Above as Below

by Cult With No Name

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And hope is an existence they say But I don’t know, ‘cos I can’t feel at all There’s nothing they can do or say And there’s nowhere we can crawl And all the friends you thought you’d made here Were never really in this life at all Nothing you can do will save them There’s no-one we can call Down, down, down And every time I think of us I Try to think of times when we were real There’s nothing quite like fantasising Or fantasising still When hope is an existence I’ll be Waiting for your friends to lift me clear Nothing left to contemplate Just close your eyes until…
3.
Maitre D-Day 03:44
She stands at the gate And tells me I’m late There’s no point in fighting my way I tell her it’s cold She pulls off my coat Then drags me away to her lair Now I’ve lost all control Don’t talk with your mouth full my friend She will tear you apart She’s lying in wait, ready to charge She tells me ‘not now’ Allows me an hour Then tells me that I have to leave She’s sending me home I’ve forgotten to phone She won’t waste her time on someone who can’t fall to her knees Don’t dish out the orders my friend She will eat you alive She’s lying in wait, ready to fire And I’d like to see her again I know where she lives Don’t draw her attention my friend She will tear you apart Still lying wait, ready to charge Don’t dish out the orders my friend She will eat you alive She’s lying in wait, ready to fire
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Drowned 03:57
It’s clear you’ve been around In skies and underground Now rise But everywhere you’ve been You’ve made it back again Survived The journey that you take Giving blessings on the way round But stay with me today And drown The centuries you’ve spent whilst these sinners came and went their way And though you played a part You’re pure within your heart They say I won’t forget today Giving blessings on the way round So, stay with me and play Then drown Some things won’t wash, some things they stain Why wash all your cares away when the water will always remain? Now how to swallow this? How to clean the mess? Again But I won’t hold my breath for whatever is left Now sing The journey that you take Giving blessing on the way round But stay with me today Stay with me today Stay with me today And drown
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Raise a glass to all your absent friends Then wash it down and fill it up again Raise a glass to people who’ve released the stuff you’re swimming through Now raise it up before they raise their game Raise a glass for trying far too hard to drown out all the people you have scarred Raise a glass to everything that ties you down or pulls your strings And raise it up before they raise their guard Can’t lift me up, can’t lift me, lift me up Raise a glass before it is too late to see the signs of your impending fate Raise a glass to what you have, but more for what you’re holding off So raise a glass before they raise the gate So raise a glass to all that you have done Then slam it down and pour another one Raise a glass to people who have brought this goddamn crux on you And raise it up before you lower the tone. Lower the tone Can’t lift me up, can’t lift me, lift me, up I’ll ride my luck, I’ll ride my, ride my luck
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The lowest form of wit We’d better deal with it, 'cos it’s here Someone’s going to make a fool of you ‘Cos everyone’s the butt of the joke, it’s true Another killer line But we’ll all laugh in time, so they say Someone will exploit a fault in all Everyone’s the butt of the joke, now fall Smile, pick yourself up from the floor Someone’s going to snatch your chair away Cos’ everyone’s the butt of the joke today Smile, pick yourself up from the floor
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SOMEWHERE I'VE GOT A PHOTO IT SHOWS HOW IMPORTANT I AM BUT THESE DAYS THE FUN'S LEFT THE FARM NO STYLE LEFT - IT'S ALL CANNED SOMEONE SPIT AND LEFT A SMEARY SMUDGE IT'S CAMOUFLAGING MY ELAN BUT HERE'S A CLIPPING FROM A MAGAZINE A GOSSIP RAG TO WIPE YOUR WINDOWS CLEAN THAT'S ME IN THE MIDDLE - SURROUNDED BY GREATS MEN OF LETTERS, HEADS OF STATE I PERMEATED THE UPPER CRUSTS LIKE WATER POURED OUT ON THE SAND UNTIL SOME ASSHOLE CAME DOWN THE ROAD AND CRUSHED THE DOMAIN OF MY ELAN YOU CAN SLAG MY CLOTHES RIDICULE MY STYLE PLUNDER THE DOMAIN OF MY TASTE BUT SOMEHOW, SOMEWHERE, I CAN KEEP THE MEMORY OF MY ELAN
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When every stone has been unturned When every faith’s finally discounted When everyone sticks to their word When every fact just gets recounted When thoughts no longer make us pause When all we share is sitting, waiting When we have tested every law When contempt favours contemplating Today’s the day they knew would come A day away, but rolling on and on When all we have is handed down When we’re no longer looking forward When there’s no space left underground When sexual tension’s just as awkward When something fails but we know why When cures are not something we purchase When honours honour those who tried When people save themselves up for this Today’s the day they knew would come A day away, but rolling on and on When every perpetrator’s caught When every trial has reached its verdict When all the battles have been fought When every whisper’s as you heard it When all we say is gospel truth When every seed is now flower When we’ve found our eternal youth There’s nothing left to be discovered Today’s the day
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Numbers 03:19
Time, passes us by. When memories fade some try to deny they were ever in the place But numbers always stick. And if six is a myth tell me who’s gonna pick a number we can live with? When fiction’s fact are you happy that We’ll find you counting? So count me out, ‘cos I have seen you now Seen how you’re lying . So face your numbers now. Time, it heals every wound for those that are perverse who mask their abuse, who fight war with wars of words But numbers always win. And if six doesn’t sting tell me who trades in sin? And who sounds absurd?
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As Below 03:32
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One day I know I’ll see this through That day I hope you see it too What’s certain is that I’ll be home alone And you’ll be long gone One day you’ll wish that I was there In some ways, I wish I didn’t care What’s certain, you’ll pull this all apart And right from the start All of the pain we look forward to All the remains I will keep for you So now is the time, let’s plan for the ride Truth is, it’s coming to your town The rule is, it’s not when you’re around What’s certain are opportunities Ones you can’t reach Knowing just what is coming next I won’t say for fear of the effect What’s certain, you’ll take it to the grave Or bury it away All of the pain we look forward to All the remains I will keep for you So now is the time, let’s plan for the ride All of the pain we look forward to All the remains I will keep for you So now is the time, let’s plan for the ride
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The rain is black and cold But my hearts flames and burns Blacker than my soul Guess I never learn Sometimes you gotta lose The crazy games you play Shake hands with the devil And slowly walk away Silver and gold Can lead a man astray But love can take his soul Leave him praying for the day Sometimes you gotta sacrifice Lose it all in vain Shake hands with the devil And slowly walk away The world still goes on Although my heart is done Been that way forever Like the rising of the sun Sometimes you gotta smile At the crazy games we play Shake hands with the devil and slowly walk away
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Idi's Admin 04:20
You know advising him is pointless So what are we supposed to do? Just don’t look up from your desk is my only advice to you Now look down and type his speeches ‘Cos the world is looking on Attach all of those trademark features but then laugh them off alone Don’t go to his for lunch nor supper Don’t give in to that nagging itch Just don’t help yourself to cola Just don’t open up the fridge So much harder than is thought of I still need to clear my head How am I supposed to do my job if I don’t even know you’re dead? I’m still stuck with Idi’s Admin But then no two days are the same One day I polish all these medals Next, I throw them all away
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The colour of your eyes A C#m Kind of appeals, it's something I feel A9 C#m I don't really know why I'm drawn to your face at all in the first place Your hair isn't quite right Your blonde in your head, but all I see’s red But these are things I can't decide 'Cos you could never want these superficial traits of mine G Bm A And don’t let me come close See, my emperor’s new clothes They don’t change what I am The weaker man The tone of your soft skin makes me sit up, reconsider my luck These times that we live in They say it's a fact that opposites attract The warmth of your smile It could be so sweet with much straighter teeth But these are things I can't decide 'Cos you could never want these superficial traits of mine And don’t let me come close See, my emperor’s new clothes They don’t change what I am The weaker man

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Showcasing the duo at their lightest, darkest, most melodic, serious and humorous. Includes extensive contributions from Kelli Ali (Sneaker Pimps), John Ellis (Stranglers/ Peter Gabriel), and Bruce Geduldig and Luc van Lieshout (Tuxedomoon). Sleeve by Jonathan Barnbrook (David Bowie/ Damien Hirst/ Bansky) and manufactured using a letterpress. See details here...

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Tracklisting:

One Kiss, Then Home / Hope is Existence / Maitre D-Day / Drowned / Raise A Glass / Everyone’s the Butt of the Joke / Losing My Elan / Today’s the Day (they knew would come) / Numbers / As Below / What’s Certain / Shake Hands With the Devil / Idi’s Admin / Secondary Sexual Characteristics

Preview 'As Below' - www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG75lzWQtV8

Preview 'Hope is Existence' - www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxTb-K_wyvg

Reviews:

:: ‘moody, sweeping, electronic elegance…’ – Direct Current (USA)
:: ‘…continues a remarkable track record, the standard of which many of their peers are probably quite envious ‘ – DSO (UK)
:: ‘such warmth, such style, such bliss’ - Mark Moore, QX magazine (UK)
:: ‘…a record of consistently beautiful moments and enthralling notions’ - Mick Mercer (UK)
:: ‘dark, melodic, sardonic, careless, serious and funny’ – Rockerilla (Italy)
:: ‘like a sunrise over an ocean’ – Life is a Catwalk (UK)
:: ‘…profound audio perfection and pioneering musicianship’ – Mojophenia (UK)
:: ‘always seductively elegant and more intriguing with every passing tone…’ – Plastelin (Serbia)
:: ‘intimate piano pop…’ – The Jangle Box (Spain)

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released April 1, 2012

All instruments - Erik Stein and Jon Boux
Backing vocals - Kelli Ali
Trumpet and flugelhorn - Luc van Lieshout
Vocals - Bruce Geduldig
John Ellis - Guitar
Meg Maryatt - Backing vocals

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