Parliament of Owls

by Dan Dectis

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  • This album is in a similar vein to "Deeply Superficial", after all, it has only been six months. All I set out to do when I wrote these tunes was to write music I would like to listen to. This record varies a fair amount through the 12 tracks (Five vocal, Seven instrumental) - from folk to funk with a bit of jazz and guitar instrumentals which are just mellow.

    Below, you can have an immediate download of 12-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire. Furthermore, there is NO DRM! Do whatever you like with the files (seriously). This album is released under a creative commons license. You are free to make any use of it you desire, but please contact me if you wish to use it commercially.

    Album art thanks to Johnny Chang - http://www.johnnychangart.com/

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02:12
2.
04:30
3.
03:06
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02:03
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03:25
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03:38
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03:33
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02:15

credits

released 17 October 2010
Special thanks to Adrian De Castro for letting me use is glorious Nord Electro.

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Track Name: Facade
I wish I knew the way to go from here, far from home
I can't believe my fate will see me through, darker days.
May come...for you, they may come...for you, and me.

Don't be afraid of what you don't understand.
Open yourself. And see that you are one of many who,
long to be. Much more, than you...much more, than you and me.

Beneath the calm facade we all exude, lies the truth.
No one among us has the answer we desperately seak
So don't, don't be afraid, oh no, don't cry anymore.
Track Name: Seriously
Well it seems to me that all I see
Is people taking life so seriously
Oh the race, and they run, oh my how they run
And they plan for security
To hell with having any fun

So I say, maybe it's time to let go for just a little while
After all, your well laid plans may just scatter to the wind
And I know it's true: there's no way to be sure
There's only possibility

So just wait so patiently and soon I think that you will see
Some people sinking down beneath their negativity
Oh they moan oh they complain
Never try to make the change
They just sit, just sit and watch
Their life swiftly pass them by

So I say, maybe it's time to take hold for just a little while
After all you only get one shot, before you're scattered to the wind
And I know it's true: there's no way to be sure
There's only possibility.
Track Name: Joy
Life, has no meaning, but that which we assign.
Decline, the invitation, to get caught up in the race
And replace, your apprehension for the future
with joy, for what each day may bring

Success, is but a concept we've invented
It means, whatever you want it to mean
so come clean: you cannot chase a moving target
Happiness, is not a dollar away

Go. Make your peace with what you are
but strive, to always be something more
and replace, your apprehension for the future
with joy, for what each day may bring
Track Name: Three TVs
We're sitting in your apartment, watching three TVs
The glass was flowing all around me, if you know what I mean...
And later on we're at the bar and I, see you walking in
You raise your glass and, start to move about just as we begin.

Wherever did all the time go?
All those long long days
And though it makes me sad to know that they are gone
Every time I think about it, you know I have to smile.

And down the stairs to, the dirty basement
I fight my way through the crowd
I find my beer and I, find my horn and I think it's time to get loud.
How those nights would go on forever, I guess I'll never know
The drink did flow and the smoke did rise and, and then we played some more.

I guess we thought it'd never end
Though we all knew it wasn't true...
And thought it makes me sad to know that they are gone
Every time I think about it, you know I have to smile.

And though the times they change I know I won't soon forget
All the times we spend, just wasting time
It was time well spent.
Track Name: Sea
Turning into the wind, like a restless gull
Trying to beat my way, back down to the sea
Eventually, all that's here will not remain
Unbroken by, the endless strain
Of an uncaring Sea - which pounds on tirelessly
It chips away. It chips away at me.

When our time is up, will we all wash away?
Or will a piece remain in some tangible way.
Persisting as the days roll on.

All that I wanna be, is able to find my way
down to a better place
To a warm embrace. Leave behind the endless strain,
Unspoken pride, what then will remain
But an uncaring sea - which pounds on tirelessly.
It chips away, it chips away at me.