the unicorn

by francesca lago

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The Unicorn: an intimate and violently sincere group of songs, recorded voice and guitar.

“….a very short and very intensive work, whose fascinating and intimate atmosphere involves the listener from the first to the last note…”
Musicboom, march 2009

“…la stessa grinta in 7 composizioni anglofone e folkie tutte riuscite, che denotano capacità di scrittura musicale, interpreta¬zione propria e pronuncia favorevole. Il futuro è ora”.
Blow up, marzo 2009

“…the essential way in which the record is produced, enhances the remarkable songwriter’s qualities of Francesca….her voice re¬corded without too many effects, imposes itself as the narrator of these intelligent and very personal lyrics”.
Rockerilla, march 2009

“…Her voice is a deep, precious and sharpened one. A voice that has stories to tell and all the means to do it…she is a gifted son¬gwriter that, with the help of the lower notes, seems to embark on a trip amongst the most ancestral aspects of human beings…”
Ondalternatvia.it, february 2009

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released January 11, 2009

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francesca lago Switzerland

She is a visionary and passionate performer, her melodies are beautiful and mesmerising, her voice is at one time dreamy and gloomy.

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Track Name: the unicorn
the unicorn

what are you up to my beautiful friend
the thousand thoughts you hold in your hands
I see how you do it, how your days begin
with peace…

got you some white silk, sewed it in time
witness of your bearing like soldier, like bride
here come the demons and the angels did not
follow you there
oh

looking up you see
a greatness with no name
what stands in front of you
can’t be that dangerous

unceasing walking and not a false step
heading for the most remote path on hearth
here come the demons all around the night falls
it is time… time

now the mountains echo to the words you speak
“I will come back the day I have got what I need”
half of them at your back, the other half ahead


then I heard the mountains echo to your words…
Track Name: you will come like sunshine
you will come like sunshine

you will come like sunshine
you will be my kin
and I will find the right distance to keep

and you will go through deserts
cross old Septimer
with hands that feed
don’t fall over
don’t fall over

by the time the sun comes up I will hide
I’ll always do best, sometimes lie
lowering her guard a mother dies

between the lions, you cope with the fierce
your hands like diamonds
will step over
Will step over

by the time the sun comes up
I must hide
I’ll always do best
sometimes lie
lowering her guard
a mother dies

I will do best, sometimes lie
lowering my guard I would die

but not that I always know
which way to go, son
and I choose with instinct and sight
your shadow growing longer in the evening
do avoid, do avoid, do avoid
the enemy’s path
Track Name: black thoughts
black thoughts

you kept it all to yourself
you say it’s ok
you’re keeping it all to yourself
on your guard again
they gave you a name
but they don’t know you well

three times caught
three times you start again
you’ll have it all boy
if you say yes
“musk is calling north I will leave at dawn”

now we come we’re here
and they’re out of you way
for ever more
don’t look back, the past it’s gone
there’s not much to say
and your black thoughts we will erase

the knot is untangled
and the dark current tamed
but a strange voice inside of you
says they’re here again
you run till you’re breathless
you run not to hear it

but now we come we’re here
and they’re out of you way
for ever more
don’t look back, the past it’s gone
there’s not much to say
and your black thoughts
we will erase
them all.
Track Name: number 24
number 24

I don’t know why
some people don’t want to see clear
people don’t want to see clear

I don’t know why
it is better to remain
wild
Track Name: the workings of a dubious life
the workings of a dubious life

it took a second and there I was
the big cold gear wheel has taken me
oh no

promises heaven for a little help
everything will work out
if I just hate myself
behave myself

from their warm welcome I see a Queen
from the mirror someone who is not me
I’ve come too far
to turn around now

hey, you know me
I don’t speak just to please

fighting down these voices inside of me
I‘m awake and know exactly how to feel

it can’t be all too scary
the workings of a dubious life
hell, is this the greatest nothing
the workings of a dubious life
Track Name: head north
head north

we only go around once it means
we only go around once I mean
and if it doesn’t mean a thing I’ll say it anyway
B C D E find a sense to it

my body can’t communicate
my body is tired, it hurts
step by step I’ll go further
I will head north, I will be naked
I will learn along the way form those who have to teach

yes I’ve been searching
yes I’ve been mislead by beautiful faces
then the dark came, I had to take a stand
all I know is that I want to get
closer to, closer to, closer
to you

I would paint it all black now
I could add some red
I could add some yellow
what am I at?
you ignore You ignore You ignore
you think I am the bitch who lives next door

we only go around once I mean
we only go around once I mean

not bad I’ll hurt myself this way
and you forgot, and without it
it is not enough, not today
anymore

we have the enemy on the run it means
we only go around once I mean
and if it doesn’t mean a thing I’ll say it anyway
B C D E find a sense to it

we only go around once it means we
only go around once I mean
and if it doesn’t mean a thing this B C D E

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