And The People of The Pop Republic

by Alma Thomas

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released May 1, 2012

Producer:
Pedro Milman

Co-producers:
Alexandre Castilho and
Alma Thomas

Executive Producers:
Alexandre Castilho
Alma Thomas
Emmerson Nogueira
Pedro Milman
Victor Pozas

recorded at Estúdio Madre Música - Rio de Janeiro, RJ
recording engineer - Fabricio Matos
adicional recording engineers - Daniel Musy e Fernando Rebelo
assistents Cainã and Benardo Bentes

mixed at* Estúdio Versão Acústica - São João Nepomuceno, MG
mixing engineer - Pedro Milman
*except track 3 "One More Take" mixed at Alvaro Mix by Álvaro Alencar

mastered at Batmastersom - Rio de Janeiro, RJ
mastering engineer - Luiz Tornaghi

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Track Name: On The Line
On The Line

Its taken long to get up here
Its something I confess
They said I wouldn’t hold on for so long

The lights go on I feel undressed
I’ve got something to say
Can I just for once get things straight

My father never saw me here
And now it’s more than late
Maybe I’m the one played safe

Dreaming has left me
This one simple thing
And now it’s right here in my face

It’s my time to sing
A freedom that comforts me
Where I want to be
as I sit here and write where my hearts gone
Where it all went wrong
Where I’ll thank for staying to listen to just one more song

Inspired by the multitude of people who’ve been used
There’s never any reason to break things

For those of you who stood by me
We live and work each day
Holding on for life and sweet dreams

I know you’re worth the time of spent
Forever, now, and then
Maybe I’m the one who played safe

Dreaming has left me
This one simple thing
And now it’s right here in my face

Its my time to sing
A freedom that comforts me
Where I want to be
And I sit here and write where my hearts gone
Where it all went wrong
Where I’ll thank for staying to listen to just one more song

Every single time your faith in me was on the line
Broke down on my knees as I sayin’ help me please
Your kiss, your lips, its this that keeps me on my feet for you
Track Name: Song For The Broken
Song for the Broken

Like in every note
that I ever wrote, I use
your sweet warm smile for every challenge

while inside your hold
you never cried without a reason

speakin' to your soul, singin to your song of love

And like this melody 
You’re a part of me, and I climb
to find the summit of your embrace

and though it may get cold
I'll find you shelter in a message

speakin' to your soul, singin to your song of love

I'll take you home
wrap you in song that will help you heal from the pain
your just to strong, but let me lead just today
our love has spoken, a song for the broken will heal us today

like an anecdote
our story may be told
but they'll change the names
and we'll listen from a distance

and those nostalgic songs
they'll remind us of the lessons

speakin' to your soul, singin' to your song of love

I'll take you home
wrap you in song that will help you heal from the pain
your just to strong, but let me lead just today
our love has spoken, a song for the broken will heal us today
Track Name: One More Take
One More Take

This thing I got is a calling of sorts
so be careful how you approach it

Its not like high school when we would get drunk
while mom and dad didn’t notice

Its more like when things were easy and there wasn’t
nothin’ in the way of our intentions

Just follow me there’ll be somethin’ for us
So its when and were that’s the question

We traveled far to get closer to home
In all honesty I never mentioned

There was a time when I couldn’t get it done
But I never ran from second handed chances

I feel like I’m in a movie
and someone just told me the camera is on
Give me just one more take and
I swear it’s the last time I’ll get it wrong

Cause on take two I was holdin’ my breath
and I couldn’t show you my passion
They say the third times a charm so good luck ,
cause I’m comin’ home and this time will be different
Track Name: Baby Has
Baby Has

It's right there in front of me
How can I choose?

If you could imagine
Being Stuck in my shoes

Here in this madness
We never see the ending

When did I promise
To pay all my dues?
In the ending, it always comes back strong

Refrão:
We were on a roll here baby
Falling back into love, 
We’ll take it in stride, just take your time
Baby has, baby has somthin’
I got to believe it, Baby has it all
 
Its not time for little things
There's no time to loose

If we’re moving on from here
Its high time I choose

We’ll stay and live happily
Just stay in bed ‘till morning

Or history repeats itself
Just not here with you
But I want my blues, and you are my muse

Refrão:
So we’re on a roll here baby
Falling back into love, 
we’ll take it in stride, just take your time
Baby has, baby has somthin’
I got to believe it, Baby has it all

Bridge:
All this talking makes big 'ol mess
But after talkin’ lies, livin’ this thing right, 
all we have to do is love
Track Name: Alone feat. Joo Kraus
Alone

something happens to the soles of my feet
never knew that i could fall for the beat 
of love
you are the one

every now and then i listen to the
amazing symphony that bends to the calling of
my special love

dancings not enough
if we can care there's nothing
that will carry me to paradise 
like my enchanted life

raise a glass
and toast to something
dont try to make it all alone

raise a glass
and toast to something
dont try to make it all alone

never had to prove that I could believe
its impossible to leave something
that my love, wont pick right up

move you body to the rythmn so we
wont feel sorry that we came far to
loosen up
i've had enough

dancings not enough
if we can care there's nothing
that will carry me to paradise 
like my enchanted life

raise a glass
and toast to something
dont try to make it all alone

raise a glass
and toast to something
dont try to make it all alone
Track Name: Promise feat. Emmerson Nogueira
Promise


tried to call you yesterday
thought it was the time we planned
another hour passed and I was
hoping you’d have called at home

and I knew
kept on trying, but I cant get through

seems as though your coming back
the smell of you it holds me in
from letting life dilute the very essence 
of our normal life 

and I knew
I only tuned the frequency to you

and faith brings
the patience of our promise here
and I pray
that sanity is not a virtue, 
I really never meant to hurt you

slowly now it comes to me
we were always meant to be
confessions alway hurt but now I 
want to grow and all I need 

is you
I see our childrens eyes in all you do

and faith brings
the patience of our promise here
and I pray
that sanity is not a virtue, 
I really never meant to hurt you
Track Name: I'll Hold You
I'll Hold You

I look back at children playin and I
can see the light

Its not that I didnt want that life

I went for the loneliness in the stake that you’d be mine
but I cant blame you, cause this was my own lie

Get back to steppin’ over people
Livin’ in the street

Its not that I know the life they lead

they've got that loneliness with your eyes its hard to meet
but I cant blame them, for something I disguise

you wrote me through
you wrote my tune
in these walkin shoes
I need to know
my friend
how long, how wrong,
how I'll hold you

The other day I needed somethin but I
didn't understand

why I even make my own demands

cause I see this neediness as an ordinary thing
but I cant blame you, for my oblivion

you wrote me through
you wrote my tune
in these walkin shoes
I need to know
my friend
how long, how wrong,
how I'll hold you
Track Name: Loving Sounds
Loving Sounds

walkin down this road
has helped me be alone

I've dreamed enough to know
that hope, it cant be still

I turned the corner of
a childhood memory

that's here inside of me
I’d thrown away the key

waking up to the loving sounds
is all I have to hear
growing up in this run down town
is good enough for me

Oh how could I be who I am?

It’s been a windin road
to find my way back home

there're things out there I learned
I never had to know

but now when I came back
you had a piece of me

the search it never stopped
for my identity

waking up to the loving sounds
is all I have to hear
growing up in this run down town
is good enough for me

just how could I stay far from here ?

and you'll be gone
on Sunday mornin’
and leave this town right at your feet

and on your own you think your losing

waking up to the loving sounds
is all I have to hear
growing up in this run down town
is good enough for me

how could my love get you down?
Track Name: New Moon feat. Legatto Grupo Vocal
New Moon

when your at home
sleeping and warm
trying to live your dreams

I sneek a peek
now I feel weak
someone transformed my soul

It's a new moon now and I sleep by your craddle
rockin' this song for your peace 

When I know your long gone within those sleepin' stables
Cant help but thank god you were born

soft to the touch
I know its not much
to whisper into your ear

I'll always be near
theres nothing to fear
we'll be here by you side

It's a new moon now and I sleep by your craddle
rockin' this song for your peace 

When I know your long gone within those sleepin' stables
Cant help but thank god you were born

whenever life throws something by your way
hope I can get you through

And the castles that you make
I will be there watchin’ you, someone to cheer in the stands

It's a new moon now and I sleep by your craddle
rockin' this song for your peace 

When I know your long gone within those sleepin' stables
Cant help but thank god you were born

I'm a new mom now and I sleep by your craddle
rockin' this song for your peace 

When I know your long gone within those sleepin' stables
Cant help but thank god you were born
Track Name: Just Say My Name
Just Say My Name
What Ive done is waited way to long to say it
what i havent done is lied
what i´ve done is asked for you give me just a small exception

What i havent done is wasted all the closeness
waking beside your blue eyes
What ive done is stood beside your every breath, your indecision

I never know what side your on
its not so black and white. so black and white
I´m not denying that your right
its just I need some more time, to figure out if i can really stay 

just say my name
just say my name
there's nothing left to prove,
just say my name

What we done is opened every old contention
What we haven´t done is cried
What we've done is mixed it up and now we've blinded every question

What we've done is found that love is overrated
nothing thats past can survive
What we haven't done is shared the hopes for now, and in the future

I never know what side your on
its not so black and white. so black and white
I´m not denying that your right
its just I need some more time, to figure out if i can really stay 

just say my name
just say my name
there's nothing left to prove, just say my name

I never know what side your on
its not so black and white. so black and white
I´m not denying that your right
its just I need some more time, to figure out if I can really stay 

just say my name
just say my name
there's nothing left to prove, 
just say my name
Track Name: The Story
The Story

with this little piece of dream I'm overflowing
with the endless possibilities I'm findin'
that it saciates the thirst 
yet the hunger almost hurts
cause you know the expectations are a burden

tiny fragments of imagination floating
over countless other personal explosions
of a special mystic kind,
that is very hard to find
but together we can try exploring heaven

if you got the money
I´ve got the car we’ll drive all night
and in the morning
we’ll put it together,thats alright

the story 
is your
and mine
so we'll be fine
if trust is on our side
makin’ memories that will bind us for a lifetime

You remember when they asked us what our plane was?
And we shrugged and laughed and told them it’s beyond us
It was never on my mind, all the love I’d leave behind
But we always said we wanted to be older