Beyond

by Chris Harris

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Xenotaph 06:42
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?
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Beyond 03:31
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?
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Dragon Track 05:33
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Moths 05:24
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
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Boo Yah 03:31
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Off The Edge 03:13
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?
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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
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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*...
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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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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'm still trying to get the music I record to sound like the version I can hear in my head. To do this I've ended up playing every instrument I can get my hands on. These days, I'm closer to "That Sound" than I used to be, but the journey continues.

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