Stan Ridgway & Pietra Wexstun | 2 Songs About Rome

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2 Songs About Rome

by Stan Ridgway & Pietra Wexstun

Brand new ! Inspired by their 2011 summer tour of Italy, Stan Ridgway & Pietra Wexstun each write and release a song about ROME. Stan gets road rage with Eddie Cochran & Dick Dale. Pietra has drinks with Django Rhienhart in the ghostly catacombs. Ciao !
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1. Traffic in Rome Stan Ridgway
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2. Cobbled Streets of Rome Pietra Wexstun
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Brand new ! 2 Songs About Rome. Stan and Pietra each write and release a song about the "eternal city". Inspired by their 2011 summer tour of Italy. Ciao ! The songs ? Stan gets road rage with Eddie Cochran & Dick Dale. Pietra conjours up ancient ghosts from the catacombs with Django & a mad Gypsie band. - out now everywhere ! From A440 Records and Media.

Credits : Stan Ridgway: guitar, vocals / Pietra Wexstun: keyboards, electronics, vocals / Bruce Zelesnik: drums, percussion bg vocals / Giorgio Baldi: strange traffic guitars / Enrico Deiro: accordion / Lazlo Vickers: violin. Produced by Ridgway/ Zelesnik / Wexstun.tan Ridgway: guitar, vocals / Pietra Wexstun: keyboards, electronics, vocals / Bruce Zelesnik: drums, percussion bg vocals / Giorgio Baldi: strange traffic guitars / Enrico Deiro: accordion / Lazlo Vickers: violin. Produced by Ridgway/ Zelesnik / Wexstun. Mastered by Mulhollandsound. More album notes below ...

1. "TRAFFIC IN ROME" - Stan Ridgway
Drivin' in Rome in your automobile
Down the Appian Way hear the tires squeal
Made a U turn at the arboretum
90 miles an hour past the colleseum
Big group of tourists all the way from Japan
snapping' their cameras at the statue man

And its ruff - take out a loan
Ya gotta drive real fast and hard
Tryin' to keep up with the traffic in Rome

Headline in the paper talkin' Berloskoni
Story in the press about his big baloney
Made a hairpin turn St Peter's Square
Nuns swoonin' over John Paul's hair
Skid to a stop someone jump inside
said he was a ghost from the other side

Chorus

Hit Pinnocio on the Via Del Pastini
Ridin' on his bike eaten' salaminini

Chorus


2. "COBBLED STREETS OF ROME " - Pietra Wexstun
I sit in a bar on a side street
A stranger smiles at me
Asks me if I come from
The Land of Liberty

His hair is white
His teeth are bright
He sends me a long-stemmed rose,
Bottle of wine and would it be fine
If he sketched as the candle glowed

He tells me he’s an actor
But I wouldn’t know his name
Years ago when the work got slow
He bowed out of the game

He’d hopped an ocean liner
And headed cross the sea
Left his wife for the sweet free life
On the streets of Italy

Got a bit part in Othello
And dubbed a film or two,
Played guitars, painted stolen cars,
Even worked in something blue

And the cats crawl from ruins
And the jasmine sprouts through stone
And tomorrow springs eternal
In the cobbled streets of Rome

And then the actor tells me
The man who did him in
He’d loved him like a brother
He’d loved him like a twin

He died today on a sailboat
And he just had to cry
His friends had seen the bottles
Of whiskey, scotch and rye

And though he’d made his bargain
He never could cash in
With each face that came to haunt him
He’d take a swig of gin

Gypsy girl sleeps in a doorway
Tonight this is her home
Melodies drift from the subway
And the ghosts of the catacombs

Float along the Via Sacra
Past the heavy doors and domes
Where the faithful sing their praises
And the jewels surround their bones

And the cats crawl from ruins
And the jasmine sprouts through stone
And tomorrow springs eternal
In the cobbled streets of Rome

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