Celebrate

by Praying for the Rain

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    The new album captures the vibrant and uplifting nature of the band, with celebratory vibes and evocative sentiments, the songs combine their unique blend of folk, roots, a tinge of country and Americana, with beautifully crafted vocals, that make their sound so unmistakable. The new album is a celebration of all the years the band and extended family of wonderful players have been performing and sharing their music together.
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1.
Obsession 03:53
Obsession, Obsession With love and honour, when love goes sour With intangible dreams, when life falls apart at the seams With money and power, when money rules the hour With names and places, those nameless faces Obsession, Obsession The unknown future, the strings to the past To find someone to nurture, to find a lover that’s going to last Obsession, Obsession Obsession with all these I’m going to spread my wings, I’m going to fly
2.
The sun’s going down across the sky see those city lights left far behind feel that cool breeze brush across my eyes like a snowflake on the shore she leaves me wanting more could be my paradise hey don’t look too far gonna have me that brand new car cause I work the grind from five to five just to keep you by my side now the man says it’ll cost me more to get my feet back on the floor can you believe how he’s done me wrong now i clutch the wheel in my hand driving across this empty land I’m feeling free now the sun’s going down across the sky see those city lights nightime the shadows fly away I’ve got freedom in my hand don’t expect you to understand now that things are going my way
3.
Celebrate 03:21
See the sun rise every morning. Lay some peace upon your face Should be enough to make your day, before you read any headline news They say the light is over the horizon, we’re in the dawning of a new age Will end the fighting and learn to feed the starving We’ll search our hearts to find a way No use in worrying about tomorrow and you can’t hold on to the past So live now and be true to yourself, it’s the best we can do Na Na Na Na No one said this life would be easy, look how we make it through the troubled times And as the walls crumble all around us, be clear of mind and let your spirit run free
4.
I’m sitting here in my little room, sometimes I find it hard to breathe The corner shared with a bristle and broom, the sirens wailing underneath Now all my frustration turned to anger and all the faces I could not forgive Well I’m always waiting in a line, wasting all my time, singing la la la la la la la I’m all alone and deep in the heart of the city, shine the light down on me Trying to find somewhere to call my own, a space with familiar sounds like home Four walls on permanent loan, a table and a telephone Well I’m always waiting in a line, wasting all my time, singing la la la la la la la I’m all alone and deep in the heart of the city, shine the light down on me Use to feel so safe and so secure, now I’m on my own and I’m never really sure Just what the hell I’m doing, singing la la la la la lal I’m all alone and deep in the heart of the city, shine the light down on me
5.
With a can of beer and a tragic sneer, he sings all the afternoon Outside the Pizza Hut, indifference sees a nut as just a normal loon Now the traffic keeps a humming as he pours out his soul Every word is meant for you and me As the Jesus people fight, so others can see the light Angel of Mercy, you helped me walk and you helped me talk when I didn’t think I could Angel of Mercy, your words helped me, when my lips failed me and I wasn’t much good Picture a man, who’s had a stroke, he laughs and he cries and he talks to the folk that he conjures Now see the man with a funny twitch, he fought in the war, but he didn’t get rich Now he tells his stories and recalls the horrors with a sentimental smile It was so sublime to live in that time Now he sits at the bar, makes me touch his scars and remembers Angel of Mercy, you helped me walk and you helped me talk when I didn’t think I could Angel of Mercy, your words helped me, when my lips failed me and I wasn’t much good
6.
Coming Home 04:41
Space and time, the church bell chimes, I hear the sounds of the ruffled leaves As a child I jumped this fence, won the bet and 20 cents Playing games that I believed in yes I did Trees and colour, the winds of summer, echo in my mind And every year when the leaves turned red, it was school again and early rising I’m coming home, I’m coming home Three weeks or an eternity doesn’t make a difference, because I’m coming home I’ve been away so long, thought at one point I could not carry on Every night I was looking at the stars, made me feel like I was living on mars Trees and colour, the winds of summer, echo in my mind And every year when the leaves turned red, it was school again and early rising I’m coming home, I’m coming home Three weeks or an eternity doesn’t make a difference, because I’m coming home
7.
I was sitting in a coffee bar in a coastal town, when a young girl and her guitar sang me a song She said she’d sing of love for the price of an ice-cream and her meaning was meant for the boy of her dreams I wish I had a dollar for every time I hollered the blues On the grass we lay together, talking about small town life and English weather She said she wanted to move away, but didn’t have the money Didn’t want to work a day, just wanted to sit a play I wish I had a dollar for every time I hollered the blues Don’t know your name or why you came are you some kind of music star? And she said, there’s a lot of mixed up kids running around You could hear the sadness in her voice as she spoke I wish I had a dollar for every time I hollered the blues
8.
I’ll give you all my love, I’ll give you everything I didn’t feel the warmth that your song could bring You can calm a storm, seduce an ancient king Keep a man from harm, so let the sirens sing You can call it love or anything you like Now as we go riding and finding new ways to carry on And as the world moves a little faster now, I’m lying safely in your arms You can call it love or anything you like I’m thinking of you, I’m wasting all my days and my nights Just another hotel room And I’m waiting for the hour that I come home to you You can call it love or anything you like
9.
When I was a young boy it stole my sanity It could always smell my fear, now it’s still haunting me I said no, no, no, it will never let me go Cause its lurking in the shadows and there’s darkness all around me Who’s afraid of the dark? You can’t touch it, you can’t see it Only feel it everywhere It plays on our emotions, strikes those memories Well there is nowhere I can run to only daytime can relieve It will never let me go I said no, no, no, it will never let me go You’ve got to watch to your step and quicken your pace and see your icy breath.
10.
October Moon 04:00
Underneath October Moon I come to a cross roads My compass points to the eastern sky, to all the lies I believe myself This I see, this I see under the light of October Moon So it says on my ancient rune, love is the answer it may come soon If I stop and turn, it’s my soul to burn Under the light of October Moon Now the eyes of the universe are focused on me There is no judgement can set me free, so I hold on to my spirit This I see, this I see under the light of October Moon
11.
Overlooking the red river valley a blanket of clouds hides the stars beyond Father Moon his face an enigma for all those who dance the circle dance For the love of a mother who is another are we not an endless cycle of life...death...birth...and renewal Remembering what I’ve chosen to forget, all my thoughts released on a silent breeze the dog’s voices echo through the autumn leaves, answering the call of my people... that I’ve helped build the steeple, that ruled from shore to shore. Overlooking the Red River Valley Cool is the night that carries my soul down the path that winds below The frost of my breath speaks to isolation for all those who sleep a dreamless night to wake in anticipation for another lazy morning... Overlooking the Red River Valley
12.
The River 05:19
I know where there’s a river that never runs dry You can hear sweet melodies when the night time cries And all its asks us in return is to leave it some solitude I know where there’s a river that never runs dry Well sometimes when I lay by the waters crest And the sky looms so large And the stars seem within my grasp Then a breath of wind blows by, you’d swear you hear the night time sigh I know where there’s a river that never runs dry Lay me down, lay me down Let me rest my tired eyes Cause I’ve found my final resting place I know where there’s a river that never runs dry Where you can feel the pulsing of the earth, the wind and the sky You’ve got to feel that river flow and you my friends could know Where there’s a river that never runs dry
13.
Dad's Song 01:40

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The new album captures the vibrant and uplifting nature of the band, drawing on their long musical journey; the album’s songs combine their unique blend of folk & roots, a tinge of country and Americana, with beautifully crafted vocals that make their sound so unmistakable. The album is filled with memorable songs and melodies, performed with their distinctive style and ability to play upbeat songs, along with slower emotive material. Some of the songs may have been heard being performed over the last few years, while the others have never been recorded or played live before. The album's mood delivers what fans have come to enjoy during Pftr's esteemed history, in both live and previously recorded music. It is a celebration of all the years the band and extended family of wonderful players have been performing and sharing their music together. The album shares celebratory vibes and evocative sentiments, which will instill audiences with a sense of community spirit and shared enthusiasm, creating a truly uplifting experience.
Known for their dynamic and compelling live performances, Praying for the Rain are internationally recognized and have travelled throughout Europe, Canada, Africa, and the Middle East. The have performed at festivals such as Glastonbury, Womad, Cambridge, Frome and Stainsby and at London’s Union Chapel and South bank as part of a world music series presented by the National Theatre.

“this driven musical collective lead by the visionary DeCicco brothers just can't stop the potency of their music and the uncanny enchantment it spreads amongst all of us who
have been fortunate enough to hear the music and follow their journey” Max Reinhardt BBC

"Stunning" It’s like something I’ve heard before, but nothing that I’ve heard before.. Sensual and emotive vocals delicately embroider the ever shifting musical canvas and the overall effect is Arcadian and sublime. Musician Magazine

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released July 15, 2020

Domenic DeCicco - vocals, guitars, mandolin, harmonica, percussion
Vince DeCicco – accordion, vocals
Delagh King – vocals, Bodhran
Mal Darwen – Bass, vocals, mandolin, Bodhran
Paul Sax - violin
Amanda Easton – vocals, percussion
Tom Pepler - drums
James DeHaan – (additional drums sounds and inspiration)

All words & music by Domenic DeCicco and Vince DeCicco
Recorded at Twin Arrows Studios, UK.
Produced, mixed & mastered by Domenic DeCicco
Additional mastering with Will Angeloro
Original art work drawing Mathew Solle
Cover: DD
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Domenic DeCicco Frome, UK

Domenic is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer who has traveled the world sharing his music as a solo artist and as co-founder/lead of the innovative acoustic -roots group Praying for the Rain. He is a deeply soulful and compelling musician and storyteller who brings a rich, uncluttered quality to his music that fills his songs with evocative imagery and lyrical narrative. ... more

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