Black Box

by Shoresh

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"Black Box" won’t be for everybody. There are times when it will feel a little slow to a generation hyped up on autotune and mega-bass. For the listener with a heart, a soul, and the ability to appreciate powerful poetry and well-placed arrangements, “Black Box” will be a revelation and a jewel in their musical crown". from review by Bobby Jo Valentine

February 2011. Now 35 years old with four kids, singer/songwriter Shoresh releases his debut solo album "Black Box". In the short time since its launch, with no singles released and with only independent PR but mostly by word of mouth, the album has been receiving unprecedented praise and radio airplay from many music dinosaurs around the globe.

Shoresh's "Black Box" is a personal guided tour in to his untamed mind reflecting an uncut view of the confused/happy/sad/lonely/intoxicated/loving/cold moments of a man struggling to make some sense in this era. His music creates more of a feeling than a sound, each note representing a moment in life and each song offering more questions than answers.
This makes “Black Box” a completely unique arrangement from an artist with a unique perspective on life and a testament to the human experience.
Buckle up & enjoy the ride….

Contact: shoresh222@gmail.com
Web: www.shoreshblackbox.com
Blog: shoreshpinkbox.blogspot.com

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released January 1, 2011

all songs written and composed by Shoresh.

Shoresh - Vocals
Amir Lev - musical production and additional guitars
Ben Golan - guitars
Yair Vermot - Keys
Nave Koren - Drums
Dor Koren - bass
Tom Kelner - cello on "Uncontrollable" & "Paved in Veins"
Hava Teichman - vocals on "Tossing Coins"

recorded at Tzolelet studios, TLV
Mixed by Eyal Dafna
Mastered by Georgetown Masters, Nashville

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Track Name: Back Home
take a look from above
back and forth and to all sides
take a step back son
take a step back son

let the time take it's toll
close the curtains and make the call
you gotta reassess and take back control

you have it all but there's something missing
same old thing there's something missing here
you know how it feels

Have a smoke and lay back
You've made your mama proud
Know your way back home
Know your way back home

let your mind take the fall
Better sooner and pay the toll
You gotta reassess and take back control
Track Name: Ghost Town
I feel something heavy sitting on my chest
this ghost town I used to call once home, looks as it hit a storm and everybody's gone away and I'm not here to stay
grass is getting grey. Today.

I feel my head exploding, signs of warning
this strange-town I used to call once home, looks as it hit a storm
and everybody's gone away and I'm not here to stay
smoke is everywhere. Today.

I feel something empty building in my head
this home-town is back to wear its form, no signs there was a storm
and everybody's home again and something's in the air
something in the air. Today.

Row on, I wanna share you
you don't seem to hurt any more
Row on, I wanna break it all
you don't seem to hurt any more
Track Name: Uncontrollable
I broke my hands and now I'm feeding on you
I dried my heart and I'm thirsty
carved your face in my imagination
and now it burns much more

Strip off your old parachute
you are falling. Uncontrollable.

Peel off your skin
regrets will not dry up your tears
I thought you should have known by now
time is not on your side

I smoked my lungs and now I'm breathing for you
I gave you bread and I'm starving
put aside my own disintegration
I gave you clothes, now I'm cold
Track Name: Weary
Waiting in line, I got number nine hundred thousand six hundred eighty one, this man is shoving in.
I'm gonna hold, this boy is hardly two years old and he's got a jig saw that can cut in metal,
times are changing and I'm still patient for you
you wanted to try out your way, we're not getting younger

every day, your beauty fades
you are weary you are weary
and you're gone

Concentrate, you might be next as the numbers go in random order, so unproportional.
I might as well buy a land here if we're waiting why not make it bit more comfortable,
times are changing and I'm still patient for you
you wanted to try out your way, we're not getting younger

every day, your beauty fades
you are weary you are weary
and you might try to walk on the ocean but I can't take your fall
for too long as the tide comes to shore and the waves crashing hopes for
tomorrow, all the sand in our clothes, all this summer sun and the signs off
the road for tomorrow, for tomorrow, and you're gone
Track Name: Glance
I've Put my face on the market shelf,
put a price tag standing out
I've done my hair and I smell real good
and I seem to get it right.

Waiting as the days go by
many trollies have passed my aisle
If I don't sell now I'll find myself
for sale for half price.

And why, I don't get a glance from you…

Cruising across the great big sea
got my swimming working right
Got big fins and shiny scales
bubble rings I can do in style

A step to the left, one to the right
got my feet all working out
if you wanna cha-cha, I will show you mucha
moves you'll be surprised

And why, I don't get a glance from you…
Track Name: Big Fish
I think I drank too much again and I can feel my head saying things which I just can't explain, but I can tell you jokes that'll make you go "ha ha ha ha ha"

Everything must be in place, you just can't put in words in Idish like "gefilte fish"', there are some things that U should know if you want big fish to swim into your bowl

"Please Mend my broken heart, yearn for all your love" is that good enough or you'd rather me go
"Please don't break our love, don't walk out my life" that's surely enough for your eyes to sparkle
Track Name: Tossing Coins
On and off tossing coins again, drawing up my route on hills and mountains
It feels quite empty but the sun is yet to fall. Always where the wind has gone

Walked into the woods where no-one else could, expect to find some consolation
It feels quite empty but the sun is yet to fall. Always where the wind has gone

Float along the waves you form, wander the ocean.
Waving. Sacrifice the ways you're going crazy, but all you can feel is cold and warm, the summer glow playing in motion. Waving. Sacrifice the ways you're going crazy, but all you can feel… the sun isn't actually real

Some where on the ocean floor lies filling for your growing hole
you want it and it's all for you
you take a breath and dive again, spit some blood you know the pain
you want it and it's all for you

and your mind is now far and away
Track Name: Gate B5
Go before you'll miss your flight
don't forget to tag your bags
Go and spread your light and shine the world
I will wait for you at home

Final call, go ahead
boarding gate is to your left
Don't forget to call as soon as you can
just to let me know you're fine

I know you'll meet dragons ahead
Just do what I told you
when it rains in your way
you just hide, like I showed you every time

Go beyond the main drag
find your way, avoid the crowd
When you're lost, smile and take your time
too few things are worth being found

I know there'll be times when the storm
will turn your boat over
Ain't no use fighting waves
brave men learn to avoid them
like I did, like I showed you

Push back heavy sandstorms, in the desert where eagles will fly over you
Run through haunted forests, don't look back behind your shoulder feel your heart beat
There's no need to dig in hard soil, you can never lose a castle you don't have
Keep that smile on your face and I'll keep mine
Track Name: Paved In Veins
i know that at the end we'll all go
you know. I'm walking in trails of emotions
hear me now, I'm going

you touch and everything gets mixed up inside
you drive in roads paved in veins

love all the way to you…

i know that at the end we'll all go
you know I'm wandering with vague lights
hear me now, I'm going

you take and everything gets mixed up inside
you drive in roads paved in veins

love all the way to you…
Track Name: Black Box
Pull the curtains down
You can send everybody home
You know I'm on to you
time to introduce yourself
Turn the sirens off
Pull the sheet over my head
You know I've come to terms
The show is over now for good

I laughed more than I could ever dream
No hard statements I can leave behind
There's no praise falling down
But overall it's been a blast

Turn the volume down
There's no need to feel sad now
The end has just begun
this show is over now for good

I laughed more than I could ever dream
No hard statements I can leave behind
There's no praise falling down
Maybe you can find some sense…. before you're done