Last Holiday

by Mezzo Mestizo

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03:47
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03:31
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02:51

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released January 21, 2012

Jon Leyba - vocals, guitar, melodica
Mark Leyba - vocals, percussion, harmonica
Jeremy Waide - piano, guitar

Guest players on track 2:
Phil Norman - cello
Laura Wade Quam - violins
Alexander Vittal - viola

Produced by Mezzo Mestizo and Evan Reeves
Engineered and Mixed by Tira Neal
Additional Engineering by Ben Romsdahl
Recorded at UI Sound Studios in Boulder, Colorado
Additional Recording on track 5 by Jon Leyba
Mastered by Tom Capek at Colorado Sound
String Arrangement for track 2 by Phil Norman
Artwork and visual design by Alex Turner and Mickey Turner

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Mezzo Mestizo Boulder, Colorado

Jere and Mark started their musical collaboration as teens. Mark's younger brother, Jon, was kindly allowed to tag along. Years later, they're still moseying their way through the Colorado music scene. Mezzo Mestizo's philosophy is to embrace contrast when honoring both heritage and musical influence. Their live act presents a mix of originals and covers, Americana and world, old and new. ... more

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Track Name: My Eyes Will Never Need To Find You
When you look my way, my breath won't stay
And my heart tends to skip
It makes my silly words sound even more absurd
When they get tangled on my lips
You say you love my arms around you
So that's right where they're gonna stay
My eyes will never need to find you
'Cause I just can't seem to look away

I drive a hundred miles just to see you smile
And spend one night with you
I say I love you dear just so my ears can hear
One more I love you too
My mind can't see the future
Except for this one little thing I know today
My eyes will never need to find you
'Cause I just can't seem to look away

Love is more than wordplay
C'est comme ca que je sais
My eyes will never need to find you
'Cause I just can't seem to look away
Track Name: Last Holiday
How many times now
Have I slept in the sky?
I swallowed the sun
Now there's not a trace of light
Before things grew dim
No trembling hands
Things were harder to take
But easy to understand

All we want is to laugh
On our last holiday
We can pretend for a while
That we never left Santa Fe
Walk the streets and hold my hand
We can trade pesos for pride
We'll accept for a day or two
My place at a woman's side

There's no room to keep
All the shoes that we've outgrown
Yesterday we were new
Now we're lost in old Mexico
Searching for a good excuse
To find one less place to call home
It's always just a matter of time
Till I'm driving north again

Walk down the beach
And just sip in the breeze
There's no one to care for
And only one to please

All we want is to laugh
On our last holiday
We can pretend for a while
That we never left Santa Fe
Walk the streets and hold my hand
We can trade pesos for pride
We'll accept for a day or two
My place at a woman's side
Track Name: The Storm
The storm it lasted for a couple of days
Ice like death I fell down on my face
I fell down again, but it wasn't your fault
Pain down my left arm, over my heart
Barely breathing things are going dark
What's going on, am I dying again

Everything is fine, my darling
The sun shining down on the wind-silvered snow
Everything is fine, my baby
Everything but me and you

Look through my window, frost-etched glass
Look through my window at the snow-covered grass
And I'm home again, home again with you
The baby's coming, so much to do
No time for nothing, no time for me and you
When will we meet again, when will I meet you

Everything is fine, my darling
The sun shining down on the wind-silvered snow
Everything is fine, my baby
Everything but me and you
The snow was falling down and words were said
I didn't mean it, I don't think you did
The snow is melting now and I just want to melt with you
Track Name: Angel
So it's a new day, and I do say
That things just don't feel right
'Cause I ain't been dreaming for a long long time
But then she came back last night
She was my angel and I kissed her
But then she flew right out the door
Now I'm just lying around

She writes me letters from heaven
They drop right through the clouds
But they're all so blurry, I try to read them
But I can't remember how
I look for my glasses, call up the bookstore
Find me a celestial dictionary please
Then I wake up and I'm all alone

I want you
Yeah I want you bad
But you just keep slipping away
I want you
Yeah I want you bad
But you just keep slipping away

Dear angel of mercy
If you don't want to hurt me
Maybe you could be
A bit more open about when you plan to come and go
'Cause every time I swoon
You leave me too soon
What'd I get myself into
I see you waving goodbye before I've said hello
I'm bitter from tasting
All my frustration
You've got me wasting
All my time, just trying to dream you back
And have you for myself

She says she's an angel, angel
She'll find you in the night
The minute you fall for her she'll vanish in blinding light
Oh she's an angel, angel
She won't stay on the ground
Maybe I'm just too down to earth for a lady of the clouds
She's an angel, angel
Track Name: Hello
Hello, cherie
Ça va? Ça va
Hello, cherie
Je t'aime

You know me, I lay low
Never ventured far from home
Never strolled and meandered through gay Paris
But I will tell you chère
That I would love to take you there
If I weren't just a poor boy singing on the street

But we can be merry
And drink all through the night
'Cause it's true
Even if we said goodbye
We can always say hello

But we can be merry
And hold each other tight
'Cause it's true
Even if we said goodbye
We can always say hello

When we first said hello
So many years ago
I was droll and dull and of course, en anglais
But if then were now
And we were in an art film movie house
Now you know exactly what I would say

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