Shady Lights

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released October 27, 2017

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SNAX
SHADY LIGHTS

All songs written, produced and performed by Paul 'Snax' Bonomo, except where indicated.

No Fakin' and Turn It co-written with Sebastian 'Mavin' Magassouba.
Turn It produced by BonomoLeMagass.
Hood Rat and Her Majesty co-written with Bjoern Trenker.

Keyboards and synths, programming, piano, organ, bass, guitar, percussion and vocals by Snax.
Sax on I'm A Planet, Daddy Island and Final Hour by T-Word.
Background vocals on No Fakin' and Turn It by Mavin.
Bass on Are You With Me? by Taylor Savvy.
Background vocals on Hands Dirty and No Fakin' by Bjoern Trenker.
Violin on Two Souls and Pillow Town by Jules Etienne.
Background vocals on Pillow Town by Jules Etienne.

Recorded in Berlin, Germany.
Mastered by Cem at Jammin Masters - Berlin.

Cover design: Mario Dzurila.

All songs published by Love Pollution Music ASCAP.
‘I'm A Planet’ published by Love Pollution ASCAP / Copyright Control.
'Turn It' and 'No Fakin'' published by Love Pollution Music ASCAP / Sebastian Magassouba GEMA.

Special thanks to Mavin, Jules Etienne, T-Word, Taylor Savvy, Mario Dzurila and to Jan Wanschura for his invaluable generosity.

My heart goes to the one whose endless support made this album possible, from The Good Room to Pillow Town. I love you, Bjoern!

And thank and praise to Hil for teaching me to follow the Shady Lights.
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Track Name: I'm A Planet
I’M A PLANET

I’m a planet and you’re my moon
Spinning round, scoping the room
So confess, be bodyless
This gravity you can’t resist
More than just a dance
Join me in my arrogance
Us two will get there soon
Cuz I’m a planet and you’re a moon

Spin
Shake
Blast off
Rotate

If life is so great
Why’s it so great to escape?
Always looking for a time machine
When all I need’s in front of me
Immortality
Ain’t what she used to be
Get ready for the big boom
Cuz you’re a planet and I’m your moon

Spin
Shake
Blast off
Rotate

Get ready for the big boom
Track Name: Hands Dirty
HANDS DIRTY


I won’t wait for all your stars to align
So much body language but still can’t read your sign
All this hocus pocus and no focus
Texting got nothing on us
We’re having trouble loading more guys

So get your hands dirty
Get on the real
It’s so nervy to do what you feel
We’re past flirty
It’s time for a deal
So get your hands dirty
And get back on the real

I don’t need you to tell me what’s what
When I get to 1000 then we can talk about slut
Spare me all the drama
This ain’t no fate or karma
Gossip ain’t that juicy
The singer gets the pussy
The singer gets the pussy

So get your hands dirty
Get on the real
It’s so nervy to do what you feel
We’re past flirty
It’s time for a deal
So get your hands dirty
And get back on the real
Track Name: No Fakin'
No Fakin'
(text by Mavin and Snax)


I'd like to take you on a trip inside
To let you see what I have on my mind
then maybe, baby you can visualize
and hopefully you also sympathize

Some things are circulating in my head
I cannot put in words, don't be misled
and other things you always trivialize
The time is right to finally emphasize

I'd like to see you tryin' to understand
I am the one, on me you can depend
Why do we have to overanalyze
the status of our love, let's legalize

Legalize
Toss and turn
Insomnia
And rub my eyes
Gettin’ caught up in fantasize
I’m just trying to seal the deal
and supersize
Supersize
SUPERSIZE
Sing

Really ain't no fakin'
I’m so goddamn into you
Really ain't no fakin'
I’m so goddamn into you

Oo, oo, I
I wanna give it to you
I

Sometimes when I am tossing in my bed
Insomnia takes your place instead
I think of us and then I fantasize
Let's finally seal the deal and supersize

Some things are circulating in my head
I cannot put in words, don't be misled
and other things you always trivialize
The time is right to finally emphasize

Emphasize
I’m done with the disguise
Cuz us two will rise
Look I’m just sayin’
Finally after all the heartbreakin’
This right here
Really ain’t no fakin’

Really ain't no fakin'
I’m so goddamn into you
Really ain't no fakin'
I’m so goddamn into you
Track Name: Turn It (feat. Mavin)
TURN IT
(text: Mavin)

I’m a sucker
Magassouba
I’m a sucker
Just do it

Say say something baby
Something that you know I like
Try and impress me baby
Someone no one else has tried
I’m a sucker for a beat
Fine white sugar, oh so sweet
Would you like to rock the boat
Give me body, make me float

Turn it into something special
Turn it into something good
Grind up on me for good measure
Come on get into the groove

Play play something baby
Spin those records that I like
Turn turn turn the fader
Bring it home back to life
Pucker up for a kiss
This white sugar you can’t miss, no
Play the scale note by note
Let me be your antidote

Turn it into something special
Turn it into something good
Grind up on me for good measure
Come on get into the groove

I’m a sucker
Just do it

I want you bad and I want you now
Baby giggyup, giddyup
Turn me out
I want you bad and I want you now
Baby giggyup, giddyup
Turn me out
Tell me
Do you want me to
Do you on the dance floor like the nasties do
Just tell me
Do you want me to
Do you on the dance floor like the nasties do it
Track Name: Fierce Imperative
FIERCE IMPERATIVE


We may be stardust
But times are tough
Got no room if you can’t take some playing rough
Inaccessible?
Not a bit
A remarkable woman who won’t take any shit

One thing’s for certain
I ain’t gonna be the one hurting
I’m not gonna get hurt
I’m not gonna get hurt

Take this fierce imperative
And show me what you got to give
Take this fierce imperative
And show me what you got

Now what was that I heard you say?
This can only make us stronger day by day
Play my hand
Lay it on the line
Ain’t no thing been in this game a long time

One thing’s for certain
I ain’t gonna be the one hurting
I’m not gonna get hurt
I’m not gonna get hurt

Take this fierce imperative
And show me what you got to give
Take this fierce imperative
And show me what you got
Track Name: Loose Beat
LOOSE BEAT

What to do, what to do
It's nothing if I can't share it with you
On my own, can't go home
We're hanging up at a quarter to two
Don't wanna play mix and mingle
Don't wanna play let's pretend we're single
Now who's to say
Not supposed to happen today

My loose beat is incomplete

No freak flag waving
I just lost a little feeling
Someone lied, someone died
I wanna be a human being
Go away
Don't matter where
Go away
Stomp our feet and scream it's not fair
Now who's to say
Not supposed to happen today

My loose beat is incomplete
Track Name: Final Hour
Final Hour

Hey sweets
You can do it

Movie extra
Market teller
Plaza tender
House cleaner
End up toilet
Nursing home coat check
Cater the dance floor
Backstage tour

Final hour
Final hour
And quittin’ time

Hey sweets
You can do it

Commercial server
Mixer performer
All night
Shady lights
Part time whore
On the ward
At the bar
Superstar

Final hour
Final hour
And quittin’ time
Track Name: Are You With Me?
ARE YOU WITH ME?

Why fight it?
These are my people
I made it
And so much more possible

Are you with me?

Sometimes I
I only function
And that’s all right
It all comes round again

Are you with me?

Piece it all
Piece it together
Nothing is
Nothing’s forever
So what fight it?
These are my people
I made it
And so much more possible

Are you with me?
Track Name: Make Me Disappear
MAKE ME DISAPPEAR



You can call me
Serena Joy
Drink in hand, In front of the TV
I’m teary eyed
Adjusting my CC
People say, Where have you been?
You may see me against the wall
Maybe I’m caught up in this or that
Don’t hold back how I react

Sometimes got to sing in silence
I know how to get outta here
I know how to make me disappear

You can’t take
The basement out of the boy
So I drop the bitter
And keep the bitchy
Do it with a smile
Still being me
I may be one for walks down memory lane
See I’m feeling jet lag but I been nowhere
Cold gob smacked and I don’t care

Sometimes got to sing in silence
I know how to get outta here
I know how to make me disappear
Track Name: Two Souls
TWO SOULS

Sometimes I can see into the future
Two souls looking out for one another
They’re home
But the house is long gone
Someone said write a love song

But we do them one better
Did you ever contemplate forever?

Cold busted
And half a man
Joints rusted
Ain’t got no plan
Out all night and sleep all day
No direction but we’re on our way

Cuz we do them one better
Did you ever contemplate forever?
Yes we do them one better
Did you ever contemplate forever?
Track Name: Hood Rat
HOOD RAT

I’m really pissed at you for making me feel like hood rat
I’m really pissed at you
Don’t make me feel like no hood rat
Track Name: Her Majesty (for Brian)
HER MAJESTY (for Brian)


Her Majesty
How could she dare?
Now she really lives everywhere
While we stay here
But a muse is gone
Now I’m waiting for a ghost to appear
Please don’t make me wait too long

You should be sauntering through that door right now
Things won’t ever be the same somehow
At this late stage
We used to rage
Oh how we raged
Then I get that faraway look in my eye

Just one more party
Things will turnaround you’ll see
If only

Her Majesty
How could she dare?
Now she really lives everywhere
While we stay here
But a muse is gone
Now I’m waiting for a ghost to appear
Please don’t make me wait too long

Please don’t make me wait too long
Track Name: Pillow Town
PILLOW TOWN



Now I don't have to try too hard
Living the life of Reily
One second since we part
And I miss you already

No matter what state I'm in
You're there again and again
Even if I end up in the cut out bin
I still got a song to sing

Welcome to Pillow Town
It’s no thing just hanging around
After the partying down
We take the first train back
to Pillow Town


Now there's a world outside
And a bag full of memory
A little disappear and hide
Never hurt nobody

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