Diggin' Deeper

by Elena Giordano

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a unique splattering of pop/rock, electronica and dance, this collection depicts a journey of blind faith through time. a true blend of spontaneity and craft, and a tactful balance between pop and the avant-garde.

Powerful emotion comes through clearly in Elena’s lyrics and delivery. An Adrenaline Junkie by nature, combined with the belief that music has the ability to heal and transform, Elena tackles her craft with maturity and wisdom, while humbly learning every day. Her blend of musicality, physicality, and spirituality is difficult to match.
This album began as a soundtrack to a one-woman show, and developed into a full pop album, b-sides included!

credits

released May 17, 2012

Elena: All vox and keyboards, violin on Diggin’ Deeper
Lior Magal: all guitars, bass on: Break Your Heart, Baby, tonight, & Ben’s Song
Itzik Cohen: drums on Break Your Heart, You Belong to Me, Baby tonight, Pretty soon, Ben’s Song, Pussy
Rebecca Cherry: Violin on Superhero, Ben’s Song, Pretty Soon
Ofir Kaner: Piano on Pretty Soon
Peter Brenler: Contrabass on Pretty Soon
Aya: Viola on Pretty Soon

You Belong to Me and Space, written by Elena Giordano and Lior Magal
all other songs written by Elena Giordano
produced by Lior Magal
Mastered by Sloan Alexander

photography: Cheryl Cronin croninphotography.com
CD cover and layout by Michael Austine

© Elena Giordano, 2012
℗ Elena Giordano, 2012

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Track Name: Diggin' Deeper
Under the sandbox twenty years ago
I'm still buried there and this dumpster's cold
under walls, the walls of fear I just wanna show
I wanna come clean, to reveal the underneath

It’s so heavy, pouring through my head
carving my way out, plan two steps ahead
raising flags, igniting fire I just wanna show
I wanna come clean to reveal the underneath

I'm diggin deeper for pieces of myself
down deeper there’s no one else
I’m diggin deeper for pieces of myself
This time don’t hide
All you need’s inside

in the pages of my school books, pages of my doubt
left somewhere in the lines, in the spaces looking out
just peering around afraid what was lost will never be found
somebody please help me, this is not my reality
somebody please save me, this is not me

I'm diggin deeper for pieces of myself
down deeper there’s no one else
I’m diggin deeper for pieces of myself
This time don’t hide
All you need’s inside

All I once tried so hard to confine
now I'm breaking the locks, I don't fit in this box
and no, I don't like this view
of conformity and outdated rules

I'm diggin deeper for pieces of myself
down deeper there’s no one else
I’m diggin deeper for pieces of myself
This time don’t hide
All you need’s inside
Track Name: Break Your Heart
Are you a fool
Look I’m sorry what’s been done to you
You’re not so cool
But I wanna say out loud that I miss you

I'll be the one to fall apart, So watch me

I’m gonna Break your Heart when you wake up & realize
All the pain you caused from all the hurt and all the lies
I’m gonna Break your Heart when you wake up & realize
All the pain you caused from all the hurt and all the lies

Those nasty words you never meant
It’s not your fault you couldn’t help it
What’s done is done
I’d never wish it on anyone

I’m gonna Break your Heart when you wake up & realize
All the pain you caused from all the hurt and all the lies
I’m gonna Break your Heart when you wake up & realize
All the pain you caused from all the hurt and all the lies

Everything was different then
What would happen if we pretended
to start again, to start again

I’m gonna Break your Heart when you wake up & realize
All the pain you caused from all the hurt and all the lies
I’m gonna Break your Heart when you wake up & realize
All the pain you caused from all the hurt and all the lies

Are you there, if I ask you will you answer me
Are you prepared to share
To tell me your words truthfully
I’ll be the one to fall apart
I’ll be the one to break your heart
Track Name: Superhero
The runway was slick but I had on my boots
I ran, I ran, I ran until the sound went mute
reached up with both hands to grab the ring
reached out to the void of possibility

I am a superhero
at your window when you say my name
I am a superhero
at your window when you play my game

so much room out here and I'm so free
I can't come in that compartment, it would suffocate me
out here nipples shriveled freezing cold
out here cruising and it's taking a toll

my rocket is stashed on the underside
you've got one ride
plan of attack case you wanna compete
I'll blast your ass right out of that seat

I am a superhero
at your window when you say my name
I am a superhero
at your window if you play my game

I am a superhero
at your window when you say my name
I am a superhero
at your window if you play my game
Track Name: You Belong to Me
See what’s in my heart
You tear it all apart
Read what’s on my mind
I will never lead you blind

Why can’t you see
You belong to me
I won’t let you stay away from me
Why can’t you see
You belong to me
I won’t let you stay away

Feel me in your heart
Never be apart
Always by your side
Never say goodbye

I won’t let you stay away
You belong to me, you belong to me
I won’t let you stay away
You belong to me, You Belong to Me

Why Can’t you see
You belong to me
I won’t let you stay away from me
Why can’t you see
You belong to me
I won’t let you stay away

Why Can’t you see
You belong to me
I won’t let you stay away from me
Why can’t you see
You belong to me
I won’t let you stay away
Track Name: Picture Song
paint me a picture from far away of places that don't exist today

panoramic view is what i'm asking for
palette of colors never seen before
how do I get there from here (take me there)
How do I get there from here (we’re there)

A sight, a word, a sound… a picture
A word, a sight, a sound surrounds..

sparks fly igniting the skyline
pour the flames of a kingdom (sparks ignite the skyline… blazing)
yet to be named
yet to be named (A Kingdom)

A word a sight a sound, a word a sight a sound, a word a sight a sound surrounds…
A word a sight a sound, a word a sight a sound, a word a sight a sound surrounds…

paint me a picture from far away of places that don't exist today
Track Name: Baby, tonight
I can't figure this out and i'm not trying to
maybe you'll surprise me, tap me on the shoulder and say
you’re the one, the one, the one, I knew all along

we were just mouthing the words, pretending we could be heard
so much guilt spinning around, just trying to get out

you’re the one, the one, the one, I knew all along

won't you be my baby
say you'll be my baby
be my baby tonight
won’t you be my baby
say you'll be my baby
be my baby tonight

It all comes down to you now, what are you gonna do
No I'm not gonna lie, I wouldn't wanna be in your shoes

I don’t know why I’m such a threat to your security
You know it’s not so hard for me to take you in my arms

you’re the one, the one, the one, I knew all along

won't you be my baby
say you'll be my baby
be my baby tonight
won't you be my baby
say you'll be my baby
be my baby tonight

Baby, just be my baby
Be my Baby tonight

Baby, just be my baby
Be my baby tonight
Track Name: Silhouette
Reaching out into the dark
Speaking out through my Heart

reaching out into the night I find you
reaching out into the dark, your silhouette appears
and it’s real… and it’s real…

Scan across the open field and you're falling
out of all this emptiness, waiting all these years
and you’re real…. so real
and you’re real… so real...

where's it fall on the grid
and when will we be done with this
how many moves away are you
connect the dots and follow through

Scan across the open field, you're falling
out of all this emptiness, waiting all these years
crossing the reflective sea, your eyes surrounding me
speaking out through my heart, a haunting melody
and you’re real… so real…
and you’re real… so real....

Reaching out into the dark
Speaking out through my Heart

reachin out into the dark, your silhouette appears

how many moves away are you
Track Name: Pretty Soon
maybe i don’t wanna wonder
who i'd be if i could be me
maybe i like the thunder
that's who i'd be strong and free

who am i without the diguise
don't wanna compromise my purity
been wastin days and killing time
i'm the only one who can set it right

when the pretending’s wearing thin
and the mask you're wearin doesn't match your skin

Pretty Soon everybody's gonna know
it's ok to be wrong sometimes
and it's ok to let your light shine
pretty soon everybody's gonna know

remember you have a choice
so wrap your arms around yourself & listen

to your own voice

when the pretending’s wearing thin
and the mask you're wearin doesn't match your skin

Pretty Soon everybody's gonna know
it's ok to be wrong sometimes
and it's ok to let your light shine
pretty soon everybody's gonna know

Pretty Soon everybody's gonna know
it's ok to be wrong sometimes
and it's ok to let your light shine
pretty soon everybody's gonna know
pretty soon
Track Name: Ben's Song (call my name)
Thank you for being here
I was so afraid
That no one would hear
All i had to say

So much to give
But no one could see
These precious gifts
Inside of me

Now I feel the breeze, air is clean and I can breathe
I am free, I am free

Ask me if you need a hand
Call my name, I will understand
I'll always listen to what you say
I will understand, I will understand
so call my name

It's not your fault, my soul had to go
And there's more beauty here than I have ever known
So take my memory and let it light your way
Cuz I’ll share your joy every day

Ask me if you need a hand
Call my name, I will understand
I'll always listen to what you say
I will understand, I will understand
so call my name

Now I feel the breeze, air is clean and I can breathe
I am free, I am free

Ask me if you need a hand
Call my name, I will understand
I'll always listen to what you say
I will understand, I will understand
So call my name
Track Name: Wonder Why
Sometimes I wonder where I come from / where I go in my dreams
And I wonder why / all the shadows keep following me

Who’s this child I seem to be / can anyone see me
The mirror is telling me / I know who I’m supposed to be
I know me / I know me
Track Name: Scraps
scraps of dreams, visions of seams, washed out clean
scrape the dirt and dust of mistrust

crashing the rocks, splashing the shore with brilliance and resilience
of hope and promise, of faith and honesty

the winds of ease, breaking the patterns that cause disease
we can relieve each other, believe in one another
Believe in one another
Track Name: Please Forgive
Please forgive the mistakes I’ve made
For I’ve mourned and it’s sore
Please take me over the ledge
Just one, just one step
Release the pressure in my head

It’s all her inside of me
Everything I’ll ever need
And if I let myself believe
I’ll bring you to your knees
Track Name: Wish Mantra
come up on the shore, give a little more
all you're wishing for is knocking on your door

nothin stays the same, live it every day
I begin to understand, hearing our commands

shaking out the pain, the undeserving blame
running out of time, I’m running for my life

ask and you receive, it’s all bestowed on me
I’m livin’ out my dreams as my Reality