David Maranta

David Maranta

BandFolkAcoustic

Thoughtful, poetic lyrics parred with ecclectic fingerstyle guitar. A gentle voice that touches the heart. Songs that have something to say.

Biography

Growing up in Guelph, Ontario David Maranta must have been breathing the air of music and creativity. beacuse Guelph continues to have a vibrant music scene. The only thing missing was a guitar - his first true love. That didn't occur till his Bramalea-Bramton years. David has been playing guitar, harmonica and writing songs for over thirty years. In the 1970's and 80's he toured southern Ontario with the bands Vision and the New Men. Although he is debuting his first full length CD he appeared as a harmonica player on a few albums, realeased 3 demos with the bands and his songs have been featured on 3 compilation projects.
Sunrise on Jupiter's Moon is an entirely self-produced effort. Most tracks get the full band treatment but David is the entire band. Often, these days you will find Dave playing solo or jamming with a few musicians at folk clubs in the Kitchener-Waterloo area of southern Ontario

Lyrics

Sunrise on Jupiter's Moon

Written By: David Maranta

Sunrise on Jupiter’s Moon

Charlie played the bass guitar with virtuoso ease
We all thought he had what it took to sell a million CDs
He was cooking on an Eastern tour but he had this problem he couldn’t cure
Had a fight with the boys in the band when they found another needle in the back of the van

Well I hope he’s still a dreamer
Dreamers never change their tune
I hope he’ll be dreaming still
When we’re up their watching the sunrise on Jupiter’s moon.

Sheila was the brightest one, she was a prodigy at ten
She got a PHD in science - she gave it up when she married Ben
He left her scarred and broken to raise three kids herself
With lots of bitter memories and all his unpaid debts

Well I hope she’s still a dreamer
Dreamers never change their tune
I hope she’ll be a dreamer still
When we’re up their watching the sunrise on Jupiter’s moon.

Chris painted so powerfully with colours big and bold
With ideas so large not a studio could hold
Now he works on renos – on weekends he’s on his boat
The wind is now his pallet- his canvas is his sail

Well I hope he’s still a dreamer
Dreamers never change their tune
I hope he’ll be a dreamer still
When we’re up their watching the sunrise on Jupiter’s moon.

We were young idealists then we thought we’d change the world
You flash someone a peace sign now you get a finger in return
Well some are now expert cynics others sailed their yaughts to Greece
And some are still waiting for a saviour to come and bring a world of peace

Well I hope they’re all still dreamers
Dreamers never change their tunes
I hope they’ll all be dreamers still
When we’re up their watching the sunrise on Jupiter’s moon.

Well if you are still a dreamer
I hope you never change your tune
I hope you’ll be a dreamer still
When we’re up there watching the sunrise from Jupiter’s moon,

At Least I'll be Warm this Christmas

Written By: David Maranta

At Least I’ll be Warm this Christmas 1996

Snowflakes are falling like diamonds from the sky
A million lights are blinking as I close my eyes
A strech-limo rushes past the richest shops in town
Some woman almost stepped on my head as I lay on this ground

But at least I’m warm this Chistmas
‘Cause I got a place where the steam rises from the ground

I hear people talking about the food at their feasts
On what most people throw out in one day
I could eat for three weeks
But Angela’s a hooker who works down the street
She offered me half her corned beef on rye as a seasonal treat

And at least I’m warm this Chistmas
‘Cause I got a place where the steam rises from the ground

I used to have a big house, three kids and a wife
After twenty years on the job – they cut with a surgeon’s knife
I couldn’t hold it together then
I could drown in my own tears
Now I wonder if I’ll even be alive this time next year

But at least I’m warm this Chistmas
‘Cause I got a place where the steam rises from the ground

There once was a little child His name was Jesus Christ (*)
Bet he knew a little about the ways of street life
He was born in a stable next to some straw mixed with shit
He snuggled next to his mother’s breast to feel the warmth of it

But at least I’m warm this Christmas
‘Cause I got a place where the steam rises from the ground
At least I’m warm this Christmas
‘Cause I got a place where the steam rises from the ground

(*) Alternate version His initials were JC
Bet he knew a little about life on the street

Flipside of Hey Jude

Written By: David Maranta

Flip Side of Hey Jude Copyright Jan 2006

We try to change the world
But the world begins to turn
So far to the right
It almost seems absurd

The union movement’s going nowhere
Part time workers got no rights
The rich get bigger tax breaks
While some of us barely survive

Globalization
Could be a greedy man’s wet dream
If you have a social conscience
You’re just a weirdo on the scene

Chorus: So where are you John Lennon, Martin Luther Jr. too?
Where the hell’s the revolution?
On the flip side of Hey Jude

The heads of mighty business
Behave like feudal lords
Telling the poorest nations
To sell it cheap or be ignored

Tanks are rolling down battered streets
Because my Hummer needs more oil
Who needs to be thinking green
When can get it from blood-stained soil
Chorus: So where are you John Lennon, Martin Luther Jr. too?
Where the hell’s the revolution?
On the flip side of Hey Jude

We try to change the world
But the world begins to turn
So far to the right
It almost seems absurd

Chorus: So where are you John Lennon, & Martin Luther Jr. too?
Where the hell’s the revolution?
On the flip side of Hey Jude

(you say you want a revolution you know that its true)

Sunrise on Jupiter's Moon

Written By: David Maranta

Sunrise on Jupiter’s Moon copyright 2004

Charlie played the bass guitar with virtuoso ease
We all thought he had what it took to sell a million CDs
He was cooking on an Eastern tour but he had this problem he couldn’t cure
Had a fight with the boys in the band when they found another needle in the back of the van

Well I hope he’s still a dreamer
Dreamers never change their tune
I hope he’ll be dreaming still
When we’re up their watching the sunrise on Jupiter’s moon.

Sheila was the brightest one, she was a prodigy at ten
She got a PHD in science - she gave it up when she married Ben
He left her scarred and broken to raise three kids herself
With lots of bitter memories and all his unpaid debts

Well I hope she’s still a dreamer
Dreamers never change their tune
I hope she’ll be a dreamer still
When we’re up their watching the sunrise on Jupiter’s moon.

Chris painted so powerfully with colors big and bold
With ideas so large not a studio could hold
Now he works on renos – on weekends he’s on his boat
The wind is now his pallet- his canvas is his sail

Well I hope he’s still a dreamer
Dreamers never change their tune
I hope he’ll be a dreamer still
When we’re up their watching the sunrise on Jupiter’s moon.

We were young idealists then we thought we’d change the world
You flash someone a peace sign now you get a finger in return
Well some are now expert cynics others sailed their yaughts to Greece
And some are still waiting for a savior to come and bring a world of peace

Well I hope they’re all still dreamers
Dreamers never change their tunes
I hope they’ll all be dreamers still
When we’re up their watching the sunrise on Jupiter’s moon.

Well if you are still a dreamer
I hope you never change your tune
I hope you’ll be a dreamer still
When we’re up there watching the sunrise from Jupiter’s moon,

Discography

Debut CD Sunrise on Jupiter's Moon is an independent release in November of 2006. You can hear some of the tracks at davidmaranta.com or New Music Canada

Set List

Sets are 45 minutes of all original material. Or in other situations, a mixture of original fresh arrangements of Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Bruce Cockburn, Pierce Pettis, Beatles, Van Morrison.