Go Nowhere

by Atlas Monkey

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1.
Going to the city Urban life's not pretty Shopkeepers are busy Everywhere Did you see that rabbit Catch the thing and stab it Bury it inside a Frying pan And that rabbit's you You sociopath You ran out of luck You walk in my way Don't just start looking at me No one here except for you and me You should build a wall to keep me out Have you got an issue do you need a tissue I am gonna give you Everything Hey, they're gonna get you Cage you in and pet you Cause they think you're handsome Like a demon child You walk in my way Then you start looking at me I've been standing here for hours Waiting for my final call You walk in my way Don't just start looking at me I've been waiting here for hours Waiting for my final call It's static, static, static, static, yeah Oh, it's static, static, static, static, no You know it's static, static, static, static, no Oooooh!
2.
I felt a weird sensation We have to leave our lives behind Just out of desperation It's time to let our fate decide Soon we will reach the mountains and try to overcome our fears Pyramids and holy fountains They wash away my lonely tears Remember what I told you I said we could be wrong To think the Gods are just as much as they are strong And I thought I had lost you And I thought you were gone You don't deserve this treatment I guess my work is done The wall of sound is broken We had to run away And leave it all behind Just so we can be safe The road seems unfamiliar You ask me if I know the way I say I can't remember Prepare for our longest day These obstacles destroy us Because our world is out of shape We wanted them to join us Now we're unable to escape And I thought I had lost you And I thought you were gone You don't deserve this treatment I guess my work is done The wall of sound is broken We had to run away And leave it all behind Just so we can be safe We're far away from home And now we're on our own
3.
NARRATOR (distorted): Try to imagine a world without any form of state; without laws or politics or a government. Would mankind be able to survive in a civilisation where our behaviour has no boundaries? Could we take care of ourselves and one another? Or has our world been turned upside down by politicians and bureaucrats? Perhaps, we're about to find out. OVERTURE (Instrumental) I: OUR NOBLE GOALS For thousands of years Men have tried various forms of state But what's the reason Have we not learned to communicate Monarchies, democracies In the end all of them have failed To provide a better life For the majority I'd say I was born a free man Then they told me I had to obey And do what they say They never asked me anyway This needs to change right now The system won't work out for long And we shall stand together And fight for our rights and sing our song II: BRAVE NEW WORLD In our brave new world We shall prevail We shall live our lives In peace and harmony We shall make our choices today In this brave new world of ours we stay In our brave new world We stand up and fight We turn off the lights No state can take our right We shall make our choices right now In this brave new world of ours somehow III: TOTAL OPPRESSION Politicians form our world as they like it to be All the money for themselves and for their families So watch out 'cause they can tell you Everything that they want you to do In the end they always win you have no chance so just give up, you fool Governments are everywhere they tell us what to think, they put their hands right in your minds just like some wretched shrink Run for cover, they oppress you, they control you this is not your life, work all day and dream of peace They steal your bread while you try to survive This needs to change right now (And so we try to change it) The system won't work out for long (Yeah, listen to me) And we shall stand together (Together) And fight for our rights and sing our song (...sing our song) INTERLUDE IV: PROGRESS AND ORDER Progress and order Our people shall have a bright future Elections and free speech Where would our nation be now had we not achieved these Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah Progress and order V: THE GENERAL Training our soldiers so you feel protected They fight for freedom and often give their lives Make sure their country never gets neglected Leaving their children, husbands and their wives You should never be afraid For we never shall be late You don't have to live in fear Our protection is right here VI: YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND Now is this really the life that you have chosen Believing that we are the enemy In fact, we always took care of your problems But you don't ever, ever want to see There's still a chance for you to change your minds Is there a reason to overthrow this state We can be civilised and talk about your struggle Find a solution and keep up the debate VII: GRAND FINALE NARRATOR: How fascinating! As you can see, there are at least two ways to look at this topic. Some of you believe that our world would be better off without any leaders, while the other party suggests that we couldn't really take care of ourselves without guidance and protection. Now, which one has the final answer. Hm... I think, if there was an ultimate answer, this debate wouldn't have been going on for millenia. Each generation has to find the balance between these two extremes. Only then can they find a similar balance in there lives. CHOIR: Don't close the door on each other There's still much to talk about No reason to fight one another So listen up more than you shout While we may not find a solution That won't mean the question is gone Individual against institution This debate ever keeps going on
4.
Interstellar 04:52
Engines running for the lift-off Countdown ready for the start And we're falling into space Slowly drifting out of orbit Can't you see we're on our way Trying to reach the solar systems The stars no one has reached before On interstellar roads we travel When I'm looking through my window All I see are fields of stardust Eternal night instead of daylight But the darkness does not hurt If our own world dies tomorrow We will have to find a home It's all for the sake of mankind That's our mission, we won't fail We are out here on our own Trying to reach the distant planets And stranger corners of the galaxy Never getting back home again On interstellar roads we travel On interstellar roads we travel On interstellar roads we travel Never finding an ultimate goal
5.
Go Nowhere 03:24
All day long my feet are taking me to places I've seen a million rocks and twenty thousand faces They spot my backpack and they ask me where I'm going I tell them I will walk just like the wind is blowing And my journey will go on Now I'm here but soon I'm gone Clearly I can see the ground on which I'm walking Always changing like the way that men are talking And the railroad tracks will lead me to new regions I keep travelling the country through all seasons And my journey will go on I take a picture of this place Now I'm here but soon I'm gone
6.
Time has lost all meaning Unfortunately I was only dreaming Staring into a black void -- so empty Such a lonely soul has found its way home Have I arrived at the top of the stairs Have I reached my final goal And push me into the ocean You leave me here to drown beneath the waves Maybe the flood won't come for you today But I'm sure it will come tomorrow And I think anyone but me Is a reflection of what I'm trying to be And push me into the ocean You leave me here to drown beneath the waves Maybe the flood won't come for you today But I'm sure it will come tomorrow And I think anyone but me Is a reflection of what I'm trying to be A reflection You're a reflection We're contradictions
7.
Hypocrisy 03:32
Spread the word, spread the lies, you're a hypocrite And you laugh at your victims Seal the deal, sell them things that they do not need Cause it is your addiction Do you think it is worth all the sacrifice To achieve pure perfection You can keep my body when my brain explodes You will make a million on the fortune road My blood is wasted My blood is wasted on you And my love is wasted Oh, my love is wasted on you Win in war, win in peace, you will always win But one day you might lose it Cast a stone if you think that you're free from sin That's your way if you choose it I will not pay the price for your forgeries Cause I know you'll abuse it My blood is wasted My blood is wasted on you And my love is wasted Oh, my love is wasted on you
8.
When there's something on my mind And I've got trouble to sleep at night I can't see yet I'm not blind Do we really need to fight? Is it wrong or is it right? We can't always run away Who will keep us safe tonight? Now is not the time to play The woods are dark and filled with sorrow And all our hope is out of sight But there will always be tomorrow Not sure why we need to fight I swear to bring us home So let me dry your tears All through the land we roam It won't take many years All the ghosts wake up within me Where my wounds were long ago I'd move on but lack ability I would run but I'm too slow I don't mean to be a burden Do not mean to cause you pain Mark my words, ignore the wording I would like to break this chain I swear to bring us home So let me dry your tears All through the land we roam It won't take many years
9.
They gather all the information And they control the things we do The government and corporations They all keep watching over you Day and night you're in its sight The ever watchful eye So then you find yourself running away And the music plays Where am I now, I don't remember They've taken all they want from me My inner thoughts, my deepest secrets Are not as free as they should be Don't despair, it's always there The ever watchul eye It never leaves you, you are on its list And the credits roll
10.
Robin, oh Robin Sweet sidekick in tights Robin, where are you We need you tonight Robin, please come and help us The villains still do their jobs Robin, oh Robin No hope from the cops Batman couldn't make it So Robin can you take it Robin, can you do the stuff you do Batman couldn't make it So Robin can you take it Robin, ooh Robin, oh sweet Robin It's time to kick some ass Batman won't wake up He's sleeping outside in the grass Robin, oh sweet innocent little hero Can you drive the Batmobile? The Joker called you a loser He said your powers aren't real Batman couldn't make it So Robin can you take it Robin, can you do the stuff you do Batman couldn't make it So Robin can you take it Robin, ooh Gotham needs a hero (hero) But Batman won't appear (Where are you?) Robin, can you help us? (Help us!) The city's grip with fear Batman couldn't make it So Robin can you take it Robin, can you do the stuff you do Batman couldn't make it So Robin can you take it Robin, ooh Batman couldn't make it So Robin can you take it Robin (Robin), can you do the stuff you do Batman couldn't make it So Robin can you take it Robin (Robin), ooh
11.
They gather all the information And they control the things we do The government and corporations They all keep watching over you Day and night you're in its sight The ever watchful eye So then you find yourself running away And the music plays Where am I now, I don't remember They've taken all they want from me My inner thoughts, my deepest secrets Are not as free as they should be Don't despair, it's always there The ever watchul eye It never leaves you, you are on its list And the credits roll

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Released by an independent label, "Go Nowhere" is the first official release by German indie/progressive rock one-man piece Atlas Monkey.

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released December 11, 2016

All songs written, composed and recorded by Atlas Monkey (Leon Kersken)

Track 10 written and recorded by Jonathan Manierre and Leon Kersken

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