Happy

by Ilko Birov

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Liner notes: Thank you Mum, Father, Pavlena, Kala, Ivan, Melina, Nedislav, Konstantin, Ekaterina

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released May 1, 2019

Guitars, harmonica, upright piano, vocals, backing vocals: Ilko Birov
Double bass, electric bass, one-man string orchestra: Ivan Alexiev
Drums, percussion: Nedislav Miladinov
Violin solo on Happy: Konstantin Kuchev
Backing vocals on I'll Be: Ekaterina Ivanova
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at Urban House Studio
Engineer: Nedislav Miladinov

Produced by Melina Krumova and Ilko Birov
All songs written and arranged by Ilko Birov
Cover photo by Vili Birova

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Track Name: I'll Be
I'm staring into the looking-glass
All I can see is your smile
I'll be waiting for my darling
I'll be waiting for a while

Your sundial sits on my mantelpiece
I turn to it seven times a day
I'll be waiting for my darling
And then I'll be on my way

My white horse gallops in your garden house
Tells me I've gone insane
But I love you and I know not of much
More inside my brain

When it's cold outside we call to each other
Things seems clearer, don't they?

I'm looking into that gallant, gallant place
I see you standing all alone
I'll be waiting for my darling
I'll be taking you back home

I'm looking into the looking glass
All I can see is your soul
I'll be waiting for my darling
I'll be true I hope you know

When it's cold outside we call to each other
Things seem clearer, don't they?
Track Name: Kara
Kara my eyes have seen you
With your hair so pure as gold
But would you grace my lonely night or
Do you not do as you're told?

Tell me, sweet Kara
Would come along?
Tell me, sweet Kara
Should I move on?

Kara you were a baby once
And now you've got three of your own
But have you somebody to help you on this
Path you so solemnly roam?

Tell me, sweet Kara
Would you come along?
Tell me, sweet Kara
Should I move on?

I knew a fair girl in Klahanie Court
She took my heart to the shore
I knew a fair girl in Klahanie Court but
Now I know Kara no more

Tell me, sweet Kara
Would you come along?
Tell me, sweet Kara
Should I move on?
Track Name: People Say It
If you love her let her go
That's what they'll tell you
Keep in mind
They're wrong most of the time

And if you love her let her be
That's what they'll tell you
You should know
They're right about this one

I've been around the world
Seen so many places
I've been around the world
Seen so many faces

If you love her let her know
It's only fair if you follow
The golden rule

And if you love her let her know
It's only fair if she follows
The golden rule

I've been around the world
Seen so many places
I've been around the world
Seen so many faces

Not one of all those places
Not one of all those faces
Felt like home but yours
I feel at home when I'm with you
Track Name: All She Knew
I'm leaving home now
Don't know when I'll try and get back
I'm gonna roam now
Might find myself in a year or two

I wanna tell you
That I'm awfully fond of the way
You treat me night and day
Just wanted to show you
That I'm better off on my own
Truly better off on my own

I met some friends here
Sure hope they don't pull one of me
Talk a lot about nature
And how most people should try and be free

But I feel like crying
'Cause I'm awfully fond of the way
You treat me night and day
Just wanted to show you
That I'm better off on my own
Truly better off on my own

I got into some trouble
With the lay
Exactly just like before
So maybe if you talk to me
I might become less of a bore

I promise
Track Name: Old Athens
Once there was a man
Who felt quite free
One day he met a friend
And they sat under a tree

It was a sunny day
By the gates of
Old Athens and
That was the day
They threw their whole lives away
And that was the day
They threw it all down the drain

Once there was a girl
Who had the whole world in her hands
She wanted to live
Wanted to fly and dance

It was a sunny day
By the gates of Old Athens and
That was the day she threw her whole life away
And that was the day
She threw it all down the drain

Hey-hey, she threw her whole life away
Hey-hey, she threw it all down the drain

Once there was a man
Who felt quite free
One day he met a friend
And they say under a tree

It was a sunny day
By the gates of
Old Athens and
That was the day they threw their whole lives away
And that was the day they threw it all down the drain

Hey-hey, they threw their whole lives away
Hey-hey, they threw it all down the drain
Track Name: Who Can Love
She bid me farewell and left
As the store was closing
And the moon was blue

Filled my pocket with pellets of hope
What was I to do?
What was she to do?

Who can love
And be loved, too?

Anyone can sing a tune
As the days are ringing
And their mind's in sync

And anyone can wander off
To get ideas springing
And find some time to think

But who can love
And be loved, too?

Anyone can see a star
And try to hold her light
A little longer

In the end you'll waste your time
What were you to do?
What was she to do?

But who can love
And be loved, too?

Who can love
And be loved, too?
Track Name: Ghost Town
My heart is a ghost town
I'm not sure if I'm going up or down
Better luck next time
Lover girl
Better luck next time
Lover girl

Oh

Your mind is a ghost town
And you can't decide if it's being lost of found
Better luck next time
Lover boy
Better luck next time
Lover boy

Oh, did you have to tell me?
Did I wanna know?

And I fear we don't have the time
To ramble on about our worried minds
And I feel I won't have the will
To push you up that thorny hill

That hill
Track Name: Troubles
Tell my you've got worries baby
That's alright
Tell me you've got troubles mama
I've got time

You tell me it's all over
It will be alright

Tell me you've got troubles babe but
I've got mine

Tell me you don't love me baby
I don't mind
You say that I'm a waste of time but
I'll be alright

When the night is over
Another day will fly
Tell me you don't need me babe
I don't mind

Tell me you got worries baby
I've got mine
Tell me you got problems mama
There's no time

You tell me it's all over
It won't be alright
Tell me you've got troubles babe but
I've got mine

Told me not to ramble mama
That's a sign
Grabbed my bag and left for good
Killing time

But when the night is over
Another train will roll on by
You told me you've got troubles babe but
I've got mine

And when the night is over
Another train will roll on by
Tell me you've got troubles babe but
I've got mine
Track Name: Hallelujah
Thank you for letting me know
I was dishonest to your father
I lost my faith in him

Thank you for letting me know
I was a scoundrel to your mother
I broke her daughter's heart again

Thank you for letting me know
I was unfaithful to your sister
I fell in love with you

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, I'm a changed man
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, I'll do all I can
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, I can change
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, though it might seem strange

Thank you for letting me know
I was a waste of time and money
I won't do that no more

Thank for letting me know
This was the end of our final song
I'll be seeing you down the road

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, I'm a changed man
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, I'll do all I can
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, I can change
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, though it might seem strange

It's possible, babe
Track Name: One Trick Pony
Why do I love you like I do?
Why do I need you in my life?
It's a one trick pony that'll blow your mind
It's a one track mama that'll steal your time
Makes me wonder
Why I stay here
When I'd go?

Why do we live the way we do?
There are so many songs we could sing
It's a one trick pony that'll blow your mind
It's a one track mama that'll steal your time
I still wonder
Why I stay here
When I'd go?

Why do I need you by my side?
There's something beyond the hill that beckons me
And it's a one trick pony that'll blow your mind
It's a one track woman that'll steal your time
I still wonder
Why I stay here
When I'd go?
Track Name: Happy
I'm so happy
Happy I could cry
Since you set foot through my door

Dearest gracious
Look at what I've done
Now I want to be invisible

Send a street-car
Prison break
Beat them creeps in
One by one
Make no mistake

I need to go
I just want to be alone
I need to get back
Just wanna get back home

I'm so happy
Feel like burning up
Locked myself in your garage

Tried to straighten out
But all you do is run
Now I want to be invisible

Send Palmer Eldritch to come knockin' at my door
Help me figure out exactly what we're dying for

I need to go
I just want to be alone
Need to get back
Just wanna get back home
I need to go
I just want to be alone

Just got to get where I'm coming from
I need to find the place where I belong

I'm so happy burning up for you

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