Shall We Live Forever

by Juana Ghani

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released 20 June 2012

Juana Ghani is:

Brian Bonell – 6 and 12-string guitars, noises, concertina, lead & backing vocals

Leisl Bonell – lead vocals

Tony Semerad – mandolin, chime, backing vocals

Nick Newberry – accordion, hurdy-gurdy

Allison Martin – flute, percussion, backing vocals

Hollace McMeirce – banjo, bouzouki

Jean Mautner – violin

Allen Mautner – double bass

Jason Deamer – drumkit

Christopher Futral - doumbek

Bryan Bale – doumbek, percussion

Tanya Semerad – parade bass drum

Byron Owens – saw

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Juana Ghani

Juana Ghani’s music is a marriage of Old World traditions and Rock-n-Roll energy all wrapped up in the dreams of Gypsy legend. It is at once lively and dark, always teetering on the edge of sanity and taunting Imagination’s greatest landscapes.

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Track Name: Murder of Crows
Twisting and turning
The spirit keeps burning
We run through garden
We run through the meadow
And sliding we come to
The edge of all reason
And scream

They’re tall and they’re lanky
I’ll tell you quite frankly
They myth and the legend
Do not do them justice
With ruthless conniving
They’re downright beguiling
The blood started streaming
They’re smiling, we’re screaming
We sat there and watched them
Destroy all we lived for
All that we loved for
And what we would die for
The slaughter was measured
They raped what we treasured
Then laughed
They laughed

Ghost in the night, we are dancing in circles
A murder of crows feasting on our creation
Terror or freedom, it’s all the same
We cry

They looked up, they’ve seen us
We trembled, they stumbled
They charged up the hillside
We turned around quickly
We stepped to the shadows
At one with the forest
The darkness embraced us
So they could not see us
They charged on not knowing
We’d planned their destruction
We came down upon them
They knew not what hit them
They fell to the garden and prayed
We preyed

Ghosts in the night, we are dancing in circles
A murder of crows feasting on our creation
Terror or freedom, it’s all the same
We cry

We ripped them and tore them
Their deaths lay before them
Our judgment we’ll take
Put their heads on a stake
With eyes that are staring
And no longer caring
They die

Ghosts in the night, we are dancing in circles
A murder of crows feasting on our creation
Terror or freedom, it’s all the same
We cry
Track Name: Amari Szi Amari
Amari szi, amari,
Amari cini bóri
Aj, lalalalala la la laj laj,
Amari szi, amari,
Amari cini bóri
Aj, lalalalala la la laj laj.

Dúj, dúj, desudúj,
Csumidau me lako múj
Aj, lalalalala la la laj laj,
Dúj, dúj, desudúj,
Csumidau me lako múj
Aj, lalalalala la la laj laj.

Lako múj szi rupuno,
Puske trubulia dino
Aj, lalalalala la la laj laj,
Lako múj szi rupuno,
Puske trubulia dino
Aj, lalalalala la la laj laj.

Keren, savorále, drom
Te khelei o phuro rom
Aj, lalalalala la la laj laj,
Phuro rom te keleia
Bistayek gyás malavia
Aj, lalalalala la la laj laj.

Hoi, te merau
Ta na csaksipó phenau!
Aj, lalalalala la la laj laj,
Hoi, te merau
Ta na csaksipó phenau!
Aj, lalalalala la la laj laj.

Dúj, dúj, desudúj,
Csumidau me lako múj
Aj, lalalalala la la laj laj,
Dúj, dúj, desudúj,
Csumidau me lako múj
Aj, lalalalala la la laj laj.

Amari szi, amari,
Amari cini bóri
Aj, lalalalala la la laj laj,
Amari szi, amari,
Amari cini bóri
Aj, lalalalala la la laj laj.
Track Name: What Did I Know?
I’m waiting for the snow to fall
And wondering if it really will
This time
I’m waiting quietly
For something exciting
But all I really know is that
Another life has been born
And I’m one step closer,
Two steps closer now to being
Not so far behind

What did I know?
I couldn’t see at all
The sun was shining in my eyes

I love the smell of Saturday
When everything is not what it seems
Frustrating bits of time
Where everybody is alive
I’m dancing like the flame
Of a candle in jar
Where everybody is alive
Everybody is, but the patient

What did I know?
I couldn’t see at all
The sun was shining in my eyes

I wonder every day
That somebody else is wondering with me
He just sort of mumbled
Then shook my hand and walked away
I feel like a hermit
In my own mind
This is a place
Where even evergreens
Even evergreens know their season

What did I know?
I couldn’t see at all
The sun was shining in my eyes
Track Name: We Don't Remember
I sat alone in a café bar
(I came there)
A Russian queen, a small and wispy thing
(He seemed to know)
It was so simple and so pure
(What could it mean?)
Looking up, she (I) walked out of a (his) dream.


They say we don’t remember
But it’s written on our souls.
Did we really come all this way
And not know what we came here for?


We embraced, his hands on the lace
(I held her close)
Stretched across the coin belt on my waist
(She’s really here)
I’ll sing to him the story of my loss
(I’ll give voice to her thoughts)
And run dancing into the dawn.


They say we don’t remember
But it’s written on our souls.
Did we really come all this way
And not know what we came here for?


Just … leave … ride … time
Just leave what you’ve known behind.
Ride this dream while we still have the time.


With her kiss, she opened up my mind
(Give up the past)
Showed me how to leave what was behind
(You’re free at last)
All I need is to call her name
(You know my name)
We’ll create a world that’s not the same.

They say we don’t remember
But it’s written on our souls.
Did we really come all this way
And not know what we came here for?

Just leave what you’ve known behind.
Ride this dream while we still have the time.
Track Name: The Incredible Sadness of Sonia
In a garden full of little heads
The cat no longer smiled
Mad as any hatter
She looked around and sighed
Children laughing at her
She turned her back and cried
She turned her head and lied
Then turned off her mind and died

Did you hear of what happened?
She died in the black of the night
She was a precious child
She was her daddy’s smile
All that remains is a dream
Did you hear of what happened?
She died in the black of the night
Now my poor heart it seems
Is all shredded and cold
For my dear Sonia

Like the Woolf before her
She loaded her pockets with stones
And not looking back
She waded in deeper
“It’s cold,” she gasped, “Oh, so cold.”
Wine-soaked and sleep deprived
She’d somehow lost her way
With silent screams of apathy
She hummed the song of day

Did you hear of what happened?
She died in the black of the night
She was a precious child
She was her daddy’s smile
All that remains is a dream
Did you hear of what happened?
She died in the black of the night
Now my poor heart it seems
Is all shredded and cold
For my dear Sonia

Sonia, cara mia, quanto ti amo
Non è giusto che ne sei andata

The ghostly embrace of winter’s first kiss
On Ferris wheels in the dark
She gestured with a hand that shook
With the sadness of her soul
The rabbit hole is empty now
The hatter’s no longer mad
The Cheshire cat no longer smiles
The Red Queen only laughs

Did you hear of what happened?
She died in the black of the night
She was a precious child
She was her daddy’s smile
All that remains is a dream
Did you hear of what happened?
She died in the black of the night
Now my poor heart it seems
Is all shredded and cold
Track Name: Kasojeni Bay
In her mind, another time
Shufflin’ down the street
Cotton bonnet on her head
Wood clogs upon her feet
She never said, “Hello,” to me
Nor even yet, “Goodbye”
She never said a word to me
Just looked at me and sighed
Nikoli mi je rekla "Zdravo"
Pač tudi ni "Zbogom"

In Kasojeni Bay

Friday did a one foot dance
Looked like a god in drag
He swatted flies and dead magpies
Then tossed them in his bag
Friday was an errand boy
Did favors for the Maven
He brought the message home to me
‘Cause, Friday was the raven
Petek je bil krokar
Petek je bil trčkaralo
Usluge je naredil ker
Friday was the raven

In Kasojeni Bay

(Dance with me! Dance with me!)

Bugs in the dumpsters
Sing oilcan operas to the Lord
He appears in concrete palm trees
And sugar cube fantasies
Fish dance in buckets
The Prophet is one of us
He is now

They shot Absinthe on Sunday
‘Cause the vodka was all gone
Then danced a tarantella
And sang death songs to the dawn
Friday missed his funeral
Although it was his own
The lady she made mourning buttons
Out of Friday’s bones
Petek pogrebu zamudil
Čeprav je bil njegov lastni
Dama je pripravila gumbe
Od Petkov kosti

In Kasojeni Bay
Track Name: Breathing
The truck how it rolled as it tried to swerve
Fear in her eyes as the whole world turned upside down
Her mind went blank as it all spun all around
The crash and the bang,
Glass shattering
Now lay quiet and still as the chaos ensued
The whole confused scene that was desperate indeed
She laid there and she looked,
As her as her eyes took in
There was breathing.

Off in the distance, the siren’s song started
It trickled and tumbled and cleared out the haze.
People were standing, and then there was screaming,
the wailing was coming from deep down inside of her
Blood on the ground,
Glass all around
But, why was her truck sitting there upside down?
She looked to the left and was frightened to see
Was she breathing?

Crashing and crumbling and speeding and tumbling and turning and crashing and spinning and fumbling and skidding and yelling and cursing and sliding and turning and turning and turning and spinning

They picked up the scene and took her from me
As the sun in the sky had just finished setting
This whole scattered dream, wasn’t real, could it be?
Mixed with the blood and death and ruin
We only just left to go get some food
We were hungry and it, was late in the evening
This simplest of tasks had just taken her life
She’s not breathing

Off in the distance, the siren’s song started
It trickled and tumbled and cleared out the haze.
People were standing, and then there was screaming,
the wailing was coming from deep down inside of her
Blood on the ground,
Glass all around
But, why was her truck sitting there upside down?
She looked to the left and was frightened to see
She stopped breathing.
Track Name: Raise Your Glass
Along the trail
The cold wet night
The servant and his master
They walked along
And sang a song
Fi diddly dee da die-o

The air was brisk
The night was still
Was there no need to wonder
The hunt was on
So sing a song
Fi diddly dee da die-o

They had no food
Nowhere to go
This servant and his master
A lonely pair
A shivered song
Fi diddly dee da die-o

Now raise your glass
And sing a toast
And drink until it’s empty
Sing to the east and
Sing to the west
The hunting hounds of hell

They heard a sound
A low down growl
A warning to be minded
A hairy beast
That sang a song
Fi diddly dee da die-o

The charge was fast
The beast attacked
The servant and his master
They had no time
To sing their song
Fi diddly dee da die-o

The master gasped
And tried to breath
As his heart was ripped wide open
The servant laughed
And sang a song
Fi diddly dee da die-o

Now raise your glass
And sing a toast
And drink until it’s empty
Sing to the east and
Sing to the west
The hungry hounds of hell

So off they went
Servant and beast
Along their merry way, yeah
They had the food
They had the song
Fi diddly dee da die-o

The master made
A splendid meal
For the Beast and servant
He filled them up
So sing a song
Fi diddly dee da die-o

So come with me
The Devil makes three
Toasts up to the Master
Raise up your cup
And sing along
The servant & the Master

Now raise your glass
And sing a toast
And drink until it’s empty
Sing to the east
Sing to the west
The drunken hounds of hell
Track Name: Whispers in the Woods
I remember the old crone
Saying that you don’t
Walk alone in these forests after dark

My father would sigh
And then he would try
To explain, but he’d never really start

The folks in the town
Told stories in the round
But they never really spoke the final part

So my brother and I
Were left asking why
You never walk these forests after dark

There are whispers in the woods they say
They won’t let you turn away
The black stones in the forest
They weren’t put there by man
And once you hear that buzzing sound
Or see the prints upon the ground
And feel your blood run cold with fear
Then you’ll understand.

So my brother one day
Decided he would pay
No heed to the words our elders told

He strapped on his knife
And kissed me good-bye
And set off alone into the cold

When my parents returned
I told them what I’d learned
Mother’s grief was a sight to behold

My father just stared
And I was not prepared
To see a broken man who once had been so bold

There are whispers in the woods they say
They won’t let you turn away
The black stones in the forest
They weren’t put there by man
And once you hear that buzzing sound
Or see the prints upon the ground
And feel your blood run cold with fear
Then you’ll understand.

We sat through the night
At morning’s first light
The village men set off into the woods

And what they brought back
Fit into a sack
What happened I’ve never understood

But from the woods in the fall
I can hear my brother call
I listen though I don’t think that I should

He calls out to me
So tonight I’ll go and see
I’d resist him but I don’t think that I could

There are whispers in the woods they say
They won’t let you turn away
The black stones in the forest
They weren’t put there by man
And once you hear that buzzing sound
Or see the prints upon the ground
And feel your blood run cold with fear
Then you’ll understand.