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Casual Beauty

 

“Casual Beauty”

Casual beauty
Passing me by
Running me over
Catching my eye
Dressed up like some rebel
Can’t imagine a cause to believe in
Casual beauties are always forgiven
As long as they honestly try

Casual beauty
You have no name
You don’t hear music
Playing your game
You cannot stain me, I know
All I need know about you

Casual beauties
Are lonely and bored
Whenever they’ve no one to do

Lonesome and fragile
I can’t explain
This lack of attention
Can drive me insane
But you’re dime a dozen
And dozens are dying to be near me
Those casual people with casual gestures
And a casual stare at my breasts

You can’t win me neither
And you can’t escape
I hear your music
Screaming my name
The music is screaming my name

Casual beauty
Heading my way
Walking straight through me
Your image fades
My favourite figment
Not one step further for you
Casual beauties leave casual memories
The moment their beauty’s subdued

Casual beauty
Passing me by
Running me over
Catching my eye

My favourite figment
Not one step further for
You

From the album “In the Dream”, disc 1, track 6 – released in 2010.

Dorin

Dorin Mandelbaum – June 26th 2004

 

Credits:

Lyrics written by Erez Aminpour and Boaz Peleg.

Music written by Erez Aminpour, Uri Katvan and Boaz Peleg.

Performed and recorded by:
Dorin Mandelbaum / vocals
Boaz Peleg / vocals, guitars
Uri Katvan / guitars
Erez Aminpour / bass
Tal Shaked / drums
Shai Yalin / keyboards

Mixed and recorded by Boaz Peleg.

Mastered by Maor Appelbaum
@Maor Appelbaum mastering, California — U.S.A

Erez

Erez Aminpour – May 5th 2004

 

A high quality digital download of this song can be purchased at bandcamp. There are slight variations in the mastering of the single version and the album version.

Casual Beauty – single version
Casual Beauty – album version

 

Slap the Monkey to Sleep

 

“Slap the Monkey to Sleep”

Hardly breathing, feeling
Mostly alive, I’m only
Slightly dead
Slightly dead

Somewhere, someone told me
I’m still alive but they were
Slightly wrong
Slightly wrong

And if the sky is falling you’ll find me in the toilet
And if hell freezes over I must be getting laid
Don’t ask me when I’ll come home
Don’t try to reach me by phone
I’m gonna get real stoned

Love you, hurt you, leave you
Pray you forgive and learn to
Play the game
Play the game

Sorry, angry, sorry
Drive me bananas, have I
Gone insane
Gone insane

And if you say it’s over we’re getting back together
And if you let me kiss you then I’m a dying man
If you invite me inside
and let me in for a ride
then leave me hanging outside
to slap the monkey to sleep

Mirror, mirror, mirror
Mirror on the wall, I’m gonna
Lose my hair
I don’t care

Craving, needing something
Sweet in my mouth, I’m gonna
eat ice cream

And I resolve refusal till someone asks me again
They make it hard to say no, and I make it hard to say yes
I want to keep my hat on
They want them naked and long
Before I knew it she’s gone
I slap the monkey to sleep

From the album “In the Dream”, disc 1, track 5 — released in 2010.

Erez

Erez Aminpour – August 5th 2004

 

From the album “In the Dream”, disc 1, track 5 – released in 2010.

Credits:

Lyrics written by Boaz Peleg.

Music written by Eli Chen-Tov, Sergei Mednikov, Boaz Peleg and Ze’ev Zilberman.

Performed and recorded by:
Dorin Mandelbaum / vocals
Boaz Peleg / vocals, guitars
Uri Katvan / guitars
Erez Aminpour / bass, vocals
Tal Shaked / drums
Shai Yalin / keyboards

Mixed and recorded by Boaz Peleg.

Mastered by Maor Appelbaum
@Maor Appelbaum mastering, California – U.S.A

Tal

Tal Shaked – August 5th 2004

 

A high quality digital download of Slap the Monkey to Sleep can be purchased at bandcamp.

Some Day / Morning – Part 1 / Human / Morning – Part 2

The first four tracks in the first disc of “In the Dream”, released in 2010.

 

“Some Day”

Some day our eyes will meet
Like flawless mirrors perfectly aligned
Sending our gaze back and forth
I’ll see myself through you
You’ll see yourself through me

Learning all in our subconcious minds
Spending our concious lives
Realizing what we already know
All I have to do
Is believe
Believe
Believe
Believe

Dorin

Dorin Mandelbaum – July 23rd 2004

 

“Morning – Part 1″

Good morning, son
It’s morning, son
Today not tonight
You know that I’m right
So why do you
Why do you
Shun sun morning light?

Hello, stand up
Hello, sit down
A pop quiz today
Your books put away
and tell me
did you study this time, hey?

All those lean, mean, slaves to the green
With their planned, packed, daily routines
Tomorrow they’ll have their meetings
and they won’t be late

Dorin and Tal

Dorin Mandelbaum and Tal Shaked – July 23rd, 2004

 

“Human”

Some say
I’m weird
Not sane
I care
Not!

Though I am human, I
Do not get human, I’m
Searching for something beyond

Chuck wood
I should
I could
I would
Not!

Don’t know what I’m doin’
My program is ruined
Searching for something beyond

Though he is human, he
Does not get human, he’s
Searching for something beyond

Knowing not what doing
Ruining programming
Searching for something beyond

Dorin Uri Erez

Dorin Mandelbaum, Uri Katvan and Erez Aminpour – July 23rd, 2004

 

“Morning – Part 2″

Mayday, student in distress
I don’t think I’m ready for the motherfuckin’ test
Tried to stay awake
Took another break
Rest my eyes a bit
It’s a quarter to eight!
On my way to school, study and
Sitting in the class, study
Don’t listen!
But the teacher saw the book
Closed the book
Took the book
And said
Pay attention!

Good morning, son
It’s morning, son
Again running late
You know they won’t wait
So why do you
Why do you
Lay and masturbate!?

Hello!
…stand up.
Hello?
…sit down!
The finals today
Good luck, by the way
I hope that you
Hope that you
Studied this time, hey

All those lean, mean, slave to the green
Walking dead, bread’s the cause, not the means
Tomorrow they’ll have their paychecks
Mindless sleep, forget dreams

From the album “In the Dream”, disc 1, tracks 1, 2, 3 and 4 — released in 2010.

Uri

Uri Katvan – July 23rd, 2004

Credits for “Some Day”:

Lyrics written by Boaz Peleg.

Music written by Uri Katvan, Dorin Mandelbaum and Boaz Peleg.

Orchestral arrangement by Boaz Peleg.

Performed and recorded by:
Dorin Mandelbaum / vocals, flutes, piano
Boaz Peleg / vocals, guitars
Uri Katvan / guitars
Erez Aminpour / bass
Tal Shaked / drums
Shai Yalin / keyboards
Eli Chen-Tov / violins
Ze’ev Zilberman / violins
Maya Felixbrodt / viola
Michal Alush / cello
Elad Keinar / double bass
Arnon De Buton / trombone
Eli Preminger / trumpet
Tal Kesari / french horn

Mixed and recorded by Boaz Peleg.

Mastered by Maor Appelbaum
@Maor Appelbaum mastering, California – U.S.A

Uri and Erez

Uri Katvan and Erez Aminpour – July 23rd 2004

 

Credits for “Morning – Part 1″:

Music written by Erez Aminpour, Uri Katvan, Boaz Peleg, Elisha Rejovitzky and Ze’ev Zilberman.

Performed and recorded by:
Dorin Mandelbaum / vocals
Boaz Peleg / vocals, guitars
Uri Katvan / guitars
Erez Aminpour / bass
Tal Shaked / drums

Mixed and recorded by Boaz Peleg.

Mastered by Maor Appelbaum
@Maor Appelbaum mastering, California – U.S.A

Dorin

Dorin Mandelbaum – July 23rd 2004

 

Credits for “Human”:

Music written by Erez Aminpour, Uri Katvan, Boaz Peleg, Elisha Rejovitzky and Ze’ev Zilberman.

Performed and recorded by:
Dorin Mandelbaum / vocals
Boaz Peleg / vocals, guitars
Uri Katvan / guitars
Erez Aminpour / bass, vocals
Tal Shaked / drums

Mixed and recorded by Boaz Peleg.

Mastered by Maor Appelbaum
@Maor Appelbaum mastering, California – U.S.A

Boaz and Dorin

Boaz Peleg and Dorin Mandelbaum – July 23rd 2004

 

Credits for “Morning – Part 2″:

Music written by Erez Aminpour, Uri Katvan, Boaz Peleg, Elisha Rejovitzky and Ze’ev Zilberman.

Performed and recorded by:
Dorin Mandelbaum / vocals
Boaz Peleg / vocals, guitars
Uri Katvan / guitars
Erez Aminpour / bass, vocals
Tal Shaked / drums

Mixed and recorded by Boaz Peleg.

Mastered by Maor Appelbaum
@Maor Appelbaum mastering, California – U.S.A

Uri and Erez

Uri and Erez – June 26th 2004

 

A high quality digital download of these songs can be purchased at bandcamp:
Some Day
Morning – Part 1
Human
Morning – Part 2

In the Dream – full album

Magentic is a progressive rock band started in 2004 which released its first and final album “In the Dream” in 2010. You can listen to the entire album on YouTube in two parts. The album is also available in segments as well as singles from the album.

 

In the Dream – Disc 1

 

In the Dream – Disc 2

 

The members of Magentic were:

Dorin Mandelbaum – vocals, flute
Boaz Peleg – vocals, guitar
Erez Aminpour – bass, vocals
Uri Katvan – guitar
Tal Shaked – drums

 

Magentic

From left to right – Uri Katvan, Dorin Mandelbaum, Tal Shaked, Boaz Peleg and Erez Aminpour – October 27th 2010

 

Credits for “In the Dream” album:

Released on August 28th 2010
Lyrics by Boaz Peleg and Erez Aminpour

Music by Boaz Peleg, Erez Aminpour, Uri Katvan, Dorin Mandelbaum, Elisha Rejovitzky, Ze’ev Zilberman, Eli Chen-Tov, Sergei Mednikov and Eran Teicher.

Orchestral arrangements by Boaz Peleg and assisted by Dorin Mandelbaum and Erez Aminpour.

Performed and recorded by:
Dorin Mandelbaum / vocals, flutes, piano
Boaz Peleg / vocals, guitars, keyboards
Uri Katvan / guitars
Erez Aminpour / bass, vocals
Tal Shaked / drums

Additional musicians:
Shai Yalin / keyboards
Eli Chen-Tov / violins
Ze’ev Zilberman / violins
Maya Felixbrodt / viola
Michal Alush / cello
Elad Keinar / double bass
Arnon De Buton / trombone, trumpet
Eli Preminger / trumpet
Tal Kesari / French horn

Mixed and recorded by Boaz Peleg.

Mastered by Maor Appelbaum
@Maor Appelbaum mastering, California – U.S.A

A high quality digital download of the entire album or individual songs (some have a single and album version) can be purchased via bandcamp.

“In the Dream” full album