Never Look Back

by Gab De La Vega

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released 27 March 2015

Released 27th March 2015

All songs by Gab De La Vega, except for "Never Talking To You Again", originally by Hüsker Dü

Recorded, mixed and mastered between February 16th and 20th 2015 by Simone Piccinelli at Indiebox Music Hall, Brescia - www.indieboxmusichall.org

Produced by Gab De La Vega and Simone Piccinelli.

Arrangements on this album by Gab De La Vega and Simone Piccinelli.

Artwork by Katharina Rot Illustration.
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Layout by Gab De La Vega.

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Track Name: Against The Grain
I will always save a precious part of the kid I used to be
it's a flame still burning strong in me that has shaped my identity

I know people change, in most cases
they'll just walk away from me
but my heart's the same and so is the bond we share
just the few of us still here

we're still here and I don't mind
of the times we left behind
'cause the best is yet to come, just wait and see

the blood that runs in our veins
heartbeats like drums, the voice of those against the grain
we won't back down, won't hesitate
that's what we’ve learned: the struggle never ends

'cause we are crazy enough to dream and to try to live at full speed
'cause we always choose the hard way because we know where it leads

life is not a game, this is what they say
but they play with lives so easily
no one really cares if you're alive or dead
but I'll find you next to me

we're still here and I don't mind
of the times we left behind
'cause the best is yet to come, just wait and see

the blood that runs in our veins
heartbeats like drums, the voice of those against the grain
we won't back down, won't hesitate
that's what we’ve learned: the struggle never ends

life's a constant quest
every scar's a medal on my chest
to remind me where I've been and where to go

'cause some roads just lead to dead ends
if you're lost reach out for my hand
we've got each other's back, this is our code
we'll find another road
Track Name: Colors Have Changed
when we were kids sometimes
we used to play in that field
there was no fence nor gate
it was great for hide-and-seek

where corn grew tall and strong
now it's covered with concrete

to say it's wrong is pointless and so I sing
this hymn for
those days, today

in those summer nights, you and I,
young and carefree
the smell of corn, the bugs, the moon,
our smiles and our grazed knees

where corn grew tall and strong
now it's covered with concrete

to say it's wrong is pointless and so I sing
this hymn for
those days, today

resigned, I wander
in that field again
memories still vivid in my dreams

and I wonder why they had to
steal the beauty of this place
what is left now that
colors have changed

memories, that's what is left today
today
Track Name: Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
I choose to be blind
what you can't see can't hurt you and that's no lie
yeah, I know, it's true
I'm avoiding confrontations and it feels so good

'cause reality is a burden I can't bear
you want me to face it and understand
but I'm cozy and safe in my sad distracted life
'cause reality is more than I can take

don't want to see
the pictures that you show me, I know what's real
nevertheless
my attitude allows me to live through

the sense of guilt I feel everytime I see
the wrongs i participate in and I could change
if it wasn't for my same old cheap excuse
I'm sorry but it's more than I can take

don't get me wrong, you know how they say
out of sight
out of mind
don't get me wrong, you know how they say
out of sight
out of mind

I prefer this sweet sweet lie
to a bitter truth of that kind
it's easy to believe
that there's nothing wrong with the way I live

it is certainly a relief
to live by this belief
it's just the way it goes
call it a habit or tradition
maybe it's laziness, but still
it's not up to me
Track Name: Like Waves
do you really believe
that you can defeat
the giant with your own bare hands?
you're sick of injustice
but be smart, son, trust me
you're making a fool of yourself
please just do something else

things are like this and there's nothing in the world
you can do to turn them around
useless to raise your voice, useless to stand your ground
step back and take it as it comes
step back and take it as it comes

even if you won't take part in it, others will
things ain't gonna change
there will always be someone taking advantage
of the weaker, this is the law of nature
this is just nature's law

well, I'm just sick of hearing “what's the point?”
the impact of an action and a choice
is real, even if it just causes minor ripples
it increases when you're not alone, like waves
Track Name: Living Through The Words
an hour staring at this blank page
hunting for the words to say
can't tell who's the hunter and who's the prey

is it easy to talk about revolution?
easy to talk about change?
are they ineffective words today?

talk is cheap and convenient when
our actions don't match what we say
is attention for our ego what we crave?
are we just living through the words we say?

inevitably contradicted
when we question all we know
the reason why
I can't leave my comfort zone

'cause we often focus so much
on the things that should be done
that we essentially end up doing none

talk is cheap and convenient when
our actions don't match what we say
is attention for our ego what we crave?
we'll never be completely right
but we can't be wrong every day
stunned we freeze while chances fade away
are we just living through the words we say?

we don't know where to get started
and we don't start from anywhere

always overthinking details
coming up with no real plan

a superficial satisfaction
bellies filled with empty words


thoughts and actions need connections
don't let your voice be unheard

talk is cheap and convenient when
our actions don't match what we say
is attention for our ego what we crave?
but don't you know that every gesture is important
to make a difference day by day
brick by brick these walls will tumble down
something more than just those words we said
Track Name: Empathy
please look into my eyes
I'm destined to die
you really don't know why
just because someone else
is going to eat my flesh
the purpose of my life
and no one's going to cry

something you share
with me
something you share
with me

none of us want to be killed or confined
we all just want to be free and live our lives
do you really need to live yours by taking mine?
I'm someone just like you, but of a different kind

now look behind these bars
and try to meet my eyes
is empathy so hard
to find into your heart?
are differences enough
to sentence me to death
and pet the lucky ones?

something you share
with me
something you share
with me

none of us want to be killed or confined
we all just want to be free and live our lives
do you really need to live yours by taking mine?
I'm someone just like you, but of a different kind

it's you and me
Track Name: Dare To Dream
thinking of tomorrow
puzzled and confused
thoughts and doubts about the shit I'm going through
there's not much to gain
everything to lose
happiness is at risk in its pursuit

should I stay safe and warm in a place I don't want to be
should I go ahead and try to find what's best for me

and I, I was afraid
but now... I'm not afraid

I wasted so much time wishing for something to happen
but never did a thing to make it happen
was I really trying or just thinking I was trying?
nothing comes easily in life and I've never started

should I stay safe and warm in a place I don't want to be
should I go ahead and try to find what's best for me

and I, I was afraid
but now... I'm not afraid

you might think that I'm a fool chasing a dream
you might think that I'm deluded and naive
but at least I'm here and I'm rolling up my sleeves
do you really think you've done better than me

and I, I was afraid
but now... I'm not afraid
Track Name: Anaesthetic
I just need to find a way to ease my pain
all hopes went down the drain and here I am
directionless or I simply cannot see
through the tears that filled my eyes and sank my dreams

don't know much in life but I'm pretty sure I'll find
all the solutions in the bottom of my glass
it's anaesthetic for my misery
I don't think I'm strong enough to fight it back

and I, as I pour this wine
I'm dancing with my pain and simply trying to drink it away
and I, I'm just having fun
I don't want to be aware that I bailed before trying any other way
I'll drink it away
Track Name: This World Is Ours
look at you now
watching the news
yelling at the screen
swallowing truth

you always lash out
to blame the poor
but you ve never thought to blame those suited bastards
that drool over your vote

I'd rather escape, run far from here
than turn into a blindfolded puppet that bends his head, fed with fear, just like you
institutional lies and promises make you believe
that this world is ours as it should be

breaking your back
day after day
sealing your casket, nail after nail

follow the plot
that you should know
another crisis, another scapegoat, another war

I'd rather escape, run far from here
than turn into a blindfolded puppet that bends his head, fed with fear, just like you
institutional lies and promises make you believe
that this world is ours as it should be

angry masses marching in unison
heading to the nearest shopping mall
falling in line to buy the newest phone
paying for it with the remnants of their souls
and I...

I'd rather escape, run far from here
than turn into a blindfolded puppet that bends his head, fed with fear, just like you
institutional lies and promises make you believe
that this world is ours as it should be
Track Name: Never Talking To You Again (Hüsker Dü)
there are things that I'd like to say
but I'm never talking to you again
there's things I'd like to phrase some way
but I'm never talking to you again

I'm never talking to you again
I'm never talking to you
I'm tired of wasting all my time
trying to talk to you

I'd put you down where you belong
but I'm never talking to you again
I'd show you everywhere you're wrong
but I'm never talking to you again

I'm never talking to you again
I'm never talking to you
I'm tired of wasting all my time
trying to talk to you, talking to you

I'm never talking to you again
I'm never talking to you
I'm tired of wasting all my time
trying to talk to you
Track Name: Never Look Back
a train in the distance is passing, its voice calling me in the wind
the place's the same, a different me
I stop to think how many times I've heard it in my life
I've changed so much since the first time

never look back
have no regrets
just get the best from every second that you've got
and don't forget
other than that:
just be yourself

I think tonight i'll leave a note and hop on the first train
a different me, a different place
my backpack, my guitar and nothing more to take with me
then I'll see then what else I need