Rebellion

by Pere Vilanova

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I hope these little songs help the fragile and peaceful Catalan Republic to endure.

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released November 21, 2017

All songs composed and performed by Pere Vilanova.

Recorded, mixed and masterized in Aviram Estudis (Manresa, Barcelona, Catalonia) by Albert Palomar.
www.albertpalomar.com

Cover designed by Sergi Solans
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Pere Vilanova

Pere Vilanova (Barcelona, 1988)
és un poeta i un cantautor. Canta en català, anglès i francès i les seves cançons sempre busquen la vida interior de les coses.

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Pere Vilanova (Barcelona, 1988) is a poet and a songwriter. He sings in catalan, english and french and his songs are always looking for the inner life of things.
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Track Name: First of October
They are coming for us,
there's no other reason why they wouldn't do so,

We will rise our hands up,
We are not affraid of their force,

'Cause through ice and snow,
and rain, and sun
we've reached here.

Perhaps someone will be hurt,
by injuring our flesh they won't touch our soul,

You see these skiny walls,
they all belong to our grandmas force

'Cause through ice and snow,
and rain, and sun,
they came here too.

Now it's time for firemen,,
like orange knights against the black ghosts,
I saw blood at our schools,
But on the first october we've won.

My taiwanese girlfriend
came with us to defend voting points,

She said she never saw
Nothing like this before.

At night we counted votes
hidding into a church.

Night has fallen upon us,
an open door and a cold heart speech,

He said it is time now
We declare we'll always be free

Now it's time for firemen,,
like orange knights against the black ghosts,
I saw blood at our schools,
But on the first october we've won.

I don't know what nation means,
I don't know if it means flaming words,
But one thing I'm sure,
These people are worth
a brand new world.

'Cause through ice and snow,
and rain and sun
they've brought Republic here.

Now it's time for firemen,,
like orange knights against the black ghosts,
I saw blood at our schools,
But on the first october we've won.
Track Name: Barcelona
Sun is shinning through my window,
Voices in my head are screaming loud,

I'm a long way from home here,
Ain't been doing much since I came back,

'Go out for a walk
and leaves are yellow
and I stop by four reds trees,

Freedom is claimed
in every balcony,
and it's like
stories I've heard when I was kid

and it feels to me like the most peaceful feeling
anyone can have
when peace uses peace
to carry feelings out,
and it's impossible
not to get
carried away.

I can see you in my mind,
you helped long ago to record some songs,
then you became the biggest one
of Minsters,
and I will not forgive
you're a king's prisoner,

You'll be released
and walk to your children,
amoung yellow leaves trees
and red forests trees,

In Barcelona
far from fascists and lame,
and you will forget
when you were in jail,

You will live in
this brand new country
we will build,
with peace using peace
to carry feelings out,

and it's impossible not to get
carried away.

All the city remains silent,
it's been raining much since
independence day.

People everywhere are amazed,
by how lame looks the Spanish state.

I go out for a walk
and leaves are yellow
and I stop by four reds trees,

Freedom is claimed
in every balcony,
and it's like
stories I've heard when I was kid

and it feels to me like the most peaceful feeling
anyone can have
when peace uses peace
to carry feelings out,
and it's impossible
not to get
carried away.
Track Name: One last revolution
How many times did you accept this was yours
when basically you had something else in your soul?

Look at those people with nothing more
than a stock market in their inner childhood worlds!

We live like slaves in a globalized world,
wolfs and monsters will eat all our bones,

We should consider if it's worthy
just to pretend we are better than before

in those days where nature was the room of our songs,
weren't we free by then?

Oh we can cast future's shadows and
write a new constitution
by our selves
to change the world.

We will get our freedom back,
we'll use the weapons of our rights
'cause they belong to us,
to only us.

How many demonstrations have you been in?
How many times a day you open your cell phone and check the news?

Wouldn't it be easier just to achieve
the peace in the morning and get back
to what you need?

How many hand have you held this last years?
How many times you've tried to vote
and they've stoped you with fear?

If you've tried at least that means you will,
History should be a river leading to peace,

To those days
where nature was the room
of our songs,
weren't we free by then?

Oh we can cast future's shadows and
write a new constitution
by our selves
to change the world.

We will get our freedom back,
we'll use the weapons of our rights
'cause they belong to us,
to only us.
Track Name: A warming sun
Take my hand and stay with me,
let's go out, go out to scream,
we wil win,
and we will be free again,

The force of reason on our side,
while Europe turns us her back,
It's all the same
as it happened before,

When we were kids,
listening to
Franco stories,

We deserve a warming sun,
a smiling land,
instead of silence.

Traitors are in golden thrones,
the shameful king will die alone,

Political prisoners
are in the darkest cell.

I wonder how can you look upon,
this free folk
you should control,

Only a fool would be proud
to be the King of Spain.

For we deserve
a warming sun
a smiling land,
instead of losers like you.

Little spots into the dark,
galaxies are rising up,

Your ignorance doesn't scare me at all,
galaxies are rising up,

But it takes long
for you to see,
stay awake,
stay awake with me,

When the enemy comes near,
it means victory is here,

For we deserve
a warming sun
a smiling land.
Track Name: Defending the Republic
It was for a short weekend,
it was a short dream,
me and her went out,

To the streets
of a new land,
we saw fireworks shine,

And shining
spots in the square
where people drink
and everybody was drunk,
in our neighborhood
I saw lots of smiles,
'cause defending the Republic is that.

My fredom, my love, my heart
my golden shore,
are happy by your side,

Sometimes
I get lost
into you beautiful asian eyes,
and your magic warm skin,

And kisses
into the dark,
when people dream
and we are making love,
and kisses
into the moon light,
'cause defending the Republic
is that.

I've thought of all those people
I've met around the world,
specially in the old Europe.

In the smokey clubs
when we were arguing about
which country was I from,

And now
I can say
to them
hey I'm a catalan,
you're welcomed here,
and you will always be,
'cause defendin the Republic
is that.

The king is dead
to all of us,
and he'll never come back,

May be
he should have accepted
some wisdom
and advice,
but now we've gone to far,

From him,
from his fascist crown,
from him,
against who we once fighted,
once,
with all the democrats,
'cause defenind the Republic
is that.

I'm leaving you for now,
'going back to my guitar,
to my books and my dreams.

I hope
you have learned how,
how to fight
or else you'll be beheaded

By ours people's belief,
'Cause defending the Republic is that.
Track Name: Donald Tusk
The argument of force
couldn't be prevented and you knew,

There's blood in your hands now,
and families cry on your chest.

Waterfalls of children,
husbands and wives,

was it so difficult
to rise a bit up
your voice?

And condemn
Spanish wrong excuse
to do what they've always
wanted to do,
to do.

But if you don't show up,
if you don't use power
against the unfair,
what do you expect us to think
about EU?

You're surrounded by
stock market addicts

and something as trivial as
politicians,

You might be a good (I don't know)
You might like Messi scoring
thousands of goals,

But if you don't show up,
if you don't bring light
against the darkness,
what do you expect us to think
about EU?

I've lived in your Belgium fields,
I've lived in your Lithuanian squares,
I've slept with Estonian girls,
and Polish too,
I've studied in France,
and I did trek in Italy,
I had a band in Dublin
and I saw Springsteen,
I have family in Austria
and I'm in love with Minsk,

But if you don't show up,
If you don't fight
for what you believe in,
what do you expect us to think
about EU?

Our story is long,
and we've been betrayed
many times before,
but we are still here
fighting for EU.

We really do,
We fight for what we wanted to.

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