Summer Camp blues (2017)

by Xavi Malacara

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Recorded in Barcelona April 2016 in Slim Studios
Produced by Mario Cobo
Edited by "Huevos Frito" (2016)
Engineer Nestor Oñatibia
Songs by Xavi Malacara
Arrangements Tony Wilson

Malacara & Wilson Band are:

Xavi Malacara (singer, guitar, harp)
Tony Wilson (guitar)
Salva "Joker" (Drums)
Maxi Moscardi (Bass)


released January 2, 2017

Cover Jaume Roure

Work Art Dani Ballesteros
Coordinador & Fotografia Jofre Blesa
Una producción de Xavi Malacara para la obra de teatro “La Peixera”
© Malacara & Wilson Band @ Huevos Frito 2016


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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: The Bride
The bride wears black boots
and a frail white silk dress
and I drive a brand new car
in Las Vegas a burning sky

My love, the rain is over
I run to you with two wedding rings
When all bets seem lost
Our love is all we’ve got

You said ‘I'm your man’
From the highest tower you made a vow
Be careful if you're playing a game
I have a bullet with your name
Track Name: Rat Race
Rats flee in a race
Running to steal the time
We were going straight to a train wreck
As the banker loves the squatter
We made the bet
We loved the risk of a death foretold

Whatever works, try again
Can you hear our song of farewell?

I received a beating
I got it twice
Agh! Till I took out my liver by mouth
We laugh about everything
We drank ‘Bloody Mary’ one time
The truth ends up exploding in your face

You went to the bathroom first
I went after a while
Someone banged on the door
Our story is a roulette wheel
Smelt like farewell
but in the end you win again

You were cheating
you play with marked cards
but I carry a gun up my sleeve
There is no rest, no time to lose
We’re doomed by fate
end up like rats down the drain
Track Name: Black Swan
I swam in the green lake
A faint light beam shone
My bare feet rested in the mud
Every human being lives in a novel plot
Just five minutes can change a life

Suddenly you appeared
your eyes outshone the day
Seeking a bloody story
you are the black swan
before I met you I was a blind swordsman
We are emigrants from a failed love

You playing on a swing
I wait my turn
everything was broken
you are the black swan
you call to the moon at the doors of the dark
I want to drown this strong feeling now

I’m back to the river
Now you are a song
What we were is written
you are the black swan
you call to the moon at the doors of the dark
we are emigrants from a failed love
Track Name: Almost Blues
Almost Blues is nothing tragic
There’s no reason to love
When you're away I will know what to do

No time to mourn.
It could have been worst
Now you stick to the past
While on the radio plays our last song

You treated me like a dog.
After every kiss I received a snub
Now you are taking the ashes of love

You made me die you made me feel alive
Almost blues. You left empty-handed
At last love is an entropic game

Almost blues
Almost blues
Almost blues
Almost blues
Track Name: Enemies
Walking with my enemy
Steps beyond the sorrow and joy
dark side of love is a must see

Walking on the bustling streets
like a bum around the town
and you move like a cat
on a hot tin roof

Pain comes from the roofs
through the smoke
Night waits with a jaws of a wolf

Enemy you know where we go
Enemy our time is short
Dying, love is dying
Seeking the best way out

Enemy you file your claws
There’s no rest no relief for you
I was wired to escape from your rage

You kept pushing till the sea stopped
Universe collapses and we don’t?

Soft as the blade of a sword
You talk to me like I was the one
I realized too late that we are part of a lie

Now I pray for no return
It’s not hard to fill your space
You are like the smoke from a cigarette

You kept pushing till the sea stopped
Universe collapses and we don’t?
Track Name: Summer Camp Blues
Life is like a summer. A summer Camp Blues
People goin' crazy. You and me too
I can’t be myself. No time to think
Daily I go back home tired without reward
Dreams are dyin' going nowhere
While you are turning in a fairground all day

Would you kill a hopeless man? You can’t do it
My love, I’m a fool without homeland
Please don’t go away. Please get back
Oh listen! babe you know how I really feel
I’m a workingman victim. I was born just dead
You can’t kill me. I was made to resist
It’s all you want to change my mind
Don’t ever remind me where is my place


You know babe. Love is a killing field
Think about, there’s no trial to judge our mistakes

Never hang out with someone of my kind
you could lose everything in just one night

You think love is a war to win
And ‘eternal love’ becomes summertime

Love is like a summer. A summer camp blues
Love is like a summer. A summer camp blues
Track Name: Fishbowl
Winter was cold
I ran the ravine to the church
There was a time
When dreams would come true

I dressed in a football shirt
I used to play an old guitar
From a flowery terrace
I saw trains going to nowhere

A yellow bird whistled
through the window
The turntable played a scratchy song

I was free in a fishbowl. I was free
I said one day I would go
I lived in a sunny attic. Away from danger
one day I will go

One day I thought I could be a poet
Life turned out short. I walked with bare feet

My country changed
turning the fishbowl
Now I can write a poem

I will come back
I will come back
When all ways are blocked

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