Story of a Restless Mind (Deluxe Edition)

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Story of a Restless Mind is the first Long-Play by ZAKK.
Merging the "ZAKK EP" from last year with new passionate songs into a fresh coat of paint, makes it the perfect debut album for an emerging talent like his.

It is a journey through each one of us, fighting against our own inner fears to pursue our dreams, falling on our darkest pits but also rising "above the constellations and beyond".

This Deluxe Edition brings four new songs extracted from the studio sessions to the story of the main album.

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released August 31, 2018

All tracks by Isaac de los Reyes Gallego
Lyrics revision by Dominic J. Walsh

Drums by José Benítez (except tracks 8-9)
Rhodes solo by Benjamin Kahn (track 10)
Colouring vocals by Inés Berjón (tracks 5-11)
Trumpet & flugelhorn by David Guillén (tracks 2-3-11)
Additional roars with Benjamin Kahn (track 6)
Children choir by Trafalgar Choral (track 14)

Engineered, produced and mixed by Francisco Ureba
Additional assitance by Raúl G. Quintana
Recorded at Trafalgar Estudios, Vejer de la Frontera (Spain) between August 2016 and July-August 2017.

Mastered by Nick Bennett at Revolution Mastering (London).

Support and additional production by Indiegogo campaign.
Management: Katia Roca

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ZAKK London, UK

Years after starting songwriting sometime around 2003, London-based rock artist ZAKK became aware of the evolution his songs, craving to be heard more and more.
That’s the spark that ignites his debut album, Story of a Restless Mind, a firm declaration of intentions to bring those years of experience, a solid classical training and a vast knowledge of genres through his unique vision and talent.
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Track Name: The Sky Is Not The Limit
Walk among the stars and clouds,
Planets, asteroids around,
Jump from ring to ring, remember where you've been.

A hundred billion miles to Taurus,
Orion's Belt, the Southern Star,
A blink into the Milky Way and back.

There is no need to go to space,
To build a rocket ship and play,
Dreaming as a child who wants to be an astronaut.

All you have to do is pray,
Pray to your own inner place,
Where you can find your own god.

And all you do is shine,
And all you do is shine,
Shine, shine, shine,
Above the constellations and beyond.

A little forest in the mud,
Watery floor and moody clouds,
Watch your steps and crawl not to sink in quicksand.

It is the time to make a vow
The sky is not the limit now,
So let me play the game and take my hand.

And all we do is shine,
And all we do is shine,
Shine, shine, shine,
And breath the universe,

Because the sky is not the limit
Because the sky is not the limit
Because the sky is where you live your dreams,
And let them grow above the constellations and beyond.

The sky is not the limit.
The sky is not the limit.
Track Name: Not Enough For Me
Keep cool, keep calm
I've wasted our last chance,
Be cruel, fake charm,
Pretend like it's all planned,
'Cause it's not enough for me.

Stay low, slow down,
You're not gonna get far,
Stay tall, don't cry,
You stupid old bastard,
That's not enough for me.

It's all in your mind.
It's all in your head.
Nothing is real.

Don't walk, don't run,
That's not going to be wise,
Don't move, don't change,
Keep wearing the same guise.

(No no nooo)
Keep praying, keep failing,
Don't do something odd now (not, not now),
Keep praying, keep failing,
Please, learn and stand up now (now now),
'Cause it's not enough for me.

Release the rope, don't hold it tight
Just let it go, let it all behind.
Believe you changed, or turn the page,
Then change for real, do it all for real!
It's not enough for me!
It's not enough for me!

Keep cool, keep calm
I've wasted our last chance,
Be cruel, fake charm,
Pretend like it's all planned.
'Cause it's not enough for me.
Track Name: Signs of the Universe
Open your eyes and remember who you are,
It’s like you still want to keep falling down.
Spread your wings and remember how to fly,
You’ll see how great you can become.

There was a man waiting to be a star,
He never went very far.
There was a girl willing so hard to shine,
But light was not there by her side.

They met each other, they knew it was fine,
But darkness was around, then aligned.
There was no way to be one anymore,
But they kept fighting to save their love.

And all the signs of the universe
Were telling them they should never fall apart,
And all the signs of the universe
They’re telling them where they should start.

A human story, a war full of faith,
Some old glories covered with some fresh paint,
They stayed together and worked on themselves,
And their dreams were just starting to spread.

It’s just an ordinary story for some ordinary lives,
Everybody goes through hell for a while.
But if you look at the future understanding your past,
There’s no reason why you won’t make it last.

And all the signs of the universe
Were telling us we should never fall apart,
And all the signs of the universe
They’re telling us where we should start.
Track Name: What You Mean To Me
Ok, I must accept that it wasn't true,
All rage I had it's just because I never knew
How much I can deceive the people I have around,
How little I can be, How little I can feel when I'm with you.

That's not what you mean to me.
Oh oh, that’s not what you mean to me.
Because I'm not as good as you, because I'm broken and not glued,
But you are the web that ties me up and makes me feel alive.

All right, I feel like drowning almost all the time,
Consumed in deep thoughts and a scarf around my eyes,
And I'm really deaf and blind if I don't see you in all your shine,
You are my god, you are my path, you are all that I want.

‘Cause you are the whole world to me,
Oh yes, I would move mountains just to see
A big horizon blending with a blue blue sky,
That's what you mean to me.

The flight of evil eagles is just above,
But I want to feel the peace and follow all the doves,
To lead the way to some old-fashioned warm sunny days,
Where all the good and evil melts into a big display,

To show just every better clips,
Oh yes, to laugh over some spilt milk,
Because I've got you and you always will have me,
You can rely on me.

Rely on, rely on, rely on, rely on me.
Rely on, rely on, rely on, rely on me.
Track Name: Obviously So Wrong
Look around and tell me how
You think you're gonna fix this now,
Watch and tell me how you feel,
If this is what you meant for real.

But you're obviously so wrong,
Yeah you're obviously so wrong,
And your chances are now gone.

If you think you're gonna get
More forgiveness than you need,
Keep complaining, keep on praying,
That some things are going to keep
To keep you moving slow.

'Cause you're obviously so wrong
And you can't stand up on your own,
Trying to dream without a tear
When your wounds are not so real,
And that's why you are so wrong!

You can trace your steps one day
But you will see there's nothing there,
You cry for help, you beg in tears,
But you don't have much love to give,
You have no love at all to give.

And how come you can pretend
To give up now if you don't sweat!
If the people that you love
They suffered so to make you gold!
But you're just a golden fraud,
And you're obviously so wrong!

'Cause you're obviously so wrong,
Though you don't want to do harm,
But you're obviously so wrong…
Track Name: Betting on the Wrong Horse
I have to draw myself a better draft,
I have to keep myself out of my past,
Another season, another reason,
Another piece to make me fight at last.

I keep on walking on the long tough course,
I keep on betting on the wrong lost horse,
So far from winning, so far from living,
So far from being myself in this cursed world.

And it's you my strong big hand,
And it's you my sacred land,
Because you're always there and you will always come back,
While I keep betting on the wrong horse

How come I was so blind for all this time,
How come you keep me driving the straight line,
Your new behaviour, or misbehave,
It doesn't matter 'cause you're always there.

And it's you my strong big hand,
And it's you my sacred land,
Because you're always there and you will always come back,
While I keep betting on the wrong horse

And I'm sorry for it all,
For the pain and what you've lost,
But I'm here to redeem all my faults.
Just listen to this noise that grows!

And it's you my strong big hand,
And it's you my sacred land,
Because you're always there and you will always come back,
While I keep betting on the wrong horse.
Track Name: The Noble Path
What can you say if the truth has no answer?
What can you hide if the falsehood reinforces the prey?
Would you change any minute at all,
Any judgment or taunt we were told,
Any harm that was done to our world?

Who would you blame when we hid in our shelter?
Who could I blame for the faults that I held back from them?
Could we change any second we lost,
Any call we hung up and remorse,
Any yell we kept tied to our soul?

Why can't we blame but ourselves
For being lonely like wolves,
For reminding us the good and the bad?
Just step away and believe in who you are.
Track Name: Mindblow
Mindblow,
It's what hides behind your fears and tears.
Mindblow,
It's what makes you not disappear.

I'm not scared of being scared..
I'm not scared of being scared..

I'm not scared of being aware of all my doubts and pains,
I'm not scared to live without knowing what's coming next,

Because I'll make it rain,
Until I dry my veins,
Because I'm not so scared to fly.

I'm not scared to face my end if I give all I’ve got,
I’m not scared to act like those who fought for a chance,

Because they held the flame,
They stood against the shame,
And that’s why I’m not so scared to dive.

The fight is not a simple thought,
You'll suffer night and day with your own ghosts,
But there’s no light without dark,
Embrace what you are.

I am scared of falling down,
So many times more than I can count,
Of tigers, lions coming after me,
But I am not done yet, just watch me rise.

Just watch me rise.
Because to rule the world,
You must know and rule your world,
And let it grow until it blows!
Track Name: Who Said Love Was Easy?
I was trying not to drown in the sea of all my grief,
I was trying not to burn in the fire of my sin,
And I’ll try not to break, not to sink.

All the words that we said, all the silly things I did,
All the streets where we laid in the corners of my dreams,
But it’s all made of castles in the sand,
‘Cause it’s you who I care for, where are you?

I was trying not to fall for the feelings locked inside,
But the time, it was real, and it was your turn to dream,
But you’re not ready now, don’t feel mean.
‘Cause you’re not ready now, I’ll be here.

But who said love, love was easy?
Who said love was so kind?
Who said “No, it’s too risky”?
Who said love was not a crime?
But it won’t mean a thing if my heaven wouldn’t cry,
But who said ti is not worth it trying to fight?

You are there, I do care, with those shining lovely eyes,
In your heart I can see, feelings trying out to cry.
But the walls of your mind may rise up,
And you will be able to throw those walls down.

Because love is not easy,
Because love is not so kind,
Because love is too risky,
Because love’s much of a crime.
But it will mean something if we cross this land alive,
We will laugh against our fate ‘cause we survived.

Whoa! Whoa!

But it will mean something if this waiting makes me cry,
So who’ll say it is not worth it trying to fight!
And I still won’t let you break down, don't give up,
I won’t let you down but try make you smile!
Track Name: Story of a Restless Mind
This is the story of a restless mind,
There’s nothing there but dreams and hopes.
A mind that wonders about reaching high,
But he never knew he was so close.

Sometimes he cries, sometimes he cares,
Sometimes he should, sometimes he would,
But when he closed his eyes, and took a peek inside,
His dreams vanished as a fog.

Oh, poor man, begin to fly!
Don’t be the story of a restless mind!
There is no one there to make you shine,
There’s just you, just you.

This is the story of a human heart,
A bright soul beaten by a heavy path.
Her eyes were green and with hints of brown,
But her soul was rotten, buried alive.

Sometimes she cries, sometimes so loud,
Sometimes she faints, sometimes she prays,
But when she closed her eyes, and took a breath inside,
Her soul brought out the might to tear everything apart.

Oh, poor girl, the one of a kind!
Don’t be a story of a restless mind!
There is no one that can make you shine,
Because you do, you already do,
Oh yes you do.

Oh, poor you, the one of a kind!
Don’t be the story of a restless mind!
There is no one that can make you shine,
Because you do, yeah you already do!
Track Name: A Great Love Song (Bonus Track)
This is a present I brought to you,
A little thing which I call song.
I hope you feel it as I do,
But don't worry, I’ll make it up to you.

You can turn me on in fire, or let me down the aisle,
Look at me, slap me, I don’t even mind,
Deny all that you feel or love me as you do everyday,
‘Cause I just want to see you smile.

It’s been a year of ups and downs,
No matter how hard we do try.
But when we look at each other’s eyes,
I still can find that little spark,
A wonderful spark.

So please go and turn me on again, talk me into sense,
Start again, fresh air, nothing to regret.
Look above your head, that’s all I really wanted you to gaze,
Because it’s all yours, my universe is yours.

It’s yours!
When you smile I feel my heart that blooms,
I feel it in my bones as well, it’s you.
Just you.
I’ve been waiting all along for this,
But I think I really did a great love song.

Whoa, I did a great love song.
Whoa, I did a great love song.
To tell you how much I love you, I love you baby.
Oh oh, this is my song for you.
Track Name: Man From Nowhere (Bonus Track)
It’s like them, they never found their place,
It’s like them, they've always been scared.
And people passing by,
We get to see the misery when looking through their eyes,
Through their sad eyes.

They put their lives over their shoulders one more time,
It’s not a metaphor, a bag is all they have.
Can we deny the world and all its greed?
It has made them bleed,
Took everything they’ve been, so..

Man from nowhere, stand up to be heard,
There’s no better world if we don’t really care.
Stay alive, hold on tight,
Let’s fight fate for a better chance.

You feel like there is a bomb inside of you,
But you wish explosions never ever were true.
The fear goes high, the pain, the cry,
And no one cares about them anymore, my dearest friend,
While they're on the ground.

They may have lost all their belongings,
They may have lost what they called home.
They can’t even find a way to get back everything they’ve lost?
But when the terror rises in their hearts, there's still a light.
We can make it shine if we find strength inside, oh..

Man from nowhere, cry loud to be heard,
There’s no better world if we don’t really care,
Stand up tall, never fall,
Let’s all fight for a better chance.
A better chance.

We can all find a better chance,
A better world,
For everyone, for each of us.

So come on, men from nowhere, take my hand,
One for all and all for one.
Raise your voice with pride,
Believe in each other side.

And you, you will have nothing more to prove,
You'll never be the one to lose,
'Cause we are all the same.
We'll find a better place to live in harmony.
Track Name: Because I Miss You (Bonus Track)
I know I haven't been caring,
I know I didn't make you laugh,
Big mistakes lead to the end
Longing for that old spark.

I know I shouldn't be afraid to cry,
There is nowhere else to run,
As I am broken and I'm not proud
Of what I've done.

Because I miss you, yeah I miss you,
Oh I miss you like I've never done before.
Because I miss you, yeah I miss you,
Even if I am sitting by your side.

I know my words can be deceiving,
But I'm just deceiving, deceiving myself.
There's so much trouble, so much bleeding,
So much I cannot bear.

But believe me, I am honest,
When I say I want to hold you tight,
Because you're everything I wanted
And I will make it right.

Because I miss you, no I miss you,
Yeah I miss you like I've never missed you before.
Yeah I miss you, no I miss you,
Even if I am sitting by your side.

My actions crack, my thoughts are traps,
I stand in tears near my epitaph.
But my love is pure even if there's no way back
So please just believe me when I say

That I miss you, yeah I miss you,
No I miss you like I've never missed you before.
Yeah I miss you, woah I miss you,
Even if I am sitting by your side.
Track Name: The Stars, The Sea, The Moon and You (Bonus Track)
When I look through your eyes
I can see the place where I begin.
It looks so crystal-clear,
Like a chill waves across my skin.

And I see no answer here on my mind,
All my thoughts are locked up in a rotten cage
On my chest.

And when I’ll find who’s the chosen one
To hold the key, opening the lock,
All the butterflies will come out
And on my heart all I do is this.

And all I wish is your smile lightning up the room.
And all I want are the stars, the seas, the moon and you.

And I gaze at the shore,
Wide open over me,
And there, fishes like birds.

And I peer from above,
To look on the stars,
You always turn my world upside-down.

When I look through your eyes
I can see the place where I begin.
It looks so crystal-clear,
Like a chill waves across my skin.

And I see no answer here on my mind,
All my thoughts are locked up in a rotten cage
On my chest.

And when I’ll find who’s the chosen one
To hold the key, opening the lock,
All the butterflies will come out
And on my heart all I do is this.

And all I wish is your smile lightning up the room.
And all I want are the stars, the seas, the moon and you.

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