Sam Shaber: Life, Death & Duran Duran

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Music from the critically acclaimed, multimedia, musical storytelling show Sam Shaber: Life, Death & Duran Duran, which earned 5 stars and BBC raves at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. U.S. debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Hollywood Fringe Festival.

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released July 7, 2017

All songs written by Samantha Caplane Shaber, BMI, except "Disco Song of Love" written by Samantha Caplane Shaber and Joseph F. Baldizzone, and "Mr. Plastic" written by Samantha Caplane Shaber, Antonio Robert Cortes, and Hallie Leland Leighton.

All songs recorded at Runway Studios, Burbank, CA, James Salter, engineer, except "Mr. Plastic" recorded at 1176 Studios, Queens, NY, John Santos, engineer. Produced by Sam Shaber. Mixed by Fred Archambault. Mastered by Howie Weinberg.

Sam Shaber – vocals and guitars; Tony Cortes – drums on Mr. Plastic; Karl Kessler – bass and viola on Mr. Plastic.

Album design: June Hongkiatkhajorn. Cover photo: Jen Rosenstein. Back photo: Alice Shaber.

(c) 2017 Brown Chair Records. All Rights Reserved. www.samshaber.com

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Sam Shaber Los Angeles, California

Multimedia, musical storytelling show Sam Shaber: Life, Death & Duran Duran recently celebrated a sold out run in New York City at The Tank after winning awards at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe & 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival.

As a musician, Sam’s toured over 200,000 miles and released 12 albums, solo and with her bands The Happy Problem, The Good People of Planet Earth, & The Bashful.
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Track Name: Disco Song of Love
Growing up is losing little pieces
Chipped away like fragile figurines
Losing love to spiteful aneurysms
Innocent of the holes beneath my feet

And love goes na-na-na-na
Love will trip you to fall na-na-na-na
Love will strip you of all

Minute one, the heart is yet unbroken
Taking names, the whole world in your hands
Oozing love, industrial optimism
Innocent of the devastation planned

And love goes na-na-na-na
Love will trip you to fall
Na-na-na-na
Love will strip you of all

Heart attack from the loss of lovers gone
Take me back to the bliss of minute one
Starting over, starting over, starting over, starting over

Na-na-na-na
Love will trip you to fall
Na-na-na-no
Love will strip you of all
Track Name: Eldorado
Again I'm squinting
My demons are back and they're so convincing
The world could end if I don't keep up my pace
And you're so patient
You're always open but never vacant
You clear a path so I can feel the space

Like a light through the black
Like a strong hand on my back
Like a cool river flows
Like a break against the cold
Like the value of gold
Eldorado, eldorado, eldorado

It's kinda silly
How something as big as New York City
Can be invisible when you're staring at your feet
And it's kinda scary
How much you mean and yet how rarely
I say I love you when we speak

Like a light through the black
Like a strong hand on my back
Like a cool river flows
Like a break against the cold
Like the value of gold
Eldorado, eldorado

And proud in my face to carry a trace of you
Your song in my voice
And more than a name you have given me a frame on which to
Build any house of my choice

Like a light through the black
Like a strong hand
Like a cool river flows
Like a break against the cold
Like the value of gold
Eldorado, eldorado, eldorado
Track Name: Stupid Crying Song
Now you're gone
And since then everything is wrong
It's just a stupid crying song, stupid song
All night long, since you're gone
In your eyes
Life was a wonderful surprise
Now it's a stupid lonely life, stupid life
Now that I lost your eyes

And sometimes my mind goes back in time
To see you smiling in the sunshine

But now you're gone
And nothing's innocent or young
It's just a stupid crying song, this trip we're on
It's no fun, since you're gone

And sometimes at night I see you smile
By my side as though you survived

But now you're gone
And nothing's innocent or young
It's just a stupid crying song, stupid song
All night long, since you're gone

Growing old is not like anything we're told
It's just a stupid shit show, stupid show
People go and we grow old
Track Name: Honey
Nighttime New Mexico
Flooding summer skies
I danced to your heartbeat, pressing close to stay dry
You called me honey
Spoke in lullabyes
Now I tip the neck of this sorrow 'til it's pouring out my eyes

We shaped the hollows, placed our laughter there
And now I try to replicate the tone in everyone
With yellow hair

Blue dawn in Yellowstone
Your breath even at my side
To be with you all over again, again I'd drive all night
You called me honey
Under Sweetwater skies
Now I tip the neck of this sorrow 'til it's pouring out my eyes

We shaped the hollows, placed our laughter there
And now I try to replicate the tone in everyone
With yellow -

A breakdown in Montana became a picnic spot
Alleyways of Laramie beside the railroads lots
A view of the Rockies stretching on and on and on and on and on
But where's my silver lining now that you are gone

New day New Mexico
Coffee in the sun
Could I have known by that Taos mountain that you would be the one
You called me honey
You warmed me inside
And now I'll tip the neck of this sorrow 'til it's pouring out my eyes
Track Name: Perfect
I've been to a druid's den on a New Year's Day
And I've done Scotland on a motorbike, so how can you say
That I, I'm not perfect for you
What do I have to do?

And I can be sexy when I breathe into your ear
And when I sleep I look just like all those perfumed ads
I swear
But I, I'm not perfect for you
What do I have to do?

And on a day off, I've walked across the Brooklyn Bridge
Isn't that cool?
Just last week, I took the Staten Island Ferry
Into a breezy afternoon
I even got off, walked the crumbling docks
It's quite a view
And I could share that with you

Ever seen me when I laugh? My eyes, they shine.
You'd get to touch me anytime if you were mine
And I can sing, I'll be your nightingale
Welcoming the sun
I'll write you song after song after song, I know you'd love it
Wouldn't anyone?

But I'm not perfect for you
What do I, what do I, what do I have to do?
Na na na na, love will trip you to fall
Na na na na, love with strip you
Now you're gone and since then everything is wrong
It's just a stupid crying song
The Reflex is a lonely child waiting by the park
The Reflex is in charge of finding treasure in the dark
And watching over lucky clover isn't THIS bizarre
Every little thing the Reflex does leaves you answered
Answered with a question mark
What do I have to do?
Track Name: Mr. Plastic
See the faces rushing by
See the sameness in their eyes
See them not seeing me
See the pieces of the whole
I connect them, make a soul
See them all part of me

'Cause I, I will be someone
I will be everyone
I will be you, I will be me
I can be anyone in history
'Cause I'm Mr. Plastic
Yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah

See the faces of history
See the grand celebrity
See them all inside of me
See the muscles' every twitch
Hear the voices pitch their pitch
See them all becoming me

'Cause I, I will be someone
I will be everyone
I will be you, I will be me
I can be anyone in history
I will be you, I will be me
I can be anyone in history
'Cause I'm Mr. Plastic
Yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah

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