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Songs Of Innocence

by Are You Real?

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    Digipack, 2 panels, heavy paper, no plastic. Original illustration by the english artist Josh Murr. Inlay card. All made up to the highest standard of quality.

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And, lo, there was a great earthquake and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair and the moon became as blood and the stars of heaven fell unto the earth even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs when she is shaken of a mighty wind And the heavens departed as a scroll when it is rolled together and every mountain and island were moved out of their places And the kings of the earth and the great men and the rich men and the chief captains and the mighty men and every bondman and every free man hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains and said to the mountains and rocks "Fall on us and hide us for the day's come and who shall be able to stand?" Rev 6:12-17, King James Version
Children children of the night now it's time for the fight now the sun is gone and nothin' shines upon Children children of the rain were we born to feel this pain? now we close our eyes and blow away all fear And proud we stand down the streets holdin' hands And ring these bells and let resound the rebel yell until the rocks start to sing Children children of the world now the world will disappear they destroyed the pure but the pure was part of them too So sing and shout for the darkness to be rout And shout and sing for the love of everything Everything will fade away but today we stand strong And beautiful
Fairytale 03:26
There's a story I want to tell about a boy who went to hell He was stuck inside the dim couldn't move like in a dream There he saw a big black tree the biggest tree he'd ever seen darker than the darkest fear He said "Child, why are you here?" "I was walkin' in the town" said the boy cooling down "When I saw a normal man kickin' a dog 'till it couldn't stand I wish to God oh make a deal please make the doggy heal The sky was silent and clear I closed my eyes and then I'm here" "Oh my darling darling child" said the tree with a voice mild "God won't make the world again just because of your own pain There's so much for you to see Won't you ever be like me Now get lost away from here" said the tree and hell disappeared
And once again we are good friends Is this the end of the dream we had? Remember when I had to take my car and run so fast fearing you were dead my love? Now every little star shines for you and I can't escape from thinkin' this if we were stars we may have been together still It's over it's the end it's over You know what I've been told? that time can heal you fall you raise and then you meet another girl Lies lies 'cause time's not real Love can't never stop once it starts and everything is forever It's over it's the end it's over Bye bye birdie lay down you're dead
Humans 05:18
The king of the beggars is lookin' for food The children have grown and the children have gone And we hold on to the rain and we hold on Because we had skeletons fragile like birds We're crashin' like cars and dreamin' to make Love with a stranger Love I read all the books and learnt all the songs I had to slow down and watch myself still to see I didn't have to learn anything we didn't have to fear Weird men Now the city's bigger but has no foundations and the animals run as soons as they smell humans comin' 'round humans I don't want to be deep I just want to go through I'm not even trying to tell anything I'm only here with you Wicked men And the animals and the cars and the trees and the lonely men and the night as black as the night they are all spiralling
Birds 01:06
And I want to go away live in a truck wake up hungry and cook my last pack of rice Outside the wind is howlin' and I slept by the woods I don't know which way to go 'cause I have no place to go I just need to gas and drive listenin' to the unkwnown song And live with the animals live like an animal lovin' my breath and walkin' in silence 'till I see the sea And write some postcard to my family and my friends sayin' “I don't know where I am but it's beautiful here the sky is wide weather is good and I can go a little further And I want to tell you don't worry 'cause nothing can hurt me now 'cause I believe in the soul”
I was dreaming I was floatin' in the air When I heard I voice It said “Let yourself go with the air” But I was stuck with fear I didn't want to loose myslef Then I heard the voice again It said “You are only dreaming yourself Just look around” And I let go
What if we got off the grid went out walked down the streets? I think we should wake up open the doors tear down the walls and walk down the streets We should dismantle cars make weird monuments out of them We should exchange our clothes stop any clock takes the names off the streets towns and countries and try to speak with animals People who live by the sea should run to the sea We should open the jails and the hospitals for anyone to run And there's no need to kill politicians liars we all jump into the sea who can swim will swim And who lives by the mountain should try to climb it We should try to climb the highest mountain to prove ourselves We would climb the mountain and take all the money and throw it in the air see it fall taken by wind And when winter falls we can make great fires we could use torches to burn chairs and tables and fornitures and statues of musum and churches and books pictures newspapers all into the fire We could save one or two pages to remember how it was before And if anyone protest let him do he will change his mind And we will stay close to keep warm and tell stories at night imagine tales make new histories We could pretend we could pretend that what ended today was the stone age
There's another world the world is gone the world to come is yet to come the sky is torn and it rains And the stars are thrown into the scraps gravity's collapse we run undressed we clush in the dark There's another world and people talk and talk they're made of stone we're never born who can walk onto the earth? And the school's for fools and love's a deal only animals are real how does it feel into another world? There's another world we wish upon the air it's time to go it's time to be somewhere Into another world a flashing light a child who dies a coincidence a flower blooms And your heart was sad and beautiful sad and beautiful impossible your skin invisible force silence And we're living in another world


Written and recorded by A.

"A rebel yell for those who still seek beauty" - Rockit

"Find me a better album out today" - Rumore #240

"After the ecological crisis, the financial crash, the apocalypse, AYR? paints a possible future, where people has the courage to imagine again. A deep, touching work of beauty" - Music Club


released January 13, 2012


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