Watch It All Burn Down

by Mario Di Sandro

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Living in the era of Trump, chaos lurks around the corner and a dystopian future awaits...

This thirteen song album is filled with a lot of anxious moments that summarize the current zeitgeist of the country during these times of uncertainty, and gives a haunting foreshadow into what may lie ahead...

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released March 27, 2018

All words and music ©2017-2018 by Mario G. Di Sandro.

Mario Di Sandro: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Mellotron, Piano, Organ, Programmed Cello and Violin, Programmed horn section.

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Mario Di Sandro San Francisco, California

Mario Di Sandro is a Singer-Songwriter from Chicago. Amassing a couple hundred original songs in his personal repertoire he set sail for the West Coast in 2011. Now living in San Francisco, he has written hundreds more and has since released 11 studio albums in a short 7 year period. Mario draws his songwriting influences from the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Wilco and Tom Petty. ... more

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Track Name: Enjoy The Ride
Enjoy The Ride
Words and Music ©2017-2018 by Mario G. Di Sandro


Everything keeps moving, time is all consuming
We don’t know what is coming
So just sit back, enjoy the ride...

Everyone is falling, policy is stalling
We don’t know what is coming
So just sit back, enjoy the ride...

Politics are swaying, tribal wars are flaring
We don’t know what is coming
So just sit back, enjoy the ride...

Sirens have been blaring, i can’t stop swearing
We don’t know what is coming
So just sit back, enjoy the ride...

I… can’t decide,
If 
I... if I want to hide
Or take this world
Back from the other side

War is going Nuclear, people getting stupider
We don’t know what is coming
So just sit back, enjoy the ride...

Children going hungry, women going missing
We don’t know what is coming
So just sit back, enjoy the ride...

Hurricane’s are blowing, climate has been warming
We don’t know what is coming
So just sit back, enjoy the ride...

Egos have been growing, dissension has been sowing
We don’t know what is coming
So just sit back, enjoy the ride...

I… can’t decide,
If 
I... if I want to hide
Or take this world
Back from the other side 



We don’t know what is coming
So just sit back, enjoy the ride...
We don’t know what is coming
So just sit back, enjoy the ride...
We don’t know what is coming
So just sit back, enjoy the ride...
We don’t know what is coming
So just sit back, enjoy the ride...
Track Name: What You Say
What You Say
Words and music ©2017-2018 by Mario G. Di Sandro

What you say
is what you do
is what you say
to do
but what you say
isn't what you do

But what you know
ain't what you show
but you
always know
but don't ever
Want to show

And all that you try for
Just ain’t gonna stick
And all that you’d die for
Is burning up real quick

How you live
Is how you die
But you live
To die
But dying
Is how you live

How you love
Is how you hate
But you hate
To love
But always
Love to hate

And all that you try for
Just ain’t gonna stick
And all that you’d die for
Is burning up real quick

How you hurt
Is how you heal
But you heal
To hurt
Because hurting
Is how you heal

How you hate
Is how you love
But you love
To hate
But always
Hate to love

And all that you try for
Just ain’t gonna stick
And all that you’d die for
Is burning up real quick
Track Name: We Got It All Wrong
We Got It All Wrong
Words and music ©2017-2018 by Mario G. Di Sandro

We’ve been fooled, yeah
We got it all wrong
Pull the shades down
‘fore, the darkness grows

We missed our chance
To, get it all back now
How could we be
So, blind and naive

I’ve been pure, I’ve been stoned
I know the truth, when it’s been shown
I live to breath, for you the same
Peace and love, bears no shame
Peace and love, bears no shame
Peace and love, bears no shame
Peace and love, bears no shame

We were hoping
It all would change
We’ve been holding
On to hope now

We had such dreams
We saw our future
We’re moving swiftly
In the wrong direction

I’ve been pure, I’ve been stoned
I know the truth, when it’s been shown
I live to breath, for you the same
Peace and love, bears no shame
Peace and love, bears no shame
Peace and love, bears no shame
Peace and love, bears no shame

In peace and love, there’s no shame
In peace and love, there’s no shame
In peace and love, there’s no shame
In peace and love, there’s no shame
Track Name: Trumpets
Trumpets
Words and music ©2017-2018 by Mario G. Di Sandro

Hear them ring
Hear them sing
Hear them shouting down your words
You're next
On their list

See them read
See them believe
See them scream when truth appears
They read their book
Don't need a second look

The trumpets are blaring too loud
For sanity
Dignity
Society
Humanity

See them wave
See them praise
See them raise a hand for the man
Who won't
Be there for them

Hear them sleep
Hear them weep
Hear them slaughter their own sheep
Put to the fire
The sacrifice of rights

The trumpets are blaring too loud
For sanity
Dignity
Society
Humanity

If I said this was too much
If I said this went too far
Will the voices drown out the truth
Or will the people rise up and resist

Hear them pray
Hear them say
Hear them weigh out their own fate
Will it be
Too late for them
Track Name: Close Your Book
Close Your Book
Words and music ©2017-2018 by Mario G. Di Sandro

Nothing good ever comes from it
Holy wars and a history full of death
Trial by God, and they’ll hang you
Need not apply if this cross you ain’t wearing

Eye for an eye, livin’ out Hammurabi
Long after the, fall of Babylon
Misinterpretation becomes the law
Put on your best face, or it’s guilt we saw

I don’t need it
I won’t read it
So close your book and open your eyes

I won’t need it
I don’t read it
So close your book and open your mind

Don’t curse his name, unless you’re praying
Forgiveness comes to only those a-paying
Some hypocrite, called me a sinner
Don’t need a bible, for a moral conditioner

Memorizing words, don’t make you higher
Truth be told, you’re more often a liar
Tellin’ me, to fall in line!
Well, guess what, you’re not so divine

I don’t need it
I won’t read it
So close your book and open your eyes

I won’t need it
I don’t read it
So close your book and open your mind

(the truth, will set you free)

Your savior would, never believe you
Sure as hell, wouldn’t approve of it
Don’t need your book to teach me a code
While you keep, sinnin’ in overload

I don’t need it
I won’t read it
So close your book and open your eyes

I won’t need it
I don’t read it
So close your book and open your mind
Track Name: "Thoughts and Prayers"
Thoughts and Prayers
Words and music ©2017-2018 by Mario G. Di Sandro

Thoughts and prayers
Fall on deaf ears
Tumbling down stairs
Down a hall of lies

Thoughts and prayers
Float thru the air
Swimming downstream
In a river of lies

And on, and on, and on, and on they’ll die

Thoughts and prayers
A hollow care
So meaningless now
Choking on lies

Thoughts and prayers
Fooling no one
A routine so prepared
A whisper in the wind

And on, and on, and on, and on they’ll die

You could be
The good one
Who will fight
For the Change

Or you will be
The only one
Who is never
Gonna change

Thoughts and prayers...
Track Name: Toe The Line
Toe The Line
Words and music ©2017-2018 by Mario G. Di Sandro

Oh, they
Got you by your tongue
Stolen,
Your sense of pride

Obey,
Or you’ll be exposed
Frozen,
In constant lies

Not gonna do it
Not gonna do it
Not gonna do it
Oh fine, if you say…
I’ll toe the line
I’m out of time
On the dotted line
Oh, I will sign 

Do say
What’s on your mind
Brazen
But you’re not brave

Holy
On the outside
Inside
Lies a monster

Not gonna do it
Not gonna do it
Not gonna do it
Oh fine, if you say…
I’ll toe the line
I’m out of time
On the dotted line
Oh, I will sign 

Money
Distorts your true way
Frozen
Your heart is empty

Power
Feeds your ego
Weakness
It shows right thru you

Not gonna do it
Not gonna do it
Not gonna do it
Oh fine, if you say…

I’ll toe the line
I’m out of time
On the dotted line
Oh, I will sign
Track Name: Watch It All Burn Down
Watch It All Burn Down
Words and music ©2017-2018 by Mario G. Di Sandro

Did we forget it?
Did we let it?
Or are we ready
To watch it, all burn down?

Are we still ready?
Holding it steady?
Moving in closer
To watch it, all burn down

And I don’t know Just what it means
And I don’t know Just how it bleeds
But I know It’s coming apart
And I know It’s time to restart

Can we protect it?
Or are we losing?
The ground we’re building
To see it, all fall through

Are we still holding?
Keeping our aim up
This fragile space here
To see it, all come down

And I don’t know Just what it means
And I don’t know Just how it bleeds
But I know it’s coming undone
And I know we cannot outrun

Did we plan it?
Did we demand it?
Seems that we bought it
Now it’s all, gonna burn on down

Can we still stop this?
Can we keep fighting?
Or have we left it
To rot and, turn on out

And I don’t know Just what it means
And I don’t know Just how it bleeds
But I know It’s coming apart
And I know It’s time to restart

Watch it all burn down...
Watch it all burn down...
Watch it all burn down...
Watch it all burn down...
Track Name: Our Darkest Hour
Our Darkest Hour
Words and music ©2017-2018 by Mario Di Sandro

Grab only what you can
We don’t have time now
It is of essence
That we get going
Soon they’ll be looking
We got to keep hiding
A light that’s so blinding
A History repeating

Where were you
When America died?
We’re running
From our darkest hour

We’ve got to keep moving
The walls are imploding
The tanks keep on rollin’
The country has fallen
To forces within her
By justice collapsing
An autocrat dances
To sheep that follow

Where were you
When America died?
We’re running
From our darkest hour

With no destination
We get to the surface
The sky is afire
The city’s in ruins
The bombs they have landed
The mobs have ascended
The stores have been looted
Democracy destroyed

Where were you
When America died?
We’re running
From our darkest hour
Where were you
When America died?
Is this all
Some wet dystopian dream?
Track Name: Rushing Toward The End Of The World
Rushing Toward the End of the World

(aka: A Smooth Exit From Inflation)
Words and music ©2017-2018 by Mario G. Di Sandro

So much left to see
So much to live for
This, emotional anarchy
Spilling out the door
Escaping all but me
Sustains the will no more

We’re rushing toward, the end of the...
We’re rushing toward, the end of the...
We’re rushing toward, the end of the world

Elementary
Our basic needs
A collapsing society
Evil succeeds
Live in poverty
Watch this nation bleed

We’re rushing toward, the end of the...
We’re rushing toward, the end of the...
We’re rushing toward, the end of the world

No longer taking our time
No longer holding our breath
Feeling the wind upon our hand
Watching clouds roll on by
These little things go dead
We’ve stopped taking it all in

We’re rushing toward, the end of the...
We’re rushing toward, the end of the...
We’re rushing toward, the end of the world
Track Name: Truth
Truth

Could it be that all of this life?
Wasn’t meant to be so satisfied
And all you wish to have lived today
Was just a fairy tale so far away?
Disappointing people everywhere
Didn’t think you’d even care

Running on empty every day
Yet we still get up to play
How did we get so far away
From the traditions left in disarray
Ignoring all the rules of law
And lifting ourselves above them all


Can we ever get back to it?
Will we ever know the all of it
Can we ever come back from this?
Will we ever see the truth… again?


Dispelling facts and shifting blame
Proffering lies is the name of the game
Disseminate fear and hide the truth
Oh, all this running will catch up to you
Holier now than ever before
Greedy halos never wanted more!


Can we ever get back to it?
Will we ever know the all of it
Can we ever come back from this?
Will we ever see the truth… again?
Track Name: This Will Pass
This Will Pass
Words and music ©2017-2018 by Mario G. Di Sandro

Pick up your feet
We gotta get a move on
Shuffle down the street
Time ain't waiting on you

Feel the skyscrapers
Of anxiety
Weigh upon my shoulders
Not letting go of me

You can fight
With
all your might
Know this will pass
Oh, this will pass
This will pass

A darkness surrounds me
Choking all the air
Won't let me be now
Who I normally am

Those simpler times
Always strike my mind
Someday I'll get there
I know I will

You can fight
With all your might
Know this will pass
Oh, this will pass
This will pass
Track Name: Horizon
Horizon
Words and music ©2018 by Mario G. Di Sandro

And after all we’ve seen
Along the darkened path
Through the narrow strait
Of opposition and hate
Comes a long and winding road
Full of promise and of hope

Dreading the morning sun
Feeling like you are done
Then comes a ray of light
I see a horizon on its way
On its way
On its way

Besieged from our command
Taken from this promised land
A terror of the human mind
How did we get so unkind?
So we set out for the night
Sail ‘til the dawn’s early light

Racing the glowing moon
Leaving this earth too soon
Then comes a ray of light
I see a horizon on its way
On its way
On its way

A brand new day...
A brand new day
A brand new day...