The Songbook Chronicles EP 2 - Loving

by SirJo Cocchi

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1.
Rise in love 04:30
RISE IN LOVE (SirJo Cocchi) She was young and she was sweet And I could tell she was complete She even knew the words to some of My favorite songs Her talk was bright her wisdom clear The outer world just disappeared And at once it was there waiting for me And I felt she was the one That I had been asking for and yet I felt Something that I couldn’t name Like a current of unrest It was just like taking a test I was to blame For she never asked me to prove myself no B: I couldn’t help it, up I blew I slipped and tripped like a fool CH: I fell in love with you And there was nothing I could do U see cause I fell deep into the blue and there was Nothing I could do I tried to swim in your ocean but I was drowning VS2: time apart can break and heal Eleven moons inside my reel I can clearly see them in front of me now My insecurity was strong I clung to you and it was wrong I was heavier than lead and we fell apart B: you were my school I made the grade Thanks to you I can tell her CH2: I rise in love with you And there is so much we can do You tell me I rise in love with you And we’ll be swimming through the blue Because I rise in love with SP: you won’t be my aphrodite to idolize And I won’t be your Helios in the skies But I can be your Cesar You’ll be Cleo and we’ll both rule B: we found a shore and here we lay We’re diving deeper every day CH3: I rise in love with you And there is so much we can do You tell me I rise in love with you And we’ll be swimming through the blue Because I rise in love with you And there is so much we can do You tell me I rise in love with you And we’ll be swimming through the blue Because I rise in love with you
2.
I C U 03:50
I C U (SirJo Cocchi) VS 1 I see your pictures Every once in a while and I remember when I used to wish you were mine well I’ve been through hard times While you were having a great life I used to envy your husband For he could sleep with you every night CH 1 Now that we’ve been friends for a long time Every single time I see you I wanna tell you that I’m So thankful for the moments that I spend with you As it turns out to be the perfect day no matter what we do it turns out to be the perfect day no matter what we do VS 2 I see your flowers so perfectly arranged and Yes My sensitivity through the years Has kind of changed Now I can see you and really feel at ease I remember when you were the one I always tried to please CH 2 Now that we’ve been friends for a long time Every single time I see you I wanna tell you that I’m So thankful for the moments that I spend with you As it turns out to be the perfect day no matter what we do it turns out to be the perfect day no matter what we do SP Now you got 2 kids And I wish you all the best I really do I’m so satisfied to see you Once or twice a year And I want this to be clear oh yes I do But if anything should change Before your flowers get rearranged I would like to talk to you As it turns out to be the perfect day no matter what we do it turns out to be the perfect day no matter what we do As it turns out to be the perfect day no matter what we do it turns out to be the perfect day no matter what we do
3.
NEVER ENDING DANCE (SirJo Cocchi) What’s this fear of loosing you? What’s this dream of having you? Maybe neither ar real But why should I keep ‘em concealed? What’s this game of hide and seek, When I know I’m yours to keep? wind won’t you blow away these internal debates That almost lead me to despair I’m afraid they may linger there like a never ending dance I wish I could be Gliding like a dragonfly High above space and time I ain’t got nowhere, nothing to hide Yet at times I feel like a thief in the night It’s just pity and shame My long time friends Enganged in a talk that never seems to end Now I toss and turn in bed and I see you dreaming there Breathing softly while the light Graces your face, but not this fight Going on in my head I should let go but instead “will we ever smile again?” You will for sure but with another man Gazing at the ceiling all night With its bicycle flight That reminds of the things you love That I may never be a part of Here comes the never ending dance I wish I could be Gliding like a dragonfly High above space and time I ain’t got nowhere, nothing to hide Yet at times I feel like a thief in the night It’s just pity and shame My long time friends Enganged in a talk that never seems to end And the current stream of madness mounts and turns into a prayer Make it so that when the day gets here It will find a way to make all these demons disappear To turn the dark lead into gold And let the rays of the sun that slide on the wall melt all the cold Daylight comes and here they are I just watch them from afar I keep on singing my song To the never ending dance
4.
NOW THAT I GOT YOU (SirJo Cocchi) I used to envy all those kisses in the rain The quiet spoken words that can heal the pain They all seem so far away from me So hard to reach you see When I saw him gently touching her hand It was all he had to do to make her overstand It all seemed like (precious) gold to me But the mine was too far to see But then the mighty red moon came And finally all the sparkles turned into flame Now that I got you loving never seemed so easy Now that I got you life is so much more pleasing I used to watch the wordless bond between the two They were talking colors I could see the red and blue The invisible so plain to see Like birds trading melodies from tree to tree Just give me some of that I’d ask any star I’ll show you all the colors that we really are With their silence they would glance at me “We cannot make any promises you see” BUT Then mighty red moon said “have no fear, Open your eyes while you’re singing she’s already here” Now that I got you loving never seemed so easy Now that I got you life is so much more pleasing Holdin’ you’s so right, the only shadows are given by the candle light “Just give me one more day” It’s what I want to hear you say Now that I got you loving never seemed so easy Now that I got you life is so much more pleasing Now this life with you is causing this glow in the dark Now that I got you almost every blink is a spark 2X
5.
RISE IN LOVE (SirJo Cocchi) She was young and she was sweet And I could tell she was complete She even knew the words to some of My favorite songs Her talk was bright her wisdom clear The outer world just disappeared And at once it was there waiting for me And I felt she was the one That I had been asking for and yet I felt Something that I couldn’t name Like a current of unrest It was just like taking a test I was to blame For she never asked me to prove myself no B: I couldn’t help it, up I blew I slipped and tripped like a fool CH: I fell in love with you And there was nothing I could do U see cause I fell deep into the blue and there was Nothing I could do I tried to swim in your ocean but I was drowning VS2: time apart can break and heal Eleven moons inside my reel I can clearly see them in front of me now My insecurity was strong I clung to you and it was wrong I was heavier than lead and we fell apart B: you were my school I made the grade Thanks to you I can tell her CH2: I rise in love with you And there is so much we can do You tell me I rise in love with you And we’ll be swimming through the blue Because I rise in love with SP: you won’t be my aphrodite to idolize And I won’t be your Helios in the skies But I can be your Cesar You’ll be Cleo and we’ll both rule B: we found a shore and here we lay We’re diving deeper every day CH3: I rise in love with you And there is so much we can do You tell me I rise in love with you And we’ll be swimming through the blue Because I rise in love with you And there is so much we can do You tell me I rise in love with you And we’ll be swimming through the blue Because I rise in love with you
6.
NEVER ENDING DANCE (SirJo Cocchi) What’s this fear of loosing you? What’s this dream of having you? Maybe neither ar real But why should I keep ‘em concealed? What’s this game of hide and seek, When I know I’m yours to keep? wind won’t you blow away these internal debates That almost lead me to despair I’m afraid they may linger there like a never ending dance I wish I could be Gliding like a dragonfly High above space and time I ain’t got nowhere, nothing to hide Yet at times I feel like a thief in the night It’s just pity and shame My long time friends Enganged in a talk that never seems to end Now I toss and turn in bed and I see you dreaming there Breathing softly while the light Graces your face, but not this fight Going on in my head I should let go but instead “will we ever smile again?” You will for sure but with another man Gazing at the ceiling all night With its bicycle flight That reminds of the things you love That I may never be a part of Here comes the never ending dance I wish I could be Gliding like a dragonfly High above space and time I ain’t got nowhere, nothing to hide Yet at times I feel like a thief in the night It’s just pity and shame My long time friends Enganged in a talk that never seems to end And the current stream of madness mounts and turns into a prayer Make it so that when the day gets here It will find a way to make all these demons disappear To turn the dark lead into gold And let the rays of the sun that slide on the wall melt all the cold Daylight comes and here they are I just watch them from afar I keep on singing my song To the never ending dance
7.
NOW THAT I GOT YOU (SirJo Cocchi) I used to envy all those kisses in the rain The quiet spoken words that can heal the pain They all seem so far away from me So hard to reach you see When I saw him gently touching her hand It was all he had to do to make her overstand It all seemed like (precious) gold to me But the mine was too far to see But then the mighty red moon came And finally all the sparkles turned into flame Now that I got you loving never seemed so easy Now that I got you life is so much more pleasing I used to watch the wordless bond between the two They were talking colors I could see the red and blue The invisible so plain to see Like birds trading melodies from tree to tree Just give me some of that I’d ask any star I’ll show you all the colors that we really are With their silence they would glance at me “We cannot make any promises you see” BUT Then mighty red moon said “have no fear, Open your eyes while you’re singing she’s already here” Now that I got you loving never seemed so easy Now that I got you life is so much more pleasing Holdin’ you’s so right, the only shadows are given by the candle light “Just give me one more day” It’s what I want to hear you say Now that I got you loving never seemed so easy Now that I got you life is so much more pleasing Now this life with you is causing this glow in the dark Now that I got you almost every blink is a spark 2X

about

ENG (ITA qui sotto)

The Songbook Chronicles is a concept project 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 some alternate versions. A total of 6 Eps will be released: the first EP was an introduction with the 4 tracks covering the 4 themes of project, while this EP2 is dedicated to the first theme: Loving.

The songs on this second Ep represent different aspects of that energy called love through many different styles. It’s a crossgenre approach derived from all those listenings of vinyls, cassettes and Cds that touched a lot of different soundwaves and also derived from all SirJo’s travels: musical ones (for gigs or just exploring places and scenes) and the ones inward, as the route during which SirJo transformed his left hand (affected by dysmelia, a congenital disorder that causes the uncomplete formation of the limbs) into a “big sixth finger” that he uses on the piano to play bass notes and create grooves.

“The first theme I deal with in the EPs had to be Love: not just that of a couple, because it is only by the effort to love life’s every aspect (even the most bizarre ones) that there can be an evolution.”

Note: SirJo Cocchi and his trusted musicians recorded with the help of the most modern technologies, but basically the good old way: drums, bass and guitar in a room with SirJo on keyboards and vocals, playing all together with the feeling that only a live studio performance can create.

ITA

The Songbook Chronicles è un concept project che vedrà SirJo Cocchi pubblicare una canzone ogni 6 settimane: dopo una serie di 4 canzoni uscirà un Ep tematico, che comprende quelle 4 canzoni e alcune versioni alternative. Usciranno in totale 6 Eps: il primo EP era un'introduzione in cui le 4 tracce coprono i 4 temi del progetto, mentre questo EP2 è dedicato al primo tema: Loving.

Le canzoni di questo secondo Ep rappresentano diversi aspetti di quell'energia chiamata amore attraverso molti stili differenti. È un approccio crossgenere derivato da tutti quegli ascolti di vinili, cassette e CD che hanno toccato molte onde sonore diverse, nonché derivato da tutti i viaggi di SirJo: quelli musicali (per concerti o semplicemente esplorando luoghi e scene) e quelli interni, come il percorso durante il quale SirJo ha trasformato la sua mano sinistra (affetta da dismelia, un disturbo congenito che causa la formazione incompleta degli arti) in un “grande sesto dito” che usa alle tastiere per suonare i bassi e creare i groove.

“Il primo tema che tratto negli EP doveva per forza essere l'Amore: non solo quello di coppia, perchè è solo sforzandoci di amare la vita in ogni suo aspetto (anche quelli più bizzarri) che ci può essere un'evoluzione.” SirJo

NB: SirJo Cocchi ed i suoi musicisti di fiducia hanno registrato con l'aiuto delle tecnologie più moderne, ma sostanzialmente alla vecchia maniera: batteria, basso e chitarra in una stanza con SirJo alle tastiere e voce in regia, suonando tutti insieme con il feeling che solo una performance dal vivo in studio può creare.

credits

released November 30, 2020

Credits:

SirJo Cocchi - Vocals, Piano, Keys
Lucio Enrico Fasino - Bass
Fiore Garcea - Drums
Andrea Talarico - Guitar

Guests:

Pepe Ragonese – Trumpet on Rise in love
Alex Pacho Rossi – Percussions on Rise in love
Michele Monestiroli – Tenor sax on I C U
Daniele Comoglio – Soprano Sax on Now that I got you

NAKED VERSIONS:

SirJo Cocchi - Acoustic piano & Vocals

Produced by SirJo Cocchi
Recorded by Pietro Ferraina at Easy Audio Studio
Mixed by Johnny Jetner at Prosperous Studios
Mastered by Pietro Ferraina @ Easy Audio Mastering
Cover art: Sara Cagiano
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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