Intelligent Music Project V – LIFE MOTION

THIS IS AND ALBUM ABOUT WHAT MOVES THINGS FORWARD IN LIFE

Milen Vrabevski, MD, author and producer

The global rock inspiration Simon Phillips (drums and percussion, musical co-producer) joins once again the all-star line up assembled by  Milen Vrabevski, MD. The team features the voice of Ritchie Blackmore`s Rainnow – Ronnie Romero (lead vocals) and the progressive vocal of the London based rock band River Hounds – Richard Grisman (vocals) and the great voice of  John Payne (ex-Asia)

Intelligent Music Project V by Milen Vrabevski, MD showcases the chemistry and the creative style of all his previous IMP projects (I-IV):  rich, guitar-centric, inspiring lyrics and empowering melodies. The magic and high-end sound completed with the top-notch experts such as Ivo Stefanov (keyboards) and Simon Phillips himself, who are musical co-producers of Life Motion. The band is completed with some of the leading Bulgarian musicians such as Bisser Ivanov (guitars) and Ivaylo Zvezdomirov (bass).

Lyrics and Producer’s Note

A Kind of Real Life

A Kind of Real Life

It’s a kind of real life, placing me close to you
Where all puzzles are gone, and to live is the thing to do
We took them all / All chances now / Reality is what we do allow
To finally scroll / old pages down / inventing luck, as only we know how

Listen, I’ll be staying alive. Well, I just can’t help it!
The future may not lead you to strife / Stick around, you make it.

It’s a kind of real life, as simple as modest plans
How to open your mind to unrestricted spans
Eternity, in it we see / a kind of presence through efficiency
For those who care / no deal, no share / we value rhythms from inside us there

If it seems your efforts are in vain / well, see it through (in a minute) /
Nothing’s meant to last / nothing you can do
Tools of limitation won’t reveal the boundless (as you feel it)
Love is your success, and the answer’s yes

It’s a kind of real life / you’ve imagined you’ve lived so long
Where a goal takes your time / and your purpose just can’t be wrong

Composer: Milen Vrabevski, MD
Lead vocals: Ronnie Romero with Rich Grisman
Intro & Instrumental interlude by Milen, further developed by Milen, Ivo, Simon & Bisser. Solos by Bisser

 

Don’t Let Them Win

Don’t Let Them Win

So much more than I can give,
Can change the score, so it would matter.
Still I say, the way I live is worthwhile.

 I don’t give up, it’s how I live.
I run into the final option
To misconduct the plans, they’ve got for us…
And I do believe in me… (Knowing so little…)
Does it make me free? (Behind the bars)
So don’t tell me more…! Don’t sell me more of it!
I’m getting stronger in the background scene
They put me in…
I cherish my / reality,
I live for any moment ever –
The primacy of usefulness in me
And I learn / what is to be…
In spite what they have planned for me (yeah!).

And it’s all I feel inside, and it’s deep within what I do
And it’s more than I could ever get, or rush towards too.
Looking for the one… Looking for some answers…
As time moves on / the endless puzzle’s gone.
There you keep just holding on…

What I say is you just live
What you give will always matter…!

Composer: Milen Vrabevski, MD
Lead vocals: Tony Crumpton with Rich Grisman & Ronnie Romero
Intro by Milen, solo chord progression by Milen, chorus keys arranged by Ivo, solos by Bisser;

 

Where I Belong

Where I Belong

Where I belong – the friends I hold on to,
The things that I love / and rely on, too,
What strengthens my mission, / my spirit, my vision –
Something might have happened. / Is this to be? / What makes it so real? / Is it so hard to see?

 Why I move on/ it’s certainly thanks to / the things that I’ve done
The doubt I ignore, too/ Start now – it’s your beginning, / your life, your chance of winning
People wait for wonders. / Don’t wait – it’s there, / right in your hands, if you just /
Let yourself dare

Try not to end it. It’s a fine line.
Your break of dawn is close, you’ll find your sign
And truly, you’re following the light
The magic you’ve conjured up with your own might.

Where I belong, it’s certainly right down here
When I move on – it is to that place so dear

Love is a wild-ride / you tune to its magic now/ Show you’re al-ive / then you just feel somehow/
A caring heartbeat, the warmth that you so need, / the breath of a child.
And you are sincere, / you skip what you fear / So finally nothing’s left unclear

The magic will stream out of your mind

Composer: Milen Vrabevski, MD
Lead vocals: Rich Grisman
Intro by Milen, further developed by Milen & Ivo; Solos by Bisser

 

Letting Me In

Letting Me In

I’m gonna take it, hold sway over the past
I’m gonna make it, through finding ways to last
And now’s the time to find one, my own road
I search, I don’t let go… And I try, and I try, and I try
Sometimes I wait too long, but it won’t matter
And ‘though I get no sleep I sit here waiting (through my whole life).

Running away, aiming to play/ there in the stardust
I’m on my way, ready to pay, making it just…

I’m gonna face it / My Inner Me’s true cure
I’m gonna trace it, make sure I will endure
And now’s the time to find one, my own road
I search, I don’t let go… And I try, and I try, and I try

Somewhere deep inside / my world is turning
My thoughts, intentions, every step, it keeps running (my reality)

MidPart/ You let me chase away/ All of the struggle/
And you’d finally stay/quite adored /
It’s so easy, give way/no need to juggle/
It is a brand-new day/Get on board

Composer: Milen Vrabevski, MD
Lead vocals: Ronnie Romero; Midpart – all vocalists
Intro by Milen, Keys & drums atmosphere by Ivo & Simon, solo by Bisser

We Keep on Running

We Keep on Running

An overflow of sick emotions?
Tell me it’s not your own choice…
Would it paralyze your motion…, tell me
If you hear your inner voice?
Can you understand its meaning? Does it clear up your mind? Would it make you stay aware? You can now. A piece of mind is what you’d find…
It’s time now, you feel it/ It defines what is right? It’s the moment that you’re in it, dreaming, it stacks the deck just on your side.

 Welcome / to this real thing / to extract what’s hidden in your soul backlog Why d’you keep on locking up, can we just talk? While we keep on running / through the blaze of rock…?
You’re kind of scared, you jumped and ran To prove the essence of staying a man You shed no tear, forget the past So, make your next stride, then stop at last.
You ignore your own importance
On your way to setting free
Every thought becomes a cause then
All conditions – an effect to see.
Br/ All ‘ifs’- deleted, unconditioned in love.
Let out your fears, reduce the limits.
The rest is sent down from above.

Composer: Milen Vrabevski, MD
Lead vocals: Ronnie Romero with Rich Grisman
Intro by Milen, further developed by Ivo, Simon, Bisser; solo by Bisser

By the Side of the Minute

By the Side of the Minute

I just slip by the side of the minute/I keep going this way to the end./

Being a friend/ means no need to pretend/to be with you?/
Got to intend/make the choice to extend/breaking through… (I do)/
As you swallow fake truth, being in it/ you just keep going along with the trend…/
A meaning inside / lets you dare to invite / the invention…/
That’s solid ground/where you aim, having found/no protection.
What you tend to resist / is your spirit. / Would you stop the abundance this way?

 Yes, I say, / it’s the final way / to the winning zone
A simple play / just another day / has begun
So, I pray for the days to come
And the way I’m bound to this now
Yes, indeed there’s a final form
I will take it on somewhere, somehow.

 Trusting yourself / sets you on the fast track / to creation
Who can define / what is best or what’s far / from perfection…?
 There is always a way / to deny it / but the essence is being aware.
You don’t see it’s always there
This doesn’t make you unaware
You don’t know, but I’ll tell you where it will show

Composer: Milen Vrabevski, MD
Lead vocals: John Payne with Ronnie Romero; Midpart – Rich
Intro by Ivo, keys arr. By Ivo & Milen, solo by Bisser
Instrumental interlude at coda by Milen & Ivo;

Run Away

Run Away

I guess that call was really way too much
And the pain was fast to follow.
Yet, what followed brought the caring touch
Of the rays of a new tomorrow.

Yes, indeed! Without intention,
It’s a part of my redemption
Anyway, can’t wait to start to climb…

And I knew the time it was such a fever
Getting all that wild, wild, wild side of life. It was so fine.
Was it just a sign, flowing like a river to my soul and my own eyes
On my way to paradise…?

 Indeed, it made me run away too fast
I was just swept away by fire
The fame predicted by the wise to last
Evaporates through walls of wire…

 Yes, indeed my thoughts of fear
I can beat. They’ll disappear.
And you see, all through the love you’ll rhyme:

 And I knew the time it was such a fever
Getting all that wild, wild, wild side of life. It was so fine.
Was it just a sign, flowing like a river to my soul and my own eyes,
On my way to paradise…?

 Expecting the teacher I figure it out.
I speed down the highway without defenses
Willing to find how to linger and scout
To hear I am brought back… to my senses.

Yes, indeed. My sign and calling
Is to know, instead of groaning
And my wings will take me to brand-new skies…

Composer: Milen Vrabevski, MD
Lead vocals: Ronnie Romero with Rich Grisman
Intro & chorus riff by Milen, Keys & guitar progression interlude by Ivo, Bisser & Simon, solo by Bisser

The Final Act

The Final Act

She’s the one who shows this impressive care/
If you need her now/ she is always there/
And you’re not aware / what she’d dare… (oh, yeah!) …

She presumes what seems to be your affair/
She’s the guiding light / your entitled share/
She’s the Final Act/ and in fact/ it’s fair.

If you see this case/ as extremely rare/
You just fly so high/ as it‘s right there…Oh, yeah.

She won’t try to make anyone obey/
She will dominate/ the spiritual way
All of us are caught / yet for her / We’re a thought

This is how she makes / all our sins look just.
If it isn’t fun / she won’t make it last
What if you just fail? She’ll prevail on a grand scale

 If you’re in this phase / of extreme despair /
You are wasting time, / stay aware /
She’s there…

She’s the Final Act/ but in fact she’s always there/
Undisputed fact: she could reach you anywhere…

So I say… It’s my moment.

Then I knew / I might be reeling /
While creating the entire sight
So I came across that feeling
Which entangles what I knew was right

She’s to be / instead of doubting
She’s dedication, inspiration, fame
She lives now, at present, founding
What is basically your whole life’s frame.

She’s your gate to Fate!

Composer: Milen Vrabevski, MD
Lead vocals: John Payne with Ronnie Romero & Rich Grisman
Intro by Milen, further developed by Milen, Bisser & Ivo, acoustic guitar arr. by Milen & Bisser, keys & drums atmosphere by Ivo & Simon, solo by Bisser

 

Reflecting

Reflecting

Preamble/ Reflecting the tension/ I search for things that form tomorrow.
Every temptation, а premonition of some sorrow/
Bring back the struggle/ or risk that it doubles/
It’s worthwhile to look for the truth in your soul.
Lay down easy just to see the sky…
The beauty sets you free
The war is ending now, if you just find
А way beyond to see…

So you say it’s my own habit/ stirring up the storm inside (that’s right)/
I lay upon the sofa, feeling truly bound to find…/
What’s the truth behind it/ would it fit to skip the ride (so there’s no use to hide)/
To feeling kinda guilty, lonesome, stupid, smashed inside. (smashed inside I’m saying…)
Giving me the courage, searching through my troubled mind (I give myself the courage, tryin’ to soothe…)
Do I need the prophets, if I really have to find
All of the abundance deep within the inner me?
Hard to understand it, but what I believe I see.


I keep on sayin’/ I’m dreaming on/
And stand in reverence / conclusions drawn/
Accepting all / no oversights/
A foolproof reference for feeling right…/

Composer: Milen Vrabevski, MD
Lead vocals: Ronnie Romero with Rich Grisman
Intro: drums by Simon, the rest developed by Milen, Ivo & Bisser, based on the main intro theme by Milen. Keys & drums atmosphere by Ivo & Simon, solo by Bisser

Every Time (My Own Moment)

Every Time (My Own Moment)

Looking for the thrill of your own moment
Looking for a place beneath the sun…
Analyzing life… You don’t need to comment
Got to make it, there’s nowhere to run
So you stay although all the things that matter
Seem to flow and go, and I hear you say:

Every time I try to find a way

And it’s getting closer, soon I’m to find
Day by day I’m wiser and I stay
There in your mind. One of a kind.

To believe will crystalize your senses.
Does it make it easy to let go?
The guidance bursts within, far beyond defenses
It’s a feeling deep inside, you know…
Though it takes so long, emphasize emotion.
Fuse your mind and soul. The inner you’s your goal:
And you see the sun in everyone
What you answer is a call to me
Stop and feel the fun of being the one
Hopes can’t be intention-free

Yes, the only one, the one and only thinker
Of your world. You won. Get up, catch up, run!

Composer: Milen Vrabevski, MD
Lead vocals: Ronnie Romero with Rich Grisman
Intro by Milen, celo & viola parts by Milen & Ivo, Keys & drum atmosphere by Ivo & Simon, solo by Bisser

 

Rising

Rising

The temperature’s rising you say/
I can’t stand it/ it makes me go insane. /
Their skepticism’s winning the day/
If they find out / that I still think this way/…
I was under their sway/ I felt like slipping away/ I can’t stand their grip today…

Have you tried / if it feels right / slipping out of what you’re stuck in? /
So, you might / be ascending, right? / Running far to stop the sentiment/….

The wind-field’s my way /
So I keep sailing to the end of time/
I’m beginning now to set the simple rhythm/ never to forget the rhyme…/
Though I’m down again/ against the storm, I gain/
Wisdom and control/ no wind could blow around /
Start to groan again, / fail to see a friend/
I’ve been wearing wings/ no sun’d be melting down… At last!

Soaring right against the stormy weather/
I will not fail to meet the sun./
When I see it, I will start to shiver/
My rise has just begun…

*Br/ If I’m sailing on/If I’m movin’ on/
I’m reaching my own heights…/
I move along, I want to get your fever (understand?).
I move along (that’s right), I ought to stand upright day and night.

So, I say / there’s no way / the heat is here to stay /
I would have gone that far/ rising high.

Composer: Milen Vrabevski, MD
Lead vocals: Ronnie Romero
Intro: drums by Simon, the rest developed by Milen, Ivo & Bisser, based on the main intro theme by Milen. Keys & drum atmosphere by Ivo & Simon, solo by Bisser

Things in Your Mind

Things in Your Mind

How will I know/ if I count on the given? /
And would I dare to be driven? /
How would it show/ if I look for an answer/
That only leads to the chancers, /
While there’s no sign/ of the actual meaning/
Bringing me back/ to that feeling…?
Things in your mind/ I do admire/
Come from the heart, / an instant shine. /
Internal flames of love / are meant to bring the fire /
To sweep away the whole of judgment’s shrine/.

How would it go / if I got the whole essence? /
Life made me learn all the lessons… /
A moment of awe / would reveal any secret /
It’s telling me more, / so I fix it…
Tuning me in / to eternal illusion
You’re magic yourself, / /no confusion.

 Love, and good health, / happiness, and all wealth /
It’s not just an end in itself, /
They’re all a result you won’t put on the shelf… /
Are your life goals in tune with yourself?

Composer: Milen Vrabevski, MD
Lead vocals: Rich Grisman with Ronnie Romero
Intro by Milen, further developed by Milen & Ivo, based on the main intro theme by Milen. Keys & drums atmosphere by Ivo & Simon, solo by Bisser
Instrumental interlude by Ivo; Solo guitar etude ending by Bisser

 

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