Barbara Hotel (Demos)

by Televisors

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Music by Televisors, lyrics by Marco Andrade.
Demos recorded, mixed and mastered by Televisors between our homes and ESCCB in 2015.

Thank you / obrigado ao Edgar Ferreira, Pedro André, João Amorim, Sandy Kilpatrick, Pedro "Pê" Ferreira, Ana Carvalho dos Santos, Rodrigo Machado, Pedro "Nâncio" Oliveira, Nuno "Padinha" Marques and ESCCB.
Special thanks to Rui Vilarinho for everything / um obrigado especial ao Rui Vilarinho por tudo.

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released November 19, 2015

Marco Andrade - vocals, guitars, bass, mandolin, backing vocals.
Pedro Lima - drums, piano, keys, percussion.
Backing vocals on track 3 / coros na 3ª canção: Rui Vilarinho.
Cello on track 3 / violoncelo na 3ª canção: Beatriz Silva.
Violins on track 3 / violinos na 3ª canção: Mariana Domingues e Ana Azevedo.

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Track Name: Don't Bother Me While I Am Here
While the boys are still playing poker, all the girls are sunbathing on another sphere. If that's the definition of recklessness you sure have to agree when you can spot too much youthful vanity.
"Mediterranean dreaming, please don't bother me while I am here".
Spiritual enlightenment time on their agendas - as required - and he just said that still tonight he will go for it, it doesn't matter if goes wrong. And then he left the Belgians incredulous with clumsy pickup lines; he said to the girls: "hey, I'm colourblind!"
"Mediterranean dreaming, please don't bother me while I am here".
"Mediterranean dreaming but there's so much to do, I've got to stay awake".
Track Name: NYE
They were under the exit sign and his train arrived just in time to celebrate the coming of the new year. Counting wishes in some raisins, the plastic cups filled with champagne, ready for the toast when the watch hands meet.
She took a step out of the group: "oh man, here comes the only chance". How she giggled while he stood and held a stare.
She kissed him and the fireworks filled the gaps between the stars under the cold of the night: expectations proved to be right. These memories are the result of a New Year's Eve.
All this euphoria and drowsiness carved into millennial vignettes would make you think you live inside a TV. And her friends made them believe that it's a common practice in their country to kiss everyone without any constrains.
He had to scrounge a cigarette to get her smoke into his breath and contemplate that adorable fringe on her blonde hair.
She kissed him and the fireworks filled the gaps between the stars under the cold of the night: expectations proved to be right. These memories are the result of a New Year's Eve.
But - could it be a reverie on this New Year's Eve?
Track Name: Trouble?
Who is knocking at the door at such a late hour? His roommates watching TV as he finished the shower. She wouldn't wait and so he wrapped a towel around his waist, an inquiry crossed his mind as she made her way: "are you looking for trouble? 'Cause it's already past midnight", he went seeking for any courage but he couldn't find it anywhere.
She is a troublemaker girl and that won't ever stop - she went to the balcony to finish what she had started: called these three foreign friends who rushed into his room - oh trouble will find him and guiltiness in the form of perfume.
"Are you looking for trouble? 'Cause it's already past midnight", he went seeking for any courage but he couldn't find it anywhere.
He's got to find a way to get them out of that room: that this was his plan after a couple of a cans will be what they'll assume. "Oh he may have gone insane and maybe went for broke" and with some added fiction could include a thick cloud of smoke.
Track Name: Mediterranean Song
Engraved promises on a stone make us call this place our second home; khaki soil filled with dusty olive trees, ancient name was "Hot Springs".
Oh it won’t be the last time we’ll be here - the feeling won't ever disappear - 'cause I can picture ourselves getting off the plane and wishing that we could have remained.
Remember the road that went along the bay and travelling by bus at the end of the day, Greek marble figures and sun beams and Technicolor pictures in your dreams.
No it won’t be the last time we’ll be here - the feeling won't ever disappear - 'cause I can picture ourselves getting off the plane and wishing that we could have remained.
Track Name: Barbara Hotel
At the Barbara Hotel you searched her table, you missed the seat after waiting in the queue with your heartbeat reaching peaks - time to beat a retreat, maybe tomorrow the circumstance itself will change into something worthy of a week-long stay in Greece.
Yeah I'm sure that the World Cup will fulfill all of their needs when you can't help but keep staring at the flag on her cheeks.
From the Barbara Hotel to the Pappas in a matter of days and you could only expect the consequence of a change of place but everything is the same as before and many chances were discarded ridiculously - a solid set of romantic opportunities - and when they told you it was getting near the end you finally figured what you've got to say to her: "oh when we get to the Panathenaic I will carry the torch for you".
Track Name: With the Devil
She assumed it would be fun - it makes sense when far from home - to tease foreign boys in order to have a laugh. Now she left the Lion's square and all of a sudden I am aware that I should have never danced with the devil.
And all I can think right now is why I was not allowed.
Inebriated thoughtlessness and straining myself just to impress, it got to that point where you can't control your mouth. Stuck on dreadful poetry, she started to poke fun at me: “Don’t be silly boy, do you think you are Shakespeare?” And all I can think right now is why I was not allowed to kiss her like she did a few minutes ago to me and now I am on my own in this ecstatic drunken crowd. Don't ever dare to confess romance when your mind is being understated 'cause I did it once - on January 1st.
Track Name: Aftermath
The moment you are leaving makes me struggle with the notion that there are airplanes because you fit my heart like a leather glove on Winter days. I'm worried that everything might start to feel mundane, it sounds probable since you're a thousand miles away.
I spent all night drawing your face - I couldn't sleep - and this perpetual malaise won't let me be at home without binging through the solitude while thinking about these times I spent with you.
The moment I placed my feet on the train station platform I knew that when I'd turn my back to it you would be gone for years and now I can't shut my eyes and get a night of sleep as I am always calculating the days until next time we'll meet.
I spent all night drawing your face - I couldn't sleep - and this perpetual malaise won't let me be at home without binging through the solitude while thinking about these times I spent with you.
Track Name: I Wish I Entered the Wrong Flight
When it’s half past ten and I'm so suspiciously far from my friends imagining all the plans for the season and waiting anxiously to see you but you remained inside your room so the only thing that’s here is disappointment.
And it feels so surreal to be here without you by my side, it feels so surreal to be here - why couldn't you just pass by and have a talk until sunrise?
I am here in Loutraki and I'm on my own by the sea and awaited far too long for you to appear; it might be the last opportunity I'll have to demonstrate that I want to know more of you than just your middle name.
And it feels so surreal to be here without you by my side and I can't curb my mind when it comes of stop thinking about you.
Last night I dreamed you were sitting next to me as I held your hand in the Acropolis but now I wish I entered the wrong flight and got to be in Brussels tonight.