Mixed Signals

by Atlas Monkey

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1.
River 05:16
Gently pulled downstream By sweeping waterfalls A body paralysed By nature's soothing call And the river flows Into the sea Anywhere it goes It carries me A voice had called my name As I was washed ashore I go back whence I came Not where I'm striving for And I can't believe my eyes We swim and then we die And the river flows Into the sea Anywhere it goes It carries me And the river flows Into the sea Anywhere it goes It carries me It carries me We are
2.
What am I supposed to do now Surrendering to darkness I try to tie up all the loose ends Left hanging in my dreams Hope is my only friend now I hold onto it like a blanket No one beside me, feels a little frightening Now hope has left me too I'm scared because I might just stay awake at night Who's gonna catch me when I fall A stranger trapped me in a room I can't escape and now I'm Trapped within these walls Trapped within these walls Trapped within these walls Trapped within these walls You can hear me screaming at the top of my lungs Praying for the night to end I pound my fist against the ceiling Cause I like when it bleeds But how am I supposed to sleep now Slowly drifting into madness Everything's great, it's just a phase I'm in I whisper but I can't even convince myself And dying in my dreams is a recurring theme It doesn't scare me anymore I would unlock this door if I just found the key but I'm still Trapped within these walls Trapped within these walls Trapped within these walls Trapped within these walls I refuse to switch the light on Cause I'm afraid of all the shadows I try to tie up all the loose ends Left hanging in my dreams Don't wanna put myself up on the highest shelf No one will catch me when I fall It's not like I expected to be rescued by another Prisoner of circumstances staring at these walls Too scared to even try knowing the reason why Life is blocking all my calls A stranger trapped me in a room I can't escape and now I'm Trapped within these walls Trapped within these walls Trapped within these walls I'm trapped within these walls
3.
Midnight sweat in every pore Never felt as cold before Friends and neighbours come visiting no more Red blood turns black and sore All we thought we had is gone Every battle lost and won Kick the poet, he knows you've had your fun Now it's him and you have none A crimson shimmer on the bathroom floor As I sit in silence, pain comes knocking at my door Yeah, I know that phrase is quite a common allegory But someone told me every image tells a tragic story People tell me not to worry, but I don't feel alright Like Han Solo when he was frozen in carbonite Is it just myself or has the air become a bit chilly I guess that deep inside of me I feel somewhat silly For interrupting my train of thought Now I'm slowly going crazy in my flower pot Sorry for not telling you sooner about my sorrow I was hoping I would feel alright again tomorrow I was hoping I would feel alright again tomorrow I'd like to complain I'd like to explain My situation But I can't I'd like to complain I'd like to explain My situation But I can't
4.
Everyone has left, the silence makes me wonder Did I find new friends today or just new sponsors Hurried passersby who judge me at first glance Some who stay to hear me laugh and see me dance They gave me attention and took away my pride They just like my pretty smile, not what's inside Cattle waiting for their moment in the sun Walls of glass surrounding each and every one They're all busy feeding the slug inside their screen Human warmth is sacrificed to the cold machine Don't you cry cause your tears will be rejected Keep in mind that you are loved but not respected I fell in love With a beautiful device We go everywhere together Cause my baby's pretty nice Yeah, I'm in love Do I have to say it twice We do everything together Til the battery dies
5.
Suicide 05:28
When there's nobody home And I suffer all alone And I lick, well the dirt Off the floor, when I'm hurt And I dream of reality And I dream about you, I dream about me And I walk into the kitchen and open the cupboard And take out a cup, fill it with some water And I add a little pill that helps me sleep fast Yeah, I pour the little poison right into my glass And then I grab it and bring it to my lips And I pray to a God that doesn't exist And then I wake up in a bed of sand With the cup still in my hand And I scream a silent scream Death will wake me from my dream And I just, I need a drink No, I can't even blink Cause I stress myself And I bless myself And I starve myself Til I eat myself And I pleasure myself And I torture myself And I hug myself And I hate myself And I beat myself And I feed myself And I piss on myself And I cut myself And I lose myself and I hunt myself And I hide from myself and I run from myself
6.
Take Us Down 07:48
7.
Sunset 05:09
There's a whisper of familiarity When I gaze into the orange skies in front of me Any moment now, daylight will be gone For a while as we anticipate a new day's dawn The sun may set but it's never gone forever Take a walk again, breathe the open air And a gust of northern wind is messing up my hair There's no nation like hibernation, right All of this will be forgotten when we reunite The sun may set but it's never gone forever Every passing week Is filling me with doubt Truth is what I seek I'm just thinking out loud I'm not terrified, I just need a friend Who will hold me close and care for me until the end And together we overcome the storm We can crush our fear tonight and keep each other warm The sun may set but it's never gone forever The night is long but it doesn't last forever
8.
Home is where I want to be Home is everything I need Moonlight falling on the deep blue sea And home is where I long to be Remember when we ran across the avenue When we were taking all the time we wanted to And when I see it, every time I think of you Long ago Home is where I want to be Home is everything to me Where I belong and where you belong And where everybody's singing along Listening to my favourite songs at home Remember when we chatted at the barbecue When we were taking all the time we wanted to And when I see it, every time I think of you Did you know Yeah, don't ya know My home is my castle But don't ya know Remember when we ran across the avenue When we were taking all the time we wanted to And when I see it, every time I think of you Long ago
9.
Aquarium 06:06
Swim Away From me Turn Your head When you see Me Walking In Your Way I have no idea how How to talk to To someone Who Will Just Stay Quiet
10.
Huge Lie 05:12
Bite your fingernails Believe in fairy tales Trust their point of view Swallow what they spit at you They divide us into few
11.
At journey's end, a landscape awaits, one I recall from an old picture. I wonder what it means and why I'm returning to this place. As I'm taking my final steps, I reflect upon every landmark I have passed, every bridge I have ever crossed. In a rush of enthusiasm, I have broken the chains that used to restrain me and left them behind; to escape again to the blooming fields and lush meadows; to revisit the green hills and mountains of my past and explore the undiscovered secrets beyond. Music has returned to the treetops, conquering the silence. We are like raindrops in a vast and endless sea, united, and free, at last.

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"Mixed Signals", the third full-length studio album by Atlas Monkey, was recorded within a span of two months and released just 15 months after "Seas of Solitude".

Video available on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOkEWSPpb5Q

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released July 19, 2020

Personnel:

Leon Kersken: piano, vocals

Yves Wery: guitars on "Home"


All songs written by Atlas Monkey

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