MANNY RIVERO

MANNY RIVERO

 Montreux, Vaud, CHE
BandPopEDM

Biography

MONICA GREEN was born in Rochester, N.Y, and grew up within the musical industry. Her grandfather played the drums for Louis Armstrong and her mother was a pianist and a songwriter.

In a casting in Atlanta, with only 18 years of age, she was chosen to be part of " The Supremes" and toured the world for several years.
In Europe, she fell in love with Barcelona, Spain, where she decided to stay. She has been living there since 1991 and has become the most spectacular and respected soul, jazz and gospel singer of Catalunya.
She has recorded four CDs and obtained great success in the theatre world with the show “BLUES IN THE NIGHT”.

She is presently featured in a weekly TV show of great national audience in Spain.

Lyrics

WHY ?

Written By: MANNY RIVERO-Alfred/Manny Rivero

YOU'VE GOT BUGS ON THE LINE
I CAN'T GET THROUGH ! Honey!
E-MAILS RETURN TO SENDER ALL THE TIME !
YOU'RE NOT PAYING YOUR PHONE BILLS
LIKE YOU USED TO ! Baby!
YOU GOT OUT OF THE PHONEBOOK OVERNIGHT !

HAVE I BETRAYED YOUR FEELINGS IN SOME WAY ?
HAVE I BROKEN A PROMISE ? I DON'T KNOW !
WHAT DID I DO TO MAKE YOU FADE ON ME ?
YOU MUST HAVE SOME BAD REASONS TO DO SO !

TELL ME
WHY...WHY...
ARE YOU SO UNACCESSIBLE ?
WHY...WHY...
ARE YOU SO UNATTAINABLE ?
WHY...WHY...
ARE YOU SO UNAVAILABLE ?
SO UNAPPROACHABLE...
UNAPPROACHABLE...

YOU'RE NOT AN OPEN SECRET ANYMORE ! Honey !
NOW YOUR WINDOWS ARE WIDE SHUT TO DAYLIGHT
YOU DON'T OPEN YOUR DOORWAY TO NOONE ! Baby !
THE ONLY THING YOU STILL OPEN IS YOUR FISH EYE

HAVE I BETRAYED YOUR FEELINGS IN SOME WAY ?
HAVE I BROKEN A PROMISE ? I DON'T KNOW !
WHAT DID I DO TO MAKE YOU FADE ON ME ?
YOU MUST HAVE SOME BAD REASONS TO DO SO !

TELL ME
WHY...WHY...
ARE YOU SO UNACCESSIBLE ?
WHY...WHY...
ARE YOU SO UNATTAINABLE ?
WHY...WHY...
ARE YOU SO UNAVAILABLE ?
SO UNAPPROACHABLE...
UNAPPROACHABLE... ...

MY NAME IS Jalousie

Written By: Manny Rivero

I KNOW…
I WON'T BE HAPPY 'TIL I WEEP
I TRY…
BUT I'M TOO JEALOUS TO BE WISE
I KNOW…
I SPY ON YOU WHEN YOU'RE ASLEEP
SOMETIMES…
I LISTEN TO YOUR DREAMS ALL NIGHT
TO FIND OUT...
WHO YOU SEE WHEN YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES

“JALOUSIE”
IS THE MIDDLE NAME YOU WISHED I NEVER HAD
“JALOUSIE”
IS A PRETTY NAME BUT IT FEELS PRETTY BAD

YOU KNOW…
I KNOW THAT PERFUME ON YOUR SKIN
I'TS MINE...
OR SHOULD I SAY I USE IT TOO
YES I KNOW…
I SEARCH FOR EVIDENCE OF SIN
A SIGN (a trace)…
TO WIN MY CASE I NEED A CLUE
IN THE DOUBT (watch out!)…
I'LL MAKE ONE UP OUT OF THE BLUE!

“JALOUSIE”
IS THE MIDDLE NAME YOU WISHED I NEVER HAD
“JALOUSIE”
IS A PRETTY NAME BUT IT FEELS PRETTY BAD

...GOT A BLACKOUT IN MY SOUL...
...AND A BLACK HOLE IN MY ROOM...
...I'M A BLIND AND LONELY GIRL...
...MAKING WINDMILLS ON THE MOON...
...I'M JUST A LOVER IN THE WORLD...

“JALOUSIE” “JALOUSIE” “JALOUSIE” “JALOUSIE” “JALOUSIE”

“JALOUSIE”
IS THE MIDDLE NAME YOU WISHED I NEVER HAD
“JALOUSIE”
IS A PRETTY NAME...BUT IT FEELS PRETTY BAD!
“JALOUSIE”
IS THE MIDDLE NAME YOU WISHED I NEVER HAD
“JALOUSIE”
IS A SILLY NAME...AND I FEEL PRETTY SAD!

MISSING LINK

Written By: Manny Rivero-AlFred/Manny Rivero

A FLASH IN THE SKY
A WOMAN GOT STRUCK
SHE WAS JUST PASSING BY
SHE WASN'T IN LUCK
THE LIGHTNING WAS BRIGHT
SHE DIED FOR A WHILE
SHE WOKE UP ONE NIGHT
HER SOUL BY HER SIDE

SHE'S GOT A MISSING LINK
SOMEWHEN DOWN THE LINE
SHE'S GOT A MISSING LINK
SOMEWHEN DOWN THE LINE
SHE'S GOT A MISSING LINK
BETWEEN NOW AND PAST TIME
BETWEEN NIGHT AND DAYTIME
BETWEEN FIRST AND LAST TIME

HER MEMORIES TURN
LIKE AN INFINITE LOOP
SHE'S GOT A TIME-BURN
HER LIFE IS A SCOOP
SHE SAID IN THE NEWS
THAT HER MOMENTS JUST DON'T LAST
SHE GOES LOOKING FOR CLUES
FOR PIECES OF PAST...

SHE'S GOT A MISSING LINK
SOMEWHEN DOWN THE LINE
SHE'S GOT A MISSING LINK
SOMEWHEN DOWN THE LINE
SHE'S GOT A MISSING LINK
BETWEEN NOW AND PAST TIME
BETWEEN NIGHT AND DAYTIME
BETWEEN FIRST AND LAST TIME

EMOTIONS WERE FOUND
IN THE HEART OF HER MIND
HER FEELINGS ARE SOUND
THEY'RE TICKING INSIDE ... THEY'RE TICKING IN TIME

SHE'S GOT A MISSING LINK
SOMEWHEN DOWN THE LINE
SHE'S GOT A MISSING LINK
SOMEWHEN DOWN THE LINE
SHE'S GOT A MISSING LINK
BETWEEN NOW AND PAST TIME
BETWEEN NIGHT AND DAYTIME
BETWEEN FIRST AND LAST TIME

STIR THE WOMAN IN ME

Written By: Manny Rivero/ALfred-Manny Rivero

TO STIR THE WOMAN IN ME
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BEHAVE LIKE A V.I.P
TO STIR THE WOMAN IN ME
YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO MERCEDES ME
TO STIR THE WOMAN IN ME
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE SEEN ON THE B.B.C
TO STIR THE WOMAN IN ME
YOU WON'T HAVE TO DO NO MONKEY SHINES
CAN'T YOU SEE ?

YOU ONLY HAVE TO BE IN THE RIGHT PLACE
AT THE RIGHT TIME
IN YOUR RIGHT MIND
YOU ONLY HAVE TO SHOW ME YOUR HEART'S FACE
AND YOUR THIRD EYE
IN THE BRIGHT LIGHT
YOU ONLY HAVE TO LOVE ME AT MY PACE
AT MY TIME
AND AT FIRST SIGHT
YOU ONLY HAVE TO LEAVE ME ENOUGH SPACE
FOR MY BIG PLANS
MY BIG-TIME DREAMS
AND YOU'LL BE ALL RIGHT !

TO STIR THE WOMAN IN ME
YOU DON'T NEED A DEGREE ON WOMANITY
TO STIR THE WOMAN IN ME
NO USE CRACKING YOUR BRAIN
THERE AIN'T NO RECIPE

YOU ONLY HAVE TO BE IN THE RIGHT PLACE
AT THE RIGHT TIME
IN YOUR RIGHT MIND
YOU ONLY HAVE TO SHOW ME YOUR HEART'S FACE
AND YOUR THIRD EYE
IN THE BRIGHT LIGHT
YOU ONLY HAVE TO LOVE ME AT MY PACE
AT MY TIME
AND AT FIRST SIGHT
YOU ONLY HAVE TO LEAVE ME ENOUGH SPACE
FOR MY BIG PLANS
MY BIG-TIME DREAMS
AND YOU'LL BE ALLRIGHT !

SILENCE TELLS NO LIES

Written By: Manny Rivero/ALfred-Manny Rivero

THERE ARE WORDS YOU MAKE ME WANT TO SAY
BUT WORDS DON'T MEAN A SINGLE THING TODAY
SEAL MY LIPS...YOU'VE GOT TO SEAL MY LIPS

I'VE GOT LINES TO KEEP US POLES APART
BUT I AIN'T GOT ONE THAT CAN UNVEIL MY HEART
SEAL MY LIPS...YOU'D BETTER SEAL MY LIPS
WITH YOUR LIPS...OH BABY USE YOUR LIPS !

READ MY EYES BETWEEN THE LINES
I'VE GOT NO WORDS TONIGHT
READ'EM OUT SO YOU CAN REALIZE
SILENCE TELLS NO LIES

SILENCE TELLS...SILENCE TELLS...
SILENCE TELLS NO LIES
SILENCE TELLS...SILENCE TELLS...
SILENCE TELLS NO LIES

I'VE GOT YOU ON THE TIP OF MY TONGUE
BUT I JUST CAN'T SAY IT
SO YOU WON'T GET ME WRONG
SEAL MY LIPS...YOU'VE GOT TO SEAL MY LIPS

A SINGLE WHISPER WOULD BREAK THE SPELL
BUT I KNOW I'M RIGHT; ONLY TIME WILL TELL
SEAL MY LIPS...YOU'D BETTER SEAL MY LIPS
WITH YOUR LIPS...OH BABY USE YOUR LIPS!

READ MY EYES BETWEEN THE LINES
I'VE GOT NO WORDS TONIGHT
READ'EM OUT SO YOU CAN REALIZE
SILENCE TELLS NO LIES

SILENCE TELLS...SILENCE TELLS...
SILENCE TELLS NO LIES
SILENCE TELLS...SILENCE TELLS...
SILENCE TELLS NO LIES

COME TO MY SENSES

Written By: Manny Rivero/ALfred-Manny Rivero

I...blushing robot ... !

MY HEART IS A RHYTHM MACHINE
A DIGITAL TAMBOURINE
I HAVE A RECYCLING BLOODSTREAM
NO TRACE OF SELF-ESTEEM
MY SOUL IS MADE OUT OF STEEL
IT AIN’T SUPPOSED TO REVEAL
PLAIN LOGIC IS STEERING MY WHEEL
AND YET MY TROUBLE IS REAL

COME?TO?MY?SENSES, COME
COME?TO?MY?SENSES, COME
TURN?ME?ON !

MY FLAME'S TOO OBVIOUS TO HIDE
I’M BLUSHING LIKE A TANGERINE
MY WIRES ARE TOUCHING INSIDE
THE PHYSICAL MEETS THE DREAM
I HEARD A BLAST IN MY BREAST
IT’S LOVE?THAT’S BEING PROCESSED
IT?NEEDS?TO?GET OFF?MY?CHEST
IF?NOT?MY?CIRCUITS JUST?WON’T?REST

COME?TO?MY?SENSES, COME
COME?TO?MY?SENSES, COME
TURN?ME?ON !

...IT’S A?VISIBLE?SUBMARINE...IT’S A?VISIBLE?SUBMARINE...

COME?TO?MY?SENSES, COME
TURN?ME?ON !
... ...

WON’T YOU SAVE ME

Written By: Manny Rivero/ALfred-Manny Rivero

...WON’T YOU BE MY BODYGUARD...
...WON’T YOU BE MY BODYGUARD...
...SAVE ME!

BODYGUARD IN WONDERLAND
WILL YOU STAND AT MY COMMAND
WILL YOU COME AT MY RESCUE
ANYTIME I NEED YOU TO

GUARDIAN ANGEL AT MY DOOR
WILL YOU TAKE ME BACK TO SHORE
WILL YOU SHINE MY LUCKY STAR
EVERYTIME I GO TOO FAR

WON’T YOU SAVE ME
WON’T YOU SAVE ME WHEN I’M FEELING
WON’T YOU SAVE ME
WON’T YOU SAVE ME WHEN I’M FALLING
FROM THE BLUE

BODYGUARD IN WONDERLAND
WILL YOU TAKE YOUR SWORD IN HAND
WILL YOU CROSS IT WITH THE BLADE
OF MY SHADOW IN THE SHADE

WON’T YOU SAVE ME
WON’T YOU SAVE ME WHEN I’M FEELING
WON’T YOU SAVE ME
WON’T YOU SAVE ME WHEN I’M FALLING
FROM THE BLUE

BODYGUARD IN WONDERLAND
WILL YOU TAKE YOUR SWORD IN HAND ...
AND SAVE ME...
SAVE ME WHEN I’M FEELING…

DRIVEN

Written By: Manny Rivero/ALfred-Manny Rivero

WE'RE DRIVEN BY TTHE NEED
WE'RE DRIVEN TO BELIEVE

...WE ARE ALL LONELY DRIVERS... LONELY DRIVERS MY FRIEND...

WE AIN’T GOT NO HEADLIGHTS
AND NO INDICATORS
GOT NO WINDSCREEN WIPERS
TO WIPE OUT THE NIGHT RAIN

WE AIN’T GOT NO BUMPERS
NO DECELERATORS
OUR BRAKES AIN’T WORKING
YET WE’RE ON THE FAST LANE

DRIVEN AT FULL SPEED
WE DON’T MIND THE WEATHER
DRIVEN TO BELIEVE
IT IS NOW OR NEVER !

....WE ARE ALL LONELY DRIVERS... LONELY DRIVERS MY FRIEND..

WE AIN’T GOT NO LICENCE
WE DON’T TAKE NO LESSONS
WE LEARN AS WE GO THROUGH
TRAFFIC AT RUSH HOURS

WE BREAK ALL THE LIMITS
AND GET PARKING TICKETS
BUT WE NEVER PAY THEM
‘COS THIS CAR AIN’T OURS!

DRIVEN AT FULL SPEED
WE DON’T MIND THE WEATHER
DRIVEN TO BELIEVE
IT IS NOW OR NEVER !

DRIVEN AT FULL SPEED ...
DRIVEN BY THE NEED...
WE’RE DRIVEN TO BELIEVE...

...THAT WE ARE ALL LONELY DRIVERS...
LONELY DRIVERS MY FRIEND...

HURTS ME TO HURT YOU

Written By: Manny Rivero/ALfred-Manny Rivero

I SEEM TO HAVE CAUGHT YOUR ATTENTION
YOUR EYES ARE ALL OVER MY LIPS
IT’S EASY TO TRACE YOUR INTENTIONS
THEY FOLLOW THE CURVES OF MY HIPS
YOU CALL ME AT WORK AND ON SUNDAYS
TO TELL ME ABOUT YOU AND I
YOU’RE SPENDING A FORTUNE ON FLOWERS
THAT I’M NOT SUPPOSED TO LET DIE

HURTS ME TO HURT YOU
I’D LIKE YOU TO KNOW
HURTS ME TO HURT YOU
BUT I CAN’T LET’EM GROW
HURTS ME TO HURT YOU
BUT OUR LOVE IS NO GO
IT WON’T DO NO GOOD
IT WON’T DO NO GOOD
HURTS ME TO HURT YOU
I’D LOVE YOU TO KNOW

YOU SEEM TO HAVE WRONG INFORMATION
‘COS WE ARE A NATURE APART
TOGETHER IS OUT OF THE QUESTION
I’D BE A PAIN...
A PAIN IN YOUR HEART!
I’M SORRY TO DAMAGE YOUR FEELINGS
I HOPE YOU’RE NOT TAKING OFFENCE
BUT I WASN’T PLANNING ON HAVING
A WOMAN TO WOMAN ROMANCE!

HURTS ME TO HURT YOU
BUT I’D LIKE YOU TO KNOW
HURTS ME TO HURT YOU
BUT I JUST CAN’T LET GO
HURTS ME TO HURT YOU
BUT OUR LOVE IS NO GO
IT WON’T DO NO GOOD....
IT WON’T DO NO GOOD

CLANDESTINO...LIBERTINO
El cariño es cariño
ANODINO...PALATINO
El cariño es cariño
MASCULINO...FEMENINO
El cariño es cariño

I’M SORRY TO DAMAGE YOUR FEELINGS
I HOPE YOU’RE NOT TAKING OFFENCE
BUT I WASN’T PLANNING ON HAVING
A WOMAN TO WOMAN ROMANCE !

HURTS ME TO HURT YOU ...

MOONTAN

Written By: Manny Rivero/ALfred-Manny Rivero

Isn’t it time to slow it down my friend
Isn’t it time to take your time again
Isn’t it time to see and meditate
Isn’t it time to reprogram your fate

You can go ‘round the world at night
You can live at the speed of light
You can fight many wars at once
But do you know what life really wants ?

GIVE YOUR LIFE A MOONTAN
GIVE YOUR LIFE A MOONTAN
GIVE YOUR LIFE A MOONTAN
GIVE YOUR LOVE A MOON CHILD

Isn’t it time to settle down my friend
Isn’t it time to start from scratch again
Isn’t it time to build and undertake
Isn’t it time to have a lifetime break

You can go ‘round the world at night
You can live at the speed of light
You can do many things at once
But do you know what life really wants ?

GIVE YOUR LIFE A MOONTAN
GIVE YOUR LIFE A MOONTAN
GIVE YOUR LIFE A MOONTAN
GIVE YOUR HEART A MOON CHILD

MAD MEN LEAD THE BLIND

Written By: Manny Rivero

Leaders and dealers, business angels, speculators
Buyers & sellers, market gurus, operators...LET'S DANCE !

Lawyers & bankers, fortune tellers, global traders
Economic experts, profit prophets, corporate raiders…LET'S DANCE !

Mad men, mad men, lead the blind
Mad men, mad men, lead the blind

Apocalypsters, fake messiahs, ayatollahs
Rabbis & generals, warmongers, popes & mollahs...LET'S DANCE !

Tycoons & tyrants, genociders, puppet-rulers
Illuminati, rabble rousers, wire-pullers...LET'S DANCE !

Mad men, mad men, lead the blind
Mad men, mad men, lead the blind

...PHALOCRATS...PORNOCRATS...AUTOCRATS...PLUTOCRATS...THEOCRATS...
…BUROCRATS...DEMOCRATS & REPUBLICRATS…
… ...You should be dancing… and kicking the devil… …

Fashion designers, advertisers, politicians
Movers & shakers, weather makers, D'J's & musicians...LET'S DANCE!

Mad men, mad men, lead the blind
Mad men, mad men, lead the blind

LOVERS TRAVEL LIGHT

Written By: Manny Rivero

You must undo some memories
Just let’em drop out of your hand
You cannot let’em weigh on us
Or we’ll get stranded on quick sand

LOVERS TRAVEL LIGHT
ALL WE NEED IS AIR
LOVERS TRAVEL LIGHT
ALL WE NEED IS THERE

You must get rid of all those rocks
That fill your pockets when you love
Those heavy pieces of advice
That drag and drop us from the sky

LOVERS TRAVEL LIGHT
ALL WE NEED IS AIR
LOVERS TRAVEL LIGHT
ALL WE NEED IS THERE

…Lovers know the rose of winds…
…And with just ten flaps of wings…
…Reach their castles in the air…

…I’ve unloaded all those things…
…That cause heavy-landing dreams…
…’Coz I want to meet you there…
…Some day…

LOVERS TRAVEL LIGHT
ALL WE NEED IS AIR
LOVERS TRAVEL LIGHT
ALL WE NEED IS THERE