The Rumour EP

by Chrome Animals

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Debut EP by Chrome Animals, Berlin-based rock outfit.
Go visit www.chromeanimals.com.
Watch a video here: vimeo.com/142825571

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released June 1, 2016

Written & Performed by Kriton Klingler-ioannides
Drums on Faustian Passenger: Chrigel Bosshard
Mastering: Marco Pellegrino, Analogcut Berlin
Photography: David Maupilé
Graphics Assistance: André Nossek
Her: Élise Picot
Copyright ©: Chrome Animals 2016
Contact: chrome@chromeanimals.com

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Chrome Animals Berlin, Germany

CHROME ANIMALS ARE A ROCK BAND FORMED IN BERLIN
IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW WE’VE MET
WHAT MATTERS IS THAT WE’VE MET
TO CREATE
IN THE DISGUISES OF ROCK AND ROLL
WE PLAY WITH REVERBERATED GUITARS AND GROWLING WAVEFORM BASSES
AND A BELIEF IN MOVEMENT ON THE HORIZON
LIKE YOU, WE KNOW THE TIME IS NOW
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Track Name: A Band Apart
you took a blood tax from the boy dolls
they return across burned earth from battleground beds  
there's homecoming hustlers and catatonic callboys
& to get back at you i'll show them how to use the rope around their necks

so i say

come on come on kids your empire is waiting
suffer the children to come unto me
pick your weapon of choice it'll stop your hands from shaking
you are mercenaries now, you’ve always been

you've got nothing on these boys
with tortured hearts and savage souls
they're drawing lines
a band apart
lash out on those who went too far
up until here no further

behold the procession of the homeboys of wrath
and warpaint sisters join their path
spent ghosts of the moral dead wearing enemy skins and animal masks
offended spectres and i'll wake them up to their power at last

come on come on kids get down, take your place
and marvel at the evil of the world with me
pick your weapon of choice it will stop your mind from racing
and make sure the elders bleed
singing

you've got nothing on these girls
with open scars and poisoned pearls
they're drawing lines
a band apart
refuse to be a work of art
up until here no further

you've got nothing on these boys
with tortured hearts and savage souls
they're drawing lines
a band apart
this is your end this is their start
prepare
there will be 3 strikes and you’re out
Track Name: All The Young Men
i'm free from the case I was caught in
I called your bluff
so here's to the grace from which i've fallen
i'm casting that glove

and all of those young men
waiting like dogs for the whipping
hurl into their ruin
what is this thing that you're doing to them

i was done for, and crawling
'til i called you off
and with every cup of loneliness i'm downing
i’m calling it love

and all the young women
waiting in line for you to crush them
leap into your fire
mistake their love for desire

marion you're a showgirl but you got to me
strangleholder i have crouched before you on my knees 
those exterminating angels wll be very hard to please
believe me

it's over
i'm sober
i’m a guardian
i've had enough

and all of those young men
waiting like dogs for the whipping
hurl into their ruin
what is this thing that you're doing

marion you're a showgirl but you got to me
strangleholder now you'll be put out of your misery
those exterminating angels will be very hard to please
believe me
Track Name: The Rumour
THE RUMOUR

i've got the skyscrapers marching behind me
these windows will come down on us like razors
they're on my side

i've got this city raging for justice
i've got the concrete screaming my name
i've got the streets the lights the elites 
all on my side 

and there's 
bombs bombs bombs bombs bombs 
they're all gonna ride for me
they're all gonna ride for me

and theres boots boots boots boots boots
they're all gonna ride for me
i said they're all gonna ride for me

and with lightness i jump 
into your head
between your legs
and on your tongue

i've got the dustclouds spreading like a cancer
There's gaping billboards opened wide
All on my side

i've got the towers demanding for an answer
And then the freeways rear up and collide
enraged confused abused
they’re on my side

and there’s bombs…
And theres troops troops troops troops troops
they're all gonna ride for me
they're all gonna ride for me

And with lightness i jump 
into your lap
around your thighs  
into your arms 
 
you always knew that there was violence in this body 
and now you'll learn that my body is a city

and her bridges will fall
her wires will sing
her buildings collapse 
and chant for their queen
  
the graves open up
you trampled upon
Joan of Arc will avenge me
and all you have done

And with lightness i jump 
into your head
between your legs
into your arms
Track Name: Cuts On Film
a glaring auditorium
dialogue runs steady
then a pause
from the start again
to rehearse the end 
the audience getting ready for applause   

you speak
i stand
they cheer
and then
i leave
camera pans
away from here
away from here

„i’m sorry baby
we can't leave this frame
and all we do here's condemned to fame
and all we say here's been predefined
we can't turn anywhere but into the spotlight“

declaring
how sorry i am
extras standing by to hit their mark
looks and flares
prepare to tear
the long distance lover's loneliness apart

and then you speak
i stand
they cheer
and then
i leave
you there
away from here
away from here

„i’m sorry baby
we can't leave this frame
and all we do here's condemned to fame
and all we say here has been predefined
we can't turn anywhere but into the spotlight“

you speak
i stand
they cheer
and then
i leave
you there
again
and again and again and again and again
again
Track Name: Faustian Passenger
i've been waiting for a thousand years
nobody ever saw me running
i’ve been resting without coming to rest
anticipate my second coming
i'll no longer be a prisoner
say can you hear my children humming
they are heralds of the hurricane
you know my name
you always have

sway with the wind and nothing will hit you

i’m the era’s little reckoning
she is my sister, you’re my brother
i’ll bring you roses and the head of the king
bend through the fog which is my lover
i grow stronger i’m a messenger
i’ll bow to no one but scott walker
i am the one faustian passenger
you know my name
you always have

sway with the storm and nothing will hurt you

i've been waiting for a thousand years
nobody ever saw me running
i’ve been resting without coming to rest
anticipate my second coming
i'll no longer be a prisoner
say can you hear my children humming
they are heralds of the hurricane
you know my name
you always have
Track Name: Ticking City
and the clock keeps ticking away
always straight on the beat and no prisoners made
and there's nothing you could do or make or try to say to make this city feel you're sorry
and the one thing you're thinking is "how will i tell her i just came here to bury her body"

and the locks all snap in today
all the faces erased, all the bonds left to break
and you just can't recollect, there's nothing there to indicate
that once these streets were full of promise
and the last thing you're thinking is "when i return just how much will be there left to punish"

all good children

there'll be nothing on the record then just when i turn the page
only nothingness left over of the silver city blaze
just a design remote and desperate
like the pictures that i take before the storm delights in elegantly wiping out this place
there’s a brutal call of duty
there’s a faint terrible beauty
in the hearts
left to break

so i promise you tonight this bloody town will sift and sink
all of the pages be erased and all the billboards will turn blank
and it's none of your concern, it is impossible to think
that once you held her like a lover
and it's just empty spaces no blood on the pavements no war and no bodies to cover
and the crown will be taken the palace forsaken the skies above will silently hover

and it's just empty spaces no blood on the pavements
they’re gone