And I am gone
But I’ll always be where my heart is

And is there greater yearning in the heart of a man
Than the yearning for home, family and roots
Money here
Beaches there
I guess I’ll later buy the time I spent

Is there greater yearning in the heart of a soul
Than the yearning for home, family and roots
Dharma here
Karma there
I guess I’ll take it one breath at a time
Track Name: Prayer
PRAYER

Oh Great Spirit
I sing to You
I give You my soul

Heal it, feel it, feed it
Thank You!

Oh Great Earth
I sing to You
I give You my body

Heal it, feel it, feed it
Thank You!

Oh Great Sun
I sing to You
I give You my heart

Heal it, feel it, feed it
Thank You!

Oh God Who goes by many Names
Yet dwells in all people as One
For Your Light, Your Love, Your Peace
Thank You!

Oh Great Spirit
I sing to You
I give You my soul

Thank You!
Track Name: A Bird's Song
A BIRD’S SONG

One lovely little bird came to visit me today
Welcome me as I stay in the Presence of the Sun Ray

I was feeling incomplete
Like I needed to be more to be loved

Terrible illusion!

Sweet little bird, thank you
For showing me that I don’t have to be no one
Or do
Or have
Or finish what I started
I just choose to be One

You are too a mirror for me
Clear day or night so stormy
I know I can do as you’ve done
Soar like the One
Be like the Sun

Fly forever
Sing forever
Land whenever you feel you want to

One lovely little bird came to visit me today
Welcome me as I stay in the Presence of the Sun Ray

Fly forever
Sing forever
Land whenever

If I know one thing I know this:
To give all up that’s short of Bliss
Is what the Highest conquest is

And when I fly and make my sound
I know that all the birds around will get it
Love is common ground
The only common ground!

So fly and make your sound!
(Fly forever, sing forever, land whenever you want to)
Track Name: Simple Pleasures
SIMPLE PLEASURES

I have a house with my love
We dance around the living room
Could it be any better?
‘Cause it’s pretty awesome now

I have a forest I delve into
I see a bear and I smile at it
Could it be any better?
‘Cause it’s pretty perfect now

I’m a man of simple pleasures
I value what people overlook
‘Cause they actually overlook wealth and power all the time
Believe it

I have a mother
A father too
I love ‘em so
And they love me too
Could it be any better?
Well, it is. I got siblings too

I have a friend
Who plays guitar
It goes so well
With my melodies
Could it be any better?
‘Cause it’s pretty awesome now

I’m a man of simple pleasures
I value what people overlook
And they actually overlook wealth and power all the time
Believe it

‘Cause it’s within
It’s within
Yeah, it’s within
Wealth and power are within

Yeah it’s within
It’s within
Wealth and power are within
Wealth and power are within

I have a house with my love
We fool around
And when I see her cooking in the kitchen…
Could it be any better?
‘Cause it’s pretty sexy now

I’m a man of simple pleasures
I value what people overlook
And they actually overlook wealth and power all the time
Believe it

‘Cause it’s within
It’s within
Yeah, it’s within
Wealth and power are within

Yeah, it’s within
It’s within
Wealth and power are within
Wealth and power are within

Yeah it’s within
It’s within
Yeah, it’s within
Ooh wealth and power is within
Yeah it’s within
It’s within

Wealth and power are within
Wealth and power are within

Just like beauty
Just like glory
Just like love
Just like happiness
Just like God

Wealth and power are within
Wealth and power are within
Within
Track Name: Fill My Heart
FILL MY HEART

Fill my heart
With your love
Fill my heart
Until it overflows
Fill my heart
Is what I want from you

You send me on a quest for naming all the stars
And counting all the moons
But what I want from you is that you

Fill my heart
With your love
Fill my heart
Until it overflows
Fill my heart
Is what I want from you

You send me on a quest for knowing everything
And saving all the people in the world
But I got it all in my chest
All I need is

Fill my heart
With your love
Fill my heart
Until it overflows
Fill my heart
Is what I want from you

Fill my heart!
Track Name: My Best Friend
MY BEST FRIEND

My best friend
I wish you were here today
To break the silence
To paint a picture
Prettier than this might sky and sea
With your smile

My best friend
I want to discover you
Travel your pale skin
You magnetize me like
A pagan deity just might
When her secrets are revealed
And she smiles

Goddess
Child
Mother
Lover
Sexual
Saint
You’re my everything!
But for now I’ll say this:
I long for and miss
My best friend

My best friend
With her scintillating eyes
In the best virescent light
No finer jewels I’d find

Goddess
Child
Mother
Lover
Sexual
Saint
You’re my everything!

Muse and artist
Prize and hero
Death to my needs
You’re my everything!
Yet for now I’ll say this:
I long for and miss
My best friend