Home, Family & Roots

by Thiago de Melo

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
Menina Linda 04:13
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
6.
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
7.
Prayer 03:51
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!
8.
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)
9.
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
10.
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!
11.
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

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.

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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.

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