"A Juggler's Clumsiness"

by HEROES & VILLAINS

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"A JUGGLER'S CLUMSINESS"

BY

HEROES & VILLAINS

HST17 (HISSTOLOGY - 2011)


PRODUCED, ARRANGED AND MIXED BY HEROES & VILLAINS

ENGINEERED BY D. SALAMEH

MUSIC & LYRICS BY C-P MEGARBANE


PERSONNEL:


DOMINIQUE SALAMEH: PERCUSSION, DRUMS, SAXOPHONE, TABLAS

CHARIF MEGARBANE: VOCALS, GUITARS, BASS, PIANO & KEYS, SITAR, MELODICA


WRITTEN AND RECORDED IN THE LAST WEEK OF DECEMBER 2010 IN AWKAR, LEBANON

ARTWORK BY H&V.

THANK YOU TO KARIM MEGARBANE & GEORGE SALAMEH

HISSTOLOGY.COM
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HISSTOLOGY RECORDS 2011.
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released January 7, 2011

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Track Name: I Don't Know (But I'm Getting Closer)
I don't know (but I'm getting closer)

How many minutes does the average clock count all in all in a lifetime
How many steps does it likely take to dig the grave of a lonely guy?
I don't know but I'm getting closer

How many high roads can fill the black soles of the man they chose to hire
To make blocks of grey, tons and pounds of clay to fulfill their own money-driven desires?
I don't know but I'm getting closer

How many kingdoms come and yards of chewing gum does it take to fill a hole
That is so wide that you could fit a planet or two and still throw in a couple of bombs?
I don't know but I'm getting closer

How many hours of television and transnational telecommunications should one endure
To say he's safe of all counts of alternative descriptions of the night and day?
What can I say

How many sad kids can consider themselves the proud and clean heirs of the parents they're used to call their own
Until they realize all by themselves they're soon gonna have to pay for what they've sown?
I don't know but I'm getting closer

How many lightbulbs will a man change until he's away from the need of electricity
No necessity to charm and warm up to the infinite joys of society?
I don't know but I'm getting closer

How many strings should a guitar player break until all his verses are out of mood
How many words should a musician sing until all choruses are shut down for good?
I don't know but I'm getting closer

How many dollars will credit and debit a bank account in a full lifetime
To pay for the fortunes of the ones spent by the representatives of a dummy mind?
I don't know but I'm getting closer
Track Name: Grandmaster of Tears
Grandmaster of Tears

Under the shadows of the vanguard
You raised a toast to the changing of the guards

Now I was on the outskirts
And you were in Bliss
I thought I'd lead you out but something went amiss

Now all that you sing and all that you whistle
Sounds like the echo of the hum and the rattle

But there ain't no point in going adrift tonight
From the beginning you had your neck on the line

Now I see moonlight and I see snow
And I hear raindrops falling on her floor
Now I hear you running on with the rest
But I've been keeping it buried inside my chest

You release your horses
As I moved my pawn
You raised a finger to the queen of all his dawns

I make no mistakes
And leave no traces
The swiftest move was the one you missed when you blinked

Now I see strangers on the front steps of your life
As I was going above to observe a different side
Now if the thought of hurting me is keeping you busy
I've been running far too long to look back now baby
Track Name: I'm Walkin'
I'm Walkin'

I'm walkin'
Until I'm walking out

Said I've been walkin'
Walking out of sight

I've been runnin'
Until I'm running out

Lord I've been running
Running
Running out of time

I've been trippin'
Tripping
'til I'm tripping out

I've been calling
Calling on a star

I've been walkin'
Walking out of sight

I've been runnin'
Running out of time
Track Name: Back to the Coast
Back to the Coast

It's part of the crime
It's part of the deal
It's part of the same old story
That seems to make you think

You're walking abused
You're walking strapped
By the repeating thoughts that turn around
Your hat

I'd like to be walking down all the way back to the coast
Just to see all my foot steps washed away by the cold

It's part of the rule
It's part of the scene
It's part of the same old glory
That disappeared

You're walking used
You're walking trapped
By the repeating thoughts that turn around
Your hat

On an on
It's all part of the same thing
Track Name: To Be Your Usher
To Be Your Usher

Driving down that street
I see you girl
Walking around by feet

Stopping by to see
Just in case you might
Need a lift

Holding on to that hand
There is nothing girl
You won't understand

So as long as I'm thinking through
There is no cost to pay from me to you
You're nowhere fast without an usher
To tell you one way from another

Driving down to the creek
I see you girl
From cheek to cheek

Hanging on to that style
Oh yeah half the world
Is in my reach
Track Name: Easy with the Wordplays There, Babe
Easy with the wordplays there, babe

Looking in the depths of a photograph
Between the shades of black and white
I notice a face I've never seen before
A ghost of some kind behind a monochrome wall

Easy with the wordplays there, babe

Took a look around to find out if I could I see
If the stranger in question was anywhere to be
And here he is sitting on a rocking chair
With a pipe in hand and messed up hair

I ask him if he's got the answer to this Sudoku
That I've been trying to resolve in a month or two
In a second comes up with the number
With no questions asked or even a mumble

Easy with the wordplays there, babe

I asked are you a genius of some kind
A piper at the gates that I might find
When I'm older and crippled
With only my memories to watch the time pass away

He doesn't say no and doesn't yes
But his face does look quite intense
Then I turn mine away and shuffled my feet
Looked at the photograph he wasn't there to be

Easy with the wordplays there, babe

Could you ever show me a bag of tricks
The ones that make the grandchildren split
The ones that make them scared and make them chill
Is that the trend

Easy with the wordplays there, babe
Track Name: When I'm not Around
When I'm not Around

Got a pair of shoes
Just to walk in the night

Got me a couple of blues
Same color as your eyes

For as long as you stay
And as far as I may

I'm not around

Brought a pair of windows
And a bottle of wine

Got me some news
From another star

For as long as you stray
Away from this day

There is love in here if you try
There is love in these tears that I cry
There is hope in What Keeps Us from Sleeping at Night

When I'm not around

Brought a pair of scissors
And a couple of knives

A blister and a shiver
'Til the end of the light

For as long as you care
And as far as I dare

I'm not around
Track Name: Every Once in a While
Every once in a while

Once in a lifetime
You see it coming down
Like tears from your eyes
I could let myself drown

And every once in a while
I can understand why
The tears that fall from your eyes
Don't get further than your smile
Track Name: The Price of a Season Fare
The price of a season fare

All along the coast of the old times lost
Up and round by the hill that you once shot
I engage it but can't control it at all
Just before dawn

Deep inside the pockets of a millionaire
Far behind the black rooms of a wedding pair
I can engage it but can't control it at all

How is the time when you were far from home
When you told the same old joke about the Belgian whore
How is the time when you finally dared
To leave behind the price of a season fare

All behind the view from a building's bed
On a wall beside the lining in her hair
She can't control it but she loves it all

Now is the time for the season fare
Now is the time will you finally dare