Lisandra / Shoe Shine

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2008, Locutor Records,

Side A: Lisandra (G. Riccio)
Side B: Shoe Shine (R. Alvarez, M. Simmons)


released November 18, 2009


Rei Alvarez : voz, guiro
Giustino Riccio : timbal, bongo, coro
Marlysse Simmons : piano, sound effects
Gabo Tomasini : conga
Bob Miller : trumpet, coro, synth
Tim Lett : trumpet
Tobias Whitaker : trombone
Stefan Demetriadis : bass trombone
Eddie Prendergast : bass

Artwork by Rei Alvarez

Recorded by Lance Kohler
Minimum Wage Studios, Richmond, VA.

Mixed & Mastered by Jon Fausty
Morris Sound, Tampa, FL


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Track Name: Lisandra (Side A)
Lisandra azucena de mi corazon
Contigo te llevas la flor de mi inspiracion

Ay que bueno, ay que lindo nena,
Lo que yo te tengo
Te quiero tanto, que este bien claro

[coro 1]

Petalo a petalo a petalo, mi amor
Vas destryendo tu mi flor
No me hagas esto, no,
No me quiero que da solo

[coro 1]

Flor de me inspiracion
Fuente de me inprovisacion
Lisandra te dedico yo,
De todo Corazon, mi cancion

[coro 1]

Llamandote todos los dias
Que voy hacer, yo, sin mi allegria,
Contesta, mama,
Quien lo diria?
Como me tratas tu!
Quien lo sabia?

1. De mi corazon
(Response) De mi corazon, nace la cancion
2.Flor de mi inspiracion
(Response) De lo digo, de lo dedico yo

1.De mi corazon
(Response) Lo que teno pa’ ti, Lisandra, es todo amor.
2.Flor de mi inspiracion
(Response) Llamame mama, o contestame una vez.

1.De mi corazon
(Response) Que voy hacer yo, Si no me entretiene.
2.Flor de mi inspiracion
(Response) Tu cara linda, tu cuerpo tan bello.

1.De mi corazon
(Response) Que voy hacer yo, Que voy hacer yo sin esto
2.Flor de mi inspiracion

Porque no me contestas?
(all) Lisandra!

Oyeme mama!
(all) Lisandra!

Que ay de nuevo?
Que tu me cuentas?
(all) Lisandra!

Ojos de almendra…

(coro) Lisandra azucena

Lisandra (English)

Chorus 1
Lisandra lily of my heart
You take with you the flower of my inspiration.

Oh! How good, how pretty, girl
What I have for you,
I love you so, let me be clear

[chorus 1]

Petal, by petal, by petal, my love,
You destroy my flower
Don’t do this me, no,
I don’t want to end up alone

[chorus 1]

Flower of my inspiracion
Fountain of my improvisation
Lisandra I dedicate to you,
From all my heart, my song

[chorus 1]

Calling you everyday,
What will I do without my happiness,
Answer me, mama,
Who would have said?
How you treat me?
Who knew?

Chorus 2
1. From my heart
(response) From my heart is born the song
2. Flower of my inspiration
(response) I tell you, I dedicate to you

1. From my heart
(response) What I have for you, Lisandra is all love
2. Flower of my inspiration
(response) Call me, mama, or just answer one time

1. From my heart
(response) What will I do, if not entertained?
2. Flower of my inspiration
(response) Then by your pretty face, your beautiful body

1. From my heart
(response) What will I do, What will I do without this.
2. Flower of my inspiration

Why won’t you answer me?
(all) Lisandra!
Listen to me mama!
(all) Lisandra!
What’s new? What do you say?
(all) Lisandra!
Eyes of almond.
Track Name: Shoe Shine (Side B)
“shoe shine is about being ready for the next step in life and therefore creating the opportunity to have the next step in life”

1. Oye tu, pasa el betun
2. No ves mi hora ha llegado, abranme

1. Hey you, pass the shoe shine
2. Don’t you see my hour has come, open up.