SOUND META MORPHOSES

The story of MAINE

In the beginning there was Tell Me, a song I wrote in early spring 2008,

Tell me to stay, tell me to wait,

My time is made of nights and mist,

Tell me to go, and I will leave

Your world tonight, I promise.

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Tell me to breathe, and I will draw

The flesh of light deep in my lungs,

Tell me to cross, and I will find

The path that leads to sunlight.

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Tell me, speak to me, please,

Tell me something.

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Tell me to live, and I will bring

This endless struggle to a close,

Tell me to shoot, and I will aim

At all the pain and evil.

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Tell me to lie, tell me to sleep,

And I will dream of all those times

When we were singing melodies,

When we were tracking silence.

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Tell me, speak to me, please,

Tell me something.

that turned into the version below, as I was rehearsing the song with the first members of ALENS, throughout 2008.

Tell me to stay, tell me to wait,

Tell me what my time is made of,

Tell me to go, and I will leave

Your world tonight, I promise.

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Baby, tell me what you want,

Baby, tell me what you need,

Baby, tell me what is on your mind, tell me…

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Tell me to breathe, and I will draw

Into my lungs the flesh of lightning,

Tell me to cross, and I will find

The path that leads to sunlight.

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Baby, tell me what you want,

Baby, tell me what you need,

Baby, tell me what is on your mind, tell me…

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Tell me to live, and I will bring

This endless struggle to a close,

Tell me to shoot, and I will aim

At all the pain and evil.

. . .

When I later changed the chorus from English into Romanian, everybody in the band loved it, so I kept singing it like that, in Romanian,

Baby, spune-mi ce gandesti,

Baby, spune-mi ce doresti,

Baby, spune-mi ce-ai de gand sa faci, spune-mi…,

until, on a plane back to Poland from Romania (in September, 2009), I wrote new Romanian lyrics to it that stuck & never left me since.

  Here are the lyrics of Maine, my first song with lyrics in Romanian to date.

Inchis in ieri, te vad cum speri,

Te vad cum ceri a doua sansa.

Atunci cand dormi, te-ascult in somn,

Cand imi arati ce-i visul.

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Nu te teme sa gresesti,

Nu te teme sa zambesti,

Nu te teme sa-ti traiesti (din plin) viata.

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Spune-mi ce simti cand nu mai minti,

Cand nu te mai ascunzi de mine.

Incerci sa ierti, dar nu opresti

Din zborul lui cuvantul.

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Nu te teme sa gresesti,

Nu te teme sa zambesti,

Nu te teme sa-ti traiesti (din plin) viata.

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Cu mintea ta poti ingheta

Privirea rea si suflul rece.

Puterea sta-n gandirea ta,

In inima si-n suflet.

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Nu te teme sa gresesti,

Nu te teme sa zambesti,

Nu te teme sa-ti traiesti (din plin) viata.

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