Antique toys, and games, from around the world !

by Gino Bragagnolo

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'Antique toys, and games, from around the world!' A second album, Influenced by whatever entered my sphere of interest, so within you can find approximations of progressive rock, psychedelia, baroque pop, freak-beat, and more. I started this in November 2012 following graduation from a masters degree in songwriting, recording the concept album 'Mckenzie Crawley Gardens'. As with the first album, all of the instruments were played by myself, and I wrote all of the music…. Although not strictly speaking a concept album like the first, themes do recur here and there. I hoped that it would be eclectic, yet fit together as an L.P rather well, and be at it's very least entertaining!

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released 12 January 2014

All music written, arranged, produced and recorded by Gino Bragagnolo!

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Track Name: The Life and Times of Quentin Branchstick
The life and times of Quentin Branchstick !

There is a man who lives in spite of time,
a frozen clock stands by his wall,
on the hour hear the silent chimes,
echo around the timeless hall.

Now we're in the garden,
where the sun comes down,
settling nicely on the frost,
there stands the grave of the silent man,
whose life was unfortunate and lost.

The life and times of Quentin Branchstick,
all happened long ago,
the life and times of Quentin Branchstick,
could happen tomorrow,
the life and times of Quentin Branch stick
a grave yard in the snow.

Whether he hit the bottom,
or reached the top,
there's only one place we all go,
there's only one place we all go,
there's only one place we all go…away!

In the past of the future,
theres a grave yard in the snow,
there stands a grave of the silent man,
born before tomorrow.

Vanishing in the garden,
where the sun shines on the frost,
Quentin Branchstick built a time machine,
found before he went lost.

The life and times of Quentin Branchstick
happened long ago,
the life and times of Quentin Branchstick
could happen tomorrow,
the life and times of Quentin Branchstick,
a grave yard in the snow,

whether he hit the bottom,
or reached the top,
there's only one place we all go,
there's only one place we all go,
there's only one place we are going too…!

He's found a new place we can go,
he's found a new place we can go
he's found a new place we can go too…..!

He's found a new place, and we can go there too!
Track Name: Small Town Situation / The Elliptic Lens
Only a small town situation/ Elliptic Lens (chant)

All the objects I see,
are reflections of light at me,
you can hear speaking down at the station,
it's just a small town situation,
but can you tell reality, from a creation,
of life…….

Projected via the imagination,
filtered through your wide angled lens in situations,
I can't repeat names,
or give a precise destination to you.

Oh it's just another yesterday,
it doesn't matter what the people have to say,
you get a brand new one every day,
it's just another yesterday.

In the every day,
and thats every day.

There is a small town situation on my mind,
that gets terribly hard to find,
it's hard to notice if it's real,
it's hard to notice, quite, and how do you feel?

Quite well……
quite well…….

All the objects I see are projections of light at me,
you can hear speaking down at the station,
it's just a small town situation,
but can you tell reality from it's creation,

of life…….

Life goes on in the elliptical lens.
Track Name: High Street Kensington Girl
High Street Kensington Girl!

High Street Kensington Girl,
is it good? is it good in your world?
a world of money, and of dreams that come true,
I hope they have, I hope they have for you!

High Street Kensington Girl,
did you find the real world?
a world of money, and your dreams all come true,
I hope they have, I hope they have for you!

How has London been treating you?
has it been ever so kind?
now you find you've got lots to do!
and you've things on your mind!

High Street Kensington Girl,
did you find the real world,
a world of money, and your dreams all come true!
I hope they have,
I hope they have for you……!
Track Name: Narcissus (I love myself)
Narcissus (I love my self)

I'll introduce you to a friend of mine,
you might like him to,
we go every where together,
to the park and to the zoo,
he likes all the clothes I wear,
and I think that he's the most,
so I thought I'd write this song for him,
to get things off my chest!

I love myself I could't be anybody else,
I love myself and we could love you to,
but if you ever leave us I suppose we might feel blue,
but I'll still have myself,
and baby you know it too,
and don't you know it's true,
baby you know it too.

Some times we go outside,
on his pedal bike,
and we go out cycling,
until what ever time we like,
we sit down at the park,
and fall into a daydream,
we make mental photographs,
of things we've never seen.

I love myself and we could love you to,
but if you ever leave us I suppose we might feel blue,
but I'll still have myself,
and baby you know it too,
and don't you know it's true,
baby you know it too. etc
Track Name: Mirror Lens Reflections
Mirror Lens Reflections

Mirror reflected in a mirror lens,
reflections are all I see,
of us and them and him and her,
and memories of you and me.

On Reflection, On Reflection.
reflections are all I see,
reflections are all I see.

Mirrors reflected in a mirror lens,
throw patterns up down the street,
paisley shirts and polka dots,
and the boots that are on my feet,
a mirror lens is on reflection now,
what makes a lot of difference to me,
is us and them, and him and her,
memories of you and me.

On reflection, on reflection.
reflections are all I see,
reflections are all I see,
Track Name: Belinda Lorraine
Belinda Lorraine

I think I love you Belinda Lorraine,
because I thought about it yesterday, and then today,
I thought about it again,
I've had the same thought now,
on two consecutive days.

Isn't it good Belinda?
oh isn't it strange?

Things are usually exactly how they appear,
things are exactly what they are,
life isn't usually any great mystery,
if things aren't usually,
that's because they aren't.

I think I love you Belinda Lorraine,
because I thought the same thing,
on two consecutive days,
It could just be a thought manifest in my brain,
oh manifest in my brain…!
oh isn't good Belinda,
oh isn't love strange.

'Isn't that some thing…!' Lonnie Donegan would say,
oh what would Lonnie Donegan say?

Isn't it good Belinda?
Isn't it bad?
Isn't it strange?

Things are usually exactly how they appear,
Things are exactly what they are,
Life isn't usually any great mystery,
if things aren't usually,
that's because they aren't.

Things are usually exactly how they appear,
things are exactly what they are,
Life isn't usually any great mystery,
if things aren't usually,
that's because they are not….!
Track Name: Kardashev Civilisation
Kardashev Civilisation

I tried to communicate with extraterrestrials,
I drew myself a probability chart,
I received signals a very long time ago,
you know I just can't pick up the phone,
I made a chart, and I kept them in a row,
it's a surprise, was it surprising to you,
I switched my radio on, and tuned in to CTA 102.

I tried to read signals from afar,
the universe is growing in a jar,
the space around you will change,
the space around you will change,
and space around you will change!

Down here I can only communicate with people,
all of the very human people,
some times they have a tendency,
to cause me such a fuss,
'oh but the universe is growing between us!'
she didn't seem impressed by this much,
besides which I had my own civilisation once !
Now I can tell which planets are likely to be dust,
although I spent some time talking to a quasar,
many years ago.

I tried to read signals from afar,
the universe is growing in a jar,
the space around you will change,
the space around you will change,
and space around you will change!

In the future we could have,
extrasolar craft ! Interstellar between the stars,
these are the days to live for my friend,
if it ever happens at all !

I tried to read signals from afar,
the universe is growing in a jar,
the space around you will change,
the space around you will change,
and space around you will change!
Track Name: The chandelier that glows in the sky
The Chandelier that glows in the sky

This morning I saw myself in action moving slow,
time to go outside of my person.
Taking my time this morning,
to wander around the bay,
you hear them say,
'where is my person ?'

I check the mirror to see what I find,
an astral commuter, no body or mind,
walking through gardens, and bedrooms to find,
there is a chandelier that glows in the sky,
the blue sea, and change of the tide,
a casual change of my mind,
and the chandelier that glows in the sky !

Falling from my self this morning,
to walk around the hills,
where plant life spills into the pavilions,
and on the horizon,
Mercury rises in a thermometer,
then sat perched amongst the cliffs,
then watch as the valleys rift,
into the continents,
into the continental drift,
then sat perched amongst the cliffs.

I check the mirror to see what I find,
an astral commuter no body or mind,
walking through gardens, and bedrooms to find,
there is a chandelier that glows in the sky!
The blue sea and change of the tide,
a casual change of my mind,
there is a chandelier that glows in the sky !