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DEMOS
(all songs written by Rafa Skam, unless indicated)
    1. IDEAS (July, 1998)


    WE CAN HELP YOU (THE SECT)
    TAKIN´ IT EASY
    MR. SAND & MRS. SEA (HAPPY ON THE BEACH)
    SUNDAY MORNING (The Velvet Underground)
    TAKE THE TRAIN
    CAN´T UNDERSTAND
    PACK YOUR CASE
    LET ME LOVE MY LIFE
    CUANDO BAJAS A LA PLAYA
    EL REY MOSQUITO
    EL JUEGO
    SOBRE UN VIDRIO MOJADO(Los Secretos)
    NO ME IMAGINO (Los Secretos)
    NORWEGIAN WOOD (The Beatles)



WE CAN HELP YOU (THE SECT)
This song talks about a sect that tries to make you join them, and offer you an interesting job and some money,... and you only have to fill up a questionnaire, so that they can know you better. They say they´re going to help you and love you, but you want to know the rules of the game so that you can go out of it when you want.
 

We can help you
before it´s too late...

We can help you
before it´s too late
We can help you
(and) you know it´s a game

Ask me a question and I´ll answer you
Then we´ll invite you to join us soon / (2. The show)
You´ll get some money easily
As soon as answer this questionnaire



 
 


TAKIN´ IT EASY
This song says that we should take things as best as we could, and all the success and the mistakes that we do depend on us very often, and we don´t have to look always for a guilty. We should make things easier than they are and be positive rather than being always complaining.
 

Takin´ it easy
And trying to understand
What is it made of
And what is it made for

I cannot guess
The way it works
I don´t agree with the world´s on fire
I think the souls are on fire

Takin´ it easy
Takin´ it back to me
What to believe in
I believe in yesterday






 
 


MR. SAND & MRS. SEA (HAPPY ON THE BEACH)
This song talks about the relationship between Mr. Sand and Mrs. Sea, who want to be always together, and they do their best to be always as close as possible, and they are the envy for the rest of the animals who come down from the mountains and the woods to see them love each other.
 

Mr. Sand meets Mrs. Sea
All the fishes singing: "hey"
July, first weekend
All the cows, the lazy sheep
Come to see them on the beach
Mr. Sand and Mrs. Sea
they´re happy on the beach

Mr. Sand goes with the wind
Looking for a place to live
He wishes: "near the beach"
Mrs. Sea is blue and green
Living in the ocean and she wishes:
"on the beach"
happy on the beach






 
 


SUNDAY MORNING(The Velvet Underground)

Sunday morning
Brings the dawn in
It´s just a restless feeling by my side

Early dawning
Sunday morning
It´s just the wasted years so close behind

Watch out the world´s behind you
There´s always someone around you
Who will call it´s nothing at all

Sunday morning
And I´m falling
I´ve got a feeling I don´t want to know

Early dawning
Sunday morning
It´s all the streets you crossed not so long ago






 
 


TAKE THE TRAIN
This song talks about taking advantage of the chances that come up by surprise, and we should act JUST NOW! And don´t let chances go by, just lead them in the way we´re interested in.
 

Drop a smile on the sliding floor
Don´t think twice, what are you waiting for

You´ve gone crazy, don´t be (so) lazy
Somewhere down the sunny beach
Don´t waste your time, and let it go by
Don´t drop (your) tears on the floor

You´ve got to change your mind now (change your mind)
Open up the windows (of your heart)
Take the train and get away for a while

Wake up soon, it´s just another country
In your room there were tears and silence






 
 


CAN´T UNDERSTAND
This song talks about the anxiety we suffer from when we don´t control certain situations, emotions and feelings which are very important for us. Sometimes we feel alone and strange and think that we´re living in a wrong world and in a wrong age. Then we´re not sure if we´re right and the rest of the world are crazy, or even if we´re wrong.
 

Why do you cry? why do you smile?
Why don´t you stay (and) play for a while?
Tell me what´s on I want to know
The reasons for your mood

Why do you shout? why do you stop?
Why do you smell the sitting room?
What are you looking for?
Have you lost your faith?

Can´t understand why everybody´s off
They don´t realize they´re pushing on my watch
Can´t understand who do they take me for
They don´t realize, I don´t know why they´re young

I wanna smile, I wanna walk
I wanna breath, I wanna feel
I wanna guess, I wanna know
The reasons for your mood






 
 


PACK YOUR CASE
This song talks about the impetuous need of getting away to a quieter place, far away from the city, for example: to the scottish Highlands.
 

You can take me away from here
Together we can fly...

To Scotland, north countryside
To the Highlands, the paradise, for me and for you today / (2 y 3. Tonight)

We remember the other day
In the country, driving again...






 
 


LET ME LOVE MY LIFE
This song talks about the need of believing what we do, and acting like we think, and the need of freedom to do whatever we reckon good for us. We need to take our own decisions. We need to love our life and do whatever we want with it, always trying to get it better.
 

Need to know that I can do
Whatever I wanna do
Just to make some things look better

Need to know that I can dream
If nobody stops me
Let me feel that I am me

And bad times must go by,
leaving us alone
And I told you:
I want to live my life.
Let me love my life

No-one has my point of view
But it doesn´t matter
Just let me take this way

Maybe I should change my mind
And I should realize
But I believe in what I do

Let me love my life






 
 


CUANDO BAJAS A LA PLAYA
This song is an spanish adaptation of "Crazy Little Snowgirl" and talks about being fed up of doing always the same. You remember the past good times and you compare them with how you do now. Then you look for a way out, to stop things being this static way, and you´d change some things that turn to be dull.
 

Hoy me he ocultado en un sueño
En una casa de papel
Y he encendido una colilla
Aún creo que es ayer, es ayer !!

Pero si tengo hoy que despertar
No quiero sentir
el sol de otra mañana
Y si te prometí llevarte al mar
No quiero nadar
cuando bajas a la playa

Dame algo que pueda entender
Dime lo que quiero oír
Los juegos que tanto nos gustan
Y aún creo que es ayer, es ayer!!

Cuando bajas a la playa...






 
 


EL REY MOSQUITO
This song is an spanish adaptation of "The Secret Garden" and talks about the importance of controlling our life, and when we don´t fulfill it, then we do it in our dreams, and then we enjoy with that sensation but we want it to be real. We want to be kings who control our kingdom.
 

Siempre estoy soñando en una esfera de cristal
Y mientras tanto no me quiero despertar
Tú te escondes cuando yo corro hacia ti
Si logro alcanzarte suena el despertador

Te estoy esperando acostado en mi jardín
Y mientras tanto sólo pienso en ser feliz
Tú te escondes cuando yo corro hacia ti
Si logro alcanzarte suena el despertador

Si yo me duermo (duérmete)
Tú me despiertas (otra vez)
Y no me dejas (déjame)
Ser el Rey Mosquito en mi jardín
Ser el Rey Mosquito hoy






 
 


EL JUEGO
This song is a spanish adaptation of "Magic Land" and talks about imagination and creativeness: inventing stories with your friends and trying to tell the best story, and feel the stories as if you were a character of it, and everybody can win playing this game. You only have to use your imagination to win. You only have to spend a good time telling stories.
 

Tú y yo, ellos también, vamos todos a tomar el Sol en el mar
¿Por qué tú eres como yo, y yo me parezco a ti, los dos siempre igual?

Hoy vamos a jugar a un juego que podrás cambiar
Si tienes miedo a perder, vas a ganar
Mañana es tarde, al amanecer se acabará
No hay mucha prisa pero vamos ya!! Hay que empezar
¿Qué vas a hacer? ¿vas a jugar?
Inventa algo que contar
Algo habrá que decir, y soñar, sonreír!!!

Tú y yo, ellos también, vamos todos a tomar el Sol otra vez
¿Por qué vistes como yo y yo visto como tú, los dos siempre igual?

Mi sueño ha sido una puesta de Sol en un jardín
Viendo dos pájaros volar lejos de mí
Cuando me canso me acerco al mar, cerca de aquí
Hace demasiado calor aquí en la ciudad
¿Qué vas a hacer? ¿vas a jugar?
Inventa algo que contar
Algo habrá que decir, y soñar, sonreír!!!

Tú y yo, ellos también, vamos todos a tomar el Sol en el mar
Tú y yo, ellos también, vamos todos a tomar el Sol otra vez y a jugar...






 
 


SOBRE UN VIDRIO MOJADO(Los Secretos)

Sobre un vidrio mojado escribí su nombre sin darme cuenta
y mis ojos quedaron igual que ese vidrio pensando en ella

Los cuadros no tienen colores,
las rosas no parecen flores
no hay pájaros en la mañana,
nada es igual, nada es igual, nada es igual, nada

Sobre un vidrio mojado escribí su nombre sin darme cuenta
y mis ojos quedaron igual que ese vidrio pensando en ella

Hoy cuando desperté buscaba
el sol que entraba en mi ventana
tras una nube se ocultaba,
nada es igual, nada es igual, nada es igual, nada






 
 


NO ME IMAGINO (Los Secretos)

No, no te hace gracia que me agarre tanto a ti
que necesite tu cariño para ser feliz
y que no encuentre otra razón para vivir

No, a mí tampoco me divierte estar así,
Pero ¿qué quieres? me he perdido y ahora no sé salir,
en ti he encontrado la esperanza que perdí

oh sí, no me imagino cómo voy a estar sin ti

Sé que aunque me quieres también quieres ser feliz
y que a mi lado eso es difícil porque yo soy así,
ahora ya no puedo ayudarte ni tú a mí

Oh, sí, no me imagino cómo podré estar sin ti






 
 


NORWEGIAN WOOD(The Beatles)

I once had a girl or should I say she once had me
She showed me her room, isn´t it good, Norwegian wood?

She asked me to stay and she told me to sit anywhere
So I looked around and I noticed there wasn´t a chair
I sat on a rug, biding my time, drinking her wine
We talked until two and then she said, "it´s time for bed"

She told me she worked in the morning and started to laugh
I told her I didn´t and crawled off to sleep in the bath

And when I awoke I was alone, this bird has flown
So I lit a fire, isn´t it good, Norwegian wood?