Here I stand I can do no other

by Simon Karolis

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Simon Karolis was de zoon van de beste jager uit het piepkleine dorpje Kaisah in West Papua, Indonesie. Simon was tevens het beste vriendje van Arend Jan toen hij in de jungle woonde als een van de vijf kinderen van missionaris-gezin van der Scheer. Anno 2013 is Simon Karolis de naam waaronder Arend Jan muziek maakt nadat de indieband LPG in het voorjaar ermee ophield. Over een lange periode zijn de liedjes op dit album opgenomen en geschreven. Inde zomer van 2012 zijn ze gemixt door Jan Schenk. Vervolgens was er niemand die deze muziek wilde uitbrengen in tastbare vorm, dus nu is het online beschikbaar gesteld voor u.

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released October 30, 2013

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Track Name: Choirmaster
Choirmaster

it’s okay to talk away
it’s okay to keep your mouth shut
just be true and tell me this
is our home a scary place for you?

and is it true that we offend you
while we don’t want to
we just want to lend you our gum to chew.

is your friend your choirmaster
is your voice to you a fluid
well fill me up up to my nose
I want all that you can put me through

and is it true that I offend you
while I don’t want to
I just want to lend you our gum to chew
Track Name: Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

not even the slightest change
not even the tiniest hill kept in restraint
alarm clock set rings and turned off again

there’s a hell in every hour
I’m a coward or a hero in a coma
waking up read pray and off to bed again

no we don’t need no message
no one likes to experience no constant itch
I pray for safety and for that matter happiness

the times they are not changing no they are just waiting here to begin
and I look up to these old mountains and I won’t stop looking at them
Track Name: Mirror of the earth
Mirror of the earth

there was a piece of wood
going through my hands
at least it felt like it was
and I’m just scribbling these crosswords
so how must you feel?

there was a handful of cash
put into my hands
and I just smiled in return
today at them all, to end this
to end the transaction

there was a fence bitten through
by the pigs and my brother
got sick from a curse but the moon
shines religiously bright tonight

and the sky is the mirror of the earth
Track Name: At once
At once

the statue of the lions
is here to teach us how to be like lions
I don’t have a computer
don’t need a computer

we will group at dawn
to follow the one at dawn
on a survival with
keyboards and take apps with

oh we’re scared oh we’re lonesome
we are loved and we’re homesome
we’ll bite our fingers and the bullet at once

the romance of the snail
following the trace of the leading snail
toys to put somewhere
clothes to leave somewhere

we’ll gather around the water
and put our heads into the water
all here another round
‘till all heads turn round

oh we’re scared oh we’re lonesome
we are loved and we’re homesome
we’ll bite our fingers and the bullet at once

and chase down the enemy
as long as there’s no enemy
we eat with fork and knife
and kill with fork and knife

oh we’re scared oh we’re lonesome
we are loved and we’re homesome
we’ll bite our fingers and the bullet at once
Track Name: Rearview mirror
Rearview mirror

the mouse that doesn’t know which part to eat of the poison pie
the giants I should be standing on they hunt me down the road I came again
now every days changes snipers or dead birds in the rearview mirror

I have lots of freedoms
I have more than ever maybe
I have no idea
I wouldn’t notice if I had

some caring words will suffice unlike the Victoria waterfalls next to me
I don’t want to think of another clever line to match my ultimate machine
now we could perform surgery on your rogue red eyes but would you please believe me

I have lots of freedoms
I have more than ever maybe
I have no idea
I wouldn’t notice if I had

I would wake up in bed
I would believe you if you said
I did not see clear
I had to start over again
Track Name: John
John

the red lights of the bikes rolling
the sound of the church bell each half hour
the mouse that someone is catching
pictures taken without flashing
a nightly fire a deux made with eight matches
my heated head by the sixth and the seventh
four day old wine tasting so sour
reading John and thinking it over
taking a dive in the river for a morning shower
why mud on his face and why not his sick mother
his sick brother
his sick father
Track Name: Front for love
Front for love

you have no faith in common sense
I talk the language of love
every meaning has its borderline
I see things in black and white

nothing you pray isn’t in your hands
I talk to the gods above
so this is just a front for love

I taught you through the steps today
you smiled a little forced
all of them they patched you on the back
someone made a tearful speech

now there’s the house and there is the bed
he threw you there a bit too rough
so this is just a front for love.
Track Name: Down by the boat
Down by the boat

I’m an admiral I make my horn signal
which only admirals may hear
but now I gave that show away to you

if anyone would know that you had witnessed this
I won’t do it again because
there’s too much men that’ll hear it then

sailors don’t cry except for when their ship gets burned
or sinks or when they’re on a raft
when they’re shipwrecked all alone

maybe probably you won’t believe my rank
but that’s only because I won’t
show off on it I won’t get temped again

so let’s get of this boat and hide your tears so we
can get to town to buy some bread
then pick up dad then we’ll go home

sailors don’t cry except for when their ship gets burned
or sinks or when they’re on a raft
when they’re shipwrecked all alone
Track Name: Grey water
Grey water

Christians they just talk that way
without really meaning all the things they say
I’m not capable of being happy or unhappy for a longer time
so there’s that too

in a dark place you try to see
in an empty place you try to find
in a dry place you try to drink
but twilight fills the room like grey water

upstream walk against the mighty river
make it seam that up there awaits your dream
and we find our freedom on the day that we lose everything

in a dark place you try to see
in an empty place you try to find
in a dry place you try to drink
but twilight fills the room like grey water
Track Name: Featherbrain
Featherbrain

I’m exaggerating my existence
when I’m kneeling down when I would end this
there’s too much work to do and all will be gone by tomorrow
I’m waking up to fall asleep
because this is the day that I’m falling asleep that’s the end

me and miss mental featherbrain
we are smiling ourselves out of the building
we don’t shake hands we just try to get away by tomorrow
we’re waking up to fall asleep
because this is the day that I’m falling asleep that’s the end

we’re discharging ourselves from the hospitals
and we don’t listen to stories about caving in
we’re not coming home so don’t you get excited for tomorrow
I’m waking up to fall asleep
because this is the day that I’m falling asleep that’s the end.
Track Name: Dark light standing out to a low roof
Dark light standing out to a low roof

nowhere to turn but to the past
nothing to listen to then well canned voices

nothing to eat but your own flesh
to become something new but still stay
blind blank and borrowed

the dark light standing out to the low roof and I know
this will forever recur
here therefore then I will not put an end to this dialogue
‘cause I know this will forever recur

the breath and warmth of these figures
whoever you invented stays silent in the shadows

the story you tell, tells your story
your voice grew fainter while
your point was taken

the dark light standing out to the low roof and I know
this will forever recur
here therefore then I will not put an end to this dialogue
‘cause I know this will forever recur

we try to speak for
we cannot hold our tongue
we just appear
we don’t know why
we cannot help it and then
we die