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Musical producer and guitarist Assaf Ayalon is releasing his first solo album "REWIRE".
Collaborating with major artists, Ayalon produced some of the most successful albums released in Israel in the past decade.
Ayalon began his musical career in the 90s as a guitarist and producer of the legendary reggae group "Roots Africa". In 2000 he started a long term collaboration with Mosh Ben-Ari – a well known Israeli singer songwriter. Ayalon musically produced three of Ben-Ari's albums – all of which included major radio hits and topped sales.
In 2007 he discovered young artist Alma Zohar. Zohar's first album "Dabri" (Speak Up) was released in 2008 sold double gold within few month. The album was voted "album of the year 2008" and won Zohar the title "Singer of the year 2008". Assaf Ayalon won the "Acum" award (the Israeli "grammy") for the musical production of this album.
Over the years Ayalon collaborated with many other artist, producing albums and live shows, amongst which were Beit Habubot, Hatikva 6, Meir Banay and many more.
The songs of his new album were all written by AYALON. In his folk-rock beat and unique voice, Ayalon creates a heartwarming album, with influences such as JJ Cale, Knopfler & Dylan.
For the past 5 years he was performed with his songs over Israel and abroad.

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released May 9, 2016

All songs written by Assaf Ayalon
except: "Abigail": Assaf Ayalon & Alma Zohar, "Time": Leo Powel
Musical Production: Assaf Ayalon
except: "Abigail" & "The muses are departed": Assaf Ayalon & Eyal Raz, "Dream Reality": Eyal Raz & Geva Alon
Mix& Mastering: Simon Vinestock, except: "Abigail": Aran Lavi
Recorded at Afrokaliptus Studio, except "Dream reality" at Shoham studio
Sound Engineers: Dan Ayalon, Eyal Raz, Shahar Kaufman, Eyal Leon Katzav, Yuval Segal, Meir Sror
Texts arrangement: Dana Loterman Zyonts, except "Abigail", "Dream Reality", "Time"
Album & Cover design: Hadas Nikomarov
Logo& Images design: Ira Belsky
Distribution: Kamea – Independent Music Group 03-6006601 asaf@kameamusic.co.il
Management & Production: Shani Sagi
Shanka.music@gmail.com//Shanka Music

www.facebook.com/assaf.ayalon.music

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Musical producer and guitarist Assaf Ayalon is releasing his first solo album "REWIRE".
Collaborating with major artists, Ayalon produced some of the most successful albums released in Israel in the past decade (Alma Zohar, Mosh Ben ari, Htikva 6 etc).
The songs of his new album were all written by AYALON. In his folk-rock beat and unique voice, Ayalon creates a heartwarming album.
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Track Name: Abigail
I wish I had the world to give you
baby I don't even have the time
To tell you bedtime stories
or to chase away
the monsters from your mind
You know I can only give what I have

I'm sorry I was late today
I didn't get to see you dance the waltz
Spinning around the living room
all dressed up in your mother's clothes
You know I love her even when we fight

When I get home to you
I just want to hold you
and love hearing you calling my name
Here I am… Abigail
Track Name: words
Words that I've said
scorch the flesh
The voice that I raised
rattles the bones

As I slammed the door
white doves flew away
Thinking what's left behind
is not for me any more

Rushing through some dark streets
heading for the highway
While trying to straighten up
things with myself

Vows have been taken back then
I said I'll stay with you
through better and worse
Many eyes and many ears
witnessed what I said
That's what I said
I must have been mad



My mind carries
my feet away
But my heart
Longs to turn around
to see your face

I've played this role before
I know how it goes
Stories about a woman
and her man

She'll never forget
all the things I said
while both of us watched
the house burn in flames
No water to drown
the heat of the sun
that's burning you down
Track Name: Reminiscing
I'm not articulate like you
I swear I know how you value
these words
But I cannot make poetry
out of feelings like you do

My mother told me love your
woman no matter what she says
Now I'm holding an empty bottle
in my hand
Drifting on its contents
to bring a message back to you

I can still prove my love to you
when I’m drunk

I recognize this old familiar look
even when sobriety
is blurring my sight
You show up again and ask
your man how will it end
The best is always yet to come
I tell you
And soon it's back to reminiscing
with my liquid friend

I can still prove my love to you
when I’m drunk

I used to have so many reasons
to get better
As time goes by it gets harder
to keep your head above water
If you make the music stop
there'll be no heaven
left for me on earth
Track Name: You wanted so much more than that
It's you that I'm seeking
when I dive into your eyes
You don't have to put on a face
or to impress
Forever I'll be there
and I'll walk the way
I'll pray for your love to not go astray
but you wanted so much more than that

I'm a man of action
But I've been defeated by time
You've always been there in my prime
Thanking me for who I was
and what I became
I loved you when we were one
and in the darkest nights
but you wanted so much more than that

Remember the times we used to get high
I saw god in your eyes
It was enough to get by
I tried to hold on and stay the night
but you wanted so much more than that


So You started trembling
and breaking my heart
For what was good then
turned bad later on
but you wanted so much more than that
Track Name: Until the day I die
It almost seems effortless
how you play with blood
Human mind walked the fields
where the pride did not stride
I ran through the gates
of ammunition land
trying to find the lock
under heavy fire

So I warn you my friend
don't play with guns
You make a fatal mistake
with your morbid solutions

The survival of the earth
would be untouched by my death
If it should follow my lead
why should I care
There are far more yesterdays
than tomorrows up ahead
The beginning of the end
will be starting any minute now



So I warn you my friend
with the morbid solutions
fearful minutes yet to come

In the continent of make believe
war facts play a game
Unborn children wish for birth
but the time is running out
Whistling the war is over
singing - what's the use
of battlefields
Both the winner and the loser
will be sorry at the end

We're all in one boat
losing our mind
Chasing money and time
It might end in a cut throat
setting fire in this life boat
Soon gonna drink
this salty water
Track Name: Dream Reality
Dance with me and then you'll see
in the desert where we can be free
You know that love is what you see
so it's time you hug me and kiss me
my love

Some firewood will warm you up
a bottle of wine and the talk won't stop
Be sure that I'll be here all night
so it's time you hug me and kiss me
my love

The moonlight shines within your eyes
and your love caresses me
And the stars came down turned into a crown
in this dream reality

Dance with me and then you'll see
it's not about reality
Just a glimpse into a fantasy
on the other side you'll meet me
my love




The morning light shall set us free
from this dream reality
We'll walk the way
on the desert sand
that's where I want you
so bad
Track Name: The Muses are Departed
The sun burns your back
right after the rain
crimsons your skin
after softening your bones

They all keep saying
you belong on the moon
second star to the right
take a hot-air balloon

Don't make me laugh
go worship god

Wishing is fishing
for hope and for rain
Your country is sick
It's a waste-land down here

I bought me a little confusion
when I needed bait
I held up my hands
and I prayed


So you're lucky
if you still have your breath

Sweet Mary wants to help
but she's only a mother
and mothers are helpless
when it comes to fate

She's willing to give her
last dime to buy you
A bucket of redemption
and tranquility
Track Name: Simple Man
If you take off their jewels
they all look like fools
Weighing their diamonds
and gold on the scales
Burning the woods
to build a new skyscraper
building and building
to climb up to the sun

He thinks that he rules
in a kingdom so great
It's a mad orchestra
that he is forced to conduct
He thinks that money
would buy him a way
Out and away, so they say,
any day now

But money is lonely
when you count it alone
You can buy company
Can you buy truth?
You can buy, you can sell
and bargain and trade
You can grow a money tree
and grow weak in its shade

Late at night
on his lonely couch
when he sits down
darkness descends
and in the darkness
with his damn useless crown
He only wants to be
a simple man from town
Track Name: Dark Sky
They say a true ­wish
could get you
your heart's desire
if you believe
But when you’re down
your own brain’s messing you up
I’m looking for a clear peace of mind
So that I can see clear
so hard to find
I’m tripping on the dark side

Dirty, dirty I feel so dirty
Dark sky all day

I guess no one is listening
I’m like a straw wheel pushed
by the wind of emptiness
waiting for the end
to strike a chord
I wish I had no more prayers
no more questions
no more wars
no more shivering,
no more famine and hunger
at this time of my life
Track Name: Born tired and raised lazy
Talk about god while the white devil
sneaks into your nose
So many promises you have made
to your people
Clearing the way
stepping on your friend's hands
How far do you think
that road is going to take you

You smile when you are asked to
you smile again when you're embarrassed
just another smile for the camera
another page in your sorrow life
never say No because you need to
justify your latest mask
How far do you think
that road is going to take you

You might walk out on things in life
never waiting for responses
You wish to have a new start
but many things are out of grasp
Can't remember all the stops
while your name sounds so grand
Mr. magic bus just keeps on going

Born tired and raised lazy
you've got quite a character
All days suck on manic depression
all nights push your starvation
and all just for a little attention
What you're putting in your nose
makes all your money float
Inside your swamp of egos
king bluff you are crowned
Track Name: Music
Music got the best in me
ever since I was a child
now it's showing its ugly face
What can I do?

Music creeps into my dreams
wakes me into sweaty sheets
abandons me when nights die out
What can I do?

So I better use my legs and run
before it's too late to flee
I fear there's no other way
that's what I can do

Babe I want to be with you
but you know there is music too
don't let jealousy allure you
Stop this cat fight
Track Name: Time
In this present century
Where on earth the need for me
Who am I supposed to be
Heaven set me free

Social pressure social class
Hopes and dreams that change so fast
Whence to men this time will pass
How long will it last

In this time of tribulation
Revelation shows its face
We've got to make a firm decision
To every greed and every race
No more shall we be misguided
No more shall we go astray
For in wrong we all abided
The time has come to pave a better way

In this present century
Where on earth the need for me
Who am I supposed to be
Heaven set me free
Time to seek a new direction
We are heading for a fall
Know what you're giving your attention
And take heed to this my call
Selfishness is not the answer
What we have was meant for all
Give thanks and praises to the master
And always keep your eyes on the ball

In this present century
Where on earth the need for me
Who am I supposed to be
Heaven set me free

Don't hold hatred in your mind
Or else truth you'd never find
Be at peace and understand
The way of life the way of man
What goes around shall come around
We'll shall return where we belong

The tides of time are close at hand
The turning point in the most high plan