Songs From My Imaginary Youth

by Are You Real?

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released October 31, 2019

All tracks recorded and produced by Are You Real?
Artwork by Mara Cerri

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Track Name: Song For A Stranger
in this world of fantasies
it is hard to touch each other for a moment
it is hard to find each other
in this dance of shadows

in your eyes i see the future
in your eyes i see the stars
oh darling come closer

in your eyes i see the darkness

i tried to walk with my eyes closed to find my way
i saw you there lost in the crowd
you walked through me and when i turned around
your back was invisibile

i don’t know why do i feel
like i’ve been cut in a half
tell me - are you real?

in my eyes i see the darkness

we can hold on to each other - hold on to each other!
we can shout from the rooftops - hold on to each other!
that we don’t know who we are - hold on to each other!
we can hold on in the night - hold on to each other!

we are strangers and i love you
Track Name: We Are The Wild Things
children on the run
younger than Peter Pan
in this generation of daydreamers without dreams
we are the wild things

from our little rooms
to the dark side of the moon
of this wretched world we are the proud kings
we are the wild things

dance with me with your eyes closed
dance this dance with your heart exposed
we’re here for a moment then we’re gone
so dance and sing - you are a wild thing!

now it’s time to be ridiculous
now it’s time to be in love
we will never ever be so young again
are you ready?

dance with me with your eyes closed
dance this dance with your heart exposed
we’re here for a moment then we’re gone
so dance and sing - we are the wild things

TOGETHER WE CAN GET TO THE STARS
Track Name: Run
something to protect you in the dark
a magic spell to keep you when you sleep
something to direct you when you dream
and the ground seems to vanish

run, darling
run, my love

sleeping in two in a bed for one
finding you are beside when the dream fades from your eyes
and you touch my hand your skin is warm - you rain on me, electric storm
together now 1+1 = 1

run, darling
run, my love

run like you never have run
Track Name: Behind Your Eyelids
in the kingdom of the scraps
in the nightly spell
we climbed over the rusty gate
and slipped into the garden of the haunted house
now everything seems so real
your silhouette is all i feel
as we walk but we don’t touch the ground

your face blue in a field of stars
“do you think the ghost is real?”
i laughed but with your mouth you said “yes”
i am yours and you are mine
for a moment out of time
the grass was wet on your naked skin

one day when we are some brilliant cosmic dust
how can i caress your face then?
how we’ll miss these little things down here!
take my hand before we disappear
Track Name: Shaman's Punk
find your power little wolf
listen to the voice within
the voice of God that speaks within
and saturate yourself with power

you are hanging like a star
alone and splendid like a star
nothing here can touch the light
your spirit flies higher than the sky

into the forest dark and deep
i wake up from the eternal sleep
into the forest deep and dark
i see million things that spark
into the forest in my eyes
elemental spirits fly
electricity in the spine
into the forest i...

you can run run like a wolf
your eyes can see through the night
you’ve got magic in your hands
your body is embodied magic

find your power little wolf
listen to the voice within
“this reality is fake
to be a dreamer you must be awake”

into the forest dark and deep
i wake up from the eternal sleep
into the forest deep and dark
i see million things that spark
into the forest in my eyes
elemental spirits fly
electricity in the spine
into the forest i... SHINE!
Track Name: There Was A Man
there was a man came to our town
he wore a suit of red
he memorized with secret eyes
that he hid away in his head

he had a scar upon his head
where there used to be a crown
but he sold his robes at the five-and-ten
and he lived on the edge of town

that fall he showed us a magic leaf
that he could change to snow
he bought it partly with his grief
and partly with his soul

and he scattered seeds in the alley way
and he never seemed to rest
and when we went to ask him why
all he ever said was “yes”

he made a swan from waving grass
beside a crystal shore
and a sunrise spun from broken glass
and many things more

but then his hands began to burn
when he heard the news from the war
“when we cannot find each other” he said
“then we can't run away any more”

next day with tears along his face
he passed us on the hill
no one thought to ask him to stay
and he knows that we never will
Track Name: The Great Unknown
every little child every child is lost
every little dream in the night is lost
every little fire every fire is lost
the moon, the stars, the earth are lost

every little boy every girl are gone
all the magic spells in the air are lost
the father, the son, the ghost are lost
the mothers, the lovers, the motherfuckers too

every little song ever sung is lost
every little pray ever prayed is lost
i tried to walk with my eyes closed
to find the way but i was lost

oooh my love
we take a leap into the great unknown
we spin into the great unknown

every little child every child is lost
every little dream in the night is lost
every little boy every girl are gone
every little flame in the night is gone

every little thing in the world is lost
every little world in the dark is lost
there are shadows dancing in the outer space
and the outer space in your eyes is lost

oooh my love
we swim into the great unknown
we make love into the great unknown
we fade into the great unknown
we are into the great unknown
Track Name: I Kissed Alice
we were standing by the tracks waiting for her train
she was my best friend and i was so in love
all the time we were together talking about Baudelaire
all the time i was ever dreaming about me and her

i kissed Alice

so we were standing by the tracks waiting for the train
we were alone beside the people and the train did come
and she approached me so plain
she gently posed her petal lips upon mine

i kissed Alice
Track Name: I Don't Wanna Die Young
i don’t wanna die before i’ve been to North Cape
to see the sea where the sea has no shape
i don’t wanna die before i’ve been to Shangri-la
should it be in China or somewhere in Jamaica

i don’t wanna die before i’ve learnt to sing the blues
to read the stars and make my clothing and my shoes
i don’t wanna die before i’ve even learnt to dance
to use telepathy and fall in a state of trance

i don’t wanna die young

i don’t wanna die before i’ve settled down somewhere
a house in the woods for my love and i to share
and when the thunders burst and the sky is blue
we’ll hold like inuits in a small igloo

i don’t wanna die before i’ve let my burden down
to face the unknown like a monk or like a clown
i don’t wanna die before i’ve made my way through
the mess in me to be one with you

i don’t wanna die young

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