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CARRYIN' COALS TO NEWCASTLE

by Yegor Belkin & Friends

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CARRYIN’ COALS TO NEWCASTLE. (Music & Lyrics by Igor (aka Yegor) Belkin) Where am I bound? When the sun’s going down Where am I bound? It’s pretty understood… Where am I bound? Playing chords from the sixties Where am I bound? But it feels real good! Where am I bound? When the night’s getting colder Where am I bound? Oh, it’s understood! Where am I bound? Singing songs like hippies Where am I bound? But it still feels good! R: It makes me stay alive And makes me feel It gives me everything And keeps my emotions Forever young and evergreen CHORUS: Where am I bound? Where is my boom? Where am I bound? Where is my boom? Where is my boom? Carrying coals to Newcastle Where is my boom? It’s misunderstood… Where is my boom? I know it seems freakin’ (tucking’) stupid Where is my boom? Why does it feel so good? Where is my boom? When the mercury’s falling Where is my boom? Oh, it’s understood! Where is my boom? Playing chords from the sixties Where is my boom? But it still sounds good!
2.
QUESTIONS IN MY LIFE. (THINGS AROUND ME) (Music & Lyrics by Igor (aka Yegor) Belkin) The questions in my life They all need answers I have got a feeling (Oh, I’ve got a feeling) It’s not under my thumb If you’ve got a choice – That is something (That’s something) Making you feel so lame No matter what you’ve done Thinking ‘bout this Is not so simple It’s just like a mouse Between two gates Smoking cigarette When couple beers taken (Over a couple of beers taken) Sitting noon to noon Before it’s too late… R: You’re playing so hard but nobody notices You’re looking so sad but nobody cares You’re waiting for something, yeah But nothing is gonna happen It’s driving me mad It’s smells like something’s out there… CHORUS: All around me things are getting better Since the time we met, (yeah, the time we met) Thinking softly if we’re living alright Life will never be (never ever be) so sad… The questions in my life They all need answers I have got a feeling (Oh, I’ve got a feeling) It’s not under my thumb Having a cigarette When a lot of beer’s taken Sitting noon to noon Until it’s too late… R: You’re playing so hard but nobody notices You’re looking so sad but nobody cares You’re waiting for something, yeah But nothing is gonna happen It’s driving me nuts It’s smells like something’s out there…
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BETTER… WORSE… (Music & Lyrics by Igor (aka Yegor) Belkin) It’s better to be poor then sore Better be redhead then pepper and salt It’s better to have all forty at once Than never have all forty It’s better to share prison with friends Than have solitude that never ends Father Mars may rule sometimes But we love our Mother Earth It’s much better to be begging Than to be crawling on all fours It’s better to rise against the crowd Than endure their cruel laughter R: Oh, is it better? Oh, is it worse than it can be? Oh, is it better? Oh, is it worse than it can become? It’s better to be smart than very rich Lay your head on the block but don’t touch the axe Have something good to do tomorrow Than do something bad today After night there’s another day When the moon becomes the sun I can see my deep blue shadow And it’s taller then the rooftops If you don’t sow, you can’t reap If you don’t put, you can’t take Though I’ve always known it well Oh, I cannot believe it still CHORUS: If you wanna live in harmony It’s not enough to have money If you wanna feel pain There’s a way to burn in flame And if you live in Paradise Then you have to go for sacrifice If we wanna stay in Paradise We have to go for sacrifice CHORUS plus: After night there’s another day When the moon becomes the sun I can see my deep blue shadow And it’s taller then the rooftops If you don’t sow, you can’t reap If you don’t put, you can’t take Though I’ve always known it well Oh, I cannot believe it still
4.
HYPNOTIZE 06:08
HYPNOTIZED (Music & Lyrics by Igor (aka Yegor) Belkin) It’s real hypnotize I’m in love with no advice Touch the sky if you can fly You can’t be more than what you try Now it’s time to say goodbye Don’t ask me why and don’t you cry Let me try to walk away Baby, please, I just can’t stay R: It’s real… surely real… It’s real… absolutely real… One more love means one more chance Life is love consequence Be yourself and do them all SEX and BOOKS and ROCK-n-ROLL! Look at me, look what I’ve done On my way under burning sun Troubles easy come but never easy go And I take my time… and I feel the glow CHORUS: I am really hypnotized… (surely real hypnotized)… I am absolutely hypnotized…
5.
OVER... 04:09
OVER (Music & Lyrics by Igor (aka Yegor) Belkin) Over the cruel emotion Floating by deep blue sea Feeling like a whale in the ocean Coming to ecstasy I’m going my way… away… Burning flame stays behind me Yesterday’s friends stay too Nobody else can find me And I keep going to… R: Over the cruel emotion Over the burning flame Over the seas and the ocean No one remains the same Over the vain desires Touching eternity Listening to the sounds of the wires Echoing reality I keep on going my way… away… Waters I see before me Flowing without a trace Take me away from bad times Lead me to outer space R: Over the cruel emotion Over the burning flame Over the seas and the ocean No one remains the same CHORUS: Young girl’s crying… (Young girl is crying…) Baby, I don’t care… Angel’s flying… (Angel is flying…) Baby… (And) Young boy’s dying (lying)… (Young boy is dying…) Baby, I don’t care… Devil’s trying… (Devil’s trying…) Maybe… CHORUS: People are dying, baby, (but) I don’t care… Over the cruel emotion… People are dying, baby… Angels are flying, baby, (but) I don’t care… Burning flame stays behind me… Angels are flying, baby… CHORUS: People are dying, baby, (but) I don’t care… Over the vain desires… People are dying, baby… Angels are flying, baby, (but) I don’t care… Waters I see before me… Angels are flying, baby… People are dying…
6.
A SWEET BREATH OF GENTLE WIND (Music & Lyrics by Igor (aka Yegor) Belkin) CHORUS: We will leave with no goodbyes For the place where we belong We will ride the wild wild horses Ride with the cowboys to the high sierra You may call me any name you want I can hear it no matter where you are And when I find you in the sands of the desert You will touch me with a (sweet) breath of a gentle wind (A sweet breath of gentle wind)… Will you need me after standing in solitude Whispering my name at the edge of the night And when you find me in a concrete garden Would you touch me with a (sweet) breath of a gentle wind? (A sweet breath of gentle wind)… CHORUS: We will leave with no goodbyes For the place where we belong We will ride the wild wild horses Ride with the cowboys to the high sierra You can call me any time you want I will run to you from wherever I roam And if you wait no matter where you are I will reach you with a (sweet) breath of a gentle wind (A sweet breath of gentle wind)… CHORUS: We will leave with no goodbyes For the place where we belong We will ride the wild wild horses Ride with the cowboys to the high sierra
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SUBMARINE SKY (Music & Lyrics by Igor (aka Yegor) Belkin) Submarine sky Your color is dull gray Whales are passing by Like clouds on their way We’re standing here… it feels so strange The time that doesn’t change We cannot sink We cannot rise… to the surface R: O-o-h, it’s a lifetime among and underneath O-o-h, it’s a good time for the iron spawn beneath Jellyfish dance Like flying birds above us Magical romances Those never end nor pass We’re within this and feeling good In space we wish, we could… We can swim And we can dive… but we don’t R: O-o-h, it’s a lifetime among and underneath O-o-h, it’s a good time for the iron spawn beneath Rays, sea horses ‘round Like sheets and socks drying out there On the waterwind wings Our lead balloon’s flying up We’re thinking here and dreaming there Of what we have to do... Do somehow Do somewhere… some time R: O-o-h, it’s a lifetime among and underneath O-o-h, it’s a good time for the iron spawn beneath
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YOU BETTER LIE OR DIE (Music & Lyrics by Igor (aka Yegor) Belkin) You are scratching my back and I’ll scratch yours too You know who I am and I know you And the night comes down right before the door We have competition and we know the score You ask me what’s going on But I’m thinking to myself… you better lie or die! … you better lie or die! You live your life and I rule my world We do things that can never be told The stars are bright and the wind is fresh We say goodbye and we’re gone in a flash And when you’re asking me I don’t know why But I’m thinking to myself… you better lie or die! … you better lie or die! R: We sound like paired strings of a mandolin – A couple with one desire Oh, everybody knows this kind of special link Where one bad turn leads to another one And the night comes down right before the door We have competition and we know the score The stars are bright and the wind is fresh We say goodbye and vanish in a flash You ask me what’s the f…’s going on And when the truth is on the tip of my tongue… When you ask me what’s the f…’s going on And when the truth is on the tip of my tongue… … you better lie or die! … you better lie or die! R: We sound like paired strings of a mandolin – A couple with one desire Oh, everybody knows this kind of special link Where one bad turn leads to… another one … you better lie or die! … you better lie or die! R: We sound like paired strings of a mandolin – A couple with one desire Oh, everybody knows this kind of special link Where one bad turn leads to… one bad turn leads to… another one… … you better lie or die! … you better lie or die! … you better lie or die! … you better lie or die!
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WHEN THE DAY JUST BEGINS (Music & Lyrics by Igor (aka Yegor) Belkin) Girl, would you take me home when the day begins You know, four nights at the bar is too much for me I cannot drink anymore and I need some sleep right now Please, baby, take me home when the day begins R: WHEN THE DAY JUST BEGINS I feel it’s bringing me down I’m really ruined again AND ELVIS LEAVES THE TOWN! And I did what I did And I played how I played Sometimes I look like a clown Sometimes like somebody else …when the day just begins …I look like somebody else Baby, take me for a ride when the day begins I think four wheels on the road will be good for me I cannot smoke anymore and I need some fresh air Girl, take me, please, for a ride when the day begins R: WHEN THE DAY JUST BEGINS I feel I push my luck I’m on the road again AND ELVIS LEAVES THE TOWN! And I do what I do And I play how I play Sometimes I look like a clown Sometimes like somebody else …when the day just begins …I look like somebody else R: WHEN THE DAY JUST BEGINS We feel we push our luck We’re in the saddle again AND ELVIS LEAVES THIS TOWN! Because we do what we do And we play how we play Sometimes we look like clowns Sometimes like somebody else …when the day just begins …we look like somebody else
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TRYING ‘TILL THE END (Music & Lyrics by Igor (aka Yegor) Belkin) R1: How do you feel When your body’s broken down? Does it seem like When the world’s stopped spinning ‘round? CHORUS: Swimming in a pool of tears Floating in a river of sand Living in the world of fear Burning on the beach of pain R1: How do you feel When your body’s broken down? Does it seem like When the world’s stopped spinning ‘round? Middle Part: I do not know where I am from or why I’ve nothing to show and nothing to hide I’m stuck in the middle just wasting my time On top of the mountain with no way to climb, oh year… R2: Trying ‘till the end ‘till my time runs out Trying ‘till the end And when the time will come I will see – that’s it! Trying ‘till the end… R1: How will I feel When my body’s broken down? … Swimming in a pool of tears… … Floating in a river of sand… What will it seem like When the world stops spinning ‘round? … Living in the world of fear… … Burning on the beach of pain…
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SING-N-PLAY (SHARE YOURSELF) (Music & Lyrics by Igor (aka Yegor) Belkin) Come over to my show… (As I’ve got something you need) And if you share my pain… (You’ll be my partner) Stay closer by my side… (I’ll never turn you away) And if your wounds are bleeding… (I’ll be your vampire) Congratulate yourself… (No one will do it for you) Say something outloud… R: Share yourself… Share everything you got But care yourself… ‘Coz All you got is not a lot This song is not for money It’s simply just to be with you… you… No matter where you are… (I’m feeling closer apart) No matter what you want… (I still can’t get it) No matter where you from… (I’ll praise that place on the globe) No matter what you think… (I’ll always get it) Whatever you believe… (Don’t keep it to your own) And when you’ve been let down… R: Share yourself… Share everything you got But care yourself… ‘Coz All you got is not a lot And when the paper on your table Is blank and you go down again… ‘till the end… CHORUS: And if you want it you can call it – SING-N-PLAY! As I use it to express myself… So I do the best that I can do… to you… But maybe words are not enough for that… Come over to my show… (As I’ve got something you need) And if you share my pain… (You’ll be my partner) No matter where you from… (I’ll praise that place on the globe) No matter what you think… (I’ll always get it) And when you’ve been let down… This song is not for money It’s simply just to be with you… you… And when the paper on your table Is blank and you go down again… ‘till the end… CHORUS: And if you want it you can call it – SING-N-PLAY! As I use it to express myself… So I do the best that I can do… to you… But maybe words are not enough for that… (But maybe music is not enough for that…) (But maybe words-n-music is not enough…) … SING-N-PLAY! … SING-N-PLAY! … SING-N-PLAY! … SING-N-PLAY!
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INSTEAD (BUT) (Music & Lyrics by Igor (aka Yegor) Belkin) I'm never gonna be rich-n-famous And hardly will succeed in my life I'm stayin’ loud-n-funny-n-hairy Singin’ my songs and havin’ some fun They don’t obey me at mountain heights Into the ocean diving too deep And all the people I'm leavin' behind me I can forget when I’m goin’ to sleep I'm never gonna be rich (never ever) And hardly will succeed in my life I will remain noisy, funny and hairy To play and sing to delight all of us They don’t obey me to conquer the clouds And I don't want me divin’ so deep Into the troubles I’m leavin’ behind me To be tranquil when I’m goin’ to sleep

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released October 27, 2020

YEGOR BELKIN "Carryin' Coals To Newcastle"

1. CARRYIN' COALS TO NEWCASTLE (Music & Lyrics by Igor (aka Yegor) Belkin)

2. QUESTIONS IN MY LIFE (THINGS AROUND ME) (Music & Lyrics by Igor (aka Yegor) Belkin)
3. BETTER... WORSE... (Music & Lyrics by Igor (aka Yegor) Belkin)

4. HYPNOTIZE (Music & Lyrics by Igor (aka Yegor) Belkin)

5. OVER... (Music & Lyrics by Igor (aka Yegor) Belkin)

6. A SWEET BREATH OF GENTLE WIND (Music & Lyrics by Igor (aka Yegor) Belkin)

7. SUBMARINE SKY (Music & Lyrics by Igor (aka Yegor) Belkin)

8. YOU BETTER LIE OR DIE (Music & Lyrics by Igor (aka Yegor) Belkin)

9. WHEN THE DAY JUST BEGINS (Music & Lyrics by Igor (aka Yegor) Belkin)

10. TRYIN' 'TILL THE END (Music & Lyrics by Igor (aka Yegor) Belkin)

11. SING-N-PLAY (SHARE YOURSELF) (Music & Lyrics by Igor (aka Yegor) Belkin)

12. INSTEAD (BUT) (Music & Lyrics by Igor (aka Yegor) Belkin)

Musicians are:
Igor (aka Yegor) Belkin – Vocals, Back Vocals, Choirs, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Slide Guitars, Bass Guitars, Banjo, Mandolin, Harmonica (Recorded in the Aquarium Studio, Giga Studio, My Sweet Sugar N Studio in St. Petersburg, Russia)
Boris (aka Rubik) Rubekin (“Aquarium” band) – Keyboards (“CARRYIN' COALS TO NEWCASTLE”, “OVER...”, “YOU BETTER LIE OR DIE” (Recorded in the Aquarium Studio in St. Petersburg, Russia))
Alexey Mogilevsky – Saxophone, Keyboards (Recorded in the Giga Studio, St. Petersburg, Russia)
Vladimir Nazimov – Drums (Recorded in the Tutti Records (Ekaterinburg, Russia) by Igor Tcherenkov)

Guest Musicians are:
Alexey Zubarev (“Aquarium” band) – Slide Guitar (“A SWEET BREATH OF GENTLE WIND”)
Marat Khaybullin (“Nastya” band) - Fretless Bass Solo (“OVER...”)

Mixing & Mastering by Maxim Zorin (Fifth Line Studio, St. Petersburg, Russia)

Igor (aka Yegor) Belkin thanks to:
Boris Grebenshchikov (“Aquarium” band), Olga Beregovaya, Michael Mennies, Paul Doty and special thanks to Nastya Poleva for comprehensive and long-term assistance and support.

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