The Songbook Chronicles EP 1 - INTRO (Expanded Edition)

by SirJo Cocchi

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1.
Hold on 03:43
HOLD ON (SirJo Cocchi) Hold on, oh we got to hold on Hold on, oh we got to hold on Why cannot we just leave it all the way it is In these remaining years And let it flow just like a river Without letting water turn into tears Hold on to the world as it seems to be Or turn on your projection of reality We’re feeling hopeless as they made us think We cannot change a single thing But now it’s time to make it clear That our reality gets built within Hold on to the world as it seems to be Or turn on your projection of reality It’s not a matter of right and wrong Why should we always strive to be so strong We gotta let them know that we’re so tough But I want to be both, sweet and rough Just like a wave that hits and leaves the shore We wanna leave ‘em hollering for more Hold on to the world as it seems to be Or turn on your projection of reality Hold on to the world as it seems to be Or turn on your projection of reality
2.
Love fever 04:34
LOVE FEVER (SirJo Cocchi) Can’t you see lady He’s not the right one He puts you down way too much And it’s not even fun To see him hustlin’ for some loving But it ain’t the right kind He just wants to hold on to you Cause where else could he find Someone so smooth and tough Lady let me tell you I do really understand him Cause you’re way more then enough To give a man love fever how could I blame him He even calls you “fatty” I know he’s joking But that’s so uncool He shakes you , grabs you and winds onto you Like you were his own spool Mind you I ain’t saying that as a man, all in all He ain’t no good, but you told me yourself You’re keeping him at distance, cause you’re not so sure But here’s one thing I know You’re someone so smooth and tough Lady let me tell you I do really understand him Cause you’re way more then enough To give a man love fever how could I blame him For falling in love with you For trying to hold on to you You know I ain’t envious I just hope that someday I’ll too have my chance To walk with you alone And hold you And kiss you And make sweet and rough love with you Someone so smooth and tough Lady let me tell you I do really understand him Cause you’re way more then enough To give a man love fever how could I blame him
3.
Got my self the best seat I couldn’t have asked for more My face reflects in the window My life don’t feel like a chore Waiting for Jerry to start I just got bounced, another sold out But sometimes rejections come for a reason, and Tonight this is no rout For I’m watching my personal screen So many lives going by Each one with their stories , their personal schemes Each one willing to try For I’m here staring at the village And supposedly this ain’t no show But everyone here looks like an actor Tryin’ to find their role I’ve just been here for a week but it seems so long ago Now I’m gonna get down to the Red Lion cause Jerry is about to glow For I’m watching my personal screen So many lives going by Each one with their stories , their personal schemes Each one willing to try Spendin’ time, sitting quiet in an old cafè People come, people go I see dreams walking by, Stories unfolding in front of my eyes Some days have been disheartening But right here right now I feel alive For I’m watching my personal screen So many lives going by Each one with their stories , their personal schemes Each one willing to try For I’m here staring at the village And supposedly this ain’t no show But everyone here looks like an actor Tryin’ to find their role
4.
COME CLOSER 2020 (SirJo Cocchi) VS Here it comes again This feeling’s old but never the same Everytime is stronger And I wish I could find the words to say You’re a queen and now I’m a king I’ve been waiting for a lifetime To be able to stand your dazzling light CH1 And I don’t wanna take you away from here I don’t wanna give you a world without tears I just want to come closer I just want to come closer And I don’t wanna give you everything you want Cause I know you already got it all But maybe you want me closer Maybe you need to feel me closer VS2 Touched by the morning beams Then we took our time off it seems Maybe it will be so again I won’t see you for years and then One night I will dream of you And I’ll feel that urge within I’ll give you a sign then And I hope I won’t be too late CH2 And I don’t wanna take you away from here I don’t wanna give you a world without tears I just want to come closer I just want to come closer And I don’t wanna give you everything you want Cause I know you already got it all But maybe you want me closer Maybe you need to feel me closer CODA And so here we are You told me your name means “the brightest star” So won’t you come closer And shine your light on me Please come closer
5.
HOLD ON (SirJo Cocchi) INTRO CH Hold on, oh we got to hold on Hold on, oh we got to hold on VS Why cannot we just leave it all the way it is In these remaining years And let it flow just like a river Without letting water turn into tears CH Hold on to the world as it seems to be Or turn on your projection of reality VS2 We’re feeling hopeless as they made us think We cannot change a single thing But now it’s time to make it clear That our reality gets built within CH Hold on to the world as it seems to be Or turn on your projection of reality SPECIAL It’s not a matter of right and wrong Why should we always strive to be so strong We gotta let them know that we’re so tough But I want to be both, sweet and rough Just like a wave that hits and leaves the shore We wanna leave ‘em hollering for more CH Hold on to the world as it seems to be Or turn on your projection of reality Hold on to the world as it seems to be Or turn on your projection of reality
6.
LOVE FEVER (SirJo Cocchi) VS Can’t you see lady He’s not the right one He puts you down way too much And it’s not even fun To see him hustlin’ for some loving But it ain’t the right kind He just wants to hold on to you Cause where else could he find CH Someone so smooth and tough Lady let me tell you I do really understand him Cause you’re way more then enough To give a man love fever how could I blame him VS2 He even calls you “fatty” I know he’s joking But that’s so uncool He shakes you , grabs you and winds onto you Like you were his own spool Mind you I ain’t saying that as a man, all in all He ain’t no good, but you told me yourself You’re keeping him at distance, cause you’re not so sure But here’s one thing I know CH You’re someone so smooth and tough Lady let me tell you I do really understand him Cause you’re way more then enough To give a man love fever how could I blame him SPECIAL For falling in love with you For trying to hold on to you You know I ain’t envious I just hope that someday I’ll too have my chance To walk with you alone And hold you And kiss you And make sweet and rough love with you CH Someone so smooth and tough Lady let me tell you I do really understand him Cause you’re way more then enough To give a man love fever how could I blame him
7.
COME CLOSER (SirJo Cocchi) Here it comes again This feeling’s old but never the same Everytime is stronger And I wish I could find the words to say You’re a queen and now I’m a king I’ve been waiting for a lifetime To be able to stand your dazzling light And I don’t wanna take you away from here I don’t wanna give you a world without tears I just want to come closer I just want to come closer And I don’t wanna give you everything you want Cause I know you already got it all But maybe you want me closer Maybe you need to feel me closer Touched by the morning beams Then we took our time off it seems Maybe it will be so again I won’t see you for years and then One night I will dream of you And I’ll feel that urge within I’ll give you a sign then And I hope I won’t be too late And I don’t wanna take you away from here I don’t wanna give you a world without tears I just want to come closer I just want to come closer And I don’t wanna give you everything you want Cause I know you already got it all But maybe you want me closer Maybe you need to feel me closer And so here we are You told me your name means “the brightest star” So won’t you come closer And shine your light on me Please come closer
8.
HOLD ON (SirJo Cocchi) INTRO CH Hold on, oh we got to hold on Hold on, oh we got to hold on VS Why cannot we just leave it all the way it is In these remaining years And let it flow just like a river Without letting water turn into tears CH Hold on to the world as it seems to be Or turn on your projection of reality VS2 We’re feeling hopeless as they made us think We cannot change a single thing But now it’s time to make it clear That our reality gets built within CH Hold on to the world as it seems to be Or turn on your projection of reality SPECIAL It’s not a matter of right and wrong Why should we always strive to be so strong We gotta let them know that we’re so tough But I want to be both, sweet and rough Just like a wave that hits and leaves the shore We wanna leave ‘em hollering for more CH Hold on to the world as it seems to be Or turn on your projection of reality Hold on to the world as it seems to be Or turn on your projection of reality

about

The Songbook Chronicles is a concept that will see SirJo Cocchi publishing a song every 6 weeks: after a series of 4 songs a thematic Ep will be released, including those 4 songs and alternate versions. A total of 6 Eps will be released: this first EP is an introduction to the project where the 4 tracks cover the 4 main themes of the Eps, themes that will be revealed as the songs come out.

This project is the result of various recording sessions that started in June 2016 and went on until 2018 where SirJo and his musicians recorded 88 tracks (some were complete songs, some are being rewritten or completed). As many authors know, songs that are kept in the drawer for too long can take too much dust or get rusty or even become obsolete for the artist himself, hence the idea of releasing singles every 6 weeks and group them in thematic Eps.

The 4 songs on this first INTRO Ep represent not only the first four themes of the Eps that will follow, but also SirJo’s experience in New York City in the Spring of 2016 and the variety of the musical influences that he’s been exposed to, early on thanks to the family’s vinyl collection - made of a very significative and selected choice of Blues, Classic and Prog Rock, Jazz, Songwriters, Folk, New Wave and some albums by hard to classify artists) and subsequently thanks to all the music related trips (for gigs or just exploring scenes) he’s been taking for years.

The Naked versions included in this expanded edition of the EP were recorded during the lockdown (April 2020): they reveal how these songs were born and take us to the essence of SirJo Cocchi's sound world: a piano and a voice.

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released June 21, 2020

SirJo Cocchi - Vocals, keys
Lucio Enrico Fasino : Bass
Fiore Garcea: Drums
Andrea Talarico: Guitar
Produced by SirJo Cocchi
Recorded by Pietro Ferraina at Prosperous Studios
Mixed by Johnny Jetner at Prosperous Studios
Mastered by Pietro Ferraina @ Easy Audio Mastering
Published by Groove It

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SirJo Cocchi Milano, Italy

I'm a singer-songwriter, atypical keyboardist and producer, I'm based in Milan, Italy and my sound is a SoulFunkPop trip where I mix modern and vintage. I started singing as a kid and developed a vertical, grooving approach to the keyboard also because I was born with dysmelia in my left hand. The Songbook Chronicles is my current project, a series of 6 interconnected thematic EPs. ... more

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