Schlagwerk

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SCHLAGWERK - The second album by THE FAKE DRUIDS

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released June 11, 2013

All songs written and produced by The Fake Druids.
Recorded and mixed at Dee Bee Studio, Premià de Dalt, Barcelona
between October 2012 and March 2013.
Mastered by Steve Corrao at Sage Audio - Nashville, TN.
Baritone sax on track 4 - Víctor Bonet Arbolí
Cover art - The drum kit on the cover is the piece "Schlagzeug" by Michael Sailstorfer, made in 2003 from a dismantled German police van.
Photo: Michael Sailstorfer
Graphic design - Xavi Casadesús

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Track Name: This world
THIS WORLD

I shall never get out of here alive!

This world
we shall never get out of here
This world
we shall never get out of here alive
I swear we shall never get out of here
This world
we shall never get out of here alive
we shall never get out of here alive

No matter how I struggle and strive *
I shall never get out of this world alive *

*Lines by Hank Williams tagged creative commons at http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Hank_Williams
Track Name: Rumours
RUMOURS

If the microwave radiation emitted by the mobiles
is capable to modify the proteins in the egg
imagine what it can do with the proteins in our brains
when we talk through the mobiles.

Have you heard? Have you heard?
Mobile phone signals cook popcorn

Have you heard?
Mobile phone signals cook popcorn
4.000 Jews who worked at the twin towers called in sick on 9/11

Have you heard all those internet hoaxes e mail rumours and urban legends?
wow!
I have heard the last selection of false internet rumours that threaten to take hold as received wisdom

Don't be scammed
As rolling fictions grow in strength and size *
Don't be scammed
Rumours are like matter, they can't be destroyed **

Now listen to this
Have you heard all those internet hoaxes e mail rumours and urban legends?
wow!
I have heard a rumour from God saying assemble and come against them and rise up to the battle***

Stuff your ears with rumours!

Tell me tell me
did you believe the hoax?
Tell me tell me
why must we be so dumb?
You shall hear of wars of wars and rumours of wars***
Tell me tell me

Stuff your ears with rumours!
Rumours
Stuff your ears with rumours!

* Line by Jonathan Swift
** Line by John C. Mowen
*** Line from The Bible
Track Name: So long / Black gun
SO LONG / BLANK GUN

So long June
I thought I'd find another name for you
So long June

hey
Are you leaving?
right
ok
I´ll be here
sure
bye

So long, so long...

Yeah
My name's a number
My mind's a crash
I took a lot of pain meds
I took a lot of drugs
What a heartbreaker
What a killer liar
It never hurt so much
never hurt so bad
That´s how the story goes

Yeah
Why not?
Why not?
Why not her ?

Maybe if she likes to stay
we'll get another chance
we can kill each other
or have another child
Watch it now

Woman lay me down

I heard another lie
I think I spent too much time
with that red haired woman
Woman

Now I got a new place
I call it home
It´s under my name
It is my hole

All I wanna say
Take another slice
Pick up another number
Follow another sign

It´s just another break up story
Just another strange time
Maybe not the same way
Maybe not the same lies
Track Name: Calm cool collected loader
CALM COOL COLLECTED LOADER

The world seems to place a high value on being
Calm cool and collected
Calm cool and collected
This seems to be the goal for everyone to strive for
Calm cool and collected
Calm cool and collected

When people get under your skin and things go wrong
Calm cool and collected
Calm cool and collected
You have a choice to either stay calm or get worked up
Calm cool and collected
Calm cool and collected

What are you waiting for?
Go get your cool calm collected loader
The new supplement to help you and your horse remain calm
Improves concentration
Maximises performance
Pay no more than 91€
Get ready for joy
Now you're ready to live in this world

The world seems to place a high value on being
Calm cool and collected
Calm cool and collected
This seems to be the goal for everyone to strive for
Calm cool and collected
Calm cool and collected

shhhhh…
hush
Calm… cool…
Track Name: Secondhand lifetime
SECONDHAND LIFETIME

I've been down so long I don´t ´t recall being up before
I´m stuck inside a suicide crisis
I know I´ll never count
no I´ll never count

I
have
come
to
that
fatal
crossroads

I just feel so down
I´ll never count
I´ll never count
I'm in a permanent suicide crisis
Oh well
I´ll never count
no I´ll never count

I´ll never ever let you down
some say

Wait till you make your song
then you get a second go

I have been so down
I´ll never count
I´ll never count
Though every road has a turning
I feel I´ll never count no I´ll never count

I´ll never ever let you down some say

I no longer want to live in this world
I got no idea where I need to go
Anywhere is better than this life
I now have it all planned out

At last you made your song of hope
Pray your song
Time runs on
Heavenly grace arrives

I´ll never ever let you down
some say
Track Name: Pantophrenia
PANTOPHRENIA

These pantophrenic days
are much too rich
they mean much more than I can take
Wonder if this head will keep its strength
These are times I can't control
I play

Am I right?
Am I wrong?
Am I out of place?
Should I stop?
Should I hate?
Should I still have faith?
I'm pantophrenic
I don´t really care

This is not dissociative identity disorder
This is not schizophrenia and I´m not suffering from identity-loss
I´m just living my life enjoying all those different me's
I'm devil and angel and I´m free to be anyone I need

Watch him
Passions afflict his soul
Watch me
switching from genius to fool
Maybe
it´s about chemical equilibrium
Maybe
It's in the beating of my pulse
I call it freedom

These pantophrenic days
Track Name: Categorise me
CATEGORISE ME

Catagorise me

Maybe a big shot
and maybe a turn off
and maybe a mystic
and maybe a worker
and maybe a joker
my next licence
my next licence
categorize me

Catagorise me
Catagorise me

Maybe a tall creature
Maybe a sharp mind
Maybe a winged creature
Maybe a blind mind
Maybe a dark creature
Maybe a fake mind
Maybe a fast creature
Maybe a slow mind

Balance and business
Courage and fear
Goals and goal setting
Health and humour
Lucid dreaming
Motivation
Music
Passion
Passive income
People skills
Productivity
Travel
Sleep
Success
Technology
Wealth
Wealth
Wealth and money

Plaster real man

Maybe peasants
and maybe winners
and maybe addicts
and maybe warriors
and maybe christians
My next license
Categorise me

And maybe writers
and maybe teachers
and maybe surgeons
and maybe drifters
My next licence
My next licence
Categorise me
Track Name: Jasmine flower
JASMINE FLOWER

Mo Li Hua

A beautiful jasmine flower
Precious blossoms fill the branch
Fragrant and white for everyone's delight
Let me come and pick a blossom
to give to someone
Jasmine flower
Oh jasmine flower*

Yeah!
Maybe someone should say
that a jasmine revolution should come
to the People's Republic of China

You can`t find jasmine flowers in China
Can't even write the word jasmine in China **
For deep fear of revolution
if you're caught with one in your hand
Public Security will arrest you
and you'll be charged with inciting subversion

Yeah
C'mon good people
say Mo Li Hua!
Mo Li Hua!

A beautiful jasmine flower
Precious blossoms fill the branch
Fragrant and white for everyone's delight
Let me come and pick a blossom
to give to someone
Jasmine flower
Oh jasmine flower

Ah! Jasmine flower
Hey!
Don´t get caught with a jasmine flower in China
Mo Li Hua!
Can´t even write the word jasmine in China
Mo Li Hua!

* Verses from Jasmine flower (Mo Li Hua), the traditional chinese folk song
**Jasmine flowers were used as a symbol during the 2011 Chinese pro-democratic protests
Track Name: Angel hummingbird
ANGEL HUMMINGBIRD

How have we come so far living such a hopeless life
Dreaming of fair-haired angels
Waiting for better times

Riding dark horses blindfolded past the dying sun
Watching out for any rising hope
Trusting in the Holy Ghost

You had your killing licence
I was bleeding in pain
What the hell If I cant´get an answer
I swear it´s gonna drive me insane

I had enough

Lift your eyes lift your eyes
You gotta tell me there's still hope
Roll me down and lay me down
Love me till the day I die

Why not climbing up the Eiffel Tower?
Take an angel hummingbird and ride it high across the sky

I had enough
Kiss you in your late night eyes
I will kiss you
Ah! Yes I want you so
Kiss you in your late night eyes
I will kiss you
Ah! Yes I want you so
Kiss you in your late night eyes
I will
kiss you
ah!
kiss you
Corsica, Sardinia and the isle of Elba with you
on the boat
With you in the sun
In the sun

I will kiss you in your late night eyes
I will kiss you
I will kiss you
Ah! Yes I want you so!
Track Name: Destructively creative
DESTRUCTIVELY CREATIVE

You pull me up
then you pull me down
Now you pull me up
then you pull me down
Now you pull me up
and then you pull me down
You pull me up
and then you pull me down

The passion for destruction is a creative passion too * someone said
The passion for destruction is a creative passion too

At one and the same time
destructively creative and creatively destructive
At one and the same time
creatively destructive and destructively creative

The passion for destruction is a creative passion too
someone said

I've been told
There's gangster or two or three
I've been told
there's a gangster inside
a gangster inside
gangster inside of you

There's a gangster
a gangster
a gangster
a gangster
… a gangster
Yeah
Let´s have some beautiful destruction going down here
Lets get creative!

Destructively creative and creatively destructive
At one and the same time
destructively creative and creatively destructive

*Line by Mijail Bakunin
Track Name: James
JAMES

My brother James
was not afraid of pain
was not afraid of death
He said to me
do not believe a word of what they say to you
Do not believe a word

My brother James
was not afraid of pain
was not afraid of death
He said to me
brother
don´t you believe a word of what they say to you do not believe a word
or all your dreams will be broken
all your dreams will be shaken
all your dreams will be buried
all your dreams will be dead
dead! dead! dead! dead! dead! dead!
James stay home this morning
Don´t touch your motorbike today

Can you hear me sweet James?
I've loved you so bad
I've missed you for so long
We won´t forget you ever
we´ll love you for ever

Do not believe a word of what they say to you do not believe a word do not believe a word
or all your dreams will be broken
all your dreams will be shaken
all your dreams will be buried
all your dreams will be dead
dead! dead! dead! dead! dead! dead!
James! Please don´t go stay
James! Stay! James!
Don´t go!
Stay!
Don´t go please James stay with us
Don´t go please James



Note: The pilot dialogues used in the song are from the 2007 video Collateral Murder leaked by Bradley Manning to Wikileaks in 2009.
Blowing the whistle on war crimes is not a crime. We stand with Bradley Manning and Wikileaks.
Track Name: Waiting
WAITING

Shh…
Have you seen Godot?
He should be here

All the dead voices make a noise like wings
Rather they whisper
they rustle
they murmur
what do they say?*

I've been waiting for so long my friend
It´s alright
I can wait

Waiting waiting waiting

If only we could knock them down
Yeah
If only we could knock them down

What are you waiting for?
Not telling you
What are you waiting for?
Waiting for Godot
What are you waiting for?
Sing something man!
C'mon!
What are you waiting for?
Waiting for Godot
Ah you know
Waiting for Godot

Ok
tell me about Godot

What about him?
Waiting for Godot
We hardly know him
Waiting for Godot
He should be here
What are you waiting for?
We're in no hurry
Waiting for Godot
On our hands and knees
Waiting for Godot
No use struggling
What are you waiting for?
You won´t regret it
Waiting for Godot
while waiting for Godot
He should be here
yeah!
Alright!

You keep waiting for Godot!
Waiting waiting waiting
I made up my mind to do nothing
it´s safer
much safer
It´s safer
much safer


*Some of the lines are quotes from Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett

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