Modern Love Songs

by DIDA

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released May 19, 2015

Arranged and Produced by Yuval Vilner/Dida Pelled
Recorded by Helik Hadar and Omer Zussman at Pluto Studio’s Tel Aviv on July 21st-22nd , 2013, by Dan Shatsky at Vibromonk Studio’s, Brooklyn, New York on November 5th, 2013, and by Yuval Vilner at his home studio, Tel Aviv.
Mixing: Yonatan (Johnny) Goldstein
Mastering: Itzik Filiba

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DIDA New York, New York

New York-based Israeli guitarist and vocalist Dida has a particular talent for storytelling. Whether it be a jazz standard, a scorching blues number, an old country ballad, or a heartfelt original “Dida sings in a voice sometimes playful, warm, resonant, no frills. She sings the words, giving them their meaning, their weight, with perfect diction and charm." (Jazz Hot, France) ... more

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Track Name: Apology
Sorry little guy / You don’t deserve to die

Today was not your day / To come outside and play

And if there is a God / And He forgives our sins

I hope to be absolved / I won’t do it again


Feel your eyes closing / No sorrow in your mind

No more pain or suffering / No need to run and hide

If it’s any consolation / You know I’m just like you

For all my thoughts of freedom / My feet are trapped in glue


There will be a day / With sunshine in the sky

When men and mice will play / Til then sorry little guy
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Track Name: Jack Nice
I’m on the run, once again
From a fellow named Jack Nice
I can’t stay put, I won’t settle down
it’s time to blow this town

Jack Nice is just exactly that
That don’t do it for me
I need my kicks, need my thrills
Need my romance to give me chills

Jack, Jack Nice
Let me give you some advice

I met Jack first when I was young,
alone and insecure
He built me up, made me his queen
But royalty is a stifiln’ scene

So I broke out to look for those
Those who keep me on my toes
Live wild and free, have no control
To keep up with my crazy hungry soul

Jack, Jack Nice
Jack, Jack Nice
Let me give you some advice

Then I end up lonely and cold
On the side of some deserted road
Jack picks me up, treats me oh so nice
Though he knows he too will pay the price

Jack, Jack Nice
Jack, Jack Nice
Jack, Jack Nice
Let me give you some advice
Track Name: I Get Along Without You Very Well (except sometimes)
I get along without you very well
Of course I do
Except when soft rains fall
And drip from leaves
Then I recall the thrill of being sheltered in your arms
Of course I do
But I get along without you very well

I’ve forgotten you just like I said I would
Of course I have
Except to hear your name
Or someone’s laugh that is the same
but I’ve forgotten you just like I should

What a gal
What a fool am I
To think my aching heart could kid the moon
What’s in store
Should I phone once more?
No, it’s best that I stick to my tune

I get along without you very well
Of course I do
Except perhaps in spring
But I should never think of spring
For that would surely break my heart in two
Track Name: Love Song (gone wrong)
We saw sun, we saw moonlight
We saw everything we’ll ever need to know
We sat out in the wind at night
and let ourselves be carried by the currents below
I was lost, I was wondering,
It was everything they always said I’d do
You were lost, you were wishin’
On a star whose time has come to shine over you

But when the whisper of the wind dies down
I hear between us still the sweetest sound

Time and time again I see you fallin’
Trying so hard to forget
When it’s time again you’ll hear me calling
Just a love song, gone wrong
Just a love song, gone wrong

We stood still, we kept moving
The ramblin’ roads we took were always parallel
We grew close, we grew apart,
Each day our hearts forgot what they remembered well
In a big world as small as ours
we died and then were born again a thousand times
Our past and our future
and the cycle that keeps cycling in both our minds

And when the whisper of the wind dies down
I hear between us still the sweetest sound

Time and time again I see you fallin’
Trying so hard to forget
When it’s time again you’ll hear me calling
Just a love song, gone wrong
Just a love song, gone wrong
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Track Name: Healing Hands of Time
They’re working while I’m missing you, those healing hands of time
Soon they’ll be dismissing you from this heart of mine
They lead me safely through the night and I’ll follow as though blind
My future tightly clutched within those healing hands of time

They let me close my eyes again, those healing hands of time
Soon they’ll let me sleep again, those healing hands of time
And I’ve already reached mountain peaks and I’ve just began to climb
I’ll get over you by clinging to those healing hands of time
Track Name: Dida's Blues (A.K.A Blossom's Blues)
My name is Dida
I was raised in a lion’s den
My name is Dida
I was raised in a lion’s den
My nightly occupation
is stealing other women's men

I'm an evil evil woman
But I wanna do a man some good
I'm an evil evil woman
But I want to do a man some good
I'm Gina *Lollobrigida*
I ain't red riding hood

If you don't like my peaches, baby,
why do you shake my tree?
If you don't like my peaches, baby,
why do you shake my tree?
Get out of my orchard baby
Let my peach tree be

Now, won’t you ooh skoolia doo skoolia dee
shupa dida dida dida dida dida dida didlia di du di
dupa dida dida dida dida dida dida dida dida dida dida......
Track Name: Spring Time Slumber
Spring in the breeze, in the wind caressing the leaves
Buds on the trees waiting to be flowering flowers
Colors so bright, exploding, blinding my sight
And yet my heart’s still closed in spring time slumber

Not a cloud to be seen, the world’s dipped in blue brown and green
Weather is fair, there’s a fragrant freshness in the air that you breathe
Makes you love whoever you’re with
And yet my heart’s still closed in spring time slumber

Please look away, I’m doing ok
Soon I’ll be back on my feet
Out in the sun, soon the water will run
Through ice that melts away

The colder the winter, they say the brighter the spring
And I’m resolved to have my springtime brighter
The day you’ll return, the day you’ll come back again
Will be the day I wake from spring time slumber
Track Name: Losing You
Was a fool with my money, and I lost every dime
And the sun stopped shining, It rained all the time
It did set me back some but I made it through
But I'll never get over losing you

Do you know how much you mean to me?
Should've told you 'cause it's true
I'd get over losing anything
But I'll never get over losing you

When you're young and there's time you forget the past
You don't think that you will, but you do
But I know, right now I don't have time enough
And I'll never get over losing you

I've been cold, I've been hungry not for awhile
I guess most of my dreams have come true
With it all here around me, no peace do I find
'Cause I'll never get over losing you
No, I'll never get over losing you
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