Mestizo

by Mezzo Mestizo

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $7 USD  or more

     

1.
Fade 04:44
Well I need somebody to hold me close 'cause I'm right and ready to overdose on loneliness, what a mess I'm in And I need somebody to blow my mind 'cause I've been feeling more than kind of bored here, and a little ignored here So I'll close my eyes, 'cause there ain't nothing left to see And I'll bide my time, 'cause I've been waiting patiently There's no love, there's no truth There's only waiting and waiting and waiting for something new There's no reason, not the good or the bad There's no justification for the times that we've had There's no blame, just the footsteps behind and the scars that never fade She said why the hell can't you just leave me alone, I ain't your comfort, I ain't your home so don't lay your head down; I'll let you know when and if I want you around I don't know why I keep getting it wrong I'm a broken-hearted pessimist, but I still belong to that group of fools that don't believe in bliss but we still believe a kind-hearted woman exists Somewhere out there, there's gotta be just one left for me But my resumé makes it look pretty unlikely There's no love, there's no truth There's only waiting and waiting and waiting for something new There's no reason, not the good or the bad There's no justification for the times that we've had There's no blame, just the footsteps behind and the scars that never fade I got the same old story to tell Life's my lover and she treats me well I'd be lost without her, she got me wrapped around her finger But sometimes I think I wanna get away She says if I go I can't come back to stay No I can't get just one minute to myself, it's me and life or there's nobody else Her jealousy is just another dagger in my side So I know this time that I can't get out of this alive There's no love, there's no truth There's only waiting and waiting and waiting for something new There's no reason, not the good or the bad There's no justification for the times that we've had There's no blame, just the footsteps behind and the scars that never fade
2.
Let It Go 03:52
I stay up late at night ignoring Everything that I've been told I wake up hurting every morning 'Cause there's a sickness in my soul No more drowning in your wake No more trying to stay awake, I'm gonna let it go I look around and see the changes Of a world that passed me by I received too many graces The more I get the less I try No more standing in the way No more life to live today, I’m gonna let it go Did you think I'd throw this chance away Don't waste tomorrow like today Don’t you think its fortunate to know, The world won't change at all, if I let it go Now I don't recall the answers Don't wanna think at all tonight My thoughts tumble like a dancer Somehow they're always close to right I don't look for my mistakes Someday I'll guess my life away, I'm gonna let it go Did you think I'd throw this chance away Don't waste tomorrow like today Don’t you think its fortunate to know, The world won't change at all, if I let it go
3.
Hostage 04:13
I’m locked in this prison, staring at the wall My fate sits beside me and beckons and calls My heart thinks of nothing but walking out the door My will isn’t walking, it’s lying on the floor I can’t stop my mind I can’t run away I can’t fight this feeling That’s holding me hostage again My eyes have been blinded, my wits have been dulled All that I wander is this dark grey cell Everything changes but I stay the same I hurt those who love me and do it again I can’t stop my mind I can’t walk away I can’t fight this feeling That’s holding me hostage again Fear is the ocean I’m drowning in tonight Hope is the lifeboat that’s barely in sight Love is the waves that are tearing at my soul Faith is the reason I’m breathing at all I can’t stop my mind I can’t look away I can’t fight this feeling That’s holding me hostage again I can’t close my eyes I can’t run away I can’t stop this thing That's holding me hostage today
4.
I don’t wanna start with goodbye Don’t want to end in silence I don’t wanna be pushed aside Anger is blind defiance There’s a price to feel safe No loss is comforting I waste all I’ve worked for Waiting for this phone to ring Here’s my last try to find you When she lies I feel the cold regret that’s wasted all my youth Deep blue eyes remind me how my view is lacking truth Courage dies inside the best of men when old bleeds into new Others try but there’s no hope of me denying you Denying you I’ve opened my eyes for the first time I’m starting to see why a mind needs pain Grasping for something familiar Recreating the past with no refrain I pass the best; take what’s left The speechless void is such a damning test A conscious track is what I lack I can’t go on 'cause I keep looking back Here’s my last try to find you And there’s no right reason to keep bleeding And it’s so unkind to expect more time And it just ain’t fair when she sits with a stare There’s nothing to do 'cause I can’t even move And there’s nothing to say, I can’t look away I feel my regret before the day is spent Denying you
5.
Love 04:36
Yesterday’s leaving Tomorrow is gone Time is against me Memories lost Ghosts of the future Still haunt my past I still believe that This heartache may last Love, love settles my soul Love lifts me from where I was lying and love takes me home Love, love cuts through the pain Love pardons my weakness and somehow love covers my shame Yesterday’s leaving Tomorrow is gone Love is the answer to all that I’ve lost
6.
Circles 03:25
People walking out of love and into nothing When you look around you don’t know where you are Lost inside your soul, you utter something But it sounds a lot like what you said before Every time she goes round in circles She looks, but she can’t find the door Every time she goes round in circles She thinks, I can’t take this anymore She thought hers would be a love story She never knew she could be wrong But now it’s over, it’s her tragedy A single mother with a son Love him, love the little child And the child of a child will grow up to be a man Love him, love the little child And the child of a child will grow up in his hand
7.
Playin' 04:10
She’s around and she’s playing like she’s mine She’s finally found that she got it right this time Because she knows I’m having a difficult time to choose And she knows I’m feeling like I got something to lose You know she wants the love love Said it’s not enough But my baby’s tough There ain’t nobody she needs She ain’t needing me, and she’s gonna leave 'Cause I’m too busy with nothing Love love, it’s not enough But my baby’s tough There ain’t nobody she needs She ain’t needing me, and she’s gonna leave 'Cause I’m too busy with nothing at all I’m playing the fool and she’s playing with my mind She’s breaking the rules, but I know this game is mine Because I know I’ve done this a million times before And I know once she’s had a taste she’s gonna come back for more These things get tangled in my head And all these dreams are just commercials in my bed But I, I’m going places with you We both ain’t got nothing to prove, prove I know I play like I’m always right But baby you’re the one making sense tonight I’m a little dangerous more than the rest Just the other night I almost bled to death And I know you’re strong, I know you’re tough But you better watch out, 'cause baby I can play rough with you With you, yeah I can play rough with you Even though I’m playing your fool, fool
8.
When tomorrow comes will you love me like you love me right now When tomorrow comes will I be alone But you promised me that you would never ever ever leave me And I think what you promised me was true I can’t be, everything that you want me to be But I promise you that I will try I want to be the man that you knew when I was twenty-three Just fresh in love with my new bride When tomorrow comes will you hold me like the first night when we were young When tomorrow comes will I be your friend When tomorrow comes will I be the one to hold your pretty hand And show you how far we’ve come in love And I know I can’t be everything that you want me to be But just please know that I will try If I could be, anything then I would want to be Just the man that you now need When tomorrow comes will you love me like you love me right now When tomorrow comes will I be alone
9.
Hallelujah 04:32
10.
Hope 01:51
I wandered so long in this desert in my mind Fighting so hard for those things that I called mine I thought it was freedom, making my way on my own But I didn’t see these chains dragging me down Then there was hope, hope has come Then there was hope, where there was none Then there was hope, hope has come Then there was hope, and true freedom brought me home You’ve heard the people say that they don’t have enough Workin’ every day but the bills they just don’t stop Well you say you’d be happy, if you just had this or that Maybe we could stop and give thanks for what we have

credits

released May 16, 2009

Jon Leyba - Vocals, Guitar, Percussion, Mandolin, Ukulele, Harmonica
Mark Leyba - Vocals, Percussion, Harmonica
Jeremy Waide - Piano, Guitar, Vocals

Guests:
Ryan Drickey - Cello
John Moses - Drums
Daniel Olson - Bass Guitar
Kailin Yong - Violin

Recorded and Mixed by Mike Yach at Immersive Studios in Boulder, Colorado
Mastered by Dominick Maita at Airshow Mastering in Boulder, Colorado
Photos by Lori Leyba and Alex Turner
Artwork and Design by Alex Turner

Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
Copyright © Sony/ATV Songs LLC obo Bad Monk Publishing

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

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

contact / help

Contact Mezzo Mestizo

Streaming and
Download help

Report this album or account

If you like Mezzo Mestizo, you may also like: