Tales of a Starless Night

by Francesco Liccari

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1.
The dim light is about to lie down On a cold carpet of fire The wet wind violently sweeps The promises of a liar There is no hope for a rebirth Of the leaves lying in the mire So leave and fall Fall, leaf of the fallin' leaves' fall The fog hides and confuses the world Allowing us to be naive The memory of summer makes us smile And cry, and leads us to believe That it's never too late to relive it again Time leaves and we are not relieved So live and fall Fall, leaf of the fallin' leaves' fall So leave and fall Fall, leaf of the fallin' leaves' fall
2.
I saw you walking on the roof And then looking down on the street After, I don’t know what happened I had someone to meet I saw you holding a razor blade And then going inside the bathroom After, I don’t know what happened I had to clean up my room And in this song no one gets hurt One fixing the TV aerials One replacing the razor blade But I’m sure, no one got hurt I saw you holding a rope And then tying it to a tree After, I don’t know what happened I was late, it was better to flee I saw you holding a shotgun And then writing on a piece of paper After, I don’t know what happened I had to go, see you later And in this song no one gets hurt One building a swing One going to the firing ground But I’m sure, no one got hurt
3.
Unloved 02:40
Her silent steps were moving Barefoot through the meadows She was searching Where love grows Her small hand was holding The hand of her groom She was searching Where love blooms Her gently skin was trembling Bathing naked in the river She was searching Where love shattered Her shiny eyes were staring At his strange cold smile She’d be choked In a little while Her cold body was lying Under his indifferent eyes She had found Where her love died
4.
Oh my love, tell me again That everything will be fine That my fears and pain Can’t steal what is mine Oh my love, tell me again That we won’t grow old That I won’t go insane And your lips won’t become cold Oh my love, tell me all these things Tell me of an endless spring Until I get carried away on sleep’s wings Oh my love, tell me again That you’ll be with me forever That time won’t break the chain Which keeps us together Oh my love, tell me again All the lies I want to believe in That allow me to keep livin’ Oh my love, tell me all these things Tell me of an endless spring Until I get carried away by the angel’s wings Oh my love, tell me again
5.
Whisper to me words that I can't hear I'm still here, with a rainbow near With a hand full of stolen diamonds Far on the hills, with my worn heels And nobody knows what a man feels Nobody believes that I've seen frightened lions Take me to your magic place Where I can see your face covered by lace In the timeless land with my rhymes Leave me there to rot in the deepest grave In my silly rave, without someone to save With all my memories buried in the lost time Wake me up from my nightmares I'll find something worse when I'm awake Wake me up from my nightmares Please don't tell me about today, for old times' sake Then take me on the ocean of lost loves With my cut gloves, under the flying doves, On the silver water now I'm sailin' But the bottom is too shiny to be seen My soul isn't very clean and I'm too lean To be hungry for what is rainin' Smoke's human forms, all around me Laughing at me, even if they can't see Runin' blindly in their lives, they won't stop And they're slowly disappearing in the sunset After I've met them, I don't know where they will get Maybe to my ragged head, when I reach the top
6.
Your love Like a freely flying dove Like the dew on a sleepy dawn Like a graceful swimming swan I wonder if you see That it’s so precious to me Your eyes Like the blue of the farthest skies Like diamonds to find Like mirrors of your mind I wonder if you see That they’re so precious to me Your lips Like the softest rosebud tips Like a promise to be kept Like a dream that leaves me rapt I wonder if you see That they’re so precious to me Your hair Like the mane of a lovely mare Like the shine of the finest silk Round your neck as white as milk I wonder if you see That it’s so precious to me Your smile Has a gentle and loving style Like the brightest ray of sun I have to tell you, you’re the one I wonder if you see That you’re so precious to me Your face Has eternal youth’s grace Like a goddess to be praised Like a blaze that leaves me dazed I wonder if you see That it’s so precious to me You My blue-eyed girl My precious pearl All this is true It is for you Your love Like a freely flying dove Like the dew on a sleepy dawn Like a graceful swimming swan I wonder if you see That it’s so precious to me
7.
The Sailor 03:43
I’ve sailed the oceans with the winds on my side I’ve left my land with the high night tide I was curious then of revealing the secrets of the sea But where was north? The Fates had forsaken me My boat was swept away through lightning and storms In a wet desert where waves changed their forms I’ve sailed all my life long Can’t say what’s gone wrong I’ve never heard the siren’s song Why do my travels take so long? I’ve sailed the oceans with the winds on my side I’ve left my land with the high night tide I’ve sailed the seas like Ulysses did before But ten years later I had yet to see the shore I’ve sailed the seas but the Fates had forsaken me Calypso, why don’t you fall in love with me? I’ve sailed all my life long Can’t say what’s gone wrong I’ve never heard the siren’s song Why do my travels take so long?
8.
Someone's talkin' about her lover Someone's talkin' about her little girl Someone says she couldn't get it over with But she's not there at all Far away from the picture on the wall But no one remembers The time gone by, not for long Someone's talkin' about her face Someone's talkin' of when she was a child Someone asks: “What was her place?” But she's not there at all Maybe she has only forgotten her shawl But no one remembers The time gone by, not for long Someone asks if her eyes were brown or blue Someone asks if her hair was black or blond Someone forgets and asks: “Who are you?” But you're not there at all You have just got the call But no one remembers The time gone by, not for long Now I'm wondering Who you were not so long ago
9.
Last Trip 03:42
The fog was slowly swallowing that car Up there on the hill near the woods The man inside was looking far Through the glass wet by a light rain Melting like crystals on his skin He was trying to forget his stain He was feeling it inside now He was tripping out somehow Oh the light is deep, like sounds The mind is losing its bounds Oh the light is deep in my last trip What’s my name, what’s my name What’s my name now? I’m still with you, she cried He was late with the flowers in his hand She burnt herself trying to touch the stars I’m still with you, she said But she was only a withered voice in his head He knew she was dead
10.
The Wind 03:45
I know the wind that hits my face It brings the time of a lost place The wind that dries the tears And corrodes the face The wind that tears the years And leaves its trace The wind that blows in my ears Keeps giving me the chase Maybe one day it will sweep the ashes Like a mute poem I know the wind that hits my face It slows down my weary pace The wind that cleans the scars And ages the eyes The wind that blows and jars While the dust flies To the distant and forgotten stars That will never rise Maybe one day it will sweep the ashes Like a mute poem Pushed by the westward wind I will touch the sunset
11.
Long Winter 05:13
I've lost myself in a long winter My soul is damned, the spell is cast And the bones are pulverizing fast The wasteland is inside me now Everything I write will burn Until the tide turns Will it ever flourish again? Or only in the end, from my chest After that cold, empty rest I've lost myself in a long winter I've lost myself in a long winter And my heart lingers on Everything I see has no name Time has crossed the line My life is not mine Will the winter ever end? Should I wait for life to go? Leaving my memories below the snow I've lost myself in a long winter I've lost myself in a long winter And my heart lingers on

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"Tales of a Starless Night", a magnifying glass on the human soul.

“Since I started my career as a musician, I have always defined myself a folk rock singer-songwriter, but at a certain point, all the music I listened to, over the years, has overflowed and has been pouring into these new and old songs, smoothing the edges of the raw material."

"Tales of a Starless Night" pops up from the union of 6 unreleased tracks and 5 deeply rearranged songs from the previous EP called Raw Notes.

"Tales of a Starless Night" is Francesco Liccari's first album in which he has condensed the road he has traveled so far.

The "classic" themes of Francesco are back: memories, loneliness, addiction, love, lucid dreams, violence and indolence; all seasoned with the inexorable passing of time that demands to us a tribute each day greater to stay.

credits

released December 20, 2019

All songs written by Francesco Liccari except “No One Got Hurt” (Lyrics by F.Liccari, Music by F.Liccari and E.Casasola)
All arrangements by Francesco Liccari, Enrico Casasola, Marco Bertoli (except track 7) and Giuseppe Roberto Atzori (except tracks 2,3,4,6,11)
Vocals, electric & acoustic guitars by Francesco Liccari
Electric bass by Enrico Casasola
Drums by Marco Bertoli
Percussions (tracks 1,5,7,8,9,10) by Giuseppe Roberto Atzori
Produced, recorded, edited, mixed and mastered by Giuseppe Farace at Giuseppe Farace Studio
(c) Copyright 2019 by Farace Records FL1901
Artwork by Eiros (O. Brunetto & Z. Deyneka)

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Francesco Liccari Trieste, Italy

Francesco Liccari is a folk-rock singer/songwriter born and rised in Trieste. As he grew and developed as a musician, he was drawn to folk and rock, due to inspiration from artists like Bowie, Reed, The Rolling Stones, Dylan, Young, Stevens, Donovan, Cohen to name a few.
"Tales of a Starless Night" is his first album.
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