Rafael Cury

Rafael Cury

 Brasília, Federal District, BRA
SoloRockBlues Rock

A Rock'n'Roll, Soul and R&B singer from Brazil.

Biography

The Brazilian singer, songwriter and producer Rafael Cury started his career in 1995 as the lead singer of a local band named Psilocybe 25 and also as engineer in his own studio named Hi-Fi. In 1998 Rafael moved to Los Angeles, California, he graduated as a recording engineer at Musicians Institute, where he also had vocal lessons with Carol Rogers and Chuck Plaisance. With a voice that sounds like a mix of Joe Cocker, Ian Gillan and Paul Rogers, Rafael has worked with many artists such as Dillo Daraujo & Crocodillo Gang, Celso Salim and Carol Fazu, and also the Doors, Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Black Crowes tribute bands. In 2007 Rafael released his debut solo album “Trapped in the Past” (GRV discos), which was recorded in São Paulo at Studio Minimax and produced with Celso Salim.

Lyrics

Trapped in the past

Written By: Rafael Cury

LOOKING AT THE PAST
SEARCHING FOR REASONS
YOU CAN SEE IT ALL
BUT CAN’T BRING IT BACK
LIVING IN THE PAST
JUST TRYING TO FIT IN
BUT IF I’M HERE NOW
HOW COULD I BELONG THERE?

TIMES HAVE CHANGED
BUT MY HEART DIDN’T
LOST AND FARAWAY
CAN’T FIND ITS PATH

A WAY TO ESCAPE,
TO RUN AWAY
TRYIN’ TO HIDE
FROM THE WORLD BEFORE MY EYES

YOU CAN’T GO BACK

I GOTTA MOVE,
MOVE ON WITH MY LIFE
BUT I’M TRAPPED,
I’M TRAPPED IN THE PAST

I’VE BEEN LIVING A LIE
STRUGGLIN’ TO BRING BACK
WHAT HAS GONE AND DIED
DESPERATLY RUNNING
AFTER MEMORIES
BUT CHANGING AIN’T AS EASY
AS IT SEEMS

SO ALONE
AMONG THE LIVING
IT SHOULD FEEL LIKE HOME INSTEAD IT MAKES ME CRY
NOT A SCENT OF HOPE
ONLY FRUSTRATION
WAS I BORN TOO LATE
OR DID I SOMEHOW LOSE MY MIND?

Oyster's river

Written By: Rafael Cury

OUTSIDE MY WINDOW
A GREAT VIEW
FROM HERE ON EARTH
UP TO THE STARS

THE SKY IS CLEAR
I CAN SEE NO CLOUDS
THE SUN IS BURNING HOT
AND THE WIND BLOWS HARD

EVERYDAY I WAKE UP SMILING
EVERYNIGHT I LIE DOWN HIGH
WITH MY FRIENDS
TO SHARE MY LIVING
AND THE SEA TO BLESS OUR LIVES

SLEEPING IN THE GRASS
UNDER A TREE
FEELING THE BREEZE
CARESSING ME

THE NIGHT COMES
AND BRINGS A FRIEND
THE MOON TO SHINE
OVER MY DREAMS

Ballad of the lost boy

Written By: Rafael Cury

COME MOTHERS AND FATHERS
SIT AROUND ME
LET ME TELL YOU A TALE
ABOUT A LOST BOY
LOCKED OUTSIDE HIS JAIL
DON’T GET ME WRONG,
HE’S A GOOD KID
I KNOW YOU’LL ALL AGREE
JUST DOESN’T KNOW
HOW TO HANDLE LIFE
WHEN HE’S FREE
HE HAD THE BEST PARENTS EVER,
I KNOW SOME WOULD SAY
WHO GAVE HIM EVERYTHING
BUT NEVER
LET HIM LEAVE THE NEST
ALWAYS SO EASY
THEY ALL TRIED TO PLEASE HIM
SPOILING THIS KID ALL THE WAY
ALL HIS DREAMS,
DESIRES AND WISHES
HE HAD IT MADE IN THE SHADE
HIS OLD MAN NEVER ASKED HIM
TO CHANGE

MOM AND DAD
TEACH YOUR CHILDREN TO FIGHT
CAUSE YOU KNOW
SOONER OR LATER
THEY GOTTA LIVE THEIR OWN LIVES
MOM AND DAD
PLEASE OPEN YOUR EYES
SOONER OR LATER
YOU WON’T BE AROUND
AND THEY’LL HAVE TO
LIVE THEIR OWN LIVES
‘CAUSE YOU KNOW
WE ALL GONNA DIE

NOW GO AHEAD,
LOVE AND CARESS THEM
THAT’S THE BEST YOU CAN DO
JUST DON’T RAISE’EM TO BE NAÏVE NOR TO BE ANOTHER YOU
I KNOW YOU ALL WANT THE BEST FOR THE ONES YOU RAISE
BUT DON’T FORGET
THEY GOTTA BE STRONG
AND INDEPENDENT SOMEDAY
YOU BETTER LISTEN TO WHAT I SAY

One for the summer

Written By: Rafael Cury

5 IN THE MORNING
GONNA GET MY CAR
HIT THE ROAD
AND DRIVE UNTIL IT’S DARK
DON’T BE A FOOL AND
TRY TO CROSS MY WAY
BELIEVE IT BUDDY,
I AIN’T GOT NO BRAKES

ROLL, ROLL
DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD
NO DOUGH NO SUITCASE, NOWHERE TO GO
I GOT MY CIGS AND BOOZE
SO DON’T YOU WORRY HONEY

MIDNIGHT AND I FINALLY ARRIVED
I’VE GOT TO SEE THE OCEAN,
DON’T CARE IF IT’S NIGHT
MY FRIENDS SAY:
WE’RE GOING HOME,
SO DAMN TIRED
HEY GUYS, NO WAY!
NOW I WANT TO GET HIGH

DRINK, DRINK BABY TILL I SINK
I SHOULD QUIT
BUT IT JUST AIN’T ME
LET ME GET MY KICKS
I AM IN A HURRY

NOW IT’S MORNING
AND IT’S TOO DAMN HOT
I’M SO FUCKIN’ DRUNK
AND I DON’T WANNA STOP
ALL MY BOYS
ARE WASTED ON THE SAND
I’M STILL STANDING,
THIS BUZZ WILL NEVER END

Passion

Written By: Rafael Cury

THANK YOU
FOR BRINGING ME BACK TO LIFE
FOR OPENING UP MY EYES
THANK YOU
FOR GIVING ME BACK MY SOUL
FOR MAKING ME ROCK AND ROLL
THANK YOU
FOR TURNING ON THE LIGHT
FOR SHOWING ME THE WAY AGAIN
YOU MADE ME FEEL
LIKE I REALLY AM
I THANK YOU AGAIN

FREE MINDED LADIES
SHOWED ME THEIR SOUL
I WAS AMAZED BY WHAT I SAW
THEY SHOWED ME THEIR HEART BUT I THOUGHT IT WAS MY OWN
THEY SEEMED LIKE MIRRORS
BUT WERE ONLY GIRLS
I TRIED TO KEEP THEM,
TO MAKE’EM MINE
BUT HOW CAN A BIRD
BE FREE WITHOUT FLYING?
ONE CONTRADICTION
KEEPS HURTING THESE BIRDS
SO FREE TO LIVE
YET NOT FREE TO LOVE

YOU BROUGHT ME LIGHT
AND YOU GAVE ME PAIN
PLEASE UNDERSTAND
I DON’T THINK YOU’RE TO BLAME
IT’S JUST THAT I FEEL ALIVE AGAIN
I WAS SO LOST
AND SO DAMN AFRAID

FALLING NON-STOP
IN A SENSELESS GAME
I GUESS YOU CAN’T SEE IT
BUT YOU CERTAINLY WILL
OTHERWISE I’LL SHOW YOU
BEFORE I GET KILLED
SO GLAD YOU SHOWED UP
AFTER ALL THOSE YEARS
NOW I’M RELEASED
FROM THIS OCEAN OF TEARS
SO GLAD YOU SHOWED UP
AFTER ALL THOSE YEARS
NOW I’LL RELEASE
MY OCEAN OF TEARS

Goodbye

Written By: Rafael Cury

MY BODY ACHES, MY HEAD SPINS
MY BONES SHAKE,
MY MIND IS BLANK
I FEEL COLD, I’M SO TIRED

THE SUN IS OUT, BUT I’M LOCKED IN
UNDER THE SHEETS AN EMPTY ME
LORD AND YOU KNOW
IT’S BEEN A WHILE
WALKING THIS PATH
NOW I’LL SAY GOODBYE

THESE WORDS COME OUT
SO UNEASY
IT’S BEEN SO GOOD
BUT NOW I’M GOING GOING GONE
FIGHTING WAS PAINFUL
NOW I SENSE PEACE
I SEE A WHITE FLAG
THE END IS NEAR
OH LORD, I KNOW
HOW HARD I TRIED
DOWN ON MY KNEES
I SAY GOODBYE

Alex

Written By: Rafael Cury

ALEX SAID TO ME
BELIEVE AND YOU WILL SEE

HER MOVES ARE GUIDED BY OWLS
SHE FEARS NONE BUT A BLACK DOG
SHE HAS POWERS OVER THE STARS
SHE HAS
POWERS OVER THE WATERS

BUT ALEX
YOU CAN’T CONTROL THE FIRE
FOR FIRE IS PASSION AND IT WON’T BE CONTROLLED

ALEX SAID TO ME
I’M HAPPY AS I AM, FREE

SHE HAS POWERS OVER
WHAT SHE UNDERSTANDS
SHE HAS POWERS OVER ME

ALEX YOU CAN’T CONTROL THE FIRE
FIRE IS PASSION
AND IT WILL ONLY BE FREE
FIRE IS PASSION
AND YOU CAN BURN ME

Looney Boogie

Written By: Rafael Cury

ONE FLEW RIGHT
ONE FLEW LEFT
ONE FLEW OVER
THE COOKOO’S NEST
OH BABE! TELL KEN KESEY
THAT KOOL-AID ACID TEST
WAS A REAL BLAST

WISE MEN BECOMING MYTHS
TEACHERS, WRITERS,
SINGERS, FREAKS
BABE! YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN
SAME OLD CLOWNS
DOING THE SAME OLD… SHIT

YOU CAN DO ANYTHING
BE ANYONE
THIS TIME AROUND
WE’RE GONNA HAVE SOME FUN
CRAZY! WITH DR. LEARY
COME TOGETHER PEOPLE
JOIN THE PARTY
I SAID COME TOGETHER PEOPLE JOIN THE PARTY

TAKE IT, BABY TAKE
TUNE IN, TUNE IN BABE
HONEY, DROP OUT
TURN YOUR MIND ON BABY
PUT YOUR TONGUE OUT,
JOIN THE BUS
SIT BACK BABY AND FEEL THE BUZZ
THIS MAGIC DROP
IS GONNA CHANGE YOUR LIFE
ENJOY YOUR TRIP AND
HAVE A GOOD TIME

One More

Written By: Rafael Cury

ONE MORE?
NO I DON’T NEED IT
WHY THE HELL SHOULD I BELIEVE IT
YOU SURE?
ALLRIGHT I’LL TAKE IT DUDE
NOTHING ELSE
CAN MAKE ME FEEL SO GOOD

WHAT I KNOW AND WHAT I DON’T
ARE LESS THAN
WHAT I KNEW BEFORE
MY NOSE CORRODES,
MY BRAIN EXPLODES
OH! I’LL NEVER GET BORED,
NOT AGAIN

TRIP ENDS
NOW I’M ME
AND I HAVE NEVER FELT SO FREE
INSANE?
JUST NOT THE SAME
GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME
LAST NIGHT
I DIDN’T KNOW MY NAME

WHAT I KNOW AND WHAT I DON’T
ARE LESS THAN
WHAT I KNEW BEFORE
MY NOSE CORRODES,
MY BRAIN EXPLODES
OH! I’LL NEVER GET BORED AGAIN
AND SINCE THE FIRST TIME
I AM FEELING
THAT SPEEDBALL FLOWING
WHILE I’M DREAMING
ABOUT MIRRORS AND DUST RUSTING MY BLOOD
REFLECTING JUNK
ON BURNING SPOONS

On My Own

Written By: Rafael Cury

I DON’T NEED NO HELP FROM YOU
I CAN DO IT BY MYSELF
IF YOU THINK YOU’RE
SO DAMN RIGHT
THEN JUST LEAVE BEFORE
I START A FIGHT

ALL I NEED RIGHT NOW
IS A REAL PARTNER IN CRIME
I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR IT
ALL MY LIFE
I REALLY THOUGHT
IT WOULD BE YOU
BUT THE MAGIC IS GONE
IT’LL BE A WHILE
BEFORE I FIND THE NEXT

I’VE BEEN DOING THE BEST I CAN
BUT I STILL FIND IT HARD
TO UNDERSTAND
WHY YOU TURNED YOUR
BACK ON ME
YOU’RE SO FULL OF SHIT

IF YOU THINK THE WORLD
REVOLVES AROUND YOU
YOU WILL FIND YOU’RE WRONG
I WARN YOU
NOW I KNOW IT’S NOT ENOUGH
YOU GOTTA LEARN IT BY YOURSELF
I KNOW LATER IN LIFE
YOU WILL LOOK BACK
I HOPE IT WON’T BE TOO LATE
FOR REGRET
LATER IN LIFE YOU WILL REGRET IT

Lady Badluck

Written By: Rafael Cury & Celso Salim

I WAS DRINKING WHISKEY, GAMBLING AND SMOKING A LOT
LORD I WAS WINNING
I WAS RIPPING THEM OFF
BUT SUDDENLY SHE CAME IN
AND BLEW MY MIND
HER EVIL SEXY WAYS
SURE DID LEAVE ME BLIND
WHEN I LOOKED BACK AT MY CARDS
I HAD SUCH A SHITTY GAME
I LOST ALL MY MONEY
I KNEW WHO WAS TO BLAME

LADY BADLUCK
BROTHER THAT’S HER NAME
BUT WITHOUT LADYBADLUCK
THINGS WOULDN’T BE THE SAME

I SAW HER AT GATES PUB
JUST THE OTHER NIGHT
I SAID HELLO
LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO HIDE
ME AND MY BUDDY
WERE JUST HAVING A TIME
WHEN SHE SAID
SOMETHING STUPID,
AND I HAD TO GO FOR A RIDE
DRIVING HOME
TRYING TO GET HIGH
COPS CAME OUT OF NOWHERE
SIRENS AND LIGHTS
AT LEAST IN JAIL I’LL BE FREE FROM

LADY BADLUCK
TELL ME WHAT WAS MY SIN
I KNOW WITHOUT LADY BADLUCK
MY LIFE WOULDN’T BE THE SAME

Year 9

Written By: Rafael Cury

TODAY I FELT LIKE CRYING
LIKE 10 YEARS AGO
I’M FINALLY PEAKING
THIS YEAR IS MINE
MY BEST FRIEND YEAR 9

YOU ARE JUST LIKE ME
I MEAN SYNCHRONICITY
YOU FULLFILL ME
YOU SET ME FREE

YESTERDAY WAS A DREAM
DRINKING RED WINE
AND DANCING IN THE RAIN
THE WORDS YOU SPEAK
THEY MAKE ME WEAK
OH LORD, HOW I MISS THIS GAME

I LISTENED TO EVERY SINGLE WORD
I UNDERSTOOD IT ALL
(BUT) IT WASN’T ENOUGH
‘CAUSE WHAT I FEEL IS STRONGER
AND THIS FEELING IS GROWING
IT’S OUT OF CONTROL

WOMAN, I LOVE YOU…SO MUCH

Discography

I worked with many Brazilian artists as singer, songwriter, producer and audio engineer.
Here is a list of artists and what i did in each album:

• Rafael Cury:
Trapped In the Past (producer, singer and songwriter. 2007/2008).

• Celso Salim:
Lucky Boy (producer, recording and mixing engineer. 2000).
Going Out Tonight (vocals on “Don’t Bother Me” and “Gonna Stay”, producer, songwriter and additional engineer. 2003).
Big City Blues (vocals on “Big City Blues” and “If The Sea Was Whiskey”, producer, songwriter. 2007).

• Dillo DAraujo:
Crocodillo Gang (vocals on “Blind Faith”, “Down Again”, “To Be By Yourside” and “Higher”, producer, songwriter, recording and mixing engineer. 2004).

• Carol Fazu:
Carol Fazu (vocals on “Gastando Tinta”. 2004)

• A Tuba Antiatômica:
A Tuba Antiatômica do Planalto (recording engineer. 2004).

• Tex Quarteto:
Chegada (Additional recording engineer and mixer on “Prato Principal”. 2003).

• Ligação Direta:
Longa Estrada (recording and mixing engineer. 2001).

• Frank Poole:
…A Coerência É Uma Armadilha (recording and mixing engineer. 2000).

• Xalé Verde:
Xalé Verde (mixing engineer. 2000).

• The Green Lizards:
Demo (recording engineer. 1999).

• Angelo Metz:
Live at the Usc (mastering. 1999).

• Underskin Crawler:
Underskin Crawler (2nd engineer, mastering. 1998).

Set List

We play a lot of covers and versions among our songs. Our show is usually 90 to 120 minutes long.
Here is our typical set:

DON’T WANT YOU NO MORE / IT’S NOT MY CROSS TO BEAR - The Allman Bros. Band
ONE MORE - Rafael Cury/ Celso Salim
REMEDY - The Black Crowes
EVIL - Cactus version
HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN - The Animals
ALEX - Rafael Cury/Celso Salim/ Dillo Daraujo
OYSTER’S RIVER - Rafael Cury/ Dillo Daraujo
BALLAD FOR THE LOST BOY - Rafael Cury/ Celso Salim
SOMETIMES SALVATION - The Black Crowes
PASSION - Rafael Cury
TRAPPED IN THE PAST - Rafael Cury/ Dillo Daraujo
LOONEY BOOGIE - Rafael Cury/ Celso Salim
ONE FOR THE SUMMER - Rafael Cury/ Celso Salim
ON MY OWN - Rafael Cury/ Dillo Daraujo
DOGS - Pink Floyd
ALMOST MORNING - Rafael Cury/ Dillo Daraujo
LADY BADLUCK - Rafael Cury/ Celso Salim
HIGHER - Rafael Cury/ Dillo Daraujo
ROCK’N’ROLL - Led Zeppelin
HONKY TONK WOMAN - Rolling Stones
JUMPING JACK FLASH - Rolling Stones
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS - Joe C