Savta's Garden

by RitaRita

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All songs written, arranged and recorded by RitaRita
Produced by Eli Pafumi and Buck AE Down
Engineered by Alec Sherrie

Recorded 9.17 – 12.18 at Flying Penguin Studios – Sterling, VA & Denver, CO
Mixed at Seaward Studios – North Hollywood, CA

Art Design by Jere Pafumi
Management/Booking: Eli Pafumi / ritaritamusic@gmail.com
Executive Producers: Paul Deveaux, Hunter Parrish and Shane Crowe

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This album is dedicated to Savta and Grammy for planting seeds in the ground that grew into a home where we could create our way up to the cosmos.

Special thank you to Helen Murray, Scott and Meghan Pafumi, Livna Yevnin, Steve and Sylvia Seiden, the Woessner family, the Vetsch family, the Fox family, the Bassett family, Myron and Lynn Hanke, Craig Pascal and Victor Shargai, Pete Blondin, Ted Haley, Jason Lott, Emily Howell, Lolita Clayton, Stephanie Whitehouse, My-Van Nguyen, Catlyn Luster, Kristen Egermeier, Adam Solomon, Kevin Nugent, Michele Bair, Pat and Jenny Nugent, Bill Seiden, Margalit Murray, Natasa Klasinc-Loncar and all our other incredible backers who brought this album to life.

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released January 4, 2019

Fall into Daydreams
Music by Eli Pafumi
- guitar, keys: Eli Pafumi
- bass: Buck AE Down
- drums: Jere and Eli Pafumi
- voices: mom and dad

give it space
Music by Jere and Eli Pafumi
Lyrics by Helen Murray and Rita Pafumi
- guitar, drums, vocals: Jere Pafumi
- guitar, bass, vocals: Eli Pafumi

Rita Earns The Keys to Martian Man’s Space Station
Music and Lyrics by Eli Pafumi
- guitar, bass, percussion, keys/synth, vocals: Eli Pafumi
- drums, vocals: Jere Pafumi

Great Expectations
Music and Lyrics by Eli Pafumi
- guitar, vocals: Eli Pafumi
- bass, keys/synth: Buck Down
- drums: Jere Pafumi

Prayer to The Experienced (with the band)
Music and Lyrics by Eli Pafumi
- guitar, vocals: Eli Pafumi
- drums: Jere Pafumi
- bass: Jake Stanbro
- keys: Chris Russo

House in the Air
Music and Lyrics by Eli Pafumi
- guitar, bass, drums, synth, vocals: Eli Pafumi
- vocals: Jere Pafumi
- synth: Buck AE Down
- keys: Andrew Tufano
- saxophone: Chris Ferrari

Deetales
Music and Lyrics by Eli Pafumi
- guitar, bass, keys/synth, vocals: Eli Pafumi
- drums, vocals: Jere Pafumi
- vocals: Mollie Jane
- voices: dad

Rita Lands
Music and Lyrics by Eli Pafumi
- guitar, bass, keys/synth, vocals: Eli Pafumi
- drums, vocals: Jere Pafumi
- cello: Caitie Noles
- voices: Rita

Kyle is a robot!
Music and Lyrics by Eli Pafumi
- guitar, bass, keys/synth, vocals: Eli Pafumi
- drums, vocals: Jere Pafumi
- voices: Kyle

Round Back
Music and Lyrics by Eli Pafumi
- guitar, keys/synth, vocals: Eli Pafumi
- drums, synth, vocals: Jere Pafumi
- bass: Jake Stanbro

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Track Name: give it space
VERSE ONE
My solo cosmic evolution
Across the black sky sea
Was star charts, confusion and bottled telemetry

CHORUS
A magic trick floats through my lips
And asks for open hands
Into promised lands

VERSE TWO
You are here like I knew you’d be
But illusions are mixing with my reality
My odyssey down rabbit holes
Of mechanized interpol's
Left me in hands of fate for evening tea

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Give it space x8

CHORUS
Track Name: Rita Earns the Keys to Martian Man's Space Station
VERSE ONE
Spinning off her axis
Waiting in line for the sun
Rita-go-round a nova
Can anyone
Clean the chalkboard
Give an answer
To her majesty unknown
And her cycle forming universe
That arranges all our bones

CHORUS
On the outside
My orbit’s on the outside
And that’s where I’m headed to

VERSE TWO
Martian Man came ‘round the bend
Wearing narcoleptic eyes
‘Scuse me ma’am I’m on the move
Do you have a place to hide?
Introduced myself to stars
A million mirrors wide
You’ve been out to the infinities
While I’ve been passing time

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Bengal parker lost at sea
Did you come here to save me?
I could take your place you know?
Finally find some rest at home
I’ve spun this rock from the same location
Then he gave me the keys to his space station
Outside
Track Name: Prayer to the Experienced
CHORUS
Jimi, genius, may I please
Pick a blossom from your tree
Find the groove and follow it to the end
I was told in a dream

VERSE ONE
What are bruises anyway?
Purple lessons or mistakes
I hear the hurt and I dim the beams
This machine is playing me

BRIDGE
Stuck I am
Stuck I’ve been
Let me move
Beyond my skin
I pray the space
Between head and hands
Will erase
On my command

VERSE TWO
Build me like a jigsaw puzzle
I guarantee no trouble
I already lined the frame
In your name, in your name

FINAL CHORUS
Jimi, genius, may I please
Pick a blossom from your tree
Find the groove and follow it to the end
I was told in a dream
Think I know what it means
Track Name: Great Expectations
VERSE ONE
Look at me like a silhouette
Round out the corners of your protagonist
Out from the shadows
Fade from black, I am back
And here I’ll stay

CHORUS
Doing my best to pick up speed
Watch with your ears and you will see
These great expectations won’t hold me

VERSE TWO
I’ve been bent, I’ve been broken
But I hope into a better shape
Dickens said it best
Suppose he prophesied my fate
If these years are my novel
Read the pages in between
I hear the story picks up after chapter eighteen

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Rumours bounce off the wall
Like we’re in a concert hall
Defy, exceed, I’m on my knees
The truth lies scattered in these A, B, C’s

VERSE THREE
Standing here before you
Riding this train down the tracks
When I decided to go rogue
Risk and reward filled my backpack
I’ll give you my love, I’ll give you pain
Here’s the fruition of my right brain
Don’t judge this book without knowing how it ends

CHORUS
Track Name: House in the Air
VERSE ONE
One step more
Reinforce the floor
If you slip through
It’s not on you
Until I clear the door

VERSE TWO
Watched your tread
The cargo of your head
If you should stay
Locked in these days
Who should lock the rest?

CHORUS
Oh I’d condensate my consciousness
Into the space the holds
This house in the air
We’ll find some peace of mind
To know in forward time we’re here

VERSE THREE
How’s the view
Overwhelming you?
Fortune found
Hung wits from the ground
Good thing I was around

CHORUS

BRIDGE
We don’t know much of anything here
But we’re all caught up in props of bad timing
Curtain close, intermission chose us
Now grow our limbs we shall
Into this shadow’s shell

CHORUS
Track Name: Deetales
VERSE ONE
My blood
Belongs to me now
My back
Was breaking
From stacking heaven’s bricks

CHORUS
Deetales
Are vying for
Your attention
My mind
Comes from yours
Think it’s time we sync them

VERSE TWO
Once I hit the ice box you pull me in
Fast to forgive when nostalgia begins
What am I from the nest
Who’da guess
I’d go this way
Oh I’d go this way

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Understand
I am not the man
You want me to be

CHORUS
Track Name: Rita Lands
VERSE ONE
Soakin’ the sun with the dodo birds
Always on holiday
Snuck in a high for a little while
Paper dreams burn up in space

CHORUS
Catch me fighting the current
I go way back with gravity
Time moves slow in the moment
Is this the nowhere I want to be
How could I be here and everywhere
Did the tide fold me to the sea
Landed before I could make amends
With the hands of curiosity

VERSE TWO
Riots for reasons I don’t want to admit
Throwing trash in the can like I’m over it
Who’s looking at me? Who’s ringing my bell?
Is she pleased to deceive and steal the smoke I inhale

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Hop on, we are going up
One size fits all for now
If I tell you I’m scared
Can I take my bow?

CHORUS
Track Name: Kyle is a Robot!
VERSE ONE
Animatronic movements
Programmed how to lose it
Led by the shit brains who set your course
No longer an innocent collection
Of coils and plugs
Just a hollowed out control center
With a shiny, mechanic front

CHORUS
(Reboot the boy) Set back his clock to when we were boys
‘Cause right now
Kyle is a robot

VERSE TWO
I’m not a fan
Of this techno funk you’re in
Your currents aren’t flowing
Toxins replaced your skin
Smoke billowing out
Too much pressure inside
Did you build your bones like this
Or will you blame Dr. Frankenstein?

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Two pumping hearts
Walking through the woods
No dreams of electric sheep
Only leaving this neighborhood
Eyes glued to Coppola and Kubrick
Watching time like a movie screen
I was the audience to past time
Now I know your script before you read
Track Name: Round Back
VERSE ONE
That’s a wrap on memory
For tonight and what you see
Did you feel or soak in dreams
In these waves of energy

CHORUS
Round back
We’re rounding back
We’re always spinning
And we’re going back
We’re rounding back
Back to beginning
In the orbit of our cul de sacs
With questions tacked
To the ceiling
And we’ll never know the meaning
Of these days
But that’s okay
So here’s some thanks
We’ll still be here
When you need to play

VERSE TWO
Magnetize ourselves to you
If we’re lucky and in tune
None of this belongs to us
We only find it when we don’t look

CHORUS

BRIDGE
We can sink forever inwards
And there are moments when we do
We shrink smaller in these constellations
If we run from clues

CHORUS

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