In Search Of Balance

by Fools & Kings

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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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Track Name: Emergency
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
Track Name: Dystopia
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
Track Name: Halo
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
Track Name: Magpie City
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
Track Name: Into The Rain
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
Track Name: The Road Song
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
Track Name: Camcorder
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
Track Name: Blood
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
Track Name: Orange Blue
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
Track Name: Solaris
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
Track Name: Day & Night
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
Track Name: Say My Name
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