Last Holiday

by Mezzo Mestizo

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1.
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
2.
Last Holiday 05:33
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
3.
The Storm 03:47
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
4.
Angel 03:31
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
5.
Hello 02:51
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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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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