Light Sleeper

by Rona kenan

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1.
4AM 03:10
4 AM is just another name for hunger, It's another way of saying you regret what you've become. 4 AM is the reason that you hold her as if her open arms can relieve you of this hum. 4 AM is the undertone of thunder, It's the forecast that you'd rather not remember if you can. 4 AM is the ballad of a hunter, Who is lost inside these woods without a question or a plan. 4 AM is why I wrote you all these letters, It is why I always stuttered when you asked me if I’m drunk. 4 AM is a symphony of feathers, A party on a cruise ship after it had sunk.
2.
The Teacher 04:15
You were the teacher and you were the course You were the jockey and you were the horse You gave me nothing but grief and a song A con woman, here and then gone. You were a secret locked in my hand You were the hourglass, you were the sand You were that darkness right before dawn I once knew you, here and then gone. So many days lost in a dream Trading my kingdom for a long retired queen So many nights caught in your net Losing my beat to a dizzy duet 36 months to forget. I waited for you like thunder at night With flashes and fever of fear and delight But you gave me nothing but grief and a song A con woman, here and then gone. So many days lost in a dream Trading my kingdom for a long retired queen So many nights caught in your net Losing my beat to a dizzy duet 36 months, 36 months to forget.
3.
I'm dodging bullets in the dark, a sitting duck outside the park Diving to find shelter under some imaginary arc This film is such a drag but I'm invested in the part If you can’t tell me when to stop, why won’t you tell me when to start? I think of all the the time I spent on cheap champagne and discontent Show me something shooting straight and I'll tell you that it's bent I try to move my feet but I'm sinking in cement If this is not a sin, at least allow me to repent. Night and day I try and tame unwanted thoughts, my guilt and shame I used to hold the arrow, now I don't remember how to aim I'm dodging bullets in my dream but this is not a game I wish someone would tell me how to pose inside this lonely frame. I heard something that caught my ear I heard something that caught my ear And ever since September I've been waiting for this feeling to just disappear. I know that I'm just buying time transforming this into rhyme I can't think of a better way to suffocate it in its prime Why would I return to the exact scene of the crime It's such a thrill to think of you that all the bells inside me chime Look at all the mess we've made magnetized to this jade It's self inflicted pain but we know where we hid the blade Something lost and found eventually will fade I thought I dodged a bullet but it seems it was a hand grenade You said something that caught my ear You said something that caught my ear And ever since September I've been waiting for this feeling to just disappear.
4.
Your Perfume 03:24
Your perfume is a capsule Of memory and time A dark enchanted blend Of oranges and thyme. Your body in that dress in all its glory Blew my mind It shook me to my core I had to know that you were mine, mine, mine. My teenage dream, my secret love A blown out torch, a dated song A stolen kiss so long ago Forever gone, forever gone. Your perfume was a promise Of something wild and free An introduction to a body free of gravity In the back seat of your car We held our breath ‘till we were done The radio was broken But The song was there for us to hum, hum, hum. My teenage dream, my secret love A blown out torch, a dated song A stolen kiss so long ago Forever gone, forever gone. And when I smell that perfume A memory awakes A dark enchanted flavour A rattle and a shake I think about your body in that dress, my oh my An image gone forever. A love frozen in time My teenage dream, my secret love A blown out torch, a dated song A stolen kiss so long ago Forever gone, forever gone My teenage dream, my secret love A blown out torch, a dated song A lucid dream, a night gone wrong Forever gone, forever gone, gone You’re gone, gone gone.
5.
I'm a light sleeper, please don't wake me up I’m a bar hopper, I’m looking for my cup I'm a dream maker, but only in my dreams I’m a heartbreaker, I’ve seen it in films I’m as heavy as a bullet, heavy as led Forever the tourist in my own head. Oh god, I don’t want to be a tourist Oh god, I don’t want to be a tourist I’ll sing sing it once again - I don’t want to be a tourist anymore I don’t want to be a tourist anymore. I’m a faint rumor, I hear the gong and then I’m gone I’m a lone trooper, pretending to belong I'm a reckless driver, I always ride alone A complete stranger in my own home. Oh god, I don’t want to be a tourist Oh god, I don’t want to be a tourist I’ll sing sing it once again - I don’t want to be a tourist anymore I can’t be that tourist anymore. I'm a late bloomer and I'm ready to be picked I'm a field of fire, ready to be lit I'll become someone, I know it’s coming soon I'm a late sleeper, wake me when it's noon.
6.
Some Girls 02:39
Some girls they don't know how to fall Some girls they don't know how to fall But not me baby I take my poison in a lowball. I used to be a rabbit in a hole I used to be rabbit in a hole It took some time but I killed that rabbit And now there’s only the hole. Baby, why’d you look so mad? Baby, why’d you look so mad? I told you when I met you It's gonna be bad, bad, bad. Some girls they know exactly when to stop Some girls they know exactly when to stop But not me baby I keep going ‘till I drop.
7.
Defeated and broke, I’m coming to you I don’t know where I’m going so I’m coming to you Your heart is a legend, I’m coming to you I burned all my engines, I’m coming to you I’m coming to you. With tears and mascara, I’m coming for you It’s the end of an era, I’m howlin’ for you I’m lost like a highway, I’m coming to you Let’s once do it my way, I’m coming to you I’m coming to you. Mistake after mistake, I’m wide awake Backtracking to your door I’m coming to you. With my eyes on the prize, I’m coming to you With everything I despise, I’m coming to you I’ll deposit my sins at the door when I come If you just let me in, I’ll become someone new I’m coming to you. Mistake after mistake, I’m wide awake Backtracking to your door I’ll get there late but I know you’ll wait You’ll tell me that there’s more That’s why I’m running to you. Let me in Tell me that there’s hope for the hopeless A home for the homeless A light of great mercy A lonely moonbeam, seen only by a few Don’t leave the house, I’m coming to you. A lonely moonbeam, seen only by a few Don’t leave the house, I’m coming to you
8.
Say, love me or leave me and let me be lonely You won't believe me but I love you only I'd rather be lonely than happy with somebody else. You might find the night time the right time for kissing Night time is my time for just reminiscing Regretting instead of forgetting with somebody else. There'll be no one unless that someone is you I intended to be independently blue. I want your love, don't wanna borrow Have it today to give back tomorrow Your love is my love There's no love for nobody else. Say, love me or leave me and let me be lonely You won't believe me but I love you only I'd rather be lonely than happy with somebody else. You might find the night time the right time for kissing Night time is my time for just reminiscing Regretting instead of forgetting with somebody else. There'll be no one unless that someone is you I intended to be independently blue.
9.
I'm sorry I reappeared After we've declared this horse is dead I don't want to interfere With the gentle art of the needle and the thread. Once I knew a tune But now it's gone astray By the time you'll hear this song We'll both be old and gray. If I could rewind this instant And undo the thing that made you cry Would you promise to come back To the exact same spot Under the same piece of sky. Once I knew your lips But now the taste has gone astray By the time you'll hear this song We'll both be old and gray. I'm sorry I reappeared After we declared this horse is dead I don't want to interfere With the gentle art of the needle and the thread. Once I knew a tune But now it's gone astray By the time you'll hear this song We'll both be old and gray.
10.
Earthquake 04:06
If we manage to survive this earthquake Will we ever be the same, I don’t know If I ask you to, many, many times Will you stay for fifteen years, or more I’ll never try and change you, you say Oh, but how I’ve changed You may never know. But today is fine for me If I meet you by accident In a street corner with a smile And I’ll hold you for a while Until you have to run again, I’ll take the risk I can take the risk. Can we change the rules now Can we switch sides, turn off the lights And wake up all over again I’m gonna have to learn to sing along to a different song And let it rock me Yeah, let it rock me. But today is fine for me If I meet you by accident In a street corner with a smile And I’ll hold you for a while Until you have to run again, I’ll take the risk I can take the risk.

credits

released November 12, 2020

All Music & Lyrics by Rona Kenan
Except for The Teacher, Your Perfume and Light Sleeper: Lyrics by Rona and Shlomzion Kenan, Music by Rona Kenan
Love Me Or Leave Me: Music by Walter Donaldson, Lyrics by Gus Kahn.

Arranged by Rona Kenan, Izhar Ashdot, Tamir Muskat
String Arrangement on 4AM by Illan Mochiach
String Arrangement on The Needle and the Thread by Illan Mochiach & Izhar Ashdot
Produced by Izhar Ashdot
Mixed by John Congleton
Mastered by Izhar Ashdot

Recorded at Izhar Asdot’s Studio, 2015 - 2016
Recording Engineer: Gal Cohen
Additional Recordings at Luna Studios, Recording Engineer: Guy Lebiush

Album Cover by Michal Sahar
Photo by Asaf Einy

Label: Yahalom Records
Management: Yahalom - Gilad Admoni & Sharon Arbiv
P&R: Wertzberger - Malin office@wmwm.co.il
Booking: Kaspit artist management kaspit@kaspit-art.co.il

Rona Kenan: vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, omnichord, harmonica, prepared piano, synths.
Izhar Ashdot: modular synths, synth bass, baritone guitar, acoustic guitar, sequencing and programming
Tamir Muskat: drums, percussion and programing
Shacham Ohana: bass on 4AM, Light Sleeper, Dodging Bullets, Running to You, The Teacher, The Needle and the Thread
Peter Roth: bass on earthquake
Yonatan Daskal: synths and piano on The Teacher, Light Sleeper
Adi Rennert: piano on Dodging Bullets, The Needle and the Thread
Rony Iwryn - percussion on Running to You
Eran Weitz: electric guitar on Light Sleeper, Banjolele on The Needle and the Thread
Ilai Ashdot: overtone guitar on 4AM
Yael Deckelbaum: backing vocals on Love me or Leave Me, The Teacher
Daniel Rubin: backing vocals on Love me or Leave Me, The Teacher
Maya Belsitzman, Galia Hai, Guy Figer, Gilad Hildesheim: strings on 4AM and The Needle and the Thread

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כל המילים והלחנים: רונה קינן
למעט The Teacher, Your Perfume, Light Sleeper - לחן: רונה קינן, מילים: רונה ושלומציון קינן
ו - Love Me or Leave Me - לחן: וולטר דונלדסון, מילים: גאס קהאן
עיבודים: רונה קינן, יזהר אשדות, תמיר מוסקט
עיבוד מיתרים ב-4AM: אילן מוכיח
עיבוד מיתרים ב-The Needle and the Thread: אילן מוכיח ויזהר אשדות
הפקה מוזיקלית: יזהר אשדות
מיקס: ג׳ון קונגלטון
מאסטרינג: יזהר אשדות

הוקלט באולפן של יזהר אשדות 2015 - 2016
טכנאי הקלטות: גל כהן
הקלטות נוספות: אולפני לונה, טכנאי: גיא לביוש

עיצוב עטיפה: מיכל סהר
צילום: אסף עיני

לייבל: תקליטי יהלום
ניהול: יהלום - גלעד אדמוני & שרון ארביב
יחסי ציבור: ורצברגר - מלין office@wmwm.co.il
בוקינג: כספית ייצוג אמנים בע״מ kaspit@kaspit-art.co.il


רונה קינן: שירה, גיטרות חשמליות ואקוסטיות, סינתיסייזרים וקלידים, מפוחית, אוטוהארפ, אומניקורד, פסנתר מותקן.
יזהר אשדות: סינתיסייזרים מודולרים, סינתיסייזר בס, גיטרה אקוסטית, גיטרה בריטון, תכנותים.
תמיר מוסקט: תופים, כלי הקשה, תכנותים.
שחם אוחנה: בס ב-4AM, Light Sleeper, Dodging Bullets, Running to You, The Teacher ו-The Needle and the Thread
פיטר רוט: בס ב-Earthquake.
יונתן דסקל: סינתיסייזרים וקלידים ב-The Teacher, Light Sleeper.
עדי רנרט: פסנתר ב-Dodging Bullets, The Needle and the Thread.
ערן ויץ: גיטרה חשמלית ב-Light Sleeper, בנג׳וליילי ב-The Needle and the Thread.
רוני עברין: כלי הקשה ב-Running to You.
עיליי אשדות: גיטרת אוברטון ב-4AM.
יעל דלקבאום: קולות ב-Love me or Leave Me, The Teacher.
דניאל רובין: קולות ב-Love me or Leave Me, The Teacher.
גיא פיגר, גלעד הילדסהיים, מאיה בלזיצמן, גליה חי: כלי קשת ב-4AM and The needle and the Thread.

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