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Ricardo Temporao

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If necessity is the mother of invention, failure is the midwife.

Sounds Like:

Beck, David Bowie, Elliott Smith, Peter Gabriel, Tame Impala, Mac DeMarco, Father John Misty

Influences:

Beck, Elliott Smith, St. Vincent, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Tame Impala, Mac DeMarco, Father John Misty

Favourite Singer/Songwriter:

Elliott Smith

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Songs by Ricardo Temporao

Feed Me a Heart


Mapping the man as a whole
Scratching the soul
Cutting, improving, removing the old

Cutting the callous to see
My father's resilience
Was passed on to me

Suffer the mood for employ
Mimic the joy
Stuffing your pockets and
Chasing the void
Choke out the shimmering voice
That sings to the virtue
Of living deafeted

Feed me a heart
Find me a head
Search in the dark
I'm down never dead

Peddling soul's nothing new
Wisdom hunts youth
Motives like scarves in the spokes of the truth
Fame is a fresh ingénue
That the unwitting chase
While ignoring her graces

Envy's ambition is time
Let me have mine
Sifting the insights from first drafts that rhyme
Now that my heroes are gone
I'm free to embrace all my fraudulent faces

Feed me a heart
Find me a head
Search in the dark
I'm down never dead

Bridge
Are you good?
We were clumsy in the art of letting go
But God knows we learned how
On the beach
Faded pictures of ourselves
From years ago
I wonder what those kids are doing now

Feed me a heart
Find me a head
Search in the dark
I'm down never dead




[Lyrics]


Flesh and Bone

I feel inhuman but I don't know what it looks like
I'm soaked in red she said it's only just a love bite
I've had a headache ever since I was like this high, this high
I need relieving from it all
can you remove me from it all?

Man, you're so convincing when you're selling me forgiveness
Cutting up my body then you promise that you'll fix it
It's the last thing you lose when you crawl through the night
It's the first thing you sell when you're living a lie

She's ice, she's ice I can savour
a cool, cool girl set me free from the pain of
My flesh, my flesh and bone
My flesh, my flesh and bone

If absolution was an apple and a snake bite
You'd be the hero in a black robe and a boat ride
I've been a cynic ever since I was like this high, this high
They make you feel so small and plain
and then they tell you not to change

Cut out every piece of me that's empty or conflicted
chasing out the human till it's something less afflicted
It's the last thing you lose when you crawl through the night
It's the first thing you sell when you're living a lie

She's ice, she's ice I can savour
a cool, cool girl set me free from the pain of
My flesh, my flesh and bone
My flesh, my flesh and bone

[Lyrics]


Hunger Stays

Vagrant chariot
I got a secret habit
burning in my mind
till I become the madness

When a sparrow takes her song
and turns away from me
I forget I'm not the sparrow that I used to be
Out there there's them that wanna hurt me for kicks
I kind of like it

The hours bend and bodies break
and I'm amazed
When beauty's used and youth deserts you
Hunger Stays

I danced with every fool I found
until the ground turned into air
Convinced my mind I'm where I was
when time was all I had to spare

And the silence leaves me numb
when I'm safe and sound
I'll trade everything I know
to feel anything as much as they feel now

Baby can we take the long way home
nothing feels as good as the unknown

The hours bend and bodies break
and I'm amazed
When beauty's used and youth deserts you
Hunger Stays

[Lyrics]


Lotus (Unreleased Demo)

Lotus

Lotus at my door
Beauty that bears a sting
Lips to enslave a king
Hypnotic stride

Followed in the night
Torchlight and beacha and gin
Coconut scented skin
Now I can die

She said “Oh, you know just what a man should do,
Oh, you know just what a man should do”

Ride a rush of blood
Spare me your innocents
All their forevers can’t count for tonight

She’s been hiding from her man
Kissed by an iron fist
Handcuffed to beauty’s wrist
One more withering bride

Three days and a midnight ride
I could get a little closer to the girl tonight

“Oh, you know just what a man should do,
Oh, you know just what a man should do”

Promise wears a hood
Love ties a bitter string
I said I’d do anything
Besides none here would cry

Blessed are the cold
I wore the sacrament
She whispered as I went
“That man must die, must die, must die, must die”

Three days and a midnight ride
I’ll be dancing in the fire for what I did tonight

“Oh, you know just what a man should do,
Oh, you know just what a man should do
Oh, you know just what a man like you should do”

[Lyrics]


The Nothing Here

If I turn to smoke
let the truth be a seed in my mouth
Thank you for the poem
but concern is a sister of doubt

I'm the last one to know
and the worst one to let it go
With a bloom that expired,
ember daydreams can set you afire

Now I'm doing nothing here
The nothing here is doing me in
Now I'm doing nothing here
The nothing here is doing me in

Watching secret shows in my robe
and my dangerous mind
I got secret friends on the inside
we got secret lives

I'm the last one to know
and the worst one to let it go
Pretty plans come apart
So I whisper them into the dark

Now I'm doing nothing here
The nothing here is doing me in
Now I'm doing nothing here
The nothing here is doing me in

[Lyrics]


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Region:

Ontario

Level of Experience:

ON MY WAY

Genre:

Rock | Acoustic | Adult Alternative | Alternative | Indie Rock  | Music For Video/Film

I Write:

By myself | With others

I prefer to write:

Lyrics | Melody

Songs Recorded:

Feed Me a Heart, The Nothing Here, Never Fade, Lotus, The Ego Unmade, Love and War, Hunger Stays

Albums Released:

Rick Temporao & the New Low : Down in Front Skinny Bitches : Debut Brutus Begins : Uncanny Valley

I am interested in:

Web Cowriting | Face to face Cowriting | Networking | Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc. | Getting a Publishing Deal

Other Jobs:

TV Editor

Biography:

Brutus Begins is a project by psych-folk artist Ricardo Temporao. The Hamilton based musician resamples and processes elements of nature, acoustic instruments and synthesizers to create a sonic landscape that blurs the lines between the real and the reconstructed. The songwriting and storytelling remain the heart of a world that mirrors our own - commenting on our vices, ambitions and ultimately our evolution.

Brutus Begins released "Uncanny Valley" to critical praise. It's been described as "...a juggernaut of a debut", "phenomenal", "as addicting and inviting as a soma hit" and "...one of the most compelling and high quality debuts we've heard in a decade".



Currently Ricardo and his team are in production for his next release.

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