Go Nowhere

by Atlas Monkey

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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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Track Name: The Static Incident
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!
Track Name: Wall of Sound
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
Track Name: Look for the Answer
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
Track Name: Interstellar
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
Track Name: Go Nowhere
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
Track Name: Anyone But Me
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
Track Name: Hypocrisy
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
Track Name: Don't Hurt My Feelings
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
Track Name: The Watchful Eye
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
Track Name: Atlas Monkey (ft. Jonathan Manierre) - Robin (2012 Demo)
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
Track Name: The Watchful Eye (Live Demo)
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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