Against All Odds & Against None

by Manoya

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All songs and lyrics by Manoya (Enikő Hodosi),
except Ceasefire (Part 1): by Péter Oravecz & Manoya, Ceasefire (Part 2) by Manoya Band.

I thank You All, near or far, dead or alive, tiny or grand.
I thank the Good Vibes that have come through me to be transformed into music.
I thank the hard days and sleepless nights that gave me stamina, bravery and new directions.
I thank all Family, Friends, Foes, Teachers and Nature for nurturing me and this project day by day.
I thank my Band, these lovely musicians and friends of mine: Dávid Kovácsovics, Péter Oravecz, Árpád Kiss, András Csizmás, Ágoston Szabó-Sipos.
Special thanks to Adam Whittaker, Dávid Schram, Tamás Csigó, Nóra Kovács, Orsolya Horváth, Péter Podlovics, Mátyás Milkovics, Vandad Kashefi, Júlia Turán, Alick Sethi, JIM, Árpád Ferdinánd, Gábor Molnár, Dr., Thomas Sanglor, József Kovács, Pr. .
(… of course, this line is endless…)

I dedicate this album to my fantastic Grandmas - in the Otherworld, and my little nephews, the Psomas Brothers - very much on Earth! :)

xxx
Manoya

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released April 20, 2017

Produced by Manoya
Mixed & Mastered by Adam Whittaker
Album design by Jim (sinco.hu)

Manoya (Enikő Hodosi): songwriting, lyrics, programming, producing, editing, vocals, guitars, piano, melodika, shakers and some nameless instruments
Dávid Kovácsovics: guitars, recording-engineering
Péter Oravecz: guitars
Árpád Kiss: keyboards, trumpet
András Csizmás: bass and double bass
Ágoston Szabó-Sipos: drums and percussions
Tibor Lázár: drums (Sally, Bruises, Out of Your Mind)
Ernő Hock: double bass (Bruises) bass and guitar (Sally)


Recorded in Brody Studios & WonderDeer Studio.
A WonderDeer Record Production.
2017

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Track Name: Ceasefire (Part 1)
meet me by the sea
at midnight
if you belong to me
they will cease fire
looking for the signs
that I’ve left behind
first, turn the tide
then turn to the right

there’s dust upon your shoes
don’t you wipe that away
you know, a piece of home
can take you
a long way

meet me around the hour
that halves the night
defences fall down
as we cease to lie
looking through the dark
will you sense the charm
please, forget to die
that ain’t what you are

i trust in your hands
they can wipe right away
all that may have hurt
and the scarves start to fade, fade...

i trust in your hands
as they show me the way
look me up and down
as we dance
stay close
Track Name: Ceasefire (Part 2)
Now we know the way to trust that flame
They ceased fire and now it’s reborn in our veins
We lift stones against gravity
We do appreciate insanity
This is how we grow young
Day by day

Yeah, now we know the way to trust that flame
They ceased fire and now it’s reborn in our veins
We lift stones against gravity
We do appreciate insanity
This is how we grow young
Day by day

Meet me by the sea
At midnight
If you belong to me
They will cease fire

(Ceasefire!)
I trust in your hands
They can wipe right away
All that ever hurt
And the scarves fade, fade, fade

(Ceasefire!!!)
I trust in your hands
No, I won’t run away
Just wake me up
When we’ve learnt to discern
Track Name: Bruises
I've shown you rainbows
But you're color-blind
Who only sees the rain
Well, I don't blame you
But most of the time
I don't like it that way

Why do you want to
Know what I have?
Why not what I need?
It's Damocles' sword above our heads?
And a million mouths to feed...

I tap my fingers as the world goes by
I would love to live but this life ain't mine
Yeah, sure, mess dissipates
And it's all right
If I get bruises

I've shown you thunder
But you're deaf and blind
At least you feel the rain
You know what,
I don't care about
How high we climb
I care about all that remained

As my head runs
Free of those bugs
I cultivate my needs
I dip my toes in
Beautiful mud
And my pillows are
Soft as silk

I tap my fingers as the world goes by
I would love to live
But this life ain't mine
Sure, mess dissipates
And it's all right
I tap my fingers as the world goes by
I would love to learn
But that life ain't mine
Sure, mess dissipates
And it's all right
If I get bruises
From you
Track Name: Sally
Sally, what you want is good for me
Believe or not, now I believe in You and I, I and I...
I'll follow, follow you through this hollow
Because I know, you know what we're here for
But tell it to me loud
(I listen, I listen)
You must tell me

IF SHE SAYS, IT CAN BE DONE
IF SHE SAYS, THE BATTLE IS WON
PLEASE TELL ME WHERE THE HELL DO WE RUN

If I don't hurt nobody
And I love everybody
Do I MEAN IT!?

Sell me, if you need money, don't delay
If you've got secrets, well, I can keep them
from coming alive, I , I...
Love you so, but I'll never let you know
Because I know, you know what we're worth
Human 2in1
Together we should run

IF SHE SAYS, IT CAN BE DONE
IF SHE SAYS, THE BATTLE IS WON
PLEASE TELL ME WHERE THE HELL DO WE RUN

If I don't hurt nobody
Do I love everybody
Do I MEAN IT!?!?
Do I?
Track Name: In Another
believe or leave now that’s all I’m saying our strong heart cannot fail love that helps you out that’s what you’ve waited for
yes, one day, we all break away...

this life you may choose to stay
in another you’d break away
in this life you’re a slave of time
but in another a kiss slows you down

in another...
in another...

i don’t know why it takes so many lives to live
live, love and give
always wonder how we people get stuck for so long


see, the fireflies, they don’t give up on burning all night, though their days end soon, God helps them out, as the tiny sparks
make love until dawn

in this life you may need to pray
and in another you’ll loose your way
this time you can tame the wild
and in another you’d blame God and fight

i don’t know why it takes so many lives to live
live, love and give
always wonder how we people get stuck for so long

no, I don’t know...

this time I may choose to stay
to live as
one
Track Name: Out Of Your Mind
Going back to when your life felt so deadly
that you wished it to stop there, it hurt so much...
Well, returning back there is precious time wasted
as the ropes of self-hatred could gently tie you up...
GO BACK TO WHERE
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE
GO BACK AND FEEL THAT
SMILING’S IRRESISTABLE
JUST FIND THE TIME AND SPACE WHERE
IT FEEL UNQUESTIONABLY FINE, IN LINE,
GET OUT
OUT OF YOUR MIND!

Going back to when you're baffled
When creepy creatures grabbed your back
for any faults they could find
So why would you go there?
Is that a rifle held against your head?
Well, no-one knows but you're holding onto that...

GO BACK TO WHERE
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE
GO BACK AND FEEL THAT
SMILING’S IRRESISTABLE
JUST FIND THE TIME AND SPACE WHERE
IT FEEL UNQUESTIONABLY FINE, IN LINE,
GET OUT
OUT OF YOUR MIND!

Go there for joy
Go there for relief
Go there for all
For all you need...
Track Name: T.I.M. (There Is Mercy)
There is Mercy in a Fearless Womb
There is Cruelty in long-lasting Gloom
I felt defeated when you left my Room
But I’m the kind that heals very soon...

For there is Bravery in all high-heeled Shoes
And there is Freedom in a poor man’s Purse
There’s a Prayer we once knew
“Whatever shall be given, we thank You!”

And when the days become too calm
Thoughts subside, except their overtone
When the days become too quiet
You feel a raging inner riot

And it’s true what
We always knew...

There is Mercy in a Heartfelt Roar
And there is Freedom in a chained man’s Soul
Danger and Frailty in all Right and Wrong
But I know we all have a seed to sow

And when the Days become too calm
Thoughts subside except their overtone
When the days become too quiet
You feel a raging inner riot

And when the Minds become too small
Thoughts collide and start to swing and roll
When Fine Words become an Achievement
Offering Trophies you never believed in

There is Mercy
in a Fearless Womb
And there is Patience
within a Cocoon...
Track Name: reStart
Oh, dear Love
I don’t know how the story unfolds
You’ve used all the hot and left me cold

I am a fool
And too grateful
Though, it’s fairly simple
Like misbehaving for a child
Oh, why can’t I?
How could I...?

Darling, do we dare to live better?
Let’s do it fast, it’s almost December
Now a wise man would not
Cast that first rock
But when I enjoy the turbulence
I can’t conceal that

So when I do not wanna pay attention
You’re free to pull my hair
Should I become too obedient
Don’t leave me like that
Let me draw again,
Another card or
Hang me upside down
I count 3-2-1-0
Just find my RESTART!