About Places

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released September 4, 2015

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Francesco Tedesco at IM|Recording - Nocera Inferiore, SA - Italy

Produced by Francesco Tedesco and Fabio Giobbe
All songs and lyrics written by Fabio Giobbe
Published by I Make Records (2015)

The Musicians:

Fabio Giobbe: Vocals, Acoustic and electric guitars, shakers and tambourine
Dino Cuccaro: Drums
Gianluca Plomitallo: Acoustic and electric pianos
Marco Normando: Bass
Francesco Tedesco: Electric Guitars and drum in “My Face Ages”
Ferdinando Ghidelli: Pedal steel guitar
Gianluca D’Alessio: Cello

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GIOBBE Capua, Italy

I am a songwriter from southern Italy. During the last year and a half I have been working on my debut solo album. It's called "About Places" and it's OUT NOW, issued and co-produced with the indie label "I Make Records".

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Track Name: Saint Stephen's Green
Hopes and fears, staring at sea line
This bench is stone cold
And I'm too far from your warm touch

Yet the wind will change
As nothing stays the same
Howth will never be that lame old place
Dublin's calling back again

Saint Stephen's green, two friends would go native
Unveiling new corners
As if they're searching in the deep

And the paths they're running on are turning into one
And the lies they're telling on are growing into stones

Yet this wind will change
Track Name: Salamanca
The car stalled out soon and reset our mood
We don't wanna miss that bus
Call your dad & hurry up!
Late but on time, we won't miss that flight
20 students who once won
30 days to study abroad

So young and hopeful blokes
So we don't wanna wait on
We just wanna go and learn much more
Salamanca waits for us
We said goodbye last night
'Cause we won't be the same sorts
We simply want to go and live much more
Salamanca changed us

Fray Luis de Leon was our home for a month
Few new kids with eyes that shine
Booming out and growing up
The days we enjoyed trimmed the farewell words
People they just come and go
But that trip was deeply worth

We're growing up at last, 30 days: enough!
Booming out so fast, Salamanca and a grant

Enough! Enough!
Track Name: Bosphorus Aparts
Fair enough, took your time and wait
As outside things changed rapidly
It took too long, feelings fade away
Help decide, please come just close to me

Still I wait seasons and friends to change
See that strait taking out East from West
On a boat or on another plane
Hurry up and look for the shortest way

Apparently facts look far from what you say

Ups and downs, tides of mixed feelings
Now I'm dull and then I'm at the wheel
Hope you're fine, flowing down the stream
I would wait ages at the mountain feet

Once I felt like a nobody at the Bosphorus Aparts
When you came from the West side, I could do nothing but wait
They expect from me the right thing, but it's something I can't see
I still feel like I'm a nothing, won't complain then if you leave

I still feel like I'm a nothing
Track Name: Egeria Alley
Fifty meters, square
Filled with wilderness
Every single bend
In the middle of nowhere

As your limbs seem like tearing up
And you've had enough
In a film where you had a part
That you'd easily cut

You won't go easy on me
And throw your peace on me
You miss humanity
Yet small house, no you won't win

Alley blind and dead
Dead-end man
Second-rate

You won't go easy on me
And throw your peace on me
You miss humanity
Yet small house, no you won't win
Track Name: Apiary
Down the Galata tower
As the people swell high-powered
You and I head down
To that small red wine house

As our teeth give in to the red wine effect
You seem the same as a bee
Working hard endlessly

Far from home, in your town
Unheard words sound like a chant
This small table surrounds
All the world we require

As we broach another bottle
And we feel a little higher
As our troubles of the mind hold
You and I did look alike

As our teeth give in to the red wine effect
You seem the same as a bee
Working hard endlessly
A few tears elbow in the backgrounds of my
Shiny eyes, as I attempt
To hide all of my weakness
Track Name: Clean the Place
Anytime I fall off
It ain't the time you win
Everytime you follow
Just then you lose your way

Clean the place
Open those curtains up at last
Wash your face
Gaze at that mirror frame and cheer up

Anytime I fall off
It ain't the time you win
Everytime you follow
Just then you lose your way

It's over now
Gathering all your stuff, it's time
Turn around
The last quick glance around, Goodbye

In any case, I think it's time to realize
That it's not the place that you liked
If you feel the same, close the door and muster up
You will find a better place to clean up

Anytime I fall off
It ain't the time you win
Everytime you follow
Just then you lose your way
Track Name: Walls, Borders and Bridges
We're taking things too far
These conversations kill
The bridges we lift up
The scars that we won't heal

Walls, Borders and Bridges
The marks that we'd overstep
The bad form of the questions
The answers formulation
Useless charge and regret

But tonite, yeah tonite

Cruising around and far
My car bears heavy feet
We look all around but us
An extra wall between

Of no account if you're wrong or right
All that counts is to hold the grudge
But at last we'll go beyond
Just back down, let's give up the fight
Track Name: Four Weeks, Eight Days
Embankment flat, as small as damp
Two frieds and their own two fates
In Rome we dwell, and all we share
Along that river bank

Yet we feel so safe
As we take on provocations
From a world trying to kick us both up
So we feel ok
In this strange, odd sotuation
In a world that we're trying to put out

Four weeks, eight days. Two cribs, no deck
Old friends and one room flat
This town's too harsh, as high is the rent
Along that dirty bank

Noone else will beat that powerhouse
Nothing else will seem as safe and sound
Track Name: My Face Ages
If you come along with me
Will you ever really see
That you’re so young and my face ages

Walking down those Taksim streets
Anything I only fear
That you’re so young and my face ages

Through the years, under the wire
I put my feet deeply on the ground
I’ll drop the ball that I’ll do without

If you come and live with me
Will you get along with this
That you’re still young and my face ages
And all across the world with me
The only thing I can’t conceal
That you’re so young While my face ages

Through the years, under the wire
I put my feet deeply on the ground
I’ll drop the ball that I’ll do without
Yet if you hit a nerve I hide
And you phase out what I’m feeding up
The ball I dropped I’ll really do without
Track Name: Walton
Walton streets, hostile at the beginning
You don’t care of that sad young man that the Erasmus sent

But Liverpool wait and we will be two good friends
I’ll use the “Merseyrail” again
I’ll be at the docks for days

“Ta-Rà mates”, “You got the dog’s bollocks”
I’m in a flat with three native friends who their idioms share
Of Campus belt I don’t really care of
I’m in the scouser land of Fab Four
I ain’t here to paint it red

At the end of my time by the Mersey
Those Walton streets I would not leave

Now Liverpool see, we finally got two good friends
I took the Merseyrail so often that it got my cup of tea
Well, Liverpool wait and I’ll be back as old friends
I’ll catch the double-decker lane
I’ll be at the Cavern gigs
Track Name: Grisolia
Driving on my own by this old shoreline
Relivin' all my summers back in time

Would you blurt out all your fears
Somehow try to make up your mind
And as I sort out my ideas
I'll let the wind wipe out my doubts

Would you get left behind?

I used to come here when the season's high
Memories crowd in weary minds
We're drivin' all along a wild shoreline
I wish you could see those happy times

Another year, other days to swell my heart
You feel like home and there's no surprise

Would you get left behind?
Can you find a better place to hide?
Track Name: Viribus Unitis
One hundred families grow fast
At that small city edge
Some strangers, some are long time friends
Sharing a wide-open space

My place for hiding
And not sympathizing with myself
I don't wanna act like 'em
I won't end up just like them

So many children they would bear
Those lively days of summer spell
Connections that we won't forget
As only children friends can

The precious red ball
The endless seasons
The band, the first loves
Fresh water in the box

As anything fades in thin air
As all our ties unravel
I don't wanna be like 'em
I will never act like 'em