In Search Of Balance

by Fools & Kings

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1.
03:14
The sun, the sun’s burning down Freedom is in the air, ringing The blood, the blood’s boiling hard The action cannot be achieved Destroy this emergency Lay, lay your face to the ground Freedom is there but it’s no use Your will, your will’s still so strong No possibilities for you Destroy this emergency Hate, the hate’s growing fast The state cannot be accepted Revolt, a revolt’s developing The world will not be as before
2.
03:14
I've been looking up To lightnings in the sky When eyes got wide and shut Still death's there to defy Get up to see your own mortality Look around, believe and fight dependency 'til it's dawn Can you hear them sing The song of angry men No release in sight Perpetual demise
3.
06:22
In the desert the sinners sleep to hide their souls from temptation's greed As if it wasn't their own ambiguous breed So I walked through Jerusalem To meet a man who choosed death to live And he whispered into my longing ear: Hold your breath and count to ten To make your world rotate again So close your eyes to spin the wheel And all you might conceal You're living dead on the breakdown lane So give or take what you can't retain In search of balance Your sleep's hard to defy But I looked for truth in Judas' eyes and encountered seven deaths to mourn you Among others I'll force myself to sleep So hold your breath and count to ten To make your world rotate again So close your eyes to spin the wheel And all you might conceal In deadly shadows they hide can't you hear their howling? Dogs of doom will seal world's demise Hold your breath and count to ten To make your world rotate again So close your eyes to spin the wheel And all you might conceal Hold your breath and count to ten To make your world rotate again So close your eyes to spin the wheel And all you might conceal Don't breath (and count to ten) Don't look (and spin the wheel) Ignore (the grinding steel) Tell me: Shall this be real? In deadly shadows they hide cried the man with doll's eyes
4.
05:14
Mary lived in magpie city Where the grass seemed green and full of light Got her work done, seemed so pretty Never wasted thoughts on faded times Lived her life like tasty candy Sang a song and spread so much delight Never questioned what they told her Always saw the world in coloured rhymes Bury her bones when she's gone since she never reached for the sun Catched the bus at the last minute Smoothed her hair back, took a seat and laughed Looked through me out of the window Guess she didn't know how to be sad You could not be angry with her Didn't mean it nastily but dear Butter wouldn't melt in her mouth She would never smell the stench of fear Bury her bones when she's gone since she never reached for the sun They will not remember her name but wipe their hands clean without shame The sun, the sun shows everyone The light, the light that made us blind to secure Mary's kind from the cave down to the gallow's pole The sun, the sun taught everyone to fight, to fight for man's delight to secure Mary's kind from the cave down to the gallow's pole Conductor said 'there's nothing special!' despite of the obvious reverse You perceive what you believe So they all laughed and looked away immersed Mary didn't notice these destructive moods that left me quite amazed You know dead men tell no tales So she went home and nobody was safed Bury her bones when she's gone
5.
Woke up in the middle of night Didn't feel too well, craved for the light Couldn't get rid of that creepiness Then you appeared in my head Where did you go? (Then) I will follow you until my life cease I keep on calling you until the very end And I would follow you right into the rain I keep on waiting here until we meet again I searched down below I searched up in the sky All I met was me Oh, where can you be I crossed oceans I walked through deserts Still I have no fear 'cause someday you'll be here Then I will follow you until my life cease I keep on calling you until the very end And I would follow you right into the rain I keep on waiting here until we meet again
6.
The sun goes down in New Orleans The darkness loving creatures set their goals Avoid to fall into The black night of oblivion Take me down to earth And show me what you are There is a light Teach me love and leave it all behind Behind Out on the road again This crooked vultures follow trails The heat’s toasting my brain Out in the desert, but in vain
7.
05:48
Wake up from the dream The party’s over, they're all gone Someone is in the box And no one's all alone I’m sick of this old wall Love’s used up, everyone's outgrown It seems so, after all Therefore I'm on my own He turned his back on that A started walking down the highway Towards yet another life But then he fell right down to the ground Let me stop and rest Don’t say that state's one of the past Cannot resist the force The world rotates so fast Stand up despite the weight Eager to live up to the fate The sweetest intention Means nothing to the passed The grass is always greener on the right side of the fence he said and got into his car And then he crashed right into the wall Come on baby, make me sick You know how to do it, so hurt me quick Probably we're far too close I guess that is the way life goes You don't need me, I need you It took too long to get that clue Now I'm bound and tied to you But I’ll take away your pain and ignore mine I’ll do everything to make you feel fine I won’t let them hurt you I won’t let them harm you So let me take your grief Let me be kind You’re all I know, don’t go It's not your fault that I don't glow I’ll get myself a shed Live at the coast and face the threat Stars spend life and burn it then Why do we die and never live again Roaming by the sea White noise keeps going, what’s to see? He turned his back on me and started walking down the highway Towards gratification But then he fell right down to the ground
8.
03:08
People think there’s nothing to be worried about Blood keeps on running through my veins Soon they can put curtains down, the day is out Sit down, go to sleep and hope your day will be fine Walk a thousand miles Scratch until it shines Run circles in minds Streets will watch the heels Who watches and laughs Where to go to? Check out your flaws Would you like to? The killer´s in your house You know how to fight And you´re waiting Waiting for the click of the light With your hands on the wall The last song you´ll ever listen to Comes from the radio You cannot decide Your time´s running out While someone else has more time than he needs And you´re waiting Waiting for your wounds to begin to bleed
9.
04:34
Orange now turns to blue River then turns to red River then turns to red Bloodshot eyes, so much doubt Air draft warns, lonesome lanes Corners are filled with fear Corners are filled with fear Stand behind without light
10.
03:37
Side by side with the devil we run What's dead shall never die Chasing the end on intertwined roads Try hard to catch the sun Endlessly drifting on dismal oceans Nearby the burning sun Endlessly craving for lasting motions Until yours will be done And I'm pulling the trigger of my gun to hide my anger from your soul Aiming for stars to unify myself with you Made out of early morning light A flashlight in the haze A game about staying safe at night and preserving your grace Endlessly waiting for something to be Actions drive you insane Something to hold in my own longing hands And if it was the chain And I'm pulling the trigger of my gun to hide my anger from your soul Aiming for stars to unify myself with you And I'm flying on eagles wings to hide your soul from pain and sweet dismay I'm running aimlessly until Solaris takes me home to you And I'm flying on eagles wings to hide your soul from pain and sweet dismay I'm running aimlessly until Solaris takes me home to you
11.
04:53
She walked beside the river at night Just before she fell down and cried: Who decides what's wrong and what's right Who may grant eternal delight What can give me strength During the fight The reaper's journey comes to an end He's weakened but prepared to repent To the blackened gates of doom he's been sent Brought down to his knees by his own stench Dark clothes just to hide the grim descent I heard the owl call my name in the land of heart's desire Finding luck in spite of deeds I've done seems just like catching fire It calls me time and time again, I just don't know where to hide You pushed me down, now dig me out again Down in the valley I'm twelve meters high And I'm only getting higher the sum of fears lies in your hands, that's where all my demons hide Are you alive, hypnotized or devoured by the dark living god of mankind who seems to get real in my circling moods that chase me in the corners of my life which I need to be true shall we ever know true love? Close the book and become relieved The clock may tick, we'll soulfully cease The ocean's warm as long as you are Do howling wolves get very far? Flying to the stars an alien
12.
04:21
There you sit, royal, so lovely To watch your kingdom fall As the tempest mounts its power to make your people crawl Puffed up wish falls to dust Rolling waves mount to implode While I stand there, watching The becoming's decay Say my name when the castles slip away into dreams again Say my name Then I'll be there, raising time For your dream sublime Like a tiny piece from heaven you walked the shores to bleed Puffed up wish falls to dust Rolling waves mount to implode While I stand there, watching The becoming's decay Say my name when the castles slip away into dreams again Say my name Will you be there, raising time For my dream sublime Say my name when the castles slip away into dreams again

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This record was recorded from February 2015 until December 2015

Drums and Percussion recorded in Sellin except for
Triangle on "Dystopia" recorded at Rockschule Russee, Kiel
Handclaps on "Magpie City" recorded at Rockschule Russee,
Kiel, Knooper Weg, Kiel and Andreas' Home, Kiel

All guitars, strings, bass, vocals, brass and keyboards recorded at Andreas' Home, except vor Kevin Davies' vocals being recorded in Lübeck and Chiaras spoken word, recorded in Heide

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released April 1, 2016

Fools & Kings is:

Robin Albrecht - Lead Vocals
Andreas Glaser - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Tilman Heller - Guitars, Keyboards
Maximilian Black - Bass
Simon Kranz - Drums, Percussion

Additional Contributions:

Robin Albrecht - Spoken Word on "Blood", Clarinet on "Day & Night", Handclaps on "Magpie City"
Andreas Glaser - Lead Vocals on "Magpie City", Handclaps on "Magpie City", "Orange Blue", "Say My Name" and "Halo"
Tilman Heller - Backing Vocals on "Emergency" and "The Road Song",
Handclaps on "Magpie City"
Maximilian Black - Backing Vocals on "Emergency"
Simon Kranz - Handclaps on "Magpie City"

Our Guests:

Lea Lippold - Violins on "Day & Night" and "Camcorder"
Miriam Lippold - Cellos on "Day & Night" and "Camcorder"
Jan Philipp Jacobs - Trombone & Backing Vocals on "Day & Night"
Julia Kobus - Trumpet on "Day & Night" and "Emergency"
Fabian Dahlem - Altsaxophone on "Day & Night" and "Into The Rain"
Umut Yaprak - Backing Vocals on "The Road Song"
Chiara Tahnee Lütje-Crystall - Spoken Word on "Blood"
Kevin KAFKA Davies - Backing Vocals on "Emergency", "Into The Rain" and "Dystopia", Spoken Word on "Blood", Claps and Backing Vocals on "Orange Blue"
Sascha Lehmann - Backwards Lead Guitar on "Orange Blue"
León Stamp - Backing Vocals on "Emergency" and "Orange Blue", Lead Vocals on "Halo", Handclaps on "Orange Blue", Spoken Word on "Blood"
Anna Lena Möller - Spoken Word on "Blood"

Recorded by Simon Kranz and Andreas Glaser
Mixed and Mastered by Andreas Glaser

Jurij Abegg - Handwriting (Copying prohibited)
Axel Heller - Cover and Backcover Photography

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Fools & Kings Kiel, Germany

Fools & Kings is a big apple of musicality, the ignorance of the borders of modern rock music, impulsive embracing and rejecting of the listener's expectations. In early 2014 the first EP has been recorded in Lübeck and the band is playing live regularly, the first full-length is being reeased in April 2016. ... more

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