One Bullet From Paradise

by Die So Fluid

/
  • Digital Album
    Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £7.99 GBP  or more

    You own this

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Double CD edition featuring 'One bullet from Paradise' and the live album 'Draw a Line and Cross It' . Comes with full booklet with artwork by Dan Schaffer and extensive sleeve notes on both recordings.

    Includes unlimited streaming of One Bullet From Paradise via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 1 day

      £14.99 GBP

    You own this  

     

  • Full Digital Discography Full Digital Discography

    Get all 12 Die So Fluid releases available on Bandcamp and save 35%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of The Mindscape of Alan Moore, Tomorrow doesn't always come single, One Bullet From Paradise, Disconnected E.P, Suck Me Dry E.P., Operation Hypocrite E.P., The Opposites Of Light, Ultraviolet, and 4 more. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      £40.94 GBP or more (35% OFF)

    You own this

     

1.
05:10
2.
3.
03:12
4.
5.
6.
7.
03:05
8.
9.
10.
04:09
11.

about

We started writing ‘One Bullet From Paradise’ at the end of 2015 with the intention of putting together a more instant, impactful and fun album than our previous release ‘The Opposites of Light’. But, although the music has remained uptempo, the lyrical content and themes got progressively darker as life threw us one curveball after another. This swelling of storm clouds started amid our 2014 US tour, when our record company evaporated along with our tour support. That was followed by the, still unsolved, disappearance of our long-time manager. Both these events were made to seem trivial with the death of founder member, drummer and friend Al Fletcher in July 2016. Al had not yet had a chance to contribute anything to the recordings other than to listen to the demos and offer encouragement. He died the week he was supposed to start recording drums.

After a period of reflection Grog and Drew decided to continue and finish the album and by September 2016 we had enlisted drummer Justin Bennett (Skinny Puppy, Thrill Kill Kult) not just to record drums but to mix some of the songs too. The resulting work marks the band’s responsive shift into a more resolute and tenacious phase. Kali Yuga is upon us- the early stages of the Age of Darkness described in the Sanskrit scriptures. An age characterised by spiritual degeneration, rulers who become a danger to the world, loss of morality and the rise of ultra materialism, disrespect, violence and avarice. ‘Ego’ is running riot. And, on a more superficial note, I can’t help feeling that we have shifted into a new rock paradigm - post Bowie, post Prince and post Lemmy!

Our processing of all this is undoubtedly reflected in what we’ve written. Also represented though is that we have a choice as individuals - we can serve to intensify the gloom, or spread more light. And in that vein I think we managed to preserve that original intent and create the uplifting album we wanted that harkens back to the more visceral moments of our recorded past. Another echo from the band’s origins is the decision to work with Dan Schaffer, writer and artist of Dogwitch and Killdarlings, who has created comic book versions of the band members reminiscent of the band’s debut album artwork by Vania Zouravliov.

For the first time in Die So Fluid’s history the album was tracked by the musicians completely separately - bass and vocals in Los Angeles, guitars in London and drums in Bologna. Mixing was done by Drew in England and Justin in Italy. The title track questions the dogma that has been warped into a tool to embolden soldiers. It was inspired by an essay from a journalist embedded in the wars with Daesh.

credits

released March 30, 2018

Grog Lisee - Lead Vocals, Bass, Keys, Programming
Drew Richards - Guitar, Keys, Backing Vocal, Programming
Justin Bennett - Drums

Produced by Drew Richards
Mixed by Drew Richards and Justin Bennett

Additional musicians: Bronwen Whitaker, Dez Vylenz, Niko Tsonev

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Die So Fluid London, UK

Die So Fluid are a unique alternative rock band fluidly combining the muscle of metal with the angular cheekbones of post- punk,all laced with intoxicating melody.
Led by ex-pat-in Los Angeles Grog, the London based band have just released their new album 'One Bullet From Paradise'
... more

contact / help

Contact Die So Fluid

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: Human UNkind
I’m trying desperately to live authentically
In a world intent on corrupting me
The one thing they can’t take
The code they cannot break
Is my identity
Sing with me

I will not speak in quotes
Twist words to win your vote
There is still value in honesty
How do you truly feel
When you jump off the wheel
Escape from insanity

So here’s where you sign
Telling you what they think you want to hear
It’s an abuse of your mind
Finger on the trigger of fear
It’s human UN kind

If it’s real proof you seek
just walk out on the street
Fractured cities founded on fakery
Peter says ‘touch your face, I always get my way’
Calls your naivety loyalty

True words cannot come out
with a rose at your mouth
Lost in an orgy of vanity
Says what you want to hear
Moths wing inside your ear
Charmed by a vile melody

The root of all suffering is ignorance

Here’s where you sign
Telling you what they think you want to hear
It’s an abuse of your mind
Finger on the trigger of fear
Don’t stand behind the line
Honour your conscience, make it clear
you won’t tolerate lies
leaving a legacy of tears
It’s human UN kind

They tell you what you want to hear
Hide a moths wing inside your ear
They’d place a rose at your mouth
so you can’t get your true words out
Track Name: Tomorrow Doesn't Always Come
I once told you I’m yours til the end of time
but how long is that anyway?
Tonight we could go down in a hail of comets
Like a cosmic sundance
To the last I’ll stay

You could sleepwalk all your life
and never learn how to run
Don’t say tomorrow
Tomorrow doesn’t always come
Give me all you’ve got tonight
Don’t hold out for the morning sun
Don’t say tomorrow
Tomorrow doesn’t always come

We could hide out up in the hills
But the trees won’t shed a rain of fire
So every day let’s embrace the sensual world
and never bridle our desire

You could sleepwalk all your life
and never learn how to run
Don’t say tomorrow
Tomorrow doesn’t always come
Give me all you’ve got tonight
Don’t hold out for the morning sun
Don’t say tomorrow
Tomorrow doesn’t always come

Manana no siempre viene

We’re near the edge
But so many people don’t even know it
Every day is blessed
So tonight you’d better show it
Tonight you’d better show it

You could sleepwalk all your life
and never learn how to run
Don’t say tomorrow
Tomorrow doesn’t always come
Give me all you’ve got tonight
Don’t hold out for the morning sun
Don’t say tomorrow
Tomorrow doesn’t always come
Track Name: Bittersweet
Here’s a curious rose growing in the desert
And close by a snake has shed it’s skin
Bondage to convention is for zealots
Sum me up or pin me down, my thorns still sting

Cus I’m bittersweet, bittersweet
A serious smile yeah trick or treat
Well hello I’m Bittersweet and I’m unique.

I get clean by bathing in the moonlight.
I will only fight you on guitars
I like girl scout cookies made from girl scouts
Bring the sunset back to me from Mars

I’m bittersweet bittersweet
Smoke all your pot while you kiss my feet
Well hello I’m Bittersweet the superfreak

I’m not a stripper cus I’m in a band
I may look cute-that’s just how I stand
I don’t expect you to understand

I think it’s criminal not to be original
Pleased to meet you I’m Bittersweet.

Bittersweet, bittersweet,
Black coffee and chocolate
You know what I mean
Bittersweet, bittersweet
When I sing
I melt your ice cream
Well hello I’m bittersweet
The super freakified unique
It’s on the street, tres exotique
I’m Bittersweet.
Track Name: No More Stars
The world really ended
Now we are ghosts
Haunting the places we surrendered our hope

Is this an angel taking my hand
Leading me through an annihilated land

Can’t you see there are no more stars in the sky?
Don’t you know they flicker after they die?

Are we in limbo making amends
for killing and fighting,
for failing our friends?

Can’t you see there are no more stars in the sky?
Don’t you know they flicker after they die?

And here they worship the sacred self
They don’t if it’s heaven or hell
They think that they’re alive and well

Everyone thinks they’re famous these days
A hero’s much more than a face on a page
I made a deal a long time ago
I’ll do what it takes but I’m keeping my soul

Can’t you see there are no more stars in the sky?
Don’t you know they flicker after they die?
Kiss me while the colour drains from your eyes
Cus there are no more stars in the sky
Track Name: Skeleton Suit
Baby, you’re so heavy
You lean so hard you’ll crush my heart
Baby, you don’t have to save me
But you gotta keep that cloud away from me

Your negativity
May have once appealed to me
But it’s not sexy
It’s a cry to be set free

As above so below
It’s time you let the old act go
You can whine or take control
Of what you draw toward your soul
In the dark I’ve seen you glow
And I don’t mean
Your skeleton suit bones

Your negativity-don’t get it confused with mystery
You bleed misery
But there’s untapped gold beneath

You know your secret’s safe with with me
Oh it weighs so heavy
You know your secret’s safe with me
Track Name: We Were Born To Kill Each Other
What makes us so different from the world’s biology?
The creation of art or ideology
Scratch the surface
See the savage clearly
Give me a gun
I wanna test Darwin’s theory

We were born in blood
Just to get a taste
Hear the call to run
In the human race
You’re my rival
You’re not my brother
We were born to kill each other.

Climbing out of the cradle
Little children please take note
You can’t climb to the top
without stepping on another kid’s throat
A competitive nature
and an instinct to survive
is more reliable than mercy
In keeping you alive
We were born in blood
Just to get a taste
Hear the call to run
In the human race
You’re my rival
You’re not my brother
We were born to kill each other.

I’ll keep one step ahead of the hoard
I’ll sleep when I’m dead and not before

We were born in blood
Just to get a taste
Hear the call to run
In the human race
You’re my rival
not my brother
We were born to kill each other.

Drink to our victory
Track Name: Manifest
It’s all been said before
Can’t be debated any more
It’s time to step beyond the door
Dark void illuminated
The slayed remains of monsters you created

I’m tired of hearing how the devil’s in the details
You have a hidden power
Together how can we fail
Paint a picture in your mind
A perfect finish but you’ll have to start
Don’t be scared of what you’ll find
You can’t avoid what’s in your heart

You are the universe
You hold the spell that breaks the curse
Doves will cry and frozen hearts will burst
Thunder, you’re at the centre,
the eye of the storm
Energy conductor

Dig deep and you’ll know how
To manifest Yemenya
Release your inner power
Dreamers don’t surrender
Place a vision in your mind
where it can never be torn apart
Don’t be scared of what you’ll find
Embrace it and don’t lose heart
It’s all been said before

Get ready now ready now ready now
I’m ready now ready now ready now
I’m ready now

Stop telling me how the devil’s in the details
Connect to your power
Together how can we fail
Dig deep you’ll know how
to manifest Yemanya
You’ve harnessed a power
dreamers don’t surrender
Place a vision in your mind
where it can never be torn apart
Don’t be scared of what you’ll find
Embrace it and don’t lose heart
Rise up amongst the stars
Tell us everything you see
Take it all inside your heart
You’re as ready as you’ll ever be

It’s all been said before
Step through the door
Track Name: Uncomplicated
Baby you're a hard nut to crack
I got a hammer so people stand back
I know you come with tears and germs
like every other can of worms

Fall in, fall out…

One day you’ll see i'm human too
would that be a shock to you?
maybe so but I don’t care
Elvis Presley dyed his hair

There’s no such thing as ‘uncomplicated’
every heart has a wall with a gate in it
Can’t work you out, standing on the outside
Two plus two equals five

We're all stitched and glued together
We still drip from stormy weather
And no one here is traveling light
we just keep our bags out of sight

There’s no such thing as ‘uncomplicated’
every heart has a wall with a gate in it
Can’t work you out, standing on the outside
Two plus two equals five

Don't leave me standing on the outside
where two plus two equals five

Always changing
our shapes with many sides
We pick up two bad habits
and let an older phobia slide

Polygonal beings
stacked up on life's shelves
and all their demons unknown
even to themselves

There’s no such thing as ‘uncomplicated’
every heart has a wall with a gate in it
Can’t work you out, standing on the outside
Two plus two equals five

Don't leave me standing on the outside
where two plus two equals five
Track Name: One Bullet From Paradise
VIOLENCE
ON A 6 FOOT PLASMA SCREEN
A DRONE RECORDS THE SCENE
MEDIA SENSATIONALIZE
DESENSITIZE

HISTORY
REPEATING IN A CAGE
TWISTING EVERY PAGE
TO PERVERT THE NARRATIVE
FROM LOVE TO RAGE

THIS IS OUR DECLINE AND FALL
WHEN WILL LOVE CONQUER ALL

HOW MANY VERSIONS OF THE TRUTH
DEMAND FAITH WITHOUT PROOF
AND MURDER UNITY
BEFORE IT BEARS IT’S FRUIT

THIS IS OUR DECLINE AND FALL
WHEN WILL LOVE CONQUER ALL

YOU'RE CONDITIONED NOT TO SECOND GUESS
BUT WHAT IF THIS LIFE IS ALL THERE IS
IT'S EASY TO ORDER HUMAN SACRIFICE
WHEN YOU'RE ONE BULLET AWAY FROM PARADISE
Track Name: Farewell
Farewell to arms
that held a child
Farewell to legs
for running wild
Farewell to loins
that pleased a wife
The struggle’s over
Farewell to strife

Farewell to eyes
that hid a curse
A smile that lied
because the truth was worse
Farewell to lips
that sang through pain
I’ll never hear
those notes again

Of course we know
all born must die
but when the trapdoor opens
we still ask why
When you’re throwing dirt down on me
will there be a queue?
Or just the man I love
and the man I owe money to?

Farewell
Track Name: It's A Terrible Thing When Your Mind Goes
So I wake anew
paranoid and circumspect
Crawling into space
left by my fading intellect
Will you be my guest
You’ve always been a kind host
I love all your art
Love the ones I painted most

I once went to war
And faced the enemy
I’m the architect of everything you see

Now I want to leave
Don’t know where I parked the car
I can’t even find my keys
I never should have come so far
I was in the desert
Won a medal in the pool
I can’t recall the name
We were friends back in school

I once went to war
And faced the enemy
I’m the architect of everything you see

I felt so alone,
like I’m stuck in a dream
where everyone’s a stranger
and strange is how I seem

Don’t ever give up
Don’t ever give up
Don’t ever give up on me

I remember now
the door is closed
I’m grateful too
I hope it shows
It’s a terrible thing
when your mind goes

Glad you’re at the wheel
This city doesn’t speak to me
I was once a captain
Now I am all at sea
I have to pack a bag
I never seem to get a rest
The man who lives upstairs
has me marked down for death

I once went to war
And faced the enemy
I’m the architect of everything you see

I never seem to wake,
always in a dream
where everyone’s a stranger
and strange is how I seem

Don’t ever give up
Don’t ever give up
Don’t ever give up on me

I remember now
the door is closed
I’m grateful too
I hope it shows
It’s a terrible thing
when your mind goes


Everyone’s a stranger and strange is how I seem
Be here when I wake
Don’t give up on me

Don’t ever give up
Don’t ever give up
Don’t ever give up on me