more from Velvet Elk Records

Magnificent Ram A

by Don DiLego

supported by
/
  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Three bonus tracks available with purchase of full album.

     $12 USD  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl

    Includes unlimited streaming of Magnificent Ram A via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    edition of 500 

     $17.50 USD or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD)

    Includes unlimited streaming of Magnificent Ram A via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days

     $10 USD or more

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 7 Don DiLego releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Magnificent Ram A, Drive Like Pirates - Single EP, Western & Atlantic EP [Bonus Version], Ranchero (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), The Lonestar Companion - Vol 2, The Lonestar Hitchhiker - Vol 1, and Photographs of 1971. , and , .

     $42.75 USD or more (25% OFF)

     

1.
02:37
2.
3.
4.
04:09
5.
6.
04:07
7.
8.
9.
10.
03:54

credits

released July 15, 2016

Written and Produced by Don DiLego

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist

about

Don DiLego New York, New York

NYC based singer-songwriter and sometimes producer who's new album Magnificent Ram A will be out May 2016 on Velvet Elk / One Little Indian.

shows

contact / help

Contact Don DiLego

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: Karma King
Karma King yeah Karma King
Tell us what you’re doing
Break your back, crackerjack
Karma King, yeah Karma King
Do everything

Karma King, come set us free
The junkies crawl, on wounded knees
The freedom fighters never call
Karma King, Karma King
Do everything

I want to wake up
I want to wake up
I want to wake up
I want to wake up
Track Name: A Wishful Poem
Can you hear the old folks talking?
Can your hear their voices calling?
Lost in stone like fossils singing
Their melodies are dark and dreamy

Can you hear the old folks walking?
Stomp their feet and shake the floor
With magazines that burn so slowly
The colors bleed and start a war

Behind the walls
And behind the pictures
A wishful poem, of words that whisper
Please remember, me
Please remember, me


The sinners and the saints in a civil war
Streetcar blessings come to your door
With homeless words that got no bones
The ringless bells. their empty tones

Can you hear the old folks breathing?
Like an old ghost on the phone
Tucked inside a children’s story
Words unspoken, stolen motions
Thoughts untold, that you will hear

Behind the walls
And behind the pictures
The power lines, and the orphaned fixtures
A wishful poem, of words that whisper
Please remember, me
Please remember, me
Track Name: Drive Like Pirates
Oooh, stand and deliver
Until the morning, carries you home
Try our your patience
And keep your feet still, buried in the ground

Last call, where we going to go?
Last call, before you
Show me the rising sun
Hold on until it’s done
Look out and see yourself
And soon enough you’ll know, know, know

Scream out, and tell your stories
Until your voice can’t, carry a song
Drive on drive, like a pirate
Cause I’ve got a feeling, you’ve got a golden soul

Last call, where we going to go?
Last call, before you
Show me the rising sun
Hold on until it’s done
Look out and see yourself
And soon enough you’ll know, know, know
Track Name: I'm on Fire
I’m gotta set my soul afire
And I’m gonna make it home honey
I’m gonna make it home honey
I’m gonna make it home

We’re gonna make up our own story
And we’re gonna write in in style honey
We’re gonna write in in style honey
We’re gonna make sun shine

Cause I’m on fire
Cause I’m on fire

I’m gonna climb the tallest mountain
And I’m gonna see the light honey
I’m gonna see the light honey
And carry that fire down

How could you trust me when I never did do that
I turn around and then you go back, go back
But you always really knew that, knew that
There’s a story coming down from the mountain

Oh, Cause I’m on fire
Cause I’m on fire

Always feeling like the ship is broken
But I only hope, we’ll remain afloat

Cause I’m on fire
Cause I’m on fire
Cause I’m on fire
Track Name: Go Pack Your Suitcase
Go pack your suitcase
Now we’ve got to go back home
And close the windows
Birds are starting to come in
I stare a million times
Outside the door

How come when it’s raining, you will never carry me home?

So you were dreaming
Thinking about a better day
If crooked bones were real
Then you’d have found a way
You stare and stare outside
Til’ you were gone

How come when it’s raining, you will never carry me home?

There’s a ghost, from a lifetime together
Gotta hope, that’s it’s all gonna matter

The lights are shining on you
The lights are shining on me
Now you’re never gonna let me go
Never gonna let me go
You ripped your shoes and then, you found a note

How come when it’s raining, you will never carry me home?
How come when it’s raining, you will never carry me home?
Every time it’s raining, you will never carry me home?
Track Name: Up in Smoke
Heaven doesn’t need you now
Go back and take a second look around
Let every wicked word and bitter song you ever learned
Fall upon my feet
And get swept out of the city

So go ahead and take a bow
Cause oh my god, I swear you need one now
Cause you’ve been twisted
And you’ve been burned
You always listen
But you never learn, to speak
Your words got carried out to sea
Now they’re lost among the weeds
But someday you’ll get even

I, am wide awake
I, am wide awake

It ain’t hard
To be a ghost, and let it go
No it ain’t hard
To let everything, go up in smoke

So go ahead and take a bow
Sit outside until the bricks come down
And while you’re waiting
You just might fail
But don’t apologize
Not everything’s a mistake
Then you hardly spoke
But you made a joke of it all

I, am wide awake
I, am wide awake
I, am wide awake
Track Name: Don't Bury Me Alive
Where are all my fingers, where is all my sight?
Blinded by the fear, that the sun won’t ever shine
Where is all my courage, where is all my fight?
Cause I’m in need of something, to get me through this night
Get me through this night

(Whoa-oh-oh-oh)

Don’t bury me alive, no, don’t bury me alive
I am not done living, so keep me by your side

Where are all the winters, where are all the storms
They’ve broken all my windows, and kept this fire warm
But the morning it still lingers, like a railway train
Stuck between the changes. that never really came

When you were sleeping, you were breathing loud
You were dreaming. and you were screaming out

Don’t bury me alive, no, don’t bury me alive
I am not done living, so keep me by your side
Don’t bury me a live lord, don’t bury me alive
You and I are hunters, so keep me in your sight

(Whoa-oh-oh-oh)

Where have all the days gone? (where have all the days gone?)
Where is all the time? (Where is all the time?)
Where do I fit in? (Where do I fit in?)
Cause I never saw the signs
No, I never saw the signs

(Whoa whoa whoa)
(Whoa whoa whoa)

Don’t bury me alive, no, don’t bury me alive
(Whoa whoa whoa)
Don’t bury me alive, lord, don’t bury me alive
You and I are hunters, keep me by your side
Track Name: West Side Oak
Take me on a long ride – deep in the sunshine
And carry my ego, farther than my feet will
Once we get to water, we’ll jump in the river
And drown my sweet un-
forgiving heart

So many faces, are covered in romance
With gasoline courage, all shattered in photographs
But once we get started, and once we get famous
I pray our fame will
Save my soul

I cut my fingers,
And cursed my toothache
On a hollow promise, I packed my suitcase
But when I get to the wedding, I’ll sing my bride song
And I hope my faint heart – won’t come undone

Take me on a long ride – deep in the sunshine
And bury my ego, underneath that big oak
Once we get to water, we’ll jump in the river
And pray that she will
Baptize my soul

I cut my fingers, and cursed my toothache
On a hollow promise, I packed my suitcase
But when I get to the wedding, I’ll sing my bride song
And I’ll sing Jesus, what have I done?
When I get to the wedding, I’ll play my bride song
And I’ll sing who will love me now
Who will love me now
Who will, save my soul?
Track Name: Running in Place With a Desperate Heart
I saw the brake lights, scurry about
Stopped on a dime, and they fell to the ground
The wreckage of buildings are standing up proud
Casting their shadows across the ground

Hold on, hold on, brothers and sons
The road we are on, will be moving soon
Oh god, oh god, what have we done?
Give me the courage and strength to carry on

It’s bitter and cold, this road we are on
It takes thieves and strangers
To know when you’re wrong
It’s a crooked assumption, I’ve carried with me
That I’ll never die
And you’ll never see what I’ve seen

Hold on, hold on, brothers and sons
The road we are on, will be moving soon
Oh god, oh god, what have we done?
To give me the courage and strength to carry on

So what have we learned?
And what have we gained?
The best of ideas, will all remain the same

I saw the brake lights, scurry about
Stopped on a dime, and then fell to the ground
But the wreckage of buildings are standing up proud
Casting their shadows across the ground

Hold on, hold on, brothers and sons
The road we are on, will be moving soon
Oh god, oh god, what have we done?
Just give me the courage and strength to hold on

Hold on Hold on, dear Mothers to your sons
The road we are on, will be moving soon
Oh god, oh god, just what have we done?
Give me the courage and strength to carry on
Track Name: Idiot Heart
I’ve been waiting for some time
For the sidewalks to come alive
I’ve had good days and sleepless nights
Cause you and me got lost in time

I was praying for a sign
For the tides to begin to unwind
I was splayed out among the pines
When you and me got lost in time

I’ve been trying to change my life
I’ve been trying to do what’s right
But my idiot heart won’t oblige
But I’ll try, I’ll try, I’ll try

Oh wake me up
Lay me down