MOONMIND

MOONMIND

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A propulsive modern rock sound combined with classic tones and anthemic hooks. A rare blend of indie and mainstream themes, where visual lyrics, laced with straight forward messages and compelling stories ride side by side with impassioned vocals and powerful guitar riffs.

Biography

A propulsive modern rock sound combined with classic tones and anthemic hooks. A rare blend of indie and mainstream themes, where visual lyrics, laced with straight forward messages and compelling stories ride side by side with impassioned vocals and powerful guitar riffs.

The debut album "CHAOTIC MOONMIND ROAD" of the band MOONMIND, leaded by the vocalist, songwriter and guitar player Mark Allison is literally ready to head out on the chaotic road of rock n' roll.

Although MOONMIND could be considered, at first sight, an "one man army" project, because all tracks were written, arranged, produced and performed by Mark, in collaboration with the multi-instrumentalist Ro Fonseca, and the drummer Vlad Rocha, the album still captures the stamina and ferocity of his gifted fellow soldiers/musicians inside the studio.

Mark and his trademark raspy voice and great range sound visceral and unmistakably sincere. His classic raw tone contrasts harmoniously with the contemporary wall of guitar textures created by Ro Fonseca, who also co-produced the album.

Songs like "Round n' Round" with its killer riff and “breaking the chains” chorus proclaim an inner revolution. Mark says: “This song is about embracing the risk and daring to dream, which is something we will all have to look for, sooner or later, if we want real changes in our lives”. He also shows his range alternating melodic and screamo moments in the realm of bands such as Foo Fighters and Audioslave, so just make sure to listen to the tune up to the breathtaking finale.

There are also extremely touching moments in the album such as the beautiful folk ballad “NY”. The lyric says: “If I tell you I’m from far away, you would laugh, man, what do you mean? ‘Far away’ is just a city where we’ve all been”. According to “Mr.” MOONMIND, it is a true story about a blind singer who was always at 23rd Street in Manhattan. NY reflects his first impressions of the city, and it is an inspiring foreign vision of someone, like millions, struggling to win there.

It always relevant to say that the singer, who was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, lived in New York and moved to Los Angeles in 2012. He honestly describes how this whole moving experience has been affecting his life and the way his music has being produced: "All over these long journey to America, I have been through so many things, with all sorts of challenging and unexpected places, people and situations in my life, that every time I listen to my music it seems that my soul is carved on it as a tattoo"

If art is all about beating the odds and letting the intuition and creativity out Mr. Allison is not playing safe at all, like he sang in "When my angels cry:"
"Now, everywhere I go, I'm carrying nothing but my soul, and every time I feel lonely inside, it's all right, I just keep my demons laughing when my angels cry."

MOONMIND, which is something, or even someone between “The Zen, the Wise and the Lunatic”, has, doubtlessly, one million “chaotic moonmind” reasons to drive safely and confident on the road of great next modern rock bands’ generation.

Lyrics

ROUND N' ROUND

Written By: Mark Allison

ROUND N’ ROUND

Now’s the time
There’s no tomorrow
When you’re stuck inside
Read my mind
(Yesterday) went fast
And life gets on the way

Every day is just another day
No matter who you are
Where you are
Here you are
Here’s what you got

When the lights go down
Tell me what you see
Six feet underground
And no gravity?

When you turn around
Nothing is what it seems
Your mind is going round n' round
Round n’ round

Walk the wire
(Your head is humming but...)
With arms wide open
You can fly much higher

The dancing fire
(Miles away)
Will guide you through the MOONMIND way

Rainy days
Endless rainbow rays
It’s time to
Carry on, carry on
Carry on, carry on
Right or Wrong

When the lights go down
Tell me what you see
Six feet underground
And no gravity

When you turn around
Nothing is what it seems
Your mind is going round and round

When the sun goes down
Listen to me
All you've got is now
There's no guarantee

When you look around
Nothing is what it seems
Your life is going round n’ round
Round n' round

TO SAY GOODBYE

Written By: Mark Allison

TO SAY GOODBYE

The midnight train runs through the rain
It’s insane
It remains all the same
I’m coming back home
I’m going home again

The “delta” flies up to the sky
It’s so wrong and no one understands
I’m coming back home
I’m going home my friend (my friend)

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
It’s time to say
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
Goodbye

There’s a run away train in my brain
And it’s running over all my plans
And there’s no one to blame
And there’s no one my friend

I feel sorry for the mistakes
But i’m sad enough for old remakes
I don’t wanna lie
No, i’m not a fake
So, i won’t record another take
Life is what it is
No rehearsals. No breaks.

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
It’s time to say / i hate to say / i had to say
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

I’m sorry for the last tears
But our time’s gone
Now love is fear
If i apologize or disappear
(it) wouldn’t change the story
Oh dear
I’ve been reaching so high
So let me say

NY

Written By: Mark Allison

NY

Walking down the street
“New York is bigger than I thought”
I see a blind man on his knees
He’s trying to sing a song

I can’t hear him
But I’ll tell you
“It’s coming from his soul”
So, I stop, stare, and say hello
And he says:

“You can try
I can pray
“You can fight
Please, don’t give up today”

“Take my hands tight
This is NY
One more time
It’s alright
Play your part, boy
And don’t forget

To do it from the heart
Straight from the heart”

Walking down the street
“New York is painting all my dreams”
And it seems that every day
It’s just a day to win

If I tell you
I’m from far away
You would laugh
“Man, what do you mean?”
“Far away” is just a city
Where we’ve all been

So I can try New York
I can pray New York
I will fight
I won’t give up today”

Take my hands New York
Cause I can fly New York
One more time
It’s alright
I’ll play my part
And I won’t forget

To do it from the heart
Straight from the heart”

Do it from the heart
When the lights go down
And all the hope is gone
When you feel small

Straight from the heart
Don’t break down
And someday, somehow
You’ll see
You’ll find out.

MY LONELINESS

Written By: Mark Allison

MY LONELINESS

Hundred days of loneliness
I ride the road of sadness
So cold
It freezes up my time

Thousand ways and no one sees
I walk the street so carefully so bold
Crossroads on my mind

Black outs on the wild side
Your shadow is a blind guide
A headache, a deadline
The highlight of the ride

Million faces pass by me
I keep the pace and try to be strong
They don't daze me

But no one understands my friend
Inside a man
There are struggles, battles
Castles made of sand

Black outs come from nowhere
Your shadow is a nightmare
But God bless
Who cares?

This is my loneliness
My loneliness.

FAST

Written By: Mark Allison

FAST

It’s not about what you learn (darling)
It’s all about who you are
The way you heal your wounds (darling)
The way you deal with your scars

The more pain you get
(Yeah!) Stronger you act
(There’s) Less time to regret
(It's a fact) And you bet

They way you move fast
The way you dance fast
The way you love, hate
Lie and laugh

The way you go fast
The way you come fast
The way you live
The way you die
The way you drive
You’re gonna crash, crash...

It’s not about what they say (darling)
It’s how you’re feeling so far
It’s where you’ve been to be here (darling)
It’s not you, it's not me
It's how we... It's how we're feeding our hearts

The more things you get (baby!)
More things you will want (lady!")
With all the respect
It's too bad, it's stupid

They way you move fast
The way you dance fast
The way you love, hate
Lie and laugh

The way you go fast
The way you come fast
The way you live
The way you die
The way you drive
You’re gonna crash, crash.

WATCH OUT!

Written By: Mark Allison

WATCH OUT!

Hey, hey you
Behind the black door there's something new
Another red floor to wipe the truth
Another feeling beyond the blues
Another highway to reach the sun
(Be someone)
Touch the sky
(Oh! Come on)

All you gotta do is laugh
Let me cheer you up
Strike a pose
Be a star
You can rock this world

But never be yourself
Never let me down
Never stop to feed me
With your blood and soul
The show has to go on& lt; br />
Hey, hey you
Behind the black door there's something nice
Another big chance to be a "Spice"
With all the glitter and blinding lights
With all the cameras and sattelites
Shining bright
Glamour days
Magic nights

All you gotta is sign
It's a lovely game
Here's the deal
You are mine
And I can make it rain

My name is Mr. Fame, Mr. Shame, Mr. Headache, Mr Fake,
Mr. Scarecrow... and I never stop the show

So, watch out!
That's all I wanna say
Watch out!
If you don't wanna play
Get out!
I know that world is unfair
Sometimes is too bad and stupid

So watch out!
Do I have to say it again?
Look out?
Cause if you walk away
No doubt
I'll find another way out
No matter, who's hot, who's not
The show never stops.

NINE LIES

Written By: Mark Allison

NINE LIES

Nine keys, nine lines, nine lives
You're still there and all my
Self-destructive tendencies
Walk hand-in-hand with your
Sweet alibis
Your sweet alibis

You're beautiful, you're beautiful, so beautiful
That's all I know, you're beautiful
You're perfect, you're ethereal
So I wonder why

You lie
Everytime you roll your eyes... I see
You lie
Never knowing what's the taste of wasting my life
Instead of carrying me home
You're telling me lies

Every kiss is like a slap, a stap, a strike
Every tender word cuts me like a knife
Why don't you take me home?
Please, don't bury me alive

Nine days, nine nights, nine times
I died inside, and everytime
You leave me lonely
You laugh about
You break my back
I fade to black you fade to white
Black & White

You're beautiful, you're beautiful, so beautiful
That's all I know, you're beautiful
You're perfect, you're ethereal
So I wonder why

You lie
Everytime you roll your eyes... I see
You lie
Never knowing what's the taste of wasting my life
Instead of carrying me home
You're telling me lies

Every kiss is like a slap, a stap, a strike
Every tender word cuts me like a knife
Why don't you take me home?
Take me home
You are burying me

You're beautiful, you're beautiful, so beautiful
That's all I know, you're beautiful
You're perfect, ethereal

You lie
Everytime you roll your eyes... I see
You lie
Everytime you swear to God... I swear
You lie
Why don't you take me home
Take me home
You are killing me.

Discography

MOONMIND

Album "CHAOTIC MOONMIND ROAD" - 2012

MARK ALLISON

Ep "THE WOLF TIME" - 2009

My loneliness
Watch Out!
The girl, the best, the only one
Just another way

All tracks were licensed by Pump Audio & Pig Factory

Set List

1) ROUND AND ROUND

2)TO SAY GOODBYE

3) NY

4) NINE

5) FAST

6) MY LONELINESS

7) WATCH OUT!

8) WHEN MY ANGELS CRY

9) SISTER MOONLIGHT

10) FOX