One Bullet From Paradise

by Die So Fluid

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1.
Human UNkind 05:10
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
2.
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
3.
Bittersweet 03:12
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.
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
Manifest 03:05
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
Farewell 04:09
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
11.
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

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.

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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

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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'
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