Miles Down Blues (2019)

by Xavi Malacara

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Recorded in Barcelona
July 2018 in Slim Studios
Produced by Mario Cobo 
Edited by "Producciones Acaraperro" (2019) 
Engineer Nestor Oñatibia
Songs by Xavi Malacara 
Arrangements Tony Wilson 

Xavi Malacara (singer, guitar, harp) 
Tony Wilson (guitar) 
Salva "Joker" (Drums) 
Maxi Moscardi (Bass)
Mario Cobo (Pedal Steel) 
Luis Aznárez (Armonica en "Nothing is Real")

Work Art Berto Martínez 


released May 1, 2019


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Xavi Malacara Barcelona, Spain

They call him "Malacara". Musician based in Barcelona Songwriter bandleader, entertainer (Malacara Wilson Band, Karma Police, Blue Chiefs, Milkers) Has placed him at the Americana music. His music transcends the confines of genre, continually challenging the notion that tradition-bearers fail to push musical boundaries. ... more


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Track Name: Plastic Jesus (G.Cromarty/Ed Rush)
I don't care if it rains or freezes
Long as I got my plastic Jesus
Riding on the dashboard of my car.
Through my trials and tribulations
And my travels through the nations
With my plastic Jesus I'll go far.

I'm afraid He'll have to go.
His magnets ruin my radio
And if I have a wreck He'll leave a scar.
Riding down a thoroughfare
With His nose up in the air,
A wreck may be ahead, but He don't mind.
Though the sunshine on His back
Make Him peel, chip and crack,
A little patching keeps Him up to par.

When I'm in a traffic jam
He don't care if I say "damn"
I can let all my curses rol
Once His robe was snowy white,
Now it isn't quite so bright -
Stained by the smoke of my cigar.
If I weave around at night,
And policemen think I'm tight,
They never find my bottle - though they ask.
Track Name: Bye Bye (she said)
How to get out of this
before the world collapses
I won’t climb up to her window
Now I’m on her side track
I have to forget everything good
bye bye she said

She lifted me to the top
then let me fall like a junk
there’s always one last time
I was lost in her crazy eyes
It seems nasty but I wanna smell her again
bye bye she said

I presume to have left this one
but I still get dizzy when I see her
No time to settle down
I got her last words
Do you know what I mean?
bye bye she said

bye bye she said
Track Name: Miles Down
In your defense I have to say
I understand your necessary way
As many stars as in the milky way

Shadows don’t leave their prey
Shadows don’t leave their prey
Outlaw's den is your shelter when everything is away

It is sure you see the night fall
It is sure I see you get in trouble
Danger knocks at your door when the darkness fall

Someone told me you're messing around
Stars don’t always show the way
Dogs don’t always bark at the enemy

You walk miles down the lane
Why is there’s no a mother fucking train?
You can breath the smoke under the thin rain

A pale sun warms the rime
The memory of the happy days faded
you can't remember what you did last night

On sunny days think of me
till you see the rain falling over me
You know how much time can we foresee?
Track Name: Nothing is Real
Love is real. Since you left anymore
The sun rises in the east
an empty room shows you ain’t here
I’m not good for you but nothing is real

She never hid who she really was
when everything seemed lost
she had a suitcase ready
I’m not good for you but nothing is real

Time is a thief. I miss you since you go
In the same corner I wait you come
I wait see you coming
I’m not good for you but nothing is real
Track Name: No one Knows
No one knows my name
no one knows what I’ve done
I’m going down South
won’t be back till fall

A good man can’t sink
but I left the bible / for a blonde girl
“You may get better, buddy.
But you’re never gonna heal”

If you can’t make money, make friends
Gold smell like a good girl, my father said
Get rich or die trying
I thought one dusty day
“You may get better buddy
But you’re never gonna heal”

Life run fast under my damn shoes
I will be known not to lose
Lord, you see that lonely road,
you know it has an end
“You may get better, buddy.
But you’re never gonna heal”
Track Name: Gushi's Song
Gushi shines the day
Gushi turns off your night
Gushi runs with bare feet
Gushi burns like the sun

Hard as steel
she surfs on the waves
When nothing seems fun
she takes the midnight train

Gushi runs like fire
Gushi kills you with a smile
Gushi steals your heart
Gushi turns you upside down

She walks on the muddy ground
where the homeless lie
Life is not a fairy tale
She cries in the loneliness

I'm sometimes up
I'm sometimes down
Trouble will bury me. Trouble will bury me
Track Name: Honest Man
Let me tell the story
of the most honest man
He worked hard for money
and for his family

He mistook night with the day
He confused work with love
he made excuses for not returning home
never to return come home soon
How many secrets can a man hide?

A self-made man as a child he went to church
Money burned like snow on his bare hands
Behaved like a jerk. He was the wild one
greed has no memory

He loved other women and learned to give them up
someone broke his nose someone broke his heart
How much shit can a man hide?
How much shit can a man hide?

Divine season of roses with good folks and wine
he was a bon vivant. Guilty is for the weak

He can see the devil in the sky
someone says, who gives diamonds to a tramp?
He thinks I'm less than a dog
How much shit can a man hide?
Track Name: L'Appel du Vide
The world swallows dreamers
But it’s full of magic
You don’t lose the calm
for every snake that you find at your feet

No one is happy with their luck.
But you feed on chaos
The rain soaks your dress
You walk with puddles in the shoes

All you want disappears
under your feet
the world starts to sink
and you feel the call
“L'appel du vide”

Things break, things fall down. That's life
From a rose, a petal falls
A day of happiness begets a year of tears

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