Beyond

by Chris Harris

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Some of the songs on this album go back to 2013. Some of them are brand new. But they've all been stripped-down, reassembled, and given a thorough tune-up to make them as good as I can get them to sound. I hope you enjoy listening to them.

"Leonard-Cohen-meets-prog" - PROG Magazine

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released April 22, 2019

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Chris Harris Bristol, UK

I've been making music since I was a kid, when my parents acquired an acoustic guitar from my cousin. Then I discovered synthesizers. And electric guitars. And the Chapman Stick. And this is where I've ended up...

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Track Name: Xenotaph
Always turning inward
Won't admit the Other exists
While your empire withers
All that you despise still persists
I can only see the hubris
Waiting for your fate to descend
Sifting through the debris
Knowing that we're reaching the end

Raising up your monuments
Commemorating all that you've lost
Nothing's ever permanent
Was all that you got worth the cost?

Fortify your borders
You will never see it don't work
Giving people orders
This is not the same as Dunkirk
Turn your back on unity
Saying that it's not what you need
The land of opportunity
You want to create's based on greed

Raising up your monuments
Commemorating all that you've lost
Nothing's ever permanent
Was all that you got worth the cost?

Abandoning your principles
The oligarchs you let take control
No different from criminals -
Can't you see they've stolen your soul?
Nothing's insurmountable
But this was never going to end well
I hope that those accountable
End up in the deepest of hells

Raising up your monuments
Commemorating all that you've lost
Nothing's ever permanent
Was all that you got worth the cost?
Track Name: Beyond
Riding up the rope
A single world below
That's struggling to cope
We've got to leave if we're to grow

None of us will stay here very long
What happens when we get to go beyond?

Our sails are filling out
in a burst of laser light
And there's no longer any doubt
There is a greater goal in sight

None of us will stay here very long
What happens when we get to go beyond?
Track Name: Moths
In all the darkest spaces
They're free to come and go
In our most private plsaces
That's where they make their home

Eating everything we thought we had secure
The fabric of our lives attracts the epicure

When we find their handiwork
It shocks our very souls
Discovering our favourite shirt
Is full of tiny holes

Eating everything we thought we had secure
The fabric of our lives attracts the epicure

However high the threadcount
However fine the cloth
Nothing's ever safe from
The humble household moth

Eating everything we thought we had secure
The fabric of our lives attracts the epicure
Track Name: Off The Edge
They're on the High Street
They're on the news
Their only mission
Is to confuse

If the world is flat, as they allege
Why has no one fallen off the edge?

Their grasp of science
Is weak at best
It's just defiance
I'm not impressed

If the world is flat, as they allege
Why has no one fallen off the edge?

So here we are
On the actual brink
We won't survive
Unless we learn to think

If the world is flat, as they allege
Why has no one fallen off the edge?
Track Name: Are We There Yet?
When life starts toi unravel
And relationships corrode
It's time to pack your bags and travel
begin a brand-new episode

We haven't gotten there yet
but at least we're on the road

If things are getting too frustrating
Don't wait 'til they start to explode
There's a whole world out there waiting
far beyond your postal code

We haven't gotten there yet
but at least we're on the road

And what you carry with you
Is why your back and mind are bowed
It's time to leave it all behind you
It's time for casting off that load

We haven't gotten there yet
but at least we're on the road

The road sign that we're seeking
Might be written in a code
But I know that, broadly speaking,
We'll see what we need to be showed

We haven't gotten there yet
but at least we're on the road
Track Name: Hipstergeddon
I woke up this morning
And it's turned out how I feared
Lots of dudes in skinny jeans
All acting kinda weird
Chicks are losing interest
Don't want to play the fool
They were in to something else
Before you thought it's cool

The cup du jour is latté
with that vital second shot
While everyone is watching
Though pretending that they're not
Smoking isn't fashionable
Though they all wish it was
Their clothing's out of catalogues
And chosen just because

Check out this new thing they did
(It's not quite finished yet)
Beg for your attention
And then instantly forget
You're not one of the worthy
Your face just doesn't fit
They'll focus on your sweetheart
'cause baby, she's got *it*...
Track Name: Expect The Unexpected
Folk
Give you advice
But if you're wise
You'll treat it with the scepticism it deserves

No hint of irony detected
From someone that you previously respected
Opinion was hastily corrected
When they told you to expect the unexpected

Smile
Fixed on your face
So there's no trace
Of the point that it starts getting on your nerves

No hint of irony detected
From someone that you previously respected
Opinion was hastily corrected
When they told you to expect the unexpected

Maintain
That manic grin
For you can't win
You know stupidity has bottomless reserves

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