1- Blinded by the sun

2- Hour Glass

3- Puppet on a String

4- Lonesome Throne

5- Violence

6- Coney Island

7- Lila

8- Conversation with a Ghost

9- Expiration Date

10- Enough is Enough

11- La Stanza

12- Space

Release date : 6/22/2018
Label - Ugly Cat Music
Catalog #:UCM05    

CONVERSATION WITH A GHOST

"Conversation with a Ghost" is Giulia's sixth album, in which she has been questioning her ghosts and taking notes on what they have to say. 
Therefore she invites us to her séance, where in the space of thirty-seven minutes, we explore collectively unconscious realms and meet the familiar spirits of loss; loss of innocence, sanity,
perspective, love. 
At the end she sings, “Space, space, space in front of me, in close quarters with myself, so close I couldn’t see there is freedom ahead of me.”  
Giulia Millanta - vocals and electric guitars
Gabriel Rhodes - baritone guitar, electric guitar (1), acoustic guitar, glasses, piano, saw, bajo sexto
Mark Ribot - electric guitar (2,3)
David Pulkingham - nylon string guitar, bg vocals 
Glenn Fukunaga - upright bass
Dony Wynn -drums, percussion
Joel Guzman - accordion 
John Mills - bass clarinet, sax 
Tommy Spurlock - steel guitar 
Kimmie Rhodes - bg vocals
All songs written by Giulia Millanta 
or Giulia Millanta & Gabriel Rhodes 
except La Stanza by Giulia Millanta & Max Larocca 
 
Produced by Giulia Millanta & Gabriel Rhodes
Recorded live by Carter Greeves at Sunbird Studio
Mixed by Stuart Sullivan at Wire Studio 
Mastered by Chris Longwood at SugarHill Studio 
 
Photography: Jme Lacombe
Cover Design: Kimmie Rhodes 
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LYRICS

BLINDED BY THE SUN

I ran away, ran away with my thoughts

where we were going I forgot

Along the way, far away, we got lost

but didn’t seem to care

 

I set my mind, changed my mind

left it all behind

time after time

No rhyme no reason

just things I’ve done

I played with life nervously

like a gun

 

Blinded by the sun

shining on the sea

on a lost sandy beach when the day is done

Praying to the sun

kissed by his light

farewell to the night

as the day begun

For you for me

for no one else to see

For you for me for no one

 

I lost myself, found myself in the storm

the signs I saw

I ignored

red and green black and white

color blind

any answers I can find

 

Blinded by the sun

shining on the see

on a lost sandy beach when the day is done

Praying to the sun

kissed by his light

farewell to the night

as the day begun

For you for me

for no one else to see

For you for me for no one

HOUR GLASS

 

See them walking like ants down there

It looks like they go nowhere

I get lost inside the crowd

just one heart screaming loud

 

As i stand here on this roof

I ask my God to show me proof

a meaning please just let me know

 take a bow and end the show

 

Time lapse

hour glass

no need to run

can’t push the bullet back into the gun

 

I breathe the air it’s bitter sweet

above the traffic on the street

I’ll fade away in time I know

take a bow and end the show

Time lapse

hour glass

no need to run

can’t push the bullet back into the gun

take a bow and end the show

 

PUPPET ON A STRING

 

She’s knitting her web

for the incoming fly

she knows what he wants

by the look in his eyes

 

Lips painted red

stiletto shoes

a sway of the hips

no man can refuse

 

Every night

when the tower bells ring

she plays with her victim

like a puppet on a string

leaves him wanting more

begging on his knees

every night

 

Our dear John was hooked

by her wicked glance

he tried his best moves

of his mating dance

Possessed by her spell

it’s useless to fight

like bubbles to the head

she’ll vanish in plain sight

 

Every night

when the tower bells ring

she plays with her victim

like a puppet on a string

leaves him wanting more

begging on his knees

every night

 

The hungry and blind

who came here before

traded his soul

when he walked through her door

the misguided fool

ignored all the signs

time after time

after time after time

 

Every night

when the tower bells ring

she plays with her victim

like a puppet on a string

leaves him wanting more

begging on his knees

every night

 

 

LONESOME THRONE

A face in the mirror

those tired eyes

I’ve seen them before

they had no more tears to cry

 

She’s scared of this life

It’ll float away like a feather

gentle and light in the sky

free from the tether

 

I’ll kiss every moment on its lips

life unfolds at my fingertips

 

She knows her feet will fail her

She walks on shaky grounds

no direction ahead

she goes round and round

 

maybe tomorrow will change

she’s been acting alone

on a empty velvety stage

queen on her lonesome throne

 

I’ll kiss every moment on its lips

life unfolds at my fingertips

 

Time to end the show

kids are waiting to be born

tears will be roses

words will have no thorn

 

I’ll kiss every moment on its lips

life unfolds at my fingertips

VIOLENCE

Little one stay close to me

there’s darkness on these city street

like the wolf in the book I read you

the filthy rich the dirty poor

the pawn shops and liquor stores

just stay close I’ll try to protect you

You’re too pure to understand

the evil that’s inside of man

throw the rock and hide the hand

this will all come to an end

it’s violence, violence

Tieni stretta bimba mia

e’ un mondo che ti spazza via

e’ il lupo della storia che ti ho letto

la volpe il gatto i ladroni

sono ormai nostri padroni

mascherati da benefattori

You’re too pure to understand

the evil that’s inside of man

throw the rock and hide the hand

this will all come to an end

it’s violence, violence

ven aqui mi corazon

el mundo es feo sin color

el blanco, negro

loco y peligroso

el rico come el pobre muere

no importa lo que quiere

todo ya esta decidido

You’re too pure to understand

the evil that’s inside of man

throw the rock and hide the hand

this will all come to an end

it’s violence, violence

CONEY ISLAND

What is it Coney Island

the color blue of your eyes

or the scarlet red of your lips?

Stolen dreams in the sand

what a bitter surprise

the moon disappeared in a sudden eclipse

Oh Coney Island

you blew away from me

with a warm summer breeze

You left in the summer

gone in a sway

a distant memory of a thunder storm

Sometimes I wonder

why you went away

was it time to go or the wind too strong?

Coney Island

you blew away from me

with a warm summer breeze

LILA

Lila used to scream most of the time

till she couldn’t hear her own thoughts

the voices in her head didn’t seem to rhyme

too loud to connect the dots

 

Lila used to run most of the time

far, far away from her life

a mountain too high too steep to climb

in her mind she always got lost

 

spread your arms

pretend to fly

spread your arms,

reach for the sky

 

Lila used to laugh most of the time

with an empty look in her eyes

nothing in her heart felt like a crime

the truth was the same as a lie

 

spread your arms

pretend to fly

spread your arms,

reach for the sky

 

Lila couldn’t sleep most of the time

monsters parade in her head

whispering her name, kept her up at night

dancing underneath her bed

spread your arms

pretend to fly

spread your arms,

reach for the sky

CONVERSATION WITH A GHOST

Don’t kill the light

I’m scared half to death

the fire burns cold

trying hard to catch my breath

words escape me

hold me prisoner with my thoughts

drinking from a broken cup

praying to an empty cross

The devil finds a man

with too much time on his hands

all the time in the world

we had all the time in the world

don’t leave me lonely

my angel left my side

a dark well down in me

left my wounds open wide

break the silence

it drives arrows through my heart

sit and talk with me a while

just be a voice in the dark

EXPIRATION DATE

I came into your life

with a bag of dreams

You landed onto mine

carried by the stream

Just like two castaways

floating out to sea

we were lost in a haze

wondering who we wanna be

 

Reflected in your eyes

my heart soaked in wine

we leaned side by side

howling at the moon

your face so pale in the light,

my hand on your heart

you hold it tight

so we won’t drift apart

 

Hold it to the end of times

just let the morning wait

we can pretend this love

won’t have an expiration date

 

I’ll watch you fly away

like a lost balloon

into the light of day

forever out of view

if water is just sand

playing tricks with the eyes

just block the sun out with your hand

and see what you want to see

 

Hold me till the end of times

just let the morning wait

we can pretend this love

won’t have an expiration date

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

I crawl out of my skin

my hyperactive mind

takes my soul for a spin

while my body runs wild

 

I toss your rules in the trash bin

with my cigarettes butts

I forgive all my sins

while I spill out my guts

 

When enough is enough

Enough is too much

When enough is enough

Enough is too much

 

Words they say

Fingers they point

A sick game they play

while cracking their joints

 

I don’t care what they think

Don’t wanna be a slave

I don’t need to be fixed

by a man in a cape

 

When enough is enough

Enough is too much

When enough is enough

Enough is too much

 

Gonna scream so loud

till they stop and listen

the voice of the crowd

is asking for justice

 

When enough is enough

Enough is too much

When enough is enough

Enough is too much

LA STANZA

Dice che la notte non può riposare

che il buio e le ombre non la fanno dormire

Non trova pace, rimane a pensare 

fiumi di parole che non sa capire

 

Dentro la stanza la luce che muore

taglia le pareti di un nuovo colore

Passa sugli angoli e lungo il balcone

cambiando le forme, cambiandone il nome

 

She's gonna fly away

into another day

She's gonna fly away

she’s gonna find her way

home

 

Prima i paesi e poi le persone

nei giorni vaghi come un’illusione

Si fece spazio tra le memorie

sciogliendo il filo di tutte le storie

 

She's gonna fly away

into another day

She's gonna fly away

she’s gonna find her way

home

 

Vide un riflesso sul pavimento

ed esitò ancora un momento

Poi strinse i pugni e pensò di volare

era il primo giorno dell'anno solare

 

She's gonna fly away

into another day

She's gonna fly away

she’s gonna find her way

home

SPACE

There are clouds and there is wind

there’s a storm and there is light

there are words and there’s a line

there’s a thought and there’s a fight

 

There are fields and there’s a road

there’s a dust and there’s a roar

there are feet and there’s a print

there are hands who want more

 

And space, space, space in front of me

in close quarters with myself

so close I couldn’t see

the freedom ahead of me

 

There are nights and there’s a dream

there is hope and there is loss

there are rhymes without a reason

there are paths we need to cross

 

And space, space, space in front of me

in close quarters with myself

so close I couldn’t see

the freedom ahead of me

 

There are waves and there’s a shore

there is sand and there is foam

there are birds without a nest

there’s a heart longing for a home

 

And space, space, space in front of me

in close quarters with myself

so close I couldn’t see

there’s freedom ahead of me