Dreamer

by Attila & Friends

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Recorded in Matrahaza, Hungary between April - October, 2008

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released November 1, 2008

Attila Tapolczai - guitar, vocals, mandolin, recording, mixing
Johanna Regenbogen - viola
László Pásztor - bass guitar
Gyula Egyed - 5-string banjo

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Track Name: I'm Leaving You Tonight
I’m Leaving You Tonight

After the hills where the Danube curves down
On the banks of this big river you can see my home town
It’s been through many sorrow and wars
And the dark clouds are coming again and the life is getting worse

[Chorus:]
And when you see the moon appearing on the sky
And when you hear the poor crying on the ground
No one will find me here waiting for the light
Bye-bye my home I’m leaving you tonight

Twenty years ago when the changes began
The air was filled with hope of a new life with freedom but then
The selfishness and the deprivation
Won the fight against us and we’re living in complete isolation

[Chorus]

Let me guide you for a last walk on the streets of Budapest
Here you can see the great new hotels where I couldn’t be a guest
There are flashing shops, there are big cars but I cannot afford them
And many more people live like me still I feel like an alien

[Chorus]
Track Name: Dreamer
Dreamer

Failure
My father says I’m a dreamer
Mama says I’ll never be a good singer
They trained me for submission
Acceptance, never rejection
Unimaginative, unimpassioned
But I became a deception
An “always opposing” little creature
So that’s why I say it’s a failure

Recently
As I get to know the reality
All the sorrow and inhumanity
As they’re strongly weighing my shoulder
I feel I can’t bear it any longer
They’re trying to kill my future
Maybe I should have listened to my father
As I toss and turn in the poverty
The dreams are coming to save me

Dreams tell me what to do
They never let me listen to you
They know what I need to do
They show what I need to do

Tomorrow
When it seems nothing’s left to follow
We still hear the voices but hollow
‘Cause they are oppressed by the reality
The choking rough brutality
In our market ruled society
Only our dreams give us vitality
They feed us with hope for tomorrow
They’re about to kill the sorrow

Dreams tell me what to do
They never let me listen to you
They know what I need to do
They show what I need to do

I close my eyes and I see
Billions of distressed hungry people around me
They lost everything they had
And they have a dream they get everything back

And I see others those satisfied ones
Exploiting the Earth and its folk with violence
And if they dream more money, oil and pasture
They make guns, wars ‘cause they have the power

I see you dear mother and father
Do you believe this world has a future?
Do you want me to consume that?
Like a manipulated ignorant puppet

And I see myself holding on
Singing the songs about a world that’s going wrong
Dreams brought me so far, dreams made me struggle
So I’d rather remain a dreamer

Oh father let me show you
Sometimes the dreams can come true
Well, I guess I’d rather remain a dreamer

Dreams show me what should I do
So I’d rather remain a dreamer
Track Name: I Wanna Be a Folksong If I Die
I Wanna Be a Folksong If I Die

Somebody wants to be a lion
Somebody wants to be a star
Somebody wants to go to heaven
But I wanna be a folk song if I die

[Chorus:]
If I die
I wanna be a folk song If I die
I wanna be a folk song If I die
I wanna be a folk song if I die
One, two, three, four, five
I wanna be a folk song if I die
I wanna be a folk song If I die
I only wanna be a folk song if I die

When you walk around the graveyard
You can see there many great people lying
But if you look for me better use your ears
‘Cause I wanna be a folk song if I die

[Chorus]

Among outlaws, slayers and heroes
Would be a great thing I tell you why
Don’t mourn for me don’t keep my gravestone
Just write a song about me if I die

[Chorus]
Track Name: Walk Away
Walk Away
Greg Graffin (Bad Religion)

Shut off the TV and peel all those Sunday gloves
And I’ll stain the clean what you’ve been counting
Old Mr. Fletcher passed by here today
After forty years of toil he just up and walked away

Fantastic the panic that showed in his eyes
He shrugged when I asked him about it
He said, “Young man pay heed, you listen well to what I say
Now there comes a time for a man to walk away”

Walk away, I’ll be a parade
And I’ll be determined that no one shall
Dissuade on my way I’ll sure take some time
To burn all the bridges that I’m leaving behind

He passed by again and he was shivering from the cold
I’m not sure but I think he was trying
He told me about the weather and something old to pay
“But tomorrow” he said “I’m gonna surely walk away”

Walk away, I’ll be a parade
And I’ll be determined that no one shall
Dissuade on my way I’ll take my sweet time
To burn all the bridges that I’m leaving behind
Track Name: Nem volt más választás
Nem volt más választás

Forró nyári éjszakákon
Őriztük egymás álmát
Egymás kezét fogtuk
Az augsburgi kis tó partján

A fűben hemperegtünk
Ott, ahol az idő megállt
Felettünk a kék ég
Szórta szitakötők hadát

Ám egyszer csak eljött az óra
Hogy döntenünk kellett
Arról, mi lesz a folytatás
És most már mindketten tudjuk, hogy
Nem volt más választás

Forró nyári éjszakákon
Őriztük egymás álmát
Egymás kezét fogtuk
A tihanyi apátságnál

Méhedben gyermekeddel
Ültél mellettem a sziklán
Tudtuk, bűnt követünk el
Elloptalak, másé voltál

Ám egyszer csak eljött az óra
Hogy döntenünk kellett
Arról, mi lesz a folytatás
És most már mindketten tudjuk, hogy
Nem volt más választás

Ám egyszer csak eljött az óra
Hogy döntenünk kellett
Arról, mi lesz a folytatás
És most már mindhárman tudjuk, hogy
Nem volt más választás
Track Name: Don't Let Me Outside
Don’t Let Me Outside

On a cold and sad winter night
I can hear the wind blows outside
On a cold and sad winter night
I can hear the frightful cry of the pines
On a cold and sad winter night
I can hear the wind blows outside
Those crying old pines they call me outside

[Chorus:]
I don’t ever want to leave you
It’s just a trial of my life
I don’t ever want to leave you
Don’t let me outside
I don’t ever want to leave you
It’s just a trial of my life
Don’t let me outside

On a cold and sad winter night
I can feel something dark inside
On a cold and sad winter night
I can feel something tries to close my heart
On a cold and sad winter night
I can feel something dark inside
Wants to close my heart wants to confuse my mind

[Chorus]
Track Name: Az öreg tölgyfánál
Az öreg tölgyfánál

Egyik este, miközben sétáltam
Kinn az erdei pataknál
Megpihentem és dúdolni kezdtem egy dalt
Fenn az öreg tölgyfánál

Ha nem bírod a tempót már
Rohanj, a sűrű erdő vár
Az őrült zaj elhalkul mögötted
És mindig megnyugvást találsz
Fenn az öreg tölgyfánál

[Chorus:]
Ahol összegyűlhet sok barát
Elmondja mindenki a bánatát
Együtt dúdoljuk az erdő dalát
Ó, fenn, fenn az öreg tölgyfánál

Valaki épp szenet lapátol
Egy másik a szalagnál áll
Valaki éppen mandolinon játszik
Fenn az öreg tölgyfánál

Ha nem bírod a tempót már
Rohanj, a sűrű erdő vár
Az őrült zaj elhalkul mögötted
És mindig megnyugvást találsz
Fenn az öreg tölgyfánál

[Chorus]
Track Name: Ride On
Ride On
Jimmy MacCarthy

True you ride the finest horse I’ve ever seen
Standing sixteen one or two with eyes wild and green
You ride the horse so well hands light to the touch
I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to

Ride on, See you
I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to

Riding to the night without a trace behind
Run your claw along my gut one last time
Turn to the empty place where you used to lie
Look for a spark to light the night through a teardrop in my eye

Ride on, See you
I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to
Track Name: Socialized
Socialized

Hey you
I would only like to thank you
You made a great impression on me
You opened the world before us
You "telecommunicated" us
But there are few things I’d rather not see

I don’t wanna be terrorized
I don’t wanna see nature privatized
I don’t want love being capitalized
But I wanna see the world socialized

Hey you
I would only like to thank you
You made me learn these four chords
You helped me develop my abilities
I traveled and learned your languages
But your corporations feel no remorse

I don’t wanna be terrorized
I don’t wanna see nature privatized
I don’t want love being capitalized
I wanna see the world socialized

There’s only one thing left you owe us to do
To help the oppressed classes to find themselves and unite
Because Ms.Globalization I wrote this song to you
To let you know the day will come when they will rise

I don’t wanna be terrorized
I don’t wanna see the nature privatized
I don’t want the love being capitalized
I wanna see the world socialized

I wanna see the world socialized
This idea should be globalized
I don’t wanna see everything capitalized
But I wanna see the world socialized