Pronto (ft. Courtney Swain)

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[Part of the Sound collection]

The world we live in is a frenzied one. Moving ever so fast and only quickening its pace as time flies by, everything must happen at the snap of a finger; 'pronto'. We all go about our lives in this chaotic world, hungry for time and so caught up in it all that I feel we forget to experience things for what they really are, to truly 'live' our lives rather than just plough through them in record time.

Perhaps we should all take a moment and just, be?

'Pronto' is reflection on this state we're all in, and a message to slow things down just a little; just enough to able to feel, to experience, to live purposefully, and to simply be.

Feel yourself; be alive - pronto!

lyrics

ENGLISH LYRICS (Translation):

Consciousness flows like the snow melts
Rushed by the tempo of the city, I'm puzzled
As pure white skin slowly becomes tainted black
Each time the sun goes down, bitter anxiety bubbles up
It's because I'm tired of dragging myself around
Searching for a sense of satisfaction

December, no longer the only hectic season
All we do is run around every day and night, our hearts are empty
I can tell so easily how my humanity is worn thin
Too afraid to be left behind, so it doesn't matter if we're being dragged along
Let's go fall down these stairs together

Nowadays, people who look left and right at crossroads are old fashioned
Glued to what we hold in our hands, we walk straight into waves of cars
At the rate we're going, it seems like we'll be destroyed before we get to the other side
But the pace doesn't drop, who knows where we're headed

Hey
Wake up
Let's stop this craziness
Stand still, and regain yourself
Feel yourself, be alive

Pronto

JAPANESE LYRICS (Original):

雪解けのように流れる意識
町中のテンポに急かされて困惑する
純粋無垢の白い素肌が徐々に黒ずんで行く
夕陽が沈むのを見るたびに
焦りがこみ上げる苦しさは
満足感に胸を焦がして
徘徊するのに疲れたから

師走はもう十二月だけじゃなくて
昼夜兎に角走るだけ、心はからっぽ
人間らしさか薄れて行くのが手を取るように解る
置いて行かれるのが怖いからもう
引きずられてもお構い無しで
階段を駆け落ちて行きましょうか

今時交差点で左右確認する人なんて時代遅れ
手元に釘付けのまま集団で車の波に直進
このままの調子だと向こう岸に着く前に
消し飛んじゃいそうだけどペースは落ちない
どこへ行くのやら

ねぇ、目を覚まして
目紛しいのは終わりにしよう
今立ち止まって自分を取り返そう
生きるのを感じよう、感じよう

credits

from Sound [collection], track released January 1, 2014
Written, recorded, produced and mixed by Aman at 'The Sound Garden' & 'Chris Leon Productions'
Lyrics by Courtney Swain
Mastering and additional audio by Troy Glessner at Spectre Studios & Chris Gehringer at 'Sterling Sound'


Vocals - Courtney Swain
Guitars, bass, drum programming, Pro Tools craziness and additional vocals - Aman

Artwork by Alister 'Spike' Kent and Tanya Ghosh

Special thanks to Chris Leon for your endless support, and to Sunny Sachdev for your inspiration. This one goes out to Sunny and all the guys over at Pronto Denim - rock on!

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Aman New York, New York

My name is Aman and I'm a musician and solo artist. I've lived in a few different places around the world and have my own little idea of the music I want to make and what I want to say with it - heavy guitars and a whole lotta notes meet worldly, rootsy and earthy ... more

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