THE MANSARDE SESSIONS

by Tony O'Malley

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10 standards intimately performed, just piano & voice

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released May 2, 2006

Tony O'Malley - Lead vocal
Paata Andriadze - Grand piano
Recorded by Tony O'Malley in The Mansarde, Tbilisi, Georgia, April - July, 2005
Mixed by Eric Kutateladze & Tony O'Malley in the Mansarde
Mastered by Eric Kutateladze at Sano Studios, Tbilisi
Front cover photo by Tony

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Track Name: IT HAD TO BE YOU
It seems like dreams like I've always had
Could be, should be making me glad
But why am I blue?
It's up to you to explain

Well, I'm thinking maybe Baby, I might go away
Someday maybe you'll come and say
"It's you that I need"
And you'll be pleading in vain...

"It had to be you
It had to be you
Wondered around, finally found
Somebody who
Can make me be true
Could make me feel blue
Even be glad just to be sad
Thinking of you

Some others I've seen
Might never be mean
Never be cross, try be boss
But they wouldn't do
For nobody else gave me a thrill
With all your faults I love you still
It had to be you, wonderful you
It had to be you

Wondered around, finally found
Somebody who could make me be true
Even be glad to be sad
Thinking of you
Some others I've seen
They might never be mean
Never be cross, try to be boss
They would not do, no, no

For nobody else gave me a thrill
with all your faults, I love you still
It had to be you, wonderful you
It had to be you!"
Track Name: WHEN I FALL IN LOVE
Maybe I'm old fashioned feeling as I do
Maybe I'm living in the past
But when I meet the right one
I know that I'll be true
My first love will be my last...

When I fall in love
It will be forever
For I'll never fall in love
In a restless world like this is
Love is ended before it's begun
And too many moonlight kisses
Seem to cool in the warmth of the sun

When I give my heart
It will be completely
For I'll never give my heart
And the moment I can feel
That you feel that way, too
Is when I'll fall in love with you

When I give my heart
It will be completely
For I'll never give my heart
And the moment I can feel
That you feel that way, too
Is when I fall in love with you
Track Name: AUTUMN LEAVES
The falling leaves drift by the window
The autumn leaves of red and gold
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sunburned hands I used to hold
Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I hear old winter's song
But I miss you most of all, my Darling
When autumn leaves start to fall

C'est une chanson, qui nous ressemble
Toi tu m'aimais et je t'aimais
Nous vivions tous, les deux ensemble
Toi que m'aimais moi qui t'aimais
Mais la vie sépare ceux qui s'aiment
Tout doucement sans faire de bruit
Et la mer efface sur le sable les pas des amants désunis

Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I hear old Winter's song
But I miss you most of all, my Darling
When Autumn leaves start to fall
But I miss you most of all, my Darling
When Autumn leaves start to fall
Track Name: STARDUST
And now the purple dusk of twilight time
Steals across the meadows of my heart
High up in the sky the little stars climb
Always reminding me that we're apart

You wandered down the lane and far away
Leaving me a song that will not die
Love is now the stardust of yesterday
The music of the years gone by

Sometimes I wonder why I spend
The lonely night dreaming of a song
The melody haunts my reverie
And I am once again with you
When our love was new
And each kiss an inspiration
But that was long ago
Now my consolation
Is in the stardust of a song

Beside a garden wall
When stars are bright
You are in my arms
The nightingale tells his fairy tale
A paradise where roses bloom

Though I dream in vain
In my heart it will remain
My stardust melody
The memory of love's refrain
Track Name: CHEEK TO CHEEK
Heaven, I'm in Heaven
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When we're out together dancing cheek to cheek

Heaven, I'm in Heaven
And the cares that hung around me through the week
Seem to vanish like a gambler's lucky streak
When we're out together dancing cheek to cheek

Oh, I love to climb a mountain
And reach the highest peak
But it doesn't thrill me half as much
As dancing cheek to cheek
Oh, I love to go out fishing
In a river or a creek
But I don't enjoy it half as much
As dancing cheek to cheek

Come on and and dance with me
I want my arms about you
Those charms about you
Will carry me through

Heaven, I'm in Heaven
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When we're out together dancing cheek to cheek

Come on and and dance with me
I want my arms about you
Those charms about you
Will carry me through

Right up to Heaven, I'm in Heaven
And the cares that hung around me through the week
Seem to vanish like a gambler's lucky streak
When we're out together dancing
Out together dancing
When we're out together dancing
Cheek to cheek
Oh, yeah!
Track Name: OVER THE RAINBOW
When all the world is a hopeless jumble
And the raindrops tumble all around
Heaven opens a magic lane
When all the clouds darken up the skyway
There's a rainbow highway to be found
Leading from your window pane
To a place behind the sun
Just a step beyond the rain

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby

Somewhere Over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true

Some day I'll wish upon a star
And wake where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Way above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow
Blue birds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh, why can't I?

Somewhere over the rainbow
Blue birds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh, why can't I?

If happy little blue birds fly
Beyond the rainbow
If happy little blue birds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh, why can't I?
Track Name: FLY ME TO THE MOON
Poets often use many words
To say a simple thing
But it takes thought and time and rhyme
To make a poem sing!
with music and words I've been playing
For you I have written a song
To be sure that you know what I'm saying
I'll translate as I go along

Fly me to the moon
And let me play among the stars
Let me see what spring is like
on Jupiter and Mars
In other words, hold my hand
In other words, oh, Mama, kiss me

You filled my heart with song
Let me sing forever more
You are all I longed for
All I worship and adore
In other words
Please be true
In other words
I love you!

You filled my heart with song
Let me sing forever more
You are all I longed for
All I worship and adore
In other words
Please be true
In other words
I love you!
Track Name: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS
As Dorothy Parker once said to her boyfriend
'Fare thee well'
As Columbus announced when he knew he was bounced
'It was swell, Isobel, swell'
As Abelard said to Eloise
'Don't forget to drop a line to me please'
As Juliet cried in her Romeo's ear
'Hey, Baby, why not face the fact my Dear?'

It was just one of those things
Just one of those crazy flings
One of those bells that now and then rings
Just one of those things

It was just one of those nights
Just one of those fabulous flights
A trip to the moon on gossamer wings
Just one of those things

If we'd thought a bit of the end of it
When we started painting the town
We'd have been aware that our love affair
Was too hot not to cool down

So goodbye, goodbye, goodbye dear and amen
Here's hoping we meet now and then
It was great fun
But it was just one of those things


Oh, if we'd thought a bit of the end of it
When we started painting the town
We'd have been aware that our love affair
Was too hot, not to cool down

So goodbye dear and amen
Here's hoping we meet now and then
It was great fun, it was great fun
But it was just one of those things
It was just one of those things
Track Name: PEACE
There's a place that I know
Where the sycamores grow
And daffodils have their fun
Where the cares of the day
Seem to slowly fade away
In the glow of the evening sun
Peace, when the day is done

If I go there real late
Let my mind meditate
On everything to be done
If I search deep inside
Let my conscience be my guide
Then the answers are sure to come
Don't have to worry none

When you find peace of mind
Leave your worries behind
Don't say that it can't be done
With a new point of view
Life's true meaning comes to you
And the freedom you seek is won
Peace is for everyone
Track Name: SONG FOR YOU
I've been so many places in my life and time
I've sung a lot of songs, I made some bad rhyme
I've acted out my love in stages
With ten thousand people watching
But we're alone now and I'm singing this song for you

I know your image of me is what I hope to be
I've treated you unkindly but Darlin', can't you see
There's no one more important to me
Darlin', can't you please see through me
Cause we're alone now and I'm singing this song for you

You taught me precious secrets of the truth withholding nothing
You came out in front when I was hiding
But now I'm so much better and if my words don't come together
Listen to the melody cause my love is in there hiding

I love you in a place where there's no space or time
I love you for my life you are a friend of mine
And when my life is over
Remember when we were together
We were alone and I was singing this song for you

You taught me precious secrets of the truth witholding nothing
You came out in front and I was hiding
But now I'm so much better and if my words don't come together
Listen to the melody cause my love is in there hiding

I love you in a place where there's no space or time
I love you for in my life you are a friend of mine
And when my life is over
Remember when we were together
We were alone and I was singing this song for you
We were alone and I was singing this song for you
We were alone and I was singing my song for you