HARDER TO PRETEND

by DANI MICHAEL ROSENBERG

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released February 19, 2018

All music, lyrics, vocals & musical instruments by Dani Rosenberg
Produced by Yonatan Levital

Additional Recordings;
Day after day: Vocals – Yael Eisenberg, Bass – Yonatan Levital
Retreat: Background Vocals – Yael Eisenberg & Rachel Yaron
Maybe you will go instead: Keyboards & Synthybass – Yonatan Levital
Memories of a Clown: Bass – Yonatan Levital
Harder to Pretend: Keyboards – Yonatan Levital, Background Vocals – Yael Eisenberg
Rage & Fear: Vocals – Yael Eisenberg

Vocals recorded by Alon Leder & Yonatan Levital, Ambatia recording studios

Mixed by Yonatan Levital & Ronen Roth
Mastered by Ronen Roth

Artwork and graphic design by Dani Rosenberg

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Track Name: GENTLEMAN OVERBOARD
"Living grows round us like a skin
To shut away the outer desolation.
For if we clearly mark the furthest deep
We should be dead long years before the grave.
But turning around within the homely shell
Of worry discontent and narrow joy,
We grow and flourish
And rarely see the outside dark…"
Track Name: DAY AFTER DAY
Day after day we fall apart,
Looking for a fresh new start –
I don't know if we will find our true love ever again.
Night after night when we go to our beds
We try to relive the dreams in our heads –
I don't know if we will find our true smiles ever again.

Don’t you know my love?
Can't you feel my love?
Don’t you see my love?
Can't you feel my love?
I'm afraid my love
We're falling to the bitter end.

Words without words, face to face,
In your silence I find my grace –
You gave me the freedom to play out of this fucking race.
I'm really scared of those people outside,
There hate & ambitions take part of my pride –
Please hold me strong, please hug me,
Hug all night.

Don’t you know my love?
Can't you feel my love?
Don’t you see my love?
Can't you feel my love?
I'm afraid my love
We're falling to the bitter end.

I don't know if you really want me.
I don't know if you really know me.
I don't know, I don't know…

I'm afraid my love
We are falling to the bitter end.
Track Name: RETREAT
"I don’t know if I chose to fall in love with you,
Maybe it's my way to escape the ghosts and the
Shadows that crip inside me.
But I'm happy I shared with you the words that were
Echoing in my head for a while, (that) I wanted to hold you,
To be naked and to be inside you".

The moon is dying.
And all the boys and girls – can't you see? – They are lying.

I will have to retreat,
I will have to retreat from you.
I will have to retreat,
But I don’t want to.

"One day I drove around your building and parked underneath
Your window, hopping to have a glimpse of you.
But a suspicious neighbor came and knocked
On my windshield and scared me away,
So I drove back home…"

The moon is dying.
And all the boys and girls – can't you see? – They are lying.

I will have to retreat,
I will have to retreat from you.
I will have to retreat,
But I don’t want to.

"Sitting now in the limbo station,
Where treetops leave sound like rattlesnakes,
I'm waiting for the summer days to come back again,
But this winter just doesn't want to fucking end."

Words – I hate them now, like they hate me too.
Thoughts – I hate them now, like they hate me too.
Eyes – I hate them now, like they hate me too.
Light – I hate it now, like it hates me too.
Self – I hate you now, like you hate me too.
Track Name: NIGHTWALK
It’s the ending of our lies,
Soon we're going to die.
We didn’t really have to go,
We didn’t really say goodbye.

Couples in cars passing by,
Tenderly chatting, kissing shy.
We didn’t really have to go,
We didn’t really say goodbye.

Words won't realize
All the dreams I fear at night.
Come on lazy put on your coat,
I will be waiting for you outside.

You wanted to go for a night swim dive,
I broth the drugs, you broth the wine.
Your skin was smooth, the sea was calm,
I felt so free though chained in your arms.

Words won't realize
All the dreams I fear at night.
Come on lazy put on your coat,
I will be waiting for you outside.
Words won't realize
All the dreams I fear at night.
Come on lazy put on your coat,
I want to walk with you all night.
Track Name: MAYBE YOU WILL GO INSTEAD
Shades of gold & Shades of grey –
It’s another winter day,
I want to stay in bed another hour.
Shades of grey & shades of blue –
Sunny beam is coming through,
Lighting other people dreams I borrowed.
City streets are full with eyes,
They're burning wide but still disguise –
Dreams dying like stars behind their halos.
I’m staring at those city walls,
My dear friends inside after all
The flowers they left are the gravels now I swallow.

So where all the people go
When their blood stops to flow?
Are they all playing dead?
I usually look for the sun,
And then I start to run & run.
But now I’m too afraid.

I didn’t listen but I was told,
This story-tale is very old –
If I know the end I would save us the sorrows.
My baby girls, sweet baby girls,
You will never embrace this world,
If you won't realize – The Rubicon is quite shallow!

So where all the people go
When their blood stops to flow?
Are they all playing dead?
I usually look for the sun,
And then I start to run & run.
But now I’m too afraid.
So maybe you will go
Maybe you will go
Instead…
Track Name: I DREAMT YOU'VE BEEN FAR AWAY
I dreamt you've been far away and far away you've been...
Track Name: MEMORIES OF A CLOWN
Time – let's raise a toast
For all those gone and lost.
In my mind – I love the most
Heavenly floating ghosts.

And I'm looking at the people –
And I don’t know why
They all have to fade and die,
Living in my mind
Like memories of a clown.

Fate – my fate is all defused,
Disguises I overused.
But you – can you see me through? –
It's dark and black and blue.

And I'm looking at the people –
And I don’t know why
They all have to fade and die.
Living in my mind
Like memories of a clown.
Memories of a clown.
Memories of a clown.

"Death is overwhelming, eventually we all live…
Stars spinning in real confusion.
Time passes in blindness, rivers flow without knowing their course
Rivers flow without knowing their course.”
Track Name: SHE BLEW MY MIND
I saw you in this street before,
You always looked so kind.
But only when you opened the door
You really blew my mind.

You blew my mind,
You blew my mind,
You blew my mind,
So don't be blue...

I bought us two tickets to Rome
To walk the streets with cheese and wine.
And though there was war at home
We made love all the time.

You blew my mind,
You blew my mind,
You blew my mind,
So don't be blue...

She had the keys to open my drawers
She had the ink to write my rhymes,
But it started to feel like home
So I couldn't put my past behind.

She blew my mind,
She blew my mind,
She blew my mind,
So don’t be blue…
Track Name: HARDER TO PRETEND
I can’t take your smile out of my mind,
I can’t take your smile out of my mind.
Because since I love you my life seems fouls again,
Now that I love you it’s getting harder to pretend
& I love to pretend.

It’s getting harder to pretend…
It’s getting harder to pretend…
It’s getting harder to pretend…
It’s getting harder to pretend…

I can’t take your smile out of my mind
I can’t take your smile out of my mind.
Because since I love you my life seems fouls again,
Now that I love you it’s getting harder to pretend
& I love to pretend.

It’s getting harder to pretend…
It’s getting harder to pretend…
It’s getting harder to pretend…
It’s getting harder to pretend…

Because since I love you my life seems fouls again.
Now that I love you it’s getting harder
Harder to pretend
& I love to…
Since I love you my life seems fouls again.
Now that I love you it’s getting harder
Harder to pretend
& I love to pretend.
Track Name: SHE'S SO PRETTY
Oh, she's so pretty,
And she walks – so cool.
But life – it's not easy
And he was such a fool.

So if you see her downtown –
Don’t mess around,
Go and give her a kiss.
If you see her downtown –
Don’t mess around,
Go and give her a kiss.

Oh she's quit lazy –
Wakes up only at noon.
Some say she's crazy –
Playing cards with the moon.

So if you see her downtown –
Don’t mess around,
Go and give her a kiss.
If you see her downtown –
Don’t mess around,
Go and give her a kiss.
Track Name: RAGE & FEAR
Don't go away,
Please don't go away.
Don't go away,
Please don't go away.

I would be your lover,
I would be your blood,
I would be your tears.
I would be your eyes & ears,
I would be your rage, I would be your fear.
Rage & Fear...

The Stars above us
Play they're silly game;
When one of them is falling
It takes with him a name.

So let me be your lover,
Let me be your blood, let me be your tears.
Let me be your eyes & ears,
Let me be your rage & Let me be your fear.
Rage & Fear...
Track Name: DEAD MOTHER
I told you the night is much darker than the day, and the day is paradise...

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