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Cities 75

Artist: Juanjo Legarda
Release Date: 2017-11-08
Genres: Pop, Rock
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Tracks
1. Sophis-Chicago
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2. Parisian Split
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3. Our Auckland Alchemy
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4. L.A. Thaiger
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5. Miss London Diamond
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6. Funny Man In Paris
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7. Stuck in San Fran
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8. Aquí En Madrid
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9. Baton Rouge
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10. A Berliner in New York
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Available lyrics

Sophis-Chicago

Late in the night
And it followed behind me
I would hold my bags
While you held my gaze
A tune was troubling me

Ooh hoo hoo
Sign on the line
A request for the guest to show
But the notes I wrote
Were not the notes I left
A tune was troubling me

Down to the guest room
I'll be gone here tomorrow
She's humming a tune
So sophis-ti-ca-ted
As she points to my room

She switches the light on
I'm electric beside her
She cuts to the bone
So sophis-ti-ca-ted
Then she's gone from the room

Ooh I sit like a stone
Gazing out of the window
Got a pen in hand
I'm searching for the song that
Reminds me of you

Oh, how it's changed
With the note from the stranger
He left his soul
A little ink on paper
For the jazz boy to see

Down to the bedroom
Need a room 'til tomorrow
The sweet entrepreneur
So sophis-ti-ca-ted
She's the light in the room

She switches the light on
I'm electric beside her
She cuts to the bone
So sophis-ti-ca-ted
Then she's gone from the room

I'm down in the bedroom
And I'm lost in tomorrow
The sweet entrepreneur
So sophis-ti-ca-ted
Then she's gone from the room

She switches the light on
I'm electric beside her
She cuts to the bone
So sophis-ti-ca-ted
Then she's gone from the room

Parisian Split

Here's another of your lovin' letters
To make me feel better for
Loving you the way I do

But much better than a loving letter
Would be a gentleman who
Brings his love around

You're the kind of guy who makes his love a game
This game is lonely and it's pulling us apart
Your priorities are different
Where were you last night?
With your mistress music
How she beats me every time
I won't have a bar of this
It's driving me insane
Your tune is just the same
We're playing a losing game

Well that grass is really looking greener
We're not getting younger
You won't start a family

It's the hardest thing that ever happened
Giving up my funny man
Giving up on love

I'm the kind of girl whose love is number one
Love is homely and it's perfect just for two
My ideals are very different
We could spend the night
Making music of our own
Until the morning light
You won't have a bar of this
Like standing in the rain
Your tune is just the same
We've played a losing game

You're the kind of guy whose love is just a game
It’s getting lonely and it's pulling us apart
Your priorities are different
Where were you last night?
With your mistress music
How she beats me every time
I won't have a bar of this
It's driving me insane
Your tune will never change
We're playing a losing game

Aren't you over-reacting?
Taking this too far
That's the kind of guy I am
I gotta be keepin' busy

There's nothing new
It's all the same
You never seem to want to change
You're playing 'round, just like a clown
You drive me crazy

Why would we change a thing?
A thing that's as good as we got?
There are many people who have
Nothing like we got girl

Maybe this'll work for you but not me
‘Cause you got everything you need
Even though it hurts a lot to say it
I think this is the end of the road

Girl there is so much left unsaid
Ooh I can see that this ain't workin'

Loving letters lying in the rain
Nothing left we’re playing a losing game
This ain’t working
Loving letters lying in the rain
Ooh no
We tried so hard
And still it’s just the same
You’re not listening

Our Auckland Alchemy

Under a thundering fly
It’s a rainy night
Underneath your smile I rest a while
You lay there
Another surprise

Since sixty-eight I still can’t decide
The blue and grey a distant hum I say
I can be saved with your smile
I left the bees behind

A Spanish gift in the night
I can trade a smile
Banging on your drum like a big ship’s gun
My hollow breath in the light

We made our heaven
Our grit into gold
This diamond shines in the dark and cold I say
I can see rain when you smile
We can play with fire

A chattering scampering child
Well she’s a ray of light
Oh we found our God in the skirts of the city
The syringe in the sky

We made our heaven
Our grit into gold
Our alchemy made the witches wild
The summer it burned us alive

And we can play with fire
Did we make it shine?
Our little ray of light
Did I make you mine?
We can play with fire
Did we make it shine?
Ooh our little ray of light
Oh did I make you mine?

Ooh

L.A. Thaiger

Daddy owns a restaurant near the freeway
I’m working out the back I’m cleanin’ every day
California dreams they brew in my mind
Doesn’t know his little girl’s
A Hollywood believer

Forget the actors and the oil
I wanna sing a show
I heard ‘em
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
This Thaiger wants to steal the show

Flirting with the funk of California
Sunset Boulevard is just ‘round the corner
Got the Family Stone on the menu today
Got the funk in my soul
I’m a true believer

I feel so positive
I’m breaking every rule I know
I need them
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
This Thaiger wants to steal the show

I’ll never be that foody lady
Serving all her customers slow
You’ll see so soon
The way your Thaiger steels the show

Driving on the 90 Freeway
Window down and radio loud
Turning down the Bakersfield Country
And turning up that big band sound

I left my funky soul back in the kitchen
Big Daddy blew my mind my soul is itchin’
Norma Miller showed me Queen of the Swing
And my eyes opened up
I’m a true believer

Forget the actors and the oil
I wanna sing it slow
You heard me
Big Bad Voo-doo Daddy
This Thaiger wants to steal the show

I’ll never be that foody lady
Letting all my customers know
I’ll fill the room
You feed ‘em!

Forget the actors and the oil
I wanna swing the show
I heard ‘em
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Your Thaiger’s gonna bring it home

Miss London Diamond

As he made it through the weather
And he stepped inside the blue Moonglow
In the picture was a girl
A diamond from long ago

How many ways I have to pay
To see you shine
In the rubble and the ruins
Lays my Spanish lullaby

So the lady in the picture
And the story in the peeling pearls
Is a mystery for ever
Whitechapel will hide the years

How many ways will you make me pay
To see my diamond shine
At the table in the picture
Sits my Spanish lullaby

They pictured her as their Cinderella living the life
Living the life that you wanted
But it’s time for them to say goodbye and wish her well
How I miss that girl
The lady with the dubious jewels on the wall in the Blue Moonglow
I wish the lady in the picture’d smile
In the rubble where my diamond lies

Oh the lady in the picture

Disappearing in the weather
As he sadly left the Blue Moonglow
He left the picture of the lady
His Spanish diamond from long ago

How many ways will you make them pay?
To see Miss Diamond shine
At the table in the picture
Sits my Spanish lullaby

In the picture in the Blue Moonglow
Sits my Spanish lullaby
At the table in the picture
Sits my Spanish lullaby

Miss Diamond my Spanish lullaby

Funny Man In Paris

Being alone by the Seine in the setting sun
Isn’t fun when you're alone without anyone
I left my love by the water so very long ago

How we laughed when I would call you Mr. Funny Man
A moment’s magic as we touched holding hands
We would paint the Quai d'Orsay so very long ago

This shameless river breaks la ville de l’amour in two
But this broken city is the city where I found you
Finding you all alone wondering

Waiting for your loving Bella to arrive
All these years watching water slipping by
Every single day

Watching all the lucky lovers as they're walking by
A lonely man, chin in hand gazing at the sky
Sitting there a vacant stare
It was my Funny Man

You couldn't believe it when I shuffled quietly next to you
Your sadness vanished then a smile washing over you
Your Bella and her Funny Man back together again

This desperate river broke the city of love in two
But this broken city is the city where I found you
There in your lonely world waiting

Hoping for your lovely Bella to arrive
All these years watching water slipping by
Every single day

This hopeful river breaks the city of love in two
But this broken city is the city where I found you
Sitting all alone, wishing

Waiting for your loving Bella to arrive
Never knowing she was longing for you
Every single day

Years spent thinking of you
Eleanor and ‘73
Rescued by the water
Years spent thinking of you
The Rive Droite broke us in two
And now we’re rescued by the water

Stuck in San Fran

Room is smoky
20 songs are brewing
There's an orange glow
Your surprise
She's waiting in the corner
She's wearing your favorite shoes
Coded message of her love for you
Undercover kind of love for two
She's prepared to risk her life for you

Fingers playing
All the favourite standards
Band is in the groove
Tunnel vision
For one lovely lady
But all eyes on you

On the road
Listening to Louie
Escape this underground
Every time we try to leave
We end up driving
Back to San Francisco town

Then the fat man
Walks into the room and
Smokes His big cigar
Through the haze
He looks you in the eye
And he drums his fingers on your guitar
Just remember who you really are
Only reason that you're really here
How your fingers play your jazz guitar

With his goons
He slowly left the room and
Then you catch her smile
Play it safe
Three can go the hard game
But the stakes are high

Like a rat running through the tunnel
Escape this underground
But my jazzy lady keeps me hanging around
San Francisco town

Gotta leave with my jazzy lady
Escape this underground
Right now
I don't know if I’ll ever get to leave
San Francisco town

We're forever playing together
San Francisco town
We're forever playing together
San Francisco town
We're forever playing together
San Francisco town

Aquí En Madrid

Y fue un día gris
Un día triste de Madrid
Me miró, me sonrió
Mi corazón se aceleró
Vivía sin vivir
Casi la eternidad
Dormía sin soñar
Y soñaba al despertar
Que él estaba aquí
Aquí en Madrid

Venía de Brasil
Del gran país de Tom Jobim
Le miré, me sonrojé
Me dijo algo en portugués
Rozándome la piel.
Yo no le contesté
Sus labios le besé
Y después me pellizqué
Y él seguía aquí
Aquí en Madrid

Orfeo entonó
La bossa del amor
El samba de Bençao
A media voz.
La luna y las estrellas
Que estaban escondidas
Se abrieron de emoción como una flor
Y un ruiseñor
Cantó una canción
En La mayor

En la Plaza Mayor
Un viejo se acercó
La mano nos leyó
Y nos lanzó
La típica sonrisa
Con pícara malicia
En la Puerta del Sol se oyó una voz
Que pregonó:
Jamás le digas no
Al corazón.

Baton Rouge

Your cassette and your soul
And your hidden pride’s all you hold
We were walking hand in hand
Toward a sky of gold
You were young
It was new
And the coin it had your picture too
As the gold it turned to diamonds
In the city of Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge
Under the southern moon

I get the feeling that we've stayed too long
And you slowly made your way along one side sur le boulevard
Can you hear the sound of a distant song?
And the Creole people proudly say that they still remember you

Baton Rouge
Under the southern moon

It’s so hard in this land of the petticoat insurrection
And the naughty Marietta refused to play the game

Baton Rouge
Under the southern moon

And this Louisiana is our home
Filles à la Cassette came from France to live in a southern land
What a day I think we're nearly done
There's no love in this unsettled land so far from their distant home

Baton Rouge
Under the southern moon
Raking the streets of Bayou

A Berliner in New York

In the street with valour
I listen to them play
The fragrant melodies
Float in my room all day
And The Secret Broadcasts
My life was saved
With the Moonlight Serenade

In the demolition
They made me smile
The sweet melodies made me
Want to stay a while
We'll take The A Train
And Sing Sing Sing
Stompin' with the King of Swing

Don't know why
Oh The Chatanooga Choo-Choo
I could cry
The American Patrol
The Miller Magic
The Golden Years
The Berlin boy with the Blue Note tears

Sitting with the soldiers
Don't understand a thing
Except when the masters
Begin to make it swing
I'm In The Mood for
A String Of Pearls
I'll Take The A Train
With my girl

Don't know why
Oh, This Chatanooga Choo-Choo
I could cry with this American Patrol
The Miller Magic
The Golden Years
The King of swing with the Golden ears

Don't know why
It's like I'm Stompin’ At The Savoy
I would smile with The American Patrol
The Miller Magic
The Golden Years
The Berlin boy with the New York tears
My heart's on fire
But It Don't Mean A Thing
I blame The Duke Mr Ellington
Miller's Mood and the
King of Swing

Ooh yeah
I'm In The Mood for some
Well don't know why
I'm In The Mood for some
I could cry
Yeah
I'm In The Mood for some
The Miller Magic
Ooh
I'm In The Mood for some
Well the golden years
About New Album

This album has been released in November 2017.

VOCALIST AND MUSICIANS
Juanjo Legarda (guitars, guitar bass, keyboards and percussion), Amos Clarke (lead and backing vocals and guitar bass), Nikki Hartnett-Clarke (lead and backing vocals), Russell Robinson (drums) Paul San Martín (keyboards), Dani Venegas (guitars) and Dan Boissy (saxes).

MUSIC COMPOSER
Juan José Legarda

LYRICISTS
Amos Clarke and Luis Escalante

PRODUCED AND ARRANGED BY
Juan José Legarda

VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS BY
Amos Clarke

SAXS ARRANGEMENT
Dan Boissy

RECORDING STUDIOS
Basque Coast Studio (Biarritz, France)
sHOWpONY (Auckland, New Zealand)
StudioPros (Los Angeles, EEUU)
Dan Boissy Music (New York, EEUU)

MIXING ENGINEER
Juan José Legarda at Basque Coast Studio

MASTERING ENGINEER
Jan-Jaap Dekker at Analogue Mastering (Amsterdam, Holland)

ART DIRECTION
Guille Viglione

ARTWORK
José Alonso