Amps On

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Released on 18th June 2010, the third album, Amps On contains 11 Porvari originals across a variety of genres ranging from heavy rock to subtle acoustics.All songs written by Sam Whimpenny and arranged by Porvari with the exception of 'Spellbound Baby' written by Simon Meader and 'Timing' written by Sam Whimpenny from an idea by Simon Meader

Published by Barbarous Music © 2010

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released June 18, 2010

Porvari are
Sam Whimpenny: guitar, bass, vocal and programming
Simon Meader: guitars, mandolins, harmonica and percussion

With
B.L. Underwood: keyboards, programming, production and vibes
Melody Westcott: backing vocals
Jan Ward: Flute on 'L Star Chimes'

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Porvari Eastbourne, UK

Friends for more than 30 years and musical collaborators for over a decade, Porvari are founded on Sam Whimpenny's infinitely varied lyrically rich and melodically diverse songs enhanced by Simon Meader's guitar, mandolin and synths plus B.L. Underwood's encyclopaedic understanding of the recording process & occasional epic guitar solo. ... more

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Track Name: Spellbound Baby
Spellbound Baby (Simon Meader)

Just one look in those big black eyes
And without a fight I am hypnotised
Don't know if this is witchcraft?
Don't know if it's a spell?
All I know is that I want you, girl

Chorus:
And I'm
Spellbound Baby
Spellbound Baby
Can't let go because you drive me crazy
Drive me crazy
Drive me crazy
Don't stand a chance because I'm Spellbound Baby

I've always got you on my mind
Can't eat
Can't sleep
My life is getting behind
I've lost all sense of reason
I've lost all sense of pain
All I want is just to see you again

Chorus


At night I dream that you're here with me
I wake alone
But I just can't see
Spellbound Baby
Spellbound Baby
I've got to get control!

One more look in those big black eyes
And once again I am hypnotised
I've got to find an answer
I've got to find a way
Before I find I've wished my life away

Chorus
Track Name: Burn Bright
Burn Bright (Sam Whimpenny)

Listen to the words the wise men say
They will come back to you someday
You could guess it all my friend
Pay Attention!
It’ll make sense to you in the end

Burn Bright Burn Long

Some are Teachers, some are Knowers, there’s no doubt
Trust Philosophy that let’s you shout
Anyone can make this grade
So what’s your name?

Burn Bright Burn Long

Gotta get through to you
It’s up to you what you do
If no-one returns your calls
Your world is your four walls
Time doesn’t fly it crawls
You can begin again…

Burn Bright Burn Long

Essence isn’t everything you know
Theory can begin what life won’t show
Summer’s in the back room now
And here she comes
How is life looking now you’ve done your sums?

Burn Bright Burn Long
Burn Bright Burn Long
Track Name: True Drop Out
True Drop Out (Sam Whimpenny)

So what’s the news have you found the new magic wrapped up in a glossy magazine?
Who did you tell? Where love ends don’t you know life must go on?
And in your selfless oblivion
Tired and alone
I bet you been told that before
And that old cross of bones…

Do you really think it does more than I can?

You know where I’ll be: on the streets down the way, but I won’t be begging tonight
And I’ll fall asleep, crashed out in a barn somewhere while you’re still uptight
And who can have won
This undeclared race?
Me in my workers rags
You in imitation lace

Ain’t it about time we got to know one another?
Track Name: Cross That Bridge
Cross That Bridge (Sam Whimpenny)

Have you ever wondered if you’re going nowhere?
Have you ever thought of changing the Plan?
Now is always good, now is where we are my dear
So listen to your heart it’s beat is strong
It’s beat is clear

We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it
We’ll fight that fight if we must
We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it
We’ll shine our light and we know who we trust

People always tell you life is such a trial
Maybe they should fall into their own trap
Here is where we are, here is looking good to me
So listen to your heart
It’s beat is strong, its beat is clear

We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it
We’ll fight that fight if we must
We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it
We’ll shine our light and we know who we trust
Track Name: White Flag
White Flag (Sam Whimpenny)

I am the perfect prisoner
I am the perfect prisoner

It’s all over in a matter of moments
When she smiles I know I can’t compete
It’s all over in a matter of moments
My surrender is complete

Put up a white flag

Nations have fallen for less than this
Nations have fallen for less than this

It’s all over in a matter of moments
If it’s a question of the company I keep
It’s all over in a mater of moments
Is it my fault I’m losing sleep?

Put up a white flag

If only there was someone I knew
Someone to talk to
Someone to say it’s alright
If only there was someone I knew
But I got plenty of friends
And they all say the same thing:
Don’t

Put up a white flag

If I told her she’d never know
Even if I told her she’d never know

It’s all over in a matter of moments
If this is crisis then I hope it lasts
It’s all over…
Maybe now I can forget the past

And put up a white flag
Track Name: Million
Million (Sam Whimpenny)

Time has made another guess
There could be more
Turning from the meaningless
What am I for?

Love has made a life at last
No need to look into the past

And you can know
When the wild winds blow
I will be there

Tiny hands that grasp the world
I will hold it still
You who were the oyster’s pearl
Now you are so real

Who can see your destiny?
No-one can give a guarantee

But you can know
When the wild winds blow
I will be there
Track Name: Timing
Timing (Lyrics Sam Whimpenny)

Will you show me heaven?
I’ve been waiting for some time
Quarter past eleven
Patience is a vice of mine

The moment is in mime
The silence is the show
Emotions can be blind
Listen to the radio

The stories and the dreamers live tonight
The answers will be hidden, out of sight
Our Destiny is certain and it’s right
It’s just a matter of timing
Track Name: House Rules
House Rules (Sam Whimpenny)

Begins with a “f”
And ends in a “y”
It’s got an “e” a “d” an “l” a “t” and two “i”s
The root of all heartbreak
The cause of all hell
The chance of a lifetime
Goes down at the bell

I’m in love with two women

I’m in love with two women
I can’t be the first
In my head and my heart
I can’t quench the thirst
I could tell you tomorrow
I could tell you today


But I’m never gonna tell you
At least not this way

It ain’t gradually fading
As these things sometimes do
It’s getting so big
I can’t think of anything but you two
My mind is wide open
I can’t see an end
You’re both my lovers
But you’re both still my friends
I can’t be the first
In my head and my heart
I can’t quench the thirst
I could tell you tomorrow
I could tell you today
But I’m never gonna tell you
At least not this way

One love is always there
To her needs I can tend
One love is lonely
I only see her now and again
One love is stable
One love is sure
One is so beautiful
There can’t be a cure

I’m in love with two women
I can’t be the first
In my head and my heart
I can’t quench the thirst
I could tell you tomorrow
I could tell you today
But I’m never gonna tell you
At least not this way
Track Name: L Star Chimes
L Star Chimes (Sam Whimpenny)

Hear the moment rise silently
Someone else’s cries merge with me
Watchful moon will blink her eye
In the leafy canopy
In candlelight and secrecy
Morning will remember me

Hold the dawn in time preciously
Shadows now will mime. Set us free
Chimes of friendship visiting
Summoned here by ritual
Feel the love of Ancestry
Giving strength to al
Track Name: My How Times Have Changed
My How Times Have Changed (Sam Whimpenny)

I’ve been sleeping here too long
Time for a change
Everyone just can’t be wrong
Where was I today?

Maybe I could get to like you
Maybe I’ll stay cool

My How Times Have Changed

So the city says goodbye
In so many words
Opinions are no more liars
In so many words

Wishing that I’d never met you
Isn’t helping me now

My How Times Have Changed

With the squealing of breaks outside
I must be gone
If they ask for a souvenir
Tell them I was wrong

Is that me in the distance?
Have I started so soon?

My How Times Have Changed
Track Name: Soon
Soon (Sam Whimpenny)


Someday soon it’s gonna be OK
And I can hear your doubts
I can see your worries
Someday soon
We will be on our way
And I can hear the engine


I can see the road ahead

No-one ever said it would be easy
No-one ever said it would be fair

Someday soon we will be in the sun
And you will se your dream
And I will hear my heaven
Someday soon
We’ll smell the cleanest air
And I will kiss you there
And we will laugh again, my love

No-one ever said it would be easy
No-one ever said it would be fair

But we’ll get there