Fable​:​Time

by Shama Rahman

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1.
04:10
I, close my eyes and find.. You Behind them... But I, close my eyes and find.. You Behind them! Against, My lid as I let, the sun, warm my face As it makes the reflections Inside me and out... Chorus Against, My lid there's you, There's you, There's you throughout, A vast lake of reflections That I have to make.... Chorus 2 As I take a look up at myself (repeated)
2.
04:25
I always thought I was a 26 hour baby Got a little closer to the dream, I always thought I was a 26 hour baby Got a little closer to the dream.... When the clocks go back! Everything's an hour late-but thats all good with me! (repeated) People say: I was born late and that I would die late Probably gonna get married...late Today I was in the land of nod...late Saw a lot of people I haven't seen of late...there! (repeated) Instrumental I always thought I was a 26 Hour Baby Got A little closer to the dream
3.
05:02
Wind rushing by my ears, Blood hanging in my eyes, Lifting a strand of golden twine As you look down on me Bemused, loving, longing, not wanting but falling... It was a moment It was just you It was just me One crystal clear moment Chorus 1 Coast off the back of the mountain-top Gotta come and fly with me Gonna do it again and again Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow X2 It was one crystal clear moment When the clamour of times gone by went silent in awe and my soul was too scared And instead said: I'm so glad I met you (as one does, to a traveller, who's to carry on) When it also meant to say: Im so glad I found you Stay here with me and my love for you (as one does to finally STOP...a wanderer) X2 You only go on what you feel Chorus 2 Coast off the back of the mountain-top Gotta come and die with me Gonna do it again and again Tomorrow, tomorrow,tomorrow X2 You only go on what you feel I didnt though So I'm sorry Wont you see what I see Even for a moment Chorus 3 Coast off the back of the mountain-top Gotta come and fly with me Gonna do it again and again Tomorrow, tomorrow,tomorrow
4.
Verse 1 Bolte Paro Ki-Can you tell me Kemone shoichi-How I've withstood it obohela, sharabela, eto jala-with this turmoil,all the time,all this worry Nirobei shoichi-Withstood it without complaint Shunte paro ki-Can you hear ei shurero monjori-the dischord of this melody Sharbohara,Shopno chara,dukhe jara-Without dreams, those with sadness tomare bhar boichi-have borne your burden Chorus 1,2,3 Shonabondhu tomar lagiya-"Golden friend"/lover of mine, for you Ontor gelo Joliya-My soul is burnt Ami eka keno boshe achi-Why am I sitting here alone Choker jole bhalobashi-With my love flowing in the water of my eyes Verse 2 Mone jodi thake prem-If there is love inside Jaina bhola kichutei-it is impossible to forget khone khone pore mone-you're reminded around every corner emoni jala-of this pain behishebi joto jed-of this limitless anger jome holo kalo meg-stored in a black cloud obhimane,boroshone,katena bela-insultingly,the time doesnt pass Aachole muchiya jol-Wiping tears with the corner of my sari bondhu tahar pothe chol-my friend went on his way shopne joto kolahol-dreams that were abundant choker jole tolomol-were washed askance by the water of my eyes
5.
Time is a great healer In time all you do is forget And that allows you not to burn And sting And gasp For air Vocal Verse: And you fall in love again X2 That sweet and chemical intoxication And you think this is the reason Why you're not with me You'll forget everything eventually You'll forget everything But there will be a little kernel no matter how hidden X2 Vocal outro That will know the truth The reality of our love And why it was and it will be there You'll know When it calls
6.
04:13
Verse 1 Thin sheet of water, separates my eyes from his gaze Has a goodbye in those eyes As it rains all around us As it looks upon me, Red rimmed and swimming Unruly curls Like a modern day beethoven! Chorus And the taxi awaits to take him to his plane And they all trail him lugging out his bags in the rain Trudging from one puddle to the other Verse 2 Parting words of advice To the youngest who smiles his broadest Blue braces,glinting in the water He runs up to him to be enfolded in a swinging bear hug His students, his disciples, his friends! Chorus 2 And the taxi awaits to take him to his plane And they all trail him lugging out his bags in the rain Trudging from one puddle to the other As he flits in his excitement from one place unto another and smokes the one last cigarette under the eaves With his equals As they watch on (repeated)
7.
05:52
Bulgarian singing Kaval Sviri, mamo - the flute is singing, mother Gore Dole, mamo- over the hills from the village mother She walks the sands with a glint in her eye The moon above her and the stars within Guided by a force greater than her A purpose with determination With the safety of the universe hers to protect With the safety of the universe hers to enclose.. ...all its children in a freedom of their desires She walks straight and held up high By some strange puppeteers With their message she walks Looking upwards and ahead To a vision of the future Looking upwards and ahead to the vision of a future Forever hopeful Bulgarian One day she The strong warrior princess could bare her neck and not be feared by those with more vested judgements Admired by those who one day want to be her Hated by those who one day want to be her But never can be Praised for her delicate way, strong constitution and steady morality Not be recognised for her heart from afar One day, she the strong warrior princess hoped, hoped she could bare her neck to one who would accept her soul and claim it as their very own and then she does and bears all her trust to him: an offering like some bowl of fruit and then she does and the days pass until one day: "The knife twists deeper with a single kind leak from you than a hundred cruel arrows from the murderous world", she whispered, " for what do I care what the rest of the world says when I know it speaks a thousand words with a look from you,the power of a hundred minds that breathe through you, a hundred compassionate leanings that bleed through you... you,you,you who were so kind to me who appeared to understand me, where would the wind blow me next if you were to turn your heel on me?" And she picked up the pieces.. of her armour around her soft as egg-shells by now with cracks spread all the way within her heart, her delicate ways and her now unsteady morality she looked for the leader of her world since she had rescinded the crown as she huddled softly this way and sideways for a helping hand Only to find a void as vast as the universe she had been meant to protect as she tried to pick up the pieces and huddled softly this way and sideways only to find a void as vast as the universe she had been meant to protect... ....the punishment of the puppeteers?
8.
Jokhon-when Proti ti bhorer alo-every dawn's light Jaygay-awakens Notun asha -a new hope Shishirer-In the dew drop's booke jome thaka megh-breast that holds the gathered cloud Ononto bhalobasha -there lies love plenteous Tomay Dake-it calls you... Chorus 1 Every day You see something new Every day You feel something true Someplace else everyday you feel Inspires you to grow Right.. Here Jokhon-when Proti ti bhorer alo-every dawn's light Verse 2 Jokhon-When Ekaki rater maya -a singular night's pity Amay boron kore nei-accepts me into her fold Andharer niche alokito poth-below the darkness is a lit path: Ononto bhalobasha-love abounds amay dake -it calls me Chorus 2 Every day I feel something new Everyday I feel something true Everyday I feel someplace else Inspires me to grow somewhere right here..

about

This is a storytelling album with a twist:you can choose your own journey through it or alternatively, put it on shuffle. After all, it is about Time which is in essence, non-linear. Told in parables, these are human stories about how Time affects us, its illusions, deceptions and myths.

The album is also a journey of the adventures,tales,loves,losses and ultimately hopes, of a single character at different stages of her life.
Look in all the hidden places and you'll find the key to explore these facets inside all of us.

The clues lie in the hand-drawn Album Artwork itself. To find these and follow the journey of this character, there are 8 short films in a series that continue on from each other which will be released on Youtube in the coming months on www.youtube.com/TheShamaRahman.
You can also buy these as a DVD package.
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"Love It All. Brilliant!"-Gilles Peterson
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"Love this song and video by Shama Rahman"-Gilles Peterson
"Beautiful and Intoxicating. I've completely fallen for this lady. I love it", Michelle Hussey, BBC Introducing.

This project uses sitar in the context of storytelling, musically arranged to sit within layered harmonies and complex grooves of a 6-piece band ranging within keys, sax, violin, guitar, double bass and percussion.

From jazz to dubstep, punk to folk (bulgarian, bengali and english!), spoken word, trip hop to hip hop, swing to bosa nova, Shama writes and arranges all music and lyrics from her poems and the focus is cross-genre storytelling. Poetic Music or Musical Poetry if you will-with a whole heap of energy!!

Having been born in UAE to Bangladeshi parents, widely travelled and living at least a triple life of a scientist, neurophilosopher and actor, her songs dont fail to deliver on originality, startling insightfulness and an over-riding sense of playfulness.

The album features musicians from Bengal, Britain and around the world, and Shama herself is in the tutelage lineage of Pt Ravi Shankar. It was recorded in support from Gabriel Prokofiev's Non-Classical studios. There are electronic/dubstep remixes from Hit by A Rock and BasTheProducer.

This band has debuted to acclaim at The Alchemy Festival, Southbank, 2011:
"..impressively inventive debut of Shama Rahman’s band performing quirky, intelligent tunes",-theartsdesk

credits

released July 1, 2013

All tracks written, composed, recorded, mixed and produced by Shama Rahman.

Recorded at: Non-Classical Studios, Rural Studios, Bangladhoon Studios, Bengal Studios, Guildhall Studios
Mastered by Nick Robbins at Sound Mastering

CD Design: Jeremie Garcin
Artwork drawn: Kimberley Alexander
Photography:Ty Faruki

Thanks:
To my Mother and Father

All the musicians who have played on this album: Davide Pasqualini, Peter Edwards, Christopher Lane, Felix Higginbottom, Will Pearce Smith, Mak Murtic, Hayden Prosser, Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian, Faizan (Buno) Ahmed , Maher Khan, Roberto Manzini, Eivind Loedel.

Invaluable thanks to Gabriel Prokofiev and the Non-Classical Studios for recording support.

All those who have believed in the project and supported me, notably: Ian Blackaby, State of Bengal, Roger Bonnici, Anthony Willis, George Harris, Adnan Hemani, Jeremie Garcin, Dominic Coddington and Zeen Rachidi.

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Shama Rahman London, UK

Shama weaves stories, sitar, and song seamlessly using wearable tech for an organic electro-acoustic sound. She combines international influences from everywhere she has lived and loved. Shama is a Sitar-player, Singer/songwriter, Composer, multi-instrumentalist, spoken word artist and scientist (PhD in the neuroscience of musical creativity). ... more

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