Mirrorhead

by Barakuka

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The forth album from Barakuka is the soundtrack to the novel of the same name. A story of depression, solution and revolution brought about in the same easy measure as the music that informed it.

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released November 2, 2014

Insulin Carl: Drums on tracks 4 - 5 - 7 - 8
Joe Whitney Drums on track 1
Annaliisa Asveit: Vocal on track 4
Gram Hullét: Everything else

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Track Name: Duende
We're burning, burning in winterland
stuck in the hinterland of the fix
It ain't no surprise that we finally come to this
it don't have to be like this ... unhip

The mailman of hope is bringing the mailbag of change
Love letters and blackmail delivered just the same

This town don't ask many questions
they don't wanna listen they just wanna turn
It may not always be easy
if it were easy what would we learn?

The mailman of hope is bringing the mailbag of change
Love letters and blackmail delivered just the same
Track Name: Coketown
They wrote nation of the free in the court of the unjust
the police were unlawful, the government corrupt
the ministers were liars, the leadership followed
the bankers were thieves, the church immoral

Opinion was news, hearsay the fact
poisoning the view the point always lax
amusement was cheap, the broadcasters pimps
the function narcotic, the viewers made chimps

And you wonder why we drink
And you wonder why we smoke
And you wonder why we have no care in this land of empty hope

Aspiration made shallow, commerce psychotic
education dumb, religion despotic
honours were bought, dignity sold
money cheapens all cos business is cold

The citizens duped, no representation
into the chaos of organisation
the few ridiculed for realisation
they called this control civilisation

And you wonder why we drink
And you wonder why we smoke
And you wonder why we have no care in this land of empty hope

All consuming trashcan of distinction
all destroying face of extinction
all shouting nothing from a human malaise
our cheerleaders for the end of days

And you wonder why we drink
And you wonder why we smoke
And you wonder why we have no care in this land of empty hope
Track Name: Providence
Some are up, some are down
karma's corrupt this side of town
hard times will turn your friends around
love is bankrupt when your down

Cos sympathy ain't free, it's just commodity
like the lead they steal from the cemetery

You don't need sharks with friends like that
when you're on your knee's expect an attack
jungle law in every cul de sac
the lesson right here will be your map

Equality ain't free, it's just commodity
just out of reach of you and me

Cos peace don't come free, it's just commodity
it takes up time and energy

But chaos brings a brand new dawn
dead wood shall fall in this passing storm
rise above the knee jerk norm
you got to burn to be reborn
Track Name: Sole Surrender
Who put the hex on you? who got the bad hoo doo?
the sky above is blue, and so my friend are you

I don't wanna be tried, I wanna get equalised
were going deep inside, I'm gonna testify

How trying is the mind, tomorrows green eyed wish
how gone we are with time, how sweet the moment is

I don't wanna be tried, I wanna get equalised
were going deep inside, I'm gonna testify

Forget the words you said, send those dusty ghosts afar
the devil's in the head and heaven is in the heart

I don't wanna be tried, I wanna get equalised
were going deep inside, I'm gonna testify

The phantom strikes within and follows us without
how dazzling is the word, the burning star of now

I don't wanna be tried, I wanna get equalised
were going deep inside, I'm gonna testify
yeah get out of your mind, come get equalised
we're living out of time, we left all that behind


Folks, we're all stumbling amnesiac halfwits here on this conscious tableau
For when riding this schism, we do so in a prison
one of our own design and decision
so let's say we skip this hell, break out of our cell
and slice instead on the razors edge of now
This moment is our freedom, the prison is ourselves
your failures will return until you fail no more

So get hip quick folks!
Track Name: Succubus
I was lost in the eye, sunk by a kiss
caught in a smile, perhaps this is it
dragged under a spell, kicking for kicks
but folks I was entertaining a witch

She dressed in black, her only lack
was a pact with the devil and a pointy hat
to get taken in and cleaned right out
it's funny how you always doubt the doubt

I'm being trained by the pain of a love from another age
She is taking us down and I'm learning by drowning

She enters a room in a sweet collusion
and leaves with a kick and mad confusion
winter on Pluto ain't quite as cold
as the wrath of the succubus once exposed

I'm being trained by the pain of a love from another age
She is taking us down and I'm learning by drowning

Dark futures and bitter pasts
ain't no excuse for a cold black heart
so dense that light bends around its path
it ain't how you fall it's how you pick yourself up

I'm being trained by the pain of a love from another age
you know it's really just a lesson for comprehending life's transgressions
she is taking us down ... I am learning to drown

Welcome brothers and sisters to the house of correction
what we're gonna give you tonight is direction

Has anybody seen the light?
can i get an answer tonight?
we're all here for loves sinners
representing all beginners
We'll cut the ties that bind you
we'll put the past behind you
Cos we're trained in the pain oh yeah
trained in the pain oh yeah
trained in the pain oh yeah
trained in the pain oh yeah.
Track Name: Where you at?
I woke up this morning and what did I feel?
rumble in my belly, weavels in my meal
I open my window and what do i see?
hunger and sickness and misery

Where the hell you at Lord?
Where the hell you at?
Where the hell you at Lord?
Where the hell you at?

I open my paper and what do i find?
story of the dumb folks leading the blind
I go uptown and mercy me
Power in the hands of colossal thieves

Lies in the eyes of the moneyed elite
crimes in the guise of democracy

Chorus

Shame in the shanties of the starving young
greed in the gardens of the hum drum
the sums being rung in the face of the poor
the things being done in the name of the lord

One thing for sure in this calamity
you'll die before you get equality

Chorus