Mestizo

by Mezzo Mestizo

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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

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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: Fade
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
Track Name: Let It Go
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
Track Name: Hostage
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
Track Name: Deep Blue Eyes
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
Track Name: Love
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
Track Name: Circles
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
Track Name: Playin'
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
Track Name: When Tomorrow Comes
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
Track Name: Hope
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

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