Attachment

by Manzo

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Attachment 03:57
Open your attachment Unleash kinetic passion Open your attachment Unleash kinetic passion Deal with this attraction Time to put in action Staring all night long Nothing can go wrong Open your attachment Unleash kinetic passion Open your
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Generation 04:18
I’m a son of the greatest generation Who gave it all for our liberation As I raise a glass and do a peace sign I wonder what would happen next time A second of your time, situation critical Pay attention you texting habitual With technology we should be progressing But as human beings we’re just regressing You’re a child of the spoon-fed generation Entitlement, fame, expectation, admiration No need to learn, life’s so easy Graduate with honours from Google university How would you cope with total war? Not that bullshit game from your Xbox store Hardcore brutality that cannot be ignored Enough of the selfies, you social media whore Electronic junkie will you be a casualty? Defending your country, not virtual but reality Flat battery and you’re at their mercy Don’t look for mommy, here comes the artillery I’m a son of the greatest generation Who gave it all for our liberation As I raise a glass and do a peace sign I wonder what would happen next time Put down your device and stop your decline Experience the real world, in real time It’s humanity, not shoot ‘em up fantasy Worth saving from catastrophe I’m a son of the greatest generation Who gave it all for our liberation As I raise my glass and do a peace sign I wonder what would happen next time I’m a son of the greatest generation They gave it all for our liberation As I raise my glass and do a peace sign I wonder what will happen next time
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The Answer 04:36
If someone tell you What you can and can’t do Do you ever ask why? Or just say ‘Aye’ It’s up to you The path you chose As long as it is true Every rule that they make Every day that you break Their power comes to you Unbeatable, Incredible The soul inside of you Some might think you’re crazy They won’t understand Or too afraid to see I’m with you my friend Happy to be free Every rule that they make Every day that you break Their power comes to you Unbeatable, Incredible The soul inside of you Now dance and be happy Make a lot of sound It’s gonna make em mad And stomp the ground Now dance and be happy Dance and be happy Dance and be happy yeah Every rule that they make Every day that you break Their power comes to you Unbeatable, Incredible The soul inside of you Some might think you’re crazy They won’t understand Or too afraid to see I’m with you my friend Happy to be free Now dance and be happy Make a lot of sound It’s gonna make em mad And stomp the ground Dance and be happy Dance and be happy Dance and be happy yeah Every rule that they make Every day that you break Their power comes to you Unbeatable, Incredible The answer lies with you
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Addiction 03:59
The lonely days without you I just pray and hope That you don’t find another And this all goes up in smoke But what I know for certain Is that this won’t go away Addiction or obsession I gotta make you stay The long cold nights without you Thoughts consuming me And they’re always about you And how to make you see But you never seem to notice I put my heart on the line You’re so vexing but so tempting End this torment of mine I wish with all my heart That you'll be by my side tomorrow And stay The lonely days without you I just pray and hope That you don’t find another And this all goes up in smoke But what I know for certain Is that this won’t go away Addiction or obsession I gotta make you stay The long cold nights without you Thoughts consuming me And they’re always about you And how to make you see But you never seem to notice Put my heart on the line You’re so vexing but so tempting I gotta make you mine I wish with all my heart You'll be by my side tomorrow And stay And stay And stay
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Twist 03:46
My love, ever wondered what brought us here? All the twists and turns Could have taken us anywhere Here and there, unaware And yet, Love, there’s no way this was just some random thing What were the odds? A billion to one or more No scientist, no formula could explain Love, all I know is life was unravelling All I held dear gone I was just hanging on No up or down, on shifting sands And now, Love, let's just call this a miracle We’ll never really know My theory is Some higher being, on the wing, determining Love, ever wondered what brought us here? All the twists and turns All the twists and turns
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There’s a fire burning Control is beat throw caution to meet Could say it’s all your fault I can’t lie to you So tell me the truth What have you done with me? Can you see it Can you hear it Can you feel it? Did you ever lose yourself? No No No No A crazy state of being Don’t fight it baby Cause we know what we want We know what we need Don’t fight it honey Give into it now And fall to your knees Fire’s burning stronger I’m feeling the heat Need to complete But will you make that call? Without self- belief you’ll never succeed What went before don’t mean I’ll hurt you more I’ve already broke open your door So don’t ignore that this is the only way Only way Don’t fight it baby Cause we know what we want We know what we need Don’t fight it honey Give into it now And fall to your knees Don’t fight it baby We know what we want Cause we know what we need Don’t fight it honey Give into it now And fall to your knees Crazy state of being Crazy Crazy state of being Crazy state of being Crazy state of being
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Smoke 04:03
It’s my time of day, there’s barely a sound The streets are clear, and no one around What a shame, an hour from now The streets will be full, my head starts to pound I’ve got to escape, Or I’ll lose my mind I’m over this place, the greed and the grime I don’t want to go their way I stay sane by keeping faith Make my way back home some day This will not be my fate I’ll take off tonight I can’t wait no longer I have to do what is right It’s my time of day, no one around The streets are clear, and barely a sound What a shame, an hour from now The streets will be full, and smoke all around I’ve got to escape, I’m not of their kind We’re just numbers to them, standing in line I’ve got to escape, I’ve made up my mind It’s dragging me down, the concrete and crime I don’t want to go their way I stay sane by keeping faith Make my way back home some day This will not be my fate I’ll take off tonight I can’t wait no longer I have to do what is right
8.
No 05:11
You might try and track me You might try and hack me You got no chance No chance no chance You might try and know me Try to analyse me You got no chance No chance no chance No chance no chance No chance no chance No chance No No You might try and rule me And then subdue me You got no chance No chance no chance No chance no chance No No If you detect me Try and unearth me Try and defuse me You got no chance No chance no chance No chance no chance No chance no chance No chance no chance No…
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Instrumental
10.
Big Kid 03:53
It’s time I yield to truth I can’t go of my youth Fall from trees and skin my knees Mow the grass for a tub of ice cream Don’t tell me to act my age Thunderbirds are all the rage I’d stay like this if I could The biggest kid of the neighbourhood It’s time I resign to fate I can’t shake these schoolboy traits Work’s like school it’s such a bore Daydream till the clock strikes four Scheming how to shock and appal Draw a cock and balls on a subway wall I’d stay like this if I could The biggest kid of the neighbourhood If you can’t find me, the place I’ll be Eating my way through the pantry I don’t do brunch it’s far too late I can’t wait I wanna go and play If I don’t get fed I get cranky But bread and jam will pacify me I’d stay like this if I could The biggest kid of the neighbourhood I won’t admit I’m growing old I know best I won’t be told My knees they ache, a bit inflamed I swear it’s just growing pains I don’t need glasses I can see The world in focus ain’t for me I’d stay like this if I could The biggest kid of the neighbourhood It’s time I yield to truth I can’t go of my youth Fall from trees and skin my knees Mow the grass for a tub of ice cream Don’t tell me to act my age Thunderbirds are all the rage I’d stay like this if I could The biggest kid of the neighbourhood It’s time I yield to truth I can’t go of my youth Fall from trees and skin my knees Mow the grass for a tub of ice cream Don’t tell me to act my age Thunderbirds are all the rage I’d stay like this if I could The biggest kid of the neighbourhood
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Smiley Face 04:38
I’m impatient no time wasting Slow pace drives me crazy Tappin’ fingers maybe impolite It don’t mean I run red lights Method to this a state of mind Distracts from the daily grind Listen to me I got good cause Factory job that’s all there was Time ticked by and years added up Working on the line just had enough No regrets, no doubt, in decline I would have sold out See my smiley face and it ain’t fake Frowns locked down I’ve come of age Rocking sounds make my day Positivity rules here now Celebrating unrepentant Or defending who we are Philistines they take a swipe Don’t know why but they think they’re right The Lord provides so just have faith Said this guy with a real sad face In the past red rag to a bull Took a breath I kept my cool The Lord helps those who help themselves So what’s your excuse pray tell? Know your place said the rule maker Spin on this said the rule breaker See my smiley face and it ain’t fake Frowns locked down I’ve come of age Rocking sounds make my day Positivity rules here now Agitator by nature never give up Keep chanting peace and love Having fun never out of sight And I’m all geared up to enjoy this life Waiting for rescue wastes your life Standing in line for some white knight Rich tea biscuits day TV It would surely be the end of me Dusting and polishing the mirror every day Watching my whiskers turning grey Hop on a train take a flight Got a green light doing nothing’s not right See my smiley face and it ain’t fake Frowns locked down I’ve come of age Rocking sounds make my day Positivity rules here now

about

Manzo (the alias of songwriter and producer Alan Hodgetts) will soon be releasing his third studio album ‘Attachment’. It’s been a relentless, year-long project, culminating in an 11 track album, with a 4 track companion EP ‘Beatniks on Toast’. Building on the success of the previous album ‘Outsider’, which reached a number 2 spot in the NZ indie charts, and 8 in the NZ album charts, this new release takes Manzo’s musical journey to the next level.
This is Manzo’s most complete piece yet. More mature, polished song and score-writing, with rich, punchy and spacious mixes. This collection takes the listener on a 47 minute adventure, each track flowing effortlessly into the next. Manzo’s influences are diverse and he flouts genre rules to bring a fusion of 60s, 80s, electro, pop, rock, blues, reggae and ballad on a smorgasbord of soundscapes. Manzo gets out from behind his DAW and takes on more live performances on this album, playing drums and synths throughout.
Social commentary is a key element of Manzo’s art. The album confronts themes of techno-dependence, the artificial replacing the real and the dehumanising of society. Even the music streaming industry comes in for a slap. This is juxtaposed against real human attachments, love, warmth, hope and optimism.
‘Ultimately, I want the listener to come to the end of the album feeling good about life’.
The EP is a delightful companion piece, with a lighter, raw, live feel, which will leave you with a smile on your face.
The Manzo family continues to grow – with introductions of fabulous new talent, including vocalists Harrison Nicol and Andrea Coulston, violinist Richard Taylor and harmonies from Sally Jarvis. Previous collaborators return to the fold, Laurence Cooper with his warm vocals and sublime Stratocaster, Allan Taotua and Anny da Silva Freitas on vocals, with Dave Hone on guitar and electric cello.
‘I am especially proud of the consistency of the vocal performances we recorded. There is no comping. The listener will be hearing straight end-to-end takes’.
Manzo continues to surprise. His unique style of experimenting with instrument choices, melodies and vocal styles culminates in a truly satisfying listening experience.
Release dates coming soon.

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released July 26, 2019

Laurence Cooper - electric guitar
Andrea Coulston - vocals
Anny da Silva Freitas - vocals
Alan Hodgetts - drums, synthesisers
Ellen Hodgetts - percussion
Dave Hone - electric cello, acoustic & electric guitars
Sally Jarvis - backing vocals
Harrison Nicol - vocals
Allan Taotua - vocals
Richard Taylor - violin
Production, engineering, score writing & programming by Alan Hodgetts
Recorded, mixed & mastered at SweetArts Studios, Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
All music, lyrics & arrangements © J Hodgetts 2019
APRA/AMCOS catalogue NZAMC1527
published by Songbroker Ltd
Digital release distributed worldwide by DRM
Cover photography J Hodgetts. NGV, Melbourne, VIC.

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Manzo Paraparaumu, New Zealand

'Manzo' is the musical alias of songwriter and producer Alan Hodgetts from Kapiti, New Zealand. Manzo has released 3 albums, an EP and 11 singles and is currently recording a new 4 track EP.

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