Don Quixote

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released November 13, 2012

Jeff Ting: vocals, guitar, piano
Dimitri Moderbacher: bass
Anthony Taddeo: drums
Jeff Berner: guitar

Recorded and Mixed by Jeff Berner at Galuminumfoil Studios
Mastered by Alex DeTurk at Masterdisk

Produced by Jeff Ting and Jeff Berner

All songs written by Jeff Ting

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Mayday Radio New York, New York

Indie Pop Rock with a Rebel Cause.

In today's complex world of competing political, economic and social agendas, New York City based pop/rock group Mayday Radio raises it's voice. Using music as a vehicle to drive social progress, Mayday Radio, led by singer/songwriter Jeff Ting, takes an honest look at the discrepancies between who we are as people, and who we strive to be. ... more

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Track Name: Don Quixote
I stand here soaked in wounded pride
My sanity tiptoes to the edge
Now I awake to wear this guise
It helps to mask all my regret, my regret, my regret

When I don this old, dull suit of armor
I convince myself, somewhere inside me, there is honor
Call me irrational right down to my core
I’m Don Quixote, this guitar is my sword
Because reality so often is a bore
As Don Quixote I can dream of so much more
So much…. more

On Rocinante into battle I ride
Against personal demons I must fight
Treacherous windmills in my way
See a hero’s reflection in my blade, in my blade, my blade

When I don this old, dull suit of armor
I convince myself, somewhere inside me, there is honor
Call me irrational right down to my core
I’m Don Quixote, this guitar is my sword
Because reality so often is a bore
As Don Quixote I can dream of so much more
So much… more

What do I see on the horizon?
The defeat of myself coupled with my arising
Come be my Sancho, you can join the story
We’ll tally victories and bask in the glory
Hallelujah

Call me irrational right down to my core
I’m Don Quixote, this guitar is my sword
Because reality so often is a bore
As Don Quixote I can dream of so much more
So much… more
Track Name: The Human Heart [feat. Cheryl B. Engelhardt]
I’ve tried to understand but I ain’t got a clue
A fistful of muscle, my lifeline to truth
Destined to never obey any rules
And bridge the love between me and you

Pining for rapture from the dark
Longing to capture just one spark
I think we can all rise and be braver than we give ourselves credit for
But dare we run the risk that we might sink back down to the floor?
I know that we all tend to hesitate if we stumble at the start
But never underestimate the strength… of the human heart

It can transcend class, race, sex and creed
Call into question what you think you need
Start a revolution with a riot in the street
Then unite the world with compassion and peace

Pining for rapture from the dark
Longing to capture just one spark
I think we can all rise and be braver than we give ourselves credit for
But dare we run the risk that we might sink back down to the floor?
I know that we all tend to hesitate if we stumble at the start
But just never underestimate the strength… of the human heart

For something so strong, it’s so easily broken
Words don’t matter when silence is spoken
When everyone tells you it’s time to concede
The human heart tells you to believe
Track Name: The Veil [feat. Angela Ortiz]
The silence weighs on me, it echoes in between
The space of who I am, and who I ought to be
I will let you down, there’s weakness in my heart
It’s best for you and I, if we leave it in the dark
In the dark… in the dark…

I say all the right things, give you a flawless golden ring
I just can’t let you see, behind the veil of me
The shame of my mistakes, is why I need this masquerade
And so I beg you please, don’t lift the veil of me

The silence burdens me, I see it treads on you
So give up the pretense, don’t play me for a fool
I will hurt for you, let me suffer your heart
Cuz right now all I feel, is shut out in the dark
In the dark… in the dark…

You say all the right things, give me a flawless golden ring
But it don’t feel true, is it the veil of you?
We all have made mistakes, please just stop this masquerade
Cuz I can see right through, through the veil of you

If I were you and you were I, I’d ask you just one more time
I’d beg of you please tell me why, this love I give, you still deny
If I were you and you were I, I’d ask you just one more time
I’d beg of you please tell me why, this love I give, you still deny
Track Name: Insiders & Outsiders [feat. Patrick Hambrick]
From street to street, there burns a fire
From town to town, it burns a little higher
People sick of the same old story
Politics, money, power and glory

Join the outcry to change the system
So many loopholes, and so many victims
A carousel of votes, dollars and favors
Lifetime incumbent political gamers

The rose glass fades as I get wiser
See a hard world run by the insiders
My father always told me I was born a fighter
So fight I will along with the outsiders

It’s musical chairs from the Hill to K Street
The conflict of interest is fucking crazy
Am I caught up in some elaborate con?
There’s a King and a Queen, but I play the pawn

The rose glass fades as I get wiser
See a hard world run by the insiders
My father always told me I was born a fighter
So fight I will along with the outsiders

Drop the pebble in the pond
Can you feel it’s just begun?
From outside we fight as one
Fight for our fathers, and our sons

To all the insiders, we are the outsiders.
To all the insiders, we are the outsiders.
To all the insiders, we are the outsiders.
Fuck all the insiders, we are the outsiders.
Track Name: Apology
When I take a look back, at all the good I’ve made bad
Drunken words and their impact
I beg of you, please take from me apology.

To friendships I have wronged, with expectations too strong
I thought that we belonged
I cast you into my fairy tale, apology

To my father and my mother, I stand upon your shoulders
I should make you prouder
To all my wasted chances, that girl I never danced with
If I were held for ransom, would you pay or would you say?
Apology
Track Name: Ockham's Razor [feat. Natalie Gelman]
Retraced my steps and still I am confused
I’ve scoured every reason and excuse
Someday you will learn not to ignore the burden of proof
It was destined not to be for me and…

I know Ockham’s Razor says it’s so
Still I can’t bring myself to let you go
Cuz I need validation for my soul
All I want is to bathe in your afterglow

I’m crestfallen, I felt that we belonged
I’m crestfallen, oh where did I go wrong?
All this time you’ve chosen to ignore the simple truth
That I never really fell in love with…

I know Ockham’s Razor says it’s so
Still I can’t bring myself to let you go
Cuz I need validation for my soul
All I want is to bathe in your afterglow

I know Ockham’s Razor says it’s so
You must force yourself to let me go
And find some validation for your soul
But don’t go chasing fading afterglows

I know Ockham’s Razor says it’s so
The edge cuts through me right down to the bone
Cuz I need validation for my soul
All I want is to bathe in your afterglow
I know Ockham’s Razor says it’s so
Track Name: Confide [feat. Stacy Rock]
Emotion I always suppress, what’s in my head is anybody’s guess
Take everything I feel, keep it secret and concealed
But suddenly a rhythm in my chest, on the brink of a cardiac arrest
I’m desperate to confide, but I need impartial eyes

C’mon and break it down to me, all your fears and vanities
I promise not to tell, from heaven down to hell
If I’m gonna put your mind at ease, you gotta do the same for me
I’m desperate to confide, but I need your neutral eyes
Your eyes

In the eye of a hurricane, surrounded by a world insane
If you hold my eyes, I will confide
As the wind magnetize the rain, I hold you close and speak my pain
In your neutral eyes, I see no lies

I promise not to judge what you say, cuz we all can go a little insane
So if you want to confess, oh I will acquiesce
I don’t plan to brag or to boast, but I can’t control where my mind will go
I’m dying to confide, and I need your neutral eyes
Your eyes

In the eye of a hurricane, surrounded by a world insane
If you hold my eyes, I will confide
As the wind magnetize the rain, I hold you close and speak my pain
In your neutral eyes, I see no lies
You hold my eyes, my desperate life, I will confide
For in your eyes, your neutral eyes, I see no lies

When the storm subsides, see a polished sky
Your impartial eyes, is where I confide
When the storm subsides, see a newborn sky
Your neutral eyes, is where I confide
Track Name: Wine to Water [feat. Byron Zanos]
Won’t you please just close your eyes?
Imagine the modern world, then spin it upside down
The grays of life fade to black and white
See the city ruins, the rubble and the dust, from the metal to the rust, as the water runs dry

In the sand tonight we draw the line, we won’t let poor and helpless die
Run and tell your sons and tell your daughters, tell them we can turn this wine to water

Such a murderous design
When where you’re born determines if you live or die
We have the means to make it right
We can save them from the rubble and the dust, from the metal and the rust, as the water runs dry

In the sand tonight we draw the line, we won’t let the poor and helpless die
Run and tell your sons and tell your daughters, tell them we can turn this wine to water
C’mon raise your fist up to the sky, pledge to fight for those who cannot fight
What will you tell your sons and daughters? Will you say you turned your wine to water?

A human need, a desperate need, a world in need… yeah
A world in need, a world in need, I’m on my knees… yeah
Track Name: The World is What We Make
I was told when I was young
That the world is what we make
I look around at this place
My dormant heart, it beats with rage

Is this the best? That we can do? This status quo, we must refuse
Climb mountain high, shout down like fools, cuz what the hell, we got to lose?

I’ve made mistakes, I ain’t no saint
It’s hard to give, so easy to take
Search for the place inside my heart
Where ego ends and love it starts

So lend a hand, help light the fuse, let’s burn the lies, reveal the truth
Conjure the hope lost in our youth, cuz what the hell, we got to lose?
We got to lose, oh what the hell, we got to lose?